BrainDriver - a mind controlled car

AutoNOMOS Labs have developed an iPad app that allows users to order their car to drive. After a few modifications, the technology can control the car through the brain of the driver.

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Christine Heckart is Brocade’s New CMO

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 18th March, 2014:  Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) today announced that IT industry veteran Christine Heckart has been appointed as the networking company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and will report directly to Lloyd Carney, the CEO. Ms.

Survey Highlights Shifts in IT-enabled Business Innovation, Changing Role of the CIO

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 18th March, 2014 - It is no surprise that businesses are being transformed by new technologies, especially those that bring more intelligence and mobility to their operations and products.

CommVault Enables Network of 200+ Service Providers Globally to Deliver Cloud Data Protection

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates —18th March, 2014—CommVault (NASDAQ: CVLT) today announced that the Simpana® 10 software platform has become the data protection platform of choice for more than 200 certified service providers, which provide cloud solutions to millions of client systems worldwide and protect hundreds of petabytes of data. 

 

Red Hat Announces Certification for Containerized Applications

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 12th March, 2014 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the extension of its application certification program to include containerized applications. The Red Hat Container Certification ensures that application containers built using Red Hat Enterprise Linux will operate seamlessly across certified container hosts.

Telecom

Jordan to complete national broadband network

The Jordanian government has committed $209m to complete its National Broadband Network project within the next two years.

Azzam Sleit, ICT Minister, said that the winning bidders for the tenders to complete the project would be announced in May, with all parts of the project due for completion within two years, the Jordan Times reported.

Selevision launches service in Mena

 

Selevision , a leading provider of digital entertainment Services who launched its digital entertainment solutions early this year, showcased its service On Android Hybrid Setup Box, DVBS2 /IP in Cabsat 2014.

Selevision is the first real on-demand-entertainment service provider within the Mena region offering innovative digital entertainment including movies and TV Shows from major studios from Hollywood and Bollywood in addition to Arabic content.

OFOC begins production at new factory in? Rusayl

Muscat - Oman Fibre Optic Company (OFOC) recently announced the commencement of the commercial production of optical fibre cables at its new factory in Al Rusayl Industrial Estate, following the completion of the factory building, installation of the latest machinery and the implementation of pilot production.

TRA releases data on UAE registrar market share

Abu Dhabi: The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has released data on the UAE’s registrar m

Media

United Arab Emirates profile

The UAE is a regional and international centre for TV and media, alongside Egypt and Lebanon. Dubai Media City and twofour54, Abu Dhabi's media zone, were set up to attract key players.

Spiky sales patterns impact UAE retail channel

The UAE retail channel for ICT and consumer electronics (CE) products is witnessing increasingly spiky sales patterns, experiencing major peaks and troughs from one month to the next, as the impact of specific sales events exacerbates market volatility. The UAE retail channel has already experienced Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper in 2013, and the inaugural Gitex Shopper Spring – dubbed mini-Gitex by some vendors – is currently taking place in Dubai.

Jacky’s Electronics sees Gitex Shopper Spring Edition fuelling sales across all IT categories

Jacky’s Electronics, the UAE’s leading multi-brand consumer electronics retailer, is expecting a surge of product sales, from the usual off-peak period during the month of April, brought in by the four-day event of the first Gitex Shopper Spring Edition.

Gadgets

Sennheiser Launches Esfera 5.1 Surround Microphone System at CABSAT 2014

DUBAI, UAE - 11 March, 2014: The Sennheiser Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems, today unveiled its Esfera 5.1 surround microphone system at CABSAT, the Middle East and Africa's largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo.

Sony’s PS4 shatters 5m-unit target a month early

Sony Computer Entertainment today reported an estimated 5.3m units of its PlayStation 4 games console had been sold since its November 2013 launch.

Sennheiser Launches ‘Team-Connect’ - Fully Integrated HD Audio Conferencing Solution for Middle East Businesses

DUBAI, UAE - 17 February, 2014: Sennheiser Group today launched its cost effective and efficient audio conferencing solution TeamConnect to help Middle East businesses improve their productivity and streamline communications.

ZOTAC Supercharges the TITAN

Dubai, UAE, May 2, 2013 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards, mini-PCs and accessories, today supercharges the TITAN with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX TITAN AMP! Edition, the world’s fastest single GPU graphics card.

 

Insight

Windows XP End-of-Support to Leave Large User Base Extremely Vulnerable to Attack, Warns Expert

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 12 March, 2014: Preceding Microsoft's imminent discontinuation of support for its hugely popular XP operating system (OS) on 8 April 2014, Help

Five Tips For Securing Enterprise Data Centers Against Sophisticated DDoS Attacks

Author: Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan at Arbor Networks

Since the dawn of the computing age, hackers and network security professionals have been in a constant tug of war between advancements and innovation, success and failure.

Middle East Telco Operators: OPEX is Dead, Long Live CAPEX!

Author: Glen Ogden, Regional Sales Director, Middle  East at A10 Networks

 

 

Since the 'global economic crisis’ in 2008, few economies to date have managed the slow climb towards tentative recoveries.  Commercially, the impact of any economic downturn hits some companies harder than others.  For example, niche players tend to struggle, smaller companies may either fold or merge; in general market consolidation dominates the economic landscape.

 

Middle East Organizations Need Better Data Management Practices to Support eDiscovery & Compliance Requirements in Big Data Era

Author: Henrik Pedersen, Regional Presales Manager MENA, Eastern & South Eastern

Europe, CommVault Systems

 

Big Data Management Challenges

A relentless explosion of Big Data continues to ignite pervasive and persistent problems as

People

Zain KSA appoints Eng. Farhan Al Faisal as Chairman

Zain Saudi Arabia Board of Directors announced the appointment of Eng. Farhan Bin Naif Al Faisal Al Jarbaa as Chairman of the company, replacing Mr. Fahad Ibrahim Al Dughaither who resigned from the position for personal reasons, but will still hold a membership in the Board of Directors. This was announced following a meeting of the Board on Monday, 10 March, 2014.

Fayçal Saile Appointed General Manager for Red Hat in Middle East, Turkey & Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 12th February, 2014 - Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the appointment of Fayçal Saile as general manager for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region. In this capacity, he will be responsible for the overall direction and management of sales, business development and support operations.

Airtel names new CEO for Africa

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has appointed Christian de Faria as CEO of Airtel Africa, effective 1 January, 2014.

De Faria will join Airtel Africa on September 16, 2013. He will be based in Nairobi and will report to Manoj Kohli, who currently heads up the African unit as part of his role as CEO of international operations.

Brocade Names Bill Lipsin New Global Channel Chief

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - 10th September, 2013 - Brocade today announced the appointment of Bill Lipsin to lead its global channel in