Investment in technology and innovation in the online financial services sector is now essential in the Middle East, according to research on digital use and e-commerce in the region conducted by Hootsuite and We Are Social. The findings show that in the UAE, 62 percent of people bought something online in the last month, a 25 percent year on year rise, and 47 percent of people made a purchase using their mobile in that period.
Cloud and Enterprise Business
Sterlite Tech (Elitecore), a leading global IT player, today announced, that, Sterlite Tech is positioned in the Visionary quadrant of Gartnerâ€™s Magic Quadrant for Integrated Revenue and Customer Management for CSPs. (*)
GBI, a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, joined the SmartHub Internet Exchange (SH IX) - Etisalat's carrier neutral internet exchange platform in the MENA ICT market.
GTT Communications and GBI jointly announced that they have formed a strategic relationship to provide enhanced services and connectivity in the Middle East.
Iron Mountain Incorporated, a specialist in storage and information management services, has acquired a controlling stake in Endless Document Storage Services LLC. The acquisition is in line with Iron Mountain's strategy to expand its presence in fast-growing international markets by investing in well-established local or regional businesses that can provide similar services and have a similar business ethos.
Etiya, the software vendor for catalogue-driven B/OSS for digital and communications service providers, has grown this past year into Etiya International in order to boost its worldwide reach. The company, established in 2004, is the largest and fastest growing software company in Turkey, and is taking a worldwide approach to meeting global demand for its services, led by its charismatic chief executive, Chun-Ling Woon. Telecom Review caught up with Mr. Woon at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona to discuss the company's international growth.
Vidsys, the leading global software technology manufacturer of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) and Converged Security and Information Management (CSIM) software, announced that neXgen Group, a leading smart city advisory and managed services provider based in the UAE, will be offering Smart Safety & Security as a service leveraging Vidsys' CSIM multi-tenant cloud-based solution.
Mahindra Comviva is showcasing at MWC 2016 under the theme 'Window To The Future'. Announced as the new vice president and market unit head for the Middle East and North Africa for Mahindra Comviva in November 2015, Kaustubh Kashyap caught up with Telecom Review to discuss the latest plans and solutions and what the future holds for the mobility solutions provider.
The UAE is among the world's top countries in using e-government services to drive economic competitiveness and citizen happiness, experts announced ahead of the World Government Summit.
This week, at Mobile World Congress, QLogic introduced the new QLogic FastLinQ 45000 series of Ethernet controllers, enabling 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100Gb Ethernet (100GbE)-based network connectivity on a single high-performance ASIC. The latest QLogic FastLinQ Ethernet-based technology is highly extensible and flexible, delivering a broad set of capabilities customized to address the needs of the telco, enterprise, managed service provider, cloud and storage markets.