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ADNOC selects SAP solutions

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and SAP signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement for the transformation of ADNOC’s Information Technology services and business processes.  The agreement was announced at the 17 th Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) that kicked off at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center under the theme Challenges and […]

Brocade introduces new ICX Switches

Brocade has announced the upgrade and expansion of its ICX portfolio with a new distributed chassis solution based on the Brocade ICX 7750; a new Brocade ICX 7450 enterprise campus stackable switch; and the availability of OpenFlow 1.3 support for emerging campus Software-Defined Networking (SDN) applications. These advancement to the company’s  HyperEdge Architecture, the foundation […]

Protecting educational data

Pradeesh VS, General Manager at ESET Middle East, provides eight IT security measures for educational institutes to secure their data and systems.  There is a clear trend towards the increased utilisation of IT system in Middle East educational institutions. In its predictions for 2014, IDC estimated that ICT spending in the Middle East would top $96 […]

EMW partners with Crittercism to bring APM solution

EMW, the Smart Convergence experts and leading supplier of services and products in the Telecommunication, ICT, Engineering and Project Management sector, has announced it reached an agreement with Crittercism that allows them to offer the World’s first mobile application performance management (mAPM) solution in the Middle East. Crittercism products monitor every aspect of mobile app […]

AccessData Group to split

AccessData Group today announced the split of its industry businesses into two independent, global companies, AccessData and the newly formed Resolution1 Security. This new corporate structure will allow each company to capitalise on its unique business model by delivering deeper, more focused customer engagement and support. The separation will afford each company the agility to move quickly and […]

Harsh realities of protecting businesses

Ninety percent of CIOs and CTOs believe the job of keeping their enterprise protected is becoming more challenging, according to new research from Fortinet, a provider high-performance network security.  Serious boardroom pressure to keep the enterprise secure has jumped almost one-third in the last 12 months, making security paramount and a primary consideration over other business […]

Ruckus brings big Wi-Fi to small business

Ruckus Wireless has recently unveiled Xclaim, a new kind of Wi-Fi system exclusively developed for the small business market that redefines the model for offering enterprise-grade Wi-Fi services to organisations that have little to no IT expertise. A new brand of disruptively priced, cloud-ready, controller-free Wi-Fi products, Xclaim represents a fundamentally different approach to delivering enterprise-class […]

Cloudpath partners with EMW to boost EMEA presence

Cloudpath Networks (, the industry leader for Automated Device Enablement (ADE), today announced it has partnered with EMW (, a provider of information and communications technology products and services. Cloudpath is continuing to grow the ADE footprint worldwide, and the partnership with EMW will help meet the demand for Cloudpath’s innovative and market-leading solutions. The […]

Every fifth android user faces cyber-attacks

According to the results of the “Mobile cyber-threats” survey carried out by Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL between August 2013 and July 2014, every fifth Android-based device protected by Kaspersky Lab security solutions was attacked by malware at least once during the reporting period. The most popular malicious programs are SMS Trojans that send messages to […]

Awareness on passwords security low among regional IT professionals

Though all IT organisations in the Middle East show serious interest in tightening security controls; when it comes to securing the privileged passwords, IT professionals seem to be not paying much importance, and are following flawed practices, according to V Balasubramanian, Marketing Manager (IT Security), ManageEngine. Real-time IT Management company ManageEngine’s interaction with a cross-section of […]

Customer service experience survey reveals most intelligent way to interact

The relationship between companies and consumers has been radically transformed in recent years in line with the escalating number of communications channels. From the growth of social media to the latest smartphones, a multitude of technological advancements has raised both consumers’ expectations and the demands on businesses to produce the highest levels of customer service […]

Westcon analyse future of data centres

Our focus shifts toward Westcon Middle East and specifically towards a recent Middle East Channel survey they recently conducted in association with Brocade. As you all know, at Lynchpin Media we take a keen interest in latest intelligence and understand their importance towards shaping future business plans. We also recognise that not enough intelligence is around […]

Damage control

We talk to Allen Mitchel, Senior Technical Account Manager, MENA, CommVault Systems, and find out why a viable disaster recovery and business continuity solution should not be overlooked by any end user. There is far more emphasis and focus on DR/BC in the region now than there was five years ago. This is partly due […]

A new paradigm for network problem-solving

It’s a paradox. As more reliability is built into networks, organisations still spend substantial time troubleshooting and are pressured to reduce time to resolve problems. This white paper discusses state-of-the-art network problem solving and how a new approach—based on the Fluke Networks’ OneTouch™ AT Network Assistant—can reduce troubleshooting time by one full week each month. […]

The art of cabinet making

Charlie Bass, Business Development Manager at Cannon Technologies MENA, identifies the five key points to address when selecting the correct cabinet. In the early days of the data centre industry, cabinets were viewed as little more than steel boxes to conveniently locate equipment. However, to meet the demands for greater data storage, bandwidth and processing […]

Generation Z to change business?

The word “teen” was first used in the early 19th century, but concerns about our young people – and how they differ from “adult” society – have been around much, much longer. From Ancient Greece onwards, every new generation of young people has developed its own behaviours and social norms that older members of society must […]

Open Source Middleware provides platform for regional financial institutions

Banks in the Middle East are not only performing strongly in regional markets, they are now looking to expanding overseas and growth their footprints across the globe. According to Deloitte’s latest report, ‘rising world trade flows, increased gross domestic product (GDP), a growing middle class and new technologies are expected to help banks based in emerging markets […]

Finger pointing

Protecting the business critical information stored within racks and cabinets is a key concern for all data centre managers. Charlie Bass, Business Development Manager at Cannon Technologies Middle East, examines how this can be achieved by using state-of-the-art security technology. Security is an essential element of any data centre operation and anyone who fails to […]