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Much more than a peripheral device – the humble printer is now your office assistant

At one time printers just printed – that’s all they did. Now in the age of the internet connectivity and ubiquitous cloud services they do much more. They are nothing less than another powerful device with a range of highly specialist functions, that meet the expectations of customers that have been transformed with the development […]


‘Blockchain was on everybody’s mind’: Avaya expert looks back on 2017

The year 2017 has been a memorable one for Information Technology. New technologies such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain have become ever-more important with the promise of much more to come in 2018. Here we ask Savio Tovar Dias, of Avaya International, what he made of the outgoing year. What do […]


McAfee to acquire Skyhigh Networks to create a global leader in cloud cybersecurity

McAfee and Skyhigh Networks have announced a definitive agreement to combine businesses, with McAfee acquiring Skyhigh Networks for an undisclosed amount. The move comes less than eight months after McAfee established itself as one of the world’s leading pure-play cybersecurity companies, dedicated to being the preferred cybersecurity partner to customers. Skyhigh Networks and McAfee will […]


Burgeoning Egyptian banking sector transformed by technology

The banking and finance sector in Egypt is going through a transformation with a move away from legacy systems and a rapidly changing payments landscape. Without doubt the emerging sector is becoming more agile and efficient, strategic partnerships are being formed, new products launched and more flexible payment platforms introduced. It may surprise some but […]


Dell Technologies predicts a new era for human machine partnerships

By Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Dell EMC Dell’s research partners at The Institute for the Future (IFTF) recently forecasted that we are entering the next era of human machine partnership, and that between now and 2030 humans and machines will work in closer concert with each other, transforming […]


Public safety company Genetec to participate for the first time at Cairo ICT

Genetec Inc., a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence solutions, has revealed its participation at this year’s edition of Cairo ICT, an international telecommunication, information technology, networking, computing, satellite and broadcasting trade fair and forum for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. The event is being held under […]


Data breaches: 10 steps to stop attackers penetrating your perimeters

As highlighted in the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR), 75% of attacks come from the outside and a whopping 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged either stolen and/or weak passwords. While the specific tactics may vary, the stages of an outsider attack are similar and usually follow four steps, says Brad Hibbert, Lead Solutions […]


Digital solutions provider Batelco to launch world-class datacentres in Bahrain

Batelco, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider, has begun work to build a number of world-class TIER III datacentre facilities to ensure the highest level of business continuity for the enterprise and government sectors. The project is central to the overall datacentre plan for the Kingdom of Bahrain in line with the Kingdom’s […]


NTDE Group in the UAE deploys Infinite EDI Suite

To support its supply chain network, NTDE – the leading FMCG distributor in the UAE, along with its sister 3PL company – INL, decided to deploy Infinite EDI Suite. Under the contract concluded, the EDI provider – Infinite IT Solutions – is to establish Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between the NTDE Group and its business […]


How to avoid being a victim of cybercrime on Black Friday

By Heino Gevers, Customer experience manager at Mimecast Middle East and Africa Middle Eastern shoppers are growing more comfortable with the idea of online shopping. But is our level of education about the associated risks keeping pace? Considering the rising trends of local data breaches and the number of consumers falling victim to cybercrime, it […]