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ANALYSIS Sales first 8     

ƒ‰‰”‡••‹˜‡•ƒŽ‡•Ǧϐ‹”•–ƒ–”ƒŠƒ•ƒ†‡„‹ŽŽ‹‘•ˆ‘””ƒ…Ž‡ǤŠ‹• ƒ’’”‘ƒ…Šƒ›„‡„ƒ…ϐ‹”‹‰ǡ–Š‘—‰Šǡƒ•…‘’‡–‹–‘”•ƒ†ˆ‘”‡” ’ƒ”–‡”•Ž‹‡—’–‘–ƒ‡”ƒ…Ž‡†‘™ƒ†…—•–‘‡”••–ƒ”––‘…ƒŽŽ–Š‡ …‘’ƒ›ǯ•–ƒ…–‹…•Š‘•–‹Ž‡Ǥ‹ŽŽ–Š‹•Š—”––Š‡ϐ‹”ǯ•ˆ—–—”‡ǫ

10    

The jewel in the crown



‹–Š‹†‘™•ͺ‘–Š‡Š‘”‹œ‘ƒ†–Š‡Ǧ˜‡–‡”ƒƒ‘—…‹‰‹–• ‹–‡–‹‘–‘‡–‡”–Š‡Ž—…”ƒ–‹˜‡–ƒ„Ž‡–ƒ”‡–™‹–Š–Š‡—”ˆƒ…‡ǡʹͲͳʹ ™ƒ•ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›ƒ„‹‰›‡ƒ”ˆ‘”‹…”‘•‘ˆ–Ǥ‘–‘’–Šƒ–‘ˆˆǡ‹…”‘•‘ˆ– –‡˜‡ƒŽŽ‡”‰ƒ–Š‡”‡†–Š‡‹–‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ‡†‹ƒ‹ƒ ”ƒ…‹•…‘Žƒ•– ‘–Š–‘—˜‡‹Žˆϐ‹…‡ͳ͵Ȃ…‘’Ž‡–‹‰–Š‡•‡––Šƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–Š‘’‡• ™‹ŽŽƒŽŽ‘™‹––‘Ž‡ƒ†–Š‡‹’‡†‹‰”‡†‡ϐ‹‹–‹‘‘ˆ’‡”•‘ƒŽ…‘’—–‹‰Ǥ

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A different beat



‡‰‹‘ƒŽ•›•–‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‘” —Žˆ—•‹‡••ƒ…Š‹‡•‹•–”ƒ•ˆ‘”‹‰‹–• ‡–™‘”‹‰„—•‹‡••™‹–Šƒˆ‘…—•‘ˆ‘—”‡‡”‰‹‰–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ǥ

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Round-up



‡„”‹‰›‘—ƒ“—‹…”‘—†Ǧ—’‘ˆ ‹†—•–”›‡™•Ǥ

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SOLUTIONS WORLD 30     Playing catch-up 

•‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡Ǧƒ•ǦƒǦ•‡”˜‹…‡ƒ†’Žƒ–ˆ‘”Ǧƒ•ǦƒǦ•‡”˜‹…‡‘†‡Ž•‰ƒ‹ ’‘’—Žƒ”‹–›‹–Š‡ǤǤƒ†‡•–‡”—”‘’‡ǡƒ†‘’–‹‘ƒ‘‰•–‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–‡–‡”’”‹•‡•”‡ƒ‹•Ž‘™Ǥ‡‘••‹ƒ••™Š›ǡƒ†ƒƒŽ›•‡•–Š‡ …ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•–Šƒ–‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ˆƒ…‡™‹–Š ƒƒƒ†ƒƒ‹‘”†‡”–‘ ’”‡†‹…––Š‡‘˜‡‡–‘ˆ–Š‡ƒ”‡–Ǥ

˜‡”›„‘†›ǯ•Š‡ƒ”†‘ˆ –‡”‡–ʹǡ–Š‡‡–™‘”…‘•‘”–‹— –Šƒ–…‘‡…–•—‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•ƒ†”‡•‡ƒ”…Š…‘—‹–‹‡•ƒ…”‘•• –Š‡Ǥ‡••Šƒ˜‡Š‡ƒ”†‘ˆƒ„—–ǡ–Š‡‡“—‹˜ƒŽ‡–‘ˆ

–‡”‡–ʹǡ™Š‹…Š‹•‘–‘Ž›…‘‡…–‹‰—‹˜‡”•‹–›…ƒ’—•‡• ƒ–‹‘ƒŽŽ›ƒ†‹–‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽŽ›ǡ„—–„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘ ™‹ŽŽŽ‡ƒ†–‘ƒ•–ƒ”‹…”‡ƒ•‡‹”‡•‡ƒ”…Š‡š…‡ŽŽ‡…‡ˆ”‘–Š‡ ‹††Ž‡ƒ•–Ǥ‡‘••‹™”‹–‡•Ǥ

NETWORK WORLD 36  Right time for face time 

‹‰ŠǦ“—ƒŽ‹–›„—•‹‡••˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰‹•‘˜‹‰„‡›‘†…‘”’‘”ƒ–‡ ”‘‘•–‘‘„‹Ž‡†‡˜‹…‡•ƒ†–Š‡…Ž‘—†ǡˆ‘”…‹‰ƒ›‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–‘ ”‡–Š‹–Š‡‹”˜‹•—ƒŽ…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘•–”ƒ–‡‰‹‡•Ǥ

STORAGE ADVISOR 44     Still going strong 

••–‘”ƒ‰‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•‰‘–Š”‘—‰Šƒ••‹˜‡…Šƒ‰‡•ǡ•‘‡ƒƒŽ›•–• Šƒ˜‡„‡‰—–‘†‘—„––Š‡”‘Ž‡ƒ†”‡Ž‡˜ƒ…‡‘ˆ•–‘”ƒ‰‡ƒ”‡ƒ‡–™‘”• ȋ•Ȍ‹‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•Ǥǯ•‡‘••‹†”ƒ™•‘–Š‡ ‘’‹‹‘•‘ˆ˜‡†‘”•‹–Š‡•–‘”ƒ‰‡ƒ”‡–ǡƒ†ϐ‹†•–Š‹•˜‹‡™’‘‹––‘ „‡ˆƒ”ˆ”‘–Š‡…ƒ•‡Ǥ

SECURITY ADVISOR 50   Next gen security

TELECOMS WORLD 54     TV goes IP 

‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•ƒ”‡‘Ž‘‰‡”™Šƒ––Š‡›—•‡†–‘„‡Ȃƒ††‡•’‹–‡–Š‡ˆƒ…– –Š‡›ƒ”‡Ž‘™‘–Š‡ƒ†‘’–‹‘•…ƒŽ‡ƒ––Š‡‘‡–ǡ–Š‡”‡‹•‘Ž›‘‡ ™ƒ›ˆ‘””‡‰‹‘ƒŽ‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–‘”‡ƒ…––‘–Š‡‡™–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ

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–‡”‡–Ǧ„ƒ•‡†–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‹••Ž‘™Ž›…ƒ–…Š‹‰—’‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǡ ‘’‡‹‰—’‡™”‡˜‡—‡•–”‡ƒ•ˆ‘”–‡Ž‡…‘•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•Ǥ

INTEGRATION ADVISOR 60     Under the microscope 



Connecting the world

‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’™‹–Š›‘—”’ƒ”–‡”–Šƒ–‹•™‘”‹‰™‡ŽŽˆ‘”›‘— ‘™Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡŠ‘™†‘›‘—‡•—”‡–Šƒ–›‘—”’ƒ”–‡”‡‡’•ƒ„”‡ƒ•– ‘ˆ…Šƒ‰‹‰–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•ƒ†‰‡–•–Š‡”‹‰Š–…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•‹’Žƒ…‡ǫ ‡‘••‹Ž‘‘•ƒ–•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǯ•’ƒ”–‡”ƒ†…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•–‘‰‡––Š‡ƒ•™‡”Ǥ

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CAREERS ADVISOR 66     Out with old school 

‹–Š–Š‡™‘”Ž†‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›…Šƒ‰‹‰…‘•–ƒ–Ž›ǡ‹–‹•†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–ˆ‘” —‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•–‘‡‡’’”‘†—…‹‰ ‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡•—ˆϐ‹…‹‡–Ž› —’Ǧ–‘Ǧ†ƒ–‡™‹–Š–Š‡Žƒ–‡•––”‡†•Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–Š‹•‹•™Š‡”‡‡”‹…ƒ ‹˜‡”•‹–›‹—„ƒ‹‡š…‡Ž•ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘–Š‡ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡†‡ƒ‘ˆ‹–••…Š‘‘Ž ‘ˆ‡‰‹‡‡”‹‰ǡŠƒŽ‹†Šƒ™ƒŒƒǤ

INTERVIEW 70     A troubled giant 

 ȋ‡•‡ƒ”…Š‹‘–‹‘ȌŠ‘”•–‡ ‡‹•–ƒŽ•‘–Š‡…—””‡– •–ƒ–‡‘ˆŽƒ…‡””›ƒ†Š‘™‹–ˆ‡ŽŽˆ”‘‰”ƒ…‡ǡ™Šƒ––Š‡…‘’ƒ›‹• †‘‹‰–‘‡•—”‡–Š‹‰•‹ƒ–‡”Ž‘‘†‘ǯ–‰‡–™‘”•‡ǡƒ†–Š‡’”‘†—…– †‡Žƒ›’”‘„Ž‡•–Šƒ–Šƒ˜‡’Žƒ‰—‡† Ǥ

INSIGHT 72     Tricks in your pocket 

PRODUCTS 76 ‰‡–•†‘™‹–Š‡†‹”–™‹–Š–Š‡Žƒ–‡•–‰ƒ†‰‡–•ƒ†’”‘†—…–‹˜‹–› –‘‘Ž•ǡƒ†„”‹‰•›‘—–Š‡˜‡”†‹…–Ǥ

•‡…—”‹–›–Š”‡ƒ–•ƒ”‡…‘•–ƒ–Ž›‡˜‘Ž˜‹‰Ǥ –ǯ•–‹‡ˆ‘” •‡…—”‹–›’”‘• –‘‰‡–‹‰‡‹‘—•Ǥ –Šƒ–˜‡‹ǡ™‡‘ˆˆ‡”ͳͲ•‡…—”‹–›‹†‡ƒ•–Šƒ–Šƒ˜‡„‡‡ ǦǦƒ†‹ƒ›…ƒ•‡••–‹ŽŽƒ”‡ǦǦ•Š—‡†ƒ•–‘‘‘ˆϐ„‡ƒ––‘™‘”„—––Šƒ– ˆ—…–‹‘“—‹–‡‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›‹Š‡Ž’‹‰•‡…—”‡–Š‡…‘’ƒ›ǯ• ƒ••‡–•Ǥ

LAST WORD 78 Ž‘‘ƒ–™Šƒ–ƒŒ‘”‡˜‡–•ƒ™ƒ‹–›‘—ǡ™Šƒ–™‡ǯ”‡”‡ƒ†‹‰ǡƒ†ƒ

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ANALYSIS Oracle

Sales first An aggressive sales-first mantra has made billions for Oracle. This approach may be backfiring, though, as competitors and former partners line up to take Oracle down and customers start to call the company’s tactics hostile. Will this hurt the firm’s future?

Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO

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ost  IT  companies  are  led  by   engineers.  Oracle  stands  out  as   –Š‡‘‡Žƒ”‰‡Ǧ•…ƒŽ‡ ϐ‹””— by  a  sales  executive,  and  it  has  historically   been  very  successful.  The  upside  to  this   approach  really  comes  down  to  being  very   aggressive  and  willing  to  engage  in  battle,   ‘––‘‡–‹‘„‡‹‰‰‘‘†ƒ––Š‡•‡ϐ‹‰Š–•Ǥ Š‡†‘™•‹†‡ǡ™Š‹…Š‹•„‡…‘‹‰ ‘”‡‘„˜‹‘—•‘ˆŽƒ–‡ǡ‹•–Šƒ–•ƒŽ‡•Ǧ†”‹˜‡ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•–‡†–‘„‡‘˜‡”Ž›ˆ‘…—•‡†‘ …‘’‡•ƒ–‹‘Ȅ‰‘‘†•ƒŽ‡•’‡‘’Ž‡‘™–‘ ˆ‘…—•‘™Šƒ–’ƒ›•–Š‡Š‹‰Š‡•–…‘‹••‹‘ǡ ƒˆ–‡”ƒŽŽȄƒ†‘––Šƒ–ˆ‘…—•‡†‘…—•–‘‡” •ƒ–‹•ˆƒ…–‹‘‘”’”‘†—…–”‡•—Ž–•Ǥ •Š‘”–ǡ–Š‡› ™ƒ–›‘—”‘‡›Ǥ Š‡›ƒŽ•‘–‡†–‘„‡ƒ„‹–Ž‘‘•‡™‹–Š ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ”‡’‘”–‹‰Ȅ—„‡”•ƒ”‡ǯ–ƒ• ‹ϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡–‘•ƒŽ‡•’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ•–Š‡›ƒ”‡–‘ ‡‰‹‡‡”•‘”ƒ……‘—–ƒ–•Ȅƒ†ƒŽ•‘ƒ„‹– Ž‘‘•‡™‹–Š–Š‡ˆƒ…–•ǡ•‹…‡…Ž‘•‹‰–Š‡†‡ƒŽ …ƒŠƒ˜‡’”‹‘”‹–›‘˜‡”–‡ŽŽ‹‰–Š‡–”—–ŠǤ

•Š‘”–ǡ–Š‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰•–Šƒ–ƒ‡ˆ‘” ƒ‰”‡ƒ–•ƒŽ‡•’‡”•‘ǡ‹–‡”•‘ˆ’Žƒ…‹‰

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ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ•—……‡••‘˜‡”…—•–‘‡”Ž‘›ƒŽ–›ǡ…ƒ ƒ‡–Š‡ƒ†ƒ‰‡”‘—•ǤŠƒ–ǯ•™Š›™‡ †‘ǯ–•‡‡ƒ›•Ž‹‡ƒ””›ŽŽ‹•‘Ǥ Advertising  may  get  Oracle  in  trouble ”—–Š‹ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰‹•‘‡’”‘„Ž‡ƒ”‡ƒ ˆ‘”–Š‡…‘’ƒ›Ǥ”ƒ…Ž‡Šƒ•„‡‡…Šƒ•–‹•‡† ‘–‘…‡ǡ„—––™‹…‡ǡˆ‘”‹•Ž‡ƒ†‹‰‘”ˆƒŽ•‡ ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰ǤŠ‡ϐ‹”•––‹‡–Š‡…‘’ƒ› ™ƒ•…ƒ—‰Š–…Žƒ‹‹‰‹–••›•–‡•™‡”‡–™‹…‡ ƒ•ˆƒ•–ƒ• ǯ•ǡƒ†–Š‡•‡…‘†–‹‡ˆ‘” …Žƒ‹‹‰–Š‡›™‡”‡ʹͲ–‹‡•ƒ•ˆƒ•–Ǥ

–‹•ǯ–™Šƒ–”ƒ…Ž‡…Žƒ‹‡†–Šƒ– •Š‘™…ƒ•‡•–Š‡’”‘„Ž‡„—–ǡ”ƒ–Š‡”ǡŠ‘™–Š‡ •‹–—ƒ–‹‘‡•…ƒŽƒ–‡†Ǥ‘•–…‘’ƒ‹‡•™‘—Ž† Šƒ˜‡‡‹–Š‡”Š‡Ž†‘ˆˆˆ‘”ƒ‡š–‡†‡†’‡”‹‘† „‡ˆ‘”‡ƒ‹‰–Š‡…Žƒ‹‘”ƒ†‡•—”‡–Šƒ– ˆ—–—”‡…Žƒ‹•…‘—Ž†„‡’”‘’‡”Ž›•—’’‘”–‡†Ǥ ”ƒ…Ž‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›™‡–‹–Š‡‘–Š‡”†‹”‡…–‹‘ƒ† ˆ‘—†ƒ…”‡ƒ–‹˜‡™ƒ›–‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡–Š‡…Žƒ‹Ǥ ƒ–Š‡”–Šƒ…Šƒ‰‡‹–•„ƒ†„‡Šƒ˜‹‘”ǡ –Š‡…‘’ƒ›’—•Š‡†Šƒ”†‡”ǤŠ‹•‹• –Š‡…‘„ƒ–‹˜‡•ƒŽ‡•ƒ–—”‡–ƒ‹‰Š‘Ž†Ǥ ˆ‘”–—ƒ–‡Ž›ǡ”ƒ…Ž‡†‘‡•ǯ–•‡‡–‘”‡ƒŽ‹œ‡

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–Šƒ–‹–ǯ•‘–”‡ƒŽŽ›„‡‹‰…‘„ƒ–‹˜‡™‹–Š  „—–ǡ‹•–‡ƒ†ǡ™‹–Š–Š‡ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰ ‹˜‹•‹‘Ǥ‡Šƒ˜‹‘—”Ž‹‡–Šƒ–…ƒŽ‡ƒ†–‘ ‰‘˜‡”‡–•ƒ…–‹‘•ˆ‘”ˆƒŽ•‡ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰Ǥ ˜‡‹ˆ‹–†‘‡•ǯ–ˆƒ…‡•ƒ…–‹‘•ǡ‹–‹• ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž›—Ž‹‡Ž›–Šƒ– „—›‡”•™‘—Ž† „‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Š‡ϐ‹”•–…Žƒ‹ǡƒ†…‡”–ƒ‹Ž›‘––Š‡ •‡…‘†ǡ‰‹˜‡—ǯ•”‡…‡–Š‹•–‘”›ƒ‰ƒ‹•– Ǥ Š‹Ž‡–Š‡•‡‡ˆˆ‘”–•ƒ›•‡‡–‘”ƒ…Ž‡–‘„‡‹

•ˆƒ…‡ǡ–Š‡›•‹’Ž›‘„Ž‹–‡”ƒ–‡ƒ›ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡ ‘ˆŠ‘‡•–›Ǥ—›‡”•–›’‹…ƒŽŽ›†‘ǯ–Ž‹‡–‘†‘ „—•‹‡••™‹–Š…‘’ƒ‹‡•–Š‡›†‘ǯ––”—•–ǡƒ† ”ƒ…Ž‡Ȅƒ–Ž‡ƒ•–‹–Š‡›‡ƒ”•™Š‡ƒ›ƒ‡ ™ƒ•–”—‹‰–Š‡…‘’ƒ›ȄŠƒ•–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽŽ› Šƒ†ƒ–”—•–’”‘„Ž‡™‹–Š…—•–‘‡”•Ǥ Competitive  partnerships ‡”‡ƒ…–‹‘–‘”ƒ…Ž‡ǯ•…‘„ƒ–‹˜‡ƒ’’”‘ƒ…Š Šƒ•„‡‡†”‹˜‹‰—‹“—‡’ƒ”–‡”•Š‹’•ǤŠ‡ ‘•–”‡…‡–‹•–Š‡ǡ‹•…‘ƒ†  ƒ’’Ž‹ƒ…‡•‘Ž—–‹‘ǡ™Š‹…ŠŠƒ•ƒ†‹•–‹…– †‹•’Žƒ…‡”ƒ…Ž‡ϐŽƒ˜‘”Ǥ Š‡’ƒ”–‡”•Š‹’‹‰Š–‘–‡˜‡‡š‹•–Šƒ† ”ƒ…Ž‡‘–ƒ…“—‹”‡†—ƒ†–—”‡†Ž‘‰–‹‡ ’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ†‹•…‘‹–‘…‘’‡–‹–‘”•ǡ •‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–Ž›ƒ†‹†‹”‡…–Ž›‹’”‘˜‹‰ǯ• ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’™‹–Š–Š‡ƒ•ƒ”‡•—Ž–ǤŠ‡ ‹Ǧ‡‘”›†ƒ–ƒ„ƒ•‡ƒ’’Ž‹ƒ…‡–Š‡› Šƒ˜‡…”‡ƒ–‡†–‘‰‡–Š‡”‹•‹’”‡••‹˜‡ǡ„‘–Š ‹‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‹‰…‘’Ž‡š‹–›ƒ†”‡†—…‹‰ …‘•–ƒ†‹Š‘™™‡ŽŽ‹–ƒ–…Š‡•—’ƒ‰ƒ‹•– –Š‡™‡ƒ‡••‡•ȋ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”Ž›’”‹…‹‰Ȍ–Šƒ– •—””‘—†”ƒ…Ž‡ǯ•…‘’‡–‹‰‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰Ǥ

•Š‘”–ǡ”ƒ…Ž‡ǯ•ƒ‰‰”‡••‹˜‡ƒ’’”‘ƒ…Š‹• „‘–Š…”‡ƒ–‹‰‡™…‘’‡–‹–‘”•ƒ††”‹˜‹‰ –Š‘•‡…‘’‡–‹–‘”•‹–‘’ƒ”–‡”•Š‹’•ˆ‘…—•‡† ‘†‹•’Žƒ…‹‰”ƒ…Ž‡Ǥ Today’s  Oracle  looks  like  yesterday’s  IBM ˜‡”›‘…‡‹ƒ™Š‹Ž‡ǡƒ’‘™‡”ˆ—Ž˜‡†‘” „‡Šƒ˜‡•‹ƒ™ƒ›–Šƒ–’‘Žƒ”‹•‡•–Š‡”‡•–‘ˆ –Š‡ƒ”‡–ƒ‰ƒ‹•–‹–ǤŠƒ–ƒ’’‡ƒ”•–‘„‡ Šƒ’’‡‹‰™‹–Š”ƒ…Ž‡Ȅ™Š‹…Šǡ’‡”Šƒ’•‘– …‘‹…‹†‡–ƒŽŽ›ǡ•‡‡•–‘„‡„‡…‘‹‰‘”‡ ƒ†‘”‡†‡•’‡”ƒ–‡ǤŠ‡…‘’ƒ›…ƒǯ–•‡‡ –‘‡‡’ƒ ‘•–ƒˆˆǤ–‘’‘ˆ–Šƒ–ǡ”ƒ…Ž‡ ‹•’‘Žƒ”‹•‹‰„‘–Š‡š‹•–‹‰…‘’‡–‹–‘”•ƒ† ’ƒ•–’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ‰ƒ‹•–‹–™Š‹Ž‡‘˜‹‰–‘Ž‘… ‹‹–•…—•–‘‡”•Ǥ This  showcases  the  downside  of  a   …‘’ƒ›”—„›•ƒŽ‡•ǤŠ‹Ž‡•ƒŽ‡•ƒ”‡…‡”–ƒ‹Ž› …”‹–‹…ƒŽ–‘ƒ›…‘’ƒ›ǯ••—……‡••ǡ™‹–Š‘—– balance  it  can  create  tactical  situations  that  can   †‡•–”‘›–Š‡ϐ‹”ǯ••–”ƒ–‡‰‹…˜ƒŽ—‡ƒ†ˆ—–—”‡Ǥ


ANALYSIS Microsoft Office

Steve Ballmer, CEO at Microsoft

The jewel in the crown With Windows 8 on the horizon and the PC-veteran announcing its intention to enter the lucrative tablet market with the Surface, 2012 was already a big year for Microsoft. To top that off, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gathered the international media in San Francisco last month to unveil Office 13 - completing the set that Microsoft hopes will allow it to lead the impending redefinition of personal computing.

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hilst  most  of  t he  buzz   surrounding  Microsoft  t his   year  has  been  Windows  8  and   Microsoft  Surface,  it  seems  some  people   forgot  t hat  an  update  of  Microsoft’s   ϐŽƒ‰•Š‹’’”‘†—…–ǡˆϐ‹…‡ǡ™ƒ•‘–Š‡ cards. Ž–Š‘—‰Š‹–‹•’‡”Šƒ’•–Š‡…ƒ•‡–Šƒ– ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‰•›•–‡•ƒ†–ƒ„Ž‡–•ƒ”‡ƒŽ‹––Ž‡ ‘”‡‡š…‹–‹‰‹–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›…‹”…Ž‡•–Š‡•‡ †ƒ›•ǡ‹–”‡ƒ‹•–Šƒ–ˆϐ‹…‡‹•‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ• „‹‰‰‡•–”‡˜‡—‡ƒ‡”Ǥ

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‹–Š’’Ž‡…‘–‹—‡–‘‰ƒ‹ƒ”‡– •Šƒ”‡™‹–Šƒ…ƒ†‹–•ƒ••‹˜‡Ž› ’‘’—Žƒ”‹ƒ†•ǡ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ•™‹†‡Ž›ƒ†‘’–‡† •—‹–‡‘ˆƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•”‡ƒ‹‹–•Œ‡™‡Ž‹–Š‡ …”‘™‹Š‘’‹‰–‘•–‡ƒŽ„ƒ…•‘‡‘ˆ–Šƒ– ’‡”•‘ƒŽ…‘’—–‹‰•Šƒ”‡Ǥ —”‹‰ƒ‡†‹ƒ‡˜‡–‹ƒ ”ƒ…‹•…‘ ‘ —Ž›ͳ͸ǡ–‡˜‡ƒŽŽ‡”ǡƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǡ •Š‘™‡†‘ˆˆ–Š‡‡™•—‹–‡ǡ™Š‹…Š‹•†‡•‹‰‡† Š‡ƒ˜‹Ž›–‘•—‹––Š‡—’…‘‹‰‹†‘™• ͺǡƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•–‘‡„”ƒ…‡–Š‡‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž› †‘‹ƒ–‹‰™‘”Ž†‘ˆ–‘—…Š–ƒ„Ž‡–•Ǥ

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ƒŽŽ‡”†—„„‡†–Š‡‡™ˆϐ‹…‡ƒ•dz–Š‡ ‘•–ƒ„‹–‹‘—•”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡‘ˆ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ˆϐ‹…‡ –Šƒ–™‡ǯ˜‡‡˜‡”†‘‡dzƒ†Dz–Š‡‘•–˜‹„”ƒ– ƒ†‡š…‹–‹‰‡™”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡‘ˆˆϐ‹…‡‹›‡ƒ”•Ǥdz ‡ˆ”‡“—‡–Ž›”‡ˆ‡””‡†–‘‹–ƒ•Dz‘†‡” ˆϐ‹…‡dzƒ†Dzˆϐ‹…‡Ǧƒ•ǦƒǦ‡”˜‹…‡dzǡ™‹–Šƒ„‹‰ ‡’Šƒ•‹•‘‹–•…Ž‘—†…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹•ƒ‡™‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆˆϐ‹…‡ ™Š‡”‡ˆϐ‹…‡‹•ƒ•‡”˜‹…‡ϐ‹”•–Ǥ‡ǯŽŽ…‘–‹—‡ –‘ƒ‡ˆϐ‹…‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ƒ•ƒƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ ‹–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ™ƒ›•ǡ„—–‹–ǯ•–Š‡ϐ‹”•–”‘—† ‘ˆˆϐ‹…‡–Šƒ–ǯ•„‡‡†‡•‹‰‡†ˆ”‘–Š‡‰‡–Ǧ


‰‘ˆ‘”ˆϐ‹…‡–‘„‡ƒ•‡”˜‹…‡Ǥ‘—”‘†‡” ˆϐ‹…‡–Š‹•…Ž‘—†ϐ‹”•–ǡdzƒŽŽ‡”•ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‘—…ƒŒ—•–…Ž‹…ƒ†•–ƒ”–”—‹‰ ˆϐ‹…‡‹‡†‹ƒ–‡Ž›ˆ”‘–Š‡•‡”˜‹…‡Ǥ ˆϐ‹…‡—•‡•–Š‡…Ž‘—†–‘”‡‡„‡”™Šƒ– ›‘—™‡”‡†‘‹‰ǡ™Š‡”‡›‘—™‡”‡ǡ™Šƒ– ›‘—”’”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•ƒ†ˆƒ˜‘—”‹–‡•ƒ”‡ǡ ›‘—”†‘…—‡–•ƒ†Š‘™›‘—ǯ”‡™‘”‹‰ –‘‰‡–Š‡”™‹–Š‘–Š‡”’‡‘’Ž‡–‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‡ ‘–Š‘•‡–Š‹‰•Ǥ‡‡‡†–‘•—’’‘”––Šƒ–ˆ‘” ’‡‘’Ž‡‹–Š‡‹”‹†‹˜‹†—ƒŽŽ‹˜‡•ƒ†’”‹˜ƒ–‡ Ž‹˜‡•ǡ‹ƒ††‹–‹‘–‘•—’’‘”–‹‰‡–‡”’”‹•‡• ‹–Š‡‹”„—•‹‡••’‡”•‘ƒ•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ•”‡…‡–ƒ…“—‹•‹–‹‘‘ˆ ƒ‡”™ƒ•ƒŽ•‘ƒ––”‹„—–‡†ƒ•ƒ…‘”‡ „ƒ•‹•‘ˆ–Š‡‡™•—‹–‡ǯ•ˆ‘…—•‘•‘…‹ƒŽ ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘ƒ†…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘Ǥ Dz‡ǯ˜‡ƒ†‡•‘…‹ƒŽƒϐ‹”•–…Žƒ••’ƒ”– ‘ˆ‘†‡”ˆϐ‹…‡Ǥ‡‘ˆ–Š‡–Š‹‰•–Šƒ–‹• …‡”–ƒ‹Ž›–”—‡‹•–Š‡™ƒ›’‡‘’Ž‡™‘”–‘†ƒ› ‹•†”ƒƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›†‹ˆˆ‡”‡––‘–Š‡™ƒ›’‡‘’Ž‡ ™‘”‡†™Š‡ •–ƒ”–‡†ƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–Ǥ‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡–Š‹‰•™‡†‹†–Šƒ–™ƒ•„‹‰ƒ†–‘ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‹ƒ–‡‘—”•‡Ž˜‡•‹ͳͻͺͲ™ƒ•–‘‰‹˜‡ ‡˜‡”›„‘†›ƒ’”‹˜ƒ–‡‘ˆϐ‹…‡Ǥ –Š‹–Šƒ–ǯ•ƒ ‰”‡ƒ–…‘…‡’–„—–‹–ǯ•‘–ƒ—‹ˆ‘”…‘…‡’– ƒ†’‡‘’Ž‡–‘†ƒ›™‘”‹—…Š‘”‡•‘…‹ƒŽ ƒ†…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹˜‡™ƒ›•ǡdzƒŽŽ‡”•ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‘—•‡‡–Šƒ–”‡ϐŽ‡…–‡†‹–Š‹•™ƒ˜‡‘ˆ ˆϐ‹…‡Ǧ–Š‡‡„”ƒ…‡‘ˆ›’‡ǡ–Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–› –‘™‘”‘’”‘Œ‡…–•ƒ†–‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‡ –‘‰‡–Š‡”Ǥ‡‡‡†–‘Ž‡–‹†‹˜‹†—ƒŽ•‹ƒ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘„ƒ†–‘‰‡–Š‡”ƒ†–Š‡™‘” –‘‰‡–Š‡”™Š‡”‡ƒ’’”‘’”‹ƒ–‡—†‡”–Š‡ ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‹˜‡…‘–”‘Ž‘ˆ–Š‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡ǡdz Š‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ The  big  question ‹–Š–Š‡‹…”‘•‘ˆ–—”ˆƒ…‡•‡––‘‰‘ †‹”‡…–Ž›—’ƒ‰ƒ‹•––Š‡‹ƒ†ǡ–Š‡„‹‰ “—‡•–‹‘‘‡˜‡”›„‘†›ǯ•‹†™ƒ•™Š‡–Š‡” –Š‡‡™ˆϐ‹…‡™‹ŽŽ„‡‘ˆˆ‡”‡†‘–Š‡‹ƒ†ǡ ‘”‹†‡‡†‘–Š‡”–ƒ„Ž‡–‘’‡”ƒ–‹‰†‡˜‹…‡•Ǥ Š‘—‰Š‹…”‘•‘ˆ–†‡…‹†‹‰‘––‘Ž‡– —•‡”•†‘™Ž‘ƒ†–Š‡‡™ˆϐ‹…‡‘‹ƒ† …‘—Ž†•Š‹ˆ–‘”‡‘ˆ‹–•‘™–ƒ„Ž‡–•ǡ‹–™‘—Ž† ƒŽ•‘‡ƒ•ƒ…”‹ϐ‹…‹‰•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–•ƒŽ‡•‹ƒ ƒ”‡––Šƒ–’’Ž‡†‘‹ƒ–‡•Ǥ ‡”Šƒ’•‹–™ƒ•–‘‘•—”’”‹•‡–Šƒ– ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–†‘†‰‡†–Š‹•†‘—„Ž‡‡†‰‡†•™‘”† ˆ‘”–Š‡–‹‡„‡‹‰„›”‡ˆ”ƒ‹‹‰ˆ”‘

This is a new generation of Office where Office is a service first. We’ll continue to make Office available as an application in traditional ways, but it’s the first round of Office that’s been designed from the get-go for Office to be a service. Your modern Office thinks cloud first.” ƒ•™‡”‹‰–Š‹•˜‹–ƒŽ“—‡•–‹‘ǡ‘”‹†‡‡†–Š‡ ‡šƒ…–”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡†ƒ–‡‘ˆ–Š‡’”‘†—…–Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ  ‘—‰Šǡ…‘”’‘”ƒ–‡‘ˆ ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ•ˆϐ‹…‡†‹˜‹•‹‘ǡ†‹†’”‘˜‹†‡•‘‡ ‹•‹‰Š–™Š‡“—‡•–‹‘‡†‘–Š‡•—„Œ‡…–Ǥ Dz‡Šƒ˜‡‘–ƒ‘—…‡†ƒ›…Šƒ‰‡• ˆ‘”‘—”•—’’‘”–ˆ‘”ˆϐ‹…‡‘„‹Ž‡ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz –ǯ•‘–Œ—•–ƒ„‘—–—”ˆƒ…‡Ǥ‡–Š‹–Šƒ– ˆϐ‹…‡‹•‰‘‹‰–‘™‘”‰”‡ƒ–‘ƒ˜‡”›™‹†‡ ƒ””ƒ›‘ˆ†‡˜‹…‡•Ǥdz ‡•ƒ‹†–Šƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–Šƒ• Dz—’ƒ”ƒŽŽ‡Ž‡†‹˜‡•–‡–dz‹’”‘†—…–‹˜‹–› ƒ†…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘•…‡ƒ”‹‘•‘’‡”•‘ƒŽ †‡˜‹…‡•Ǥ‹•”‡‰ƒ”†‹‰–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ– ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–‹•“—‹–‡Žƒ–‡‘–Š‡–ƒ„Ž‡–•…‡‡ǡ Š‡•ƒ‹†–Šƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ƒ”‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›–Š‡

PJ Hough, corporate VP of Microsoft’s Office division

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’‡‘’Ž‡–Š‹‹‰‘•–ƒ„‘—–’”‘†—…–‹˜‹–›‘ –ƒ„Ž‡–†‡˜‹…‡•Ǥ Dz‡–Š‹–Šƒ––Š‹•‹•ƒ–”ƒ•‹–‹‘–‹‡ ˆ‘”’‡”•‘ƒŽ…‘’—–‹‰ƒ†‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …‘’—–‹‰Ǥ‡Šƒ˜‡ƒ•–”‘‰’‘‹–‘ˆ˜‹‡™ ƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ––Šƒ–‡š’ƒ†•–Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡ †‘‹‰‹‹†‘™•ǡ–Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡†‘‹‰ ‹‘—”Šƒ”†™ƒ”‡ǡ–Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡†‘‹‰‹ •‡ƒ”…Š™‹–Š‹‰ǡ–Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡†‘‹‰ ‹ˆϐ‹…‡ƒ†–Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡†‘‹‰‘–Š‡ ’Š‘‡ǡdz ‘—‰Š•ƒ‹†Ǥ DzŽŽ–Š‡•‡–Š‹‰•ƒ”‡…‘‹‰–‘‰‡–Š‡”–‘ –‡ŽŽƒ•–‘”›Š‘™’‡‘’Ž‡™‘”ǡ…‘—‹…ƒ–‡ ƒ†…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‡‹ƒ„”ƒ†‡™™ƒ›Ǥˆϐ‹…‡ ‹•ƒ˜‡”›Žƒ”‰‡’ƒ”–‘ˆ–Šƒ–ƒ† ǯ˜‡”› ‡š…‹–‡†ƒ„‘—––Š‡™‘”™‡ǯ”‡†‘‹‰‹–Š‹• ϐ‹‡Ž†ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ •‹†‡•ˆ”‘–Š‡•‡–ƒŽ‹‰’‘‹–•ǡ ƒŽŽ‡”•’‘‡™‹–ŠƒŽ‘–‘ˆ‡š…‹–‡‡– ƒ„‘—––Š‡‡™ˆϐ‹…‡ǡ‹†‘™•ͺƒ† ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–—”ˆƒ…‡Ǥ ‡•Žƒ–‡†ʹͲͳʹƒ•‘‡‘ˆ ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ•‘•–‹’‘”–ƒ–›‡ƒ”•‡˜‡”Ǥ Dz –‹•ƒƒƒœ‹‰–‹‡–‘„‡ƒ–‹…”‘•‘ˆ–Ǥ Š‡‹†‘™•ͺŽƒ—…Š‹•”‹‰Š–ƒ”‘—†–Š‡ …‘”‡”™‹–Šƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–›…‘‹‰‹…–‘„‡”Ǥ

ƒ•‡•‡ǡ‹–ˆ‡‡Ž•ƒŽ‘––‘—•Ž‹‡ͳͻͻͷǤŠ‹Ž‡ ‹†‹˜‹†—ƒŽŽ› –Š‹–Š‡‡™ˆϐ‹…‡ƒ† ‹†‘™•ͺƒ”‡“—‹–‡”‡ƒ”ƒ„Ž‡ǡ–‘‰‡–Š‡”  –Š‹–Š‡›ǯ”‡“—‹–‡ƒ‰‹…ƒŽǤ –Š‹•…ƒ•‡™‡ –‘‘–Š‡‡š–”ƒ•–‡’ǡdzƒŽŽ‡”•ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz‡•ƒ‹†™‡‡‡†ƒ’‹‡…‡‘ˆŠƒ”†™ƒ”‡ –Šƒ–”‡ƒŽŽ›•Š‘™•‘ˆˆ–Š‹•—…‘’”‘‹•‡† ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡„‡–™‡‡™‘”ƒ†’Žƒ›ǡƒ† •‘™‹–Š–Š‡‹…”‘•‘ˆ–—”ˆƒ…‡ƒ†–Š‡ ˆ—ŽŽ”ƒ‰‡‘ˆˆϐ‹…‡’”‘†—…–‹˜‹–›ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ ‘–Šƒ–†‡˜‹…‡ǡƒ†‘–Š‡ˆ—ŽŽ”ƒ‰‡‘ˆ ‹†‘™•ͺ†‡˜‹…‡•ˆ”‘‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•ǡ  –Š‹›‘—ƒŽ‘•–‰‘„‡›‘†ƒ‰‹…ƒŽ–‘ •‘‡–Š‹‰–Šƒ–‹•Œ—•–‹…”‡†‹„Ž›‡š…‹–‹‰ǡdz Š‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ

AUGUST 2012

Computer  News  Middle  East

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ANALYSIS GBM

A different beat Regional system integrator Gulf Business Machines is transforming its networking business with a focus on four emerging technologies.

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BM’s  networking  business,   which  was  known  as  Integrated   Networking  and  Site  Services,   will  now  be  rebranded  as  INS  (Intelligent   ‡–™‘”‘Ž—–‹‘•Ȍǡ”‡ϐŽ‡…–‹‰–Š‡•Š‹ˆ– in  the  company’s  strategy  to  transform   its  networking  business.  “The  idea  is  not   to  drop  an  S  and  we  believe  there  is  an   ‹ϐŽ‡…–‹‘’‘‹–‹–Š‡‡–™‘”‹‰•›•–‡• integration  business.  We  have  been   very  successful  in  delivering  traditional   networking  solutions  but  now  we  are   moving  into  advanced  and  innovative   areas  of  technology,  and  the  idea  is  to  be   ”‡ƒ†›ˆ‘”‡š––Š”‡‡–‘ϐ‹˜‡›‡ƒ”•ǡdz•ƒ›• Hani  Nofal,  Director  of  INS. ……‘”†‹‰–‘‘ˆƒŽǡ–Š‡–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ”‘Ž‡‘ˆ  ™ƒ•ˆ‘…—•‡†‘„—‹Ž†‹‰—Ž–‹’Ž‡•›•–‡• ‹•‹Ž‘•ƒ†ϐ‹†‹‰ƒ…‘‘Žƒ‰—ƒ‰‡ –‘‰‡––Š‡•‡•›•–‡•–‘™‘”–‘‰‡–Š‡”ǤDz‡ ƒ”‡‘˜‹‰–‘„—‹Ž†‘–Šƒ–‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ǡƒ† ”ƒ–Š‡”–ŠƒŒ—•–‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‰•›•–‡•–‘‰‡–Š‡” ™‡ƒ”‡‘˜‹‰–‘–Š‡…‘…‡’–‘ˆŠ—ƒ –‘•›•–‡•‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘Ǥ‡„‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Š‹•‹• –Š‡‡›–‘•—……‡••‹‘—”‹†—•–”›ǡ™Š‡”‡ ›‘—Šƒ˜‡–‘‘–‘Ž›‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡•›•–‡•„—– ƒŽ•‘†”‹˜‡–Šƒ–‡š’‡”‹‡…‡–‘…‘‡…–™‹–Š Š—ƒ•ƒ”‘—†–Š‡•›•–‡•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ

ǯ•‡–™‘”•–”ƒ–‡‰›‹•„ƒ•‡†‘ˆ‘—” ‡›…‘’‘‡–•ƒ†–Š‡ϐ‹”•––”‡†–Šƒ––Š‡  ƒ‹•–‘…ƒ•Š‹‘‹•–Š‡‹…”‡ƒ•‡††‡ƒ†ˆ‘” •‡…—”‡‘„‹Ž‹–›ǤDz•‡”•ƒ”‡†‡ƒ†‹‰–‘„‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›•…‘‡…–‡†ƒ†Šƒ˜‡„‹‰‰‡”’‹’‡•ǤŠ‹• ›‡ƒ”ǡ–Š‡—„‡”‘ˆ‘„‹Ž‡†‡˜‹…‡•‰Ž‘„ƒŽŽ› Šƒ•‡“—ƒŽŽ‡†–Š‡’‘’—Žƒ–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡‡ƒ”–Šǡ ƒ†„›ʹͲͳ͸ǡ–Š‡–‘–ƒŽ—„‡”‘ˆ…‘‡…–‡† †‡˜‹…‡•™‹ŽŽ”‡ƒ…Šƒ”‘—†ͳͲ„‹ŽŽ‹‘ǤŠ‹•’—–• ‹…”‡ƒ•‡††‡ƒ†‘‡–™‘”•ǡ™Š‡–Š‡”‹–ǯ• ‘„‹Ž‡‡–™‘”•‘”‹Ǧ ‹ǡƒ†™‡•Š‘—Ž†„‡ ”‡ƒ†›ˆ‘”–Š‹•†‡ƒ†ˆ‘”„‹‰‰‡”ƒ†”‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ ’‹’‡•ǡdz•ƒ›•‘ˆƒŽǤ Š‡–Š‹”†’‹ŽŽƒ”‘ˆ ǯ•‰”‘™–Š „Ž—‡’”‹–‹•ƒ”‘—†•‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒƒ†‘ˆƒŽ …‹–‡••‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡•–ƒ–•–‘„ƒ…—’™Š›‹–‹•

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AUGUST 2012

Hani Nofal, INS Director, GBM

‹’‘”–ƒ––‘Š‹•…‘’ƒ›ǤDz ƒ…‡„‘‘Šƒ• ͻͲͲ‹ŽŽ‹‘—•‡”•ƒ†‹••–‹ŽŽ…‘—–‹‰Ǥ  ʹͲͳͲ‘——„‡Šƒ†–™‘„‹ŽŽ‹‘•˜‹‡™ƒ†ƒ› ƒ†ƒ•‘ˆƒ›ʹͲͳʹǡ‹–Šƒ•ˆ‘—”„‹ŽŽ‹‘˜‹‡™•Ǥ ‘”‡ƒ†‘”‡„—•‹‡••‡•ƒ”‡Ž‘‘‹‰–‘ ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡•‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒƒ•ƒ™ƒ›–‘”‡ƒ…Š ‘—––‘…—•–‘‡”•ƒ†‡’Ž‘›‡‡•ǤŠ‹• ’Š‡‘‡‘‹•‰‘‹‰–‘–‡•–‘—””‡ƒ†‹‡•• ƒ†ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ƒ• •–‘’”‘˜‹†‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•–‘ ‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–Šƒ–™‹ŽŽƒŽŽ‘™–Š‡–‘„‡‡ϐ‹– ˆ”‘•‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒǤdz ‡ƒ††• •™‹ŽŽ‘Ž‘‰‡”Šƒ˜‡–‘Œ—•– Žƒ›–Š‡ˆ‘—†ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ‡–™‘”ƒ†Ž‡ƒ˜‡‹––‘ …—•–‘‡”•ǡ„—–„—‹Ž†‡–™‘”•–Šƒ–™‹ŽŽ•—’’‘”– •‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒƒ†˜‹†‡‘ǤDz‡ƒ”‡•’‡†‹‰ƒŽ‘– ‘ˆ–‹‡„—‹Ž†‹‰‘—”‘™…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•‹–Š‹• ƒ”‡ƒǤ‘—Šƒ˜‡–‘„—‹Ž†‹–‡ŽŽ‹‰‡–‡–™‘”• ƒ†Ž‘ƒ†‹–™‹–Šƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†•‘Ž—–‹‘•–Šƒ– ™‹ŽŽƒŽŽ‘™‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–‘Šƒ”‡••–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆ •‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒǤdz

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‹•ƒŽ•‘–”›‹‰–‘„‡‡ϐ‹–ˆ”‘ –Š‹•‹–‡”•‡…–‹‘‘ˆ•‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒǡ˜‹†‡‘ ƒ†‘„‹Ž‹–›ƒ††”‹˜‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•ƒ”‘—† •‘‡‹…‡ƒ”‡ƒ••—…Šƒ•‘„‹Ž‡…‘‡”…‡ ƒ†‘„‹Ž‡„ƒ‹‰ǤDzƒ•–Šƒ–™‡”‡ conservative  are  now  forced  to  offer  online   „ƒ‹‰‘‘„‹Ž‡†‡˜‹…‡•ƒ†™‡‡‡† –‘„‡”‡ƒ†›–‘…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ‹•‡‘–Š‡•‡–”‡†•Ǥ ‘–Š‡”‡˜‘Ž˜‹‰ƒ”‡ƒ™Š‡”‡™‡Šƒ˜‡ƒ‡‡ ‹–‡”‡•–‹•‘„‹Ž‡™ƒŽŽ‡–•ǡƒ†™‡ƒ”‡–”›‹‰ –‘†‡˜‡Ž‘’•‘Ž—–‹‘•–Šƒ–…ƒ•—’’‘”–„‘–Š ”‡–ƒ‹Ž‡”•ƒ†…‘•—‡”•ǡdz•ƒ›•‘ˆƒŽǤ

”‡…‘•‘‡…ƒ‘–„‡•—……‡••ˆ—Ž ‹ƒ›‘ˆ–Š‡•‡‡™ƒ”‡ƒ•‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‹ˆ –Š‡›†‘ǯ–”‡ƒŽŽ›—†‡”•–ƒ†Š‘™–‘†‡Ž‹˜‡” •‘Ž—–‹‘•ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡•‹ƒ‡™ƒƒ‡”ǡ —†‡”’‹‡†„›˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘ƒ†…Ž‘—†ǡ ™Š‹…Š‹•–Š‡ˆ‘—”–Š…‘’‘‡–‘ˆ…‘’ƒ›ǯ• ‰”‘™–Š„Ž—‡’”‹–ǤDz‘—‡‡†–‘”‡ƒŽŽ›„—‹Ž† —…Š„‹‰‰‡”ǡ”‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†Š‹‰ŠŽ›˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•‡† †ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•–‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘•–‘”‡›‘—”†ƒ–ƒƒ† †‡Ž‹˜‡”‹–‹ƒ…Ž‘—†ˆƒ•Š‹‘ǡdz•ƒ›•‘ˆƒŽǤ Š‘—‰Š ™‹ŽŽ…‘–‹—‡–‘‘ˆˆ‡”„ƒ•‹… ‡–™‘”ˆ‘—†ƒ–‹‘Žƒ›‡”•‡”˜‹…‡•ǡ‹–‹• ’Žƒ‹‰–‘”ƒ‹•‡–Š‡„ƒ”ƒ††‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‹ƒ–‡ ˆ”‘‘–Š‡”•„›–Š‡•–”‡‰–Š‘ˆ‹–•˜ƒ•– ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ƒ†‹–‡ŽŽ‡…–—ƒŽƒ••‡–•Ǥ Dz –‹•˜‡”›‡ƒ•›ˆ‘”›‘—–‘„‡‹–Š‡ˆ‘—†ƒ–‹‘ Žƒ›‡”ǡƒ†„—‹Ž†…‘‡…–‹˜‹–›ǡ†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•ǡ ‡–…Ǥ—––‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘‘ˆˆ‡”›‘—”•‡”˜‹…‡• ƒ”‘—†–Š‡•‡‡‡”‰‹‰–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•›‘— ‡‡†–‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘•’‡†ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ–‹‡‹–Š‡ ‹–…Š‡ƒ†—’‰”ƒ†‡›‘—”•‹ŽŽ•ǤŠ‘—‰Š–Š‹• ‹•’”‹ƒ”‹Ž›ƒ‡–™‘”‹‰•–”ƒ–‡‰›ǡ™‡™‹ŽŽ Šƒ˜‡–‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‡‹–‡”ƒŽŽ›ƒ…”‘••‘—” —Ž–‹’Ž‡Ž‹‡•‘ˆ„—•‹‡••–‘„‡•—……‡••ˆ—Žǡdz •ƒ›•‘ˆƒŽǤ ƒ ’—ŽŽ‘ˆˆ–Š‹•ƒ„‹–‹‘—•’Žƒǫ Š‡ ǡ™Š‹…Š„‘ƒ•–•‘ˆƒ”‘—†ʹʹ›‡ƒ”• ‘ˆ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ƒ†•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ Ž‡ƒ†‹‰˜‡†‘”•—†‡”‹–•„‡Ž–ǡŠƒ•–Š‡”‹‰Š– …”‡†‡–‹ƒŽ•„—–‹–”‡“—‹”‡•ƒ…‘’Ž‡–‡Ž›‡™ ™ƒ›‘ˆ–Š‹‹‰‹‘”†‡”–‘”‡ƒ…Š™Š‡”‡‹– ™ƒ–•–‘„‡‹–Š‡‡š––Š”‡‡›‡ƒ”•Ǥ


ROUND-UP Month in view

Nominations open for CNME’s ICT Achievement Awards 2012 CNME,  the  premier  technology  title  of   the  Middle  East,  has  announced  that   nominations  are  now  open  for  the  annual   ICT  Achievement  Awards.

