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Microsoft initiates worldwide release of Office 2016

(Reuters) – Microsoft Corp said it began the worldwide roll-out of Office 2016, the latest addition to its cloud-based subscription service Office 365, on Tuesday. Microsoft said Office 2016 brings new versions of desktop apps for Windows including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access and allows people to collaborate and work together. “These latest innovations […]


Smart Cities takes centre stage at IDC’s IT Forum 2015

International Data Corporation (IDC) has held its annual IT Forum 2015, an event that offered a comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable stage for the more than 300 IT professionals in attendance to discuss strategic IT decisions based on global best practices and emerging technology solutions. Held at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the forum enabled the Middle East’s […]


MEA PC market suffers sharpest ever decline

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) PC market suffered a sharp year-on-year decline of 25.6% in Q2 2015, marking it as steepest decline ever recorded in the region for a single quarter. The latest market insights from global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) show that overall PC shipments for the quarter […]


IDC launches ‘IT Executive Programs’ for KSA CIO Summit

International Data Corporation (IDC) has formally announced the latest installment of its cutting-edge IDC Saudi Arabia CIO Summit, confirming that the event will take place on September 8–9 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh. This year’s edition will run under the theme ‘Where IT Meets Business’ and will drive home the importance of closely aligning […]


Sophos introduces Cloud-Based Secure Web Gateway

Sophos has announced the availability of Sophos Cloud Web Gateway, a cloud-based secure web gateway that delivers advanced protection for users, devices and data across multiple operating systems, regardless of their location. The addition of secure web gateway to Sophos Cloud integrates technology from Mojave Networks, which Sophos acquired in October 2014. Sophos Cloud Web Gateway […]


Fortinet introduces next-generation firewalls

Fortinet, the provider of high-performance cyber security solutions, has announced the launch of the FortiGate 400D and the FortiGate 900D next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). These new appliances further bolster Fortinet’s broad portfolio of integrated security solutions while delivering five times greater NGFW performance than competing products. With the introduction of these two solutions, Fortinet has again made […]


Arbor Networks’ ATLAS shows average DDoS attack increase

Arbor Networks, the provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, has released Q2, 2015 global DDoS attack data that show strong growth in the average size of DDoS attacks, from both a bits-per-second and packets-per-second perspective. The largest attack monitored in Q2 was a 196GB/sec UDP flood, a large, […]


Pulse Secure unveils next generation mobile access

Pulse Secure, the provider of next generation secure access solutions for enterprises and service providers, has introduced a family of Pulse Secure Appliances built to power its Next Generation Secure Access framework that helps companies blend cloud services and data centre applications into a seamless enterprise user experience. Mobile applications and cloud services are redefining the enterprise […]


CNet Training expands Network Infrastructure team

CNet Training has expanded its technical team by welcoming Paul Gorman and Tim Dickens to the company. Both are focusing on the Network Infrastructure education framework which includes the newly launched Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) and the Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) programs. Paul is Technical Developer and tasked with ensuring the technical […]


Strong growth for GCC’s mobile devices

The GCC’s mobile connected devices market expanded 16.7% year on year in Q1 2015 and saw record shipments of over 8.7 million units, according to the latest insights announced by global consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Comprising shipments of smartphones, tablets, and portable PCs to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and […]