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Why designing your data storage architecture is important

Businesses should start paying more attention to data storage as part of their data strategy. As I see it, the cooler analytical tools we use to extract insights from data, which is the new natural resource and get most of the love, seem directly responsible for driving business value. But while they do have an […]


How to live and move on with IT storage debt

When you live in a house, where the layout does not really suit your lifestyle and there are not enough closets to accommodate your wife’s fetish with shoes, maybe it is time to modernise! But do you demolish the whole house and start again? Maybe it is tempting but, what about the investment that you […]


Making those five cloud corrections in 2017

We have all witnessed the cloud rush of recent years where organisations have been encouraged to move their workloads to the cloud. What does 2017 hold in store for cloud trends. Un-clouding However, there is a growing recognition amongst end users and the channel that cloud services are not the be-all and end-all. And certainly, […]


Distributors can drive cloud opportunities for partners

On a global level the cloud has gone from concept to reality for thousands of small and medium businesses and enterprises, and it is easy to see why. Cloud based business models have enabled organisations to reduce capital expenses, while increasing productivity and collaboration. Of course there were also challenges that had to be addressed […]


Five tips on how to select your threat intelligence solution

Traditional defenses have proven insufficient in protecting organisations from adversaries who are increasingly exploiting the digital shadows of organisations to launch targeted attacks. Now, more than ever, organisations are seeking to understand which actors pose a viable threat to their assets and business operations. As a result, many are taking the next step in their […]


Alpha Data deploys managed print services for Al Barakah Holding

Alpha Data, the UAE based systems integrator and a long-standing IT company, has implemented managed print services for Al Barakah Holding, a housing developer in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to ensure a secured print environment. Al Barakah Holding previously sought to establish a paperless office to support global sustainability efforts and considered various solutions. Its […]


Saudi Arabia based Middle East Propulsion selects IFS Applications for MRO

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announced that Middle East Propulsion Company has selected IFS Applications to help manage key operations at its Riyadh facility such as MRO, finance, supply chain, document management, HR, and payroll. In 2012, Middle East Propulsion Company opened its 194,000 square-foot MRO facility in Riyadh, close to the city’s King […]


Service providers need to offer partner led solutions, Tata Communications survey

A global study commissioned by Tata Communications reveals that the solutions that network service providers offer do not always meet the expectations of enterprises, who rank security 52%, cloud 43% and mobility 32% as their top technology priorities. Conducted by IDC amongst enterprises and service providers across 32 countries in Africa, Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe […]


Time for GCC governments to look at Blockchain, Booz Allen Hamilton

Blockchain technologies have the potential to revolutionise the rapidly growing financial services sector in the UAE and broader GCC region, according to a new report from Booz Allen Hamilton, titled Blockchain: Application to Financial Services in the GCC Region. The global consulting and technology firm outlines how the technology could have many useful applications, including […]


Schneider Electric helps Ajman Bank build largest datacentre in N Emirates

Ajman Bank recently implemented a co-location datacentre and a holistic range of IT infrastructure management solutions at its premises, seeking to streamline operations for sustainability, efficiency and security. Schneider Electric, the global vendor in energy management and automation, was the bank’s service provider of choice, and implemented the 1000 sqm Tier-III datacentre at Ajman Bank’s […]


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