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SonicWALL expands firewall lineup

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SonicWALL, a provider of intelligent network security and data protection solutions, has launched the SonicWALL NSA E8510, the latest addition to its range of next-generation firewalls. The Network Security Appliance (NSA) E8510 provides 10Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) connectivity in a compact, 1U rack mountable form-factor to accommodate security, performance and power efficiency requirements of modern high-capacity networks. The appliance is powered by SonicWALL's SonicOS 5.8firmware, which offers latency-free intrusion prevention and anti-malware protection.

Huawei Enterprise debuts in Egypt

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Huawei, a global telecom solutions provider has announced the launch of its newly introduced Enterprise business sector, confirming its continued focus on the Egyptian ICT market. Huawei Technologies expanded into the enterprise business sector with a global mission to become the first choice ICT solutions provider across various public & private industries, including health, education, government, oil/gas, real-estate, transportation and banking. The Enterprise sector offers end to end solutions, in order to save energy and make processes more simple and less time consuming.

Microsoft, MADA to provide technology to the disabled

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Software giant Microsoft and MADA Assistive Technology Centre have together formed “Imkaan”, a programme that brings the benefits of IT to disabled people in Qatar. The joint collaboration, named after the Arabic word for possibility, will facilitate greater digital inclusion to people with disabilities through provision, education and innovation. The initiative also aims to raise awareness around the potential of technology in creating opportunities for people with disabilities at work, school, and in social settings.

Fujitsu partners with Redington Value

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Fujitsu Technology Solutions, a global IT infrastructure provider, and Redington Value, the value added distribution division of Redington Gulf, have signed a partnership agreement for the distribution of Fujitsu's Primergy servers and Eternus storage solutions in the Middle East. Fujitsu, with its Dynamic Infrastructures approach offers a full portfolio of IT products, solutions and services, ranging from clients to datacentre solutions. Redington Value helps its partners in the channel deliver the most optimal IT solution to their customers in the Middle East and Africa. These solutions span across technology domains such as networking, voice, servers, storage, software, security and infrastructure.

PC-Ware signs Business Connexion

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PC-Ware South Africa, the South African subsidiary of PC-WARE, the leading manufacturer-independent ICT solution providers in Europe (software licensing, consulting on licensing agreements and software and IT asset management) signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Business Connexion that will see both companies extending collaboration activities in South Africa and the rest of Africa. Business Connexion will act as the operational fulfilment engine for PC-Ware, which will continue focusing on the sales and client engagements across shared clients. From an international perspective, PC-Ware will deliver the operational fulfilment activities for Business Connexion's clients enjoying global footprints.

Sage VIP Payroll growing in Zimbabwe

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Sage VIP Payroll has forged further alliance agreements with Omni-Africa, Acctech Zimbabwe and Quantum-Winpay, increasing VIP's footprint in Africa, and specifically Zimbabwe, even further. The first VIP Premier Payroll system went live in February 2011 by means of a landmark alliance agreement with Omni Africa in Harare. Recognised as a leader in the payroll and HR management industry in Africa, VIP offers an innovative software solution that is customised to be country specific, taking into account the legislation and required statutory reports that are needed to run payroll and HR management software with confidence.

Lenovo Q4 beats expectations

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Lenovo Group announced results for its fourth fiscal quarter and full year ended March 31, 2011. Lenovo was the fastest growing of the top five PC manufacturers for the sixth quarter in a row, and for the eighth quarter in a row outgrew the worldwide PC market as a whole. Lenovo’s continued focus on executing its “protect and attack” strategy across all geographies, customer segments and product lines, resulted in balanced growth throughout the year, leading to a record year-ending double digit market share of 10.2 percent.

Epicor appoints Jumbo as UAE reseller

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Epicor recently announced the appointment of Jumbo-ESD, the enterprise solutions division of consumer electronics giant Jumbo Electronics, as the Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the United Arab Emirates. Jumbo-ESD addresses and improves efficiency of its corporate customers by offering design, building, network consulting and innovative IT hardware and software solutions across various industries, including hospitality, retail, education, healthcare and finance, the statement said.

Panasonic introduces 3 new digital cameras in the region

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Panasonic added three of new models of Lumix series of digital still cameras - the TZ-20 an ultimate travel companion, the rugged FT3, and the smart touch FX78. The Lumix DMC-TZ20 is an ideal travel companion with its versatile ultra wide-angle to telephoto lens which is capable of recording high quality videos. The DMC-FT3 is specially geared for active outdoor use, incorporating more powerful features in even more rugged design. The new 12.1-megapixel DMC-FT3 further strengthens its toughness to be waterproof to 12m with shockproof to 2m, freezeproof to -10 degrees C and dustproof reliability. The built-in GPS function, compass, altimeter, and barometer are added functionality on the FT3. The DMC-FX78 features a Smart Touch operation on the 3.5-inch large LCD screen. The touch screen controls all functions of the camera including - Touch AF, Touch Zoom or Touch Shutter during recording and various playback functions including, new Art Retouch and Beauty Retouch mode.

Al Reyami launches new UTAX print solutions

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Al Reyami Technologies, leading technology solution provider and the distributor of UTAX wide range of products includes hardware as well as software ranging from office copiers and multifunctional printers (MFPs) to heavy-duty systems for professional services announced the launch A3 Multifunctional Printers and aQrate, Print Management Software Solution. A3 Multifunctional Printers are simple to use, from installing to operating them. The four models launched are full-feature multifunctional systems with network printing, fax, copying and colour scanning functions and can be used in any office environment. With their predominantly white designs, they also look attractive and are very compact. Moreover, they are energy efficient and run extremely quietly.

T-Systems SA names new strategic partner manager

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T-Systems South Africa announced the appointment of Giancarlo Fenderico as the Strategic Partner Manager. Fenderico appointment comes as company taking a more strategic, focused and aligned approach to its partner model in the country. Fenderico will, in the next two months, embark on a fact-finding mission, liaising with all stakeholders and partners to ascertain their immediate expectations and how T-Systems can address these – be it larger issues or smaller, daily challenges. Before joining T-Systems in the beginning of 2011, Fenderico was responsible for establishing and running the SAP Practice at Siemens SA. His career also includes a tenure at KPMG in the US, and Germany, again specialising in the SAP environment.

Worldwide Server shipments grew by 9 percent

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In the first quarter of 2011, worldwide server shipments grew 8.5 percent year-on-year, while revenue increased 17.3 percent, according to Gartner, Inc. In server shipments, HP remained the worldwide leader in the first quarter of 2011 with a year-on-year shipment increase of 2.3 percent for the quarter. This growth was driven by increases produced from HP's ProLiant brand. HP's worldwide server shipment share was 29.8 percent, representing a 1.8 percent drop in share from the same quarter in 2010.