…Š‹‡˜‡‡–™ƒ”†•ʹͲͳʹ™‹ŽŽ•‡– –Š‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†ˆ‘”ƒ™ƒ”†•ˆ—…–‹‘•‘ˆ–Š‡  ‹†—•–”›‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ˆ‘”–Š‡–Š‹”†›‡ƒ” ‹ƒ”‘™Ǥ Dz•–Š‡”‡‰‹‘”‡…‘˜‡”‡†ˆ”‘–Š‡ ”‡…‡••‹‘ǡŽƒ•–›‡ƒ”ǯ•™ƒ”†•™ƒ•ƒ„‘—– ‹†‡–‹ˆ›‹‰ƒ†Š‘‘—”‹‰–Š‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡• ƒ†‹†‹˜‹†—ƒŽ•™Š‘Šƒ†—•‡†–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰› –‘‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›•—’’‘”–ˆ—…–‹‘•‘ˆ”‡…‘˜‡”› ™‹–Š‹–Š‡‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘ǡdz•ƒ‹†‹…Šƒ”† —††ǡ ƒ– ‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ†—•‹‡••Ǥ Dz …Š‹‡˜‡‡–™ƒ”†•ʹͲͳʹ‹•“—‹–‡ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ǤŠ‹•›‡ƒ”ƒ”‘—†‹–•ˆ‘…—•‹•–—”‹‰ ”ƒ’‹†Ž›–‘‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘ƒ††ƒ”‡Ǧ†‡˜‹Ž”›‹–Š‡ —•‡‘ˆ–Š‡Žƒ–‡•–‹–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡƒ•”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•”‡–—”ƒ‰‰”‡••‹˜‡Ž›–‘‰”‘™–Š ’ƒ–Š•Ǥ•„—†‰‡–•”‡‰ƒ‹•–”‡‰–Šƒ‘‰ ‘•–‡–‡”’”‹•‡•ǡƒ†ƒ••‘‡’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ” ˜‡”–‹…ƒŽ•’—•Šˆ‘”ƒ‰‰”‡••‹˜‡‡š’ƒ•‹‘’Žƒ•ǡ –Š‹•›‡ƒ”ǯ•™ƒ”†•…‡”‡‘›Ž‘‘•–‘…”‘™ –Š‡ Š‡ƒ†•ƒ†–Š‡…‘’ƒ‹‡•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡–”—Ž› •‡––‹‰–Š‡–”‡†ˆ‘”‡˜‡”›‘‡‡Ž•‡–‘ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™ ‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ ˜‡ƒ•‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘”‡ƒ‹•–Š‡ˆ‘…—• ˆ‘”–Š‹•›‡ƒ”ǯ•™ƒ”†•ǡ–Š‡…ƒ–‡‰‘”›™‹‡”•

™‘—Ž†ƒŽ•‘Šƒ˜‡†‹•’Žƒ›‡†‡š–”ƒ‘”†‹ƒ”› Ž‘‰‹…ƒ†ˆƒ”Ǧ•‹‰Š–‡†‡••‹–Š‡—•‡‘ˆ ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡”‡•‘—”…‡•ǡ–‘…‘•‹•–‡–Ž›’”‘˜‹†‡  ˆ‘”–Š‡‹”ϐ‹”•ȋ‘”‡†Ǧ—•‡”…—•–‘‡”•‹ –Š‡…ƒ•‡‘ˆ˜‡†‘”•ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•ȌȂ •‘‡–‹‡•‹–Š‡•Š‘”––‡”ǡƒ†ƒŽ™ƒ›•‹ –Š‡Ž‘‰–‡”Ǥ Dz‡ƒ”‡’”‘—†–‘‘’‡‘‹ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘” –Š‹•›‡ƒ”ǯ• …Š‹‡˜‡‡–™ƒ”†•��ͲͳʹǤ ‡ƒ”‡•—”‡–Š‡‹†—•–”›™‹ŽŽ•‡†‹ƒ”‡…‘”† —„‡”‘ˆ•—„‹••‹‘•–Š‹•›‡ƒ”ƒ•™‡ŽŽǡƒ† ”‡•–ƒ••—”‡†ǡ™‡™‹ŽŽ„‡™‘”‹‰˜‡”›Šƒ”† –‘…Š‘‘•‡–Š‡„‡•–ƒ‘‰‡ƒ…Š…ƒ–‡‰‘”›ǤŠ‡ †‡ƒ†Ž‹‡ˆ‘”•—„‹––‹‰‘‹ƒ–‹‘•ƒ…”‘•• ƒŽŽ…ƒ–‡‰‘”‹‡•‹•–Š‡͵Ͳ–Š‘ˆ—‰—•–ʹͲͳʹǡdz•ƒ‹†

ƒ–Š›ƒ‹–Š”ƒ•Š‘ǡ‡‹‘”†‹–‘”‘  ‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ

…Š‹‡˜‡‡–™ƒ”†•ʹͲͳʹ™‹ŽŽ„”‹‰ –‘‰‡–Š‡”’”‘‹‡–‹†—•–”›•–ƒ‡Š‘Ž†‡”• ˆ”‘ƒ…”‘••–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ƒ•‹–”‡…‘‰‹•‡•–Š‡ „‡•–ƒ‘‰–™‡–›†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–…ƒ–‡‰‘”‹‡•Ǥ – ™‹ŽŽ„‡Š‡Ž†‘–Š‡ͳͶ–Š‘ˆ…–‘„‡”ʹͲͳʹȋ–Š‡ ϐ‹”•–†ƒ›‘ˆ

‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‡‡ȌǤ

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EMC confirms CEO change at VMWare Paul  Maritz  will  step  down  from  his   role  as  CEO  of  VMware,  to  be  replaced   by  EMC  Chief  Operating  Officer  Pat   Gelsinger,  EMC  confirmed. ƒ”‹–œ™‹ŽŽ‹•–‡ƒ†„‡…‘‡…Š‹‡ˆ •–”ƒ–‡‰‹•–‘ˆǡ™Š‹…Š‹•–Š‡ƒŒ‘”‹–› ‘™‡”‘ˆ™ƒ”‡ǤŠ‡‡™•…‘ˆ‹”‡† ”—‘—”•‘ˆƒ…Šƒ‰‡‹™ƒ”‡ǯ• Ž‡ƒ†‡”•Š‹’–Šƒ–Šƒ†•™‹”Ž‡†–Š”‘—‰Š‘—– –Š‡†ƒ›Ǥ

ƒ††‹–‹‘ǡ ƒ˜‹† ‘—Ž†‡ ™ƒ•ƒ’’‘‹–‡†’”‡•‹†‡–ƒ†…Š‹‡ˆ ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‰‘ˆˆ‹…‡”‘ˆǡ–Š‡•–‘”ƒ‰‡ ‰‹ƒ–•ƒ‹†Ǥ

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Computer  News  Middle  East

AUGUST 2012

Dz‘†ƒ›™‡ƒ”‡™‹–‡••‹‰ƒ ‡š–”ƒ‘”†‹ƒ”›–”ƒ•ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘‹–Š‡

‹†—•–”›—Ž‹‡ƒ›–Š‹‰™‡Šƒ˜‡ •‡‡„‡ˆ‘”‡ȄƒƒŒ‘”•Š‹ˆ––‘…Ž‘—† …‘’—–‹‰ǡ„‹‰†ƒ–ƒƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘• ƒ††‡Ž‹˜‡”‹‰ Ǧƒ•ǦƒǦ‡”˜‹…‡ǡdz Šƒ‹”ƒƒ† ‘‡—……‹•ƒ‹†‹ƒ •–ƒ–‡‡–Ǥ‹•ƒ‹‰–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡• –‘…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ‹•‡‘–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–›–Šƒ– ’”‡•‡–•ǡŠ‡•ƒ‹†Ǥ ƒ”‹–œǯ•‡™”‘Ž‡™‹ŽŽ–ƒ‡‡ˆˆ‡…– ‡’–Ǥͳǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘Ǥ –Dz‰”‡™‘—– of  discussions  at  the  board  of  directors   Ž‡˜‡Žǡdzƒ”‹–œ•ƒ‹††—”‹‰ƒ…‘ˆ‡”‡…‡

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…ƒŽŽǤDz †‹•…—••‹‰–Š‹‰•™‹–Š ‘‡ƒ† –Š‡„‘ƒ”†™‡ˆ‡Ž––Š‹•™‘—Ž†„‡ƒ”‹‰Š– –‹‡–‘Šƒ†‘˜‡”–Š‡„ƒ–‘Ǥƒ–‹• •—’”‡‡Ž›“—ƒŽ‹ˆ‹‡†–‘–ƒ‡™ƒ”‡–‘ –Š‡‡š–Ž‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ–Š‡Œ‘—”‡›Ǥdz ƒ”‹–œDz™‹ŽŽ„‡ƒ…–‹˜‡Ž›†‹”‡…–‹‰dz ‡™’”‘†—…–†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–‡ˆˆ‘”–•‹Š‹• ‡™”‘Ž‡ǡŠ‡•ƒ‹††—”‹‰–Š‡…ƒŽŽǤDz ™‹ŽŽ Šƒ˜‡›Šƒ†•‘Ǥdz —……‹‹–‡†•–‘•–ƒ›‘ƒ• ƒ–Ž‡ƒ•––Š”‘—‰ŠʹͲͳ͵ǡƒ†•–‹ŽŽ ‡š’‡…–•Š‹••—……‡••‘”–‘„‡…Š‘•‡ˆ”‘ ™‹–Š‹–Š‡…‘’ƒ›ǡŠ‡•ƒ‹††—”‹‰–Š‡ …‘ˆ‡”‡…‡…ƒŽŽǤ


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ROUND-UP Month in view

Oman Arab Bank chooses IBM Oman  Arab  Bank  (OAB)  has  chosen  IBM   technology  to  improve  its  e-­‐business   agility  and  increase  competitiveness. ‘”‹‰…Ž‘•‡Ž›™‹–Š ǯ•”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ ’ƒ”–‡” —Žˆ—•‹‡••ƒ…Š‹‡•ȋ Ȍǡ–Š‡ „ƒ•ƒ‹†–Š‡‹’Ž‡‡–ƒ–‹‘Šƒ•‡ƒ„Ž‡†‹– –‘‡Šƒ…‡…—•–‘‡”•‡”˜‹…‡–Š”‘—‰Šƒ‘’‡ •–ƒ†ƒ”†•„ƒ•‡†ƒ†ƒ–‹‰Š–Ž›‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡† ˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•‡†…‘’—–‹‰‡˜‹”‘‡–Ǥ •Ž‘‰–‡”—•‡”‘ˆ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•ǡ ‹–ƒ††‡†‹–‡š’‡…–•–Š‡‡™•›•–‡™‹ŽŽ ‡ƒ„Ž‡‹…”‡ƒ•‡†”‡•’‘•‹˜‡‡••–‘‹–• ”‡–ƒ‹Ž„ƒ‹‰ǡ…‘”’‘”ƒ–‡ǡ‹˜‡•–‡–ǡ–”ƒ†‡ „—•‹‡••ǡ‰‘˜‡”‡–ƒ†„—•‹‡••„ƒ‹‰ …—•–‘‡”•Ǥ Dz ‹‰ŠŽ›ƒ†˜ƒ…‡†–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‹•ƒ…”‹–‹…ƒŽ ‡ƒ„Ž‡”‹–Š‡„ƒ‹‰‹†—•–”›ǡ‡••‡–‹ƒŽˆ‘” …‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡ƒ†Š‡Ž’‹‰–‘†”‹˜‡ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‹ƒ–‹‘ǡ•’‡‡†–‘ƒ”‡–ǡƒ†ƒ„‹Ž‹–› –‘…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ‹•‡‘‡™‘’’‘”–—‹–‹‡•ǡdz•ƒ‹†” ‡ˆƒƒ–ǡ  ˆ‘”‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ†ƒ‹•–ƒǤ Dz ƒ† ƒ”‡™‘”‹‰…Ž‘•‡Ž›™‹–Š –‘Š‡Ž’–Š‡„ƒ”‡†—…‡…‘•–•ǡ‹…”‡ƒ•‡ ”‡–—”‘‹˜‡•–‡–ƒ†‘’–‹‹•‡„—•‹‡•• ’”‘…‡••‡•ǡdz‡ˆƒƒ–ƒ††‡†Ǥ

Šƒ•‹˜‡•–‡†‹•–ƒ–‡‘ˆƒ”– –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡‘”‹‡–‡†ƒ”…Š‹–‡…–—”‡ ȋȌ•–ƒ†ƒ”†•ƒ•ƒ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘‡ƒ„Ž‡” ‘ˆʹƒ†ʹ •‡”˜‹…‡•ǡƒŽŽ‘™‹‰‹––‘ ƒ††˜ƒŽ—‡–‘‹–•’”‘’‘•‹–‹‘–Š”‘—‰Š‘”‡ ‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡–Ž›†‡Ž‹˜‡”‡†•‡”˜‹…‡•–ƒ‹Ž‘”‡†–‘ …—•–‘‡”‡‡†•Ǥ Dz—”ƒ’’”‘ƒ…ŠŠƒ•‡ƒ––Šƒ–™‡ …ƒ’”‘˜‹•‹‘‡™…‘’—–‹‰…ƒ’ƒ…‹–›‘ †‡ƒ†—•‹‰ •‡”˜‡”•ǡ„Žƒ†‡…‡–‡” ƒ†•–‘”ƒ‰‡ǡ™‹–Š‹‹—–‡•ƒ•‘’’‘•‡†–‘ Š‘—”•ƒ†Ȁ‘”†ƒ›•dzǡ•ƒ‹† ƒ••ƒ„†—ŽŽ‹ ‘Šƒ‡†ǡ†‡’—–› ƒ†Š‡ƒ†‘ˆ ƒ– Ǥ Dz’‡‡†–‘ƒ”‡–‹•…”—…‹ƒŽ–‘‰ƒ‹‹‰ …‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡ƒ†–Š‹•ǡ–‘‰‡–Š‡” ™‹–Š–Š‡•–”‘‰‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–› ’”‘˜‹†‡†„› ƒ† ǡƒŽŽ‘™•—•–‘ Žƒ—…Š‡™ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡† …—•–‘‡”•‡”˜‹…‡•“—‹…Ž›ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ ‹•–ƒ‹‰–Š‡•–”ƒ–‡‰‹…†‡…‹•‹‘ –‘‹˜‡•–ˆ—”–Š‡”‹†‹•ƒ•–‡””‡…‘˜‡”›–‘ ‹‹‹•‡„—•‹‡••”‹•Ǥ Š‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡† •›•–‡™ƒ• ‹’Ž‡‡–‡†—•‹‰ ‡„’Š‡”‡•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡

ƒ† •‡”˜‡”ƒ†•–‘”ƒ‰‡˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘ ’”‘†—…–•ǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰ ‘™‡”›•–‡•ƒ†

›•–‡–‘”ƒ‰‡‘Ž—‡‘–”‘ŽŽ‡”Ǥ DzŠ”‘—‰Š‘—–‘—”‘‰‘‹‰”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’ ™‹–Šǡ™‡ƒ‹–‘‡•—”‡‹–•  ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡‹•—’Ǧ–‘Ǧ†ƒ–‡™‹–Š–Š‡ Žƒ–‡•– –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•ǤŠ‡•‘Ž—–‹‘• ‹’Ž‡‡–‡†ƒ”‡ƒ‹‡†ƒ–’”‘˜‹†‹‰ƒ•–ƒ„Ž‡ǡ ”‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†™‡ŽŽǦ•—‹–‡†’Žƒ–ˆ‘”–‘…ƒ–‡”–‘ –Š‡„ƒǯ••’‡…‹ϐ‹…”‡“—‹”‡‡–•ǡdz•ƒ‹†Ž‹˜‡” ‘—”‹‡•ǡ…‘—–”› ‘ˆ ƒǤ Šƒ•„‡‡—•‹‰ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ˆ‘” –Š‡’ƒ•–†‡…ƒ†‡–‘—’‰”ƒ†‡ƒ†‹’”‘˜‡ ‹–•—†‡”Ž›‹‰‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡–‘‹–•…—””‡– ƒ–—”‡Ž‡˜‡ŽǤŠ‡ƒ‰”‡‡‡–™ƒ••‹‰‡†‹ ͳʹͲͳʹǤ

Yahoo picks Google’s Marissa Mayer as CEO Yahoo  has  picked  Google’s  Marissa   Mayer  as  its  new  CEO,  replacing  Scott   Thompson,  the  former  PayPal  president   who  left  the  Yahoo  post  less  than  six   months  into  his  tenure  following  a   controversy  about  his  college  education. ƒ›‡”™ƒ• ‘‘‰Ž‡ǯ•ʹͲ–Š‡’Ž‘›‡‡ ƒ†™ƒ•ˆ‘”ƒ››‡ƒ”•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡•‡ƒ”…Š ‰‹ƒ–ǯ•‘•–˜‹•‹„Ž‡ƒ†™‡ŽŽǦ‘™ ‡š‡…—–‹˜‡•Ǥ‘•–”‡…‡–Ž›ǡƒ›‡”Šƒ†„‡‡ ‹…Šƒ”‰‡‘ˆ ‘‘‰Ž‡ǯ•‘…ƒŽǡƒ’•ƒ† ‘…ƒ–‹‘’”‘†—…–•Ǥ Š‘’•‘ǡ™Š‘–‘‘‘˜‡”ƒ•‹ ƒ—ƒ”›ǡŽ‡ˆ–‹ƒ›ƒˆ–‡”‹–•—”ˆƒ…‡†–Šƒ– Š‡†‹†ǯ–Šƒ˜‡ƒ…‘’—–‡”•…‹‡…‡†‡‰”‡‡ǡ …‘–”ƒ†‹…–‹‰Š‹•’—„Ž‹…’”‘ˆ‡••‹‘ƒŽ „‹‘‰”ƒ’Š›Ǥ‡’‘”–•Žƒ–‡”‡‡”‰‡†–Šƒ–Š‹• ”‡•‹‰ƒ–‹‘™ƒ•†—‡‹•–‡ƒ†–‘ƒ…ƒ…‡” †‹ƒ‰‘•‹•Ǥ Š‘’•‘™ƒ•’‹…‡†ƒˆ–‡”ƒŠ‘‘ǯ• „‘ƒ”†ϐ‹”‡†ƒ”‘Žƒ”–œǡ™Š‘„‡…ƒ‡

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Computer  News  Middle  East

AUGUST 2012

‹ʹͲͲͻƒˆ–‡”ƒ‹ŽŽ—•–”‹‘—•…ƒ”‡‡”–Šƒ– ‹…Ž—†‡†ƒ››‡ƒ”•ƒ•‘ˆ—–‘†‡•Ǥ ƒ”–œǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘–Š‡„‘ƒ”†ǡ™ƒ• —ƒ„Ž‡–‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”–Š‡‡š’‡…–‡†ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ ƒ†–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹…ƒŽ”‡„‹”–Š‘ˆ–Š‡‡„ƒ––Ž‡† …‘’ƒ›Ǥ ƒ›‡”ǡ™Š‘™‹ŽŽƒŽ•‘„‡ƒŠ‘‘ǯ• ’”‡•‹†‡–ƒ†Š‘Ž†ƒ•‡ƒ–‘–Š‡„‘ƒ”†ǡ™‹ŽŽ Šƒ˜‡Š‡”™‘”…—–‘—–ˆ‘”Š‡”Ǥ ƒŠ‘‘Šƒ•„‡‡•–”—‰‰Ž‹‰–‘Œ—’Ǧ •–ƒ”–‹–•”‡˜‡—‡ƒ†”‡‰ƒ‹–Š‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰› ‡†‰‡–Šƒ–ƒ†‡‹–‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ –‡”‡– ƒ”‡–Ž‡ƒ†‡”•‹–Š‡Žƒ–‡ͳͻͻͲ•ƒ†–Š‡ ϐ‹”•–ŠƒŽˆ‘ˆ–Š‡ʹͲͲͲ•Ǥ

–•–”‘—„Ž‡•„‡‰ƒ‹–Š‡•‡…‘†ŠƒŽˆ ‘ˆ–Š‡ʹͲͲͲ•ǡ™Š‡ ‘‘‰Ž‡•–ƒ”–‡†–‘ †‘‹ƒ–‡ –‡”‡–•‡ƒ”…Šǡ–Š‡–Š‡ˆƒ•–‡•–Ǧ ‰”‘™‹‰ƒ†Žƒ”‰‡•–•‡‰‡–‘ˆ–Š‡‘Ž‹‡ ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰ƒ”‡–Ǥ ˆ–‡”™ƒ”†•ǡƒ•‹–•–”—‰‰Ž‡†–‘Š‘Ž†‘ –‘‡›–ƒŽ‡–ƒ†™‡––Š”‘—‰Š•‡˜‡”ƒŽ

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ƒŒ‘”™ƒ˜‡•‘ˆŽƒ›‘ˆˆ•ǡƒŠ‘‘™ƒ•—ƒ„Ž‡ –‘•–ƒ›‘–‘’‘ˆŠ‘––‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›–”‡†•ǡ …‡†‹‰‰”‘—†–‘›‘—‰‡”ǡ‹„Ž‡” …‘’ƒ‹‡••—…Šƒ• ƒ…‡„‘‘ƒ†™‹––‡”Ǥ ƒ›‡”™‹ŽŽ„‡‡š’‡…–‡†–‘„‘‘•– ’”‘†—…–†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ƒ•ƒ‡›–‘ ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰—•ƒ‰‡ƒ†”‡˜‡—‡ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰ –‘ƒŠ‘‘Ǥ Dz Ž‘‘ˆ‘”™ƒ”†–‘™‘”‹‰™‹–ŠȏƒŠ‘‘ǯ•Ȑ †‡†‹…ƒ–‡†‡’Ž‘›‡‡•–‘„”‹‰‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡ ’”‘†—…–•ǡ…‘–‡–ǡƒ†’‡”•‘ƒŽ‹•‡† ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡•–‘—•‡”•ƒ†ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‡”•ƒŽŽ ƒ”‘—†–Š‡™‘”Ž†ǡdzƒ›‡”•ƒ‹†‹ƒ•–ƒ–‡‡–Ǥ ”‹‘”–‘Š‡”…—””‡–”‘Ž‡ƒ– ‘‘‰Ž‡ǡ ƒ›‡”Ž‡† ‘‘‰Ž‡ǯ••‡ƒ”…Š•‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ†‘–Š‡” ‡›’”‘†—…–•Ž‹‡‹ ‘‘‰Ž‡ǡ ‘‘‰Ž‡‡™•ƒ†

ƒ‹ŽǤŠ‡•–ƒ”–‡†ƒ– ‘‘‰Ž‡‹ͳͻͻͻǤ ƒŠ‘‘ǯ•”‘Ž‡™ƒ•’‡”ˆ‘”‡† ‘ƒ‹–‡”‹”‘Ž‡„›‘••‡˜‹•‘Šǡƒ ƒŠ‘‘‡š‡…—–‹˜‡˜‹…‡’”‡•‹†‡–ƒ†Š‡ƒ† ‘ˆ Ž‘„ƒŽ‡†‹ƒǤ


ROUND-UP Month in view

Port of Fujairah rolls out Oracle E-Business Suite

The  Port  of  Fujairah,  the  multipurpose   port  located  on  the  Eastern  seaboard  of   the  UAE,  has  rolled  out  Oracle  E-­‐Business   Suite  R12  and  Oracle  Business  Intelligence   Standard  Edition  to  optimally  integrate  its   ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ’”‘…‡••‡•™‹–Š„”‘ƒ†‡”„—•‹‡•• functionality,  and  support  growth. Š‡˜ƒ•–”ƒ‰‡‘ˆ•‡”˜‹…‡•’”‘˜‹†‡† „›‘”–‘ˆ —Œƒ‹”ƒŠ‹…Ž—†‡•‰‡‡”ƒŽ…ƒ”‰‘ ȋ‹…Ž—†‹‰’”‘Œ‡…–…ƒ”‰‘‡•Ȍǡ„—Ž…ƒ”‰‘ ȋ‹…Ž—†‹‰ƒ‰‰”‡‰ƒ–‡‡š’‘”–•Ȍǡ™‡–„—Ž…ƒ”‰‘ ȋ‹…Ž—†‹‰ˆ—‡Žǡ‘‹Ž‡–…Ǥˆ‘”„—‡”‹‰ƒ† –”ƒ†‹‰Ȍǡ’‘”–ˆƒ…‹Ž‹–‹‡•ˆ‘”•ƒŽŽ•—’’Ž›…”ƒˆ– —•‡”•ƒ†ƒ‰‡–•ǡ…‘–ƒ‹‡”ƒ…–‹˜‹–›ȋ’”‘˜‹†‡† „›—„ƒ‹’‘”–•—†‡”ƒ…‘…‡••‹‘ƒ‰”‡‡‡– ™‹–Š–Š‡’‘”–Ȍƒ†‘–Š‡”’‘”–•‡”˜‹…‡•Ǥ

Š‡’‘”–‘’‡”ƒ–‡•™‹–Šƒ…‘–‹—‹‰ ’”‘…‡••‘ˆ‡Šƒ…‹‰‹–•ˆƒ…‹Ž‹–‹‡•ƒ† …‘’”‡Š‡•‹˜‡”ƒ‰‡‘ˆˆ—…–‹‘•Ǥ –‘ˆˆ‡”• …‘’Ž‡–‡ˆƒ…‹Ž‹–‹‡•ˆ‘”ƒ™‹†‡”ƒ‰‡‘ˆ ”‡“—‹”‡‡–•ǡ•—…Šƒ•‰‡‡”ƒŽǡ„—Žƒ†™‡– …ƒ”‰‘ǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰‘‹ŽǤ Š‡‘”–‘ˆ —Œƒ‹”ƒŠŽ‘‘‡†–‘”ƒ…Ž‡ •‘Ž—–‹‘•–‘•—’’‘”––Š‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ ‹–•ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ’”‘…‡••‡•ƒ†Žƒ›†‘™  ˆ‘—†ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”ˆƒ•–‰”‘™–ŠǤ –’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”Ž› ‡‡†‡†–‘‡ƒ„Ž‡–”ƒ•’ƒ”‡–„—•‹‡••Ǧ™‹†‡ ”‡’‘”–‹‰ƒ†’Žƒ‹‰ǡ˜‹–ƒŽˆ‘”ƒ„—•‹‡•• •—……‡••‹–Š‡…‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡–”ƒ˜‡Žƒ† –”ƒ•’‘”–ƒ–‹‘•‡…–‘”Ǥ Dz”ƒ…Ž‡Ǧ—•‹‡••—‹–‡‡Ž‡ƒ•‡ͳʹ ‡ƒ„Ž‡†—•–‘‹’”‘˜‡”‡•‘—”…‡–”ƒ•’ƒ”‡…›ǡ ’Žƒ‹‰ǡ”‡’‘”–‹‰ǡ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘ǡƒ† •…ƒŽƒ„‹Ž‹–›ƒ•†‡ƒ†‡†„›ƒ•‘’Š‹•–‹…ƒ–‡† ƒ†…‘–‹—ƒŽŽ›‡š’ƒ†‹‰—Ž–‹’—”’‘•‡•‡ƒ ’‘”–ǡdz•ƒ‹†ƒ†Š—•—†Šƒƒ”ƒ‰‹ǡ ƒƒ‰‡” ƒ–‘”–‘ˆ —Œƒ‹”ƒŠǤ Dz‡†‡’Ž‘›‡†‹–‹…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘™‹–Š ”ƒ…Ž‡ƒ”–‡”• —Œ‹–•—ƒ†‘’—–‡” ‡–™‘”›•–‡•ǡƒ†Žƒ–‡”—’‰”ƒ†‡†–‘ ‡Ž‡ƒ•‡ͳʹǤͳ—•‹‰‹ǦŠ‘—•‡•–ƒˆˆǡdzŠ‡ƒ††‡†Ǥ ”ƒ…Ž‡™‘”‡†™‹–Š’ƒ”–‡”•–‘ ‹’Ž‡‡–”ƒ…Ž‡Ǧ—•‹‡••—‹–‡‡Ž‡ƒ•‡ͳʹǡ ˆ—ŽŽ›‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‰”ƒ…Ž‡ ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ•™‹–Š”ƒ…Ž‡

˜‡–‘”›ƒƒ‰‡‡–ǡ”ƒ…Ž‡—”…Šƒ•‹‰ǡ ƒ†”ƒ…Ž‡ —ƒ‡•‘—”…‡•Ǥ

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”‡’‘”–‹‰–‘ƒŽŽŽ‡˜‡Ž•‘ˆ–Š‡‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘ǡ •—’’‘”–‹‰†‡…‹•‹‘Ǧƒ‹‰‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ –”ƒ•’‘”–ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡Ǥ Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†”ƒ…Ž‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ† –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›™‡”‡•—……‡••ˆ—ŽŽ›‹’Ž‡‡–‡†‹ •‡˜‡‘–Š•ǡ†‡Ž‹˜‡”‹‰‹Š‡”‡–•…ƒŽƒ„‹Ž‹–› –‘•—’’‘”––Š‡Ž‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ‡š’ƒ•‹‘’‘••‹„Ž‡ƒ– –Š‡‹–‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ’‘”–ǡ™‹–Š–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›„—‹Ž– ˆ‘”‰”‘™–Š‹˜‘Ž—‡ƒ†ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ‹–›Ǥ The  selected  Oracle  solutions  were   ‹’Ž‡‡–‡†„›”ƒ…Ž‡’ƒ”–‡”• —Œ‹–•— ƒ†•›•–‡•‹–‡‰”ƒ–‘”‘’—–‡”‡–™‘” ›•–‡•ȋȌǤ”‘„—•–Ž‘…ƒŽ’”‡•‡…‡ ‘ˆ”ƒ…Ž‡ǡ —Œ‹–•—ǡƒ†‡š’‡”–‹•‡‘™ ’”‘˜‹†‡•ƒŽ‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ•—’’‘”–ˆ‘””‡‰—Žƒ” ƒ‹–‡ƒ…‡ƒ†—’‰”ƒ†‡•–Šƒ–Šƒ†„‡‡ ƒ„•‡–™‹–ŠŽ‡‰ƒ…›•›•–‡•Ǥ DzŠ‡‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡‹†‡ƒ„‡Š‹†–Š‡”ƒ…Ž‡ Ǧ—•‹‡••—‹–‡‹•–‘’”‘˜‹†‡‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘• ‘ˆƒŽŽ•‹œ‡•™‹–Šƒ—’”‡…‡†‡–‡†•‹‰Ž‡ ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†…‘’—–‡”Ǧ„ƒ•‡†ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ƒ…”‘•• ƒŽŽˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽƒ”‡ƒ•–‘‘’–‹‹•‡˜‹•‹„‹Ž‹–›ǡ ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…›ǡ…‘–”‘Ž‘ˆ‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ ƒ††‡…‹•‹‘Ǧƒ‹‰’”‘…‡••‡•ǡƒ††”‹˜‡ •—•–ƒ‹ƒ„Ž‡‰”‘™–Šǡdz•ƒ‹†„†—ŽƒŠƒŽ Š‡Šƒ‹„ƒǡƒ–”ƒ…Ž‡Ǥ Dz‡ƒ”‡’”‘—†–Šƒ–‘”–‘ˆ —Œƒ‹”ƒŠ …Š‘•‡”ƒ…Ž‡Ǧ—•‹‡••—‹–‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•–‘ ‘†‡”‹•‡‹–• ƒ†ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ’”‘…‡••‡•ƒ† ƒš‹‹•‡‹–•‘˜‡”ƒŽŽ“—ƒŽ‹–›•‡”˜‹…‡™‹–Šƒ ˜‹‡™–‘ƒ…Š‹‡˜‹‰‹–••–”ƒ–‡‰‹…‘„Œ‡…–‹˜‡•ƒ† •‡…—”‹‰—’‰”ƒ†‡•ˆ‘”–Š‡Ž‡‰ƒ…›•›•–‡ǡdzŠ‡ ƒ††‡†Ǥ

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CASE STUDY Ankabut

Connecting the world Everybody’s heard of Internet2, the network consortium that connects universities and research communities across the USA. Less have heard of Ankabut, the UAE equivalent of Internet2, which is not only connecting university campuses nationally and internationally, but believes the collaboration will lead to a stark increase in research excellence from the Middle East. Ben Rossi writes.

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ugust  7th  2006  was  quite  a   momentous  occasion  for  education   in  t he  UAE.  It  marked  t he  day   when  a  memorandum  of  understanding   (MoU)  was  signed  by  t he  Institute  of   Applied  Technology,  K halifa  University,   United  Arab  Emirates  University,  Zayed   University  and  t he  Higher  Colleges  of   Technology  to  establish  a  consortium  for   a  UAE  research  and  education  network.   That  network  would  be  called  Ankabut. Š‡‹†‡ƒ™ƒ•–‘’”‘˜‹†‡ƒ‰Ž‘„ƒŽ’”‹˜ƒ–‡ Â?‡–™‘”Â?–‘…‘Â?Â?‡…–ƒŽŽ–Š‘•‡—Â?‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡• –Šƒ–Œ‘‹Â?Ǥ Š‡™‘”Â?™ƒ•Â?ǯ–†‘Â?‡ǥŠ‘™‡˜‡”Ǥ ˆ‡™Â?‘Â?–Š•Žƒ–‡”ƒÂ?‘–Š‡”‘™ƒ•

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•‹‰Â?‡†„‡–™‡‡Â?Â?Â?ƒ„—–ƒÂ?† Â?–‡”Â?‡–ʹǥ –Š‡ǯ•Č‹Â?ƒ–‹‘Â?ƒŽ”‡•‡ƒ”…ŠƒÂ?† ‡†—…ƒ–‹‘Â?Â?‡–™‘”Â?ČŒÇĄ–‘’”‘˜‹†‡Â?Â?ÂƒÂ„Â—Â–ÇŻÂ• …‘Â?Â?‡…–‹‘Â?‹Â?–‡”Â?ƒ–‹‘Â?ƒŽŽ›ǤŠƒ– …‘Â?Â?‡…–‹‘Â?™ƒ•‡˜‡Â?–—ƒŽŽ›‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š‡†‹Â? …–‘„‡”ʹͲͲͺǤ ‡”Šƒ’•–Š‡Â?‘•–‹Â?’‘”–ƒÂ?–†ƒ–‡•‘ˆƒŽŽ –Š‘—‰Š…ƒÂ?‡‹Â?ʹͲͲ͝Ǥ ‹”•–‹Â?’”‹Žǥ™Š‡Â? ƒÂ?ƒ‰”‡‡Â?‡Â?–™ƒ••‹‰Â?‡†„‡–™‡‡Â?–Š‡  —Â?†ƒÂ?†ŠƒŽ‹ˆƒÂ?‹˜‡”•‹–›–‘ˆ—Â?†–Š‡ Â?Â?ƒ„—–’”‘Œ‡…–ǤÂ?†–Š‡Â?‹Â? —Ž›ǥ™Š‡Â? ƒÂ?‘–Š‡”ƒ‰”‡‡Â?‡Â?–™ƒ••‹‰Â?‡†„‡–™‡‡Â? ŠƒŽ‹ˆƒÂ?‹˜‡”•‹–›ƒÂ?†–‹•ƒŽƒ––‘„—‹Ž†ƒ Â?‡™‹Â?–Š‡Ǥ ‹Â?ÂƒÂŽÂŽÂ›ÇĄ‘Â? —Â?‡ͳ͚–ŠʹͲͳͲǥ–Š‡ ‹‰Š‡”‘ŽŽ‡‰‡•‘ˆ‡…ŠÂ?‘Ž‘‰›ƒÂ?†ƒ›‡†

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Â?‹˜‡”•‹–›„‡…ƒÂ?‡–Š‡Ď?‹”•–—Â?‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•–‘ …‘Â?Â?‡…––‘–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ǤÂ?Â?ƒ„—–™ƒ•„‘”Â?Ǥ ™‘›‡ƒ”•‘Â?ƒÂ?†–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡Â?‘™ʹͲ —Â?‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•…‘Â?Â?‡…–‡†–‘–Š‡Â?Â?ƒ„—– Â?‡–™‘”Â?ˆ‘”͡͸…ƒÂ?’—•‡•Ǥ Â‘Â™Â‡Â˜Â‡Â”ÇĄ‹–™ƒ•Â?ǯ–ƒŽŽ•Â?‘‘–Š•ƒ‹Ž‹Â?‰ǥ •ƒ›•”Ǥ–‡˜‡Â?‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡›ǥƒ–Â?Â?ƒ„—–Ǥ Dz‡‘’Ž‡Š‡”‡‹Â?–Š‡†‹†Â?ǯ–”‡ƒŽŽ› —Â?†‡”•–ƒÂ?†™Šƒ–•™‡”‡ÂƒÂ„‘—–ǥ•‘–Š‡ —’–ƒÂ?‡™ƒ•Â?ǯ–Â?ƒ••‹˜‡‹Â?–Š‡„‡‰‹Â?Â?‹Â?‰‘ˆ –Š‡Â’Â”Â‘ÂŒÂ‡Â…Â–ÇĄÇłŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‡ǯ”‡–”›‹Â?‰–‘’—•Š–Š‡„‘—Â?†ƒ”‹‡•‘ˆ Â?‡–™‘”Â?‹Â?‰Š‡”‡‹Â?–Š‡Ǥ‡ǯ”‡–Š‡ ǯ• Ď?‹”•–†—ƒŽ•–ƒ…Â?Â?‡–™‘”Â?ÇĄ•‘™‡‘ˆˆ‡” ˜͸ ˆ”‘Â?–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ƒŽŽ–Š‡™ƒ›ƒ”‘—Â?†ƒŽŽ–Š‡ ‘–Š‡”•ƒ”‘—Â?†–Š‡™‘”Ž†ǥdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ


‘™Šƒ–‡šƒ…–Ž›†‘‡•–Š‡ƒ„—–‘ˆˆ‡” —‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•–Šƒ––Š‡›Šƒ˜‡ǯ–ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›‰‘–ǫ Dz –Š‡ϐ‹”•–‹•–ƒ…‡ǡ™‡ǯ˜‡‰‘–ƒ ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ‡–™‘”ƒ†ƒ”‡‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰Žƒ”‰‡” bandwidth  services  to  universities  to  be   ƒ„Ž‡–‘…‘‡…––Š‡•‡Ž˜‡•–‘‰‡–Š‡”ǡdz”Ǥ ‹•–ƒŽ‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ ƒ„—–ǯ•„ƒ•‹…”ƒ–‡‹•ͳ ’‡”•‡…‘† ‹–‘ƒ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”…ƒ’—•‘”—‹˜‡”•‹–›ǡ •‘—Ž–‹…ƒ’—•—‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•ƒ”‡•—’’Ž‹‡† ™‹–Š…‘‡…–‹˜‹–›–‘…‘‡…––Š‘•‡ …ƒ’—•‡•–‘‰‡–Š‡”Ǥ Dz –Š‡•‡…‘†‹•–ƒ–ǡƒ•ƒŽŽ‡” —‹˜‡”•‹–›™‹–ŠŽ‡•••–ƒˆˆ™‘—Ž†‰‘ˆ‘”ƒ …Š‡ƒ’‡”†‡˜‹…‡ƒ†•‡†ƒŽŽ–Š‡–”ƒˆϐ‹…†‘™ –Š‡‡–™‘”ƒ†™‡™‹ŽŽ–Š‡„”ƒ…Š‘ˆˆ

–‡”‡––”ƒˆϐ‹…ǤŠ‡™‡Ž‘‘ƒ––Š‡–”ƒˆϐ‹… ‰‘‹‰‹ƒ†‘—–‘ˆƒ—‹˜‡”•‹–›ǡ͹ͲΨ‘ˆ‹– ‹•”—„„‹•ŠǦ–Š‹‰•Ž‹‡ ƒ…‡„‘‘ǡ‘——„‡ ƒ†‡™•™‡„•‹–‡•Ȃƒ†–Š‹•‹•ƒ’ƒ”–Ǧƒ†Ǧ ’ƒ”…‡Ž‘ˆ‡˜‡”›†ƒ›Ž‹ˆ‡ǡdz”‹•–ƒŽ‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz –ǯ•–Š‡‘–Š‡”͵ͲΨ–Šƒ–ǯ•‹’‘”–ƒ––‘ –Š‡—‹˜‡”•‹–›ȂŽ‹‡–Š‡‡‡ƒ”‹‰ǡ†‹•ƒ•–‡” ”‡…‘˜‡”›ǡ‰”‹†…‘’—–‹‰ƒ†‡ƒ‹Ž •‡”˜‹…‡•ǤŠ‡‡–™‘”ƒ‡••—”‡–Šƒ–͵ͲΨ Šƒ•ƒŠ‹‰Š‡”“—ƒŽ‹–›ƒ†‹•–”‡ƒ–‡†ˆƒ•–‡” ƒ†™‹–Šƒ‰”‡ƒ–‡”’”‹‘”‹–›–Šƒ–Š‡‘–Š‡” ͹ͲΨ‘ˆ‹–‡”‡––”ƒˆϐ‹…ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ”Ǥ‹•–ƒŽ‡›’‘‹–•–‘–Š‡‡šƒ’Ž‡‘ˆ ƒ—‹˜‡”•‹–›†‘‹‰Š‡ƒŽ–Š…ƒ”‡”‡•‡ƒ”…Šƒ† ™ƒ–‹‰–‘–”ƒ•ˆ‡”šǦ”ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠƒ––Š‡›‡‡†‹•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡„ƒ†™‹†–Š –‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘•‡†–Šƒ–ϐ‹Ž‡–Š‡”‡ƒ†–Š‡Ǥ ˆ –Š‡›™ƒ––‘–”ƒ•ˆ‡”–Šƒ––”ƒˆϐ‹…„ƒ…ƒ† ˆ‘”–Šǡ–Š‡›‡‡†ƒ˜‡”›Žƒ”‰‡„ƒ†™‹†–Š …‘‡…–‹‘ƒ†–Š‡›‡‡†–‘’—–ƒŽƒ”‰‡ ‹’ƒ…–‘–Šƒ–‡–™‘”ƒ––Šƒ–’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ” ‘‡–‹–‹‡ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz ˆ›‘—–”›ƒ††‘–Šƒ–‘˜‡”–Š‡ ‹–‡”‡–ǡ›‘—ǯ”‡‘–‰‘‹‰–‘‰‡–ƒ˜‡”›Š‹‰Š „ƒ†™‹†–Š…‘‡…–‹‘ǡ•‘‹–ǯ•‰‘‹‰–‘–ƒ‡ †ƒ›•–‘‰‡–ƒŽƒ”‰‡ϐ‹Ž‡Ž‹‡ƒ •…ƒ –Š”‘—‰ŠǤ‹–Š–Š‡ƒ„—–‡–™‘”ǡ‡†‹…ƒŽ •…Š‘‘Ž•ƒ”‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘‰‡––Š‡‹”ϐ‹Ž‡•„ƒ…™ƒ”†• ƒ†ˆ‘”™ƒ”†•˜‡”›“—‹…Ž›ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ

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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI

Dr. Steven Winstanley, COO at Ankabut

Dz‡‡‡†–‘„”‹‰—‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•–‘‰‡–Š‡” ˆ‘”…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹˜‡”‡•‡ƒ”…ŠǤ‡‘’Ž‡Šƒ˜‡•ƒ‹† –Š‡”‡™‹ŽŽ„‡‘—”‡ƒ‘‡–•ǡ„—––Š‡ ‹‰‰•„‘•‘†‹•…‘˜‡”›Šƒ’’‡‡†Žƒ•–™‡‡ǡ ™Š‹…Š™ƒ•–Š‡”‡•—Ž–‘ˆƒŽƒ”‰‡…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹˜‡ ’”‘Œ‡…–ǡdz”Ǥ‹•–ƒŽ‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠ‡”‡ƒ•‘–Š‡‡–™‘”™ƒ••‡–—’‹ –Š‡ϐ‹”•–’Žƒ…‡™ƒ•–‘’—•Š…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ‡ƒŽŽ‘™–Š‹•”‡‰‹‘™‡ŽŽ‡‘—‰Š–‘ ‘™–Š‡”‡‹•‘–‡‘—‰Š”‡•‡ƒ”…Š…‘‹‰ ‘—–‘ˆ–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–Ǥ‘ƒ„—–‹• „”‹‰‹‰ƒ…‘—‹–›–‘‰‡–Š‡”–‘’”‘˜‹†‡ ƒ’Žƒ–ˆ‘”ˆ‘”‹ˆƒ†™Š‡–Šƒ–‹ˆƒ‘—• —”‡ƒ‘‡–…‘‡•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ‘–‘Ž›Šƒ•–Š‡‡–™‘”ǯ•‰”‘™–Š„‡‡ †‡‘•–”ƒ–‡†„›‹–•”‹•‹‰—•‡”Ž‹•–ǡ‹–Šƒ• ƒŽ•‘„‡‡”‡’”‡•‡–ƒ–‹˜‡‘ˆ–Š‡‹–‡”‡•–‹ ƒ„—–ǯ•ƒ—ƒŽ—•‡”‡‡–‹‰Ǥ DzŠ”‡‡›‡ƒ”•ƒ‰‘™‡Šƒ†‘—”ϐ‹”•–—•‡” ‡‡–‹‰ƒ†ͳͷ’‡‘’Ž‡–—”‡†—’Ǥƒ•–—•‡” ‡‡–‹‰Šƒ†‘˜‡”͵ͷͲ’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ†‘—”‡š– —•‡”‡‡–‹‰‹‡’–‡„‡”™‡‡š’‡…––‘„‡ —…ŠŽƒ”‰‡”–Šƒ–Šƒ–ǡdz”Ǥ‹•–ƒŽ‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ ‘‰•––Š‡ƒ––‡†‡‡•‘ˆ–Š‡‡š– ƒ„—–—•‡”‡‡–‹‰™‹ŽŽ„‡–Š‡‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–’‡…‹ƒŽ –‡”‡•– ”‘—’ǡ™Š‹…Š „”‹‰•–‘‰‡–Š‡”•…Š‘Žƒ”•ǡ‡†—…ƒ–‘”•ƒ† †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–’”ƒ…–‹–‹‘‡”•‹–‡”‡•–‡†‹–Š‡ •–—†›‘ˆ–Š‡”‡‰‹‘Ǥ Dz –ǯ•„ƒ•‹…ƒŽŽ›ƒ†‡—’‘ˆ’‡‘’Ž‡ˆ”‘ ƒ–ƒ”ǡ—™ƒ‹–ǡƒ—†‹”ƒ„‹ƒƒ†ƒǤ‘‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡•‡‰—›•Šƒ˜‡•–ƒ”–‡†‘ˆˆ‡šƒ‹‹‰

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The American University in Dubai’s (AUD) main objective in its Ankabut implementation was to connect its telepresence facility on a dedicated network with the telepresence facility at the University of Southern California (USC), says Frank Seifaee, IT services manager at AUD. “To accomplish this we needed a direct network connection to the National Lambda Research (NLR)/Internet 2, which Ankabut could provide,” he says. Overall the entire Ankabut implementation project was fairly quick and smooth.  “We worked very closely with the Ankabut organisation to complete the preliminary assessments to be able to define the project requirements and scope.  During this phase we had to get our product vendor Cisco involved to make sure its requirements was met by the network operator.  The success of the project was mainly due to having a clear understanding of the project requirements, collaboration between the key decision makers and the professional assistance of the Ankabut and Cisco teams,” he adds. The network allows AUD to establish a global classroom environment that can connect to any telepresence-enabled institution that is on the global exchange network.  This gives students and faculty members the opportunity to participate in online collaborations and research projects regardless of their physical locations.  “The network obviously offers more than just connecting two sites.  Ankabut allows us to access other resources available on Internet 2, such as advanced grid computing, digital libraries, cloud backup, cloud storage, DNS hosting and so on,” says Seifaee.

