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Fake news ‘as a service’ on the rise according to Digital Shadows

Proliferation of fake news gets even easier via $7 toolkits and services advertised on the dark web, says Rick Holland of Digital Shadows New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed […]


GCC construction market expected to top USD 2 Trillion by 2020

Digital signage, LED displays, and control rooms can transform citizen and customer experience in smart cities and mega-projects Smart Cities and mega-projects will boost the GCC’s construction sector to USD 2 trillion by 2020, driving strong demand for professional audiovisual solutions, from interactive digital signage to massive back-end control rooms, industry experts announced today. As […]


Nexans adopts solar energy to power its Liban Cables Plant in Lebanon

Nexans inaugurated a new 600 kW-peak solar power system at its Liban Cables facility. By replacing one of its six electric generators with photovoltaic panels, Liban Cables will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 750 tons per year. The Liban Cables project is the first one to be completed within the framework of the Small Decentralized […]


eHosting Datafort expert on the challenges of adapting a multi-cloud strategy

Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort , tells us why more organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach and why: Cloud computing has been a transformational force in the IT industry. Several of the most recent innovations driving growth and innovative business models are a product of the technology. Cloud adoption in the Middle East is […]


Equinix executive stresses the importance of digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure needs to be considered a basic business requirement for UAE companies, according to an Equinix executive. Brian Lillie, Chief Product Officer, Equinix, said during a visit to Dubai for a knowledge sharing session with telco du, that the rapid development of smart technology in the UAE has redefined the way companies do business. […]


Remotely protect and control your data with Seclore 3.0

Seclore is one of the pioneers in the EDRM (Enterprise Digital Rights Management) space. The company has recently launched their new product version, Seclore 3.0. Intelligent CIO caught up with Rohit Oberoi, Director Channel Sales – India, Middle East and Africa, to discuss the product launch and how Seclore is helping companies to secure collaboration […]


Cyber Security Alert: Should you fear the reaper?

By Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks Move over Mirai. There’s a new monstrous botnet in town. The newly-discovered botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’ appears to be a more powerful strain of Internet of Things (IoT) attack malware than Mirai, the previous holder of the IoT botnet crown. And while Reaper hasn’t yet […]


Dimension Data expert: Hybrid cloud key to managing complexity

Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director UAE, Dimension Data, tells us why more organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach and why: According to Gartner, by 2020, a no-cloud policy will be as rare as a no-internet policy is today. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the no-cloud stance that has dominated many large vendors in recent years. […]


Microsoft demonstrates the power of digital transformation to oil and gas sector at ADIPEC

Company highlights potential of digitalisation to transform region’s oil and gas sector, through machine-learning, IoT, and big data ‘The possibilities are all but limitless, once you begin to explore the potential of the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge’, says Director Manufacturing and Resources, Microsoft MEA Microsoft has showed the Middle East’s oil and gas […]


UAE based Calidus selects IFS Applications to support rapid growth

IFS Applications deployed for finance, HR, supply chain, project and document management IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that the aerospace and defence technology company Calidus, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has selected IFS Applications™ as its core solution to manage key company operations and manufacturing projects. The IFS solution includes finance, HR, […]


Pure Storage launches new Copy Automation Tool for SAP drives

Pure Storage CAT: Reduces SAP storage and management costs by up to 90% and speeds copy performance from days to hours Pure Storage, a leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced the availability of its new Copy Automation Tool (CAT) for SAP systems. The tool allows customers to quickly and […]


Commvault considering expansion in Qatar in 2018

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, is planning to expand in Qatar next year. Christian Laing, Vice President Sales, EMEA, Commvault, said: “We are right now planning to work on a plan to open an office in Qatar maybe next year. “We don’t have an office there today but […]


Commvault introduces new data analytics portfolio

Introduces new information governance for data privacy application for identifying and reducing GDPR compliance risk as first portfolio application Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, has announced at Commvault GO 2017 a new analytics portfolio of applications, capabilities, solutions and services, all built on the Commvault Data Platform. The platform […]


Commvault executives outline how enterprises can be remarkable

At Commvault GO 2017 CEO Bob Hammer and COO Al Bunte explained how a shift from Information Technology to Data Technology drives a ‘better way’ to accelerate digital transformation, reduce risk and improve business outcomes Commvault customers featured at sold out event with topics spanning digital transformation, cloud, GDPR and regulatory compliance, as well as […]


Commvault launches Endpoint Data Protection as a Service

–Fully managed by Commvault Software with 24/7 customer support, new SaaS solution provides flexible, easy-to-use solution for endpoint data protection —A zero infrastructure footprint solution, Commvault Endpoint Data Protection as a Service eliminates the need for infrastructure installation or IT management resources –Commvault Secure File Sharing and Commvault Endpoint Search round out new service offerings […]


Veeam expert on the barriers to digital transformation in ME

Rick Vanover, Director of Technical Product Marketing and Evangelism at Veeam Software, tells Intelligent CIO what he believes are the current barriers to digital transformation in the Middle East and how these can be overcome. Digital transformation is now requisite for survival for all enterprises in the Middle East, across all industries. The exponential growth that we […]


SecureWorks talks ransomware, cyber fraud and social engineering

Intelligent CIO caught up with Gopan Sivasankaran, SecureWorks’ Security Architect at this year’s GITEX Technology Week to discuss the evolving cyberthreats targeting organisations, and individuals, today. Q: What is SecureWorks focusing on this year at GITEX? A: This is the first GITEX as part of the Dell Technology family as such with all organisations within […]


Kodak Alaris expert on overcoming the barriers to digital transformation

Gregoire de Clercq, EMEA Marketing Director, Kodak Alaris Information Management, tells Intelligent CIO what he believes are the current barriers to digital transformation in the Middle East and how these can be overcome. Digital transformation begins with information capture. In a published IDC white paper, sponsored by Kodak Alaris Information Management (Information Capture:  Cornerstone of Digital Transformation), […]


Microsoft Gulf expert on overcoming the barriers to digital transformation

Necip Ozyucel, Cloud and Enterprise Business Solutions Lead, Microsoft Gulf, tells Intelligent CIO what he believes are the current barriers to digital transformation in the Middle East and how can CIOs overcome these. Digitalisation has become imperative for companies worldwide as smart adoption of technologies can help organisations reinvent their business models, achieve major operational […]


Huawei takes lead on ME public safety innovation through OpenLab

Top public safety solution providers have endorsed Huawei’s Dubai-based OpenLab facility, as the company continues to drive the region’s safety innovation through key technologies and partnerships. Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple public safety and Smart City initiatives, built on IoT, Cloud and Big Data. iOmniscient, […]