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 …

IT spending by UAE businesses to top $4.6 Billion in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 30th, 2014

Business IT spending in the UAE is expected to increase 8.3% year on year in 2014 to total $4.63 billion, according to the latest figures released today by IDC.

ISACA Chapter Excellence hosts inaugural awards

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 27th, 2014

The Annual ISACA UAE Chapter Excellence Awards had its inaugural ceremony on 15th March.

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.

Game, set, match.

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 17th, 2014

SAP is utilising its HANA platform to provide tools that produce, analyse and visualise sport data. CNME sat down with Jenni
Lewis, Solutions Architect, Global Marketing, SAP, to see how technology is transforming the way sport is being played.

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?

EES announces Dubai Gartner Symposium sponsorship

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 10th, 2014

Systems integrator and solutions provider Emitac Enterprise Solutions today announced its participation in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Dubai from April 1st-3rd.

UAE announced as ITU 2014 conference hosts

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 6th, 2014

The UAE has been selected with the consent of all ITU member states, to host the sixth International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC).

Etisalat announces 18% revenue growth for 2013

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 6th, 2014

Etisalat enjoyed an 18% increase on consolidated revenues between 2012-2013, as they jumped to AED 38.9 billion, while it gained 9 million aggregate net subscribers, taking the number to 148 million.

Fujitsu to support infrastructure update at Dubai’s Modern Bakery

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 25th, 2014

Fujitsu has announced that Modern Bakery in Dubai has selected the SAP HANA platform running on Fujitsu Power Appliance for a strategic project to update the bakery’s IT infrastructure.

IDC launches Technology Advisory Council before CIO summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

IDC today launched its Technology Advisory Council for the Gulf region during a press conference held at Dubai’s Burj Al Arab hotel.

ITS announces Smart Government agreement for GCC nations

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

International Turnkey Systems Group (ITS) has announced a series of agreements to implement Smart Government solutions and provide a range of e-government services for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Ericsson UAE’s ‘Great Place to Work’ rank goes up

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 13th, 2014

Ericsson has been recognized as the 4th Great Place to Work in the UAE in 2014, as announced during a ceremony held in Dubai yesterday. The ranking follows a survey covering companies across …

RSA hosts Dubai Security Summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

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.

TRA launches first 2014 IPV6 training tourse for UAE government entities

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s 2014 IPV6 training courses are currently underway in the TRA offices both in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Review: Porsche Design P9982 from BlackBerry

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 4th, 2014

The P9982′s price tag is absolutely mad when you think about the device that you’re actually getting, though perhaps it’s the madness that makes it special.

New responsibilities

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 4th, 2014

As more security technologies have made the switch from analogue to Internet Protocol, lines between security and IT have blurred, with CIOs and IT heads becoming increasingly responsible for an organsiation’s security.

Brightcove launches ME office in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 3rd, 2014

Cloud video provider Brightcove has announced the expansion of its operations with the opening of its office in Dubai.

CIO 50 Awards 2014: Honouring innovation

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 28th, 2014

CNME’s fifth annual CIO 50 awards ceremony took place yesterday at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and served as the perfect gathering of the region’s top IT executives.

Stepping on the gas

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 21st, 2014

Emirates Gas is a subsidiary of the Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). It specialises in compressing cooking gas or industrial gas into cylinders and then selling the gas on. If you’ve ever seen those trucks rolling around Dubai with dozens of red gas cylinders on the back, the chances are that the gas came from Emirates Gas.

Oracle reports rapid cloud uptake in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

Oracle’s Alfonso Di Ianni, Senior Vice President, East Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has said that cloud adoption in Dubai has seen a marked upswing in the past 12 months.

Dell opens Dubai Solutions Centre, ME GM: ‘Centre belongs to CIOs’

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 15th, 2014

Dell has opened its Dubai Solution Centre to help customers in the EMEA Emerging region explore, test and deploy end-to-end solutions.

Digital dreams

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 13th, 2014

The healthcare industry is notorious for the amount of paper it consumes. From lengthy patient records to scribbled prescription notes, hospitals and healthcare organisations are always grappling with the problem of what to do with its masses of paper.

