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New Thunder Series controller will help financial institutions

A10 Networks, a Secure Application Services™ company, has broadened its Thunder Series™ portfolio of hardware appliances with a solution, Thunder 3745 Application Delivery Controller (ADC), that helps latency-sensitive financial institutions. Financial institutions have specific application delivery needs, especially those that deal in latency-sensitive transactions and high-frequency trading (HFT), where time truly is money and any […]


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 […]


ITC and ZTE Corporation sign transformation agreement

The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading ICT company, and ZTE Corporation, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology based in KSA, have signed a BSS/OSS and ERP Transformation programme agreement This will result in the ZTESoft Zsmart end-to- end stack being implemented. Eng. Ghassan Itani, ITC’s CEO and President, said: “ITC is looking […]


Excel introduces engraved labelling for corporate branding

Excel Networking Solutions – the copper and optical cabling infrastructure provider – has announced a new addition to their portfolio of Value Added Services: bespoke engraved labelling. The comprehensive range of laser engraved labels for patch panels and outlets ensure that every application is professionally labelled from the moment it is installed. Made from high […]


Excel develops Environ cabling range with new Co-Lo Racks

Excel Networking Solutions, the copper and optical cabling infrastructure provider, has launched a new Environ floor standing rack into their existing portfolio of Networking Racks and Open Frames. Based on the proven and popular ER series chassis, Excel’s CL series of multi-compartment floor standing racks are available in 42U or 47U heights, 600mm or 800mm […]


Digital Shadows reports the pressing need for better digital risk management

Leading tech analyst group suggests businesses must adopt a thorough digital risk management strategy that includes monitoring, filtering, prioritising, and responding to threats across the public Internet and dark web Digital Shadows, an industry leader in digital risk management, has unveiled a new report called: ‘The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management’ from top analysts […]


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 […]


LinkedIn launches ‘LinkedIn Lite’ in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan

LinkedIn Lite will be available in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia LinkedIn,  the world’s largest professional network, has announced the availability of its new LinkedIn Lite mobile web and Android app in more than 60 countries across the world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. LinkedIn Lite […]


Red Hat acquires Permabit Assets to ease barriers to Cloud Portability with Data Deduplication Technology

Red Hat to enhance cloud-native and Linux container solutions with Red Hat Enterprise Linux-ready data deduplication and compression portfolio from Permabit Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions which operates in the Middle East, has announced that it has acquired the assets and technology of Permabit Technology Corporation, a provider of software for […]


Gartner says AI Technologies will be in almost every new software product by 2020

Hype and ‘AI Washing’ is creating confusion and obscuring the real benefits of the technology, says Gartner Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies […]


Could Dubai be the next Silicon Valley?

Could we see a Silicon Valley-like culture emerge in the Middle East enabled by technology? Luc Serviant, of Orange, a partner in the Dubai Smart City Accelerator programme, certainly thinks so. He argues that Dubai stands to become a model of how businesses (large and small) will thrive in the 21st century. The UAE is […]


eHosting DataFort makes green upgrades to datacentre

Aware of the increased usage and importance of datacentres in today’s business environment, planning and designing strategies are key to their efficiency, says Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort (eHDF). In the last 12 months, eHDF has worked towards enhancing its datacentre and has invested more than AED20 million in its T3 datacentre upgrades. These investments […]


NBO and ITA sign agreement for customised banking solutions

The National Bank of Oman (NBO) and the Information Technology Authority (ITA) have signed an agreement to utilise a custom banking solution that offers greater control over transactions and financial management. Through centralisation and automation, the solution addresses specific challenges, such as high volumes of daily payments. It will work to reduce the turnaround time […]


Cisco appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East and Africa

Expanded role will focus on leading the way in digital transformation across Middle East and Africa markets, driving business outcomes for customers across industries Cisco has announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption Meads, in this newly created role, […]


MoU signed to incorporate Dubai Font on Huawei smartphones

The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei sign MoU to incorporate Dubai Font on Huawei smartphones The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced a partnership that will see it include the Dubai Font on its mobile operating systems as one of its standard pre-loaded fonts. The font will be automatically […]


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 […]


Digital Shadows lifts the lid on credit card fraud gangs

Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, has revealed the findings of an in-depth study carried out by its team of multilingual analysts assessing the changing habits and tactics of organised credit card fraud gangs. It points to increased sophistication of a professional ecosystem as fraudsters seek to upskill themselves and novice would-be […]


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 […]


ISYX Technologies and Microsoft Showcase Solutions to transform building and construction industry

ISYX Technologies and Microsoft jointly presented various solutions to boost productivity and enable digital dashboards for better decision making across this market segment. ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, successfully held a joint workshop with Microsoft on the challenges faced by the construction and building materials industry. […]


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 […]