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Cisco partners with KSA to accelerate it’s digitisation

Following a meeting between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Cisco Executive Chairman John Chambers, Cisco Chief Executive Officer Chuck Robbins and Cisco Saudi Arabia Managing Director Abdullah Al-Swaha, Cisco signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment that sets a roadmap for an accelerated pace of digital […]


Kaspersky Lab discovers vulnerability in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a limited amount of device memory content from relay protection equipment. The vulnerability was reported to Siemens, the equipment vendor, […]


Etisalat launches Business in a Box for SMBs in the UAE

Addressing multiple data and connectivity needs of small and medium businesses (SMB) in the UAE, Etisalat has announced the launch of ‘Business in a Box’ – an integrated offering that conveniently clubs three services in a single package. Small and Medium sized Businesses (SMB) form the foundation of modern economics, boost investment and employment, sustain […]


Al Taqnyah automates the Moot Courts Competition

Al Taqnyah Business Solutions has rolled-out an end-to-end electronic competition and awards management system  to Maktoum Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum Initiatives for Legal Excellence, a key milestone in the e-Transformation journey of the prestigious moot courts competition. The System enables end to end electronic management of the competition from candidate registration till awarding spanning auditing, […]


Solving compliance challenges in the banking and finance sector

Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Compliance Officers in the financial sector have a tough job. Whether they work in banking, insurance or capital markets, these employees are tasked with ensuring their companies comply with regulatory requirements and internal policies. With scrutiny intensifying, fines and other penalties on the rise, companies are making their compliance departments […]


Commvault’s DM software certified by MEDITECH

Commvault has announced that MEDITECH, a provider of electronic health records (EHRs), has certified Commvault’s data protection and recovery solution for its EHR system with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) 3PAR Storage Arrays. With this certification, healthcare providers will have access to a fully integrated and modernised data management solution that can backup, archive and recover […]


Ovum publishes SWOT Analysis of Arbor Networks Spectrum v2.1

Arbor Networks has announced that global telecoms analyst firm Ovum had published a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis of version 2.1 of Arbor Networks Spectrum, its network-based advanced threat detection and analytics platform. Arbor Spectrum empowers security teams to uncover, investigate and prove sophisticated attack campaigns within minutes, not hours or days. Quote […]


ePay receives ‘Smart ePayment Gateway Excellence Award’

The ePay service provided by Smart Dubai Government Establishment (SDG) has bagged the 21stMiddle East Smart Government and Smart Cities Excellence Award in the category of ‘Smart ePayment Gateway Excellence Award‘, which is organised by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute to recognise the strategic role played by government establishments, keep pace with the futuristic trends […]


EGA RAK relies on Veeam to deliver always-on availability

Veeam Software has announced that the Electronic Government Authority (EGA) of Ras Al Khaimah, has deployed Veeam Availability Suite to meet its business requirements with respect to high availability, multiple levels of cost savings and rapid return on investments (ROI). The Electronic Government Authority (EGA) of Ras Al Khaimah was established in 2004 to transform […]


Brand-Rex networking infrastructure used in Kuwait’s MoE

The Kuwait Ministry of Education’s new headquarters in Kuwait City is due to be completed in 2016. The design inspiration for the facility comes from the rich maritime history of Kuwait shipbuilders and two curved office buildings overlap to form an interior atrium, reminiscent of dhows passing each other at sea. The move to these […]


FinTech set to transform financial services in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s financial sector is likely to encounter significant disruption from new financial technologies in the coming years, but could emerge stronger and more streamlined, according to experts gathering for the Euromoney Saudi Arabia Conference this May. Financial technology – or “FinTech” – is generating huge opportunities for banks, investors and new […]


Xerox and Impartus to launch next-gen video e-learning solution

Ever try to learn something technical or complex using a video lecture? College students will tell you it’s frustrating. There’s no table of contents to pinpoint where the key information exists in a particular video, and it’s almost impossible to quickly find topics in the massive pile of video material now stored on websites like […]


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