Paper chase

It will come as no shock to anyone that the UAE’s Ministry of Labour creates and manages a great deal of paper. Documents, from the HR to the legal and finance departments have historically taken up rooms filled with boxes, which in turn are filled with files.

All systems go

Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG) has recently gone live with 18 Oracle ERP modules. Embarking on a journey to play the company’s part in making Dubai a Smart City, Mohammad Sabah Al Khalaf, Chief Information Officer, DHCOG, knew that an ERP upgrade was long overdue.

Driving future growth

The evolving market trends demand that businesses move towards virtualisation, and desktop virtualisation comes with its own set of nuances. Reseller ME explores the channel prospects in this technology.

Retail therapy

The retail landscape has transformed dramatically in the region as malls become a way of life. Reseller ME finds out from Neelesh Bhatnagar, CEO, Emax Electronics on what is next for the eight-year-old retailer as it reaches its 100th store milestone by 2017.

Differentiate by services

Venkat Raghavan, General Manager, Al-Futtaim Technologies, enlightens on the evolving role of systems integration in the regional IT environment and the way forward.

Flying high

In his first visit to an emerging market after taking over the reins at Juniper Networks, Shaygan Kheradpir sat down with us to talk about his vision for the company and strategy for the new era of IT.

The road to cloud UC

Unified Communications in the cloud is finding more takers in the region as it offers cost benefits, flexibility and agility to users

From bullets to bits

In addition to dealing with cybercriminals and hacktivists, enterprise security managers must pay increasing attention to avoid becoming collateral to nation-state cyber-warfare. Do recent high profile attacks on the region indicate that Middle Eastern businesses are at greater risk of attack, and what damage can cyber warfare inflict?

The matter of margins

Nazeer C. P, Managing Director, Buraida Computers, highlights the issue of low margins in the channel and how partners can survive it.

The SMB play

Amanullah Khan, Regional Director, Emerging Markets, Linksys & Belkin, elaborates on the company’s strategic plans to refocus on its SMB origins.

Strengthening partnerships

Maya Zakhour, Channel Director, Middle East, Fortinet, elaborates on her key responsibilities in widening the security vendor’s regional channel through strategic partners to reach out to a larger market base.

Set for growth

Sunil Paul, Co-founder and CEO, Finesse, shares the growth strategy in place for the systems integrator.

Confronting malware intelligently

Brian Kenyon, Chief Technology Strategist, McAfee, a part of Intel Security, follows a “define-freeze-fix” approach to eradicate malware, and is confident that his company is well positioned to deal with today’s ever-evolving threat landscape.

Best of both worlds

As enterprises deploy more and more applications in the cloud, the complexity of deployment, integration and management increases. Many CIOs are finding that integrating cloud services with existing architecture is more difficult than anticipated. CNME throws the spotlight on cloud integration strategies that reduce complexity and IT oversight.

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