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Low-code platforms can help Middle East businesses overcome the challenges of legacy systems

Dinesh Varadharajan, Chief Product Officer (CPO) at Kissflow, looks at how utilising low-code applications can help businesses throughout the UAE overcome the challenges presented by legacy systems.  IT systems and solutions are constantly evolving in today’s fast-paced digital era, with the result that cumbersome legacy systems are hindering growth and causing countless issues. Many companies […]


Simplifying security on the path to a multi-cloud future

CIOs and CISOs must shift their mindset from network-centric security to data-centric security in order to have visibility over their data, says Petko Stoyanov, Global Chief Technology Officer at Forcepoint. He examines why this is important and offers some best practice advice for simplifying security when it comes to the cloud.  The perimeter is not dead, […]


Index reveals strong Digital Transformation efforts by GCC countries

The latest GCC E-Performance Index 2022 reveals that all countries from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region have performed exceptionally well on five major global indicators, displaying significant progress in Digital Transformation.  The report was issued by Orient Planet Research (OPR), an independent unit of Orient Planet Group (OPG), in collaboration with information and communications technology (ICT) […]


Delinea report reveals a decline in attacks and ransom payments

Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, has published its 2022 State of Ransomware Report which finds that things may be looking up in the fight against ransomware.  Cyberattacks using the popular compromising tactic have declined significantly over the past 12 months compared to the previous year and fewer companies are […]


The borderless enterprise – how do you keep it stable and secure?

As cloud-based networking increases, it leaves questions about how organisations can perform safely and efficiently. Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, META at Infoblox offers insight into how data can be better protected with cloud management. The cloud pushes the boundaries of the traditional office environment and enables the enterprise without boundaries. Professional talent, affiliates, facilities and partners can be […]


Three signs your cybersecurity posture will not protect you from the modern threat actor

Figures have shown that the number of cyber-incidents are rapidly increasing. Gregg Petersen, Regional Director – MEA at Cohesity, offers insight into three signs that suggest a security posture is not up to scratch – discussing the lack of alignment between IT and security, overconfidence in recovery capabilities and equipment and talent gaps. Businesses are […]


Opinion: The rise of botnet and DDoS attacks

Botnets are a progressing method of delivering attacks alongside DDoS. Amr Alashaal, Regional Vice President, Middle East at A10 Networks, talks to us about what they are, how they function and effective ways for businesses to respond. Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks have become an ongoing threat to organisations. Using a variety of techniques, a wide range of […]


Data delivers performance across multiple industries… right now

An organisation’s data architecture should act as an enabler for business progression, not hinder development. Martin James, Vice President EMEA at Aerospike, highlights the criticality of effective data management for success and why technology leaders and the C-suite must factor in the importance of scaling infrastructure when planning – which includes the deployment of modern […]


SAS survey: EMEA companies understand the importance of delivering experiences that matter

Key findings of a recent survey for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review Connections, with support from SAS, a global leader in analytics and AI solutions, have shown more than half (62%) of companies across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) plan to increase their investments in solutions […]


GITEX GLOBAL 2022 takes over Dubai with record capacity

The global digital economy is in full velocity mode, embracing the return of one of the world’s largest, most inclusive tech and start-up events, which opens next month in Dubai with record capacity, its continued expansion fuelling the installation of three additional sold-out halls at the Dubai World Trade Centre. GITEX GLOBAL 2022 will take […]


Hub71 and e& enterprise to launch AI Centre of Excellence (AI CoE) in Abu Dhabi

Hub71, Abu Dhabi’s global tech ecosystem, and e& enterprise, part of e&, have launched one of the region’s first AI CoE. The launch highlights the importance of pursuing partnerships and collaborations with businesses, governments, investors and start-ups to create a smarter, safer and more sustainable world through the co-creation of industry-specific and use case-driven AI solutions. […]


UAE launches NextGenFDI to attract world’s top digital companies

The UAE has launched NextGenFDI, which aims to target 300 digitally-enabled companies and aims to attract skilled programmers, data scientists and tech engineers within the next three years. The UAE has launched a major campaign to attract digitally-enabled companies and highly-skilled talent to the country. H.E. Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign […]