92% of UK business leaders state that cost savings are their biggest worry [Oct 2022], cyber security fears come a close second, a well-founded concern with 74% of UK companies being attacked at some point in the last 12 months, and supply chain concerns come in third.
AFRICA TECHNOLOGY, CONNECTIVITY, SECURITY & NETWORK TRENDS 2022
So, what is driving cloud adoption strategy trends in Africa? Why are trend predictors saying that 2022 will be the Year of SD-WAN? How will SASE stem the alarming trend for cyber-attacks that annually strip 10% of African GDP? How is hugely increased African connectivity impacting on this unprecedented digitisation of an entire continent?
DEVICELESS SD-WAN REPLACING VPNS
VPN Technology has been around for years now, (in fact the first ever VPNs were introduced back in 1996) since then, they have allowed enterprises with remote workforces, such as on-the-road salespeople, to enable those remote workers to access corporate assets on the corporate network from remote locations.
WORKING REMOTELY DOESN’T HAVE TO BE EVEN REMOTELY REMOTE!
As someone who’s worked remotely for the best part of 20 years (the last 13 of those from Ibiza) the idea of going into an office daily fills me with abject horror – the constant din of multiple phone conversations, the continual ducking off for coffee, lunchtime queues for damp sandwiches and the sharing of lavatory space…..Eeeeek.