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OtterBox extends its presence in Middle East

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OtterBox, the Irish brand of sleek and durable casing after capturing the european marketplace, now it extended its reach into Middle East by opening an office in Dubai, which would be led by Joonas Jantunen who has recently joined OtterBox from Nokia. Appointment of Emitac Mobile Solutions (EMS) as its first regional distributor for the Middle East region is part of the extention of OtterBox presence in the region. EMS will help build the brand to expand its channel network in the region.

Infected computers on rise in the region, says Trend Micro

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Trend Micro said that the year 2011 witnessed a dramatic increase in the number of infected PCs in the Middle East, because businesses and individuals are still failing to take adequate security precautions. Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network ™ technology can see how many computers are active on the internet and the number of infected computers across the Middle East is on the rise. In 2010, there were more than 3,050,032 infected machines that Trend Micro saw as active across the region - a 44 percent rise from 2009. This year, already, the region has seen more than 674,938 compromised machines. Whereas, in 2010 GCC witnessed a 46% of rise in compromised machines.

Datacenter solutions from Ctrltech

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Ctrltech (Control Technologies) to offer comprehensive datacenter infrastructure solutions including Power, Cooling & Monitoring. To ensure highest uptime of Datacenter operation, Ctrltech infrastructure solutions provides continuous un-interrupted pure power supply to safeguard the datacenter from the erratic or impure powers supply which can potentially damage the computer hardware or in worst case can cause a power distribution system failure. Its power supply design solutions insures that in case of failure of power supply from Grid and local power generator, there is enough power for the datacenter to function seamlessly with the power backup equipment such as Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to serve load.

Nvidia Quadro powers new era of mobile super computers

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Nvidia announced a new line of Quadro professional graphics solutions for mobile workstations. Designed for engineers, industrial designers, animators, and film & video editors that need to take their work with them, these new Quadro graphics processing units (GPUs) leverage the Nvidia Fermi architecture, which combines fast visualization performance with high performance computing capabilities. “Year after year, Nvidia innovations demonstrate true technology leadership,” said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Research. “Optimus is perfect for anyone who needs high […]

Jumbo goes big on Abu Dhabi

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With the opening of 4,500 square foot store in the Marina Mall, Jumbo took another step to expanded its footprint in Abu Dhabi. It now has over 35 stores across UAE and Oman and is now focused on expanding its retail presence in Qatar, Bahrain & Kuwait. Jumbo also announced that clocked a 25 per cent growth in sales during the recent Dubai Shopping Festival.

Microsoft celebrates Women in Technology

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Microsoft is celebrating Women in Technology by hosting a special forum called “Geek Girls” with five female IT professionals at Tech-Ed Middle East this year. At this forum, the selected girls will be available for interaction and also Microsoft executives will share insights into Successful Career Development Strategies for Women in IT and how to maintain a Healthy and Sustainable Work/Life Balance. IT is an industry that is perceived as male dominated. As more and more women join the IT workforce, Microsoft is helping to erode this misconception through influencing business policy and making IT an attractive choice, paving the way for more women to join the industry. The event is will be held at Dubai Rooms, World Trade Centre, Level 1, on March 9th, 2011 between 12:45 to 14:00.

Juniper recognizes Spectrum as the leading training partner in the EMEA region

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Spectrum Training today announced that it has been honored as one of the leading Juniper Networks Authorized Education Partners in the EMEA for 2010 for its world classes training facilities, and highly skilled instructors in the region. Spectrum which is a IT Networking and Security training, certification and consultancy services provider in the Middle East & Africa region provides global standard technical training to several of the enterprises based in this region.

Avnet to distribute Oracle in the MENA region

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Avnet added yet another feather in its cap by acquiring the rights to distribute complete suite of Oracle Software (Technology Stack) and Oracle Hardware including the wide range of Oracle Applications, Hardware and Technology products in all the countries of MENA region - KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.

Toshiba high end notebooks for masses

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Toshiba today announced the launch of its Satellite R800 series, a new range of slim, light and high-spec notebooks targeted at consumers. The series includes the 33.8cm (13.3") Satellite R830, the 35.6cm (14.0'') Satellite R840 and the 39.6cm (15.6'') Satellite R850. Thanks to a sophisticated heat management system Toshiba has managed to integrate Intel's latest full-performance CPUs into the slim casings. The Satellite R800 series models are estimated to be available during the second quarter 2011 throughout Middle East and Africa.

Intel brings out new SSD

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Intel today announced the launch of Intel Solid-State Drive 510 Series, which features fast SATA 6 Gigabits per second (Gbps) performance to take full advantage of Intel’s transition to higher speed SATA bus interfaces on the recently introduced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor-based platforms. Supporting data transfers of up to 500 megabytes per second (MB/s), the Intel SSD 510 doubles the sequential read speeds, and at up to 315MB/s more than triples the sequential write speeds of Intel’s current 3Gbps SSDs, to transfer more data in less time. This makes it ideal for demanding gamers, media creators, performance-intensive workstation users and any technology enthusiast.

Business Software Alliance to run a anti-piracy campaign in Qatar

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Business Software Alliance recently conducted an intellectual property rights (IPR) seminar in Qatar in coordination with the Intellectual Property Protection Centre to commence this year’s anti-piracy campaign in Qatar. The event spread the message of the importance of curbing software piracy to protect the country’s status as one of the Middle East’s most IT-enabled states. During the session, the Business Software Alliance commended the Centre for its vital contributions to combating piracy and discussed ways to further enhance the partnership between the two groups.