Annie Bricker

Eastern promise

At its Cloud Congress in Shanghai, Huawei unveiled a range of exciting new products, as well as results of its ‘Global Connectivity Index’. Deputy Editor Annie Bricker reports from the gathering.

The French connection

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

Smart moves

CNME’s Deputy Editor Annie Bricker sits down with the marketing mind behind Pepsi, Apple and now, Obi Mobiles: John Sculley.

Paper chase

It will come as no shock to anyone that the UAE’s Ministry of Labour creates and manages a great deal of paper. Documents, from the HR to the legal and finance departments have historically taken up rooms filled with boxes, which in turn are filled with files.

Advanced airwaves

Commercial LTE-Advanced is fast hitting the telecoms market. The next major step in LTE networks, LTE-Advanced is said to help assuage the massive increase in demand for mobile data as well as deliver much higher data speeds for all. That means better coverage, stability and speed.

Trading up

With an undeniable dedication to world-class service for its countless visitors, vendors and exhibitors, Farid Farouq, Vice President, IT, knows the Dubai World Trade Centre must stay on the cutting edge of technology. When it came time for an infrastructure upgrade, Farouq knew it would not be a small task.

Rack to the future

Data centre technology is rapidly changing. With the advent of virtualisation and increasing speed and agility may come a sense of impending doom for IT staff. However, more efficient centres do not necessarily mean the end of a robust technical department.

Indulging in analytics

Big Data analysis can give businesses a great deal of insight into their processes, weaknesses and strengths. However, over-investment and lack of planning in these projects can result in a waste of resources for already stretched budgets.

Out of office

One of the largest software companies in the world, SAP is positioned firmly as an underpinning force of business IT infrastructure. However, it is evident by its recent developments that the company is ready to move beyond the confines of the office. 

Crafting space

Last month in London, EMC gave the media a peek of what is coming in the future for the technology leader and what is available now to help CIOs manage their data.

To boldly go

Ahmed Yahya, Chief Information Officer, Sheikh Khalifa Medical Centre, takes time out to speak to CNME about his career journey which led him to the Abu Dhabi firm.

Transformational IT

In conjunction with Cognizant and a Gartner delegate, CNME hosted a discussion with industry experts on transformational IT.


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