Alcatel-Lucent to demonstrate communication solutions at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 21st, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise will demonstrate its latest innovations in intelligent network infrastructure and communication solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Aruba to display wireless solutions at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 18th, 2014

Aruba Networks will demonstrate its portfolio of 802.11ac wireless solutions at GITEX Technology Week from 12th-16th October, 2014 at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Infoblox to flaunt network automation tech

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 18th, 2014

Network control firm Infoblox will showcase its latest innovations in DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI), secure DNS and network automation technologies at GITEX Technology Week, 12th-16th October, 2014.

ManageEngine lines up IT Management Products at GITEX

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 17th, 2014

ManageEngine, a real-time IT management company, will be holding demonstrations of the latest versions of its IT Management solutions Desktop Central, Applications Manager, EventLog Analyzer, Password Manager Pro, ADSelfService Plus, ADManager Plus and …

Sophos ready to announce Sophos Cloud and Project Galileo

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 17th, 2014

Sophos will make public a range of network, endpoint and server security solutions at GITEX. These will include Endpoint Antivirus, SafeGuard Encryption and Sophos Server Protection; spotlight would be on Sophos Cloud and …

Daxium introduces an event app

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 16th, 2014

Daxium Middle East has released a mobile app throughout GCC today that aims to help event organizers profile visitors efficiently. The app makes easy collecting and tabulating details of event attendees. It be …

Focus Softnet to exhibit cloud solutions and mobile apps at GITEX

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 16th, 2014

Focus Softnet is all set to introduce cloud-based versions of its flagship enterprise solutions Focus i, Focus RT, Focus POS and Focus PMS at the GITEX Technology Week.

Etisalat to present risk management at Gartner Security Summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 16th, 2014

Etisalat will today deliver two keynotes on the importance of a “holistic risk management approach” at day two of Gartner’s Security and Risk Management Summit at the Raffles Hotel in Dubai. Kamran Ahsan, …

Security spending in the region to reach $1 billion in 2014: Gartner

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - September 15th, 2014

In the Middle East, security has not evolved as a strategy and still remains as point solutions, according to Gartner. “In this region, the focus is still on keeping the bad guys out. …

CommVault to tout Simpana software platform at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 15th, 2014

CommVault has announced it will showcase its Simpana 10 software platform at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week.

Polycom to exhibit video collaboration tools

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 15th, 2014

Polycom will showcase its latest portfolio of video and voice collaboration solutions along with live demonstrations of its RealPresence Immersive Studio at the 34th edition of GITEX Technology Week.

R&M Celebrates 50 Year Anniversary Milestone

Contributor by Contributor - September 14th, 2014

Following five decades of worldwide success including over 15 years of steady year-on-year growth in the Middle East, Swiss structured cabling specialist, R&M is set to celebrate its 50th year anniversary by making a strong impact at the upcoming GITEX Technology Week, taking place from the 12th to the 16th of October, 2014.

Etisalat to offer faster complimentary business broadband

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 14th, 2014

Etisalat’s business customers in the UAE will receive the telco’s latest upgrade as it boosts broadband speeds by up to 2.5 times – for free.

TP-LINK announces GITEX presence

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

TP-LINK has announced it will be showcasing its Archer C9, CPES 10, RE 200 and M7350, wireless range of products at GITEX 2014.

Redington Value to make GITEX return

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

Redington Value, the value-added distribution division of Redington Gulf, will end its four-year GITEX absence by exhibiting its portfolio of enterprise solutions at the 2014 edition of the Middle East technology show.

SAP to drive ‘Run Simply’ cloud strategy at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

SAP has announced that it will “use the cloud to drive the region’s IT simplification and business transformation” at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

Cisco to show ‘Smart and Connected City’ at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - September 11th, 2014

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.

Ericsson to demonstrate ‘Networked Society’ at GITEX

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 20th, 2014

Returning to GITEX after a 5 year absence, Ericsson will demonstrate ‘Life in the Networked Society’ at this year’s conference at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Trading up

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - August 19th, 2014

With an undeniable dedication to world-class service for its countless visitors, vendors and exhibitors, Farid Farouq, Vice President, IT, knows the Dubai World Trade Centre must stay on the cutting edge of technology. When it came time for an infrastructure upgrade, Farouq knew it would not be a small task.

BlackBerry partners with TRA to support mGovernment

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - August 10th, 2014

BlackBerry has announced that it is collaborating with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) to support the mGovernment initiative outlined and defined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, …

Xilopix braces for E-commerce engine launch

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - July 30th, 2014

Xilopix is all set to launch Xilopix for E-Commerce, a search and navigation engine that helps businesses turn visitors into customers, for the MEASA region during GITEX Technology Week 2014. Built on Xilopix …

To boldly go

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - July 23rd, 2014

Ahmed Yahya, Chief Information Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre, takes time out to speak to CNME about his career journey which led him to the Abu Dhabi firm.

