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New media and IoT increase threats to media organisations, says global report

Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Shooting the Messenger: Understanding the Threats to the Media and Broadcasting Industry report which revealed that revenue generating websites are a threat to media businesses’ bottom line and are increasing with malvertising, extortion, propaganda, account take over and data leakage being the most common attacks […]


Clues are dead – Kaspersky Lab’s threat predictions for 2017

Kaspersky Lab’s discovery in 2016 of an APT able to create new tools for each victim has effectively killed off ‘Indicators of Compromise’ as a reliable means of detecting infection, according to the company’s Threat Predictions for 2017. The predictions are prepared annually by the company’s expert Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) and are […]


IDC reveals worldwide ‘CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions’

Today’s IT organisations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fuelled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organisations through accelerating digital […]


Half of EMEA CIOs participating in a ‘Digital Ecosystem’, says new survey

CIOs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are clearly engaging with the era of digital business, with 50% participating in a digital ecosystem* and 65% contacting startups to acquire key digital technology capabilities and skills, according to Gartner, Inc.’s annual CIO survey.´ Gartner analysts presented these findings during Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which is taking […]


IoT boosts business revenue, strengthens customer relationships, says survey

Governments and businesses in the Middle East and Africa will invest over $6.6 billion in Internet of Things (IoT) hardware, software, services and connectivity by the end of the year, according to figures released by the International Data Corporation (IDC). And, according to the findings of a new study sponsored by LogMeIn and conducted by […]


Etisalat Group and Cisco release ‘IoT vision’ white paper

Etisalat Group, in collaboration with Cisco, has unveiled a White Paper outlining its vision for the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). The White Paper – ‘Evolving the Service Provider Architecture for the IoT Era’ – provides a road map for how the service provider network will need to evolve to meet customers’ needs […]


Broadcom to acquire Brocade for $5.9 billion

Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a provider of fibre channel storage area network (“FC SAN”) switching and IP networking, for $12.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt. […]


Dubai RTA inks MoU with Huawei

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) signed MoU with the Huawei International Co. Limited on the sideline of its participation in the 36th GITEX Technology Week. Abdulla Al Madani, CEO of Corporate Technology Support Services Sector signed the MoU on behalf of RTA, and signed it for Huawei International Co. Limited Alaa El Shimy, […]


MENA information security spending to reach $1.3 billion in 2016, says Gartner

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) spending on information security technology and services is on pace to reach $1.3 billion in 2016, an increase of 8% over 2015, according to Gartner. Increased awareness about the business impact of security incidents is causing organisations to focus their security strategy on detection and response approaches, which is […]


Worldwide revenue for security technology forecast to surpass $100 billion in 2020

The first Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC) forecasts worldwide revenues for security-related hardware, software, and services will grow from $73.7 billion in 2016 to $101.6 billion in 2020. This represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.3%, more than twice the rate of overall IT spending growth, over the […]


Digital startups across region causing disruption to traditional business

85% of businesses believe digital start-ups will pose a threat to their organisation, either now or in the future, according to new research from Dell Technologies. This phenomenon is propelling innovative companies forward and accelerating the demise of others. Almost half (45%) of businesses surveyed fear they may become obsolete in the next three to […]


DarkMatter and Dell EMC alliance for storage and analytics solutions

DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, and Dell EMC, a global leader in storage, converged systems, servers, big data and cloud infrastructure, have announced a partnership to help regional customers leverage the business benefits of next-generation storage and analytics, while incorporating advanced cyber threat protection. Through this agreement, DarkMatter will combine its […]


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