Annie Bricker

Michael LeRoy, Sidra Medical and Research Centre Qatar

Digital diagnosis

With medicine set to be administered after barcode scans, and all clinical devices hooked to the network, Qatar’s Sidra Medical and Research Centre is going purely digital. Chief Technology Officer, Michael LeRoy, was tasked with guiding the facility into the digital age.

The in-thing

In a world driven by as-a-service models, telco providers stand to suffer if they do not get their fair share of the services they provide. How can they differentiate themselves in terms of delivering Internet of Things infrastructure, and what hurdles must be overcome in this process?

Cloud care

On 28th March, representatives from Blue Coat Systems met with top CIOs of the region to discuss data protection, tokenisation and the cloud.

The power of three

Help AG saw the benefit of attending a ‘security focused’ technology event right from the onset. Managing Director Stephan Berner identifies three primary focus areas for the company’s participation at this year’s GISEC.

The new network

As Wide Area Network demands increase, the IT department searches for a new solution in software-defined WAN.

Secure connections

GISEC returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre in March. This year expect experts, vendors, innovations, and perhaps a bit of fun.

Vintage tech: Ditto machine

Before printers, copiers – and well before scanners that can digitise thousands of sheets of paper onto a flash drive the size of a stick of gum – there was the humble, albeit massively clunky, Ditto machine.

Review: WD MyCloud

WD’s new My Cloud personal storage device gives its other storage solutions stiff competition. With sync support between Google Drive, Dropbox and other public clouds, having a private, at-home cloud is made simple.

The digital customer

The face of the telecom customer is changing. Our smartphone obsession has long since transformed our devices from a simple means of communication, to an irreplaceable machine that takes care of our every need.

The wireless frontier

In the world of mobile broadband, LTE Advanced-Pro is on the tip of everyone’s tongues. Expected to be available this year, the world is waiting eagerly for the next step in the path to 5G. Can 4.5G deliver what most are expecting?

Man of the people

From improving his US house to revamping the IT department at Abu Dhabi University, Mazen Chilet is always looking to upgrade.

Need for speed

With its internal departments siloed and lacking process alignment, Saudi Diesel Equipment Company needed unity and efficiency in its technology. Ahmed Alkooheji, Department Head, IT and PMO sought an ERP solution that could provide transparency and clarity for the firm.

Path to protection

When it comes to IT security, the writing has been on the wall for some time. What lessons can be learned from 2015, as even more high profile organisations have fallen victim to cyber-attacks? And what lies in store for the year ahead?


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