Blogs@Cisco Middle East

Blogs@Cisco Middle East

Internet of Things – Unlocking the Opportunities for the Channel

2016-05-22 by Shadi Salama, Channel Leader – Middle East Theatre, Cisco

The Internet of Things (IoT) aimed at "connecting the unconnected" has reached a tipping point.

Shadi Salama
Girls Power Tech

Girls Power Tech: Inspiring the Next Generation of Women Innovators

2016-05-12 By Mike Weston, Cisco – Director, EMEAR Cyber Security

Creating an environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the growing field of ICT

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Mike Weston

Spotlight on Cisco's IoT and Security Solutions at Future Technology Week 2016

2016-03-29 By Mike Weston, Cisco – Director, EMEAR Cyber Security

Cisco's participation at GISEC and IoTX at the Future Technology Week 2016

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Mike Weston

Time to Detection: The Race to Keep Narrowing the Window

2016-03-24 By Adam Philpott, Cisco - Director, EMEAR Cyber Security

Improving TTD is now a key focus at Cisco and during GISEC, cyber-security will take centre stage

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Mike Weston

Be Unstoppable! - Women of Impact Conference 2016

2016-03-14 By Mike Weston, Vice President, Cisco Middle East

Cisco celebrates International Women’s Day through the annual ‘Women of Impact’ conference encouraging women to ‘Be Unstoppable’

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Rabih Dabboussi

Decline in Defender Confidence: Annual Security Report 2016

2016-01-21 By Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager – UAE, Cisco

Cisco Annual Security Report (ASR) reveals a decline in defender confidence and the increased impact of industrialized attackers. Learn the top findings from the 2016 Cisco Annual Security Report.

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John Chambers

A Defining Moment for IoT and Digitization

2015-12-15 By John Chambers, Executive Chairman, Cisco

Cisco Dubai is proud to host IoTWF 2015. The forum will showcase how Dubai is leading the way to becoming digitized in its exceptional efforts to build the 'Smart City' of the future.

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Rabih Dabboussi

Dubai Gears Up for the Third Internet of Things World Forum 2015

2015-12-05 By Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager, Cisco UAE

Cisco Dubai is proud to host IoTWF 2015. The forum will showcase how Dubai is leading the way to becoming digitized in its exceptional efforts to build the 'Smart City' of the future.

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Amr Salem

A Look into Cisco's Middle East Digital Acceleration Projects on the Eve of the Internet of Things World Forum in Dubai

2015-11-29 Amr Salem, Global Managing Director for Smart Cities, Internet of Everything, at Cisco

From healthcare, transportation, education, telecommunications, utilities and government services, the Middle East has been a hotbed for digital transformation and Cisco has been at the forefront of this change with several key initiatives that embody the changing approach towards digitization.

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Mike Weston

Digitization Unlocks the Potential for Embracing the Internet of Things (IoT) in Kuwait

2015-11-16 By Mike Weston, Vice President for Cisco Middle East

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Mohammad Alabbadi

Country Digitization Is Key for Helping the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Embrace the IoE

2015-11-12 By Engineer Mohammad Alabbadi, General Manager Cisco KSA

Over the past 50 years, Internet technology has vastly changed the way people work, live, play and learn not just here in Saudi Arabia but on a global scale as well. Today, computers, mobile devices, homes, cars, clothes, businesses and even cities are all being connected to the global network.

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Anthony Perridge

Digital Transformation: Huge benefits to be got from the IoT era

2015-11-05 By Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager – UAE, Cisco

With the third Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) being hosted in Dubai less than a month away, where industry’s leaders in public sector, private business and education will gather again to collaborate, network, partner, and build the IoT ecosystem together and where the entire IoT community can share the latest developments and emerging applications, digital transformation is going to be a key topic of focus at the IoTWF.

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Anthony Perridge

SMBs’ Supersized Network Security Needs

2015-11-03 By Anthony Perridge, Security Sales Director, Cisco

Security is going to be the buzz word at the RSA Conference in Abu Dhabi especially when it comes to the small and midsized businesses (SMBs) which are considered the engines that fuel the Middle East economy. Not only are SMBs significant employers, they are also among the earliest adopters of new technologies.

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Rabih Dabboussi

Digital Acceleration is a Top Priority for Cisco at GITEX 2015

2015-10-23 By Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager – UAE, Cisco.

Just a few more days to go for the region’s largest ICT exhibition to begin and Cisco has now moved into top gear for GITEX Technology Week 2015. Next week, our stand will be buzzing with activity with live demos, presentations, meetings and new customer and partner announcements.

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Anthony Perridge

Middle East Organizations need to Prepare for Industrialisation of Hacking

2015-10-12 By Attributed to: Anthony Perridge, Security Sales Director, Cisco

The Industrialization of Hacking has created a faster, more effective and more efficient sector in the Middle East, profiting from attacks to our IT infrastructure. By monetizing malware with cryptocurrency these professional, entrepreneurial and resourceful hackers have created cybercriminal business models that share many similarities with legitimate businesses within the region. They have a revenue stream, a budget, market researchers, a global pool of developers, QA analysts and testing, help desk support and even guarantees.

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Cisco's Participation Gets Bigger, Better and More Interactive at GITEX 2015

2015-10-09 By Ghassan Lababidi, Head of Marketing, Cisco Middle East and Turkey

It's that time of the year again! Come October and you can hear the word 'GITEX' in nearly every conversation – be it at work, with partners or with customers.

