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With IT research firm Frost and Sullivan predicting the global cloud market will reach more than $125 billion by the end of the year, the GCC’s cloud computing market is set to grow from $91.7 million last year to $118.5 million by the end of 2014
In the UAE, sensitive industry sectors such as the public sector, oil and gas, banking, finance and insurance are all set to drive demand for cloud computing security solutions

May 25, 2014

05:55 GMT
(press release)

Brocade announced that the company has collaborated with VMware to provide intelligent and powerful analytics capabilities for Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs).

May 22, 2014

EBay shares fell as much as 3.2 percent after the latest high-profile hacking attack on a US company.
15:08 GMT

E-commerce company eBay said client identity information including emails, addresses and birthdays was stolen in a hacking attack between late February and early March.

During the event
09:38 GMT
(press release)

Huawei has announced the launch of a new Middle East Hosting Center and cooperative program aimed at empowering local telecom operators to pioneer original communication & entertainment services for the public.

Steve Nola, Group Executive of Dimension Data’s ITaaS Service Unit
08:32 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data, announced that it has acquired100% of Teliris, a privately-owned cloud video managed services business with offices in London, Connecticut and New York, for an undisclosed sum.

Telecommunication Regulatory Authority
08:20 GMT
(press release)

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) confirmed its full support for the second annual ‘United Arab Emirates Undergraduate Student Research Competition’ (UGSRC).

May 21, 2014

During the event
09:20 GMT
(press release)

SAMENA Telecommunications Council participated at the ‘ITU Regional Forum on Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Services in the Arab Region’, being held in Dubai.

May 20, 2014

Shaheen Haque, Territory Manager, Middle East & Turkey at Interactive Intelligence
09:02 GMT
(press release)

Interactive Intelligence Group, a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience, announced its participation at the Middle East Call Center '14 (MECC '14) conference and exhibition.

LG ULTRA HD TV Validation with UL badge
08:43 GMT
(press release)

LG Electronics (LG) announced that its ULTRA HD TV (Model :55UB8500) are the first to be validated by UL(Underwriters Laboratories) for delivering color accuracy, contrast ratio and 3D capacities.

Feras at ME HR Awards 2014
08:09 GMT

Feras Al-Shaikh, Director for Consumer Sales at Nawras, has been named as one of the top three HR Champions of Change in the Middle East and North Africa region, at this year’s MENA HR Excellence Awards.

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation
07:12 GMT
(press release)

Etisalat Group, the leading telecoms operator in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, scooped two awards at the prestigious TMT Finance MENA Awards 2014 in Dubai.

It may be compact, but the HTC One mini 2 packs HTC BoomSound technology to deliver powerful, crisp and clear audio that has never been more brilliant
03:55 GMT

HTC, a global leader in innovation and design, unveiled the HTC One mini 2, the latest addition to its renowned HTC One family.

May 19, 2014

He continued that expansion of this ICT would increase the public awareness and would cause a demand change, requiring broadband everywhere in the country.
22:42 GMT

“Iran has unique qualities to be the communication hub the Middle East and on the World Communication Day some projects will be unveiled to increase the international transfer between Iran and Europe.”

“We have been working with Ericsson for a number of years and we consider them one of our trusted industry partners,” said Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat UAE.
22:17 GMT

The deal will enable Ericsson to introduce new technologies and business solutions to Etisalat UAE across a number of different areas including Mobile Broadband.

Gerard Florian, director of product management at Dimension Data
08:38 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the availability of Cloud Backup across its global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations.

Marwa Al Farsi, Nawras Proposition Manager – International Segment
06:14 GMT

Nawras has further reduced international call rates to give prepaid customers even more value when calling their country of choice.