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Cloud in 2019: The year of choice not compromise for UAE enterprises

Many of today’s enterprises feel they have to compromise in order to bridge the divide between on-premise and public cloud. However, James Petter, EMEA VP at Pure Storage, explains that storage providers want customers to have the flexibility to maximise benefits of multi cloud.  It’s hard to believe we’re now 15 years into ‘cloud’ – […]


Qualys Chief Technical Security Officer reviews 2018 cloud security

Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer, Qualys, looks back at the cloud security space in 2018 and urges CIOs and CISOs to collaborate and develop new approaches to business.  Over the next few years, spending on cloud will continue to expand at around 20% per year until 2021, according to Goldman Sachs. This will see the […]


Symantec and Fortinet partner to deliver robust cloud security service

Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered Web Security Service (WSS). Additionally, […]


Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority selects IBM Cloud

IBM has announced that Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) has chosen IBM Cloud to host its IT environment. KDIPA is one of the implementing arms of Kuwait’s development strategy, tasked to promote direct investment in the country. Since its inception, it has relied on its own on-premise, in-house IT infrastructure. Its applications and data […]


Dell Technologies announces new IoT solutions to automate insights

Dell Technologies announces new IoT solutions that provide scalable, secure, manageable and open infrastructure – spanning edge to cloud – so customers can realise current value and build a foundation for the future. Dell Technologies’ Edge and IoT Solutions Division has announced new solutions and bundles to simplify deployment of secure, scalable solutions for edge […]


Avaya commends Kuwaiti customers at Experience Avaya Kuwait

Avaya has commended the commitment of organisations in Kuwait to driving development of the nation’s knowledge-based economy by leveraging technology. Avaya honoured leading customers for their innovative deployments of its next-generation communications solutions in key industry sectors, including banking, retail, aviation, oil and gas, financial services and healthcare. The customer awards were the highlight of the […]


New Cisco appointment to focus on digital transformation

Cisco has announced the appointment of Hani Raad as General Manager for its West Region in the Middle East. In his new role, Raad will focus on leading Cisco’s digital transformation initiatives in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Levant and Iraq. He will work closely with its partner ecosystem to support government and private sector customers […]


SAP works with petrochemical company EQUATE to support Kuwait’s growth goals

EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced the next phase of its partnership with digital transformation enabler SAP, in an effort to drive the company’s global business growth and support the New Kuwait 2035 vision’s economic diversification goals. In the highly-competitive petrochemicals industry, 94% of executives expect to increase investment in digital capabilities […]


Microsoft Gulf expert on overcoming the barriers to digital transformation

Necip Ozyucel, Cloud and Enterprise Business Solutions Lead, Microsoft Gulf, tells Intelligent CIO what he believes are the current barriers to digital transformation in the Middle East and how can CIOs overcome these. Digitalisation has become imperative for companies worldwide as smart adoption of technologies can help organisations reinvent their business models, achieve major operational […]


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 […]


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