Cisco today launched Cisco Connected Women (CCW) within the UAE – part of a worldwide initiative which offers its female employees opportunities for development, networking and philanthropic activities. Cisco Connected Women is the first chapter to be established in the region and supports the UAE vision of a ‘Connected Nation’. The initiative recognizes the need for more women to participate in the technology industry. Currently, over 50 female Cisco employees in the UAE undertake mentoring, career advice, work-life balance and personal development activities.
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Sage Software, a global supplier of ERP, CRM and Human Resource Management (HRM) solutions to medium and large organisations, is currently eyeing the increasing demand for ERP-based software solutions and services in the UAE’s mid-market segment. The company’s confidence in the ERP segment complements a recent Business Monitor International (BMI) report showing that the UAE’s software spending for 2011 will reach US$636 million. The report has also identified the UAE as one of the region’s fastest growing ERP markets, which reflects local businesses shift towards utilising efficient resource management tools. Manufacturing and trading firms are looking to improve on productivity and efficiencies by transitioning from manual environments to full automation of back-office systems.Read More…

Al Rajhi Holding, a diversified business conglomerate with operations spread in Saudi Arabia and UAE, secured and integrated its wide area network (WAN), using SonicWALL’s Network Security Appliance (NSA) series. The Group, with distributed server assets across various locations: Jeddah, Jubail, Dammam and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia; and Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah in the UAE, sought to gain enhanced returns on its technology investments by better controlling the cumbersome and expensive maintenance and upkeep of hard-ware and network infrastructure.
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ASUS launched the much anticipated ASUS Eee Pad Transformer in the UAE. Starting at AED 1,899, the Android Honeycomb tablet is available at all Carrefour stores in the country and across all major electronic retailers. The Transformer sets itself apart from other tablets in the market by featuring an optional docking station. This provides access to a full Qwerty keyboard along with unique Android function keys, turning the tablet into a full-fledged notebook. The expandable keyboard docking station also extends the Transformer’s 9.5 hours of battery life up to 16 hours, so users can use it all day for work and play.
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Small Medium Enterprises (SME) in the UAE are expected to drive in an increase in spending, particularly in key Enterprise Application Software (EAS) solutions, according to Sage Software, the leading global supplier of ERP, CRM and HRM solutions to medium and large organizations. The UAE has been identified as one of the region’s fastest growing ERP and CRM markets as witnessed by its growing number of companies making key transitions from manual environments to fully automated back-office systems.

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UnlimITed, partnered with TBS Enterprise Mobility, a leading mobile workforce management specialist, to deploy TaskMaster mobile workforce management systems to support IT field engineers across the UAE. TaskMaster, a unified mobilized suite of mobile workforce management applications developed by TBS, will enhance transparency and efficiency by approximately 20% for UnlimITed across all UAE operations. The system is expected to give UnlimITed real-time visibility of work progress as a result of the Management Console component of the TaskMaster system while replacing paper-based tasks both in the office and in the field using a PDA device.Read More…

Virgin Megastore is to open the first Apple store in UAE in Mall of The Emirates, Dubai on March 16. The new Apple store will carry the entire range of Apple desktops and notebooks, including MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, along with a range of Mac-compatible software and accessories with the support of Mac Solutions Consultants.
At the Apple store customers can take a guided tour of the Mac and discover how easily Mac owners can create amazing-looking creative projects, he adds. Customers who purchase a qualifying Mac at the Apple shop on Wednesday, March 16 will receive an exclusive 10% discount on all their Apple purchases on that day.
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The UAE Ministry of Economy’s IT Department has recently won the Open Group Arabia Award for its continuous adoption of the latest technologies in institutional planning. The Ministry had recently launched a cross-section of high quality and efficient online services at the www.madeintheuae.com website, which will help manufacturers to promote their factories, products, and services. It enables UAE manufacturers to reach and connect with a global audience of buyers. Made in the UAE is supported by the Ministry of Economy, Dubai eGovernment and Tejari.Read More…

Bulwark got the additional distribution rights to distribute Cyberoam beyond UAE and Oman in the Middle East region to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. Cyberoam security products in the region. The move is to strengthen Cyberoam’s customer and geographical outreach and to fulfill the fast growing demand for identity based Cyberoam security products in the region.Read More…