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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 […]


The changeable network security landscape

Network security is a vital capability that enables the business to evolve through digital innovation – an effective strategy with every organisation across multiple industries. Building a cyber resilient strategy is important to build trust with customers, partners and the whole supply chain. Industry pundits share insights on why CIOs and IT teams need to […]


Primed for cloud technologies adoption

Cloud-based solutions refer to on-demand services, computer networks, storage, applications or resources accessed via the Internet and through another provider’s shared cloud computing infrastructure. The benefits of cloud solutions to end users and businesses include increased capacity, scalability, functionality and reduced maintenance and cost for computer infrastructure or in-house staff. Additionally, cloud-based solutions can enable […]


Trends expected to develop in the cybersecurity space in 2022

2021 has been a year of widespread uncertainty across the globe, especially for those in the cybersecurity space as cybercriminals ramped up their attack methods, particularly targeting the healthcare sector. CISOs, among many others, are hoping that 2022 will bring a year of certainty and growth and are predicting what the next 12 months will […]


Al Ghurair selects Aruba to create a platform for Digital Transformation

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced that UAE-based Al Ghurair Investment has implemented networking technology from the vendor that delivers resilient, future-ready infrastructure to accelerate Digital Transformation. The technology provides a scalable secure network template for consistent deployment and user experience, enables consistent wireless-first workplace with bandwidth to support critical business applications, cuts […]


Abu Dhabi Department of Energy signs MoU with Huawei

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei to strengthen collaboration and support research and development, capability-building and the exchange of knowledge as a means to upgrade the entire energy sector in the emirate. The agreement was signed in an event during GITEX Technology Week 2021 in […]


Reaping business value from Big Data

Big data is a combination of structured, semi-structured and unstructured data collected by organisations that can be mined for information and used in Machine Learning projects, predictive modelling and other advanced analytics applications. Industry experts look at how enterprise IT is using Big Data to glean information that can be applied to improve business performance […]