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IDC’s Top 10 ICT investment predictions for 2015

Spending on ICT products and services in the Middle East and Africa will cross the $270 billion mark in 2015 and the IT market expected to grow 9% year on year in 2015, according to International Data Corporation’s newly released predictions for the year ahead. This makes MEA the second-fastest growing market worldwide, with the […]


51% of UAE suffer financial cyber-attacks in 2014

More than half of users in the UAE faced online threats involving attempted money theft, with an average amount stolen from each user being Dh900, according to a survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, over a one-year period. According to the survey, 51% of users in the UAE faced financial cyber-attacks during the […]


UAE jumps in ICD Development Index

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced that the UAE has made significant progress in its global ranking in the ICT Development Index (IDI). The 6th edition of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report ‘Measuring the Information Society (MIS) 2014′,” group of countries, having recorded above-average improvements in the ICT Development Index (IDI) rank over the […]


SAP delivers networked economy

SAP is helping Middle East customers achieve value from the Networked Economy through innovative partnerships with industry leaders, the company announced at the recent SAP TechEd and d-code event in Berlin. Samsung Electronics and SAP announced plans to deliver enterprise mobility solutions for a number of industries – starting with Retail, Oil and Gas, Finance, […]


Red Hat CEO: Reflections and predictions

Jim Whitehurst, President and CEO, Red Hat, looks over 2014 and its achievements and outlines future trends that will unwrap during 2015. It is confirmed: 2014 has been a great year for Red Hat. Yesterday, we announced third quarter results of our fiscal year 2015 and, with that, celebrated our 51st consecutive quarter of revenue growth – more than […]


MEA ICT market to grow 9% in 2015

Spending on ICT products and services in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) will cross the $270 billion (Dh991 billion) mark in 2015 and the IT market expected to grow 9% year on year in 2015, according to International Data Corporation’s newly released predictions for the year ahead. This makes MEA the second-fastest growing market […]


Citrix reveals key predictions for 2015

Mobile workspaces leader Citrix has identified several key technology trends likely to play out in the ICT industry in 2015. IT continues to evolve and with more innovations being introduced to the workplace, Citrix has highlighted upcoming technology trends that companies in the Middle East need to be aware of. Specifically in the IT industry, […]


MEA ICT spending to cross $270b in 2015

Accelerating innovation on social, mobile, cloud and big data is expected to fuel information and communications technology (ICT) spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by 9% in 2015 to more than $270 billion. Among the Gulf countries, Qatar is expected to see the biggest percentage growth in spending (by 11.36%), followed by Saudi […]


Riverbed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo

Riverbed Technology, the provider of application performance infrastructure, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC and Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investor department of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Under the terms of the agreement, Riverbed stockholders will receive $21.00 per share in […]


Cyber security predictions for 2015

Sophos has released a report of Security Threat Trends 2015 that investigates the biggest security risks on the horizon and explains the real-world impact of evolving threats on businesses and consumers in the New Year. After a year of big data breaches like Home Depot and Sony, it’s easy to predict that cyber security will be […]


Increased desire for endpoint protection

In a few short weeks, 2015 will be upon is. There’s much to look forward to in the New Year, including a desire for endpoint protection that goes above and beyond protection inside your organisation’s four walls, an increased emphasis on analytics and pressure to calm the growing BYOA storm, says Steven Long, Endpoint and […]


Saudi CIO’s envisage bigger budgets

More than 80% of Saudi-based CIOs expect their IT budgets to increase over the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) ahead of its Saudi CIO Summit 2014, which was held to wide acclaim in Riyadh on September 9 and 10. Designed to ascertain the IT spending priorities of […]


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