Thursday 1 September 2016

Commvault, Huawei partner for research lab

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup solutions, and Huawei, a top ICT solutions provider, have teamed up to create a joint lab in Chengdu, China that will be used to develop data backup, recovery, archive and cloud solutions. Commvault senior vice president, Worldwide


Telecom Egypt acquires 4G mobile license

Telecom Egypt, the state-owned landline monopoly, said it acquired the country's first 4G mobile license on Wednesday at a cost of 7.08 billion Egyptian pounds ($807 million). Egypt is selling four 4G licenses as part of a long-awaited plan to reform the telecoms sector.


Cloud adoption ‘could cut IT costs by 77pc’

Greater cloud adoption offers benefits of over 77 per cent in terms of IT cost reduction, and significantly better outcomes in revenue growth, time taken in providing services as well as IT budget allocations, an industry expert said. “The UAE is very progressive when it co


Huawei wins licence to invest in Saudi Arabia

China-based Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, today (August 31) received a commercial licence to invest in Saudi Arabia and establish a centre of innovation. The licence was issued even as Prince Muhammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Deputy Crown Prince and chairman o


Cisco Middle East appoints Shukri Eid MD for East Region

Cisco Middle East has appointed Shukri Eid as the managing director of its East Region effective immediately. In his new role, Eid will lead the Cisco’s business in the UAE, Oman, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen and work closely with partners to support private and public s


Microsoft releases PowerShell for Linux

Microsoft today announced that its versatile scripting and automation platform PowerShell is now open-source and available on Linux. PowerShell uses the .NET Framework to provide a shell and scripting language that allows task automation through command-line calls. Now Linux admi


Top aggregates supplier chooses Orion ERP Suite

A leading supplier of aggregates and asphalt in the Middle East has chosen 3i Infotech’s flagship product Orion ERP Suite to consolidate its country operations following the acquisition of six companies in the UAE, Oman and Qatar, a statement said. In line with its developm


Oracle hosts workshop on latest database cloud

Oracle hosted a workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia today (August 29) with focus on seamless cloud transition for Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members. Dozens of Oracle Partners gathered to learn about the company’s latest database cloud services that will help them migrate database


Saudi Telecom, Lebara KSA mull Egypt 4G bid

Representatives from Saudi Telecom and Lebara KSA are in Egypt this week to discuss the possibility of obtaining a fourth-generation mobile phone licence, an official from Egypt's telecommunications ministry said on Monday. "Officials from Saudi Telecom are looking into


Zain Iraq, Ericsson extend managed services deal

Zain Iraq, a leading telecom operator and Ericsson have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under the extended agreement, Ericsson will continue to optimize, transform and manage network and IT operations fo

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