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August 28, 2019

Enabling Cloud as a First Step to Business Transformation

Any business transformation exercise begins by enumerating and detailing the Cloud road map, explains Yasser Zeineldin, CEO from eHosting DataFort.

Moving a business to a Cloud platform or a Multi-Cloud platform requires preparation, thought, and a list of objectives, to remain focused and accountable. While the Cloud buzzword has now become a familiar term, many businesses have adopted it as a tool, and not so much as a strategic exercise to help the organization move to a much higher level of digital agility, flexibility, and revenue. Mapping the Cloud journey before executing it, is imperative, since it can be the backbone for a much larger organizational change [...]

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August 27, 2019

Centrify Joins Several Working Groups within Cloud Security Alliance, Recognizing Key Role of Privilege Management in Cloud Security

Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced that several of its executive leaders have joined key working groups within the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining standards, certifications and best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment.

CSA working groups are the go-to source for best practices, research and tools for providing security assurance and privacy in the cloud. Centrify is proud to have joined the following CSA working groups:

The Hybrid Cloud Security Services Working Group. This working group proposes to provide [...]
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August 26, 2019

Worley and AVEVA to Deliver First Cloud-Based Enterprise Resource Management Solution Optimized for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction Market

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, announced that Worley has selected AVEVA’s Enterprise Resource Management solution as its preferred  materials management platform. The partnership combines Worley’s Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) knowledge with AVEVA’s industrial software expertise to deliver the first cloud-based Enterprise Resource Management solution optimized for the EPC market.

Like many businesses, today’s EPCs are challenged with reducing project costs while keeping pace with changing IT environments. However, as EPC projects operate as mini-enterprises, on-premises configuration and hosting of enterprise projects [...]

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August 23, 2019

UAE medical tourism sales top AED 12 billion in 2018: Analysis

– 5.5% year-over-year increase in sector sales driven by new government-led initiatives and growing number of medical tourists

– Orthopaedics, sports medicine, dermatology and skin care, dentistry and fertility treatment are currently among the top specialities for health tourism in Dubai

– Dubai aims to attract 500,000 medical tourists by 2020, supported by Expo 2020 and the continued development of the healthcare sector.

Medical tourism sales in the UAE increased 5.5% year-over-year to reach AED 12.1 billion in 2018 with growth supported by a number of government-led initiatives and the rising number of medical tourists in the [...]

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August 23, 2019

Emirates Aviation University introduces a special package for international students

Emirates Aviation University has introduced an “international student study package”, offering financial benefits and support to international students.

The package includes 20% savings on costs for university accommodation, 15% discount on programme fees, and a complimentary Economy class return ticket per year on Emirates. The package will also offer the students free services for three persons from marhaba, the world’s leading passenger services providers, free hotel accommodation for two adults for three days as well as a waiver for all visa administration charges.

Dr Ahmad Al Ali, Vice-Chancellor of Emirates Aviation University said: “Getting your [...]

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August 23, 2019

Is Artificial Intelligence Shaping the Future of ERP Software?

By Ali Hyder, Group CEO of Focus Softnet

Undoubtedly, yes! In the foreseeable future, Artificial Intelligence or AI would have a profound impact on almost every piece of software available in the market, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, in some form or fashion. AI in ERP is going to affect the very essence of the system-controlled business operations.

While Artificial Intelligence technology is still in relative infancy, the new machine learning is making serious waves in the software market and making inroads into business management applications, endowing them with the power of superior governance structure.

According to Gartner, [...]

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August 20, 2019

Synology® and TWCERT/CC Jointly Announce Their Collaboration with International Cybersecurity Organizations

Synology® and the Taiwan Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Center (TWCERT/CC) jointly announced the recent ransomware attack, where the attacker obtained admin credentials by brute force and encrypted the data on various brands of NAS (Network Attached Storage), was under control after they took down the C&C server on July 22, thanks to the collaboration with international cybersecurity organizations. Synology and the TWCERT/CC urge all NAS users to reinforce system security settings to keep their data safe.

