Arrival of anonymous open source bazaar

Arrival of anonymous open source bazaar

The takedown of AlphaBay by an international law enforcement investigation, followed soon thereafter by the takedown of Hansa, has left many wondering about the future of dark web market places. An erosion of trust in these more established marketplace models will likely derail efforts by others to fill the void…

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Multi-function ID cards way forward for institutions

Multi-function ID cards way forward for institutions

Universities are a goldmine of data, thanks to student and faculty records, research material, financial details and possibly much more. The use of legacy secure access technology in colleges and universities such as magnetic stripes or simple proximity cards for access control often leaves these institutions open to security vulnerabilities…

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Blockchain can improve safety in aviation

Blockchain can improve safety in aviation

Blockchain is one of the most discussed and intriguing technologies out there today. I will not go deeply into the specifics of how it works since that has been covered by many other sources. Suffice it to say that it is a huge, global distributed ledger or database running on…

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Five stages in an organisations cybersecurity maturity

Five stages in an organisations cybersecurity maturity

Some of the most recognisable names in the world of finance have found themselves the unwitting victims of determined cyber attackers. The financial services industry is wising up to the threat of cybercrime making security a priority by placing it firmly on the boardroom agenda. But while banks and insurance…

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Four hot survival tips for channel partners

Four hot survival tips for channel partners

Channel partners need to align with vendors that have high business growth potential, provide healthy margins and have cutting edge technology. Here are some survival tips for channel partners in the face of present day challenges: #1 Do not hold back investments Channel Partners must be optimistic about the future,…

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Cloud based ERP fastest way to ensure GCC VAT compliance

Cloud based ERP fastest way to ensure GCC VAT compliance

An Oracle and Harvard Business Review study predicts that the soon-to-be implemented Valued Added Tax in Gulf Cooperation Council countries is expected to initiate a massive wave of digital transformation as businesses prepare to ensure compliance with the new tax law. The study that is based on a poll of…

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Preparing your enterprise systems for VAT

Preparing your enterprise systems for VAT

On 1 January 2018, value-added tax will come into effect for the first time in United Arab Emirates. Naturally, small businesses are concerned about the financial and operational impacts of VAT compliance, especially since they are used to operating in a low-tax business environment. While there will be implications for…

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Cisco to resell Veeam Availability solutions: Partnership grows even stronger

Cisco to resell Veeam Availability solutions: Partnership grows even stronger

Cisco is a technology leader with a strong track record of delivering innovative solutions to customers globally. For some time, Cisco has been a key alliance partner for Veeam. Over the past two years, we have completed numerous Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) to build on our long-lasting technical relationship. Back…

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Why we should let our walls down when it comes to cybersecurity

Why we should let our walls down when it comes to cybersecurity

With digital threats growing more rampant across the country and from around the world, the idea of building 'walls' for cyber defence and protection can seem appealing. But even in this age of hackers relentlessly penetrating our networks, in the information technology security industry, we know that walls don’t work.…

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Veritas 360 Data Management Suite with new subscription pricing

Veritas 360 Data Management Suite with new subscription pricing

Veritas has unveiled the Veritas 360 Data Management Suite, a new offering that packages our data management technology portfolio under a single subscription licence to better suit the needs of businesses as they move towards digital transformation. The Veritas product portfolio already offers one of the industry’s broadest and most…

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2017: The year data and analytics go mainstream

2017: The year data and analytics go mainstream

In 2017, the use of data and analytics will increase greatly, creating value both inside and outside organisations that have prepared for this shift, says Ted Friedman. To support a ‘data and analytics everywhere’ world, IT professionals need to create a new end-to-end architecture built for agility, scale and experimentation.…

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ServiceNow survey shows 2018 as year of automation for routine enterprise work

ServiceNow survey shows 2018 as year of automation for routine enterprise work

ServiceNow has released the results of a new report, Today’s State of Work: At the Breaking Point, revealing that the majority of organisations have introduced advanced automation in their workplace, and nearly half of executives surveyed say they’ll require it more broadly by 2018 to cope with rising work volumes. The survey…

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Could Fireball malware become the next Mirai?

Could Fireball malware become the next Mirai?

Researchers have recently uncovered a malware strain believed to have infected more than 250 million computers globally. It is further believed that this malware is present on 20 per cent of corporate networks. Dubbed ‘Fireball’, the massive malware infection originated in China and has caused disastrous outbreaks in Brazil, India…

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Exploiting data breaches

Exploiting data breaches

High profile data breaches are regularly in the news and, seemingly, businesses are losing the battle to protect their intellectual property (IP), corporate and customer data from the threats posed by professional cybercriminals. It is no surprise that financial gain is the single biggest motivator for cyberattacks. The 2016, the…

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