Magazine Button

Insights

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 […]


A stats-based approach to hybrid work in the financial sector

A flexible office environment can better align employee needs and business goals, but the financial and banking sector seems to be reverting to old habits and rallying for in-office presence. Ekta Puthran, MEA Lead – Collaboration, Barco, takes a look at how the financial sector is adapting to a hybrid work approach. Most employees in the UAE […]


Agile IT: The role of the CISO in combatting the risks of the ‘move fast, fail fast’ culture

Agile IT must be implemented with due caution, says Taj El-khayat, Managing Director – South EMEA at Vectra AI. Here he discusses the role of the CISO when it comes to balancing organisational agility with the need to ensure security is built into any new product/service from the ground up. GCC governments have staked their […]


How are data centre providers offering a solution to the widening skills gap?

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of high-performance data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has launched the Kao Academy – an industry-first science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) resource, designed to engage primary and early secondary school-aged children with the purpose and role of a data centre. Created in collaboration with Cambridge […]


Are we witnessing an Edge explosion?

Edge Computing is a transformational reality and will be responsible for shaping technology operations well into the future. Andy Connor, EMEA Channel Director, Subzero Engineering, outlines the ‘Edge explosion’ and examines the crucial role of the modular, micro data centre in delivering Digital Transformation. The idea of delivering IT resources close to the point of […]


Counting the cost of the biggest BEC attacks

Robust email protection is a necessity for protecting against one of the industry’s most sophisticated attack types; Business Email Compromise (BEC). Andrew Rose, Resident CISO, Proofpoint, offers some top tips to avoid falling victim to these types of attacks and highlights the importance of adding an extra layer of protection to your business to ensure […]


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 […]