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Code Week 2017 helps Syrian refugees in Jordan train as software engineers

Refugee Code Week has concluded with more than 15,000 Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth learning coding skills, preparing them to enter the global workforce and drive the digital economy. Refugee Code Week 2017 built on the strong success of last year’s event, training 5,000 more Middle Eastern youth and refugees than in 2016. The programme […]


Red Hat demonstrates technology innovations for digital transformation

Digital transformation is going to challenge, disrupt, and divide companies – there will be the digital thrivers and the digital survivors. All aspects of IT are impacted, ushering in a new generation of technology that encompasses real-time decision platforms, cognitive systems, and the Internet of Things. In today’s world of digital transformation, open source software […]


Aruba demonstrates its Intelligent Mobility Solutions at GITEX

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is demonstrating its mobility and IoT solutions that empower organisations to serve GenMobile – mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – at GITEX Technology Week. Jose Vasco, Managing Director MEMA and CCEI at Aruba, said: “We are in […]


Microsoft to ‘ignite’ digital transformation with its intelligent Cloud at GITEX

With its mission to empower every person and organisation to achieve more, Microsoft will exhibit under the theme of ‘Igniting Your Digital Transformation’, introducing GITEX attendees to the power of the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge. The Microsoft stand at GITEX 2017 will showcase its innovations for all workloads and industries ranging from education […]


New survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared

Majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by […]


Aruba expert on the six latest technology trends in Higher Education

Jose Vasco, Regional Director, MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says six trends have emerged in the field of higher education this year: IoT Spreads Institution-Wide – IoT is swiftly expanding beyond student devices. The onslaught ranges from connected lights, door locks and sprinkler systems to laboratory sensors, classroom instruction and student laundry […]


Top Saudi technology students complete Huawei’s ICT programme based in China

The leaders of Saudi Arabia’s technological future have received world class training in China. Top Saudi students visited Huawei’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shenzhen, as part of the company’s ‘Seeds of the Future’ programme, in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC). The students learnt about intelligent networks, cloud technology and the design behind […]


How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]


Pure Storage in Gartner Magic Quadrant for fourth year running

Pure Storage, a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced  it has improved its position within the Leaders Quadrant of the Gartner’ July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays (SSAs). For the fourth consecutive year, Pure Storage is positioned furthest along the ‘Completeness of Vision’ axis in the Leaders […]


Huawei innovation centre launched in Saudi Arabia

Huawei Centre launched in Riyadh by the Ministry of Commerce and Investment aims to support the Kingdom’s drive for innovation One of the largest customer solution innovation and integration experience centres (CSIC) in the Middle East has opened in Riyadh. With more than 1200 square metres of floor space, the Huawei CSIC will accelerate the […]


SUSE forges new training partnership with Ingram Micro in the Middle East

Enterprise open source-software training offerings focus on software defined infrastructure solutions such as OpenStack Cloud, Software Defines Storage, Linux and Linux management SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, has announced a new training partnership in the Middle East with Ingram Micro, a global leader in technology solutions, mobility, cloud and supply chain services. As […]


King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology uses VMware to provide Iaas

The Internet Services Unit associated with King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, needed to build a scalable public cloud service that is automated and on-demand. It also needed to provide reliable operations for their customers, which includes the academic institutions and government organisations in Saudi Arabia. Internet Services Unit was able to satisfy this […]


CNet Training appoints new technical architect

CNet Training, the largest education provider in the world dedicated to the digital infrastructure Industry, has appointed a new Technical Architect. Adrian Jones has re-joined CNet Training after spending time at Schneider Electrics as a Data Centre Consultant. Adrian’s prime responsibilities are to continue to expand CNet’s Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework, ensuring it remains […]


Ingram Micro named new Red Hat Training reseller partner in the United Arab Emirates

Ingram Micro Training MEA, a leading provider of instructor-led technical training, has announced it is partnering with Red Hat as a Red Hat Training Reseller for the United Arab Emirates region. With this partnership, Ingram Micro is now authorised to resell Red Hat Training services throughout the region, including open enrolment courses, onsite courses and […]


UBT wins International Arch of Europe Award

The University of Business and Technology (UBT), based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has been selected to receive the prestigious International Arch Of Europe Award in the Gold category. This award recognises the University’s efforts in the areas of leadership, quality, innovation and organisational excellence. A statement on its official website said: “The selection of the […]


Smart Dubai signs MoU with Rochester Institute of Technology to develop Master’s in Data Science

Our goal is to expand the scope of academic achievements in vital scientific sectors such as data science, says H.E. Younis Al-Nasser The programme will contribute to the adoption of the latest scientific tools and link its outputs with current services in Dubai As part of its efforts to promote scientific research and strengthen cooperation […]


Kuwait’s Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receives Microsoft Showcase School recognition

Kuwait Ministry of Education lauds efforts of the school in recognition of the achievement and progressive embrace of digital transformation “It is inspiring to see Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receive much-deserved recognition for the part its leaders and educators have played in bringing 21st-century methodologies into our classrooms,” said Khalid AlRushaid, Assistant Undersecretary for Public […]


Prince Sultan University and Red Hat Academy to enhance graduate skills

The Prince Sultan University, based in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with Red Hat to provide graduates with increased skills. The university is collaborating with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Programme. The Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education […]


Cisco encourages female students to pursue careers in technology through its Girls Power Tech Program

Cisco has hosted its annual Girls Power Tech event at its Dubai office. More than 60 female students from several schools had the opportunity to interact with technology professionals, Cisco executives, other women role models and peers. Aligned with the UN’s global Girls in ICT Day, Cisco’s Girls Power Tech is held annually and offers […]


Avanza Solutions powers operations at Emirates Transport Driving Institute

Emirates Transport Driving Institute has partnered with Avanza Solutions to provide software for the complete automation of processes and operations, from registration and the issuance of licenses, to delivering training material and arranging examinations. Emirates Transport, established by the federal government of the UAE, operates with the mission to improve the overall driving conditions and […]