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VIDEO: Digital Forum – Post-summer 2020 trends in the Middle East region

In this Digital Forum, we hear from: Glyn Yates, Principle Consultant and Regional Lead, GTM International Tarek Kuzbari, Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at Cybereason Paul Potgieter, Managing Director at Dimension Data Mark Ackerman, Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa at ServiceNow We discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the Middle […]

Equinix to extend customer access to Alibaba Cloud in 17 markets

API integration with ECX Fabric allows streamlined access to Alibaba Cloud across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA. Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, has announced it will extend access to Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, through Platform Equinix  for customers from 17 metros globally, including Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Jakarta, […]

F5 Networks survey highlights demand for Saudi ICT skills set to intensify

The race to secure Saudi Arabian digital talent will intensify in the coming years, according to ICT and HR professionals in the Kingdom. A study commissioned by F5 Networks and conducted by Think Positive indicates that organisations are still struggling to find talent integral to Saudi Vision 2030’s Digital Transformation agenda. More than half (58%) […]

Huawei and SC2 embark on Smart City projects in KSA

Huawei and Smart City Solutions Company (SC2), a leading Saudi Smart City service provider and operator, have signed a teaming agreement to co-operate in providing Saudi Arabia with innovative Smart City solutions that support the national aspiration of enhancing the liveability and operational efficiency of Saudi cities. Ahmed ALSanaa, Chairman of the Board of BATIC, […]

Meeza to build fourth data centre in Doha

Qatari business Meeza has announced it is building its fourth data centre in Doha. M-Vault 4 will be located on the Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP), part of Qatar Foundation Research Development and Innovation. Construction has already started on the data centre and is expected to be completed in mid-2021. Meeza says the project […]

Stc uses Nokia PSE-3 to address soaring regional 5G traffic

Stc has used Nokia’s PSE-3 chipset with Probabilistic Constellation Shaping (PCS) technology to conduct the Middle East and Africa’s first 200G long-haul transmission and 300G regional reach field trial. Once deployed, end-users will experience superior network performance, and stc will be able to better address the surge in video, cloud and 5G traffic. Stc trialled […]

Al-Ahliyya Amman University selects Ellucian to drive modernisation

Ellucian, a leading provider of software and services built to power higher education, has announced that Al-Ahliyya Amman University (AAU), the first private university in Jordan, has selected several Ellucian solutions to support a university-wide initiative to transform the digital experience for students, faculty and staff. Together with strategic partner ICC, Ellucian will deploy Ellucian Banner Student and Ellucian Mobile at the […]

Apple Co-Founder to keynote Mimecast’s Cyber Resilience Summit

Mimecast Limited, a leading email security and cyber resilience company, is hosting its annual Cyber Resilience Summit on June 23-24. This complimentary, virtual, two half-day event will bring together thousands of IT and security professionals to increase global resiliency that spans cyber, human and community resilience. Cyber Resilience Summit also features nearly 30 technical training […]

R&M and partners launch SPE Alliance to drive development for Industrial IoT

To drive development of Single Pair Ethernet for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, R&M has joined forces with Fluke Networks, Phoenix Contact, Weidmller and Telegartner to establish the SPE Alliance. R&M, the global Swiss developer and provider of connectivity systems for high-quality, high-performance network infrastructures, has co-founded a Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) Alliance together […]

Employees support tech support but have concerns over data use

The majority of employees in the UAE think businesses should provide more physical and mental health support through technology with apps, wearables and online services, according to research published by Aetna International. However, there is also clear concern around the use of personal health data by employers on an individual basis, according to the global […]

Mild decline in Egypt smartphone market amid COVID-19 crisis

Egypt’s smartphone market experienced one of the smallest declines in the whole Middle East and North Africa region in Q1 2020, according to the latest research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology and consulting services firm’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker shows that smartphone shipments to the country declined 6.3% quarter on […]

Dimension Data to provide Incident Response Remediation assistance free to UAE hospitals

Dimension Data, an African born global systems integrator and managed services provider, is offering Incident Response Remediation assistance at no cost to UAE hospitals combatting the pandemic following a significant spike in COVID-19 themed cyberattacks on the healthcare sector. Dimension Data’s service will enable affected UAE hospitals to rapidly restore operations after a successful cyberattack […]

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