According to IDC, Middle East IT spending in 2013 is projected to cross the $32 billion mark which is double the global average.
Future-proofing your physical access control system
A number of factors are increasing demand for improved access control; new technology capabilities, escalating security threats, and the trend to converged access control solutions that combine multiple applications either on smartcards or a new generation of Near Field Communications (NFC) – enabled mobile phones.
The era of target, appliance-based de-dupe is over, what next for channel?
CommVault’s CEO Bob Hammer recently declared the era of target de-dupe appliances to be over: “They are a band aid and will fade away over time.”
Whither are we bound?
It’s no exaggeration to say credit is the life blood of channel business. Distributors provide credit to partners who don’t have the wherewithal to roll out IT projects, and many resellers choose their disties based on their ability to extend credit and financing.
The third dimension
We’ve all read about how 3D printing is set to change the manufacturing scene, but the technology has so far been too expensive or complex to make any real impact.
How to make real-world use of Big Data
What is so new about Big Data, the tech buzzword that is attracting so much attention these days? Ahmed Auda, Business Unit Executive, IBM Middle East Software Group, demystifies this latest technology trend
Big Data has morphed from silent, misunderstood elephant in the room into a huge opportunity for ambitious VARs, says Condo …
Signs of recovery
As the new year came in, we reported how the channel is bullish about 2013 after an almost disastrous 2012. …
A little help, please?
Having done a shed-load of research for the training and certification feature in this month’s issue, I’ve been left wondering one thing: Why aren’t vendors providing more free training courses to the channel?
Channelling big data
Zaeem Ahmed, Channel Manager, TechAccess offers his thoughts on how companies can tool up for and leverage big data, as …
Are you being served?
Good customer service needs vision, people power and a super-sized portion of empathy, says Condo Protego CEO Andrew Calthorpe. With …
To BYOD or not to BYOD?
Resist or go with the flow? The BYOD boom may bring new security challenges but it is the reluctant businesses …
It’s all about storage
If I was the kind of person to play the stock market, I’d invest heavily in anyone who has anything …
Blue-sky thinking with a chance of cloud
Condo Protego CEO Andrew Calthorpe urges VARs not to get spooked by the cloud as it moves from buzzword to …