ISSUE # 10

60mins Day 5 – PM (2019)

What’s Inside

OKI Europe celebrates 30 years of LED technology

0 14Three decades on from the release of its first LED printers, OKI Europe is celebrating its history as a champion of LED printer technology, which it continues to refine and use in its award-winning devices.

Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch ransomware

0 16Sophos has recently published an investigative report detailing the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, which was first seen in December 2018.

Why humans remain at the core of good security operations

0 19The use of AI in cybersecurity not only expands the scope of what a single security expert is able to monitor, but importantly, it also enables the discovery of attacks that would have otherwise been undetectable by a human.
Jose Thomas Menacherry, Bulwark Distribution

Strong and steady: Bulwark Technologies celebrates two decades of success

0 23Bulwark Technologies managing director Jose Thomas Menacherry looks back at how the regional IT landscape has progressed and discusses how they have adapted and evolved to cater to the ever-growing security space.

The first line of defence: Exclusive Networks, SentinelOne host partner event on endpoint security

0 25Exclusive Networks together with SentinelOne hosted a dedicated partner event to discuss the recent trends in endpoint security and the latest updates in the vendor’s endpoint protection offerings.

Dubai Future Foundation turns to AI to attract top talents

0 23The Dubai Future Foundation has adopted HireVue - a new technology solution that employs artificial intelligence to enhance the process of hiring talents.
Dr. Mohammad Alsuliman, CEO, Najm

How Saudi insurance firm Najm is leveraging technology to fight fraud

0 28Deputy editor Giorgia Guantario sat down with Dr Mohammad Alsuliman, CEO of Najm for Insurance Services to understand how the …

Enterprise IT and channel leaders honoured at Hot 50 Awards

0 86In the eighth edition of's Hot 50 Awards, players across vendors, distributors and systems integrators, were applauded for their dedication, leadership and innovation in the regional IT industry. Hot 50 Awards 2019

0 72The eighth annual Hot 50 Awards honoured top regional players from both ICT enterprise and channel segments.

Kodak Alaris receives top recognition from Buyers Lab

0 92Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) has recognised the Alaris INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution with its Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award in the Document Imaging Software category.

Why incident response is not limited to IT security matters

0 127The aftermath of a data breach goes beyond IT security, making the response to it a business-wide matter, says Kaspersky CBO Alexander Moiseev.

Tenable expands OT security offerings with latest acquisition

0 159Tenable has announced that it has acquired Indegy, an industrial cybersecurity firm which provides visibility, security and control across operational technology (OT) environments.
consumer technology

Consumer technology spending in MEA to reach $149 billion: report

0 213Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130.8 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percent, according to a recent industry study.

Government and IT leaders descend to Abu Dhabi to discuss digital revolution

0 176Government and IT leaders, advisors and experts came together in Abu Dhabi to examine the digital revolution and explore the potential opportunities presented by emerging technologies.

Dawex data exchange to bring sustainable future to open data

0 86Dawex, a data exchange technology company and operator of the largest data marketplace, brings the power of its data exchange technology to open data.

Veritas now capable of supporting AWS Outposts

0 124Veritas Technologies, a worldwide market share leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, today announced that it has the …

Dubai Silicon Oasis launches new AI-powered chatbot

0 103Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has launched “HADI”, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based conversational bot that can answer users’ questions and process …

AVEVA enhances value chain optimisation solutions

0 173AVEVA has announced enhancements to its Value Chain Optimisation offering to enable customers to eliminate information silos and integrate critical business processes across the operational value chain.

Vectra integrates AI threat detection platform with AWS VPC Ingress Routing

0 174Vectra has announced that its cybersecurity platform integrates AI-driven attacker detections, threat hunting and incident investigations with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Ingress Routing.

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

0 214How can organisations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? …
Google HQ

Google founders step down from top roles

0 218Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the Internet behemoth’s parent company Alphabet.

Dubai Silicon Oasis enhances services with new AI-powered bot

0 175Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has launched "HADI", an AI-based conversational bot that can answer users’ questions and process transactions with respect to DSOA’s services.

Egypt ministry selects Avaya to enhance services for people with disabilities

0 240Egypt’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has launched WASEL, a first-of-its-kind contact centre service in the region that provides hugely enhanced access to a variety of services for people with disabilities.

Mobile technologies added $191 billion to MENA economy: report

0 482Mobile technologies and services have added $191 billion to the region’s economy in 2018 – equivalent to about 4.5 percent of regional GDP, according to the latest reports by GSMA Intelligence.

Endpoint security processes and visibility remain challenges: SANS Institute

0 150Centralised logging and automation solutions are now a necessity to detect, defend against and respond to modern attacks, according to the SANS 2019 Endpoint Protection and Response Survey.

Jumbo Group teams up with 3D startup to revolutionise healthcare sector

0 269Jumbo Group has partnered with MOBILIS Medical Manufacturing for 3D printing of prosthetic covers, orthosis, hand and leg splints, sockets, and other devices in the UAE and GCC region.

Global 5G subscriptions to reach 2.6 billion in 2025: Ericsson

0 183Global 5G subscriptions are set to top 2.6 billion within the next six years, driven by sustained momentum and a rapidly developing 5G ecosystem, according to the latest report from Ericsson.

UAE’s Azizi Developments pre-orders Tesla Cybertrucks for site visits

0 268The developer plans to use these to enhance its customers' pre-sales experience by taking them on site visits in the innovative vehicles to its developments across Dubai's prime locations.

Etisalat, Huawei complete optical cross-connect trial

0 225UAE telco Etisalat has collaborated with Huawei to complete the industry's first trial of compact all-optical cross-connect (OXC) for the transport industry.

Dubai motorist can avoid traffic jams with this app

0 373Dubai Police has encouraged the public to benefit from the ‘Drive Mode’ feature in its smart app, which enables them to avoid traffic jams and nearby accidents.
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