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Importance of Gi-LAN function consolidation in the 5G World

Hesham Elsherif, Principal System Engineer, A10 Networks, talks to us about the significance of combining Gi-LAN service functions to help drastically reduce the extra latency, simplify network design and operation. Today’s LTE and 4G networks have been playing an important role in supporting mobile broadband services (e.g video conferencing, high-definition content streaming, etc.) across millions […]


Harnessing data at the intelligent edge

Morten Illum, EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, shares with Intelligent CIO Middle East how enterprise organisations can successfully unlock the potential of data at the intelligent edge. Within the next two years, analyst and research firm Gartner predicts that over 50% of data will be generated at the Edge of […]


Driving sustainability alongside AI’s profitability promise

Andre N. Verdier, Managing Director, Blue Yonder Middle East, shares with us the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why the application of the technology in the retail sector offers an appealing avenue for future competitiveness. As the Middle East’s retail sector continues to look for ways to regain momentum following COVID-19 restrictions, the application […]


Outside the four walls of the data centre

Michael Cade, Senior Global Technologist, Veeam, shares with us how the four walls of the data centre have collapsed and increased the attack vector as organisations in MENA embrace and promote remote working. Almost three-quarters of professionals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region prefer jobs that allow them to work remotely, according […]


Secure the Internet to unleash the full value of IoT

Per Johansson, General Manager, Robert Bosch Middle East FZE, on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how organisations and individuals can realise the full potential and value of IoT technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing how we live, work and get around – our homes are becoming smarter, factories more productive, and even […]


Tips for evaluating and implementing managed detection and response

The recent shift to remote working due to the pandemic has driven more companies to embrace managed detection and response services (MDR). Jan van Vliet, EMEA VP and GM at Digital Guardian, explains why MDR services are important in today’s world. Building a cybersecurity team with the skills to leverage today’s sophisticated detection and response […]


Ensuring reliable network connectivity with high availability load balancing

As enterprises become further dependent on the Internet to get business done, the threat of downtime can become a competitive disadvantage. Direct financial losses are substantial and a primary reason why businesses need to establish a high availability solution. Adil Baghir, Technology Consultant Lead, Middle East and Africa at A10 Networks explains why a high […]


Utilising a ‘platform over product’ approach for business benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the world of work, rapidly accelerating Digital Transformation strategies and placing additional pressure on CIOs. Glyn Yates, Country Manager, IMEA region, Matrix42, tells us how CIOs can look to adopt a platform over product approach to achieve cost efficiencies and enhanced productivity. For context, tell us how the world of […]


Working from Home: Temporary measure or new norm?

Shukri Eid, Managing Director, Cisco Gulf Region, discusses remote working and why it has proven its capabilities in delivering benefits related to virtualising unique skills. Around the world, businesses have had to adapt rapidly to the reality of having most of their employees working remotely. Although some countries are gradually returning to work, the on-going […]


The light at the end of the tunnel: Business resilience post COVID-19

Working from home has resulted in cybersecurity challenges. Johan Pellicaan, Vice President and Managing Director at Scale Computing EMEA, explains what companies can do to face these challenges. COVID-19 has undoubtedly acted as a monumental turning point for organisations globally. Pressured to respond at speed to government-imposed lockdowns, businesses rushed to deploy remote working models […]


Successful HR from the home office

Tips and learnings from the Coronavirus crisis by Glyn Yates, Country Manager IMEA, Matrix42. The upheavals caused by the Coronavirus crisis show us what the future of work could look like and how important digitalisation is. This also applies to the HR department. Over the past few weeks, many HR departments have experienced what it […]


Six reasons why COVID-19 will accelerate the rush to cloud

Andrew Brinded, Vice President and Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix, says cloud provides the enabling deployment model for the times in which we live and its impact is set to grow. In 1991, the renowned technology journalist Stewart Alsop made a famously wrong forecast. “I predict that the last mainframe will be unplugged on March […]