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Microsoft helps CISOs fight security threats at UAE executive summit

Industry experts impart wisdom to regional security professionals, as threat landscape heats up World-renowned security expert Paula Januszkiewicz, urges regional CISOs to ‘level up’ in their battle against ‘cyber troublemakers’ ‘It is vital that regional organisations understand the evolving threat landscape and adjust their security posture accordingly,’ says Microsoft Enterprise Cybersecurity Group specialist Microsoft has […]

Retail stores use IoT technology to transform the customer experience

New research finds retailers adopting IoT are reporting a return of investment and 88% notice increased business efficiency IoT adoption by retailers is leading to improved customer experience and increased profitability – according to research, including the UAE, conducted by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company. Thanks to IoT technology, bricks and mortar stores can […]

Microsoft to host ‘A Hacker’s Guide to Security Strategy’ in Dubai

Microsoft is holding an event entitled ‘A Hacker’s Guide to Security Strategy’ tomorrow (November 21) in Dubai. The event, which will take place at the Burj Al Arab, will allow CIOs to identify what hackers value most and get an outside-in perspective of securing their businesses, with best practices shared by a hacker and subject matter experts. […]

eHosting Datafort expert on the challenges of adapting a multi-cloud strategy

Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing and Business Development, eHosting DataFort , tells us why more organisations adopting a multi-cloud approach and why: Cloud computing has been a transformational force in the IT industry. Several of the most recent innovations driving growth and innovative business models are a product of the technology. Cloud adoption in the Middle East is […]

Cyber Security Alert: Should you fear the reaper?

By Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks Move over Mirai. There’s a new monstrous botnet in town. The newly-discovered botnet, dubbed ‘Reaper’ or ‘IoTroop’ appears to be a more powerful strain of Internet of Things (IoT) attack malware than Mirai, the previous holder of the IoT botnet crown. And while Reaper hasn’t yet […]

How to overcome the challenges of moving to the cloud

Veritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, has announced the results of a global survey spanning 13 countries indicating that the majority of global organisations (56%) operate with a cloud-first mentality when it comes to deploying new applications and managing workloads. The survey shows that only one percent of organisations will not be adopting cloud […]

New Dell EMC Solutions bring machine and deep learning to mainstream enterprises

Dell EMC and technology partners offer new products, solutions and services designed for easier adoption and faster benefits from machine and deep learning Dell EMC has announced new machine learning and deep learning solutions, continuing the company’s work to bring high performance computing (HPC) and data analytics capabilities to mainstream enterprises worldwide. This enables organisations […]

Microsoft demonstrates the power of digital transformation to oil and gas sector at ADIPEC

Company highlights potential of digitalisation to transform region’s oil and gas sector, through machine-learning, IoT, and big data ‘The possibilities are all but limitless, once you begin to explore the potential of the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge’, says Director Manufacturing and Resources, Microsoft MEA Microsoft has showed the Middle East’s oil and gas […]

UAE based Calidus selects IFS Applications to support rapid growth

IFS Applications deployed for finance, HR, supply chain, project and document management IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that the aerospace and defence technology company Calidus, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, has selected IFS Applications™ as its core solution to manage key company operations and manufacturing projects. The IFS solution includes finance, HR, […]

Digital Banking: Does it have a future with no passwords?

Is the future of digital banking a password free one? The ways in which banks are authenticating their users is evolving at speed thanks to technological developments. Marwan Elnakat, Digital Banking Director for the CISMEA region at Gemalto, tells us what the future holds. Please enter your password, it says. It seems like a simple […]

Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit focuses on government performance

The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit has started today (November 13) to focus on innovative global strategies and solutions to advance government integration, automation and performance. The summit, hosted by Advanced Conferences and Meetings, is taking place at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa, Abu Dhabi, and continues tomorrow (November 14). The event, held […]

Commvault expanding in the Middle East by opening new office in Saudi Arabia

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, is to open a new office in Saudi Arabia. The office will open in Riyadh next month with the official opening to follow in January or February 2018. Christian Laing, Vice President Sales, EMEA, Commvault, said: “First of all it’s a commitment to […]

Commvault global study reveals Digital Transformation expectation gap

Poll of 1,200 IT executives and IT personnel shows significant gap between business expectations and Digital Transformation readiness    Survey designed by Commvault and Quadrant Strategies reveals most IT personnel believe they lack the skillset, technology and bandwidth to create a Data-centric Foundation for Innovation Survey reveals troubling lack of readiness; more than 60% of […]

Commvault becomes exclusive data partner for iconic explorer’s Antarctic foundation

Commvault to back up and protect critical expedition data Commvault Chief Marketing Officer Chris Powell to join explorer Robert Swan in final push to South Pole Commvault, the global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, has announced at Commvault GO 2017 that it will be the exclusive data partner for explorer Robert […]

Commvault announces partnership with Google Cloud

Addresses enterprise need for data protection in fast-growing multi-cloud, hybrid IT environments requiring agility and high availability Supports all four Google Cloud Platform storage classes: Coldline, Nearline, Regional and Multi-regional    Expedites Cloud migration via increased adaptability and security with lower costs Commvault, a leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced […]

Research uncovers compromised bank accounts and credit cards in the UAE

Group-IB, a global leader in preventing and investigating high-tech crimes and online fraud, has announced the key findings from its annual ‘Hi-Tech Crime Trends 2017’ report. The findings of the report were announced at an event to mark the establishment of Group-IB’s regional presence across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and South Asia, with headquarters […]

Riverbed Technology appoints new regional vice president for the Middle East

Riverbed Technology has announced the promotion of Elie Dib to the position of Regional Vice President for Middle East, Turkey and north Africa (METNA) in recognition of his leadership of the regional sales team which has resulted in deeper penetration into key industry verticals including government, defence, finance, oil and gas and most recently, the […]

ManageEngine brings enterprise service management to its service desk software

ServiceDesk Plus extends ITSM capabilities to business functions beyond IT and evolves into a rapid-start enterprise service desk ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced that it is bringing a unified approach to enterprise service management with an update to the cloud version of its flagship ITSM product, ServiceDesk Plus. With the ability to […]

Zain Iraq partners with Nokia International to develop Holy Karbala network

Zain Iraq has partnered with Nokia International to develop the Holy Karbala network bringing the latest technology solutions to the region. The partnership answers the needs of city subscribers and visitors to provide a world-class mobile service in Iraq. In line with its strategy of understanding of consumer needs, Zain Iraq has announced an agreement […]

Orange Business Services appoints country manager for Saudi Arabia

Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi to lead business expansion ambitions Orange Business Services focuses on major infrastructure projects and smart cities opportunities in the Kingdom Orange Business Services has appointed Mohammad Turki Al-Otaibi as country manager, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He takes over the management role from Laurent Marini who has moved to another position in the […]