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Cloudflare focuses on building business partnerships in the region

Bashar Bashaireh, Managing Director, Middle East and Turkey, Cloudflare, outlines how the company is developing its business in the region and cementing partner alliances as it looks to cement its technology solutions and cloud offerings to customers. Briefly give us an overview of your career in the technology industry. I join Cloudflare with over two […]


Cybersecurity myths that are harming your business

As technology advancement has shifted into overdrive from its already dizzying pace over the last two years, Dan Woods, Global Head of Intelligence at F5, discusses cybersecurity myths that have gained traction and could harm the business performance of your organisation, and why widespread cyber fraud should be getting more attention than it is. In […]


UCaaS most in-demand communication strategy, says TelcoSwitch

TelcoSwitch, a leading provider of unified communications and compliance solutions, suggests that channel businesses should take advantage of changes in remote work technology and ensure collaboration platforms like Unified-Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) are front of mind when developing their offerings for customers. According to chief information officers polled by Statista for its 2021 Future of Work (FoW) report, 92% identified […]


Appreciating the role of the system administrator

To mark System Administrator Appreciation Day, Rick Vanover, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Veeam offers us his thoughts on the importance of the critical but frequently undervalued role of the system administrator. SysAdmin Day is Friday, July 29, and celebrations recognizing this ‘holiday’ are becoming more popular. SysAdmin Day has evolved alongside our technology journeys. […]


Introducing Cloudforce One: Cloudflare’s new threat operations and research team

Blake Darché, Head of Threat Intelligence at Cloudflare, introduces Cloudforce One, a new threat operations and research team from Cloudflare. Meet Cloudflare’s new threat operations and research team: Cloudforce One. While this team will publish research, that’s not its reason for being. Its primary objective: track and disrupt threat actors. The security teams we speak with […]


Why channel and industry partners must bridge the gap between anywhere working, security and user experience

Ossama Eldeeb, Senior Director, Partner Organisation, VMware, South EMEA, explains why building a hybrid working future and translating the plans into action require the help of IT teams and, the support and expertise of trusted partners. The last two years have been an unexpected evolution in the way that we work. In the face of […]


For MSSPs XDR can be the foundation of effective ‘living security’

Vibin Shaju, Presales Director – EMEA, Trellix, discusses the value of extended detection and response (XDR) for managed security service providers (MSSPs). Two years on from our planetwide migration to the cloud, the unease experienced by IT and security teams lingers. Consumers demand more and better digital experiences. Employees demand more flexible working conditions. The […]


Netskope CISO on leading a successful security transformation with Security Service Edge (SSE)

In this interview with Intelligent CIO’s Jess Abell, Neil Thacker, EMEA and LATAM CISO for Netskope, highlights why traditional network security architecture is no longer fit for purpose, as well as why organisations should consider adopting a Security Service Edge (SSE) approach. Why is the traditional network security architecture not fit for purpose in the […]


Thinking about the possibility of a disaster

A Disaster Recovery plan (DRP) is a documented, structured approach that describes how an organisation can quickly resume work after an unplanned incident. A DRP is an essential part of a Business Continuity plan (BCP). It is applied to the aspects of an organisation that depend on a functioning IT infrastructure. A DRP aims to […]


Expert advice for layering up your defences this World Password Day

The annual World Password Day raises awareness of the importance of having robust and resilient password hygiene practices in place. We hear from various industry experts who discuss best practices for password security. Cian Heasley, Security Consultant at Adarma: “It’s common for people to resort to simple, easy to remember passwords reused across most, if […]


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