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Strategies to ensure cybersecurity aligns with 2021 business objectives

The remote working model has meant more organisations have had to adapt to a hybrid workforce and creating a culture of security while building an updated cybersecurity strategy is critical. Alain Sanchez, EMEA CISO and Senior Evangelist at Fortinet, discusses some key ways to build out a robust cybersecurity plan for a hybrid workforce. Every […]

Four areas Middle East companies should look to restart, reinvent and renew

Emma Shakespeare, Regional Director – MENA, SAP Concur, identifies four area Middle East organisations should explore to revive, reinvent and rejuvenate themselves. It’s clear that we will continue to feel the long-lasting impact of the pandemic on global economics for the majority of 2021, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Instead, it is a […]

Why business analytics matters

Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organisation’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Successful business analytics depends on data quality, skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business and an organisational commitment to using data to gain insights that inform business decisions. Industry experts share insights on the types […]

IBM Study: 84% of South African C-Suite executives pursuing hybrid cloud strategies

A new IBM study conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC), has revealed that 84% of South African C-Suite are eitherpursuing or planning hybrid cloud strategies. According to the study, C-Suite executives in South Africa are prioritising the implementation of hybrid cloud strategies to benefit from flexibility, cost savings, testing and development, as well as […]

A pandemic of cyberattacks

Babur Khan, Technical Marketing Engineer – Enterprise Security, A10 Networks, on the rising incidents of cyberattacks. In the first quarter of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the globe. The coronavirus is continuously evolving and presenting new challenges. In addition to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also saw a […]

Will AI malware change the game?

With Artificial Intelligence gaining ground in the Middle East owing to its diverse applications across a range of industry verticals and its potential to transform business operations and processes, Emad Fahmy, Systems Engineering Manager, Middle East, NETSCOUT, explains how AI malware will change the IT security landscape. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been gaining ground in […]

South Africa’s progress in becoming quantum ready begins with empowering the youth

IBM and University of Witwatersrand recently partnered to empower South Africa’s youth with the necessary skills in quantum computing, to assist South Africa become quantum ready. Dr Abraham Asfaw, Global Lead, Quantum Education and Open Science, IBM Quantum, explains the progress South Africa is making in quantum computing. As we approach the one year mark […]

Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions globally

Although Africa currently trails other regions in terms of digital adoption and maturity, the pace of adoption and infrastructure buildout is happening faster on the continent than any other region in the world. This creates the opportunity to unlock enormous economic potential, according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG)in partnership with Casablanca […]

Cisco: Weaving a fabric of trust to enable seamless Digital Transformation

The ‘Cisco 2021 Security Outcomes Study’ which surveyed 4,800 security, IT and privacy professionals across 25 countries found that enabling business, managing risk and operating efficiently as the most commonly desired business outcomes from implemented security measures. Adele Trombetta, Vice President, Customer Experience, Cisco Middle East and Africa and Technology Transformation Group Europe, Middle East, […]

How next generation financial services platforms are driving global financial inclusion

Next generation tools that provide essential financial services are becoming a powerful force for change by driving financial inclusion in developing economies, writes Andy Jury, CEO at Mukuru. With the World Economic Forum warning of a deepening digital divide that will ultimately exacerbate global inequality, the role of intuitive digital financial services platforms in bridging […]

Kaspersky ranked TOP3 cybersecurity solution

The TOP3 metric is an annual assessment that shows how many times a vendor’s solutions gained first, second or third place in a range of the sector’s most demanding independent tests. These included respected testing institutes such as AV-Test, AV-Comparatives, SELabs, NSS Labs, VirusBulletin, MRG Effitas and ICSA Labs. Kaspersky gained the coveted number one […]

Five reasons to boost transparency and traceability in the food supply chain

Khaled AlShami, Senior Director, Solution Consulting, Middle East and Africa (MEA), on why transparency and traceability is becoming more critical for companies seeking not only to prevent food recalls but also to meet consumer demands to know more about their food. The early days of the pandemic exposed cracks in the food supply chain as […]

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