Saturday 23 August 2014

Oracle unveils ‘Social Station’ platform

Oracle has launched its ‘Social Station,’ an innovative new workspace within its social cloud’s social relationship management (SRM) platform that helps organisations socially enable the way they do business. With an advanced and intuitive user interface, Social


Amac mobile app competition returns

Applied Innovation Institute, Ooredoo and Pearson have announced the return of the ‘Arab Mobile App Challenge’ (Amac) for the second year in a row. The challenge, which saw thousands of participants enter in 2013, will help foster innovation and entrepreneurship amongst you


Sony launches world’s ‘slimmest’ 1TB HDD

Sony Middle East and Africa has launched the new HD-S1A, claimed to be the world’s slimmest 1TB portable hard disk drive (HDD). The sleek device, weighing 155gm and only 8.7mm thick, snugly fits into the pocket or laptop sleeve, the company said. The HDD is available in


Trimble and Bentley enables use of 3D models

Trimble and Bentley Systems recently announced the next stage of information mobility between project design and field construction by enabling the use of 3D models with GPS-enabled heavy equipment for road construction which can increase productivity by up to 50 per cent. Using Bentle


US hospital data hacking biggest 'Heartbleed' breach

Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber-attack using the flaw, according to a secu


Mideast firms use threat intelligence to counter cyber-attacks

Organisations across the Middle East are realising that advanced targeted attacks represent one of the biggest threats to their business, according to a new report. Confidential corporate data, business critical IP and valuable customer information are all potentially at risk from this


VIVA offers new smartphone promotion

VIVA, one of the leading telecommunications providers in Bahrain, has brought forth a promotion offering no down payment and free 4G service for a limited period on its Unlimited Smart plans. VIVA customers can now avail the latest smart phones which include the Samsung Galaxy S5


GCC cloud market to post 7-fold growth by 2020

The GCC’s cloud computing is set to grow seven-fold from $91.7 million last year to expand at a CAGR of 32.8 per cent to reach $668.5 million by 2020, a report said. The Gulf’s cloud computing market will grow to $118.5 million by the end of 2014, marking a growth of


Oxygen, Aruba join forces to target SMB expansion

Oxygen, the region’s leading secure mobility value-added distributor (VAD), and Aruba Networks, have expanded their existing offering  of tier-one wireless networking solutions to the channel for both small-to-medium enterprise (SME) and the small-to-medium business  (SMB) marke


95pc Android apps in Mideast ‘potentially vulnerable’

More than 94 per cent of popular Android applications used in the Middle East are potentially vulnerable, according to a new research highlighting security risks in the internal storage used by applications on Google Android devices. The ‘Android Internal Storage’ is

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