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Building a successful Data Fabric for your enterprise

In order to adapt to the new normal, organisations need to adopt a new data management architecture – allowing them to thrive in the digital sphere. Simon Spring, Account Director EMEA at WhereScape, discusses the key components of a Data Fabric and explains how it helps organisations to manage and maximise the value of their […]


Prepare, defend, recover, repeat – The vicious cybersecurity cycle in 2021

It’s fair to say that 2021 has been one of the most challenging years on record for business leaders and their organisations. Ed Williams, EMEA Director of SpiderLabs, Trustwave, reflects on the past 12 months and suggests how we can move forward with strong cyber hygiene in place. 2021 has been a year of significant […]


UAE businesses must overcome complexity to avoid becoming the next brand to suffer a high-profile outage

On the back of the October Facebook outage, AppDynamics conducted a global pulse survey of 1,000 IT decision makers across 11 countries, including the UAE to explore the impact that these recent events have had within IT departments. Based on the findings of the survey, Joe Byrne, Executive CTO, AppDynamics, explains here key takeaways and […]


From recovery to reality: How technology is driving sustainable economic growth

The recently held COP26 presented a major moment for international co-operation to think strategically and work together to respond to global climate challenges. After 18 months of crisis navigation and laying the groundwork to build back better, more resilient societies – the global economy is now well-positioned to transition from designs of recovery to an […]


Data centre commissioning increasingly important to defeating digital downtime

We often tend to focus on the specific technology and infrastructure that makes up a data centre, paying less attention to the design and build of the data centre itself. Martin Williamson, Head of Commissioning – Middle East, AESG, outlines what a comprehensive data centre commissioning process should look like and why it is important […]


Constructing Digital Transformation strategies for future business success

Digital Transformation has been accelerated this past year, with the pandemic acting as a catalyst for digital innovation. Simon Bennett, EMEA CTO, Rackspace Technology, discusses why Digital Transformation is vital for keeping customers happy, as well as explaining the importance of designing and constructing a Digital Transformation strategy which ensures future business success. The acceleration […]


Huawei innovates to accelerate its customers’ progress on their digital journey

Achieving successful Digital Transformation is a complex task and data centre managers must implement innovative strategies which ensure availability, scalability and more importantly, sustainability. Sanjay Kumar Sainani, Global SVP of Business Development & Global CTO for the Digital Power Business at Huawei Technologies, discusses the tech giant’s strategy for successful data centre innovation and tells […]


Ransomware: Why least privilege is key for prevention

Ransomware is universally recognised as one of the top risks that organisations are facing today, with attackers exploiting fears and uncertainty around COVID-19 to boost their rate of success. David Higgins, EMEA Technical Director at CyberArk, tells us which tools and solutions organisations should consider investing in to protect themselves and highlights the best practice […]


spiderSilk CEO on addressing the challenges of attack surface management for SMEs

Businesses are finding themselves in the unviable position of having to deal with rampant cyberthreats while they push their Digital Transformation strategies forward and continue to navigate the remote workforce environment. Improving cyber-resilience can be a daunting task especially for organisations that have resource constraints due to the pandemic. Having visibility of technology ecosystems, from […]


Zero Trust or just untrustworthy? Exploring Zero Trust fears

Zero Trust is a strategy where you assume you’ve been breached and operate as though attackers already have access to your environment. Trevor Dearing, EMEA Director of Technology at Illumio, clears up some of the general fears surrounding this approach to cybersecurity. Even before the pandemic, implementing Zero Trust architecture was at the top of […]


How CIOs can use enterprise architecture to guide and de-risk cloud migration journeys

Migrating to the cloud as part of an organisation’s Digital Transformation journey has become the norm in the modern world, but doing it safely and successfully is crucial. Michael D’Onofrio, CEO, Orbus Software, discusses how to achieve a successful migration to the cloud and why building a detailed integration architecture from the ground up – […]


Vulnerability assessment, penetration testing or red teaming: which is right for your enterprise?

Red teaming is a service focused on the assessment of a company’s operational security capabilities via conducting a sophisticated attack simulation exercise and evaluating detection and response reaction of defending SOC specialists (blue team). Alexander Zaytsev, Head, Security Assessment, Kaspersky, explains the difference between red teaming and other services including vulnerability assessment and penetration testing. […]