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A10 Networks expert: How telcos can grab the keys to success

Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks who will exhibit at GITEX 2017, tells Intelligent CIO how telcos in the Middle East can achieve faster time-to-market and gain an advantage through competitive pricing You want to get to market faster. All service providers in the Middle East do. It’s one area where you can […]


Condo Protego to warn of security challenges at GITEX

Representatives of Condo Protego will be 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 […]


New survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared

Majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by […]


Dubai summit InfoComm to focus on future of networked communications

The theme of InfoComm MEA 2017 will be ‘The Future of Networked Communications.’ The event, held in Dubai, will showcase the latest audiovisual solutions and knowledge across audio, digital signage and immersive technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality. InfoComm has expanded its partnerships to drive audiovisual innovation, with the International Live Events Association […]


Ciena expert: Autonomous networks of the future are set to be ‘self driving’

Easier to run and more responsive to customer needs the network of the future is coming, Ravi Mali, of Ciena, tells us. Communications service providers (CSPs) share a near universal goal: to drive down network costs and increase profitability. This goal boils down to three basic elements: reducing capital and operating expenditures, while improving the […]


HTC launches e-commerce platform for technology consumers in Saudi Arabia

HTC has launched a new e-commerce store dedicated to bringing leading innovations in smart mobile devices to consumers across Saudi Arabia. Through the new store visitors will be able to browse and buy the entire range of HTC smartphones and accessories. The e-commerce portal will also be a platform to improve product and service experiences […]


Saudi Telecom Co increases net income as country makes digital transformation

Saudi Telecom Co’s net income for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 7.9% to reach SR 2.4 billion. For the first quarter of 2017 net income reached SR 4.9 billion, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year. Dr. Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, said: “The whole region is moving […]


How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]


ITC and ZTE Corporation sign transformation agreement

The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading ICT company, and ZTE Corporation, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology based in KSA, have signed a BSS/OSS and ERP Transformation programme agreement This will result in the ZTESoft Zsmart end-to- end stack being implemented. Eng. Ghassan Itani, ITC’s CEO and President, said: “ITC is looking […]


LinkedIn launches ‘LinkedIn Lite’ in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan

LinkedIn Lite will be available in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia LinkedIn,  the world’s largest professional network, has announced the availability of its new LinkedIn Lite mobile web and Android app in more than 60 countries across the world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. LinkedIn Lite […]


Ooredoo Kuwait sets up NFV cloud using Huawei and VMware vCloud

VMware announced that Ooredoo Kuwait, a telecommunications provider in the Middle East, has successfully deployed both Network Functions Virtualisation and IT applications on a single, unified cloud based on the VMware vCloud for NFV platform. Ooredoo’s UNIFY initiative is aimed at taking advantage of a software-defined datacentre architecture, and disruptive technologies such as network functions […]


Why 5G networks cannot be built without network virtualisation

The telecommunications industry has seen a new mobile standard being launched every ten years. The first generation of analog based mobile networks or 1G was released in 1982. The second generation of mobile networks or 2G was launched in 1991, and introduced digital protocols leading to GPRS and EDGE extensions. Subsequently much faster and efficient […]


New appointment to lead Cisco’s Global Service Provider business

Seasoned industry executive to help telecommunications service providers transform their business and re-architect their networks for the demands of the digital era Cisco has announced that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for […]


Four tech hacks to faster customer onboarding

By Rami Bachir, Sales Manager, Middle East at Kodak Alaris, Information Management Division Customer onboarding or client onboarding (CoB), as we call the process of ‘entering’ new customers into the organisation, is an important moment of truth. It’s when you really make the difference and deliver upon the promises for why people became a customer […]


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, […]


BlackBerry expands AtHoc Cloud Service to enable personnel accountability

BlackBerry Limited is expanding the capability of its industry-leading crisis communication software to enable government agencies and large enterprises to account for their people in real-time. AtHoc Account automates personnel accountability and crisis communication processes by providing safety and availability status updates of people before, during and after an event – ultimately providing the information […]


eHosting Datafort opens New Cyber Defense Centre in Dubai

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud infrastructure services provider, has launched its Cyber Defense Centre (CDC) in Dubai Internet City. The CDC comes at a crucial time when organisations in the Middle East are faced with advanced and persistent security threats. “eHDF’s CDC deploys advanced security intelligence and automation tools to […]


Comptel and STC sign MoU to build digital skills for Saudi Arabia

Comptel announced a joint initiative with Saudi Arabia-based ICT operator STC to help Saudi Arabia capitalise on the new digital era and deliver on its vision for 2030. As an aspiring ICT leader with robust technology infrastructure and a deep market footprint, STC is a key driver for vision 2030. Supported by Comptel’s thought leadership […]


Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, signs a Global Strategic MoU with Huawei to bring greater safety and security to Smart Cities

Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei, a world leading provider of telecommunications equipment, to develop and deploy joint smart and safe city big data solutions tailored to customer requirements. The agreement will see the companies jointly develop technology and professional capabilities, including but not limited to products and […]


4 steps to help telecom operators in the Middle East future-proof their networks

Standing still is the kiss of death for any telecom service provider. If you fail to evolve, your competition advances. Ultimately, you’re either left in the dust or rendered obsolete. It’s imperative for service providers to always look several steps ahead. Planning for the next technology shift or solution set that helps you optimise your […]