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    Schneider Electric emerges as finalist in three categories at 2017 Daman Corporate Health Awards

    Dubai-UAE – 20 August, 2017:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the 2017 Daman Corporate Health Awards, hosted by MEED. The prestigious awards based on votes by experts in the field - celebrate and recognise organisations for significantly prioritising employee health and promoting well-being through various initiatives.  Commenting on the nominations, Sevda Esenturk, Vice-President Human Resources for Schneider Electric, Gulf Countries & Pakistan, said, “At Schneider Electric, we strongly believe that endorsing the well-being of our people encourages performance, and performance definitely drives well-being. Starting 2015, we placed employee well-being at the heart of our people ......read more

    AWS Chosen by Hulu as Its Cloud Provider

    Leading premium streaming service successfully launched “Hulu with Live TV” leveraging AWS Dubai, United Arab Emirates – August 20, 2017:  Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), announced that Hulu has selected AWS as its cloud provider, and leveraged AWS to launch its new, over-the-top (OTT) live TV service. Hulu turned to AWS for a scalable, agile, and cost effective infrastructure to support the addition of more than 50 live channels for the Hulu with Live TV launch in May 2017. Running its live TV service on AWS’s reliable and secure infrastructure allows Hulu to deliver a great viewer experience, even in times of rapid spikes in viewership and traffic. AWS’s comprehensive cloud offering allows Hulu to focus on innovating OTT delivery for its highly personalized ......read more

    AT&T Foundry, RocketSpace and Ericsson release a new series of The Futurist Report

    Dubai, UAE, August 20, 2017:  Together with AT&T Foundry and RocketSpace, Ericsson has released the third installment of The Futurist Report series. The report gives an inside look into the cutting-edge technologies and companies that are shaping the future for artificial intelligence, and what this means for consumers. The report also explains how will artificial intelligence (AI) and automation affect the way we live our lives, and how will brands adapt and cater to changing consumer experiences. To better understand developments in the AI space, over 50 successful entrepreneurs, executives and academics leading the charge on new technologies and applications were interviewed. In addition, five bold projections that showcase how AI will impact the consumer experience in coming years were developed.  AI will have an ......read more

    Researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi develop breakthrough computer chip security technology

    Logic-locked chips represent significant development in securing technology hardware  Abu Dhabi, August 20, 2017:  Researchers at New York University Abu Dhabi’s (NYUAD) Design for Excellence (Dfx) lab have developed new innovations in computer chip technology that present landmark achievements in IT security.  Secured by a secret key so that only authorized users may utilize them and immune to reverse-engineering, ‘logic-locked’ computer chips will provide future users with new guarantees of security for their devices. As IT security rises to the forefront of public concern in the wake of recent cyber security attacks such as WannaCry and Petya ransomware, academic solutions have been investigated in order to secure future systems from hackers. With any electronic device claiming to be ......read more

    An Advanced Portable All-In-One Touch PC Experience

    Now Available in the UAE iLife introduces the ultra-thin portable PC with superior cinema acoustics  UAE – August 20th, 2017:  A developer for innovative technologies; iLife Digital Technology today announced  the launch of its advanced All-in-One (PAIO) PC under its Zed product series. The ultra-slim ZedPC is designed to offer business and home users the best PC experience at a valuable price. Powered by latest Intel® Celeron® Processor, Intel® HD Graphics & Windows 10 operating system, the ZedPC features a 17.3” LCD tilting display with a 10-point touch screen for an accurate and faster computing performance. The PAIO is designed to eliminate the need for adapters/ wires and is equipped with an in-built battery, an upgradeable 500 GB HDD, 3 GB DDR lll RAM, superior cinema acoustics and ......read more

    Top Saudi Students Complete Huawei's ICT Program in China

    Third Cycle of the Seeds for the Future CSR initiative culminates successfully  Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15 August 2017:  The third cycle of Huawei’s global CSR program for top Saudi students, ‘Seeds of the Future’, has recently culminated in the People’s Republic of China. Launched in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia’s initiative aims to cultivate the Saudi ICT future leaders that will carry on the responsibility of the anticipated digital transformation, a key pillar of the Saudi vision. During the two-week educational trip, the students visited facilities throughout Beijing, and received extensive training courses at Huawei’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shenzhen, where they learned about ......read more

    Selfie Superstar or Sports Fanatic? Head Back to School with the Latest Must-Have Technologies from Huawei

    Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2017:  Kick-off the new school year in style with the latest must-haves from Huawei. Ideal for the most dynamic students, Huawei’s newest innovations celebrate the individuality, energy and optimism of today’s youth. Whether you’re a selfie superstar looking to capture the best after-school moments with friends, or a sports fanatic with a fitness goal for the new semester, Huawei has something for you. For Selfie Lovers: New Huawei nova 2 Plus A smartphone that combines a sleek design with a superior powerful performance, the new Huawei nova 2 Plus is the ultimate choice for stylish trendsetters. Equipped with breakthrough camera innovations, the phone includes a unique 20MP front camera and a 12MP and 8MP rear dual camera to capture sharp, high-quality, detailed images. The “smart ......read more

    GCC's premium home appliance market to thrive with LG SIGNATURE

    LG’s first ultra-premium brand to mark debut of premium home products across GCC markets DUBAI, 15th August 2017:   According to market reports, the home appliances and home entertainment market is currently undergoing a significant change where consumers are starting to shift from traditional products towards more intuitive, elegant and appealing products. The increase in purchasing power and improving lifestyles are fostering the demand for smart home appliances around the world, especially across the GCC, where the residents embrace a premium standard of living making it a way of life for many. Luxury lifestyle across the GCC has been a fast-paced journey, fuelling the evolution of luxury and retail across the region, according to some market analysts. LG Electronics has long been a key driver and an active ......read more

    LG V30 to Elevate Smartphone Camera to New Heights

    Largest Aperture Smartphone Camera and Glass Crystal Clear Lens Deliver Brighter, More Vivid Images Than Ever Before DUBAI, Aug. 14, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone, introducing industry-leading innovations that bring a new level of photographic innovation to the mobile industry. Excellence in smartphone cameras has long been a core competency of LG’s mobile devices and the dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will include the world’s largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. The glass Crystal Clear Lens ......read more

    SOUQ.com hosts two-day Samsung carnival with incredible offers on Mobiles, Wearables and Accessories

    14th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  SOUQ.com is hosting a two-day Samsung carnival from 14th -  15th  August for customers to get access to an extensive range of Samsung’s latest products at exciting and unparalleled offers. The electronics extravaganza will see new flash deals every four hours throughout the event across Samsung Mobiles, Wearables and Accessories.  Customers can benefit from the incredible deals on the one-stop-online shop for Samsung on SOUQ.com, and own the latest technology at click of a button. SOUQ.com has partnered with Samsung to provide Key Flagship products on sale include Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy A series 2017.  With an array of exciting deals to avail from ......read more

    AI: What Does it Mean to You? More than Just a Voice Assistant

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017:  More than Just a Voice AssistantTechnology has taken great strides over the last ten years. One of its most notable innovations is artificial intelligence – the ability for computer systems and machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. The invention of AI has provided us the potential to extend our capabilities, empowering us all to achieve more. The concept of AI is not new. Over the past few years, different tech companies have introduced their own forms of proprietary AI tools. Chinese tech giant, Huawei, is rumored to be next on the list to introduce its own AI technology. Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, is expected to reveal the AI based assistant of Huawei during his keynote speech at IFA, taking place in Berlin in September this year. But, will ......read more

    Schneider Electric and Claroty partner to address safety and cybersecurity challenges in global industrial infrastructure

    Claroty’s platform provides extreme visibility and real-time ICS/OT network monitoring for Schneider Electric customers Claroty joins Schneider Electric Collaborative Automation Partner Program   Dubai, August 13, 2017:   Claroty, an innovator in Operational Technology (OT) network protection, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced today that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider Electric’s customers through the company’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP).     The Claroty platform proactively protects ......read more

    Next Major Smartphone From LG to Feature First-Ever OLED FullVision Display

    LG Extends OLED Leadership Expertise from TVs to Mobile Devices with Next Flagship Mobile Device Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2017:  The next flagship smartphone from LG Electronics (LG) will be the first ever device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display, consistent with the company’s smartphone display strategy that started with the LG G6 and continues with the LG Q6. As LG’s first OLED smartphone since the LG G Flex 2 in 2015, the shift marks a move by LG to extend its OLED leadership from the premium TV sector into the premium smartphone space. Beyond their slim profile and excellent visuals, OLED displays in smartphones are ideal for VR applications, one of the key growth areas in the smartphone industry. “Expertise in OLED has long been a core competency of LG, and the technology has always been seen as ......read more

