$25 billion merger focuses on the future. But the immediate interest is the local impact on product lines, branding, and the customer-facing organisation. However, further acquisitions may be necessary for ‘new’ HP to compete with IBM.
GPRS access is rapidly becoming a reality across the region. Last month, LibanCell, a GSM operator based in Lebanon, went live with its service. Motorola, one of the main infrastructure providers on the LibanCell project, went on to disclose that it was engaged in tests in five of the region’s largest markets.
The storage market is proving to be one of the most resilient sectors in the face of a slowing economy. But storage has gone beyond just tape back-ups. What is driving the move to more complex solutions, and how can solution providers get behind the curve?
Customer loyalty is heading towards an all time low and the only way online ventures can hope to retain customers is by adding value. Personalisation holds the key to winning and retaining customers in the virtual customer economy.
Sage Software is aiming to dominate the mid-market enterprise resource planning (ERP) space as the vendor plans to expand on its entry level dominated customer base and leverage its recent acquisition of customer relationship management (CRM) vendor, Interact Commerce.
The IT slowdown in the US and Europe has raised hopes that the region could benefit from the influx of people looking for work after being laid off in the US or Europe. At the very least it’s hoped that it will put the brakes on the regional brain drain.
Intel seems to have reached a point where it no longer needs to preach to the converted as all the leading server vendors have announced plans to port to Itanium. All but one that is, Sun Microsystems is standing resolute in its refusal to adopt Itanium, and remains confident of its future in the high-end server space.
Last year’s Gitex was packed with companies extolling the virtues of mobile and wireless technologies. Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) was unveiled by Etisalat as the latest and greatest in mobile technology, but it has so far failed to make any real impact in the region. Hampered by ease of use issues, the service has failed to ignite the demand it had hoped for.
Global business-to-consumer (B2C) e-commerce is suffering. A number of factors, including economic downturn in the US and the ongoing fall out from the dot-com crash, have resulted in declining online sales.
While mobile tech holds R&D teams the world over in a state of frenzy, the AMBIENTE research team is taking a very different view of human computer interaction (HCI). Free your mind in the Workspace of the Future.
The Internet is still in its infancy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and nobody knows whether WAP will ever take off. So why is National Commercial Bank making the development of electronic channels such a core part of its entire strategy?
Dubai Financial Market was created in an effort to restore the investor confidence that disappeared in a share meltdown three years ago. Can the market restore that confidence and persuade more companies to go public?