Cisco has announced Managed Threat Defense, a set of security services for the enterprise that it is providing through two new operations centres to remotely support intrusion-detection, incident response and forensics, among other services.
Operators and telecom equipment vendors are showing a growing interest in small cells, which aim to give users improved coverage and speeds.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
Saudi Arabian Airlines have provisioned a $1 billion deal to implement the IT infrastructure for King Abdullah Economic City in Saudi Arabia. James Dartnell reports from the development to find out how the airline’s privatised IT arm aims to inspire the next generation of Saudis.
Microsoft has unveiled Cortana, its response to Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now, as it seeks to make its Windows Phone OS a stronger competitor to iOS and Android.
Saeed Agha, General Manager, Middle East, Palo Alto Networks, discusses the importance of protecting sensitive information.
Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.
Hardware vendors making smartphones and tablets with screens smaller than 9 inches will get Windows for free, the latest aggressive move by Microsoft to increase the use of its OS on those devices.
The price war among major cloud providers continues, with Amazon Web Services announcing Wednesday that it is lowering the prices of a number of its cloud services, one day after Google slashed prices.
Dimension Data has announced that it is extending its portfolio of cloud-based Unified Communications (UC) services to include Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS).
Google and Cisco are teaming up in the enterprise collaboration market, bundling WebEx with Chromebooks and integrating the Cisco Web conferencing and online meeting product with Google Apps.
Satya Nadella will hold his first press conference as Microsoft’s CEO next week, and reports are emerging that he’ll unveil a version of the Office suite for Apple’s iPad.
Knowing what is happening on your network is a pre-requisite for security now. A new class of network visibility solutions is emerging to help you spot trouble and address issues.
Cisco has announced that it is delivering the ability to create and integrate new open source application identification capabilities into its Snort engine through the release of OpenAppID.
As Shaygan Kheradpir settles into his role as the new CEO of Juniper Networks, the former Barclay’s COO/CTO is looking to the future.
Juniper Networks has announced a new integrated operating plan (IOP) to refocus the company on high growth segments in the networking industry.
CNME’s fifth annual CIO 50 awards ceremony not only served as the perfect way to congratulate the region’s IT chiefs, but was also an esteemed forum for five keynote speeches from industry experts.
Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
Ericsson and Ciena have signed a global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for converged IP and optical networks that also use SDN (software-defined networking) features.
Cisco Systems reported another tough quarter on Wednesday, saying profits fell by more than half and revenue declined by nearly 8 percent.
Cisco Systems has come to an agreement with patent firm Innovatio IP Ventures in a dispute over Wi-Fi standards-essential patents that targeted its customers.
Huawei is reportedly being investigated by the Indian Government over alleged ‘hacking’ of equipment belonging to state-run telecoms firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).
Networking experts are running out of superlatives to describe the coming tidal wave/explosion/cataclysm of mobile data traffic.
Google has added Cisco to the list of tech companies with which it has struck a long-term patent cross-licensing agreement.
SanDisk has announced an investment in software defined storage firm Nexenta Systems.
In a recent blog post, Frost & Sullivan analyst Andrew Milroy predicts that more data will be generated by machines, or things, this year than by human beings.
IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
It is difficult to remember the revolution the iPhone caused, says Anthony Perridge, EMEA Channel Director, Sourcefire
If the hardest part of the “Internet of Things” is getting to the Things, Cisco Systems claims to be offering a lifeline.
New Juniper Networks CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir, seemed to be hitting all the right notes speaking at the company’s RevUp 2014 conference in Las Vegas.
Hewlett-Packard has launched a set of services designed to help organisations manage their data centres more efficiently, using the principles of DCIM (data center infrastructure management).
The cloud offers senior executives the business control they demand, according to international research from Cisco and Intel, meaning IT departments need to “become more collaborative and innovative”.
SDN is a technology that promises to be the next big thing not only for IT organisations and networking vendors, but also for service providers, says Muhammad Rehan Sami, Senior Solution Architect, Business, Etisalat
Gulf Business Machines and Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, reaffirming their commitment to a longstanding strategic relationship.
Brocade has said it has sold its network adapter business to QLogic to better focus on data centre fabrics and software defined networking.
Cisco has expanded its Videoscape TV services delivery platform to include a host of new cloud video capabilities, including a Videoscape ‘as-a-service’ offering and open cloud software technologies based on OpenStack.
Every large multinational firm investigated by Cisco for its latest Security Report showed signs of malicious traffic on their networks, the networking company has revealed.
Enterprises, cloud providers and carriers all rely on Ethernet. What’s next for this 40-year-old ubiquitous technology?
A deeper look by Cisco Systems into the cyberattack that infected Yahoo users with malware appears to show a link between the attack and a suspicious affiliate traffic-pushing scheme with roots in Ukraine.
The world’s largest networking vendors have hit back at claims their products have been compromised by the National Security Agency after being named in an NSA spying toolkit.
Investment company Elliott Management has offered to buy WAN optimisation vendor Riverbed Technology for just over US$3 billion, while giving it a chance to entertain higher bids.
Oracle is buying Corente, maker of SDN technology for WANs (wide area networks), in a strike against competitors Cisco and IBM. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close early this year, weren’t disclosed on Tuesday.
Samsung is making a play for the “connected home” with a new service that will let people control things like their refrigerator, TV and heating system via a single smartphone app.
Don’t feel bad if you don’t really know anything about 5G wireless networking – because, by most standards, it doesn’t actually exist yet.
Cisco used its roundtable event to explore the potential for its Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi and sensor technology, saying Dubai has the power to be a world leader in the technology.
They say that good things come in small packages—diamond rings, the crown jewels, keys to an exotic villa. When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, big is beautiful, writes James Dartnell.
The new A1-830 tablet ticks all of the right boxes for people interested in a functional tablet sporting the sub 8-inch form factor. The tablet sports a 7.9-in, 1024×768 resolution screen at a 4:3 screen ratio; ideal for web browsing and reading e-books.
Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S5 on Monday at a Mobile World Congress presentation in Barcelona, touting a slimmed-down approach to the latest flagship’s feature set and simplified design.