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CIO survey results show taming cloud complexity has grown beyond human abilities

An average IT team spends 15% of its total time trying to sort through monitoring alerts as the gap between IT resources, cloud scale and complexity widens. Dynatrace, a leading software intelligence company, has announced the findings of an independent global survey of 800 CIOs, which highlights a widening gap between IT resources and the […]


Experts discuss importance of a collaborative approach to ensuring sustainability is at the core of the data centre industry

On November 11, 2019, BRE Global announced the release of the Data Centre Annex Pilot which is to be used alongside the BREEAM New Construction International manual. Developed with feedback from several key stakeholders, the Annex provides data centre buildings with the ability to assess and improve their sustainability and environmental performance against the current BREEAM […]


Reframing the security team as the ‘Department of Yes’

Peter Margaris,Head of Product Marketing at Skybox Security, tells us that the CISO and their security teams have an image problem. “The CISO isn’t a Grinch-like figure who’s hellbent on preventing progress within their organisation,” he says.   This is an era of tectonic change for many businesses: they’re shedding increasingly archaic processes and practices […]


Sophos introduces Intercept X for Mobile

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has introduced Sophos Intercept X for Mobile with new security capabilities for Chrome OS devices and improved mobile threat defence for Android and iOS devices. Sophos has also published research, Fleeceware Apps Persist on the Play Store, that details new findings on Fleeceware applications that overcharge unsuspecting consumers […]


Global research reveals increasing demand for automation

A global study commissioned by Automation Anywhere reveals an increasing appetite to automate repetitive processes in the workplace. Milan Sheth, Executive Vice President India, Middle East and Africa, Automation Anywhere, tells us: “Enterprises are willing to embrace automation to drive employee productivity, retain valuable talent and boost revenues.” A global study commissioned by Automation Anywhere, […]


Cabling market outlook 2020: Insights into developments in public, data centre and LAN

Reichle & De-Massari (R&M), the globally active Swiss developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, presents its market outlook for 2020. Nabil Khalil, Executive Vice-President of R&M Middle East, Turkey and Africa, provides us with his insights. Until relatively recently, the public, data centre and LAN cabling segments existed side by side […]


Scammers exploit new ‘data-leak-compensation’ scheme

Kaspersky experts have detected a new online fraud scheme designed to trick people into thinking they are owed compensation. Under the pretext of offering compensation for personal data leaks, scammers instead urge users to buy ‘temporary US social security numbers’ worth around US$9 each. Victims were found in Russia, Algeria, Egypt and the UAE, as […]


Gartner: 10 CIO Resolutions for 2020

Mark Raskino, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner, talks us through how to tackle professional development in 2020. January is a popular time for resolutions. Work out twice a week. Read more books. Try 100 different fruits and vegetables. But what should be on a CIO’s list? Professional resolutions aren’t that different from personal ones. Look for […]


Batelco expands its Cloud Connect Solutions by introducing Google Cloud Interconnect

Batelco (Bahrain Telecommunication Company), the leading digital solutions and telecommunications provider in Bahrain, has expanded its cloud connect solutions portfolio with the introduction of Google Cloud Interconnect. The development strengthens Batelco’s cloud services which also includes AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Express Route and boosts the company’s global connectivity solutions by offering a secure, reliable […]


Nutanix helps accelerate Jordanian Government’s Digital Transformation

A government department in Jordan has completed its migration to Nutanix enterprise cloud software with the result that it can now manage all of its infrastructure, including storage, network and virtual machines, from a single location. Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud software, has announced that Jordan’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MoDEE) has […]


F5 Networks expert on why securing apps and passwords are being ignored

Despite education and constant reminders that security is everyone’s responsibility, Lori MacVittie, Principal Threat Evangelist, F5 Networks, says that the most basic of security practices is being completely ignored when it comes to apps and passwords. “There’s an app for that” has become reality rather than just a catchy marketing phrase. According to a compilation of […]


Qatari conglomerate strengthens networks and enhances security with Sophos

With the Qatari business conglomerate, Al Majed Group, looking for security solutions that could secure its network and protect users from unknown malware, exploits and ransomware, it implemented Sophos Intercept X Advanced and Sophos XG Firewall. It has benefited from synchronised security that automatically responds to incidents on the network with the result that its […]


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