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Enova leads digital transformation with custom-built hospitality solution

Enova has created a custom-built analytics system for Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel. The solution, especially tailored for the hospitality sector, allows both staff and managers to track key operational KPIs. This allows them to take immediate decisions to optimise performance. Part of the company’s innovative approach has seen it create new smartphone […]

Middle East students win awards at 2017 ICT Skill Competition Final

Thirteen teams of students from across the Middle East have won prizes at Huawei’s International ICT Skill Competition finals. The winners were selected following a grueling five months of qualifying rounds that saw participation from 10 countries in the Middle East. Their prizes were awarded at the ICT Talent Cultivation and Award Ceremony in Shenzhen. […]

Fortinet Report: Cybercriminals are successfully using common exploits and ‘Swarm’ Technology

Fortinet, a global leader in cybersecurity, has announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at an unprecedented scale. “Whether it’s WannaCry in May or Apache Struts in September, long-known […]

Fortinet survey reveals IT decision makers are confident in their cybersecurity

Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has revealed additional findings from its Global Enterprise Security Survey. According to the research, 63% of IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250 plus employee organisations around the world are confident in their cybersecurity posture, despite 89% of organisations being breached in the past two […]

McAfee Labs makes five security predictions for the new year

McAfee Inc. has released its McAfee Labs 2018 Threats Predictions Report, which identifies five key trends to watch in 2018. This year’s report focuses on the evolution of ransomware from traditional to new applications, the cybersecurity implications of serverless apps, the consumer privacy implications of corporations monitoring consumers in their homes, long-term implications of corporations […]

Get To Know: Sherry Zameer of Gemalto tells us what makes him tick

On the lighter side of things, we ask an industry expert what makes them tick.  Sherry Zameer, SVP Internet of Things for CISMEA at Gemalto, gives us an insight into his life in and outside of work. What first made you think of a career in technology? I am not sure if I picked a […]

Veeam expert asks what planned downtime could be costing you business

‘Availability’ has a new meaning and it doesn’t include planned downtime. Mohamad Rizk, Manager System Engineers, Middle East at Veeam Software, tells us consumer patience with scheduled downtime is wearing thin and nowadays consumers are more willing to switch providers because of it. One of the rarely spoken about aspects of technology is the level […]

‘One stop shop’ improves service for a million utility customers in the UAE

How does a UAE utility company with a million consumers use Information Technology to improve its customer service? The Water and Electricity Authority of the Abu Dhabi Government decided to implement iSON’s Customer Care and Billing solution with an intuitive Arabic user-interface to execute a real-time system that creates a ‘one stop shop’ for customer […]

Avaya completes financial restructuring and emerges from Chapter 11

Avaya Holdings Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed its debt restructuring and emerged from chapter 11. Senior executives from Avaya International celebrated the announcement with key channel partners at an Avaya Edge World Tour event hosted in Dubai. Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International, thanked the partners for their commitment and support during the […]

Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise: How to unlock IoT generated data

Enterprise spending on the Internet of Things is seeing phenomenal growth that is only going to get greater. Hozefa Saylawala, Middle East Sales Director, at Zebra Technologies, tells us how businesses can best use data created by connected devices to truly become an Intelligent Enterprise. According to Zebra Technologies’ inaugural Intelligent Enterprise Index, 42% of companies spend more […]