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CIOs urge MENA enterprises to recruit higher level strategists

Middle East enterprises must recruit higher level strategists to drive digital transformations, global CIOs urged during GITEX Technology Week 2015’s conferences program. As the Internet of Things era advances in the Middle East, Frost & Sullivan predicts there will be 50 billion global connected devices by 2020, spawning new services, data streams, and control over […]


International Tour of Technology Innovation at GITEX

At one of the most international editions of GITEX Technology Week in the event’s history, attendees can discover technology innovations from around the world at a variety of national pavilions. The 35thedition of GITEX Technology Week, the leading ICT business gateway in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, is expected to feature industry leaders […]


UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs & Google judge student projects

The GITEX Technology Week 2015 Student Lab competition judged projects of the finalists today, sponsored by UAE Ministry of Presidential Affairs and in association with Google for Work. Student Lab is an innovative ICT competition that aims to recognise and promote tomorrow’s technology leaders. The winner will receive AED 30,000, the runner-up will receive AED […]


‘Smart’ living at core of GCC’s $3 trillion construction projects

Digital construction sites and connected homes will be a major showcase at GITEX Technology Week 2015, helping to drive “smart” living, as the GCC’s construction projects pipeline is set to reach USD 3 trillion in 2015, industry experts have announced. In 2015, the GCC’s total pipeline of construction projects both planned and underway is set […]


HH Sheikh Al Maktoum opens 35th GITEX Technology Week 2015

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, officially opened the landmark 35th GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). On the opening tour of GITEX Technology Week 2015, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai was accompanied by […]


Microsoft Arabia releases Office 2016 in the Kingdom

Microsoft Arabia launched Office 2016 in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is the latest addition to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription service that helps people do their best work, together. The company also announced new and enhanced Office 365 services built for team productivity. “The way people work has changed dramatically, and that’s why […]


Etisalat launches nine data centres throughout UAE

Etisalat has announced the launch of nine data centres across the UAE to provide back-up and spare infrastructure in case of natural disasters, Gulf News reported. The data centre in Khalifa City offers servers, additional storage of data, cooling systems, and a wider network to distribute energy. Etisalat has set out an investment plan worth […]


Digital payments to boost GCC’s E-Commerce to $15 Billion in 2015

Middle East banks can learn the latest digital payment strategies at GITEX Technology Week 2015 to support the GCC’s rapidly-growing e-commerce market, set to reach $15 billion in 2015, experts announced today. Banks in the GCC are under pressure to innovate digital services over the next two years, as cash is becoming obsolete, consumers are […]


Excel launches range of new products

Excel Networking Solutions, the copper, optical cabling and rack solutions provider has launched a number of new products during September including accessories for the Environ Racks, Lockable Patch Leads and HD Patch Leads. The Environ Racks were launched back in January 2014 and since then have grown in popularity due to their feature packed configurations, […]


Dell said to be in talks to buy EMC

Dell, the world’s third-largest maker of personal computers, is in talks to buy cloud computing company EMC. Reuters first reported that Dell was in talks with banks about raising debt financing for an all-cash offer for EMC. The terms of the negotiations were not immediately known, Reuters said, adding that EMC had a market capitalisation […]


Wireless networks: The culprit applications gobbling up your data

With the days of unlimited data becoming a thing of the past, there has been a growing trend in customers using up mobile data much quicker than what they were doing previously. Is this because user habits didn’t factor in just how data hungry our habits were or is there something else at play, asks Ammar […]


SDN & NFV – Benefits for Middle East mobile network operators

With some analyst firms reporting that SDN-driven backhaul could save carriers up to $9 billion by 2017, mobile network operators (MNOs) are evaluating software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) because they provide the opportunity to make the transition from appliance-based, proprietary hardware implementations to software-based, open platforms, writes Yarob Sakhnini, Regional Director, MEMA at […]


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