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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 […]


UAE operations of Friends Provident to implement Munich Re Automation

Munich Re Automation Solutions, a provider of new business underwriting solutions to the life insurance industry, announced that Friends Provident International has become the latest international life insurance provider to implement the ALLFINANZ Interview Server solution. The automated underwriting platform will enable FPI to streamline the policy application process, accelerate customer acquisition and improve customer […]


System integrator DTP implements Quintiq’s asset optimisation at Dubai Airports

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global vendor in supply chain planning and optimisation, has been selected by Dubai Airports to plan and schedule its fixed resources at Dubai International and Dubai World Central. The Quintiq solution will automate the planning process for airport stands, gates, baggage belts and check-in counters to increase overall efficiency, […]


UAE based EAM RFID implements tagging for Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has completed installation of over 4,000 ultrahigh-frequency, radio frequency identification tags throughout its fleet of 15 aircraft. One of the first of the Oceanian airlines to utilise RFID, Fiji Airways has taken a keen interest in being an early adopter of customer-centric technology since 2013. Fiji Airways is integrating RFID […]


Epicor expert: Helping manufacturers keep their customers happy

By  Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Epicor Software The manufacturing industry has become virtually unrecognisable over the past 50 years, and while products and processes have remained a priority, change has been continuous. The boundaries of what was once a relatively black and white industry have blurred thanks to technology advancements, […]


Raytheon and Saudi Arabia Military Industries sign MoU for cyber security

In a ceremony witnessed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and US President Donald Trump, Raytheon and the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on defense-related projects and technology development. The agreement will enable continued global growth for Raytheon in key […]


Hamad International Airport signs partnership with Huawei

Huawei and Hamad International Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalising a strategic partnership to enable the airport’s digital transformation. The MoU provides a broad framework for collaboration between Hamad International Airport and Huawei for co-creation of innovative concepts, prototypes and solutions using cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the areas of IoT and autonomous machines, to […]