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Evolving state of the CIO

Alain Sanchez, CISO and Senior Evangelist, Fortinet Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), discusses the changing role of the CIO in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Digital Transformation initiatives and why ideal CIOs are leaders as much as technologists. CIOs have been under exceptional pressure in 2020 due to the combined effects of on-going […]


Synopsys expert on proactive application security strategies for uncertain times

As cybercriminals take advantage of the fear and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, it’s crucial that organisations ensure the software they build and operate is secure – despite reduced resources. Adam Brown, Associate Managing Security Consultant, Synopsys, talks us through the steps organisations can take to improve their application security programmes to protect organisational data and […]


CIOs need a people-centric approach to maintain ‘return to work’

Steve Vatidis, Executive Chairman at Smartway2, explains how companies can ensure employees can stay safe in the office, despite a second wave of COVID-19 looming in the UK. The UK government had encouraged employees to return to the office to bolster the economy with a recession, caused by the pandemic, looming. Many businesses responded by […]


12 KPIs you need to monitor to remotely manage your data centre

A combination of new technology trends and changing working models have required data centre professionals to adapt to remote monitoring and management. But this is not without its challenges. Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, outlines the 12 KPIs data centre managers need to manage their facilities effectively – and remotely. One of the biggest challenges […]


Moving the contact centre beyond COVID-19 with Unified Communications

All levels of the contact centre need to be able to work together effectively from anywhere and on any device. Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO at Content Guru, explains the options available for implementing the necessary Unified Communications technology. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on enterprises around the globe. With entire populations going […]


What impact has COVID-19 had on the data breach landscape?

Cybercriminals have taken advantage of the disruption and uncertainty caused by COVID-19. Phillip Larbey, Managing Principal for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, lays out the cybertrends which have most impacted businesses during this time. Since we launched the Verizon Business 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (2020 DBIR) in May, we have […]


Navigating government trading laws in the age of automation

It’s clear that for businesses, the only way to thrive in a digital commercial landscape is to invest in the right technology. Oscar Caicedo, VP of Strategy and Operations, VAT at Sovos, explains what governments face when they go digital. All industries have felt the shift towards digital processes and have had to radically adapt […]


How CIOs can upskill to become a more effective leader

A CIO’s role has drastically changed due to the part technology plays in the digitisation of businesses today. Technology is now so intertwined with wider business goals and objectives that a shift in focus from traditional technology management to responsibilities that drive the business forward is required from the position. Neil How, Co-Founder and Co-CEO […]


Networks must become the heart of patient care amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that healthcare organisations had to rapidly adjust to a new standard of normal. Matt Valentine, Managing Director UK&I, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise, explains how hospitals have adapted using technology during these uncertain times. According to a recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), healthcare expenditure is […]


Ivanti expert on solving problems at scale with hyper-automation tools

With the rapid shift to remote work, many organisations have been forced to understand how to manage and secure infrastructure that ‘transcends traditional boundaries’. Chris Goettl, Senior Director, Product Management for Security, Ivanti, talks us through the challenges CISOs are facing right now, introduces us to Ivanti Neurons and highlights how it is helping security […]


Tips for evaluating and implementing managed detection and response

The recent shift to remote working due to the pandemic has driven more companies to embrace managed detection and response services (MDR). Jan van Vliet, EMEA VP and GM at Digital Guardian, explains why MDR services are important in today’s world. Building a cybersecurity team with the skills to leverage today’s sophisticated detection and response […]


Five tips for retailers navigating the new normal

The pandemic has changed the way that people shop – both online and in-store. Mark Steel, Director of Retail EMEA, Google Cloud, explains how retailers can keep up with the changes and what they can do to thrive in the new normal. The global pandemic has pushed businesses to transform their daily operational functions, especially […]


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