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Middle East businesses recognised by Aruba for sales performance

Businesses from the Middle East have been recognised by Aruba for their sales performance. To motivate and recognise the accomplishments of the sales teams of its small and medium business (SMB) channel partners, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has initiated the ‘Aruba Sales Champion’ programme. The company awards and celebrates top sales performers from the […]


Red Hat receives overall ‘positive’ rating in Gartner’s 2018 vendor rating

Red Hat Inc., a leading provider of open source solutions, has announced Gartner Inc., a leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, has given the company an overall ‘positive’ rating in its 2018 Vendor Rating Report. From Red Hat’s perspective, the overall ‘positive’ rating reflects on the strength of the […]


The Winter Olympics just launched 5G. What should ME venues do?

With the Winter Olympics in full swing Manish Bhardwaj, Senior Marketing Manager, Middle East, Africa and Turkey at Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company), looks at the potential of 5G in the Middle East. The use of the world’s first 5G network at the 2018 Winter Olympics is generating excitement among those in the industry […]


Ripple and SAMA offer pilot programme for Saudi Banks

Ripple has signed an agreement with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) to support banks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to explore Ripple’s cross-border payments technology. Together, SAMA and Ripple have created a pilot programme to provide support to KSA banks to use xCurrent, Ripple’s enterprise software solution that enables banks to instantly […]


Mimecast commits to GDPR compliance for customers

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced its commitment to helping customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European privacy regulation due to take effect on May 25 this year. As part of this commitment, Mimecast recently announced that Marc French has joined the leadership team as […]


Siemon launches new Z-MAX 45 Category 6A shielded outlet

Siemon has launched its new Z-MAX 45 shielded Category 6A outlet which features a shorter, compact design with the ability to terminate cable at a 45-degree angle, reducing rear depth requirements whilst maintaining proper bend radius. Z-MAX 45 outlets use a reversible rear cap that enables cable to exit the outlet at a 45-degree angle […]


Digital Guardian expert: How enterprises can prevent data loss

Thomas Fischer, Global Security Advocate, Digital Guardian, tells Intelligent CIO how a successful Data-Centric Security Strategy can be achieved to allow enterprises to protect their precious data. As businesses continue to go ‘digital’ we find ourselves in a perimeter-less world, constant information flow is the lifeblood of the business ecosystem. Data is distributed and disbursed […]


Cisco appoints Ali Al Lawati as General Manager for Oman

Cisco has announced the appointment of Ali Al Lawati as General Manager for Oman. In his new role Al Lawati will work closely with public and private sector organisations to help enable their digital transformation journeys. The country-specific role amplifies Cisco’s commitment to supporting the development of the Sultanate’s digital ecosystem and technology infrastructure to […]


Infoblox appoints Brad Bell as Chief Information Officer

Infoblox Inc, the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that it has appointed Brad Bell as chief information officer (CIO) of Infoblox. Bell will report to Infoblox president and chief executive officer Jesper Andersen. He will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global information technology strategy, services, and operations. […]


Sophos introduces predictive protection to Intercept X

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive […]


Huawei announces New OpenLab in Cairo to build ICT ecosystem

Huawei has held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry partners in northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in northern Africa in response to digital transformation. Cairo OpenLab represents the eighth OpenLab targeting enterprise customers and is located in Egypt to serve and influence […]


F5 Networks report reveals growing influence of multi-cloud architectures

F5 Networks has revealed the results of its 2018 State of Application Delivery (SOAD) report. Now in its fourth year, the only global report of its kind shows how the growing influence of multi-cloud deployments are helping EMEA organisations better optimise apps, automate and embrace digital transformation. It also highlights the most up-to-date operational and […]


Xerox expert: How to help employees avoid IoT security breaches

By Pui Chi Li, Head of Marketing for the Middle East and Africa at Xerox We expect more and more connected devices to emerge to support the IoT trend and we are not talking about laptops, phones and tablets but many other smart workplace devices that are now connected to the internet. Connectivity and accessibility […]


Microsoft shows how cloud technology can help business growth

Cloud technology has created a revolution all over the world, with companies across a broad spectrum; from start-ups to Fortune 500 enterprises; embracing and incorporating cloud computing into their organisations. Dealing with ageing technology can hinder productivity and slow down businesses. The cloud can help companies grow, innovate, boost productivity, and expand business capabilities faster. […]


Red Hat recognised as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies

Red Hat has been named as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies for 2018. This is the first time the company has been included on the list and it is ranked fourth within the computer software category. Red Hat believes the recognition is testament to the growing influence of open source throughout the technology industry […]


Zebra Technologies leads the next generation of clinical mobility

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a market leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers, is showcasing two solutions that improve clinical mobility workflows and patient care at Arab Health held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from January 29 to February 1. The DS8100-HC series scanners and the durable TC51-HC mobile computer can foster […]


OAB launches new e-payment gateway service ‘OAB iPAY’

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has announced the launch of a new e-payment Gateway facility. The new service is part of the bank’s innovative roadmap to contribute to the digital economy of Oman by improving the electronic payment ecosystem. The bank’s public and private sector corporate clients will be able to receive payments online through website […]


Healthcare industry increases innovation through IoT use

According to HPE Aruba, nearly 90% of early IoT adopters have already suffered an IoT related security breach. But the good news is threats to the healthcare sector can be combated with good practice, Jose Vasco, Regional Director MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, tells us. When it comes to healthcare, six in […]


McAfee completes Skyhigh Networks acquisition

McAfee, which operates throughout the Middle East, has announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Skyhigh Networks. With the close of this deal, Skyhigh Networks becomes part of the McAfee Cloud Security Business Unit. Skyhigh is an ideal complement to McAfee’s strategy – one focused on building and optimising mission-critical cybersecurity environments for […]


Qatar Investment Authority and Elliott Management acquire Gigamon

Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions for cybersecurity and monitoring applications, has been acquired by Elliott Management, a leading multi-strategy private investment firm, and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Elliott’s investment was led by its private equity affiliate, Evergreen Coast Capital, and the acquisition has been approved by Gigamon shareholders. A spokesman for the […]