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New survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared

Majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by […]


How customer inspiration and sales can surge in the digital age

Karim Talhouk, Dynamics 365 Lead, Microsoft Gulf, says with the correct commerce solution businesses can optimise operations with intelligent insights, empower employees to deliver tangible business growth and inspire customers with standout experiences. The Arab Gulf region is teeming with innovation. Government and private-sector initiatives are seizing the promise of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and, […]


Aruba to demonstrate its Intelligent Mobility Solutions at GITEX 2017

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, will demonstrate its mobility and IoT solutions that empower organisations to serve GenMobile – mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – at GITEX Technology Week. Jose Vasco, Managing Director MEMA and CCEI at Aruba, said: “We are in […]


Hitachi says ahead of GITEX that Big Data market will top $7 Trillion by 2021

Open data platform drives citizen innovations and new digital revenue Smart City innovations in the Middle East will support the global Big Data market which will grow to a record high of USD 7 trillion by 2021 – the digital transformation enabler Hitachi Data Systems announced ahead of the GITEX Technology Week. The Middle East […]


Digital Shadows CEO says ‘Don’t turn out the lights on the Dark Web’

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows We’ve all heard the phrase: “When one door closes, a window opens.” You can bet that as you’re reading this, those engaged in cybercrime on the dark web are looking for that next ‘market place window’ to open. The takedown of AlphaBay by an international law enforcement […]


How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]


SAP and Mars Hypermarket in Oman and UAE sign new digital retail partnership

Mars Hypermarket has formed a digital transformation partnership with digital retail enabler SAP. Oman’s hypermarkets, such as Mars Hypermarket, are the main driver for food sales, delivering 70% of total grocery store sales in Oman, according to Alpen Capital. In support of Oman’s digital retail sector, Mars Hypermarket, one of the GCC’s largest hypermarket chains […]


Cybercrime finds a way, the limited impact of AlphaBay and Hansa’s demise

Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows, says: “Our analysis of the broader cybercriminal ecosystem suggests that the impact of the AlphaBay and Hansa closures will be somewhat short-lived.” By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable […]


UAE based online marketplace sees 2017 sales triple over the past four years

letstango.com’s total sales for 2017 expected to grow by three to five times higher than growth posted in 2016 MENA’s e-commerce already hit AED 24.65-billion mark for 2017 ‘letstango.com’, a UAE-based online marketplace, has announced its estimated total sales is expected to grow by more than three to five times this year as compared to […]


Servcorp launches high-tech co-working office spaces throughout the Middle East

Technology is at the heart of five co-working office spaces across the Middle East created in response for the region’s growing demand for flexible work environments. The office spaces created by Servcor include seamless information technology solutions generally found only in the world’s largest blue-chip corporations. The office spaces are located in business towers in […]


Four tech hacks to faster customer onboarding

By Rami Bachir, Sales Manager, Middle East at Kodak Alaris, Information Management Division Customer onboarding or client onboarding (CoB), as we call the process of ‘entering’ new customers into the organisation, is an important moment of truth. It’s when you really make the difference and deliver upon the promises for why people became a customer […]


Souq.com agreement to increase on-line business for Dubai Chamber members

-Agreement will provide Dubai Chamber members with exclusive benefits, training and customised support – H.E. Buamim: Chamber will continue to establish new partnerships and initiatives to help businesses keep pace with region’s fast-changing e-commerce – E-commerce activity seen to account for 10 per cent of Dubai’s total retail trade within the next few years A […]


Dubai Smart City Accelerator scheme launched to help start-up businesses

A project that helps start-ups become established businesses has been launched in Dubai. His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), has launched the Dubai Smart City Accelerator, the first of its kind in the MENA region, within DSOA’s wholly owned Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec). His Highness […]


BIOS ME to manage cloud for Jaleel Holdings using CloudHPT

As the popularity of cloud computing grows across the Gulf, more companies are starting to adopt the benefits of cloud services into their business infrastructure. One of them is the UAE based investment company Jaleel Holdings. The company has interests in multiple sectors, including, education, metal fabrication, logistics, and fast-moving consumer goods. As part of […]


Knowlarity’s SuperReceptionist meets communication requirements of businesses

Cloud based communications solutions provider Knowlarity has been helping businesses in the Middle East grow their revenue faster with its proprietary customer communication technology product SuperReceptionist. Knowlarity’s products possess a plethora of features that provide comprehensive services to meet the communication requirements of businesses such as bfound. This is one of UAE’s largest and most accurate […]


Mimecast to demonstrate cyber resilience techniques at GISEC 2017

Email and data security company Mimecast Limited has announced its participation at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), which will be held from May 21 to May 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The company plans to showcase its full-range of advanced email and data security services and demonstrate enhanced cyber […]


Epicor announces the 2017 Customer Excellence Award winners for the Middle East

Epicor has announced the winners of its Customer Excellence Awards for the Middle East. The Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced the winners at the Epicor Customer Summit MENA in Dubai. The global awards program, now in its second year, recognizes innovative organisations that have successfully […]


Aruba study reveals differing attitudes to IoT

Lack of cohesion between departments appears to be affecting Internet of Things (IoT) usage, confidence levels and security fears across the Middle East, yet business executives remain optimistic on IoT potential The internet of things (IoT) market remains fragmented in the Europe, Middle East and Africa market (EMEA) stemming from a disconnect between IT and […]


KSA launches SAP Cloud Hub

Witnessed by His Majesty King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, during her trade mission to the Kingdom, SAP announced a plan to launch the SAP Cloud Hub, in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Communication and Information Technology represented by the National Digitization […]


IBM and Salesforce announce landmark global strategic partnership

IBM and Salesforce have announced a global strategic partnership to deliver joint solutions designed to leverage artificial intelligence and enable companies to make smarter decisions, faster than ever before. With the partnership, IBM Watson, the leading AI platform for business, and Salesforce Einstein, AI that powers the world’s #1 CRM, will seamlessly connect to enable […]