Interview: Former CIA CISO Robert Bigman

As Chief Information Security Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years, Robert Bigman was entrusted with protecting the United States’ most sensitive secrets. The President of consultancy firm 2BSecure took time out to talk to CNME about his views on security.

Tapping into growth

Derek Tu, Sales Manager, Synology, discusses the region’s potential for storage solutions and the company’s channel strategies with Reseller ME.

MoFA calling

With the security and reputation of the UAE at stake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ IT department knew it had to implement a secure communications channel for its delegates. A project that began in 2012 now sees 69 UAE foreign embassies connected to a secure WAN, which has made huge operational savings, and ensures sleepless nights for MoFA’s IT team.

Fearless digital leaders

David Aron, Vice President, Gartner, keeps his eye on the top-brass of business. A thought leader on IT, management and leadership, Aron has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry. CNME caught up with Gartner’s 2009 Fellow of the Year at the research firm’s Symposium conference and discussed regional leadership, changes in business and how to tackle the oncoming digital future.

Building hybrid clouds

Bringing the strengths of public and private cloud together in an optimal fashion can help enterprises keep their core legacy systems and leverage existing investment. However, it takes careful planning to get started on the journey to a hybrid model. We find out what it takes for enterprises to join the hybrid cloud bandwagon.

Virtual lock down

Virtualisation has made the data centre a more flexible and agile place. However, the trade-off in this software-defined shift is a measure of complexity when it comes to protecting our data. Enterprises must reconsider their protection strategy to reflect the new, virtualised world.

Creating alliances

Distree Middle East 2014, in its 10th edition, is all set to kick off this month from 20th to 22nd May at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Abu Dhabi. Farouk Hemraj, CEO, DISTREE Events, discusses what the attendees can expect.

Counting the clicks

E-tailing is in its nascent stage in the region, Reseller ME explores challenges in the space and how e-tailers can survive in the long run.

Dedicated approach

At its recently concluded channel partner summit, Huawei presented various opportunities for partners to join forces with the vendor. Dong Wu, President, Huawei, Enterprise Business, Middle East and Shailendra Sainani, Sales Director, Commercial Business, Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East elaborate further on the company’s focused channel strategy.

Dawn of a new era

Held at HKCEC, the eleventh edition of Hong Kong spring electronics fair and the International ICT expo concluded last week, with exhibitors and visitors from all over the world coming together to see the latest products and technologies in these fields. Read on for an overview of the event.

Making a mark

The 25-year old company, Quality Group is all set to move to its new 85,000 square feet headquarters in DIP, says Vasant Menghani, Founder and CEO, Quality Group.

The double-edged sword

Dubai had witnessed a spate of runaways in the channel space over the last few years. After a relatively quiet period, the recent NSK runaway incident has brought to light the urgent need for constant evaluation of credit periods extended to partners. While extending credit is necessary for the business, Reseller ME explores in-depth, on how to prevent such cases.

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