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Centrify expert on being proactive in cybersecurity hygiene measures

Threat actors are relentlessly targeting end users for their credentials to penetrate corporate networks and businesses must be proactive in their cybersecurity hygiene measures. That is according to Kamel Heus, Regional Director, Northern, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Centrify. The recent Intersec 2019 held in Dubai had an interesting participant – an American company […]


Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Four problems to avoid in order to have a successful AIOps integration

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, says you need to avoid four common problems in order to have a successful AIOps integration. The explosion in operational data and Machine Learning compute capacity is finally enabling AIOps – Artificial Intelligence for Operations. But like many other technologies, AIOps fits within a larger organisational […]


Digital disruption defines change across industries and organisations

IDC has revealed that 90% of CIOs in Africa and the Middle East are either currently engaged in, or are planning, some level of Digital Transformation. The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are fundamentally changing the way companies work, the way individuals engage with […]


McAfee expert on prioritising security in a multi-cloud world

Research points to the ongoing growth of the cloud market in the Middle East, in part due to the adoption of multi-cloud. But this approach also means an increase in cloud related security incidents. Here, Scott Manson, Managing Director – Middle East and Turkey, at McAfee details the critical considerations for regional organisations looking to embark […]


Gemalto expert explores the true cost of a data breach

Sébastien Pavie, Regional Director META, Enterprise and Cybersecurity, explores the true cost of a data breach and why there needs to be a change of mindset when it comes to security in the business world. Every day, more and more companies are harnessing the power of cloud and Digital Transformation, leaving them potentially more susceptible to […]


Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]


Aruba report: How technology can help retailers fight back

While retail has been slow to implement workplace technology, a new report from Aruba says after years of reticence it’s now or never for the industry to embrace it. The study highlights five key technological trends that have emerged in the sector.   Every year, the battle to survive as a brick-and-mortar retailer gets tougher. As […]


CIO challenges in 2019: The biggest obstacles and how to overcome them

Experts talk to us about facing the biggest challenges of the coming year head on and how CIOs can excel in 2019 with advances in technology.  Andy Mack, Software Services Director at Echo Managed Services, creator of multi-utility billing software, Aptumo: Given the speed at which technology is transforming our business landscape, it’s vital that […]


Sophos expert on using Deep Learning to improve security posture

In this article, Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East and Africa, Sophos explains why organisations need an additional layer of Deep Learning enabled Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) tools to improve their security posture. Cybercrime is big business and hackers are continually looking for new attack vectors. SophosLabs team see 400,000 new malicious samples […]