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Successful HR from the home office

Tips and learnings from the Coronavirus crisis by Glyn Yates, Country Manager IMEA, Matrix42. The upheavals caused by the Coronavirus crisis show us what the future of work could look like and how important digitalisation is. This also applies to the HR department. Over the past few weeks, many HR departments have experienced what it […]


Green IT — a sustainability strategy for Middle East innovators

As the amount of data inflates exponentially, more and more data centres are being established to serve this Digital Transformation. Patrick Smith, EMEA Field CTO, Pure Storage, discusses ways of reducing the environmental impact caused and how to manage the pressure to deliver sustainable IT operations. Green initiatives are nothing new in the Middle East, […]


The Domain Game: How email attackers are buying their way into inboxes

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the current climate, targeting remote workers via email in a bid to obtain the ‘keys to the kingdom’. Dan Fein, Director of Email Security Products, Darktrace, tells us why organisations must take a new approach to email security to tilt the scales in favour of the defenders. It is by […]


Addressing common issues CIOs face when managing entirely remote workforces

COVID-19 has posed an abundance of challenges for business leaders which they must face head-on as the pandemic takes hold. Prasad Ramakrishnan, CIO, Freshworks, explains how CIOs are adapting in order to offer flexible working and to maintain smooth business operations during the current circumstances. As global economies continue in the fight against COVID-19, millions […]


The five business imperatives of 5G

Business leaders must operate with business imperatives in mind and one of these should be taking a structured and considered approach to 5G. James Bristow, SVP EMEA, Cradlepoint, discusses the benefits of 5G adoption and how it can serve to minimise disruption caused to operations during such uncertain times. The current crisis has undoubtedly had […]


Experts discuss why multi-cloud adoption is becoming so successful across the EMEA region

Research from F5 Networks revealed earlier this year that the EMEA region leads the way for multi-cloud adoption, although security and skill gap challenges remain. According to the sixth annual State of Application Services (SOAS) report, 88% of surveyed EMEA organisations were leveraging multi-cloud environments, compared to 87% in the Americas and 86% in the APCJ region. […]


Is the growth of cybersecurity insurance behind the recent resurgence in ransomware?

Unfortunately for business leaders, ransomware is an ever-growing security issue. Jan van Vliet, VP EMEA, Digital Guardian, considers whether an intended solution to cybercrime has inadvertently contributed to a large part of the ransomware problem. Ransomware has been an ever-present threat to businesses of all shapes and sizes for almost two decades. While it was […]


Airport security achieved through surveillance solutions

Airport security has always been a number one priority and the COVID-19 pandemic creates a greater need to ensure passenger safety. Firas Jadalla, Regional Director for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) at Genetec, explains how airports can increase security through surveillance solutions. Keeping passengers safe has always been an airport’s number one priority […]


Expert provides insight into CNet Training’s Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework

Andrew Stevens, CEO at CNet Training, discusses The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework and the importance of creating educational programs that support real career progression. Being the largest and longest-running training and education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure industry (comprising the data centre and network infrastructure sectors) brings with it a […]


The real cost of fighting the insider threat

Detecting an insider threat can prove one of the biggest challenges within the cybersecurity realm. Adenike Cosgrove, Cybersecurity Strategy, International at Proofpoint, explores the impact of an insider threat across an organisation and how to avoid being left with a hefty bill. Insider threats are on the rise: up 47% year-on-year, in fact. And organisations […]


Security in a multi-cloud environment

Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing, A10 Networks, discusses why businesses are initially implementing multi-cloud environments, not to mention how they can accidentally find themselves in a complex multi-cloud set up if Digital Transformation happens on an ad-hoc basis. Nicholson highlights the importance of including security into a multi-cloud strategy, with so many factors potentially […]


CommScope expert on why 2020 will be a year of critical decisions for wireless operators

The era of 5G has arrived in the MENA region, with 2020 set to be the launchpad to a ‘more connected’ future. Femi Oshiga, VP Sales, Service Providers, MEA, CommScope, tells Intelligent CIO’s Jess Phillips why wireless operators will need to make some critical decisions during the year ahead, as well as how CommScope is […]