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Renewables, EVs, flexibility and sulphur hexafluoride – top energy predictions for the year ahead

This year is set to once again bring focus to the ongoing transition of the energy industry. Responding to the public’s concerns around the progress of climate change and the industry’s push to adopt green technologies will be two major drivers for the year ahead. It is increasingly clear that government leaders must take a […]


Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to sustainability

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]


Improve your data centre operation with lithium-ion batteries

Mark Hurley, Solutions Architect at Schneider Electric, acknowledges UPS batteries are one of the most critical components in any data centre operation; however, they can still be the weakest link.


Seven ways cyber criminals steal your passwords

One way or another, passwords are always in the news. They’re either being stolen in data breaches, or mocked for being too simple; derided as pointless, or lamented for being technologically backward. However, one thing is indisputable: we’re going to be using them today, tomorrow and for the foreseeable future. Unlike touch or facial recognition […]


Expert discusses importance of a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure

Firas Jadalla, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), Genetec, explains how the company’s solution helps to provide security benefits and drives accuracy in data aggregation. Why is a well-structured and managed surveillance infrastructure so important? Selecting an IP surveillance solution is about more than just picking a camera and a VMS. […]


Automation Anywhere: RPA predictions for 2020 (and beyond)

Milan Sheth, Executive Vice President for India, Middle East and Africa East Region at Automation Anywhere, has released his global 2020 RPA predictions. He believes that 2020 will be the breakout year for intelligent automation as it continues to bring enormous potential to automate end-to-end business processes. Here are his top five: 1) The near […]


A single security recommendation to solve an age-old problem

Password management is undoubtedly one of the most basic security practices yet it is one that people struggle with the most when it comes to operating securely. Morey Haber, CTO & CISO, BeyondTrust, offers his advice to ensuring a best practice approach to password security. In the cyber world, we’re exposed to an onslaught of […]


Why your business should be looking beyond traditional KPIs

Thanks to automated software, we have a wealth of real-time business data right at our fingertips. But as Gerhard Hartman, Vice President: Medium Business, Sage Africa and Middle East explains, it can become too easy for a medium business or scale-up to become too obsessed with the wrong metrics, and often at the expense of […]


How to manage your password like a CISO

When it comes to hacking, you can run but you can’t hide. A hacker is bound to steal your information if you don’t protect yourself in the most effective way, starting with password security. Charles Poff, CISO, SailPoint, offers his advice to ensuring we are managing our passwords effectively. Over the past decade, we have […]


The CIO’s role in delivering value within a changing cloud ecosystem

The multi-cloud experience is becoming more and more common, and organisations must ensure that the management of the hybrid multi-cloud world is as easy as possible. Alexander Wallner, Senior Vice President and General Manager EMEA, NetApp, tells us how this approach will alleviate pressure for the CIO. It’s no secret that the relationship between the […]


What lies ahead for applications in 2020?

Vincent Lavergne, RVP of System Engineering at F5 Networks, suggests some New Year’s resolutions for IT leaders to ensure successful transformation in 2020. Without wheeling out all the usual clichés, 2019 has been another whirlwind of disruptive innovation and opportunity – with plenty of challenges to tackle and circumvent along the way. The threat landscape […]


The next step for AI: Make it smarter with Edge Computing and HCI

As the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market continues to grow exponentially, the next big frontier for HCI now sits at the Edge of the network. Phil White, CTO, Scale Computing tells us why it’s time for HCI to embrace and include Edge Computing to enable the growth of AI. It is unsurprising that the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) […]


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