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Ethernet Fabric technology to simplify Data Centres'

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The data explosion that continues to grow at exponential rate and is expected to hit the 35 Zettabytes of digital data by 2020 is now a worrying factor for most of the enterprises across the globe and they are looking to migrate to virtualised environments to reduce costs, improve quality-of-service (QoS) and make more efficient use of resources. As per an survey conducted by Gartner, identified that nearly half of respondents rank data growth as one of their top three challenges, along with performance and scalability. While all the top data centre challenges impact cost to some degree, data growth is linked to the increased costs relative to hardware and software maintenance, as well as administration and services.

Zimbabwe's NetOne adopts Gemalto’s LinqUs solution to offers Mobile Money Transfer

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Gemalto the leaders in digital security, announces that NetOne, a leading network operator in Zimbabwe, is deploying Gemalto’s LinqUs solution for Mobile Money Transfer, which comprises of the server, user application, as well as system integration services. The offer, being marketed as the OneWallet service, works on 100% of the handsets and will enable all NetOne subscribers to perform secure and convenient money transfer using their mobile phone. In particular, it provides the unbanked with access to secure banking services.

Smartworld inks partnership with ADTRAN

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Smartworld today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with a leading networking and communications equipment brand ADTRAN. This partnership will allow Smartworld to sell all the products & solutions form ADTRAN's product portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions in UAE. ADTRAN's broad product portfolio includes a vast array of business solutions including unified communications, routers, Ethernet switches, Unified Threat Management, IP Business Gateways and wireless connectivity. This portfolio is complemented by a complete offering of carrier access solutions.

New Channel Manager for Adobe MENA

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Adobe Systems announced that Ashraf Jarad has been appointed as Channel Account Manager for the Middle East and North Africa market. The appointment reflects Adobe’s commitment to strengthening relationships with channel partners to address growing demand for its content creation solutions across the region. Ashraf brings extensive experience from a background of 16 years in corporate sales, channel management and technical roles in technology companies based in the Middle East and North America. Ashraf will be responsible for sales and […]

Western Digital ‘Meet the Pioneers of Today and Tomorrow’

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Western Digital recently hosted a forum called, “Meet the Pioneers of Today and Tomorrow” to provide a free and direct platform for WD to interact and meet face-to-face with its channel partners and retailers with the aim of opening new horizons for growing and fast-tracking the business in the Middle East. The forum hosted over 80 attendees and included constructive debates about the future plans to nurture and develop the storage market in the UAE and the Middle East region by utilizing the latest storage technologies, capacity requirements, and interface evolutions.

Juniper recognises Spectrum's Ghazanfar Ali

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Leading networking and security technical training provider Spectrum Training, announced that one of its top instructors Ghazanfar Ali has been recognised as one of the Juniper Networks Certified instructor in whole of the Europe and Middle Eeast Africa region. Ghazanfar was recognized for high customer satisfaction ratings, number of students trained, and participation in Juniper Betas, curriculum and certification feedback and development. As a leading global IT manufacturer, Juniper Networks’ certified instructors play an integral role in the global implementation of its training and certification program.

New Apple store to open in Mall of the Emirates

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Virgin Megastore is to open the first Apple store in UAE in Mall of The Emirates, Dubai on March 16. The new Apple store will carry the entire range of Apple desktops and notebooks, including MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, along with a range of Mac-compatible software and accessories with the support of Mac Solutions Consultants. At the Apple store customers can take a guided tour of the Mac and discover how easily Mac owners can create amazing-looking creative projects, he adds. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac at the Apple shop on Wednesday, March 16 will receive an exclusive 10% discount on all their Apple purchases on that day.

Deffinity extends its reach to Africa

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Deffinity MSA Limited a leading UK software company providing hosted (SaaS) Project Delivery solutions to IT Vendors, Integrators, Architects, Media Companies, Consulting firms, Local Government and the global Financial Services sector, today announced the opening of their new office in South Africa. South Africa office will be headed by the new Business Development Director, Bryan Mutambiranwa, who incidentally is also an Director at UK based Deffinity Africa Ltd., and the new office will also serve as Deffinity’s Head Office within continental Africa.

Motorola launches new wireless ethernet bridges

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Motorola Solutions today announced new additions to its PTP 200 Series portfolio of point-to-point (PTP) wireless Ethernet bridges – the PTP 230 and PTP 250. Both solutions leverage Motorola's technology leadership in the unlicensed spectrum to offer reliable wireless broadband connectivity and backhaul in line-of-sight (LOS) as well as near line-of-sight (nLOS) conditions. They provide customers with affordable radio options that deliver higher data rates at a very competitive price. This makes them ideal for extending service to areas previously inaccessible and quickly meeting the growing bandwidth requirements for applications such as leased line replacement, video surveillance and voice-over-IP telephony services.

Logitech unveils new surround sound speakers

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Logitech today unveiled its new THX Certified, Surround Sound Speakers Z906, boostes 500 watts (RMS) output, creating a theatre-quality audio experience and delivers every single detail of movies, games and music. 5.1 digital decoding enables detailed surround sound, Dolby digital or DTS encoded soundtracks produces the house-shaking bass, the ported, side-firing subwoofer that delivers 165 watts of pure, distortion-free bass. It can also convert two-channel stereo into an immersive surround sound experience.

Mobiserve Implements Saudi Arabia's First 4G Network

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Mobiserve Holdings today announced the roll out of Saudi Arabia's first Long Term Evolution (LTE)-WiMAX forth generation 4G network for Saudi operator Mobily in association with Samsung and Huawei. Mobiserve's scope will cover the project implementation including survey, design hardware and Radio Frequency (RF) installation and commissioning. 4G network will significantly increase data speeds for Mobily's estimated 5 million customers. The LTE-WiMAX 4G network will be the highest speed data network in the country with speed estimated to be 2 times faster than current 3G networks.

Western Digital drives in Hitachi storage

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Western Digital today announced the acquisition Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and the new entity will result in a customer-focused storage company, with significant operating scale, strong global talent and the industry's broadest product lineup backed by a rich technology portfolio. WD expects the transaction to be immediately accretive to its earnings per share on a non-GAAP basis, excluding acquisition-related expenses, restructuring charges and amortization of intangibles.