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Last month, GE launched its first global Digital Smelter Centre of Excellence in Dubai, as well as signing a 10-year agreement with Aluminium of Greece to implement the world’s first digital smelter solution.
In a bid to ease traffic congestion, reduce the hassle of vehicle ownership and encourage commuters to opt for a cost-efficient route to work, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has partnered with ekar to introduce a pay-by-the-hour car rental service.
In partnership with Avaya and AGC Networks, CNME hosted a roundtable discussion on how organisations can put the customer experience at the heart of their digital transformation initiatives.
CNME – in collaboration with Equinix – recently hosted an in-depth roundtable discussion on the challenges that CIOs are facing around their digitalisation efforts, and took stock of the progress they have made so far.
In partnership with TransSys Solutions, CNME hosted a roundtable discussion centred around how organisations can maximise business value by incorporating customer experience into their digital initiatives.
Now in its third outing, each year, Ibtikar sees 15 teams of National Bank of Oman employees from across the company compete for the chance to see their technology idea brought to life. Editor James Dartnell reports from Muscat.
Last month, CNME hosted the inaugural edition of its IoT World conference at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai, to discuss one of the biggest trends that is transforming the IT landscape – the Internet of Things.
Glesni Holland reports from World of Watson 2016 in Las Vegas, where IBM executives unveiled the latest innovations in cognitive computing and demonstrated the impact that Watson can have – and is already having – on some of the world’s most important industries.
Last month, Etisalat hosted a thought-provoking conference, where a number of company decision-makers presented ways in which their ‘transformative solutions’ can humanise customer experiences.
At its annual summit, Sage unveiled its ambitious strategy to embrace and lead the cloud accounting market. Jeevan Thankappan reports from Chicago’s McCormick Place hotel.
The annual Data Centre Build roadshow visited Riyadh, Dubai and Doha for the fourth year running last month. Reporting from Dubai, the event saw a host of IT-decision makers turn out to reflect on what the future holds for data centres.
CNME reports from Inforum 2016 in New York City, where Infor executives eyed up the range of application opportunities that await in the Middle East.
IT leaders must learn to support “thing service”, says Jenny Sussin, research director at Gartner.
Organisations from all industry segments in the GCC are increasingly expected to transform their systems and processes to ones that are digitally-enabled. Last month, Etisalat hosted three digital-themed conferences in the government and oil and gas sectors in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. CNME reports from the Dubai leg of the event.
CNME reports from EMC World 2016, where company chairman Joe Tucci joined Dell CEO Michael Dell in announcing major changes to come once its $67 billion acquisition – the largest of its kind in technology history – has been completed.
The rise of as-a-service models will play a pivotal role in the digital transformations of organisations worldwide. With this in mind, CNME hosted an enthralling roundtable discussion in partnership with TransSys Solutions to gauge senior decision-maker sentiment on the topic.
On 28th March, representatives from Blue Coat Systems met with top CIOs of the region to discuss data protection, tokenisation and the cloud.
Mid-March saw Huawei’s return to technology showpiece CeBit in Germany, with a booth that engulfed most of Hannover Exhibition Centre’s Hall 2. There, they put an emphasis on ‘Safe Cities’, making it clear that the Middle East is in their sights for a range of new solutions.
The regional IT industry is being driven by the increasing digitalisation, but don’t expect purse strings to loosen this year, says research firm Gartner at its annual CIO event.
IBM’s annual conference, IBM InterConnect was held in Las Vegas this year, filling the meeting rooms of Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand with IBM partners, customers, experts and enthusiasts from 21st-25th February. Annie Bricker reports.
At RSA Conference 2016, we caught up with Robert Griffin, Chief Security Architect, Security Evangelist, RSA, to learn more on the current threat landscape and insights on how organisations can strengthen their security […]
At its annual customer event SAP Select in Barcelona, the company laid out its strategy for growth, with HANA at the forefront.
Annie Bricker reports from Huawei’s recent Global MBB Forum in Hong Kong, where the company shared its plans to cater for the world’s huge Internet demands in the run-up to 2020.
Gathering over 3500 attendees including industry experts, sponsors, customers and partners, NetApp hosted the 2015 edition of its Insight conference at CityCube, Berlin.
