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Middle East’s Homeland Security market to reach $34 billion by 2020

The Middle East’s homeland security market is set to double to $34 billion by 2020, demonstrating the Arab World’s robust homeland security and national resilience agenda, industry experts announced today in the build-up to ISNR 2016. Over the next five years, the Middle East’s homeland security market is set to grow from $17 billion to […]


Middle East IT spending to reach $212.9 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Middle East (ME) IT spending is projected to reach $212.9 billion in 2016 a 3.7% increase from 2015, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The IT industry is being driven by digital business, and an environment driven by a connected world. Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of research at Gartner, […]


DWTC enhances ICT portfolio with Future Technology Week launch

Dubai World Trade Centre ( DWTC ) has enhanced its expansive Information Communications Technology (ICT) portfolio by collecting four specialised industry trade platforms under the collective banner of the all-new Future Technology Week. Future Technology Week, which runs 29-31 March across four halls at DWTC , will collect and showcase various ‘pipeline technologies’ and services […]


Analytics gaining ground in Saudi Arabia’s manufacturing industry

With the Internet of Things (IoT) transforming the ways in which sensor-generated data is gathered, evaluated and leveraged, various industries in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are realising the importance of analytics in enabling more efficient and competitive monetisation strategies. By streamlining processes from design to delivery, the Saudi manufacturing industry is leading the charge […]


Cisco launches new NFV infrastructure solution

Digitisation is driving service providers to find new ways to do things better, faster and with lower costs. To get there, many are moving toward virtualisation and simplified programmability solutions for their networks. Network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) are the popular software-based approaches that service providers are using to design, deploy […]


BlackBerry launches new professional cyber security portfolio

BlackBerry has announced the launch of its new Professional Cybersecurity Services practice that will seek to further expand BlackBerry’s security portfolio by offering organisations new consulting services, tools and best practices to assess and thwart ever-changing cyber security risks. Cyber security is a persistent and increasing business risk for organisations that depend on mobile endpoints that […]


du partners with Huawei to launch its Transport Software-Defined Network

Huawei and UAE-based telecommunications service provider du have jointly launched the Transport Software-Defined Network (T-SDN) on the host network. This innovation by du follows a string of improvements in the region such as the deployment of the first 400G OTN network in the Middle East. On the T-SDN network, a Bandwidth on Demand (BoD) application […]


Gemalto introduces security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication

Gemalto, Fingerprint Cards, Precise Biometrics and STMicroelectronics introduce the first end-to-end security architecture for biometric fingerprint authentication at Mobile World Congress 2016, offering OEMs the opportunity to easily deploy this feature in the latest generation of wearable and consumer electronics devices. This new proof-of-concept replaces conventional username/password authentication for applications such as payment, eticketing, digital access […]


UAE SMEs need reinforced Information Management to drive digital economy

UAE small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to adopt high-performance information management over the next five years in order to succeed in the Digital Economy, industry experts announced. Nearly half (45%) of medium-sized enterprises globally used digital solutions to grow revenue by at least 10% in 2015, according to a recent IDC survey. However, UAE […]


Nokia launches data centre and cloud transformation services

As network data usage continues to surge, Nokia is expanding its cloud wise services portfolio with the launch of three professional services, helping operators transform to the telco cloud and implement a data centre infrastructure to run their cloud-based enterprise and telco functions. Nokia Data Centre services take a DevOps (Development and Operations) based holistic approach […]


Microsoft to compete head-to-head with traditional UC&C vendors in EMEA

According to a recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC), Microsoft has tripled its market share between 1Q 2011 and 2Q 2015 in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) IP PBX and unified communications (UC) platform market and become a head-to-head competitor to the vendors that have traditionally dominated this market. “This is a […]


Manufacturing, banking, and retail to drive EMEA mobility spending

Mobility is one of IDC ‘s 3rd Platform pillars, an IT market that has disrupted traditional business processes and continues to create transformative opportunities for vendors eager to engage a wider set of customers. According to IDC’s new Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide, enterprise and consumer spending on mobile devices, software, and services will grow […]


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