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Making it simple with Software-as-a-Service

Many companies are now using a Software-as-Service (SaaS) model where in the software is licensed on a subscription basis and is centrally hosted. Intelligent CIO spoke to Ken Ringdahl (VP, Global Alliances Architecture, Veeam) and Michael Cade (Senior Global Technologist, Veeam) about the benefits of using a SaaS product and the challenges you can expect. […]


Protecting the manufacturing industry from mobile phishing attacks

The rapidly rising reliance on mobile phones in the workplace has facilitated an increased cybersecurity threat from malicious phone hackers that many manufacturers are not equipped to handle. Tom Davison, EMEA Technical Director at Lookout, outlines the steps that both individuals and businesses must take to ensure the security of their most valuable assets, with […]


SentinelOne expert on how automated defence tools are helping to protect the endpoint

A robust endpoint security strategy is critical for modern CISOs who are facing more threats than ever. Tamer Odeh, Regional Sales Director for SentinelOne, tells us about some of the biggest threats to the endpoint and how the security company is helping to combat these. How would you describe the overall threat landscape? The threat […]


Ivanti expert: Why today’s CIO will be tomorrow’s CEO

CIOs are earning the trust of CEOs and board members by combining their technical expertise with business awareness and strategic thinking. Phil Richards, CSO at Ivanti, argues that CIOs have established themselves as trusted advisors to CEOs and are helping to shape their organisations’ growth strategies. Digital transformation is no longer optional – it’s an […]


How CIOs and IT teams can properly prepare for life on the Edge

With the earning potential of Edge computing making itself clear, Jacob Chacko, Regional Business Head – Middle East at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise, explains why delivering on it will inevitably mean the C-suite spending progressively greater amounts of time truly understanding the IT capabilities being delivered. IT teams have been under pressure to introduce […]


Kaspersky expert Ramy Al Damati on securing the crypto economy

The Blockchain industry and cryptocurrency market have been rapidly developing and now constitutes a significant share of the global economy. In fact, as Ramy Al Damati, Enterprise Security Expert for Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Kaspersky tells us, Blockchain-based technology is becoming increasingly popular and is being used to solve a wide range of […]


Gartner: Tackle tomorrow’s digital business security risks

With organisations still struggling to attract the right security talent, Earl Perkins, Vice President, Analyst, Gartner, says organisations must change their talent development and recruiting practices to address the issue. As cybersecurity risks increase in digital business, organisations continue to struggle in attracting, retaining and, most critically, developing security talent. Security and risk management leaders responsible […]


Digital Guardian expert on the configuration mistakes that provide field days for hackers

Tim Bandos, Vice President of Cybersecurity at Digital Guardian, details the top five configuration gaffes that organisations must avoid to reduce the threat exposure. Sometimes it’s the little things. In hindsight, more often than not, getting hacked can stem from a minor misstep or completely preventable mistake. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open […]


Reclaiming the cloud: How CISOs can ensure security in cloud initiatives

Cloud services now play a central role in the digital operation of modern enterprises. But security teams are often being left out in the cold, increasing the level of risk an organisation is facing. Gidi Cohen, CEO and Founder, Skybox Security, tells us how CISOs can be part of the conversation on securely adopting cloud […]


CNet Training CEO on creating the data centre designers of the future

CNet Training delivers classroom-based technical education programs led by expert instructors in locations across the world and via remote attendance, allowing ease of access to all industry professionals wherever they are. In addition, the company also delivers distance learning programs. One example is the Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) program which is helping learners […]


Seven myths about network management and security in a digital world

An organisation’s network is one of its most valuable assets, says Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox. He talks us through seven myths about network management and security in the modern digital world. In today’s digitally driven, 24/7 world, how well you thrive as a business depends, more than ever, on […]


Understanding the Certified Data Centre Management Professional program

Andrew Stevens, CEO, CNet Training, discusses the Certified Data Centre Management Professional (CDCMP) program and the benefits it offers to both individuals and organisations. International award-winning technical education company CNet Training has been designing and delivering professional network infrastructure education and training programs since 1996. Today CNet is the global leader in technical education for […]