A U.S. based ICT solution provider Dimension Data has released a standardised Managed Services solution for data centres. Built on the group’s Managed Services Automation Platform, the solution manages server, storage and networks …
Cisco has launched Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) with FirePower Services in the Middle East today. Cisco ASA 5500 Series firewall integrates application control, Next-Generation IPS (NGIPS) with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) to assess threats, …
Cisco has announced that it will showcase its Smart and Connected Communities (S+CC) technology solutions, aligning with the Dubai Smart City goals, at GITEX Technology Week 2014.
Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernise “legacy data centres” by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.
In his first visit to an emerging market after taking over the reins at Juniper Networks, Shaygan Kheradpir sat down with us to talk about his vision for the company and strategy for the new era of IT.
Oracle has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to restore US$1.3 billion judgment in its copyright-infringement lawsuit against SAP, but will have the options of taking a lesser amount of money or pursuing a new trial.
Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran, Product Marketing Manager, ManageEngine discusses how an enterprise can consolidate its data centre and the rewards it can bring.
Cisco Systems posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue and earnings that were roughly flat from a year earlier as the company works through what Chairman and CEO John Chambers called “a tough environment.” The dominant …
Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Alpha with a metal frame, in a bid to boost sales after the plastic design of its smartphones has been blamed for the company’s recent struggles. The …
Gemalto plans to acquire SafeNet for $890 million in a deal that would combine a big vendor of portable secure elements such as payment cards with a provider of enterprise data protection technology. …
Data centre technology is rapidly changing. With the advent of virtualisation and increasing speed and agility may come a sense of impending doom for IT staff. However, more efficient centres do not necessarily mean the end of a robust technical department.
Red Hat is filling out its OpenStack portfolio by acquiring eNovance, a provider of integration services, for approximately $95 million in cash and stock. Red Hat will use the engineering and integration expertise …
Striving to keep up with a high-achieving family, Ali Radhi, Head of IT, MBC, has relied on his relentless passion for technology to find professional success.
China’s state-controlled press is accusing Cisco of helping the U.S. government in cyberespionage, following its governments claims that it would create a “vetting system” for major IT products.
Cisco will sell cloud services using Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform, including IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and SaaS (software-as-a-service) offerings of Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint.
As Chief Information Security Officer of the Central Intelligence Agency for 30 years, Robert Bigman was entrusted with protecting the United States’ most sensitive secrets. The President of consultancy firm 2BSecure took time out to talk to CNME about his views on security.
Cisco Systems’ CEO John Chambers has written to U.S. President Barack Obama, asking for his intervention so that U.S. technology sales are not affected by a loss in trust as a result of reports of surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.
With the security and reputation of the UAE at stake, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ IT department knew it had to implement a secure communications channel for its delegates. A project that began in 2012 now sees 69 UAE foreign embassies connected to a secure WAN, which has made huge operational savings, and ensures sleepless nights for MoFA’s IT team.
Bringing the strengths of public and private cloud together in an optimal fashion can help enterprises keep their core legacy systems and leverage existing investment. However, it takes careful planning to get started on the journey to a hybrid model. We find out what it takes for enterprises to join the hybrid cloud bandwagon.
Cisco posted lower sales and profit in the third quarter but beat its own forecast, signalling that the company is continuing to work against economic and industry challenges following two earlier weak performances.
Cisco Systems’ point man on the Internet of Things (IoT) has resigned just as industries start to explore how millions of sensors and devices can be connected over networks.
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.
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.
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.