In the bank

With a range of forecasts from research firms Gartner and IDC stating that MENA IT spending will increase in 2014, will CIOs find their budgets swelling, and if so, which areas are most in need of the spend? Who stands to benefit and what can the Middle East do to catch up with more developed regions?

Sharing memories

Eye-Fi has recently entered the region with its wireless SD memory card, which will be distributed by StreamPort Media. Reseller ME finds out the company’s channel plans.

Partner first

Fady Iskander, Channel and Commercial Regional Manager, MENA, Symantec, explains how partners can benefit from the new programme.

Red Hat announces Enterprise Linux 7 release

On 10th June,Red Hat made official the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. The latest release of the company’s flagship platform, RHEL 7 not only lays the foundation for the open hybrid cloud and serves enterprise workloads across converged infrastructures, but it also pushes the operating system beyond today’s position as a commodity platform.

Spectrum of hope

With the migration to 4G LTE, a spectrum crunch is looming large over the regional telecom operators. Refarming of spectrum resources is emerging as one of the most cost effective ways to roll out mobile broadband technologies.

Up to capacity

As companies adopt technologies such as cloud and virtualisation, the practice of planning for network capacity to meet the bandwidth and application performance needs must also change. Network capacity planning and management has long been considered the black magic of the IT industry. How does one predict the future? How can you prepare for the additional demand for resources while avoiding over-provisioning?

EAI promise

An enterprise application integration offers several rewards eliminating the cost of application development and improving user experience to name just two. But with the integration comes an array of complications that can require centralised policies. CNME takes a look at the rewards and boons of EAIs.

Taking the leap

3D printing is catching the attention of the global market. Identifying advantages across sectors, experts believe, it is the next disruptive technology that is bound to transform business models. Reseller ME finds out what this means for the regional channel.

Hot property

Abdulsalam Al Bastaki knows exactly what he wants from his employees. An eight year stint in the USA has enabled the Senior Executive Director of Information Management at Dubai Properties Group to teach them how to operate independently, and has helped him to implement new IT infrastructure at a range of top companies.

IT on all fronts

Khalifa Fund IT Director Dr. Zuhair Lardhi has been a mainstay of the Middle East IT industry, but in the midst of his career progression he found the time to satisfy his passion for academia.

In the driving seat

Benvir Padda has never been one to take things easy and see where he ends up. From a young age, the Legatum IT chief always made sure that things were never left to chance.

Broadcast the passion

Striving to keep up with a high-achieving family, Ali Radhi, Head of IT, MBC, has relied on his relentless passion for technology to find professional success.

Thirst for knowledge

Neil Menezes’ journey to becoming Group Director of Information Technology Operations at Jumeirah Group was a series of personal highlights, which saw an initial interest in computer games transform into a thirst for networking expertise.


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