Cognizant has announced that it is working with HTH Worldwide, a global technology-based health services and information company, to enable its members to maximise the use of mobile technology for managing healthcare needs more effectively while travelling abroad.
The world of M2M communications is upon us. Sensors are already installed in city infrastructure and smart home foundations to collect data and feed it to other machines. The goal is to create a more streamlined end-user experience. However, as sensors track movement and back-up data, personal privacy and security issues inevitably come into play.
The rapid growth in mobile broadband means operators need access to a sufficient amount of spectrum and the right bandwidth to achieve the required quality of service.
The road to a software-defined network can be rocky without rigorous planning. We look at what it takes to make the daunting yet enriching jump.
Venturing into the use of Big Data – and in particular, predictive analytics – solutions can be a messy business. We look at what IT leaders can do to get the most out of their sea of data.
Cellular networks in the Middle East will need fatter pipes to the wired Internet to keep delivering a satisfying mobile experience, and fibre is emerging as the best for mobile backhaul networks.
The adoption of virtualisation in the past few years has undoubtedly changed the face of the data centre. No longer housed in sprawling warehouses, data centres are fast becoming slimmed down and agile.
CNME and Cognizant hosted a roundtable discussion on cloud, mobility and other disruptive technologies in the industry. Transforming business models with digital technology was the topic of the day, as CIOs sat down to talk about the future of digitally-enabled business.
M2M communications are already being implemented across industries. As we move forward into creating a more connected world, early adopters are looking to streamline the adoption process.
Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8 percent increase from 2014.
The role of the CIO is changing. Mere firefighting is no longer enough, with business objectives expected to be given greater importance than technical tasks. We investigate how IT leaders can drive business value through their work, and ensure their objectives are aligned with those of their employees.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is undeniably on the rise. A future of connected devices feeding data into the cloud may bring untold benefits, however, the prospect also brings up some concerns.
Commercial LTE-Advanced is fast hitting the telecoms market. The next major step in LTE networks, LTE-Advanced is said to help assuage the massive increase in demand for mobile data as well as deliver much higher data speeds for all. That means better coverage, stability and speed.
Big Data analysis can give businesses a great deal of insight into their processes, weaknesses and strengths. However, over-investment and lack of planning in these projects can result in a waste of resources for already stretched budgets.
In conjunction with Cognizant and a Gartner delegate, CNME hosted a discussion with industry experts on transformational IT.
An enterprise application integration offers several rewards eliminating the cost of application development and improving user experience to name just two. But with the integration comes an array of complications that can require centralised policies. CNME takes a look at the rewards and boons of EAIs.
Khalifa Fund IT Director Dr. Zuhair Lardhi has been a mainstay of the Middle East IT industry, but in the midst of his career progression he found the time to satisfy his passion for academia.
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.
News agency Bloomberg has alleged that the NSA has exploited the ‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL bug for years to gather passwords and usernames of citizens.
Given the rapid development of Data integration technologies over the last decade, it is difficult to know what the best practices are for each DI technique. Additionally, the desire to integrate quickly to keep up with the growing trend has some enterprises sacrificing quality data integration for quick implementation.
CNME hosted its fifth annual Network World ME awards last night at the Godolphin Ballroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
With Expo 2020 coming to Dubai, a huge opportunity lies in wait for the Middle East’s CIOs to leave a legacy of first-class mega projects. What will it take for these projects to succeed and what timeframes and budgets will IT leaders need to do them fair justice?
CNME’s Cognizant roundtable, held at the Habtoor Grand Hotel on February 19th, gathered some of the IT leaders in the region to discuss innovations in the industry, key data trends and market movements. Innovation was the word of the day as CIOs from around the region sat down to talk about time, budgets and moving forward.
By 2017, the typical mobile user will share their personalised data stream with 100 applications and services every day, with wearable devices and Internet-connected appliances fueling the use trend, according to Gartner.
