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Experts discuss how the UAE data centre industry will manage cooling requirements

Record-breaking heat waves are making headlines and straining economies around the globe, with no signs of cooling down in the immediate future. Beyond the impact on human lives, extreme heat is taking a major toll on data centre operations and infrastructure, from outages and disruptions at data centres in the UK, to reduced production at […]


Dubai Police to rollout second NFT collection during GITEX 2022

As many as 22.91 million people from all over the globe registered their interest in getting Dubai Police’s first collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), which was released by the Dubai Police General Command during the second quarter of 2022. Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, Director of the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police, […]


Experts discuss the changing role of the CISO and its impacts on management style

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has notably changed since the COVID-19 pandemic – arguably the biggest catalyst for such a change as people transitioned to remote working. The widening attack surface has become a major challenge for CISOs, causing an increased level of responsibility like never before. This has inevitably affected […]


Cloudflare focuses on building business partnerships in the region

Bashar Bashaireh, Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey, Cloudflare, outlines how the company is developing its business in the region and cementing partner alliances as it looks to cement its technology solutions and cloud offerings to customers. Briefly give us an overview of your career in the technology industry. I join Cloudflare with over two […]


Hotel companies prioritise guest experience by improving cybersecurity capabilities

Hotel providers continually strive to offer more seamless and secure experiences to their guests and cybersecurity undoubtedly plays a big part in this. Here we take a look at why Germain Hotels has made Canary Technologies’ digital credit card authorisation solution the standard across all its properties, as well as how Jumeirah Hotel Group is […]


How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


Thinking about the possibility of a disaster

A Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident. A DRP is an essential part of a Business Continuity plan (BCP). It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure. A DRP aims to […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


Designing intelligent connectivity

Rapid growth in data use is also placing strain on existing Wi-Fi networks. High-bandwidth applications, such as 4K UHDTV, augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming widely used in education, enterprise and healthcare sector. Industry pundits share insights with Intelligent CIO Africa on why Wi-Fi deployments on the continent are meeting the emerging technologies requirements. […]


Machine Learning deployments garner speed in MEA

To make decisions more quickly and accurately, enterprises in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are increasingly turning to Machine Learning, arguably today’s most practical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). How should CIOs and IT leaders ensure success and ROI from Machine Learning deployments in their organisations? Machine Learning is a type of AI that […]


Editor’s Question: What does continued growth for Digital Transformation mean for CIOs in the Middle East?

Digital Transformation is the incorporation of computer-based technologies into an organisation’s solutions, processes, and strategies. Industry pundits look at how enterprises in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are winning with Digital Transformation, business benefits and digital technologies as the growth trajectory continues. Companies undertake Digital Transformation to better engage and serve their workforce and […]


The role AI is playing in boosting economic development in emerging markets

The need for organisations to make quick decisions from huge volumes of data has made Artificial Intelligence (AI) one of the key focus areas for technology investment over the last two years. But AI’s rapid rise to prominence has left some organisations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) struggling to build the capabilities required […]