Friday 19 December 2014

Citymax Hotels, Aruba to provide WiFi connectivity to guests

Citymax Hotels, the hospitality division of the UAE's Landmark Group, has leveraged Aruba Networks' wireless infrastructure to establish WiFi networks in its Al Barsha and Bur Dubai properties. With the deployment, hotel guests can now avail of high-speed wireless interne


Apple, IBM to deliver IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps

Apple and IBM delivered the first wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions in a new class of made-for-business apps and supporting cloud services that bring IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise.


Bahrain ‘most highly connected countries in the world'

Bahrain is "one of the most highly connected countries in the world", according to a global study by US-based Freedom House. This is based on an Internet penetration rate of 90 per cent and mobile phone penetration rate of 166 per cent, said a report in the Gulf Dai


Etisalat unveils dedicated call centre for SMBs

UAE's leading telecom services operator Etisalat said it has launched a dedicated call centre to cater to the business needs of its small and medium sized business (SMB) customers in the UAE. Etisalat’s state-of-the-art call centre service - 800 5800 – will serve


Iran hackers 'may target US energy, defence firms'

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned US businesses to be on the alert for a sophisticated Iranian hacking operation whose targets include defense contractors, energy firms and educational institutions, according to a confidential agency document. The operation is


WTO talks on duty-free IT goods collapse

Talks on cutting trade tariffs on hundreds of information technology products collapsed on Friday, delaying and potentially scuppering a deal estimated to be worth $1 trillion to global trade. "We are disappointed not to be celebrating a deal this week. We missed a big oppor


Palo Alto shines spotlight on malware attack vectors

Palo Alto Networks, a leader in enterprise security, unveiled new analysis of malware trends affecting thousands of organisations in major industries throughout the Middle East.   Saeed Agha, general manager, Middle East, shared that among the findings, which were released a


Microsoft sees autumn release for Windows 10

Microsoft Corp expects to have its new Windows 10 operating system on the market by autumn 2015, slightly later than previous comments had suggested. Chief operating officer Kevin Turner told Japanese news service Nikkei on Wednesday that the new system would be released "ea


EHDF, Microsoft to provide Office 365 to Gulf customers

EHosting DataFort (eHDF), a leading managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services provider in the region, has partnered with Microsoft to provide ‘Office 365’ in the Gulf region, offering customers a complete cloud-based office software. Office 365 is a cloud-base


Huawei, Red Hat in deal to enable OpenStack deployments

Huawei and Red Hat, a leading provider of open source solutions, have signed a new global partnership to enable OpenStack-based cloud deployments. By expanding their relationship, Huawei and Red Hat aim to accelerate collaboration around OpenStack for Network Functions Virtualiza

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