Reseller ME Partner Excellence Awards 2019: winners revealed and Reseller Middle East hosted the 10th annual Partner Excellence Awards at Jumierah Emirates Towers on 30th April 2019. The event saw over 300 attendees and awarded 30 plus organisations and IT channel leaders for playing a significant role in growing the industry. At the Black and White-themed awards event, guests revelled in the evening’s celebrations, which included a gala dinner and soulful performance from the Irish singing sensation Gari Deegan. The 2019 edition of the

"The connected future depends on a robust infrastructure": BICSI

One of the main highlights of the 2019 edition of BICSI Middle East and Africa Conference, taking place in Dubai, UAE, was the discussions around the increasing dependence on digital infrastructure. Keynote speaker Mark Acton, independent consultant and non-exec director, Ekkosense, Chelmsford, Essex, United Kingdom, said that digital infrastructure should be considered as a new utility today, similar to water and electricity. “The importance of digital infrastructure including data centres to

“Create environments for data to thrive”: WD executive

At the fifth edition of CNME and’s CIO 100 Awards and Forum, which took place at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai, Western Digital’s senior sales director for Middle East Khwaja Saifuddin shared insights on why maximising the value of data is the need of the hour. His presentation on ‘Creating environments for data to thrive’ delved into trends around big data and fast data. He also shed light on how industries have transformed by gleaning actionable insights from data. The key tak

CIO 100 Awards and Forum: Tristar CIO on the realities behind blockchain

Blockchain technology was expected to find its place in the market in 2018, however it didn’t really take off as industry leaders predicted. There are a number of reasons behind this, according to Adam Lalani, group head of IT, Tristar, which is a fully integrated liquid logistics solutions provider to petroleum, chemical and petrochemical industries. At CIO 100 Awards and Forum, which took place at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai, Lalani, shared the challenges on why we haven’t seen too many bloc

“Unleash the power of smart data”: Dell EMC

The fifth edition of CNME and’s CIO 100 Awards and Forum, took place at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai this morning. The event brought together the region’s top IT leaders on a single platform to discuss, share and learn the latest market trends and use-cases around data. A strategic partner for the event, Dell EMC’s META marketing director Haidi Nossair’s presentation was on ‘Unleash the power of smart data’. She said, “Today when we say ‘technology can drive human progress’ – i

Unlocking AI’s business value: CIO 100 keynote

Hosted by CNME and, the fifth annual CIO 100 Awards and Forum kicked off at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai this morning. Gathering the region’s top IT leaders, the day’s proceedings began with thought-provoking presentations from eminent speakers. The keynote address by platinum sponsor HPE’s director of channel and alliances Kinda Baydoun on ‘HPE Solutions to unlock business values of artificial intelligence (AI)’ resonated well with the audience. Baydoun explained how regional b

All the big news from Margin Builder Forum 2018

Reseller Middle East’s inaugural Margin Builder Forum 2018 kicked off this morning with an insightful keynote address by Redington Value’s president Ramkumar Balakrishnan. Gathering over 100 attendees across partner firms, Margin Builder Forum 2018 discussed intrinsic challenges and market opportunities close to the channel community. Balakrishnan’s keynote speech, ‘The great margin game’, resonated well with the attendees as he discussed profitability within the IT channel industry. He said,

How can Veeam hit its $1.5 billion 2020 revenue target?

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Veeam’s newly appointed co-CEO Peter McKay got the third edition of VeeamON underway by equating the current business environment to the famous opening line of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. “If we take advantage of the disruptive opportunities in front of us, it is certainly the best of times for agile companies,” he said. For firms who fail to adapt and consequently become irrelevant to customers, meanwhile, it will be “the worst

Canon on Middle East channel play

At Drupa 2016, a global trade show for print enthusiasts, Reseller ME sat down with Venkatasubramanian Hariharan, Regional Sales Director, Canon Middle East, to learn about the company’s channel plans. Can you discuss the channel strategy and how it has evolved with the current times? Traditionally, we have worked in a single distribution model, where Canon works with the distributor who is then responsible for the channel development among the tier-two partners. This model has worked well fo

Building comprehensive visibility

Security is top of mind for businesses, especially with the recent reports of data and privacy breach incidents across the globe. But what should the industry do to bring about a radical change in the way these incidents are detected, controlled and prevented? On the second day of RSA Conference 2016 being held at San Francisco from 29th February to 4th March, Amit Yoran, President, RSA urges the industry to wake up and take on the challenge of cyber-threats and security risks in his opening no

Data differentiation

At Partners 2014, an annual event held by Teradata, transforming businesses to be data-driven was the key theme. Partners 2014, Teradata’s annual conference, which brings together the company’s customers and technology partners on a single platform, reflected the data evolution by sharing best practices and case studies. Held at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee, the event hosted about 4000 exhibitors and customers and held more than 200 sessions, more than hal