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CITRA announces completion of experimental operations of the 5G networks in Kuwait

A 5G pilot operation in Kuwait has been completed by a CITRA executive. Eng. Salem Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO of the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), completed the pilot operation of the fifth-generation mobile operator networks in anticipation of the launch of the 5G commercial service by mid-June. The organisation said in a […]


Expert discusses the security trends the channel should be aware of

Ashraf Sheet, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox, discusses how the channel can remain competitive in an ever-expanding cyber world by understanding the latest trends within the sector to develop their capabilities. It is expected that cybercrime will cost the world US$6 trillion by 2021 as estimated by Gartner. To protect customer data […]


Skybox Security Suite 10 simplifies cyber-risk management

Skybox Security, a global leader in cyber-risk management, has announced the launch of Skybox Security Suite 10. This latest product version further strengthens Skybox capabilities to simplify enterprise security management processes that oversee mass-scale, hybrid networks. Skybox 10 brings an intuitive, customisable user experience to simplify management of vulnerabilities, security policies, firewalls and changes from […]


Smart Cities: Smart skills for the future

New and futuristic skills are required to fully harness the power of Smart Cities which enhance the quality and performance of urban services through technology. Roy Strik, Head of Business Development for Pearson Professional Middle East, tells us about the skills that will be in demand to make the most of the Smart City Revolution. Rapid […]


64% of businesses have suffered insider breach, BeyondTrust reveals

BeyondTrust, a global leader in privileged access management, has released the 2019 Privileged Access Threat Report. In its fourth edition, the global survey explores the visibility, control and management that IT organisations across the globe – including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia – have over employees, contractors and third-party vendors with privileged […]


Native email security systems open doors to vulnerabilities, Mimecast finds

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. The report shows the need for the entire industry to continue to work toward a higher standard of email […]


Veritas report reveals dark data exceeds 57% in the UAE

Over half of UAE company data remains unclassified, despite a rise in security breaches Just 2% of companies in the UAE have classified all their data in the public cloud An overwhelming majority (83%) of UAE companies have classified less than half of their public cloud data – the highest of all countries surveyed Businesses […]


Protecting against cyberthreats in the hospitality sector

The hospitality sector is facing up to an increase in cyberattacks and, as an industry known for holding huge amounts of data, it’s critical that CISOs and their teams know where the threats are coming from and how they can be defended against. We hear from Jeff Ogden, General Manager – Middle East and India, […]


Moving past the hype of Artificial Intelligence to deliver business value

Responsible for leading SAP Ariba’s Product and Innovation team, Darren Koch, Chief Product Officer – SAP Ariba and SAP Business Network, is one of the company’s key global players. Intelligent CIO spoke to him at SAP Ariba Live in Barcelona about his career highlights and the current state of the industry, as well as the […]


SAP Ariba expert: Maximising the potential of Digital Transformation

With digitisation at the top of every CIO’s agenda there is still a lot of potential to be realised. Intelligent CIO asked Marcell Vollmer, Chief Digital Officer, SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass, how CIOs can be more successful on their Digital Transformation journey. SAP Ariba and SAP Fieldglass help companies connect to get business done […]


Blockchain helps assure consumers their food is ethically sourced

Opinion piece by Craig Nel, Mobile & Cognitive Experience (MCX) Leader at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Ensuring ethical sourcing is a major focus area for many companies as they start to understand just how important it is to their buyers. Increasingly, brands are understanding they must show they’re thinking about the wider impact […]


Innovative technology delivers low conductivity water for production facilities in UAE

DoPont Water Solutions, offering its industry-leading knowledge in sustainable water management, has provided technical assistance to the Safi plant in Ajman to install and manage the system, which produces low conductivity water for the production facilities and helps provide fresh water to the water-scarce region. “This project aligns with the UAE vision 2021 to preserve […]


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