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Cloud – the enemy of mobile device management efficacy

Dave Shephard, Vice President APJ, Bitglass, asks now that business apps and data are in the cloud, if IT teams can achieve the same level of visibility and control they had for on-prem IT. Most cloud access security broker (CASB) conversations in Asia-Pacific are about data protection. This alone represents progression in thinking from as […]


Infosec teams must act and think differently to combat adversaries

Australia’s government and institutions are being targeted by ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber hacks. Rick McElroy, Cyber Security Strategist at VMware Carbon Black discusses intrinsic security and testing and why it is now more important than ever before with the shift to remote working in the era of COVID.  I have been following, with interest, the attacks on the […]


Why IT and HR must work together to help business safely weather the storm

George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon, tells us how HR and IT teams must work together to make sure remote working is as safe as possible. The face of business has changed dramatically in recent times, with new figures from Roy Morgan research showing that over 4.3 million people (32% of all Australian employees) are now […]


Hybrid IT gives way to hybrid power

Robert Linsdell, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Vertiv, and Cal Lahteenmaa,  Technical Director, Asia Pacific, Vertiv, highlight the importance of data centre sustainability as organisations continue to invest in hybrid IT and workforces become increasingly virtualised. Given the changes brought on by the impact of the pandemic, hybrid IT has become the talk of […]


Five priorities for public sector CIOs

COVID-19 has further accelerated the timeline for Digital Transformation in government departments. Scott Ho, Vice President Asia Pacific Japan – Lucidworks, explains the top five priorities that CIOs need to consider to ensure a smooth transformation. In the private sector, we have already seen enterprises and e-commerce companies use Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered digital experiences to […]


Remote workers need more than just video conferencing to get their jobs done

Lee Thompson is Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, for enterprise cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure company, Nutanix. He explains what companies need to do to help employees work efficiently from home. For a moment in June, it seemed like we were close to returning to some semblance of normalcy. Offices in CBDs across the country […]


Mind the gap: Why securing the remote workforce is a peak priority

The response of many businesses to the pandemic has resulted in major gaps being left in their data protection efforts. Anurag Kahol, CTO at Bitglass, tells us that organizations must equip themselves with proper tools to avoid data leakage as well as other security risks. Businesses are struggling to shift gears when it comes to […]


Why digital distancing needs to be the ‘new normal’ in Australia

Tom Kellermann, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy, VMware Carbon Black, introduces us to the concept of ‘digital distancing’ and tells us how to practice it.   COVID-19 has shaken up Australian workplaces and has forced many organizations to move to remote working to contain the spread of the virus. In an effort to practice ‘social distancing’, […]


Utilising a ‘platform over product’ approach for business benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world of work, rapidly accelerating Digital Transformation strategies and placing additional pressure on CIOs. Glyn Yates, Country Manager, IMEA region, Matrix42, tells us how CIOs can look to adopt a platform over product approach to achieve cost efficiencies and enhanced productivity. For context, tell us how the world of […]


How evolving endpoint protection can stay ahead of cybercrime

Greg Wyman, Bufferzone Security, tells us endpoint protection is critical to the cyberdefense strategy of all organizations in the APAC region. He argues: “Reducing the attack surface at the endpoint delivers a very powerful and compelling solution to all sizes of organizations.” The least exciting and often ‘boring’ element in a cybersecurity strategy is endpoint […]


CyberArk expert: How should APAC organizations protect critical data and assets?

Thomas Fikentscher, Regional Director A/NZ, CyberArk, tells Intelligent CIO how organizations in the APAC region should respond to protect their critical data and assets. On June 19, in front of national and global media, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison made clear that, in the face of mounting evidence of on-going state-sponsored cyberattacks on Australia’s public […]


How business can protect against mobile threats

George Tsoukas, ANZ Manager, Gigamon, tells us how organisations can limit the risk associated with operating a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The increased use of personal phones for work and the growth of mobile malware, are creating and escalating risk to organizations. The mobile phone has become ubiquitous both personally and professionally. Many […]


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