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How technology answers Insurance industry’s emerging challenges and opportunities

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Apr 02, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

The insurance sector in the Middle East continuous to grow and attract new entrants creating both opportunities and challenges for players in this space.

In addition to growth, the market is also maturing with additional government regulation requiring new levels of compliance such as NESA and  IFRS 17. In order to help address these challenges and make the most of these opportunities many marker leaders are turning to the cloud.

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Topics: insurance

Working from home in the UAE

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Mar 02, 2020 @ 12:08 PM

The working from home ‘movement’ has long been a hot topic in technology companies. The nature of the job means many engineers work after hours and during working hours they often prefer to work remotely. The recent worrying spread of the COVID-19 virus in the Far East and now in other parts of the globe  has caused many companies to see how viable working from home would be for them (including us at BIOS Middle East). It seems we are not alone with companies like Hitachi, JP Morgan and Chevron all asking their workers to work remotely as a measure against the rapidly-spreading disease.

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Topics: multi-cloud, cloud hosting

Pain-points that Disaster Recovery as a Service tackles

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 01:53 PM

What’s your plan for an IT Disaster?

Given most companies will experience at least some downtime each year and sooner or later experience a major outage…… it’s wise to have a plan in place. 

 

In this guide we discuss;

 

  • the types of downtime's companies experience,
  • how they happen,
  • the impact they can have, both to the business’s reputation as well as its bottom line
  • and how planning ahead of time can avoid the worst impacts.
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The guide also looks at a unique approach to disaster recovery, namely, disaster prevention which can reduce the chance of an IT disaster and how disaster prevention can be combined with disaster recovery as a service to ensure your businesses has a comprehensive plan for any major IT disaster that will be effective.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, online disaster recovery uae, draas uae, disaster recovery uae, disaster recovery as a service uae, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, azure recovery, azure recovery services

Backup? Disaster Recovery or Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 10:39 AM

 

In truth most businesses that have any sort of size will want to have backup and also some kind of disaster recovery. But they don’t always. Often Disaster Recovery is perceived as too complicated or expensive. Perhaps this was the case several years ago but things have changed. When considering your companies backup and DR strategy consider some scenarios: 

 

Which is right for my company?

Its Sunday morning 9 am. You start work but you can’t connect to any of your servers. Your IT checks the server and sees a message ‘Your data has been encrypted. To receive the decryption key send 10 bitcoins to this address’.

Hopefully you’ll be able to restore from backup. This assumes it has been working properly. You’ll be down for a day or 2. The business will be ok but how much will that cost your business?


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Topics: draas uae, disaster recovery uae, cloud dr uae, disaster recovery as a service uae, business continuity, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, azure recovery, azure recovery services

What is driving the demand for Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 05:36 PM

There are many reasons why companies adopt Disaster Recovery as a Service, either for their on premise environments or their cloud environments. The key reason among them is to protect the business from experiencing downtime. While most businesses can cope with some downtime, an extended period of downtime or significant loss of data and services can often be fatal.

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Topics: draas uae, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, azure recovery, azure recovery services

BIOS Middle East launches BIOS VISION, the new IT Service Platform

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Jan 06, 2020 @ 10:42 AM

BIOS Middle East is excited to announce a new enhancement to our managed service and cloud offerings. Our customer experience portal has been upgraded to become BIOS VISION. 

BIOS VISION is our instant and real-time service management portal, which gives our customers a completely transparent, single view of all service transactions. Our innovative digital platform, VISION will enable access to a range of key functionalities at fingertips. The digital portal provides a single view of the service, allows to run expedient reporting and review service level data. It will provide many benefits to our customers and will allow us to leverage new technologies such as ML and AI to improve our services

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Topics: bios assured, service now

Noor Takaful Accelerates Its Digital Transformation Journey with BIOS Middle East’s Cloud

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Dec 15, 2019 @ 02:51 PM

Dubai, UAE – December 15th, 2019: BIOS Middle East, a leading managed services and cloud provider in the UAE, announced that it has successfully completed Noor Takaful’s migration from on premise to the cloud, to accelerate its digital transformation journey.

 

Noor Takaful was established in early 2009 to provide a broad range of Islamic insurance (takaful), general and customised insurance products and services to individuals, families, groups and companies in the UAE market.

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Topics: it infrastructure services dubai, it transformation strategy, it services, cloud services, cloud and managed service provider, azure, multicloud, cloud hosting

Whitepaper: Ultimate Guide to Multi-Cloud

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Nov 25, 2019 @ 06:27 PM

The worldwide public cloud services market will reach over $221 bn in 2019 and Gartner says the market will reach just under $400 bn in 2023. That’s some growth.

Underneath those headlines, roughly 50% of organizations are using an approach to infrastructure as a service (IaaS) strategy that is a Multi-Cloud in order to leverage best-in-class capabilities from different cloud providers. Gartner predicts companies using Multi-Cloud will increase to above 75% by 2020.

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Topics: cloud and managed service provider, multi-cloud, aws, azure, multicloud, cloud hosting

Why are cloud services being adopted at an exponential rate?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Oct 27, 2019 @ 12:47 PM

The total cloud spend of the Middle East is estimated to stand at just below 1bn USD but it’s predicted to grow to 4bn by 2022. In fact this isn’t just happening in the Middle East, globally cloud is being embraced by almost all organizations and is expected to hit 300bn of spending by 2022.

But why are so many companies moving to the cloud so quickly?

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Topics: IaaS, cloud services, cloud and managed service provider, multi-cloud, azure, multicloud, cloud hosting

The datacenter is dead. Long live the Cloud

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 @ 01:25 PM

The phenomenon that is cloud is shaking traditional IT to its core. The growth in cloud services is nothing short of exponential. Meanwhile hardware sales for traditional datacenter technologies declines fast. When we launched our Cloud services in the UAE in 2013 the conversation used to be; “Is cloud really viable? Is cloud secure? Should I consider it instead of on premise?”, now the conversation has changed to; “Which cloud is best for which application? How much of our IT can we move to the cloud? When can we migrate to the cloud?”

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Topics: cloud services, microsoft azure, cloud and managed service provider, multi-cloud, aws, cloud hosting

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