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The CISO challenge of budgeting

As a result of the impact that COVID-19 has had on businesses, CISOs are under more pressure than ever to make informed decisions on where they invest their budget. Dietrich Benjes, VP and GM APAC, Qualys, explains why CISOs need to conduct a thorough assessment of their current security posture and evaluate how security can […]


The role of servant leadership in Digital Transformation

Joris van Oers, Managing Director, International Markets, BT, highlights common issues faced by organisations and best practices to avoid them. He asks why an effective leadership strategy is central to a successful Digital Transformation and looks at how to ensure seamless collaboration at all levels. It’s clear that organizational culture needs to keep up with the accelerating […]


Let’s not overthink this: why it’s best to hand the reins to cloud providers

Ben Waterhouse, CIO at Coates, a leading Australian construction equipment and hire business, has recently led the company’s Digital Transformation. He tells Intelligent CIO businesses are underselling the benefits of cloud when considering TCO and details what he learned about cloud along the journey. The cloud hype cycle reached its zenith not long ago, but […]


Why India’s Personal Data Protection Bill can’t come soon enough

Mahesh Shanmugasundaram writes about the importance of data protection for Indian businesses, the consequences of not having security systems in place and India’s much anticipated Personal Data Protection Bill. Written by Mahesh Shanmugasundaram, Regional Director of South Asia at HelpSystems Last month India’s national airline, Air India, announced a cyberattack on its data processor’s servers […]


Three ways telecommunications can boost competitiveness

Leigh Pullen, Founder and CEO, CiGen, new technology and a customer’s right to choose has led to telecommunications to depend more on developing digital infrastructure, such as SD-WAN.  Telecommunications is incredibly complex with myriad billing processes, consumers that demand freedom of choice when it comes to everything from hardware to communications allowances, and backend infrastructure that depends […]


Get to Know: Tim Jackson, Managing Director, Access4

On the lighter side of things, we ask Tim Jackson, Managing Director at Access4, what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? Starting Access4 back in 2015! Going from a secure job to putting everything on the line is always daunting but if you never have a go, you’ll never […]


How IoT is transforming the way the world uses its resources

Carlijn Williams, Head of Portfolio Marketing Cloud and Cognitive Services at Nokia, discusses the potential IoT has for transforming the utilities industry. The Internet of Things (IoT) plays a pivotal role in helping the utilities industry transform the way the world uses its resources. Whether deploying smart meters or smart grids, utilities need completely reliable […]


How have cybercriminals changed their behavior and has this made them more dangerous?

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its global survey, The State of Ransomware 2021, which reveals that the average total cost of recovery from a ransomware attack has more than doubled in a year, increasing from US$761,106 in 2020 to US$1.85 million in 2021. The average ransom paid is […]


Checklist for selecting best data protection appliance for your enterprise

Nikhil Korgaonkar, Regional Director, Arcserve India and SAARC, shares four common use cases for data protection appliances and the capabilities to look for in potential platforms to find one that matches your business objectives best.  Enterprises are under huge pressure to manage the unstoppable data growth while protecting complex workloads from IT disasters. Now whether […]


Ensuring effective IT security in a world of Edge Computing

Joseph Salazar, Technical Marketing Manager, and Vlado Vajdic, Solutions Engineer, both of Attivo Networks, explain how it is essential to take a multi-layered approach to security when adopting Edge Computing. Edge Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are delivering significant business benefits to many organizations. However, they’re also creating substantial challenges when it comes […]


Redefining ‘work-life balance’ in the remote work era

Jeremy Paton, Team Engagement Solutions Director APAC, Avaya, analyses the shift from work-life balance to ‘work-life integration’ and offers strategies for leaders and managers to leverage their tech systems to adapt operations to the demands of today’s economies. A year ago, employees were asking for permission to work from home. Now, after an initial return […]


How to unlock value from data lakes

With data lakes crucial to organizations due to their ability to store large volumes of highly diverse data from multiple sources, Paul Leahy, Country Manager ANZ, Qlik, asks how a data lake can be effectively used to create value for your business. There’s a common saying that data is the new water. Like water, data […]


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