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The four 2021 networking trends every CIO needs to know

Partha Narasimhan, CTO of Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, outlines four trends that can provide CIOs and IT leaders with the tools to be better equipped for navigating the unpredictability of today and beyond. We enter 2021 in a very different place from where we were at the start of 2020. The role of […]


Every day is a new data protection day

Daniel Fried, General Manager and Senior Vice President, EMEA and Worldwide Channels at Veeam, on CIO challenges and the ongoing data protection conundrum for organisations across all industries in the region. The events of 2020 have profoundly changed the way businesses across EMEA work – with millions of employees now working from their home offices, […]


Mapping your digital pathway: The power of thinking outside the box in unusual times

Jim Holland, General Manager, Africa, Lenovo Data Centre Group, on the digital economy and why many commentators in the enterprise IT space appear to be missing this new, burgeoning economy. It’s often said that the numbers don’t lie. Yet, sometimes they do – or at least don’t tell the whole story. By looking beyond, the […]


Technology drives an inclusive trading market

Jay Mawji, Managing Director, INFINOX, explains why technological advancements have allowed Africans the opportunity to trade without breaking the bank and highlights key takeaways of what clients should be looking for in an online trading partner. Gone are the days of dealing with the stock trader on the floor during the Wall Street boom era. […]


Overcoming ‘work from home’ security challenges: Security beyond the VPN

With IT leaders concerned about the challenges of securing employee’s access to the corporate network, Krupa Srivatsan, Director, Cybersecurity Product Marketing at Infoblox, looks at some rising threats that could be encountered. With the remote working trend on the rise due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many IT managers and corporate leaders have naturally been concerned […]


GITEX 2020: Pandemic or not this year’s event is a must-attend

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Finesse, looks ahead to the region’s only face-to-face technology event of the year GITEX Technology Week 2020. For the past four decades, one of the biggest global and disruptive technology events GITEX Technology Week, has been a constant in a world where nothing is. It is heartening to see […]


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 […]