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Microsoft brings cloud power to non-profits in UAE


    Company to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide Microsoft increases its cloud offering to NGOs by adding Microsoft Azure to the suite As part of its Microsoft Philanthropies division and its ‘Modern Non-profit’ campaign, Microsoft has announced that it will be making Microsoft Azure available toeligible …

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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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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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RSA Research: 75% of Organizations are at Significant Risk of Cyber Incidents


Detrimental Reliance on Perimeter Defense is Thwarting Growth in Incident Response. STORY HIGHLIGHTS For the second straight year, 75% of survey respondents have a significant cybersecurity risk exposure Half of those surveyed assess their incident response capabilities as either “ad hoc” or “nonexistent” Government and Energy ranked lowest among industries in cyber preparedness Americas continue to rank themselves behind both …

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


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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