Computing & IT

Zain Iraq and Ericsson extend managed services deal to optimize network and IT operations

Zain Iraq customers will benefit through receiving superior quality of service Three-year agreement covers Zain Iraq’s nationwide 3G mobile network of over 4,200 sites Ericsson to optimize, transform and manage Network and IT operations for Zain Iraq Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under …

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Microsoft Azure named leader in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant for third year running

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Analyst firm cites ‘deep investments’ and “innovative roadmap” as crucial factors in Microsoft’s market standing. Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for the third year in a row, with the company placed favorably based on both completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner’s Magic …

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FireEye’s intelligence-led security assessment to identify risks in M&A target’s IT environment

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FireEye, Inc., the leader in stopping today’s advanced cyberattacks, recently announced the launch of Mandiant® Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Risk Assessment, a service designed to help organizations in an M&A process to understand the acquisition target’s cybersecurity posture and risk profile, and address the cybersecurity risks. The new service has been launched with FireEye law firm partner Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw …

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PA Consulting Group MENA bolsters cyber security capabilities with new senior appointment

Lydia Kostopoulos joins PA Consulting Group MENA as a global expert in human behaviour security, part of the growing cyber security team

Lydia Kostopoulos joins regional team of consulting, technology and innovation firm. PA Consulting Group Middle East and North Africa has appointed one of the region’s most influential cyber security experts to join its growing team working to help clients mitigate the human risk in information security. Lydia Kostopoulos PhD is a global expert in human behaviour security who was recently …

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UAE firms confident of attaining digital maturity in marketing and promotion by 2018

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A survey of over 400 consumer goods retail and manufacturing executives from 27 countries, including executives from the UAE, reveals that companies who want to keep in front of change and secure competitive advantage are transforming themselves into fully integrated omni businesses. For the first time this year, 7100 consumers from 19 countries – including the UAE – were surveyed …

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

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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

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— 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

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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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