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Microsoft may drag out layoffs for a year

Microsoft yesterday said it could take as long as a year to lafiredy off the 18,000 workers who will be eventually shown the door, a drawn-out process that was criticised by both labour experts and industry analysts.

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Apple and IBM pair for iOS apps

Apple is making a push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its Big Data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to clients.

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Intercept: NSA targets American Muslims

More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama’s administration to provide a “full public accounting” of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.

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IBM lines up $3 billion cognitive chip investment

IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years, as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips.

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Samsung forecasts third consecutive profit drop

Samsung Electronics is expecting a drop in its operating profit for the third consecutive quarter, citing an overall slowdown in smartphone market growth and increased competition in China and some European markets.

Going Digital

ICT Insight

GOING DIGITAL

Cabling Planner - Top of Rack Cabling

Cabling Planner

TOP OF RACK CABLING

System Integrators - TOP 20 SYSTEM INTEGRATORS

SI Guide

TOP 20 SYSTEM INTEGRATORS

Virtual networks

As a prelude to CNME’s Network World ME Awards 2014, delegates from Dell partnered with CPI to host a roundtable on network virtualisation at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March.

Refreshing change

When Dubai Refreshments’ ERP systems needed refreshing, the company was faced with a choice. Either they could upgrade their current systems, or they could go on a search for a suite of modules the fit their every need. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Anas Taraben, CIO, investigated what it would take to quench the business’ thirst for innovation.

Cutting edge

With the systems integrators market evolving, IT leaders have the opportunity to tailor their skills to specific verticals and areas of SI specialisation. Which verticals offer the best opportunities for growth and what types of projects will SIs have to specialise in?

Gartner names top 10 2014 IT security technologies

Gartner has highlighted its top 10 technologies for information security and their implications for security organisations in 2014.

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