Annie Bricker

Annie Bricker

Building the future

An event that spanned the region, with workshops in Dubai, Doha and Riyadh, CNME’s Data Centre Build allowed its partners and expert speakers to shed light on the unique challenges and opportunities for virtualisation in the Middle East.

Refreshing change

When Dubai Refreshments’ ERP systems needed refreshing, the company was faced with a choice. Either they could upgrade their current systems, or they could go on a search for a suite of modules the fit their every need. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Anas Taraben, CIO, investigated what it would take to quench the business’ thirst for innovation.

Work release

Employees and employers alike are embracing the move to mobile technology in the workplace. For employees, this means a greater amount a freedom when it comes to when and where they work. For employers, mobile technology can mean a boost in productivity and efficiency.

Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 7 release

On 10th June,Red Hat made official the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The latest release of the company’s flagship platform, RHEL 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but it also pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform.

Malicious mobility

From paying bills on our smartphones to banking on our tablets, we are living more and more of our lives on our mobile devices. However, with all of this agility comes a measure of concern.

Managing the cloud

As storage and computing power move from traditional bare-metal solutions, the next step is to find managing software that maintains the resource conservation, cost savings and agility that is the very draw of cloud computing. CNME investigates the benefits of open-source cloud management and what to look out for when choosing a management solution.

Staying current in the cloud

As the region moves forward with cloud computing, Systems Integration specialists and IT consultants will need to reexamine their roles. While some professionals may be nervous about the change, staying current with cloud technologies is key to maintaining revenue streams.

‘Keep calm and save the world’

From April 20-24th, experts from Kaspersky Lab met with leading media in the region at the Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa held in Budapest, Hungary.

Rubbish rebooted

Waste has been managed in the same way with the same technologies for decades. Amin Al Zarouni, Head of ICT, Bee’ah, and his team have taken the traditional idea of waste management and turned it on its head.

Banking on IT

During CNME’s annual Security Strategist conference a group of the region’s banking IT leaders met to discuss the current state of banking security, and the future of the industry. In partnership with CNME, aeCERT hosted the event which explored threats specific to the banking industry.

Fearless digital leaders

David Aron, Vice President, Gartner, keeps his eye on the top-brass of business. A thought leader on IT, management and leadership, Aron has almost 30 years of experience in the IT industry. CNME caught up with Gartner’s 2009 Fellow of the Year at the research firm’s Symposium conference and discussed regional leadership, changes in business and how to tackle the oncoming digital future.

Virtual lock down

Virtualisation has made the data centre a more flexible and agile place. However, the trade-off in this software-defined shift is a measure of complexity when it comes to protecting our data. Enterprises must reconsider their protection strategy to reflect the new, virtualised world.

Etisalat Presents Digital Connect

The enterprise is changing as the Internet has revolutionised traditional infrastructures. The rise of trends such as cloud, big data and mobility has caused for a rethink on how a business approaches its ICT operations.

As a result, organisations are at an important tipping point and have decisions to make. Should they be in the cloud? Should they be outsourcing non-core business functions? Should they allow employees to bring their own devices to work? And where does security come into play?

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