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Rise of MENA data centres

The growing demand for digital services, along with the broader adoption of cloud computing, has seen an accelerated increase in the number of new data centres in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. As a result, the value of the data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) sector in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is […]


Kaspersky & EY warn of cyber threats

Kaspersky Lab’s Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa is taking place on April 26-29 in Lisbon, Portugal and brings together specialists from the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and Global Product and Technology Marketing Department, an invited expert from EY, journalists and business guests. During the conference they discussed […]


MEA Smartphone market rockets

Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83% in 2014, according to – Q4 2014 Handsets Tracker released by International Data Corporation (IDC). Spurred by the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-SIM devices, the global advisory and consulting services firm announced that smartphones accounted for 41.9% of all […]


Cisco launches new malware protection

Cisco has unveiled a host of new capabilities and services that give security professionals extensive intelligence and analysis on potential compromises and solutions to protect against, respond to and recover from attacks. Cisco announces the addition of AMP Threat Grid to the Cisco Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) portfolio, which integrates innovation acquired through last year’s acquisition […]


Mayflex recruits Supply Chain Director

Mayflex, the cabling infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions distributor has appointed Andy Cooper in the position of Supply Chain Director. Andy Cooper joins the business with a wealth of experience gained from over 30 years in executive supply chain and operations roles across a range of manufacturing and distribution sectors, working in Central Eastern […]


Closing the network automation gap

Infoblox has announced that Tolly Group, an independent IT testing firm, has found that automation of core network services—DNS, DHCP and IP addresses (DDI)—can reduce the deployment time for virtual machines in a VMware private cloud environment by 62%. The report is available now for free at www.infoblox.com/tolly-cloud. Private clouds are rapidly emerging as the infrastructure […]


Mobile security risk report reveals high-risk #GenMobile

Aruba Networks is calling for businesses worldwide to take action as a new mobile security risk report reveals that businesses are ill prepared for the high-risk, high-growth mindset of the #GenMobile workforce, creating alarming disparity around security practices in the corporate world. The chasm that is exposed between age, gender, income level, industry and geographic location has […]


GEMEC 2015 to focus on increased attacks

The largest impact of enterprise mobility is the way it transforms business processes including the challenge of accounting for increased internal and external threats such as data leakage and network infringement. As the adoption of enterprise mobility by a growing number of businesses creates a new avenue for sophisticated cyber criminals to launch their attacks, […]


Dell and Red Hat upgrade private-cloud offering

Dell and Red Hat have announced an enhanced edition of the Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution, a co-engineered, enterprise-grade private-cloud solution based on OpenStack. The upgraded solution addresses enterprise customer demand for more flexible, elastic and agile IT services. Designed to help customers build OpenStack-powered, highly-scalable clouds, the updated solution is co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Dell PowerEdge R630 and R730xd […]


Government-led projects to drive IT services spend across Gulf

The combined IT services market of the so-called Other Gulf Cooperation Council (OGCC) countries, comprising Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait, is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5% over the coming years to total $1.82 billion in 2018, according to the latest forecasts released by International Data Corporation (IDC). The […]


Siemon launches LightHouse

Siemon, a network infrastructure specialist, has announced the launch of its new LightHouse brand in the Middle East; an extended portfolio of advanced fibre cabling solutions for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. The LightHouse name aligns the company’s established range of end-to-end fibre cable and connectivity systems with a wide array of new product […]


Unleashing the light in ‘dark data’ with file analysis tools

Nizar Elfarra, Pre Sales Director at CommVault Systems, explains the positive business impact for enterprises from ‘seeing the light’ held within their ‘dark data’, and how the seemingly unfathomable challenge of addressing  it can be managed using new file analysis (FA) tools. Dark data is a relatively new term to the industry, defined by Gartner “as the […]


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