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Study reveals integration challenges threaten Digital Transformation

MuleSoft, a provider of integration and API platform, has reported that integration challenges continue to be a major roadblock for Digital Transformation initiatives. MuleSoft’s ‘2021 Connectivity Benchmark Report’ found that IT teams are spending over a third of their time on integration projects and custom integrations are costing large enterprises on average US$3.5 million each […]


Gartner survey reveals over half of CIOs plan to increase full-time IT employees in 2021

Fifty-five percent of CIOs plan to increase their total number of full-time employees (FTEs) in IT across the course of 2021, according to a recent survey from Gartner. They will predominantly focus staffing growth in the areas of automation, cloud and analytics platforms and support for remote work. “The critical role IT played across most […]


MBZUAI and Technology Innovation Institute partner to advance AI research

Abu Dhabi is strengthening its capabilities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through a partnership between Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), a graduate-level research-based AI university and the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a dedicated applied research pillar of the Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). MBZUAI and TII said they have formed the partnership to […]


New research shows shift to remote work has intensified data protection challenges

Barracuda, a global provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has released key findings from a recent report ‘The state of Office 365 backup’. Commissioned by Barracuda, the research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their opinions and perspectives about Office 365, data security, backup and recovery, SaaS solutions, and a variety of related topics.  Overall, […]


IBM Study: 85% of C-suite executives in UAE planning hybrid cloud strategies

A new IBM study conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 85% of C-suite executives surveyed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are pursuing or planning to implement hybrid cloud strategies in their organisations. According to the study, C-suite executives surveyed in the UAE are prioritising the implementation of hybrid cloud strategies […]


CXO Research: 58% of data backups are failing, leaving data unprotected

Veeam Data Protection Report 2021 finds that COVID-19 has significantly impacted Digital Transformation (DX) spending, with 40% of global organizations viewing economic uncertainty as the greatest barrier to DX in the next 12 months and one-third having slowed or halted initiatives in the past year. Data protection challenges are undermining organizations’ abilities to execute Digital […]


Global survey finds 71% of cloud users suffered a malicious account takeover in 2020

Vectra AI, a provider of network detection and response (NDR) solutions, has released its global survey of 1,112 security professionals working in mid to large sized organisations using Microsoft Office 365. The findings confirm that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated cloud migration and Digital Transformation among 88% of companies and that 71% of Microsoft Office […]


Cisco: Weaving a fabric of trust to enable seamless Digital Transformation

The ‘Cisco 2021 Security Outcomes Study’ which surveyed 4,800 security, IT and privacy professionals across 25 countries found that enabling business, managing risk and operating efficiently as the most commonly desired business outcomes from implemented security measures. Adele Trombetta, Vice President, Customer Experience, Cisco Middle East and Africa and Technology Transformation Group Europe, Middle East, […]


Current state of Internet in GCC countries

The ‘RIPE NCC Report’ has examined the Internet landscape in eight countries in the Gulf region, focusing on the Internet landscape in the GCC countries, Yemen and Iraq, as part of RIPE NCC’s on-going effort to support Internet development through its service region by making the data and insights available to local technical communities and […]


NTT reveals only 20.6% of Digital Transformation efforts are optimised

As global organisations seek to strengthen resilience, NTT Ltd.’s 2021 Global Managed Services Report highlights significant differences in approach and an emerging breed of organisation – the bold and brave – who’ve used the disruption of business as an opportunity to reset their technology strategies, take advantage of market opportunities and scale. One year since […]


Number of APT groups exploiting the latest Exchange vulnerabilities grows

ESET Research has discovered that more than ten different advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are exploiting the recent Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities to compromise email servers. ESET has identified more than 5,000 email servers that have been affected by malicious activity related to the incident. According to ESET, the servers belong to organisations – businesses and […]


COVID-19 fuels appetite for app modernization, AI and Edge Computing

F5’s seventh annual State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report shows how the pandemic has advanced Digital Transformation across the world, with increased emphasis on AI, telemetry and multi-cloud deployments. COVID-19 has catalyzed the speed and depth of the world’s Digital Transformation efforts, according to F5’s latest State of Application Strategy (SOAS) report. Now in its […]