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‘Safeguarding civilisation’: Protecting critical infrastructure against cyberattacks

Research from Dragos has highlighted that the industrial sector attracted increased unwanted attention from adversaries last year. With attackers continuing to up the ante and the consequences of an attack proving potentially devastating, defenders must review and prioritise their OT security strategies. Seth Enoka, Principal Industrial Incident Responder, Dragos, talks us through the research and […]


Enabling business: Why security needs ‘grey’ areas in the age of hybrid workforces

Modern workforces require security solutions that not only keep the business and its data secure, but which also ‘enable’ rather than halt productivity. Mike Schuricht, VP of Product Management, Security Service Edge (SSE), Forcepoint, talks us through some of the key security challenges facing organisations and outlines how Forcepoint ONE helps to tackle these. What […]


A helping hand: How to show support this Mental Health Awareness Week

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9th- 15th May), we spoke to industry experts about how to best support employees and cultivate a culture of care An alarming 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health problems in the workplace and this figure is only increasing. The last two years have put a huge amount of stress […]


Easy access to cloud-native applications in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environment

To stay ahead of competition, most firms are constantly looking for ways to drive innovation with speed and agility, while maximising operational and economic efficiency. Amr Alashaal, Regional Vice President – Middle East at A10 Networks, explains how CIOs can migrate their application to the cloud and have easy access to cloud-native apps in a […]


Data centres: A steppingstone to success of Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation in the broader scheme of things means evolution. Antoine Harb, Team Leader Middle East and North Africa, Kingston Technology, tells us here that given that data centres are a much-needed part of the process for all the newly created data, it makes sense to call them the steppingstone to the success of the […]


What are AI architects and what do they do?

Artificial intelligence (AI) applies advanced analysis and logic-based techniques, including machine learning, to interpret events, support and automate decisions and take action. Arun Chandrasekaran, VP Analyst, Gartner, discusses what AI architects are and what they do. Enterprise leaders can create the role to help build a robust enterprise-wide architecture for AI.In short, the growing diversity […]


DCIM software: A must-have for dramatically increasing energy efficiency in the data centre space

Herman Chan, President, Sunbird Software, offers his best practice advice on how organisations can take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and why DCIM software is key to achieving this. What role does the data centre industry have in contributing to global energy usage and how are DC operators tackling this? The data centre industry […]


Why digital operating models are the only way forward for UAE businesses 

As enterprises continue to digitalise, business models continue to change. Using the UAE as an example, Mark Ackerman, Area VP, Middle East and Africa, ServiceNow, tells us how businesses are adapting and using digital operating models to drive growth.   As Arab Gulf countries, such as the UAE, look forward to their 5G future, they prepare […]


Giving women a seat at the table this International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to 11 people in tech, from a variety of backgrounds and roles. They provided insight into their experiences of being a woman in a male-dominated industry and how the sector can continue to #BreakTheBias. The theme for this years’ International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias. “It challenges us to do […]


Finding the connection in customer conversations key to success for Egyptian telcos

The wave of Digital Transformation sweeping across Egypt is rapidly advancing the maturity and competitiveness of the businesses in the country. At the epicentre of this evolution has been the country’s telecom operators, serving as custodians of this change by providing the infrastructure that makes possible the delivery of mobile and internet services to millions […]


SD-WAN: The bridge to a 5G future

Research conducted by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the enterprise 5G market is expected to grow from US$2.1 billion in 2021 to US$10.9 billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 31.8%. In the short term, the task at hand for service providers involves enabling IoT communications, fixed wireless access, edge analytics and enhanced mobile broadband. To achieve […]


Five reasons why organisations need a Zero Trust architecture

The realities of 21st-century enterprise networking required a new paradigm and in 2010, John Kindervag, an analyst at Forrester Research, wrote a paper that popularised the idea of the Zero Trust architecture. Over the next few years, as enterprise computing evolved to embrace cloud computing and the problems with perimeter security became more pressing, the […]