Hans Vestberg

MWC: Ericsson CEO talks solutions

Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg reflected on the pace of change in the industry at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, showcasing the latest solutions that the company is bringing to market, and making predictions for 2015.


Samsung, HTC need to shine at MWC

Samsung Electronics and HTC are going head to head on Sunday with almost simultaneous launches of new flagship smartphones. Both companies have a lot to prove, but for different reasons.


IBM due $4 billion disruptive tech drive

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the computing landscape it once dominated.


Etisalat to host energy IT conference

Etisalat has announced that it will host the debut edition of its energy industry IT transformation event ‘Together we energise the world: Modern energy powered by modern solutions’ next month.


IBM outlines Twitter plans

Capturing public conversations around the world in real time, Twitter could be a valuable source of intelligence for the business world. IBM is now creating new ways to derive potentially valuable information from this massive, sprawling data set.

Eastern promise

At its Cloud Congress in Shanghai, Huawei unveiled a range of exciting new products, as well as results of its ‘Global Connectivity Index’. Deputy Editor Annie Bricker reports from the gathering.

Taking cover

Third-party administrator NEXtCARE aims to take the confusion out of healthcare insurance. The company’s Head of IT for the MEA region, Wissam Mattout, introduced the custom made, turnkey software ‘TATSH’, which has streamlined the company’s processes while ensuring competitiveness and profitability.

Cashing in on LTE

With the increasing number of LTE roll outs in the region, a key challenge facing operators is how to boost the revenue with next-generation mobile services. Industry pundits say there are many new models operators can tap into, thanks to LTE.

Samsung buying BlackBerry could be a shrewd move

Samsung’s reported offer of up to $7.5 billion for BlackBerry may turn out to be only a rumour, but such a match could make sense for both sides.

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