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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

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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

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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

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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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