In the 25 years since India’s most well-known IT services trade group National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) was formed, the country’s global outsourcing industry has experienced tremendous growth, but also its share of ups and downs.
Can Big Data programmes be run using traditional IT teams, or do organisations need to take a new approach to hiring?
With new technologies seemingly always on the horizon, data exploding, and multiple solutions required to support all the intricacies of business, keeping a hold over your IT is becoming increasingly complicated. Enterprise architecture (EA) tools have emerged to allow CIOs the complete infrastructure visibility they require.
International Data Corporation (IDC), IT and communications market intelligence and events firm, today brought together more than 150 of the top IT end users from across the Kingdom for the first day of its prestigious Saudi Arabia CIO Summit 2013.
After a period of reluctance, organisations are beginning to trust the cloud, but the decision far from ends at acceptance. Do you go public or private? Or do you go for a combination of both — otherwise known as a hybrid. The latter is allowing to dip before diving in.
Microsoft yesterday added Android to the list of mobile operating systems now supported by Office Mobile. But Office Mobile for Android only covers phones, not tablets, limiting its utility. The Android version, Office Mobile […]
Though Kamal Osman Jamjoom (KOJ) Group has not deployed what it believes to be the current number-one solution on the market to boost its HR processes for staff, the company believes that its roll-out of Oracle Fusion will prove a winning move.
If 3,370,780 UAE residents use Facebook, and 80 percent of those replicate their passwords for other accounts, then the opportunity for cyber theft and hackers to infiltrate personal accounts is extremely high.
As more employees demand to use their personal devices for work, IT managers are struggling to both accommodate them and safeguard confidential company data.
Does the business truly understand the complications of balancing new trends with less glamorous legacy applications? Joe Lipscombe investigates the balancing act.
A simple motive for code cracking has always been the benefits of what lies beneath the complexity. As with the universe-load of unstructured data, CIOs want to break it down, lay it out, and […]
For Star Trek fans, it seems like a long time ago since the Starship Enterprise attempted to boldly go where no man had gone before. However, the enterprise is on the move at […]
Attendees flooded the Habtoor Grand in Dubai today as CNME played host to the region’s first ever dedicated big data event; the Big Data Symposium. Though very few companies have yet to […]
As CNME prepares to host the Middle East’s first event entirely focused on big data, it delves head first into the topic that is engulfing CIOs and network managers across the region. Big […]
The IT directors of Gulf Air, Drake & Scull and Al Safeer Group will be amongst the keynote speakers at the Middle East’s first Big Data event, it has been revealed. Big Data […]
There’s no use in trying to resist it – BYOD is here to stay. To help in the transition, CNME rounds up tips from the security industry on how to cope with the […]
A growing number of Middle East CIOs are hiring specialised service providers to manage their organisation’s infrastructure. Is this the future of IT? With the rise of cloud, everything can now be easily […]
The last thing anybody needs is another story highlighting the benefits and challenges of implementing a cloud-based solution for their enterprise. Most CIOs of enterprises now understand that the cloud is where IT […]
There is no denying the hype that has surrounded big data over the past few years. Big data is set to revolutionise the industry, we have been told; big data will change the […]
Experts recently pointed towards security as the main obstacle for adoption of all cloud types and claimed that cloud security will be the main disruptive technology for 2013. But the Middle East has […]
The use of smartphones has become almost ubiquitous, with tablets not far behind. It is estimated there are two billion smartphones already in use, and that number is set to skyrocket in the […]
James Dartnell takes Sony’s latest mid-range smartphone for a spin, and decides if the waterproof product sinks or swims.
Microsoft has a lot of ground to cover in the competitive handheld segment, before it catches up with the likes of Apple, Google, and BlackBerry. With the Lumia 640 XL, Microsoft is targeting consumers in need of a capable, mid-range phablet.
The smartphone comes powered with many features but the camera alone is worth the buy.