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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 […]


How the Edge is set to reshape the world of hospitality

Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head, Middle East, Saudi and South Africa (MESA), HPE Aruba, outlines opportunities that the Edge is creating and elevating guest experiences to new heights in the hospitality sector. The hospitality industry has been a keen adopter of technology, from Wi-Fi as central to guest satisfaction to embracing in-room assistants, consumer trends […]


How Artificial Intelligence helps Huawei build green data centres

Huawei tells Intelligent CIO how and why it is using Artificial Intelligence in data centres to promote green tech adoption, reduce repetitive work, monitor and manage fragmented resources which might otherwise easily be overlooked. Data centres are being overhauled, revamped and modernised to support Digital Transformation and the power-hungry cloud deployments they contain. Artificial Intelligence […]


How schools can ensure data remains safe in the age of digital learning and ransomware

Rick Vanover, Senior Director, Product Strategy at Veeam, on how schools can ensure data integrity as distance, online and digital learning take hold in an era of rampant cyberattacks. Whether you are a teacher, parent, IT professional or student, you have witnessed the extraordinary transition the education sector has recently undergone. Despite our schools having […]


Cyber talent: It is more about talent than cyber!

The annual security workforce study conducted by ISC2 has found that while approximately 2.8 million professionals currently work in the cybersecurity field around the world, an additional 4 million trained workers are needed to fully bridge the skills gap and properly defend organisations against threat actors. In other words, there are simply not enough skilled […]


Importance of Gi-LAN function consolidation in the 5G World

Hesham Elsherif, Principal System Engineer, A10 Networks, talks to us about the significance of combining Gi-LAN service functions to help drastically reduce the extra latency, simplify network design and operation. Today’s LTE and 4G networks have been playing an important role in supporting mobile broadband services (e.g video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, etc.) across millions […]


Harnessing data at the intelligent edge

Morten Illum, EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, shares with Intelligent CIO Middle East how enterprise organisations can successfully unlock the potential of data at the intelligent edge. Within the next two years, analyst and research firm Gartner predicts that over 50% of data will be generated at the Edge of […]


Driving sustainability alongside AI’s profitability promise

Andre N. Verdier, Managing Director, Blue Yonder Middle East, shares with us the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why the application of the technology in the retail sector offers an appealing avenue for future competitiveness. As the Middle East’s retail sector continues to look for ways to regain momentum following COVID-19 restrictions, the application […]


Outside the four walls of the data centre

Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, shares with us how the four walls of the data centre have collapsed and increased the attack vector as organisations in MENA embrace and promote remote working. Almost three-quarters of professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region prefer jobs that allow them to work remotely, according […]


Secure the Internet to unleash the full value of IoT

Per Johansson, General Manager, Robert Bosch Middle East FZE, on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how organisations and individuals can realise the full potential and value of IoT technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how we live, work and get around – our homes are becoming smarter, factories more productive, and even […]


Tackling network woes from home: The new standard for modern IT teams

Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa (MESSA) at HPE Aruba, talks about intelligent cloud-based networking that provides organisations with comprehensive visibility as they have been forced to review remote working due to the global pandemic. According to a Gartner analysis on the future of work trends 2020, the global […]


Ensuring reliable network connectivity with high availability load balancing

As enterprises become further dependent on the Internet to get business done, the threat of downtime can become a competitive disadvantage. Direct financial losses are substantial and a primary reason why businesses need to establish a high availability solution. Adil Baghir, Technology Consultant Lead, Middle East and Africa at A10 Networks explains why a high […]