Verizon has unveiled new “content-to-consumer” delivery capabilities to help entertainment and media companies satisfy and capitalise on consumers’ growing appetite for live and on-demand, personalised video content on their smartphones, tablets and other devices. Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) solution will automate previously manual workflow processes associated with formatting, managing and delivering digital media to virtually any device or platform on a large scale.Read More…

AOC has been ranked as the No.1 LCD monitor brand in the Asia Pacific region in the fourth quarter of 2010 by IDC. AOC, a pioneering manufacturer of display products for over 70 years, launched several new LCD models late last year, including the ultra-slim “Razor” series. By creating a variety of LCD screens with different functional options for consumers, AOC aims to meet market demand more successfully than competing brands. AOC gets top brand recognition in Asia Pacific, whilst international market share continues to rise. IDC, an international research and information institution, analyses regional sales volumes, distribution channels, pricing, vendor strategies, consumer awareness and brand recognition to rank the leading brands of LCD monitor.
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IT spending by the Middle East and Africa (MEA) government sector totaled $5.35 billion in 2010 and is set to see double-digit growth in 2011, according to the latest research from the Government Insights team at IDC, the premier global market intelligence and advisory firm for the information technology and telecommunications markets. In the recently released “Middle East and Africa Government Sector Top 10 Predictions, 2011” report from IDC Government Insights revealed that IT spending by MEA governments will surge 10.7% year on year in 2011 as they look to encourage greater adoption of ICT across their jurisdictions by revamping outmoded regulatory regimes, creating conducive environments for industry growth, and instilling greater confidence and trust among residents.Read More…

Avaya today announced that it is extending the capabilities of its Avaya Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture (Avaya VENA) beyond the data center to the campus network thereby, setting up yet another significant milestone in Avaya’s data networking strategy and delivers the virtualization capabilities of Avaya VENA to the company’s Ethernet Routing Switch (ERS) 8800 and 8600 products. Avaya VENA simplifies the enterprise network, helping organizations streamline the deployment of cloud-based services and improve the delivery of always-on content. It brings network virtualization and IEEE Shortest Path Bridging (802.1aq) to the campus, enabling Avaya ERS 8800 and 8600 customers to install, provision and manage real-time applications and services in minutes rather than days. Read More…

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions is the UAE consumers’ most popular anti malware brand dominating the country’s retail sales with an overall market share of 37 per cent by value and 38 per cent by volume according to the latest IDC report about AMS retail channel in UAE, KSA, Egypt and Pakistan.

According to the same report, a total of 900,000 anti virus products with an estimated value of USD$ 6 million were sold across UAE retail stores in 2009. To make a comparison, Saudi Arabia’s AMS retail channel market during the same period was worth USD$ 4 million on a 600,000 unit volume. In Egypt, the most populous market in the Middle East, the total value of the market is estimated at USD$ 1.5.Read More…