In conjunction with Cognizant and a Gartner delegate, CNME hosted a discussion with industry experts on transformational IT.
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.
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.
Peter Middleton, Research Director, Gartner, discusses how the Internet of Things will be a future goldmine for IT.
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.
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 has highlighted its top 10 technologies for information security and their implications for security organisations in 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.
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.
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 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 …
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 tools will be crucial to enterprise security as criminals deploy faster and more sophisticated methods to steal valuable data, according to security firm RSA.
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.
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 has assembled a vast array of hosted cloud services, and is displaying them on its Cloud online marketplace from Monday.
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 is leading the world PC market with solid growth in shipments across the first quarter of the year, according to Gartner.
Gartner kicked off its annual Symposium/ITxpo conference at Madinat Hotel on 1st April, and the overriding emphasis of the event was digitalisation.
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.
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.
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.
Experts say it takes time, training and collaboration to thwart APTs. But with these best practices, you can keep your defenses high.
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.
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.
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?
Systems integrator and solutions provider Emitac Enterprise Solutions today announced its participation in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Dubai from April 1st-3rd.
Shipments of new personal computers, most of them equipped with Microsoft Windows, will face greater declines in 2014 than earlier anticipated, IDC said Tuesday.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Will CIOs be forced to take a ‘mobility first’ approach to building networks and is the Middle East really ready to put mobile first?
Security concerns are preventing businesses from unlocking the potential benefits of data centre consolidation and cloud services, according to new research from SafeNet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Open-source storage solutions that used to be considered extremely niche have been used for various new applications, and these applications are getting users across the world excited about the possibility of doing things a little differently.
The security space in 2013 will go down in history as a sector dominated by the work of Edward Snowden, Gartner has said.
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Cabir, the world’s first mobile phone malware. To mark this occasion, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs is taking a stroll down memory lane to examine the evolution and significance of mobile threats during the last 10 years.
With Gartner predicting the rise of sales of security software, one of the top security software houses, Symantec, appears to be struggling in the market it should be dominating.
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.