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Deep Dive: Simon Bennett, CTO for EMEA, Rackspace Technology

Rackspace Technology is a leading end-to-end multi-cloud technology solutions company. As CTO for EMEA, Simon Bennett discusses his role at the company and tells us how he likes to relax and unwind outside the office. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement in the data centre industry? Many years ago in a previous […]


A global reset: Predicting cybersecurity trends in 2021

FireEye shares its top cybersecurity trends for 2021 and says business leaders must build capabilities and strategies that will protect them in the days to come. Companies across all industries commonly release forward-looking reports about what’s to come in the next year, but very few in 2019 anticipated the global pandemic and the worldwide reaction […]


Why cybersecurity will set businesses apart in 2021

As the opportunities for cybercriminals are ever-expanding due to the effects of COVID-19, AT&T Business surveyed 800 cybersecurity experts across the UK, France and Germany to better understand the cyber risks. John Vladimir Slamecka, Regional President, EMEA, AT&T, explains why adapting quickly is critical to help stop a vulnerability from turning into a catastrophic breach. […]


Financial services organisations’ push towards hybrid cloud is built on private cloud investments

A report from Nutanix shows 43% of financial services companies globally plan to increase their investment in private cloud over the next year. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing, has announced the financial services industry findings of its third annual Enterprise Cloud Index Report, measuring organizations’ plans for adopting private, hybrid […]


We must update our cybersecurity best practices to protect the new hybrid workplace

The effects of COVID-19 have forced organisations and their CISOs into making some hard decisions, particularly as the transition to remote working has offered a new dimension to the way we work. Ben Carr, Chief Information Security Officer, Qualys, explains why we must adopt security standards that work well alongside our new routines and the […]


Gigamon expert on why the human factor matters in cybersecurity – and how to deal with it

As organisations continue to grapple with the ‘new normal’, it’s important that they prioritise their cybersecurity strategies as cyberattackers look to leverage the COVID-19 pandemic for their own malicious gains. Garth Braithwaite, Senior Sales Director, Middle East, Southern Africa & Russia, Gigamon, tells us why enterprises must consider a security approach which couples Zero Trust […]


The four keys to success in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

Simon Bennett, CTO EMEA, Rackspace Technology, reflects on the future of work and how empowering staff, taking risks and a cloud native approach are the keys to success in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.  The 2020 pandemic has changed everything, including the way we work. What does 2021 have in store for the office […]


The shift is on: From data centres to ‘centres of data’

Michael Dickman, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, offers his best practice advice about how to prepare for a shift to the Edge and tells us why this new architectural approach – one that is Edge-centric, cloud-enabled and data-driven – is much-needed. According to Gartner, ‘by 2025, 85% […]


C-suite members predict 2021 technology trends

As we wave goodbye to another year and look ahead to 2021, members of the C-suite predict some of the technology and business trends we should expect to see over the coming year. Nuance Communications, Joe Petro, CTO: “Next year, AI-based security, biometrics and fraud detection will be more important than ever as incidences of […]


Malware: Trends, defence strategies and incident response planning

Threat actors have leveraged the fear and uncertainty created by the global pandemic to ramp up their social engineering and malware attacks – both of which can be hugely detrimental for organisations. Sherrod DeGrippo, Senior Director, Threat Research and Detection, Proofpoint, highlights the malware trends organisations need to be aware of and offers some key […]


How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]


Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Creating a strong cybersecurity culture is paramount to the smooth running of a company’s operations, particularly as attacks become more advanced. Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet, discusses the steps for how CISOs can establish a baseline for good cyberhygiene and ensure their employees take cybersecurity seriously. During the first half of 2020, […]