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How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


Thinking about the possibility of a disaster

A Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident. A DRP is an essential part of a Business Continuity plan (BCP). It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure. A DRP aims to […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


Designing intelligent connectivity

Rapid growth in data use is also placing strain on existing Wi-Fi networks. High-bandwidth applications, such as 4K UHDTV, augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming widely used in education, enterprise and healthcare sector. Industry pundits share insights with Intelligent CIO Africa on why Wi-Fi deployments on the continent are meeting the emerging technologies requirements. […]


Machine Learning deployments garner speed in MEA

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should CIOs and IT leaders ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their organisations? Machine Learning is a type of AI that […]


The changeable network security landscape

Network security is a vital capability that enables the business to evolve through digital innovation – an effective strategy with every organisation across multiple industries. Building a cyber resilient strategy is important to build trust with customers, partners and the whole supply chain. Industry pundits share insights on why CIOs and IT teams need to […]


Primed for cloud technologies adoption

Cloud-based solutions refer to on-demand services, computer networks, storage, applications or resources accessed via the Internet and through another provider’s shared cloud computing infrastructure. The benefits of cloud solutions to end users and businesses include increased capacity, scalability, functionality and reduced maintenance and cost for computer infrastructure or in-house staff. Additionally, cloud-based solutions can enable […]


Trends expected to develop in the cybersecurity space in 2022

2021 has been a year of widespread uncertainty across the globe, especially for those in the cybersecurity space as cybercriminals ramped up their attack methods, particularly targeting the healthcare sector. CISOs, among many others, are hoping that 2022 will bring a year of certainty and growth and are predicting what the next 12 months will […]


Enabling channel ecosystems in MEA

Elias Boughosn is the CEO and Founder of ChannelPro, a company with a history of solving channel management challenges from enablement programmes, motivational tools and rewards programmes, through data capturing systems, to the latest creation: REACH platform. Boughosn shares with us what REACH is all about and how the company is developing and enabling channel […]


Reaping business value from Big Data

Big data is a combination of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data collected by organisations that can be mined for information and used in Machine Learning projects, predictive modelling and other advanced analytics applications. Industry experts look at how enterprise IT is using Big Data to glean information that can be applied to improve business performance […]


African enterprises warm up to Blockchain technology

Blockchain is a record-keeping technology designed to make it impossible to hack the system or forge the data stored on it, thereby making it secure and immutable. It is a type of distributed ledger technology (DLT), a digital system for recording transactions and related data in multiple places at the same time. Industry experts share […]


Machine Learning garners impetus in Africa

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in Africa are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should enterprises ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their IT environments? Machine Learning is a type of AI that allows software applications to become more accurate […]


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