HTH Worldwide selects Cognizant to build mobile healthcare solutions

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 14th, 2014

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 road to SDN

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - April 8th, 2015

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.

Staying above water

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - April 8th, 2015

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.

Lighting up

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 23rd, 2015

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 big upgrade

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 12th, 2015

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.

Code Halos

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - February 11th, 2015

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.

New connections

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - January 14th, 2015

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: Tablet sales to climb 8 percent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 13th, 2015

Gartner estimates that worldwide tablet sales will reach 233 million units in 2015, an 8 percent increase from 2014.

Catch 22

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 7th, 2015

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.

Everything connected

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - November 12th, 2014

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.

Advanced airwaves

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - August 26th, 2014

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.

Indulging in analytics

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - August 5th, 2014

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.

Transformational IT

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - July 23rd, 2014

In conjunction with Cognizant and a Gartner delegate, CNME hosted a discussion with industry experts on transformational IT.

EAI promise

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 23rd, 2014

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.

IT on all fronts

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 9th, 2014

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.

Building hybrid clouds

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 15th, 2014

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.

Bloomberg: NSA secretly exploited Heartbleed bug for years

Brad Chacos by Brad Chacos - April 13th, 2014

News agency Bloomberg has alleged that the NSA has exploited the ‘Heartbleed’ OpenSSL bug for years to gather passwords and usernames of citizens.

Integrating with best practices

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 31st, 2014

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 hosts fifth annual Network World ME Awards

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 25th, 2014

CNME hosted its fifth annual Network World ME awards last night at the Godolphin Ballroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.

Fail to prepare, prepare to fail

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 10th, 2014

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?

Run different, run better

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 5th, 2014

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.

Gartner: Wearables, connected homes to spur surge in data sharing by 2017

Zach Miners by Zach Miners - January 23rd, 2014

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.

What’s Next for India’s Outsourcing Industry? Q&A with outgoing NASSCOM president

Stephanie Overby by Stephanie Overby - January 9th, 2014

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.

The Big Data reshuffle

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - November 12th, 2013

Can Big Data programmes be run using traditional IT teams, or do organisations need to take a new approach to hiring?

Architecting your future

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 29th, 2013

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.

Influential IT decision makers gather in Jeddah for third annual IDC CIO summit

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 17th, 2013

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.

How to test the waters when it comes to cloud computing

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - August 13th, 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 releases Office Mobile for Android phones

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - August 1st, 2013

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 […]

The gift of foresight

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - July 17th, 2013

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.

You have 1 new hack request

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - July 8th, 2013

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.

BYOD: Who’s in control?

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - July 8th, 2013

As more employees demand to use their personal devices for work, IT managers are struggling to both accommodate them and safeguard confidential company data.

The balancing act

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - July 2nd, 2013

Does the business truly understand the complications of balancing new trends with less glamorous legacy applications? Joe Lipscombe investigates the balancing act.

Unstructured data: Can you crack the code?

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - June 11th, 2013

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 […]

To boldly go…

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - June 4th, 2013

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 […]

CNME delivers the region’s first ever dedicated big data event in Dubai

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 20th, 2013

  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 […]

The big issue

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 14th, 2013

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 […]

Speakers revealed for region’s first Big Data event

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 13th, 2013

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 […]

The security guide to BYOD

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 9th, 2013

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 […]

Whose job is it, anyway?

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - April 3rd, 2013

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 […]

A cloud over telecoms

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - March 26th, 2013

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 […]

The big fuss over big data

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 12th, 2013

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 […]

Eye of the storm

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 5th, 2013

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 […]

Preventing a BYO Disaster

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - February 19th, 2013

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 […]

Industry gathers for CNME’s Infrastructure Strategies 2012

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - November 21st, 2012

Major players from the IT world gathered in Dubai Marina this morning for the 2012 Infrastructure Strategies event, hosted by Computer News Middle East. A list of high profile speakers discussed with an […]

Do and re-do

Sathya Mithra Ashok by Sathya Mithra Ashok - February 1st, 2012

Service providers are launching new services for 2012, and are working to ramp up their support services. All-in-all, they look forward to a future of growth in the Middle East. Managed services are […]

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