According to the newly relaunched IDC Worldwide Semiannual Storage Software Tracker, the worldwide storage software market is expected to grow 7.8% year over year in 2011 with revenues reaching nearly $13.8 billion. CommVault and HDS achieved the most impressive growth rates among all the storage software vendors. “The storage software market spent 2010 recovering from a difficult downturn. Fortunately, there was plenty of pent-up demand and new product innovations to help create momentum in the market. Looking forward, demand for storage software appears poised to remain strong around the world as organizations continue to address inefficiencies related to storing, protecting, and managing corporate data.” said Eric Sheppard, research director, Storage Software, IDC.Read More…

SHASTECH, the leading distributer in KSA announced that it has secured the rights to distribute Belkin products in Saudi Arabia. It claims its success in attracting key products and brands is due to its excellent after sales services and its highly talented sales team that has expert marketing capabilities and strong relationships with the largest electronic outlets in the Kingdom. SHASTECH will distribute a wide variety of award-winning smart and innovative Belkin products designed to add more integration and operations on computers and mobile phones, as well as solutions to make devices easier to use while at home or roaming, including accessories for many of the kingdom’s most popular electronic devices including the iPhone, iPod, laptops and tablets.
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iViZ Security, a global provider of industry’s first cloud based, consultant grade penetration testing service for applications with an on-demand experience, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Emitac Enterprise Solutions to distribute its solutions in UAE, Qatar and Jordan. Under the terms of this agreement, Emitac will offer iViZ cloud based, consultant grade penetration testing service for applications under its own brand name to customers in the region.Read More…

Golden Systems Middle East together with NVIDIA and GIGABYTE announced their participation in GamesFest 2011 as the official sponsors of the PC Gaming Tournaments. Golden Systems also plans to showcase the latest gaming products from GIGABYTE and NVIDIA at the event. “GamesFest is one of the most popular gaming events in this region, which brings together gamers from across the country at a single venue. We were happy with our participation in the previous edition of GamesFest and hence we decided to extend our support to this event once again. Golden Systems along with NVIDIA and GIGABYTE support this initiative and encourage the region’s gamers to participate in the most popular event to showcase their talent and skills. At the PC Gaming area, we also plan to demonstrate NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology across three display monitors and showcase GIGABYTE’s gaming products,” says Sina Dadras, marketing communications manager, Golden Systems Middle East.Read More…

Coping with the international quality standards towards providing world class services in high standards of technical excellence; Estarta Solutions, a leading IT innovator, announced today it has achieved the (CMMI) Level 3 accreditation, an essential milestone in Estarta’s commitment towards excellence. The CMMI is an internationally recognised standard for measuring software process improvement. CMMI involves assessing and verifying key process improvement areas to facilitate quality and performance enhancements across an organisation.
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PRO TECHnology, a leading provider of IT solutions in Middle East, recently appointed as ‘Authorized Autodesk Value Added Reseller’ thereby opening doors to offering Autodesk’s integrated architectural CAD products and solutions for architects within the UAE on all Apple devices. Designed for engineers, architects and other CAD industry professionals, PRO TECHnology is eyeing the growing demand for more cost effective and resource-efficient buildings and infrastructures in the UAE, which when linked with Apple will yield immense benefits. AutoCAD for Mac has an intuitive interface that will be familiar to Mac users and makes available many of the powerful AutoCAD features and functionality to customers who choose to work natively on the Mac. Read More…

Polycom, a global provider of unified communications (UC), has been named the 2011 Microsoft Unified Communications Innovation Partner of the Year Award, for the company’s showing in delivering innovations that provide powerful, enterprise-grade UC and visual collaboration solutions for customers. Polycom is being honored for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Polycom will be officially honored at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) 2011 next month during the Vision keynote and at the WPC 2011 Award Winners Executive Luncheon.Read More…

Stratus Technologies recently announced the opening of their Middle East office in Dubai which will be managed by Maged Shaker. Stratus has been operational in the region for a long time through its network of partners and distributors. The two core markets are manufacturing operations and electronic payment processing, both of which have strong market in the Middle East. And, apart from manufacturing operations and electronic payment processing, Stratus also offers solutions for travel, transportation and logistics, financial services, banking, healthcare, and public safety.
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HP appointed Alaa Al Shimy as the Director of Enterprise, Storage, Servers and Networking (ESSN) Director for the Middle East. In his new role, Alaa is responsible for managing growth and cost control for the ESSN revenue streams in Middle East focusing on the end to end business and operational management in the region. Prior to this role, Alaa was the Regional Director for HP Networking for the Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa (MEMA) region, and grew the networking business by over four times in the last two years.Read More…

Equinox Egypt today announced that after meeting all the rigorous standards set forth by Cisco in networking competency, service, support, and customer satisfaction, it has achieved Cisco Gold Certification in Egypt. Speaking on the occasion Osama Qadan, Managing Partner at Equinox said, “We are extremely excited by this achievement and want to assure our clients and partners that Equinox will continue to be their default choice whenever they seek quality and unparalleled customer satisfaction. Today, Equinox is the choice for clients who strive to work with an industry leader excelling in project management, technical strength in delivery, training and competency development – all existing in a single center of excellence”.
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AMD announced the next generation in mainstream consumer computing with the availability of the new high-performance AMD Fusion A-Series accelerated processing units (APUs). Enabling truly immersive computing experiences in consumer notebooks and desktops, the AMD A-Series APUs enable brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance and over 10.5 hours of battery life. In an increasingly digital and visually-oriented world, consumers are placing ever-higher priorities on multitasking, vivid graphics, lifelike games, lag-free videos, and ultimate multimedia performance.
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South African based system integrator Gijima has acquired the South African BMC Business Service Management business from African Legend Indigo (AL Indigo). BMC, based in Houston, USA, is a global provider of business service management software. The highly-qualified BMC team has transitioned to Gijima to strengthen and complement Gijima’s own BMC skill set. There are now 74 BMC skills focusing on BMC solutions within Gijima. With the acquisition, Gijima becomes an elite partner to BMC, providing enterprise service management (ESM) and mainframe service management (MSM) solutions.Read More…