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A.T. Kearney forms ‘Connected Enterprise’ global alliance with Microsoft

A.T. Kearney, a leading global management consulting firm with offices in more than 40 countries, has announced the formation of a ‘Connected Enterprise’ global alliance with Microsoft. The announcement was made at A.T. Kearney’s Digital Business Forum (DBF) in Berlin, an event bringing together executives and digital leaders at the world’s most iconic corporations as […]


Malwarebytes builds partner relationships with Middle East channel programme

New EMEA programme offers the chance for real partnerships with Malwarebytes which manages its Middle East operations from Dubai. Malwarebytes™, an advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, has launched its inaugural channel programme for partners across EMEA. The programme has been designed to be simple and easy to join, and focuses on driving deal registrations […]


New partner programme from Kodak Alaris empowers resellers and distributors to expand

Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division (IM) has revamped its channel partner programme, introducing a number of new sales tools, incentives and technical resources designed to support its partners and help them expand their businesses. Why Change? Addressing Channel Partners’ Needs In a rapidly changing marketplace, VARs, distributors and solution providers are looking for new ways […]


IBM and Zain launch cloud disaster recovery service in Kuwait

New collaboration delivers enhanced cloud-based business continuity and resiliency services for IBM and Zain customers IBM and Zain, Kuwait’s leading telecommunications company, have announced their collaboration to launch a new cloud disaster recovery service. This will provide IBM and Zain’s enterprise customers with cloud-based business continuity capabilities and faster disaster recovery of their critical IT […]


Bahrain based Gulf Air adopts Microsoft Azure Cloud to deliver world-class web service

Microsoft has announced that Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has revamped its online customer-experience utilising the power of Microsoft Azure Cloud. The deployment carried out by Link Development, a Microsoft Certified Cloud service provider and global technology solutions provider, enables Gulf Air to deliver world-class web and cross-device services while […]


McAfee Labs Report reveals how cyber-attacks have changed over the last 30 years

A new report from McAfee has revealed how cyber-attacks have changed over the last 30 years. The ‘McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2017’ discloses how malicious techniques have evolved over the last three decades with hundreds of new threats appearing every minute and an increasing number of security incidents coming to the attention of the […]


Kuwait’s Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receives Microsoft Showcase School recognition

Kuwait Ministry of Education lauds efforts of the school in recognition of the achievement and progressive embrace of digital transformation “It is inspiring to see Ibn ElAmeed Secondary School receive much-deserved recognition for the part its leaders and educators have played in bringing 21st-century methodologies into our classrooms,” said Khalid AlRushaid, Assistant Undersecretary for Public […]


ServiceNow report: 2018 will be the year of workplace automation

ServiceNow has released the results of a new report, ‘Today’s State of Work: At the Breaking Point,’ revealing that a majority of organisations have introduced advanced automation in their workplace and nearly half of executives surveyed say that they’ll require it more broadly by 2018 to cope with rising work volumes. The survey indicated that […]


Gemalto secures access to Cloud applications with new access management service

SafeNet Trusted Access helps companies mitigate risk with integrated single sign-on, multi-factor authentication and risk-based analytics Improves user experience providing Smart Cloud Single Sign-On (SSO) for authentication when defined by the access policy Simplifies access management to cloud applications such as Office 365, ServiceNow and Salesforce.com Leverages a powerful data-driven policy engine for enterprises to […]


Prince Sultan University and Red Hat Academy to enhance graduate skills

The Prince Sultan University, based in Saudi Arabia, has joined forces with Red Hat to provide graduates with increased skills. The university is collaborating with Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, to create the King Salman Education for Employment Programme. The Red Hat Academy is an open source, web-deployed and web-managed education […]


30 Days after WannaCry – what can the financial services sector learn?

By Charles Habak, Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton MENA, and Wayne Loveless, Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton MENA WannaCry or Wcry represents the latest version of a growing threat called Ransomware – a tailored piece of malware designed to exploit specific vulnerabilities in the operating systems of its victims’ computers. Malware outbreaks are not […]


BT teams up with Forescourt to improve network security

BT, which operates in the Middle East, has announced the launch of BT Managed Endpoint Access Security. This is a new security service protecting organisations from cyber threats and malware through greater visibility and better monitoring of devices connected to their corporate network. The new service leverages technology from ForeScout Technologies Inc., a leading Internet […]


Aruba delivers first asset tracking solution fully integrated into WLAN infrastructure

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced a new addition to its location-based services portfolio that helps organisations easily track valued assets, resulting in improved organisational efficiency and lower capital and operational costs associated with misplaced assets. The Aruba asset tracking solution is fully integrated into the Aruba wireless infrastructure, enabling simplified, fully integrated […]


Qatar Airways to offer next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband service

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced that Qatar Airways has become the first Middle East megacarrier to select its advanced new GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution. In a landmark agreement, the next-generation service will initially be available to Qatar Airways passengers on board more than 130 aircraft, consisting of Airbus […]


IFS and Dubai based ISYX agree technological partnership

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has signed a partnership agreement with Dubai-based ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing business technology consulting company. The IFS and ISYX partnership will help deliver IFS’s innovative product portfolio to customers across the Middle East and Africa. Drawing on the long and successful track record of both companies in areas such […]


Dell EMC hosts digital transformation forum in Jordan

Dell EMC  has hosted a one day event in Jordan to help the country’s organisations stay ahead of the technology game. Under the patronage of the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, and Minister of Public Sector Development, Majd Shweikeh, the company hosted the event, entitled ‘Let the Transformation Begin’. Dell EMC focused on detailing […]


24.7.365 availability keeps customers loyal

Article by Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam. The lightning-fast pace of technological innovation is forcing organisations to change the way they operate or risk falling behind. As IT leaders and analysts say, every company is now becoming a software company. We’ve entered a new era of the Always-On Enterprise, where businesses […]


Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority and Mastercard sign MoU

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry. The MoU aims to provide both parties with a strategic platform for the exchange of expertise and knowledge, especially in the areas of data and statistics, including big and open […]


Dubai Smart City Accelerator scheme launched to help start-up businesses

A project that helps start-ups become established businesses has been launched in Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), has launched the Dubai Smart City Accelerator, the first of its kind in the MENA region, within DSOA’s wholly owned Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec). His Highness […]


Pulse Secure announces distribution agreement with Spectrami across the Middle East

Pulse Secure, a secure access solutions company, has announced a new distribution relationship with Spectrami, a value added distributor for security, storage, and mobility products in the Middle East. Under the terms of the agreement, Spectrami will offer its innovative Vendor Extension Model (VEM) to serve a channel community of Middle East regional partners through […]