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IT predictions for 2015

Taj ElKhayat, Managing Director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West, and Central Africa at Riverbed Technology, delivers trend predictions for the year ahead. Network functions virtualisation takes off, even without SDN. 2015 will see continued development of SDN technologies, and buyer confusion will not abate as the incumbent switch and router vendors jockey for position. But […]


Nexans introduces tight universal cables

Nexans developed the new cable using a new type of glass yarn that combines rodent protection with installer friendliness and avoids skin-irritation. Nexans has announced the launch of its new LANmark-OF Tight Buffer Universal Cable, which harmonizes its Tight Buffer Indoor and Universal cable portfolio with an installer-friendly and more cost effective Tight Buffer Universal […]


Networking strategies for future business

  Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director, MEMA at Brocade, emphasises how the network is the beating heart of most businesses and absolutely vital to their smooth running. The networks in use ten years ago aren’t so different from those we use today, which is surprising given that the performance we expect from them now is exponentially greater […]


Trend predictions for 2015

The year 2014 was marked by a number of potentially historic technological innovations. From Europe taking the front seat in the driverless car industry, to wearable technology – whether it is smart spectacles or connected watches – finally becoming mainstream, 2014 has seen technologies first conceptualised in science fiction start to become reality. And with the […]


Increasing scope of cyber threats

As the 2015 New Year looms, cyber threats are anticipated to accelerate. Fortinet and its threat research division FortiGuard Labs have taken a look ahead to determine the most significant cyber security threats of the upcoming New Year – both from the perspective of a Black Hat hacker, as well as a Threat Intelligence solutions […]


Excel Networking training day

Excel Networking Solutions, the copper, optical cabling and rack solutions provider, held a successful day of training for its partners in Kuwait this month. The training day was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Kuwait City and was well attended by Excel Networking local partners. The intensive full day event consisted of an update […]


UAE leads Global FTTH Market

The FTTH/B average penetration rate in the MENA region has reached 41.5%, while UAE leads the market at 67.7%, according to the latest FTTH MENA Panorama study. The study was released today by the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council MENA, in partnership with IDATE Consulting, during its 6th annual conference, “FTTH, the Rise of Smart Nation”, held […]


Mobily upgrades cable networks

Mobily has upgraded the cable networks of its cable landing stations at Jeddah and Alkhobar. These landing stations connect the Gulf to the TGN subsea Cable System, operated by Tata Communications, a provider of A New World of Communications. Mobily is the exclusive landing party in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Alkhobar) for the Tata Communications global […]


Gartner positions CommVault in ‘Magic Quadrant’

CommVault has announced it has been positioned by Gartner in the “Leaders” quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving” for the second consecutive year. According to Gartner, “the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving profiles vendors that offer, at a minimum, integrated email and some other content archiving utilised predominantly for information governance […]


Survey reveals users bullish about ERP’s potential

The latest global survey from Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, reveals several enterprise resource planning (ERP) deficiencies causing organisational drag. It also indicates ERP users are bullish on new ERP capabilities, including mobile, social and cloud, believing they offer new and exciting opportunities for improved […]


Brocade EMEA survey reveals trends for 2015

Brocade has just released the results of its annual EMEA wide channel survey and the future certainly looks bright for channel organisations who have technical expertise and capabilities in helping end-user organisations simplify their network infrastructures and increase connectivity since ‘complexity’ and ‘bandwidth provisioning’ are revealed to be the two biggest customer challenges. The research […]


UAE confident about IT megatrends

EMC has released the findings of a survey that asked I.T. decision makers in UAE, for their perspective on I.T.’s role as an enabler of business change during the shift towards the megatrends of cloud, mobile, social and Big Data. The impact of the megatrends has fundamentally changed the expectations of consumers and end-users who increasingly want […]


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