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SAS and Higher Colleges of Technology co-host hackathon to develop talent

The Information Technology Division at the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) organised the ‘SAS Data Science Hackathon 2019’ in co-operation with SAS, a leader in business analytics, and several leading public and private entities. The competition targeted 25 IT students from HCT branches in Dubai, Sharjah and Al Ain, who competed for three days at […]


R&M enables Istanbul Airport to be securely digitised

As some of the world’s most advanced and secure facilities, airports rely heavily on the latest IT systems. A great deal of pioneering work in this field is being carried out by Istanbul Grand Airport (IGA), which became operational this year. It is the largest airport in the world and also the first airport in […]


Gigamon launches Application Intelligence framework

Gigamon, a leading network visibility provider for the digital enterprise, has introduced Gigamon Application Intelligence, which provides comprehensive visibility into the highly complex applications at the heart of Digital Transformations. As organisations rapidly evolve through their Digital Transformation journey, agile and highly distributed applications challenge IT teams to achieve and maintain the required security, performance […]


Veeam expert on cloud adoption in the Middle East region

With cloud adoption rates escalating worldwide, Intelligent CIO spoke to Rawad Zaki, Regional Manager Saudi Arabia and Levant, about the current situation in the Middle East. We also asked him about advice for CIOs considering moving their data to the cloud.   Can you tell me what the latest is in the Middle East in […]


Emirates NBD lauded at Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Awards

Emirates NBD, one of the leading banks in the region, continues to receive industry recognition for its leadership in digital innovation, winning three awards at the Infosys Finacle Client Innovation Awards 2019. The awards recognise Emirates NBD’s best in-class capabilities in cloud innovation, API architecture and financial platforms. The firm won ‘Best API-led innovation’ for […]


Smart buildings: Understanding the security risks

‘Smart buildings’ offer many benefits to organisations, individuals and the environment. But they are also widening the attack surface and opening up of new entry paths into corporate networks as a result of the convergence between operational technology and IT systems. Tony Atkins, Regional Director EMEA at Nozomi Networks, discusses how organisations can take steps […]


New Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2 offers enterprise-grade disaster recovery capabilities

New release solves the challenges of downtime by extending reliable, scalable and easy-to-use orchestration, automated testing and assured compliance through a broader variety of recovery capabilities. Veeam Software, a leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management to over 350,000 organisations globally, has announced the general availability of new Veeam Availability Orchestrator v2. The […]


Veeam unveils new ‘with Veeam’ program to accelerate customer time-to-value

Combining leading storage and HCI vendors’ innovations, ‘with Veeam’ backup and data management provides customers with new deployment and consumption options while delivering the best-in-class secondary storage and copy data management outcomes from proven enterprise vendors.  Veeam Software, the leader in backup solutions that delivers Cloud Data Management, has unveiled a new initiative to deliver […]


Veeam surpasses US$1bn in bookings as it accelerates cloud data management leadership

Veeam Software, a leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management, has announced that it has exceeded US$1 billion in annual bookings, joining an elite group of software companies to achieve this milestone. On its journey to the billion-dollar mark, Veeam has also surpassed 350,000 customers, adding new customers at a rate of more […]


Kubernetes takes centre stage in 2019: Why should CIOs care?

Joe Baguley, VP & CTO EMEA, VMware, looks at the rise of Kubernetes. Make no mistake that the businesses that survive and thrive today will be those that continuously experiment. Think Jeff Bezos advocating the need for ‘high-quality, high velocity decisions’ – speed matters in business, and new ideas, new products and new strategies require […]


eHDF CEO on why your cloud provider’s business must be as stable as yours

Digital businesses cannot afford to have unauthorised data access in the cloud nor have their cloud services provider unexpectedly shut down shop, says Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort. At the start of this decade, many regional IT managers expressed concern whether their organisations would ever embrace cloud as a platform or not. They mused […]


F5 Networks expert on fantastic (ethical) hackers and where to find them

Tabrez Surve, Regional Director – Gulf, Levant and Turkey, F5 Networks, discusses how ethical hackers could be the missing puzzle piece for cybersecurity teams.  Data breaches and cyberattacks are on the rise and hackers are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Across the world, businesses are finding it difficult to grapple with rapidly shifting cybercriminal motivations, tactics and […]


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