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How CIOs can deal with digital disruption

Helen Huntley, Managing Vice President, Gartner, suggests six ways CIOs can (and should) deal intentionally with digital disruption. Digital business. Future of the enterprise. Future of work. Future workforce. Digital society. CIOs have to deal with these forces and futures – and more. The only constant is change. Businesses are being disrupted and redisrupted constantly […]


Three key considerations for CIOs when pursuing IoT initiatives

Given the disruption IoT initiatives can cause when they are introduced it’s vital that CIOs push for involvement in their business’ IoT strategies from the start. Subbu Iyer, CMO, Riverbed Technology, offers three key considerations for CIOs pursuing IoT initiatives. Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives promise numerous benefits to businesses; namely that they allow for […]


IoT and 5G to transform key sectors such as oil and gas

Huawei, a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices, has seen its enterprise business division continue to grow rapidly in the Middle East. During the first three quarters of this year, Huawei’s global revenues increased by 24.4% year-on-year. By the end of Q3 2019, more than 700 cities, 228 Fortune Global 500 companies […]


Protecting your enterprise with Privileged Access Management

With traditional perimeter security tools unable to cope with advanced cyberattacks, John Hathaway, Regional Vice President – Middle East and India at BeyondTrust, tells Intelligent CIO about the benefits of Privileged Access Management (PAM). He says: “Modern PAM technology can ensure that only authorised individuals have access to your powerful privileged accounts and only in […]


How police forces can crack the case of unstructured data

New sources of information are creating massive volumes of data for police departments to analyse and managing this is one of the biggest challenges police forces are facing. Damian Wilk, Senior Regional Director Middle East,  Veritas, says an automated data classification approach will enable police officers to quickly access and analyse huge amounts of data […]


Nexign expert: Deploying data from IoT devices to pursue growth

With IoT creating unprecedented opportunities for organisations to transform their businesses, we asked Loukas Tzitzis, Chief Products and Marketing Officer, Nexign, how enterprises can deploy data from IoT devices to pursue growth. The deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in enterprises allows for significant optimisation of relevant business processes as well as the creation of […]


Cloud in 2019: The year of choice not compromise for UAE enterprises

Many of today’s enterprises feel they have to compromise in order to bridge the divide between on-premise and public cloud. However, James Petter, EMEA VP at Pure Storage, explains that storage providers want customers to have the flexibility to maximise benefits of multi cloud.  It’s hard to believe we’re now 15 years into ‘cloud’ – […]


2019: The year of the data-driven digital ecosystem, ‘smart living’ and ‘intelligent work’

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, makes his top tech predictions for 2019.   It’s that time of year – our planet has made its trip around the sun and as we close out 2018, we look ahead and think about the possibilities for 2019.  And we’re closing […]


Top IT trends that will redefine businesses in the new year

As new and emerging technologies continue to redefine IT and business, the pace of change and technological advancement is accelerating. Sami Abi Esber, President of system integrator MDS Gulf and a board member of the Midis Group, shares his views on the top technologies that regional organisations can leverage to transform their business in 2019. […]


How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way, explains Islam Zeidan, General Manager UAE and MEA, Teradata. In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is […]


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