Saturday 13 February 2016

EHosting DataFort to deploy Cisco ACI

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), a leading managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services provider, is deploying Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to enhance its Tier 3 data centre.    This will offer full visibility and integrated management of bo


CRMNEXT launches digital cloud CRM for Mideast

CRMNEXT, a global commutable cloud CRM solution, has launched the next gen cloud based digital CRM platform for the Middle East market. The new platform is designed for the digital age following the rule of Zero – Zero human-touch, Zero waste and Zero rework, according to a


iTECH award winners honoured at Bahrain forum

Winners of the iTECH Awards 2016 were honoured yesterday (February 10) by Industry, Commerce and Tourism Ministry Under-Secretary for industrial affairs Osama Al Arrayed. The awards were handed over during the Innovation for Industry Forum, held as part of the Gulf Industry Fair, said a repor


Zain Q4 net profit rises 8pc

Zain, Kuwait's No.1 telecom operator by subscribers, reported an eight per cent rise in fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, halting a sustained earnings slump as its subscriber base increased. The former monopoly, which operates in eight countries in the Middle East and Afric


Du and SAP launch cloud services in UAE

UAE-based telecom operator Du and enterprise software leader SAP have partnered to offer cloud solutions in the country During the World Government Summit in Dubai, UAE. Combining Du’s Infrastructure as a Service with SAP’s Software as a Service creates a unique off-t


Omantel scraps $130m dual-currency sukuk

Oman Telecommunications Co (Omantel) scrapped plans for a $130 million, five-year dual-currency sukuk issue because the interest rates offered by lenders were too high, the company's chief executive said. Last month, the state-run company priced the sukuk at a profit rate of


Top Saudi mobile operators plan tower company

Saudi Arabia's three telecom operators are in talks to create a company to own and manage their mobile transmitter towers in a move that could cut costs and lower tariffs in the kingdom, a Saudi financial news website has reported. Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in November said it


GSMA releases security guidelines for IoT

The GSMA, an association of mobile operators and related companies, has released new guidelines designed to promote the secure development and deployment of services in the growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. The document, ‘The GSMA IoT Security Guidelines’, has


Cloud, managed IT services 'seeing big growth'

Faced with mounting costs and an increasingly complex IT environment to manage, organizations are more than ever looking at managed IT Services and cloud as an alternative to in-house IT infrastructure management, an industry expert said. Digital Transformation has become


Bahrain TRA board meet highlights telecom plan

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) held its first Board of Directors meeting this year, during which members highlighted the importance of accelerating the issuance of the 4th National Telecommunications Plan. The Board also highlighted the matt

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