Server shipments and revenue grew for the first time since 2011 in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a trend likely to continue in the second half of the year, according Gartner.
James Dartnell takes a look at what the recent Apple-IBM enterprise deal could mean for the two corporate giants.
Ex-CEO Steve Ballmer has resigned from the Microsoft board, citing other commitments as his key reason.
Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran, Product Marketing Manager, ManageEngine discusses how an enterprise can consolidate its data centre and the rewards it can bring.
Microsoft’s quarterly financials are out, and they paint a startlingly clear picture of why new CEO Satya Nadella is in such a hurry to scuttle away from the “devices and services” mantra rolled out by former honcho Steve Ballmer just last year.
An event that spanned the region, with workshops in Dubai, Doha and Riyadh, CNME’s Data Centre Build allowed its partners and expert speakers to shed light on the unique challenges and opportunities for virtualisation in the Middle East.
IBM will pour $3 billion into computing and chip materials research over the next five years, as it rethinks computer design and looks to a future that may not involve silicon chips.
Intel, Samsung and Dell are among the founding members to have established the OIC, a new Internet of Things consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other.
Microsoft has taken legal action to combat the spread of malware that the company says can be traced to bad actors in Kuwait and Algeria.
Dell plans to expand its storage lineup with a series of mid-sized SAN arrays and a portfolio of software-defined storage systems, furthering two prominent industry trends.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Surface Pro 3 for commercial customers in the United Arab Emirates.
So the word’s out. By the end of May it emerged that Google will invest between $20-30 billion in acquisitions of non-US-based companies, following its 2013 disclosure to the U.S. Securities and Exchanges Commission of the plans.
CNME organised the second edition of its Big Data Symposium in Dubai last month, defining what you need to know to underscore the success of this exciting new technology in regional enterprises.
At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there are many ways SalesForce.com and Microsoft should partner; they both offer competing SaaS services. But upon closer inspection, the deal that the leaders of these two companies spoke so highly of during a joint conference call on Thursday afternoon makes a lot of sense not just for these companies, but customers as well.
A suspected Iranian hacker group seeded Facebook and LinkedIn with bogus profiles of women and created a fake online news organisation to get digitally closer to more than 2,000 people whom it wanted to spy on.
Microsoft has finally closed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, and now has an added opportunity to impose its ‘Microsoft Everywhere’ approach on technology, writes James Dartnell.
Worldwide PC shipments totalled 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014, a 1.7 percent decline from the first quarter of 2013, according to preliminary results by Gartner.
Microsoft has officially closed its $7.2 billion acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, welcoming approximately 30,000 new employees to its rolls.
Dell has released a new virtualised storage accelerator appliance called Fluid Cache for SAN, designed to help customers keep data-intensive applications working quickly under load.
In case it wasn’t clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is the flavour of the month.
As a prelude to CNME’s Network World ME Awards 2014, delegates from Dell partnered with CPI to host a roundtable on network virtualisation at Jumeirah Emirates Towers on 24th March.
Lenovo is leading the world PC market with solid growth in shipments across the first quarter of the year, according to Gartner.
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.
Dell has unveiled enterprise mobility software for Google Android or Apple iOS that supports BYOD use by selectively applying VPN controls only to the corporate apps on the device, not the employee’s personal apps.
Microsoft has finally released Office for iPad alongside Office Mobile apps for iPhone and Android.
Toshiba’s engineers committed a few critical design mistakes that severely undermined their Ultrabook’s claim to luxury status. Thankfully Toshiba has made amends–mostly. The second-gen Kirabook is better, more powerful, and less expensive. But it remains a few features short of being a masterpiece.
CNME hosted its fifth annual Network World ME awards last night at the Godolphin Ballroom in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
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.
Intel is expecting its next Atom tablet chip, code-named Cherry Trail, to be in devices by the end of this year, the company said this week. A detailed update on Cherry Trail may …
On Monday night, Julie Larson-Green was given one of the most important roles within Microsoft. You’d never know it from the initial reports, which dubbed it a “demotion.” And it is a demotion, at least from a corporate perspective.
Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.
Dell is teaming up with Red Hat to drive its effort to be a force in the burgeoning area of network function virtualization (NFV) technology, aimed at helping carriers reduce costs and quickly roll out new services.
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.
IDC today launched its Technology Advisory Council for the Gulf region during a press conference held at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel.
Microsoft has set 31st October as the end of sales of new consumer-grade Windows 7 PCs, but for now has left open the do-not-sell-after-this-date for business machines.
Intel has released a new tool for remotely managing servers from multiple hardware vendors, though wary of upsetting partners as it looks to make more money from software.
With the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s low-end server unit, Lenovo expects its short-term profits to fall
Bill Gates told a Reddit Ask Me Anything session that he saw potential to get more out of the Windows operating system, cloud services and improving Office.
The spider. It sits at the centre of a web, stroking and sensing the minute vibrations that run up the hundreds of strands, analysing their meaning and what they reveal about the external world. Much like Satya Nadella.
Unless you’re a committed Microsoft observer, the name Satya Nadella probably doesn’t ring a bell. So who is the man who now becomes Microsoft’s guiding light for the foreseeable future?
Satya Nadella will face a host of problems upon assuming his mantle as Microsoft CEO
Microsoft has finally concluded its protracted search and chosen its new CEO: Satya Nadella, who as executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group has successfully steered the shift of the company’s back-end server software and tools to the cloud.
SanDisk has announced an investment in software defined storage firm Nexenta Systems.
RSA, the security division of EMC, yesterday hosted its Security Summit, a one day security conference in Dubai aimed at helping organisations address evolving, complex and sensitive security challenges.
Once upon a time within Dell, managers who needed a business analysis report had to put in an IT request, a drawn out process that drove business units to set up their own shadow IT systems to run these numbers instead.
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.