Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila

Congo continues public Internet ban

Internet service has been restored to government agencies and banks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but otherwise a government shutdown of email, social media and mobile phone services, ordered on 19th January, remains in effect.


Arbor: Largest DDoS attack hit 400Gbps

An unnamed ISP experienced an NTP reflection DDoS attack peaked at 400Gbps in December, easily the largest denial of service event in Internet history, Arbor Networks’ 10th Annual Infrastructure Report has revealed.

Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple posts record Q4 sales

Record revenue from the iPhone and Mac computer sales helped Apple bring in $74.6 billion in revenue last quarter, up from $57.6 billion a year earlier.


IBM planning ‘110,000’ job cuts

IBM is apparently planning the most devastating jobs cuts in business history, with a reported 110,000 employees from a global workforce of 435,000 facing redundancy, US Forbes has reported.

Shin Jong-kyun, Head, Mobile Division, Samsung Electronics

Oracle, Samsung, reportedly combining for mobile cloud

Oracle and Samsung Electronics have reportedly forged a new partnership through which they will work together to deliver mobile cloud services.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan, the support and warranty extensions Apple has long sold to consumers and businesses.

Fuelling up

It takes more than just full tanks to keep the UAE up and running. Ali Abdul Aziz Al Ali, Vice President, Information Technology Division, ADNOC Distribution, lets us in on the company’s many projects, and what filling up will look like in the future.

Where there’s a will…

Nader Henein is all too aware of the ever-present IT security risks that envelope our day-to-day lives. BlackBerry’s Regional Director for the Advanced Security Division describes the ease at which the everyday user can be compromised, and what the company is doing to secure defences.

‘Fire drills’ essential in IT security

IT security ‘fire drills’ should be conducted regularly in organisations, in order to understand the appropriate course of action in advance of a breach, says Neil Campbell Group General Manager, Security Business Unit, Dimension Data.


Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

Few announcements summon as much attention as a brand new iPhone, and this year, for the second time in as many years, Apple gave us two models of its smartphone to pore over. I got my mitts on the newest mobile devices in the hands-on area after Tuesday’s event.

  • 3 powerful laptops built for serious business

    In business, the faster you can deliver on a promise, the better. The three powerful, high-end laptops discussed here deliver data in microseconds.

  • Lenovo launches four new phones, Vibe Z best offering

    In a flurry of budget also-ran device releases from Lenovo, the newly-unveiled Vibe Z stands out. Not only is it the company’s first LTE-compatible phone, it also boasts some quality mobile innards to boot.

  • 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.

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