Digital Transformation is All About Trust

By: Edwin Weijdema, Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam As we become more reliant on technology to work, communicate, and be entertained, we are having to place our trust in it more than ever before. When I choose to work from home instead of travelling to the office, I am trusting that my laptop is fully operational, my Internet connection is stable, and that my ability to access the cloud-based applications I need for my work are available. Subconsciously, however, it is natural to worry more about your devices and connectivity breaking down when working from home than it is when … Continue reading Digital Transformation is All About Trust

Zero-days in Microsoft Windows and Chrome used in a series of highly targeted attacks

In April, Kaspersky experts discovered a number of highly targeted attacks against multiple companies utilizing a previously undiscovered chain of Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows zero-day exploits. One of the exploits was used for remote code execution in the Chrome web-browser, while the other was an elevation of privilege exploit fine-tuned to target the latest and most prominent builds of Windows 10. The latter exploits two vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows OS kernel: Information Disclosure vulnerability CVE-2021-31955 and Elevation of Privilege vulnerability CVE-2021-31956. Microsoft has patched both yesterday as part of Patch Tuesday. Recent months have seen a wave of … Continue reading Zero-days in Microsoft Windows and Chrome used in a series of highly targeted attacks

Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021 ranks UAE #2 Globally for Business Skills

The share of STEM course enrollments by women in the UAE also increased from 33% pre-pandemic to 41% in 2020 According to Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021, the UAE ranks #1 in the MENA region and #2 globally in overall business skills, only after Luxemburg. This year’s study draws on performance data since the pandemic’s onset from more than 77 million learners on the platform to benchmark skills proficiency across business, technology, and data science for over 100 countries. Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Management, and Strategy and Operations are areas where UAE learners have placed within the top 97 percentile … Continue reading Coursera’s Global Skills Report 2021 ranks UAE #2 Globally for Business Skills

Epson research foresees high Middle East demand for technologically enhanced events

Demand will be strong for social events and concerts, especially with immersive technologies, as restrictions are being lifted New research commissioned by Epson, the leading global projector manufacturer[1], reveals there will be a strong ‘bounce back’ for the events industry as restrictions are being lifted in the Middle East. The research, which was announced at the Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) in Dubai today, was designed with the assistance of Professor Steven Taylor[2], a leading psychologist and expert in the impact of pandemics on social behaviour – suggesting that the UAE and Saudi Arabia markets will be more inclined to … Continue reading Epson research foresees high Middle East demand for technologically enhanced events