EDITOR ’ S COMMENT
Welcome to Issue 52 of Intelligent Tech Channels . Cybersecurity firm Group-IB , recently unveiled its second annual guide to the evolution of threat number one Ransomware Uncovered 2021 / 2022 .
According to the report , between Q1 2021 and Q1 2022 , the data belonging to 147 companies from the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region was uploaded on ransomware DLS . In the GCC region , 17 companies from the UAE had their data posted on DLS , followed by Saudi Arabia with 15 victim-companies , Kuwait with six and Qatar with five . In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of data protection , cyber breaches and the evolving threat landscape .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition , is Alaa Bawab , General Manager , Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group , MEA , who tells us what the Lenovo 360 Framework is all about and how channel partners across MEA can take advantage of the many benefits it brings to their businesses .
Among the many insights , Bawab shares that : “ Lenovo 360 builds on the reorganisation of Lenovo ’ s three core business units unveiled in April 2021 ;
Intelligent Devices Group , the core PC and IoT business , Infrastructure Solutions Group and a new Solutions and Services Group focused on verticals and services . Lenovo 360 unites IDG , ISG and SSG for the benefit of our partners , so that they can unleash the power of our full portfolio – from pocket to cloud – to bring complete , end-to-end solutions to our mutual customers .” You can read more by turning to page 19 . This month ’ s Expert Speak comes from Ricardo Diniz , GM & VP of UKI and Southern Europe , WSO2 , who looks at tech innovation and how it will shape the channel business in 2022 .
And don ’ t forget to find out about this month ’ s channel chiefs on pages 61 to 64 . The interviewees are Fred Crehan , Regional Director – Middle East , Confluent and James Anderson , Area Vice President , EMEA Channels , Exabeam .
And , as usual , we have all your favourite features and news from around the regions – check our website for daily updates . I hope you enjoy this edition and do not hesitate to get in touch if you have anything you would like to share with regards to the channel . You can email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . com .
Manda Banda Managing Editor
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