Expo 2020 outlook

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 13th, 2014

On 26 November, 2013, Dubai was awarded the opportunity to host the World Expo 2020. And with this, the city has been given a chance to make huge developments.

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CNME Staff by CNME Staff - January 13th, 2014

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CIO 50 Awards nominations deadline extended to 15th January

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 6th, 2014

CPI CIO 50 Awards deadline extended to 15th January

2014 CIO 50 nominations now open

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 23rd, 2013

Nominations are now open for CPI’s CIO 50 Awards and Forum 2014, honouring the attainment of competitive advantage and accelerated business success through IT.

Dubai Silicon Oasis to become first free 24/7 wireless free zone

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 22nd, 2013

Dubai Silicon Oasis has agreed a deal with Emirates Wi-Fi for the implementation of wireless internet throughout the integrated free zone technology park, and will become the first free zone in Dubai to deploy 24/7 wireless internet.

Cisco: Dubai can be global leader of smart cities

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 17th, 2013

Cisco used its roundtable event to explore the potential for its Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi and sensor technology, saying Dubai has the power to be a world leader in the technology.

Starlink hosts Security Advisory Summit at Burj Al Arab

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 15th, 2013

Value-Added-Distributor StarLink conducted its annual Security Advisory Summit on December 9th, 2013 at the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

U.S investigates Dell’s potential Syrian trade embargo violation

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - December 11th, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating a report that Dell computers have been sold to the Syrian regime via a Dubai-based distributor, despite the trade embargo in place.

The BYO-Dilemma

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - December 10th, 2013

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has taken the world by storm, with many commentators labelling it an unstoppable force that the enterprise must come to terms with.

Schneider Electric aiming for smart city energy distribution

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 27th, 2013

Schneider Electric representatives used the company’s Power To The Cloud event to underline the importance of smart cities, and its own Next-Generation Mission Critical IT infrastructure policy.

Bring on the services

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - November 26th, 2013

There is an increasing emphasis on service-aligned approach to IT operations so that CIOs can deliver on the promise of partnering with business. Ashish Kuthiala, Chief Marketing Officer, Business Services Management Software, HP, talks about the value of a services aligned view of IT.

Transformation through experimentation

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - November 19th, 2013

If there’s a new challenge to overcome, Zubair Ahmed, Head of IT and Business Innovation, Emirates Islamic Bank, is the one who’s likely to take it up.

Taking centre stage

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - November 12th, 2013

The financial industry isn’t an easy vertical to please, but DIFC has a secret weapon; it’s the only organisation outside of the telcos to own, manage and operate its infrastructure.

Down uneasy paths

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - November 12th, 2013

On the first day of GITEX 2013, I glimpsed a future that could have been straight out of a Black Mirror episode.

BYOD Summit 2013 will be region’s first conference dedicated to BYOD

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - November 11th, 2013

CNME is this week set to host its BYOD Summit 2013, the Middle East’s first technology to conference dedicated entirely to the bring-your-own-device trend.

Get smart: Etisalat’s CEO on building the cities of the future

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 29th, 2013

Cities around the world are in a race to become the ‘smartest’. Etisalat CEO Saleh Al Abdooli speaks exclusively to CNME on how the UAE’s biggest telco and ICT service provider is partnering with the government to elevate the country on the global stage.

Interview: Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy on riding the wave of innovation

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 29th, 2013

CNME goes one-on-one with the CEO to see how he found meeting some of Avaya’s biggest regional customers.

HP to tackle cloud, security, Big Data, mobility at GITEX 2013

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 8th, 2013

HP aims to showcase an enormous range of enterprise solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2013, with cloud, security, Big Data and mobility forming the crux of the vendor’s participation at the show.

Microsoft to showcase latest products at GITEX 2013

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 8th, 2013

Microsoft Gulf has announced plans for GITEX 2013 to provide visitors with access to its latest technologies in-line with the IT industry’s current disruptive trends.0 The next generation Microsoft solutions will be available …

Low-hanging fruit

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - October 1st, 2013

If you’re going to indulge in some vendor-bashing, why not go for the low-hanging fruit?

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