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GE reveals 2016 Global Innovation Barometer results

GE today unveiled the UAE results of its 2016 Global Innovation Barometer, which explores how business leaders and members of the public perceive the opportunities for and barriers to innovation in a changing complex global environment. Now in its fifth year, the research surveyed 2,748 senior business executives and 1,346 informed publics across 23 countries. […]


Healthcare providers in MENA to spend $2.78 billion on IT in 2016

Healthcare providers in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $2.78 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner. This forecast includes spending by healthcare providers (which includes hospitals and physicians’ practices) on internal services, software, IT services, data centre systems, devices and telecom services. Telecom services, which include fixed […]


Results of the 2016 Data Centre Industry Survey by Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute has announced the results of the 2016 Uptime Institute Data Centre Industry Survey. The sixth annual survey provides an overview of the major trends shaping IT infrastructure delivery and strategy. According to survey findings, 50% of senior enterprise IT executives expect the majority of IT workloads to reside off-premise in cloud or colocation […]


MEA to have highest growth in worldwide IP traffic, predicts Cisco

According to the 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020, global IP traffic will nearly triple at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% over the next five years.  The Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic, which is the highest […]


Riverbed survey finds companies struggling to support ROBO IT

Riverbed Technology has released the results of a survey that showed that organisations are facing multiple challenges when managing IT at the edge – at remote and branch offices. The Riverbed survey asked IT professionals about the various challenges they face in provisioning and managing remote and branch offices (ROBOs) and found supporting the IT […]


Results of the Infoblox Security Assessment report 1Q2016

Infoblox has announced results of the Infoblox Security Assessment Report for the first quarter of 2016, which finds that 83%—more than four out of five—of enterprise networks tested by Infoblox show evidence of malicious DNS activity. Infoblox offers free security assessments to customers and prospective customers, identifying DNS queries inside an organisation’s network that are […]


FireEye announces release of first Mandiant M-Trends EMEA report

FireEye has announced the release of the first Mandiant M-Trends EMEA report. M-Trends EMEA drills down into the statistics collected during investigations conducted in EMEA by Mandiant’s leading consultants in 2015 and details cyber trends and tactics threat actors used to compromise businesses and steal data. Some of the key findings include: Organisations in EMEA […]


McAfee Labs report reveals new mobile app collusion threats

Intel Security has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2016, which explains the dynamics of mobile app collusion, where cybercriminals manipulate two or more apps to orchestrate attacks capable of exfiltrating user data, inspecting files, sending fake SMS messages, loading additional apps without user consent, and sending user location information to control servers. McAfee […]


Report shows businesses fight ‘sudden death’ from DDoS attacks

A10 Networks has announced a new report with IDG Connect, “DDoS: A Clear and Ever Present Danger.” The report, which surveyed 120 IT decision makers at large organisations, finds businesses locked in combat with a growing army of online attackers. It finds that the average company suffers 15 DDoS attacks per year, with average attacks causing […]


Total ICT spending by commercial sector to increase by 2019

Recent news from a new report issued by the Ministry of Transport and Communications, shows that the total ICT (information and communications technology) spending by Qatar’s “commercial sector” is projected to increase to nearly $2.8bn by 2019. The report, entitled, “Qatar’s ICT Landscape 2016: Business”, also details how the total ICT spending by the country’s […]