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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 […]


How CIOs can use enterprise architecture to guide and de-risk cloud migration journeys

Migrating to the cloud as part of an organisation’s Digital Transformation journey has become the norm in the modern world, but doing it safely and successfully is crucial. Michael D’Onofrio, CEO, Orbus Software, discusses how to achieve a successful migration to the cloud and why building a detailed integration architecture from the ground up – […]


Rewriting the rules on resilient infrastructure

Taking the right steps to forming a reliable Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery strategy are firmly placed at the heart of many boardroom discussions. Steve Blow, EMEA Sales Engineering Manager at Zerto, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, discusses the importance of building a stronger line of defence when it comes to cybersecurity, and why a […]


Changing the world with sustainable business practices

Organisations have had to reassess their consumption strategies to ensure they can make more sustainable choices when managing and storing data. Marco Fanizzi, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Commvault, offers his advice for organisations to develop more environmentally friendly business practices and make better and greener decisions. It’s no longer possible to ignore […]


The democratisation of the workplace through Edge Computing

Digital Transformation of traditional business processes is taking place across the data centre sector and Edge Computing is a fundamental contributor to this overhaul. Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Veeam, explains why this technology is critical to ensuring a seamless transition from the traditional workplace setting to the future of work. It’s […]


The journey from tech side project to Return on Investment

With so many technology solutions on the market today, business leaders must decide where to invest their budgets to ensure they achieve Return on Investment. Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy at Veeam, talks us through some of the key aspects to consider when looking to establish more advanced business operations and ensure a […]