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Ooredoo Telecom collaborates with Nutanix to launch VDI-As-a-Service for businesses in Kuwait

Kuwait-based telco Ooredoo Telecom, has signed a partnership with Nutanix, a global provider of enterprise cloud computing solutions, to offer Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)-As-a-Service to businesses in Kuwait. The telecom service provider has implemented Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform combined with Citrix Virtual Desktops software in its data centre with a view to provide a fully […]


Kaspersky report finds red tape as the main barrier for cybersecurity initiatives in industrial sector

The recent Kaspersky report ‘State of Industrial Cybersecurity in the Era of Digitalisation’ has revealed the main barriers that inhibit or delay implementation of industrial cybersecurity projects. According to the report, the most common obstacles include the inability to stop production (34%) and bureaucratic steps, such as a lengthy approval process (31%) and having too […]


Mindware signs as Acer distribution partner in Middle East

Mindware, a regional value-added distribution (VAD), has signed a commercial distribution agreement across the Middle East with PC manufacturer Acer. The deal includes the vendor’s commercial and education portfolio including Windows-based laptops, Chromebook devices, accessories, projectors, Enduro and ConceptD devices. According to the VAD, the main focus will be on the Travelmate Series, specifically designed […]


Proofpoint launches people-centric enterprise DLP solution

Proofpoint, a cybersecurity and compliance solutions company, has announced multiple new Proofpoint innovations to ensure that organisations worldwide have end-to-end protection around their people—wherever and however employees are working and collaborating. Available in the market, Proofpoint’s new people-centric enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) solution helps enterprises identify and quickly respond to data loss resulting from […]


Chalhoub Group embarks on Digital Transformation to enhance customer e-commerce experiences

Luxury retailer Chalhoub Group has announced a Digital Transformation agreement with Salesforce, a global provider of customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, to enhance customer e-commerce experiences amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) and Egypt’s beauty and personal care e-commerce market is valued at US$1 billion, according to Bain & Company. In anticipation […]


Manama Internet Exchange platform records strong growth in traffic and data

Since the inception of Manama-IX in June 2019, the platform has experienced continuously strong growth in traffic and data exchange, supporting its strategic agenda of becoming a leading Internet hub for the MENA region. The growth in traffic volume underscores the efforts of MN-IX to become a leading and highly reputable Internet exchange as well […]


ServiceNow gets new senior vice president

ServiceNow, a digital workflow company, has hired industry veteran Vanessa Smith as senior vice president, global go‑to‑market. In the newly created position, Smith will oversee the company’s global go‑to‑market strategy, with a focus on maximising success and accelerating time‑to‑value for ServiceNow’s customers. She will report to Kevin Haverty, Chief Revenue Officer. Smith’s appointment expands on […]


Infoblox receives investment boost from Warburg Pincus

Secure cloud-managed network services vendor Infoblox has announced that it has secured a significant investment from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. Vista Equity Partners, an investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled businesses, acquired Infoblox in 2016 and will continue as an investor, with Warburg Pincus and […]


Ensuring reliable network connectivity with high availability load balancing

As enterprises become further dependent on the Internet to get business done, the threat of downtime can become a competitive disadvantage. Direct financial losses are substantial and a primary reason why businesses need to establish a high availability solution. Adil Baghir, Technology Consultant Lead, Middle East and Africa at A10 Networks explains why a high […]


Software AG launches Process Mining ‘As-a-Service’

Software AG has launched ARIS Process Mining SaaS, a new cloud platform for its popular process mining tool. The company said the introduction will help businesses understand and fix process bottlenecks and inefficiencies in order to make their organisation work more efficiently. ARIS Process Mining is easily accessed through the cloud and easy to use […]


Mimecast earns 2020 top rated award from TrustRadius

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway recognized as a leader based on 2,000 user reviews. Mimecast, a leading email security and cyber-resilience company, has announced it has been presented with a TrustRadius 2020 Top Rated Award. Based entirely on customer feedback, the Mimecast Secure Email Gateway was named a valuable player in the category, receiving a trScore of 8.7 […]


Kuwait NOX Management opens first large-scale indoor vertical farm in Middle East

&Ever Middle East, a joint venture between Kuwait’s NOX Management and German company &ever, in partnership with SAP and Viessmann, has opened the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the Middle East. Kuwait has previously relied on European and overseas imports for most of their leafy greens and herbs, and can now locally grow up […]