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Citrix reveals key predictions for 2015

Mobile workspaces leader Citrix has identified several key technology trends likely to play out in the ICT industry in 2015. IT continues to evolve and with more innovations being introduced to the workplace, Citrix has highlighted upcoming technology trends that companies in the Middle East need to be aware of. Specifically in the IT industry, […]


Red Hat 2015 Customer Priorities Survey

As 2014 comes to a close and IT departments reflect on their initiatives heading into the new year, Red Hat asked a group of 115 Red Hat customers – ranging from FORTUNE 500 companies to small businesses – about their priorities for 2015. What we t heard from the respondents is promising going into the new […]


MEA ICT spending to cross $270b in 2015

Accelerating innovation on social, mobile, cloud and big data is expected to fuel information and communications technology (ICT) spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by 9% in 2015 to more than $270 billion. Among the Gulf countries, Qatar is expected to see the biggest percentage growth in spending (by 11.36%), followed by Saudi […]


A holiday hunting we will go

Sean Mason, Vice President of Global Customer Success, Resolution1 Security, says organisations should be proactive in the year ahead and spend time hunting for adversaries rather than sitting back and hoping your threat feed, MSSP or other mechanisms will lead to you catching something. If you think your company isn’t a target this holiday season, think […]


Long live the network?!

Look closer and you’ll see that the Internet is responsible for less than 20% of the real network that we all use every day. Indeed, when you take into account a world of intranets, machine-to-machine networks, RFID sensors chirping information between pallets and shippers, and even robots tweeting each other, it’s clear that your network is […]


Increased desire for endpoint protection

In a few short weeks, 2015 will be upon is. There’s much to look forward to in the New Year, including a desire for endpoint protection that goes above and beyond protection inside your organisation’s four walls, an increased emphasis on analytics and pressure to calm the growing BYOA storm, says Steven Long, Endpoint and […]


Saudi CIO’s envisage bigger budgets

More than 80% of Saudi-based CIOs expect their IT budgets to increase over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) ahead of its Saudi CIO Summit 2014, which was held to wide acclaim in Riyadh on September 9 and 10. Designed to ascertain the IT spending priorities of […]


Data centres in the crosshairs

Every day, attackers conspire to take down applications and steal data, leaving your data centre infrastructure in the crosshairs. Storing the most valuable and most visible assets in your organisation – your web, DNS, database, and email servers – data centres have become the number one target of cyber criminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored attackers. Below, Glen […]


IT predictions for 2015

Taj ElKhayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West, and Central Africa at Riverbed Technology, delivers trend predictions for the year ahead. Network functions virtualisation takes off, even without SDN. 2015 will see continued development of SDN technologies, and buyer confusion will not abate as the incumbent switch and router vendors jockey for position. But […]


Networking strategies for future business

  Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director, MEMA at Brocade, emphasises how the network is the beating heart of most businesses and absolutely vital to their smooth running. The networks in use ten years ago aren’t so different from those we use today, which is surprising given that the performance we expect from them now is exponentially greater […]


Trend predictions for 2015

The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations. From Europe taking the front seat in the driverless car industry, to wearable technology – whether it is smart spectacles or connected watches – finally becoming mainstream, 2014 has seen technologies first conceptualised in science fiction start to become reality. And with the […]


Tis’ the season for credit card data theft

Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect, Resolution1 Security, provides insights into attacks and addresses how to detect targeted attacks in progress and respond before major damage occurs. With Christmas around the corner, the shopping frenzy will begin as consumers find good deals and retailers increase their sales revenues, but they’re not the only ones that benefit from […]