Testing transformation

The rise of as-a-service models will play a pivotal role in the digital transformations of organisations worldwide. With this in mind, CNME hosted an enthralling roundtable discussion in partnership with TransSys Solutions to gauge senior decision-maker sentiment on the topic.

Cloud care

On 28th March, representatives from Blue Coat Systems met with top CIOs of the region to discuss data protection, tokenisation and the cloud.

Safety first

Mid-March saw Huawei’s return to technology showpiece CeBit in Germany, with a booth that engulfed most of Hannover Exhibition Centre’s Hall 2. There, they put an emphasis on ‘Safe Cities’, making it clear that the Middle East is in their sights for a range of new solutions.

The age of digital ecosystems

The regional IT industry is being driven by the increasing digitalisation, but don’t expect purse strings to loosen this year, says research firm Gartner at its annual CIO event.

Interconnected world

IBM’s annual conference, IBM InterConnect was held in Las Vegas this year, filling the meeting rooms of Mandalay Bay and MGM Grand with IBM partners, customers, experts and enthusiasts from 21st-25th February. Annie Bricker reports.

Art of marketing

Juniper Networks recently hosted its ‘Partner Marketing Academy’ get-together in Amsterdam for a selection of its prized channel partners from the EMEA region. We bring you the highlights of the event.

Mobile masses

Annie Bricker reports from Huawei’s recent Global MBB Forum in Hong Kong, where the company shared its plans to cater for the world’s huge Internet demands in the run-up to 2020.

In full flow

Gathering over 3500 attendees including industry experts, sponsors, customers and partners, NetApp hosted the 2015 edition of its Insight conference at CityCube, Berlin.

Rack by rack

Back once again for its third annual outing, CNME’s Data Centre Build roadshow reached Riyadh, Doha and Dubai, drawing in scores of IT decision-makers and industry figureheads to reflect on how to design and optimise the vital foundations of IT infrastructure. We report from the Dubai leg of the conferences.

Huawei’s cloud map – HCC 2015

The 5th Huawei Cloud Congress was held in Shanghai this month on 18th and 19th with the theme “Make IT Simple, Make Business Agile”. With over ten thousand participants in attendance – including one thousand global carriers and ICT partners – the Shanghai Expo Centre was abuzz with talk of the company’s new products, milestones and projects.

On the ball

SAP recently announced a deal to become the chief technology provider for City Football Group, the quartet of soccer clubs owned by Abu Dhabi United Group. The partnership aims to build on the success of English club Manchester City, and bring enhanced footballing operations, fan experiences and business administration to CFG.

Seizing possibilities

Held in Prague, Czech Republic, EMC’s annual CIO Connect Summit delved into the continuously evolving IT industry and how technology chiefs can redefine the IT agenda.


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