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Editor’s Question: How can CISOs manage expectations and keep pace with emerging trends?

BT Security has published the results of a global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7,000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world. The research, conducted in partnership with Davies Hickman Partners, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the CISO has hugely expanded in its scope and […]


Building a cybersecurity strategy for the long haul

Richard Cassidy, Senior Director Security Strategy EMEA, Exabeam, discusses why the short-term mindset of the cybersecurity industry needs to change and how the future isn’t as uncertain as some would have you believe. The cybersecurity industry has a problem with long-term commitment. Too often, CISOs and CIOs become fixated on the discovery of new threats […]


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 […]


Businesses risk missing out on top talent

New research from software and virtualisation solutions vendor Citrix, has confirmed that remote work is here to stay, with 82% of all respondents agreeing that it will be more common post-pandemic. The study found that remote and flexible work options are now key to attracting and retaining talent, with 55% saying that businesses will miss […]


Aggreko expert on changing the supply chain challenge to mitigate risk

Although data centre supply chains have not experienced the same level of disturbances as many other sectors due to the pandemic, John Lewis, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa, argues that there is still a requirement for companies to ensure their supply chains are secure while there is a potential for continued disruption. He tells us why […]


QSC EMEA ’21: The evolution of the Qualys Cloud Platform

The need for organisations to have a cloud-based security and compliance platform was highlighted by Sumedh Thakar Interim CEO and Chief Product Officer, Qualys, during his keynote at the QCS EMEA ’21 virtual event. He told attendees how organisations had just begun to get a grip of the role of security in Digital Transformation initiatives […]


Nokia VP on how SD-WAN enables secure Digital Transformation and SASE

As enterprises continue their Digital Transformation efforts, they are increasingly looking for tools that enable their cloud journeys to be both simple and secure. Roque Lozano, Vice President of IP & Optics for Middle East and Africa at Nokia, tells us about the benefits of SD-WAN, how it is enabling the age of Secure Access […]


Why the Middle East and Africa are at the forefront of data centre transformation

As the data centre industry rapidly evolves, we must consider the driving factors behind the change in order to continue at pace. Ehab Kanary, Vice President of Enterprise Infrastructure for the Middle East and Africa at CommScope, considers some of the hallmarks for data centre change this year. End-user spending on global data centre infrastructure is projected […]


Global Study: People trust robots more than themselves with money

2020 has changed our relationship with money as people are now trusting robots more than themselves to manage their finances, according to a new study by Oracle and Personal Finance Expert Farnoosh Torabi. The study of more than 9,000 consumers and business leaders in 14 countries found that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased financial anxiety, […]


Salesforce unveils Loyalty Management to drive meaningful customer loyalty experiences

Salesforce, the global provider of CRM solutions, has announced Loyalty Management, a new product for companies across industries, including retail, consumer goods, manufacturing, travel and hospitality, to increase customer trust and engagement. Built on the Salesforce Customer 360 Platform, Loyalty Management allows companies to build intelligent loyalty programmes for both B2B and B2C customers with […]


Huawei founder and CEO calls for the easing of US-China trade relations

Ren Zhengfei, Founder and CEO, Huawei, has spoken out about the benefits to be gained by deeper cooperation between US and Chinese companies in the technology field. Talking with international media in a recent press conference, the executive advocated for the easing of US-China trade restrictions and more open US trade under the Biden administration. […]


IDC reveals key investment priorities for META businesses

As the journey from crisis to recovery gets underway in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, 63% of organisations across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) are set to prioritise investments in revamping their operations over the next 12 to 18 months. That’s according to an extensive survey carried out amongst the region’s foremost […]


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