•ƒ†–Š‡…‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡ –Šƒ–™‡Šƒ˜‡‹–Š‡„‡…ƒ—•‡‘ˆ–Š‹• ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”‡–™‘”ǡdz”Ǥ‹•–ƒŽ‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠƒ–ǯ•”‡ƒŽŽ›„‡…‘‹‰ƒ’’ƒ”‡–‹• –Šƒ––Š‡‹•–Š‡‘Ž›…‘—–”›‹–Š‡  with  a  national  research  a nd  education  

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CASE STUDY Ankabut

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Â?–Š‡•ƒÂ?‡”‡•’‡…–ǥ—Â?‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•‹Â?–Š‡ –Šƒ–†‘Â?ǯ–Œ‘‹Â?–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ƒ”‡Â?‹••‹Â?‰ƒ Â?ƒŒ‘”‘’’‘”–—Â?‹–›ǥdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ‡•’‹–‡–Š‡•‡‡Â?‹Â?‰Ž›Žƒ”‰‡–ƒ•Â?ƒ–ŠƒÂ?†ǥ Â?Â?ƒ„—–‰‡–•„›™‹–ŠƒÂ?‹Â?–‡”Â?ƒŽ–‡ƒÂ?‘ˆ ‘Â?Ž›‡‹‰Š–ÂˆÂ—ÂŽÂŽÇŚÂ–Â‹Â?‡•–ƒˆˆƒÂ?†–Š”‡‡‹Â?–‡”Â?•Ǥ DzÂ‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡Â?ƒ‹Â?–ƒ‹Â?‡†‘—”•‡Ž˜‡•ĥƒ˜‡”› •Â?ƒŽŽ–‡ƒÂ?†‘‹Â?‰ƒ˜‡”›„‹‰Œ‘„Ǥ‡†‘Â?ǯ– †‹‰Ď?‹„”‡Â‘Â—Â”Â•Â‡ÂŽÂ˜Â‡Â•ÇĄ™‡Ž‡ƒ•‡Ď?‹„”‡ǤÂ‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡‰‘– a  contract  w ith  Etisalat  which  is  renewable   ‡˜‡”›Ď?‹˜‡›‡ƒ”•™Š‡”‡™‡‡Â?’Ž‘›–Š‡Â? –‘Ž‘‘Â?ƒˆ–‡”–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?Ǥ‡‰‡––Š‡Â? –‘•‡Â?†ƒ…‘Â?Â?‡…–‹‘Â?ƒÂ?†‡“—‹’Â?‡Â?––‘ ƒ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”—Â?‹˜‡”•‹–›ǤŠƒ––ƒÂ?‡•ƒŽ‘– ‘ˆ•–ƒˆˆ”‡“—‹”‡Â?‡Â?–•‘ˆˆ‘—”„‘‘Â?•ǥdz”Ǥ ‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ DzÂ?–Š‡–‡…ŠÂ?‹…ƒŽ•‹†‡™‡Šƒ˜‡–Š”‡‡ •–ƒˆˆČ‚ƒÂ?ƒÂ?ƒ‰‡”ƒÂ?†–™‘–‡…ŠÂ?‹…ƒŽ ‰—›•ǤŠ‡Â?ƒÂ?ƒ‰‡”„ƒ•‹…ƒŽŽ›”—Â?•ƒŽŽ–Š‡

…‘Â?’—–‹Â?‰ƒÂ?† ĥ‹Â?‡Â?ƒ‹ŽƒÂ?†™‡„ǥdz”Ǥ ‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ

Â?–‡”Â?•‘ˆ‹Â?’Ž‡Â?‡Â?–ƒ–‹‘Â?ÇĄÂ?Â?ƒ„—– ™‘”Â?•™‹–Š–‹•ƒŽƒ––‘†‡–‡”Â?‹Â?‡ …‘Â?Â?Â‡Â…Â–Â‹Â˜Â‹Â–Â›ÇĄ„‡ˆ‘”‡™‘”Â?‹Â?‰™‹–Š–Š‡  †‡’ƒ”–Â?‡Â?–•‹Â?…‘Â?Ď?‹‰—”ƒ–‹‘Â?‹••—‡•ǤŠƒ– ™Š‘Ž‡’”‘…‡••–ƒÂ?‡•„‡–™‡‡Â?–Š”‡‡ƒÂ?†•‹š Â?‘Â?–Š•ǥ”Ǥ‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ ‘‘Â?‹Â?‰ÂˆÂ‘Â”Â™ÂƒÂ”Â†ÇĄ”Ǥ‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡› „‡Ž‹‡˜‡•Â?Â?ƒ„—–Â?‘™Â?‡‡†•–‘‡Â?‰ƒ‰‡™‹–Š –Š‡…‘Â?Â?—Â?‹–›Â?‘”‡Ǥ DzÂ‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡‰‘––Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ƒÂ?†Â™Â‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡‰‘– –Š‡•‡”˜‹…‡’Žƒ–ˆ‘”Â?•Č‚Â?‘™™‡Â?‡‡†–‘ „”‹Â?‰–Š‘•‡˜‡Â?†‘”•™Š‘…ƒÂ?•‡‡–Š‡ˆƒ…– –Šƒ–Â™Â‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡‰‘–͸ͲǥͲͲͲ•–—†‡Â?–•ƒÂ?†ͳͲǥͲͲͲ •–ƒˆˆ‘Â?–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ǤŠ‡˜‡Â?†‘”•…ƒÂ?•‡‡ –Šƒ––Š‹•‹•ƒ‰”‡ƒ–Â?‡–™‘”Â?–‘„‡ƒ’ƒ”– Â‘ÂˆÇĄ•‘™‡ǯ”‡‰‡––‹Â?‰ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ‹Â?–‡”‡•–ˆ”‘Â? ˜‡Â?†‘”•™ƒÂ?–‹Â?‰–‘‰‡–‘Â?–Šƒ–Â?‡–™‘”Â?ÇĄÇł Š‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‹–Š–Š‡‡Â?’Šƒ•‹••‘ˆƒ”„‡‡Â?‘Â? Ž‘‘Â?‹Â?‰ƒ–•‘Â?‡‘ˆ–Š‡—Â?Â‹Â˜Â‡Â”Â•Â‹Â–Â›ÇŚÂ–Â›Â’Â‡‘ˆ

We’re trying to push the boundaries of networking here in the UAE. We’re the GCC’s first dual stack network, so we offer IPv6 from the network all the way around all the other NRENs around the world.â€? –‡…ŠÂ?‘Ž‘‰›•’ƒ…‡ƒÂ?†–Š‡‘–Š‡”–™‘‰—›• „”‹Â?‰—’–Š‡•‡”˜‹…‡•‘Â?–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â? ™‹–Š‹Â?‘—”†ƒ–ƒ…‡Â?–”‡ǤŠ‡Â?ƒÂ?ƒ‰‡”ƒŽ•‘ Â?ƒÂ?ƒ‰‡•–Š‡–‹•ƒŽƒ–’ƒ”–Â?‡”•Š‹’Ǥ‡ƒŽ•‘ ‘—–•‘—”…‡“—‹–‡ƒ„‹–‘ˆÂ•Â–Â—ÂˆÂˆÇĄˆ‘”‡šƒÂ?’Ž‡ ™‡‘—–•‘—”…‡–‘ —ƒ™‡‹ˆ‘”˜‹”–—ƒŽ†‡•Â?–‘’ ‡Â?˜‹”‘Â?Â?‡Â?–•ǥdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ

Membership Š‹Ž•––Š‡  —Â?†ˆ—Â?†•Â?Â?ÂƒÂ„Â—Â–ÇĄŠƒŽ‹ˆƒ Â?‹˜‡”•‹–›Š‘—•‡•‹–•–‡ƒÂ?ƒÂ?††ƒ–ƒ…‡Â?–”‡ǥ ƒÂ?†’”‘˜‹†‡•–Š‡ĠÂ?‹Â?‹•–”ƒ–‹˜‡„ƒ…Â?„‘Â?‡Ǥ ‘ˆ—”–Š‡”ˆ—Â?†–Š‡Â’Â”Â‘ÂŒÂ‡Â…Â–ÇĄÂ?Â?ƒ„—– …Šƒ”‰‡•ƒÂ?‡Â?„‡”•Š‹’ˆ‡‡‘ˆͳͲͲǥͲͲͲƒ ›‡ƒ”’‡”…ƒÂ?’—•…‘Â?Â?‡…–‹‘Â?Ǥ Dz‡•‹†‡•’”‘˜‹†‹Â?‰–Š‡…‘Â?Â?‡…–‹˜‹–› Â‹Â–Â•Â‡ÂŽÂˆÇĄÂ™Â‡ÇŻÂ˜Â‡‰‘–†‹•ƒ•–‡”Â”Â‡Â…Â‘Â˜Â‡Â”Â›ÇĄ—Â?‹Ď?‹‡† …‘Â?Â?—Â?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?ÇĄŠ‹‰Š’‡”ˆ‘”Â?ƒÂ?…‡ …‘Â?Â?—Â?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â?ÇĄŠ‹‰Š’‡”ˆ‘”Â?ƒÂ?…‡ …‘Â?’—–‹Â?‰‘Â?–Š‡Â?‡–™‘”Â?ÇĄ†‹•–”‹„—–‡†‰”‹†

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‡Â?˜‹”‘Â?Â?‡Â?–•ǥÂ?Â?ƒ„—–‹•Â?‘™Ž‘‘Â?‹Â?‰ƒ– ‡š’ƒÂ?†‹Â?‰‹Â?–‘‘–Š‡”ƒ”‡ƒ•Ǥ Dz ‘‹Â?‰ˆ‘”™ƒ”†™‡™ƒÂ?––‘‰‡–Â?‘”‡ ‹Â?–‘–Š‡Š‡ƒŽ–Š…ƒ”‡•‡…–‘”ǤŠ‹•‹•Ž‘‘Â?‹Â?‰ ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”Ž›ƒ–”‡•‡ƒ”…Š‹Â?Š‘•’‹–ƒŽ•ˆ‘” ‡šƒÂ?’Ž‡ǤŽ•‘™Šƒ–™‡Â?‡‡†–‘•–ƒ”––‘ …‘Â?•‹†‡”‹••…Š‘‘Ž•Ǥ‡ǯ”‡‘ˆˆ‡”‹Â?‰Íł  …‘Â?Â?‡…–‹‘Â?•–‘—Â?Â‹Â˜Â‡Â”Â•Â‹Â–Â‹Â‡Â•ÇĄ„—–•…Š‘‘Ž• ƒ”‡ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡Â?–‡Â?˜‹”‘Â?Â?‡Â?–„‡…ƒ—•‡ ›‘—ǯ”‡„ƒ•‹…ƒŽŽ›†‡ƒŽ‹Â?‰™‹–Š•‡–…—””‹…—Žƒ –›’‹…ƒŽŽ›–ƒ—‰Š–ˆ”‘Â?„‘‘Â?•‘”…‘Â?•–”ƒ‹Â?‡† Â?Â‡Â†Â‹ÂƒÇĄÇł”Ǥ‹Â?•–ƒÂ?Ž‡›•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz–—†‡Â?–•†‘Â?ǯ–Â?‡‡†–‘Šƒ˜‡–Š‡˜ƒ•– ƒÂ?‘—Â?–‘ˆ”‡•‘—”…‡•Ž‹Â?‡–Š‡‹Â?–‡”Â?‡– „‡…ƒ—•‡‹–ǯ•Â?‘”‡Â•Â–Â”Â—Â…Â–Â—Â”Â‡Â†ÇŚÂŽÂ‡ÂƒÂ”Â?‹Â?‰Ǥ—– –Š‡›†‘•–‹ŽŽÂ?‡‡†–‘Šƒ˜‡…‘Â?Â?—Â?‹…ƒ–‹‘Â? ˆƒ…‹Ž‹–‹‡•Ǥ‘Â?‡–‡ƒ…Š‡”•Šƒ˜‡†‹ˆĎ?‹…—Ž–› –›’‹Â?‰‘—–‹Â?–Š‡Â?‘”‡”‡Â?‘–‡ƒ”‡ƒ•Ǥ Â?‡Šƒ•–‘Ž‘‘Â?ƒ––Š‡™Š‘Ž‡•’‡…–”—Â?‘ˆ Â•Â‡Â”Â˜Â‹Â…Â‡Â•ÇĄˆ”‘Â?–Š‡Š‹‰Š’‡”ˆ‘”Â?ƒÂ?…‡‘ˆ

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KHALIFA UNIVERSITY Khalifa University was part of the origional memorandum of understanding signed during the formation of Ankabut and was one of the first universities to connect to the network, says Jacob Kuriyan, director of IT at Khalifa University. “Joining the network was hassle-free with the team supporting us in configuration, set up and testing,� he says. The benefits of connecting to the network are compelling. Apart from the high speed connectivity and inter-campus VPN, the current 10G backbone connects us to all major universities in the country, he adds. The opportunity to connect to peer institutions all over the world using Ankabut’s link to the Internet2 attracted Khalifa University. The University faculty comes from all over the world and have research interests which will need collaboration with other researchers on the other side of the globe. This is easily facilitated using the Ankabut network. Ankabut has made it possible to seamlessly connect the campuses in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah at high speeds. The intercampus VPN comes bundled with the membership services at no extra cost. “We conduct HD video conferencing regularly between the campuses, which has not only increased the speed of our decision making and collaboration between the academic and administrative workforce, but also resulted in considerable reduction in travel. Collaboration with many of our international partners has also improved tremendously,� says Kuriyan. Its virtual classrooms, which are connected over Ankabut’s high speed VPN, have also helped the university to conduct remote lectures thus reducing travel of the faculty between campuses.

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SOLUTIONS WORLD

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Playing catch-up


SOLUTIONS WORLD IaaS and PaaS

Playing catch-up As infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service models gain popularity in the U.S. and Western Europe, adoption amongst Middle East enterprises remains low. Ben Rossi asks why, and analyses the challenges that organisations face with IaaS and PaaS in order to predict the movement of the market.

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few  years  ago  the  debate  was   similar,  only  with  software-­‐as-­‐a-­‐ •‡”˜‹…‡ȋƒƒȌǦ–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•™‡”‡ apparent,  but  the  adoption  was  low.  Now,   with  SaaS  far  more  common  place  across   organisations,  it  is  infrastructure-­‐as-­‐a-­‐ service  (IaaS)  and  platform-­‐as-­‐a-­‐service   (PaaS)  that  are  getting  the  same  treatment.   But  will  they  follow  the  same  course? •™‡”‹‰–Šƒ–“—‡•–‹‘‹•‘–’‘••‹„Ž‡ ™‹–Š‘—–ƒ††”‡••‹‰–Š‡–‘’‹…‘ˆ…Ž‘—†ƒ•ƒ ™Š‘Ž‡Ȃ–Š‡ˆ‘—†ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡•‡ƒ•ǦƒǦ•‡”˜‹…‡ ‘†‡Ž•Ǥ –‹•ƒ”‹•‹‰’Š‡‘‡‘ǡ„—–ƒ‰ƒ‹ ‘‡™Š‡”‡…—””‡–Ž›–Š‡ƒ†‘’–‹‘Šƒ•‘– ƒ–…Š‡†–Š‡Š›’‡Ǥ DzŠ‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‹••–‹ŽŽŽƒ‰‰‹‰„‡Š‹† ™Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘…Ž‘—†‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡Ȃƒ† –Š‡”‹•‡‘ˆ…Ž‘—†…‘’—–‹‰…‘—Ž†ƒ……‡Ž‡”ƒ–‡ –Š‡”ƒ–‡‘ˆƒ†‘’–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡Žƒ–‡•–•‘Ž—–‹‘•ǡdz •ƒ›• ƒ ƒ””‹•ǡŽ‡ƒ†‡”ǡ•›•–‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‘”•ƒ– ‹‡ƒǤ ƒ’’—Ǥƒ‘ǡ†‹”‡…–‘”‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰› •‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ– ǡ’‘‹–•‘—––Šƒ–ǡ–Š‘—‰Š–Š‡ …‘…‡’–‘ˆ ƒƒƒ†ƒƒƒ‡•‡…‘‘‹… •‡•‡–‘…—•–‘‡”•ǡ–Š‡‹†‡ƒŠƒ•›‡––‘‰ƒ‹ ™‹†‡ƒ……‡’–ƒ…‡ƒ•ƒ”‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†•‡…—”‡™ƒ›

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cost  of  bandwidth  has  still  not  reached  a   …”‹–‹…ƒŽƒ••‹–‡”•‘ˆƒ‹‰‹–‡ƒ•‹Ž› ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ƒ†ƒˆˆ‘”†ƒ„Ž‡ȂƒŽ–Š‘—‰Šǡ–Š‹•‹• ”ƒ’‹†Ž›…Šƒ‰‹‰Ǥdz Ž‘—†‹•‹†‡ƒŽˆ‘”•–ƒ”–—’•™‹–ŠŽ‹––Ž‡ ‘‡›–Šƒ–ƒ”‡‰”‘™‹‰˜‡”›ˆƒ•–ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰ –‘ ”‡‰‘”‡–”‹ǡ”‡•‡ƒ”…Š†‹”‡…–‘”ƒ– ƒ”–‡”Ǥ Dz‘‹ˆƒ”‡‰‹‘Šƒ•ˆ‡™‘ˆ–Š‡•‡–›’‹…ƒŽŽ› …‘•—‡”‘”‹‡–‡†•–ƒ”–—’•ǡ…Ž‘—†‹•Ž‡•• ‡‡†‡†ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ

Ian Harris, leader, system integrators at Ciena EMEA

‘ˆ’”‘˜‹•‹‘‹‰‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡Ǥ Dz˜‡”…‘‹‰ƒ’’”‡Š‡•‹‘•”‡‰ƒ”†‹‰ †ƒ–ƒ•‡…—”‹–›ƒ†Ž‹„‡”ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘‘ˆϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ ”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘•–‘ƒŽŽ‘™†ƒ–ƒ–‘”‡•‹†‡ƒ…”‘•• „‘”†‡”•ƒ”‡‡…‡••ƒ”›–‘ƒ……‡Ž‡”ƒ–‡–Š‡ ƒ†‘’–‹‘ǡdzƒ‘•ƒ›•Ǥ ƒ”‹† ƒ”ƒ‹†‘‘‹ǡ…Š‹‡ˆ…‘‡”…‹ƒŽ ‘ˆϐ‹…‡”ƒ–†—ǡƒ††•ǣDzŠ‡”‡‹•ƒŽƒ…‘ˆƒ …”‹–‹…ƒŽƒ••‘ˆ…”‡†‹„Ž‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ ƒƒƒ†ƒƒ•‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ†

www.cnmeonline.com

Ready ƒ…Š‹Šƒ”†™ƒŒǡŠ‡ƒ†‘ˆ„—•‹‡•• †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ƒ–‡ ‘•–‹‰ƒ–ƒ ‘”–ǡ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡• –Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‹•‘™”‡ƒ†›ˆ‘”ƒƒ „‡…ƒ—•‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•‘–Š‹•’Žƒ–ˆ‘”†‘ǯ– ”‡“—‹”‡Š‹‰ŠŽ‡˜‡Ž•‘ˆ•‡…—”‹–›ƒ†…ƒ„‡ —•‡†‘–Š‡’—„Ž‹……Ž‘—†Ǥ ‘” ƒƒƒ†ƒƒ–‘”‡ƒ…Š–Š‡•ƒ‡•–ƒ‰‡ǡ Š‡•ƒ›•–Š‡”‡‰‹‘—•–…Šƒ‰‡‹–•‹†•‡–Ǥ ‡ ƒŽ•‘’”‡†‹…–•‰”‡ƒ–‡”ƒ†‘’–‹‘‘ˆ’”‹˜ƒ–‡…Ž‘—† ‡˜‹”‘‡–•‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–Ǥ Dz‡ƒ”‡ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›•‡‡‹‰ƒˆ‡™…—•–‘‡”• —•‹‰–Š‡•‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ǥ –‹•–Š‡•‡‡ƒ”Ž› ƒ†‘’–‡”•™Š‘™‹ŽŽ‰ƒ‹–Š‡‘•–‹–Š‡Ž‘‰ ”—ƒ•–Š‡›™‹ŽŽƒ…Š‹‡˜‡‡…‘‘‹‡•‘ˆ•…ƒŽ‡


Pappu R. Rao, director of technology services at GBM

ƒ†ƒˆƒ•–‡” …‘’ƒ”‡†–‘–Š‘•‡–Šƒ– †‘ǯ–ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ……‘”†‹‰–‘ƒƒ›ƒǡ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ †‹”‡…–‘”ƒ–™ƒ”‡ǡ–Š‡”‡‰‹‘‡‡†• ‘”‡…Š‘‹…‡‹–‡”•‘ˆ‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•ˆ”‘ •‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•Ǥ Dz—•–‘‡”•Šƒ˜‡ƒŠ‹‰Š‡”†‡‰”‡‡‘ˆ …‘ϐ‹†‡…‡™Š‡†‡ƒŽ‹‰™‹–ŠŠ‘—•‡Š‘Ž† ƒ‡•ƒ†ǡ™Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘–Š‹•”‡‰‹‘ǡ –Š‡”‡ƒ”‡•‘‡„—––Š‡”‡‹•ǯ–ƒ‰”‡ƒ–†‡ƒŽ‘ˆ ˜ƒ”‹‡–›ǡdzƒ›ƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ –Š‡‘–Š‡”Šƒ†ǡ ‡‘”‰‡‡‘‘ǡ  ƒ–‡† ƒ–ǡ‡’Šƒ•‹•‡•–Š‡’”‹˜ƒ…› Žƒ™•ƒ…”‘••–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ƒ•ƒ‹Š‹„‹–‘”‘ˆ ƒƒ ƒ†ƒƒƒ†‘’–‹‘Ǥ—–Š‡ƒŽ•‘„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘‹••‡‡‹‰ƒDz˜‡”›ƒ–—”‡dzƒ’’”‘ƒ…Š–‘ …Ž‘—†‘˜‡”ƒŽŽǤ

Farid Faraidooni, chief commercial officer at du

Dzƒ›‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ƒ”‡Š‡‡†‹‰–Š‡ ˜‹‡™–‘‘–„Ž‹†Ž›ƒ……‡’––Šƒ–…Ž‘—†‹•ˆ‘” ‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰Ǥ •–‡ƒ†ǡ–Š‡›ƒ”‡†‡ϐ‹‹‰‡šƒ…–Ž› ™Šƒ–‹–‹•–Šƒ––Š‡›‡š’‡…–ˆ”‘…Ž‘—†ƒ† ™Š‡”‡‹–‹•–Šƒ–…Ž‘—†™‹ŽŽϐ‹–‹–Š‡‹”†‡Ž‹˜‡”› ‡“—ƒ–‹‘Ǥ‡ƒŽ•‘”‡ƒŽŽ›‡‡†–‘‘˜‡ƒ™ƒ› ˆ”‘•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡˜‹‡™•–Šƒ–…Ž‘—†‹•‘Ž›ƒ ‡††‡Ž‹˜‡”›’Žƒ–ˆ‘”ǤŽ‘—†…ƒ„‡—•‡†ˆ‘” ƒ›–Š‹‰•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Š‹Ž•––Š‡Dzƒ’’”‘ƒ…Šdz–‘…Ž‘—†‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘…‘—Ž†„‡†‡•…”‹„‡†ƒ•ƒ–—”‡ǡ‹–†‘‡• ”‡ƒ‹–Šƒ––Š‡ƒ†‘’–‹‘‹•Ž‘™…‘’ƒ”‡† ™‹–Š‘–Š‡”ƒ”‡–•Ǥƒ›ƒ•ƒ›•–Š‹•™‹ŽŽ ‹’”‘˜‡™‹–Šƒ–—”ƒŽ’”‘‰”‡••‹‘Ǥ Dz –Š‹–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•™‹ŽŽ•–ƒ”––‘ƒ–‡”‹ƒŽ‹•‡ …Ž‡ƒ”‡”ƒ†‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•™‹ŽŽ•–ƒ”––‘•‡‡–Š‡ ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡•‘ˆ•…ƒŽ‡ǡ•’‡‡†‘ˆ†‡’Ž‘›‡–ǡ ϐŽ‡š‹„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†•‘‘ǤŠ‡•‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•™‹ŽŽ„‡…‘‡ ‘”‡‘„˜‹‘—•–‘…—•–‘‡”•Ǥdz ƒ””‹•‰‘‡•ƒ•ˆƒ”ƒ••ƒ›‹‰–Š‡‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–—•–‹˜‡•–‹…Ž‘—†‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡‹ ‘”†‡”–‘”‡ƒ‹…‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡Ǥ Dz ˆ–Šƒ–Šƒ’’‡•ǡ–Š‡”‡™‹ŽŽ„‡‘”‡ •—’’Ž›‘ˆŠ‹‰ŠǦƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–›†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ȋ–‹‡”ʹƒ†͵†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•Ȍ ™‹–Š–Š‡ƒ––”‹„—–‡•”‡“—‹”‡†ˆ‘”Š‹‰ŠǦ‡† ‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–‘ƒ†‘’–…Ž‘—†•‡”˜‹…‡•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡‡ϐ‹–•

–‡”•‘ˆ„‡‡ϐ‹–•ǡƒ›ƒ•ƒ›•–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡–Š”‡‡ …Ž‡ƒ”ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡•Ȃ…‘•–ǡϐŽ‡š‹„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†•’‡‡†Ǥ ƒ‘ƒŽ•‘‡’Šƒ•‹•‡•…‘•–ǡ•–ƒ–‹‰ ƒƒ ƒ†ƒƒ™‹ŽŽŽ‘™‡”„ƒ•‡†‘‡…‘‘‹‡• ‘ˆ•…ƒŽ‡™‹–Š…Šƒ”‰‹‰„ƒ•‡†‘—–‹Ž‹•ƒ–‹‘ ƒ†‘‹‹–‹ƒŽ‹˜‡•–‡–•Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹•‹†‡ƒŽˆ‘”‡™•–ƒ”–—’•ǡ–‹‡Ǧ „‘—†’”‘Œ‡…–•ƒ††‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ƒ†–‡•– ‡˜‹”‘‡–•™Š‹…ŠŠƒ˜‡ƒ‹–‡”‹––‡– ‡‡†ˆ‘”…‘’—–‹‰’‘™‡”ǤŽ‘—†’”‘˜‹†‡• access  to  world-­‐class  infrastructure  without   –Š‡‡‡†–‘Šƒ˜‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹…ƒŽ‡š’‡”–‹•‡ –Š‡”‡„›”‡†—…‹‰‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ…‘•–•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‘”•™‹–ŠƒŽ‹‹–‡†…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ„—†‰‡–ǡ

ƒƒ•Š‹ˆ–•–Š‡…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ”‡“—‹”‡‡–•–‘ƒ ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ‡š’‡•‡–Šƒ––”ƒ…•™‹–Š–Š‡ ‰”‘™–Š‘ˆ„—•‹‡••ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘Šƒ”†™ƒŒǤ ‡•’‹–‡–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•„‡‹‰…Ž‡ƒ”ǡ–Š‡”‡ ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•ƒ†Ž‹‹–ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ– ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•—•–„‡ƒ”‹‹†Ǥ DzŠ‡ƒ‹…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡‹•–Š‡›ƒ”‡‰‹˜‹‰—’ …‘–”‘Žǡ•‘–Š‡›„‡…‘‡‘”‡†‡’‡†‡–‘

www.cnmeonline.com

Gregor Petri, research director at Gartner

–Š‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•‘ˆ–Š‡•‡•‡”˜‹…‡•Ǥ ƒ‹‹‰–”—•– ‹–Š‡•‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ†—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰Š‘™ –‘ƒƒ‰‡”‹•‹ˆ›‘—Šƒ˜‡‘…‘–”‘Ž™‹ŽŽ –ƒ‡–‹‡ƒ†™‹ŽŽ”‡“—‹”‡–Š‡•‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•–‘ ’”‘˜‡–Š‡›…ƒ„‡–”—•–‡†ǡdz•ƒ›•‡–”‹Ǥ ƒ”ƒ‹†‘‘‹ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡ƒ‹ …ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•…‘‡™‹–Š•‡…—”‹–›ƒ††ƒ–ƒ’”‹˜ƒ…›Ǥ Dz –‹•ƒŽ•‘ƒ“—‡•–‹‘‘ˆ–”—•–‹–Š‡ ’”‘˜‹†‡”–Šƒ–…‘‡•‹–‘„‡‹‰ƒ†–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘ƒ†•–ƒ†ƒ”†•Ǥ Š‹Ž‡‹–Š‡™‡•–‡”™‘”Ž†–Š‹•‹•„‡‹‰ •–”‡‰–Š‡‡†„›Žƒ™•ƒ†…‘’Ž‹ƒ…‡ ”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘•ǡ–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‹••Ž‹‰Š–Ž› Žƒ‰‰‹‰‹–Š‹•ƒ”‡ƒǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ƒ‘ƒ‰”‡‡•ǡƒ††‹‰ǣDz‡‹‰Ž‘…ƒ–‡† ‹–Š‡…Ž‘—†ǡ–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡‹Š‡”‡–•‡…—”‹–› …‘…‡”•ƒ†‹•‘‡•‡•‡ƒŽƒ…‘ˆ…Žƒ”‹–› ‘–Š‡‘™‡”•Š‹’‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒƒ†ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡† …‘•‡“—‡…‡•Ǥ—‡–‘Ž‹‹–‡†•‡”˜‹…‡ ’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ†Žƒ…‘ˆ•–ƒ†ƒ”†‹•ƒ–‹‘ǡ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ƒ›„‡Ž‘…‡†Ǧ‹ƒ†…‘—Ž† ˆƒ…‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–‹‡•‹…Šƒ‰‹‰•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”Ǥdz ‡‘‘•ƒ›•‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•…ƒƒ˜‘‹† –Š‡•‡’”‘„Ž‡•„›‘’–‹‰ˆ‘”’”‹˜ƒ–‡ǡ”ƒ–Š‡” –Šƒ’—„Ž‹…ǡ…Ž‘—†•‘Ž—–‹‘•Ǥ Dz’‡•‘—”…‡ ƒƒ•‘Ž—–‹‘•ǡ•—…Š ƒ•’‡–ƒ…ǡƒŽŽ‘™‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘• –‘‹•–ƒ–‹ƒ–‡ƒˆ—ŽŽ…Ž‘—†…‘’—–‹‰ ‡˜‹”‘‡–™‹–Š‹–Š‡…‘ϐ‹‡•‘ˆ–Š‡‹” ‘™†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡ǡ–Š‡”‡„›ƒŽŽ‡˜‹ƒ–‹‰ƒ› …‘…‡”•ƒ„‘—–•‡…—”‹–›ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Ž•‘ˆ”‘ƒƒƒ’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡ǡŽ‹‹–ƒ–‹‘• ƒ”‡†—‡–‘–Š‡’Žƒ–ˆ‘”ƒ†‹–•ϐŽ‡š‹„‹Ž‹–› ‹–•‡Žˆǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘ ƒ”ƒ‹†‘‘‹Ǥ

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SOLUTIONS WORLD IaaS and PaaS

Dz•–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ–—”‡•ǡ’Žƒ–ˆ‘” †‡ϐ‹…‹‡…‹‡•™‹ŽŽ„‡ƒ††”‡••‡†Ǥ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–› ‘ˆ •ƒ† ‡ƒ•›Ǧ–‘Ǧ—•‡–‘‘Ž•ˆ‘” †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ƒ††‡’Ž‘›‡–™‹ŽŽƒ‡‹– ‡ƒ•‹‡”ˆ‘”‡–‡”’”‹•‡–‘—•‡ƒƒǤǤdz Babysitting Šƒ”†™ƒŒ•ƒ›•–Šƒ–ƒ›ˆ‡‡Ž ƒƒ”‡“—‹”‡• ƒDz…‘•–ƒ–„ƒ„›•‹––‹‰dz‘ˆ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‰ •›•–‡•ǡ†ƒ–ƒ•–‘”‡•ǡ‡••ƒ‰‹‰“—‡—‡•ƒ† ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘…‘–ƒ‹‡”•Ǥ Dz –Ǯ•…Ž‡ƒ”–Šƒ–‘•– ƒƒ’Žƒ–ˆ‘”• ”‡“—‹”‡ƒ•—„•–ƒ–‹ƒŽ ‘™ǦŠ‘™ƒ† —†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰™Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘†‡’Ž‘›‹‰ ‹•–ƒ…‡•ƒ†ƒƒ‰‹‰Ž‘ƒ†Ǧ„ƒŽƒ…‹‰ǡ ‡Žƒ•–‹…‹–›ƒ†•…ƒŽƒ„‹Ž‹–›‡…Šƒ‹•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Ž–‹ƒ–‡Ž›ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ™Š‡–Š‡”–‘—•‡ƒƒ ‘”–‘†‡’Ž‘›ƒ ƒƒ‘”ƒƒ†‡’‡†•‘–Š‡ ‡‡†•‘ˆ‡ƒ…Š‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘Ǥ Dz •–Š‡…‘’ƒ›Ž‘‘‹‰ˆ‘”•–ƒ†ƒ”† ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ‹–›–Š‡›™ƒ––‘—•‡ƒ•‡ƒ•‹Ž›ƒ• ’‘••‹„Ž‡ǡ‹™Š‹…Š…ƒ•‡–Š‡›‘”‡Ž‹‡Ž›

Sachin Bhardwaj, head of business development at eHosting DataFort

George DeBono, GM MEA at Red Hat

Sam Tayan, regional director MENA at VMware

ƒ›…Š‘‘•‡ƒƒǡ‘”†‘–Š‡›™ƒ––‘‘ˆˆ‡” ƒ—‹“—‡ˆ—…–‹‘–‘ƒ•’‡…‹ϐ‹…ƒ—†‹‡…‡ ƒ†–Š‡ˆ—…–‹‘–Š‡›‘ˆˆ‡”ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‹ƒ–‹‰ …ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ǡ‹™Š‹…Š–Š‡›ƒ”‡‘”‡Ž‹‡Ž›–‘‰‘ ™‹–Šƒƒƒ† ƒƒǡdz‡–”‹•ƒ›•Ǥ Š‡‡š–…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ›‡ƒ”•ƒ”‡‘™˜‡”› ‹’‘”–ƒ–‹†‹…–ƒ–‹‰–Š‡”‡Ž‡˜ƒ…‡‘ˆ ƒƒ ƒ†ƒƒ‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–Ǥ ƒ›ƒ•ƒ›•Š‡–Š‹•–Š‡›™‹ŽŽ–”ƒ•‹–‹‘ ˆ”‘•‘‡–Š‹‰’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ”‡–Š‹‹‰ƒ„‘—––‘ •‘‡–Š‹‰’‡‘’Ž‡ƒ”‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›ƒ†‘’–‹‰Ǥ Dz ƒƒƒ†ƒƒ™‹ŽŽ„‡–Š‘•‡‡ƒ„Ž‡”• –Šƒ–ƒŽŽ‘™ –‡ƒ•–‘”‡ƒ…Š–Š‡„ƒ”‹–Š‡ ™‘”’Žƒ…‡Ǥƒ›…‘’ƒ‹‡•‘™•‡‡–Š‡‹”  –‡ƒ•ƒ•ƒ‹‹•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”™‹–Š‹–Š‡‹” ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘ƒ†–Šƒ–‹•…‘–”‹„—–‹‰–‘–Š‡ ’‘’—Žƒ”‹–›‘ˆ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ƒ†ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘• ƒ•ƒ•‡”˜‹…‡ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‹–Š‘”‡…‘’ƒ‹‡•‡–‡”‹‰–Š‡ ƒ”‡––‘‘ˆˆ‡”‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ƒ†’Žƒ–ˆ‘” •‡”˜‹…‡•ǡ–Š‹•›‡ƒ”ƒ†ʹͲͳ͵™‹ŽŽ•‡‡ ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰’‘’—Žƒ”‹–›ˆ‘” ƒƒƒ†ƒƒǡ ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘Šƒ”†™ƒŒǤ

Dz‘’ƒ‹‡•ƒ”‡…—––‹‰†‘™„—†‰‡–• ‘‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ƒ†ƒ”‡Ž‘‘‹‰ƒ– ƒƒƒ† ƒƒƒ•‹–‹•‘”‡˜‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†…‘•–‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡ǤŽ•‘ …‘’ƒ‹‡•ƒ”‡„‡‹‰ˆ‘”…‡†–‘…‘•‹†‡”‘– ‹˜‡•–‹‰‹ ‡“—‹’‡–ǡ™Š‹…Š‹•…‘•‹†‡”‡† ƒ†‡’”‡…‹ƒ–‹‰ƒ••‡–Ǥ•ƒ”‡•—Ž– ƒƒ™‹ŽŽ•‡‡ ‰”‡ƒ–‡”ƒ†‘’–‹‘ƒ•‘”‡…‘’ƒ‹‡•ƒ”‡ •“—‡‡œ‡†ˆ‘”„—†‰‡–•ǡdzŠƒ”†™ƒŒ•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡–”‹•ƒ›•–Š‡ƒ‹…Šƒ‰‡™‹ŽŽ„‡Ž‘…ƒŽ …‘’ƒ‹‡•—•‹‰–Š‡•‡‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•–‘…”‡ƒ–‡ Ž‘…ƒŽ‹•‡†ƒ†•’‡…‹ƒŽ‹•‡†•‡”˜‹…‡•ˆ‘”–Š‡‹” …—•–‘‡”•Ǥ DzŠƒ•–‘…Ž‘—†–Š‡›™‹ŽŽ„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘†‘ –Šƒ–ˆƒ•–‡”ƒ†‘”‡…‘•–‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›Ǥ•‹‰ …Ž‘—†…‘’—–‹‰™‹ŽŽ„‡…‘‡–Š‡•–ƒ†ƒ”† ™ƒ›‘ˆ†‘‹‰–Š‹‰•ˆ‘”•’‡…‹ϐ‹…ƒ”‡ƒ• Ž‹‡”—‹‰™‡„•‹–‡•ƒ††‘‹‰–‡•–ƒ† †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–™‘”ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŽ‘—†™‹ŽŽ‘–‡˜ƒ’‘”ƒ–‡Ž‘…ƒŽ†ƒ–ƒ …‡–”‡•ƒ†‹ǦŠ‘—•‡ Ǧ‹–™‹ŽŽ„‡…‘‡ƒ ‡™‘’–‹‘–Šƒ–‡š‹•–•‡š––‘‡š‹•–‹‰‘‡• ƒ†‹–™‹ŽŽ‰”‘™ƒŽ‘–ˆƒ•–‡”–Šƒ–Š‡‡š‹•–‹‰ ‘†‡Ž•ǡdzŠ‡…‘…Ž—†‡•Ǥ

Source: Gartner (2012)

