By Shereen Shabnam When I look back at my time in Portugal, what comes to mind is the medieval castles, palaces, hilltop castles, picturesque cobblestone villages, bustling towns and great food. My favourite time was sitting in the open-air cafes, watching the locals while enjoying freshly baked bread, delicious fried sardines served with sauces of... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam One of the most memorable trips I have taken as a motoring enthusiast was to Gramado, a tiny mountain resort that has the Hollywood Car Museum and a place for super car driving experiences. The town is like a Swiss mountain village with boutiques selling avant-garde glasswork, gourmet chocolate and has some... Continue Reading →

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Revel in picturesque views while sipping signature coffee and tea blends and enjoying healthy snacks and desserts     Spend quality time with your friends while relishing the beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline, over a Healthy Afternoon Tea at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel. Guests can choose from the curated... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam My favourite place to be in Dubai is the Shangri-La Hotel, my perfect sanctuary during these trying times for fitness and relaxation, delicious dining and premium wellness and leisure facilities. EVery morning I start my day at the wellness area and while people close to me wish it was more in the... Continue Reading →

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Fortinet Delivers SASE and Zero Trust Network Access Capabilities with Major Updates to its FortiOS Operating System

Over 300 New Features in FortiOS 7.0 Expand the Fortinet Security Fabric’s Ability to Deliver Consistent Security Across All Networks, Endpoints, and Clouds News Summary Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced version 7.0 of FortiOS, Fortinet’s flagship operating system. With over 300 new features, FortiOS 7.0... Continue Reading →

Infoblox Upgrades NIOS with Security, Orchestration, and Reliability Features to Enable Workplace Transformation

Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announces updates to its award-winning Network Identity Operating System (NIOS). This latest release provides customers DoT/DoH support for advanced security, additional cloud integrations and DevOps automation, DDI enhancements, and extended service provider capabilities. The update enables organizations to extend visibility, reliability and security across on-premises... Continue Reading →

TrickBot Emerges as UAE’s Top Malware Threat

Check Point Research (CPR) reports TrickBot Emerges as UAE’s Top Malware Threat impacting 7% of the organizations, however Emotet trojan continued to reign as the top malware globally in January 2021, and its impact was seen across 6% of organizations in the UAE Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm ofCheck Point® Software Technologies Ltd.... Continue Reading →

KEF Holdings launches game-changing Meitra Care Network to disrupt India’s US$193 billion healthcare sector

K.K. Shailaja, Hon’ble Minister of Health Social Justice, Woman and Child Development – Government of Kerala, graced the launch event as Chief Guest in Calicut, Kerala, India, that was attended by senior officials who witnessed the beginning of a new chapter in India’s growing healthcare sector KEF Holdings, a Dubai-based diversified investment conglomerate, has launched... Continue Reading →

For Middle East enterprises, 2021 will be ‘the Year of AI’, predicts Dataiku

Since its entry into Middle East market in early 2020, Dataiku’s innovative AI platform has helped regional organizations leverage the technology to build use cases to address industry-wide problems such as fraud, churn, supply-chain optimization, and predictive maintenance Business intelligence driven by advanced machine learning will be a key differentiator for regional businesses as they... Continue Reading →

‘Many Organizations Still Lack Cybersecurity Measures to Protect Distributed Workforce’ – Infoblox Q4 2020 Cyberthreat Intelligence Report

Infoblox has published its Quarterly Cyberthreat Intelligence Report for Q4 2020, that includes data on threat activity publicly released from October 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020[1]. The 2021 Cyberthreats in Context In the widespread transition to cloud computing, many organizations have transferred their legacy applications to infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and platform-as-a-service (PaaS) platforms. They have... Continue Reading →

Absolute Elegance: The 40M Sunreef Explorer

By Shereen Shabnam Sunreef Yachts are cruising worldwide and considered to be the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of luxury sailing and power multihulls. Each custom-made yacht is designed in great detail for the most demanding customers and delivers the best in comfort, style and safety. The company is now the world leader in the... Continue Reading →

Forever Innovative: Riva 88’ Folgore

Edited by Shereen Shabnam The new Riva sport-fly, an exciting combination of innovative vision and legendary style is a product of collaboration between Officina Italiana Design, the firm headed by Mauro Micheli and Sergio Beretta that designs the entire Riva range, the Product Strategy Committee led by Piero Ferrari and Ferretti Group’s Engineering Department. Only... Continue Reading →

By Shereen Shabnam Singapore was my favorite cosmopolitan city for weekend visits during my nine years in Kuala Lumpur.  As students took the overnight train and ventured the streets for culinary experiences trying hawker food, Indian food, seafood, scrumptious Chinese cuisine and strolled through the lovely hiking trails or enjoy the beaches in the South.... Continue Reading →

Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa By Shereen Shabnam After a period of not travelling for nearly a year, heading to Maldives was indeed a treat and a few days at the award-winning Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa brought so many memorable moments. The resort is home to an exquisite collection of... Continue Reading →

By Shereen Shabnam During my nine years in Malaysia, Penang was the most popular local exotic holiday destination we used to head to for a dose of cultural sights and natural scenery. Known as the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its many soft sandy beaches and viewed as the food capital of... Continue Reading →

Luxury and Opulence: The All-New Pearl 62

Edited by Shereen Shabnam Founded in 1998 with the aim of designing a range of luxury motor yachts offering voluminous interiors, combined with opulence and design excellence, Pearl Yachts is one of the UK’s most prominent shipyards. The new 18.6m PEARL 62 is the latest addition to Pearl Yachts growing fleet of ocean-going yachts designed... Continue Reading →

Mindware Signs Partnership with Rubrik for MENA Region

Mindware, a leading Value Added Distributor (VAD), today announced an agreement with Rubrik to promote and distribute Rubrik’s solutions through its vast reseller network across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This new partnership and the addition of Rubrik’s best-in-class data management solutions for Microsoft 365 applications and Azure cloud environments also positions... Continue Reading →

New research reveals IT professionals’ growing confidence in public cloud despite security concerns

Barracuda, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, today released key findings from a report titled Cloud networks: Shifting into hyperdrive. Commissioned by Barracuda, the research surveyed global IT decision makers to capture their attitudes and opinions about public cloud, access constraints, security concerns, emerging solutions, and a variety of related topics.  The survey, conducted by independent market researcher Censuswide, includes responses... Continue Reading →

Hygiene programme “TK Extra Care” launched by Turkish Airlines in collaboration with Dr. Oz

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries than any other airline, launched a new hygiene programme “TK Extra Care”, which highlights new protective hygiene measures, in collaboration with the global carrier’s ambassador Dr. Mehmet Oz, the producer and host of the world-renowned “The Dr. Oz Show.” The announcement of the new animated in-flight video comes at... Continue Reading →

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