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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 […]

Introducing Cloudforce One: Cloudflare’s new threat operations and research team

Blake Darché, Head of Threat Intelligence at Cloudflare, introduces Cloudforce One, a new threat operations and research team from Cloudflare. Meet Cloudflare’s new threat operations and research team: Cloudforce One. While this team will publish research, that’s not its reason for being. Its primary objective: track and disrupt threat actors. The security teams we speak with […]

A good anti-ransomware strategy is at the heart of Digital Transformation

Mohamad Rizk, Senior Director, Technical Sales – Middle East, Russia and CIS at Veeam Software, outlines the pillars of a sound security strategy. Digital Transformation is seen as a big investment but is becoming a prerequisite for survival in the current and future landscape. Businesses are now more reliant on digital infrastructure than ever – […]

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 […]

Integrate data streaming with a hybrid cloud or be left for dust

Fred Crehan, Regional Director – Middle East, Confluent, tells us about the importance of Data Streaming in successfully implementing hybrid cloud strategies. Customer expectations are sky-high in today’s fast-paced, demanding consumer environment. People insist on high levels of personalisation and speedy, smooth, convenient experiences when it comes to everything from entertainment to shopping to finances. […]

1,100 IT pros spotlight the security hazards of hybrid work

Anthony James, VP of Product Marketing at Infoblox, provides an insight into Infoblox’s survey into the global state of security, including the impact of remote workers. Today’s cybersecurity challenges are not that much different than from past years, with one slight twist – the attack surface has dramatically shifted. The pandemic forced us to rethink […]

The three IT questions CIOs should be able to answer . . . but probably can’t

Kevin Brown, SVP, EcoStruxure Solutions, Secure Power Division, Schneider Electric, discusses how new disruptive technologies, hybrid and distributed IT architectures and the need for actionable data insights surrounding cybersecurity, energy efficiency and sustainability, is changing the role of the CIO – forcing them to adapt and utilise both new skillsets and tech to future-proof their […]

Five SD-WAN trends in the post-Covid era

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, talks us through five SD-WAN trends emerging in the post-Covid era. As governments begin lifting restrictions, the COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on organizations. Many organizations have run out of business, some have survived, while […]

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 […]

For MSSPs XDR can be the foundation of effective ‘living security’

Vibin Shaju, Presales Director – EMEA, Trellix, discusses the value of extended detection and response (XDR) for managed security service providers (MSSPs). Two years on from our planetwide migration to the cloud, the unease experienced by IT and security teams lingers. Consumers demand more and better digital experiences. Employees demand more flexible working conditions. The […]

Netskope CISO on leading a successful security transformation with Security Service Edge (SSE)

In this interview with Intelligent CIO’s Jess Abell, Neil Thacker, EMEA and LATAM CISO for Netskope, highlights why traditional network security architecture is no longer fit for purpose, as well as why organisations should consider adopting a Security Service Edge (SSE) approach. Why is the traditional network security architecture not fit for purpose in the […]

Designing the data centre with the client top of mind

Haitham Hussien, Senior Associate ELV/ICT Engineer, AE7, discusses his involvement in some major projects, how sustainability plays a part in the design and operation of a data centre compared to some years ago, and how he works to ensure quality and construction of facility design standards. Can you tell us how you work with clients […]