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Sophos broadens its security portfolio

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Sophos announced that it has completed its acquisition of network security vendor Astaro. This acquisition will allow Sophos to deliver coordinated, best-in-class threat and data protection offerings from every endpoint to any network boundary. Organizations today face new challenges in protecting users and IT infrastructure from complex and targeted security threats; especially those that gain entry from across the Web or through new applications. As workforces become distributed across multiple offices, including the home, even basic security controls have become hard to update and enforce. Through this acquisition, Sophos will address the need for security solutions that provide threat and policy protection no matter where the user or company data resides.

ComGuard sings up GFI for the region

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ComGuard, a leading value added distributor for IT security products and solutions signs up with GFI Software to distribute its wide portfolio of products and solutions across the Middle East region. ComGuard will distribute the GFI web monitoring, and a range of network solutions including a vulnerability scanner, software for patch and log management and various monitoring, web and e-mail security solutions such as virus and spam filters, and endpoint security products. And, it will work with its channel partners to identify sales opportunities for GFI products and solutions that would address the business challenges of end users.

NEC introduces new version of Business ConneCT

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NEC announced the availability of its virtualized unified communications and contact center solution with latest release of Business ConneCT, that ooffers enriched Unified Communications, Contact Center and Operator Attendant functionality, while the support of virtual environments based on VMware vSphere and Marathon everRun MX helps customer organisations to increase availability and utilize their IT resources more efficiently. Business ConneCT (BCT) is proven and appreciated in a multitude of deployments around the globe and is available as one fully integrated solution across the full range of NEC's UNIVERGE SV8000 and iS3000/[email protected] communication platforms.

Samsung records a solid 183% growth

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As the market for mobile computing devices exploded in past few years and saw the landscape of IT changing faster than expected, Samsung, stood tall as it increased its sales by more than 183 per cent in the first quarter of this year. The market share of Samsung's notebooks grew more than 18 % in the UAE in 2011 compared to the first quarter of 2010 where the overall market share is currently registered at 12 per cent. The Middle East is a strategic region for Samsung and notebook sales are expected to increase due to an increasing trend in desktop replacement.

TechAccess unveils Partner Loyalty Program

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Tech Access, the value-added IT distributor in the region for Oracle, NetApp, HDS, and Symantec, launched first of its kind in the premium Partner Loyalty Program. The Partner Loyalty Program provides the partners with a complete experience. TechAccess partners will have a chance to experience best of both worlds; business and leisure. From a Formula 1 race to an international business conference or A five star Mediterranean cruise experience or a Romantic gateway to Maldives. The TechAccess Partner Loyalty Program covers it all.

IDC forecasts 53.5 million tablets for 2011

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IDC raised its shipment forecast for 2011 to 53.5 million units from a previous projection of 50.4 million units. Apple's iPad and the recently introduced iPad 2 continue to dominate the media tablet market, as other vendors have had a more difficult time finding market acceptance for their products. Mobile phone vendors, such as Samsung and Motorola, who have focused their distribution through the telco carriers, found moderate success with their media tablets, but sales were largely stymied by many consumers' unwillingness to sign up for the 3G/4G data plans that the carriers typically require along with these devices.

Fujitsu goes Green with EraseDisk functionality

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According to the United Nations Environment Program, up to 50 million metric tons of electronic waste is accumulated around the world every year, much of which comes from discarded PCs. Fujitsu took the initiative and announced the addition of EraseDisk functionality in selected ESPRIMO PCs, LIFEBOOK notebooks and CELSIUS workstation models, allowing the easy, permanent deletion of data from hard disk drives without needing to boot the operating system.

du wins International Business Green IT Award

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du recently was honoured with the esteemed International Business Green IT award by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (Canada), for their significant award-winning ‘Green’ security project, which was created and implemented by the du Technology Security and Risk Management (TSRM) team. The prestigious award recognised du’s meaningful contribution towards a greener technology solution while maintaining a highly scalable cutting edge security technology. The impressive award, received by Walid Kamal, Senior Vice President, Technology Security & Risk Management, du, on behalf of the company security team, was presented by Hindal Mirza, Senior Business Development Manager of the Ontario Centres of Excellence.

Continuity South Africa appoints new MD

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ContinuitySA, largest business continuity solutions provider Africa, announced the appointment of Michael Davies to the new position of managing director. In this new role, Davies will assume full operational and financial responsibility for ContinuitySA. The current CEO, Allen Smith, will remain on in his current position, but will focus on overall group strategy and acquisitions. “Allen has been the driving force behind ContinuitySA's growth into Africa's market leader,” says Davies. “This move is part of a carefully constructed succession plan that will give the company the continued benefit of Allen's wisdom and experience, while ensuring the smoothest possible transition to a new generation of leadership. Personally, I am delighted that I will benefit from Allen's mentorship in my new role.”

Avnet appoints Rick Hamada as new CEO

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Avnet, Inc. the leading global technology distributor, announced that Rick Hamada has succeeded Roy Vallee as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Roy Vallee will continue to serve as Avnet’s Executive Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. “Avnet is performing well, and we have significantly expanded our global footprint, firmly establishing our company as a global leader in value-added technology distribution,” said Vallee. “We continue to grow much faster than the markets we serve, while meeting or exceeding our stated return on capital goals. Rick is more than ready to become CEO with the skills, experience, passion and values needed to lead Avnet to the next level of performance.

SonicWALL boosts Network Efficiency

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SonicWALL announced the availability of WAN Acceleration in SonicOS 5.8.1, further enhancing the capabilities of the current SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Series and introducing integrated support for the SonicWALL WAN Acceleration Appliance (WXA) Series. SonicWALL’s commitment to continued investment in its NGFW series and to providing its customers with a highly secure, accelerated and optimized network that drives business and employee efficiency. The delivery of SonicOS 5.8.1 bolsters SonicWALL’s consolidated security platform and tightly integrates features like application intelligence, control and visualization and deep packet inspection scanning with the WXA Series to provide WAN optimization and acceleration for the distributed enterprise.

New all-in-one from Packard Bell

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Packard Bell launched a new stylish and intuitive all-in-one 'oneTwo S' to suit the modern digital life and that can fit into any room with grace. The customized touch portal with plenty of gadgets, delivers easy access to media content and social networks. Its ultra-slim, streamlined design saves space, which comes in glossy black, matte white, chrome and silver colour. Chrome-colored back-stand can be adjusted with one hand to get the best viewing angle. The 20-inch high-definition display provides vivid HD ready images. The optional TV-tuner enhances a boundless experience just like on digital TV, enriched by the True studio-audio of THX TruStudio PC.