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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 […]


Ericsson and Cisco partner to fuel future network innovation

Ericsson  and Cisco, two industry powerhouses in the development and delivery of networking, mobility, and cloud, have announced a global business and technology partnership to create the networks of the future. The multi-faceted relationship will offer customers the best of both companies: routing, data centre, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities. Together the […]


Socio-economic instability causes decline in GCC storage market

The GCC external storage market suffered a year-on-year decline of 16.11% in the second quarter of 2015 to total $77 million, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). The research firm attributed the decline to the unstable socioeconomic and political conditions that are currently affecting the region, while also noting that the market’s terabyte capacity increased […]


GCC businesses not ready for new global cyber-threat levels, says Condo Protego

As global cyber-attacks increase in complexity, GCC businesses must prepare themselves for newer and more advanced threat levels, warns Dubai-based IT consultancy, Condo Protego. The recently published 2015 Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) by Symantec found that despite a 14% decrease in malicious e-mails, and 20 percent fewer targets, highly targeted spear-phishing attacks rose by 8% in […]


Survey suggests global IT vendors could hold back block chain technology

Major global IT vendors – including leading hardware, systems software, eCommerce, big data, cloud, network, telco and systems integrator companies – have little wisdom, advice or vision to offer their customers and prospects when it comes to block chain technology, according to a survey Searching in Vain for The Block Chain just conducted by enterprise […]


Technology gurus gather to define smarter strategies at Smartcon 2015

As the use of Big Data, Open Data, Advanced Analytics, IoT and Artificial Intelligence are increasingly used to improve services globally and accelerate innovation cycle for the benefit of populations, businesses and governments, Smartcon 2015 Dubai gathers business and technology experts who will shared insights on how these capabilities are going to be key for […]


Internet of Things – what’s the relevance for enterprises?

“Internet of Things” has been one of the big themes at GITEX this year, with a lot of noise from a lot of different vendors about the prospect of connecting a far wider range of devices – leading, ultimately, to the “Internet of Everything”, writes Eliot Beer, Editorial Consultant, Lynchpin Media. But some industry figures […]


Oil price drop pushing gov’t ministries towards cloud, says Juniper

The falling oil price is pushing government organisations to move towards cloud and managed services, and leave behind their long-held preference for self-owned and managed infrastructure, according to Adrian Pickering, VP for Middle East and Africa at Juniper. “I’m observing right now a trend for many large enterprises, and public sector organisations, government ministries like […]


HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visits GITEX

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum visited GITEX Technology Week 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. High Highness toured through the exhibition and saw the latest technology products and solutions provided by major global, regional, and local government agencies and private sector companies. The 35th edition of GITEX Technology Week […]


Region’s largest-ever Google CSI Lab supports innovators at GITEX

Fostering the next generation of regional innovators, about 150 people have attended the largest-ever Google CSI Lab in the Middle East and Africa at GITEX Technology Week 2015. Participants met with Google employees from around the world to learn how to tackle complex problems and encourage an innovation culture within their own organisations using a […]