Building the future

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - July 23rd, 2014

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.

Cutting edge

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 15th, 2014

With the systems integrators market evolving, IT leaders have the opportunity to tailor their skills to specific verticals and areas of SI specialisation. Which verticals offer the best opportunities for growth and what types of projects will SIs have to specialise in?

Refreshing change

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - July 1st, 2014

When Dubai Refreshments’ ERP systems needed refreshing, the company was faced with a choice. Either they could upgrade their current systems, or they could go on a search for a suite of modules the fit their every need. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Anas Taraben, CIO, investigated what it would take to quench the business’ thirst for innovation.

Safety first

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

Three-day IT security conference GISEC 2014 gave the masses a chance to meet first class security vendors as well as listen to presentations from internationally renowned security professionals. CNME reports from day one of the show.

Real time shopping data app released in UAE

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 24th, 2014

A free app bringing a ‘mystery shopping’ concept has been released in the UAE.

Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 7 release

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - June 24th, 2014

On 10th June,Red Hat made official the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The latest release of the company’s flagship platform, RHEL 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but it also pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform.

Hot property

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 9th, 2014

Abdulsalam Al Bastaki knows exactly what he wants from his employees. An eight year stint in the USA has enabled the Senior Executive Director of Information Management at Dubai Properties Group to teach them how to operate independently, and has helped him to implement new IT infrastructure at a range of top companies.

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.

In the driving seat

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 8th, 2014

Benvir Padda has never been one to take things easy and see where he ends up. From a young age, the Legatum IT chief always made sure that things were never left to chance.

Broadcast the passion

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 5th, 2014

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.

Thirst for knowledge

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - June 5th, 2014

Neil Menezes’ journey to becoming Group Director of Information Technology Operations at Jumeirah Group was a series of personal highlights, which saw an initial interest in computer games transform into a thirst for networking expertise.

Rethinking security for the new world

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 29th, 2014

With information security taking centre stage in the wake of new threats, CNME’s Security Strategist 2014 conference, organised in association with aeCERT, brought together the leading security practitioners in the region to discuss trends, concerns and solutions.

Rubbish rebooted

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 20th, 2014

Waste has been managed in the same way with the same technologies for decades. Amin Al Zarouni, Head of ICT, Bee’ah, and his team have taken the traditional idea of waste management and turned it on its head.

Banking on IT

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 18th, 2014

During CNME’s annual Security Strategist conference a group of the region’s banking IT leaders met to discuss the current state of banking security, and the future of the industry. In partnership with CNME, aeCERT hosted the event which explored threats specific to the banking industry.

Soaring threats

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 18th, 2014

: In conjunction with Palo Alto Networks, CNME hosted a security roundtable for delegates from the aviation and logistics industries at the Habtoor Grand Hotel as part of its Security Strategist Conference in April, where IT leaders discussed the security issues their industry is facing.

Unified decision makers

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 15th, 2014

In association with Alcatel-Lucent, CNME hosted a roundtable on Unified Communications at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai. IT executives from a range of industries gathered to share their views on a technology that polarises opinion, and awaits widespread adoption.

GISEC turns the spotlight on crucial security tactics

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - May 13th, 2014

In the wake of increasing global cybercrimes and cyber-attacks, the importance of information security as the top priority of governments, businesses and security services in the Middle East has prompted significant investments to …

Ericsson showcases HetNet at LTE MENA 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 12th, 2014

Ericsson is showcasing its HetNet (heterogeneous network) solution, which is designed to meet the connectivity challenges of smart cities, at LTE Mena 2014 in Dubai.

Etisalat hosting ‘Digital Connect’ conference on 5th May

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 29th, 2014

Etisalat is hosting its ‘Digital Connect’ event on the morning of 5th May at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.

COINS wins Queen’s Award after ME provides growth

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 22nd, 2014

Construction industry software firm Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade in recognition of their growth in overseas earnings and commercial success in the construction sector, with the Middle East providing 26 percent of overseas growth in the past three years.

Huawei GM: UAE moving ahead in digital industrial era

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 14th, 2014

CNME Online connects with Mr. Peng Xiongji, General Manager, Huawei UAE, on what Dubai residents can expect to see as a result of investments contributing to the Dubai Smart City Project.

Kingdom connect

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 8th, 2014

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.

Symantec hotseat far from secure

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 31st, 2014

It seems sadly ironic that the role of Symantec CEO is shrouded in insecurity. The antivirus and security software vendor this week sacked Steve Bennett. This is the second time they have fired …

  • Hands-on: New iPhones pack big features in thin package

    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.

  • Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    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.

  • Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

    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.

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