Gartner: Internet of Things has reached hype peak

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 14th, 2014

The Internet of Things has reached the height of its hype, according to Gartner. Each year the research firm puts out a Hype Cycle of emerging technologies, a sort of report card for …

Five trends that will shape the future of ERP

By Ian Fleming, Managing Director, IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia by By Ian Fleming, Managing Director, IFS Middle East, Africa and South Asia - August 11th, 2014

Businesses today are required to deal with technological advancements occurring at a pace never experienced before. What’s more, trends like the consumerisation of IT have lessened the CIO’s ability to regulate which technologies …

People-centric experiences

By Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner. by By Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner. - August 5th, 2014

User experience in mobile devices should be dynamic and business-oriented, writes Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner.

Rack to the future

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - August 5th, 2014

Data centre technology is rapidly changing. With the advent of virtualisation and increasing speed and agility may come a sense of impending doom for IT staff. However, more efficient centres do not necessarily mean the end of a robust technical department.

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.

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.

Gartner: Digital business security will suffer by 2020

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - July 13th, 2014

More than half of digital businesses will suffer major service failures by 2020, due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk in new technology, according to Gartner.

Money making machines

Peter Middleton, Research Director, Gartner by Peter Middleton, Research Director, Gartner - July 8th, 2014

Peter Middleton, Research Director, Gartner, discusses how the Internet of Things will be a future goldmine for IT.

Gartner: 2014 IT spend due 2.1 percent growth

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 7th, 2014

Worldwide IT spending is on pace to total $3.7 trillion in 2014, a 2.1 percent increase from last year, according to the latest forecast by Gartner.

In the bank

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

With a range of forecasts from research firms Gartner and IDC stating that MENA IT spending will increase in 2014, will CIOs find their budgets swelling, and if so, which areas are most in need of the spend? Who stands to benefit and what can the Middle East do to catch up with more developed regions?

Gartner names top 10 2014 IT security technologies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - July 1st, 2014

Gartner has highlighted its top 10 technologies for information security and their implications for security organisations in 2014.

Three sourcing options for government shared services

Bryan Pagliano, Research Director, Gartner by Bryan Pagliano, Research Director, Gartner - June 5th, 2014

Pressure is growing on government shared-service organisations to cut costs and improve services. Across the globe and at all levels of government, budget austerity and organisational reforms are pressuring IT and non-IT shared-service providers to deliver cost optimisation and improve service delivery.

What’s really behind the Microsoft-Salesforce deal

Brandon Butler by Brandon Butler - June 1st, 2014

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.

Staying current in the cloud

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 29th, 2014

As the region moves forward with cloud computing, Systems Integration specialists and IT consultants will need to reexamine their roles. While some professionals may be nervous about the change, staying current with cloud technologies is key to maintaining revenue streams.

Ericsson maintains LTE leadership

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 27th, 2014

Ericsson has announced that Gartner has positioned Ericsson as an LTE industry leader within the “Leaders” quadrant of its Gartner 2014 Magic Quadrant for LTE Infrastructure1 report for the fifth year in a …

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.

Big Data analytics: the future of IT security?

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - May 20th, 2014

Big Data analytics tools will be crucial to enterprise security as criminals deploy faster and more sophisticated methods to steal valuable data, according to security firm RSA.

Gartner: MENA public cloud services to grow 23 percent in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 13th, 2014

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) is on pace to grow 23 percent in 2014 to total $629 million, up from $511 million in 2013, according to the latest outlook by Gartner, while Software as a service (SaaS) is expected to grow 26.3 percent in 2014 to $123 million.

Gartner: Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 1st, 2014

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.

IBM develops online cloud marketplace

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 29th, 2014

IBM has assembled a vast array of hosted cloud services, and is displaying them on its Cloud online marketplace from Monday.

Gartner: Top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner by Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner - April 22nd, 2014

Nick Jones, Vice President and Analyst, Gartner, shares the research firm’s top 10 mobile technologies and capabilities that organisations must master in 2015 and 2016.

Lenovo leads world PC market with rapid growth

Brian Karlovsky by Brian Karlovsky - April 13th, 2014

Lenovo is leading the world PC market with solid growth in shipments across the first quarter of the year, according to Gartner.

