Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

With Expo 2020 coming to Dubai, a huge opportunity lies in wait for the Middle East’s CIOs to leave a legacy of first-class mega projects. What will it take for these projects to succeed and what timeframes and budgets will IT leaders need to do them fair justice?

Innovation on tap

As the largest importer of alcoholic beverages in the region, African + Eastern is leading the way in both distribution of products and sales innovation. Samir Khan, Regional IS Manager of the company, is always looking for new ways to streamline the business using innovative technology.

Down to the wire

The recent introduction of mobile number portability will be a significant opportunity for business users as service providers start focusing more on customer service and plans targeted at specific categories of subscribers.

Clear and present danger

Knowing what is happening on your network is a pre-requisite for security now. A new class of network visibility solutions is emerging to help you spot trouble and address issues.

Image innovators

At the recently concluded security event, Martin Gren, Co-founder, Axis Communication, says he doesn’t consider the region to be an emerging market as the uptake of technology is a lot faster here.

Change to expand

Reseller ME caught up with Sofocles Socratous, Senior Director, EMEA Channel & Emerging Markets, Seagate Technology, at the company’s annual partner conference last month, to learn about its business focus.

In the right direction

Training partners is imperative for a successful channel business. Reseller ME investigates how the channel goes about implementing these programmes and the roadblocks.

Being in sync

Reseller ME caught up with HID Global’s Managing Director EMEA, Harm Radstaak at the recently concluded Intersec to understand the company’s plans for the region.

Mind the gap

With trends moving so quickly, businesses are being forced to import skills from abroad in order to get the best out of these new trends. How can the local IT scene ensure a healthy availability of local talent?  


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