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Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


Easy access to cloud-native applications in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environment

To stay ahead of competition, most firms are constantly looking for ways to drive innovation with speed and agility, while maximising operational and economic efficiency. Amr Alashaal, Regional Vice President – Middle East at A10 Networks, explains how CIOs can migrate their application to the cloud and have easy access to cloud-native apps in a […]


Data centres: A steppingstone to success of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in the broader scheme of things means evolution. Antoine Harb, Team Leader Middle East and North Africa, Kingston Technology, tells us here that given that data centres are a much-needed part of the process for all the newly created data, it makes sense to call them the steppingstone to the success of the […]


What are AI architects and what do they do?

Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions and take action. Arun Chandrasekaran, VP Analyst, Gartner, discusses what AI architects are and what they do. Enterprise leaders can create the role to help build a robust enterprise-wide architecture for AI.In short, the growing diversity […]


Finding the connection in customer conversations key to success for Egyptian telcos

The wave of Digital Transformation sweeping across Egypt is rapidly advancing the maturity and competitiveness of the businesses in the country. At the epicentre of this evolution has been the country’s telecom operators, serving as custodians of this change by providing the infrastructure that makes possible the delivery of mobile and internet services to millions […]


SD-WAN: The bridge to a 5G future

Research conducted by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the enterprise 5G market is expected to grow from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$10.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 31.8%. In the short term, the task at hand for service providers involves enabling IoT communications, fixed wireless access, edge analytics and enhanced mobile broadband. To achieve […]


Five reasons why organisations need a Zero Trust architecture

The realities of 21st-century enterprise networking required a new paradigm and in 2010, John Kindervag, an analyst at Forrester Research, wrote a paper that popularised the idea of the Zero Trust architecture. Over the next few years, as enterprise computing evolved to embrace cloud computing and the problems with perimeter security became more pressing, the […]


State of the SOC: Skills shortages, automation and gaining context remain a challenge

As security operations centres (SOCs) look to the next phase, focusing on people, data and the technology that enables the two to work effectively together is key. Firas Ghanem, Regional Director – Middle East and Pakistan, ThreatQuotient, tells Intelligent CIO Middle East how SOCs can drive improvements while keeping analysts engaged and giving them more […]


AI in insurance: Building on the customer-first approach

The emergence and fast-growing adoption of digital platforms, mobile apps, and big data have resulted in customers demanding quicker and more effective service than ever before. Today consumers have high expectations of an enhanced level of service from the moment they buy a policy until the settlement of a claim. These changing paradigms have strengthened […]


Leveraging Low-code to counter the looming threat of shadow IT

Shadow IT has become a growing concern for IT teams as business users in the post-pandemic world prioritise productivity over process. Here’s how Low-code solutions can help bridge the divide.Rahul Bhageeradhan, Global Director – Digital Architecture, Kissflow discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the challenge of shadow IT and how IT can win back […]


What is the top driver for As-a-Service deployments?

The rise of the networking-as-a-service (NaaS) business model has been nothing short of a revolution. Often championed for its flexible approach to keeping expenses down, the subscription service is becoming increasingly recognised for a wealth of other reasons. Sherifa Hady, Vice President Channel, Europe Middle East and Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, […]


The future of databases is maximally available invisible infrastructure

Paulo Pereira, Senior Director, Systems Engineering – METI at Nutanix, talks about the future of databases, integrated database management software, automation and how IT leaders across the region can simplify management, enjoy one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning, lifecycle and copy data management. A data-driven culture is needed if a business wants to […]