The U.K. government has pushed through a new surveillance law to replace one a European Union court said interfered with fundamental privacy rights – but, say civil rights campaigners, the new law is worse than the one it replaces.
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?
Intensified competition coupled with declining voice ARPU is forcing telecom service providers to look around for new revenue streams that some of the new advanced technologies offer. However, it can be a daunting task for carriers who are saddled with legacy systems and manual internal processes.
Oracle is planning to release 115 security patches for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.
More than 40 privacy, civil rights and religious groups have called on President Barack Obama’s administration to provide a “full public accounting” of long-time email surveillance of prominent Muslims living in the U.S., following a news report detailing the spying by the U.S. National Security Agency and FBI.
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.
A sophisticated Chinese hacker group that had been stealing information from U.S. policy experts on nearby Southeast Asia suddenly changed targets last month to focus on the Middle East – Iraq, in particular – security researchers CrowdStrike said Monday.
Intel, Samsung and Dell are among the founding members to have established the OIC, a new Internet of Things consortium to create standards so that billions of devices can connect to each other.
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.
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.
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.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Surface Pro 3 for commercial customers in the United Arab Emirates.
Intel hopes to take hardware performance to the next level with its latest Xeon Phi supercomputing chip, which packs an array of new hardware technologies that could eventually find their way to laptops and desktops.
As companies adopt technologies such as cloud and virtualisation, the practice of planning for network capacity to meet the bandwidth and application performance needs must also change. Network capacity planning and management has long been considered the black magic of the IT industry. How does one predict the future? How can you prepare for the additional demand for resources while avoiding over-provisioning?
The U.S. National Security Agency has been allowed to continue to collect phone records in bulk of people in the country, while lawmakers consider new legislation that would block the agency from collecting the data.
Nest, the Internet-connected thermostat and smoke detector maker owned by Google, is acquiring home security system developer Dropcam as part of a push to connect a wider range of devices in people’s homes.
The server uses some new HP-patented techniques to keep water away from the hardware
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.
CNME organised the second edition of its Big Data Symposium in Dubai last month, defining what you need to know to underscore the success of this exciting new technology in regional enterprises.
Seagate is set to pay $US450 million in cash for Avago’s Accelerated Solution Division, and has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which it will acquire the division’s assets and Flash Components Division from Avago for $450 million in cash.
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.
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.
A suspected Iranian hacker group seeded Facebook and LinkedIn with bogus profiles of women and created a fake online news organisation to get digitally closer to more than 2,000 people whom it wanted to spy on.
Apple and Samsung told a court in California that they had failed to reach a settlement in their patent dispute, suggesting that a deal akin to that between Google and Apple may not be on the cards anytime soon.
Google plans to spend $20-30 billion of its of its accumulated international profits to fund potential acquisitions of non-U.S. companies and technology rights.
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.
Outsourcing and consulting firm Accenture is expanding its Oracle capabilities with the acquisition of Oracle integrator Enkitec.
Lenovo has taken the wraps of its ThinkPad 10, its 10-inch tablet based on Intel’s quad-core Atom Z3795 processor.
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 …
Cisco Systems’ point man on the Internet of Things (IoT) has resigned just as industries start to explore how millions of sensors and devices can be connected over networks.
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.
Ericsson has been awarded one of the NAB Technology Innovation Award for its work in Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) 4K.
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.
In case it wasn’t clear already, Intel and Microsoft are no longer joined at the hip. Intel is trying desperately to grow its share of the tablet market, and with Windows flunking out on those devices, Android is the flavour of the month.
Software-defined networking (SDN) is the hottest thing going today, but there is considerable confusion surrounding everything from the definition of the term to the different architectures and technologies suppliers are putting forward.
Aaron Charrington, Threat Intel Analyst, FireEye, gives some tips on what organisations can do to thwart the Heartbleed bug.
Qualcomm is getting high on 64-bit chips with its fastest ever Snapdragon processor, which will render 4K video, support LTE Advanced and could run the 64-bit Android OS. The new Snapdragon 810 is …
Google wants to put its Glass headmounted computer system to work. The company is looking to partner with enterprise software developers and businesses as part of a push to get Glass into the …
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.
Saeed Agha, General Manager, Middle East, Palo Alto Networks, discusses the importance of protecting sensitive information.
As devices powered by ARM chips flood the Chinese market, Intel is hoping to popularise its own mobile processors with a new centre built in the heart of one of China’s major technology hubs.
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.
Samsung should pay more than $2 billion for repeated infringement of Apple patents in more than 37 million smartphones sold in the U.S., a Silicon Valley jury was told Tuesday as a trial between the two companies began after more than two years of preparation.
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.