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™‡ŽŽƒ•˜ƒ”‹‘—•˜‡”–‹…ƒŽƒ”‡–•ǡƒŽŽ‘ˆ™Š‹…Š ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž›”‡“—‹”‡˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ •‘Ž—–‹‘•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡‡ƒ•›–‘•‡–—’ǡ•‹’Ž‡–‘ —•‡ƒ†‡‡†‹‹ƒŽ ƒ‹–‡ƒ…‡ǤDz‘ ‡‡––Š‹•‰”‘™‹‰†‡ƒ†ǡ–Š‡”‡‹•ƒ”‹•‹‰ —„‡”‘ˆ•‘Ž—–‹‘•–Šƒ–”‡“—‹”‡‹‹ƒŽ •’‡…‹ƒŽ‹•–•—’’‘”–ƒ†‘ˆˆ‡”ƒ•‡…—”‡Š‹‰Š †‡ϐ‹‹–‹‘‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ǡ‡˜‡‘…‘‰‡•–‡† ‡–™‘”•ǡdz•ƒ›•ƒ‹‡Ž‡‹•„‡…ǡ‘ˆ ƒ”‡–‹‰ǡ‘Ž›…‘Ǥ ‹ˆ‡‹œ‡ǡƒ‘–Š‡”ƒŒ‘”˜‡†‘”‹–Š‡ ƒ”‡–ǡ•ƒ›•‹–Šƒ•’”‘†—…–•–Šƒ–…ƒ–‡”–‘ ƒŽŽ•‡‰‡–•ǤDz—”‡–”›Ž‡˜‡Ž‘†‡…”‡–ƒ‹Ž• ƒ–Ž‡••–Šƒ̈́͵ͲͲͲǤ‡ƒŽ•‘ƒ‡‹–˜‡”› •‹’Ž‡–Š”‘—‰Š’Ž—‰ƒ†’Žƒ›‹•–ƒŽŽƒ–‹‘•Ǥ ˜‡‘—”‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†•›•–‡•…ƒ„‡•‡–—’ ‹Ž‡••–Šƒͳͷ‹—–‡•Ǥ‡†‘‘–‘ˆˆ‡” …‘’Ž‡šŽ‹…‡•‹‰‘†‡Ž•ǡdz•ƒ›•”ƒ†‡‡’ ‰‡˜‡‡–‹Žǡ‡‰‹‘ƒŽƒƒ‰‡”‘ˆ‹ˆ‡‹œ‡ ‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ ‹ƒƒœƒˆƒ”›ǡ‘Ž—–‹‘•ƒƒ‰‡”ǡ —ƒ™‡‹–‡”’”‹•‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ǡ•ƒ›• –Š‡•Š‹ˆ–ˆ”‘ –‘ Šƒ•ƒ†‡ ‘”‡ƒˆˆ‘”†ƒ„Ž‡ǡ‘”‡‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„Ž‡ƒ† …ƒ’ƒ„Ž‡‘ˆ†‡Ž‹˜‡”‹‰ ˜‹†‡‘ƒ†ƒ—†‹‘ –Šƒ„‡ˆ‘”‡ǤDz‘†ƒ›ǡ˜‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ˆ‘…—•‹‰ ‘”‡‘ƒ‹‰˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰‘”‡ —•ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†‘”‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†ˆ‘”‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …—•–‘‡”•ǡ•‘–Šƒ––Š‡”‡‹•ƒ‰”‡ƒ–‡”•‡•‡ ‘ˆ—‹ϐ‹‡†…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘ȋȌǤ‡†‘”• ƒ”‡Dz…‘•—‡”‹•‹‰dz–Š‡‹”’”‘†—…–•Ȃ •—’’‘”–‹‰—•‡”Ǧˆ”‹‡†Ž›ƒ†‹–—‹–‹˜‡ ‹–‡”ˆƒ…‡•–Šƒ–…‘””‡•’‘†–‘•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡

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’”‘†—…–•ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡‘–Š‡ …‘•—‡”ƒ”‡–Ǥdz ‡†‘”•Šƒ˜‡ƒŽ•‘ƒ†‡•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ– ’”‘‰”‡••‹–Š‡ƒ”‡ƒ‘ˆ—•‡”‹–‡”ˆƒ…‡ǡ …‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•ƒ†–Š‡‘˜‡”ƒŽŽ “—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ˜‹†‡‘‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ǤDz‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ ‹–”‘†—…‹‰‡™ǡ•‹’Ž‡”™ƒ›•‘ˆ—•‹‰–Š‡ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ˆ”‘–‘—…Š‡ƒ„Ž‡†…‘•‘Ž‡•‘ –ƒ„Ž‡–•–‘˜‹”–—ƒŽ…‘…‹‡”‰‡•Ǥƒƒ‰‡‡– ‘ˆ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡Šƒ•…‘‡ƒŽ‘‰™ƒ› ™‹–Šƒ†˜ƒ…‡†ƒƒ‰‡‡–’Žƒ–ˆ‘”• –Šƒ–Š‡Ž’‡–‡”’”‹•‡ƒƒ‰‡ƒ†”‡’‘”– ‹”‡ƒŽ–‹‡Ǥƒ•–Ž›ǡ™‹–Š‹’”‘˜‡‡–•‹ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡ’Žƒ–ˆ‘”•ƒ”‡‘™ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ ˆ”‘ƒ‘„‹Ž‡†‡˜‹…‡–‘ƒ‹Ǧ”‘‘’—”’‘•‡ „—‹Ž––‡Ž‡’”‡•‡…‡•›•–‡™‹–ŠŠ‹‰Š †‡ϐ‹‹–‹‘˜‹†‡‘’—•Š‡†‹Ž‘™„ƒ†™‹†–Š …‘†‹–‹‘•ǡƒ‹‰‹–‡ƒ•›ƒ†’”ƒ…–‹…ƒŽ –‘—•‡ǡdz’‘‹–•‘—– ƒ”‹† ƒ”ƒ‹†‘‘‹ǡŠ‹‡ˆ ‘‡”…‹ƒŽˆϐ‹…‡”ǡ†—Ǥ ‘„‹Ž‹–›‹•–Š‡‡š–ˆ”‘–‹‡”ˆ‘”˜‹†‡‘ …‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ƒ†‹–ǯ•‡š’‡…–‡†–‘Šƒ˜‡ƒ †‡‡’‹’ƒ…–‘–Š‡˜‹•—ƒŽ…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘ ƒ”‡–ǤDz‹–Š–Š‡’”‘Ž‹ˆ‡”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ ‘„‹Ž‡†‡˜‹…‡•ƒ†‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰†‡ƒ† –‘…‘•–Ǧ‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›…‘—‹…ƒ–‡ˆƒ…‡Ǧ–‘Ǧ ˆƒ…‡ˆ”‘ƒ›™Š‡”‡ǡ˜‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ˆƒ…‡† ™‹–Š–Š‡…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡‘ˆ…”‡ƒ–‹‰‡ƒ•‹Ž› ƒ……‡••‹„Ž‡ǡ•‡…—”‡ƒ†Š‹‰Š“—ƒŽ‹–›‘„‹Ž‡ ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡdz•ƒ›•‡‹•„‡…Ǥ ‘Ž›…‘‹•ƒ††”‡••‹‰–Š‹•…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡ ™‹–Šƒ•‡…—”‡‘„‹Ž‡˜‹†‡‘•‘Ž—–‹‘ –Šƒ–”—•ƒ…”‘••—Ž–‹’Ž‡–ƒ„Ž‡–•ƒ† •ƒ”–’Š‘‡•ǤDz–‡”’”‹•‡•ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ• –Š‡Š‡ƒŽ–Š…ƒ”‡ǡ‡†—…ƒ–‹‘ǡ‰‘˜‡”‡–ǡ ƒ—ˆƒ…–—”‹‰ǡƒ†ϐ‹ƒ…‡•‡…–‘”•ƒ”‡ —•‹‰‘Ž›…‘‡ƒŽ”‡•‡…‡‘„‹Ž‡–‘ …‘‡…––Š”‘—‰Š˜‹†‡‘ˆ‘”ˆƒ•–‡”†‡…‹•‹‘ ƒ‹‰ƒ–Š‘‡ǡ‹”‡‘–‡Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘•ǡƒ†‘ –Š‡‰‘ǡdz•ƒ›•‡‹•„‡…Ǥ ‰‡˜‡‡–‹Ž•ƒ›•–Š‡’”‘Ž‹ˆ‡”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ •ƒ”–’Š‘‡ƒ†–ƒ„Ž‡–•…‘—’Ž‡†™‹–Š ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ƒ……‡’–‹‰Šƒ•ƒ ‹’ƒ…–Š‡”‡ǤDz‘„‹Ž‹–›†”‹˜‡•‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…› ƒ†™‡ƒ”‡•‡‡‹‰‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•‡˜‹…‹‰ ƒ‰”‡ƒ–‹–‡”‡•–ƒ†”‡“—‡•–‹‰—•ˆ‘” ’”‘‘ˆ‘ˆ…‘…‡’–Ǥ–‡Ž‡™‘”‡”…ƒ–‘†ƒ› „‡…‘‡…–‡†‘˜‹†‡‘‹””‡•’‡…–‹˜‡‘ˆŠ‹• Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘–‘ƒ›†‡˜‹…‡–Šƒ–•—’’‘”–•‘’‡ •–ƒ†ƒ”†•ƒ›™Š‡”‡‹–Š‡™‘”Ž†ƒ†–Š‹• –”ƒ•Žƒ–‡•‹–‘‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…›ƒ† Ǥdz

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‘ˆƒŽƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ––Š‡„‹‰‰‡•–•Š‹ˆ–‹–Š‡ ‡–‡”’”‹•‡™‹ŽŽ„‡‹–•‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘™‹–Š „‘–Š‘„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†•‘…‹ƒŽ‡†‹ƒ•‘Ž—–‹‘•Ǥ DzŠ‹••Š‹ˆ–Šƒ••–ƒ”–‡†ƒ––Š‡…‘•—‡” Ž‡˜‡Ž™‹–Š•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡‡™ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ– ™‡Šƒ˜‡•‡‡‘•ƒ”–’Š‘‡•ƒ†–ƒ„Ž‡– •Ǥ–‡”’”‹•‡•ƒ”‡‘™–Š‹‹‰‘ˆ–ƒ‹‰ ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡‘ˆ–Šƒ–™Š‹…Š™‹ŽŽ„‡ƒ›™ƒ› ”‡“—‹”‡†ƒ•‘”‡—•‡”•†‡ƒ†–‘„”‹‰ –Š‡‹”‘™†‡˜‹…‡–‘–Š‡™‘”’Žƒ…‡Ǥdz ‘–Š‡”„‹‰–”‡†‹–Š‡˜‹†‡‘ …‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ƒ”‡–‹•–Š‡‘˜‡–‘–Š‡ …Ž‘—†ǤDz …”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž›ǡ˜‹†‡‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘‹• „‡‹‰†‡Ž‹˜‡”‡†–Š”‘—‰Š–Š‡…Ž‘—†ǡ‡ƒ„Ž‹‰ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•–‘”‡ƒ’–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆˆƒ…‡Ǧ –‘Ǧˆƒ…‡˜‹†‡‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘Ȃ‹…Ž—†‹‰ ‹…”‡ƒ•‡†’”‘†—…–‹˜‹–›ƒ†‡‰ƒ‰‡‡–ǡ „—•‹‡••…‘–‹—‹–›ǡ‹’”‘˜‡†–”ƒ‹‹‰ǡ ƒ†‡˜‡‹†—•–”›Ǧ•’‡…‹ϐ‹…—•‡••—…Šƒ• †‹•–ƒ…‡Ž‡ƒ”‹‰ƒ†–‡Ž‡‡†‹…‹‡Ǥ•ƒ ”‡•—Ž–ǡ˜‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ˆƒ…‡†™‹–Š–Š‡…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡ ‘ˆ†”‹˜‹‰†‘™–Š‡…‘•–ƒ†…‘’Ž‡š‹–›‘ˆ „—‹Ž†‹‰ƒ†ƒƒ‰‹‰ƒ’—„Ž‹…‘”’”‹˜ƒ–‡ ˜‹†‡‘…Ž‘—†ǡdz•ƒ›•‡‹•„‡…Ǥ ‰‡˜‡‡–‹Ž•ƒ›•‹–ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›Šƒ•ƒ…Ž‘—† •‡”˜‹…‡…ƒŽŽ‡†‹ˆ‡‹œ‡‘‡…–‹‘•ǡ™Š‹…Š ™ƒ•Žƒ—…Š‡†ƒ›‡ƒ”ƒ‰‘ǤDz‡™—•‡”•–‘˜‹†‡‘ …ƒ‘™‰‡––Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆ‡–‡”’”‹•‡™‹†‡ ˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰„›•—„•…”‹„‹‰–‘–Š‹• •‡”˜‹…‡Ǥ‡ƒ”‡…‘–‹—‘—•Ž›™‹†‡‹‰–Š‡ •…‘’‡‘ˆ‹ˆ‡‹œ‡‘‡…–‹‘•Ǥdz ‘ˆƒŽ•ƒ›•…‘•–‹•ƒ„‹‰ˆƒ…–‘”†”‹˜‹‰ ‘–Š‡…Ž‘—†ǤDz‡†‘”•ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡ ’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ”‡–”›‹‰–‘‡ƒ„Ž‡˜‹†‡‘

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ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•„ƒ•‡†‹–Š‡…Ž‘—†ƒ††‡Ž‹˜‡” ƒ”‡Ž‹ƒ„Ž‡ƒ†•‡…—”‡†—•‡”ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ† ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡Ǥ˜‡™‹–Š•–”‘‰†‡ƒ†ˆ‘” …ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•ƒ†–Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡’”‘’‘•‹–‹‘ ˆ‘”‹’Ž‡‡–‹‰‹–ǡ†‡’Ž‘›‡–•…‘—Ž† „‡‡š’‡•‹˜‡Ǥ‡›‘†–Š‡…ƒ’‹–ƒŽ‡š’‡•‡ǡ ‡˜‡Žƒ”‰‡…‘’ƒ‹‡•™‹–ŠŽƒ”‰‡ •—’’‘”– ‰”‘—’•ƒ›Šƒ˜‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–›†‡’Ž‘›‹‰ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ƒ†ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ‹–‹‡• ™Š‹Ž‡•–‹ŽŽ‡•—”‹‰–Š‡“—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ„ƒ•‹… ˜‘‹…‡ǡ†ƒ–ƒƒ†˜‹†‡‘•‡”˜‹…‡•ǤŠ‹•‹•™Š‡”‡ ‘…Ž‘—†„‡…‘‡•ƒ––”ƒ…–‹˜‡ǡ‡•’‡…‹ƒŽŽ› ˆ‘”•ƒŽŽƒ†‡†‹—•‹œ‡†‡–‡”’”‹•‡•Ǥdz Š‡˜‡†‘”…‘—‹–›‹•ƒŽ•‘Šƒ•Š‹‰ ‘—––Š‡‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–›‹••—‡•ǡ™Š‹…ŠŠƒ˜‡ ƒŽ™ƒ›•Šƒ’‡”‡†–Š‡ƒ••ƒ†‘’–‹‘Ǥ ƒ”†‘‘‹ˆ”‘†—•ƒ›•–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡•‡˜‡”ƒŽ ‹‹–‹ƒ–‹˜‡•„›˜‡†‘”•–‘•–ƒ†ƒ”†‹•‡ ˜‹†‡‘ˆ”‘ƒ’”‘–‘…‘Žƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•‡–™‘” ’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡ǤDz ͵ʹ͵ǡ ƒ† ʹ͸Ͷƒ”‡™‡ŽŽ ‘™˜‹†‡‘•–ƒ†ƒ”†•–Š‡‹†—•–”›‹• •–ƒ†ƒ”†‹•‹‰‘ǤŠ‹Ž‡•‘‡˜‡†‘”• ƒ”‡‘”‡’”‘’”‹‡–ƒ”›‹ƒ–—”‡ǡ–Š‡ ’”‡••—”‡ˆ”‘–Š‡‡†—•‡”…‘—‹–›–‘ •–ƒ†ƒ”†‹•‡‹•ˆ‘”…‹‰˜‡†‘”•–‘…‘’Ž› ™‹–Š–Š‡•‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†•Ǥdz –Š‡‡–™‘”•‹†‡–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ ‹‹–‹ƒ–‹˜‡••—…Šƒ•–Š‡ȋ‘’‡˜‹†‡‘ …‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘…‘•‘”–‹—Ȍ–Šƒ–‹•™‘”‹‰ ‘…”‡ƒ–‹‰ƒ•–ƒ†ƒ”†ˆ‘”‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–› ƒ†‰Ž‘„ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘‘–Š‡‡–™‘”•‹†‡Ǥ ‡˜‡”ƒŽ˜‡†‘”•ǡ‡–™‘”’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ† ’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ”‡ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›’ƒ”–‘ˆ–Š‹• …‘•‘”–‹—ƒ†‹–‹•ˆƒ•–‰”‘™‹‰Ǥ

Zia Mazafary, UCC Solutions Manager, Huawei Enterprise ME

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VIDEO CONFERENCING TO ENABLE HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION: OVUM The most lucrative and effective way for healthcare providers to provide improved services is by enhancing the level of collaboration between different stakeholders using the video conferencing platform, according to Ovum. In its latest report, Video conferencing and healthcare; A new chapter in collaboration, the independent technology analyst firm found video conferencing will have a substantial impact on care outcomes and patient and practitioner satisfaction when properly integrated into healthcare systems and working practices. The technology is expected to deliver results in a number of key areas including the development of specialised treatment networks, more equitable healthcare and effective communication. E-health will be one key area. “Video conferencing solutions must be tailored to various usage scenarios, ranging from diseasespecific diagnosis and treatment between a care provider and patient to consultation between

‰‡˜‡‡–‹Ž•ƒ›•‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–› ‹••—‡•ƒ”‡™‘”‡†‘…‘–‹—ƒŽŽ›„› ƒ—ˆƒ…–—”‡”•–Š”‘—‰Šˆ‘”—••—…Š ƒ• ƒ†‘’‡‡˜‡–•Ž‹‡ ‹–Ǥ Dz –‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†ƒ†Š‡”‡…‡–‘‘’‡ •–ƒ†ƒ”†•ƒ”‡†‡ϐ‹‹–‡Ž›–‘–Š‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡…—•–‘‡”Ǥ‡†‘”•†‘”‡ƒŽ‹•‡–Šƒ– …—•–‘‡”•†‘‘–™ƒ––‘„‡Ž‘…‡†™‹–Š ”‘’”‹‡–ƒ”›•‘Ž—–‹‘•ǡDzŠ‡ƒ††• ‡‹•„‡…ƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ–˜‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ •Š‹ˆ–‹‰–Š‡‹”ˆ‘…—•–‘‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–› ƒ•–Š‹•‹•ƒ‡‡”‰‹‰‡…‡••‹–›‹ –Š‡˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ƒ”‡–Ǥ•‡”• ƒ”‡‘™Ž‘‘‹‰–‘ƒš‹‹•‡–Š‡‹” ”‡–—”‘‹˜‡•–‡–„›ƒ‹‰˜‹†‡‘ ‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„Ž‡™‹–Šƒ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž› ˜ƒ”‹‡†—„‡”‘ˆ‡†’‘‹–•ƒ†…Ž‹‡–•ǡ ”‡‰ƒ”†Ž‡••‘ˆ‡–™‘”Ǥ ‡•ƒ›•‘Ž›…‘Šƒ•ƒ†‡†‹…ƒ–‡† ˆ‘…—•‘•…ƒŽ‹‰˜‹†‡‘…‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘ –Š”‘—‰Šƒ…‘‹–‡––‘‘’‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†•ǡ ‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ǡ‡™ •ǡƒ†ƒˆ‘…—•‘

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professionals,” Ovum telco strategy principal analyst and co-author of the report, Charlie Davies, said. He claimed the equipment and networks required will also vary significantly, ranging from high-end tele-presence reliant on a high-speed broadband connection to desktop and laptop services. The study also showed promising long-term prospects for video conferencing, with the rise in fixed and mobile broadband connectivity, improvements in equipment interoperability and innovation in application and machine to machine advancement underpinning its development. “The increasingly central role of ICT will improve outcomes, allow remote consultations and save costs,” Ovum senior analyst and coauthor of the report, Cornelia Wels-Maug, said. “Interaction between healthcare professionals, care providers and patients, as well as training and education, can be facilitated easily with video conferencing.”

ƒ•‹’Ž‡‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ˆ‘”‡†—•‡”•ƒ†  ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”•Ǥ ƒœƒˆƒ”›ˆ”‘ —ƒ™‡‹•ƒ›•‹–ǯ• ‹’‘”–ƒ–ˆ‘”˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰•›•–‡• –‘‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ–‡™‹–Š‡š‹•–‹‰—‹ϐ‹‡† …‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘•ȋȌ•›•–‡•–Šƒ– ‹…‘”’‘”ƒ–‡ˆ—…–‹‘••—…Šƒ•‡ƒ‹Žǡ ‹•–ƒ–‡••ƒ‰‹‰ǡƒ†™‡„…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰Ǥ Dz–Š‡”™‹•‡ǡ–Š‹•…ƒƒ†˜‡”•‡Ž›ƒˆˆ‡…––Š‡ ‹–‡”ƒŽ…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…›ƒ† ‹…”‡ƒ•‡•‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ…‘•–•Ǥ–‡”’”‹•‡• ”‡“—‹”‡˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰•›•–‡•–‘„‡ ‹–‡”‘’‡”ƒ„Ž‡™‹–Š•›•–‡•ǡdzŠ‡™ƒ”•Ǥ Š‡ƒ†˜‡–‘ˆ‘„‹Ž‡ ˜‹†‡‘‘˜‡”‹Ǧ ‹ ƒ†‘„‹Ž‡‡–™‘”•…‘—’Ž‡†™‹–Š†”‘’’‹‰ „ƒ†™‹†–Š’”‹…‡•‹•‰‹˜‹‰ƒ‡™ϐ‹ŽŽ‹’–‘ –Š‡˜‹†‡‘…‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ƒ”‡–Ǥ‘”‡‘˜‡”ǡ •‘Ž—–‹‘•Šƒ˜‡„‡…‘‡‘”‡ƒ†‘”‡ ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ǡƒ†˜‡†‘”•’”‘‹•‡–‘ƒ‡˜‹†‡‘ …‘ˆ‡”‡…‹‰ƒ••‹’Ž‡ƒ••™‹–…Š‹‰‘ƒǤ Š‡–‹‡‹•‹†‡‡†”‹’‡ˆ‘”„—•‹‡••‡•–‘•–ƒ”– Ž‘‘‹‰ƒ–‹˜‡•–‹‰‹•‘Ž—–‹‘•Ǥ


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Still going strong


STORAGE ADVISOR SAN

Still going strong As storage technologies go through massive changes, some analysts have begun to doubt the role and relevance of storage area networks (SANs) in Middle East organisations. CNME’s Ben Rossi draws on the opinions of the vendors in the storage market, and finds this viewpoint to be far from the case.

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torage  is  a  hot  topic  on  t he  mind  of   CIOs  and  IT  managers  right  now,   but  w ith  much  of  t he  column  inches   reserved  for  t alk  of  big  data,  some  are   left  wondering  whether  storage  area   networks  (SANs)  still  have  a  place  in  a   modern  organisation.   Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘–Š‡˜‡†‘”•ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ ‹–‹•…Ž‡ƒ”•ƒ”‡•–‹ŽŽ˜‡”›‹’‘”–ƒ–‹ƒ ‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡Ǥ ……‘”†‹‰–‘ǡ•ƒ”‡•–‹ŽŽ™‹†‡Ž› —•‡†‹†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•ƒ†ƒ”‡Ž‹‡Ž›–‘ …‘–‹—‡ƒ••—…Šˆ‘”ƒ››‡ƒ”•–‘…‘‡Ǥ Dz‹••‹‘…”‹–‹…ƒŽƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•–‘†ƒ› ”—•‘Ž‡Ž›‘Ǧƒ––ƒ…Š‡†•–‘”ƒ‰‡ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡•ǡ–Š‡”‡ƒ•‘„‡‹‰–Šƒ– –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‘ˆˆ‡”•–Š‡Ž‘™‡•–Žƒ–‡…›ƒ† ”‹…Š‡•–Ž‘ƒ†Ǧ„ƒŽƒ…‹‰ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•–Šƒ–‡ƒ„Ž‡ ”‡ƒ†‹‰ƒ†™”‹–‹‰Žƒ”‰‡ƒ‘—–•‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒ

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ƒ–Š‹‰ŠǦ–Š”‘—‰Š’—–”ƒ–‡•ƒ†‡š…‡ŽŽ‡– ”‡•’‘•‡–‹‡•ǡdz•ƒ›•ƒŠ‡† ƒ›†ƒ”ǡ ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ’”‡Ǧ•ƒŽ‡•ƒƒ‰‡”ƒ–—”‡›ǡ ‡”‰‹‰ˆ”‹…ƒƒ†‹††Ž‡ƒ•–Ǥ —ϐ‹ƒ™‡‹ǡ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽƒƒ‰‡” ƒ–”‘…ƒ†‡ǡƒ‰”‡‡•Ǥ ‡•ƒ›•••–‹ŽŽˆ‘” ƒ˜‡”›•–”‘‰’ƒ”–‘ˆ”‘…ƒ†‡ǯ•„—•‹‡•• •–”ƒ–‡‰›ǡƒ†‹–‘ˆˆ‡”•ƒ—„‡”‘ˆ’”‘†—…–• ƒ†•‡”˜‹…‡•‹–Šƒ–ϐ‹‡Ž†Ǥ Dz ‹„‡”…Šƒ‡Ž”‡ƒ‹•–Š‡’”‹ƒ”› –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›—•‡†‹†‡’Ž‘›‡–•ƒ† –Š‡ƒ”‡–ˆ‘”–Š‹•‹•ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›‰”‘™‹‰Ǥ –Š‡”–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ž‹‡‹ ȋˆ‘”•ƒŽŽ‡” †‡’Ž‘›‡–•Ȍƒ† ‘ȋ‹•‹†‡–Š‡•‡”˜‡” ”ƒ…Ȍ™‹ŽŽŠƒ˜‡–Š‡‹”’Žƒ…‡‹–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡ „—–™‹ŽŽ‘–”‡’Žƒ…‡ϐ‹„‡”…Šƒ‡ŽǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡•’‹–‡–Š‡•‡’‘•‹–‹˜‡†‡•…”‹’–‹‘•ǡ ‹–”‡ƒ‹•–Šƒ––Š‡”‡Šƒ•„‡‡•‘‡ —™‹ŽŽ‹‰‡••‹–Š‡ƒ†‘’–‹‘‘ˆ•Ǥ

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Zahed Haydar, regional pre-sales manager at EMC Turkey, Emerging Africa and Middle East


—‹ϐ‹‡†•–‘”ƒ‰‡•›•–‡•…ƒ‘’‡”ƒ–‡–Š‡ …‘…—””‡–Ž›—•‹‰ƒ––ƒ…Š‡–ˆ‘” „Ž‘…†ƒ–ƒƒ……‡••ƒ†ƒ––ƒ…Š‡–ˆ‘” ϐ‹Ž‡ƒ……‡••ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ƒ›†ƒ”„‡Ž‹‡˜‡••Šƒ˜‡„‡…‘‡ –Š‡Dz†‡ˆƒ…–‘•–ƒ†ƒ”†dz‹‹††Ž‡ƒ•– ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•‘˜‡”–Š‡Žƒ•–ͳͷ›‡ƒ”•Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹•‡••‡–‹ƒŽŽ›‹Šƒ”‘›™‹–Š –Š‡™‘”Ž†™‹†‡–”‡†ǤŠ‹Ž‡‹–Š‡Žƒ–‡ ͳͻͻͲ•™‡…‘—Ž†•–‹ŽŽϐ‹†ȋ†‹”‡…– ƒ––ƒ…Š•–‘”ƒ‰‡Ȍ•›•–‡•‹‘•–†ƒ–ƒ …‡–”‡•ǡ–Š‡…‘•‘Ž‹†ƒ–‹‘‹‹–‹ƒ–‹˜‡•™Š‹…Š …Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”‹•‡†–Š‡’ƒ•–†‡…ƒ†‡Šƒ˜‡„ƒ•‹…ƒŽŽ› ”‡’Žƒ…‡†™‹–ŠǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Andreas Weiss, director of IBM systems and technology at GBM

™‡‹„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‹•–‘„‡†‘™–‘–Š‡ ‹ƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ•‘‡‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•–‘’”‘’‡”Ž› •‡Ž‡…–ƒ††‡’Ž‘›–Š‡ƒ”…Š‹–‡…–—”‡–Šƒ– „‡•–„‡‡ϐ‹–•–Š‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡Ǥ Alternatives Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘ƒŽ–‡”ƒ–‹˜‡•ǡ–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒ ˆ‡™ȂŽ‹‡‹ ƒ† ‘Ȃ„—––Š‡‹†—•–”› ‹•‘–•–ƒ†ƒ”†‹•‡†‘–Š‡ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘ ‹ƒ•‰ƒ”™ƒŽǡ•‡‹‘”’”‡Ǧ•ƒŽ‡•…‘•—Ž–ƒ– ‘”‡–‡”’”‹•‡‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ƒ–‹–ƒ…Ǥ Dzƒ…Š˜‡†‘”‹•’”‘‘–‹‰–Š‡‹”‘™ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›–‘…‘•‘Ž‹†ƒ–‡ƒ†   •–‘”ƒ‰‡‘ƒ…‘˜‡”‰‡†‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ „—––Š‹•–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‹•›‡––‘ƒ–—”‡Ǥ –Š‡‘–Š‡”Šƒ†ǡ„Ž‘…ƒ†ϐ‹Ž‡†ƒ–ƒ‹• ‡”‰‹‰–‘ƒ…‘‘•–‘”ƒ‰‡’Žƒ–ˆ‘”Ǥ ‘‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›˜‡†‘”•…ƒŽŽ–Š‹•—‹ϐ‹‡† •–‘”ƒ‰‡ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ

‘ˆˆ‡”•„‘–Š•ƒ†‡–™‘” ƒ––ƒ…Š‡†•–‘”ƒ‰‡ȋȌǡ™Š‹…Š†”‡ƒ• ‡‹••ǡ†‹”‡…–‘”‘ˆ •›•–‡•ƒ† –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ– ǡ•ƒ›•ƒ”‡–Š‡–™‘ƒŒ‘” –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•—•‡†‹†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•ˆ‘”•‡”˜‡” •–‘”ƒ‰‡ƒ……‡••–‘†ƒ›Ǥ DzŠ‡›ƒ”‡•‹‹Žƒ”„›‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•‡”˜‡”•ǯ ƒ……‡••–‘—Ž–‹’Ž‡†‹•ƒ””ƒ›•ƒ†Šƒ˜‡ †‹•–‹…–‹˜‡ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•—‹“—‡–‘‡ƒ…Š‘ˆ –Š‡Ǥ—•‹‡••ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘”‡“—‹”‡‡–• —Ž–‹ƒ–‡Ž›†‹…–ƒ–‡ƒ†…Š‘‹…‡•ƒ† •’‡†‹‰ǡdz‡‹•••ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‹…‡„‘–Š•–‘”ƒ‰‡Ǧ‡–™‘”‹‰ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡••‡”˜‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ ”‡“—‹”‡‡–•ǡ‹–‘ˆ–‡ƒ‡••‡•‡–‘ …‘•‘Ž‹†ƒ–‡–Š‡ƒ•—…Šƒ•’‘••‹„Ž‡ǤŠ‡

Predominant   ‡‹••ƒ‰”‡‡•ǡ•ƒ›‹‰ ǯ•…—•–‘‡” ‘„•‡”˜ƒ–‹‘•Šƒ˜‡ˆ‘—†–Šƒ–•”‡ƒ‹ –Š‡’”‡†‘‹ƒ––‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ Dz†‹•†”‹˜‡•ƒ”‡™‹†‡Ž›ƒ……‡’–‡† ‘™‹ƒŽŽ–›’‡‘ˆ•–‘”ƒ‰‡•›•–‡• ‹…Ž—†‹‰‡–”›ǦŽ‡˜‡Žǡ‹††Ž‡Ǧ”ƒ‰‡ƒ† ‡˜‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡Žƒ”‰‡Ǧ•…ƒŽ‡•›•–‡•ǤŽ‘– ‘ˆ”‡“—‹”‡‡–•…‘‡ˆ‘”Ž‘‰†‹•–ƒ…‡ •›…Š”‘‘—•‘”ƒ•›…Š”‘‘—•„Ž‘… †ƒ–ƒ”‡’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”•‹–‡…‘‡…–‹˜‹–›Ǥ Š‘•‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•”‡“—‹”‡ϐ‹„‡”‡–”‘’‘Ž‹–ƒ ‡–™‘”•‘”’”‹˜ƒ–‡Ǯ†ƒ”ϐ‹„‡”ǯǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‹–Š–Š‡˜‡†‘”•ƒ‰”‡‡‹‰–Šƒ–• †‘”‡ƒ‹ƒ’”‡˜ƒŽ‡––‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‹‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ǡ–Š‡•Š‹ˆ–Šƒ•‹ˆƒ…– …‘‡‹–Š‡‹…”‡ƒ•‡†ƒ†‘’–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡•‡ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•„›•ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘™‡‹Ǥ DzŠ‹•Šƒ•„‡‡ƒ”‡ƒ•‘„‡Š‹†–Š‡ ‰”‘™–Š‘ˆ–Š‡ƒ”‡–‹–Š‹•”‡‰‹‘ǤŠƒ• –‘Ž‘™‡”…‘•–•ƒ†ƒ•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–Ž›Ž‘™‡”ǡ •ƒ”‡Žƒ–…Š‹‰‘–‘–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–›–‘ ‡“—‹’–Š‡•‡Ž˜‡•™‹–Š•–‘”ƒ‰‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•Ǥ Ž•‘ǡ—Ž‹‡„‡ˆ‘”‡™Š‡•™‘—Ž†–—”–‘ †‹”‡…–ƒ––ƒ…Š‡†•–‘”ƒ‰‡ȋȌ†—‡–‘–Š‡Ž‘™ ‹‹–‹ƒŽ‡š’‡†‹–—”‡ǡ–Š‡›ƒ”‡‘™•–ƒ”–‹‰–‘ ”‡ƒŽ‹•‡–Š‡Ž‘‰–‡”„‡‡ϐ‹–•–Šƒ–‡–™‘” •–‘”ƒ‰‡’”‘˜‹†‡•ǡdz™‡‹•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‡ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘•–ƒ”–‹‰–‘•‡‡‹…”‡ƒ•‡† ‹–‡”‡•–ˆ”‘‡™•‡…–‘”••—…Šƒ• Š‡ƒŽ–Š…ƒ”‡ǡ‡†‹ƒƒ†”‡–ƒ‹Ž‹ƒ††‹–‹‘ –‘–Š‡•–‡ƒ†›†‡ƒ†ˆ”‘–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ Š‹‰ŠǦ •’‡†‡”••—…Šƒ•‰‘˜‡”‡–ǡ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡ–‡Ž‡…‘ƒ†„ƒ‹‰Ǥ –‡”’”‹•‡•ƒ”‡‹–‡”‡•–‡†‹–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡• –Šƒ–…‘•‘Ž‹†ƒ–‡–Š‡‹” ‹˜‡•–‡–•ǡ ‹’”‘˜‡‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…‹‡•ƒ†

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Sufian Dweik, regional manager MENA at Brocade

‹‹‹•‡–Š‡‡‰ƒ–‹˜‡‹’ƒ…–‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒ ‰”‘™–ŠǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ƒŠ‡•Šƒ‹†›ƒǡƒ–  ǡ•ƒ›•ƒ‘–Š‡” …Šƒ‰‡Šƒ•„‡‡…—•–‘‡”•Ž‘‘‹‰–‘ reduce  t he  cost  to  r un  services  inside  t heir   †ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•Ǥ Dz–Š‡‘–Š‡”Šƒ†ǡ‹–‹••–‹ŽŽ†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž– –‘ϐ‹†‰‘‘†”‡•‘—”…‡•™‹–Šƒ†˜ƒ…‡† •‹ŽŽ•‹–Š‡ƒ”‡––‘ƒƒ‰‡–Š‡ ‡˜‹”‘‡–ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡ƒ††•–Šƒ––Š‡’”‹…‡ƒ†–‘–ƒŽ…‘•––‘ ‘’‡”ƒ–‡–Š‡‡˜‹”‘‡–’Žƒ›ƒ˜‡”›„‹‰”‘Ž‡ ‹–Š‡†‡…‹•‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡…—•–‘‡”–‘•‡Ž‡…–ƒ ƒŽ–‡”ƒ–‹˜‡Ǥ Evolving ……‘”†‹‰–‘‰ƒ”™ƒŽǡ–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–  ‹†—•–”›‹•ƒ–ƒ–‹‡™Š‡–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡‹•Œ—•– „‡‹‰‡˜‘Ž˜‡†Ǥ Dz‘†ƒ›ƒ†‡…‡–•‹œ‡‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘ƒ› Šƒ˜‡ƒ› ˆƒ„”‹…•ǡˆ‡™ ‡–™‘”• †‡†‹…ƒ–‡†–‘ƒ†ǡ‘ˆ…‘—”•‡ǡƒ–‘ Ž‹–‘–Š‡Š‘•–•ƒ†…Ž‹‡–•Ǥƒƒ‰‹‰–Š‡ ‘ˆ–‡…”‘••‡•–Š‡„‘—†ƒ”‹‡•‘ˆ–™‘‘”‘”‡

†‡’ƒ”–‡–•Ǥ •—…Š•…‡ƒ”‹‘•ǡƒ•‹‰Ž‡ ‡–™‘”ƒ‡•‘”‡•‡•‡ǡdz‰ƒ”™ƒŽ•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠ‡ ‘•‘Ž—–‹‘Šƒ•ƒ†‡‹– ’‘••‹„Ž‡–‘Ž‹†‹•’ƒ”ƒ–‡‡–™‘”•ǡ •‹’Ž‹ˆ›ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‹‘ƒ†”‡†—…‡ …‘’Ž‡š‹–›ƒ†…‘•–ǡƒŽ–Š‘—‰Š‹– †‡’‡†•‘˜ƒ”‹‘—•ˆƒ…–‘”•Ž‹‡–Š‡ ͳͲ ‹‰…‘’‘‡–•‹–Š‡‡–™‘”Ǥ‡™ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•ƒ”‡–”›‹‰–‘…‘•‘Ž‹†ƒ–‡ˆƒ„”‹…• ƒ†•Š‘™ƒ’”‹…‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡ƒ•–Š‡›ƒ”‡—•‹‰ ‘Ž›‘‡–”ƒ•’‘”–Žƒ›‡”ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ

AUGUST 2012

Computer  News  Middle  East

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STORAGE ADVISOR SAN

Ž–‹ƒ–‡Ž›ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–Š‡‡š’Ž‘•‹‘‘ˆ †ƒ–ƒȂƒ†–Š‡•Š‹ˆ––‘˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘Ǧ‡ƒ• Šƒ˜‹‰ƒ‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡‹• ‘”‡‹’‘”–ƒ––Šƒ‡˜‡”Ǥ Dz –‹•…Ž‡ƒ”–Šƒ–„—•‹‡••‡•‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–ƒ”‡ˆƒ…‹‰ƒ˜‘Ž—‹‘—•‰”‘™–Š‹†ƒ–ƒ –Šƒ•–‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡•‹ –‡”‡–—•‡”•ƒ† †‹‰‹–ƒŽ†ƒ–ƒǡƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•„—•‹‡••…‘–‹—‹–› ƒ†•‡…—”‹–›…‘…‡”•ǤŠ‡†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡’Žƒ›• ƒ’‹˜‘–ƒŽ”‘Ž‡ƒ•ƒ–‘‘Žˆ‘””‹•”‡†—…–‹‘ǡ …‘•–…‘–”‘Žǡ…‘’Ž‹ƒ…‡ǡ‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…› ƒ†ƒš‹‹•‹‰–Š‡„—•‹‡••˜ƒŽ—‡‘ˆ ‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ǡdz™‡‹•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‘‡‡––Š‡•‡‰”‘™‹‰†‡ƒ†•ǡ ‡š–Ǧ‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•ǡ˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•‡† ‡˜‹”‘‡–•ƒ†…Ž‘—†Ǧ‘’–‹‹•‡† ‡–™‘”•‡‡†–‘ˆ‘…—•‘™ƒ›•–‘‹’”‘˜‡ •–‘”ƒ‰‡ƒ††ƒ–ƒƒƒ‰‡‡–ǤŠ‹•‹• ƒŽŽ’‘••‹„Ž‡–Š”‘—‰Šƒ™‡ŽŽ†‡’Ž‘›‡† ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡ•‘ ‹ƒ‰‹‡™‡™‹ŽŽ•–‹ŽŽ •‡‡—…Š‹–‡”‡•–‹‹–Š‹•”‡‰‹‘ǤŠ‡ •—’‡”‹‘”ƒƒ‰‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”‹•–‹…•‘ˆ

Vikas Agarwal, senior pre-sales consultant or enterprise infrastructure at Emitac

ƒ”…Š‹–‡…–—”‡™‹ŽŽ„‡–Š‡”‡ƒ•‘–Šƒ– ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•ˆƒ˜‘—”†‡’Ž‘›‡–• ƒ•–Š‡›‹‰”ƒ–‡–Š‡‹”†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•–‘ ˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•‡†‡˜‹”‘‡–•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ Competition ‡ˆ‡”‡…‹‰–Š‡…—””‡–‡…‘‘‹……”‹•‹•ǡ ‰ƒ”™ƒŽ„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ ™‹ŽŽ‘–Šƒ˜‡ƒ›…‘’‡–‹–‹‘‘˜‡”–Š‡‡š– ˆ‡™›‡ƒ”•‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‡–‡”’”‹•‡ ƒ”‡–Ǥ Dz ˆƒ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘‹•Ž‘‘‹‰–‘ ”‡˜ƒ’–Š‡‡–‹”‡†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡–Š‡›ƒ› Ž‘‘ˆ‘”‡™‡”–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ǥ—‡–‘–Š‡ …—””‡–‡…‘‘‹……”‹•‹•ǡ‹–‹•‘–‡ƒ•›–‘‰‡– ‡…‡••ƒ”›„—†‰‡–ƒ’’”‘˜ƒŽ•ˆ‘”ƒ…‘’Ž‡–‡ ‘˜‡”Šƒ—ŽǤ ‡™•ƒ›‘’–ˆ‘”‘–Š‡” ƒŽ–‡”ƒ–‹˜‡•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡†‘‡•ƒ††ǡŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–Šƒ––Š‡‡š–ˆ‡™ ›‡ƒ”•ƒ›ƒŽ•‘•‡‡•‹‹Žƒ”‡–‡”’”‹•‡• ‘ˆ–‘†ƒ›Ǥ DzŠ‡…Šƒ‰‡™‘—Ž†„‡‹’”‘–‘…‘Ž …‘˜‡”‰‡…‡ǡ—‹ϐ‹‡†ˆƒ„”‹…•ƒ†•‹’Ž‹ϐ‹‡† server  v irtualisation  which  would   …‘’Ž‹…ƒ–‡–Š‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡ǤŠ‡‡™ ‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘•–‘”ƒ‰‡ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”•™‹ŽŽ‡‡† ‘”‡•‹ŽŽ•ǡ„‡––‡”—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰‘ˆ–Š‡ –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡ˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘ǡ†ƒ–ƒƒ†ƒ’’•ǡ ™Š‹Ž‡‡‡’‹‰–Š‡‹”–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ•–‘”ƒ‰‡•‹ŽŽ• •Šƒ”’ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‘™‹–Š–Š‹•ǡ™Š‡”‡‹•–Š‡‡‡†–‘‰‹˜‡ —’‘ǫ ƒ˜‹‰•ƒ‹†–Š‹•ǡ‘‡–Š‹‰–Š‡ …—•–‘‡”Šƒ•–‘”‡‡„‡”‹•–Šƒ––Š‡›‡‡† –‘‘˜‡–Š‡‹”‡–‹”‡†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡‡–™‘”–‘ ͳͲ ‹‰‹ˆ–Š‡›‡‡†–‘‘˜‡ƒ™ƒ›ˆ”‘ǡdz Š‡ƒ††•Ǥ ƒ›†ƒ”ƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ––Š‡†ƒ›–‘‰‹˜‡—’ ‘•…‘‹‰•‘‘‹•‘–‡˜‡ƒ”‡‘–‡ ’‘••‹„‹Ž‹–›Ǥ

Mahesh Vaidya, CEO at ISIT

Dz•ƒ”‡‡••‡–‹ƒŽˆ‘”ƒ…Š‹‡˜‹‰Š‹‰Š –Š”‘—‰Š’—–ƒ†Ž‘™”‡•’‘•‡–‹‡ˆ‘” ‹••‹‘…”‹–‹…ƒŽƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡‘ ƒŽ–‡”ƒ–‹˜‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•–‘†ƒ›ǡ‘”‹–Š‡ •Š‘”––‡”ˆ—–—”‡Ǥ‡„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•™‹ŽŽ ”‡ƒ‹—•‡ˆ—Žƒ†‡‡†‡†‹†ƒ–ƒ…‡–”‡•ˆ‘” ›‡ƒ”•–‘…‘‡Ǥ˜‡™Š‡™‡Ž‘‘ƒ–•‘‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡‡‡”‰‹‰–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡’ƒ”–‘ˆ ‘†‡” •‡–—’•ǡ•—…Šƒ•˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘ƒ† ˜‹”–—ƒŽ†‡•–‘’‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ȋ Ȍǡ–Š‡•‡ †‘”‡“—‹”‡ƒ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ˆ‘”‡ˆϐ‹…‹‡…› ƒ†’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡”‡ƒ•‘•Ȃ‡•’‡…‹ƒŽŽ›ˆ‘” ‡†‹—–‘Žƒ”‰‡†‡’Ž‘›‡–•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡ƒ††•–Šƒ–”ƒ–Š‡”–Šƒ–Š‡ƒ”‡– •Ž‘™‹‰ǡƒ–‹…‹’ƒ–‡•‹––‘…‘–‹—‡ ‰”‘™‹‰‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–”‡‰‹‘‹–Š‡ …‘‹‰›‡ƒ”•Ǥ Dz‡ƒŽ•‘•‡‡–Š‡ƒ”‡–‰”‘™‹‰ Ȃ’‘••‹„Ž›ƒ–ƒˆƒ•–‡”’ƒ…‡…‘’ƒ”‡†–‘ ǡ†—‡–‘–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ–—•–”—…–—”‡† †ƒ–ƒ‹•‰”‘™‹‰ƒ–ƒ—…ŠŠ‹‰Š‡””ƒ–‡–Šƒ •–”—…–—”‡††ƒ–ƒǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ

Source: Gartner (2012)

BY THE NUMBERS

$469m

The revenue of the MEA external controller-based (ECB) storage market in 2011 (with SAN being the leading technology among these).

