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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 […]

Arab Health survey finds technological innovation in healthcare is welcomed in GCC

Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region, has revealed that 45% of GCC residents find wearable technology, such as fitness trackers or smart watches, an effective way to monitor their personal health. In a GCC-wide survey commissioned by Arab Health 2018, 50% of respondents aged 18 to 24 […]

Microsoft hosts cloud event for data scientists in Gulf region

Microsoft has hosted a special event for data scientists, to show how the company’s cloud-based big data offerings can help organisations analyse their corporate information stores. The event falls in line with the Microsoft Cloud Society initiative that is designed to bridge the skills gap by supporting experts increasing their technical acumen in the cloud […]

Whirlpool Corporation launches IoT functionality for home devices

Consumers in the Middle East will soon be able to communicate with their home appliances through their Apple Watch. Whirlpool Corporation, which operates in the Middle East, is connecting its appliances to allow consumers to remotely communicate with ovens, washers and dryers via Apple Watch. The collaboration marks the first time an appliance maker has […]

Allied Telesis to demonstrate its latest networking solutions at Intersec 2018

Allied Telesis, a leading provider of networking hardware and software products, has announced its participation at Intersec 2018. The event will be held from January 21 to 23 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre. Intersec is the largest and the most diverse show on commercial security and safety with a […]

STC selects Qualys to deliver comprehensive security and compliance solutions in KSA

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Qualys, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver a regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform. STC Solutions will integrate and deliver the Qualys Private Cloud Platform and its suite of cloud apps from its data centre in Riyadh to expand its managed security services offer. […]

MRI Software acquires real estate software company MDA Property Systems

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of MDA Property Systems, a property management and accounting software company based in Cape Town. MDA Property Systems dominates the South African real estate market, with approximately 5,000 users and 70% of South Africa’s listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) using the company’s software. With […]