Intel targets data centre with Xeon server chips

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - September 10th, 2014

Intel has designed its latest server chips to provide the building blocks to modernise “legacy data centres” by providing more processing cores, throughput and power-saving features.

Lenovo, IBM reveal x86 server strategy

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - September 10th, 2014

With Lenovo expected to close its IBM x86 server business acquisition by year end, a glimpse at the combined server product line has emerged.

IBM announces Watson Big Data enhancements

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 31st, 2014

IBM has announced advances in Watson’s cognitive computing capabilities that could enable researchers to accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.

Gartner: EMEA server sales rise again

Loek Essers by Loek Essers - August 28th, 2014

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.

Fresh blue Apple

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 26th, 2014

James Dartnell takes a look at what the recent Apple-IBM enterprise deal could mean for the two corporate giants.

Apple, IBM spell out enterprise support

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 19th, 2014

Apple will provide an expanded set of support services to IBM customers with iPhones and iPads under a new enterprise-grade AppleCare plan, the support and warranty extensions Apple has long sold to consumers and businesses.

Hacker headspace

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - August 19th, 2014

With cybercrime an ever-present danger, hackers around the world attack user data for financial and political gain. But they are not all bad. CNME takes a look at the mindset of hackers good and evil, and how they constantly ask questions of governments and top companies.

Four ways to consolidate a data centre

Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran, Product Marketing Manager, ManageEngine by Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran, Product Marketing Manager, ManageEngine - August 18th, 2014

Bharani Kumar Kulasekaran, Product Marketing Manager, ManageEngine discusses how an enterprise can consolidate its data centre and the rewards it can bring.

Lenovo sells more smartphones than PCs

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 14th, 2014

Lenovo’s growing presence in PCs and smartphones helped the company’s net profit grow 23 percent in the second quarter. The company reported Thursday that its net profit reached $214 million, while quarterly revenue …

Oracle’s Sparc M7 chip to supercharge in-memory computing

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - August 13th, 2014

Oracle has given the first peek at its upcoming Sparc M7 processor, promising big performance gains for customers who use the in-memory compute features of its 12C database. The Sparc M7 is due …

Apple and IBM pair for iOS apps

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - July 16th, 2014

Apple is making a push for the corporate IT market through a partnership with IBM, which will develop iOS apps for its Big Data and analytics services and promote iPhones and iPads to clients.

IBM lines up $3 billion cognitive chip investment

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - July 10th, 2014

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.

HP brings water to the supercomputer market

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - June 15th, 2014

The server uses some new HP-patented techniques to keep water away from the hardware

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.

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.

Framing the future

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - May 29th, 2014

On 8th April, IBM celebrated the 50th anniversary of System/360, its mainframe system which transformed the computing world. James Dartnell reports from the Mainframe50 conference in New York City where the infrastructure giant celebrated the milestone with the release of new cloud and Hadoop services.

PCs and smartphones drive Lenovo Q1 growth

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - May 22nd, 2014

Lenovo’s net profit grew 25 percent year-over-year in the first quarter as the Chinese company continued to make gains in the PC and smartphone markets.

BlackBerry opens management of its smartphones to rivals

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - May 15th, 2014

BlackBerry is allowing rivals AirWatch, Citrix, SAP and IBM to directly manage its smartphones with the Blackberry 10 operating system as part of its strategy to open up management of its devices to third parties.

IBM to unveil software-defined storage product line

Stephen Lawson by Stephen Lawson - May 12th, 2014

On Monday, IBM will take the wraps off a portfolio of products for software-defined storage, an area where established vendors and startups alike are already claiming the future has arrived.

Google shows homegrown server with IBM Power chip

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - April 30th, 2014

IBM’s efforts to expand the use of its Power chips in hyperscale data centres just got a big shot in the arm from Google.

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.

IBM making push for Power server chips

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - April 24th, 2014

An IBM project to widen the use of its Power server chips inched forward Wednesday with Big Blue trying to challenge Intel for a bigger role in the hyperscale data centres run by the likes of Google and Facebook.

