Why the private sector is lagging in the innovation race

Why the private sector is lagging in the innovation race

The great Irish philosopher George Berkley once asked: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? A man with a keen interest in the philosophy behind observation, Berkley believed that to be is to be perceived. From his…

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CIO challenge: focus on digital security, infrastructure, digital customer support

CIO challenge: focus on digital security, infrastructure, digital customer support

In an era of almost permanent connectivity and endless possibilities, CIOs become challenged to maximise business productivity and growth potential of the Internet. To successfully meet this challenge, the CIO needs to focus attention on three areas: digital security, infrastructure and digital customer support. We are in a new age…

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Protecting digital infrastructure using robot hunters and deception technologies

Protecting digital infrastructure using robot hunters and deception technologies

The convergence between operational and digital technologies is well underway, being driven by the use cases around Internet of Things. Digitally enabling both new and old machines, devices, sensors, and other objects with connectivity, provides benefits not realised before. Real-life and real-time data is much more accessible on the edge…

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Expanding networks and the gigabit society

Expanding networks and the gigabit society

The boundaries between networks are disappearing. Local data networks in companies, datacentre networks, cellular phone networks, wide-area networks, and access networks will barely be considered as separate units in future. In the current market outlook, data traffic between all areas is assuming such huge proportions that we need to develop…

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Calculating your security spending through digital risk management

Calculating your security spending through digital risk management

Cyberattacks on businesses are now weekly news as breaches of data are announced regularly. However, until recently many corporate executives did not understand or share the view of its importance of addressing digital risk at the Board level. The Board’s role in understanding and monitoring digital and cyber risk has…

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Security policies need to be mapped to business outcomes

Security policies need to be mapped to business outcomes

Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem. As digital business evolves to include ecosystems and the open digital world, cybersecurity needs to evolve from a back-office IT problem to an enterprise-wide business consideration. These digital business needs will be supported by technologies, and the CIO will be responsible for implementing those technologies,…

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Stress testing your DevOps environment

Stress testing your DevOps environment

The digital transformation process driving growth in today's cutting-edge enterprises, owes much of its success to applications, and DevOps continuous delivery practices play a key role in the delivery of that new software. Yet, according to new research by Enterprise Management Associates, 70% of companies still rely on primarily siloed,…

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Grassroot approach required for creating GCC digital skills

Grassroot approach required for creating GCC digital skills

According to LinkedIn’s Industry Talent Report from September 2017, employment of information technology and services industry professionals in the United Arab Emirates grew by 9.6% over the past year, with most professionals taking the leap into this industry from sectors such as banking, telecommunications and retail. While the report says…

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Building tomorrow’s digital enterprises

Building tomorrow’s digital enterprises

Digitalisation is not coming – it is already here. Across all sectors, organisations are looking at how they can go digital as they adapt to new business models, whether it is the sharing economy, multi-sided markets, data-sharing platforms or on-demand ecosystems. According to IDC, 50% of the Global 2000, Forbes’…

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Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

Ten personal technologies and how they can affect your business

PREDICTIONS 2018 With all the personal technology currently available, it can be difficult for businesses to decipher which represent an opportunity for end customers and which are too immature to warrant any attention. But when used correctly, these technologies can have big business impact. For example, Mastercard recently revealed card…

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European Union’s GDPR regime will impact the region

European Union’s GDPR regime will impact the region

The Middle East’s lack of understanding of the upcoming EU regulation is likely to place businesses across a wide range of sectors including cloud services, banking and finance, healthcare, insurance and tourism at significant risk While VAT compliance is currently top of mind for Middle East businesses, many are unaware…

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Regulations, complexity, agility, will dominate demands from security

Regulations, complexity, agility, will dominate demands from security

PREDICTIONS 2018 This time of the year is always a chance for a little reflection on the past twelve months, and perhaps more importantly, what is likely to happen next. Here are some of my thoughts on what I think we will see kicking off in the coming year, along…

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AI, video, RTC, bring your own application, transform future workplace

AI, video, RTC, bring your own application, transform future workplace

PREDICTIONS 2018 Senior executives from Dimension Data including Joe Manuele, Group Executive Customer Experience and Workplace Productivity; Alex Bennet, Group End-user Computing GTM Director, Workspace Productivity; and Dino Marasco, Senior Vice President GTM and Business Development, Collaboration and Customer Experience Business Unit; share their thoughts on what will be the…

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Point of inflexion reached for cloud replication and portability

Point of inflexion reached for cloud replication and portability

PREDICTIONS 2018 It is hard to put down specific predictions for a year, but the reality is the technology landscape provides endless possibilities for organisations to provide great services for the datacenter and the information it provides. Here are some of what will make 2018 different: Disaster recovery 2.0 2017…

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