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Dell Inc. joins cross industry group to address marine litter problem

Dell Inc., General Motors, Microsoft, and other leading entities launch cross-industry consortium to scale down the use of ocean-bound plastics With support of UN Environment, The Lonely Whale will convene the group to create the first global, scalable and operational supply chain that reduces the amount of plastic entering the oceans Each company agrees to […]


Secureworks expert predicts cybersecurity landscape of 2018

With the new year upon us our thoughts turn to what will happen to the security landscape over the next 12 months. Mahmoud Mounir, regional director of Secureworks, gives us his predictions for the cybersecurity landscape of 2018. As the new year begins, cyber threats such as ransomware will continue to pose a serious threat […]


Businesses urged not to ignore EU’s new data regulations

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses in the Middle East need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European […]


Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise according to Digital Shadows

Proliferation of fake news gets even easier via $7 toolkits and services advertised on the dark web, says Rick Holland of Digital Shadows New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed […]


eHosting Datafort expert on the challenges of adapting a multi-cloud strategy

Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort , tells us why more organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach and why: Cloud computing has been a transformational force in the IT industry. Several of the most recent innovations driving growth and innovative business models are a product of the technology. Cloud adoption in the Middle East is […]


Report from Dell Technologies predicts a new era for ‘Human-Machine Partnerships’

A report from Dell Technologies seeks to forecast the impact of technology over the next couple of decades. ‘Realizing 2030’ takes a comprehensive look at what the future will hold by analysing what is needed to succeed on the path to digital transformation and how emerging technologies will unfold. Created with The Institute of the […]


Cyber resilience: implementing smart security to match smart city developments

Governments in charge of hubs of innovation such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore are assuming a pro-active response to protecting the public digital infrastructure. Their approach is to safeguard their digital futures from potential harm, says Harshul Joshi, Senior Vice President of Cyber Advisory Services at DarkMatter. Singapore already enjoys a reputation for being […]


du’s Osman Sultan and Faisal Al Bannai, DarkMatter discuss regional cybersecurity

During Gitex 2017, Osman Sultan, CEO of du and Faisal Al Bannai, Founder and CEO of DarkMatter, addressed a round table about the state of cyber security in the region and the initiatives taken by du and DarkMatter to broad base the awareness of cybersecurity in the country. Previously in May this year, DarkMatter, a […]


Digital transformation leads to the rise of the ‘Super CIO’

In the age of digital transformation, the first point of transformation must be the CIO. “Meet the ‘Super CIO’,” says Luc Serviant, Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Orange Business Services. We can all see it with our own eyes but now it’s official – the UAE is ready for change. KPMG’s 2017 Change Readiness […]


A10 Networks expert: How telcos can grab the keys to success

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks who will exhibit at GITEX 2017, tells Intelligent CIO how telcos in the Middle East can achieve faster time-to-market and gain an advantage through competitive pricing You want to get to market faster. All service providers in the Middle East do. It’s one area where you can […]


Nominations are open for 2018 Red Hat Innovation Awards

Awards programme recognises Red Hat customers for their innovative and creative use of Red Hat technologies. Award recipients to be honoured at Red Hat Summit 2018 Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Red Hat Innovation Awards. Since 2007, the Red Hat Innovation Awards have recognised Red […]


Digital Shadows expert on the impact of the Equifax breach

By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows What we know about the Equifax breach  A cybersecurity incident at Equifax has had the potential to impact 143 million U.S. consumers. To put this in context, at this time, this incident is almost seven times larger than the Office of Personnel Management breach of 2015. Equifax […]


Egypt to host two-day Techne Summit in Alexandria to promote innovation

A two-day technology summit will take place in Egypt at the end of September. Techne Summit, the yearly international entrepreneurship and technology event that attracts the main global players in the technology industry, will take place from September 30 till October 1 in  Alexandria. The two-day summit held at Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandra, will include industry […]


How customer inspiration and sales can surge in the digital age

Karim Talhouk, Dynamics 365 Lead, Microsoft Gulf, says with the correct commerce solution businesses can optimise operations with intelligent insights, empower employees to deliver tangible business growth and inspire customers with standout experiences. The Arab Gulf region is teeming with innovation. Government and private-sector initiatives are seizing the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and, […]


Infoblox to demonstrate network intelligence platform at GITEX

Inflobox Inc has announced that it will demonstrate its ‘revolutionary’ Actionable Network Intelligence Platform, a unified, platform that empowers enterprises to elevate every aspect of network availability, agility, security, and performance—on premises, across data centres, and in the cloud, at GITEX Technology Week. Cherif Sleiman, vice president, EMEA at Infoblox, says: “Network landscapes are rapidly […]


Mimecast expert: New email exploit ROPEMAKER threatens security

A new email exploit called ROPEMAKER can result in a malicious actor changing the content of an email already in your in-box says Matthew Gardiner, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Mimecast. Most people live under the assumption that email is immutable once delivered, like a physical letter.  But a new email exploit, dubbed ROPEMAKER by Mimecast’s […]


How to plan Data Centre migration to ensure a seamless and smooth transition

Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Co-location Data Centre – or any new Data Centre- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well-devised and executed strategy, says Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of any modern enterprise. […]


How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]


Report: IBM Global Business Services ranked #1 by GCC

IBM Global Business Services also named as most recommended consulting organisation in the region IBM have announced that its consulting organisation Global Business Services (GBS) was ranked first for mindshare and quality and also named the most recommended consulting organisation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2017. This was based on findings in the […]


UAE’s real estate provider Deyaar selects Yardi Voyager 7S

Deyaar Development, one of the UAE’s largest property development and real estate services companies, has selected Yardi Voyager 7S to perform lease and property management across its extensive project portfolio. Alongside Voyager 7S, which streamlines property accounting, lease and property management, Deyaar has adopted Orion Business Intelligence. This powerful, fully mobile solution has more than […]