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Nedaa and Nokia to set up Innovation and Creativity Lab in Dubai

Nedaa, the Dubai Government’s security networks provider, has signed an agreement with Finnish  multinational ICT giant Nokia designating Dubai as the headquarters of their pioneering Innovation and Creativity Lab. In December 2016  and Nokia formed a strategic partnership to develop the lab as a key contributor to Dubai’s ‘Smart City’ initiative. The region’ s first-research […]


Cisco Report predicts new ‘Destruction of Service’ attacks

Key industries need to improve security posture as information technology and operational technology converge The Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential ‘destruction of service’ (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate backups and safety nets of organisations, required to restore systems and […]


VMware identifies adoption trends in the digital workspace

Digital workspace first-movers experience business, operational, and financial benefits while those that wait are falling behind, according to the VMware State of the Digital Workspace report. Survey respondents say game-changing IT depends on organisations adopting a digital workspace that includes security and identity management as vital components. With realistic prospects of achieving triple-digit ROI, even […]


Veeam survey on Availability and recovery trends

To better understand Availability challenges, Veeam commissioned the Enterprise Strategy Group to survey more than 1,000 business professionals and senior decision makers for the sixth annual Veeam Availability. This includes respondents from UAE and Saudi Arabia. The research study reveals that organisations across the globe continue to struggle with Availability assurance within their IT environments. […]


ServiceNow report: 2018 will be the year of workplace automation

ServiceNow has released the results of a new report, ‘Today’s State of Work: At the Breaking Point,’ revealing that a majority of organisations have introduced advanced automation in their workplace and nearly half of executives surveyed say that they’ll require it more broadly by 2018 to cope with rising work volumes. The survey indicated that […]


Cisco survey reveals close to three quarters of Internet of Things projects are failing

A new survey conducted by Cisco shows an overwhelming number of Internet of Things projects are failing at an early stage. The survey, revealed at the IoT World Forum, found that 60 per cent of IoT initiatives stall at the Proof of Concept (PoC) stage and only 26 per cent of companies have had an […]


50 per cent of Middle East enterprises already exploring Software-Defined WAN, finds Riverbed Survey

Riverbed Technology has announced the results of a regional survey, which revealed that Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) adoption in the Middle East is set to follow the global trend, with nearly 50 per cent of enterprises already having initial discussions around the adoption of this technology. The survey conducted by Riverbed also found that 78 per […]


Aruba study reveals differing attitudes to IoT

Lack of cohesion between departments appears to be affecting Internet of Things (IoT) usage, confidence levels and security fears across the Middle East, yet business executives remain optimistic on IoT potential The internet of things (IoT) market remains fragmented in the Europe, Middle East and Africa market (EMEA) stemming from a disconnect between IT and […]


79% in the UAE unconcerned about being targeted while 44% are actual victims of cyberattacks

Kaspersky Lab has updated its Kaspersky Cybersecurity Index, a set of indicators that allow the evaluation of the level of risk for Internet users worldwide. The Index for the second half of 2016 demonstrates a positive trend: the number of people who are concerned about their security, and are ready to protect themselves against cyberthreats, […]


Company executives claim security is the biggest deterrent to storing data in the cloud

Security is the number one concern amongst senior business executives when it comes to cloud data adoption, yet more than half of business-critical data is likely to reside there by 2019. According to the findings of a new study released today, by Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, eight out of ten executives cite […]


Smart grids can help UAE economy diversify from oil and gas – Booz Allen Hamilton

The utilities sector has historically under-invested in IT, but an increasing number of utility companies in the MENA region are waking up to the benefits of smart technology – particularly smart grids, a Booz Allen Hamilton report has found. According to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, smart grids offer enabling […]


Kodak Alaris: Digital Transformation a Priority

In today’s digital age, getting smarter about data and taking steps to ensure that information is no longer an under-utilised asset, needs to be a high priority on the business agenda. Organizations should view digital transformation not as a challenge, but as an opportunity for them to manage information with greater efficiency, facilitate better sharing […]


Intel Security : New Global Cybersecurity Report

Intel Security, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), has released “Tilting the Playing Field: How Misaligned Incentives Work Against Cybersecurity,” a global report and survey revealing three categories of misaligned incentives: corporate structures versus the free flow of criminal enterprises; strategy versus implementation; and senior executives versus those in implementation […]


Are you ready for the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) will transform your business. Heard it all before? The explosion of connected devices and the increasing number of businesses embracing them for mainstream operations, has meant that analysts are now estimating that over 20 billion “things” could be circulating by 2020. But, how will it transform business as we know […]


Attacker innovation and IoT exploitation fuel DDoS attacks

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has released its 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR). The report covers a range of issues from threat detection and incident response to managed services, staffing and budgets. Its focus is on the operational challenges Internet operators face daily from network-based threats and the strategies adopted to address and […]


Mobility trends and empowering the future #GenMobile workforce

The traditional boundaries that existed between life and work have been redrawn forever, primarily due to the ‘consumerisation of IT’ trend, but also the flexibility this has afforded business and employees alike. Emails no longer pile up, IM’s are answered in seconds and applications are being optimised for mobile users on the go, writes Ammar Enaya, […]


Malware becomes most frequent online threat to UAE consumers

Malware has become the most frequent online threat faced by consumers, reveals research from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International: 50% in the UAE have come across, or been targeted by malware online, with almost a fifth (19%) falling victim to it as a result. 28% of internet users affected by malware have no idea how […]


Akamai releases Q3 2016 ‘State of the Internet’ security report

Akamai Technologies, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) services, has released its Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report. The report, using data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, including insight into two record‑setting DDoS attacks caused by the Mirai botnet. […]


IDC reveals worldwide ‘CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions’

Today’s IT organisations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fuelled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organisations through accelerating digital […]


Half of EMEA CIOs participating in a ‘Digital Ecosystem’, says new survey

CIOs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are clearly engaging with the era of digital business, with 50% participating in a digital ecosystem* and 65% contacting startups to acquire key digital technology capabilities and skills, according to Gartner, Inc.’s annual CIO survey.´ Gartner analysts presented these findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking […]