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HP Extends Converged Storage Leadership with New Storage Federation Technology

New HP 3PAR Storage Systems deliver breakthroughs in agility, efficiency and performance

Dubai, UAE, Aug. 23, 2011 – HP today expanded its Converged Storage portfolio with HP Peer Motion, new federated storage software which enables clients to transparently move application workloads between disk systems in virtualized and cloud computing environments.

HP also introduced new HP P10000 3PAR Storage Systems with powerful features for the delivery of enterprise IT within public and private clouds, called IT-as-a-Service. These features include multitenancy for workload consolidation, expanded thin technologies for efficient capacity utilization and autonomic load rebalancing to drive enterprise agility.

IDC estimates that by 2012, 85 percent of new applications will be specifically designed to be accessed in the cloud.(1) Agile delivery of these virtualized and cloud based applications  requires linking multiple storage systems together to act as a single entity. Called storage federation, this capability can eliminate the extra layer of virtualization appliances and, as a result, decrease cost, administration overhead and service level risk within the data center architecture.


New Internet Platform is set to Revolutionise E-commerce, online Advertising, Social Networking

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, August 21, 2011:- (ME NewsWire) A new electronic platform is set to revolutionise E-commerce, online advertising and social networking.

The new platform, under development for the past two years by research and management firm ByLaw Consultants, is the result of extensive inter-related scientific studies on marketing strategies, economy, finance, management, engineering and information technology. The research had achieved exclusive results, including new tools establish unique interactive environment on the Internet.

The project will be implemented in 62 countries, and will be managed by more than 1,300 people working out of 12 offices around the world. Therefore, ByLaw Consultants in conjunction with KPMG, made an investment structure for the project which has returns of more than 267 per cent by issuing limited number of shares for a private joint stock company to be offered through global investment houses to increase the capital to AED 257 million (US$70 million).


BlackBerry Releases Enhanced Official Rugby World Cup 2011 App

August 22, 2011, Dubai UAE – Research In Motion (RIM) is excited to announce the release of an enhanced version of the Official Rugby World Cup 2011 App for BlackBerry available from the 24th of August. Rugby fans can keep up to date with Rugby World Cup 2011 action in New Zealand as it happens with information pushed to their BlackBerry® smartphone and BlackBerry® PlayBook™ in real time.

The app will feature live match text commentary and score updates, half time and full time video highlights, tournament news, statistics and much more with support for English, French and Spanish languages.


Emaar Retail offers innovative platforms for Samsung’s brand building initiatives

Dubai, UAE; August 21, 2011: Emaar Retail LLC, the premier leisure and entertainment provider in the region, is offering a range of innovative brand building platforms for Samsung Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics.

Mr Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Retail LLC, and Mr Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics, signed the agreement whereby Samsung will be an official sponsor of Dubai Ice Rink and Reel Cinemas managed by Emaar Retail.

Bringing a new dimension to outdoor advertising, the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink features a giant LED display of Samsung branding, which has the potential to instantly capture customer attention through its strategic location, in addition to other avenues for brand display.


ZENIUS FROM EVOLIS AT GITEX TRADE FAIR, Setting New Standards in Card Printing

Evolis, a leading supplier of solutions for plastic card personalization, announces the launch of ZENIUS, the next-generation card printer, extremely flexible and strongly focused on the user.

With its new ZENIUS card printer, Evolis takes instant card issuance to a new level by offering a single-sided color printer that is compact, modular, easy-to-use, and delivers superior print quality.

With ZENIUS, Evolis has completely redesigned its printing engine and overall environment with a brand new design, a new software architecture and enhanced consumables. With these innovations, printing cards and badges is made ever simpler to serve a large variety of applications: employee IDs, loyalty cards, student IDs, payment cards, transportation passes, and more.


ZENIUS: performance, innovation and eco-design

The new Evolis Premium Suite® software architecture includes a configuration and printing manager that streamlines and improves all communications between the printer and the user. The printer can be entirely monitored directly from the user’s interface through pop-up notifications that provide information on the printer’s status.

The Evolis High Trust® range of consumables has been designed to enhance graphic performances and simplify routine tasks. For easy handling, the new ribbons are supplied in a cassette that houses a RFID chip. This helps the printer identify the ribbon type and configure all settings accordingly.

Compact and silent (46 decibels only!), ZENIUS will fit effortlessly in any environment, be it a welcome desk, a sales counter, or an office desk.

ZENIUS stands out as the first eco-designed printer and uses recycled material that can, in turn, be recycled. The printer is also a low-energy system as it complies with the stringent ErP European directive. « These key steps towards supporting environmental standards and guidelines have been achieved with no impact whatsoever on what remain our top priorities at Evolis: quality and reliability », said Christophe Peraudeau, Product Manager, Evolis.

ZENIUS is today available in its Classic version. An Expert version will be available end of 2011, offering the capacity to combine multiple encoders within a single system. This wide array of encoding options will allow the personalization of technology cards, from tamperproof access control badges to payment cards.

About Evolis (
EVOLIS (Alternext: ALTVO) designs, manufactures and markets a complete range of solutions for plastic card personalization. These printers seamlessly integrate all the options necessary for bringing graphic, magnetic and electronic personalization (smart cards, with contact and contactless RFID technology) to any type of cards (payment card, transit passes, loyalty cards, etc.). Based in France, with subsidiaries in Miami (USA) and Singapore, Evolis has reported revenues of 42.5 million euros in 2010. Evolis is represented in 125+ countries around the globe.

Sony Ericsson XperiaTM Mini Pro Now Available in Oman

•    Feature-Rich Smartphone for Steady Business and Social Connectivity

•    Intuitive Fast Messaging with Access to Over 250,000 Applications

Muscat-Sultanate of Oman:  17 August, 2011 – Sony Ericsson today announced the Oman launch of XperiaTM mini pro, a feature-rich and compact smartphone that is built on the success of the original mini-series. The versatile smartphone offers a complete multimedia entertainment experience and instant communication functionalities.

XperiaTM mini pro enables access to over 250,000 apps on the Android Market and has a three-inch scratch-resistant, multi-touch glass screen. The improved user interface allows the display of up to 16 apps on the home screen.


Job search at your fingertips… Anywhere, Anytime

Monster Gulf launches Android application for jobseekers and employers and introduces a new interface for employers on its WAP portal
UAE/ KSA, 17 August 2011: In an effort to continually offer job seekers and employers with new tools to help them find their next job/ candidate, Monster a leading online career and recruitment solutions provider in the Gulf region today announced the launch of its Android applications for both employers and jobseekers to help them find candidates/ jobs on the move.  Keeping in mind the lifestyle of young working professionals, Monster’s new mobile applications aim to provide consumers with a flexible, on-the-go, 24X7 platform to scout and apply for job opportunities at their convenience.

To further strengthen its penetration in the mobile space, Monster Gulf has also launched a new employer/ recruiter interface on its WAP portal. The company has also recently revamped its WAP portal for jobseekers with newer and enhanced features. has taken the first mover advantage in launching its Android application and the WAP portal for the employers/ recruiters to help them find the right candidate anywhere and anytime.

Monster’s Android application can be downloaded for free on the Google Android marketplace, making it easy to keep up with the latest job opportunities anytime, anywhere. The application has all the features and services which are present in, but gives users the choice to choose the way they want to search for their next job opportunity.

Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the Monster app for Android puts Monster's search technology in the palm of job seekers and employers hands.

For job seekers, the new app provides them with:
•    On the move access: Mobile access to  available jobs on;
•    Search and apply on the move: Ability to view and apply to job postings directly from their Android mobile phone;
•    Manage account on the move: Effortless management of their account; and
For employers, the new app provides them with:
•    Mobile access:  to post and manage new job postings,
•    Search on the move: Capability to search and shortlist relevant resumes

The WAP portal for employers will help them to search, shortlist, reach out and interact with prospective candidates, They can also post, renew and manage job postings.

Elaborating on the launch, Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, (India/ Middle East/ South East Asia) said, “Monster has always strived to innovate, keeping the consumer at the center of every initiative. Our Android application and WAP portal for job search are a direct outcome of consumer feedback we’ve received, which pointed to an increasingly active and mobile lifestyle that necessitated the need for a mobile version of our job search capabilities. With our new Android application, we’re converging traditional online job searching with mobile technology to cater to a young, mobile, tech-savvy working population, giving them an on-the-go and easy-to-use mobile job search application. 

“Today the mobile handset and smartphone market is growing at an exponential pace, and the Android platform is at the top of the heap – with analysts expecting it to overtake all existing mobile platforms by 2012. Based on the future potential of the Android platform, the new Monster app provides a huge opportunity for us to tap into even more job seekers and in an element that they are naturally gravitating towards more and more often,” he added.  

IT security specialist Help AG gives visibility to enterprise customers with Riverbed Network Performance Management solution

August 17, 2011

Help AG, the IT security specialists, has signed a reseller agreement with Riverbed Technology, the IT performance company. As a reseller in the Riverbed® Partner Network (RPN), Help AG will be able to resell the entire Riverbed product portfolio and plans to focus heavily on delivering the Riverbed Cascade® network performance management (NPM) solution to enterprise customers. With Riverbed Cascade, Help AG has a new offering to help enterprises better understand their network traffic that also compliments its core consultancy services of security tests and systems health checks.

Riverbed Cascade provides customers with enterprise-wide application performance analysis, discovery and dependency mapping as well as proactive alerts on network and application performance bottlenecks. Cascade collects network traffic data and provides an application-level view of all network resources and locations, giving network administrators the business context they need to monitor critical IT services and provide executive-level reporting. With Cascade, enterprises are able to easily troubleshoot performance issues, dramatically reducing downtime for business-critical applications.



With Ultra-Thin Depth and Sophisticated Metallic Design, LG’s Newest Monitor
Takes Leadership of the Premium LED Monitor Market

Beirut, August16, 2011 – LG Electronics’ (LG) new E90 monitor is the company’s slimmest LED monitor to date at just 7.2 mm in depth.

With more and more consumers watching movies and videos on their desktop PCs, the quality of the monitor is more important than ever before. The E90 is easily the best choice for watching action movies or sporting matches because with a response time of just 2 milliseconds, the monitor’s display remains clear and bright even during fast-moving action sequences. And LG’s Image Booster software, blurry streaming content from video sites such as YouTube are significantly enhanced so they look terrific on the E90’s vivid display.

“The E90 is the result of advanced technology and beautiful design coming together in perfect alignment,” saidMr. K.W. Kim, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa Region. “With its revolutionary features in terms of design and picture quality, the E90 is the leading example of the company’s “SUPER LED” monitor line that is setting new benchmarks for style and performance.”

In keeping with its ultra slim design, the LG E90 places the power supply and the socket connecting the monitor with the PC on the back of the stand, an innovation called EZ cabling. In addition to the reduced footprint offered by its light weight and slim size, the E90 manages to reduce both energy consumption – as much as 40 percent less than conventional CCFL backlit LCD monitors – and use of hazardous materials such as halogen and mercury in its manufacturing.

LG’s newest monitor was on display at the 2011 CES Innovations Awards, where it was recognized as an “Honoree” product in the computer peripherals category.The E90 is available at retailers across Lebanon.


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