Through the looking glass

CNME reports from Inforum 2016 in New York City, where Infor executives eyed up the range of application opportunities that await in the Middle East.

A new chapter

CNME reports from EMC World 2016, where company chairman Joe Tucci joined Dell CEO Michael Dell in announcing major changes to come once its $67 billion acquisition – the largest of its kind in technology history – has been completed.

Two-way street

Huawei recently hosted its Partner Summit 2016 at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah, where it announced the latest developments in its ‘Transforming together’ strategy for its Middle East partners.

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.


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