Intel looks to Android for growth in tablets

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - April 17th, 2014

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.

Busting SDN myths

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - April 15th, 2014

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.

FireEye offers Heartbleed resistance tips

Aaron Charrington, Threat Intel Analyst, FireEye by Aaron Charrington, Threat Intel Analyst, FireEye - April 15th, 2014

Aaron Charrington, Threat Intel Analyst, FireEye, gives some tips on what organisations can do to thwart the Heartbleed bug.

Qualcomm adds fastest ever 64-bit Snapdragon mobile chip

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 9th, 2014

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 envisions Glass in businesses

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - April 9th, 2014

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 …

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.

Safeguarding intellectual property – your crown jewels

Saeed Agha, General Manager, Middle East, Palo Alto Networks by Saeed Agha, General Manager, Middle East, Palo Alto Networks - April 3rd, 2014

Saeed Agha, General Manager, Middle East, Palo Alto Networks, discusses the importance of protecting sensitive information.

Intel taps Chinese tech hub to fuel mobile processor business

Michael Kan by Michael Kan - April 3rd, 2014

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 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.

Apple demands over $2B from Samsung for patent infringement

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - April 2nd, 2014

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.

To your health

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 31st, 2014

SEHA’s move from a paper-based record system to the new Malaffi electronic medical record system was no small feat. The system delivers a completely integrated system and is considered a large implementation by international standards.

Toshiba Kirabook: Rich and thin, but still falls short

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 26th, 2014

Toshiba’s engineers committed a few critical design mistakes that severely undermined their Ultrabook’s claim to luxury status. Thankfully Toshiba has made amends–mostly. The second-gen Kirabook is better, more powerful, and less expensive. But it remains a few features short of being a masterpiece.

New York Times: NSA hacked into Huawei HQ servers

Marc Ferranti by Marc Ferranti - March 24th, 2014

The U.S. National Security Agency has hacked into Huawei Technologies servers, spied on communications of company executives and collected information to plant so-called backdoors on equipment from the Chinese networking manufacturer, according to reports published over the weekend.

Avaya introduces new Customer Experience Management solutions

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 17th, 2014

Avaya has announced new Customer Experience Management solutions which aim to help businesses “eliminate the fragmented, high-effort service that jeopardises customer loyalty and revenue growth.”

Mobily and Huawei to launch Smart Network initiative

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 13th, 2014

Mobily and Huawei have signed a strategic contract to launch a new Smart Network Initiative within Saudi Arabia with an aim to enhance the overall user experience for Mobily customers.

Acer takes on the Nexus 7 with 7.9″ Intel tablet

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 13th, 2014

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.

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

A newer, faster Thunderbolt

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 11th, 2014

Intel could soon bring to market a faster version of its Thunderbolt connector technology with a throughput of 50Gbps, but the company is biding its time until there is a need for faster connectors. …

Innovation on tap

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 10th, 2014

As the largest importer of alcohol in the region, African + Eastern is leading the way in both distribution of products and sales innovation. Samir Khan, Regional IS Manager of the company, is always looking for new ways to streamline the business using cutting-edge technology.

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.

Commonwealth pact seeks African online security collaboration

Olusegun Abolaji Ogundeji by Olusegun Abolaji Ogundeji - March 9th, 2014

The Commonwealth Cybergovernance Model adopted by ICT ministers from the Commonwealth of Nations could encourage African nations to advance controversial proposals to combat cybercrime and develop common guidelines for developing the tech sector on the continent.

Innovation on tap

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - March 5th, 2014

As the largest importer of alcoholic beverages in the region, African + Eastern is leading the way in both distribution of products and sales innovation. Samir Khan, Regional IS Manager of the company, is always looking for new ways to streamline the business using innovative technology.

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.

Intel expects Bay Trail successor in tablets by year end

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - March 3rd, 2014

Intel is expecting its next Atom tablet chip, code-named Cherry Trail, to be in devices by the end of this year, the company said this week. A detailed update on Cherry Trail may …

Intel ends wait for 64-bit Android on smartphones

Jeevan Thankappan by Jeevan Thankappan - February 25th, 2014

The long wait for a 64-bit version of Android on smartphones is coming to a close, with Intel on Monday showing a version of the OS running on a handset. The OS was …

Intel’s new Xeon server chip pushes Itanium closer to end

Agam Shah by Agam Shah - February 20th, 2014

The writing is on the wall for Intel’s high-end Itanium chip, with the launch this week of the high-performance usurper, the chip maker’s 15-core Xeon E7 v2 chip.

Proactive Customer Contact technologies: getting closer to customers

Shaheen Haque, Territory Manager, Middle East & Turkey, Interactive Intelligence. by Shaheen Haque, Territory Manager, Middle East & Turkey, Interactive Intelligence. - February 18th, 2014

If you still wait for your customers to call you, your contact centre strategy is about to become outdated.

The ugly truth about virtualisation

Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group by Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group - February 18th, 2014

According to Steve Duplessie, Founder and Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, mobility has brought back I/O problems after two decades.

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?  

Ringing in changes

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 17th, 2014

Can regional telecommunication providers go beyond vanilla services and offer more value to consumer and business markets alike?

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?

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.

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.

Sophos acquires security provider Cyberoam Technologies

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 11th, 2014

Sophos has announced today the acquisition of network security provider Cyberoam Technologies.

How online clues located North Korea’s missile-launcher factories

Martyn Williams by Martyn Williams - February 11th, 2014

It’s the stuff of spy thrillers. From a few seconds of video, a handful of images and some satellite pictures, a team of researchers has been able to pinpoint two factories deep inside North Korea where the country assembles its mobile missile launchers.

LTE to extend to 50 percent of Africans by 2018, survey says

Michael Malakata by Michael Malakata - February 11th, 2014

About 50 percent of Africans are expected be covered by Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks by 2018, increasing the region’s access to high speed data, according to a new report.

US seeks info on industry ability to hold bulk phone data

John Ribeiro by John Ribeiro - February 11th, 2014

The U.S. government has asked for information on whether commercially available services can provide a viable alternative to the government holding bulk phone records for a program of the National Security Agency.

State secrets

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 9th, 2014

What do Middle East governments need when it comes to security, and are newly formed government entities set to revolutionise the way that states think about security?

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.

Google launches ‘out-of-the-box’ videoconferencing system for businesses

Anh Nguyen by Anh Nguyen - February 9th, 2014

Google aims to equip meeting rooms with videoconferencing capabilities with the launch of its product for businesses, Chromebox.

India investigates alleged Huawei ‘hacking’ of mobile base station

John Dunn by John Dunn - February 9th, 2014

Huawei is reportedly being investigated by the Indian Government over alleged ‘hacking’ of equipment belonging to state-run telecoms firm Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL).

UK’s GCHQ reportedly infiltrated and attacked hacktivist groups

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 6th, 2014

British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly infiltrated hacktivist groups and used denial-of-service and other techniques to disrupt their online activities.

CIO focus: Hee Hwang, SNU Bundang Hospital, South Korea

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 5th, 2014

The healthcare market in Asia-Pacific is booming and an interesting example of the innovation of the region is reflected in Seoul National University Bundang Hospital’s embrace of SAP HANA as a data warehousing solution.

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