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$546m

The forecasted revenue of the MEA external controller-based (ECB) storage market in 2012 (with SAN being the leading technology among these), a 16.5% increase.

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24%

The share of network attached storage (NAS) in the MEA storage hardware market in 2011.

41%

The forecasted share of network attached storage (NAS) in the MEA storage hardware market in 2016.


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SECURITY ADVISOR Firewall

Next gen security Firewalls are no longer what they used to be – and despite the fact they are low on the adoption scale at the moment, there is only one way for regional enterprises to react to the new technology.

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ecurity  is  an  ever-­‐important   consideration  in  modern   enterprises,  and  as  technologies   change  companies  have  to  pay  attention   to  investing  in  them  as  per  their   requirements.   Dz‡š–Ǧ ‡‡”ƒ–‹‘ ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•ȋ •Ȍ ”‡’”‡•‡––Š‡Žƒ–‡•–ƒ†˜ƒ…‡•‹‰ƒ–‡™ƒ› •‡…—”‹–›ǤŠ‹Ž‡–Š‡›’”‘˜‹†‡›‘—™‹–Š ‰”ƒ—Žƒ”…‘–”‘Ž„›‰‘‹‰„‡›‘†–Š‡ –”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ–”ƒˆϐ‹…ϐ‹Ž–‡”‹‰‘ˆ ’‘”–•ǡŠ‡Ž’‹‰›‘—ϐ‹Ž–‡”„›ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ –›’‡ƒ†—•‡”‹†‡–‹–›ǡ†‡ϐ‹‹‰‰”‘—’• ƒ†’”‘˜‹†‹‰…‘–”‘ŽŽ‡†ƒ……‡••ǡƒ† …‡–”ƒŽ‹•‡†‘‹–‘”‹‰ǡ–Š‡›ƒŽ•‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡ –Š‡…‘’Ž‡š‹–›‘ˆ›‘—”’‘Ž‹…‹‡•Ǥ……‘”†‹‰–‘ –Š‡ʹͲͳʹ•–ƒ–‡‘ˆ‡–™‘”•‡…—”‹–›•—”˜‡›ǡ ͺͶΨ‘ˆ”‡•’‘†‡–•„‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Šƒ– • Šƒ˜‡‹’”‘˜‡†–Š‡‹”•‡…—”‹–›ǡdz•ƒ›•‹”Ž‹ǡ

Mir Ali, business development manager at Emitac Enterprise Solutions (EES)

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„—•‹‡••†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–ƒƒ‰‡”ƒ–‹–ƒ… –‡”’”‹•‡‘Ž—–‹‘•ȋȌǤ DzŠ‡’”‹ƒ”›„—•‹‡••…ƒ•‡ˆ‘” ‹˜‡•–‹‰‹ •‹•…‘•–Ǧ•ƒ˜‹‰••‹…‡ ‘•–‡š–‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ˜‡†‘”•ƒ”‡ …‘„‹‹‰–Š‡ˆ—…–‹‘•‘ˆƒ–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ™‹–Š–Šƒ–‘ˆƒ –”—•‹‘”‡˜‡–‹‘ ›•–‡ȋ ȌǤ†—•‡”•ƒ”‡‘Ž‘‰‡” ”‡“—‹”‡†–‘ƒ‹–ƒ‹•‡’ƒ”ƒ–‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽƒ†

†‡’Ž‘›‡–•Ǥ•‹‰Ž‡‹•–ƒ…‡‘ˆ‡š–Ǧ ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ‹•‘™•—ˆϐ‹…‹‡––‘ƒ‹–ƒ‹–Š‡ ‡…‡••ƒ”›•‡…—”‹–›’‘•–—”‡ǤŠ‡…‘•–•ƒ˜‹‰• ƒ”‹•‡•ˆ”‘ƒŽ‘™‡”‹•–ƒŽŽ„ƒ•‡ƒ†”‡Žƒ–‡† •ƒ˜‹‰‹„‘–Šƒ†ǡdz•ƒ›•ƒŽ‹† ƒƒŽǡȂ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›•‡…—”‹–›ǡ”‹•ƒ† ˆ”ƒ—†ƒƒ‰‡‡–ǡ†—Ǥ Š‹Ž‡ •…ƒ‘ˆˆ‡”•—’‡”‹‘” ’”‘–‡…–‹‘–‘‡–‡”’”‹•‡•ǡ–Š‡›Šƒ˜‡–‘„‡ …Š‘•‡™‹–Š…ƒ”‡‹‘”†‡”–‘’”‘˜‹†‡–”—‡ „‡‡ϐ‹–•Ǥ Dz”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•—•–‡•—”‡–Šƒ–ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•ǡ ‹–”—•‹‘’”‡˜‡–‹‘ƒ†ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ ‹–‡ŽŽ‹‰‡…‡—•‹‰†‡‡’’ƒ…‡–‹•’‡…–‹‘ ƒ”‡‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡†‹–‘‡š–Ǧ‰‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•Ǥ‘ ‡•—”‡ƒ†‡“—ƒ–‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ž‡˜‡Ž•ǡ –‡ƒ —•–•‡Ž‡…–‹˜‡Ž›‹’Ž‡‡–ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ǦŽƒ›‡” ‹•’‡…–‹‘ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ƒ†‘–Š‡”ƒ†˜ƒ…‡† ϐ‹Ž–‡”‹‰…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•„ƒ•‡†‘–Š‡‹” ‡˜‹”‘‡–ƒ†–‡•––Š‡•‡–—’–Š‘”‘—‰ŠŽ›Ǥ ††‹–‹‘ƒŽˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ƒ›•Ž‘™—’–Š‡•’‡‡† ƒ†‹‰Š––Š‡”‡ˆ‘”‡‹’ƒ…––Š‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡‡š–Ǧ‰‡•‘Ž—–‹‘ǡdz•ƒ›•™ƒ’‡†— ƒœ—†ƒ”ǡ‡–™‘”‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ƒƒ‰‡”ƒ– ‡  ȋ‡ ‘•–‹‰ƒ–ƒ ‘”–ȌǤ Dz”‡ƒŽ‡š–‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•Š‘—Ž† …Žƒ••‹ˆ›–Š‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ƒ†‹•’‡…––”ƒˆϐ‹… ‹””‡•’‡…–‹˜‡‘ˆ–Š‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ’‘Ž‹…›‘”•‡––‹‰• ‘–Š‡’‘Ž‹…›Ǥ‘–Š‡”‡›…‘’‘‡––‘ Ž‘‘‘—–ˆ‘”‹•Š‘™–Š‡’Žƒ–ˆ‘”™‹ŽŽ‘’‡”ƒ–‡

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Nicolai Solling, director of technology services at helpAG

™‹–Šˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•–—”‡†‘Ȃƒ‡š–‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘ ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ‡‡†•–‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘•…ƒŽ‡‡˜‡ ™‹–Šƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘‹•’‡…–‹‘ǡƒ–‹˜‹”—•ƒ† –Š”‡ƒ–‹•’‡…–‹‘ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•†‡Ž‹˜‡”•–”‘‰ ”‡’‘”–‹‰‘–Š‡•ƒ‡Ǥ––Š‡‡†‘ˆ–Š‡†ƒ› –Š‡ƒ‹ˆ—…–‹‘‘ˆƒ›ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰  ǡ‹•–‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”‡ˆ‘”…‡ƒ„Ž‡˜‹•‹„‹Ž‹–›ǡdz •ƒ›•‹…‘Žƒ‹‘ŽŽ‹‰ǡ†‹”‡…–‘”‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰› •‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ–Š‡Ž’ Ǥ  ••Š‘—Ž†ƒŽ•‘‹†‡ƒŽŽ›„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘ Šƒ†Ž‡‡…”›’–‡†–”ƒˆϐ‹…ǡ–Š‘—‰Š‹–…‘—Ž† Šƒ˜‡ƒ‡ˆˆ‡…–‘‡–™‘”’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡Ǥ Dz…”›’–‹‘‹•ƒ‹–‡•‹˜‡ ’”‘…‡••ƒ†Šƒ•ƒ‹’ƒ…–‘–Š‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡–Š‡‘‡–��Š‹•ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡ ‹•‡ƒ„Ž‡†Ǥ•‡”••Š‘—Ž†‡˜ƒŽ—ƒ–‡ƒ† …Š‘‘•‡–Š‡‘‡–Šƒ–ƒ……‘‘†ƒ–‡•†‡•‹”‡† –Š”‘—‰Š’—–ǡdz‡š’Žƒ‹•ƒŠ‡•Šƒ‹†›ƒǡ ‘ˆ  Ǥ


—•–‘‡”••Š‘—Ž†„‡†‘—„Ž›…ƒ”‡ˆ—Ž‘ˆ –Š‡™ƒ›‹™Š‹…Š–Š‡›…Š‘‘•‡–Š‡ ǡ •‹…‡–Š‡‹˜‡•–‡–…‘—Ž†ƒŽ•‘‡–ƒ‹Ž–Š‡ ”‡’Žƒ…‡‡–‘ˆ…‡”–ƒ‹Ž‡‰ƒ…›‡–™‘” ‹˜‡•–‡–•Ǥ ƒŠ‡” ƒ†ƒŽŽƒŠǡ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽƒƒ‰‡”ˆ‘” ƒ–‘—”…‡ϐ‹”‡•ƒ›•ǡDz”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘• –‘†ƒ›ƒ”‡Ž‡˜‡”ƒ‰‹‰ –‘•–”‡‰–Š‡ –Š‡‹”‡š‹•–‹‰•‡…—”‹–›†‡’Ž‘›‡–•ǡ ‘–‘ˆ–‡–‘”‡’Žƒ…‡Ž‡‰ƒ…›–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ •–Š”‡ƒ–•…‘–‹—‡–‘ƒ†˜ƒ…‡ƒ†  †‡’ƒ”–‡–•…‘–‹—‡–‘‡˜‘Ž˜‡ǡ™‡„‡Ž‹‡˜‡ –Šƒ–•‘—•–‘—”‡–™‘”•‡…—”‹–›†‡ˆ‡…‡•Ǥ ‘—”…‡ϐ‹”‡‹•‘™ˆ‘”‹–•‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘ƒ† ”‡…‘‰‹•‡†˜‡”›‡ƒ”Ž›‘–Šƒ– ‡‡†‡† –‘‡˜‘Ž˜‡–‘

–‘’”‘˜‹†‡‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡ ’”‘–‡…–‹‘‹–Š‡ˆƒ…‡‘ˆ†›ƒ‹…ƒŽŽ› …Šƒ‰‹‰‡˜‹”‘‡–•Ǥ Šƒ•–‘ †‘–Š‡•ƒ‡–Š‹‰Ǥ–Š‡” •‘Ž—–‹‘• ˆ‘”…‡…—•–‘‡”•–‘ƒ‡–”ƒ†‡‘ˆˆ•„‡–™‡‡ …‘–”‘Žǡ’”‡˜‡–‹‘ǡ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ƒ† ƒƒ‰‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›Ǥdz Dz –Š‡…ƒ•‡‘ˆƒ‘”ƒ‹†Ǧ•‹œ‡ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘–Š‡’”‘„ƒ„Ž›–Š‡›‹‰Š–‡‡† –‘”‡’Žƒ…‡‡š‹•–‹‰ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•ƒ† Ǥ› †‘‹‰•‘–Š‡‘˜‡”ƒŽŽȋ…‘•–‘ˆŠƒ”†™ƒ”‡ǡ •‡…—”‹–›•‡”˜‹…‡•ǡ•—’’‘”–ǡƒ†‘Ǧ‰‘‹‰ ƒƒ‰‡‡–Ȍ™‹ŽŽˆƒ”‡—…Š„‡––‡”ǤŠ‡‹– …‘‡•–‘Žƒ”‰‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡•–Š‡–Š‡ƒ•™‡”

Maher Jadallah, regional manager for MEA at Sourcefire

‹•‘ǤŠƒ–•‘‡‘ˆ‘—”Žƒ”‰‡…—•–‘‡”• †‘‹•†‡’Ž‘›ƒ „‡Š‹†–Š‡‡š‹•–‹‰ ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ‹ƒ–”ƒ•’ƒ”‡–‘†‡ȋ„› ’ƒ••‘†‡Ȍǡdz•ƒ›• Ž‘”‹ƒƒŽ‡…‹ǡ•‡‹‘” ’”‘†—…–ƒ”‡–‹‰ƒƒ‰‡”ˆ‘”ƒ– ‡ŽŽ‘‹…ƒŽŽǤ Š‡…‘•‹•–‡–ƒƒ‰‡‡–‘ˆ  •…ƒƒŽ•‘’”‘˜‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–ˆ‘”…‡”–ƒ‹ ‡–‡”’”‹•‡•Ǥ ƒƒŽ•ƒ›•ǡDzŠ‡ƒƒ‰‡‡–‘ˆ‡š–Ǧ ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•‹•”‡Žƒ–‹˜‡Ž›‘”‡…‘’Ž‹…ƒ–‡† ƒ†”‡“—‹”‡•‘Ǧ„‘ƒ”†‹‰‡™•‹ŽŽ•‹–Š‡ ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘•–‡ƒ•ǤŠ‡‡š–Ǧ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ• ’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡‘ˆ–Š‡‡–™‘”‹•†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ˆ”‘ –”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ••‹…‡–Š‡†‡‡’Ǧ’ƒ…‡– ‹•’‡…–‹‘ˆ—…–‹‘‹‡š–Ǧ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ• ’”‘˜‹†‡•˜‹•‹„‹Ž‹–›—’–‘–Š‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ Žƒ›‡”•ǤŠ‡‡–™‘”’‘Ž‹…‹‡•ƒ›‘™„‡ ƒ’’Ž‹‡†—•‹‰ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘Žƒ›‡”‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘

Florian Malecki, senior product marketing manager for EMEA at Dell SonicWall.

The primary business case for investing in NGFWs is cost-savings since most next generation firewall vendors are combining the functions of a traditional firewall with that of an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). End users are no longer required to maintain separate firewall and IPS deployments. A single instance of nextgen firewall is now sufficient to maintain the necessary security posture.” ™Š‹…Š”‡“—‹”‡•ˆ—”–Š‡”—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰‘ˆ–Š‡ ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•Ǥdz ƒŽ‡…‹ƒ††•ǡDz –”‡ƒŽŽ›†‡’‡†•‘–Š‡ †‡’Ž‘›‡–ǡ„—–‹‰‡‡”ƒŽǡƒ‰‘‘†  •Š‘—Ž†‘–„‡‘”‡†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž––‘ƒƒ‰‡ –ŠƒŽ‡‰ƒ…›–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•Ǥ…–—ƒŽŽ›‹– •Š‘—Ž†„‡‡ƒ•‹‡”ƒ•ƒ …‘„‹‡•ƒˆ‡™ •–ƒ†ǦƒŽ‘‡•‘Ž—–‹‘•‹–‘‘‡ǡƒ‹‰Ž‹ˆ‡ —…Š‡ƒ•‹‡”ˆ‘”–Š‡—•‡”Ǥdz Dz •’”‡•‡–‡™…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡• –‘ƒƒ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ”—Ž‡•Ǥ‘˜‡–‹‘ƒŽ ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•”‡Ž‹‡†’”‹ƒ”‹Ž›‘ ƒ††”‡•• ƒ†’”‘–‘…‘Ž•™Š‹…Š™‡”‡•–ƒ–‹…‹ƒ–—”‡Ǥ  •’”‘˜‹†‡…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ…‡–”ƒŽ ƒƒ‰‡‡–ǡ‡š–‡•‹˜‡Ž‘‰‰‹‰ƒ† ”‡’‘”–‹‰Ǥ •‰‘ƒŽ‡˜‡ŽŠ‹‰Š‡”ƒ†…ƒ ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡™‹–Š‡š‹•–‹‰…‘”’‘”ƒ–‡†‹”‡…–‘”›

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•›•–‡’‡”‹––‹‰ƒ……‡••„ƒ•‡†‘–‹‡ ‘ˆ†ƒ›ǡƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ—•‡” ‡–…Ǥ—‡–‘•—…Š †›ƒ‹…ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ǡƒƒ‰‡‡–‘ˆ–Š‡ ‡š–Ǧ‰‡ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ„‡…‘‡•‡ƒ•‹‡”Ǥ•–Š‡•‡ ϐ‹”‡™ƒŽŽ•„‡…‘‡‘”‡ƒ–—”‡ǡ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰ —„‡”‘ˆƒ†˜ƒ…‡†•‡…—”‹–›ƒƒ‰‡‡– –‘‘Ž•™‹ŽŽ‡–‡”–Š‡ƒ”‡–ƒ‹‰–Š‡ ƒƒ‰‡‡–‡ƒ•‹‡”ǡdz•–ƒ–‡•ƒœ—†ƒ”Ǥ —‡–‘–Š‡˜ƒ”‹‘—•‡Ž‡‡–•–Šƒ–‡‡† –‘„‡…‘•‹†‡”‡†ǡƒ†ƒŽ•‘„‡…ƒ—•‡‘ˆ–Š‡ ”‡Žƒ–‹˜‡‡™‡••‘ˆ–Š‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡ • ƒ”‡‘–›‡–™‹†‡Ž›ƒ†‘’–‡†„›‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ ……‘”†‹‰–‘ ƒ”–‡”ǡŽ‡••–ŠƒͷΨ‘ˆ

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espite  all  the  hype  and  hoopla,   IPTV  services  are  yet  to  see  mass   adoption  in  the  Middle  East   though  some  of  the  service  providers  such   as  Etisalat,  du  and  STC  have  been  offering   the  services  for  a  while  now.  Market   researchers  SNL  Kagan  forecast  IPTV   subscriptions  to  grow  from  40  million  in   2010  to  more  than  70  million  by  2014,   and  the  Middle  East  subscribers  are   expected  to  reach  315,547  by  2013.   ……‘”†‹‰–‘ƒ‰ƒǡ–Š‡‹††Ž‡ ƒ•–‡”—Ž–‹…Šƒ‡Žƒ”‡–Šƒ•–Š‡™‘”Ž†ǯ• •‡…‘†ǦŠ‹‰Š‡•–•Šƒ”‡‘ˆ •—„•…”‹„‡”• ƒˆ–‡”‡•–‡”—”‘’‡ǢŠ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–Š‹•ƒ”‡– …Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”‹•–‹…‹•†—‡‘”‡–‘–Š‡Žƒ…‘ˆ…ƒ„Ž‡ •›•–‡•–Šƒ–‘”‘„—•– ƒ†‘’–‹‘Ǥ ‘™Šƒ–‡šƒ…–Ž›‹•–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–‘ˆ ǫ ‘”‘‡–Š‹‰ǡ‹–‰‹˜‡•–‡Ž…‘•ƒ•—•–ƒ‹ƒ„Ž‡ …‘•—‡”‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰™Š‘•‡ƒ”‰‹•ƒ”‡ǯ– ‡”‘†‹‰Ǥ†„›†‘‹‰•‘ǡ‹–‹–”‘†—…‡• …‘’‡–‹–‹‘‹–‘–Š‡…‘–‡–Ǧ†‹•–”‹„—–‹‘ „—•‹‡••Ǥ

Andrew Brown, Business Development & Commercials, Video Division, Alcatel-Lucent

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Dz‡”–ƒ‹Ž›ǡ ‘’‡•–Š‡†‘‘”–‘ƒ ‡™™‘”Ž†‘ˆ‘Ǧ†‡ƒ†ƒ†’‡”•‘ƒŽ‹•‡† —Ž–‹‡†‹ƒ–Šƒ–‡ƒ„Ž‡•‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•–‘ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‹ƒ–‡–Š‡‹”•‡”˜‹…‡•ǡ”‡†—…‡•—„•…”‹„‡” …Š—”ƒ†‹…”‡ƒ•‡”‡˜‡—‡’‡”•—„•…”‹„‡”ǡdz •ƒ›• ‘‡ƒ––‹Šǡ ‘˜‡”‡–Ƭ †—•–”› ‡Žƒ–‹‘•ƒƒ‰‡”Ȃ ǡ”‹…••‘Ǥ †”‡™”‘™ǡ—•‹‡••‡˜‡Ž‘’‡– Ƭ‘‡”…‹ƒŽ•ǡ‹†‡‘‹˜‹•‹‘ǡŽ…ƒ–‡ŽǦ —…‡–ǡƒ††•ƒ‘–Š‡”’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡ǣDz‡Ž‡…‘ ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•ǯ˜‘‹…‡ƒ††ƒ–ƒ”‡˜‡—‡•ƒ”‡ †‡…”‡ƒ•‹‰„‡…ƒ—•‡‘ˆ…‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡’”‡••—”‡ ‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ”‡–Ǥ‹†‡‘”‡’”‡•‡–• ƒ‹†‡ƒŽ•‡”˜‹…‡‘’’‘”–—‹–›–‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡ –‘’Ž‹‡ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•’”‘˜‹†‡ƒ—‹“—‡•‡”˜‹…‡ –Šƒ–™‹ŽŽ”‡†—…‡…—•–‘‡”…Š—”ƒ†‡‡’ –Š‡‹”Ž‘›ƒŽ–›Ǥ ‹˜‡–Š‡‹–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡ƒ–—”‡‘ˆ

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˜‹†‡‘•‡”˜‹…‡•ǡ ‘ˆˆ‡”•–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–› –‘Šƒ˜‡”‡Ž‡˜ƒ…‡‹–Š‡…‘•—‡”•Ž‘—‰‡ ”‘‘Ȃƒ‹…”‡ƒ•‹‰Ž›‹’‘”–ƒ–’‘•‹–‹‘‹ ƒ‹–ƒ‹‹‰ƒ†‰”‘™‹‰…—•–‘‡”‹–‹ƒ…›Ǥdz Š‡‡‡”‰‡…‡‘ˆ•ƒ”–’Š‘‡•ǡ–ƒ„Ž‡–• ƒ†‹’”‘˜‡†˜‹†‡‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”›‡…Šƒ‹•• Šƒ••‡‡–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ•‹‰Ž‡•…”‡‡  ‡˜‘Ž˜‡–‘—Ž–‹Ǧ•…”‡‡™Š‡”‡–Š‡…‘•—‡” is  able  to  watch  the  content  of  their  choice  on   the  device  of  their  choice  inside  or  outside   –Š‡Š‘‡ǡŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ƒ”‹–Šƒƒƒ…Šƒ†”ƒǡ”‘‰”ƒ ƒƒ‰‡”ǡ ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ƒ†‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘ ‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•”ƒ…–‹…‡Ȃǡ ”‘•–Ƭ —ŽŽ‹˜ƒǡƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ– ‹•…‡”–ƒ‹Ž›ƒ ‘’’‘”–—‹–›ˆ‘”–Š‡–‡Ž‡…‘‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•–‘ †‡˜‡Ž‘’ƒ‡™•‘—”…‡‘ˆ‹…‘‡ǤDzŠ‡ƒ


…—•–‘‡”•—„•…”‹„‡•–‘ •‡”˜‹…‡ǡ™Š‹…Š —•—ƒŽŽ›…‘‡•‹ƒ’ƒ…ƒ‰‡™‹–Š„”‘ƒ†„ƒ† ƒ†Žƒ†Ž‹‡ǡ–Š‡–‡Ž…‘„‡…‘‡•ƒ•‘Ž‡ …‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘Ž‹ˆ‘”–Š‡…—•–‘‡”Ǥ ”‘ –Š‡‡†—•‡”’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡–‘‰‡–‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰ ˆ”‘ƒ•‹‰Ž‡’”‘˜‹†‡”‹•ƒŽ•‘˜‡”›ƒ’’‡ƒŽ‹‰Ǥ ‡…‡ǡ‹–’‘•‹–‹˜‡Ž›ƒˆˆ‡…–•˜‡”ƒ‰‡‡˜‡—‡ ‡”•‡”ȋȌƒ†‡ƒ„Ž‡•–‡Ž…‘•–‘’‹–…Š ‘–Š‡”ƒŽ—‡††‡†‡”˜‹…‡•ȋȌ•—…Šƒ• ‹†‡‘‘‡ƒ†ȋ‘Ȍǡ˜‹†‡‘–‡Ž‡’Š‘›ƒ† Š‘‡•—”˜‡‹ŽŽƒ…‡Ǥdz ƒ†‹ƒƒ†ǡ”‹…‹’ƒŽ••‘…‹ƒ–‡™‹–Š‘‘œ Ƭ‘’ƒ›ǡ‘ˆˆ‡”•ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡ǣ Dz‡ƒ†‹‰ϐ‹š‡†‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•ǡ‰Ž‘„ƒŽŽ›ǡŠƒ˜‡ „‡‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘”‡˜‡”•‡–Š‡–”‡†‘ˆ†”‘’’‹‰ „”‘ƒ†„ƒ†’”‹…‡•„›‹–”‘†—…‹‰‹…”‡‡–ƒŽ ”‡˜‡—‡•–”‡ƒ••—…Šƒ• ǤŠ‹Ž‡  ‹–•‡Žˆƒ††•ƒ•ƒŽŽƒ”‰‹‘ˆ”‡˜‡—‡ ȋ–›’‹…ƒŽŽ›„‡–™‡‡ͳͲΨ–‘ͳͷΨ‘–‘’ ‘ˆ–Š‡„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†’”‹…‡ˆ‘”ƒ‡–”›Ž‡˜‡Ž ’ƒ…ƒ‰‡Ȍǡ‹–”‡“—‹”‡•–Šƒ–…—•–‘‡”• —’‰”ƒ†‡–Š‡‹”„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†’ƒ…ƒ‰‡–‘ƒŠ‹‰Š‡” •’‡‡†„”ƒ…‡–Ǥ —”–Š‡”‘”‡ǡ—•‡”•–›’‹…ƒŽŽ› •—„•…”‹„‡–‘ƒƒ††‹–‹‘ƒŽ’”‡‹—ƒ› ’ƒ…ƒ‰‡ƒ†Šƒ˜‡–Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘’—”…Šƒ•‡ ‹†‡‘Ǧ‘Ǧ‡ƒ†ȋ‘Ȍ–‹–Ž‡•–Šƒ–ˆ—”–Š‡” ‹…”‡ƒ•‡–Š‡ƒ˜‡”ƒ‰‡”‡˜‡—‡’‡”—•‡”ǡ‘” Ǥ‘”‡‘˜‡”…—•–‘‡”•™‹–Šƒ–”‹’Ž‡Ǧ’Žƒ› „—†Ž‡ƒ”‡Ž‡••Ž‹‡Ž›–‘…Š—”–Šƒ‘–Š‡”• ™‹–Šƒ•‹‰Ž‡•‡”˜‹…‡Ǥdz Š‹Ž‡ ǡ‘†‘—„–ǡ…ƒ•Š‘”‡—’–Š‡ •ƒ‰‰‹‰ˆ‘”–—‡•‘ˆ–‡Ž…‘•”‡‡Ž‹‰—†‡”ˆ”‘ †‡…Ž‹‹‰˜‘‹…‡ǡ‹–•—”‡…‘‡•™‹–Šƒ …‘•–Ǥ’‡”ƒ–‘”•™‹ŽŽ‡‡†–‘‹˜‡•–‹‡š–”ƒ ˜‹†‡‘ƒ†—Ž–‹‡†‹ƒ”‡Žƒ–‡†‡“—‹’‡–•—…Š ƒ• …‘–‡–Š‡ƒ†‡†•–Šƒ–ƒ‰‰”‡‰ƒ–‡ ƒ††‡Ž‹˜‡”…‘–‡–ˆ”‘†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–•‘—”…‡• ƒ†‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‡†‡Ž‹˜‡”›‘ˆŠ‹‰ŠǦ“—ƒŽ‹–›˜‹†‡‘ …‘–‡––‘‡†—•‡”•Ǥ —”–Š‡”‘”‡ǡ–‘‘ˆˆ‡”ƒ ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡“—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ǡ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”• ™‹ŽŽƒŽ•‘Šƒ˜‡–‘‹˜‡•–‹“—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ•‡”˜‹…‡ ȋ‘Ȍ•›•–‡•ƒ†‡“—‹’‡––‘’”‘ƒ…–‹˜‡Ž› ƒƒ‰‡–Š‡‹”‡–™‘”•ƒ†‡•—”‡”‡Ž‹ƒ„‹Ž‹–› ‘ˆ–Š‡•‡”˜‹…‡Ǥ …ƒ•‡‹’‘‹–‹•–Š‡‘’‡”ƒ–‘” †—ǡ™Š‹…ŠŠƒ•„‡‡‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ •‡”˜‹…‡• •‹…‡ʹͲͲͺǤ‹…‡–Š‡ǡ–Š‡–‡Ž‡…‘•‡”˜‹…‡ ’”‘˜‹†‡”Šƒ†‹˜‡•–‡†…‘•‹†‡”ƒ„Ž‡ƒ‘—–• –‘”‡’Žƒ…‡‹–•ϐ‹”•–Ǧ‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ ™‹–Š‹–•…—””‡–‘‡ǡ™Š‹…ŠŠƒ•„‡‡Ž‡ƒ†‹‰ ‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ†‘Ǧ’ƒ”™‹–ŠŽ‡ƒ†‹‰

Guo Yajun, GM Huawei Carrier Software & Core Network, Middle East

‘’‡”ƒ–‘”••—…Šƒ•Ƭǡ‡—–•…Š‡‡Ž‡‘ ƒ†‹‰–‡ŽǤDz†—…‘–‹—‡•–‘‹˜‡•–‹ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡ…—•–‘‡”‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ƒ† …‘–‡––‘†‡Ž‹‰Š–‹–•…—•–‘‡”•Ǥ†— ȋ†—ǯ• •‡”˜‹…‡Ȍ•–”‘‰Ž›…‘–”‹„—–‡•–‘ †—ǯ•‰”‘™–Šǡdz•ƒ›• ƒ”‹† ƒ”ƒ‹†‘‘‹ǡŠ‹‡ˆ ‘‡”…‹ƒŽˆϐ‹…‡”Ǧ†—Ǥ

—‘ƒŒ—ǡ ǡ —ƒ™‡‹ƒ””‹‡”‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡ Ƭ‘”‡‡–™‘”ǡ‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ǡ•ƒ›•–Šƒ– –Š‘—‰Š‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•Šƒ˜‡–‘—’‰”ƒ†‡…‡”–ƒ‹ ‡Ž‡‡–•‘ˆ–Š‡‹”‡–™‘”ƒ• ™ƒ””ƒ–• Š‹‰Š‡”“—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ•‡”��‹…‡ƒ†”‡Ž‹ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ǡ–Š‡› †‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡–‘ƒŽ™ƒ›•‹˜‡•–‹‡™‡“—‹’‡– ‹ˆ–Š‡›ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›Šƒ˜‡ƒ„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†‡–™‘”‹ ’Žƒ…‡ǤDz›‘’–‹‹•‹‰–Š‡‹”‡š‹•–‹‰‡–™‘” ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ǡ™‡Šƒ˜‡•‡‡‘”‡ƒ† ‘”‡‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•’—”•—‹‰ ’ƒ…ƒ‰‡• ƒ•ƒ…‘’Ž‹‡––‘–Š‡‹”…—””‡–…‘•—‡” ‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•Ǥdz ‡ƒ††•–Šƒ––Š‡…”—…‹ƒŽ•–‡’…‘‡•‹ ƒ†‘’–‹‰ƒ‡†Ǧ–‘Ǧ‡†•‡”˜‹…‡•‘Ž—–‹‘ ™Š‹…Š‹…Ž—†‡•ƒ „‡ƒ”‡”‡–™‘” ƒ••‡••‡–ǡ ’Žƒ‹‰‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘ǡ†ƒ›Ǧ –‘Ǧ†ƒ›…ƒ”‡ǡƒ†‡–™‘”„‡ƒ”‹‰ƒ—†‹–•‹ƒŽŽ •–ƒ‰‡•‘ˆ–Š‡”‘ŽŽ‘—–ǤŠ‡•‡•‡”˜‹…‡•…ƒŠ‡Ž’ ƒ††”‡••…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•‹ †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–•‘ ƒ•–‘ƒš‹‹•‡–Š‡’‘–‡–‹ƒŽ‘ˆƒ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ǯ• ‡š‹•–‹‰‡–™‘”‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡Ǥ ƒ—ŽŽŽ‡ǡ ‡ƒ†‘ˆ –‡ŽŽ‡…–—ƒŽ”‘’‡”–› Ƭ‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡ‹’‡”‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ǡ•ƒ›• –Šƒ–ƒ‡›…‘‡”…‹ƒŽˆƒ…–‘”ˆ‘”‘’‡”ƒ–‘”• ‹˜‘Ž˜‡•–Š‡…‘•–‘ˆ‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š‹‰ƒ˜‹ƒ„Ž‡ 

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‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ǤDzŠ‡‡›ˆƒ…–‘”–‘ƒ› ‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ ‹•–Š‡‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ǯ•ƒ……‡••–‘ƒ‡–™‘”™Š‹…Š Šƒ•ƒ†‡“—ƒ–‡„ƒ†™‹†–ŠǤ’‡”ƒ–‘”•…ƒ†‘ –Š‹•‹‘‡‘ˆ–™‘™ƒ›•Ǥ‹–Š‡”–Š‡›…ƒ‹˜‡•– ‹–Š‡†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–‘ˆ–Š‡‹”‘™‡–™‘”ǡ‘” –Š‡›…ƒ’ƒ›ˆ‘”ƒ……‡••–‘ƒ‡–™‘”™Š‹…Š‹• ‘™‡†„›ƒ…‘’‡–‹–‘”‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ȋ—•—ƒŽŽ›–Š‡ ‹…—„‡–Ȍ‘”„›ƒ‹†‡’‡†‡–„”‘ƒ†„ƒ† ‡–™‘”‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ȋ‹ˆ‘‡‡š‹•–•ȌǤŠ‡‘’–‹‘• ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘ƒ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”™‹ŽŽ˜‡”›—…Š †‡’‡†‘–Š‡•’‡…‹ϐ‹……‹”…—•–ƒ…‡•‹–Š‡‹” …‘—–”›‘ˆ‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘Ǥdz ‡ƒ††•–Šƒ–†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–…‘—–”‹‡•‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘ǡƒ†ƒ”‘—†–Š‡™‘”Ž†ǡƒ”‡ƒ†‘’–‹‰ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‡š–‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘‡–™‘”‘†‡Ž•Ǥ

–Š‡ǡ–‹•ƒŽƒ–Šƒ•‹˜‡•–‡†‹–Š‡ ’”‘…—”‡‡–ƒ†”‘ŽŽ‘—–‘ˆƒƒ–‹‘™‹†‡ ‹„”‡–‘–Š‡Ǧ ‘‡ȋ  Ȍ‡–™‘”ǡ‰‹˜‹‰ –‹•ƒŽƒ––Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”•–ƒ–‡‘ˆ–Š‡Ǧƒ”–

‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•–‘‹–••—„•…”‹„‡”•Ǥ–Š‡ ‘–Š‡”Šƒ†ǡ†—ǡ–Š‡•‡…‘†Ž‹…‡•‡†‘’‡”ƒ–‘” ‹–Š‡ǡŠƒ•ƒ–‡””‹–‘”‹ƒŽŽ›Ž‹‹–‡†   ‡–™‘”ȋ’”‹ƒ”‹Ž›‹ˆ”‡‡Ǧœ‘‡•Ȍ†—‡ –‘‹–•Ž‹…‡…‡”‡•–”‹…–‹‘•Ǥ‘•‡“—‡–Ž›ǡ –‘’”‘‘–‡…‘’‡–‹–‹‘ǡ”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”› ‹–‡”˜‡–‹‘Šƒ•„‡‡‡…‡••ƒ”›–‘’—––Š‡ –™‘‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•‘ƒ’ƒ–Š–‘ƒ…‘‡”…‹ƒŽ ƒ‰”‡‡‡–ƒ”‘—†„‹–•–”‡ƒƒ……‡••Ǥ Ž–‹ƒ–‡Ž›ǡ‹–‹•‡˜‹•ƒ‰‡†–Šƒ–„‘–Š‘’‡”ƒ–‘”• ™‹ŽŽǡ–Š”‘—‰Š„‹–•–”‡ƒƒ……‡••ǡ„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘ ‘ˆˆ‡”–Š‡‹”‘™ ’ƒ…ƒ‰‡•–‘‡ƒ…Š‘–Š‡”ǯ• •—„•…”‹„‡”•ǡ–Š‡”‡„›‡Šƒ…‹‰…‘’‡–‹–‹‘ ‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡Ǥ

•–Š‡”‡ƒ„—•‹‡••…ƒ•‡ˆ‘” ‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘ǫƒƒ…Šƒ†”ƒˆ”‘ ”‘•–Ƭ—ŽŽ‹˜ƒ „‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡’‘–‡–‹ƒŽ‹•Š—‰‡–Š‘—‰Š‹–ǯ• •–‹ŽŽƒ‹…Š‡ƒ”‡–ǤDzŠ‡‰”‘™–Š”ƒ–‡•‘ˆ

•—„•…”‹„‡”„ƒ•‡‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ”‡ Š‹‰ŠǤ ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ‹ƒŽ‘‡–Š‡—„‡” ‘ˆ •—„•…”‹„‡”•Šƒ•–”‹’Ž‡†‹•‹œ‡‘˜‡” –Š‡Žƒ•–›‡ƒ”Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ‹–‹•‡š’‡…–‡†–‘–ƒ‡ •‡˜‡”ƒŽ›‡ƒ”•ˆ‘”–Š‡–‡Ž…‘•–‘…‘ŽŽ‡…–”‡–—” ‘‹˜‡•–‡–ˆ”‘ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰ƒ†•ƒŽ‡•‘ˆ „—†Ž‡†•‡”˜‹…‡•Ǥdz ƒŠ‘—†ƒ‹ǡ‡‹‘”••‘…‹ƒ–‡™‹–Š ‘‘œƬ‘’ƒ›ǡ•ƒ›•–Š‡ „—•‹‡•• case  should  consider  both  direct  revenue   ƒ†‹†‹”‡…–„‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆ‡Šƒ…‡†…—•–‘‡” ”‡–‡–‹‘ƒ†–Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡ …—•–‘‡”˜ƒŽ—‡„›—’‰”ƒ†‹‰—•‡”•–‘ Š‹‰ŠǦ‡†„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†’ƒ…ƒ‰‡•Ǥ‡Ž‡…‘

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‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•…ƒ„‡•–’‡‡–”ƒ–‡–Š‡ƒ”‡–„› „—†Ž‹‰–Š‡‹”•‡”˜‹…‡•™‹–Š–Š‡‹”Š‹‰ŠǦ ‡†„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†’ƒ…ƒ‰‡•Ǥ–ƒ–‹•–‹…••Š‘™ –Šƒ–…—•–‘‡”•’”‡ˆ‡”–‘„—›–Š‡‹”–‡Ž‡…‘ •‡”˜‹…‡•‹„—†Ž‡•†—‡–‘‹…”‡ƒ•‡†•ƒ˜‹‰• ƒ†ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘’ƒ›ˆ‘”ƒŽŽ–Š‡‹”•‡”˜‹…‡•‹‘‡ „‹ŽŽǤ —”–Š‡”‘”‡ǡ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•—•–‡•—”‡ –Š‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ„‡•–‹…Žƒ••…‘–‡– ƒ†‹–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡•‡”˜‹…‡••—…Šƒ•‹†‡‘Ǧ‘Ǧ ‡ƒ†ƒ†–Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘–‹‡Ǧ•Š‹ˆ–Ž‹˜‡ –‘”‹˜ƒŽ–Š‡™‡ŽŽǦ‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š‡†•ƒ–‡ŽŽ‹–‡’Žƒ›‡”• –Šƒ–…‘–”‘Ž–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‡”ƒ”‡–Ǥ ƒŒ—ˆ”‘ —ƒ™‡‹ƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ––Š‡ •‹‰Ž‡‘•–†‡…‹•‹˜‡ˆƒ…–‘”‹ •—……‡•• ‹•™Š‡–Š‡”ƒ•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”ǯ•‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•…ƒ …”‡ƒ–‡ƒ—‹“—‡ƒ†”‡™ƒ”†‹‰‡š’‡”‹‡…‡ ˆ‘”–Š‡‹”…—•–‘‡”•ǤŠ‹•–›’‹…ƒŽŽ›‹˜‘Ž˜‡• ƒ…‘„‹ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡˜‹†‡‘…‘–‡–ǡ interactive  services  such  as  video-­‐on-­‐ †‡ƒ†ǡƒ†–Š‡”‡Ž‹ƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ–Š‡‡–™‘”‹ „‡‹‰ƒ„Ž‡–‘…‘•‹•–‡–Ž›†‡Ž‹˜‡”Š‹‰Š“—ƒŽ‹–› ‘ˆ•‡”˜‹…‡–‘–Š‡…—•–‘‡”Ǥ Dz—‹Ž†‹‰ƒ„—•‹‡••…ƒ•‡ˆ‘”  –Š—•–‡†•–‘˜ƒ”›„›ƒ”‡–ƒ†„› ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”Ǥ„—•‹‡••ˆ‡ƒ•‹„‹Ž‹–›•–—†›ƒ› †‡’‡†‘–Š‡…‘’‡–‹–‹‘•‡‡‹–Šƒ– ƒ”‡–ǡ–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–‹‡•–‘Ž‹…‡•‡“—ƒŽ‹–› ’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰ǡ”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘•’‡”–ƒ‹‹‰–‘ ˆ”‡‡Ǧ–‘Ǧƒ‹”•ƒ–‡ŽŽ‹–‡•ǡƒ†–Š‡ƒ–—”‹–›‘ˆƒ ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ǯ•„”‘ƒ†„ƒ†‡–™‘”ǤŽŽ–Š‡•‡ ˆƒ…–‘”•‡‡†–‘„‡…ƒ”‡ˆ—ŽŽ›™‡‹‰Š–‡†„› ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•„‡ˆ‘”‡†‡…‹†‹‰‹ˆƒ†™Š‡–‘ ’‡‡–”ƒ–‡–Š‡ ƒ”‡–ǤŠ‹•ƒ‰ƒ‹…‘‡• „ƒ…–‘–Š‡‹’‘”–ƒ…‡‘ˆ†‘‹‰–Š‘”‘—‰Š

‡–™‘”ƒ†’Žƒ‹‰ƒ••‡••‡–•–‘ †‡–‡”‹‡™Šƒ–‹†‘ˆ†‡’Ž‘›‡–‘†‡Ž ™‘—Ž††”‹˜‡–Š‡‘•–˜ƒŽ—‡ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ

–‹•ƒŽ•‘‹’‘”–ƒ–ˆ‘”–‡Ž…‘•–‘Šƒ˜‡–Š‡ ”‹‰Š–…‘–‡–•–”ƒ–‡‰›ƒ†™ƒ›•–‘‘‡–‹•‡ …‘–‡–ǤŽŽ‡ˆ”‘‹’‡”•ƒ›•…‘–‡–‹• ‹‰™Š‡‹–…‘‡•–‘ƒ› ‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ǡƒ† –Š‡Ž‹…‡•‹‰‘ˆ–Šƒ–…‘–‡–™‹ŽŽƒŽ™ƒ›•’Žƒ› ƒ‡›”‘Ž‡Ǥ Dz ‡––‹‰–Š‡…‘–‡–‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰”‹‰Š–ƒ––Š‡ ‘—–•‡–ǡƒ†‘˜‡”–‹‡ǡ‹•™Šƒ–™‹ŽŽƒ––”ƒ…– ƒ†‡‡’•—„•…”‹„‡”•…‘‹‰„ƒ…ˆ‘”‘”‡Ǥ —Ž–‹’Ž‡‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ǡ ‹…Ž—†‹‰•‡ŽŽ‹‰ƒ”‡Ǧ„”ƒ†‡†™Š‹–‡ǦŽƒ„‡Ž •‡”˜‹…‡ǡŽ‹…‡•‹‰‹…‘–‡–ˆ”‘—Ž–‹’Ž‡ …‘–‡–’”‘˜‹†‡”•ƒ†ƒ••‡„Ž‹‰–Šƒ–‹–‘ ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”„”ƒ†‡†…Šƒ‡Ž•‘”’ƒ…ƒ‰‡•ǡ

