The GEC Media Group and Veritas Aptare, executive breakfast briefings continued its engagement with leading CIOs in the GCC region. On 11 September, the executive breakfast briefing was held in Riyadh with the continuing theme of how to how to manage IT environments in a multi-vendor, multi-cloud infrastructure. The Riyadh executive breakfast briefing was led by Brett Samuel, Head of Technology, Middle East and South Africa, Veritas.
The briefing got underway with an icebreaking session where CIOs introduced themselves, gave an overview of their IT environment, stated their pain points and expectations at the end of the session. Next, Samuel gave a short overview of the storage landscape trends in Saudi Arabia and in the region.
Amongst other parametres, Samuel justified the basis of introducing Aptare IT Analytics in the region on the basis of reclamation of unused storage in enterprises. CIOs can reclaim unused storage across diversified business groups, and save on purchase of additional storage as a possible basis of return on investment.
Samuel also explained the concept of data storage chargeback and show back that is facilitated by Aptare IT Analytics. CIOs can also compare performance of multivendor backup tools across the enterprises and trouble shoot high failure rates.
By troubleshooting incidents of failure of backup across multiple vendors and multiple platforms such as private, hybrid, public and multi-cloud, CIOs can increase the levels of data compliance across the enterprise. They can also closely monitor distribution of data across a cloud environment increasing the levels of compliance, when business takes the lead in adoption of cloud-based tools.
The Riyadh breakfast briefing was attended by top IT decision makers from Al Hammadi Development, Al Jazeera, Alsalam Hospital, Dar Al Arkan, IHG, International Medical Centre, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Movenpick Hotel, National Factory for Can Ends, Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, amongst others.
The IT decision makers present at the Riyadh breakfast briefing, were keen to understand how Aptare IT Analytics could help them in their day to day operational role. Specifically, they raised queries about the comparison of Aptare with other similar IT analytics solutions. Also discussed was the possibility of generating alerts from Aptare, after preparation of the scheduled reports.
The Aptare team presented the solution through a live browser-based demonstration. The delegates were able to appreciate the versatility of the dashboard and its extensive multivendor and multiplatform capability. The Aptare team presented the powerful capability of the solution to be customizable and generate any type of report based on the requirement of the IT administration team and their ongoing pain points.
The GEC Media Group and Veritas Aptare executive breakfast briefings continues next into Abu Dhabi in September, followed by Doha, Kuwait and Oman. UAE based GEC Media Group are the publishers of Business Transformation, Enterprise Channels, The Titans, Cyber Sentinel.