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High private cloud usage sets path for UAE’s hybrid cloud migration

Third annual Nutanix survey finds UAE companies ahead of the global curve on private cloud adoption which is a key component of the emerging, highly flexible hybrid cloud model. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing has released an analysis of its third global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, showing […]


The IT sector has been challenged, yet the future looks brighter than ever

Cisco research reveals CIOs and CTOs perspective on performance and strategies for coping with the pandemic. Reem Asaad, Vice President, Cisco Middle East & Africa, explains. In the IT industry, we can often connect with decision-makers across multiple sectors. This has proven to be a great source of strength in today’s climate, which requires us […]


Employees want greater ownership and choice in the new world of work

Working from home may have been an adjustment at the start of the pandemic lockdown, but according to Cisco’s Workforce of the Future survey, employees want to keep hold of many positives that emerged in our new way of working. Increased autonomy (63%) and working well as a dispersed team (66%) are two main benefits; […]


IBM study: UAE C-suite executives are prioritising Digital Transformation

A new IBM study of C-suite executives based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revealed that nearly five in ten responding organisations are increasingly prioritising Digital Transformation over the next two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, participating businesses are also seeing more clearly the critical role people play in driving […]


Research captures impact of efficiency and sustainability on cloud and service provider market

Schneider Electric, a leader in the Digital Transformation of energy management and automation, has announced findings from a study by 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, that captures the impact efficiency and sustainability have on the cloud and service provider business. The recently released report includes insights from a survey of over 800 […]


Mimecast report reveals 60% of UAE organisations expect to suffer email-borne attack

The fourth annual report from Mimecast finds greatest new concern is email and web spoofing.   Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, has unveiled its fourth-annual State of Email Security 2020 report. This report summarises details from 1,025 global IT decision makers on the current state of cybersecurity. Providing year-over-year comparisons, along with […]


AppDynamics research reveals organisations have changed priorities because of COVID-19

AppDynamics, a Cisco company and the world’s largest and fastest growing APM vendor, has released a special edition of its global research study, The Agents of Transformation Report with new findings related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report reveals the pressures technologists are experiencing as they lead their organisations’ responses to the pandemic and how […]


EMEA leads the way for multi-cloud adoption but security and skill gap challenges remain

Research from F5 Networks revealed earlier this year that the EMEA region leads the way for multi-cloud adoption, although security and skill gap challenges remain. According to the sixth annual State of Application Services (SOAS) report, 88% of surveyed EMEA organisations were leveraging multi-cloud environments, compared to 87% in the Americas and 86% in the […]


UAE enterprises plan to decrease use of traditional data centres

The 2019 Enterprise Cloud Index Report from Nutanix reveals hybrid cloud adoption by companies in UAE will increase from the current 7% to 51% in three to five years. Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the UAE-specific findings of its annual Enterprise Cloud Index. The latest (2019) Index shows that the majority […]


FireEye report reveals cybercriminals are turning to ransomware as secondary source of income

FireEye, the intelligence-led security company, has released the FireEye Mandiant M-Trends 2020 report in the GCC. The report shares statistics and insights gleaned from FireEye Mandiant investigations around the globe in 2019. Key findings include: Organisations are detecting and containing attacks faster In the 2020 M-Trends report, the global median dwell time, defined as the […]


Data centre survey from Forbes Insights and Vertiv reveals lack of preparedness

Just 29% of data centre decision-makers say their current facilities are meeting their needs, and just 6% say their data centres are updated ahead of their needs. Those were the findings included in a new report from Forbes Insights’ research: The Modern Date Center: How IT is adapting to new technologies and hyperconnectivity, which examined […]


SANS survey shows evolution of Cyber Threat Intelligence

A survey from SANS Institute has revealed how Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) has evolved in EMEA. The SANS 2020 CTI Survey has reported that CTI has evolved from small, ad-hoc tasks performed disparately across an organisation to, in many cases, robust programmes with their own staff, tools and processes that support the entire organisation. “In […]