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…”‡ƒ–‹‰–Š‡‹”‘™…‘–‡–ˆ”‘•…”ƒ–…Šˆ‘” ‹–•ƒ—†‹‡…‡ǡ‘”ƒ…‘„‹ƒ–‹‘‘ˆƒŽŽ–Š”‡‡Ǥ Š‹…Š‡˜‡”‘’–‹‘‹•…Š‘•‡ǡ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•‡‡† –‘…‘•‹†‡”–Š‡†‡‘‰”ƒ’Š‹…•™‹–Š‹–Š‡‹” –ƒ”‰‡–ƒ”‡–•ǡŠ‘™†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’ƒ…ƒ‰‡• …ƒ„‡ƒŽ‹‰‡†™‹–Š–Š‘•‡†‡‘‰”ƒ’Š‹…• ƒ†ˆ‘”•’‡…‹ƒŽ‹•‡†ƒ”‡–•‡‰‡–•ǡƒ† Š‘™–Š‡›…ƒŽ‡˜‡”ƒ‰‡–Š‡‹”„—›‹‰’‘™‡” ƒ…”‘••—Ž–‹’Ž‡–‡””‹–‘”‹‡•–‘’‘–‡–‹ƒŽŽ› ”‡†—…‡…‘–‡–Ž‹…‡•‹‰…‘•–•ƒ†‹…”‡ƒ•‡ ƒ”‰‹•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒ…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ„ƒ””‹‡”–Šƒ– Š‹†‡”–Š‡™‹†‡•’”‡ƒ†ƒ†‘’–‹‘‘ˆ ‹ –Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǤDzŠ‡ϐ‹”•–‹•–Š‡‡‡†ˆ‘”•–”‹…– —ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ‡”˜‹…‡”‡“—‹”‡‡–•™‹–Š‹ƒ ‘’‡”ƒ–‘”ǯ•‡–™‘”ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•–Š‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–› ‘ˆŠ‹‰Š„ƒ†™‹†–Š•‡”˜‹…‡–‘–Š‡‡†—•‡” ‹‘”†‡”–‘„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”˜‹†‡‘ǤŠ‹•ǡ Š‘™‡˜‡”ǡŠƒ•„‡‡Žƒ”‰‡Ž›”‡•‘Ž˜‡†™‹–Š–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„‹Ž‹–›‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡••—…Šƒ•ƒ†ƒ’–‹˜‡ •–”‡ƒ‹‰ƒ†‘–‡–‡Ž‹˜‡”›‡–™‘”• –Šƒ–‘’‡•—’–Š‡’‘••‹„‹Ž‹–›ˆ‘”‡™’Žƒ›‡”• •—…Šƒ•‘„‹Ž‡‘’‡”ƒ–‘”•ƒ† •–‘†‡˜‡Ž‘’ ƒ•—•–ƒ‹ƒ„Ž‡˜‹†‡‘„—•‹‡••ǡdz•ƒ›•”‘™Ǥ ƒŒ—ƒ††•–Šƒ–‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ǡ ‹–‡•‡…‘’‡–‹–‹‘–‘ ‹•ƒŽ•‘ˆƒ…‡† ˆ”‘‘–Š‡”‹–‡”‡–’Žƒ–ˆ‘”•ƒ†–Š‡ Š‹•–‘”‹…ƒŽ’”‡˜ƒŽ‡…‡‘ˆˆ”‡‡Ǧ–‘Ǧƒ‹”ȋ Ȍ •ƒ–‡ŽŽ‹–‡•Ǥ˜‡–Š‘—‰Š–Š‡•‡†‘‘–‘ˆˆ‡” –Š‡•ƒ‡Ž‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ‹–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‹–›ƒ†“—ƒŽ‹–› ‘ˆ•‡”˜‹…‡ƒ• …ƒǡ‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š‹‰ƒ …‘’‡ŽŽ‹‰…ƒŽŽ–‘ƒ…–‹‘ƒ‘‰•–…‘•—‡”• ”‡“—‹”‡•–‹‡ǤDz –Š‹•”‡‰ƒ”†ǡ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ …ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•–Šƒ– —ƒ™‡‹•‡‡•–‘ƒ††”‡•• ‹–Š‡ ƒ”‡–‹•’”‘˜‹†‹‰ƒŠ›„”‹† •‘Ž—–‹‘ˆ‘”–‡Ž‡…‘…ƒ””‹‡”•™Š‘…‘’‡–‡ ™‹–Šˆ”‡‡Ǧ–‘Ǧƒ‹”ȋ Ȍ•ƒ–‡ŽŽ‹–‡•Ǥ ›„”‹†•‡–Ǧ –‘’„‘š‡•ȋ•Ȍ…ƒˆ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ‘ˆˆ‡”„‘–Š

ƒ†•ƒ–‡ŽŽ‹–‡•‡”˜‹…‡•Ǥdz ‡•’‹–‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡•‡„ƒ””‹‡”•ǡ‹†—•–”› ‡š’‡”–••ƒ›–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǯ•”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”› ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡‹•”‡ƒ†›–‘•—’’‘”––Š‡•‡ –›’‡‘ˆ•‡”˜‹…‡•ǤDzŠ‡”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”›Žƒ†•…ƒ’‡ ‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‹•†‹˜‡”•‡ǡŠƒ˜‹‰‹–• ‘™”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘•ƒ†™‹–Š‡ƒ…Š…‘—–”› „‡‹‰ƒ–ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–•–ƒ‰‡‘ˆ–‡Ž‡…‘• Ž‹„‡”ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘Ǥ‡—‹ˆ›‹‰ˆƒ…–‘”‹•–Šƒ– –Š‡”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”›Žƒ†•…ƒ’‡‹•†‡˜‡Ž‘’‹‰ǡ ™Š‹…Š‡ƒ•…Šƒ‰‡•ƒ”‡Ž‹‡Ž›–‘…‘–‹—‡ ƒ•‰‘˜‡”‡–•ƒ…”‘••–Š‡”‡‰‹‘”‡ϐ‹‡ –Š‡‹”’‘Ž‹…‹‡•–‘•—‹––Š‡‡‡†•‘ˆ–Š‡‹”

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Paul Allen, Head of Intellectual Property & Technology , DLA Piper Middle East

’‘’—Žƒ–‹‘•ƒ†‡…‘‘‹‡•Ǥ‡…ƒ—•‡  ‹•ƒ”‡Žƒ–‹˜‡Ž›‡™–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡ‹•‘‡™ƒ›• –Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”›Žƒ†•…ƒ’‡‹•Œ—•– ƒ•”‡ƒ†›ƒ•‘–Š‡”’ƒ”–•‘ˆ–Š‡™‘”Ž†„‡…ƒ—•‡ ‰‘˜‡”‡–•‡Ž•‡™Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘…‘‹‰–‘ –‡”•™‹–ŠŠ‘™„‡•––‘”‡‰—Žƒ–‡–Š‹•‡™ •‡”˜‹…‡‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ǡdz•ƒ›•ŽŽ‡Ǥ ƒ––‹Šˆ”‘”‹…••‘•ƒ›• ‹•ƒ ‡™‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡•‡”˜‹…‡–Šƒ–…‘’‡–‡•™‹–Š ‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š‡†‹…—„‡–’Žƒ–ˆ‘”•ƒ†Šƒ•–Š‡ ’‘–‡–‹ƒŽ–‘”‡‹˜‡––Š‡‡†‹ƒ†‹•–”‹„—–‹‘ ƒ”‡–ǤDzŠ‡”‡ˆ‘”‡”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”••Š‘—Ž†ƒ†‘’– ƒŽ‹‰Š–Ǧ–‘—…Š”‡‰—Žƒ–‘”›ƒ’’”‘ƒ…ŠŽ‹‡–Š‡ ‘‡—•‡†‹–Š‡‡ƒ”Ž›•–ƒ‰‡•‘ˆ‘ ǤŠ‡•‡ ‡ˆˆ‘”–•‡•—”‡–Šƒ–”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘†‘‡•‘– hinder  innovation  or  introduce  distortions   ‹–‘–Š‡ƒ”‡–ǤŠ‡”‡”‡‰—Žƒ–‹‘‹•‡‡†‡†ǡ ’‘Ž‹…›ƒ‡”••Š‘—Ž†ƒ‡•—”‡–Šƒ–‹–‹• Šƒ”‘‹•‡†ƒ…”‘••–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•ǡ•‡”˜‹…‡• ƒ†„—•‹‡••‘†‡Ž•Ǥdz Šƒ– ‰‹˜‡•…ƒ””‹‡”•‹•–Š‡ϐŽ‡š‹„‹Ž‹–› –‘‡š’‡”‹‡–™‹–Š…‘–‡–‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•—–‹Ž –Š‡›Š‹–‘–Š‡’ƒ…ƒ‰‹‰ˆ‘”—Žƒ–Šƒ– …‘•—‡”•™‹ŽŽ’ƒ›‘‡›ˆ‘”Ǥ†–Šƒ–‹•–Š‡ ”‡ƒŽƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡‘ˆ Ǧ‹–ǯ•ƒ„‘—–‰‹˜‹‰‘”‡ ’Žƒ›‡”•–Š‡‘’’‘”–—‹–›–‘‰‡–…”‡ƒ–‹˜‡ƒ„‘—– ’ƒ…ƒ‰‹‰ƒ††‡Ž‹˜‡”‹‰‹––‘…‘•—‡”•Ǥ ‹ŽŽ–Šƒ–”‡•—Ž–‹‹’”‘˜‡†•‡”˜‹…‡•ǫ ”‘„ƒ„Ž›ǡ„‡…ƒ—•‡…‘’‡–‹–‹‘—•—ƒŽŽ›Šƒ• –Šƒ–‡ˆˆ‡…–Ǥ


About Mahindra Satyam Mahindra Satyam is a global business consulting and information technology services company leveraging deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices and a global delivery model to help businesses transform their processes and improve performance. The company's professionals excel in enterprise solutions, supply chain management, client relationship management, business intelligence, business processes, engineering and product lifecycle management, infrastructure services, among other services. The company has development and delivery centres in the United States of America, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Hungary, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia and serves numerous clients, including many Fortune 500 organizations. Mahindra Satyam is part of the USD 15.4 billion Mahindra Group. The Mahindra Group employs more than 144,000 people in over 100 countries and operates in key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In 2011, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in the world. Dun & Bradstreet also ranked Mahindra at No. 1 in the automobile sector in its list of India’s Top 500 Companies. In 2010, Mahindra featured in the Credit Suisse Great Brands of Tomorrow. In 2011, Mahindra acquired a majority stake in Korea’s SsangYong Motor Company.


INTEGRATION ADVISOR

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Under the microscope


INTEGRATION ADVISOR Certifications

Under the microscope You have a relationship with your partner that is working well for you now. However, how do you ensure that your partner keeps abreast of changing technologies and gets the right certifications in place? Ben Rossi looks at some of the region’s partner and certification programmes to get the answer.

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aintaining  positive  relationships   with  partners  is  a  vital  part  of   the  channel  process,  and  can   ultimately  be  a  key  decider  in  how  well  a   product  performs.   ƒ…Š’ƒ”–‡”‹•‡••‡–‹ƒŽŽ›”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰ –Š‡˜‡†‘”‹–Š‡ˆƒ…‡‘ˆ–Š‡…‘•—‡”ǡƒ† ƒ••—…Š˜‡†‘”•’Žƒ…‡—…Š•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ…‡‘ –Š‡‹”’ƒ”–‡”ƒ†…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘’”‘‰”ƒ‡•Ǥ ‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š–”ƒ‹‹‰ǡƒ”‡ ™‹†‡Ž›”‡…‘‰‹•‡†ƒ•–Š‡‘•–‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡™ƒ› ‘ˆ‡•—”‹‰’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ”‡‡‡’‹‰—’™‹–Š ‘†‡”–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ǥ ‡† ƒ–‡‡’•–ƒ„•‘‹–•’ƒ”–‡”• –Š”‘—‰Š‹–•’ƒ”–‡””‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’ƒƒ‰‡‡– ȋȌ–‘‘Žǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘‹–•‰‡‡”ƒŽ ƒƒ‰‡”ǡ ‡‘”‰‡‡‘‘Ǥ Dz˜‡”›ƒˆϐ‹Ž‹ƒ–‡†’ƒ”–‡”ƒ‹–ƒ‹• ‹–•…‘’ƒ›’”‘ϐ‹Ž‡‹–Š‡ǡ‹…Ž—†‹‰ …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ˜‡”››‡ƒ”‘–Š‡ƒ‹˜‡”•ƒ”› ‘ˆ–Š‡‹”‹‹–‹ƒŽ”‡‰‹•–”ƒ–‹‘‘”—’‰”ƒ†‡–‘ ƒ‰‹˜‡•–ƒ–—•ǡ‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•‰‘–Š”‘—‰Šƒ ”‡“—ƒŽ‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘’”‘…‡••ƒƒ‰‡†„›‘—” ’ƒ”–‡”–‡ƒǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠ‡›ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™—’‹’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ”™‹–Š‡˜‡”› ƒ†˜ƒ…‡†ƒ†’”‡‹‡”’ƒ”–‡”–‘ƒ‡•—”‡

–Šƒ––Š‡›•–‹ŽŽŠƒ˜‡–Š‡”‡“—‹”‡†—„‡”‘ˆ …—””‡–…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•‘„‘ƒ”†Ǥ‘–‘Ž›–‘•‡‡ ‹ˆ–Š‡›Šƒ˜‡ƒ‹–ƒ‹‡†–Š‡”‹‰Š–—„‡”‘ˆ …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•‘ˆ–Š‡”‹‰Š–‹†ǡ„—–ƒŽ•‘‹ˆ–Š‡› ƒ”‡—’–‘†ƒ–‡ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ

”ƒŠƒ™‡ǡ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ•ƒŽ‡•†‹”‡…–‘” ƒ†—”‡›ƒ–ƒ„‹—‡–™‘”•ǡ •ƒ›•‹ˆƒ„‹—’ƒ”–‡”•†‘‘–‡‡––Š‡ …”‹–‡”‹ƒŽƒ‹†‘—–‹–Š‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡–Š‡›Ž‘•‡ –Š‡‹”†‹•…‘—–Ž‡˜‡Ž•ƒ†ǡ‹•‘‡…ƒ•‡•ǡ–Š‡ …‘–”ƒ…–Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹‹–•‡Žˆ†”‹˜‡•–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”•–‘‡•—”‡ –Š‡›‡‡––Š‡•‹ŽŽŽ‡˜‡Ž–Šƒ–™‡†‡ƒ†ˆ”‘ ‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Ž—‡‘ƒ–”‡˜‹‡™•‹–•’ƒ”–‡”•ǯ ’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡ƒ†•–ƒ–—•†—”‹‰“—ƒ”–‡”Ž› „—•‹‡••”‡˜‹‡™•ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘‹–•”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ †‹”‡…–‘”ˆ‘”–Š‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ†—”‡›ǡ —••ƒ„—•ƒ”ƒǤ Š‹Ž‹’’‡ ‘••±ǡ‘ˆ…Šƒ‡Ž•ƒ– ǡ•ƒ›•…‘†—…–•ƒƒ—ƒŽ”‡˜‹‡™‘ˆ ƒŽŽ‹–•Ǯ‡Ž‘…‹–›ǯ’ƒ”–‡”•Ǥ Dzƒ…Š’ƒ”–‡”‹•‡˜ƒŽ—ƒ–‡†ƒ‰ƒ‹•–ƒ•‡– of  criteria  that  includes  accreditation  and   …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ƒ††‹–‹‘–‘–Š‹•ǡ™‡…‘†—…– ‘–ŠŽ›ƒ—†‹–•ˆ‘”‘—”‡–”›ǦŽ‡˜‡Ž’ƒ”–‡”•

The Middle East is experiencing growing demand for IT security solutions in several sectors such as government, healthcare, education, energy, telecommunications and retail. We work closely with our partners and believe it is imperative for us to have ongoing programmes that help partners address these opportunities and ensure that they stay ahead of the changing nature of today’s security realities.”

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Graham Owen, regional sales director MEA and Turkey at Cambium Networks

–‘‡•—”‡–Š‡›ǯ”‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘ƒ†˜ƒ…‡‹–Š‡ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡ƒ•“—‹…Ž›ƒ•’‘••‹„Ž‡ǡdz ‘••±•ƒ›•Ǥ

–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡ –‡ŽŽ‹‰‡…‡ƒŽ•‘”‡˜‹‡™• ƒ—ƒŽŽ›ǡ˜‹ƒ–Š‡†‡–ƒ‹Ž•‹–Š‘Ž†•‘ˆƒŽŽ ‡‰‹‡‡”•ƒ†’ƒ”–‡”‡’Ž‘›‡‡•™Š‘Šƒ˜‡ …‘’Ž‡–‡†‹–•–”ƒ‹‹‰…‘—”•‡•ƒ†„‡‡ ƒ™ƒ”†‡†…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ Dz‡”‡˜‹‡™–Š‹•ƒ—ƒŽŽ›–‘•‡‡‹ˆ–Š‡ ’ƒ”–‡”•–‹ŽŽ”‡–ƒ‹•–Š‡•‡‡’Ž‘›‡‡•ƒ†–Š‡‹” •‹ŽŽ•‡–Ǥ –‹•ƒ…‘†‹–‹‘™‹–Š‹‘—”ƒ‰”‡‡‡– –Šƒ––Š‡’ƒ”–‡”—•–ƒ‹–ƒ‹ƒ…‡”–ƒ‹ —„‡”‘ˆ•‹ŽŽ‡†‡‰‹‡‡”•™‹–Š‹–Š‡‹” ™‘”ˆ‘”…‡ǤŠ‹•‡•—”‡•–Šƒ––Š‡…—•–‘‡”• ƒ”‡‰‡––‹‰ƒ…‡”–ƒ‹Š‹‰ŠŽ‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ‹•–ƒŽŽƒ–‹‘ ƒ†•—’’‘”–ˆ—…–‹‘•–Š”‘—‰Š‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•ǡdz •ƒ›•ŠƒŠ‡‡ ƒ“—‡ǡ–‡””‹–‘”›ƒƒ‰‡”ƒ–

–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡ –‡ŽŽ‹‰‡…‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ƒ†—”‡›Ǥ Vendor  understanding ‹…‘Žƒ‹‘ŽŽ‹‰ǡ†‹”‡…–‘”‘ˆ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›•‡”˜‹…‡• ƒ–Š‡Ž’ ǡ•ƒ›•…—•–‘‡”•ƒ–‹•ˆƒ…–‹‘‹•ƒ‡›


ˆƒ…–‘”‘ˆƒ›˜‡†‘”‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–ǡƒ†‰‹˜‡• –‹’•–‘˜‡†‘”•ˆ‘”™Š‡ƒ’ƒ”–‡”Šƒ•…ƒ””‹‡† ‘—–ƒŽƒ”‰‡•…ƒŽ‡†‡’Ž‘›‡–Ǥ Dz –™‘—Ž†‰”‡ƒ–Ž›Š‡Ž’‹ˆ–Š‡˜‡†‘”‰ƒ‹• ƒ—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰‘ˆ™Š‡–Š‡”–Š‡’”‘†—…–•Šƒ˜‡ „‡‡†‡’Ž‘›‡†ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘–Š‡„‡•–’”ƒ…–‹…‡• ‘ˆ–Š‡˜‡†‘”ǡ‹ˆ–Š‡…—•–‘‡”™ƒ•Šƒ’’›™‹–Š –Š‡‹’Ž‡‡–ƒ–‹‘ǡƒ†‹ˆ–Š‡›ˆ‘—†‹–‡ƒ•›–‘ ™‘”™‹–Š–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”ǡdz‘ŽŽ‹‰•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡”‡Ž›Šƒ˜‹‰…‡”–‹ϐ‹‡†‡‰‹‡‡”•‘ „‘ƒ”†‹•‘‰—ƒ”ƒ–‡‡‘ˆ“—ƒŽ‹–›ǡŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ DzŽ‘•–‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•ƒƒ‰‡–‘‡•—”‡–Šƒ–Ǥ –‹•‘Ž› –Š‡…‡”–‹ϐ‹‡†”‡•‘—”…‡•™Š‘ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›…ƒ””› ‘—––Š‡†‡’Ž‘›‡–‘ˆ–Š‡•’‡…‹ϐ‹…’”‘†—…–•Ǥ †•‹…‡–Š‡”‡‹•‘•—…Š…Š‡…‘–Š‹•ǡ“—‹–‡ ‘ˆ–‡›‘—Šƒ˜‡‡‰‹‡‡”•™Š‘ƒ”‡‘–ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› …‡”–‹ϐ‹‡†…ƒ””›‹‰‘—––Š‡‹’Ž‡‡–ƒ–‹‘ǡdz ‘ŽŽ‹‰•ƒ›•Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹••‘‡–Š‹‰–Šƒ–…ƒ“—‹–‡“—‹…Ž› ‹ϐŽ—‡…‡–Š‡•ƒ–‹•ˆƒ…–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡…—•–‘‡”Ǥ ‘†‡ϐ‹‹–‡Ž›ǡƒ’ƒ”–ˆ”‘Œ—•––”ƒ‹‹‰ƒ† …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›Ž‘‘‹‰‹–‘’”‘Œ‡…– ‹’Ž‡‡–ƒ–‹‘ƒ†‰‡––‹‰ˆ‡‡†„ƒ… ”‡‰ƒ”†‹‰–Š‡ƒ‡”‹™Š‹…Š–Š‡’ƒ”–‡” ‹’Ž‡‡–‡†–Š‡’”‘Œ‡…–‹•Œ—•–ƒ•˜‹–ƒŽ–‘ ”ƒ–‹‰’ƒ”–‡”•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ‰‹˜‡–Š‡•‘’Š‹•–‹…ƒ–‡†ƒ† ‡˜‘Ž˜‹‰ƒ–—”‡‘ˆ–‘†ƒ›ǯ•–Š”‡ƒ–•ǡ–Š‡ˆ‘…—• •Š‘—Ž†”‡ƒ‹‘™‘”‹‰…Ž‘•‡Ž›™‹–Š ’ƒ”–‡”•–‘•–ƒ›ƒ„”‡ƒ•–‘ˆ‡‡”‰‹‰–”‡†•ǡ ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘ƒŠ‡” ƒ†ƒŽŽƒŠǡ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽƒƒ‰‡” ƒ–‘—”…‡ϐ‹”‡Ǥ

Hussam Abusamra, regional director Middle East and Turkey at Blue Coat

DzŠ‡‹††Ž‡ƒ•–‹•‡š’‡”‹‡…‹‰‰”‘™‹‰ †‡ƒ†ˆ‘” •‡…—”‹–›•‘Ž—–‹‘•‹•‡˜‡”ƒŽ •‡…–‘”••—…Šƒ•‰‘˜‡”‡–ǡŠ‡ƒŽ–Š…ƒ”‡ǡ ‡†—…ƒ–‹‘ǡ‡‡”‰›ǡ–‡Ž‡…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ† ”‡–ƒ‹ŽǤ‡™‘”…Ž‘•‡Ž›™‹–Š‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ† „‡Ž‹‡˜‡‹–‹•‹’‡”ƒ–‹˜‡ˆ‘”—•–‘Šƒ˜‡‘‰‘‹‰ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•–Šƒ–Š‡Ž’’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ††”‡••–Š‡•‡ ‘’’‘”–—‹–‹‡•ƒ†‡•—”‡–Šƒ––Š‡›•–ƒ›ƒŠ‡ƒ† ‘ˆ–Š‡…Šƒ‰‹‰ƒ–—”‡‘ˆ–‘†ƒ›ǯ••‡…—”‹–› ”‡ƒŽ‹–‹‡•ǡdz ƒ†ƒŽŽƒŠ•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡‘‘ƒ‰”‡‡•ǡ‡’Šƒ•‹•‹‰–Šƒ–‡† ƒ–ǯ•–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›‡˜‘Ž˜‡•”ƒ’‹†Ž›ƒ†‹ˆƒ ’ƒ”–‡”ˆƒ‹Ž•–‘‡‡’—’ǡ‹–™‹ŽŽ„‡Ž‡ˆ–„‡Š‹† –Š‘•‡–Šƒ–ƒ”‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘’”‘˜‹†‡•‡”˜‹…‡•ƒ”‘—† –Š‡Žƒ–‡•––‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ DzŠ‡”‹•‹•ƒŽ•‘–Šƒ––Š‡’ƒ”–‡” †‹•…‘—”ƒ‰‡•‹–•…—•–‘‡”•–‘—’‰”ƒ†‡„‡…ƒ—•‡ ‘ˆ–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ–‹–†‘‡•‘–Šƒ˜‡–Š‡•‹ŽŽ•–‘ •—’’‘”––Š‡‡™‡”˜‡”•‹‘•Ǥ ‹ƒŽŽ›ǡ–Š‡”‡‹•–Š‡ ‘˜‡”ƒŽŽƒ––‡”‘ˆ’‘•‹–‹‘‹‰Ǥ‡™’”‘†—…– ”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡ƒ›ƒ‡‡† ƒ–‘”‡…‘’‡–‹–‹˜‡ ‹ƒ‡™ƒ”‡–ǡ„—–‹ˆ‘—”…Šƒ‡Ž†‘‡•‘– ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™ǡ‘—”ƒ‹”‘—–‡–‘ƒ”‡–‹••–—–‡† ˆ”‘–Š‡‘—–•‡–ǡdz‡‘‘•ƒ›•Ǥ ™‡ƒ††•ǣDz –‹•‡š–”‡‡Ž›‹’‘”–ƒ– –Šƒ–’ƒ”–‡”••–ƒ›—’–‘•’‡‡†™‹–Šƒ› –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ‡ƒŽŽƒ”‡ƒ™ƒ”‡‘ˆŠ‘™ˆƒ•– –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›…Šƒ‰‡•ǡƒ†ƒ”‡––”‡†•ƒ† –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ”‡‡›–‘–Š‡•—……‡••‘ˆ‘—” „—•‹‡••Ǥdz

–‹•‹’‡”ƒ–‹˜‡–Šƒ–’ƒ”–‡”•‘™Š‘™ –‘…‘””‡…–Ž›‹•–ƒŽŽƒ†•—’’‘”– –‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡

–‡ŽŽ‹‰‡…‡ǯ•–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ǡƒ†…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘• ƒ”‡–Š‡„‡•–™ƒ›–‘‘‹–‘”–Šƒ–ǡ ƒ‰—‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz –‹•‹’‡”ƒ–‹˜‡–Šƒ–’ƒ”–‡”••—•–ƒ‹ –Š‡‘™Ž‡†‰‡ƒ†•‹ŽŽ•Ǥ—”’ƒ”–‡”•†‘ ‘––›’‹…ƒŽŽ›‘Ž›‹•–ƒŽŽ–Š‡•‘Ž—–‹‘ƒ† ™ƒŽƒ™ƒ›ǤŠ‡›ƒ”‡‹ˆƒ…–ƒ†˜‹•‘”•ƒ†ƒ ‘™Ž‡†‰‡”‡•‘—”…‡ˆ‘”‘—”…—•–‘‡”•™Š‡”‡ –Š‡›’”‘˜‹†‡„‡•–’”ƒ…–‹…‡•ƒ†•‘ˆ–•‹ŽŽ•ǡƒ• ™‡ŽŽƒ•–Š‡‘”ƒŽ…—•–‘‹•ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†–”‘—„Ž‡ •Š‘‘–‹‰‘ƒ‹•–ƒŽŽ‡†•‘Ž—–‹‘ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Counter-­‐productive? ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ‘ŽŽ‹‰•ƒ›•–Šƒ–˜‡†‘”•’—•Š‹‰ …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ›‡˜‡„‡…‘—–‡”Ǧ’”‘†—…–‹˜‡ǡ ƒ•…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•„‡…‘‡ƒ”‡˜‡—‡‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‰ •…Š‡‡ˆ‘”–Š‡˜‡†‘”•ǡ”ƒ–Š‡”–Šƒƒƒ…–—ƒŽ ƒ‹†–‘–Š‡‹”’ƒ”–‡”•Ǥ DzŠ‹•‹•™Š›ƒ–ƒ’‘‹–›‘—„‡‰‹–‘ ™‘†‡”™Š‡–Š‡”›‘—ǯ”‡‹‹––‘ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›†‡Ž‹˜‡”

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Philippe Fossé , VP of EMEA channels at EMC

–Š‡„‡•–’‘••‹„Ž‡•‡”˜‹…‡–‘–Š‡…—•–‘‡” ‘”Œ—•–„‡…ƒ—•‡‹–‹•ƒƒ†ƒ–‡ˆ”‘–Š‡ ˜‡†‘”Ǥ‡†‘”••Š‘—Ž†ƒŽ•‘‡šƒ‹‡™Š‹…Š …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ”‡‡…‡••ƒ”›ƒ†™‘—Ž†„‡‡ϐ‹– –Š‡‹”’ƒ”–‡”•„‡ˆ‘”‡’—•Š‹‰…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz‘‡–‹‡•™‡ƒ”‡‡š’‡…–‡†–‘ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡ …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”’”‘†—…–•–Šƒ–™‡†‘ǯ– ˆ‘…—•‘‘”ˆ‘”–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•–Šƒ–™‡”‡ƒŽŽ› ƒ”‡ǯ–‹–‡”‡•–‡†‹Ǥ‘—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰–Š‡ ’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•„—•‹‡••ƒ†•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‡”‹‰Š– …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ˆ‘”–Š‡•Š‘—Ž†„‡ƒ‹’‘”–ƒ– …‘•‹†‡”ƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡdz Š‡ƒ††•Ǥ ‘ŽŽ‹‰ǯ•…”‹–‹…‹•”ƒ‹•‡•‹–‡”‡•–‹‰‹••—‡• ‘…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡ„—–‹–Š‡‡›‡•‘ˆǡ‹–• ’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ”‡ƒ‡š–‡•‹‘‘ˆ‹–•‘™•ƒŽ‡• ˆ‘”…‡ƒ†–Š‡”‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡’”‘‹‡…‡‹•‘ ”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰–Š‡˜‡†‘”Ǥ DzŠ‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†ƒ†“—ƒŽ‹–›‘ˆ–Š‡‹” Ǧ”‡Žƒ–‡†ƒ…–‹˜‹–‹‡•”‡ϐŽ‡…–•–”‘‰Ž›‘ ǤŠ‡”‡ˆ‘”‡‹–ǯ•˜‹–ƒŽ–Šƒ–’ƒ”–‡”• Šƒ˜‡…—––‹‰‡†‰‡–‡…Š‹…ƒŽ‘™Ž‡†‰‡ ƒ†‡š’‡”–‹•‡Ǥ‘˜‡”•‡Ž›ǡ‹ˆ†‘‡• ‘–’”‘˜‹†‡•—ˆϐ‹…‹‡–‡ƒ„Ž‡‡–ƒ† †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡ˆ‘”‘—” ’ƒ”–‡”•ǡ–Š‡…‘•‡“—‡–•‹ŽŽ••Š‘”–ˆƒŽŽ…ƒ „‡…‘‡”…‹ƒŽŽ›†ƒƒ‰‹‰–‘„‘–Š’ƒ”–‹‡• ‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡ǡdz ‘••±•ƒ›•Ǥ ƒ‰—‡ƒ‰”‡‡•–Šƒ–‹ˆƒ’ƒ”–‡”†‘‡•‘– ƒ‹–ƒ‹–Š‡”‡“—‹”‡†•‹ŽŽ•‡–ˆ‘”ƒ…‡”–ƒ‹ ’‡”‹‘†‘ˆ–‹‡ǡ–Š‡”‡‹•ƒDz•‡”‹‘—•™‘””›Ǥdz Dz‘””›ǡ‹–‡”•‘ˆ–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•ƒ„‹Ž‹–› –‘ˆ—ŽŽ›•—’’‘”–‘—”—–—ƒŽ…—•–‘‡”•ƒ†‹

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INTEGRATION ADVISOR Certifications

ˆƒ…––Š‡ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘•‡ŽŽ‡™•‘Ž—–‹‘•–‘‡™ …—•–‘‡”•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ —’’‘”–‹•–Š‡‡›‹••—‡ƒ†ƒ’ƒ”–‡” ‘–—’–‘•’‡‡†™‹ŽŽƒˆˆ‡…–‡†—•‡”•ǡƒ†‹ –—”†ƒƒ‰‡–Š‡˜‡†‘”ǯ•„”ƒ†˜‡”›“—‹…Ž›ǡ ™‡•ƒ›•Ǥ „—•ƒ”ƒƒŽ•‘ƒ‰”‡‡•ǡƒ††‹‰ǣDz ƒ‹Ž‹‰ –‘•–ƒ›—’Ǧ–‘Ǧ†ƒ–‡™‹–Š–Š‡Žƒ–‡•–’”‘†—…– †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–•ƒ†ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•…ƒ’‘–‡–‹ƒŽŽ› Šƒ”–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•„—•‹‡••„›‡‹–Š‡” ‹•”‡’”‡•‡–‹‰–Š‡’”‘†—…–ƒ†‹–• …ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•‘”—†‡”•‡ŽŽ‹‰–Š‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡•Ǥ

‡‹–Š‡”…ƒ•‡ǡ–Š‡”‡…‘—Ž†„‡ƒ†‹”‡…–‹’ƒ…– ‘ƒ’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•”‡˜‡—‡‘””‡’—–ƒ–‹‘Ǥdz —–‘ŽŽ‹‰•ƒ›•Š‡Ž’ ‹•‘ˆ–‡…ƒŽŽ‡†‹ –‘…ƒ””›‘—–’”‘Œ‡…–•™Š‡”‡–Š‡•‘Ž—–‹‘Šƒ• „‡‡‹’Ž‡‡–‡†‹…‘””‡…–Ž›„›ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡– …Šƒ‡Ž’ƒ”–‡”ǡƒ†–Šƒ–˜‡†‘”•—•–”‡ƒŽ‹•‡ •‹’Ž›Šƒ˜‹‰–Š‡„‡•–’”‘†—…–‹–Š‡ƒ”‡– ‹•‘–‰‘‘†‡‘—‰Š‹ˆ–Š‡…‘””‡…–”‡•‘—”…‡•ƒ”‡ ‘––Š‡”‡–‘‹•–ƒŽŽ‹–Ǥ Dz‡‘ˆ›•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•–‘’ƒ”–‡”• ™‘—Ž†„‡–‘’Žƒ–Š‡‹”…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘…›…Ž‡••‘ ƒ•–‘ƒ˜‘‹†Šƒ˜‹‰–‘…‘˜‡”—’ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ‰”‘—† –‘™ƒ”†•–Š‡‡†‘ˆ–Š‡›‡ƒ”ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Pressures ƒ†ƒŽŽƒŠ•›’ƒ–Š‹•‡•™‹–Š’ƒ”–‡”•–Šƒ–ϐ‹† –Š‡•‡Ž˜‡•—†‡”’”‡••—”‡–‘ƒ…Š‹‡˜‡“—‘–ƒ• ™Š‹Ž•–ƒƒ‰‹‰–Š‡†‡ƒ†•‘ˆ˜‡†‘”•ǡ •ƒŽ‡•…›…Ž‡•ƒ†…—•–‘‡”•ǡƒ†„‡Ž‹‡˜‡• –”ƒ‹‹‰‹•–Š‡•‘Ž—–‹‘Ǥ Dz”‘˜‹†‹‰“—ƒŽ‹–›–”ƒ‹‹‰ˆ‘”‘—” ’ƒ”–‡”•—•‹‰ƒ’’”‘ƒ…Š‡•–Šƒ–…ƒ…—–

Maher Jadallah, regional manager at MEA Sourcefire

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–Š”‘—‰Š–Š‡…Ž—––‡”‹–‘†ƒ›ǯ•ˆƒ•–Ǧ’ƒ…‡† „—•‹‡••‡˜‹”‘‡–‹•…”—…‹ƒŽˆ‘” ƒ‹–ƒ‹‹‰ƒŠ‹‰ŠŽ‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ•—……‡••Ǥ– ‘—”…‡ϐ‹”‡ǡ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡™ƒ›•™‡ǯ˜‡ƒ††”‡••‡† –Š‹•…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡‹•„›‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰‹…‡–‹˜‡•–‘ ‘—”’ƒ”–‡”•–‘’ƒ”–‹…‹’ƒ–‡‹‘–Š‡Œ‘„ –”ƒ‹‹‰–Šƒ–’”‘˜‹†‡•–Š‡„ƒ•‹…‘™Ž‡†‰‡ –Š‡›‡‡†–‘„‡•—……‡••ˆ—Žƒ†‰”‘™–Š‡ „—•‹‡••ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡•’‹–‡–Š‡•‡’”‡••—”‡•ǡ‡‘‘•ƒ›• ‹ˆƒ’ƒ”–‡””‡ˆ—•‡•–‘‰‡––Š‡”‡“—‹”‡† …‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡ‹–—•–Šƒ˜‡’”‡Ǧ‡š‹•–‹‰ ”‡ƒ•‘•Ǥ Dz –‹•‘„˜‹‘—•Ž›‘––Š‡‹…‡•–…‘˜‡”•ƒ–‹‘ –‘Šƒ˜‡™‹–Šƒ„—•‹‡••’ƒ”–‡”ǡ„—–‹–‹•ƒ ‡…‡••ƒ”›’ƒ‹ǤŠ‡–Š‡”–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”Šƒ• Ž‘•–‹–‡”‡•–‹–Š‡˜‡†‘”ǡ…ƒ‘–…‘‹– –Š‡”‡•‘—”…‡•ǡŠƒ•ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ–”‘—„Ž‡ǡ‹•‘”‡ ‡‰ƒ‰‡†™‹–Š‘–Š‡”˜‡†‘”•ǡ‘”†‘‡•‘– •‡‡–Š‡ ǡ›‘—•‹’Ž›†‘‘–™ƒ–•—…Šƒ ’ƒ”–‡”Žƒ„‡Ž‡†ƒ•–‘’–‹‡”ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‘••±„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•ƒ†‡‰”‡‡‘ˆϐŽ‡š‹„‹Ž‹–›‹• ”‡“—‹”‡†ǡƒ†ƒŽ•‘Ž‘‘•–‘–”ƒ‹‹‰ƒ•ƒ ‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡ƒ‹†Ǥ Dz ™‡‡•—”‡–Šƒ––Š‡•‡ˆƒ…–‘”•ƒ”‡ –ƒ‡‹–‘…‘•‹†‡”ƒ–‹‘†—”‹‰–Š‡‡Ž‘…‹–› ’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǯ•…‘’Ž‹ƒ…‡ƒ—†‹–’”‘…‡••Ǥ ’”‘˜‹†‡•Ž‘…ƒŽ‹•‡†…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘• ƒ†–”ƒ‹‹‰…‘–‡–ǡƒ†ƒ•ƒ›‡‡ƒ”‹‰ ƒ†˜‹†‡‘Ǧ‹•–”—…–‘”ǦŽ‡†–”ƒ‹‹‰‘’–‹‘•ƒ• ’‘••‹„Ž‡ǤŠ‹•ƒŽŽ‘™•’ƒ”–‡”•–‘ƒ……”‡†‹–ƒ† …‡”–‹ˆ›ƒ––Š‡‹”‘™’ƒ…‡™‹–Š‹–Š‡‹”‘™ ‡˜‹”‘‡–ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Š‡‡›–‘‘˜‡”…‘‹‰…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•ƒ† ƒ‹–ƒ‹‹‰ƒ’‘•‹–‹˜‡”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’™‹–Š ’ƒ”–‡”•‹•–Š”‘—‰Š—–—ƒŽ‹˜‡•–‡–•ƒ† …‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‹‘ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘ ƒ†ƒŽŽƒŠǤ Dz‘—”…‡ϐ‹”‡•‡‡•–‘ƒ”‹–•’ƒ”–‡”•™‹–Š ƒ‰”‡ƒ–’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡ’”‘†—…–•ƒ†ƒ•–”ƒ–‡‰‹… ˜‹•‹‘–‘‰”‘™–Š‡‹”„—•‹‡••‡•Ǥ—”’ƒ”–‡”• ˆƒ…‡ƒ›†‡ƒ†•‘–Š‡‹”–‹‡ƒ•–Š‡› …‘ŽŽƒ„‘”ƒ–‡™‹–Š—Ž–‹’Ž‡˜‡†‘”•–‘‰”‘™ –Š‡‹”„—•‹‡••Ǥ‡…‘†—…–ƒ†˜‹•‘”›…‘—…‹Ž• ‘…‡ƒ›‡ƒ”ǡ–ƒ‡–Šƒ–ˆ‡‡†„ƒ…ˆ”‘‡› ’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ†—•‡‹––‘ƒ‡…Šƒ‰‡•–‘‘—” ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ‡‘‘•ƒ›•–Š‡ϐ‹”•–•–‡’‹–Šƒ– ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’‹••‹’Ž›–‘•‹–†‘™™‹–Š–Š‡ ’ƒ”–‡”ƒ†Ž‹•–‡Ǥ Dzˆ–‡”ƒŽŽǡ–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”ƒŽ•‘Šƒ•ƒ„—•‹‡•• –‘ƒƒ‰‡ƒ†”‹‰Š–ˆ—ŽŽ›Šƒ•’”‹ƒ”‹Ž›‹–•

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Nicolai Solling, director of technology services at help AG

‘™‹–‡”‡•–•ƒ–Š‡ƒ”–Ǥ‘ƒ‰‘‘†’ƒ”–‡” ƒƒ‰‡”Šƒ•–‘–ƒ‡–Š‡–‹‡–‘—†‡”•–ƒ† Š‹•’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•„—•‹‡••ƒ†’ƒ‹•Ǥ ˆ–Š‡’ƒ‹• ‘”…‘ϐŽ‹…–•ƒ”‡—†‡”•–‘‘†ǡ–Š‡–Š‡›…ƒ ‘•–‘ˆ–‡„‡”‡‡†‹‡†™‹–Š–Š‡”‹‰Š–Ž‡˜‡Ž‘ˆ …‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz ˆ–Š‡›…ƒ‘–ǡ–Š‡‹–ƒ›•‹’Ž›„‡ „‡•–ˆ‘”„‘–Š’ƒ”–‹‡•–‘†‹˜‡•–ƒ†…—––Š‡‹” Ž‘••‡•”ƒ–Š‡”–Šƒ‡‡’™ƒ•–‹‰–‹‡ǡ‘‡› ƒ†‡ˆˆ‘”–Ǥ”ƒ‹‹‰ƒ†…‡”–‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ”‡ƒ ‹˜‡•–‡–ǡƒ†Ž‹‡ƒ›‹˜‡•–‡–ǡ‹–•Š‘—Ž† ‡˜‡–—ƒŽŽ›”‡ƒ’”‡™ƒ”†•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ ƒ‰—‡ƒŽ•‘‡’Šƒ•‹•‡•…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘ ƒ•–Š‡‡›‡ƒ„Ž‡”–‘ƒŠ‡ƒŽ–Š›’ƒ”–‡” ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’Ǥ Dz‹ŽŽ‡†’‡‘’Ž‡Ž‡ƒ˜‡ƒ…‘’ƒ›ƒ† ‘˜‡–‘’ƒ•–—”‡•‡™Ǧ–Šƒ–ǯ•Œ—•–Ž‹ˆ‡Ǥ ‘™ ›‘—ƒƒ‰‡–Š‡’”‘…‡••ƒ†…‘—‹…ƒ–‡ ™‹–Š–Š‡˜‡†‘”‹•‡›Ǥ‡‹–‡”ƒ…–™‹–Š‘—” ’ƒ”–‡”•ƒ–—Ž–‹ǦŽ‡˜‡Ž•ƒ†‡•—”‡–Šƒ– –Š‡›ˆ‡‡Ž™‡ƒ”‡’ƒ”–‘ˆ–Š‡ˆƒ‹Ž›ƒ†˜‹…‡ ˜‡”•ƒǤ‘™‡™‘—Ž†Š‘’‡–‘”‡ƒŽ‹•‡ƒ†„‡ ƒ™ƒ”‡‘ˆ‘Ǧ…‘’Ž‹ƒ…‡’‡”‹‘†•„‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡› ƒ”‹•‡ƒ†‹–Šƒ–™ƒ›™‡…ƒ‹‹‹•‡–Š‡ ‹’ƒ…––‘—•ǡ–Š‡’ƒ”–‡”ƒ†—Ž–‹ƒ–‡Ž›–Š‡ …—•–‘‡”•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ „—•ƒ”ƒ•ƒ›•–Š‡…‘—‹…ƒ–‹‘ ”‡“—‹”‡•ƒŽ‘™”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ’ƒ”–‡”•’‡”…Šƒ‡Ž ƒ……‘—–ƒƒ‰‡”ǤDz‘’Ž‡‡–‹‰–Šƒ–…Ž‘•‡ ”‡Žƒ–‹‘•Š‹’„‡–™‡‡’ƒ”–‡”ƒ†˜‡†‘” —•–„‡ƒ”‡‰—Žƒ”…ƒ†‡…‡‘ˆ‡ƒ„Ž‡‡––Šƒ– …‘•‹•–‡–Ž›„—‹Ž†•‘ƒ’ƒ”–‡”ǯ•‘™Ž‡†‰‡ǡdz Š‡…‘…Ž—†‡•Ǥ


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STRATEGIC IT NETWORKING STRATEGIC IT PARTNER STORAGE PARTNER Out with old school


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Out with old school With the world of technology changing constantly, it is difficult for universities to keep producing IT graduates that are sufficiently up-todate with the latest trends. However, this is where American University in Dubai excels, according to the associate dean of its school of engineering, Khalid Khawaja. 66

