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Al-Futtaim to distribute Nokia

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AFCOMP part of Al-Futtaim group signed an partner agreement with Nokia to distribute mobile phones to key domestic retailers in the UAE. AFCOMP will supply the full range of mobiles phones including the latest feature-rich smartphones such as the Nokia E7, C7 and N8. Distribution agreement follows the earlier partnership agreement between Techserve, an Al-Futtaim group company, and Nokia to act as its Care Centre partner in the UAE. The Care Centre offers holistic solutions to consumers providing not only repair assistance, but also support for Nokia services including the Nokia Ovi Store, Nokia Music Store and, Nokia Mail for Exchange, as also Nokia Messaging.

Zotac introduces GeForce GTX 580 AMP2!Edition

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ZOTAC, today introduces the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP2!Edition – its fastest single-GPU graphics card. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP2! Edition is designed to amplify cooling performance and gaming at extreme high-definition resolutions. A custom high-performance heat-pipe heatsink enables the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 AMP2! Edition to stay cool and whisper-quiet while dual orange 92mm fans add a stylish ZOTAC touch to create an enthusiast-grade graphics card that combines performance and style in a single 2.5-slot graphics card.

IDC ranks AOC as #1 LCD monitor brand

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AOC has been ranked as the No.1 LCD monitor brand in the Asia Pacific region in the fourth quarter of 2010 by IDC. AOC, a pioneering manufacturer of display products for over 70 years, launched several new LCD models late last year, including the ultra-slim “Razor” series. By creating a variety of LCD screens with different functional options for consumers, AOC aims to meet market demand more successfully than competing brands. AOC gets top brand recognition in Asia Pacific, whilst international market share continues to rise. IDC, an international research and information institution, analyses regional sales volumes, distribution channels, pricing, vendor strategies, consumer awareness and brand recognition to rank the leading brands of LCD monitor.

Square Enix teams up with Megarom

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Square Enix the leading gaming vendor recently teamed up with Megarom to distribute all its new releases in South Africa. This new tie-up will further consolidate Megarom’s position as the leading distributor of interactive video games in South Africa. Megarom, since its inception over 10 years ago has been to be a totally focused gaming products distributor and to only represent interactive gaming publishers with long standing reputations of producing high quality titles that the gamers know and trust and will always support at retail. Square Enix fits Megarom’s distribution model perfectly.

Dicota to showcase its new range at DCC

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Dicota will display its latest collection of trendy, fashionable laptop bags, mobile casing and accessories apart from unveiling a unique range of carry solutions for the Blackberry smart phones and the Blackberry tablet, as part of the 'Built for Blackberry program' at the Digital Consumer Channel (DCC) Middle East 2011 in association with its sole distributor Pro Technology. The Blackberry portfolio is specifically designed to provide practical and stylish quality oriented products for business professionals, frequent travelers and anyone who needs to work online, on the move.

RapidEye eyes Africa

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RapidEye, the only geospatial solutions provider to own and operate a constellation of five identical Earth Observation satellites, signed a distribution agreement with Kenya based Ramani Geosystems to distribute RapidEye products throughout the entire continent of Africa except Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia and Western Sahara.

Borderless network and collaboration

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Site Technology in association with Cisco and CommScope hosted a focused IT Defense Conference called 'Borderless Network and Collaboration' recently in Abu Dhabi to enable the selected senior management executives of various entities within defense sector to examine the latest technologies offered and adapt innovative business solutions for unique business requirements.

3i Infotech creates Kastle at Kirnaf Investments

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3i Infotech, a global provider of IT solutions and services recently announced that Kirnaf Investment and Installment Company (Kirnaf), a well-known Islamic financial institution based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has implemented our Kastle suite of solutions along with a comprehensive bouquet of business applications integrating its entire IT operations. Kastle Islamic financing solution provided by 3i Infotech to Kirnaf, is a bilingual, certified Shariah compliant, web-based financing software solution that covers all core business functions and support functions of a financing business.

JCCI launches E-Authentication and Certification system for B2B certificates

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Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) recently launched an E-Authentication & Certification Service in cooperation with House of Development (HOD), a software and document security solutions company based in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The new electronic authentication and certification system will be integrated with "Yesser," the e-Government Program in Saudi Arabia. Globally several Governments are adopting e-Governance, so as to establish a secure mechanism to receive electronically certified documents and authorizations and make it easier, safer and faster for public officials to validate documents and e-signatures.

Savvytek and Oracle host an seminar in Qatar

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Savvytek in association with Oracle and their associate Abu Issa Consulting recently conducted an Technology Evolution Seminar in Qatar to highlight select technologies and services offerings for E-Business Suite R12 Solutions, with a clear zoom on the most crucial business needs and strategic goals of their clients. The seminar was the first in Qatar to discuss vital subjects leading organizations from cross industries to evolve to the next generation of Oracle EBS, and how Oracle EBS R12 can help businesses excel through the extra functions and technical capacity it provides.

Blue Coat introduces WAN optimization solution for Oracle

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Blue Coat Systems today announced its Blue Coat® ProxySG® version 6 Acceleration Edition appliance for WAN optimization has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with the Oracle® E-Business Suite 11.5.10 and 12.1 and Siebel CRM release 7.8 and 8.1 through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Blue Coat ProxySG Acceleration Edition appliances accelerate the remote use of Oracle E-Business Suite and Siebel applications in branch offices where network latency, congestion and packet loss slow centrally run applications.

Software piracy rates in Kuwait, the highest in Gulf

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In an exclusive interview recently to KUNA-Kuwait News Agency, Regional Director of Microsoft-Kuwait, Ihab Mustafa stated that the Software piracy in Kuwait is over 60 percent, the highest in the Gulf area. Mustafa said, "This would immensely and negatively impact the creation of a well-seated information technology industry in the country. Reasons behind such phenomenon are attributed to non-existence of intellectual property rights' law, in addition to inconsistency in implementing current monitoring laws. Mustafa also felt that the, lengthy tendering procedures and the "complicated" governmental purchasing system also have a negative impact. Such obstacles tend to make investors in the technology industry to shy away from doing business in Kuwait, a thing that would also affect the creation of new jobs and diversifying the country's national income.