Microsoft ‘almost’ concludes largest job cuts in its history

Microsoft has initiated a third round of job cuts that “almost” concludes its plan to eliminate 18,000 positions.

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Twitter, IBM form analytic apps partnership

IBM and Twitter have announced a partnership that will merge Twitter’s massive flows of social media data with Big Blue’s analytics software, including Watson.


EMC unveils hybrid cloud solution

Storage vendor EMC has unveiled a new hybrid Cloud solution integrating hardware, software and services from EMC and VMware and Microsoft.


EMC to acquire VCE

Storage vendor EMC has announced that it is acquiring converged infrastructure firm VCE.


Microsoft launches hybrid cloud push

With a series of cloud announcements on Monday, Microsoft moved to put a stake in the ground with hybrid cloud computing and emerge from the shadow of cloud rivals Google and Amazon.

Transformational IT

In conjunction with Cognizant and a Gartner delegate, CNME hosted a discussion with industry experts on transformational IT.

Paper chase

It will come as no shock to anyone that the UAE’s Ministry of Labour creates and manages a great deal of paper. Documents, from the HR to the legal and finance departments have historically taken up rooms filled with boxes, which in turn are filled with files.

The French connection

The University of Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi carries an enormous responsibility. The campus needs to be accessible and modern to today’s UAE students, while maintaining the education and style of a centuries old campus. When their Al Reem Island campus opened in 2009, the University IT department met the brief.

Discovery in the Big Data era

Big Data can be extremely useful, or equally as tedious. With the world generating more and more data, businesses need the tools to tame this beast.


Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.

  • HP Spectre 13 review: a welcome return to the basics

    HP’s Spectre 13 runs Windows 8, but it doesn’t contort, flip, swivel, or do any of the other impractical tricks that look so fun in advertisements. It’s not a tablet strapped to a dock, or a tablet with a keyboard cover, either. It’s just a regular ol’ Ultrabook. A very, very good Ultrabook.

  • Lab tested: new Mac Pro is the speedster we’ve been waiting for

    Our tests of a $6799 configure-to-order Mac Pro show – as expected – that the new system is better-suited to people making their living using professional apps like Final Cut Pro than everyday users working in consumer apps like iMovie.

  • Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro

    If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.

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