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Global smartphone sales to only grow 7% in 2016, says Gartner

Gartner has said global smartphone sales will for the first time exhibit single-digit growth in 2016. Global smartphone sales are estimated to reach 1.5 billion units in 2016, a 7% growth from 2015. The total mobile phone market is forecast to reach 1.9 billion units in 2016. Worldwide combined shipments for devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles […]


Injazat & SAP announce private cloud data centre-based service at IoTx

Middle East organisations can accelerate Internet of Things innovations and fuel the region’s $240 billion IT market, thanks to a new UAE-based private cloud data centre-based service by Injazat Data Systems and SAP, the organisations announced at IoTX 2016. With over 50 billion things becoming connected to networks by 2030, the global Internet of Things […]


Business leaders feel most threatened by cyber attacks, says BSI report

The 5th annual BCI Horizon Scan report is a research study produced in association with BSI, assessing business preparedness and measuring the feelings of business continuity and resilience professionals from 568 organisations globally. It provides an insight into the top 10 threats facing businesses today. “2015 saw a number of high profile businesses across the […]


Future Technology Week opens door to GCC’s $1 billion network security sector

This week’s inaugural Future Technology Week at Dubai World Trade Centre ( DWTC ) will provide a strategic reference point in driving regional network security spend in a GCC-wide sector set to grow from $340 million to $1 billion by 2018, according to a Frost & Sullivan report. Starting on Tuesday 29 and running until Thursday […]


Intel Security recognises outstanding partners at Channel kick-off gala

Intel Security, recently held their Annual Channel Kick-Off for the Middle East at Fairmont, The Palm, Dubai. At the March 2nd event, which brought together seventy-five partners from 15 countries including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Kuwait, Intel Security laid out the 2016 channel priorities, and recognised key partners for their contributions in 2015. Mindware was […]


Microsoft launches enterprise-class SaaS ERP at Dubai event

Microsoft took another step forward in helping Middle East businesses achieve more, as the company launched its next-generation cloud ERP solutions, Microsoft Dynamics AX and CRM Online, on Tuesday 22 March at the Dynamics Summit 2016, held at the Waldorf Astoria, The Palm, Dubai. Now available in 137 markets with support for 40 languages, the […]


Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing Dubai Data Establishment

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No (2) of 2016 establishing Dubai Data Establishment. The new Law supports the Dubai Smart City strategy to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world by […]


GCC leading cyber-preparedness with $1 billion spending on security by 2018

GCC countries are among the global leaders in cyber security preparedness, with the region’s network security spend tripling to $1 billion by 2018, industry experts announced today at Infosecurity Middle East, part of ISNR. With the region’s rapid economic development and connectivity in the Internet of Things era – especially in critical national infrastructure, oil […]


Latest M-Trends report from FireEye exposes rise of disruptive attacks

FireEye, Inc. has announced the release of its annual Mandiant M-Trends report. Compiled from advanced threat investigations conducted by Mandiant’s leading consultants in 2015, “M-Trends 2016” details the leading cyber trends and tactics threat actors used to compromise businesses and steal data. “In 2015, we continued to be reminded that there is no such thing […]


7 tips to kick off an IoT initiative

The growing ecosystem of web-connected devices and platforms known as the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to effect major changes in many industries, including manufacturing, retail, and transportation. The IoT represents big opportunities, and businesses need to know how make the most of it, writes Colin McCabe, Director, Consulting and Training, Red Hat. “Gartner, […]


Future Technology Week to highlight $10.9 billion opportunity for cloud-based big data

With the rapid growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) catalysing a global surge in data volumes, this month’s Internet of Things Expo (IoTX) and The Big Data Show at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) will explore how advanced connectivity, smart cities digitalisation and cloud-based control of devices, people and enterprise operations are poised to […]


Cisco Cloud Index projects cloud traffic in MEA region will quadruple by 2019

The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019), released recently, forecasts that Middle East and Africa cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019. Additionally, by 2019, 83% of all MEA data center traffic will come from the cloud. From a regional perspective, the report found that MEA is expected to have the […]


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