Tom Paye

Prevention is better than cure

With security so high on the agenda, businesses are doing everything they can to safeguard their networks from cyber-criminals keen to capitalise on software exploits. But do businesses pay enough attention to software updates when there are hundreds of other issues to address?

Are you at risk?

The pressure is mounting on regional enterprises to ensure their disaster recovery plan is ready to protect their networks and critical infrastructure from the worst.

Digital dreams

The healthcare industry is notorious for the amount of paper it consumes. From lengthy patient records to scribbled prescription notes, hospitals and healthcare organisations are always grappling with the problem of what to do with its masses of paper.

Telecoms outlook 2014

It would seem that the telecoms world saw something of a shift during 2013. While margins from traditional revenue streams surrounding voice and text continued to fall, demand for data went through the roof, and it continues to climb. Undoubtedly, 2013 was the year of mobile data.

Healthy fruits

BlackBerry’s latest financial results, which were announced mid-December, show that the company has a lot to do before it gets back to any level of solid footing.

Cutting through the confusion

Cloud and Big Data are two topics that have been shrouded in confusion over the past 12 months. Quite apart from the never-ending hyperbole surrounding the two mega-trends, their reputations have taken something of a battering over the past year.

The LTE advantage

First-movers in LTE are likely to gain larger chunks of the telecoms market, Alcatel-Lucent told visitors to its annual Technology Symposium in New Jersey, United States. But what can the Middle East do with this information?

The BYO-Dilemma

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has taken the world by storm, with many commentators labelling it an unstoppable force that the enterprise must come to terms with.

Through the looking glass

And it was all going so well. As vendors began to build more comprehensive cloud-based product roadmaps, Middle Eastern users were beginning to see just how cloud services can streamline their businesses. According to a Gartner report from earlier in the year, cloud adoption was due to grow monumentally in the region up to 2016. This was largely due to issues surrounding security and compliance being ironed out.

How to simplify your infrastructure

It’s a cold, hard fact that enterprises are putting more strain on their networks now than ever before. On top of this, never before has the risk of downtime been more pertinent―businesses simply can’t afford for their networks to be down, even momentarily, meaning the pressure is on CIOs to ensure that all services are up-and-running all of the time.

Review: Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro

If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.

Look up to LTE

At Alcatel-Lucent’s annual Technology Symposium, much was made of a coming tide of LTE deployments. But can the fourth-generation wireless technology provide channel partners with decent opportunities for growth?


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