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Ronald is a passionate B2B technology leader and marketing professional with 20+ years of technology industry experience in multiple international marketing disciplines. Ronald’s main areas of B2B marketing and technology expertise are in Enterprise Mobility, Data Security and Compliance, Datacentre, Networks, Servers and Storage, End-user Computing, SaaS, Virtualisation, Enterprise Software, Mainframe and UNIX, Professional and Managed Services.

Why Kubernetes Is Helping To Make Cloud Mainstream

There has been a lot of talk in the first half of 2018 around how cloud is being adopted for mission-critical applications and becoming mainstream. Right now, the impact of cloud services, cloud technologies and practices for organisations is rapidly accelerating as we enter the next wave of cloud adoption. To this point, analysts at Forrester predict that the public cloud market will grow by 22 percent in 2018, to $178 billion. This momentum is being driven by companies that recognise the potential benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure i.e. lower operational costs, increased speed of deployment and greater business flexibility. Today, many companies have moved well beyond the experimental stage and view the cloud as a critical component of their IT strategy, whether they are transition...

IoT DDoS Threats Loom In Hot New Tech

There’s a flood of connected devices making their way into our homes and businesses – a deluge exacerbated by recent holiday gifts and the latest and greatest from CES, where connected devices always take top billing. From mobile, wearables and car technology to advancements in smart homes, TVs and cameras, the tech world is awash with internet-connected devices. By 2020, it’s estimated that there will be more than 30 billion connected devices in the world – more than four times the earth’s population.  Hackers Are Watching Tech-hungry consumers keep their eyes peeled for major device announcements. Also watching are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attackers who have made the Internet of Things (IoT) their weapon of choice. These nefarious actors exploit millions of vulnerable IoT dev...

Lackadaisical Employee Attitudes To Cyber Security Are The Biggest Risks To Enterprises

The role of IT in defending against cyberattacks is more difficult than ever. It becomes even more challenging when IT departments are forced to tackle the lack of willingness by employees to take precautionary steps against attacks. Based on new research involving more than 2,000 business and IT professionals at companies from various industries around the world, A10 AIR addresses the challenges IT decision makers face with the rise and complexity of cyberattacks, and the sometimes-careless attitudes of employees who unwittingly introduce new threats into their businesses. The report revealed that employees often unknowingly weaken cybersecurity with the use of unsanctioned apps: one out of three (37 percent) of employees surveyed say they aren’t familiar with what a DDoS attack is, or ev...

DDoS Defence Demands A Hybrid Approach

Just imagine that a DDoS attack is crushing your network. Your enterprise’s internet pipe is under siege and almost to capacity. There is nowhere else for the traffic to go, making it impossible for legitimate user traffic to get through. So, what is the result? The attack is successful, your network or services fall down, you lose productivity and revenue, your brand is irrefutably damaged and all you can do is pick up the pieces. It doesn’t have to be this way though. Had the enterprise in this scenario employed a hybrid approach to its DDoS Defence, it would’ve been back to business as usual once the attack was mitigated. How does it do this, you ask? By swinging traffic to the cloud to get a good scrub down. The most effective way to battle DDoS attacks is with a hybrid approach that m...

Top 10 Cyber Security Predictions For 2018

Today, I’m going to do my best and attempt to predict the state of cybersecurity in 2018. Using my experience and understanding of the market as guide, I’ve put together 10 cybersecurity predictions for next year. Without further ado, here are my top 10 security predictions for 2018.  1. Digital Security Will Become A Basic Human Rights Issue Today, mankind is highly dependent on digital communications. Mobile devices, laptops and the cloud have enabled instant and ubiquitous access to data for everyone. Cyberthreats continue to grow and affect enterprises and service providers. These threats also affect consumers, who are often the least equipped to deal with security issues. Phishing, fraud, identity theft and ransomware threaten consumers’ peace of mind. Our dependence on sa...

6 Cloud Computing Predictions For 2018

Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we’ve seen in 2017 – 79 percent of companies now run workloads in the cloud (split almost evenly between public and private clouds). With the cloud bar constantly being raised, where do we go from here? Here are five predictions for the future of Cloud Computing in 2018. 1. True Hybrid Clouds Emerge Hybrid cloud is all the buzz. The ability for enterprises to have applications run in different infrastructures – public and private clouds and on-premise with common orchestration and management tools – is enticing. Multi-cloud, with different workloads running in different clouds and being managed separately, will become the dominant mode in 2018, while true hybrid clouds will start to emerge. There are already k...