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Riverbed survey finds app performance critical to business performance

Riverbed Technology has announced the results of the Riverbed Global Application Performance Survey 2015, the first global survey of business decision makers on the business impact of application performance. The survey has revealed a major performance gap between the needs of business and IT’s current ability to deliver – 96% of executives agree that optimal […]


IoT attacks and new evasion techniques emerging threats in 2016

As 2016 approaches, Fortinet, and its threat research division, FortiGuard Labs, have made their annual predictions of the most significant trends in malware and network security going into 2016. As in years past, the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud play heavily in the predictions but new malicious tactics and strategies will create unique challenges […]


IoT World Forum showcases smart city technologies

As the host city of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) industry event, taking place December 6-8, Dubai will be a showcase for more than 20 digital city and connected industry solution deployments made possible by Cisco and the IoT industry. Through a series of smart city experience tours, IoTWF attendees will […]


Executive Chairman of Cisco to deliver keynote at IoTWF 2015

Cisco has announced that John Chambers, Executive Chariman of Cisco will be attending the 3rd Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) to be held in Dubai on December 6 – 8, 2015, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. John Chambers will deliver a keynote on how the Internet of Things (IoT) is creating a new […]


UAE ranked third in ITU’s Arab ICT development index

Bahrain has made the biggest change in Arab country rankings by jumping 21 places to 27 as per International Telecommunication Union’s 2015 “Measuring the Information Society Report” released on November 31st. The report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT […]


ICT spending to reach $260 billion across region in 2016, says IDC

ICT spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) will top $260 billion in 2016 as organisations across the region increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. That’s according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation, which today hosted an event […]


Kaspersky predicts end of the world for APTs as we know them in 2016

Kaspersky Lab’s experts revealed their predictions for 2016, which are based on the expertise of the Global Research and Analysis Team, the company’s 42 top security experts, located all over the world. Each member contributed unique expertise and, in 2015 alone, their insight and intelligence resulted in detailed reports on 12 APT actors, “speaking” different […]


Dubai Smart Government signs MoU with global experts

Dubai Smart Government Department (DSG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MIT Connection Science Group (MITCSG) and Analytics Centre (AC) during Smart Con Dubai 2015, as part of a series of initiatives from DSG in conjunction with the ‘UAE Innovation Week’ being held until 28th November, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed, […]


Securing Smart Cities issues guidelines for Smart City tech adoption

Securing Smart Cities, the not-for-profit global initiative addressing the cyber security challenges of smart cities, released guidelines jointly developed by Securing Smart Cities and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for the adoption of smart city technology. The guide provides organisations with an overview of the key elements needed in order to implement the best technological […]


CIOs to seek more control in 2016?

In 2015, enterprise IT teams went through one of the biggest transitions in a decade as enterprises go hybrid and implement software-defined networks. Industry watchers from Gartner to Harvard Business Review state that more than 70% of companies are now leveraging cloud computing and most have hybrid IT models. To meet the complexity associated with […]