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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 […]


Women reveal: The seven best things about working in tech

Type ‘women in technology’ in the Google search bar and you’ll see things like ‘we have a long way to go’, ‘gender pay gap’ and ‘#MeToo’. This is perhaps unsurprising. Recently, 20,000 Google employees protested over how Google handles cases of sexual misconduct, gender inequality and systemic racism. Leaving many women to voice: ‘We’re done […]


Swapping I for E: a title transition more logical than you’d think

Dalibor Siroky, CEO and Co-Founder at Plutora, advises on the steps to take to progress from a CIO to a CEO. Some career changes could be deemed a stretch too far, but is that the case for moving from CIO to CEO? Though it may come as a surprise, this jump is less of a […]


Compromise assessment: The next step from VAPT

In recent years, an increasing number of cybersecurity professionals have begun to agree that an organisation falling victim to a threat agent is not a matter of if, but when. This has often made the case for a proactive approach to information security a need of the hour for organisations of all sizes. Temitope Bakare, Strategic […]


Future-proofing your business with multi-cloud models

Tristan Liverpool, Systems Engineering Director, F5 Networks, discusses the benefits of operating your system in a multi-cloud environment and embracing the benefits. The world is becoming increasingly security conscious, with applications and technologies being developed faster than ever. Architects need to rethink current cloud strategies, embedding security into application development, and embracing new work practices […]


‘It’s time for CISOs to look beyond the firewall’ – RiskIQ expert

Fabian Libeau, EMEA VP, discusses the changing role of chief information security officers (CISOs) within businesses. The Chief Information Security Officer’s (CISO) role is going through a period of transition. The number of security breaches over the last year is unprecedented and growing, clearly demonstrating the need for a re-evaluation of current security thinking. The required […]


ServiceNow expert: How CIOs can foster an agile IT organisation

Chris Bedi, CIO at ServiceNow, says CIOs can build an agile IT organisation that is more attuned to the needs of the business. For example, he suggests CIOs should have their IT teams listen to quarterly earnings calls with analysts to help them understand the strategic goals of the business. Agility is a big deal. […]