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Modernising Egyptian broadcaster utilises Microsoft Azure

When one of the oldest broadcasters in Egypt feared it was being left behind because of the change in viewing habits caused by the rise of mobile devices, its management sought to find a way to get up to speed with the digital revolution. The Egyptian Radio and Television Union was determined to use the […]

Cisco seeks to transform network management with intent-based innovations

Over the past few years, the explosion of devices, adoption of cloud and exponential growth of security threats have challenged current approaches for building and managing networks. Cisco’s vision is to create a network that anticipates operational issues, stops security threats in their tracks, and continues to learn, adapt and protect. To realise this, Cisco […]

Trend Micro deepens investment in Middle East and north Africa in 2018

Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has shared some of its 2018 investment and growth plans for the Middle East and north Africa (MENA) markets. The company has positioned top executive talent to lead programmes specifically designed for opportunities available in MENA. Part of Trend Micro’s recently launched corporate venture fund in partnership […]

BeyondTrust’s password solution now seamlessly integrated with McAfee ePO

BeyondTrust has announced that PowerBroker Password Safe has been certified on McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO). This integration provides joint McAfee ePO and BeyondTrust customers with automated privileged password and privileged session management capabilities through a single platform. The certified integration will link the industry leader for privileged access and session management with the most advanced, […]

Pure Storage expert: Making the most of your data

Alex McMullan, EMEA CTO, Pure Storage, tells Intelligent CIO how it’s vital to make the most of an organisation’s data. In the same way that a CFO sets out the strategy and framework for investment and cash flow, CIOs and CTOs need to take control of making dataflow work for their organisations. Data is now […]

Huawei announces New OpenLab in Cairo to build ICT ecosystem

Huawei has held a ceremony to launch the Cairo OpenLab during the Cairo ICT 2017 conference. Huawei, together with industry partners in northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in northern Africa in response to digital transformation. Cairo OpenLab represents the eighth OpenLab targeting enterprise customers and is located in Egypt to serve and influence […]

Dubai Police signs MoU with Riverbed to drive technological innovation

Dubai Police has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), extending its relationship with Riverbed Technology to a broader spectrum in the field of development and upgrade of both applications and infrastructure. Riverbed will now focus on the introduction of new and innovative technical solutions, while ensuring on-going knowledge transfer and proper training to Dubai Police […]

Study reveals 90% of clinicians to use mobile technology at bedside by 2022

Zebra Technologies Corporation, a leader in rugged mobile computers, barcode scanners and barcode printers, has announced the results of its Future of Healthcare: 2022 Hospital Vision Study, revealing the impact of mobile technology use in acute care hospitals. The research, which incorporates feedback from nursing managers, IT decision-makers, and patients, offers a unique perspective from […]

Mimecast makes two key security executive appointments

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced Janet Levesque has been appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with cloud-based solutions to enhance […]

Report reveals one-third of business leaders will not improve security this year

Veracode, Inc., a leader in securing the world’s software, has released new research revealing the widening gap between software creation and software security, with the rush to innovate outpacing the urgency to secure the process. The Securing the Digital Economy report highlights how investment in digital transformation is rapidly accelerating, with around one in five […]

Condo Protego expert: UAE is at the forefront of datafication

In 2018 the UAE’s business community will reach the tipping point for ‘datafication’, information management and Big Data analytics, transforming daily lives and driving new revenue streams, industry experts have announced. Datafication is seeing every organisation use a ‘virtuous cycle’ of data, with applications, apps and social media generating new and different types of data […]

ServiceNow appoints new regional director for Middle East

ServiceNow has announced the promotion of Mark Ackerman to the position of Regional Director for Middle East, South Africa, Turkey and Eastern Europe. Joaquin Reixa, senior AVP EMEA South at ServiceNow, said emerging markets such as these require a team with an intimate understanding of their cultural and political nuances. He said: “In 2015, Mark […]

BT appoints Eyad Shihabi to lead operations in Middle East and North Africa

BT has announced the appointment of Eyad Shihabi as its vice president for the Middle East and North Africa region. An accomplished technology-sector leader, Shihabi will help BT drive the digital transformation agenda in business and public sectors across the region. Speaking at a media roundtable in Dubai to introduce the new regional manager, Kevin […]

Ciena expert: 5G will be the hottest topic of 2018

Ravi Mali, a director at Ciena, makes his predictions for 2018. If 2017 was exciting for our industry, we expect 2018 will be unlike any other. Service providers continue to face rapid innovation, as the network moves towards automation and becomes intelligent enough to make decisions on its own – a key requirement to handle […]

Batelco’s super-fast fibre internet now available at Diyar Al Muharraq

Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital communications services provider, has launched its super-fast Fibre Internet services for residents of the prestigious master planned Diyar Al Muharraq development. This launch of Batelco’s Super fast Fibre services at Diyar Al Muharraq is part of Batelco’s on-going network expansion plans to deliver super-fast Internet services throughout Bahrain that support the […]

Diversity one of four top trends shaping recruitment across MENA, latest LinkedIn data reveals

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has released its annual ‘Global Recruiting Trends 2018’ report, to help hiring managers and recruiting teams prepare for a new year. The report has unveiled four top trends globally as well as in the MENA region which are expected to have an impact on the way we find jobs, […]

How IT is transforming the education sector in the Middle East

Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT at Dubai-based Al Masah Capital, tells Intelligent CIO how digitisation is impacting the education sector in the Middle East. The term digital transformation has been widely heard in the academic sector in the last few years but most people have conceptualised it in the wrong way so that the […]

DAFZA’s digital intelligence plan receives approval

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved the organisation’s Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020. This has been developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the Dubai Internet of Things Strategy and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence – the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial […]

Veeam acquires N2WS to deliver availability and protection for AWS Cloud

Veeam® Software has announced that it has acquired N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native enterprise back-up and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in a deal worth $42.5M. N2WS is a leader in IaaS data protection, providing a cloud-native back-up solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organisations to back up data and applications as often […]

New Cisco appointment to focus on digital transformation

Cisco has announced the appointment of Hani Raad as General Manager for its West Region in the Middle East. In his new role, Raad will focus on leading Cisco’s digital transformation initiatives in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Levant and Iraq. He will work closely with its partner ecosystem to support government and private sector customers […]