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2016-05-27 – Alfie Hamid

How the IoT can create a lasting legacy of job creation

Alfie Hamid

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2016-05-27 How the IoT can create a lasting legacy of job creation
By Alfie Hamid, Regional Manager: Corporate Affairs at Cisco
Alfie Hamid discusses why South Africa needs to consider alternative options such as country digitisation to stimulate growth.
2015-11-03 Cyber Security Innovation Race
Paolo Campoli, Head of Global Service Provider Sales, Middle East & Africa
Paolo Campoli discusses the three things you need to know to ensure your IT security stays one step ahead of attackers.
2015-10-22 Could the network be the ultimate security device?
Paolo Campoli, Head of Global Service Provider Sales, Middle East & Africa
Today the true power of the computer comes from being connected, and with more devices connected, so power grows exponentially and as connectivity continues to expand, security must advance right along with it.
2015-10-12 Embracing South Africa's ICT Growth Opportunity Requires a New Approach to Accelerate Country Digitisation
By Cathy Smith, General Manager for Cisco South Africa
Cathy Smith, General Manager Cisco South Africa, explains why a new approach is needed to accelerate country digitization and fully embrace ICT opportunities in South Africa
2015-09-22 Businesses in South Africa need to act fast to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks
By Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer Security Solutions, Cisco South Africa
There has been no better time for The South African Department of Justice and Constitutional Development to release their draft Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill for public comment.
2015-09-21 African Service providers in Enviable Position to Capitalise on Future Communications Galaxy
By Peter Ford - Managing Director, EMEA, Service Provider Transformation Group, Cisco
Peter Ford explores how rapidly growing IP traffic will impact service providers across the African continent.
2015-09-11 How technology supports literacy initiatives and levels the educational playing field in South Africa
By Alfie Hamid, Regional Manager – Cisco Corporate Affairs, Sub-Saharan Africa
Alfie discusses the important role of technology in education and how it is redefining the term �literacy� as we know it.
2015-05-19 How to fix South Africa's networking skills gap
By Alfie Hamid, Corporate Affairs Regional Manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Cisco
Alfie Hamid discusses the importance of skills development and how South Africa can reduce its networking skills gap.
2015-05-19 SKA to transform South Africa's skills, research landscape
By Vernon Thaver, Chief Technology Officer at Cisco South Africa.
Vernon Thaver, Chief Technology Officer at Cisco South Africa explores the impact the SKA project will have on skills development and the research landscape in South Africa
2015-03-24 Increasing broadband and mobile connections to catalyse dramatic positive change in South Africa
By Vernon Thaver, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco Systems South Africa.
Vernon Thaver discusses the findings of the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019 including the expected growth of mobile users to 48.2 million in South Africa.
2015-02-18 Why blocking social media in the workplace may do more harm than good
By Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer, Security Solutions, Cisco, South Africa.
Greg Griessel discusses why blocking access to social media sites may pose greater risks to organisations than if users were allowed to browse these sites via company networks.
2015-01-08 Breaking the poverty spiral by educating the African IT workforce
By Alfie Hamid, Regional Manager Cisco Systems: Corporate Affairs Sub-Saharan Africa
Alfie Hamid discusses the how the African IT workforce can help break the poverty spiral
2014-12-11 IoE cloud herald next generation of the Internet
By Den Sullivan, Head of Architecture and Enterprise CTO, emerging markets, at Cisco
Den Sullivan discusses the Internet revolution and the massive change it will bring in society and business
2014-11-26 Smarter Cities - Africa can implement the Internet of Everything for more efficient services
By: David Meads, Cisco Vice President, Africa
David Meads discusses how the Internet of Everything (IoE) can be used across Africa to encourage smart and more efficient services.
2014-11-26 Employee behaviour threatens security for SA organisations
By: Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer
Greg Griessel discusses the latest workplace security trends in South Africa and how employee behaviour is threatening data security.
2014-10-28 Change is coming � what will South Africa connect next?
By Den Sullivan, Head of Architecture and Enterprise CTO, emerging markets, at Cisco
Den Sullivan discusses the Internet revolution and the massive change it will bring in society and business
2014-10-10 Fighting the scourge: How South African businesses can protect themselves from evolving cyber threats
By Kian Ellens, Sales Business Development Manager at Cisco South Africa
Kian Ellens discusses evolving security threats and how South African organisations can protect themselves against it.
2014-08-29 Cisco Connect South Africa 2014 to Showcase How Embracing the Internet of Everything will be Key to Business Success for Both Public and Private Sector Organisations in South Africa
By: Alpheus Mangale, Managing Director for Cisco South Africa
Alpheus Mangale discusses Cisco Connect South Africa 2014 and how embracing the Internet of Everything will play a key role in business success for organisations in South Africa
2014-07-17 Connectivity Key to Unlocking South Africa's Full Economic Potential
By: Alpheus Mangale, Managing Director for Cisco South Africa
Alpheus Mangale discusses the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Forecast and Service Adoption for 2013 to 2018 and what it means for South Africans today and in the future
2014-06-10 Why IT Skills Are Critical To the Success and Future Growth and Economic Prosperity of the African Continent
By: David Meads, VP, Cisco, Africa
David Meads discusses why IT skills are critical to the success and growth of the African continent
2014-05-20 Cybercriminals shake SA's economic foundations
By: Greg Griessel, Consulting Systems Engineer
2014-05-09 Werner Terblans shares his experiences of the Cisco More Together in South Africa (2 April 2014)
By: Werner Terblans, Business Operations Analyst and Project Administrator to AS Southern Africa, Cisco
Achieving More Together � Cisco South Africa team rejuvenates Diepsloot home for orphaned and abandoned children
2014-04-14 Taking SA into an IoE age
By: Alpheus Mangale, Cisco South Africa Managing Director
Alpheus looks at highlights from the Cisco Technology Radar 2014 report and what the Internet of Everything will mean for South Africa
2014-02-10 Turning lives around through ICT education
By: Alpheus Mangale, Cisco South Africa Managing Director
Alpheus Mangale discusses the recent Global Talent Acceleration Programme (GTAP) graduation and looks at how Cisco is changing lives through its skills development programmes
2014-02-27 South Africa's mobility landscape is booming � the IoE is enabling this growth
By: Craig Zeeman, Director Transformation and Service Provider
Craig Zeeman looks at some of the highlights from the Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast which paints a promising picture of the growth in mobility in South Africa
2013-12-17 Expanding Broadband Requires A Focus on Affordability
By: Dr Robert Pepper Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco
Dr Robert Pepper discusses how broadband needs to be made more affordable, in order for it to be properly rolled out
2013-11-28 Taking the Internet of Everything to GovTech 2013
By: David Mphelo, Executive Director: Government Business at Cisco South Africa
David Mphelo reflects on the impact that Cisco South Africa is making in helping the government achieve its national development goals
2013-10-29 The last frontier � the last mile
By: David Meads, Cisco Vice President, Africa
David Meads discusses Cisco’s commitment to country transformation on the African continent