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Cisco AppDynamics releases ‘Agents of Transformation 2021’ research

AppDynamics, a part of Cisco, today released ‘Agents of Transformation 2021:The Rise of Full-Stack Observability’, the latest edition of its global research study, exploring the impact of the rapid acceleration of Digital Transformation created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the repercussions for global technologists. The findings revealed a dramatic increase in IT complexity […]


Ransomware 2020: A year of many changes

Fady Younes, Cybersecurity Director, Middle East and Africa, Cisco, on why organisations need to be proactive in developing comprehensive security strategies and take the evolving threat landscape serious. 2020 was a turbulent year as the world grappled to cope with the impact of COVID-19 – both on general sense of wellbeing and the critical infrastructures […]


Businesses risk missing out on top talent

New research from software and virtualisation solutions vendor Citrix, has confirmed that remote work is here to stay, with 82% of all respondents agreeing that it will be more common post-pandemic. The study found that remote and flexible work options are now key to attracting and retaining talent, with 55% saying that businesses will miss […]


IBM Study: Employee well-being is priority for CEOs

A new IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) study revealed that a top challenge for many surveyed CEOs in the Middle East over the next few years is managing an ‘anywhere’ workforce. Additionally, many CEOs in the Middle East are prioritising technology, people and partnerships to position their companies for success post-COVID-19 pandemic. The new […]


Chat commerce drives higher revenue

Companies that deploy chat in commerce see higher revenue growth, stronger customer retention, reduced service costs and increased marketing effectiveness than companies that don’t, research from Aberdeen Research in partnership with Clickatell, a global provider of mobile communications and chat commerce has revealed. Chat commerce—enabling customers to interact and transact with brands via chat apps—is […]


TrickBot emerges as UAE’s top malware threat

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its latest UAE Threat Index for January 2021. Researchers found that banking trojan Trickbot impacted 7% of organisations in the UAE, while the EMOTET trojan which has remained in first place in the top […]


Credential spill incidents double as hacker sophistication continues to rise

The number of annual credential spill incidents nearly doubled from 2016 to 2020, according to F5’s latest ‘Credential Stuffing Report’. Released recently, the most comprehensive research initiative of its kind reported a 46% downturn in the volume of spilled credentials during the same period. The average spill size also declined, falling from 63 million records […]


BT Security report finds that expectations of CISOs have never been greater

BT Security has published the results of a global survey which canvassed the opinions of over 7000 business leaders, employees and consumers from across the world. The research, conducted in partnership with Davies Hickman Partners, found that in a rapidly changing business environment, the role of the chief information and security officer (CISO) has hugely […]


High private cloud usage sets path for UAE’s hybrid cloud migration

Third annual Nutanix survey finds UAE companies ahead of the global curve on private cloud adoption which is a key component of the emerging, highly flexible hybrid cloud model. Nutanix, a leader in private cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud computing has released an analysis of its third global Enterprise Cloud Index survey and research report, showing […]


The IT sector has been challenged, yet the future looks brighter than ever

Cisco research reveals CIOs and CTOs perspective on performance and strategies for coping with the pandemic. Reem Asaad, Vice President, Cisco Middle East & Africa, explains. In the IT industry, we can often connect with decision-makers across multiple sectors. This has proven to be a great source of strength in today’s climate, which requires us […]


Employees want greater ownership and choice in the new world of work

Working from home may have been an adjustment at the start of the pandemic lockdown, but according to Cisco’s Workforce of the Future survey, employees want to keep hold of many positives that emerged in our new way of working. Increased autonomy (63%) and working well as a dispersed team (66%) are two main benefits; […]


IBM study: UAE C-suite executives are prioritising Digital Transformation

A new IBM study of C-suite executives based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) revealed that nearly five in ten responding organisations are increasingly prioritising Digital Transformation over the next two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the study, participating businesses are also seeing more clearly the critical role people play in driving […]