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NCC Group appoints its first strategy and transformation director

NCC Group, a leading independent provider of global cybersecurity and resilience services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Diji Akinwale to the role of Director of Strategy and Transformation with immediate effect. This new role has been created as the group looks to implement and execute the updated strategy announced on February 2 and […]

Are CIOs masters of trends or victims of trends?

Ram Ramachandran at Tech Mahindra describes the key role that CIOs need to play in taking their enterprises to a leading position in regional market and the role of innovation. I was reading an article recently and this phrase caught my attention, “CIOs can be trend masters or trend victims.” Very aptly, I believe this […]

Preparing the Board for cyber regulations and cyber ranges

Cyber ranges provide evidence which can be presented to regulation Boards and shareholders, proving that an organisation’s systems are combat-ready says James Gerber at SimSpace. In March 2022, the Security Exchanges Commission, SEC issued a proposed regulation titled Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure. Within it, the SEC describes the need to enhance […]

Controlling emission levels with digital tools

Stephen Reynolds, Industry Principal Chemicals, AVEVA, explains how a digital twin, which replicates company assets in the cloud, helps to design low carbon processes and plants. In recent decades, digital technology has been successfully used to optimise plant operations, increase production, or reduce costs. But today, field-proven software can go so much further – allowing […]

CFOs need to relook at network purchases

The advantages of Network as a Service exceed those of asset purchases or leasing and CFOs need to begin their diligence here, writes Jacob Chacko, Regional Director Middle East, Saudi and South Africa at Aruba HPE.  The mainstream adoption of cloud has created an environment where CFOs are increasingly comfortable with consumption of IT in […]

Shifting from observability to unified observability

Salman Ali, Senior Manager Solution Engineering, META, Riverbed Technology explains how a successful unified observability approach cuts through siloes, collecting information from all data sources with full fidelity. As IT professionals, it is all too common for us to hear buzzwords peppered into conversations as frequently as possible. While many ultimately fall out of the […]

Challenges for CISOs are spilling over from 2022 into 2023

Ross Brewer, Chief Revenue Officer, at SimSpace points out that 2022 was plagued with technological and macro-economic upheavals, many of which will carry forward. Across 2022, several events and trends stand out that will have a material effect on security practices in 2023. The year will also be a challenging and dynamic one for everyone […]

69% employees bypassed organisation’s cybersecurity in past 12 months finds Gartner

By 2025, nearly half of cybersecurity leaders will change jobs, 25% for different roles entirely due to multiple work-related stressors, according to Gartner. “Cybersecurity professionals are facing unsustainable levels of stress,” said Deepti Gopal, Director Analyst, Gartner. “CISOs are on the defence, with the only possible outcomes that they don’t get hacked or they do. […]

We are seeing move towards greater ecosystem-led innovation says IDC’s President, Crawford Del Prete          

IDC explores the rise of the digital economy as it hosts 16th Annual Middle East CIO Summit in Dubai International Data Corporation, IDC launched the 16th edition of its annual IDC Middle East CIO Summit at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm. With more than 500 of the region’s most influential ICT decision makers in attendance, the […]

How chilled water cooling can play a part in unlocking sustainable data centre growth

With the rise of cloud and colocation, providers are seeing huge opportunities for growth. Coupled with this acceleration in the digital world, companies must start paying attention to the issue of global warming. In this article we will explore how companies are making data centre sustainability a key focus. By reducing gas emissions though innovations […]

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