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Schneider Electric leading in sustainability strategies

The spotlight currently sits on data centres regarding their sustainability efforts and with the increasing pressure to take ESG goals seriously and a lack of usable metrics, it can be a difficult area to navigate. Natalya Makarochkina, Senior Vice President of the Secure Power Division at Schneider Electric tells us how organisations can best use […]


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 […]


AppDynamics expert: What UAE technologists need to know about managing IT performance in the cloud

Gaining visibility into dynamic and complex cloud-native applications and technology stacks is arguably a top priority for technologists in organizations across the Emirates. They recognize that their traditional monitoring and APM tools aren’t designed to cope with the complexity of cloud-native environments, and this is limiting their ability to monitor and optimize IT performance and […]


What is good cloud migration security?

Cloud adoption continues to be important for many organizations as they transform how they do business in today’s digital world. US-based Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President, Global Field CISO at Fortinet, tells us while there are many benefits associated with cloud adoption, the security implications of moving to the cloud cannot be ignored if organizations are […]


Bitdefender expert on building a resilient enterprise security strategy

Enterprises are becoming increasingly concerned with the future of their security strategy post-pandemic. Dan Pitman, Director of Product and Technical Marketing at Bitdefender, discusses the importance of navigating new cybersecurity solutions with an expanding hybrid and remote working workforce. Businesses are investing in improving their cybersecurity after the pandemic – why is this? Businesses have […]


How Digital Transformation technologies can drive remote work strategies

Remote work seems to be here to stay, and Digital Transformation will continue to facilitate it. For companies that haven’t embraced it, now is the time to invest in Digital Transformation strategies. Naji Kazak, Managing Director EMEA at Kodak Alaris tells us more about remote work and the technologies that spur Digital Transformation. COVID-19 has […]


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 […]


Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


Preparing businesses for the next wave of Digital Transformation

Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us why Networking at the Edge is one key technological shift IT leaders can’t afford to ignore. The C-suite and business leaders understand the value of technology and the benefits it can bring to their bottom […]


Core network services for the modern hybrid workplace

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, META at Infoblox, considers which technologies can help organizations power the hybrid workplace. Work from anywhere is here to stay and organisations need to modernise their networks to remain competitive. The pandemic has accelerated workplace modernisation, including adoption of virtualisation, private cloud, public cloud, SaaS and IPv6, to create a hybrid […]


Three things business leaders should know about security

With leading businesses and military groups throughout APAC under attack from cybercriminals, Dave Russell, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, Veeam Software, says business leaders must be at the forefront of their company’s security. A few years ago Cathay Pacific suffered a lapse in data security affecting the personal information of an estimated 9.4 million people. […]


Nutanix to support educational institutions in KSA with transformative technology

Nutanix, a leader in hybrid multi-cloud computing, is heavily focused on supporting educational institutions in Saudi Arabia, as they look to modernise their IT infrastructures and accelerate Digital Transformation initiatives. Tareq Hassan, Senior Enterprise Sales Manager – Saudi Arabia, said: “Learning will increasingly take place using a hybrid approach that more flexibly combines classroom and […]