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rends  and  buzzwords  come  and   go  in  IT  at  a  rapid  pace.  It  is  hard   enough  for  organisations  to  keep   up  w ith  t hem,  which  makes  it  even  more   important  to  t hem  t hat  t he  g raduates   they  hire  are  well-­‐tuned  in  t hese  areas. ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ‹–‹•‡˜‡‘”‡‹’‘”–ƒ–ˆ‘” —‹˜‡”•‹–‹‡•ǡ™Š‹…Šƒ”‡‘Ž›ƒ„Ž‡–‘”‡ˆ”‡•Š ƒ†…Šƒ‰‡–Š‡‹” ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•‘…‡ƒ ›‡ƒ”ǤŠ‡”‡ˆ‘”‡™Š‡–Šƒ––‹‡†‘‡•…‘‡ ƒ”‘—†ǡ‹–‹•‹’‡”ƒ–‹˜‡–Š‡›‰‡–‹–”‹‰Š–Ǥ ŠƒŽ‹†Šƒ™ƒŒƒǡƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡†‡ƒ‘ˆ –Š‡•…Š‘‘Ž‘ˆ‡‰‹‡‡”‹‰ƒ–‡”‹…ƒ ‹˜‡”•‹–›‹—„ƒ‹ȋȌǡ•ƒ›•‡‡’‹‰ ǯ• ’”‘‰”ƒ‡…Ž‘•‡Ž›‹––‡†™‹–Š –Š‡™ƒ–•ƒ†‡‡†•‘ˆ–Š‡ ‹†—•–”›‹• …‘”‡–‘™Šƒ––Š‡›†‘Ǥ Dz‡ƒŽ™ƒ›•Ž‘‘ƒ–™Šƒ–ǯ•‰‘‹‰‘ ‹–Š‡ ‹†—•–”›ƒ”‘—†—•ƒ†‹Œ‡…– –Šƒ–‹–‘–Š‡…—””‹…—Ž—ǤŠ‹Ž‡™‡†‘ –‡ƒ…Š–Š‡„ƒ•‹…•‹–Š‹‰•Ž‹‡‡–™‘”‹‰ǡ †ƒ–ƒ„ƒ•‡ǡ•‡…—”‹–›ƒ†’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰ǡ™‡ ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘•‡•‹–‹˜‡–‘–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ––Š‹‰•Ž‹‡ ‘„‹Ž‡…‘’—–‹‰ƒ”‡˜‡”›’”‘‹‡–ǡ•‘ ™‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›Šƒ˜‡…‘—”•‡•–Šƒ––‡ƒ…Š–Š‡•‡ –Š‹‰•ƒ†Ž‹–Š‡‹–‘–Š‡„‹‰’‹…–—”‡ǡdz Šƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ ‘‡‡’—’™‹–Š–Š‡–”‡†•ǡŠƒ™ƒŒƒ •ƒ›•Šƒ•ƒ…‘–‹—‘—•‹’”‘˜‡‡– ’”‘…‡••ƒ†Š‡„‡Ž‹‡˜‡•–Š‡—‹˜‡”•‹–›‹•–Š‡ ‘Ž›‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘–Šƒ–†‘‡•‹––Šƒ–™ƒ›Ǥ Dz‡‡ƒ•—”‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡–‹‡ƒ†—•‡˜‡”› ‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡–‘‘Ž•‹‡ƒ•—”‡‡–Ǥ‡—•‡ •‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡–‘‘Ž•–‘Ž‹‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰–‘‘—” Ž‡ƒ”‹‰‘—–…‘‡•ǡ„—––Š‡™‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› •‹–†‘™ƒ†Ž‘‘ƒ––Š‡•‡ƒ†•‡‡Š‘™ ™‡…ƒ…Šƒ‰‡–Š‡…—””‹…—Ž—‹‘”†‡”–‘ ‡‡––Š‹‰•–Šƒ–™‡™‡”‡ǯ–ƒ„Ž‡–‘‡‡–Ǥ ‡Šƒ˜‡•’‡–ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ–‹‡‹…”‡ƒ–‹‰–Š‹• …‘–‹—‘—•‹’”‘˜‡‡–ˆ‘”—ŽƒǦ‹–ǯ•ƒ …›…Ž‡ǡ‘–ƒ‘‡Ǧ™ƒ›–Š‹‰Ǥ –ǯ•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ –Š‹‰•™‡ƒŽ™ƒ›•Šƒ˜‡–‘†‡‘•–”ƒ–‡ƒ† „‡˜‡”›•›•–‡ƒ–‹…ƒ„‘—–ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Relevance Š‡”‡Ž‡˜ƒ…‡‘ˆ–Š‡ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡–‘–Š‡ ‹†—•–”›‹•ƒŽ•‘•‘‡–Š‹‰‡‡’•‹ ‹†™Š‡Š‹”‹‰‹–•ƒ…ƒ†‡‹…•–ƒˆˆǤ DzŠ‡™‡Š‹”‡•–ƒˆˆ™‡‘‹–‘”Š‘™ –Š‡›ƒ”‡Ž‹‡†–‘–Š‡‹†—•–”›ƒ†Šƒ˜‡ ƒ…–‹˜‹–›™‹–Š‹–Š‡”‡•‡ƒ”…Šϐ‹‡Ž†ǡ„‡…ƒ—•‡ ™Š‡–Š‡›†‘–Šƒ––Š‡›…ƒ•‡‡–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡•

‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡Ǥ˜‡”›‘…‡‹ƒ™Š‹Ž‡ ™Š‡™‡ǯ”‡‘–‡‡–‹‰ƒ’ƒ”–‹…—Žƒ” Ž‡ƒ”‹‰‘—–…‘‡–Š‡›…ƒ‘„•‡”˜‡–Šƒ–‹–ǯ• because  of  a  new  t rend  t hat  we  should  be   ‹…‘”’‘”ƒ–‹‰‹–‘–Š‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡–‘‡‡– ‘—”‘„Œ‡…–‹˜‡•„‡––‡”ǡdzŠƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ ǯ• †‡’ƒ”–‡–ƒŽ•‘Šƒ•ƒ ƒ†˜‹•‘”›„‘ƒ”†…‘’‘•‡†‘ˆ’”‘‹‡– ‡„‡”•‹–Š‡ ‹†—•–”›ǡ™Š‘‡‡– ”‡‰—Žƒ”Ž›™‹–Š–Š‡•–ƒˆˆƒ†‰‹˜‡ƒ†˜‹…‡Ǥ The  result  of  t hese  efforts  is  a   …—””‹…—Ž—–Šƒ–‹•–Š‡…Ž‘•‡•–‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘–‘™Šƒ––Š‡‹†—•–”›‹•Ž‘‘‹‰ˆ‘”ǡ ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘Šƒ™ƒŒƒǤ

Dz‘’—–‹‰‹•ƒ˜‡”›–‘—‰Šϐ‹‡Ž†–‘ •–ƒ›—’Ǧ–‘Ǧ†ƒ–‡™‹–Š…‘’ƒ”‡†™‹–Š‘–Š‡” ϐ‹‡Ž†••‘–Š‹•‹•ƒƒŒ‘”…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡ˆ‘”—•ƒ†

–Š‹„‡‹‰—’†ƒ–‡†‹•ƒ‡›…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡Ǥ Š‹•Šƒ•”ƒ‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•‹–‡”•‘ˆˆƒ…—Ž–› “—ƒŽ‹ϐ‹…ƒ–‹‘•ǡ”‡•‘—”…‡•ƒ†…—””‹…—Ž—ǡ ƒ†™‡ƒŽ™ƒ›•’Žƒ–‘•–ƒ›—’–‘†ƒ–‡ƒ† ƒ‡•—”‡‘—”•–—†‡–•ƒ”‡‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‹‰ ™‹–Š™Šƒ–‡˜‡”–Š‡›‡‡†–‘„‡•—……‡••ˆ—Žǡdz Šƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz ˆ›‘—†‘ǯ–—†‡”•–ƒ†–Š‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …‘’—–‹‰„ƒ•‹…•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡…‘”‡–‘–Š‹‰• Ž‹‡…Ž‘—†…‘’—–‹‰ǡ„‹‰†ƒ–ƒƒ† ˜‹”–—ƒŽ‹•ƒ–‹‘ǡ–Š‡”‡ǯ•‘™ƒ›–Šƒ–›‘—…ƒ

We always look at what’s going on in the IT industry around us and inject that into the curriculum. While we do teach the basics in things like networking, database, security and programming, we are also sensitive to the fact that things like mobile computing are very prominent, so we actually have courses that teach these things and link them into the big picture.” Dz †‘ǯ–‘™ƒ›‘–Š‡”’”‘‰”ƒ‡ –Šƒ––‡ƒ…Š‡•Œƒ˜ƒƒ––Š‡Ž‡˜‡Ž–Šƒ–™‡†‘ǤŽŽ –Š‡‘–Š‡”…—””‹…—Ž—• Šƒ˜‡•‡‡ƒ”‡Œ—•– ƒ––Š‡’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰Ž‡˜‡ŽǤ—”•–—†‡–• Šƒ˜‡ƒˆ—ŽŽ…‘—”•‡‘‡–‡”’”‹•‡…‘’—–‹‰ ™‹–ŠŒƒ˜ƒǤ ‘”ƒ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡ™‡†‹˜‡ ƒŽ‘–†‡‡’‡”–Šƒ‘–Š‡”…—””‹…—Ž—•‹–Š‡ ”‡‰‹‘ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ ǯ• ’”‘‰”ƒ‡‹•ƒŽ•‘‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ ˆ‡™‹–Š‡”‡‰‹‘–Šƒ–‹•ƒ……”‡†‹–‡†„› ȋ……”‡†‹–ƒ–‹‘‘ƒ”†ˆ‘”‰‹‡‡”‹‰ƒ† ‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ȍǡ™Š‹…Š‹•–Š‡”‡…‘‰‹•‡†ǤǤ ƒ……”‡†‹–‘”‘ˆ—‹˜‡”•‹–›’”‘‰”ƒ‡•‹ ƒ’’Ž‹‡†•…‹‡…‡ǡ‡‰‹‡‡”‹‰ƒ†–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ǥ DzŠ‡›‘—ƒ”‡ƒ……”‡†‹–‡† –Š‡”‡ƒ”‡…‡”–ƒ‹…”‹–‡”‹ƒ–Šƒ–›‘—Šƒ˜‡ –‘•ƒ–‹•ˆ›ƒ†™‡•ƒ–‹•ˆ›ƒŽŽ‘ˆ–Š‡Ǥ  –‡”•‘ˆ’”‡’ƒ”ƒ–‹‘ƒ†–Š‡–Š‡•‹ŽŽ• –Šƒ––Š‡›ƒ…“—‹”‡ƒˆ–‡”™ƒ”†•ǡ™‡ƒ‡ •—”‡–Šƒ–™‡†‘‹–—’–‘–Š‡•‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†•ǡdz Šƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ

–ǯ•–Š‹•ƒ……”‡†‹–ƒ–‹‘–Šƒ–ƒŽ•‘ƒŽŽ‘™• –‘•–ƒ›ƒŠ‡ƒ†‘ˆ–Š‡ ‰ƒ‡‹–Š‡ ‹††Ž‡ƒ•–ǡƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘Šƒ™ƒŒƒǤ

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‰‡–‹–‘–Šƒ–ƒ”‡–Ǥ‘‡–‹‡•›‘—…ƒ ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡–Š‡•‡–”‡†•‹–‘ƒ‡š‹•–‹‰ …‘—”•‡ƒ†•‘‡–‹‡•–Š‡›„‡…‘‡–Š‡‹” ‘™‘†—Ž‡ǡŽ‹‡‘„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†„‹‰†ƒ–ƒŠƒ• †‘‡ˆ‘”—•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ Enterprise Šƒ•‘ˆˆ‡”‡†ƒ ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•‹…‡ ͳͻͻͻǡ„—–™Š‡Šƒ™ƒŒƒŒ‘‹‡†‹ʹͲͲͷ‹– ™ƒ•˜‡”›˜‡†‘”•’‡…‹ϐ‹…™‹–Š‘‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …‘’‘‡–•ǡŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz –™ƒ•˜‡”›…Ž‡ƒ”–‘—•–Šƒ–‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …‘’—–‹‰™ƒ•„‡…‘‹‰–Š‡…‡–”ƒŽƒ”‡ƒ ˆ‘”„”‹‰‹‰ƒŽŽ–Š‡ –Š‹‰•–‘‰‡–Š‡”Ǥ ‡…—”‹–›‹•‘Ž‘‰‡”ƒ‹•‘Žƒ–‡†–Š‹‰Ȃ‹– ‹•‘™•‘‡–Š‹‰Ž‹‡†–‘‡–‡”’”‹•‡ …‘’—–‹‰ǤŽŽ–Š‹‰•Ž‹‡‡–™‘”‹‰ǡ †ƒ–ƒ„ƒ•‡ǡ’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰ƒ†‘„‹Ž‡ƒ”‡ ‘™‡‡–‹‰ƒ––Šƒ–‡–‡”’”‹•‡Ž‡˜‡Žƒ†‹–ǯ• ‘–ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡–‘‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡•–—†‡–•™Š‘ ƒ”‡‘–˜‡”›™‡ŽŽ”‡Š‡ƒ”•‡†‹–Šƒ–ƒ”‡ƒǤ ‘—†‘ǯ–•‡‡ƒƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘‘”…‘’—–‹‰ ˆ‘”—Žƒ–Šƒ–ǯ•‘–‡–‡”’”‹•‡Ǧ‡ƒ„Ž‡†–Š‡•‡ †ƒ›•ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ

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‡ƒ††•–Šƒ––Š‡™‘”–Š‡›’—–‹ –‘‡–‡”’”‹•‡Ǧ‡ƒ„Ž‹‰–Š‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡ ‹•‡˜‹†‡–‹–Š‡•–—†‡–•‹–‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡•ǡ ™Š‘‡šŠ‹„‹–ƒ†‡‡’‘™Ž‡†‰‡‘ˆ™Šƒ– ‡–‡”’”‹•‡…‘’—–‹‰‹•Ǥ DzŠ‡›…ƒ™‘”‘ ƒ˜ƒƒ†Ǥ ˆ”ƒ‡™‘”ǡ–Š‡›‘™™Šƒ–‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘ ’”‘„Ž‡•ƒ”‡ǡ–Š‡›Šƒ˜‡‘™Ž‡†‰‡‘ˆ‘„‹Ž‡ ’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰ƒ†Š‘™–‘Ž‹‹–‹–‘ƒ ‡–‡”’”‹•‡•›•–‡ǡ–Š‡›‘™™Šƒ–†‡•‹‰ ’ƒ––‡”•ƒ”‡ǡ–Š‡›–ƒ‡•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡‡‰‹‡‡”‹‰ …‘—”•‡•ǡƒ†–Š‡›—†‡”•–ƒ†Š‘™–‘‹–‡”ƒ…– ™‹–Š…Ž‹‡–•ƒ†…”‡ƒ–‡’”‘’‘•ƒŽ•–Šƒ–Ž‹ –‘–Š‹•‡–‡”’”‹•‡…‘’—–‹‰ˆ‘”—ŽƒǤŠ‹• ™ƒ•ƒŽŽ…”‡ƒ–‡†ˆ”‘ʹͲͲͷ‘™ƒ”†•–‘”‡ƒ…– –‘™Šƒ–ǯ•Šƒ’’‡‹‰‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡ǡdz Šƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ ‹‡ƒ›•—……‡••ˆ—Ž—‹˜‡”•‹–›ƒ† ’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡ‹–‹•ǯ• ‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡•™Š‘ ”‡’”‡•‡––Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡‘ˆ–Š‡–‡ƒ…Š‹‰Ǥ Dz‡‡š’‡…–‘—”•–—†‡–•–‘”‡ƒŽŽ› •—……‡‡†‹–Š‡ ϐ‹‡Ž†ƒˆ–‡”™‡‡“—‹’–Š‡ ™‹–ŠƒŽŽ–Š‡•‹ŽŽ•ƒ†‘™Ž‡†‰‡–Šƒ– ™‹ŽŽƒŽŽ‘™–Š‡–‘†‘•‘Ǥ‡†‘ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‘—”‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‡•ƒ†‘˜‡”–Š‡›‡ƒ”• ™‡ƒ”‡ϐ‹†‹‰–Šƒ–™‡ƒ”‡‡‡–‹‰–Š‡•‡ ‘„Œ‡…–‹˜‡•Ǥ‡Šƒ˜‡•–—†‡–•™Š‘Šƒ˜‡ „‡…‘‡˜‡”›•—……‡••ˆ—Žƒƒ‰‡”•‹–Š‡

ϐ‹‡Ž†ƒ†˜‡”›•—……‡••ˆ—Ž•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡ ‡‰‹‡‡”•ƒ††‡˜‡Ž‘’‡”•ǡdzŠƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ •ƒ—‹˜‡”•‹–›–Šƒ–’”‹†‡•‹–•‡Žˆ‹ ƒ˜‹†Ž›ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡•‹–Š‡  ‹†—•–”›ƒ†ƒ’’Ž›‹‰‹––‘‹–•’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡ ‹•‘™‹‹–‹ƒ–‹‰…Šƒ‰‡•‘ˆ‹–•‘™Ǥ New  programme Š‡‡™•‡‡•–‡”‹‡’–‡„‡”™‹ŽŽ •‡‡–Š‡‹ƒ—‰—”ƒ–‹‘‘ˆǯ•…‘’—–‡” •…‹‡…‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡™‹–Š‹‹–••…Š‘‘Ž‘ˆ ‡‰‹‡‡”‹‰ǤŠ‡‡™’”‘‰”ƒ‡™‹ŽŽ ”‡’Žƒ…‡–Š‡’”‡˜‹‘—• …‘—”•‡Ǥ

Khalid Khawaja, associate dean of the school of engineering at AUD

‹–Š‹–• •–—†‡–•’”‡˜‹‘—•Ž›„‡‹‰ ƒ†‡—’’”‡†‘‹ƒ–Ž›‘ˆ‹–‡”ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ •–—†‡–•ǡƒ…‘–”ƒ…–™‹–Š–Š‡ ˆ—† ™‹ŽŽ‘™’”‘˜‹†‡͵Ͳ•…Š‘Žƒ”•Š‹’•ˆ‘” ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ•ǡ™Š‘™‹ŽŽˆ‘”–Š‡ϐ‹”•––‹‡ ‘—–™‡‹‰Š–Š‡‹–‡–‹‘ƒŽ“—‘–ƒǤ DzŠ‡…‘’—–‡”•…‹‡…‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡™‹ŽŽ ‹˜‘Ž˜‡‘”‡•‘Ž‹†’”‡’ƒ”ƒ–‹‘‹–‡”•‘ˆ ƒ–Š‡ƒ–‹…•ƒ†™‡”‡ƒŽŽ›–Š‹–Šƒ–ˆ‘”ƒ •‘Ž‹†…‘’—–‡”’”‘‰”ƒ‡–Š‹•Š‡Ž’•–Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡ˆ‘”—ŽƒƒŽ‘–„‡––‡”–ŠƒŒ—•–ƒ  ’”‘‰”ƒ‡Ǥ –ǯ•ƒ‰‘‘††‹”‡…–‹‘ˆ‘”—•ǡdz Šƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ Šƒ–‹•‘––Š‡‘Ž›…Šƒ‰‡‰‘‹‰‘ ƒ––Š‹•…‘‹‰•‡‡•–‡”Ǥ –‡”•Š‹’•ǡ ™Š‹…Š™‡”‡’”‡˜‹‘—•Ž›‘’–‹‘ƒŽ‹–Š‡  ’”‘‰”ƒ‡ǡ™‹ŽŽ„‡ƒ”‡“—‹”‡‡–‹–Š‡ ‡™…‘’—–‡”•…‹‡…‡’”‘‰”ƒ‡Ǥ DzŠ‹••Š‘™•Š‘™—…Š™‡˜ƒŽ—‡ ‹–‡”•Š‹’•Ǥ –‡”•Š‹’•ƒ”‡ˆ—†ƒ‡–ƒŽ –‘‘—”’”‘‰”ƒ‡ƒ†Š‘™™‡’”‘‰”‡••Ǥ ‡Šƒ˜‡ƒ…ƒ”‡‡”•‡”˜‹…‡•‘ˆϐ‹…‡–Šƒ–Š‡Ž’• ‘—”•–—†‡–•Žƒ†‹–‡”•Š‹’•ƒ†Žƒ†

I don’t know any other programme that teaches Java at the level that we do. All the other curriculums I have seen are just at the programming level. Our students have a full course on enterprise computing with java. For an IT programme, we dive a lot deeper than other curriculums in the region.”

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Œ‘„•ƒˆ–‡”‰”ƒ†—ƒ–‹‰ǤŠ‡‹–‡”•Š‹’•ƒ”‡ ˆ—ŽŽ•—‡”’Žƒ…‡‡–•™‹–Šƒ•’‡…‹ϐ‹‡† ƒ‘—–‘ˆŠ‘—”•ǡdzŠƒ™ƒŒƒ•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz•–—†‡–‹•ƒ••‹‰‡†–‘ƒ’”‘ˆ‡••‘” ƒ†–Š‡›Šƒ˜‡–‘…‘—‹…ƒ–‡™‹–Š–Š‡ ’”‘ˆ‡••‘”ƒ†ƒ––‡†ƒ…‡”–ƒ‹ƒ‘—–‘ˆ Ž‡…–—”‡•ƒ•–Š‡›†‘–Š‡‹”‹–‡”•Š‹’ǤŠ‡ –Š‡›Šƒ˜‡–‘™”‹–‡”‡’‘”–•‘™Šƒ––Š‡› Šƒ˜‡ƒ……‘’Ž‹•Š‡†‹–Š‡‹”‹–‡”•Š‹’ǡ•‘ ™‡†‘‘‹–‘”–Š‡ƒ†ƒ‡•—”‡–Š‡› ‡‡––Š‡‹”‘„Œ‡…–‹˜‡•ǡdzŠ‡ƒ††•Ǥ —…Š‘ˆ–Š‡‰‡‡”ƒŽˆ‡‡†„ƒ… ‘ˆ—‹˜‡”•‹–› ’”‘‰”ƒ‡•ˆ”‘ ‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•‘ˆ–‡…‡–”‡‘–Š‡Š‡ƒ˜› ƒ…ƒ†‡‹…•Žƒ–‘ˆŽ‡ƒ”‹‰ƒ†Žƒ…‘ˆ ’”ƒ…–‹…ƒŽ–”ƒ‹‹‰Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š–Š‡‘™ …‘’—Ž•‘”›‹–‡”•Š‹’•ǡŠƒ™ƒŒƒƒŽ•‘ ’‘‹–•–‘–Š‡ƒ’•–‘‡”‘Œ‡…–ƒ•ƒ˜‡”›…‘”‡ ƒ†’”ƒ…–‹…ƒŽ’ƒ”–‘ˆǯ• …—””‹…—Ž—Ǥ Dz ǯ˜‡’‡”•‘ƒŽŽ›–ƒ—‰Š–•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡•‡ …ƒ’•–‘‡•ƒ†‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡”‡“—‹”‡‡–•‹• Š‘™‹†—•–”‹ƒŽ›‘—” ‹•ƒ†Š‘™•—……‡••ˆ—Ž ‹–…ƒ„‡Ǥ–—†‡–•Šƒ˜‡…”‡ƒ–‡†‰ƒ‡•ƒ† ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†•‘‡Šƒ˜‡„‡‡“—‹–‡ •—……‡••ˆ—Ž‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–’Žƒ…‡ǡdzŠ‡•ƒ›•Ǥ Dz ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡŽƒ•–›‡ƒ” Šƒ†ƒ‰”‘—’‘ˆ •–—†‡–•™Š‘…”‡ƒ–‡†ƒƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘‘–Š‡ Žƒ…‡””›ƒ†–Š‡›‰‘–ƒ…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ–Š‘—•ƒ† †‘™Ž‘ƒ†•™‹–Š‹–™‘™‡‡•‘ˆ”‡Ž‡ƒ•‹‰‹–Ǥ Š‡›‘™Šƒ˜‡ƒ”‘—†ͳ͹ǡͲͲͲ†‘™Ž‘ƒ†•Ǥ ŽŽ–Š”‡‡‡„‡”•‘ˆ–Š‡‰”‘—’ƒ”‡‘™‹ ˆ—ŽŽ–‹‡‡’Ž‘›‡–„—–‡‡’‹…‘•–ƒ– …‘–ƒ…––‘‹’”‘˜‡–Š‡ƒ’’ǡdzŠ‡…‘…Ž—†‡•Ǥ


INTERVIEW Thorsten Heins

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins

A TROUBLED GIANT RIM (Research in Motion) CEO Thorsten Heins talks on the current state of BlackBerry and how it fell from grace, what the company is doing to ensure things in Waterloo don’t get worse, and the product delay problems that have plagued RIM.

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hese  are  dark  days  for  the  former   king  of  mobile.  But  Thorsten   Heins,  RIM’s  CEO  isn’t  throwing  in   the  towel  just  yet.  With  a  major  mobile   platform  launch  expected  in  early   2013,  Heins  is  optimistic  that  RIM  and   BlackBerry  will  turn  things  around.  But   Š‡ǯ•ƒŽ•‘”‡ƒŽ‹•–‹…ƒ„‘—––Š‡•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ– challenges  his  company  is  facing.  

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‡‹•–ƒŽ•Š‡”‡ƒ„‘—––Š‡…‘’ƒ›ǯ• …ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•ǡ™Šƒ–™‡–™”‘‰ƒ– ƒ†Š‘™Š‡ ’Žƒ•–‘”‡˜‹˜‡–Š‡…‘’ƒ›–‘ƒ‡Žƒ…‡””› ͳͲƒ•—‹–ƒ„Ž‡”‹˜ƒŽ–‘‹ƒ††”‘‹†Ǥ Q:  Just  a  few  years  ago,  RIM  was  the   undisputed  king  of  the  mobile  market.   Today,  its  CEO  is  writing  editorials  to   convince  stockholders  that  RIM  is  “not  

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†‡ƒ†‘”†›‹‰Ǥdz ‘™†‹†–Š‡–‹†‡–—”•‘ quickly?  From  your  perspective,  what   did  RIM  not  do  that  it  should  have  done   during  the  past  few  years?   A:  Š‡”‡™ƒ•ƒ•–”ƒ–‡‰›†‡’Ž‘›‡†–Šƒ–•ƒ‹†ǡ Ž‡–ǯ•–ƒ‡ ‰Ž‘„ƒŽǡƒ†Ž‡–ǯ•”‡ƒŽŽ›‰‘ˆ‘” –Š‡‰Ž‘„ƒŽ•ƒ”–’Š‘‡ƒ”‡–Ǥ‡‡„‡”ǡ ‹ʹͲͲ͹ǡʹͲͲͺǡʹͲͲͻǡ–Š‡ƒ”‡–Œ—•–‘’‡‡† —’ǡƒ†Žƒ…‡””›Šƒ†‹†‘ˆ…”‡ƒ–‡†


™Šƒ–™‘—Ž†Žƒ–‡”„‡…ƒŽŽ‡†–Š‡•ƒ”–’Š‘‡ •‡‰‡–ǤŠƒ–‡ƒ–™‡Šƒ†–‘„—‹Ž†ƒ ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ’‘”–ˆ‘Ž‹‘ƒ†Šƒ†–‘”‡ƒŽŽ›‰‘ƒˆ–‡” –Š‡ƒ”‡–Ǥ†–Šƒ–Ž‡†–‘—†‡‹ƒ„Ž‡ •—……‡••‘ˆ–Š‡…‘’ƒ›Ǥ Šƒ–ƒŽ•‘Šƒ’’‡‡†ǡ‹–Š‡ǤǤǡ™ƒ•–Š‡ †”‹˜‡–‘Ͷ •–ƒ”–‡†ǡƒ†‹–‰‘–ƒ……‡Ž‡”ƒ–‡†Ǥ ƒ””‹‡”•™‡”‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›Ž‡ƒ’ˆ”‘‰‰‹‰ˆ”‘ ™Šƒ––Š‡›™ƒ–‡†–‘†‘™‹–Š͵ ǡŽ‹‡ ΪǤ Š‡›Ž‡ƒ’ˆ”‘‰‰‡†ƒ†’—–ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ‹˜‡•–‡– ‹–‘Ͷ Ǥ –Š‹™‡™‡”‡ǯ–”‡ƒ†›ˆ‘”‹–Ǥ ‡™‡”‡„—•›„—‹Ž†‹‰‘—”‰Ž‘„ƒŽ’‘”–ˆ‘Ž‹‘Ǥ ‡Šƒ†ƒ•Ž‹‰Š–Ž›†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–˜‹‡™‘™Š‡–Š‡ ”‘ŽŽ‘—–™‘—Ž†Šƒ’’‡Ǥ†™‡ƒ†‡ƒ †‡…‹•‹‘–‘ˆ‘…—•‘–Š‡”‡•–‘ˆ–Š‡™‘”Ž†ǡ ™Š‹…ŠŽ‡†–‘•‘‡˜‡”›Š‹‰Š—„‡”•ǡ„—– –Š‡ǡ…‘•‡“—‡–Ž›ǡŽ‡†–‘—•‘–„‡‹‰ ˆ‘…—•‡†‘–Š‡‡™ǡ‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰‹‡• ‹–Š‡ǤǤŠ‡ǤǤ”‡‰ƒ‹‡†–Š‡Ž‡ƒ†‹ ‘„‹Ž‡–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›„›†‘‹‰–Š‹•Ǥ‘‹–™ƒ• ‘–Œ—•––Šƒ––Š‡…‘’ƒ›™ƒ•‘–‰‡––‹‰ ‹–ǡ‹–™ƒ•”‡ƒŽŽ›–Šƒ––Š‡™Š‘Ž‡ƒ”‡–‹–Š‡ …‘—–”›”‡‰ƒ‹‡†ƒ–‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›Ž‡ƒ†‹–Š‡ ™‘”Ž†ǤŠƒ–ǯ•ƒ„‹‰•–‡’Ǥ Š‡Žƒ…‡””›–Šƒ–™‡Šƒ˜‡–‘†ƒ› ‹•ƒ‰‘‘†ƒ†•‘Ž‹†’Žƒ–ˆ‘”–Šƒ–ƒŽŽ‘™‡†—• –‘…”‡ƒ–‡‡˜‡”›–Š‹‰–Šƒ–™‡†‹†Ǥ—–‰‹˜‡ ‘—”—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰–Šƒ–‘„‹Ž‡…‘’—–‹‰ ™‘—Ž†‘™„‡ƒ––Š‡•ƒ‡Ž‡˜‡Žƒ•Žƒ’–‘’•ǡ ™‹–Š†—ƒŽǦ…‘”‡•ǡ“—ƒ†Ǧ…‘”‡•ǡŠ‹‰Š”‡•‘Ž—–‹‘ ‰”ƒ’Š‹…•ǡ •ǡ™‡‡‡†‡†ƒ‡™’Žƒ–ˆ‘”Ǥ Šƒ–ǯ•™Š›™‡†‡…‹†‡†–‘„—‹Ž†–Š‡‘„‹Ž‡ …‘’—–‹‰’Žƒ–ˆ‘”™Š‹…Š–‘†ƒ›™‡…ƒŽŽ Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲǤ Q:  Something  I  hear  very  often  is  that    Dzˆƒ‹Ž‡†–‘‹‘˜ƒ–‡dzƒ†–Šƒ–ƒDzŽƒ… ‘ˆ‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘dzŽ‡†–‘–Š‡ϐ‹š–Šƒ– ǯ• now  in.  Is  it  that  simple?  Did  RIM  fail  to   innovate?   A: ™‘—Ž†‘–•ƒ›–Šƒ–™‡ˆƒ‹Ž‡†–‘‹‘˜ƒ–‡Ǥ  ‹••–‹ŽŽƒ˜‡”›‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡…‘’ƒ›Ǥ Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲ™‹ŽŽƒ„•‘Ž—–‡Ž›’”‘˜‡–Š‹•Ǥ  –Š‹–Šƒ––Š‡”‡ƒ•‘‹••‘‡–Š‹‰‡Ž•‡Ǥ‡ Šƒ†ƒ˜‡”›ǡ˜‡”›•—……‡••ˆ—Ž”‡…‹’‡‘ˆ™Šƒ– Žƒ…‡””›™ƒ•ƒŽŽƒ„‘—–ǤŠ‡”‡™Š‡”‡ˆ‘—” ƒ‹’‹ŽŽƒ”•Ǣ„ƒ––‡”›Ž‹ˆ‡ǡ–›’‹‰ǡ•‡…—”‹–›ǡƒ† …‘’”‡••‹‘ǤŠ‡–Š‡”‡™ƒ•ƒ•Š‹ˆ–™‹–ŠǤ ‹–Š‹–™ƒ•‹’‘”–ƒ–ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›‘––‘•ƒ˜‡ ‡–™‘””‡•‘—”…‡•ǡ‹–™ƒ•‹’‘”–ƒ––‘Ž‘ƒ† –Š‡‡–™‘”•ǡ–‘•‡ŽŽ†ƒ–ƒ’Žƒ•ƒ†•‡ŽŽ†ƒ–ƒ ˜‘Ž—‡Ǥ‡†‹†ǯ–‹••‘‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘Ǥ –Š‹ ™‡‹••‡†‘—†‡”•–ƒ†‹‰ǡ•’‡…‹ϐ‹…ƒŽŽ›‹–Š‡

ǤǤǡ–Šƒ––Š‹•–”‡†™ƒ••Š‹ˆ–‹‰ǡƒ†–Šƒ–‘—” ’‘•‹–‹‘‹‰ƒ†‘—”˜ƒŽ—‡’”‘’‘•‹–‹‘‹–Š‡ ǤǤƒ”‡–™ƒ•‘–ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰–Šƒ––”‡†•Š‹ˆ–Ǥ ǣ ›‘—”‘’‹‹‘ǡŠ‘™•‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–Šƒ˜‡ product  delays  been  to  RIM’s  current   situation  in  the  market?  Why  have  we   seen  so  many  product  delays  from  RIM   during  the  past  few  years?   A:  ƒ”–‘ˆ‹–ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›‰‘‡•„ƒ…–‘›‘—”Žƒ•– “—‡•–‹‘Ǥ‡ƒ”‡ƒ˜‡”›‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡…‘’ƒ›ǡ ™‡™‡”‡ƒ†™‡ƒ”‡ǤŠƒ–•‘‡–‹‡• Šƒ’’‡•‹•ǡ›‘—‰‡–•‘‡š…‹–‡†ƒ„‘—– ‹‘˜ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ–›‘—’—•Š–Š‡‹–‘‡š‹•–‹‰ †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–’”‘Œ‡…–•Ǥ†™Šƒ– ǯ˜‡Ž‡ƒ”‡† ‹›†‹•…‹’Ž‹‡ǡ‹›ʹͷ›‡ƒ”•‹Ƭ ƒ†‹–‡Ž‡…‘ǡ‘…‡›‘—Šƒ˜‡†‡…‹†‡†‘ ƒ’”‘Œ‡…–ǡ›‘——•–‡‡’‹–•–ƒ„Ž‡Ǥ‹–Š‘—” ‡ƒ‰‡”‡••–‘„‡‡š–”‡‡Ž›‹‘˜ƒ–‹˜‡ǡ™‡Šƒ† –Š‡–‡†‡…›–‘’—–‡™•–—ˆˆ‹–‘‡š‹•–‹‰ ’”‘Œ‡…–’”‘‰”ƒ‡•ǡƒ†–Šƒ–‹•‘–ƒ”‡…‹’‡ –‘†‡Ž‹˜‡”‘–‹‡ƒ†‘“—ƒŽ‹–›Ǥ

„‡…ƒ—•‡ ‡‡†–‘ƒ‡•—”‡–Šƒ–™Š‡™‡ †‡Ž‹˜‡”ƒŽƒ…‡””›ǡ‹–‹•„‡•–“—ƒŽ‹–›Ǥ  †‹•ƒ’’‘‹–‡†–Šƒ–™‡Šƒ†–‘•Š‹ˆ–‹– ‹–‘–Š‡ϐ‹”•–“—ƒ”–‡”ǫ‡•ǡ ƒǤ—––Š‡’‘‹– ‹•ǡ‹–™ƒ•ƒ†‡…‹•‹‘„‡–™‡‡ǣ—•Š‹–‘—– ƒ‰ƒ‹ǡƒ†–Š‡ϐ‹š–Š‡“—ƒŽ‹–›•–—ˆˆŽƒ–‡”Ǣ‘” „”‹‰‹–‘—–™‹–ŠŠ‹‰Š“—ƒŽ‹–›ǤŠƒ– …‘‹– –‘–Š‡’—„Ž‹…‘—––Š‡”‡‹•–Šƒ–™Š‡™‡•Š‹’ Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲǡ™‡™‹ŽŽ†‘‹–ƒ–Š‹‰Š“—ƒŽ‹–›Ǥ Šƒ–™ƒ•–Š‡†‡…‹•‹‘ ƒ†‡Ǥ Q:  The  general  message  of  your  recent   editorial,  and  your  message  in  your   BlackBerry  World  keynote  address  in   May,  is  that  you  understand  BlackBerry   stock  holders’,  customers’  and  users’   frustration,  but  that  they  should  keep  the   faith  and  their  patience  will  be  rewarded.   But  how  long  do  they  have  to  wait  for  RIM   to  prove  it  is  still  in  the  game?   A: ƒ‹–Š‹ ƒ†–Š‡ϐ‹ƒ…‹ƒŽ‡š’”‡••‹‘ ‘ˆ–Šƒ–ƒ”‡–™‘†‹ˆˆ‡”‡––Š‹‰•Ǥ ǯ‘–Šƒ’’›

The BlackBerry OS that we have today is a good and solid platform that allowed us to create everything that we did. But given our understanding that mobile computing would now be at the same level as laptops, with dual-cores, quad-cores, high resolution graphics, GPUs, we needed a new platform. That’s why we decided to build the mobile computing platform which today we call BlackBerry 10. ‡ǯ”‡†”ƒƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›…Šƒ‰‹‰–Š‹•™‹–Š Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲǤ‡ǯŽŽ…‘–‹—‡–‘‹‘˜ƒ–‡ǡ but  we  have  a  clear  understand  of  what   Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲ‹•ƒŽŽƒ„‘—–Ǥ†™‡‡‡’–Šƒ– ’”‘‰”ƒ‡˜‡”›ǡ˜‡”›ˆ‘…—•‡†Ǥ Š‡†‡Žƒ›‘ˆŽƒ…‡””›ͳͲ‹•‘– „‡…ƒ—•‡™‡ƒ††‡†•–—ˆˆ–‘‹–ǤŠ‡†‡Žƒ›‹• „‡…ƒ—•‡‘—”•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡‰”‘—’•™‡”‡ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› •‘•—……‡••ˆ—Ž‹…‘†‹‰–Š‡˜ƒ”‹‘—•ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡ …‘’‘‡–•ƒ†„—‹Ž†‹‰„Ž‘…•–Šƒ–™Š‡ ™‡’—––Š‡‹–‘–Š‡ƒ‹Dz–”—Ž‹‡ǡdzƒ• ™‡…ƒŽŽ‹–ǡ™Š‡™‡™ƒ–‡†–‘„—‹Ž†–Š‡ ϐ‹”•–ƒ‹”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡ǡ™‡‰‘–‘˜‡”™Š‡Ž‡†„› ‹–‡‰”ƒ–‹‘‡ˆˆ‘”–•Ǥ Šƒ†–‘ƒ‡ƒ†‡…‹•‹‘Ǥ  …‘—Ž†ƒ…–—ƒŽŽ›Šƒ˜‡‡’––Š‡•…Š‡†—Ž‡ǡ‹ˆ Šƒ† ƒ†‡ƒ•ƒ…”‹ϐ‹…‡‘“—ƒŽ‹–›ƒ†‘’Žƒ–ˆ‘” •–ƒ„‹Ž‹–›Ǥ† †‡…‹†‡†‘––‘†‘–Šƒ–ǡ

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™‹–Š–Š‡•‹–—ƒ–‹‘ƒ– ‡‹–Š‡”ǤŠ‘…ƒ „‡Šƒ’’›ƒ†•ƒ–‹•ϐ‹‡†™‹–Š™Š‡”‡™‡ƒ”‡ǫ Šƒ– ƒ•ƒ–‹•ϐ‹‡†™‹–Š‹•–Šƒ– ‘™™‡ Šƒ˜‡ƒ’ƒ–Š–‘–Š‡ˆ—–—”‡™‹–ŠŽƒ…‡””›ͳͲǡ „‡…ƒ—•‡ •‡‡‹–Ǥ

 ƒ—ƒ”›™‹–Š–Š‡ˆ—ŽŽ–‘—…Š†‡˜‹…‡ƒ† –Š‡…‘‹‰ǡ –Š‹™‡™‹ŽŽ”‡‹•–ƒŽŽ ˆƒ‹–Š‹ ǤŠƒ–ǯ•™Šƒ–™‡ǯ”‡™‘”‹‰ ‘ǤŠ‹•‹•™Šƒ–‘—”‘„Œ‡…–‹˜‡‹•ǡƒ†™Š‡

ǯ˜‡–ƒŽ‡†–‘…ƒ””‹‡”•ƒ„‘—––Š‡†‡Žƒ›‘ˆ Žƒ…‡””›ͳͲǡ–Š‡‘˜‡”™Š‡Ž‹‰ˆ‡‡†„ƒ… ™ƒ•ǡDz ‹”•–ǡ–Šƒ›‘—ˆ‘”Ž‡––‹‰—•‘™ ‹ƒ†˜ƒ…‡Ǥ‡…‘†ǡͶ‹•‘•–Ž›ƒ’”‡’ƒ‹† “—ƒ”–‡”ƒ›™ƒ›ǡŽ‘–‘ˆ‘‹•‡…‘‹‰ǡƒ…–—ƒŽŽ› ™Š›†‘ǯ–™‡ˆ‘…—•‘ƒͳȏʹͲͳ͵ȐŽƒ—…Š ƒ†ƒ‡–Š‹•ƒƒŒ‘”Žƒ—…Š‹ͳǫdz –Š‹ ™‡Šƒ˜‡ƒŽ‘–‘ˆ•—’’‘”––Š‡”‡Ǥ

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INSIGHT Security

Tricks in your pocket IT security threats are constantly evolving. It’s time for IT security pros to get ingenious. In that vein, we offer 10 security ideas that have been -and in many cases still are -- shunned as too offbeat to work but that function quite effectively in helping secure the company’s IT assets.

