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Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit 2017 to promote move to Smart City vision

A summit which aims to drive digital transformation in Abu Dhabi will take place in November. The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit will promote the aim of the Government to drive the digital government transformation strategy and agenda. The announcement last year by the Abu Dhabi E-Government Supervisory Committee and the Digital Transformation Leadership Team […]


Code Week 2017 helps Syrian refugees in Jordan train as software engineers

Refugee Code Week has concluded with more than 15,000 Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth learning coding skills, preparing them to enter the global workforce and drive the digital economy. Refugee Code Week 2017 built on the strong success of last year’s event, training 5,000 more Middle Eastern youth and refugees than in 2016. The programme […]


Commvault launches powerful scale-out data protection infrastructure

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, has launched Commvault HyperScaleTM Appliance and Commvault HyperScaleTM Software, two powerful, cloud-ready data infrastructure offerings that provide customers with on-premises simplicity, elasticity, resilience, flexibility and scale for managing secondary data. Flexible to fit a range of customer needs, the solutions are available as an all-in-one […]


Get to Know: Guruprasad Padmanabhan from Redline

On the lighter side of things, we ask industry experts what makes them tick. Here we speak to Guruprasad Padmanabhan, VP, Business Development, MEA, for Redline. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My most memorable achievement would have to be being part of the beginning of the cloud revolution at Amazon. My […]


Cyber resilience: implementing smart security to match smart city developments

Governments in charge of hubs of innovation such as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore are assuming a pro-active response to protecting the public digital infrastructure. Their approach is to safeguard their digital futures from potential harm, says Harshul Joshi, Senior Vice President of Cyber Advisory Services at DarkMatter. Singapore already enjoys a reputation for being […]


Report explores how the Middle East can drive financial future

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region (MEASA), has released a new DIFC-commissioned report developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) entitled The Next Frontier: The future of finance in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. MEASA is home to approximately 3 billion people, […]


Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) partners with Dell EMC to transform infrastructure into cloud

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is partnering with Dell EMC initiating a landmark project titled ‘DAFZA Cloud’. This collaboration aims to power the ambitious vision to provide transformative ICT services to all stakeholders. In line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the […]


Centra Hub signs partnership agreement with NGN

Through this partnership, Centra Hub and NGN International are looking at ways to leverage their technology and process integration strengths across the region Software vendor Centra Hub has announced that it has signed a regional partnership agreement with NGN International, a systems integrator and IT consultant, which was established in 2015 in Bahrain as a […]


Security training event ‘SANS Gulf Region 2017’ opens for registration

SANS has expanded its annual Gulf Region event with a total of eight hands-on immersion-style training courses taught by top cyber security experts SANS Institute has announced its largest ever cyber security training event in the Middle East, taking place in Dubai from November 4 to November 16. SANS Gulf Region 2017 will feature eight […]


Regional enterprise migrating mission critical workloads into Microsoft Azure

Within the region there has been significant adoption of Microsoft Azure both in public cloud usage, as well as hybrid cloud usage. This has facilitated increasing usage of applications both in the datacentre as well as from Microsoft Azure in the cloud. This suite of applications covers web and mobile, analytics, storage and backup, data […]


Condo Protego warning of security challenges at GITEX

Representatives of Condo Protego are available to discuss cybersecurity at GITEX. Some cybersecurity experts have described Malware attacks as an ‘arms race’ because hackers have developed increasingly complex approaches and security vendors have countered with stronger technology defences. “WannaCry and Petya malware attacks are not isolated incidents – every Middle East CIO needs to be […]


Fortinet offers essential cyber-safety tips amid escalating cyber-attacks

Individual devices and user data becoming prime targets for cyber-criminals; one in 20 attacks target smart phones and tablets Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, warns businesses and individuals in the Middle East to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest […]


ATM solution from NCR to ‘transform’ retail banking

NCR Corporation, a global leader in omni-channel solutions, has announced the launch of NCR SelfServ 80 Series, a new family of ATM solutions that will help financial institutions redefine the banking experience and change the way consumers interact with the ATM forever. Through a unique combination of innovation across software, hardware, and services, consumers and […]


Gemalto reports global increase in data breaches

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has released the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches. This reveals 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Compared to the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, […]


Middle East e-commerce market to double to USD 69 Billion by 2020

Virgin Megastore Middle East and North Africa, Sharjah Cooperative Society, MODUL University Dubai, and Alfanar showcase how digital marketing delivers ROI and innovation Middle East innovators Virgin Megastore Middle East and North Africa, Sharjah Cooperative Society, MODUL University Dubai and Alfanar are showcasing global best practices in digital marketing to transform the customer experience. By […]


Red Hat expert on the business value of Automation processes

Many enterprises in the Middle East have now reached a stage where managing the scale of their IT infrastructures is becoming a challenge second only to increasing the speed of provisioning. A broad spectrum of technologies, solutions, processes and skillsets is available to help manage a large scale environment. Among management technologies, automation is one […]


Kodak Alaris focused on info capture ecosystem at GITEX

Kodak Alaris is expanding its information capture ecosystem, delivering on the promise of digital transformation for organisations in the Middle East and around the world. At GITEX Technology Week 2017, the global solution provider will expand the previously announced Alaris IN2 Ecosystem by unveiling the Alaris S2000 Series Scanners – a new family of network/wireless […]


Avaya to go beyond the digital experience at GITEX 2017

Avaya will showcase at GITEX Technology Week how it is working with organisations to design solutions that go beyond the digital experience, presenting real-world use cases from its customers across the Avaya International (Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Asia-Pacific) region for the first time ever at the event. Avaya will highlight how its […]


Digital Shadows expert on the impact of the Equifax breach

By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows What we know about the Equifax breach  A cybersecurity incident at Equifax has had the potential to impact 143 million U.S. consumers. To put this in context, at this time, this incident is almost seven times larger than the Office of Personnel Management breach of 2015. Equifax […]


ITC signs agreement to implement Broadband fibre optic initiative in KSA

The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading information and communications technology Company, has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) to implement a high-speed fibre optic broadband initiative in Saudi Arabia. This will be done in accordance with the pre-approved Broadband Implementation Agreement which was signed earlier this year with […]