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Cisco expert on building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will create new risks. And according to Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa, the security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach. Every new generation […]


Centrify expert: ‘Zero trust security approach is gaining acceptance’

Organisations are coming to realise that a user name and password are not enough to secure their cyber existence. And as Kamel Heus, Regional Manager – MEA at Centrify explains, a ‘zero trust security approach’ is increasingly gaining acceptance. The concept of zero trust is as profound in cybersecurity as the sweeping transformation generated by […]


Protecting businesses from potential catastrophic risks

Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam, looks at how companies need a recovery plan in the event of disasters happening. Unpredictability is a fact of life, and nature brings plenty of it. Be it flooding, fire or even earthquakes and hurricanes, businesses worldwide can be susceptible to a whole range of natural […]


Tips for businesses to prevent holiday data downtime

With employees off on holiday during the summer, how do businesses make sure they stay ‘always on’? Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Middle East and Central Africa at Veeam Software, gives these top tips.   Veeam® Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, has announced its top tips to help business […]


Expert opinion: Is the honeymoon over for Artificial Intelligence?

Cyril Perducat, Executive Vice President of Internet of Things and Digital Offers, Schneider Electric, asks how businesses can seize value from Artificial Intelligence. Last year, Forrester noted that: “The honeymoon for enterprises naively celebrating the cure-all promises of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies is over: …AI and all other new technologies like big data and cloud […]


Fortinet expert discusses the rise of destructive botnets

By Kalle Bjorn, Director – Systems Engineering, Fortinet Over the past few years, we have watched the rise of ransomware as it successfully targeted a variety of vertical markets, especially healthcare, education and financial services. And like almost all malware, it has also begun to evolve. For example, the WannaCry ransomware engine has recently been modified to support […]


Zebra Technologies expert: Why is human interaction still needed in automation?

By Jim Hilton, Director Global Manufacturing at Zebra Technologies. Over the past few years the talk of how automation can change industrial operations has become more prevalent. Indeed, the headline-seekers out there might ask: will robots end up taking our jobs and what will happen to the human workforce? Hyperbole aside, the rise of the […]


Lebanon’s open market is ideal for digital transformation

With the ICT market in Lebanon expected to reach US$ 543.5 million by 2019, the country can boast a strong foundation for digital transformation initiatives. Intelligent CIO spoke to Kamal Othman, General Manager, Levant, Dell EMC, to find out how businesses in the country are using technology to transform themselves and their operations. What challenges […]


How hospitality can remain on the cutting edge of customer service

Every hotelier wants their establishment to remain competitive and technology can assist them in gaining an advantage over their competitors. Intelligent CIO spoke to Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Epicor Software, to discover how operators in the hospitality vertical can remain at the cutting edge of customer service. Could you start by shedding […]


Digital transformation to be defined by ‘softening networks’

SD-WAN is creating new possibilities for businesses in the Middle East. With adoption currently following global trends, Luc Serviant, vice president Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services, believes this can only increase as understanding of SD WAN grows in the region. The global economy is picking up according to the IMF, with some 120 […]