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Cloud is the catalyst behind the expanding Saudi ICT market

As the Saudi ICT market tops SAR 127 billion, cloud investment will fast-track Saudi Vision 2030 goals and Smart Cities growth, according to the newly-appointed Managing Director of Saudi Arabia, SAP. Cloud investment is gathering momentum, with Saudi organisations increasing software spend by 5.5%, increasing the Saudi ICT market to SAR 127 billion, according to […]


Pure Storage announces AIRI™ Mini that is powered by NVIDIA

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced its second AI-Ready Infrastructure offering, AIRI™ Mini, powered by NVIDIA. Architected by Pure Storage and NVIDIA, AIRI is purpose-built to enable data architects, scientists and business leaders to extend the power of the NVIDIAⓇ DGX-1™ system. With AIRI […]


Akamai announces new integration with Salesforce Commerce Cloud

Akamai Technologies, one of the world’s largest and trusted cloud delivery platforms, has announced the release of the new Akamai Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud. Commerce Cloud enables brands to provide personalised experiences for shoppers that span web, mobile, social and in-store. And now, as part of the world’s number one CRM platform – Salesforce […]


Epicor to accelerate cloud ERP adoption via Microsoft Azure

Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Microsoft to deliver Epicor enterprise-class solutions globally on the Microsoft Azure platform. Epicor will initially standardise cloud deployment of its Epicor ERP and Epicor® Prophet 21 enterprise resource planning (ERP) suites on Microsoft Azure, […]


Public cloud adoption: What’s the best strategy?

With the adoption of public cloud on the rise, enterprises are being helped to scale up their operations without the need to invest in new hardware and upgrades. We asked Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort, what strategies organisations should have in place when adopting the public cloud. Today, cloud is a […]


Red Hat’s new mission: Making IT’s four footprints immaterial

By Paul Cormier, president, Products and Technologies, Red Hat.  For the past several years, Red Hat has emphasised the interplay of IT’s four footprints, from physical servers and virtual machines to private and public clouds. A single environment is unlikely to scale and adapt to meet the needs of the modern enterprise, from competitive dynamics […]


IBM and Red Hat join forces to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption

IBM and Red Hat have announced a major expansion to their long-standing relationship, which will enable IBM and Red Hat customers to benefit from the combined power of both companies’ technologies in private and public clouds. The agreement builds on IBM’s recent move to re-engineer its entire software portfolio with containers, including WebSphere, MQ Series […]


A10 Networks expert on keeping the cloud secure

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director for MENA at A10 Networks, argues that good identity hygiene and analytics are key to cloud security.  As cloud computing has matured, the benefits it delivers to organisations of all sizes are undeniable. Companies are enjoying agility, scale and speed like never before. And cloud adoption shows no signs of slowing. […]


Microsoft expert on falling digital sales and what to do about it

Keith Fenner, Dynamics 365 Group Business Director, Microsoft Middle East and Africa, says the use of technology to increase sales has been a disappointment so far. But he tells Intelligent CIO the use of AI platforms and the intelligent cloud could be the best way of increasing sales in the future. If you are a […]


More organisations choose Red Hat container-native storage

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, has announced that a growing number of organisations around the world are turning to its container-native storage offering to support the adoption of Linux containers. In the last year, Red Hat has surpassed 150 customers worldwide adopting container-native storage with its Red Hat OpenShift Container […]