Kingston today announced the launch of the Kingston USB 3.0 Media Reader. The reader takes advantage of performance benefits offered by USB 3.0 technology, allowing for faster data transfer times. The new Media Reader supports multiple card formats including the newer high-capacity SDXC. With its quick and easy plug-and-play design, it delivers up to 5.0Gb/s data transfer speed for high-resolution images, large data files and more making it ideal for serious enthusiasts who need a fast and reliable data transfer device. It is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0.Read More…

Leading interactive whiteboards and collaboration solution provider, SMART Technologies appointed Nada Haddad as the Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa. Nada will be responsible for the planning and execution of marketing activities across the Middle East and Africa region. As countries look towards the adoption of ICT in the classrooms to enhance student learning through making the curriculum more engaging, interactive and appealing, SMART is at the forefront of this movement with an extensive portfolio of solutions and services.Read More…

Avnet Technology Solutions, the leading Value Added Distributor in the region recently held a special training workshop Improving Datacenter Efficiency with Oracle for its Preferred Partners in Egypt, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. “Datacenter Efficiency” workshops were supported by Linux Plus Information LLC in Egypt, OMNIX Qatar Co in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which had two different workshops found their support from National DataServe & Turnkey Solutions and Baud Telecom Company respectively.Read More…

Riverbed Technology, announced that it has acquired Zeus Technology, a privately-owned company that delivers high-performance software-based load balancing and traffic management solutions for virtual and cloud environments. Zeus pioneered the development of software-based highly scalable application delivery controllers (ADCs). The Zeus virtual ADC (vADC) delivers the highest performance, and supports the broadest range of hypervisors, including VMware, Xen, HyperV and KVM.Read More…

Xerox Corporation’s digital technology brought speed and exceptional image quality to books produced on demand by the patented Espresso Book Machine. This cutting-edge book solution, sold by On Demand Books, LLC, produces millions of copyrighted, public domain, out-of-print, or rare texts for consumers in a matter of minutes. Xerox and On Demand Books will jointly market and sell, on a worldwide basis, the Xerox 4112 Copier/Printer together with the Espresso Book Machine – a fully integrated solution that prints, binds and trims books with full color covers on demand in retail locations and libraries. Read More…

Sophos published its Mid-Year 2011 Security Threat Report which revealed that fake anti-virus and search engine poisoning have become more commonplace and, since the beginning of 2011, Sophos has identified an average of 150,000 malware samples every day. This equates to a unique malware file being created every half-second, a 60 percent increase since 2010. In addition, around 19,000 malicious website addresses (URLs) are now identified daily, with 80 percent of those URLs being pages on legitimate websites that have been hacked or compromised. Read More…

LG is organising the region’s first 3D gaming competition starting on Saturday, 6 August at the Living Rooms video game café in Dubai Festival City, participants will vie for the ultimate accolade of being crowned the UAE’s first 3D gaming champion. Over the course of six months, participants will battle it out across four different 3D games on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. The Mega Championship showdown on 6, January 2012 will bring the 3D Gaming Festival to a close with the announcement of the UAE’s first-ever 3D gaming champion. Read More…

Saudi Telecom Company recently launched the latest Google laptop Chromebook exclusively to its customers. The device can be obtained through STC customer service offices at the Smart and Al Ghudeer towers in Riyadh, the offices located at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Road and Prince Sultan Road in Jeddah, and at the Muntazah branch at Dahran Road in Al Khobar, for certain amount along with a free 5GB Sawa internet card every month or three months. Chromebook is unique as it doesn’t need a hard disk, programs, or operating systems, since everything that the customer needs is available at the internet.Read More…

South Africa based VM Consulting, the master distributor of Appian BPM in Africa entered the West African market by securing its first client in Angola. “We are proud to be associated and representing Appian in South Africa and Africa. VM Consulting is excited to be embarking on our first Appian project in Angola. VM Consulting will be delivering the Appian BPM Solution to the largest insurance business in Angola, ENSA Seguros de Angola, SA.” said Vanessa Miller, Managing Director for VM Consulting.Read More…

APC by Schneider Electric unveiled the next generation of NetBotz Security and Environmental Monitoring products, which integrates rack access control into the existing architecture. APC also claims that NetBotz is the only solution that combines environmental monitoring, video surveillance, and rack access in a single platform, providing complete protection of IT assets from a network closet to the data center environment.Read More…

Software AG announced that Forrester Research in its Q2 2011 report, The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, gives Software AG top scores in overall strategy, product architecture and market presence. In evaluating vendors, Forrester Research, Inc. looked at Enterprise Architecture (EA) tools of the third generation with capabilities across the entire EA management lifecycle and noted a Leader offers “the most-advanced EA tools evolving into the new EAMS market.” Forrester further stated: “An EAMS centralizes the most-strategic information on IT and the business.” In this report, Forrester evaluated Software AG’s ARIS Platform.Read More…

ESET Middle East recently announced a special exciting offer for organizations looking to secure their networks by providing ESET Mail Server protection free of cost with any purchase of 10 licenses or more of ‘ESET NOD 32 Business Edition’ licenses or ‘ESET Smart Security Business Edition’ in the Middle East region. The special offer is valid till 30th September 2011, and gives regional organizations with a great opportunity to deploy ESET’s comprehensive anti-virus and mail security technology at a cost-effective software license price.Read More…