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How to plan Data Centre migration to ensure a seamless and smooth transition

Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Co-location Data Centre – or any new Data Centre- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well-devised and executed strategy, says Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of any modern enterprise. […]


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 […]


Report: IBM Global Business Services ranked #1 by GCC

IBM Global Business Services also named as most recommended consulting organisation in the region IBM have announced that its consulting organisation Global Business Services (GBS) was ranked first for mindshare and quality and also named the most recommended consulting organisation in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2017. This was based on findings in the […]


UAE’s real estate provider Deyaar selects Yardi Voyager 7S

Deyaar Development, one of the UAE’s largest property development and real estate services companies, has selected Yardi Voyager 7S to perform lease and property management across its extensive project portfolio. Alongside Voyager 7S, which streamlines property accounting, lease and property management, Deyaar has adopted Orion Business Intelligence. This powerful, fully mobile solution has more than […]


UAE operations of Friends Provident to implement Munich Re Automation

Munich Re Automation Solutions, a provider of new business underwriting solutions to the life insurance industry, announced that Friends Provident International has become the latest international life insurance provider to implement the ALLFINANZ Interview Server solution. The automated underwriting platform will enable FPI to streamline the policy application process, accelerate customer acquisition and improve customer […]


System integrator DTP implements Quintiq’s asset optimisation at Dubai Airports

Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes brand and global vendor in supply chain planning and optimisation, has been selected by Dubai Airports to plan and schedule its fixed resources at Dubai International and Dubai World Central. The Quintiq solution will automate the planning process for airport stands, gates, baggage belts and check-in counters to increase overall efficiency, […]


UAE based EAM RFID implements tagging for Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, has completed installation of over 4,000 ultrahigh-frequency, radio frequency identification tags throughout its fleet of 15 aircraft. One of the first of the Oceanian airlines to utilise RFID, Fiji Airways has taken a keen interest in being an early adopter of customer-centric technology since 2013. Fiji Airways is integrating RFID […]


Epicor expert: Helping manufacturers keep their customers happy

By  Monzer Tohme, Regional Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Epicor Software The manufacturing industry has become virtually unrecognisable over the past 50 years, and while products and processes have remained a priority, change has been continuous. The boundaries of what was once a relatively black and white industry have blurred thanks to technology advancements, […]


Raytheon and Saudi Arabia Military Industries sign MoU for cyber security

In a ceremony witnessed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and US President Donald Trump, Raytheon and the Saudi Arabia Military Industries Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on defense-related projects and technology development. The agreement will enable continued global growth for Raytheon in key […]


Hamad International Airport signs partnership with Huawei

Huawei and Hamad International Airport signed a Memorandum of Understanding, formalising a strategic partnership to enable the airport’s digital transformation. The MoU provides a broad framework for collaboration between Hamad International Airport and Huawei for co-creation of innovative concepts, prototypes and solutions using cutting-edge technologies, particularly in the areas of IoT and autonomous machines, to […]


Simplifying collaboration in the digital workplace

The process of digital transformation is impacting every segment, in every industry, and in every country. The pace of change in connectivity is expected to be so fast across the next ten years that what we have gone through till now is only 1% of what is expected. In this new digital world, 40% of […]


Help AG releases advisory on WannaCry ransomware threat

On 12th May, a mass ransomware attacked started hitting hospitals, telecom service providers, universities and other institutions worldwide, using the malware WannaCry, WanaCrypt0r 2.0. It is found to be perpetrated by exploiting a known flaw in Microsoft Windows SMB Server, MS17-010. Given the nature of its impact, all organisations should consider this as high risk […]


UAE Exchange launches wearable card using Oberthur Technologies Flybuy MiniFOB

UAE Exchange, a global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, and Oberthur Technologies have partnered to launch gocash prepaid card of UAE Exchange through the first-ever contactless payment through wearable devices powered by Flybuy MiniFOB technology from Oberthur Technologies. UAE Exchange will be offering the wearable contactless payment option to select 100 gocash prepaid […]


US based Silver Springs to build wireless mesh for DEWA smart grid

Silver Spring Networks, announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring’s IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency Mesh Canopy. This will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, water meter and […]


Samsung Pay, Visa Checkout, set for mega roll out in Gulf

Given the growing rate of eCommerce and mCommerce, merchants and consumers are looking for ways to further simplify the checkout experience. Visa and Samsung announced a joint partnership that will allow Samsung Pay users who link their Samsung Pay account with a Visa Checkout account to shop seamlessly at the more than 300,000 merchants that […]


Business confidence in Middle East gains momentum in Q1 2017

Business confidence in the Middle East rebounded strongly in the first quarter of 2017, in line with a substantial global increase, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey. The quarterly survey of global CFOs and finance professionals, conducted by ACCA the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and IMA the Institute of […]


Practical advice for securing IoT devices and protecting your network

The first high-profile DDoS attack using IoT devices that got the attention of the mainstream media happened around Christmas 2013 and was used to interrupt the launch of a prominent game. This attack came from the LizardStresser botnet, consisting primarily of webcams and CPE routers. In November 2016, the source code for the Mirai botnet […]


Imtac uses WebNMS IoT to reduce customer lighting energy costs

Industrial Management Technology and Contracting or Imtac operates in Middle East and Caspian Region and is based out of Oman. It offers the following IoT based solutions: Smart lighting, smart logistics, smart transport, smart electricity, smart water, smart environment, smart building, smart infrastructure, smart health and smart industries. Imtac has established itself to carry out […]


Red Hat Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

Red Hat, Inc. have announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 28, 2017. “We closed the year with an exceptional performance. The fourth quarter marked our 60th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and we crossed the $2 billion milestone in subscription revenue and total deferred revenue for the fiscal […]


DarkMatter: New Executive Vice-President of Cyber Services, Eddie Schwartz

Eddie was formerly President and COO of White Ops Inc., and possesses over 25 years’ cyber security experience. International cyber security firm, DarkMatter, announces the appointment of Eddie Schwartz as the firm’s Executive Vice President of Cyber Services. In his new role, Eddie will lead the activities of DarkMatter’s following business units: Governance, Risk and […]