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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 […]


Ooredoo Kuwait receives Ireland’s trade minister

Ooredoo Kuwait has received Ireland’s Minster for Trade at its company headquarters in Kuwait City. Minister Patrick Breen was received by Fadi Kawar, Chief Operating officer at Ooredoo Kuwait, and Abdulaziz Al-Babtain, Chief Business Officer at Ooredoo Kuwait, in addition to Ooredoo Kuwait’s top management. The minister was informed of the latest innovations that the […]


Kuwaiti expert on transforming the hospitality sector

Anita Lobo, named as IT Person of the Year at the 15th Hotelier Middle East Awards, talks to Intelligent CIO about how the latest technological trends are benefiting customers in the hospitality sector. Anita Lobo is an award-winning IT expert who has built a strong reputation for creating a resilient environment that has the capabilities […]


Ooredoo Kuwait chooses Fortinet to deliver SD-WAN Managed Service

Fortinet has announced that it has been chosen by Ooredoo Kuwait to deliver the region’s first secure SD-WAN managed service to achieve accelerated connectivity, transport mode independence and increased application performance while also benefiting from tightly knit SD-WAN and advanced security features. Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced […]


Ooredoo awarded ‘Best Digital Service’ for ANA at Telecoms World Middle East Awards

Ooredoo Kuwait’s partnership with Silicon Valley’s Matrixx has seen it named ‘Best Digital Service’ for ANA at Telecoms World Middle East Awards 2019. Yousef  Al-Shallal, Marketing Communications Director at Ooredoo Kuwait, said: “We are proud to push the digital experience boundaries for our customers, bringing the best of Silicon Valley through our partnership with Matrixx.” […]


Kaspersky reveals extent of APT attacks in Kuwait

Kaspersky researchers have revealed the number of cybersecurity investigations it has launched in Kuwait. Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and have worked on investigative cases across the region. Kaspersky has issued 14 threat intelligence reports from Kuwait which […]


Kaspersky’s latest APT report showcases most vulnerable META countries

Since the start of 2018, Kaspersky researchers have kept a close eye on the META region for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks and worked on 29 investigative cases across Africa. These statistics are drawn from Kaspersky’s APT intelligence reporting service, which is populated by Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis team. The team issues detailed reports […]


CIOs confirm workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across functions

CIOs confirm that workflow digitisation is improving outcomes across critical business functions but a study from ServiceNow reveals weaknesses in people and process are holding back Digital Transformation results. CIOs across EMEA report that digitisation is increasing the effectiveness of key business lines, including customer service, HR, finance, IT and legal, yet a large proportion […]


Cybersecurity to come under spotlight at joint UK/Kuwait event

A joint UK and Kuwait cybersecurity event is to be held in Kuwait. Thefirst UK/Kuwait Cyber Security Education and Research Conference, CERC2019, will be held at the Kuwait College of Science and Technology on November 11 and 12. CERC2019 supports the Kuwait-UK Memorandum of Understanding on cybersecurity signed in 2018, which points to engagement in […]


Kuwaiti government bodies under attack from cybercriminals

A cybersecurity expert from Mandiant says government organisations in Kuwait are being targeted by cybercriminals. Alister Shepherd, Director, Middle East and Africa, for Mandiant, the consulting arm of FireEye, says government bodies in the country have been targeted while there is also a need for increased cybersecurity spending in Kuwait. “We’ve seen a lot of […]


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