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CIO challenges 2019: The biggest obstacles and how to overcome them

Andy Mack, Software Services Director at Echo Managed Services, creator of multi-utility billing software, Aptumo, talks to us about facing the biggest challenges of the coming year head on and how software vendors can support CIOs to excel. Given the speed at which technology is transforming our business landscape, it’s vital that global and UK […]


Sophos expert on using Deep Learning to improve security posture

In this article, Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East and Africa, Sophos explains why organisations need an additional layer of Deep Learning enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to improve their security posture. Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples […]


Cofense expert on how the human firewall helps stop phishing attacks

Phishing attacks remain a source of anguish for CISOs and security professionals. But those who choose to just throw technology at the problem are overlooking a vital component of their defence – the ‘human firewall’. Kamel Tamimi, Principal Security Consultant, Cofense Inc, tells us more… Until human nature changes (don’t hold your breath) phishing attacks […]


ServiceNow Vice President on how to understand digital technology

While Digital Transformation is all the rage these days, Chris Pope, VP of Innovation at ServiceNow, says that understanding the subject is a prerequisite if firms are going to fully appreciate where new and emerging technology will have an impact. There are college degrees in computer science and software engineering that feature different programming languages […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]


Attivo Networks expert on protecting systems and patients in healthcare

Ray Kafity, Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Attivo Networks, discusses why a prevention-only defence is no longer enough to ensure data and patients are safe from cybercriminals.  No industry is immune to hacking. In this digital age, no organisation can be considered as entirely safe from cybercriminals. As organisations invest in transformational technologies […]


How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way, explains Islam Zeidan, General Manager UAE and MEA, Teradata. In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is […]


Building a data-centric business: The value of culture

Data governance is imperative to ensuring the highest quality of data exists throughout the lifecycle of an enterprise. Stan Christiaens, Co-founder and CTO of Collibra, tells us how building data-centricity into your career should be high on your list of priorities. Many businesses will agree that data offers huge potential business value. Research from MIT […]


Seven cyberintelligence insights for a more secure business

Cyberthreat intelligence (CTI) involves the collection, evaluation, verification and distribution of information about ongoing and emerging cyberthreats and attacks against network assets and infrastructure. It is becoming increasingly difficult and costly for organisations to defend against cyberattacks on their own, with more companies reaching out to their peers and other sources for threat intelligence data. […]


Mimecast expert on what lies ahead for cybersecurity in 2019

What lies ahead for companies, governments and individuals regarding cybersecurity in 2019? Will we see the EU government forcing US data centers to hand over data? Will the European Union issue its first major fines for organisations in contravention of its General Data Protection Regulation? Will our growing dependence on social media expose us to […]