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Schneider Electric: Using analytics to cut consumption

Intelligent CIO caught up with Richard Francis, VP – End User and EcoStruxure Gulf and Pakistan, of Schneider Electric, to talk about the company’s innovative EcoStruxure architecture including its capacity for energy saving. What is Schneider Electric EcoStruxure architecture? It is, if we can summarise it, our eco-system for digitisation. What does it mean and […]


IT security at risk in the META region, according to Kaspersky Lab

In line with its commitment to increase awareness around sophisticated cyberthreats landscape at GITEX Technology Week 2018, Kaspersky Lab’s State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2018 survey highlighted the different opinions industrial and energy enterprises, as well as transport and logistics companies, have regarding the negative effects of cyberattacks on their industrial networks. However, when it comes […]


Dell Technologies Index reveals leaders’ digital hopes and fears

At GITEX 2018, Dell EMC revealed the findings of its recent Dell Technologies Digital Transformation Index (the DT Index). The DT Index, which was completed in collaboration with Intel, maps Digital Transformation progress of mid to large-sized companies and examines the digital hopes and fears of business leaders. Based on responses from business leaders in […]


Dell Technologies will focus on Digital Transformation at GITEX

With the increased adoption of technology to tackle challenges and drive human progress, Dell Technologies will focus on Digital Transformation at GITEX. Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, said: “According to recent research by Dell Technologies, only 27% of regional businesses believe they are ingraining digital in all […]


Centrify expert: There are no longer any security parameters

An expert from Centrify believes a change in security parameters has led to an avalanche of cyber breaches. Dr. Kamel Heus, Security and Identity Specialist for Centrify, says despite the huge amount of money spent on security, breaches are possible due to changes in the way technology has developed. “For years, we relied on a […]


Cisco expert: IoT aspirations are now a reality

The Internet of Things is changing everyday lives for the better. That’s the opinion of Shukri Eid, Managing Director East Region, Cisco, who believes the positive outcomes from innovations such as Smart Cities are now becoming abundantly clear especially for issues such as road management and air pollution. “I think there is this excitement that […]


Security expert says cybercrime in the Middle East is similar to elsewhere

Saudi Arabia is the most attractive country for cybercriminals to attack in the Middle East, according to a security expert from Cisco. Scott Manson, Cybersecurity Lead – Middle East and Africa for Cisco, believes the KSA is the one country in the region most likely to be targeted by threat actors. “I think it’s just […]


Size isn’t everything: Sophos expert says it’s not just the big companies that get targeted

An expert from Sophos believes that complacency is one of the biggest threats to the cybersecurity of enterprises. Karl-Heinz Warum, a vice-president at Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security,  says companies are not taking threats seriously enough and make the mistake of thinking they are not big enough to be targeted. “The […]


Fortinet expert: Expect to see on-line fraud continue to escalate

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, is expecting to see an escalation in cyber-fraud. Kalle Bjorn, Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, for Fortinet, believes the problem with e-fraud is only going to get worse over the next few years in the Middle East. “At the end, it’s the money […]


A10 Networks: DDoS attacks in the Middle East are scaling dramatically

Intelligent CIO caught up with A10 Networks’ EMEA Partner Director, Chris Gale, at GITEX 2017 to discuss the company’s plans for the event and to gain insight into the DDoS landscape in the Middle East. Q: What is A10 focusing on for this year’s GITEX? A: A10 offer very high-performance networking and security equipment. The […]


GITEX 2017 smart pedestrian signage review

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at GITEX 2017 reviewed the smart pedestrian signal technology, which comes in line with the initiative of the Smart City initiative launched by the Government of Dubai, which aims to provide safe passage for pedestrians through the adoption of several sites. To be installed on the road network in […]


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 […]


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