Thomson Reuters MENA survey reveals challenges from third party risk data, sources

Thomson Reuters MENA survey reveals challenges from third party risk data, sources

Thomson Reuters, world’s leading source of news and information for professional markets, released a global survey on the Cost of Financial Crime featuring new findings in the Middle East and North Africa region. The survey revealed that globally, 47% had been a victim of at least one form of financial…

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Information technology ranked UAE’s tenth fastest growing industry by LinkedIn

Information technology ranked UAE’s tenth fastest growing industry by LinkedIn

LinkedIn the world’s leading professional network with more than 560 million members, released data about the UAE’s fastest growing industries over the past 15 years, with retail and hospitality industries taking the top spots. The data comes as the company celebrates its 15-year anniversary since its inception. The networking giant…

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IT transformed biz reallocate 17% more IT budget towards innovation, Dell EMC

IT transformed biz reallocate 17% more IT budget towards innovation, Dell EMC

Dell EMC announced results of new research conducted by Enterprise Strategy Group into the benefits of IT transformation which validates that IT transformation can result in bottom-line benefits that drive business differentiation, innovation and growth. Today’s business landscape is rife with disruption, much of it driven by organisations using technology…

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3D-printer market up +14% YOY with industrial printer shipments up +39%, Context

3D-printer market up +14% YOY with industrial printer shipments up +39%, Context

The global 3D-printer market continued its upward trajectory in Q4 2017 with more than 132K units shipped over the quarter, 14% more than in the same period a year ago. Shipments of Industrial 3D printers were up by 39% mostly thanks to newcomers in the polymer segment, including HP and…

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Digital transformation driving adoption of cloud, IT optimisation, F5 Networks

Digital transformation driving adoption of cloud, IT optimisation, F5 Networks

With digital transformation reshaping the modern enterprise, applications represent a new class of assets and an important source of differentiation. The digital economy requires that applications be delivered with speed, scale, and agility, which is why more and more organisations are turning to the cloud. This explosive growth of apps…

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Microgrids key to tomorrow's energy management, boost adoption of technologies

Microgrids key to tomorrow’s energy management, boost adoption of technologies

Factors such as increasing occurrences of natural disasters, the ongoing threat of cyberattacks and growing awareness of inadequate, outdated or failing grid infrastructure all compel future development in technology to provide power continuity. Traditional standby generation is no longer adequate. Microgrids provide a platform to keep the power on and…

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BPM, mobile, IoT driving investment in field ops, Red Hat and Vanson Bourne

BPM, mobile, IoT driving investment in field ops, Red Hat and Vanson Bourne

For many industries, from transportation to utilities, manufacturing and more, field workers are pivotal to the success of business operations, the satisfaction of customers, and the growth of the bottom line. Field workers are now at the forefront of digital transformation where artificial intelligence, smart mobile devices, the Internet of…

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Regional enterprises prepared for digital transformation, Dell Technologies

Regional enterprises prepared for digital transformation, Dell Technologies

We are entering the next era of human-machine partnerships with a divided vision of the future, according to research now available from Dell Technologies. Half of the 3,800 global business leaders surveyed forecast that automated systems will free up their time including a majority of leaders in the UAE and…

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Insufficient local hyper-scale activity inhibiting cloud in region, Gartner

Insufficient local hyper-scale activity inhibiting cloud in region, Gartner

"There are insufficient local hyper-scale and large-scale datacenters to support cloud systems, which cause local organisations to derive cloud offering from abroad," said Peter Sondergaard, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Research at Gartner, at the recent Gartner Symposium ITxpo, in Dubai, UAE. "Moreover, latency, legal and local currency…

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Only 29% ITDM's planning network segmentation in 2018, Fortinet survey

Only 29% ITDM’s planning network segmentation in 2018, Fortinet survey

Fortinet, the global vendor in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, revealed additional findings from its Global Enterprise Security Survey. According to the research, 63% of IT decision makers at 250+ employee organisations around the world are confident in their cybersecurity posture. The research is a reminder of the importance…

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UAE, Saudi Arabia, H1 2018 smartphones to decline due to VAT

UAE, Saudi Arabia, H1 2018 smartphones to decline due to VAT

With VAT of 5% becoming effective across the UAE and Saudi Arabia on January 1st, and the rest of the GCC following suit later in 2018, questions are being asked about what this means for the region's mobile phone market. IDC monitors this space on a continuous basis through its…

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46% EMEA enterprises feel network automation does not meet requirements

46% EMEA enterprises feel network automation does not meet requirements

Juniper Networks, a global vendor in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced the results of independent market research that examined the status of network automation projects and strategies across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, as well as the region’s aspirations over the next two years. The research, conducted…

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Centrify poll finds poor management, social media, overwork, leading to errors

Centrify poll finds poor management, social media, overwork, leading to errors

Poor management, distraction, social media, and excessive workloads are the top four reasons for human error in the workplace, according to a snapshot poll* conducted by Centrify, the leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, at this year's recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2017 in Dubai,…

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MENA security spending forecast to grow at 11% says Gartner

MENA security spending forecast to grow at 11% says Gartner

Middle East and North Africa spending on information security technology and services is on pace to reach $1.8 billion in 2017, an increase of 11% over 2016, according to Gartner. Security services will continue to be the fastest growing segment in line with global trends, especially IT outsourcing, consulting and…

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