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Why CIOs need to prioritise data integration

Zahi Yaari, VP of EMEA at SnapLogic, discusses the importance and benefits of data integration and why the possibility of fragmented data requires CIOs to ensure that all departments are aligned and the data integration process is followed carefully. One of the ironies of Big Data is that it has made is more difficult to […]


Freshworks Report: Companies resolved employee IT issues 23% faster in 2021

Freshworks Inc, a software company empowering the people who power business, has announced the findings from its second annual Freshservice Service Management Benchmark Report, which measured key performance indicators (KPIs) for the IT industry across 62 million tickets in 2021. The report revealed that global IT teams adapted to remote work in 2021, resolving employee […]


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 […]


Managed SASE services: Does one size fit all?

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, explains why service providers should carefully consider the benefits of leveraging the integration of a best of breed SD-WAN platform together with a best of breed cloud security. When we go shopping for new clothes, we often […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


Eight guiding principles for Zero Trust in banking and financial services today

Security leaders will be familiar with the term ‘Zero Trust’ – an approach crucial as vulnerabilities and attacks are becoming more damaging to organisations. Hila Meller, BT Vice President Security, Americas, EMEA and APAC, discusses some of the guiding principles for Zero Trust in banking and financial services. When it comes to adopting a Zero […]


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 […]


The importance of visibility for tackling threats head-on 

Having a resilient cybersecurity strategy in place is key for any organisation when it comes to tackling cyberthreats and driving the investigation forward. Stefano Maccaglia, EMEA Practice Manager Incident Response at NetWitness, an RSA Business, discusses some of the core elements of an effective cybersecurity programme, as well as stressing the importance of the human […]


Getting to grips with Kubernetes as a business enabler

More and more business leaders are beginning to get to grips with Kubernetes, but understanding how it works is another story. Michael Cade, Senior Technologist Product Strategy at Veeam Software, takes a look at some of the important questions surrounding Kubernetes from a data protection perspective and why it is useful. One of the ever […]


Creating value in the workplace with a resilient hyperautomation strategy

Tim Hood is Vice President – EMEA and APAC of Hyland, discusses the concept of hyperautomation and how it can elevate the workplace from monotonous, to purposeful and engaging. Hood explores the critical factors to consider when developing your hyperautomation strategy. First there was automation, now there is hyperautomation. From the age of industrialisation, to […]


How 5G, IoT, AI/ML and remote work will continue pushing data centres forward in 2022

Remote working has single-handedly modernised the workspace for the foreseeable future as employees and employers alike adopt new technologies and approaches to keep things moving at the rate technology is progressing. Ehab Kanary, CommScope Infrastructure EMEA, Emerging Markets Sales VP, touches upon 5G, IoT, cloud migration, reliance on AI and ML, hybrid work and the […]


Why evolving hiring paradigms is key to solving the UAE’s cybersecurity skills gap

The burgeoning skills gap is a heavily discussed topic among cybersecurity professionals as they attempt to find a solution to this ongoing problem. Toni El Inati, RVP Sales, META & CEE, Barracuda Networks, says it isn’t just training, but rather constant, career-long commitment to upskilling and adapting that will prove to be the hallmark of […]