IDC innovators for the 2016 IoT platforms market

International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its 2016 IDC Innovators report recognising pioneering players in the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms market. IDC Innovators are companies with under $50 million in revenue that offer an inventive technology and/or groundbreaking new business model. Arrayent, BugLabs, and MachineShop were all named as IDC Innovators in the Internet […]

West vs. East: Employee loyalty, satisfaction & mobile adoption

Employees in western countries report themselves to be happier in their jobs, more loyal to their employers and more productive in their work compared to their counterparts in eastern markets, according to the “Mobility, Performance and Engagement” report from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Based on the self-assessment […]

Network agility needed to meet millennial connectivity demands

Global network operators should plan for continued capacity growth, greater flexibility, a larger array of services and corresponding billing models to address societal changes brought on by the millennial generation, according to CommScope research. The millennial study findings also have implications for a range of constituents, including network architects, installers and operators, chief information officers, […]

Main Findings of the ‘State of IT Transformation’ report by EMC

EMC Corporation announced their fourth annual CIO Connect Summit, being held at the Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, on 25th – 26th May. In addition to interactive presentations and workshops during the two-day event, EMC will shed light on the State of IT Transformation report which assesses 660 EMC and VMware customers worldwide and shares insights […]

Ashridge research highlights aspirations of Gen Y employees in KSA

Generation Y holds a significant importance for Saudi Arabia with its high demographic of young population and strategic focus on localisation. Ashridge’s research on Gen Y in Saudi Arabia, provides input for business managers on how to create greater levels of engagement among Gen Y workforce According to Rory Hendrikz, Director of Ashridge Middle East, […]

IDC identifies ways of securing smart digital enterprises

The results of a recent IT security survey of Middle East organisations conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) show that the top three threats to enterprise security are infected USB drives, data theft by employees, and advanced persistent threats. These threats all have one aspect in common – insider risk. The fact that users do […]

FireEye study reveals the impact of cyberattacks on consumer loyalty

A recent study carried out by FireEye has revealed that data breaches significantly dent consumer trust in major brands. With a number of high-profile breaches taking place on a global scale, the findings highlight rising concerns over the issue of cybersecurity and how public perception of a company is altered in the event of a […]

Mobile-first environments, employee engagement & business performance

A new global study, ‘Mobility, Performance and Engagement’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between ‘more mobile-first’ working environments, and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well developed and executed mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Aruba, showed that companies rated by […]

SophosLabs research finds “designer” cyber threats on the rise

Sophos has revealed SophosLabs research that indicates a growing trend among cyber criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. The research includes information from millions of endpoints worldwide and is analysed by the team at SophosLabs. To lure more victims with their attacks, cybercriminals are now […]

New Intel Security report reveals need for trust in cloud adoption

Intel Security recently released Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption, a global report advocating the need for technology vendors to help businesses, governments and consumers understand the implications surrounding the growing adoption of the cloud. With a majority (77%) of participants noting that their organisations trust cloud computing more than a year ago, […]