Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 58 | Page 15


Lenovo appoints new general manager for MEA

As the head of Lenovo ’ s ISG for the region , Alaa will be responsible for developing the business vision and strategy and overseeing execution and delivery on sales plans . Bawab will also focus on building high level relationships with Lenovo ’ s customers and partners in the region . further extend smarter technology to all our customers in the region .”
Bawab is well known in the region as a strong business leader , having over 25 years of experience with leading technology companies .
Alaa Bawab , GM , MEA , Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group

Lenovo has announced the appointment of

Alaa Bawab as the new general manager for Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) within Lenovo Infrastructure Solutions Group ( ISG ).
Giovanni Di Filippo , President , Lenovo ISG , EMEA said : “ Alaa is very well known as a decisive business leader who brings determination , motivation and energy to his role . He has significant customer and channel exposure , and a good record of securing major wins by focusing on relationships and building trust . Alaa is committed to delivering results beyond expectations and to bring the Middle East and Africa countries to the next level of successful growth . We are thrilled to welcome his significant skills and experience in the Middle East markets to Lenovo MEA ISG and under his leadership we will

Mimecast celebrates Cybersecurity Awareness Month with educational initiatives

Mimecast Limited , an email security and cyber-resilience company , has been recognised as a Cybersecurity Awareness Month “ Champion ” by the National Cybersecurity Alliance . To celebrate Cybersecurity Awareness Month , Mimecast will be championing global initiatives designed to educate and promote cyber-resilience .

Now in its eighteenth year , Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to build momentum and impact with the ultimate goal of providing everyone with the information they need to stay safer and more secure online .
“ Enterprise organisations are under attack each day , cybersecurity threats are proliferating , and the rise of ransomware is putting security and IT teams under more pressure than they ’ ve ever faced before ,” said Josh Douglas , Senior Vice President ,
Mimecast . “ Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great annual reminder that we all have a part to play in keeping our cyber activities safe and secure . Awareness and education are key , and we are happy to offer resources that advance cyber-resilience .”
According to The State of Email Security Report 2021 , 70 % of the companies expect their business to be harmed by an email attack and 79 % of companies were hurt by their lack of cyber preparedness . p
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