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SMS firewalls are the golden standard gateway for securing A2P SMS messaging

Rachel Njiru, Director OP Africa, Infobip, on why mobile network operators (MNOs), must primarily implement SMS firewall systems to secure their networks and customers. Despite the influx of over the top (OTT) messaging solutions in recent years, application-to- person (A2P) SMS messaging remains the most widely used channel by businesses across the African region. SMS […]


Editor’s Question: How can CIOs embrace the work from anywhere model?

Finally, there is a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. As countries get closer to the easing of lockdowns and social restrictions, many organisations are starting to look forward to welcoming employees and clients back to the office. But if enterprise organisations are thinking that this is the end of working from home, […]


Saudi German Health advances digital healthcare services with Nutanix

Nutanix, a global provider of private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing solutions, recently announced that Saudi German Health, a private healthcare provider across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), successfully deployed Nutanix Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) and Nutanix Prism Pro management solution. Hamza Sobhi Batterjee, President, HSB Holding (part of BAB Holding Group), explains how […]


Upgrade your work from home setup with secure Wi-Fi 6

Amanulla Khan, Managing Director – Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Linksys, on work from home trends and how people have been inspired to re-evaluate their home network security. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our attitude towards technology, including inspiring people to re-evaluate their home network security. With more people spending a lot more time […]


Reaping the benefits of more intelligent campus networks

A campus network is a proprietary local area network (LAN) or set of interconnected LANs serving a corporation, government agency, university or similar organisation. In this context, a typical campus encompasses a set of buildings in close proximity. The end users in a campus network may be dispersed more widely (in a geographical sense) than […]


Finding the perfect balance on the technology investment tightrope

Technology investment comes with terms and conditions attached and the biggest one is cost. Jan Kuhn, Business Services Executive, INOVO, tells Intelligent CIO why organisations are struggling when it comes to technology investments and how they can strike a perfect balance. When it comes to technology investment, organisations are balancing on a tightrope between cost […]


Oracle Support Rewards programme helps customers accelerate cloud migrations

Oracle recently announced a new Oracle Support Rewards programme to help customers speed migrations to the cloud while reducing their software license support costs.  Customers that buy Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services can earn rewards to reduce or eliminate their on-premises technology licensing support bills. The Oracle Support Rewards initiative gives customers an easy way […]


Inside the mind of a cyber criminal

Cyber criminals come in many different flavours, but the majority of them are in it for one thing: financial pay-off. They want the money that comes with offering their tools or services, selling stolen data, extortion like ransomware or plain fraud. And they all have one thing in common – your organisation is on their […]


Machine Learning garners thrust in Middle East

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in Africa are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should corporations ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their IT environments? Machine Learning is a type of AI that allows software applications to become more accurate […]


How to secure the endpoint

Endpoint security management is a policy-based approach to network security that requires endpoint devices to comply with specific criteria before they are granted access to network resources. Endpoints can include PCs, laptops, smart phones, tablets and specialised equipment such as bar code readers or point of sale (PoS) terminals. Industry experts share insights on how […]


Behind the buzzword: What innovation really means for modern businesses

Mohamed Mikou, Chief Operating Officer and CMO – Middle East and Africa (MEA), ‎Microsoft, discusses the Power Platform and how it enables non-developers to rapidly configure an application starting from zero in a matter of hours to days using drag-and-drop or point-and-click tools, rather than code and script. Innovation is the driving force of modern […]


Designing robust Business Continuity policies

The goal of a Business Continuity policy is to document what is needed to keep an organisation running on ordinary business days as well as times of emergency. When the policy is well-defined and clearly adhered to, the company can set realistic expectations for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery processes. Industry experts share insights with […]