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Cybersecurity predictions: Identity protection to be a priority in 2022

Every year, IT and cybersecurity firms round up their predictions on their expectations for the immediate future. While predictions have a particular pull factor in the marketing sense of the word, experts from Attivo Networks share their evidence-based forecasts into cyberattacker behaviour and tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). The 2021 Verizon Data Breach report highlighted […]


Seven strategies for CSO cybersecurity survival

As the CSO is tasked with more complex challenges as threats become more sophisticated, they must create a robust cybersecurity model for their organisation, which requires solid planning. Adrian Taylor, VP of EMEA at A10 Networks, offers his best practice advice in the form of seven strategies that he believes will help to ensure an […]


Building a successful Data Fabric for your enterprise

In order to adapt to the new normal, organisations need to adopt a new data management architecture – allowing them to thrive in the digital sphere. Simon Spring, Account Director EMEA at WhereScape, discusses the key components of a Data Fabric and explains how it helps organisations to manage and maximise the value of their […]


Prepare, defend, recover, repeat – The vicious cybersecurity cycle in 2021

It’s fair to say that 2021 has been one of the most challenging years on record for business leaders and their organisations. Ed Williams, EMEA Director of SpiderLabs, Trustwave, reflects on the past 12 months and suggests how we can move forward with strong cyber hygiene in place. 2021 has been a year of significant […]


UAE businesses must overcome complexity to avoid becoming the next brand to suffer a high-profile outage

On the back of the October Facebook outage, AppDynamics conducted a global pulse survey of 1,000 IT decision makers across 11 countries, including the UAE to explore the impact that these recent events have had within IT departments. Based on the findings of the survey, Joe Byrne, Executive CTO, AppDynamics, explains here key takeaways and […]


KPMG survey: KSA CEOs look to prioritise ESG strategy and expect growth through mergers

The majority of CEOs in Saudi Arabia are integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices into their business strategies for sustainable growth, as their risk profile shifts towards disruptive technology and environmental concerns, reveals KPMG in their annual CEO Outlook. The CEU Outlook Saudi Arabia 2021: Purpose-led and prepared for growth is based on a […]


Data centre commissioning increasingly important to defeating digital downtime

We often tend to focus on the specific technology and infrastructure that makes up a data centre, paying less attention to the design and build of the data centre itself. Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning – Middle East, AESG, outlines what a comprehensive data centre commissioning process should look like and why it is important […]


Constructing Digital Transformation strategies for future business success

Digital Transformation has been accelerated this past year, with the pandemic acting as a catalyst for digital innovation. Simon Bennett, EMEA CTO, Rackspace Technology, discusses why Digital Transformation is vital for keeping customers happy, as well as explaining the importance of designing and constructing a Digital Transformation strategy which ensures future business success. The acceleration […]


Huawei innovates to accelerate its customers’ progress on their digital journey

Achieving successful Digital Transformation is a complex task and data centre managers must implement innovative strategies which ensure availability, scalability and more importantly, sustainability. Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Global SVP of Business Development & Global CTO for the Digital Power Business at Huawei Technologies, discusses the tech giant’s strategy for successful data centre innovation and tells […]


Abu Dhabi DoE promotes Abu Dhabi Socioeconomic Module at GITEX 2021

The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy’s (DoE) commitment to leave no one behind as it works to support the transition of the UAE capital’s energy sector is one of the key elements it is highlighting as it takes part in GITEX Technology Week 2021, currently underway in Dubai, under the umbrella of Abu Dhabi Digital […]


UAE’s Emarat transforms connectivity experiences for customers and staff with Aruba’s WAN edge technologies

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced that UAE fuel service-station operator Emarat is set to optimise its wireless, wired and WAN infrastructure with Aruba technology and introduce automated, cloud-native Edge Computing for an all-round enhanced user experience. Emarat has been serving customers across the UAE for four decades with a focus on delivering […]


Zero Trust or just untrustworthy? Exploring Zero Trust fears

Zero Trust is a strategy where you assume you’ve been breached and operate as though attackers already have access to your environment. Trevor Dearing, EMEA Director of Technology at Illumio, clears up some of the general fears surrounding this approach to cybersecurity. Even before the pandemic, implementing Zero Trust architecture was at the top of […]