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EMEA mobile sales to boom

Thursday, 1 February 2007 9:40 AM

Mobile handset sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will increase 12% in 2007 to reach 400 million units, according to market analyst IDC

Technology»

NME Awards judges announced

Thursday, 1 February 2007 9:39 AM

The judging panel for the third annual NME Innovation Awards has now been finalised, ahead of the ceremony in April

Technology»

Qatar Air goes for SITA

Thursday, 1 February 2007 9:35 AM

Qatar Airways has awarded SITA a US$30m five-year contract to build and maintain an advanced telecommunications network infrastructure, which will connect all of the airline's locations to its reservations system, creating a fully managed network environment

Technology»

Porter packs his bags and heads to Cisco

Thursday, 1 February 2007 9:33 AM

Sun Microsystems' former marketing manager for the Middle East and North Africa, Graham Porter, has joined Cisco in a role that will see him work closely with some of the networking vendor's key public sector accounts across the Gulf.

Technology»

Profit margins hit hard by DSF retail price wars

Thursday, 1 February 2007 9:26 AM

Consumer indifference to this year's DSF leads to all-out battle for market share

Dell takes back reins as Rollins leaves

Thursday, 1 February 2007 4:00 AM

Michael Dell has taken back control of his troubled company, following the resignation of Kevin Rollins as CEO yesterday.

Ahmadie returns to take on new role at Intel

Thursday, 1 February 2007 4:00 AM

CPU giant Intel has confirmed a re-jig of its channel management team in the Middle East following the return of regional sales chief Maan Ahmadie from an ‘assignment’ in North America.

Bloggies voting ends tomorrow

Thursday, 1 February 2007 4:00 AM

Public voting for this year's 'Bloggies' awards ends tomorrow. The five weblogs (or blogs) in the running for the competition's 'Best African or Middle Eastern Weblog' are My Marrakesh, Secret Dubai Diary, Healing Iraq, Dotty Rhino and Raising Yousuf, Unplugged.

Dell CEO resigns

Thursday, 1 February 2007 4:00 AM

Kevin Rollins has resigned as CEO of Dell and chairman and company founder Michael Dell has replaced him.

Advent signs with Saudi system integrator

Thursday, 1 February 2007 4:00 AM

Global investments solutions provider Advent Software has inked a new partnership with Saudi system integrator SISCOM in an effort to extend its reach in the Kingdom. Advent is also eyeing expansion in the rest of the region following the recent launch of an office in Dubai.

Banking & Finance»

Dubai's rent cap could curb inflation

Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:00 AM

The Dubai government recently cut the existing annual “rent cap” of 15% to 7%.

Transport»

Asian firm aquires stake in Majan Shipping

Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:00 AM

Asian-based Premier BALtrans, a freight forwarding and logistics group with a strong presence in the Middle East, has announced the acquisition of a 50% stake in Majan Shipping, one of the largest logistics companies in Oman.

Healthcare»

Pfizer sells consumer business to Johnson & Johnson

Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:00 AM

Pfizer Inc said today that it has completed the sale of its Pfizer Consumer Healthcare business to Johnson & Johnson for $16.6 billion ($13.5 billion in after-tax proceeds).

Healthcare»

Johnson & Johnson makes Absorbable Gelatin Sponge

Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:00 AM

Johnson & Johnson Wound Management has introduced the SURGIFOAM Absorbable Gelatin Sponge for use in oral surgery. This new sponge is the latest addition to J&J’s line of absorbable hemostats.

Healthcare»

EP MedSystems and Philips launch new ultrasound

Thursday, 1 February 2007 12:00 AM

EP MedSystems (EPMD) and Royal Philips Electronics have introduced the ViewMate II ultrasound system, based on Philips’ HD11 XE platform, for use with EPMP’s ViewFlex intracardiac (ICE) imaging catheters.


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