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CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]

Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring sustainability is at the core of the data centre industry

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]

Sophos introduces Intercept X for Mobile

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has introduced Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with new security capabilities for Chrome OS devices and improved mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices. Sophos has also published research, Fleeceware Apps Persist on the Play Store, that details new findings on Fleeceware applications that overcharge unsuspecting consumers […]

Global research reveals increasing demand for automation

A global study commissioned by Automation Anywhere reveals an increasing appetite to automate repetitive processes in the workplace. Milan Sheth, Executive Vice President India, Middle East and Africa, Automation Anywhere, tells us: “Enterprises are willing to embrace automation to drive employee productivity, retain valuable talent and boost revenues.” A global study commissioned by Automation Anywhere, […]

Altron Karabina expert on how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation

Dave Ives, Digital Advisory Executive at Altron Karabina, analyses how CIOs can fully realise the potential impact of digitisation. Irrespective of the industry sector, digitisation can help drive growth. However, it must be done through the lens of the customer and how to make their lives easier. The operating model has continually shifted to one […]

Cabling market outlook 2020: Insights into developments in public, data centre and LAN

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, presents its market outlook for 2020. Nabil Khalil, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa, provides us with his insights. Until relatively recently, the public, data centre and LAN cabling segments existed side by side […]

Nokia and Angola Cables trial first direct optical connection between USA and Africa

Angola Cables is trialling Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the USA and Africa. The route provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing and greatly simplifies the turn-up of services to better serve rapidly growing data consumption markets in Africa. Subsea fibre-optic cables form the backbone of the global […]

Scammers exploit new ‘data-leak-compensation’ scheme

Kaspersky experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy ‘temporary US social security numbers’ worth around US$9 each. Victims were found in Russia, Algeria, Egypt and the UAE, as […]

Mimecast expert gives his cybersecurity trends predictions for 2020

The realities of the negative impact of modern cyber threats arguably hit home for South Africans in 2019 more than any other year in memory. Brian Pinnock, cybersecurity expert at Mimecast, reviews the past year and gives his cybersecurity trends predictions for 2020. The country fell victim to several high-profile breaches, including a successful ransomware […]

Siemens supports Ghana’s transformation trajectory

Siemens has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Ghana to address the country’s energy and infrastructure challenges, while contributing to the Governments growth and development agenda of creating high quality jobs and enhancing the vocational skills of Ghana’s youth. The MoU was signed by Siemens and the Ghana Grid Company Limited […]

South African eatery enhances security thanks to AXIS solution

Matthew Scott-Lyon, a well-known restaurateur and owner of the Big Bad Wolf pizza bar, an upscale eatery in the newly renovated Cedar Square shopping centre in Northern Johannesburg, wanted to provide a safe, aesthetically pleasing culinary delight for his customers in this latest establishment. With the alarming increase in mall and retail store robberies, he […]

F5 Networks expert on why securing apps and passwords are being ignored

Despite education and constant reminders that security is everyone’s responsibility, Lori MacVittie, Principal Threat Evangelist, F5 Networks, says that the most basic of security practices is being completely ignored when it comes to apps and passwords. “There’s an app for that” has become reality rather than just a catchy marketing phrase. According to a compilation of […]

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