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Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape serious. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Renewing the faith: Trust is the new currency of work and it is ‘data-driven’

Doug Woolley, Managing Director Dell Technologies South Africa, discusses local lockdown measures that are still in place and why having access to real-time data in order to make swift, effective and consistent decisions around onsite and offsite working is essential if employees are to build trust in their employer’s ability. As the pandemic evolves around […]


The inspiring voice of our customers

With the world having shifted to drastically embrace everything digital, Scott Russell, Member, SAP Executive Board, SAP SE, Customer Success, shares with us how the company is at the heart of Digital Transformation as organisations transition to embrace the digital economy. The world’s digital shift has accelerated drastically during the past year. Necessity has driven […]


Three ways the Raspberry Pi is sparking a digital learning revolution

Investing in technology to enable virtual working and to serve customers digitally has become a matter of survival for many organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO how affordable technology like Raspberry Pi is igniting digital learning. Digital Transformation is currently at the top of […]


Prisma Access is delivering cloud services to secure remote users

Amit Singh, President, Palo Alto Networks, discusses how Prisma Access delivers networking and security from a single platform, protecting users and apps no matter where they are located. The way in which we interact with people and how we work was drastically altered in 2020 and we’ve had to establish a new normal. Microsoft recently […]


The four 2021 networking trends every CIO needs to know

Partha Narasimhan, CTO of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, outlines four trends that can provide CIOs and IT leaders with the tools to be better equipped for navigating the unpredictability of today and beyond. We enter 2021 in a very different place from where we were at the start of 2020. The role of […]


Every day is a new data protection day

Daniel Fried, General Manager and Senior Vice President, EMEA and Worldwide Channels at Veeam, on CIO challenges and the ongoing data protection conundrum for organisations across all industries in the region. The events of 2020 have profoundly changed the way businesses across EMEA work – with millions of employees now working from their home offices, […]


Mapping your digital pathway: The power of thinking outside the box in unusual times

Jim Holland, General Manager, Africa, Lenovo Data Centre Group, on the digital economy and why many commentators in the enterprise IT space appear to be missing this new, burgeoning economy. It’s often said that the numbers don’t lie. Yet, sometimes they do – or at least don’t tell the whole story. By looking beyond, the […]


Technology drives an inclusive trading market

Jay Mawji, Managing Director, INFINOX, explains why technological advancements have allowed Africans the opportunity to trade without breaking the bank and highlights key takeaways of what clients should be looking for in an online trading partner. Gone are the days of dealing with the stock trader on the floor during the Wall Street boom era. […]


Overcoming ‘work from home’ security challenges: Security beyond the VPN

With IT leaders concerned about the challenges of securing employee’s access to the corporate network, Krupa Srivatsan, Director, Cybersecurity Product Marketing at Infoblox, looks at some rising threats that could be encountered. With the remote working trend on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many IT managers and corporate leaders have naturally been concerned […]


GITEX 2020: Pandemic or not this year’s event is a must-attend

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Finesse, looks ahead to the region’s only face-to-face technology event of the year GITEX Technology Week 2020. For the past four decades, one of the biggest global and disruptive technology events GITEX Technology Week, has been a constant in a world where nothing is. It is heartening to see […]


Evolving state of the CIO

Alain Sanchez, CISO and Senior Evangelist, Fortinet Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), discusses the changing role of the CIO in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Digital Transformation initiatives and why ideal CIOs are leaders as much as technologists. CIOs have been under exceptional pressure in 2020 due to the combined effects of on-going […]