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June 23, 2019

BIOS Middle East Honored with Cisco award

BIOS Middle East, the leading Managed Cloud Provider in the UAE, announced that it has won the Cloud and Managed Services Partner of the Year Award for the Gulf East region by Cisco at theirCommercial Partner Summit 2019, which took place in Dubai.

This award is designed to recognize the company, who used best-in-class practices, and serves as a model to the rest of the industry. Areas of consideration include innovative practices and process, architecture-led approach successes, strategic business outcome-focus that result in customer success.

“It gives me great pleasure to recognise  BIOS Middle East, a Cisco powered cloud in the UAE, who continue to [...]

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June 19, 2019

Blueair Wins ‘Superbrands’ Award in the UAE

Blueair voted by the Superbrands Council UAE and marketing professionals as one of the country’s strongest and trustworthy brands

Blueair, a world leader in air purification solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as one of UAE’s strongest and most trusted brands by the Superbrands organisation, an independent authority and arbiter of branding excellence. Blueair was voted as a ‘Superbrand’ by a panel of top UAE business leaders and more than 2,500 senior managers and marketing professionals following a rigorous selection process.

“Blueair believes in clean air for the next-generation – a vision that has been driving us on a journey of [...]

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June 19, 2019

9 Elements of a Successful Digital Transformation in 2019

written by Victoria Zagorsky

As companies around the world seek competitive advantage in the digital economy, they make significant investments in the technologies that enable the digital transformation. According to IDC, worldwide spending on digital transformation is forecast to increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 16.7% to reach nearly USD 2 trillion in 2022.

According to the latest McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformations, more than eight in ten respondents say their organizations have undertaken digital transformation efforts in the past five years.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RISK – TOP CONCERN FOR THE CEOs IN [...]

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June 17, 2019

Industrial Control Systems Security Professionals Say Cyber Security Risk is at Critical Levels, with People the Biggest Risk

SANS 2019 State of OT/ICS Cybersecurity Security Survey Also Finds Mobile Devices, Wireless Networks and Cloud Services Increase Cyber Risk

People remain the greatest threat to industrial control systems (ICS) and associated networks, according to a new SANS survey focused on better understanding cybersecurity risks to operational technology (OT) systems. More than half of respondents also see the cyber risks to their safe and reliable operations as high or higher than in past years.

Three hundred and forty-eight security professionals worldwide, representing IT, OT and hybrid IT-OT domains provided their thoughts in the SANS 2019 State of OT/ICS Cybersecurity [...]

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June 13, 2019

Superbrands to Recognise and Honour 43 Brands in the UAE at Annual Tribute Event

Gala Event to unveil the 15th edition of the Superbrands book

Superbrands, the independent authority and arbiter of branding, announced it will host its annual tribute event to honour and recognize 43 of UAE’s strongest brands on June 18, 2019. At the event, Superbrands will unveil the 15th edition of the much sought-after Superbrands book, which includes a two-page profile of each of the Superbrands.

Speaking on the significance of being selected a Superbrands Mr. Mike English, Director, Superbrands Middle East, said, “Marketers have always had to juggle two seemingly contradictory goals: making their brands distinctive and making them central in their [...]

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June 13, 2019

AREA 2071 hosts 20 global startups worth AED42.2 mln

An initiative of the Dubai Future Foundation, AREA 2071 has recently hosted 20 global startups valued AED42.2 million to participate in two renowned global Accelerator Programmes.

Maha Al Mezaina, Head of AREA 2071, reiterated the essential role played by emerging companies in shaping key future sectors, due to their capacity in coping with the rapidly changing global needs and challenges.

Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, AREA 2071 is an interactive platform that brings together the most innovative and creative minds, and stands as a testament to the UAE’s continuous efforts and [...]

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June 13, 2019

Interview with Sohaib Hasan

Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Sohaib Hasan, internationally renowned career coach and trusted advisor whose insights, recommendations and motivation are empowering talent in the UAE to unlock their true potential. 

