Computing & IT

MENA businesses will have to re-invent their IT strategies to survive in a digital economy, say Equinix experts


Equinix introduces ‘Interconnection Oriented Architecture™’ at GITEX to help companies migrate to the Cloud. Dubai, UAE – Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, is showcasing solutions that can help MENA businesses digitally transform, at GITEX Technology Week, from 16th until the 20th of October. As we enter the Interconnected Era, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing new challenges. …

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Cisco to Address Importance of Cloud Security at Du’s Cyber Security Conference 2016

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Cisco today announced its sponsorship of the Du Cybersecurity Conference to be held in Dubai on October 9, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah. Given the increasing transition of services and storage into the cloud and the prevalence for mobile services and applications, Cisco will use this platform to share insights and shed light on how public sector organizations can keep systems …

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Microsoft Encourages Middle East and Africa enterprises to Embrace Digital Transformation


Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, …

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Lines of Business Now Funding More than 40% of Enterprise IT Spending as Digital Transformation Sweeps Across the Middle East & Africa

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The influence of lines of business (LoBs) over enterprise IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The firm’s recently published ‘Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business’ shows that 40.5% of the region’s total enterprise IT spending for 2015 stemmed from business functions rather …

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Genetec to showcase next generation intelligent security solutions at ‘Smarter Dubai Forum 2016’


Leading IP security solutions manufacturer to share its ‘Citywise’ initiative and discuss its commitment to the growing need for ‘Cybersecurity’ in the region. Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, will attend the ‘Smarter Dubai Forum for Safety and Security’ next week to share its expertise in helping cities plan and adopt next generation intelligent …

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Diyar United Company is Microsoft Kuwait Partner of the Year 2016


First Cloud Solution Provider partner in Kuwait. Kuwait – Diyar United Company, a Kuwait-headquartered Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist, is the recipient of the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Diyar United …

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Zain Iraq and Ericsson extend managed services deal to optimize network and IT operations

Zain Iraq customers will benefit through receiving superior quality of service Three-year agreement covers Zain Iraq’s nationwide 3G mobile network of over 4,200 sites Ericsson to optimize, transform and manage Network and IT operations for Zain Iraq Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under …

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Microsoft Azure named leader in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant for third year running

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Analyst firm cites ‘deep investments’ and “innovative roadmap” as crucial factors in Microsoft’s market standing. Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for the third year in a row, with the company placed favorably based on both completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner’s Magic …

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FireEye’s intelligence-led security assessment to identify risks in M&A target’s IT environment


FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyberattacks, recently announced the launch of Mandiant® Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Risk Assessment, a service designed to help organizations in an M&A process to understand the acquisition target’s cybersecurity posture and risk profile, and address the cybersecurity risks. The new service has been launched with FireEye law firm partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw …

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PA Consulting Group MENA bolsters cyber security capabilities with new senior appointment

Lydia Kostopoulos joins PA Consulting Group MENA as a global expert in human behaviour security, part of the growing cyber security team

Lydia Kostopoulos joins regional team of consulting, technology and innovation firm. PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa has appointed one of the region’s most influential cyber security experts to join its growing team working to help clients mitigate the human risk in information security. Lydia Kostopoulos PhD is a global expert in human behaviour security who was recently …

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