“Synology has always made protecting user data our first priority,” said Ken Lee, Manager of Security Incident Response Team at Synology Inc. “As a [...]

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August 14, 2019

Startup Masterclass -Interview with Nitesh Marwaha

Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Nitesh Marwaha, Founder and Managing Director at Infinity Conferences, and lead instructor at Startup Masterclass.

Nitesh, please tell us about yourself and your role at Infinity Conferences.

I’m an innovator and entrepreneur with 11 years of experience in the education industry. I have trained 2500+ students in business, communication, and marketing. My focus in the last five years has been in producing education programs aiming at emerging technologies such as Data Science, AI, Blockchain, and IoT. I hold an MBA Degree specialized in Digital Marketing from Symbiosis University, India.

I [...]

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August 8, 2019

5 insurance firms sign up on DIFC-based blockchain platform

Based at Dubai International Financial Centre, DIFC, Addenda is an InsurTech firm that uses distributed ledger technology to streamline processes between insurance companies.

With the global InsurTech market revenue valued at US$533 million in 2018 and expected to reach over $1 billion by 2023, numerous UAE and Middle East-based insurance firms are recognising the potential of this fast-growing sector.

Aman Insurance, Al Wathba Insurance, National Takaful Company (Watania), Noor Takaful and Oriental Insurance are the first companies to adopt Addenda’s technology, demonstrating the first use-case for a blockchain transaction in the regional insurance [...]

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August 7, 2019

New Mimecast Report Reveals Analysis of 67 Billion Rejected Emails

Report Discovers Trojans Made up 71% of Opportunistic Attacks, and Education as the Most Targeted Sector

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, launched its first Threat Intelligence Report: Black Hat Edition 2019. The report provides technical analysis of emerging threats identified as attempts to get through the security environment of Mimecast customers. Within the report, Mimecast Threat Center researchers outline tactics and techniques of emerging threats, active threat campaigns observed, primary threat categories and volume, and the top targeted sectors. Researchers also offer their insights into how the threat landscape may change over the [...]

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August 7, 2019

Tenable Expands Partner Ecosystem to Span the Cyber Exposure Lifecycle

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, announced the expansion of its Cyber Exposure ecosystem with new and enhanced technology integrations from leading vendors in public cloud infrastructure, SIEM and IT Service Management solutions. This news follows Tenable’s announcement of new innovations to automatically discover and assess rogue assets across on-premises and cloud environments. Together, they enable customers to manage, measure and reduce cyber risk holistically through greater visibility across the modern attack surface plus integrated security and IT workflows for faster detection and remediation.

“We’re methodically expanding our Cyber Exposure Ecosystem [...]

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August 6, 2019

Mimecast Now Delivers Community-Based, Tailored Threat Intelligence

New Dashboard Identifies Users Most At-Risk, Threat Detection with Origin by Geo-Location, Indicators of Compromise and Forensics for Actionable Intelligence and Response

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, introduced Mimecast Threat Intelligence which offers customers a deeper understanding of the cyber threats their organizations face. The new features are designed to give organizations access to threat data and analytics specific to their overall organization, offering a more granular view of the attacks Mimecast has blocked. The Mimecast Threat Intelligence dashboard highlights end-users who are most at-risk, malware detections, malware origin [...]

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August 6, 2019

Data Science Innovations from Tenable Accelerate Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, announced new Predictive Prioritization capabilities within Tenable.io® and Tenable.sc™, for vulnerability management in the cloud and on-premises, that accelerate the discovery, prioritization and remediation of vulnerabilities before they are published in the National Vulnerability Database (NVD).

Depending on the issuing software vendor, a significant lag may exist between when a vulnerability is publicly announced and when it appears in the NVD.  Furthermore, organizations often rely on the NVD’s severity rating to prioritize remediation efforts. This delay creates a Cyber Exposure gap where security teams are unable to [...]

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