Employees and employers alike are embracing the move to mobile technology in the workplace. For employees, this means a greater amount a freedom when it comes to when and where they work. For employers, mobile technology can mean a boost in productivity and efficiency.
With a range of forecasts from research firms Gartner and IDC stating that MENA IT spending will increase in 2014, will CIOs find their budgets swelling, and if so, which areas are most in need of the spend? Who stands to benefit and what can the Middle East do to catch up with more developed regions?
Neil Menezes’ journey to becoming Group Director of Information Technology Operations at Jumeirah Group was a series of personal highlights, which saw an initial interest in computer games transform into a thirst for networking expertise.
From paying bills on our smartphones to banking on our tablets, we are living more and more of our lives on our mobile devices. However, with all of this agility comes a measure of concern.
During CNME’s annual Security Strategist conference a group of the region’s banking IT leaders met to discuss the current state of banking security, and the future of the industry. In partnership with CNME, aeCERT hosted the event which explored threats specific to the banking industry.
: In conjunction with Palo Alto Networks, CNME hosted a security roundtable for delegates from the aviation and logistics industries at the Habtoor Grand Hotel as part of its Security Strategist Conference in April, where IT leaders discussed the security issues their industry is facing.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned in a blog post on Thursday.
In partnership with CNME, delegates from Brocade hosted a roundtable at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March, which gathered a select group of IT leaders from around the region to discuss the future of Software Defined Networking and Ethernet Fabric.
Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports BYOD use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee’s personal apps.
Aruba Networks has unveiled its Mobility-Defined Networks, a new architecture that aims to enable IT departments in the Middle East to build an ‘all-wireless workplace’ designed to enhance #GenMobile productivity and job satisfaction.
As enterprises move forward into the world of virtualisation, BYOD and cloud computing, the need for IT management services becomes more apparent. We spoke with Raj Sabhlok, President, ManageEngine, to discuss the role of IT management companies.
Aruba Networks has announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where employees use three different mobile devices with multiple applications.
With growth in the Middle East at a high pace, IT departments are under pressure to deliver rapidly and contain costs. Along with fast delivery, IT operations have the responsibility to ensure services meet exacting standards with high availability, writes Steve Dulvin, a a senior technology officer in the banking industry.
Jumbo Electronics is tapping new technologies as it forges the path to business innovation
Symantec showcased its most recent mobile solutions for both businesses and consumers this week at two industry conferences, Mobile World Congress and RSA Conference 2014.
BlackBerry has unveiled plans for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 12 (BES12), a new enterprise mobility solution that is application-enabled and unifies BES10 and BES5 to one platform. In addition, a new promotional program will …
Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
It is difficult to remember the revolution the iPhone caused, says Anthony Perridge, EMEA Channel Director, Sourcefire
The cloud offers senior executives the business control they demand, according to international research from Cisco and Intel, meaning IT departments need to “become more collaborative and innovative”.
Recently, Apple seems to be falling back into some of its old habits and it now looks like the company may be starting to inch its way back to the data centre.
VMware has reached a deal to acquire mobile management specialist AirWatch for US$1.54 billion, with $1.175 billion being paid in cash and $365 million arriving in installment payments and assumed unvested equity.
Consumers are increasingly turning to recommendation engines, friends, social networking or advertising to discover mobile applications rather than sorting through the thousands of mobile apps available, according to Gartner.
CIOs at midmarket and large companies in Europe and the U.S. will spend 4.5 percent more on IT products and services this year than in 2013 as they focus their budget priorities on cloud computing, ERP and analytics software.
Today’s information security professionals need to learn more swiftly, communicate more effectively, know more about the business, and match the capabilities of an ever-improving set of adversaries.
The need for advanced security is heightened further as we witness the transition to the third platform of computing, says Art Coviello, Executive Vice President EMC, Executive Chairman RSA, The Security Division of EMC.
Aruba Networks is set to host the final leg of its EMEA Mobility Roadshow with an event in Saudi Arabia that will be held tomorrow at the Holiday Inn, Izdihar.
Major technology developments over the last year—and a series of revelations about the National Security Agency that shook the international security community—made 2013 an interesting year. In highlighting the past year’s security events, we’ve considered some emerging trends we are likely to see in the coming year.
The potential business impact of cyber attacks and data loss, along with high-profile data breaches experienced by organisations like LexisNexis andEvernote, seems to have done little to convince small and mid-size businesses that they should be making cyber security a priority.
Reading the coverage of the recent breach of Adobe passwords, we learned that 1.9 million users used “123456″ as their password. That’s right: out of 38 million cracked passwords, almost two million adults used ones more suited to five-year-olds.
Marcus Jewell, vice president, EMEA at Brocade looks into his crystal ball to outline the top technology trends that Middle East enterprises should watch out for in 2014:
Xerox has released results of surveys into mobility in and out of the workplace, which reveal that 38% of workers feel most productive when at home.
Threats lurk within networks, endpoints or devices, often hidden in poorly configured settings or permissions, ineffective data governance, access management and usage policies. These unseen threats come from all perimeters of the organisation and major trends such as BYOD, big data, cloud, and mobile apps have increased the challenge faced by IT leaders.
Dell Software yesterday introduced a suite of software and services for enterprise mobility management, including a ‘secure workspace’ for mobile devices that lets enterprise IT managers separate work from data apps.
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has taken the world by storm, with many commentators labelling it an unstoppable force that the enterprise must come to terms with.
It’s a cold, hard fact that enterprises are putting more strain on their networks now than ever before. On top of this, never before has the risk of downtime been more pertinent―businesses simply can’t afford for their networks to be down, even momentarily, meaning the pressure is on CIOs to ensure that all services are up-and-running all of the time.
The growing popularity of 10 Gigabit and 40 Gigabit Ethernet in data centres helped the Middle East Ethernet switch market record the highest third quarter increase, according to IDC.
Brocade has released survey results which show that their customer’s primary network-specific concern is ‘data centre availability’ driven by virtualisation and mobility, as opposed to ‘network-complexity’.
When it comes to security, it seems everyone’s in a state of perpetual panic. Whether it’s mobile malware, BYOD or hacktivism, over the course of 2013 the issue of protecting valuable information and resisting attack has inspired a dizzying and persistent challenge.
Aruba Networks has signed a one-year memorandum of understanding with Aramex which will see the logistics and transportation solutions provider using a variety of Aruba’s technologies.
Sophos has released results of a study which shows some alarming findings on senior management’s knowledge of security procedures in SMBs.
Through the advent of mobility, smartphones and tablets are now more dangerous devices to enterprises than laptops and PCs.
Mobile malware continues to proliferate, and at the same time employees are insisting on bringing their personal devices to work.
IT professionals have plenty of reasons to be thankful these days: rising budgets, salaries and job tenures among them. But when it comes to IT management and spending priorities, they often don’t see eye-to-eye with their organisations.
With some commentators labeling the BYOD trend as unstoppable, organisations are now turning to MDM to ensure the security of their networks. But how should MDM be tackled?
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.