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Four areas Middle East companies should look to restart, reinvent and renew

Emma Shakespeare, Regional Director – MENA, SAP Concur, identifies four area Middle East organisations should explore to revive, reinvent and rejuvenate themselves. It’s clear that we will continue to feel the long-lasting impact of the pandemic on global economics for the majority of 2021, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Instead, it is a […]


Cloud-managed DDI: Optimising networking at the Edge

For many organisations, cloud-managed DDI provides a more flexible, agile and cost-effective complement to on-premises, server-based DDI solutions. Ali Sleiman, Technical Director, Middle East and Africa (MEA), Infoblox, explains why cloud-managed DDI matters when optimising networking at the Edge. In a cloud-first world, the nexus of activity is no longer in your data centre, it’s […]


A pandemic of cyberattacks

Babur Khan, Technical Marketing Engineer – Enterprise Security, A10 Networks, on the rising incidents of cyberattacks. In the first quarter of 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic is still wreaking havoc around the globe. The coronavirus is continuously evolving and presenting new challenges. In addition to the direct effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also saw a […]


Will AI malware change the game?

With Artificial Intelligence gaining ground in the Middle East owing to its diverse applications across a range of industry verticals and its potential to transform business operations and processes, Emad Fahmy, Systems Engineering Manager, Middle East, NETSCOUT, explains how AI malware will change the IT security landscape. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been gaining ground in […]


South Africa’s progress in becoming quantum ready begins with empowering the youth

IBM and University of Witwatersrand recently partnered to empower South Africa’s youth with the necessary skills in quantum computing, to assist South Africa become quantum ready. Dr Abraham Asfaw, Global Lead, Quantum Education and Open Science, IBM Quantum, explains the progress South Africa is making in quantum computing. As we approach the one year mark […]


How next generation financial services platforms are driving global financial inclusion

Next generation tools that provide essential financial services are becoming a powerful force for change by driving financial inclusion in developing economies, writes Andy Jury, CEO at Mukuru. With the World Economic Forum warning of a deepening digital divide that will ultimately exacerbate global inequality, the role of intuitive digital financial services platforms in bridging […]


Five reasons to boost transparency and traceability in the food supply chain

Khaled AlShami, Senior Director, Solution Consulting, Middle East and Africa (MEA), on why transparency and traceability is becoming more critical for companies seeking not only to prevent food recalls but also to meet consumer demands to know more about their food. The early days of the pandemic exposed cracks in the food supply chain as […]


Digitalisation offers high returns for merging gas producers

Digital investment and uptake represents a billion-dollar opportunity for emerging Liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers like Mozambique, as COVID-19 accelerates the demand for reduced-cost exploration, writes By Grace Goodrich at Africa Oil and Power. The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multi-fold: increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all […]


Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape seriously. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Renewing the faith: Trust is the new currency of work and it is ‘data-driven’

Doug Woolley, Managing Director Dell Technologies South Africa, discusses local lockdown measures that are still in place and why having access to real-time data in order to make swift, effective and consistent decisions around onsite and offsite working is essential if employees are to build trust in their employer’s ability. As the pandemic evolves around […]


The inspiring voice of our customers

With the world having shifted to drastically embrace everything digital, Scott Russell, Member, SAP Executive Board, SAP SE, Customer Success, shares with us how the company is at the heart of Digital Transformation as organisations transition to embrace the digital economy. The world’s digital shift has accelerated drastically during the past year. Necessity has driven […]


Three ways the Raspberry Pi is sparking a digital learning revolution

Investing in technology to enable virtual working and to serve customers digitally has become a matter of survival for many organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, tells Intelligent CIO how affordable technology like Raspberry Pi is igniting digital learning. Digital Transformation is currently at the top of […]


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