Computing & IT

GE and Microsoft Partner to Bring Predix to Azure, Accelerating Digital Transformation for Industrial Customers


GE (NYSE: GE) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) today announced a partnership that will make GE’s Predix platform for the Industrial Internet available on the Microsoft Azure cloud for industrial businesses. The move marks the first step in a broad strategic collaboration between the two companies, which will allow customers around the world to capture intelligence from their industrial assets …

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Commvault appoints Christian Lang as Vice President Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa


— Industry veteran brings 26 years experience in technology solutions to Commvault to drive continued growth and expansion of the company’s EMEA business — Reading, U.K. – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a global leader in data protection and information management, has announced the appointment of Christian Lang as Vice President Sales of Europe, Middle East and Africa. Responsible for leading and …

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Avaya Appoints Fadi Moubarak to Drive Channel Strategy for Avaya International

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New role will focus on helping channel drive digital transformation in enterprise and midmarket sectors. Avaya, a global leader in business communications software, systems and services, announced today the appointment of Fadi Moubarak as Channel Leader for Avaya International, which covers Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. This role will see Moubarak spearhead a new channel strategy focused on …

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Nile Air is the first Middle Eastern airline adopting Amadeus’ complete Airline IT portfolio

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The new IT system will help Nile Air improve operational efficiency and save money. Cairo, Egypt – Modern airlines need IT systems that can handle an incredible amount of fare and passenger information and Nile Air is no exception. Nile Air, one of the largest private schedule airline in Egypt, connects Egypt with key international markets like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, …

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Cisco Partners with Saudi Arabia to Accelerate the Digitization of the Kingdom


Supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to drive GDP growth, foster innovation, create new jobs and strengthen global competitiveness Multipronged effort extends Cisco’s commitment to Saudi Arabia, places it at forefront of Kingdom’s efforts to develop a strong digital economy Partnership framework aligns with Saudi’s Vision 2030 and recently approved National Transformation Program Following a meeting between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed …

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Gartner Says Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend US $11.5 Billion on IT in 2016


Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.5 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will …

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Three-quarters of respondents in the Middle East research companies online before accepting a job offer


The latest poll from, done in partnership with Naseba, reveals that 85% of respondents believe that a company’s engagement with job seekers on social platform is positive for employer branding Beirut, Lebanon – The success of any business largely depends on the quality of the employees it attracts and retains. According to the recent “Trends in Employer Branding …

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UAE’s Digital Economy Risks Competitive Advantage Without Modernized Information Management


Middle East Data Center Market to Top USD 5 Billion by 2019: Gartner. The UAE’s Digital Economy risks losing its competitive advantage under a tsunami of data, unless businesses adopt advanced information management, industry experts announced today. Businesses using modern data centers – which can be scalable, software-defined, and use high-performance flash storage – are able to analyse massive amounts …

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Gulf Software Distribution and NetSuite sign strategic agreement to drive cloud ERP in Middle East

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New Subsidiary of Gulf Business Machines, the Region’s Largest IT Solutions Provider, Launches NetSuite Practice to Meet Growing Demand for Cloud ERP NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Gulf Software Distribution (GSD) has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Partner Program as a strategic partner. GSD …

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du selects Ericsson as IT managed services partner


Ericsson enters into long-term partnership to manage and operate du ‘s IT infrastructure Ericsson assumes end-to-end responsibility for IT infrastructure, application operations, and security compliance Ericsson’s global tools, processes and ways of working to improve performance and support high-quality customer experiences Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du , a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have agreed a new …

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