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Equinix and Omantel agree to build new Equinix data centre in Oman

Equinix Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company, and the Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) have announced they have entered into a joint venture to deliver data centre and interconnection services to customers in the Middle East through the development of a new network-dense data centre that will be located in Barka, near Muscat. This […]


Help AG unveils cyberattack simulation service to bolster defence

After successfully developing a custom-built cyberattack and defence simulation environment to train its ethical hacking and security analytics teams, Help AG, a leading information security services, consultancy and solutions provider in the Middle East, announced it will leverage this platform to deliver its new ‘Red Team/Blue Team Simulation’ service. A first in the region, this […]


Endpoint security automation a top priority for IT professionals

Global cybersecurity training company, the SANS Institute, has released its 2018 SANS Endpoint Security Survey report, which found that automating endpoint detection and response processes is the top priority for IT professionals trying to put actionable controls around their endpoints. The survey questioned IT professionals globally on how they approach endpoint security within their organisations, […]


Akamai report shows hospitality industry under siege from botnets

Cybersecurity defenders face increasing threats from organisations in the form of bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry and advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to the Summer 2018 State of the Internet/Security: Web Attack Report released by Akamai Technologies. Analysis of current cyberattack trends for the six-month period from November 2017 through […]


Aruba expert outlines five Wi-Fi mistakes in the connected classroom

New technologies are being utilised in classrooms across the region but this often presents its own challenges to the teaching process. Vivek Mistry, Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, outlines five common Wi-Fi mistakes that institutions should be aware of. Higher education has paved the way for many of the technologies we use today. […]


Four hidden costs and cybersecurity risks of sudo

Morey Haber, CTO at BeyondTrust, explains the four specific risks or costs tha organisations should consider before deciding if sudo (an open source package designed to provide privileged access included in many Linux distributions) is right for the organisation. It is always a philosophical debate as to whether to use open source software in a […]


Pharmacy chain switches to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

When El Ezaby Pharmacy needed to update its flagging legacy system it decided to switch to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications. With almost a hundred branches across Egypt and the Middle East, the SUSE solution helped the company deliver fast, reliable services for its customers because of a significant decrease in IT administrative […]


DiscoverBlockchain launches education and recruitment network in UAE

The digital learning company, DiscoverBlockchain, has announced plans to develop a blockchain-based network that will enable users to securely work and exchange knowledge. The company aims to create a sufficiently flexible ecosystem that will serve both the theoretic expansion of blockchain knowledge and the applied development of blockchain initiatives. Platforms facilitating e-learning and recruitment have long […]


Cisco Networking Academy helps narrow the IT skills gap in the Middle East

Cisco in the Middle East celebrated several accomplishments of the Cisco Networking Academy, its IT skills and career-building programme available to learning institutions and individuals worldwide. As recognition of its contribution to narrowing the IT skills gap in the region, Cisco Networking Academy was honoured with two industry awards for the ‘Network Training Provider of […]


Fortinet founder: How tech companies can avoid growing pains

What happens when an IT business becomes really successful and grows rapidly? Is it still able to operate in the same flexible way it did when it was smaller? Michael Xie, Founder, President and CTO of Fortinet, shares some pointers on how to raise a tech business successfully. As many teenagers can attest to, growing […]


SANS returns to Riyadh with latest training courses in cybersecurity

Following an overwhelmingly positive reception to its training events in Riyadh and Khobar last year, SANS, a global leader in cybersecurity training, has announced its return to KSA with ‘SANS Riyadh July 2018‘. The six-day training event will take place from July 28 to August 2 and will feature hands-on courses that enable IT professionals […]


Avaya brings enterprise-level communication capabilities to region’s SMBs

Avaya Holdings Corp is giving small and medium-sized businesses the tools to drive greater productivity and streamline collaboration through a single application for all communications channels, meetings, team collaboration and content sharing. This latest release of Avaya IP Office solution also adds support for Avaya Equinox, the company’s signature unified communications (UC) experience, integrated call-recording […]


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