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IoT World Forum showcases smart city technologies

As the host city of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) industry event, taking place December 6-8, Dubai will be a showcase for more than 20 digital city and connected industry solution deployments made possible by Cisco and the IoT industry. Through a series of smart city experience tours, IoTWF attendees will […]


UAE ranked third in ITU’s Arab ICT development index

Bahrain has made the biggest change in Arab country rankings by jumping 21 places to 27 as per International Telecommunication Union’s 2015 “Measuring the Information Society Report” released on November 31st. The report, which has been published annually since 2009, features key ICT data and benchmarking tools to measure the information society, including the ICT […]


SAP and Aramex partner to fuel Middle East logistics

SAP, the enterprise software company, and Aramex, the logistics and transportation solutions provider, will support the Middle East’s growth as a global logistics hub, and make it faster and easier to deliver packages, thanks to an innovative partnership, the companies announced. Logistics is a key vertical being transformed in the Internet of Things era, with […]


Starlink and Nutanix sign Middle East agreement

StarLink, the region’s Value-Added-Distributor (VAD), has announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Nutanix. As one of the largest and fastest growing IT distributors in the Middle East, with strong on-the-ground presence across the region, StarLink will sell, install and support Nutanix products through its extensive network of Channel Partners to enterprise and […]


SANS security training returns to Dubai for 2016

SANS Dubai returns to the Gulf region in January 2016 offering students the opportunity to take two popular SANS courses, both with an associated GIAC certification. The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort will host SANS training courses SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, led by SANS Instructor Jess Garcia from 9th to 14th January and ICS410: ICS/SCADA Security […]


Help AG becomes Palo Alto Certified Services Partner

Help AG has reinforced its position as a top regional partner for Palo Alto Networks with the announcement that it has achieved the premier status of Certified Professional Services Partner (CPSP). By meeting the rigorous qualification requirements of the program, Help AG will be able to offer its customers end-to-end services on Palo Alto’s next-generation […]


ICT spending to reach $260 billion across region in 2016, says IDC

ICT spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) will top $260 billion in 2016 as organisations across the region increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. That’s according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation, which today hosted an event […]


Kaspersky predicts end of the world for APTs as we know them in 2016

Kaspersky Lab’s experts revealed their predictions for 2016, which are based on the expertise of the Global Research and Analysis Team, the company’s 42 top security experts, located all over the world. Each member contributed unique expertise and, in 2015 alone, their insight and intelligence resulted in detailed reports on 12 APT actors, “speaking” different […]


Securing Smart Cities issues guidelines for Smart City tech adoption

Securing Smart Cities, the not-for-profit global initiative addressing the cyber security challenges of smart cities, released guidelines jointly developed by Securing Smart Cities and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) for the adoption of smart city technology. The guide provides organisations with an overview of the key elements needed in order to implement the best technological […]


Forget Silicon Valley: Local MENA startups need kick-start

Silicon Valley’s navel-gazing startups have never been less relevant to Middle East enterprises – it’s time for the region to think of new strategies to encourage local innovation, says Eliot Beer. A few weeks ago news emerged of a little project called Peeple, a new app which would let anyone rate anyone else – in […]


Microsoft and Red Hat partner for hybrid cloud

Microsoft and Red Hat have announced a partnership that will help customers embrace hybrid cloud computing by providing greater choice and flexibility deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, […]


Etisalat and Intel partner to deploy NFV and SDN

Etisalat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Intel to help networks cope with the new era of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) and Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Etisalat NFV/SDN deployment is aimed to enhance user experience and increase service agility and innovation. Virtualization will enable Etisalat offer customers, both businesses and consumers, flexible, scalable, more dynamic […]