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How can data centre leaders combat the skills shortage as further outages disrupt the industry?

Uptime Institute has announced the key findings of its 10th annual Global Data Center Survey, the largest and most comprehensive in the data centre industry. The results show a growing sector adapting to rapid change on multiple levels. In almost every area under discussion — outages, resiliency, staffing, workload placement or innovation — there is […]


Building a human firewall to address insider threats

Creating a strong cybersecurity culture is paramount to the smooth running of a company’s operations, particularly as attacks become more advanced. Renee Tarun, Deputy CISO/Vice President Information Security, Fortinet, discusses the steps for how CISOs can establish a baseline for good cyberhygiene and ensure their employees take cybersecurity seriously. During the first half of 2020, […]


Why the working from home economy is accelerating an overdue shift to people-centric security

The pandemic has forced organisations and their employees to adapt to more remote ways of working and it’s up to CISOs to ensure this is done with security in mind to avoid being exploited by cybercriminals. Andrew Rose, Resident CISO for EMEA at Proofpoint, discusses some of the current and developing cyber-risks, and how to […]


Spike in cloud attacks shows businesses were not prepared to work from home

COVID-19 has brought about a work from home culture that is now the norm. Employees have therefore had to adapt and get to grips with the technologies they’re working with. Ryan Trost, CTO and Co-Founder of ThreatQuotient, discusses the importance of investing time and money into giving employees the know-how when transitioning to a new […]


Building an organisation-wide cybersecurity culture requires a radical shift in thinking

Stephen Roostan, VP EMEA at Kenna Security, explains why every question from your CEO is an opportunity to shape the security culture in your organisation, and how adopting a risk-based vulnerability management mindset offers the best opportunity for success. When it comes to an organisation’s data security, what should a CISO’s top priority be, both […]


How security impacts developments in the energy sector

Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow at McAfee, shares his wealth of knowledge and best practice advice on how organisations can ensure they are protecting their operations and managing risk in the energy supply chain, and how to best detect and avoid breaches. Given its major role in the nation’s infrastructure, what unique challenges does […]


The data centre sector in the Middle East: What next?

Data centres are often referred to as ‘powerhouses’ and it’s no surprise when we consider their capabilities. Ehab Kanary, Vice President of Enterprise for EMEA, CommScope, discusses how data centres will power our future as well as how they are developing in the Middle East region. Connectivity is laying the foundations for one of the […]


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 […]


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 […]


CNet expert discusses Remote Attendance Learning capability

CNet Training’s President and CEO, Andrew Stevens, discusses CNet’s Remote Attendance capability and how the delivery of each CNet Remote Attendance program has been remodelled to further enrich the remote learning experience. How long has CNet Training been offering Remote Attendance? For the last three years, we have been delivering programs via live instructor-led Remote […]


How can a data centre’s design contribute to optimum performance?

There are a number of elements that contribute to a data centre’s design, including location, efficiency, layout, mechanical design, to name a few. All of these factors contribute to its operability and performance capability. Mark Fenton, Product Manager at Future Facilities, defines a data centre’s performance as being a mixture of many things and that […]