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CNME caught up with Karim Talhouk, business solutions leads, Microsoft Gulf, at the UAE launch of Dynamics 365, to get a deeper insight into how the service aims to encourage businesses in the region to capitalise on digital transformation opportunities.
The impending carry-on luggage device ban for regional flights to the US is yet another toxic, knee-jerk from President Trump, writes James Dartnell.
ManageEngine’s Ram Vaidyanathan discusses the four key steps in executing an effective Big Data strategy.
It has been 10 years since Amazon set the digital world on fire with the introduction of Amazon Web Services, or as most of us today call it, public cloud.
Group CEO of UAE-based travel booking agent, Musafir.com, Rajesh Pareek shares his plans to progress the firm’s online booking business, and how technology is disrupting the industry.
CNME spoke with the chairman and co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Bibop Gresta, and heard what HTT’s arrival will mean for enterprise technology.
CNME caught up with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise’s CEO, Jack Chen, during his recent visit to Dubai to discuss the communication company’s latest strategy change – extending its approach to industries outside of the hospitality market.
Marco Landi, President, EMEA, Polycom, shares top three technology trends predictions for 2017 and explains why 2017 will be the year of the ‘Agile Workforce.’
Wael El Kabbany, Vice President for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean at BT Global Services, discusses how digitalisation is rapidly transforming businesses and the CIO’s role.
Speaking at the recent launch of Amazon Web Services’ presence in the Middle East and North Africa, Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO, Dubai FDI, discussed the criticality of technology in developing the emirate’s business environment.
Developers are decoupling massive system architectures into small, independent functions that loosely work together to solve complex problems.
The UC-as-a-Service market as a whole is transitioning to the early mainstream phase for enterprise delivery. John Dunne, chief solutions officer, IR, analyses how IT departments can ensure maximum success when they come to migrate their UC to the cloud.
As with any technology, machine learning could wreak havoc on a network if improperly implemented. Before embracing it, enterprises should be aware of the ways machine learning can fall flat to avoid setting back their operations and turning off c-suite members.
The pace of technological innovation is faster today than ever before. Few years ago, cloud was dismissed as a fad, today it has evolved into a new norm. Data is moving at the speed of light as Internet of Things (IoT) makes cities smarter.
Johan Scheepers, Technical Services Director, Middle East, South Africa and Turkey, Commvault, assesses the importance of efficient data management – especially in the case of email archiving.
Mark Hosking, data centre and virtualisation leader, Middle East and Africa, Juniper Networks outlines the three most pivotal networking trends when it comes to cloud deployments.
Nick Jones, Vice President, Gartner, outlines how CIOs should be considering product development, team building, and digital ethics of IoT within the connected home.
Data is, unfortunately, growing faster than our ability to make use of it. Will 2017 be the year of data literacy?
Prabhu Ramachandran, Director, WebNMS Division, Zoho Corporation, discusses how organisations can benefit from the convergence of IT and OT in the Internet of Things era.
The regulated world is going through a turmoil of continuous change, and STIC is not a problem unique to reinsurers and insurers. Union Insurance CIO Anshul Srivastav examines the transformation of the reinsurance industry.
David Whitton, general manager, Kodak Alaris Eastern Cluster, discusses how information should be entered into systems on the move and accessed at points of need without compromise.
SAP’s global co-lead and SVP for its Internet of Things portfolio, Nils Herzberg, gave CNME the lowdown on the company’s strategy for the fast-growing space at the firm’s TechEd conference in Barcelona.
Leanne Kemp, CEO, Everledger – a permanent ledger for diamond certification and transaction history – discussed the evolution behind blockchain technology and how it is impacting various verticals across the region.
Spearheading the emirate’s ambitions to be a “happier” Smart City by 2020, director general of Smart Dubai, H.E. Dr Aisha Bin Bishr, is also a champion of bringing more women into the tech industry. James Dartnell caught up with her at the 18th Global Women In Leadership forum.
Gaining visibility and control over cloud apps is the first step in putting IT professionals firmly in the driver’s seat with respect to cloud IT planning. Here are seven actions that will empower IT professionals in the cloud generation –
Megha Kumar, Senior Research Manager, Software and Enterprise Solutions, IDC Middle East, Turkey and Africa, explores the value of building a culture of confidence throughout the public and private sectors in the era of IoT and Blockchain.
IT and HR are both fundamental departments in every business and a lot of what they do directly impacts bottom line. We take a look at how collaboration between these two crucial business arms can further a business’ success.
Hozefa Saylawala, director, Middle East, Zebra Technologies, explores how a change in mobile operating system could make the difference in enabling the workforce of the future.
National Bank of Kuwait CDO Tariq Al Osaimi takes a look at the history books, and explains why the GCC’s exploding youth population demands a rethinking of the relationship between branches and technology in the region.
Andreas Simon, Regional Channel Director, EMEA and Markus Brinsa, Vice President, International Business Development and Alliances, Jedox, discuss the numerous business advantages analytics can bring, and shares how the technology has evolved over the years.
Mohsin Shah, Channel Sales Manager at Aruba, discusses how adopting mobile technologies can hugely benefit SMBs in staying connected everywhere.
EMC’s senior director of converged infrastructure, Brad Maltz, explains why enterprises are opting for converged infrastructure solutions.
National Bank of Fujairah’s head of IT, Dr. Joseph George, relates effective digital banking strategy to the effects of the human body and brain.
How can organisations cope when a digitally empowered employee carries out activities that can negatively disrupt their businesses?
Formerly CIO and CFO of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Muhammad Ali Albakri now combines technology and finance acumen in his role as the company’s executive vice president for strategic projects and airline transformation. He explores the technologies and trends that he believes are defining the aviation industry.
Chris Gale, EMEA Partner Director, A10 Networks, suggests an array of questions centred around ensuring you pick the best application delivery controller (ADC) to suit your needs.
Against a backdrop of geo-political situations and changing climates, the need for business continuity and disaster recovery solutions is becoming increasingly important. Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting Datafort, discusses the ‘logical next step’ after SaaS and IaaS: disaster recovery as a service.
Described as a cost-effective, high-quality and unified network solution, Eddie Fox, vice president, Network Services, MetTel, summarises the main reasons why businesses need to move away from traditional, WAN and consider adopting SD-WAN solutions.
The philosophical war between artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligence augmentation (IA) has been waged for more than half a century, with the focus shifting between the two as each has made important strides.
Siddhartha Bhattcharya, VP Marketing, Kodak Alaris Information Management discusses his strategy for navigating the seemingly endless information at your company’s fingertips.
Cloud platforms are entering a new phase with higher expectations of returns pivoting around adoption of hybrid cloud, writes Clinton O’ Leary, Cloud Lead, Cisco Middle East.
Mike Runda, Senior VP and President, Avaya Client Services, gives his take on how businesses can maximise the value of their support services investment.
Gregg Petersen, Regional Director, MEA and SAARC, Veeam Software discusses how enterprises should be adopting the public cloud for a range of situations in their production environments.
Latif Sheik, Account Manager, Finesse, explains why mobile development approaches need to be tailored to each industry.
Automation is convenient and seemingly brilliant, but does that mean we should be handing over all responsibility to the machines?