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On the job

Sunday, 2 February 2003 4:00 AM

Despite global caution, the Middle East is hiring away. Windows Middle Easttakes a look at the local recruitment scene and finds out what it takes to get a job.

The GCC’s historic moment

Thursday, 30 January 2003 4:00 AM

Despite some early, high profile teething problems, the GCC customs union appears, on balance, to be working. Challenges remain, however.

$1.2B to spend

Thursday, 30 January 2003 4:00 AM

Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunications Company dished out $424 million to gobble up Jordan’s Fastlink in January. It’s ready to spend $1.2 billion more in a bid to become a mobile telecomms giant.

Programme offices cut IT project failures

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

56% enterprises suffered a failed IT project last year, according to KPMG International. However, companies with mature programme office (PO) to suffered a failure rate of just 2%.

Outsourced code raises security concerns

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

Security concerns are growing over the amount of code that is being outsourced to development companies. The recent FBI raid on a US software company suspected of having links with al-Qadi highlighted the issue.

Low cost connectivity

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

Plans are underway to bring the ‘free’ internet model to Saudi Arabia. Spearheaded by the ISPs, the removal of subscription fees is intended to encourage more users online.

Microsoft moves into the storage market

Wednesday, 29 January 2003 4:00 AM

While its desktop applications garner headlines on a daily basis, Microsoft’s storage division is relatively unknown. Established in January 2002, the team was created to discover and establish an entry point into the market.

Call Waiting

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

Cost savings, application integration and simplified management are the benefits of IP telephony, according to vendors. However, local regulations are hindering its uptake.

Yanbu Cement Company overhauls ATM network

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

The Saudi-based cement company has migrated its entire network infrastructure over to a Gigabit Ethernet solution from 3Com.

The write stuff

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

The phrase ‘take a tablet’ has been one of the most overly used in the IT world during the last 12 months. But for many, the tablet PC is still shrouded in mystery. Here’s the lowdown on getting the best from your machine on the go.

Juniper Networks delivers MINT initiative

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

Juniper Networks is targeting service providers with a solution that it claims can offer more efficient and responsive delivery of services, while also increasing profitability for the providers.

People Protection

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

Biometrics provides enterprises with unique security verification processes, but cost and complexity are preventing the technology from hitting the mainstream.

Cisco offerings promise stability for CDN market

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

Cisco Systems looks poised to assume control of the content delivery network (CDN) and caching market following a host of product enhancements and rollouts.

Blue Coat Systems strengthens security platform

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

As it continues its transition from a web caching vendor to internet security provider, Blue Coat Systems is expanding its relationships with Websense and Finjan Software.

Students face dilemmas over vendor certifications

Sunday, 26 January 2003 4:00 AM

With network vendors struggling against the economic downturn that has hit the industry, the education market has become the focus for vendors looking to boost revenues through certifications.


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