EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Middle East . Cisco AppDynamics , a provider of observability and application performance monitoring technology , has published findings from Agents of Transformation 2022 , the fourth annual report that analyses the skills and attributes of elite global technologists .
In the wake of the pandemic , it reveals the emergence of a new class of technology experts stepping up to meet critical challenges that are blurring the lines between business strategy and IT operations . The report also cites the demand to make all products and services digitally available in the Experience Economy amid heightened security threats , increasing complexity and the accelerated shift to hybrid work and the cloud .
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of skills and how CIOs can help their organisations to bridge the skills gap .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Mohamed Khalifa , Chief Information Officer , HSA Company Yemen , who tells us why the company has bolstered its digital business infrastructure with SAP .
Among the many insights , Khalifa shares that : “ We took a bold decision to migrate and back up all operations to the cloud , thus removing the need for physical data centres to restore function in the event of disruption or infrastructure damage . Implementing SAP technology has improved our ability to make data-driven decisions and consolidate data . HSA ’ s leaders are now able to take a holistic view of all business activities , assess the impact of different scenarios and make informed decisions accordingly .” You can read more by turning to page 58 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at the IT talent squeeze and how CIOs are scrambling to ensure that staff brush up on the latest skills and technologies . You will find this feature on page 40 .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the Middle East region . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / me /.
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Once again , I would also like to wish you a great month ahead . Enjoy the read !
“ We decided to totally transform our digital architecture to enable us to conduct the implementation process remotely via SAP-certified experts ,” says Khalifa .
Manda Banda Editor
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