Tag Archives: IT

Gartner Says Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend US $11.5 Billion on IT in 2016

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Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.5 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will …

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35% of people in the UAE prone to accidentally sharing confidential data

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According to a study by Kaspersky Lab, people are still recklessly sharing private information over the Internet in risky situations. 35% of people in the UAE share confidential data by accident and 18% in the country willingly disclose secrets about themselves – despite the fact that information shared online can cost them a relationship or a job. Many people greatly …

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Virtual reality set to be GCC’s next billion dollar industry

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Last weekend Etihad Airways unveiled the full length version of its new marketing campaign featuring its brand ambassador, actress Nicole Kidman. After the massive response to Emirates’ quirky Jennifer Aniston ad, it needed something epic to top its Dubai rival. Slipping on a Samsung headset, users are transported on board the luxury surroundings of Etihad’s A380 superjumbo. Looking around, they …

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Cyberattacks On The Rise Across the GCC Region

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FireEye’s latest Advanced Threat Report shows the government, energy and finance sectors subjected to the most attacks. FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyberattacks, recently revealed key insights on the state of cyber attacks across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, particularly in the countries of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council). In recent years, the GCC …

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Disruptive technologies and innovation to drive digital healthcare delivery for 2020

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The Digital Health conference at Building Healthcare Middle East 2016 opening tomorrow will explore best practice and innovative digital strategies that set the benchmark for healthcare of the future The future of digital health aims to promote and facilitate the process of self-health checks, so that individuals can conveniently and efficiently manage their own health. Disruptive technology and innovation will …

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Company predicts IoT will trigger next wave of enterprise digital transformation

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Forward-looking GCC governments encourage industries and businesses to get IoT-ready and leverage its uses towards energy management Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently unveiled its IoT 2020 Business Report, outlining the company’s predictions for how large organizations will leverage Internet of Things technologies as a serious business tool by 2020. The GCC region has been …

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du selects Ericsson as IT managed services partner

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Ericsson enters into long-term partnership to manage and operate du ‘s IT infrastructure Ericsson assumes end-to-end responsibility for IT infrastructure, application operations, and security compliance Ericsson’s global tools, processes and ways of working to improve performance and support high-quality customer experiences Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du , a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have agreed a new …

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DarkMatter CEO, Faisal Al Bannai forecasts that future success of nations will be based on cyber security resilience

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Faisal Al Bannai is a featured speaker at the prestigious .GOV Awards in Dubai. Abu Dhabi and Dubai – DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, will be addressing the requirement to add resilience to digital infrastructure in order for Dubai to achieve the ambition of becoming the smartest city in the world by 2017. During his …

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Securing the Smart Digital Enterprise as Budget Constraints Begin to Bite

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The results of a recent IT security survey of Middle East organizations conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) show that the top three threats to enterprise security are infected USB drives, data theft by employees, and advanced persistent threats. These threats all have one aspect in common – insider risk. And the fact that users do not realize they are …

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Batelco Cloud Productivity Solutions Supporting Business in Bahrain

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Batelco Grows its Cloud Solutions for the SME Segment. Manama, Bahrain: Batelco is enhancing its Cloud Solutions portfolio with the introduction of a Cloud Productivity Solution for the SME segment. The productivity solution has been developed to help small and medium enterprises enhance their productivity and efficiency by providing them with a complete set of cloud-based applications to run and …

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