Stay Compliant: Regulations for Data Recovery in the Financial Sector across GCC

Posted by Simone G on Thu, May 25, 2023 @ 02:02 PM

imgonline-com-ua-CompressToSize-6tJr5VGhzHdwGwfThe Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is witnessing unprecedented growth in the financial sector, with a surge in both traditional financial institutions and emerging fintech companies. Due to their financial power and increasing connectivity, they are the prime target for cyberattacks and data breaches, making the protection and security of their critical data a paramount concern.

According to a recent study, the global fintech market is projected to reach a staggering $324 billion by 2026, demonstrating the exponential growth of this sector. With such rapid advancements, the need to fortify data infrastructure against potential disasters has become more crucial than ever.

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Why do SMBs need a disaster recovery plan?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Sep 20, 2022 @ 12:23 PM

Digital transformation and remote working arrangements pushed small and medium businesses (SMBs) to leverage the cloud to store their critical data and work processes. While the cloud opens up new opportunities for businesses to scale faster, it also presents a few challenges. One of these is data breach and loss.

According to this 2022 report, the Middle East ranked second on the list of data breach losses after the US, incurring losses of SR28 million from data breaches in 2022 alone.

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When is a good time to think about cloud?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Apr 07, 2022 @ 08:47 AM

Moving to the cloud can deliver strategic advantages in terms of cost and risk reduction while strengthening disaster recovery and delivering scalability in an uncertain business environment. But while the benefits of cloud adoption are inarguable, doing so at the right time is crucial to business success.

3 occasions to embrace the cloud
Internal BIOS data shows that companies gain the most value when they make the transition to the cloud at specific moments during the business lifecycle. Some of these include:

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Watania signs BIOS Middle East as business continuity provider

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 12:28 PM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: BIOS Middle East, a specialist in disaster recovery services, has been appointed Disaster Recovery Service (DraaS) provider by National Takaful Company PJSC, “Watania”, as part of a proactive strategy on the part of the Abu Dhabi-based insurance company to ensure business continuity and embed resilience across its operations.

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Which DRaaS should you choose? Download Gartner’s market guide to find out

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 @ 12:36 PM

Disaster recovery (DR) enables GCC organisations to continue functioning in the event of a catastrophic event. A strong DR solution can make or break an organisation’s ability to recover from such a setback, whether this is natural or manmade. When every second of downtime means lost revenue, disaster mitigation demands quick thinking and immediate action.

As Gartner explains, DRaaS is a great option for infrastructure and operations leaders who want to cost-effectively improve IT resilience, meet compliance or regulatory requirements, and address resource deficiencies. But with so many vendors offering all sorts of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) packages, CSOs can easily come down with a severe case of analysis paralysis. But the DRaaS market consists of hundreds of providers, each with varying abilities to support requirements. These requirements encompass different workload types, geographies, levels of onboarding and ongoing support, number of recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) options, and target recovery locations, according to Gartner

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DRaaS Case Study: BIOS in-country Cloud DRaaS saved over a $1+ million

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, May 31, 2021 @ 01:22 PM

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has proved its worth over the course of the pandemic. A recent case study from an MEA wide conglomorate shows how BIOS has helped the entertainment and retail group secure business and operational continuity.

BIOS leveraged their in-country, Gartner-recognized cloud solution called CloudHPT to build a DRaaS solution. 
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Is DraaS the right resilience approach for GCC companies?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, May 20, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

As the business world acquaints itself with the new normal, innovation and digital competitiveness have emerged as game-changers on the road to long-term agility, according to a Gartner survey of nearly 2,000 CIOs in 74 countries. And as the pandemic proved, digital leadership is underpinned by organisational resilience.


But what is the right resilience approach for GCC companies?

Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) has shot into the spotlight over the past year, in large part because of its cost-effective role in allowing organisations to recover data and IT infrastructure even in the most extreme situations. As Gartner defines it, DRaaS is a facility in which the provider manages server image and data replication to the cloud, run book creation, automated failover and failback to and from the cloud, and network element configuration during and for recovery operations.

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