DDoS Protection Major Concern for Middle East Service Providers

A return to pre-pandemic working practices is unlikely to happen. To learn more about the impact on networks and cyber security that COVID-19 has had on service providers, A10 Networks commissioned a survey and the results from the Middle East provide interesting insights. A large proportion of the senior IT professionals that we surveyed were adamant that the workplace won’t snap back to how it was before COVID-19, and that they expect and are preparing for a hybrid approach to working practices. The pandemic significantly raised awareness around the resiliency of the network and the robustness of security, and going forward, subscribers and enterprises expect much stronger security from their communications service providers and will demand more in their SLAs and expand to other types of service providers to get this commitment.

Financing the Workplace of Tomorrow – Hybrid or Otherwise

A network that can support the hybrid workplace and business agility is becoming an increasingly urgent need. We have now seen that a hybrid workplace model is the answer to the changes in how we communicate, live and work – changes that have only been accelerated by COVID-19. The mission-critical role of IT within this model means that organisations cannot afford the consequences of a poor performing network.

P&G CTO highlights the importance of harnessing power of digital technologies

CNME Editor Mark Forker spoke to Hammad Sharif, CIO, Middle East, Global Emerging Market & Africa at Procter & Gamble, to find out how the role of the CIO has changed in the digital economy, how their global supply chains coped during the COVID-19 pandemic – and how he is focused on harnessing the power of digital technologies to propel their business growth.

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