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WD showcases advanced surveillance hard drives at Intersec 2015

WD showcases advanced surveillance hard drives at Intersec 2015

SecurityMiddleEast.com had the pleasure of catching up with Khwaja Saifuddin Ahmad, Western Digital’s (WD) Senior Sales Director Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Southeast Asia during Intersec 2015. This is the first year that WD has showcased its Purple hard drives at the Dubai-based exhibition, and Ahmad explained that the response has been overwhelming. “It’s been… Continue Reading

WHO updates PPE guidelines for Ebola response

WHO updates PPE guidelines for Ebola response

The harsh toll that Ebola has had on health workers in West Africa, and in other countries such as Spain and America, prompted the World Health Organisation (WHO) to conduct a formal review of personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for healthcare workers and has updated its guidelines in context of the current outbreak. The aim… Continue Reading

Ebola – West Africa – A Global BioSecurity Risk

Ebola – West Africa – A Global BioSecurity Risk

Written by Rosi Kern According to Dr. Tom Frieden, the director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the world is currently facing “The biggest and most complex Ebola outbreak in history,” with at least four countries being affected by the deadly virus. Whereas the virus, whose outbreak first occurred in West Africa’s… Continue Reading

Milestone ramps up presence in Southern Africa and Saudi Arabia

Milestone ramps up presence in Southern Africa and Saudi Arabia

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has hired Michael Metcalfe as Channel Business Manager for Southern Africa and Ahmad Saleh Al-Haider as Channel Business Manager for Saudi Arabia. “In response to the sharply rising demand for open technology video solutions in the area, we are ramping up the Milestone… Continue Reading

Harco overcoming resistance to IP to promote megapixel CCTV in MENA

Harco overcoming resistance to IP to promote megapixel CCTV in MENA

Past technology failures and governmental infighting are two factors which are acting to slow the adoption of IP-based security technology in the Middle East and Africa, according to Roger Ghostine, Regional Business Development Director for MENA (Middle East and North Africa) at the Harco Group. Many end users with extensive analogue systems already installed have… Continue Reading

Milestone hires new directors for marketing and distribution in EMEA and Eurpoe

Milestone hires new directors for marketing and distribution in EMEA and Eurpoe

Milestone Systems, the open platform company in IP video management software (VMS), has hired Inger Holm Vinther as Director of Corporate Marketing and Kitty Van Der Sluis as Director of Sales Distribution in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Christian Bohn, VP Alliances and Corporate Marketing, says: “Inger’s experience from marketing positions at large… Continue Reading