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Survey reveals the ‘Five Deadly Sins’ that increase risks of data breach

BeyondTrust, a leading cyber-security company dedicated to preventing privilege misuse and stopping unauthorised access, has announced its annual Privileged Access Management survey which identifies the ‘Five Deadly Sins of Privileged Access Management’ and how they prevent organisations from effectively protecting sensitive information. For years, security experts have outlined best practices for privileged access management (PAM) […]


Help AG named partner of the year for emerging markets by Palo Alto Networks

Help AG, a leading information security services and solution provider in the Middle East, has announced it received the Palo Alto Networks EMEA Regional Partner of the Year – Emerging Markets award for 2017. Announced during Palo Alto Networks 2018 Sales Kickoff in Las Vegas, the Global Partner of the Year Awards are given to […]


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 […]


F5 Networks report says Apps will be a game changer in the Middle East

Research highlights how the power of apps will dramatically change the game for businesses and individuals in the Middle East The report was commissioned by F5 Networks who will attending GITEX in Hall 6 The development of applications is likely to have a game-changing impact in the Middle East, according to new research. Produced by […]


Research shows Middle East businesses committed to Information Age

Pure Storage, the market’s leading independent all-flash data platform vendor for the cloud era, has announced the results of Evolution, a groundbreaking independent global research survey that explores the ways businesses in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and across the globe are balancing infrastructure and applications, today and beyond. The global research from Pure […]


Survey reveals 42% of firms have adopted energy management software

Smart monitoring platforms are the most effective and cost-efficient way to monitor waste generation and track the consumption of water and energy, according to industry experts. Enova, a regional leader in integrated energy and multi-technical services, is revolutionising the way companies track their consumption with its state-of-the-art portal – Hubgrade. Developed by its parent company, […]


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 […]


Epicor to showcase suite of cloud-ready, vertical-focused ERP Solutions at GITEX

Company to highlight how Epicor ERP can help organisations prepare for VAT introduction and stay competitive in ever-changing macroeconomic environment Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, will use GITEX as a platform to showcase its range of global enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. These include the latest […]


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 […]


Five ITSM takeaways from Internet Trends report

There’s an interesting time ahead for IT service management  (ITSM) as it moves into the cloud and evolves to support a mobile workforce. Aparna TA, Marketing Analyst, ManageEngine, says help desks will have to adapt as end users’ expectations of ITSM solutions start to mirror those of consumer applications. Every year Mary Meeker, a partner […]


Avaya survey finds KSA customers prefer mobile banking

Survey from Avaya, who will be exhibiting at GITEX 2017, reveals mobile-banking app is most preferred method for contacting one’s bank, survey shows  Half of customers in KSA would change their bank if they receive poor customer service—more than any other country surveyed Banking customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are increasingly using digital […]


ServiceNow launches the industry’s first software asset management solution

ServiceNow has announced the industry’s first software asset management solution that gives businesses the power to fix licensing issues before they affect their bottom line. Licensed software is now found in every enterprise department and managing compliance to these complex software contracts has become a minefield for IT. With vendor software audits on the rise, […]


Streamlining data centre operations through commissioning

Article by: Gary Williams, Director of Commissioning at AESG Applications and data are the lifeblood of business today and modern data centres are expected to deliver near 100% availability while remaining highly efficient to meet cost and ‘green IT’ objectives. While enterprises in the Middle East invest heavily in designing their data centres and fitting […]


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 […]


Mashreq Bank signs agreement with payment provider TSYS

TSYS has announced that it has signed a software licensing and services agreement with UAE leading financial institution Mashreq Bank. TSYS will provide Mashreq with its core PRIME Issuer and Acquirer payments platform – and surrounding modules and services – to enhance the bank’s customer-centric experiences for its cardholders and merchants. Mashreq is an award-winning […]


Ensuring ‘Availability’ for the energy sector in the Middle East

Countering Threats and Enabling Transformation in the Industry By Gregg Petersen, Regional Sales Vice President, MEA, Veeam Software Perhaps more than any other industry, oil and gas companies in the Middle East face overwhelming pressure to cut costs and increase operational efficiency. As natural resources prices remain low, incremental efficiency improvements can have a huge […]


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 […]


How customer inspiration and sales can surge in the digital age

Karim Talhouk, Dynamics 365 Lead, Microsoft Gulf, says with the correct commerce solution businesses can optimise operations with intelligent insights, empower employees to deliver tangible business growth and inspire customers with standout experiences. The Arab Gulf region is teeming with innovation. Government and private-sector initiatives are seizing the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and, […]