IBM profit falls on weak hardware sales and transition costs

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 17th, 2014

Falling hardware sales and the cost of layoffs hit IBM’s profit hard in the first quarter, sending it down 21 percent from a year earlier.

IBM celebrates mainframe birthday

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 9th, 2014

IBM yesterday hosted its Mainframe50 event, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the System/360 mainframe.

Why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 7th, 2014

Fifty years ago on April 7, IBM announced the computer that the task force had designed, the System/360.

IBM System/360: The dawn of enterprise IT

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - April 7th, 2014

Fifty years ago, IBM announced the mainframe computer that its task force had designed – the System/360.

Cisco reveals OpenFlow SDN killer

Jim Duffy by Jim Duffy - April 3rd, 2014

Cisco is this week unveiling an alternative to OpenFlow for software-defined networking and proposing it as a standard, while adding it as a vital component of the company’s new programmable architecture.

Aruba unveils Mobility-Defined Networks

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 20th, 2014

Aruba Networks has unveiled its Mobility-Defined Networks, a new architecture that aims to enable IT departments in the Middle East to build an ‘all-wireless workplace’ designed to enhance #GenMobile productivity and job satisfaction.

Aruba announces five software tools for optimising Wi-Fi networks

Matt Hamblen by Matt Hamblen - March 13th, 2014

Aruba Networks has announced a package of software upgrades designed to better accommodate all-wireless workplaces, including sites where employees use three different mobile devices with multiple applications.

Quest for growth

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 12th, 2014

Jumbo Electronics is tapping new technologies as it forges the path to business innovation

$19 billion well spent

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 11th, 2014

James Dartnell takes a look at what Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp means for the two companies.

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.

IBM: CFOs lack faith in Big Data strategies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 9th, 2014

According to a new IBM study, 82 percent of CFOs see the value of integrating enterprise-wide data, but only 24 percent think their team is up to the task.

AT&T and IBM cement security partnership

Ellen Messmer by Ellen Messmer - February 26th, 2014

AT&T and IBM have announced they’ve sealed a partnership to provide security services for a range of enterprises with plans to unite AT&T Secure Gateway Solutions with IBM’s threat-monitoring services.

Wall Street Beat: Tech M&A set for strong year after Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - February 23rd, 2014

Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp could be one milestone in a strong year for tech mergers and acquisitions.

Microsoft Azure continues enterprise push with private on-ramps

Joab Jackson by Joab Jackson - February 23rd, 2014

Microsoft continues to target the enterprise with the introduction of a private on-ramp for Windows Azure cloud services.

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.

Intel moves deeper into software with server KVM tool

James Niccolai by James Niccolai - February 16th, 2014

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.

Acquisitions likely to hit Lenovo’s profits in short term

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - February 13th, 2014

With the proposed acquisitions of Motorola Mobility and IBM’s low-end server unit, Lenovo expects its short-term profits to fall

Samsung joins IBM, Google in OpenPower alliance

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - February 13th, 2014

Samsung has joined the fledgling OpenPower Consortium, an alliance led by IBM to push Power-based chip designs into hardware products such as servers.

Lenovo expands ThinkPad range in UAE

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 9th, 2014

Lenovo today announced the UAE launches of the latest additions to its ThinkPad portfolio with the third generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad 8.

Visualising business in the Cloud

Mohamed Sayed, SGI Cloud Computing Leader MEA, IBM by Mohamed Sayed, SGI Cloud Computing Leader MEA, IBM - February 9th, 2014

Mohamed Sayed, SGI Cloud Computing Leader – MEA at IBM gives Computer News Middle East his insider tips for ways that the cloud is most likely to impact businesses in 2014.

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 to succeed Ballmer as Microsoft CEO

Juan Carlos Perez by Juan Carlos Perez - February 5th, 2014

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.

Riverbed releases new branch converged infrastructure solution

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 2nd, 2014

Riverbed has unveiled Riverbed Granite 2.6, with new features that support bigger data sets and additional enterprise-class storage solutions, including IBM Storwize V7000.

  • 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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