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Dhs2.7 billion expected in contracts to build Dubai Sports

Thursday, 27 November 2003 4:00 AM

Specialists in sports facilities construction will be sharpening the quills in order to submit bids for the build of an 80 million square foot Sport City area within Dubailand.

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Castles in the air

Thursday, 27 November 2003 4:00 AM

Dubai seemingly has the ability to create castles in the air — and then to transform them into hard-core commercially viable realities.

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Emirates Glass invests Dh32

Thursday, 27 November 2003 4:00 AM

Emirates Glass has pulled off that special trick that all local manufacturing businesses want to do: it has broken out of its local domestic market and turned itself into an international exporter.

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Air Conditioners

Thursday, 27 November 2003 4:00 AM

Air Conditioning industry strives for more efficiency for its cooling units and greater.

Letter of intent

Monday, 24 November 2003 4:00 AM

Rapid globalisation has highlighted the fragmented nature of the region's IT market and the fact that it lacks the size and momentum to play on the global playing field. In an attempt to change the situation, some of the industry's big hitters have signed a pledged that forms the basis of a pan-Arab IT alliance.

ITG ports EduWave e-learning app to Linux

Monday, 24 November 2003 4:00 AM

Integrated Technology Group (ITG) is porting its EduWave e-learning application and content management system to Linux in an attempt to give its customers more choice and tap into the open source operating system’s growing popularity within the Middle East.

Avaya tackles issues facing IP telephony

Monday, 24 November 2003 4:00 AM

A number of network and telephony vendors, including Avaya, Cisco and 3Com, have been touting IP telephony within the Middle East for some time. Their converged data and voice solutions are not only meant to simplify management, but also lower maintenance costs and improve functionality.

Finite financials

Monday, 24 November 2003 4:00 AM

With the clock ticking on its existing application suite, Grindlays Qatar Bank had to find a new core banking system fast. After scouring the market, the finance house found Misys’ Equation. The solution not only provides the Qatari institution with a banking system for today, but also one it can build on in the future.

Customer focus: making contact centres work in the Middle East

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

The contact centre business within the Middle East is about to boom as local companies seek to build and strengthen relationships with their customers and drive efficiency through technology. The first of the region's multi-million dollar implementations have already taken place and order books are filling fast.Key to this rapid market growth is the increasing realisation that contact centres play a major part in building future business.

Contact centres set for Middle East boom

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

The contact centre business within the Middle East is about to boom as local companies seek to build and strengthen relationships with their customers and drive efficiency through technology. The first of the region’s multi-million dollar implementations have already taken place and order books are filling fast.Key to this rapid market growth is the increasing realisation that contact centres play a major part in building future business.

Microsoft looks to secure new ground in enterprise space

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

Bill Gates outlined his vision of seamless computing in his keynote speech at Comdex 2003. He described a world where next-generation software links devices across the home, work and business. Gates doesn’t want Microsoft to be a bit part player in this end-to-end computing environment; he wants his company to pioneer it. However, for this to become a reality, the software giant has to cement its position in the enterprise space.

Novell acquires SuSE Linux for cash

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

Novell has expanded its open source offering through the acquisition of SuSE Linux for US$210million cash. As a result of the deal, Novell is expanding its Middle East services to include training on the SuSE platform. It is looking to appoint a local channel partner.

Try before you buy

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

The days of two day trips just to see a solution in action are coming to an end for local users as an increasing number of vendors are establishing competency centres throughout the Middle East. Built to let potential customers ‘try before they buy’ such centres also allow users to shorten implementation times, tweak applications and optimise their performance.

FSC targets local enterprise server market

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

Fujitsu Siemens Computers (FSC) is ramping up its high end hardware business within the Middle East as it looks to become an acceptable alternative to the computing giants that currently dominate the local server market. Key to the vendor’s goal of competing with the likes of Sun, IBM and HP is its wide variety of offerings, which range from the mainframe to single processor systems, and cover the most popular operating systems.

Dubai e-Government implements learning portal

Sunday, 23 November 2003 4:00 AM

HumanSoft Learning Solutions has designed and implemented a complete e-learning portal for Dubai e-Government. Built in under a month, the portal has made 3000 business and IT courses available to corporate and home internet users across the UAE.


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