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Meeting the intelligent data management needs of 2019

Dave Russell, Vice President for Product Strategy at Veeam, outlines five intelligent data management needs CIOs need to know about in 2019. The world of today has changed drastically due to data. Every process, whether an external client interaction or internal employee task, leaves a trail of data. Human and machine generated data is growing […]


Powerful data is shared data – conquering the silo sprawl

James Petter, VP, EMEA at Pure Storage argues that, if organisations are to innovate and survive in a business environment that is increasingly data-driven, they must design their IT infrastructure with data in mind and have complete, real-time access to that data. According to IDC, spending on data-intensive AI systems in the Middle East and […]


Cybercrimes: An increasing area of crime in the modern world…

By Mariam Al Hassani – CIT (UAEU). Cybercrime is on the rise and its activities know no boundaries. The convenience and the speed of the internet are being exploited to commit serious crimes that threaten victims the world over. These internet related crimes take many forms ranging from attacks on social media accounts, theft and […]


ServiceNow expert: How CIOs can foster an agile IT organisation

Chris Bedi, CIO at ServiceNow, says CIOs can build an agile IT organisation that is more attuned to the needs of the business. For example, he suggests CIOs should have their IT teams listen to quarterly earnings calls with analysts to help them understand the strategic goals of the business. Agility is a big deal. […]


How to achieve availability in a multi-cloud era

Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineer, Middle East Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO how businesses can achieve availability in a multi-cloud era. The new digital economy has brought about many changes, forcing businesses and their IT infrastructure to react in new ways to meet new demands. When it comes to cloud, the changes are just as dynamic. With […]


Mimecast expert: Stopping an attack has become more difficult

Intelligent CIO asked Jeff Ogden, general manager, Mimecast Middle East, if it is becoming easier for cybercriminals to access company data. Here is his response:  In a cloud-first and data-rich world, the attack surface has expanded past the traditional IT perimeter and every employee has become the easiest route into an organisation. Today, many organisations have […]


How real-time visibility is driving intelligent enterprises

IoT solutions are delivering new found visibility across all sectors of industry which is key to ensuring seamless production processes. Hozefa Saylawala, Sales Director Middle East at Zebra Technologies, tells us how any industry can benefit from IoT. Labelled as hyperbole for a long time, the Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed into a real […]


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 […]