Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Teradata Aster Analytics Going Places: On Hadoop and AWS

Teradata announced important new deployment options for the world’s most advanced multi-genre analytics engine:  Teradata Aster Analytics on Hadoop and Teradata Aster Analytics on Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Although previous versions of Aster Analytics required dedicated systems, now companies have the flexibility to accelerate valuable analytic insight from their data wherever it resides, building on their existing investments in Hadoop.

BYOD Could Mean ‘Bring Your Own Disaster’ if Organizations in Middle East Don’t Plan for Security Risks

By: Ammar Enaya, Regional Director, HPE Aruba, Middle East & Turkey

As adoption of wearables becomes more mainstream in the Middle East, it brings added complexity to BYOD in an enterprise. One of the more interesting features of wearable tech is its ability to tether to, and control, smartphones over a remote connection. So even if wearables are denied access to enterprise networks, they may already be able to access it. Which means they can download and store company data. Many come with built-in cameras. This will understandably make IT departments worried.

Monday, 15 August 2016

5 Recommendations to Enterprises in the Middle East for Improving Network Security

By: Cherif Sleiman, General Manager, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox 

In May this year, we posted results of our ‘network protection survey’, which looked - among other things - at best practices in companies that were highly successful at network security. I will drill down into these best practices, and how to achieve them. Some of the recommended actions have the added benefit of positively influencing multiple outcomes, so organizations in the Middle East can benefit by prioritizing these actions first.

Maximizing Virtualization Investments in the Middle East

By: Gordon Haff, Technology Evangelist, Red Hat

In technology, we often seem seduced into chasing the latest shiny object. Cloud! Containers! Orchestration! IoT! Big Data!

These are all well and good and can not only deliver significant value but can enable new classes of applications and revenue streams over time. That said, it’s worthwhile for IT decision-makers to pause to think about practical ways to increase the value of existing investments while simultaneously planning for exciting future opportunities.

Modernizing Manufacturing: Leveraging Technology to Overcome the Sector’s Growing Pains

By: Hesham El Komy, Senior Director, International Channels, Epicor Software

According to a recent article in Emirates Business, manufacturing is already the second largest contributor to the UAE’s economy. Given the government’s focus on continuing to diversify the economy in line with the Vision 2021 Agenda, manufacturing is on a strong growth trajectory and is expected to contribute close to 25% of the GDP by 2025.