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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.

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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.

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Microsoft Q4 buoyed by cloud as profit drops

Cloud services like Azure and Office 365 were once again the stalwarts in Microsoft’s quarterly earnings report, with revenue from those products more than doubling from a year earlier.

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CIO 100 Award winners announced

CNME’s inaugural CIO 100 Awards ceremony took place yesterday, honouring the top 100 C-level IT talent from across the region.

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Gartner predicts $3.8 trillion 2015 IT spend

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.8 trillion in 2015, a 2.4 percent increase from 2014, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

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.

The road to 5G

Is 5G a long way away? A lack of unifying standards, complex technology and spectrum auctions, alongside a lack of necessity will only see 5G go mainstream by 2023, but there is already a lot of hype around the technology.

The $29 Nokia 215 – a neat phone for the masses

Initially shipping the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe, the Nokia 215 doesn’t need to be a smartphone to tick all the right boxes.

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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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