Back once again for its third annual outing, CNME’s Data Centre Build roadshow reached Riyadh, Doha and Dubai, drawing in scores of IT decision-makers and industry figureheads to reflect on how to design and optimise the vital foundations of IT infrastructure. We report from the Dubai leg of the conferences.
The 5th Huawei Cloud Congress was held in Shanghai this month on 18th and 19th with the theme “Make IT Simple, Make Business Agile”. With over ten thousand participants in attendance – including one thousand global carriers and ICT partners – the Shanghai Expo Centre was abuzz with talk of the company’s new products, milestones and projects.
SAP recently announced a deal to become the chief technology provider for City Football Group, the quartet of soccer clubs owned by Abu Dhabi United Group. The partnership aims to build on the success of English club Manchester City, and bring enhanced footballing operations, fan experiences and business administration to CFG.
Held in Prague, Czech Republic, EMC’s annual CIO Connect Summit delved into the continuously evolving IT industry and how technology chiefs can redefine the IT agenda.
Promotional gimmicks aside, Lenovo’s Tech World conference boasted a formidable roster of elite industry CEOs as well as some exciting product launches and demos. On the enterprise side, the firm also discussed its strategy to usher in more services and solutions-oriented offerings. James Dartnell reports from Beijing.
With a renewed focus on innovation and enterprise technologies, Dell is raising the stakes with an end-to-end, solutions-oriented strategy. Jeevan Thankappan reports from Dell Innovation Day in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This month, Etisalat hosted two events that aimed to shed light on how the company can enable organisations, both public and private, to bring their processes and services into the digital age.
Cyber criminials are becoming more organised and taking higher bounties. Kaspersky Lab’s Cyber Security Weekend for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa kept CNME abreast of changes in the security landscape and predicted what we can expect in the coming year.
Last month, the latest edition of the Gartner Symposium gathered more than 500 Chief Information Officers, Senior IT executives and other key decision makers from a wide variety of industries to discuss the growth of Digital Business.
In an increasingly digital economy, engagement channels between businesses and customers are gaining in importance and complexity. In association with SafeData, CNME hosted a roundtable discussion on effective strategies for enhancing customer engagement, which sparked a sharp debate amongst a diverse range of regional CIOs.
CNME’s Enterprise Security 360 Roadshow, which covers Riyadh, Doha and Dubai, returned for its 2015 edition. We bring you the highlights of the security conference.
Citrix Synergy 2015, held from 12 to14 May in Orlando, Florida, gathered thousands of customers, partners and executives to experience the company’s new offerings and updates. CEO Mark Templeton opened the event by sharing the company’s ‘Vision for IT Transformation.’
Citrix Synergy 2015, held from May 12-14 in Orlando, Florida, gathered thousands of customers, partners and executives to experience the company’s new offerings and updates. CEO Mark Templeton opened the event by sharing the company’s ‘Vision for IT Transformation.’
Regional governments have a mandate to smarten up their services. If managed correctly, these smart services can go far in breaking down barriers between government agencies and their citizenship.
Widely renowned as one of the top technology trade shows in the world, the 2015 edition of CeBIT played host to a range of internationally acclaimed companies and insider experts in Hannover, Germany. Among the highlights were SAP’s CEO Bill McDermott and a video link Q&A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Etisalat recently organized a half-day workshop highlighting how the service provider’s could protect businesses in the energy and utilities sector from market volatility and unforeseen business circumstances.
CNME and Cognizant hosted a roundtable discussion on cloud, mobility and other disruptive technologies in the industry. Transforming business models with digital technology was the topic of the day, as CIOs sat down to talk about the future of digitally-enabled business.
In association with CNME, research firm Gartner and HP hosted a roundtable packed with IT decision-makers to discuss the prospects of Big Data solutions in the Middle East.
With Microsoft due to end support for its Windows Server 2003 server operating system in July 2015, time is running out for CIOs to make the jump to other alternatives. In association with Dell and CNME, the vendor hosted a roundtable which drew a mix of esteemed CIOs to discuss the key issues of a migration.
According to Kaspersky Lab, the company’s Global Research and Analysis Team has reported on seven advanced persistent cyber-attack campaigns (APTs) in the past year.
The 2014 Dell World Forum, held from November 4-6 in Austin, Texas, was met with some unseasonable weather. In spite of the rain, thousands gathered to see what Dell has in store and the company did what it always does in uncertain times – adapt.