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Middle East IT Spending to Reach $214.7 Billion In 2015

Middle East IT Spending to Reach $214.7 Billion In 2015

Middle East IT Spending to Reach $214.7 Billion In 2015: Gartner Analysts Say Every Business Unit is Becoming a “Technology Startup” During Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014, May 19-21, in Dubai  Middle East (ME) IT spending is projected to reach $214.7 billion in 2015 a 5.2 percent increase from 2014, according to […]

 
 

A Day Without Technology. Can You Imagine?

A Day Without Technology. Can You Imagine?

Over dependence on tech gadgets is something that is fast becoming a hallmark to define the present generation. The overpowering influence of  social media has found child engagement like never before. According to recent research, children below the age of 13 are increasingly visible on social media sites. 38% of […]

 
 

Step Conference returns to Dubai

Step Conference returns to Dubai

STEP Conference shifts gear to beyond technology If you have got anything to do with technology, you got to be here! The top three tech speakers of the world are marking their presence– Dave McClure of 500 Startups, Mike Butcher of TechCrunch and Jeremiah Owyang of Crowd Companies. What started […]

 
 

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World  

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World   

The ongoing mobile and technology revolution will integrate the physical and virtual world, blurring their distinctions and reshape our society way beyond our imagination. The Arab world “With 135 million internet users in the Arab region today – of which 71 million actively use social media platforms, we are witnessing […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

Streamlining Global Aviation Paradigm: SITA ‘Smart Thinking’ Survey

A cargo plane in Dubai World Central

At one time, it was quite astonishing to hear about air travellers being able to contact their family and friends through phones installed in their seats. Especially as a kid, I always wondered how the planes could have a link of never-ending cables dropping down from the plane to the […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

Whatsapp’s Proposed VoIP under Security Scanner in UAE: Reports

When Facebook acquired Whatsapp, it really was a humongous bit of news that quite forcefully indicated the progressive way of the way social media networks were being consolidated and taken into the future. But for residents and social media users in the Middle East, namely the United Arab Emirates, things […]

 
 

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East and Africa Lead in IT Infrastructure Spending: More Revealing Gartner Trends

Middle East & Africa IT Infrastructure Spending will Reach $3.5 Billion in 2014 Towards the end of the 20th century – the 1900’s so to speak – there emerged this new fad to call the new millennium as ‘Y2K.’ It was a technological reference that eluded many except for those […]

 
 

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media Demography: Understanding Popular Lifestyle Trends

Social Media is an important tool today. But going by the trends, it’s women who seem to wield it more efficiently than men. Who invented social media? Who knows, but suffice to say that we can’t easily interpret the invention – or pioneering – as one with a woman firmly […]

 
 

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 release, does social life cease?

With the PS4 Release, Does Social Life Cease? The much anticipated Sony Playstation 4 is to be released in the UAE on December 13th and is widely expected to smash all kinds of one-day sales records upon the initial launch. To celebrate the forthcoming release, a PS4 launch party was held […]

 
 

Winning in the Technology Industry – Capabilities, Coherence and the Right ‘Way to Play’

Winning in the Technology Industry – Capabilities, Coherence and the Right ‘Way to Play’

With the future of organizations such as RIM still uncertain, Booz & Company identifies the strong need for technology companies to build coherence –by aligning their value proposition (or their ‘way to play’) with their distinctive capabilities and their portfolio of products and services –so as to ensure their survival […]

 
 

Regus creates new hub for businesses seeking Middle East and North Africa expansion

Regus creates new hub for businesses seeking Middle East and North Africa expansion

Press Release Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, has opened its fourth business centre in Saudi Arabia, in the key strategic port of Jeddah. It complements Regus’ popular existing centres in Riyadh and Dammam. The launch of the first Regus centre in this important Red Sea port offers […]

 
 

Riverbed delivers network and application performance monitoring to managed service providers

Riverbed delivers network and application performance monitoring to managed service providers

Press Release Today, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, introduced two new virtual editions to the Riverbed® Cascade® product family that enable managed service providers (MSPs) to deliver application-aware network performance management (NPM) as a service to their small-to-medium-sized and enterprise customers in the Middle East. The new Cascade Profiler […]

 
 

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Cloud Is Only As Good As Your Network

Top 10 Reasons Why Your Cloud Is Only As Good As Your Network

According to a recent study ‘The Five Faces of the Cloud’ by Bain & Company revenue from sales of cloud computing products and services are due to increase from around $20 billion to almost $150 billion by 2020 – a total of 8% for all technology spend. With this in mind, Saad Khan, […]

