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VMware unveils IoT management solution to take control of IoT

VMware has launched a management solution to enable information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) teams in the Middle East to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, VMware Pulse™ IoT Centre™ will help customers to more efficiently manage, operate, scale and protect their […]


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 […]


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 […]


Booz Allen Hamilton strengthens Middle East management team

• The company elects Fady Kassatly to Senior Vice President, co-leading Booz Allen Hamilton MENA’s public sector innovation platform and overseeing its digital government platform • The company elects Souheil Moukaddem to Senior Vice President, leading strategy and organisation in MENA with a focus in human capital, leadership, and large transformation programmes Global consulting and […]


Immensa Technology Labs launch the UAE’s first 3D printing facility

Immensa Technology Labs, the UAE’s leading Additive Manufacturing (AM or 3D printing) company, has launched the country’s first 3D printing facility. This is in line with the ‘Dubai 3D Printing Strategy’ launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Immensa’s state-of-the-art facility […]


How software can make your business scheduling more efficient

Specialist software can have an enormous impact on the profitability of your businesses by improving the efficiency of your scheduling operation. To increase responsiveness to your customers it is worth considering moving away from spreadsheets and towards advanced scheduling tools. Here Roch Gauthier, Senior Director, Product Management, AspenTech, writes about the importance of plant scheduling. […]


Simplifying identity verification to aid digital transformation – it’s all about security and automation

By Marwan Elnakat, Digital Banking Sales CISMEA at Gemalto Digital technology and a new generation of consumers are redefining traditional banking and financial services, with the rate of change set to accelerate even further. Millennials have grown up in a world of 24/7 mobile connectivity and consequently their expectation is typically one of instant, one-click […]


Souq.com agreement to increase on-line business for Dubai Chamber members

-Agreement will provide Dubai Chamber members with exclusive benefits, training and customised support – H.E. Buamim: Chamber will continue to establish new partnerships and initiatives to help businesses keep pace with region’s fast-changing e-commerce – E-commerce activity seen to account for 10 per cent of Dubai’s total retail trade within the next few years A […]


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 […]


Nokia enables companies in MEA to capitalise on the opportunities of IoT

Organisations across the world are investing in the digital transformation to remain relevant to their customers and survive disruption. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one element in this transformation journey and has the potential to transform every industry, even traditional ones. According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution Line Management in the Global […]


IST launch two cloud platforms to improve customer engagement

A cloud based digital platform will enable businesses to better understand and respond to the requirements of its customers. IST, the customer experience technology specialists, has announced the launch of IST OmniCloud, a cloud-based digital customer experience platform, and IST Sentiment Analysis. Continuing to build on IST’s 15-year legacy of enabling enterprises in the Middle […]


Technology to make taxis safer in Dubai

Taxis in Dubai will be made safer thanks to a technological innovation. FMS Tech, a global telematics systems provider, along with its partner Technologica, has been awarded a project with Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), which is a subsidiary of RTA. This is for the supply and installation of FMS Tech’s Telematics device on the DTC […]


Could Fireball malware become the next Mirai?

Article by Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks. This month, researchers uncovered a malware strain believed to have infected more than 250 million computers globally. It is further believed that this malware is present on 20 per cent of corporate networks. Dubbed ‘Fireball’ the massive malware infection originated in China and has caused […]


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 […]


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 […]


NXN launches managed security services practice in UAE built on McAfee Technology

NXN (formerly neXgen Group), a leading Smart Cities Digital Services organisation, has joined forces with McAfee to launch a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) practice in U.A.E. The MSSP practice will enable NXN to build on their Smart City Managed Service offering by assisting governments and enterprises in the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), particularly in […]


Avaya survey reveals UAE office workers believe mobile communications will boost productivity

UAE office workers are increasingly looking to mobile communications solutions to collaborate and communicate more efficiently, according to research commissioned by Avaya. More than half of employees would prioritise a calling-and-data package on their mobile, while mobile access to e-mail is more desirable than internal calling and voice mail access, according to the Technology@Work Report, […]