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Get To Know: Darryn Botha, CIO, Ukheshe Technologies

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? When I was a child, I played the piano and I was invited to attend an eisteddfod where I played in front of over 100 people and won a prize for playing the best piece. What first made you think of a career in technology? My […]


Get To Know: Ali Bahlooq, General Manager, Esharah Etisalat Security Solutions

What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? I would say there were many memorable achievements, but the one most outstanding is making Esharah to become the secure systems provider for EXPO 2020, the biggest event ever in the Gulf region. What first made you think of a career in technology? Since my elementary […]


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 future of databases is maximally available invisible infrastructure

Paulo Pereira, Senior Director, Systems Engineering – METI at Nutanix, talks about the future of databases, integrated database management software, automation and how IT leaders across the region can simplify management, enjoy one-click simplicity and invisible operations to database provisioning, lifecycle and copy data management. A data-driven culture is needed if a business wants to […]


IBM commits to skill 30 million people globally by 2030

IBM has unveiled a groundbreaking commitment and global plan to provide 30 million people of all ages with new skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow by 2030. To achieve this goal, IBM is announcing a clear roadmap with more than 170 new academic and industry partnerships. The effort will leverage IBM’s existing programmes and […]


PureCS, InterSystems and Apelon partner to aid UAE NUMR system

The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has unveiled that Riayati programme for exchange of healthcare information, continues its plan to connect government and private hospitals and more than 2,500 other healthcare facilities including clinics, diagnostic centres, dialysis centres and pharmacies. This will also integrate with Nabidh, Malaffi, the current centralised database for real-time […]


Four areas Middle East companies should look to restart, reinvent and renew

Emma Shakespeare, Regional Director – MENA, SAP Concur, identifies four area Middle East organisations should explore to revive, reinvent and rejuvenate their business. It’s clear that we will continue to feel the long-lasting impact of the pandemic on global economics for the majority of 2021, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Instead, it is […]


Cloud-managed DDI: Optimising networking at the Edge

For many organisations, cloud-managed DDI provides a more flexible, agile and cost-effective complement to on-premises, server-based DDI solutions. Ali Sleiman, Technical Director, Middle East and Africa (MEA), Infoblox, explains why cloud-managed DDI matters when optimising networking at the Edge. In a cloud-first world, the nexus of activity is no longer in your data centre, it’s […]


Why business analytics matters

Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organisation’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Successful business analytics depends on data quality, skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business and an organisational commitment to using data to gain insights that inform business decisions. Industry experts share insights on the types […]


Micro Focus introduces Hybrid Cloud Management X to simplify delivery of multi-cloud services

Micro Focus has announced the release of Hybrid Cloud Management X (HCMX), the industry’s first cloud-native, multi-tenant cloud management platform that can run in the public cloud or on-premises. As companies deliver on Digital Transformation (DX) strategies, Micro Focus HCMX provides cloud service consumption in a single view with analytics-based recommendations for discount management, enabling […]


P&O Maritime Logistics eliminates network complexity with Aruba

P&O Maritime Logistics has updated its infrastructure with technology from Aruba resulting in a network overhaul that has eliminated complexity and reduced management overheads. Crew productivity has also been enhanced for its large fleet stationed across seven continents with the development of mobility apps by the P&O Maritime Logistics IT team. Headquartered in Dubai, P&O […]


Can printers be a security solution or are they a point of vulnerability?

David Barnes, Head of Regional Printing Product Management and Business Development, EMEA, Zebra Technologies, says it is vital organisations implement printers that can support staff to maintain the most up-to-date security protocols, making it easy to remotely manage, troubleshoot and configure fleets of printers from a single location. In today’s digital age, everything from coffee […]