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etwork  and  endpoint  security  may   ‘–•–”‹‡›‘—ƒ•–Š‡ϐ‹”•–’Žƒ…‡–‘ scratch  an  experimental  itch.  After   all,  protecting  the  company’s  systems  and   data  should  call  into  question  any  action   that  may  introduce  risk.  But  IT  security   threats  constantly  evolve,  and  sometimes   you  have  to  think  outside  the  box  to  keep   ahead  of  the  more  ingenious  evildoers. †•‘‡–‹‡•›‘—Šƒ˜‡–‘‰‡–ƒŽ‹––Ž‡ …”ƒœ›Ǥ

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Š‡™‘”Ž†‘ˆ‡–™‘”•‡…—”‹–›‹•‘ †‹ˆˆ‡”‡–Ǥˆˆ‡”ƒ‡™‡ƒ•ˆ‘” †‡ˆ‡…‡ǡ ƒ†‡š’‡…––‘‡‡–”‡•‹•–ƒ…‡Ǥ‡–ǡ•‘‡–‹‡• ‰‘‹‰ƒ‰ƒ‹•––Š‡™ƒ˜‡‘ˆ–”ƒ†‹–‹‘ƒŽ–Š‹‹‰ ‹•–Š‡•—”‡•–’ƒ–Š–‘•—……‡••Ǥ

–Šƒ–˜‡‹ǡ™‡‘ˆˆ‡”ͳͲ•‡…—”‹–›‹†‡ƒ• –Šƒ–Šƒ˜‡„‡‡ǦǦƒ†‹ƒ›…ƒ•‡••–‹ŽŽƒ”‡ ǦǦ•Š—‡†ƒ•–‘‘‘ˆϐ„‡ƒ––‘™‘”„—––Šƒ– ˆ—…–‹‘“—‹–‡‡ˆˆ‡…–‹˜‡Ž›‹Š‡Ž’‹‰•‡…—”‡ –Š‡…‘’ƒ›ǯ• ƒ••‡–•Ǥ

Šƒ”Ž‡•ƒ„„ƒ‰‡ǡ–Š‡ˆƒ–Š‡”‘ˆ–Š‡ ‘†‡”…‘’—–‡”ǡ‘…‡•ƒ‹†ǡDz”‘’‘•‡ –‘ƒƒƒ›’”‹…‹’Ž‡ǡ‘”ƒ‹•–”—‡–ǡ Š‘™‡˜‡”ƒ†‹”ƒ„Ž‡ǡƒ†›‘—™‹ŽŽ‘„•‡”˜‡–Š‡ ™Š‘Ž‡‡ˆˆ‘”–‹•†‹”‡…–‡†–‘ϐ‹†ƒ†‹ˆϐ‹…—Ž–›ǡƒ †‡ˆ‡…–ǡ‘”ƒ‹’‘••‹„‹Ž‹–›‹‹–Ǥ ˆ›‘—•’‡ƒ –‘Š‹‘ˆƒƒ…Š‹‡ˆ‘”’‡‡Ž‹‰ƒ’‘–ƒ–‘ǡ Š‡™‹ŽŽ’”‘‘—…‡‹–‹’‘••‹„Ž‡ǣ ˆ›‘—’‡‡Ž ƒ’‘–ƒ–‘™‹–Š‹–„‡ˆ‘”‡Š‹•‡›‡•ǡŠ‡™‹ŽŽ †‡…Žƒ”‡‹–—•‡Ž‡••ǡ„‡…ƒ—•‡‹–™‹ŽŽ‘–•Ž‹…‡ƒ ’‹‡ƒ’’Ž‡Ǥdz

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Innovative  security  technique  No.  1:   Renaming  admins ‡ƒ‹‰’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—–•–‘•‘‡–Š‹‰ Ž‡••‘„˜‹‘—•–ŠƒDzƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”dz‹• ‘ˆ–‡•Žƒ‡†ƒ•ƒ™ƒ•–‡ˆ—ŽǡDz•‡…—”‹–›„› ‘„•…—”‹–›dz†‡ˆ‡…‡Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–Š‹••‹’Ž‡ •‡…—”‹–›•–”ƒ–‡‰›™‘”•Ǥ ˆ–Š‡ƒ––ƒ…‡”Šƒ•ǯ– ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›ƒ†‡‹–‹•‹†‡›‘—”‡–™‘”‘”Š‘•–ǡ –Š‡”‡ǯ•Ž‹––Ž‡”‡ƒ•‘–‘„‡Ž‹‡˜‡–Š‡›ǯŽŽ„‡ ƒ„Ž‡–‘”‡ƒ†‹Ž›†‹•…‡”–Š‡‡™ƒ‡•ˆ‘” ›‘—”’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—–•Ǥ ˆ–Š‡›†‘ǯ–‘™ –Š‡ƒ‡•ǡ–Š‡›…ƒǯ–‘—–ƒ•—……‡••ˆ—Ž ’ƒ••™‘”†Ǧ‰—‡••‹‰…ƒ’ƒ‹‰ƒ‰ƒ‹•––Š‡Ǥ ˜‡„‹‰‰‡”„‘—•ǫ‡˜‡”‹–Š‡Š‹•–‘”› ‘ˆƒ—–‘ƒ–‡†ƒŽ™ƒ”‡ǦǦ–Š‡…ƒ’ƒ‹‰• —•—ƒŽŽ›‘—–‡†ƒ‰ƒ‹•–™‘”•–ƒ–‹‘•ƒ† •‡”˜‡”•ǦǦŠƒ•ƒƒ––ƒ…ƒ––‡’–‡†–‘—•‡ ƒ›–Š‹‰„—–„—‹Ž–Ǧ‹ƒ……‘—–ƒ‡•Ǥ› ”‡ƒ‹‰›‘—”’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—–•ǡ›‘— †‡ˆ‡ƒ–Šƒ…‡”•ƒ†ƒŽ™ƒ”‡‹‘‡•–‡’ǤŽ—•ǡ ‹–ǯ•‡ƒ•‹‡”–‘‘‹–‘”ƒ†ƒŽ‡”–‘Ž‘‰Ǧ‘ ƒ––‡’–•–‘–Š‡‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—– ƒ‡•™Š‡–Š‡›ǯ”‡‘Ž‘‰‡”‹—•‡Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  2:   Getting  rid  of  admins ‘–Š‡””‡…‘‡†ƒ–‹‘‹•–‘‰‡–”‹† ‘ˆƒŽŽ™Š‘Ž‡•ƒŽ‡’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—–•ǣ


ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”ǡ†‘ƒ‹ƒ†‹ǡ‡–‡”’”‹•‡ ƒ†‹ǡƒ†‡˜‡”›‘–Š‡”ƒ……‘—–ƒ†‰”‘—’ –Šƒ–Šƒ•„—‹Ž–Ǧ‹ǡ™‹†‡•’”‡ƒ†ǡ’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡† ’‡”‹••‹‘•„›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–Ǥ Š‡–Š‹•‹••—‰‰‡•–‡†ǡ‘•–‡–™‘” ƒ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”•Žƒ—‰Šƒ†’”‘–‡•–ǡ–Š‡•ƒ‡ ”‡•’‘•‡•‡…—”‹–›‡š’‡”–•‰‘–™Š‡–Š‡› ”‡…‘‡†‡†Ž‘…ƒŽ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”ƒ……‘—–• „‡†‹•ƒ„Ž‡†‘‹†‘™•…‘’—–‡”•ǤŠ‡ ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‡†–Š‹•”‡…‘‡†ƒ–‹‘ǡ †‹•ƒ„Ž‹‰Ž‘…ƒŽ†‹‹•–”ƒ–‘”ƒ……‘—–•„› †‡ˆƒ—Ž–‘‡˜‡”›˜‡”•‹‘‘ˆ‹†‘™••–ƒ”–‹‰ ™‹–Š‹•–ƒȀ‡”˜‡”ʹͲͲͺƒ†Žƒ–‡”Ǥ‘ƒ† „‡Š‘Ž†ǡŠ—†”‡†•‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‘•‘ˆ…‘’—–‡”• Žƒ–‡”ǡ–Š‡™‘”Ž†Šƒ•ǯ–…‘‡…”ƒ•Š‹‰†‘™Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  3:   Honeypots ‘†‡”…‘’—–‡”Š‘‡›’‘–•Šƒ˜‡„‡‡ ƒ”‘—†•‹…‡–Š‡†ƒ›•‘ˆŽ‹ˆˆ‘”†–‘ŽŽǯ•DzŠ‡ —…‘‘ǯ•‰‰ǡdzƒ†–Š‡›•–‹ŽŽƒ”‡ǯ–ƒ•”‡•’‡…–‡† ‘”ƒ•™‹†‡Ž›ƒ†‘’–‡†ƒ•–Š‡›†‡•‡”˜‡Ǥ Š‘‡›’‘–‹•ƒ›…‘’—–‡”ƒ••‡––Šƒ–‹••‡– —’•‘Ž‡Ž›–‘„‡ƒ––ƒ…‡†Ǥ ‘‡›’‘–•Šƒ˜‡‘ ’”‘†—…–‹‘˜ƒŽ—‡ǤŠ‡›•‹–ƒ†™ƒ‹–ǡƒ†–Š‡› ƒ”‡‘‹–‘”‡†ǤŠ‡ƒŠƒ…‡”‘”ƒŽ™ƒ”‡ –‘—…Š‡•–Š‡ǡ–Š‡›•‡†ƒƒŽ‡”––‘ƒƒ†‹ •‘–Šƒ––Š‡–‘—…Š…ƒ„‡‹˜‡•–‹‰ƒ–‡†ǤŠ‡› ’”‘˜‹†‡Ž‘™‘‹•‡ƒ†Š‹‰Š˜ƒŽ—‡Ǥ Š‡•Š‘’•–Šƒ–—•‡Š‘‡›’‘–•‰‡– ‘–‹ϐ‹‡†“—‹…Ž›‘ˆƒ…–‹˜‡ƒ––ƒ…•Ǥ ˆƒ…–ǡ ‘–Š‹‰„‡ƒ–•ƒŠ‘‡›’‘–ˆ‘”‡ƒ”Ž›™ƒ”‹‰ ǦǦ‡š…‡’–ˆ‘”ƒ„—…Š‘ˆŠ‘‡›’‘–•ǡ…ƒŽŽ‡†ƒ Š‘‡›‡–Ǥ–‹ŽŽǡ…‘ŽŽ‡ƒ‰—‡•ƒ†…—•–‘‡”• ƒ”‡–›’‹…ƒŽŽ›‹…”‡†—Ž‘—•™Š‡ „”‹‰—’ Š‘‡›’‘–•Ǥ›”‡•’‘•‡‹•ƒŽ™ƒ›•–Š‡•ƒ‡ǣ ’‡†ƒ†ƒ›•’‹‹‰‘‡—’ƒ†–‡ŽŽ‡ Š‘™›‘—ˆ‡‡Žƒ„‘—–Š‘‡›’‘–•ƒ‘–ŠŽƒ–‡”Ǥ ‘‡–‹‡•–Š‡„‡•––Š‹‰›‘—…ƒ†‘‹•–‘ –”›‘‡Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  4:  Using   nondefault  ports ‘–Š‡”–‡…Š‹“—‡ˆ‘”‹‹‹•‹‰•‡…—”‹–› ”‹•‹•–‘‹•–ƒŽŽ•‡”˜‹…‡•‘‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž– ’‘”–•Ǥ‹‡”‡ƒ‹‰’”‹˜‹Ž‡‰‡†ƒ……‘—–•ǡ –Š‹••‡…—”‹–›Ǧ„›Ǧ‘„•…—”‹–›–ƒ…–‹…‰‘‡• ‰ƒ‰„—•–‡”•ǤŠ‡œ‡”‘Ǧ†ƒ›ǡ”‡‘–‡„—ˆˆ‡” ‘˜‡”ϐŽ‘™–Š”‡ƒ–•„‡…‘‡™‡ƒ’‘‹•‡†„› ™‘”•ǡ…‘’—–‡”˜‹”—•‡•ǡƒ†•‘‘ǡ–Š‡› ƒŽ™ƒ›•ǦǦƒ†‘Ž›ǦǦ‰‘ˆ‘”–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–•Ǥ

Š‹•‹•–Š‡…ƒ•‡ˆ‘”‹Œ‡…–‹‘•—”ˆ‡”•ǡ ™‘”•ǡ †‹•…‘˜‡”‡”•ǡƒ†ƒ›‘–Š‡” …‘‘”‡‘–‡ƒ†˜‡”–‹•‹‰’‘”–Ǥ ‡…‡–Ž››ƒ–‡…ǯ•’…›™Š‡”‡ ƒ†‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ǯ•‡‘–‡‡•–‘’”‘–‘…‘Ž •—ˆˆ‡”‡†”‡‘–‡‡š’Ž‘‹–•ǤŠ‡–Š‡•‡ ‡š’Ž‘‹–•„‡…ƒ‡™‡ƒ’‘‹•‡†ǡ‹–™ƒ•ƒ”ƒ…‡ ƒ‰ƒ‹•––Š‡…Ž‘…ˆ‘”†‡ˆ‡†‡”•–‘ƒ’’Ž› ’ƒ–…Š‡•‘”„Ž‘…–Š‡’‘”–•„‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡ ™‘”•…‘—Ž†ƒ””‹˜‡Ǥ ˆ‡‹–Š‡”•‡”˜‹…‡Šƒ† „‡‡”—‹‰‘ƒ‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–ǡ–Š‡”ƒ…‡ ™‘—Ž†ǯ–‡˜‡„‡‰‹ǤŠƒ–ǯ•„‡…ƒ—•‡‹–Š‡ Š‹•–‘”›‘ˆƒ—–‘ƒ–‡†ƒŽ™ƒ”‡ǡƒŽ™ƒ”‡Šƒ• ‘Ž›‡˜‡”–”‹‡†–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–Ǥ ”‹–‹…•‘ˆ–Š‹•‡–Š‘†‘ˆ†‡ˆ‡…‡•ƒ›‹–ǯ• ‡ƒ•›ˆ‘”ƒŠƒ…‡”–‘ϐ‹†™Š‡”‡–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž– ’‘”–Šƒ•„‡‡‘˜‡†ǡƒ†–Š‹•‹•–”—‡ǤŽŽ ‹––ƒ‡•‹•ƒ’‘”–•…ƒ‡”ǡŽ‹‡ƒ’ǡ‘”

’”‘˜‡†–Šƒ–„›†‘‹‰ƒ•‹’Ž‡’‘”–‘˜‡›‘— •‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–Ž›”‡†—…‡›‘—””‹•Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  5:   Installing  to  custom  directories ‘–Š‡”•‡…—”‹–›Ǧ„›Ǧ‘„•…—”‹–›†‡ˆ‡•‡‹•–‘ ‹•–ƒŽŽƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•–‘‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–†‹”‡…–‘”‹‡•Ǥ Š‹•‘‡†‘‡•ǯ–™‘”ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•‹–—•‡† –‘ǡ‰‹˜‡–Šƒ–‘•–ƒ––ƒ…•Šƒ’’‡ƒ––Š‡ ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ϐ‹Ž‡Ž‡˜‡Ž–‘†ƒ›ǡ„—–‹–•–‹ŽŽŠƒ• ˜ƒŽ—‡Ǥ‹‡–Š‡’”‡˜‹‘—••‡…—”‹–›Ǧ„›Ǧ‘„•…—”‹–› ”‡…‘‡†ƒ–‹‘•ǡ‹•–ƒŽŽ‹‰ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•–‘ …—•–‘†‹”‡…–‘”‹‡•”‡†—…‡•”‹•ǦǦƒ—–‘ƒ–‡† ƒŽ™ƒ”‡ƒŽ‘•–‡˜‡”Ž‘‘•ƒ›™Š‡”‡„—– –Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–†‹”‡…–‘”‹‡•Ǥ ˆƒŽ™ƒ”‡‹•ƒ„Ž‡–‘ ‡š’Ž‘‹–›‘—”•›•–‡‘”ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ‹–™‹ŽŽ–”› –‘ƒ‹’—Žƒ–‡–Š‡•›•–‡‘”ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘„› Ž‘‘‹‰ˆ‘”†‡ˆƒ—Ž–†‹”‡…–‘”‹‡•Ǥ •–ƒŽŽ›‘—”

Never in the history of automated malware -- the campaigns usually mounted against workstations and servers -- has an attack attempted to use anything but built-in account names. By renaming your privileged accounts, you defeat hackers and malware in one step. Plus, it’s easier to monitor and alert on log-on attempts to the original privileged account names when they’re no longer in use. ƒƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ϐ‹‰‡”’”‹–‡”ǡŽ‹‡‹–‘ǡ–‘ ‹†‡–‹ˆ›–Š‡ƒ’’”—‹‰‘–Š‡‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž– ’‘”–Ǥ ”‡ƒŽ‹–›ǡ‘•–ƒ––ƒ…•ƒ”‡ƒ—–‘ƒ–‡† —•‹‰ƒŽ™ƒ”‡ǡ™Š‹…Šƒ••–ƒ–‡†ǡ‘Ž›‰‘ˆ‘” †‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–•ǡƒ†‘•–Šƒ…‡”•†‘ǯ–„‘–Š‡” –‘Ž‘‘ˆ‘”‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–•ǤŠ‡›ϐ‹†–‘‘ —…ŠŽ‘™ǦŠƒ‰‹‰ˆ”—‹–‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–•–‘„‡ „‘–Š‡”‡†™‹–Š–Š‡‡š–”ƒ‡ˆˆ‘”–Ǥ ‡ƒ”•ƒ‰‘ǡƒ•ƒ‡š’‡”‹‡–ǡ ‘˜‡†› ’‘”–ˆ”‘͵ͺͺͻ–‘ͷͲͶ͹ͳƒ†‘ˆˆ‡”‡† ƒ”‡™ƒ”†–‘–Š‡ϐ‹”•–’‡”•‘–‘ϐ‹†–Š‡‡™ ’‘”–Ǥ™‘’‡‘’Ž‡†‹•…‘˜‡”‡†–Š‡’‘”–”‹‰Š– ƒ™ƒ›ǡ™Š‹…Š™ƒ•‘•—”’”‹•‡Ǣ„‡…ƒ—•‡ –‘Ž† –Š‡™Šƒ– †‹†ǡ‹–ǯ•‡ƒ•›–‘†‹•…‘˜‡”–Š‡ ”‹‰Š–•’‘–ǤŠƒ–„Ž‡™‡ƒ™ƒ›‹•–Šƒ––‡• ‘ˆ–Š‘—•ƒ†•‘ˆŠƒ…‡”™ƒƒ„‡•ǡ•…ƒ‹‰ ›•›•–‡ˆ‘”–Š‡‡™’‘”–—•‹‰ƒ’ǡ †‹†ǯ–”‡ƒŽ‹•‡–Šƒ–ƒ’ǡ‹ˆŽ‡ˆ––‘‹–•‘™ †‡ˆƒ—Ž–•ǡ†‘‡•ǯ–Ž‘‘‘‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–’‘”–•Ǥ –

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‘”ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘–‘ƒ‘•–ƒ†ƒ”††‹”‡…–‘”›ƒ† ›‘—•…”‡™—’‹–•…‘†‹‰Ǥ ƒ›‘ˆ›Š‘‡›’‘–•ǡ ‹•–ƒŽŽ–Š‡ –‘‘†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ˆ‘Ž†‡”•ǦǦ•ƒ›ǡ‹ǣȀ‹͹ ‹•–‡ƒ†‘ˆǣȀ‹†‘™•Ǥ —•—ƒŽŽ›…”‡ƒ–‡–Š‡ Dzˆƒ‡dzˆ‘Ž†‡”•–Šƒ–‹‹…–Š‡”‡ƒŽ‘‡•ǡŠƒ†  ‹•–ƒŽŽ‡†–Š‡•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡ƒ†–ƒ‡–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–•Ǥ Š‡›…‘’—–‡”•‰‡–ƒ––ƒ…‡†ǡ‹–ǯ•‡ƒ•› –‘ϐ‹†…‘’Ž‡–‡ƒ†‹•‘Žƒ–‡†…‘’‹‡•‘ˆ–Š‡ ƒŽ™ƒ”‡Šƒ‰‹‰‘—–‹–Š‡ǣȀ‹†‘™•Ȁ ›•–‡͵ʹˆ‘Ž†‡”Ǥ Šƒ‰‹‰†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ˆ‘Ž†‡”•†‘‡•ǯ–Šƒ˜‡ ƒ•—…Š„ƒ‰ˆ‘”–Š‡„—…ƒ•–Š‡‘–Š‡” –‡…Š‹“—‡•‡–‹‘‡†Š‡”‡ǡ„—–‹–ˆ‘‘Ž•ƒ–‘ ‘ˆƒŽ™ƒ”‡ǡƒ†–Šƒ–‡ƒ•”‡†—…‡†”‹•Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  6:  Tarpits ›ϐ‹”•–‡š’‡”‹‡…‡™‹–Šƒ–ƒ”’‹–’”‘†—…–™ƒ• ƒ”‡ƒƒ”’‹–Ǥ –™ƒ•†‡˜‡Ž‘’‡††—”‹‰–Š‡

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™‘”‘ˆʹͲͲͳǤ ‘”•”‡ƒ†‹Ž›”‡’Ž‹…ƒ–‡–‘ƒ›•›•–‡–Šƒ– ƒ–…Š‡•–Š‡‹”‡š’Ž‘‹–…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–‹‡•Ǥƒ”‡ƒ ™‘”‡†„›ƒ•™‡”‹‰…‘‡…–‹‘ƒ––‡’–•ˆ‘” ƒ††”‡••‡•‘–ƒŽ”‡ƒ†›ƒ••‹‰‡†–‘Ž‡‰‹–‹ƒ–‡ ƒ…Š‹‡•Ǥ –™‘—Ž†–Š‡ƒ•™‡”ƒ†–‡ŽŽ–Š‡ ™‘”–‘…‘‡…–ǡ–Š‡•’‡†–Š‡”‡•–‘ˆ–Š‡ –‹‡–”›‹‰–‘•Ž‘™†‘™–Š‡™‘”ǡ—•‹‰ ˜ƒ”‹‘—•’”‘–‘…‘Ž–”‹…•ǣŽ‘‰–‹‡‘—–•ǡ —Ž–‹’Ž‡”‡–”ƒ•‹••‹‘•ǡƒ†•‘‘Ǥ ‘†ƒ›ǡƒ›‡–™‘”•ȋƒ†Š‘‡›’‘–•Ȍ Šƒ˜‡–ƒ”’‹–ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ‹–›ǡ™Š‹…Šƒ•™‡”•ˆ‘” ƒ›‘˜ƒŽ‹†…‘‡…–‹‘ƒ––‡’–ǤŠ‡  ’‡‡–”ƒ–‹‘Ǧ–‡•––Š‡•‡‡–™‘”•ǡ›ƒ––ƒ…• ƒ†‡–™‘”•™‡‡’•…ƒ‹‰ƒ––ƒ…••Ž‘™–‘ ƒ…”ƒ™ŽǦǦ–Š‡›ǯ”‡——•ƒ„Ž‡ǡ™Š‹…Š‹•‡šƒ…–Ž› –Š‡’—”’‘•‡ǤŠ‡‘Ž›†‘™•‹†‡ǣƒ”’‹–• …ƒ…ƒ—•‡’”‘„Ž‡•™‹–ŠŽ‡‰‹–‹ƒ–‡•‡”˜‹…‡• ‹ˆ–Š‡–ƒ”’‹–•ƒ•™‡”’”‡ƒ–—”‡Ž›„‡…ƒ—•‡ –Š‡Ž‡‰‹–‹ƒ–‡•‡”˜‡””‡•’‘†‡†•Ž‘™Ž›Ǥ ‡‡„‡”–‘ϐ‹‡Ǧ–—‡–Š‡–ƒ”’‹––‘ƒ˜‘‹† –Š‡•‡ˆƒŽ•‡’‘•‹–‹˜‡•ƒ†‡Œ‘›–Š‡„‡‡ϐ‹–•Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  7:   ‡–™‘”–”ƒˆϐ‹…ϐŽ‘™ƒƒŽ›•‹• ‹–Šˆ‘”‡‹‰Šƒ…‡”•ƒ„‘—†‹‰ǡ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡ „‡•–™ƒ›•–‘†‹•…‘˜‡”ƒ••‹˜‡†ƒ–ƒ–Š‡ˆ–‹• –Š”‘—‰Š‡–™‘”–”ƒˆϐ‹…ϐŽ‘™ƒƒŽ›•‹•Ǥ ”‡‡ ƒ†…‘‡”…‹ƒŽ•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡‹•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘ƒ’ ›‘—”‡–™‘”ϐŽ‘™•ƒ†‡•–ƒ„Ž‹•Š„ƒ•‡Ž‹‡• ˆ‘”™Šƒ–•Š‘—Ž†„‡‰‘‹‰™Š‡”‡ǤŠƒ–™ƒ›ǡ ‹ˆ›‘—•‡‡Š—†”‡†•‘ˆ‰‹‰ƒ„›–‡•‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒ •—††‡Ž›ƒ†—‡š’‡…–‡†Ž›Š‡ƒ†‹‰‘ˆˆ•Š‘”‡ǡ ›‘—…ƒ‹˜‡•–‹‰ƒ–‡Ǥ‘•–‘ˆ–Š‡ƒ––ƒ…•

ǯ˜‡‹˜‡•–‹‰ƒ–‡†™‘—Ž†Šƒ˜‡„‡‡”‡…‘‰‹•‡† ‘–Š•‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”‹ˆ–Š‡˜‹…–‹Šƒ†ƒ‹†‡ƒ‘ˆ™Šƒ– †ƒ–ƒ•Š‘—Ž†Šƒ˜‡„‡‡‰‘‹‰™Š‡”‡ƒ†™Š‡Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  8:   Screensavers ƒ••™‘”†Ǧ’”‘–‡…–‡†•…”‡‡•ƒ˜‡”•ƒ”‡ƒ •‹’Ž‡–‡…Š‹“—‡ˆ‘”‹‹‹•‹‰•‡…—”‹–›”‹•Ǥ

ˆ–Š‡…‘’—–‹‰†‡˜‹…‡‹•‹†Ž‡ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž‘‰ǡ ƒ•…”‡‡•ƒ˜‡””‡“—‹”‹‰ƒ’ƒ••™‘”†‹…•‹Ǥ ‘‰…”‹–‹…‹•‡†„›—•‡”•™Š‘…‘•‹†‡”‡†–Š‡ —‹•ƒ…‡•–‘–Š‡‹”Ž‡‰‹–‹ƒ–‡™‘”ǡ–Š‡›ǯ”‡ ‘™ƒ•–ƒ’Ž‡‘‡˜‡”›…‘’—–‹‰†‡˜‹…‡ǡˆ”‘ Žƒ’–‘’•–‘•Žƒ–‡•–‘‘„‹Ž‡’Š‘‡•Ǥ

”‡‡„‡”‘‡–‹‡Ž‡ƒ˜‹‰› •ƒ”–’Š‘‡‹ƒ…ƒ„ǡ”‹‰Š–ƒˆ–‡”ƒƒ”‰—‡– with  the  cab  driver  over  the  bill  (he  had  

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–ƒ‡‡‘ƒ—…ŠŽ‘‰‡”ǡ‘”‡…‹”…—‹–‘—• ”‘—–‡–Šƒ‡…‡••ƒ”›ȌǤ ‹‡†‹ƒ–‡Ž› …‘•‹†‡”‡†–Šƒ–’Š‘‡Ž‘‰‰‘‡Ǥ ™ƒ• ™‘””‹‡†„‡…ƒ—•‡ Šƒ†Œ—•–…Šƒ––‡†™‹–Š› ™‹ˆ‡ǡ•‘–Š‡’Š‘‡™ƒ•‘’‡ƒ†‡š’‘•‡†Ǥ

•–‘”‡›’ƒ••™‘”†•ƒ†‘–Š‡”’‡”•‘ƒŽ ‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘‘–Š‡’Š‘‡ǡƒŽ–Š‘—‰Š•Ž‹‰Š–Ž› ‘†‹ϐ‹‡†•‘–Šƒ–ƒ›‘‡”‡ƒ†‹‰‹–†‹”‡…–Ž› ™‘—Ž†ǯ–‘™–Š‡–”—‡’ƒ••™‘”†•‘” —„‡”•Ǥ ™ƒ•‘”‡™‘””‹‡†ƒ„‘—––Š‡ …‘–ƒ…–‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”›™‹ˆ‡ǡ†ƒ—‰Š–‡”•ǡ ƒ†‘–Š‡”Ž‘˜‡†‘‡•Ǥ—…‹Ž›ǡ ‡™› •…”‡‡•ƒ˜‡”™‘—Ž†‹…‹‘‡–ƒ”‹Ž›Ǥ  ‡˜‡”ˆ‘—†–Š‡’Š‘‡ǡ„—– †‹†ǯ–‰‡–ƒ› ™‡‹”†…ƒŽŽ•‘”…Šƒ”‰‡•‡‹–Š‡”Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  9:   Disabling  Internet  browsing  on  servers ‘•–…‘’—–‡””‹•‹•‹…—””‡†„›—•‡”•ǯ ƒ…–‹‘•‘–Š‡ –‡”‡–Ǥ”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ– †‹•ƒ„Ž‡ –‡”‡–„”‘™•‹‰‘”ƒŽŽ –‡”‡– ƒ……‡••‘•‡”˜‡”•–Šƒ–†‘ǯ–‡‡†–Š‡ …‘‡…–‹‘••‹‰‹ϐ‹…ƒ–Ž›”‡†—…‡–Šƒ–•‡”˜‡”ǯ• ”‹•–‘ƒŽ‹…‹‘—•‡••Ǥ‘—†‘ǯ–™ƒ–„‘”‡† ƒ†‹•’‹…‹‰—’–Š‡‹”‡ƒ‹Žƒ†’‘•–‹‰–‘ •‘…‹ƒŽ‡–™‘”‹‰•‹–‡•™Š‹Ž‡–Š‡›ǯ”‡™ƒ‹–‹‰ ˆ‘”ƒ’ƒ–…Š–‘†‘™Ž‘ƒ†Ǥ •–‡ƒ†ǡ„Ž‘…™Šƒ–

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‹•ǯ–‡‡†‡†Ǥ ‘”…‘’ƒ‹‡•—•‹‰‹†‘™• •‡”˜‡”•ǡ…‘•‹†‡”†‹•ƒ„Ž‹‰ȋ•‡” ……‘—–‘–”‘ŽȌ„‡…ƒ—•‡–Š‡”‹•–‘–Š‡ †‡•–‘’–Šƒ–‹‹‹•‡•‹•ǯ––Š‡”‡Ǥ …ƒ…ƒ—•‡•‘‡•‡…—”‹–›‹••—‡•ǡ•‘†‹•ƒ„Ž‹‰ ‹–™Š‹Ž‡ƒ‹–ƒ‹‹‰•–”‘‰•‡…—”‹–›‹•ƒ„‘‘ ˆ‘”ƒ›‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ Innovative  security  technique  No.  10:   Security-­‐minded  development ›‘”‰ƒ‹•ƒ–‹‘’”‘†—…‹‰…—•–‘…‘†‡ •Š‘—Ž†‹–‡‰”ƒ–‡•‡…—”‹–›’”ƒ…–‹…‡•‹–‘‹–• †‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–’”‘…‡••ǦǦ‡•—”‹‰–Šƒ–…‘†‡ •‡…—”‹–›™‹ŽŽ„‡”‡˜‹‡™‡†ƒ†„—‹Ž–‹ˆ”‘ †ƒ›‘‡‹ƒ›…‘†‹‰’”‘Œ‡…–Ǥ‘‹‰•‘ ƒ„•‘Ž—–‡Ž›™‹ŽŽ”‡†—…‡–Š‡”‹•‘ˆ‡š’Ž‘‹–ƒ–‹‘ ‹›‘—”‡˜‹”‘‡–Ǥ Š‹•’”ƒ…–‹…‡ǡ•‘‡–‹‡•‘™ƒ• ȋ‡…—”‹–›‡˜‡Ž‘’‡–‹ˆ‡…›…Ž‡Ȍǡ †‹ˆˆ‡”•ˆ”‘‡†—…ƒ–‘”–‘‡†—…ƒ–‘”ǡ„—–‘ˆ–‡ ‹…Ž—†‡•–Š‡ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰–‡‡–•ǣ—•‡‘ˆ•‡…—”‡ ’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰Žƒ‰—ƒ‰‡•Ǣƒ˜‘‹†ƒ…‡‘ˆ ‘™‹‰Ž›‹•‡…—”‡’”‘‰”ƒ‹‰ˆ—…–‹‘•Ǣ …‘†‡”‡˜‹‡™Ǣ’‡‡–”ƒ–‹‘–‡•–‹‰Ǣƒ†ƒ Žƒ—†”›Ž‹•–‘ˆ‘–Š‡”„‡•–’”ƒ…–‹…‡•ƒ‹‡†ƒ– ”‡†—…‹‰–Š‡Ž‹‡Ž‹Š‘‘†‘ˆ’”‘†—…‹‰•‡…—”‹–› „—‰Ǧ”‹††‡…‘†‡Ǥ  


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Samsung Galaxy S III

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f  you’ve  also  been  waiting  for  it,  you   know  exactly  what  we’re  talking   about.  Millions  around  the  world   have  been  waiting  for  Samsung’s  new   version  of  the  legendary  Galaxy.  The   phone  has  already  shattered  records  in   its  first  quarter  of  global  sales,  with  a   staggering  50  million  units  sold,  leaving   the  best  selling  phones  –  namely  the   iPhone  –  way  back  in  the  race. Design  and  specifications ˜‡–Š‘—‰Šƒ•—‰Šƒ••’‡––Š‡’ƒ•– ›‡ƒ”’‡”ˆ‡…–‹‰–Š‹•‡™†‡˜‹…‡–‘Ž‹˜‡—’ –‘–Š‡‡š’‡…–ƒ–‹‘•‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‘•ǡƒ•ƒˆ‹”•–

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Ž‘‘ǡ–Š‡͵†‘‡•ǯ–”‡ƒŽŽ›•–”‹‡›‘—ƒ•–Š‡ ‘•–„‡ƒ—–‹ˆ—Ž’Š‘‡ǡƒ†™‡…ƒ–Š‹‘ˆƒ ˆ‡™’Š‘‡•‘–Š‡ƒ”‡––‘†ƒ›–Šƒ–™‘—Ž† ‰‹˜‡ƒ•—‰ƒ”—ˆ‘”‹–•‘‡›‹–‡”• ‘ˆŽ‘‘•Ǥ …‡ƒ‰ƒ‹ǡƒ•—‰Šƒ•…Š‘•‡–‘ ‰‘™‹–Šƒ’Žƒ•–‹…„‘†›–Šƒ–…‘‡•‹–™‘ …‘Ž‘—”•ǡ’‡„„Ž‡„Ž—‡ƒ†ƒ”„Ž‡™Š‹–‡Ǥ‡ …ƒƒ”‰—‡–Šƒ–‹–ǯ•‘––Š‡„‡•–ƒ–‡”‹ƒŽ–‘ „—‹Ž†•—…Šƒ‡š’‡•‹˜‡ƒ†ƒ–‹…‹’ƒ–‡† ’Š‘‡Ǣ‘‡–Š‡Ž‡••ǡ‹–•†‘‡ƒ’”‡––›‰‘‘† Œ‘„™‹–Š‹–Ǥ Š‡’Š‘‡ˆƒ•Š‹‘•ƒͶǤͺ—’‡” –‘—…Š•…”‡‡’”‘–‡…–‡†™‹–Š ‰‘”‹ŽŽƒ‰Žƒ••ǡƒ†•–ƒ…•͹ʹͲšͳʹͺͲ’‹š‡Ž•Ǥ

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‰ƒ‹‹–†‹†ǯ–‰‘™‹–Š–Š‡—’‡” Ž—•ǤŠ‹•‹‰Š–‘–„‡–Š‡„‡•–ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ …Š‘‹…‡‹–Š‡ƒ”‡–ǡ„—–‹–†‡Ž‹˜‡”•ƒ ’”‡––›‰‘‘†‹ƒ‰‡™‹–Š˜‹„”ƒ–…‘Ž‘—”•ǡ ‡˜‡‹„”‘ƒ††ƒ›Ž‹‰Š–Ǥ —–ƒˆ–‡”ƒŽŽǡ„‡ƒ—–›‹•Œ—•–•‹†‡‡’Ǥ ‘Ž‡–ǯ•Ž‘‘ƒ–™Šƒ–”‡ƒŽŽ›ƒ‡•–Š‡͵ ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡„‡•–’Š‘‡•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘†ƒ›Ǥ ƒ•—‰•Š‹’•–Š‹•„ƒ†„‘›™‹–Šƒ—ƒ†Ǧ …‘”‡ͳǤͶ œ‘”–‡šǦͻ’”‘…‡••‘”ǡͳ  ‘ˆǡƒ†ͳ͸Ȁ͵ʹȀ͸Ͷ ‘ˆ‹–‡”ƒŽ •–‘”ƒ‰‡ǡ™‹–Š—’–‘͸Ͷ‡š–”ƒ ‘‡š–‡”ƒŽ …ƒ”†•Ǥ‘ˆƒ”ǡ–Š‹•‹•‘”‡–Šƒ›‘—ǯŽŽ ‡˜‡”‡‡†‘ƒ•ƒ”–’Š‘‡ȋ™‹–Š–‘†ƒ›ǯ• –‡…Š‘Ž‘‰›ƒ›™ƒ›ȌǤ Š‡’Š‘‡…‘‡•™‹–Šƒͺ…ƒ‡”ƒ ™‹–ŠƒˆŽƒ•Š–Šƒ–ƒŽ•‘•Š‘‘–•ˆ—ŽŽ  ͳͲͺͲ’˜‹†‡‘•ƒ–͵Ͳˆ”ƒ‡•’‡”•‡…‘†ǡƒ† ƒͳǤͻˆ”‘–Ǧˆƒ…‹‰…ƒ‡”ƒ–Šƒ–•—’’‘”–• ͹ʹͲ’˜‹†‡‘ƒ–͵Ͳˆ’•Ǥ––Š‹•’‘‹–ǡƒ† ™‹–Š–Š‡•—’‡”’”‘…‡••‹‰’‘™‡”ǡ‹– •Š‘—Ž†ǯ–”‡ƒŽŽ›…‘‡ƒ•ƒ•—”’”‹•‡–Šƒ––Š‡ …ƒ‡”ƒǯ•’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡‹•‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡„‡•– ™‡ǯ˜‡•‡‡ǡ•—’‡””‡•’‘•‹˜‡ƒ†”‡ƒŽŽ›ǡ ”‡ƒŽŽ›ǡˆƒ•–Ǥ Š‡„‘š•Š‹’•™‹–Š–Š‡•–ƒ†ƒ”† …Šƒ”‰‡”Ȁ…ƒ„Ž‡ǡƒ’ƒ‹”‘ˆ•–ƒ†ƒ”†‡ƒ” ’Š‘‡•ƒ†‘ˆ…‘—”•‡ǡ›‘—”—•‡”ƒ—ƒŽ•Ǥ Software  and  performance Š‡ ƒŽƒš›͵…‘‡•™‹–Š†”‘‹†ͶǤͲǤͶ ȋ …‡”‡ƒƒ†™‹…ŠȌ™‹–Šƒ‡š–”ƒŽƒ›‡” ‘ˆƒ•—‰ǯ•‘—…Š‹œͶ—•‡”‹–‡”ˆƒ…‡ǡ ™Š‹…Š‹‰Š––ƒ‡ƒŽ‹––Ž‡„‹–‘ˆ‰‡––‹‰ —•‡†–‘ǡ‡•’‡…‹ƒŽŽ›‹ˆ›‘—ǯ˜‡‡˜‡”—•‡† ƒƒ•—‰†”‘‹†„ƒ•‡††‡˜‹…‡„‡ˆ‘”‡ǡ „—–‹–†‘‡•–Š‡Œ‘„“—‹–‡‹…‡Ž›ǤŠ‡ƒ‹ interface  has  two  touch  buttons  for  the   „ƒ…ƒ†‡—ˆ—…–‹‘•ǡƒ†ƒ•Ž‹‰Š–Ž› „‹‰‰‡”–ƒ…–‹Ž‡Š‘‡„—––‘Ǥ‡…ƒǯ–•–”‡•• ‡‘—‰ŠŠ‘™—…Š™‡Ž‘˜‡–Š‡ˆƒ…––Šƒ– ƒ•—‰Šƒ•…Š‘•‡–‘’—–ƒ‡—„—––‘


‘–Š‡‹–‡”ˆƒ…‡‹•–‡ƒ†‘ˆ–Š‡Ǯ”‡…‡–ƒ’’•ǯ „—––‘‘•– ’Š‘‡•ƒ”‡…‘‹‰™‹–Š –Š‡•‡†ƒ›•Ǥ‘—•ǡŽ‘‰’”‡••‹‰–Š‡Š‘‡ „—––‘Ȃƒ•‹–ƒŽ™ƒ›•Šƒ•„‡‡Ȃ‹•ƒ„‡––‡” ™ƒ›–‘ƒ……‡••”‡…‡–ƒ’’•ƒ††‘‡•ǯ– ™ƒ””ƒ–‹–•‘™„—––‘Ǥ Š‡‘˜‡”ƒŽŽ’Š‘‡’‡”ˆ‘”ƒ…‡‹• ’Š‡‘‡ƒŽǢ‹–‘’‡”ƒ–‡†•‘‘–ŠŽ›ˆ‘”ƒ• Ž‘‰ƒ•™‡–”‹‡†‹–ȋƒ…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ™‡‡•Ȍǡ ‘Š‹……—’•‘”‹••—‡•‘ˆƒ›‹†Ǥ†–Š‡ ʹͳͲͲŠ’‡”ˆ‘”‡†”‡ƒ•‘ƒ„Ž›™‡ŽŽǡ ƒ†•Ž‹‰Š–Ž›„‡––‡”–Šƒ‹–•’”‡†‡…‡••‘” ‘–Š‡ʹǤ ’ƒ”–ˆ”‘–Šƒ–ǡ–Š‡•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡ ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ‹–›ƒ•—‰Šƒ•’ƒ…‡†‹–‘–Š‡ ͵‹•™Š‡”‡–Š‡’Š‘‡”‡ƒŽŽ›•Š‹‡•Ǥ‘—ǯŽŽ ˆ‹†›‘—”•‡Žˆ•’‡†‹‰Š‘—”•’Žƒ›‹‰™‹–Š –Š‡Dzdzˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•–Šƒ–…ƒ‡™‹–Š–Š‡’Š‘‡ǡ ‹…Ž—†‹‰‘‹…‡ǡƒ‹”‹ǦŽ‹‡˜‘‹…‡ƒ…–‹˜ƒ–‡† ƒ••‹•–ƒ–•‡”˜‹…‡ǡ™Š‹…Š†‘‡•ƒ†‡…‡– Œ‘„ǡ„—–‹••–‹ŽŽ“—‹–‡Ž‹‹–‡†‹–‡”•‘ˆ ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡••‘ˆƒ”Ǥ‡‡š’‡…–‘”‡–‘…‘‡‹ ˆ—–—”‡—’†ƒ–‡•Ǥ ‡ƒ‹•ƒ†ƒ–ƒ•Šƒ”‹‰•‡”˜‹…‡ –Šƒ–™‘”•‘Ž›™‹–Š‘–Š‡”͵ †‡˜‹…‡•ǡ™Š‹…Š™‡–Š‘—‰Š– ™ƒ•™‹•Šˆ—Ž–Š‹‹‰ ˆ”‘ƒ•—‰ǡ—–‹Ž we  saw  the  

Žƒ–‡•–‰Ž‘„ƒŽ•ƒŽ‡•”‡’‘”–•Ǥˆ–‡”ƒŽŽǡ›‘— …ƒ•Šƒ”‡ˆ‹Ž‡•™‹–Šƒ–Ž‡ƒ•–ͷͲ‹ŽŽ‹‘ ’Š‘‡•™‘”Ž†™‹†‡ƒ––Š‡‘‡–ǡƒ†•–‹ŽŽ …‘—–‹‰Ǥ ‘–Š‡”‡ƒ–ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡‘ˆ–Š‡͵‹• ‡…–‹Ž‡•ǤŠ‡›ƒ”‡•’‡…‹ƒŽ •–‹…‡”• –Šƒ–›‘—…ƒ—•‡™‹–Š–Š‡ ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡ ‘›‘—”’Š‘‡ƒ†…ƒ„‡’—”…Šƒ•‡† •‡’ƒ”ƒ–‡Ž›Ǥ ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ›‘—…ƒ•–‹…‘‡ ‘›‘—”‡‡–‹‰”‘‘–ƒ„Ž‡–‘ƒ…–‹˜ƒ–‡–Š‡ •‹Ž‡–‘†‡ǡ‘”‘›‘—”‹‰Š–•–ƒ†–‘•‡– —’•’‡…‹ˆ‹…ƒŽƒ”•‹–Š‡‘”‹‰ǡ ƒŽŽ–Š‘•‡‘’–‹‘•…ƒ„‡•‡–‹ –Š‡†‡†‹…ƒ–‡†‡…–‹Ž‡•ƒ’’ǡ “—‹–‡ƒ‡ƒ–ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡ that  we  wished  had   …ƒ‡‹–Š‡„‘šǤ

The  Verdict Aye.  Did  u  really  expect  anything  else?   The  Galaxy  S3  has  proven  to  be  a  market-­‐ changing  device  that  allowed  Samsung   to  dominate  35%  of  the  global  market   in  one  quarter!  Not  only  because  of  the   good  marketing  campaign  its  launched,   but    also  because  the  phone  is,  indeed,  a   front  runner!

This review was done by Fahed Sabbagh – proud geek and passionate blogger. You can catch him wax poetic on all things geeky at www.nerdyface.com.

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September 2012 Šƒ†Ž‹‰‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘‹–‡‰”‹–›ƒ…”‘••ƒ–‹‘ƒŽ „‘”†‡”•Ǥ‡šƒ‹‡•–Š‡Ž‡‰ƒŽ‹’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘• ‘ˆ†‡ƒŽ‹‰™‹–Š†ƒ–ƒƒ…”‘••„‘”†‡”•ǡƒ†–Š‡–‹’• –Šƒ–‡–‡”’”‹•‡•‡‡†–‘‡‡’‹‹†Ǥ

Security Advisor

Security and the cloud Ž‘—†…‘’—–‹‰’‘•‡•—‹“—‡•‡…—”‹–› …ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•Ǥƒ…Ž‘—†•‡…—”‹–›˜‡†‘”•ƒ† •‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•…‘˜‹…‡‡–‡”’”‹•‡ –‘ ‘˜‡•‡•‹–‹˜‡†ƒ–ƒƒ†‹••‹‘…”‹–‹…ƒŽƒ’’• ˆ”‘’”‹˜ƒ–‡–‘’—„Ž‹……Ž‘—†ǫ†‡Ž˜‡• †‡‡’•‹–‘–Š‡•–ƒ–‡‘ˆ…Ž‘—†•‡…—”‹–›Ǥ

Integration Advisor Pilots – dos and don’ts

Solutions World

”‡•—Ž–ǡ‡–™‘”• that  once  enabled   business  can  now   Šƒ•–”‹‰–Š‡ ™Š‡‹–…‘‡• –‘Šƒ”‡••‹‰–Š‡ „‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆ…Ž‘—†Ǥ ‡–ƒ‡ƒŽ‘‘ the  nascent  cloud   ‡–™‘”‹‰ƒ”‡–ƒ† ‹–•„‡‡ϐ‹–•Ǥ

Telecoms World

Infrastructure sharing ‹–Š‡–™‘””‡•‘—”…‡•„‡…‘‹‰‡š’‡•‹˜‡ǡ ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡‹•‡‡”‰‹‰ƒ•ƒƒ––”ƒ…–‹˜‡ ‘’–‹‘ˆ‘”–‡Ž…‘•Ž‘‘‹‰–‘•–”‡ƒŽ‹‡…‘•–• ƒ†”‡†—…‡ƒ’‡šǤ‡‡šƒ‹‡–Š‡™ƒ›• ”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ•‡”˜‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡”•…ƒ”‡ƒ’–Š‡ „‡‡ϐ‹–•‘ˆ‹ˆ”ƒ•–”—…–—”‡•Šƒ”‹‰Ǥ

–Š‡‘–Š–Šƒ–…‘†—…–•Ž‘—† ‘‰”‡••ʹͲͳʹǡ–Š‡ƒ‰ƒœ‹‡„”‹‰•–‘‰‡–Š‡” –Š‘—‰Š–•ƒ†’‡”•’‡…–‹˜‡•ˆ”‘”‡‰‹‘ƒŽ‡†Ǧ —•‡”•ƒ†˜‡†‘”•‘–Š‡‹’ƒ…–‘ˆ–Š‡…Ž‘—† ƒ†–Š‡…ŠƒŽŽ‡‰‡•–Šƒ–•–‹ŽŽ„‹†‹–‹’Žƒ…‡Ǥ

’‹Ž‘–‹•‘ˆ–‡ƒ‡••‡–‹ƒŽ’”‡Ǧ”‡“—‹•‹–‡ ˆ‘”ƒ‡–‡”’”‹•‡„‡ˆ‘”‡‹–‹˜‡•–•‹Š—‰‡ ’”‘Œ‡…–•ǤŠ‡•—……‡••‘ˆƒ’‹Ž‘–…ƒ‘ˆ–‡ †‡…‹†‡–Š‡…‘—”•‡‘ˆ–Š‡‹˜‡•–‡–ƒ† †‡’Ž‘›‡–Ǥ‡Ž‘‘‹–‘–Š‡ˆƒ…–‘”•–Šƒ– ƒ‡ˆ‘”ƒ•—……‡••ˆ—Ž’‹Ž‘–ǡƒ†’”‘˜‹†‡ƒ†˜‹…‡ ‘–Š‡†‘•ƒ††‘ǯ–•ˆ‘”‡–‡”’”‹•‡•Ǥ

Storage Advisor

Network World

ƒ–ƒƒƒ‰‡‡–ƒ…”‘••‘‡‘”ƒ…‘—’Ž‡‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒ …‡–”‡•™‹–Š‹ƒ…‘—–”›‹•“—‹–‡†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ˆ”‘

Š‡…Ž‘—†ƒ†ƒ•ǦƒǦ•‡”˜‹…‡†‡Ž‹˜‡”›‘†‡Ž• Šƒ˜‡–”ƒ•ˆ‘”‡†–Š‡ Žƒ†•…ƒ’‡ǡ„—––Š‡ ‡–™‘”’ƒ”ƒ†‹‰Šƒ•…Šƒ‰‡†Ž‹––Ž‡Ǥ•ƒ

‡––‹‰ƒ‡š–‡”ƒŽƒ‰‡…›–‘ϐ‹†–Š‡”‹‰Š– Š‹”‡•ˆ‘”›‘—” †‡’ƒ”–‡–…‘‡•™‹–Š ‹–•‘™•‡–‘ˆ’”‘•ƒ†…‘•Ǥ‡Ž‘‘‹–‘ Š‘™‡–‡”’”‹•‡•…ƒƒ‡‘’–‹ƒŽ—•‡‘ˆ –Š‡•‡ƒ‰‡…‹‡•ƒ†‡•—”‡–Š‡›‰‡––Š‡”‹‰Š– ’‡”•‘‡Ž‹–Š‡‹” †‡’ƒ”–‡–•Ǥ

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Data management – across national borders

Networking in the cloud

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Cloud Congress 2012 The Finch Effect Nacie Carson Book Carson connects Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest to today’s workers. Don’t wait on the economy, she says; create your own career ladder. But to really thrive, finding balance and nurturing your heath is important too. The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life (Wiley)

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ICT Achievement Awards 2012 ͳͶ–Š…–‘„‡”ʹͲͳʹ

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