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LogRhythm expert on limiting the impact of data breaches

Perhaps the main priority when considering how to deal with cyberthreats is to reduce the amount of time it takes to respond to a threat after it has been detected. Mazen Dohaji, LogRhythm Regional Director, Middle East, tells us of the benefits of implementing Threat Lifecycle Management. What is the key to faster detection and […]

Report from Dell Technologies predicts a new era for ‘Human-Machine Partnerships’

A report from Dell Technologies seeks to forecast the impact of technology over the next couple of decades. ‘Realizing 2030’ takes a comprehensive look at what the future will hold by analysing what is needed to succeed on the path to digital transformation and how emerging technologies will unfold. Created with The Institute of the […]

Gartner survey: The world has not gone completely mobile

End-user survey reveals even split of usage between PCs and smartphones Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and smartphones are predicted to exceed 2.35 billion units in 2018, an increase of 2% from 2017, according to Gartner. This would be the highest year-over-year growth since 2015. Gartner says the misconception persists that the world has gone […]

Emirates NBD trusts Gemalto for mobile banking security in the Middle East

Customer smartphones transformed into strong and swift authentication devices New ‘Smart Pass’ service means customers no longer have to wait for OTPs (One Time Passwords) to be sent via SMS Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has supplied Emirates NBD, a leading Middle East banking group, with Gemalto Mobile Suite that offers robust security […]

Cisco and Google partner to deliver new hybrid cloud solution

New solution provides development and deployment tools so organisations can increase scale and improve agility and security in a hybrid world Partnership extends Cisco’s multicloud portfolio and Google Cloud’s open, hybrid cloud technologies, including Kubernetes, Istio and Apigee Complete solution will be sold and supported by Google Cloud, Cisco and Cisco’s global partner network Cisco […]

ServiceNow to become native mobile enterprise cloud platform with SkyGiraffe acquisition

Acquisition will embed native mobile apps across ServiceNow portfolio, enabling enterprise customers to easily give employees consumer-like mobile experiences for any app Announcing an agreement to acquire mobile platform company SkyGiraffe, cloud-based workflow leader ServiceNow, plans to deliver a truly native mobile enterprise cloud platform. The acquisition will let ServiceNow customers easily deliver consumer-like mobile […]

Fortinet expert gives his verdict on Bad Rabbit ransomware scare

Kalle Bjorn, Director, Systems Engineering, Fortinet, gives Intelligent CIO his verdict on the Bad Rabbit scare. A new ransomware campaign dubbed Bad Rabbit has hit a number of high profile targets in Russia and Eastern Europe. First detected on October 24, 2017, Bad Rabbit was originally detected in Russia and Ukraine, along with a small […]

Middle East braced for spread of Bad Rabbit malware

Businesses in the Middle East are bracing themselves for the possible spread of the Bad Rabbit strain of malware from Eastern Europe. Bad Rabbit is working its way through Russia and the Ukraine but it is feared it will soon spread further afield. Chester Wisniewski, principal research scientist, Sophos, said: “It was only a matter of time […]

WaveX selects ArabianChain’s Blockchain-based Smart Contracts

Award winning UAE start-up paves the way for regional entrepreneurs to innovate via blockchain WaveX, an award-winning start-up and renewable electricity trading and p2p solar panel financing platform, is the first UAE-based start-up to utilise ArabianChain’s blockchain based Smart Contracts and Development Studio. As a start-up with a platform established to allow trade of energy […]

Bahrain based Batelco selects Ciena to build the new Batelco Gulf Network

Batelco Gulf Network cable system to connect all GCC countries and beyond Batelco, Bahrain Telecommunications Company, the leading digital services provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical Platform as the foundation for the new Batelco Gulf Network (BGN). The BGN runs over a state-of-the-art Optical Transfer Network (OTN) to meet […]

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 […]

Certified Cloud Security Professionals: Leading the way for cloud computing security

The Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) is a global credential that was co-created by nonprofit associations (ISC)² and Cloud Security Alliance, leading stewards for information security and cloud computing security respectively. Intelligent CIO spoke to Faisal Malik of (ISC)² about the role of the Certified Cloud Security Professional and the growing challenges of cloud security. […]

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 […]

Construction summit seeks to promote technology innovation to boost growth

Technology innovation is expected to boost productivity and increase effectiveness for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) construction market, industry players announced ahead of Trimble’s The Construction Summit Middle East, which will be held on October 25 in Dubai. The event comes at a crucial time, with a recent report by research firm Preqin showing that […]

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 […]

DarkMatter enjoys major presence at C4I counter-terrorism conference in KSA

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its significant participation at the second instalment of the International Conference on C4I Solutions taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from October 17-19, 2017. The event stands as the largest regional conference DarkMatter has participated in to date, reflecting the importance the firm places […]

Nokia to improve capacity and coverage of Zain Iraq’s network

3G and 2G networks to be modernized across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support increasing demand for voice and data traffic Nokia’s Mass Event Handler solution will allow Zain Iraq to effectively address voice and mobile broadband requirements during Zeyara Modernisation will allow […]

Microsoft expert: Sales can surge in the digital age

The Arabian Gulf region is teeming with innovation. Government and private-sector initiatives are seizing the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and, as a result, entire economies are taking significant forward leaps, says Karim Talhouk, Dynamics 365 Lead, Microsoft Gulf. Digital transformation – the power to engage customers, empower employees, optimise operations and revolutionise products […]

Digital marketing poised for significant growth in UAE’s e-commerce market

The UAE’s e-commerce sector is fast developing in light of the growing popularity of online shopping in the country where the internet and smartphone penetration rates are among the highest in the world. According to a recent industry study, the value of the local e-commerce market will hit the AED 40-billion mark by 2018, fueled […]