Hewlett-Packard took back its server crown from IBM last quarter as the overall market contracted, IDC reported Wednesday.
When it comes to security, it seems everyone’s in a state of perpetual panic. Whether it’s mobile malware, BYOD or hacktivism, over the course of 2013 the issue of protecting valuable information and resisting attack has inspired a dizzying and persistent challenge.
Cisco Systems’s third annual Global Cloud Index forecasts that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple, from 1.2 zettabytes in 2012 to 5.3 ZB in 2017. That works out to about 443 exabytes a month, or about 476 billion GB.
Mobile carriers are opposed to the plan for a smartphone ‘kill switch’ that would render smartphones inoperable after they are stolen, claiming that it could be misused by hackers to block critical services.
IT market research and advisory firm IDC has highlighted the potential for Cisco’s Application-Centric Infrastructure to benefit businesses and organisations in the Middle East.
Three prominent U.S. senators have in a federal court filing questioned the claim of the National Security Agency that its bulk collection of phone records is required for intelligence purposes.
Gulf Business Machines today used its inaugural Enterprise Mobility event in Doha to highlight how companies and governments can leverage smart phones and tablets.
Salesforce.com will this week unveil Salesforce1 at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, as it aims to establish its image as a full-blown CRM (customer relationship management) development platform built for the world of social media and mobile devices.
Verizon’s network wasn’t ready for the flood of new traffic that it had to deal with after the company rolled out LTE service, admitted CFO Fran Shammo.
Cisco Systems stunned Wall Street on Wednesday with a gloomy financial forecast it blamed on falling demand in developing countries and transitions in some of its product lines.
The federal deficit – the amount by which the US government’s total budget outlay exceeds its total receipts for a fiscal year – is estimated at $680 billion for 2013.
CNME is this week set to host its BYOD Summit 2013, the Middle East’s first technology to conference dedicated entirely to the bring-your-own-device trend.
Facebook and Microsoft are winning plaudits from security researchers for launching an initiative to offer bounties to bug hunters who discover and report vulnerabilities in widely used products.
The engineer who oversaw development of Apple’s Siri technology is now at Samsung building an online service to link together the “Internet of things.”
Enterprises and service providers are looking beyond collections of boxes and toward virtual data centers that are better at growing and changing, and now application services such as security and acceleration are about to fit into that picture as well.
Microsoft today said that attackers are exploiting a critical and unpatched vulnerability in Office 2007 using malformed documents to hijack Windows PCs, and that Office 2003 and Office 2010 are also vulnerable.
Google’s increasing use of users’ personal data in its services may in the future extend to Maps, where users could see more customised, individual views.
“Collecting more and more unstructured data will open up another whole degree of attractiveness and may well lead to attackers seeing value in a form not previously recognised by the organisation that owns the data.”
When Google Apps arrived in 2006, it stood on the cutting edge of Web-hosted email and collaboration suites for businesses, a bold pioneer clearing a path in the new, wild frontier of enterprise cloud computing.
Google is looking to triple the number of people testing Glass before the official rollout of the wearable computers next year.
Buffer, a service for scheduling social media posts, said Sunday it has strengthened its security after spammers gained access to its network.
Intel has begun chasing the market for the so-called “Internet of things” with new low-power chips and software for connected devices and data-gathering instruments.
This year, Cisco has adopted the principal theme of ‘Where Technology Means Business’, where we will discuss current ICT trends such as the Internet of Everything (IoE), cloud and virtualisation, collaboration, bring your …
Facebook’s head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial hardware vendors to bring SDN to the social networking giant’s own infrastructure.
A Microsoft without Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer? Unimaginable. Unthinkable. But ultimately undeniable.
More hotels, shops and other businesses will soon be offering free Wi-Fi to customers if they agree in return to “check in” at the business from their Facebook account.
The Uber app, which provides high-end taxis to users’ GPS locations, launched in Dubai this September. But in the face of growing legal concerns, will the impressive technology behind Uber’s service be enough to secure regional success?
Oracle customers pay handsome fees to attend its OpenWorld conference each year, and many of them felt short-changed Tuesday when Larry Ellison skipped his final keynote to watch an America’s Cup sailing race.
Larry Ellison had a choice on Tuesday afternoon: watch a crucial race for his America’s Cup sailing team or deliver a keynote to thousands of customers and partners at Oracle OpenWorld. In the …
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, continues to stagnate, with year-on-year growth of just 2.8 percent recorded for Q2 2013.
Earlier this year we tested several consumer-level 802.11ac routers. Here, we take a look at two enterprise-level access points. They’re a part of the so-called “Wave 1″ phase of the 802.11ac standard: both access …
One of the world’s leading online security and privacy experts has warned that unprotected remote working and social media use can pose significant risks to both individuals and businesses across the Middle East.
In a new twist on strange brew, an Intel engineer Thursday showed off a project using wine to power a microprocessor. The engineer poured red wine into a glass containing circuitry on two …
Zynga said it had settled a lawsuit alleging theft of trade secrets by a former employee, with the employee also issuing an apology. The games company filed a complaint in the Superior Court …
The CEOs of Yahoo and Facebook were each on the hot seat Wednesday answering questions about the U.S. government’s data surveillance programs.
After calculators, PCs and mobile phones, Intel is now jumping into wearable devices with an extremely low-power chip called Quark, which was big news at the company’s annual Intel Developer Forum in San …
Searching through Twitter’s archive of tweets can be frustrating – they are sorted on the site by Twitter’s own algorithms, and older tweets tend to get buried. Google? Forget it. Topsy, an analytics company, wants to do it better.
An optical interconnect introduced by Intel on Wednesday may someday slim down cabling throughout data centers if the company can get enough vendors to mass-produce it.
Six privacy groups have asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to strike down proposed changes to Facebook’s policies, as they violate a 2011 settlement with the agency over user privacy. “The changes will …
You have 25 years of experience as an IT professional, you made it through the dot com boom and the housing bubble. So why is it you can’t seem to find a new position in your chosen technology field?
Tim Ondrey has glimpsed the future of the job-search market, and it’s going multimedia. Already, he has had one friend using a blog and a 30-second video to apply for a marketing job …
Samsung Knox smartphones will include mobile security software from Lookout to protect business users from mobile threats, the San Francisco company said Tuesday. The deal is part of Lookout’s plan to build and …
VMware says enterprises migrating to Microsoft Windows 7 can save a bundle by using virtual-desktop infrastructure technology rather than standalone PCs.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s Devices & Services business is a necessary gamble for the software company’s future growth in mobile.
Tech companies are hanging onto record amounts of cash, and industry watchers want to see more of it reinvested in the companies or distributed to shareholders.
If you’re in the market for a high-performing, low-priced Ultrabook, this has to be the one to go for.
Have you noticed that tablets are starting to feel a little mundane? You’ve got a rectangular slate with a large display while the manufacturer’s bragging about how it’s some fragment of a millimeter thinner or some fraction of an ounce lighter than the last.
The Note 8.0 is decent small tablet that costs just a little bit too much.