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World Password Day: Privileged password management best practices and benefits

Today is World Password Day. Brian Chappell, Director, Product Management at BeyondTrust, explains the best practices and benefits of privileged password management. Privileged password management refers to the practice and techniques of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications, machines and more. The ultimate goal of privileged password management is to reduce risk […]


Matrix42 appoints Glyn Yates as Country Manager for IMEA region

Matrix42 has appointed its first manager for the IMEA region as it ramps up its international business growth plans. Matrix42, a market leading specialist for Digital Workspace Management, as recognised by Gartner and Forrester, has announced the appointment of Glyn Yates as Country Manager, IMEA region. The move is a further indication of Matrix42’s investment […]


Teraco is building a second data centre facility in Cape Town

Teraco has formally confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second largest on the continent. Jan Hnizdo, CEO, Teraco, said that the company is […]


Get to Know: Robert Speed, Vice President MEA of Blackboard

On the lighter side of things we ask Robert Speed, Vice President of Blackboard Middle East and Africa, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement?I was fortunate to be given the opportunity three years ago to lead the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region for Blackboard to bring […]


MEA retail banks are the strongest believers in a cashless society, says study

Banks in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are the strongest believers in a cashless society, according to a global retail banking survey released by Temenos, the banking software company. The in-depth survey conducted in 2019 by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of Temenos reveals that six in 10 Middle East and African […]


Get to know: Atisha Raghunanan of Cleeks Cloud

On the lighter side of things, we asked Atisha Raghunanan, Director, Cleeks Cloud, about what makes her tick inside and outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I founded this business; so, my response is that the ability to ease into starting a business while balancing family life with the […]


SDN redefines networking environment

Joshua Ward, Associate Client Partner at Decision Inc, says because of the infrastructure challenges in Africa the biggest potential for SDN in the coming year is to link it with 5G. Many consider Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to be one of the most disruptive areas to have arrived in the ICT landscape in recent years. It […]


How to protect against cyberattacks when working from home during COVID-19

Companies can take relatively straightforward steps to ensure effective cybersecurity for remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ryan Olson, Vice President, Threat Intelligence (Unit 42) at Palo Alto Networks, explains how businesses can protect themselves against cyberattacks. As we navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19 and the need to halt the spread of the deadly […]


Expert provides insight into CNet Training’s Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework

Andrew Stevens, CEO at CNet Training, discusses The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework and the importance of creating educational programs that support real career progression. Being the largest and longest-running training and education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure industry (comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors) brings with it a […]


Syrex and Hystax to revolutionise cloud migration in Africa

Syrex has entered into a strategic partnership with cloud migration and Disaster Recovery specialists, Hystax, to radically reduce the complexities businesses face across industry sectors typically face when transitioning to the cloud. Through this, Syrex can now deliver a complete suite of cloud migration and high availability solutions to its customers. Using Hystax, Syrex introduces […]


Get to know: Emma Shakespeare of SAP Concur

On the lighter side of things we ask Emma Shakespeare, SAP Concur Regional Sales Director for MENA, about what makes her tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? On a personal level, being able to buy my parents a house when I moved away from the UK to live in Dubai with […]


Global security leaders outline four key trends for how to transform a SOC

Mimecast has published its latest Cyber-resilience Think Tank report which looks at the benefits and challenges of keeping a Security Operating Centre in-house versus outsourcing it. This latest report digs into the human element of team organisation, various cybersecurity strategies and the tools and technology underpinning SOCs. Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security […]


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