Gartner: Digitalisation unavoidable

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 3rd, 2014

Gartner kicked off its annual Symposium/ITxpo conference at Madinat Hotel on 1st April, and the overriding emphasis of the event was digitalisation.

Microsoft to give Windows away for phones, small tablets

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - April 3rd, 2014

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.

Gartner: Most CIOs will change tech and sourcing relationships

Divina Paredes by Divina Paredes - March 20th, 2014

A recent global survey by Gartner finds 70 per cent of CIOs will change their technology and sourcing relationships in the next two to three years, as organisations struggle to adjust to a digital future.

Gartner: MEA infrastructure spend to hit $3.4 billion

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 13th, 2014

IT infrastructure spending, comprising storage, server, and enterprise networking equipment, in the Middle East and Africa is forecast to reach $3.47 billion, a 4.1 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner.

6 tips to combat Advanced Persistent Threats

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 10th, 2014

Experts say it takes time, training and collaboration to thwart APTs. But with these best practices, you can keep your defenses high.

It’s all about mobile

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 10th, 2014

Around 75,000 people descended on the Catalonian city for the 2014 Mobile World Congress, which showcased faster and more flexible mobile networks and shiny new smartphones, among other connected things.

Bringing it all together

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 10th, 2014

Converged storage has transitioned from hype to market reality. Combining compute resources with storage delivery promises to drive efficiency and save money for enterprises reeling under the data deluge.

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.

IDC forecasts deeper declines in PC shipments for 2014

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - March 6th, 2014

Shipments of new personal computers, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will face greater declines in 2014 than earlier anticipated, IDC said Tuesday.

Android topples iPad in fast-growing tablet market

Chris Martin by Chris Martin - March 5th, 2014

The iPad has been the king of tablets for a number of years but Android has taken top spot, according to new figures from Gartner.

Down to the wire

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - March 5th, 2014

The recent introduction of mobile number portability will be a significant opportunity for business users as service providers start focusing more on customer service and plans targeted at specific categories of subscribers.

Cutting through the cloud hype

David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Fellow, Gartner. by David Mitchell Smith, Vice President and Fellow, Gartner. - February 25th, 2014

Cloud computing is no longer a new concept, and many organisations have been consuming cloud services for the past several years. The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 will increase to become the bulk of new IT spending, according to Gartner.

Dell, Red Hat team up on network virtualisation

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

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.

Gartner: MENA public Cloud services to total $620 million in 2014

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 19th, 2014

The public cloud services market in the Middle East and North Africa region is on pace to grow 21.3 percent in 2014 to total $620 million, up from an estimated $511 million for 2013, according to the latest outlook by Gartner.

Mind the gap

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 18th, 2014

With trends moving so quickly, businesses are being forced to import skills from abroad in order to get the best out of these new trends. How can the local IT scene ensure a healthy availability of local talent?  

The ‘mobile first’ approach

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?

SafeNet: Security fears preventing data centre and Cloud benefits

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 17th, 2014

Security concerns are preventing businesses from unlocking the potential benefits of data centre consolidation and cloud services, according to new research from SafeNet.

Microsoft sets 31st October as stop date for Windows 7 consumer PC sales

Gregg Keizer by Gregg Keizer - February 16th, 2014

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.

7 things marketing wants to say to IT

Mary K. Pratt by Mary K. Pratt - February 6th, 2014

We caught up with several CMOs and marketing executives to find out what they’d ask of IT if they could speak frankly. Here are their seven key requirements.

Satya Nadella: Can a data afficionado solve Microsoft’s consumer puzzle?

Mark Hachman by Mark Hachman - February 5th, 2014

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.

Gartner: 3D printing to spark major ethical debates by 2016

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

The technology of 3D ‘bioprinting’, the medical application of 3D printing to produce living tissue and organs, is advancing so quickly that it will spark a major ethical debate on its use by 2016, according to Gartner.

The ‘mobile first’ approach

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 3rd, 2014

IDC recently predicted that CIOs will be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks, whereby mobility solutions and BYOD policies are integrated into infrastructures. How accurate is this prediction, and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?

  • 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.

  • Battle of the fives: Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Apple iPhone 5S vs. Google Nexus 5

    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.

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