VMware empowers CSPs with 5G ready telco cloud infrastructure

VMware empowers CSPs with 5G ready telco cloud infrastructure

VMware has highlighted innovations that can help communications services providers (CSPs) capture the 5G opportunity and break into the cloud economy. The company has also announced expanded relationships with AT&T and Vodafone, along with an expanded alliance with Ericsson and a new partnership with T-Systems, illustrating that VMware is a…

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Infor announces US$1.5 billion investment ahead of potential initial public offering

Infor announces US$1.5 billion investment ahead of potential initial public offering

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has announced an agreement to receive a US$1.5 billion investment from shareholders Koch Equity Development, LLC (KED) and Golden Gate Capital. This investment builds on KED’s investment of more than US$2 billion in early 2017, and it represents an…

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SPECTRAMI signs agreement with Cloudera for MEA Region

SPECTRAMI signs agreement with Cloudera for MEA Region

Regional value-added distributor SPECTRAMI has added Cloudera to its portfolio of world class technology solutions. This addition gives SPECTRAMI the chance to provide its customers with leading edge Machine Learning driven data analytics and a robust cloud-based platform as a service in the region. Companies in the region will benefit…

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Symantec and Fortinet partner to deliver robust cloud security service

Symantec Corp, a leading cybersecurity company, and Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, have announced an expansive partnership agreement to provide customers with the industry’s most comprehensive and robust security solutions. Fortinet’s industry-leading Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) capabilities are planned to be integrated into Symantec’s cloud-delivered…

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Thingstream local partnerships fast-track South African IoT innovation

Thingstream local partnerships fast-track South African IoT innovation

From tracking vultures to monitoring trucks across the continent, IoT enablers Thingstream’s new partnerships in South Africa are driving the development of more cost-effective IoT innovations, faster. Thingstream, which earlier this year announced it was expanding into South Africa via a local partner network, has formalised partnerships with many local…

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Partnerships to drive the ambition of Orange Business Services to become global leader in multi-cloud services

Partnerships to drive the ambition of Orange Business Services to become global leader in multi-cloud services

Strategic partnerships with the industry's leading cloud infrastructure suppliers to support businesses in their critical application management in multi-cloud environments. Following the acquisition of Basefarm in August and increasing its cloud revenues by 18% in the first half of 2018, Orange Business Services is pressing ahead with its growth strategy…

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Hosting DataFort acquires LiveRoute to build Microsoft Cloud competency

Hosting DataFort acquires LiveRoute to build Microsoft Cloud competency

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), a leading cloud infrastructure, managed hosting and security services provider, has announced that it has acquired LiveRoute, a leading cloud solutions provider in the Middle East. This acquisition is aligned with eHDF’s strategy to accelerate the growth of its Cloud business and strengthen its portfolio by including…

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Cisco Webex Calling, Meeting, Team Suite built for tomorrow's digital workplace

Cisco Webex Calling, Meeting, Team Suite built for tomorrow’s digital workplace

The nature of the workplace is undergoing tremendous transformation. The growth of high speed broadband has made it possible for remote teams and workers to exchange voice and video communication. But effective work practices in an organisation also require that workers collaborate at the right time and in the right…

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Rakbank to offer Sage Business Cloud Accounting for business banking customers 

Rakbank to offer Sage Business Cloud Accounting for business banking customers 

Sage, a vendor in cloud business management solutions, and Rakbank announced a partnership agreement. This would entail Rakbank to offer Sage accounting software to support its business banking customers of all sizes and across all industries. Through this partnership, Rakbank’s business customers can benefit from Sage Business Cloud Accounting software…

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Dell EMC hosts summit in Beirut presenting four pillars of digital transformation

Dell EMC hosts summit in Beirut presenting four pillars of digital transformation

Dell EMC hosted its Digital Transformation Conference 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon. At this one-day event, Dell EMC aimed at driving human progress by helping organisations view themselves as innovators and manage their transformation journey successfully to address the unique challenges at the very heart of…

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AspenTech to host on Microsoft Azure to deliver IIoT asset management analytics

AspenTech to host on Microsoft Azure to deliver IIoT asset management analytics

Aspen Technology, the asset optimisation software company, announced that it will deliver Industrial Internet of Things advanced analytics and machine learning applications on Microsoft Azure. AspenTech will extend the reach of aspenONE Asset Performance Management software to new assets and data sources across the enterprise with Aspen Edge Connect and…

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Riverbed Rise programme recognises SDN adoption, consumption pricing

Riverbed Rise programme recognises SDN adoption, consumption pricing

Riverbed announced the launch of Riverbed Rise, a new channel partner programme that aligns with the changing IT landscape and how partners are evolving to solve their customers’ technology needs. With the new programme, Riverbed is moving away from a traditional, compliance-based programme with rewards tied to certifications and revenue…

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Injazat to host hybrid cloud platform for Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala group companies

Injazat to host hybrid cloud platform for Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala group companies

Injazat Data Systems, Mubadala Development Company-Business Management Services MDC-BMS, along with Mubadala Investment Company’s Enterprise Technology Services division, announced Project Tarabot. This is a strategic initiative for building a hybrid cloud Platform in Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala Group of Companies. The hybrid cloud platform will be aligned to the…

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Oracle CRM Cloud helps Kenya Revenue Authority introduce standardised approach

Oracle CRM Cloud helps Kenya Revenue Authority introduce standardised approach

With a reduced call abandonment rate, a significant drop in customer response time and increased engagement across different channels, the Kenya Revenue Authority, has registered an increased score of 71.9% on the Customer Satisfaction Index. This is an indication of the hassle free and seamless taxpayer experience now being delivered…

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