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Editor’s Question: What have you learned in business during a year of a global pandemic?

Khurram Shroff, Chairman of IBC Group, explains what he has learned after a year of a global pandemic. If history is any indication, every pandemic has left valuable lessons in its wake. But in the distant future, the COVID-19 pandemic will be looked back at as an inflection point in the...


Staying ahead of cybercrime is a business imperative

It is predicted that there will be 7,5 billion Internet users by 2030 and that more than 111 billion lines of new software code is produced each year. While the growth is exciting, these statistics also outline the number of vulnerabilities open to exploitation. Together with an estimated ...


Breaking up is hard to do (but sometimes it’s best for everyone)

Tim Bandos, CISO and VP Managed Security Services at Digital Guardian, discusses why breaking up with an existing provider, however painful, can sometimes be the best move for both parties. There comes a time when every business needs to step back, take stock of its technology stack and consider...


Proximity announces strategic relationship with ITS Technology Group

Proximity Data Centres, a UK regional Edge colocation data centre provider, has announced a strategic marketing partnership with ITS, a leading UK wholesale provider of full fibre infrastructure. The partnership follows the announcement of a joint venture between ITS, the Liverpool City Region...


ESET reveals 62% of consumers use some form of FinTech

ESET, a global leader in cybersecurity, revealed that almost two-thirds (62%) of consumers worldwide use some form of FinTech app or platform. However, only 17% strongly feel that the quality of information available on the potential risks related to the usage of FinTech applications – such...


Collaborating in a new business environment

As employees work from different places, it is important to have a system which tracks and manages all communications, whether that is between teams or with customers. Mervyn Nobin, Team Lead for SmarterTeams at Obsidian Systems, explains the importance of collaboration. In this disruptive new...


Gartner survey reveals over half of CIOs plan to increase full-time employees in IT to accelerate digital initiatives

Fifty-five percent of CIOs plan to increase their total number of full-time employees (FTEs) in IT across the course of 2021, according to a recent survey from Gartner. They will predominantly focus staffing growth in the areas of automation, cloud and analytics platforms and support for remote...


The RIPE NCC throws light on the current state of Internet in the GCC countries, Yemen and Iraq

The RIPE NCC previously published a series of Internet country reports on Saudi Arabia, Russia, Germany, Southeast Europe and Central Asia. The latest report in this series examines the Internet landscape in eight countries in the Gulf region, focusing on the Internet landscape in the GCC...


Your business may not exist if you are not in the cloud

A holistic cloud strategy is now a fundamental component of business strategy. Leaders ultimately need to understand how to leverage the latest technology innovations in the cloud to deliver on their business strategy and objectives. Mick McNeil, VP of Business Development, Leading Microsoft...


Creating a secure culture

Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist, KnowBe4 Africa, explains how although it is important to invest in the right security technology, it’s equally important to not forget that people are your most important asset. Security. This is a word that can make a grown CFO tremble and...


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