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Cisco Connect returns to UAE

Cisco announced today that its flagship technology summit Cisco Connect 2015 UAE will be held from 18-19 February at Atlantis the Palm Hotel, in Dubai.

Themed, "Connecting the Unconnected", the event is intended as an opportunity for delegates to "network, share knowledge, and drive the technology agenda for the region's public and private sectors", Cisco said in a statement.

ADSIC and Oracle team up to train Emirati graduates

Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC) is set to launch a program with Oracle, which will train Emirati graduates in IT skills.

The Workforce Development Programme will focus on delivering industry-relevant IT skills training in business applications, database and Java development, with the aim of supporting the UAE Government's nationalisation policies, and to provide more diverse opportunities for Emiratis in the workplace.

TechAccess, Extreme Networks tie-up

TechAccess, a regional value-added IT distributor has signed an agreement with Extreme Networks for the Middle East.

Under the accord, TechAccess will offer its channel partners in Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan the vendor's entire networking products and solutions.

Industrial IoT’s impact ‘significant’

The industrial internet of things (IIoT) will be a major trend in 2015, with significant implications for the global economy, according to Asif Javed, managing director for technology at Accenture.

Telecom

Iran, Iraq to expand scientific, technological

Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA - Expansion of bilateral cooperation in scientific and technological fields, especially in information and communication fields were stressed In a meeting between Iraqi telecom minister and Iranian vice president for scientific and technological affairs.
The Iranian Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sorena Sattari and visiting Iraqi Telecom Minister Kazem Al Rashed during their hour-long meeting surveyed the fields for broader scientific and technological cooperation.

Microsoft gives away more Office software to attract mobile users

SEATTLE, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software.

It also released an app for its popular Outlook email program to run on Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad, hoping to attract the millions of users familiar with Outlook from their work desktops.

Kuwaiti telecom group Zain may sell transmitter towers

DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Kuwaiti telecom operator Zain has appointed advisors to study the potential sale of its transmitter towers in some of the eight markets in which it operates, the company said on Wednesday.

GE Healthcare launches new technologies at Arab Health

GE Healthcare has marked the first global installation of its ultra-fast computed tomography (CT) scanners across Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals in the UAE.

Launched at the 40th Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai this week, under the theme of ‘Advancing Healthcare Together', the new Revolution EVO CT will allow clinicians to perform more exams in less time, while providing high quality images and less dose to the patient.

Media

قلم يرسم أشكالًا ثلاثية الأبعاد على الهواء

ابتكرت شركه ' ووبل ووركس' الأمريكية قلما ثلاثي الابعاد فريد من نوعه ، حيث انه يرسم اشكالا ثلاثية الابعاد في الهواء، واصبح القلم متاحا للبيع في الاسواق بسعر75 دولارا امريكيا .

 

 

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.

Gadgets

10 Best Innovations at CES 2015!

some of the favorite tech from every category at CES 2015.

Top Tech Revealed at CES 2015

Trisha runs down the the most anticipated gadgets & gizmos announced at #CES2015

The Best of Gaming at CES 2015

Justin Haywald runs down the best gaming innovations of CES 2015.

Sony's CES 2015 press conference @ CES 2015

Sony had a lot to announce at this year's CES: some gorgeous TVs, lights that are secretly speakers, and a stylish (and expensive) new Walkman — just to name a few.

Want to catch up on it all? We've cut its entire press conference down to seven minutes to show you everything you need to know from Sony 

Insight

Targeted Attacks and Malware Set to be Biggest Cyber Threats of 2015

Article Author: Mohamed Djenane, Security Specialist, ESET Middle East

2014 was a big year for the cyber security industry with shocking revelations emerging of data breaches of immense scale conducted against some of the largest and most prestigious global organizations. At the start of the year, ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection,

Countering the Cost of Compliance

Author: Emily Wojcik, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Information Management, CommVault

‘Watch’ out for the Latest Weapon of DDoS Attacks: Network Time Protocol Attacks

Author: Mahmoud Samy, Regional Director, Middle East, Russia and CIS at Arbor Networks

OpenFlow – Creating a Solid Foundation for Software-Defined Networking

Author: Samer Ismair, Network Consultant, MEMA at Brocade Communications

Traditional networks and data centers are being stretched to their limits. They were never designed for today's astronomical growth in bandwidth-intensive applications—and the ever-increasing demand for speed, scalability, and resilience.

People

Nokia Networks appoints new head of MEA business

Nokia Networks has announced the appointment of Bernard Najm as vice president and head of its business in Middle East and Africa. Najm, who will be based in Dubai, was leading the business in the sub-region called “SKIL” - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Levant that includes Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

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.