Security high on the agenda

October 2011 News & Events

No matter how smart your IT infrastructure is, hackers and experts in industrial espionage always aim to be smarter. This is why security will be high on the agenda at IP EXPO, a new IT technology show soon to launch in Johannesburg. Although IP EXPO will chiefly focus on Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure, virtualisation and cloud computing, security has been recognised as an essential component of those rapidly expanding technology niches.

IP EXPO is being brought to South Africa after running successfully in the UK for six years, and security has been incorporated due to the growing demand from the UK participants. Security is also a common thread among these technologies, which means it is high on the agenda of enterprise ICT decision-makers.

Lizelle Christison
Lizelle Christison

“Delegates at last year’s IP EXPO told us security was intrinsically linked to decisions they would be making about their IT infrastructures,” says Giles Mallon, commercial director at Imago Techmedia, the event organiser. “According to Gartner’s CIO Agenda survey, improving business continuity, risk and security is one of the top 10 business strategies for CIOs this year. However, security is only one part of a broader conversation about how infrastructure can support an agile business. These are some of the issues we will be exploring at IP EXPO.”

The emphasis on security will allow attendees to explore ways to build safety into their IT infrastructures and to discuss the latest tools and procedures being developed to meet the risks posed by technologies such as cloud computing, virtualisation and IP networking.

Security will also be discussed during some of the 48 seminars being staged as part of the two-day event at Sandton Convention Centre on 15 and 16 November.

Andrew Seldon of Hi-Tech Security Solutions will lead a security debate where industry leaders will share their knowledge in a panel discussion.

Other sessions will help visitors understand virtualisation, data centre management, business continuity, mobility and wireless, unified communications and the underlying network infrastructure. Some sessions will explain how to apply those technologies to specific fields such as the security market and identity management systems.

Competitive partner zones will showcase complete solutions put together by vendors, consulting partners and distributors, letting buyers examine rival offerings to find the most appropriate for their organisation.

Registration is now officially open and delegates can register at for free access to what is promising to become the biggest event in SA’s ICT calendar.

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