Friday 29 May 2015

Gulf Business Machines marks 25 years of operations

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a leading provider of IT solutions in the region, recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with more than 500 customers, colleagues and industry peers attending a spectacular gala dinner event at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Ashok Bhola, c


Smart Data Summit highlights value of analytics

The potential of smart data and analytics to transform businesses and drive revenue growth was brought into the spotlight at the recently concluded second annual Smart Data Summit in Dubai, UAE. Produced by global conference organizers, Expotrade, the summit was attended by over


Dubai IT forum explores ways to serve ME consumers better

Leading telecom operators, content and service providers, internet hosting business and ICT companies came together at a forum in Dubai, UAE to explore new collaboration and partnership models to serve Middle East consumers better with online content and services offerings. The H


Bahrain TRA backs technology, media conference

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has backed the two-day ‘Technology, Media and Marketing Success’ conference, which began yesterday (May 27) as a gold sponsor. 
The conference aims to encourage the use of social data to enhance a brand’s e


ICDL Arabia wins ‘Best Practice Award’ at ICT event

ICDL Arabia, the governing body and certification authority of the ICDL program in Egypt, GCC States and Iraq, has won the ‘Best Practice Award’ during ECDL Foundation’s Forum 2015, held recently in Warsaw, Poland. Director general of ICDL Arabia Jamil Ezzo rece


Ooredoo reviews financial and strategic progress

Ooredoo has updated its investors and analysts on the business’ financial and strategic progress as part of its transparent investor relations programme during its annual Capital Markets Day held in Doha, Qatar recently. More than 70 participants attended the event, where D


Metadata launches latest online real estate CRM

Dubai-based Metadata Technologies, a leading provider of Microsoft CRM solutions in the Middle East, has launched its new generation online real estate CRM solution “Property-xRM” built on the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 platform. “Today’s real estate cust


World Economic Forum success for Zain Group

Zain Group announced its successful participation as a strategic partner associate at this year's World Economic Forum (WEF). It was held in Jordan's Dead Sea, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. Senior executives fr


Apple finds bug that causes iPhones to crash

Apple has found a bug which can cause iPhones to crash when a message containing a specific string of text is received. The bug, which includes symbols and Arabic characters, was first reported by Apple news blog MacRumors on Tuesday night, adding that it was noticed on social ne


Etisalat tests for 450Mbps mobile broadband

UAE-based telecom group Etisalat has completed the live testing of CAT-9 on its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network opening up possibilities of up to 450Mbps mobile broadband speeds for customers in the Emirates. In 2014, Etisalat successfully tested and deployed CAT-6 on its LTE-A netw

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