Popular new technologies to boost IT spending in 2018
Popular new technologies to boost IT spending in 2018

According to market research experts Gartner, the IT market will reach $3.7tn this year.

Gartner’s investigations also indicate that businesses intend to boost spending in areas such as hardware, enterprise software and communications services. Read more >

Date 19 January 2018 Categories GCC
Microsoft increases cloud computing market share during fourth quarter
Microsoft increases cloud computing market share during fourth quarter

According to a new report issued by KeyBanc, Microsoft strengthened its position in the cloud computing market during Q4, 2017, while Amazon saw its market share shrink.

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Date 19 January 2018 Categories Microsoft
Dell improves communication between smartphones and computers
Dell improves communication between smartphones and computers

Dell recently showcased its new Mobile Connect software at CES 2018. The aim of this technology is to make smartphones and computers more interoperable.

Using Mobile Connect, you can receive and make phone calls and text messages directly from a computer. If somebody calls you on your smartphone, you will get a notification on your computer screen and using the computer headset, you can then talk to them. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
Acer announces world’s thinnest computer
Acer announces world’s thinnest computer

Acer has just announced its latest notebook range at CES 2018. As part of their new line-up, a low profile and lightweight device is about to set a new record for being the slimmest computer on the global market.

Its former three generations of notebooks have all received updates. The Acer Swift 7, for example, was announced as the ‘Thinnest Computer in the World’ – coming in with a thickness of only 8.98mm, even thinner than its predecessor. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
Microsoft Azure might be biggest beneficiary of Avere acquisition
Microsoft Azure might be biggest beneficiary of Avere acquisition

Microsoft recently announced it has bought Avere Systems, a start-up that focuses on data storage. Acquiring this new technology might eventually assist the company to increase its Azure income by catering to clients who would like to get the benefits of cloud computing while still storing data on their own servers. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories Microsoft
SMEs more worried about cybercrime than politics
SMEs more worried about cybercrime than politics

UK SMEs are more concerned about the risk of being hit by cybercrime than they are about the implications of Brexit or the political environment, according to a new survey.

The annual Hopes and Fears Index, produced by Barclays Business Banking, found that SMEs rated cybercrime alongside inflation as the biggest potential risks to the growth of their business over the next twelve months. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
Cape Networks releases new wireless sensor solution for SMEs
Cape Networks releases new wireless sensor solution for SMEs

A new wireless sensor device from Cape Networks has been designed for SMEs that want to protect their wireless networks from ever-evolving digital threats as they move into 2018.

Many SME owners know that good wireless network maintenance is becoming a vital part of running a successful modern business, but dedicated monitoring and analysis products can be complicated to operate and expensive to run. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
Service quality and bundles trump costs in network solutions
Service quality and bundles trump costs in network solutions

Cost is no longer the primary consideration for IT decision makers when looking for the best network solutions and providers as they are now placing a greater focus on reliability, quality of service and security due to the growing demands of modern enterprises.

That is the major takeaway from a new survey published by CenturyLink. IT systems are now at the core of almost every business process in the digital age, so it is no surprise that both SMEs and larger corporations want features that add value and drive competitiveness rather than opting for a low cost option. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
Security expert warns of SME vulnerabilities
Security expert warns of SME vulnerabilities

Thousands of small businesses in the UK are being attacked every year, and many are not taking sufficient action to protect themselves, according to a digital security expert. Read more >

Date 16 January 2018 Categories GCC
IDC calls on enterprises to embrace public cloud
IDC calls on enterprises to embrace public cloud

The International Data Corporation has urged enterprises to leverage the public cloud and the latest wave of tech innovations to remain agile and gain a competitive edge in an increasingly challenging digital business landscape. Read more >

Date 19 December 2017 Categories IDC
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