Security Advisor ME September 2016

Information Security spending to reach $81.6 billion

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AVEVA, Worley roll-out cloud-based ERP solution for construction market

0 6Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) consulting firm Worley has selected AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred materials management platform.
supercomputer, NASA, HPE

HPE builds supercomputer to help NASA send humans back to the moon

0 7HPE has custom-designed a new supercomputer for NASA’s Ames Research Center to support modeling and simulations of entry, descent, and landing (EDL) for the agency’s missions and Artemis programme.
social media influencers

Dubai introduces diploma programme for social media influencers

0 7The Dubai Press Club (DPC) has announced the launch of the Social Media Influencers Diploma Programme, the region’s first accredited diploma programme for social media influencers.

UAE leads Arab region in e-government and mobile services maturity

0 13The UAE has been ranked first in the Arab region in Government Electronic and Mobile Services (GEMS) Maturity Index, according to a report issued by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Seera Group streamlines online booking experiences with Salesforce

0 17Riyadh-based Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group) has opted Salesforce to digitally transform and enhance travel booking experiences for millions of travellers.

HP unveils ‘world’s first’ dual screen gaming laptop

0 15HP Inc. has recently unveiled the powerful line-up of its latest OMEN and Pavilion Gaming innovations, raising the bar for high performance gaming.

New app to ease car service booking woes in Dubai

0 27Dubai motorists can now remotely book their cars for service and repairs with the official launch of

Saudi-based online grocery platfrom raises over $6 million in funding

0 24Saudi-based online grocery platform Nana Direct has received $6.6 million in investments Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and Impact46.

Dubai RTA turns to tech to make roads safer

0 23The Dubai RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) has recently shared the progress of the Intelligent Traffic Systems Expansion Project.
Evans Munyuki, Emirates NBD, API sandbox

Five Dubai startups receive API sandbox certification from Emirates NBD

0 87Emirates NBD and DIFC FinTech Hive have become the first to certify five FinTech startups under API Sandbox Program.

emt Distribution expands Progress partnership to new regions

0 77emt Distribution has announced expansion of its activities with Progress to the Turkey and Africa. 

Facebook to thwart data abuse on Instagram with latest updates

0 88The updates are aimed at enhancing the platform’s security and help protect its users, according to Facebook.

Infor’s Charles Phillips steps down as CEO

0 114Charles Phillips, who has served as CEO since 2010, has stepped down from the role and has been named as the Chairman of Infor’s Board of Directors.

Global 5G network infrastructure market to reach $4.2 billion: report

0 95Worldwide 5G wireless network infrastructure revenue is expected to reach $4.2 billion, an 89 percent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2 billion, according to Gartner.

Ericsson names new SVP for Middle East and Africa

0 103Ericsson has appointed Fadi Pharaon as senior vice president and head of Market Area Middle East and Africa and member of its Executive Team, reporting to the CEO.

Bulwark Technologies to showcase IT security offerings at GITEX

0 84UAE-based Bulwark Technologies has announced that it will be showcasing an array of internationally acclaimed products at GITEX Technology Week 2019.

Riverbed to fuel man-machine synergies

0 106Mena Migally, Riverbed Reseller ME catches up with Mena Migally, senior director, Middle East at Riverbed to learn how the …

EITC executive to deliver keynote at Evolve 2019

0 121Anthony Shiner, EITC's dynamic Chief Innovation Officer, has been officially announced as the keynote speaker at the highly-anticipated Evolve conference which is being held next month at Emirates Towers, on September 10th.

MDSap partners with SAP for a new ‘Moving Experience’

0 121MDSap, a gold partner of SAP and expert in SAP’s Platform and Technology (P&T) solutions, has announced the launch of a unique ‘Moving Experience.’

NetApp, Bosch partner to deliver increased security with data

0 133NetApp and Bosch Building Technologies have announced the details of their joint high-performance security solution.
Oman Air Cargo

Oman Air Cargo takes big step towards digital transformation with new app

0 168Oman Air Cargo has successfully launched the mobile App to all Oman Air Cargo customers including Shippers and Freight Forwarders.

Dubai to introduce first accredited programme for social media influencers

0 104The Dubai Press Club (DPC) has announced that the Social Media Influencers Diploma Programme, the region’s first accredited diploma programme for social media influencers.

Citrix teams up with Microsoft to deliver virtual desktops

0 105Citrix Systems has announced the launch of Citrix Managed Desktops, a cloud-hosted offering that enables organisations to provision Windows-based applications and desktops from the cloud.

How to build a strategic approach to securing multi-cloud environments

0 149Nicolai Solling, CTO, Help AG, shares insights into how regional organisations can develop a strategic approach to securing multi-cloud environments.

Luxury car firm to share a glimpse of the “future of grand touring”

0 153Bentley Motors has launched a new augmented reality experience called ‘Bentley 100 AR’, which allows users the opportunity to explore the Bentley EXP 100 GT at their fingertips.
Ken Lee, Synology and Joy Chan, TWCERT/CC, ransomware on NAS

Ransomware incident targeting NAS devices “under control”: Synology

0 153Synology and the Taiwan Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Center (TWCERT/CC) have jointly announced the recent ransomware attack on various brands of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.

Top seven best practices for securing the public cloud

0 137Harish Chib, vice president – Middle East and Africa, Sophos, explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organisation can follow.

UAE’s Etisalat makes 5G call from world’s tallest tower

0 145UAE-based telco Etisalat has announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest and iconic tower Burj Khalifa showcasing readiness of the 5G network and compatibility with industry leading 5G smartphones.

AOC’s “Faster Series” to ensure victory for e-gamers

0 147When competing during online gaming events a monitor designed for fast performance is important in ensuring a player’s victory.

Omani pharmacy chain taps Infinet Wireless to boost connectivity

0 152InfiNet Wireless has successfully delivered a comprehensive communication infrastructure to Muscat Pharmacy & Stores, one of Oman’s most well-recognised pharmacy chains.
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