CIO2CIO Newsletter November 2010

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CIO2CIO Newsletter - November 2010

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CIO2CIO Newsletter
November 2010

CIO2CIO, the community of progressive CIOs in the Middle East. We hope you enjoy this issue of the newsletter and we look forward to your participation, contribution and feedback on our website. Certain parts of the website is available to registered users only, registration is free. REGISTER NOW.

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Warning of Super Vendors
Gartner analysts characterized the technology industry as being caught in a "vortex of insatiable mergers and acquisitions" that is creating a category of "super vendors" selling highly integrated offerings. Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of research at Gartner presenting at the firm’s annual symposium in Orlando earlier in October offered the audience an unfavorable critique of the accelerating trend by tech giants to acquire innovation though mergers and acquisitions. Read the full story

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ERP: Single Instance or Hub and Spoke?
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Upcoming IT Events

  • Nov 24 - IDC Storage, Virtualization and Datacenter Roadshow 2010 - Abu Dhabi
  • Nov 28 - Oracle Hardware Data center Efficiency Roadshow - Jeddah
  • Nov 29 - Brocade Conference 2010 - Dubai
  • Nov 29 - IDC Storage, Virtualization and Datacenter Roadshow 2010 - Cairo
  • Nov 29 - IDC - Smart Enterprise Live Exchange - Kuwait
  • Nov 29 - Oracle Hardware Data center Efficiency Roadshow - Riyadh
  • Nov 29 - IBM Cognos 10 Launch - Dubai
  • Nov 29 - Informatica - Data Driven Enterprise Summit - Dubai
  • Nov 30 - IDC - Smart Enterprise Live Exchange - Doha
  • Nov 30 - Informatica - Data Driven Enterprise Summit - Riyadh
  • Nov 30 - IBM Cognos 10 Launch - Doha
  • Dec 1 - IBM Cognos 10 Launch - Kuwait
  • Dec 5 - Microsoft - Middle East SharePoint 2010 Conference - Doha
  • Dec 14 - The 3rd International Cloud Computing Summit - Cairo
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CIO2CIO Interviews

Srood Sherif
National Bank of Abu Dhabi

How his basketball dream lead him to the most senior position in IT in a leading bank

Ramesh Cidambi

Dubai DUTY freE

Was really seeking a career as a medical doctor, fait would have it that he would lead IT for this very successful organization

Saji Oommen

Al Batha Group

Shows us how the single suite works even in a highly diversified group of 28 companies

Ahmad Al Mulla

Dubai Aluminum

One of the very few CIOs in the region with both Oracle and SAP ERP experience, why did he replaced Oracle with SAP?

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Al Bastaki

Silicon Oasis

A firm believer in new technology talks about how every single process in Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority is streamlined

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