Annie Bricker

Hailing innovation

Hailing a taxi in Dubai can sometimes be a bit of a chore. Dubai Taxi Corporation is leveraging new technology to take the pain out of travel and make taking a taxi in Dubai a comfortable and easy experience.

Lessons learned

2014 has already gone down in history as the year of the data breach. As we move into the new year, what have we learned from our past that will aid us in the futures.

Bits and pieces

Multinational Bitcoin exchange platform igot opened its office in the UAE in August last year. CNME discusses the company’s deadlings with Vignesh Pethuraja, Strategy & Business Development.

The best laid plans

The pressure on CIOs to increase capacity and agility of their network infrastructures has been palpable this last year. The bad news is that this pressure is only going to increase for the next year. The good news is that businesses and organisations stand to benefit greatly – if they have a plan.

A different Dell

The 2014 Dell World Forum, held from November 4-6 in Austin, Texas, was met with some unseasonable weather. In spite of the rain, thousands gathered to see what Dell has in store and the company did what it always does in uncertain times – adapt.

Future fears

The threat intelligence market, and the world of IT security more generally, may be the fastest growing and changing aspects of the technology industry. The gap between those in the know and those still desperately trying to catch up in terms of security know-how is growing ever wider.

Digital dose

Vignesh Unadkat, Director of IT and Promotions, Thumbay Group, was exposed to computers at an early age. Since then, his zeal for technology has only grown. This interest has become a passion for him, and a key asset to Thumbay Group.

Golden jubilee

Swiss cabling company R&M is celebrating a milestone this year. During its 50th year in operation, they are coming with solutions and expertise that fit the region’s booming investments. CNME sits down with CEO Michel Riva to see what is in store for the company this year.

Education on demand

The Technical Vocational and Training Corporation, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, lacked a solution to allow its 150 campuses to be connected with access to critical data and information. Huawei’s Cloud OS has since linked all campuses to a central educational resource portal.

Healthy foundations

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi won’t see its first patient until 2015. However, the clinic is already redefining healthcare in the region. Michael Reagin, CIO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi explains some of the revolutionary technology and techniques the clinic plans to offer.

Everything connected

The Internet of Things (IoT) is undeniably on the rise. A future of connected devices feeding data into the cloud may bring untold benefits, however, the prospect also brings up some concerns.

Boom times

With organisations and companies out to improve and modernise their infrastructure in the near future, experts are predicting a huge increase in the Systems Integration market. However, this could mean big changes for the role of the modern SI professional.

Driving change

Huawei has fast become one of the most important players in the IT industry in the Middle East. From hospitality to education, the company has projects in a variety of industries across the region. CNME’s Deputy Editor, Annie Bricker, sat down with the President of Huawei’s Middle East Enterprise Bussiness Unit, Dong Wu, at GITEX Technology Week to discuss the company’s role in changing the lives of customers in the Middle East.

The French connection

The University of Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi carries an enormous responsibility. The campus needs to be accessible and modern to today’s UAE students, while maintaining the education and style of a centuries old campus. When their Al Reem Island campus opened in 2009, the University IT department met the brief.


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