Trend Micro today announced the launch of two new new products which will further extend the company’s strategy to help enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing without giving up high levels of security along the way. Trend Micro SecureCloud 1.1 provides enterprise-class data protection through encryption in the cloud, while Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 Update 1 offers performance improvements that will enable the Deep Security virtual appliance to provide agentless intrusion detection and prevention using VMware vShield Endpoint for higher virtual machine density levels.

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HP Saudi Arabia is hosting its biggest technology event in the Kingdom, “HP Instant On Conference” to address the growing IT needs of Saudi enterprises. The 2 days event will be held in Riyadh on 5 and 6 of March 2011 in association with Microsoft, SAP and Avaya among others. According to research conducted on behalf of HP Saudi Arabia, three quarters of business leaders say that their technology department is a fundamental enabler of their business’ success while 84% of business leaders say that innovation is critical to their business success in this new world.

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Level 3 Communications today announced a strategic long-term agreement Saudi Telecom (STC) to enable international IP and content distribution services in Saudi Arabia and across the Middle East. The agreement leverages the respective strengths of each company to provide significantly enhanced connectivity and breadth of services to customers connecting to the Middle East. Both US and European CDN customers will have access to a new broadband market in the Middle East and content customers in the Middle East will have the ability to distribute their content across both STC’s and Level 3’s international networks.Read More…

Jordan-based Intracom has signed an agreement with Yemen to provide an application software solution for the management of procurement and tendering procedures of the Yemeni High Authority for Tendering and Procurement Monitoring. Intracom IT Services has succeeded in achieving tangible customer success and growth in its multi-program IT solutions, system integration and professional services delivery in 26 countries; starting from Jordan and reaching as far as Pakistan, Senegal and Mali. Read More…

With the unprecedented growth in mobile sales, Nokia Markets Middle East and Africa in collaboration with Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) once again joined hands in a mobile recycling campaign. Now on its 3rd phase of project implementation, the campaign reaches new heights as the program extends its reach to a greater number of target participants from the various sectors of the UAE community. The Borrow-A-Bin scheme shall be once again rolled out among EEG’s corporate members where recycling bins shall be placed in the participating organization’s premises for a week to provide facility for the employees to take part in the campaign.

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Toshiba today unveiled the new STOR.E ART4 external hard disk drives featuring SuperSpeed USB technology (USB 3.0) for super-fast data transfers with a transmission rate of up to 5 Gigabit per second. The sleekly designed external hard disk drives comes with 5 year warranty. The small dimensions and light weight of less than 190g, rubberised edges and power supply via the USB connection, STOR.E ART4 is ideal for mobile usage and makes it suitable for stationary usage, making a very smart desk too.
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NEC today announced the addition of 5 new TCO-certified, short-throw projectors to its successful M-series range of projectors. All the new models have been specifically designed to give optimum results in classrooms and small meeting rooms – are capable of throwing images of more than 77 inches in size from a distance of less than 75 cm. Energy-saving and low power consumption are the key feature for these projectors besdies clarity in projection even from a short distance.Read More…

Computron Distribution leading exporter of I.T. / Computer Products, Consumer Electronics and Office Products today announced the launch of their new online shopping portal http://www.technoeshop.com targeting the end users as well as corporate customers. Technoshop expects to bring whole new experience to the customers with amazing shopping experience with extensive product catalog, highly competitive pricing, and a more streamlined checkout processes. Customers can now buy from over 1.8 Million I.T products, Consumer Electronics and Office Products across All Major Brands and Categories on the website.Read More…

Internet use is growing and users are spending more time surfing the web in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region. This is evident from research reports that forecast 60 percent of the region’s population will be online by 2020, accounting for 260 million users. Currently, there are 65 million users accounting for 19 percent in the region. Complementing the Internet penetration is the significant growth in mobile phones from 200,000 cell phones in 1991 to a forecasted 340 million users in 2020 .

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SonicWALL today announced the availability of SonicWALL Secure Remote Access (SRA) Virtual Appliance and SonicWALL Aventail E-Class SRA Virtual Appliance. The new appliances add to the existing SSL VPN SMB and enterprise-class hardware line-up and further expand SonicWALL’s virtualized appliance offerings that include management, reporting and email security. Combining scalability and reliability, the SSL VPN solutions are the perfect choice for securing a growing mobile workforce.Read More…

SanDisk today announced the encryption and online backup features for all its entire range of USB portfolio. SanDisk SecureAccess™ software protects files against unauthorized access by creating an encrypted, password-protected folder or ‘vault’ on the USB drive. SanDisk is also expanding its USB product portfolio with two new drives to meet the needs of a broad set of customers. The SanDisk Ultra® USB flash drive features faster transfer rates and the SanDisk Cruzer® Edge™ USB drive offers easy portability.
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Avaya announced the launch of new cloud-based, on-demand purchasing options and features for Avaya web.alive, the most innovative, secure, immersive collaboration platform that uses personalized avatars and rich, spatial audio and visuals to expand on current modes of conferencing and collaboration. Using high-quality voice, visuals and content sharing capabilities, Avaya web.alive helps solve a number challenges to business collaboration with an easy and fun to use environment.Read More…