EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Africa . A recent Mimecast State of Email Security 2022 has revealed that 84 % of organisations in the UAE are bracing for the fallout from an email-borne attack in the year ahead amid a growing volume of threats . Nearly all UAE organisations that responded to the research have been the target of email-related phishing attempts ( 94 %), but interestingly 30 % reported a decrease in the volume of such attacks , with 20 % noting the decrease was ‘ significant ’. According to the report , more than twothirds of companies in the UAE reported an increased number of email-based threats . our strategic elections of target state , and our ability to execute on our aspirations and targets with this partner . We considered market insights informed by leading research houses such as Gartner , IDC and Accenture , which helped narrowing down the search to a shortlist of potential vendors and their solutions .” You can read more by turning to page 50 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at Machine Learning and hear from industry pundits on how CIOs can capitalise on this technology as deployments garner speed in MEA You will find this feature on page 34 .
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of cybersecurity and the evolving threat landscape .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Fred Swanepoel , CIO , Nedbank Group , who tells us why it was important for the bank to embrace a hybrid work model using Citrix technology .
“ We were looking for location independence , and a better IT support model . Ultimately , we wanted to decouple applications and data from end user devices , so that our employees had the freedom to work from anywhere ,” explains Swanepoel .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the African continent . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / africa /.
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch , please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . com . Once again , I would like to wish you a great month . Enjoy the read !
Among the many insights , Swanepoel shares that : “ Our selecting of our partner-vendor network is informed by
Manda Banda Editor
www . intelligentcio . com INTELLIGENTCIO AFRICA 7