Sohaib, please tell us about yourself.

It often gets tricky for me where to begin from. Well, I am very passionate about helping people in their careers and most importantly the job seekers across the globe who face various challenges. Over the years, I have shared countless tips and tricks on LinkedIn regarding job searching, how to reach out to recruiters, ways to do follow ups, effective LinkedIn profiling, [...]

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June 10, 2019

Emirates NBD UAE PMI®: at the highest level since October 2014

The Emirates NBD Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the UAE rose to the highest level since October 2014 last month, posting 59.4 on the back of faster growth in output/ activity and new work.  Output rose at the fastest rate on record in May, as did new export orders.  The improvement in overall demand was thus partly due to external demand, particularly from Saudi Arabia and Oman. 

Price discounting likely also supported the strong growth in new work and output last month.  Selling prices declined for the 8th month in a row, highlighting the competitive environment that businesses are facing.  While input cost pressures were relatively muted [...]

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June 9, 2019

Sophos Acquires Rook Security to Provide Managed Detection and Response

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced that it has acquired Rook Security, a pioneer and leader in managed detection and response (MDR) services. Rook Security provides a 24/7 team of cyberthreat hunters and incident response experts who monitor, hunt for, analyze and respond to security incidents for businesses of all sizes. The privately-owned company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind.

Sophos is creating re-sellable MDR services by combining Rook Security’s threat detection, investigation and response capabilities with its recently acquired DarkBytes technology platform. As a channel-first, channel-best [...]

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June 1, 2019

Smart Dubai Leads Delegation for a Culture Innovation Training Tour at Silicon Valley with ‘Innovation Lab’

Smart Dubai led a delegation of its employees on a tour of Silicon Valley, California, from April 14-18, 2019, in partnership with Scandinavias’s Innovation Lab, to visit some of the world’s most pioneering companies and explore the next wave of innovation.

The tour included educational sessions and training workshops on the latest technologies and advanced smart solutions. Smart Dubai’s Director General H.E. Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr headed the delegation, along with H.E. Wesam Lootah, CEO of the Smart Dubai Government Establishment; and H.E. Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director General at Smart Dubai, CEO of the Smart Dubai Data, with senior officials and [...]

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May 31, 2019

‘My Skills 12×12’ Campaign Launched to Boost Advanced Skill Building among UAE Professionals

Under the directives and in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the “My Skills 12×12” campaign was launched. The campaign is one of a series of programmes designed to implement the strategy for the Advanced Skills National Programme, adopted by the UAE Cabinet at its most recent meeting.‘My Skills 12×12’ is one of the initiatives launched to support the National Strategy for Advanced Skills and constitutes the first step towards implementing it. It aims to train national talent and empower them to shape the future, face its challenges, and establish the UAE as a [...]

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May 29, 2019

Mimecast Research Finds 75% of Organisations in UAE saw an Increase in Impersonation Attacks

Third Annual State of Email Security Report Reveals a Major Increase in Targeted Attacks Like Impersonation Fraud, Spear Phishing and Business Disrupting Ransomware

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, today unveiled its third-annual State of Email Security report. The reportincludes insights from 1,025 global IT decision makers, including the UAE. As cybercriminals continue to use email as a primary vehicle to steal data and deliver advanced threats, the results of this research provide valuable insights and trends around what’s affecting organisations the most and how they can improve their overall security posture.  

Social engineering attacks [...]

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May 29, 2019

Synology® Empowers Businesses to Drive Digital Transformation – from NAS to Data Management

Synology® Solution Exhibition 2019 showcases all-around data management solutions

Synology will launch Synology Solution Exhibition 2019 held at the TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park during COMPUTEX 2019 (5/29-5/31). At the exhibition, Synology will showcase solutions covering six key topics including next-generation file server, modern data protection, virtualization storage and protection, robust network deployment, intelligent surveillance deployment, and photo management solutions, helping enterprises allocate resources based on their needs, while flexibly building a safe and efficient data management system to increase operational efficiency. [...]

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