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How Wi-Fi 6 introduces a new era of outdoor wireless access

Osama Al-Zoubi, CTO, Cisco Middle East and Africa, discusses some of the challenges that customers face when trying to obtain an instant wireless connection in outdoor or crowded settings and highlights how Wi-Fi 6 solves these challenges, by delivering an efficient connection for people anywhere in a safe and secure manner. Cisco prides itself on […]


How the pandemic is challenging your IT Network

While convergence of networking systems has been taking place, the benefits of a single and agile network to manage everything has been accelerated, explains Arafat Yousef, Managing Director – Middle East and Africa (MEA), Nexans Data Network Solutions. The pandemic of 2020 has made the concept of remote teams and remote work collaboration a reality. […]


SMS firewalls are the golden standard gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging

Rachel Njiru, Director OP Africa, Infobip, on why mobile network operators (MNOs), must primarily implement SMS firewall systems to secure their networks and customers. Despite the influx of over the top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, application-to- person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely used channel by businesses across the African region. SMS […]


Upgrade your work from home setup with secure Wi-Fi 6

Amanulla Khan, Managing Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Linksys, on work from home trends and how people have been inspired to re-evaluate their home network security. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our attitude towards technology, including inspiring people to re-evaluate their home network security. With more people spending a lot more time […]


Mergers and acquisitions: Why IT teams should quickly consolidate

When it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, IT departments and the way consolidation is handled can make or break an efficient transition. Mike Weaver, Technical Product Manager at Quest, specialising in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, tell us why IT teams need to be at the centre of driving the change at an organisational […]


Reaping the benefits of more intelligent campus networks

A campus network is a proprietary local area network (LAN) or set of interconnected LANs serving a corporation, government agency, university or similar organisation. In this context, a typical campus encompasses a set of buildings in close proximity. The end users in a campus network may be dispersed more widely (in a geographical sense) than […]


CR2 market insight: African banking and payments trends

A quick snapshot of banking and payment trends in Africa offers encouraging news for banks on the continent and opportunities for growth. Across Africa, all banking and payment channels are showing positive growth – from ATM usage through to mobile wallets. The key challenge for banks is to equip themselves so that they can provide […]


Africa: a youthful continent with immense potential

Chris Norton, Regional Director – Africa, Veeam, explains how a focus on education and ICT infrastructure would go a long way towards making the continent and its young population more competitive on the global scale. Africa is a vibrant, diverse and innovative continent. According to the Brookings Institution, a research think-tank based in the US, […]


How A10 Networks is positioning the channel for growth

The rise in a globally dispersed workforce and new work-from-home requirements are placing extraordinary pressure on organisations’ networks. At the same time, COVID-19 has accelerated Digital Transformation across many industries, with a shift towards hybrid and multi-cloud to service both customers and employees in this new environment. Chris Martin, Channel Leader, EMEA and SAARC, A10 […]


Positioning the channel for growth: Finding ways to incentivise partners

The rise in a globally dispersed workforce and new work-from-home requirements are placing extraordinary pressure on organisations’ networks. At the same time, COVID-19 has accelerated Digital Transformation across many industries, with a shift towards hybrid and multi-cloud to service both customers and employees in this new environment. Chris Martin, Channel Leader, EMEA and SAARC, A10 […]


Behind the buzzword: What innovation really means for modern businesses

Mohamed Mikou, Chief Operating Officer and CMO – Middle East and Africa (MEA), ‎Microsoft, discusses the Power Platform and how it enables non-developers to rapidly configure an application starting from zero in a matter of hours to days using drag-and-drop or point-and-click tools, rather than code and script. Innovation is the driving force of modern […]


Five key trends shaping firms’ digital journeys as the transformation drive accelerates

With the disruption brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic forcing organisations to digitise, Ian Fairclough, Vice President, EMEA Customer Success, Mulesoft, identifies five key developments that are shaping organisations’ digital journeys as they continue to address the pressures of Digital Transformation. The urgency and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to organisations facing more […]


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