More than 65 percent of IT experts in the GCC say the region is a prime target for cyber criminals, according to GBM, which surveyed over 800 IT professionals from Saudi Arabia, […]
Economic and operational factors were the driving forces behind a significant uptake in demand for virtualisation solutions, according to Gulf Business Machines (GBM). It said that a combination of a growing focus on […]
Pappu Rao, director of technology services at Gulf Business Machines, says all of GBM’s 160 completed virtualisation projects have succeeded beyond expectations and believes it will soon transition from a trend into a […]
Gulf Business Machines (GBM) today said virtualisation will be a major growth factor for the company in 2012 after announcing a 35% year-on-year growth in its virtualisation business in 2011. GBM successfully completed […]
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has selected Gulf Business Machines (GBM) to augment the utility company’s server infrastructure. As part of the project, GBM installed state-of-the-art servers using IBM Power Systems in […]
After years of false starts, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) has finally gone mainstream. If implemented correctly it can deliver substantial cost savings to enterprise IT shops. What are the risks and rewards involved in embarking on a VDI implementation for your organisation?
Bringing the strengths of public and private cloud together in an optimal fashion can help enterprises keep their core legacy systems and leverage existing investment. However, it takes careful planning to get started on the journey to a hybrid model. We find out what it takes for enterprises to join the hybrid cloud bandwagon.
In the wake of increasing global cybercrimes and cyber-attacks, the importance of information security as the top priority of governments, businesses and security services in the Middle East has prompted significant investments to […]
Gulf Business Machines and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to a longstanding strategic relationship.
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.
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.
Gulf Business Machines today used its inaugural Enterprise Mobility event in Doha to highlight how companies and governments can leverage smart phones and tablets.
No technology has bulldozed its way onto the global scene and promised to revolutionise enterprise IT as much as cloud computing.
With new technologies seemingly always on the horizon, data exploding, and multiple solutions required to support all the intricacies of business, keeping a hold over your IT is becoming increasingly complicated. Enterprise architecture (EA) tools have emerged to allow CIOs the complete infrastructure visibility they require.
Now, more than ever, it’s advisable to test the waters before diving straight into a big contract.
As hackers and attackers wreak havoc on the industry, businesses have been looking for a watchful protector to secure their assets. Is security-as-a-service the IT industry’s Dark Knight?
The Middle East is a strong growth market with a knack to leap-frogging technology and delivering impressive implementations. CIOs have been deploying solutions and applications which are keeping the region relevant, and though most global brands have a presence here, the landscape owes much to locality.
For Star Trek fans, it seems like a long time ago since the Starship Enterprise attempted to boldly go where no man had gone before. However, the enterprise is on the move at […]
With the world on constant alert for cyber attacks, CIOs and IT decision makers flooded to the Habtoor Grand hotel last month to discuss the most recent security trends, concerns and solutions at […]
The speakers have been announced for CNME’s upcoming Security Strategist 2013 event, taking place on April 22 at the Habtoor Grand Hotel, Dubai. The agenda, running from 9.30am to 4.30pm is packed with […]
There’s no use in trying to resist it – BYOD is here to stay. To help in the transition, CNME rounds up tips from the security industry on how to cope with the […]
A growing number of Middle East CIOs are hiring specialised service providers to manage their organisation’s infrastructure. Is this the future of IT? With the rise of cloud, everything can now be easily […]
Over the years, the Network World Middle East Awards event has become a starring fixture on the region’s technology calendar. As established as the ceremony is, though, no one could have predicted how […]
With an ever-increasing data volume but by no means an ever-increasing IT budget, businesses are facing a tough task in optimising their storage. Most believe that deduplicating redundant copies was the storage saviour. […]
Visit EMC Isilon at CABSAT 2013 March 12th – 14th at the Dubai World Trade Center Hall 7, Stand E7-32 Broadcast and production storage infrastructure plays a critical role in the ability to manage, store […]
The use of smartphones has become almost ubiquitous, with tablets not far behind. It is estimated there are two billion smartphones already in use, and that number is set to skyrocket in the […]
Security shot up the priority list of not just CIOs but also higher management in 2012 as the world witnessed the effects of countless breaches on top organisations. As a fresh year presents […]
It’s not just data that’s exploding as storage vendors set off fireworks to celebrate a lucrative year in the Middle East. With cloud and analytics solutions only continuing to draw more demand, the […]
Deduplication is seen as an important strategy for data recovery, with the idea being if data is reduced, not only does it improve storage utilisation, it also makes it faster and easier to […]
Vendors and industry leaders appear to have led the formation of an almost ubiquitous assumption that desktop virtualisation is something all organisations should be implementing across their entire IT environment. CNME investigates to […]
A fundamental change in server architecture could be on tap as companies look to cut data centre costs and power consumption. Low-power processors from companies like ARM could be in full use in data […]
Mobility has changed the whole landscape of the enterprise. People now want to be able to work from anywhere, at any time and on any device. Studies have shown that people are subsequently […]
Before executing a huge project, enterprises often undertake a pilot which can decide the course of the investment and deployment. Joe Lipscombe looks into the industry and identifies the factors that make for […]
Regional system integrator Gulf Business Machines is transforming its networking business with a focus on four emerging technologies. GBM’s networking business, which was known as Integrated Networking and Site Services, will now be rebranded […]
As storage technologies go through massive changes, some analysts have begun to doubt the role and relevance of storage area networks (SANs) in Middle East organisations. CNME’s Ben Rossi draws on the opinions […]
As infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service models gain popularity in the U.S. and Western Europe, adoption amongst Middle East enterprises remains low. Ben Rossi asks why, and analyses the challenges that organisations face with IaaS […]
Oman Arab Bank (OAB) has chosen IBM technology to improve its e-business agility and increase competitiveness. Working closely with IBM’s regional partner Gulf Business Machines (GBM), the bank said the implementation has enabled […]
CNME looks at third party trainers and how they can contribute to the development of both university students and internal IT staff. Armed with a university degree one might be, but third party […]
CNME asked CIOs to name and explain the elements that they believed made for a strong partnership. Here’s what they had to say. When choosing a partner, we usually look into the integrator’s […]
Storage systems can prove to be challenging to deploy and use within organisations. Vendors suggest choosing the latest in technologies and implementing select processes to make it easier for enterprises. Deployment challenges plague […]
Nobody can seem to stop talking about virtualisation and all the supposedly wonderful benefits it gives enterprises. It has gradually made the transition from buzz word, to key trend, to what now is […]
The recipients of the Network World Middle East’s 3rd annual awards were announced at a gala ceremony in Dubai last evening, with 22 companies being given the top honours for innovation and excellence. […]
Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST), a private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates, has deployed Blue Coat ProxySG and PacketShaper appliances to accelerate the delivery of important content and applications while […]
Blue Coat System, a provider of Web security and WAN optimisation solutions, announced that Ajman University of Science and Technology (AUST), a private institution of higher education in the United Arab Emirates, has […]
Following on from its predecessor My Cloud, WD’s EX4 follow up provides a robust cloud-based storage option for the connected consumer.
With space for four hard disks, the 16TB NAS Pro 4-Bay storage unit is ideal for small businesses. However, Seagate has added a couple of neat features that make the device accessible to the average file hoarder.
We took Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 2 for a spin, and decided whether the upgraded specs justify the $250 price tag.