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EMC introduces New Federation Business Data Lake solution

EMC Corporation has announced the Federation Business Data Lake. The fully engineered solution includes leading storage and Big Data analytics technologies from EMC Information Infrastructure, Pivotal, and VMware to help customers leverage the new world of Big Data, thereby clearing the path for new insights and disruptive differentiation. The announcement comes as the incredible potential […]

Managed and data centre services to cross $971 million by 2018

An increasing number of organisations in the UAE are seeking out specialised IT services providers to manage their IT infrastructure, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). According to the recent IDC report titled ‘United Arab Emirates Cloud hosted Managed and Outsourced Services Market 2013 Analysis and 2014-2018 Forecast’, the market for […]

Qatar to host IDC IT Security Roadshow 2015

Qatar’s most influential IT security decision-makers will congregate at the Marriott Marquis City Centre in Doha on April 13, 2015, for the IDC IT Security Roadshow 2015 to discuss the country’s threat landscape, which is becoming increasingly volatile, not just in terms of regular malware, but also due to hacktivist incidents, advanced persistent threats (APTs), […]

IBM to invest $3 billion in ‘Internet of Things’ unit

IBM has announced it will invest $3 billion over the next four years in a new ‘Internet of Things’ unit, aiming to sell its expertise in gathering and making sense of the surge in real-time data. The Armonk, New York-based technology company said its services will be based remotely in the cloud, and offer companies ways […]

VCE introduces new converged infrastructure

VCE, the worldwide provider of converged infrastructure, has announced a major expansion to its converged infrastructure portfolio with a series of new platform and software innovations focused on speeding and simplifying the customer journey to the hybrid cloud. VCE is expanding the scope of converged infrastructure integration from physical hardware elements to include application and cloud infrastructure, […]

UAE mobile users increasingly unaware of cyber threats

Mobile devices are more popular than ever but their owners still underestimate the danger they might encounter. According to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 29% of users know nothing about mobile malware. This ignorance plays into the hands of cybercriminals. A survey conducted in UAE shows that only 51% of Android-based […]

Fortinet leverages Spirent Solutions to validate FortiGate-3810D

Fortinet, a global provider of high-performance cyber security solutions, and Spirent Communications, a provider of testing solutions for networks, devices and services, have announced the results of performance tests conducted on the FortiGate-3810D, the latest Fortinet firewall appliance designed for large enterprises, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and data centre environments. Consumption of applications and content has dramatically […]

IT decision makers in UAE expect repeat cyber attacks in 2015

The majority of information technology decision makers in the UAE believe that their organisations were victims of cyber attacks in the last 12 months, and almost all of them expect to be targeted again in 2015, a recent survey commissioned by Bit9+Carbon Black, the provider of endpoint threat prevention, detection and response, showed. About 86% of […]

ManageEngine adds cloud control to firewall analytics software

ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, has announced cloud control capability for Firewall Analyzer, its security log analysis and firewall device management software. Using this new feature, security professionals can identify the shadow IT operating beyond the administrators’ control. The cloud control capability includes new reports that empower security administrators to monitor beyond network app […]

Evolving future success across the Channel

The Middle East channel is evolving. We are seeing some of the Pan-European distributors coming to the Middle East region. We are also seeing some acquisitions taking place, with large distributors from within and outside the region acquiring smaller distributors and this trend is likely to continue. All these changes augur well for the future, […]