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Saudi CIO’s envisage bigger budgets

More than 80% of Saudi-based CIOs expect their IT budgets to increase over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) ahead of its Saudi CIO Summit 2014, which was held to wide acclaim in Riyadh on September 9 and 10. Designed to ascertain the IT spending priorities of […]


eHosting DataFort partners with Microsoft

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), a provider of managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services, has partnered with Microsoft to provide ‘Office 365’ in the Gulf region, offering customers a complete cloud-based office software. Office 365 is a cloud-based service that enables organisations to access Microsoft’s office collaboration and productivity tools from anywhere and at any time. It integrates […]


Carrier-grade, OpenStack-based cloud solutions

Huawei and Red Hat have announced a new global partnership to enable OpenStack-based cloud deployments. By expanding their relationship, Huawei and Red Hat aim to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) required by Communication Service Providers (CSPs). According to the 2014SDNandNFVStrategies: GlobalServiceProviderSurvey, conducted by Infonetics Research, 93% of telecommunications operators interviewed plan to deploy […]


Data centres in the crosshairs

Every day, attackers conspire to take down applications and steal data, leaving your data centre infrastructure in the crosshairs. Storing the most valuable and most visible assets in your organisation – your web, DNS, database, and email servers – data centres have become the number one target of cyber criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. Below, Glen […]


IT predictions for 2015

Taj ElKhayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West, and Central Africa at Riverbed Technology, delivers trend predictions for the year ahead. Network functions virtualisation takes off, even without SDN. 2015 will see continued development of SDN technologies, and buyer confusion will not abate as the incumbent switch and router vendors jockey for position. But […]


Nexans introduces tight universal cables

Nexans developed the new cable using a new type of glass yarn that combines rodent protection with installer friendliness and avoids skin-irritation. Nexans has announced the launch of its new LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal Cable, which harmonizes its Tight Buffer Indoor and Universal cable portfolio with an installer-friendly and more cost effective Tight Buffer Universal […]


Networking strategies for future business

  Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director, MEMA at Brocade, emphasises how the network is the beating heart of most businesses and absolutely vital to their smooth running. The networks in use ten years ago aren’t so different from those we use today, which is surprising given that the performance we expect from them now is exponentially greater […]


Trend predictions for 2015

The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations. From Europe taking the front seat in the driverless car industry, to wearable technology – whether it is smart spectacles or connected watches – finally becoming mainstream, 2014 has seen technologies first conceptualised in science fiction start to become reality. And with the […]


Increasing scope of cyber threats

As the 2015 New Year looms, cyber threats are anticipated to accelerate. Fortinet and its threat research division FortiGuard Labs have taken a look ahead to determine the most significant cyber security threats of the upcoming New Year – both from the perspective of a Black Hat hacker, as well as a Threat Intelligence solutions […]


Excel Networking training day

Excel Networking Solutions, the copper, optical cabling and rack solutions provider, held a successful day of training for its partners in Kuwait this month. The training day was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kuwait City and was well attended by Excel Networking local partners. The intensive full day event consisted of an update […]