By Alexander Rauser, CEO and Founder of Prototype.


Digiculture – the perfect term to describe the culture today’s world lives in.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 06:22

Setting Your Data Center Migration Strategy

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By Sachin Bhardwaj, Director Marketing & Business Development, eHosting DataFort


Change, even one for the better, comes with risk. Migrating to a Colocation Data Center - or any new Data Center- should be accompanied by careful supervision and a well devised and executed strategy. Data and IT functionality are a critical element of any modern enterprise. While adopting a new Data Center strategy holds the promise of efficiency and leaner ongoing costs, the transition can also result in negative disruptive outcomes – if it is enacted badly.

By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows


The law enforcement operations that took down the AlphaBay and Hansa marketplaces were meant to strike a sizable blow to the online trade of illegal goods and services. Frequenters of these services might now think twice before placing their trust in these unregulated platforms, and there may well be further arrests to follow as investigations and analysis into the materials seized in these raids run their course.

By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows


Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) can be exciting, offering companies a significant platform for growth. According to the Deloitte M&A Index 2016, global M&A activity reached record-breaking deal values in 2015 at over $4 trillion, with the resulting deals expected to add $1.5 to $1.9 trillion in value to these companies.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 06:39

Know Where to Find Your Digital Risk

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By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder, Digital Shadows


Approximately 250 years ago Samuel Johnson said, “The next best thing to knowing something, is knowing where to find it.” This is quite a fitting quote from the author of A Dictionary of the English Language and equally fitting today when it comes to understanding your digital risk.

By Dr Sarah Rasmi, Family Psychologist and Parenting Expert for social app Play:Date.


Summer holidays offer a much-needed break from the previous school year, and provide an excellent opportunity to recharge. At the same time, it can be difficult to find activities that are both physically and mentally stimulating. This is especially true in the UAE, where high temperatures limit the number of outdoor options.

Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00

bay Disappears: 3 Scenarios to Look for Next

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By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows


The AlphaBay dark web marketplace has been inaccessible since 05 Jul 2017. With no substantive explanation from the site’s owners, users have speculated that either an exit scam (where administrators steal user cryptocurrency deposited to the marketplace and shut down the services) or law enforcement action has taken place. Dark web market exit scams are nothing new; the Evolution market exit scam infamously resulted in the loss of 40,000 bitcoins ($12 million). These exit scams are one of the risks when conducting business in criminal marketplaces. Recent reports have suggested that international authorities had seized the site, alongside the arrest of one of its alleged operators. Both explanations remained unconfirmed at the time of writing, but with each day that passes the prospect of AlphaBay returning becomes increasingly unlikely.

By Aaron White, Regional Director, Sage Middle East


The role of the CIO has changed significantly over recent years, evolving from network operator and general FAQ answerer to business brain and strategist. Regionally, the change has been driven by the next wave of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) technologies, which promised to unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences. Yet the game changing idea was that the CIO would execute those experiences.

By Omar Al Busaidy, author of self-development book, ‘Just Read It’


Positive outlook, persistent pursuit of happiness and personal growth are standard moral imperatives for everyday living.  These factors play a substantial role when it comes to self-development and improvement. But, what is self-development? How does one initiate their self-improvement journey and what does it take to reach one’s self-development goals?

By Mohammed Basheer, IT Security Practice Head, ISYX Technologies


The Petya ransomware attack that hit computers around the world recently, the second in two months, is yet another reminder that computers play key roles in most enterprises, and that it does not take much to disable those computers. Irrespective of how robust your information security systems are, users are still the weakest link in your company's cybersecurity.

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