Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 14

NEWS Atos and Ooredoo to enhance cybersecurity services for Qatar’s organisations A tos, a global leader in Digital Transformation and cybersecurity, and Ooredoo, a leading enabler of digital business innovation, have announced a partnership to launch enhanced industry-leading cybersecurity solutions and support secure Digital Transformation for Qatar’s organisations. From its Qatar Data Centre, Ooredoo is leveraging Atos’ experience to enhance the capabilities of its security operations centre, the central unit that can investigate security incidents, perform incident response and forensics and maintain business uptime 24x7. Ooredoo’s business customers can also benefit from Atos’ support for new levels of managed security services. Solutions include domain name system (DNS) security, database security, email security, endpoint detection and response (EDR), firewall management, threat intelligence services, web application firewall (WAF-as-a-Service) and web security. Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer at Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Our partnership with Atos on enhancing our cybersecurity solutions aims to protect the information security of our business customers and to protect critical national infrastructure. Qatar’s organisations of all sizes and industry verticals can enhance their defences against cyberthreats, reduce their risk, and comply with security regulations.” Francis Meston, Atos Group EVP and CEO Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “With Qatar’s cyberthreat landscape evolving in scale and complexity, cybersecurity is now one of the top business risks. Atos is exchanging global best practices with Ooredoo to ensure that Qatar’s organisations can find a seamless security strategy with Big Data, high-performance computing and automated security responses for end-to-end protection.” ////////////////// International Limousine Service chooses Vodafone Qatar’s smart solutions V odafone Qatar has connected International Limousine Service (ILS), one of the country’s leading chauffeur services, with its state-of-the-art IoT solutions. ILS now relies on Vodafone Qatar’s Fleet Management Solution to monitor its cars and drivers. In addition, Vodafone Qatar has equipped all its vehicles with WiFi on- board to cater to the needs of its customers and provide a more enjoyable experience. Vodafone Qatar was first in the country to launch an end-to-end fleet management solution that enables the delivery of real- time information such as traffic data, vehicle location, driver speeds, fuel consumption and employee work-time. Fleet management solutions deliver faster response times through more efficient job allocation, reduction in fuel costs due to shorter journeys and higher revenues as drivers can complete more jobs. Driver 14 INTELLIGENTCIO behaviour can also be monitored to encourage safer and more efficient driving and reduce insurance premiums. For all companies in this sector, IoT technology has been proven to help companies meet regulatory and corporate sustainability targets by reducing fuel use and carbon emissions. “We take pride in our global IoT expertise and in sharing this expertise with local organisations of all sizes in the country. Vodafone Qatar’s Business solutions are the key to answering organisational needs to optimise, automate and innovate using IoT technologies,” said Mahday Al-Hebabi, Business Services Director, Vodafone Qatar.