Injazad Data Systems will host conference on big data

Infotech Lead UAE: The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Institute, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and Injazat Data Systems will host a conference on “Big Data Systems, Applications, and Privacy” to discuss the business, government, education, and entertainment impacts of the big data phenomenon.

The event will be open to the public and will run from March 10 to 11, 2013, at Injazat’s headquarters in Mohammed Bin Zayed City, Abu Dhabi. Injazat Data Systems provides cloud and data center managed services.

According to IBM, in 2012, 2.5 exabytes (quintillion bytes) of data were created every day. This massive influx of information calls for a re-thinking of data security, handling, and delivery across various types of organizations and industries.  Leading researchers from around the world will converge in Abu Dhabi to discuss IT challenges in big data.

The conference will include a presentation from Injazat’s head of information security, Kamran Ahsan on “Big Data, effective utilization for security intelligence.” Technology experts from AT&T Labs, IBM, Google, Cisco Systems, Duke University, Huawei, Bell Labs, UAE University, the Emirates Identity Authority and other prestigious international and local organizations will share their expertise and insights on diverse topics ranging from social information filtering  and large-scale data mining to crisis informatics and data in developing regions.

As big data is changing IT frameworks around the world everyday, Injazat Data Systems is developing solutions to meet the challenges posed by big data in areas such as capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, analysis, and visualization. It taps its local and international partnerships with major private and academic organizations to find the solutions to some of the technology field’s most pressing issues.

Big data to drive IT’s 1.4% growth in EMEA region to $1.154 trillion in 2013

IT spending in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will reach $1.154 trillion in 2013, up 1.4 percent from 2012 projected spending of $1.138 trillion. Gartner estimates that spending on mobile devices (notebook PCs, mobile phones, ultramobiles and tablets) in EMEA will amount to $136 billion in 2012, reaching $188 billion in 2016.

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