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Blockchain helps assure consumers their food is ethically sourced

Opinion piece by Craig Nel, Mobile & Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Ensuring ethical sourcing is a major focus area for many companies as they start to understand just how important it is to their buyers. Increasingly, brands are understanding they must show they’re thinking about the wider impact […]


Finesse COO Sunil Paul on the future of predictive analytics

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO of Finesse, a Global Digital Transformation Company, which provides Analytics and BI Solutions to organisations across industries, talks about the potential for predictive analytics to produce deeper insights to drive specific business outcomes. Can present and past experiences provide a window into the future? It is an open debate on […]


Why network breaches are making CIOs/CISOs positions more challenging

CIOs and CISOs across industries are regularly moving between positions and companies because of network breaches. Gamal Emara, Country Manager – UAE at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us how to avoid this. It’s your worst possible nightmare. A hacker has breached the company’s network and shut down its operations. Millions in revenue is […]


Mobile technology: the answer to better baggage handling

Mobile technology will bring far better baggage handling. This is a crucial focus for the air transport industry as passenger numbers grow, says the SITA 2019 Passenger IT Insights report. Christelle Laverriere , Research Expert, Market Insight, SITA, says mobile technology can provide an answer to provide better baggage handling. If the air transport industry is going […]


Nexign expert on Blockchain being the future of telecoms

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Head and VP Sales, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at the benefits of investing in Blockchain technology. Blockchain is now, decidedly, not a fad. It has reshaped several industries worldwide, including here in the Arab Gulf region. In Dubai alone, initiatives around Blockchain are proceeding at a heady pace. In […]


Centrify expert on being proactive in cybersecurity hygiene measures

Threat actors are relentlessly targeting end users for their credentials to penetrate corporate networks and businesses must be proactive in their cybersecurity hygiene measures. That is according to Kamel Heus, Regional Director, Northern, Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Centrify. The recent Intersec 2019 held in Dubai had an interesting participant – an American company […]


Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre

Ian Jansen van Rensburg, VMware EMEA Senior Systems Engineer, looks at the rise of Artificial Intelligence and the birth of the next generation data centre. Artificial Intelligence has rapidly become a leading driver of innovation, creating competitive advantages and new business opportunities. The proliferation of data is enabling breakthroughs across disparate industries, from transportation and […]


Epicor expert says you can use data in order to make better decisions

Hesham El Komy, Regional Vice President, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI), Epicor Software, looks at the role data plays in the modern workplace. There are vast amounts of data being created, mined and managed every day – and, according to an executive summary by Cisco, global IP traffic will experience an almost threefold increase […]


Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]


Dell EMC expert on how to transform the workplace productivity

Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC, believes we are about to become immersed in a world of ‘smart living’ at home and ‘intelligent working’ in the workplace as we embark on the next era of human machine partnerships. Here he makes some insightful predictions not just about the […]


Powerful data is shared data – conquering the silo sprawl

James Petter, VP, EMEA at Pure Storage argues that, if organisations are to innovate and survive in a business environment that is increasingly data-driven, they must design their IT infrastructure with data in mind and have complete, real-time access to that data. According to IDC, spending on data-intensive AI systems in the Middle East and […]


Cybercrimes: An increasing area of crime in the modern world…

By Mariam Al Hassani – CIT (UAEU). Cybercrime is on the rise and its activities know no boundaries. The convenience and the speed of the internet are being exploited to commit serious crimes that threaten victims the world over. These internet related crimes take many forms ranging from attacks on social media accounts, theft and […]


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