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Skybox Security: How to bridge the security management gap

Ziad Sawtari, Regional Director for the Middle East, Skybox Security, says those seeking to ensure their cybersecurity should quit firefighting and eradicate security management gaps. Greater insight into where your biggest security management problems lie will create an opportunity to bring lasting change to your security programme, he says. Keeping pace in the cyber-realm is […]


Finesse COO Sunil Paul on the future of predictive analytics

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO of Finesse, a Global Digital Transformation Company, which provides Analytics and BI Solutions to organisations across industries, talks about the potential for predictive analytics to produce deeper insights to drive specific business outcomes. Can present and past experiences provide a window into the future? It is an open debate on […]


Why network breaches are making CIOs/CISOs positions more challenging

CIOs and CISOs across industries are regularly moving between positions and companies because of network breaches. Gamal Emara, Country Manager – UAE at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us how to avoid this. It’s your worst possible nightmare. A hacker has breached the company’s network and shut down its operations. Millions in revenue is […]


Mobile technology: the answer to better baggage handling

Mobile technology will bring far better baggage handling. This is a crucial focus for the air transport industry as passenger numbers grow, says the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights report. Christelle Laverriere , Research Expert, Market Insight, SITA, says mobile technology can provide an answer to provide better baggage handling. If the air transport industry is going […]


Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Head and VP Sales, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain is now, decidedly, not a fad. It has reshaped several industries worldwide, including here in the Arab Gulf region. In Dubai alone, initiatives around Blockchain are proceeding at a heady pace. In […]


Protecting your enterprise with Privileged Access Management

With traditional perimeter security tools unable to cope with advanced cyberattacks, John Hathaway, Regional Vice President – Middle East and India at BeyondTrust, tells Intelligent CIO about the benefits of Privileged Access Management (PAM). He says: “Modern PAM technology can ensure that only authorised individuals have access to your powerful privileged accounts and only in […]


How CIOs can optimise IT costs and stop budget cutting requests

“A proactive attitude from a CIO will provide evidence that IT is able to manage budget efficiently and stop repeating requests by stakeholders to deliver more with less,” says Gartner Senior Director Analyst James Anderson, at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Dubai. CIOs must establish a culture of proactive IT cost optimisation to strengthen their position with their CEO and stakeholders. “We need to […]


Centrify expert on being proactive in cybersecurity hygiene measures

Threat actors are relentlessly targeting end users for their credentials to penetrate corporate networks and businesses must be proactive in their cybersecurity hygiene measures. That is according to Kamel Heus, Regional Director, Northern, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Centrify. The recent Intersec 2019 held in Dubai had an interesting participant – an American company […]


Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Epicor expert says you can use data in order to make better decisions

Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI), Epicor Software, looks at the role data plays in the modern workplace. There are vast amounts of data being created, mined and managed every day – and, according to an executive summary by Cisco, global IP traffic will experience an almost threefold increase […]


How police forces can crack the case of unstructured data

New sources of information are creating massive volumes of data for police departments to analyse and managing this is one of the biggest challenges police forces are facing. Damian Wilk, Senior Regional Director Middle East,  Veritas, says an automated data classification approach will enable police officers to quickly access and analyse huge amounts of data […]


Nexign expert: Deploying data from IoT devices to pursue growth

With IoT creating unprecedented opportunities for organisations to transform their businesses, we asked Loukas Tzitzis, Chief Products and Marketing Officer, Nexign, how enterprises can deploy data from IoT devices to pursue growth. The deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in enterprises allows for significant optimisation of relevant business processes as well as the creation of […]


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