Video: Mobile marketing is on track to become a mega industry as both social platforms and digital agencies shift their focus to capitalise on the smartphone and tablet boom. Steven Bond spoke to a panel of experts about the state mobile marketing in the Mena region - namely Major Steadman, Head of the Digital Arts Network; Scott Hicks, Facebook's Client Partner for the Middle East and Africa; and Alex Tohme, Community Manager for Nabbesh.
Video: The potential for the generation of solar energy in the Middle East is the reasoning behind Total's acquisition of Sun Power, the largest solar energy company in the world. Jonathan Marsh, Head of Mergers, Acquisitions & Project Finance, Total talks to Phil Blizzard about their aims and the potential in the Middle East for solar energy.
Video: Dubai is expected to start generating electricity from the sun by the end of 2013, says Matt Mefert, Director of Projects - Middle East & Africa, First Solar. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park is to be operated and managed by DEWA, along with First Solar, as Phil Blizzard reports, with 13MW of power being generated in the first phase.
Video: All growing businesses are connected to the web but none are safe from cybersecurity threats unless serious precautions are taken. Steven Bond speaks to experts from top security firms in part one of a special report.
Video: Current IT trends require security in the cloud, which local governments have to sign off on before being deployed. Steven Bond speaks to Jay Chaudhry, founder and CEO of Zscaler, about setting up datacentres in the UAE, forging key partnerships and the issue of varied privacy laws.
Video: Just this week Samsung has announced they will sever ties with Apple, no longer supplying LCD panels from next year. The legal feuding has been highly publicised, but Steven Bond takes a closer look at Samsung's latest offering, the Galaxy Note 2, and weighs it up against the new iPhone 5.
Video: Data is set to increase 20 times over the next eight years and data storage giant EMC are playing their part in educating the region on the challenges and opportunities of big data. Steven Bond spoke to Mohammad Amin, EMC's Senior Vice President and Regional Manager about this data explosion in the Middle East.
Video: Part of the team that exposed a series of high profile attacks, Vitaly Kamluk, Chief Malware Officer for Kaspersky, speaks to Steven Bond about current malware trends and the distinction between cyber-warfare and advanced persistent threats (APT).
Video: With the launch of mobile devices into the consumer market place Huawei are in the process of developing brand awareness and insight into this giant Chinese corporation. Scott Sykes, VP, Corporate Media Affairs, Huawei talks to Phil Blizzard about their range of products and services, the importance of the Middle East market from an enterprise perspective and how their consumer products are likely to evolve.
Video: High speed mobile connectivity is being enhanced in the UAE with the introduction of the 4th generation Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, meaning faster downloads for a variety of devices. Hatem Bamatraf, Executive VP, Network Development & Operations, du talks to Phil Blizzard about 4G LTE and how testing will see bandwidth increasing from the introductory 150mbs upto 300mbs and beyond. He also talks about devices like the Apple iPhone 5 which will support 4G LTE.
Video: The internet has revolutionised market research and new listening and engagement techniques have given brands unparalleled insight into consumer's wants and habits. During this week's OMD Predicts in Dubai, Steven Bond spoke to Annelies Verhaeghe, Head of Research Innovation for InSites Consulting, about how multimedia ethnography and social media netnography are two solutions that can provide answers, even when no questions have been asked.
Mike Khattab, VP - Emerging Markets, Vision Solutions gives his views on the long undetected Flame virus which has intruded IT networks across the Middle East. Talking to Phil Blizzard he states the importance to businesses to avoid interruption or downtown to data and IT systems. He also explains how Double Take performs a continuous back-up of data, ready for data recovery should an IT system fail.
Video: The latest graphic processor unit (GPU) from Silicon Valley based NVIDIA will enable OEMs to incorporate them into small devices to produce stunning graphics. Igor Stanek, Senior Product PR Manager, EMEAI, Nvidia takes Phil Blizzard on a 'walk through' of how the new GPU will enhance the graphic displays on notebooks to smart phones and tablet devices.
The fastest growing aspect of technology is the explosion of Big Data within organisations and one which will create challenges for any CIO. Pat Gelsinger, President & COO, Information Infrastructure Products, EMC talks to Phil Blizzard about the importance of Data Analysis for enterprises and how Big Data value can increase following analysis.
'Bring your own device' (BOYD) into the working environment will create the need for businesses to adopt clear policies on the use of private smartphones and tablet devices in the work place. Ranjit Rajan, Research Director, MEA, IDC talks to Phil Blizzard about the impact of consumer devices into enterprises and their CIOs.