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STC deploys Motive technology to enhance customer service

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STC, the national telecommunications provider in Saudi Arabia, has selected Motive, a leading provider of customer experience management solutions for fixed and mobile broadband services and an Alcatel-Lucent company, to deliver its Network Analyzer - Fiber (NA-F) solution. Motive's Network Analyzer - Fiber (NA-F) will help STC reduce the complexity and cost of delivering and managing new fiber services such as high-speed Internet and IPTV. The solution also will help improve customer service while reducing customer support handling times and generate new revenue by simplifying processes needed to increase line speeds.

Google to incubate tech ventures in Africa

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Google is announcing the launch of Umbono, its new technology incubator, which will be based in Cape Town, South Africa. Bringing together seed capital, Google mentorship, angel investors, local tech stars, entrepreneurs and business leaders, the Umbono programme will help selected start-up teams transform their ideas into companies. Google hopes that Umbono will further encourage the growth of the developer community and support the country’s already flourishing tech sector.

Cisco wins prestigious red dot awards

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Cisco won the prestigious Red Dot Award for outstanding product design for two of its products, Flip MinoHD video camera and the Linksys E4200 wireless router by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany. The year saw 4,433 products coming from leading designers and companies hailing from 60 countries submitted their entries for the red dot award category “product design.

GCT conducts channel meet

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GCT, the sole distributor of Genius brand of products in more than 35 countries across the Middle East, and Africa region recently held an special channel meet to further consolidate its excellent relationship with its channel partners. Genius offers products that are well known for its value for money, quality, features rich and technologically advanced products. “GCT wants to keep up the momentum by maintaining long term business relationship with our channel partners. One of the important element of our […]

United Broadcast introduces high speed digital cameras

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United Broadcast and Media Solutions (UBMS), a leading pro-video and broadcast distributor in the Middle East and Africa, introduces high speed digital cameras from Vision Research namely, the Phantom “Flex” and Phantom “HD GOLD”. Vision Research designs and manufactures high-speed digital imaging systems used in applications including defense, automotive, engineering, science, medical research, industrial manufacturing and packaging, sports and entertainment, and digital cinematography for television and movie production.

Software AG clocks record results

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Software AG recorded a significant increase in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2010. At €326.7 million, total revenues were 12 per cent higher than the same quarter of the previous year (€292.1 million). The product business picked up sharply in the fourth quarter in particular, totaling €222.0 million and exceeding the figure for the same period of the previous year (€181.1 million) by 23 per cent. Significant revenue increases, largely owing to an increased number of big deals and initial cross-selling successes, followed the successful integration of IDS Scheer AG and its software product portfolio. Revenue and earnings also benefited from currency translation effects, especially in the Americas.

Logitech launches Squeezebox controller app for Android

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Logitech today announced the launch of Squeezebox controller applications for Android phone and tablets. It will give full control over WiFi to all the Squeezeboxes and allows to fit in home enviornment and brings the usual controls, metadata and album artwork from player to your mobile's screen. It also supports files, station, or playlist album art and the controller applications are free to download and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

Anixter enters Morocco

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Anixter International the leading global distributor of communication and security products, electrical and electronic wire and cable, fasteners and other small parts, announced that it has established a new business in Morocco called Anixter Morocco SARL. Working with Global Development Ventures Corp., Anixter will operate initially from Casablanca and will serve the communications and physical security markets, supply industrial and infrastructure projects, and provide products to original equipment manufacturers.

Autodesk partners with Zoofitech

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Autodesk today announced tie-up with Zoofitech, a integrated supply chain solution provider to distribute the extensive educational solutions from Autodesk across the KSA market and it will be working closely with Autodesk to help widen its scope further across education institutions within the Kingdom - through an established network of Autodesk authorized Value Added Resellers (VARs). The Saudi market is in its boom stage of building & operating a large number of education institutes across the Kingdom, with the Saudi Government placing a heavy focus across ongoing initiatives for the education sector. In the 2011 budget alone, the Saudi Government allocated $40bn for its Education sector, and almost $68bn for the new construction and completion of existing projects.

Epson launches new all-in-one for SME's

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Epson has announced the Middle East launch of its Stylus Office BX525WD, an all-in-one inkjet aimed at SME's . Offering fast double-sided printing plus scanning and copying, it provides a high performance solution with a significantly low colour cost per page. Easy to use, the BX525WD has a front-loading paper tray for convenience and a 6.3cm LCD screen for clear and simple menu navigation. It can print from memory cards, and is network-ready so multiple users can print and scan over Ethernet or Wi-Fi. Presto! PageManager 9 software is included for easy document management and text editing of scanned materials.

UnlimITed deploys TaskMaster in UAE

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UnlimITed, partnered with TBS Enterprise Mobility, a leading mobile workforce management specialist, to deploy TaskMaster mobile workforce management systems to support IT field engineers across the UAE. TaskMaster, a unified mobilized suite of mobile workforce management applications developed by TBS, will enhance transparency and efficiency by approximately 20% for UnlimITed across all UAE operations. The system is expected to give UnlimITed real-time visibility of work progress as a result of the Management Console component of the TaskMaster system while replacing paper-based tasks both in the office and in the field using a PDA device.

INMI adopts Gemalto's mobile instant messaging solution

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Gemalto the leaders in digital security, announced successful rolled out of its LinqUs SIMessenger, an mobile instant messaging solution which enables the users to stay in touch while on the move by that INWI the fastest growing mobile operator in Morocco with nearly 4 million subscribers to its credit. Gemalto’s LinqUs SIMessenger is the world’s first Microsoft-certified UICC-based application, enabling mobile chatting through any handset, that offers an intuitive menu that allows subscribers – using any type of basic or smart handsets – to access their Windows Live Messenger environment with an experience similar to what they get when accessing it from a PC. Its user-friendly interface enables quick and easy navigation, so that users retrieve the messaging service they are familiar with while on the move. It requires no service education, thus guaranteeing high usage.