Guest blog: Seagate’s Christian Assaf talks about the evolution of surveillance storage

December 22, 2015 By Emma Procter

By Christian Assaf, Senior Sales Manager META, Seagate (pictured) VIDEO SURVEILLANCE HAS been around since the 1940s, but it was quite a bit harder to manage back then. Most of the earliest systems had no way to record and store information – meaning that an actual person had

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Guest blog: Zombies, ghosts, goblins and DDI, oh my! The 3 kinds of servers that haunt IT

November 1, 2015 By Emma Procter

Dave Signori, Senior Director of Product Management at Infoblox – which delivers critical network services that protect Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure – shines an eery light on the servers that haunt IT professionals everywhere… ZOMBIES, ghosts and goblins have been walking the streets for Halloween, but the scariest creatures aren’t knocking

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Guest opinion: Can new network environments actually be trusted? Trevor Dearing of Gigamon looks at the big issues.

September 21, 2015 By Emma Procter

With ever more high tech, penetration in the telecom industry and mobility, Trevor Dearing, EMEA marketing director at Gigamon, asks – can new network environments really be trusted? THE TELECOMS  industry today is facing a number of powerful drivers that are rapidly forcing an evolution of both business

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Guest blog: Dubai’s Red Solutions explains its SMART approach

September 11, 2015 By Emma Procter

Geoff Moore, CTO of Red Solutions, urges solutions designers to get to grips with mobile threats. WITH THE ever expanding role of mobile devices in our modern lives, the information they carry and the risks associated with their use are expanding too. Yet despite these risks, it

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Guest blog: Combating security issues faced by ME Telco operators deploying SDN and Cloud

August 12, 2015 By Emma Procter

Yarob Sakhnini, regional director, MEMA at Brocade, (pictured) talks about safeguarding customer data and applications with the Advent of Cloud ONE OF the major advantages of deploying SDN is that the management of all systems within the network has a centralised controller. This single plane of control


Hot on the web: Why Apple loves this new home security cam and its 1TB of storage

July 26, 2015 By Emma Procter

SSN Gulf checked out this very interesting post from respected Apple-themed blog Cult of Mac… HOME SECURITY system manufacturer Uniden just released a swanky new system that can store 120 days’ worth of data and, if you want one, you’ll have to go directly through the manufacturer or


Guest blog: Integrators on how to adapt and thrive

May 9, 2015 By Emma Procter

BLOG FROM THE US: The subtitle for this year’s “State of the Integrator” panel discussion at PSA-TEC was “Adapt or Die.” Despite the foreboding subtitle, the panelists’ outlook was decidedly optimistic … for some integrators anyway. Panelists agreed that independent integrators who do not embrace changing

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Guest blog: Just how safe is a smart home?

April 21, 2015 By Emma Procter

US – From smart locks to lighting systems, smart home technology features are advancing at an accelerated rate. According to a survey conducted by Coldwell Banker in the US last month, nearly 60 per cent of sales associates said they are seeing more smart home features