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Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


Innovating at the Edge – is this the future of SMBs? 

To keep up with today’s challenging and unpredictable economy, businesses will need to update and redefine their network and IT. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi & South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, speaks to us about how SMBs are steadily climbing the ladder and becoming a force for their […]


A helping hand: How to show support this Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9th- 15th May), we spoke to industry experts about how to best support employees and cultivate a culture of care An alarming 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace and this figure is only increasing. The last two years have put a huge amount of stress […]


Reaping the benefits of Smart City technology in Africa

As Smart Cities emerge across the globe, there is a ‘huge opportunity’ in Africa to embrace and evolve towards this concept. This is the view of Mahmoud El-Banna, Head of Digital Industries Sales for China, India and MEA at Nokia. He talks us through some of the existing and new initiatives in the region, as […]


What are AI architects and what do they do?

Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions and take action. Arun Chandrasekaran, VP Analyst, Gartner, discusses what AI architects are and what they do. Enterprise leaders can create the role to help build a robust enterprise-wide architecture for AI.In short, the growing diversity […]


DCIM software: A must-have for dramatically increasing energy efficiency in the data centre space

Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, offers his best practice advice on how organisations can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and why DCIM software is key to achieving this. What role does the data centre industry have in contributing to global energy usage and how are DC operators tackling this? The data centre industry […]


Telcos: The opportunity lies in the threat 

Telecommunications are integrated into our daily lives, and we are dependent on them. Providing fresh insight, Heman Kassan, Chief Commercial Officer at Technodyn International (IFS), speaks to us about the African telcos industry, the security risks associated with 5G – and how these can be overcome – as well as the importance of managing both […]


SD-WAN: Five top benefits

The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated Digital Transformation initiatives to offer an improved customer experience and personalised services, all while tackling increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats. More than ever, organisations need flexibility to keep pace with business change, but they are often hindered by a sluggish and rigid network infrastructure. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, […]


Giving women a seat at the table this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to 11 people in tech, from a variety of backgrounds and roles. They provided insight into their experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry and how the sector can continue to #BreakTheBias. The theme for this years’ International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. “It challenges us to do […]


Finding the connection in customer conversations key to success for Egyptian telcos

The wave of Digital Transformation sweeping across Egypt is rapidly advancing the maturity and competitiveness of the businesses in the country. At the epicentre of this evolution has been the country’s telecom operators, serving as custodians of this change by providing the infrastructure that makes possible the delivery of mobile and internet services to millions […]


SD-WAN: The bridge to a 5G future

Research conducted by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the enterprise 5G market is expected to grow from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$10.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 31.8%. In the short term, the task at hand for service providers involves enabling IoT communications, fixed wireless access, edge analytics and enhanced mobile broadband. To achieve […]


Five reasons why organisations need a Zero Trust architecture

The realities of 21st-century enterprise networking required a new paradigm and in 2010, John Kindervag, an analyst at Forrester Research, wrote a paper that popularised the idea of the Zero Trust architecture. Over the next few years, as enterprise computing evolved to embrace cloud computing and the problems with perimeter security became more pressing, the […]


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