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Network agility needed to meet millennial connectivity demands

Global network operators should plan for continued capacity growth, greater flexibility, a larger array of services and corresponding billing models to address societal changes brought on by the millennial generation, according to CommScope research. The millennial study findings also have implications for a range of constituents, including network architects, installers and operators, chief information officers, […]


Main Findings of the ‘State of IT Transformation’ report by EMC

EMC Corporation announced their fourth annual CIO Connect Summit, being held at the Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi, on 25th – 26th May. In addition to interactive presentations and workshops during the two-day event, EMC will shed light on the State of IT Transformation report which assesses 660 EMC and VMware customers worldwide and shares insights […]


Ashridge research highlights aspirations of Gen Y employees in KSA

Generation Y holds a significant importance for Saudi Arabia with its high demographic of young population and strategic focus on localisation. Ashridge’s research on Gen Y in Saudi Arabia, provides input for business managers on how to create greater levels of engagement among Gen Y workforce According to Rory Hendrikz, Director of Ashridge Middle East, […]


IDC identifies ways of securing smart digital enterprises

The results of a recent IT security survey of Middle East organisations conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) show that the top three threats to enterprise security are infected USB drives, data theft by employees, and advanced persistent threats. These threats all have one aspect in common – insider risk. The fact that users do […]


FireEye study reveals the impact of cyberattacks on consumer loyalty

A recent study carried out by FireEye has revealed that data breaches significantly dent consumer trust in major brands. With a number of high-profile breaches taking place on a global scale, the findings highlight rising concerns over the issue of cybersecurity and how public perception of a company is altered in the event of a […]


Mobile-first environments, employee engagement & business performance

A new global study, ‘Mobility, Performance and Engagement’ by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has established a measurable link between ‘more mobile-first’ working environments, and an increase in employee engagement, proving that CIOs can drive increased business performance through well developed and executed mobile strategies. The study, sponsored by Aruba, showed that companies rated by […]


SophosLabs research finds “designer” cyber threats on the rise

Sophos has revealed SophosLabs research that indicates a growing trend among cyber criminals to target and even filter out specific countries when designing ransomware and other malicious cyberattacks. The research includes information from millions of endpoints worldwide and is analysed by the team at SophosLabs. To lure more victims with their attacks, cybercriminals are now […]


New Intel Security report reveals need for trust in cloud adoption

Intel Security recently released Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption, a global report advocating the need for technology vendors to help businesses, governments and consumers understand the implications surrounding the growing adoption of the cloud. With a majority (77%) of participants noting that their organisations trust cloud computing more than a year ago, […]


CIOs express concerns about long-term viability of infrastructure and skills

New research by EMC exposes a concern among CIOs that their current IT infrastructure and the skills of their IT professionals may not be enough to meet long-term needs as technology becomes embedded across the business. The findings indicate that three-quarters of CIOs believe that five years from now they will need to be able […]


Gartner: Market leaders failed to capitalise on PaaS growth in 2015

Worldwide application infrastructure and middleware (AIM) software revenue totalled $23.9 billion in 2015, a 0.1% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The considerable appreciation of the US dollar in 2015 masked growth in the market. In constant currency terms the market grew 7.8%, driven by rapid growth in the platform as a service (PaaS) segment. “The PaaS segment showed […]


Middle East & Africa sees flat enterprise hardware growth in 2015

A new research report released by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market (comprising servers and external storage) remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year. Referencing its latest Quarterly Server and Disk Storage Systems Tracker, the research firm announced that […]


Worldwide cloud IT infrastructure spend grew 21.9% in 2015, says IDC

According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, vendor revenue from sales of infrastructure products (server, storage, and Ethernet switch) for cloud IT, including public and private cloud, grew 21.9% year over year to $29.0 billion in 2015, with vendor revenue for the fourth quarter (4Q15) growing 15.7% to $8.2 billion. […]


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