 
 

LinkedIn opens Middle East office in Dubai Media City

LinkedIn opens Middle East office in Dubai Media City

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has opened its first office in the Middle East and North Africa in the Dubai Internet City which will serve as the company’s regional headquarters as it seeks to build on its growing membership and client base. It currently has more than five million members […]

 
 

Riverbed Broadens its Investment in its Global Sales Channel

Riverbed Broadens its Investment in its Global Sales Channel

PRESS RELEASE On Sunday, Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the performance company, announced that Nino D’Auria joined the company as vice president of channel sales for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Rob Rosiello joined the company as vice president of channel sales for the Americas. As Riverbed® continues […]

 
 

Apple’s New iPhone and its Anticipated Impact on the Enterprise User

Apple’s New iPhone and its Anticipated Impact on the Enterprise User

Ciena’s Mervyn Kelly, EMEA Marketing Director, looks at how networks will need to keep up with the demand following Apple’s iPhone5 launch. Amid much fanfare, Apple has launched the iPhone 5 and CIO’s must now expect to face a barrage of employees who will want to get their hands on […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 12 September

Middle East Business News Review – 12 September

Today’s top business news from the Middle East and North Africa: Dubai introduces rewards system for safe drivers Dubai Police announced they have started a white points system to encourage motorists to follow traffic rules and help cancel black points, local media reported on Wednesday. Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, […]

 
 

The only event for the EMEA emerging digital markets – Webit Congress 2012 expects many visitors from Middle East

The only event for the EMEA emerging digital markets – Webit Congress 2012 expects many visitors from Middle East

Press Release Mobily, Ikoo, Al Jazeera and others bring Middle East expertise to the Congress Webit Congress (www.WebitExpo.com), the world’s only international event for the digital, technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem with special focus on EMEA emerging markets is to be held on 10-11 October, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey. The event […]

 
 

The Facebook Story – A Teen’s Perspective

The Facebook Story – A Teen’s Perspective

Do you own a farm with daily production of stock? Do you own a garage full of cars? Do you own a city ? Or are you now wondering how  insane these questions are? If you are still clueless to what I am talking about, chances are that you are […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 30 August

Middle East Business News Review – 30 August

QTel repays $3bn loan facility Qatar Telecom (Qtel) said in a bourse statement on Thursday it has repaid a $3 billion loan facility using existing funds. According to Thomson Reuters data, bookrunners Barclays, BNP Paribas, DBS and RBS facilitated the five-year syndicated term loan in August 2007. It was priced at 65 basis […]

 
 

QTel repays $3bn loan facility

QTel repays $3bn loan facility

Qatar Telecom (Qtel) said in a bourse statement on Thursday it has repaid a $3 billion loan facility using existing funds. According to Thomson Reuters data, bookrunners Barclays, BNP Paribas, DBS and RBS facilitated the five-year syndicated term loan in August 2007. It was priced at 65 basis points over the London interbank […]

 
 

Hundreds of websites in Jordan observe blackout over SOPA-style govt internet bill

Hundreds of websites in Jordan observe blackout over SOPA-style govt internet bill

Jordan, tipped as the would-be “Silicon Valley of the Middle East”, on Wednesday witnessed a SOPA-inspired media blackout to protest a piece of legislation activists say could threaten that freedom in the future. Reports said hundreds of sites have gone dark in support of #BlackoutJo — a protest against a draft bill to amend […]

 
 

Saudi Aramco admits “Shamoon” malware attack, says services restored

Saudi Aramco admits “Shamoon” malware attack, says services restored

Saudi Aramco claimed on Wednesday it had put its network back online on Saturday, 10 days after a malware attack knocked off 30,000 workstations at the oil giant. In a statement, Saudi Arabia’s national oil firm said that it had “restored all its main internal network services” hit by a malware […]

 
 

Bayt.com reveals Internet most important MENA recruitment tool than ever before

Bayt.com reveals Internet most important MENA recruitment tool than ever before

Press Release Employers use the Internet to hire senior executives, and more than 57% of employers research candidates online before hiring, making professional Internet presence imperative for candidates. According to a recent “Hiring Management in the MENA” poll conducted by Bayt.com — the region’s number one job site — the […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 22 August

Middle East Business News Review – 22 August

  Middle East Business News Review:  Top Business News from the Middle East & North Africa Middle East investment lifts top European clubs to new heights Investment from the Middle East is matching record levels of revenue in European football, a report compiled by an international professional services group said […]