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Dubai to leverage IoT and Smart City best practices

2015-10-06 Attributed to: Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager, Cisco UAE

Smart Cities may seem like a futuristic concept - but residents, businesses and tourists in cities like Dubai are already experiencing the benefits.

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Video Collaboration Transforms How Middle East Citizens Live, Work and Play

2015-09-28 By Wael Abdulal

In the Middle East, the sheer scope of video technology and its current application potential is breathtaking, particularly when it comes to the collaborative benefits it can deliver in fields like education, healthcare, and government services.

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Shukri Eid

Gearing the Oil & Gas Industry for Success with the Internet of Everything

2015-09-28 By Shukri Eid, Director, Cisco Consulting Services, EMEAR

How the O&G companies are shaping their operations across the globe as we move into the IoE era.

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Karim Kattouf

UAE Law Enforcement Agencies Cracking Down On IT Product Counterfeits

2015-09-22 Karim Kattouf, Investigator – Cisco Brand Protection, Middle East & Africa

Cisco is making a concentrated effort to reduce the amount of Counterfeit products in the market. It is safe to say that we have seen a spike in counterfeit products circulated in the UAE and the Gulf. The size of this market can vary with the macroeconomic environment and product supply vs. demand, among other factors. During tough economic times, budgets get stretched and the grey market can appear attractive to those looking for lower cost products which on the surface meet their needs but also increases the likelihood of counterfeit products being deployed in their networks.

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Ala'A Al-Bawab

IoT offers public sector service a chance to innovate

2015-09-10 Ala'A Al-Bawab, Public Sector Sales Lead, Cisco, UAE.

The public-sector organizations are among the world’s leading IoE innovators, with the vision, scope and execution of public-sector IoE initiatives providing a model for both private and public sector organizations to follow.

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Ziad Salameh

Shaping a World of Healthcare without Boundaries

2015-09-03 Ziad Salameh, Managing Director & General Manager Gulf, Levant & Pakistan and Middle East Services Leader, Cisco.

Healthcare in the 21st century presents enormous challenges. Populations are growing, people are living longer. Many of these patients are living with chronic illnesses that require ongoing care. Compounding this problem is the widespread lack of skilled caregivers and the increasing cost of providing care in the Middle East. In the region, for people living in rural areas, the situation can be even more challenging as rising travel costs as well as travel time can make it even more expensive and inconvenient to seek care.

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Ashley Woodbridge

Middle East Businesses Embrace the Big Data Wave to Transform Economies

2015-01-21 By Ashley Woodbridge, Customer Solutions Architect for Cisco UAE.

Middle East businesses are facing a veritable flood of information as networks bear ever increasing loads with the rise in mobile devices and the cloud.

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Rabih Dabboussi

Cisco Demonstrates Alignment with Dubai's Smart City Vision at GITEX 2014

2015-01-21 By Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager at Cisco UAE.

As part of the most successful GITEX Technology Week yet – with the 2014 edition themed “Re-Imagining Our Future” and a strong Smart City focus - Cisco showcased how the Internet of Everything – the interconnection of people, processes, data, and objects – will transform daily lives and businesses in the region, especially in Dubai.

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Fady Younes

Tech-Savvy Youth Drive Middle East Region's Mobility Growth

2015-01-21 By Fady Younes, the Head of the Service Providers Sector at Cisco UAE.

Today we're in an era where youth across the region have not only one smartphone, but a wide range of mobile devices – including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and increasingly wearable devices like smart watches, smart glasses, and even smart clothing.

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Paulo Pereira

GCC Cities Get Smart to Deliver New World of Citizen Benefits

2015-01-21 By Paulo Pereira, Senior Systems Engineer Manager at Cisco UAE.

Smart Cities are easy to envision thanks to futurists and pop culture predicting everything from self-driving flying cars to drone robot delivery services, and miniature waste management robots.

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Ala'a Al-Bawab

Cisco Enables Dubai Smart Government

2015-01-21 By Ala'a Al-Bawab, Regional Sales Manager at Cisco UAE.

When His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai announced the Dubai Smart City initiative in 2013, it was a mesmerizing vision to transform Dubai into one of the most connected and “smartest” cities in the world.

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Meghan McCarthy

Cisco Helps Hotels in the UAE Make the Smart Decision on Hospitality

2015-01-21 By Meghan McCarthy, the Regional Sales Manager for Partner Organization and Commercial Segment for Cisco UAE.

In the Middle East, hospitality is part and parcel of everyday life – from destination dining, to weekend entertainment, to welcoming visiting friends and family.

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Wael Abdulal

Video Collaboration Transforms How Middle East Citizens Live, Work and Play

2015-01-21 By Wael Abdulal, Collaboration Sales Manager, Cisco UAE.

In the Middle East, the sheer scope of video technology and its current application potential is breathtaking, particularly when it comes to the collaborative benefits it can deliver in fields like education, healthcare, and government services.

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Den Sullivan

Middle East Data Centers Adopt New Business Models in the Face of Data Center and Cloud Traffic Growth

2014-10-02 By Den Sullivan, Head of Enterprise & Architectures for Middle East, Africa, and Russia/CIS.

We're seeing strong demand from Middle East CIOs for more agile data center infrastructures.

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Mohammad Hammoudi

Qatar's ICT World Leadership Set to Descend on Our World-Class Industry Event

2014-09-23 By Mohammad Hammoudi, General Manager of Cisco in Qatar.

Qatar is leading the Arab world in efforts to bridge the digital divide, and is firmly placed in the rising star category for making the most of technology.

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