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.


Avaya extends SDN offerings

Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.

PowerEdge R720xd Rack Server

Dell announces converged appliance release

Dell today announced the release of its second set of XC Series of web-scale converged appliances.


Final call for Network nominations

The nominations deadline for CNME’s sixth annual Network World ME Awards is today; the final date for end-users and vendors to submit an application to be named part of the Middle East’s networking elite.

Neil Mendelson, Vice President, Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Oracle

Oracle makes Big Data push

Oracle has released a series of Big Data products that aggregate and analyse data from Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL technologies

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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