 
 

Interview – Philippe Elie – Director of Operations, EMEA, Riverbed

Philippe Elie, Director, Business Operations EMEA, Riverbed

Philippe Elie is the director of operations, EMEA at Riverbed Technology. Philippe is also responsible for developing the partner community in the Middle East consisting of distributors, resellers, systems integrators, and service providers. Arabian Gazette’s Moign Khawaja asked him some questions about Riverbed Technology’s operations in the Middle East, and […]

 
 

Facebook, Twitter effective weapons of Syrian uprising

Facebook, Twitter effective weapons of Syrian uprising

The battle for Syria is raging on the ground but also on social media, where people on both sides of the conflict are hacking, posting and spamming in a frenzied propaganda war. The Twitter feeds of news organisations have been hacked by pro-regime elements, videos purporting to show atrocities in […]

 
 

New virus found spying on Middle East financial transactions

New virus found spying on Middle East financial transactions

A leading computer security firm has found a new cyber surveillance virus in the Middle East that spies on financial transactions, email and social networking activity, reports said on Thursday. The Kaspersky Lab said the virus named “Gauss” may also be capable of attacking critical infrastructure and was built in the […]

 
 

The Knight who fell on his Sword

The Knight who fell on his Sword

  All tragedies in the world have a bittersweet balance. Sometimes a family is hit by a crisis that goes beyond family relations and the conclusion of the story leaves the audience with a touch of melancholy. One side that is always forgotten, however, is the fact that the tragedy […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 2 August

Middle East Business News Review – 2 August

Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa Dubai diamond trade hits $39bn in 2011, up 12% The total value of Dubai’s diamond trade, including rough and polished diamonds, soared 12% to $39 billion in […]

 
 

GCC states lead in UN’s e-Readiness survey

GCC states lead in UN’s e-Readiness survey

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has successfully placed itself among Asia’s top 5 spenders on digital literacy, according to the latest UN eGovernment Readiness Survey. In addition to its betterment in digital literacy, the report has also highlighted other significant achievements of the GCC countries. The UN readiness survey is carried out […]

 
 

Facebook set to launch its own phone by 2013 – report

Facebook set to launch its own phone by 2013 – report

Social networking giant Facebook is reportedly working with Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC, to come out with its own line of phones, and is considering to launch it in 2013. Sources close to Facebook have revealed that the company has even hired Apple’s former employees to work with HTC for the […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 19 July

Middle East Business News Review – 19 July

Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa MasterCard Index survey reveals UAE consumer confidence highest since 2009 Consumers in the UAE are very optimistic in their attitudes towards the economy, a survey conducted by […]

 
 

Middle East Business News Review – 18 July

Middle East Business News Review – 18 July

Middle East Business News Review – A look at today’s important financial news and business updates from the Middle East and North Africa ENEC to construct nuclear power reactors near Abu Dhabi UAE’s nuclear regulator has given green signal to the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) to build two nuclear […]

 
 

British library, Qatar Foundation embark upon online content collaboration plan

British library, Qatar Foundation embark upon online content collaboration plan

British Library has announced plans to make more than half a million pages of historic documents detailing Arabic history and culture available online for the first time, as part of its ambitious programme to publish more online content. J.G. Lorimer’s Gazetter, originally compiled in the early 20th century as a handbook […]

 
 

Saudi Aramco to acquire, invest in green energy ventures

Saudi Aramco to acquire, invest in green energy ventures

Saudi Aramco announced on Monday the launch of an investment arm to acquire tech companies that are of strategic importance to Saudi Arabia and facilitate their deployment in the kingdom. The company said Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures plans to invest in start-up and high-growth ventures offering new technologies to the […]

 
 

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

5 reasons Google+ is still alive after a year

Google +, Google’s own social networking version, made a surprise entry into the race of social networking sites last year. This, however, raises two questions now: (a) “What the heck is Google+?” (b) “How is Google+ still alive?” Over the years, we have witnessed mushrooming of social networking sites, which […]

 
 

How the 5-year-old iPhone revolutionised the mobile world

How the 5-year-old iPhone revolutionised the mobile world

Being the maker of the first true smartphone, Apple undoubtedly created a different perception toward mobile phones among people when it launched the first iPhone 5 years ago, a time Android-based phones didn’t existed, and executives where addicted to Blackberry. Sold at the price range of $600, it was an iconic […]