    HP Debuts Virtual Reality Solutions and Services for Businesses

    New VR portfolio, including the world’s first professional wearable VR PC, makes HP the partner of choice for immersive customer experiences    Dubai, UAE: August 9, 2017:  HP has announced a unified approach and commercial solutions for virtual reality (VR), positioning itself as the partner of choice for businesses looking to reduce concept to production cycle times, improve training procedures and deliver fully immersive customer experiences. As part of this strategy, the company is unveiling the world’s first professional wearable VR PC1 - the new HP Z VR Backpack. Crafted to bring the full potential of VR to-life, it is the world’s most secure and manageable wearable VR PC2 ever created.     “Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate and ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security Center launches “Online Safety Skills” summer camp

    Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017:  Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), in collaboration with ICDL Arabia, launched the first summer camp, entitled “Online Safety Skills”, held at the National Institute of Vocational Education (NIVE) in Dubai Academic City. The camp will run for a period of three weeks, targeting the age group 14-18 years.  The launch of this camp comes in line with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, which aims at creating a generation that is aware of the dangers of cybersecurity, which is one of the strategy’s most important aspects. The center is keen to involve all segments of the society in various awareness workshops on the use of social networking sites and the internet, which will contribute to the building of young and innovative capabilities in the field of electronic security, and ......read more

    Better Life unveils Smeg's retro style appliances that blend design with modern technology

    Dubai, UAE (August 9, 2017):  Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has launched the new line of kitchen appliances from ‘Smeg’, a leading brand from Italy that features stylish designs and elegant kitchen solutions. Made in partnership with world renowned architects, Smeg’s portfolio at Better Life is marked by an eclectic mix of large and small appliances that can convert a contemporary kitchen space into a vivid canvas.  Leading the Smeg collection  is its ‘50’s Retro Style’ refrigerator line that fuses aesthetics with technology whilst displaying recognizable cues of the  style scene from 1950’s. From the splatter of Pop Art colours to smooth rounded corners, Better Life’s curation of ......read more

    ERICSSON joins Zain Kuwait-led utilities digital transformation project

    Ericsson has been selected as part of a consortium led by Zain Kuwait for one of the largest utilities digital transformation projects in the Middle East  The project will further develop the capabilities of Kuwaiti utilities and will deploy a smart metering solution, including an Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution and Multiservice Delivery Platform Ericsson will also provide a range of Managed Services for improved network operations and security, and for Internet of Things applications Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has become a member of a consortium led by the operator Zain in Kuwait. The consortium will carry out a large digital transformation project for local utilities. The project will be completed by 2024 and as the sole technology partner, Ericsson will deploy a new smart metering ......read more

    Emirates Investment Bank awards Al-Futtaim Technologies contract to upgrade datacenter

    Dubai, August 09, 2017:  Al-Futtaim Technologies (AFT), one of the region’s leading systems integrator, has been awarded a contract by Emirates Investment Bank (EIBank), an independent private bank based in Dubai, to upgrade its datacenter.  The contract will see the Al-Futtaim company work closely with IT solution provider Dell EMC and its distributor Arrow to supply, install and configure EIBank’s primary and hot site (disaster recovery site) including servers, storage, and backup and provide complete data migration from the existing storage platform to Dell EMC Unity 500F All Flash storage.  Dr. Hayan Sayed, CEO of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said: “The Dell EMC Unity All-Flash sets new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, modern design and flexible deployments to meet ......read more

    Huawei announces launch of coveted ICT Skill Competition to unearth and nurture local talent

    Aimed at university students, the program seeks to better equip the region to drive the digital transformation  Dubai, August 8, 2017:  Huawei has announced the launch of its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017. Aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to unearth and nurture the region’s finest ICT talent. In line with Huawei’s mandate to support governments’ digitization strategies, national visions and plans for growth of critical industries, the competition will foster development for the next generation responsible for driving the digital transformation. Ten countries in the region are expected to participate, with registration open till October 10. In the Middle East, the competition is a critical initiative for enhancing the quality of future ICT professionals, a key pillar in ......read more

    HP's Next Generation OfficeJet Pro Enables Micro Businesses to Print Like a Pro

    HP Smart App puts power of a printer in the palm of your hand   Dubai, UAE August 8, 2017:  HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the global leader in printing, today launched its next generation OfficeJet Pro printers for micro businesses: OfficeJet Pro 7720    From the same family as IF Design Award 2017 winner HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, the revamped wide-format, All-in-One printers are mobile-first, providing a seamless print experience from set-up to output. They allow printing in stunningly vibrant color, creating high-impact professional prints for up to 50 percent less cost than traditional color lasers 1.    Key Features OfficeJet Pro 7720 are highly reliable printers for any value-seeking micro business and includes: Hassle-free media handling with easy A3 (11x17) printing  216 x 356 mm ......read more

    Saudi Arabia's National Cyber Security Center Receives Globally Recognized Cybersecurity Certification

    Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center receives UL cybersecurity certification for its Community of Trust network infrastructure security software. The award signifies the highest standards of cybersecurity have been met by assessing potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.  The certification marks the launch of UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program in the Middle East.  Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center receives UL cybersecurity certification for its Community of Trust network infrastructure security software.  The award signifies the highest standards of cybersecurity have been met by assessing potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.   The certification marks the launch of UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program in the Middle East.  Riyadh - August 8, ......read more

    HP Reinvents Retail with New Point-of-Sale System

    ElitePOS modernizes the traditional retail experience for brands with innovative design, security and performance    Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017:  HP Inc. is reimagining the retail industry with the unveiling of its innovative and versatile all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS. The company is working with leading retail and hospitality customers and partners to reimagine how technology can transform the in-store experience for customers.    With e-commerce influencing consumers’ shopping experiences, brick and mortar retailers must ensure sales associates are data driven to better understand buying behavior and deliver the best possible customer experience. According to InReality, 69 percent of shoppers said they would be more likely to buy in-store if given access to digital ......read more

    LG Q6 Introduces Fullvision Experience To More Consumers in August

    First Phone to Offer Minimized-Bezel FullVision Display at Mid-Range Price Point DUBAI, August 2, 2017:  LG Electronics’ (LG) newest smartphone featuring the proprietary FullVision display will become available to consumers around the world starting this week. The LG Q6, designed to meet the needs and expectations of discern-ing millennial customers worldwide, will be available this week in Korea, soon to be followed by key markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas in the weeks to come. The Q6 is the first model in LG’s new Q series of smartphones and was designed for consumers who want a device that offers the technology of LG’s flagship smartphones at an exceptional price that discerning millennials can appreciate. The Q6 shares DNA with the award-winning G6, the first smartphone to offer ......read more

    Huawei Brand Secures Rank 3 In YouGov UAE Top Index Improvers List

    YouGov Survey Results Show Huawei Improving Brand Health Index Across the Middle East 2 August 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  Huawei’s brand love and reputation as a company has been growing from strength to strength in the Middle East, proven by the latest YouGov 2017 Brand Index Rankings. For the second consecutive year, Huawei has secured rank 3 in the UAE Top Index Improvers list, with a significant improvement of 50% in its index scoring. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Huawei ranks second place, with an index improvement of 87%. By consistently enhancing its brand reputation and scoring year on year, Huawei has been winning a firm foothold and recognition in the region.  The Index Rankings show the brands with the highest average Index scores between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The ‘brand ......read more

    SAB Holding Selects IBM Cloud to Accelerate its Mission-Critical Business Processes

    SAB Holding deploys SAP® applications (S/4HANA) on the IBM Cloud to accelerate operations and leverage business data for better, faster decision-making JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – 2 August 2017:  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SAB Holding, an industrial conglomerate headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has selected IBM Cloud to host its mission-critical SAP® applications. IBM Cloud’s SAP-certified infrastructure will provide SAB Holding with the agility and speed the company needs to keep pace with business demands, while helping accelerate its business processes and fully leveraging its business data for better decision-making. SAB Holding’s construction services subsidiary (RCC) was at a disadvantage for operating finance, payroll and inventory across multiple different systems. Time played a ......read more

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    NetApp Reports First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

    August 17, 2017—NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) today reported financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2018, ended July 28, 2017. First Quarter Financial Results Net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 were $1.33 billion, compared to net revenues of $1.29 billion for the comparable period of the prior year. GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 was $136 million, or $0.49 per share,[1] compared to GAAP net income of $64 million, or $0.23 per share, for the comparable period of the prior year. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal ......read more

    Infoblox Appoints Ashraf Sheet as MEA Regional Director to Drive Company's Regional Expansion

    Dubai, UAE, 17th August 2017: Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced that Ashraf Sheet has been promoted to the role of Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, responsible for leading the strategic development of the business in the region and further accelerating the high-growth rates that the company has been experiencing in recent years. Cherif Sleiman, vice president, EMEA at Infoblox says, “Middle East and Africa is a core market for Infoblox and as we look to build our success in the region, having the right ......read more

    Red Hat Enhances Cloud-Native Security, Application Consistency with Latest Version of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

    DUBAI, UAE, 10th AUGUST, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform. Organizations across the globe, like Copel Telecom, are turning towards cloud-native applications as a pathway to digital transformation, but critical IT needs like greater application security, compliance and service consistency must still be answered. Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform ......read more

    Fortinet Launches Global Threat Intelligence Service

    Dubai, UAE., August 9, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced a new threat intelligence service that arms Cybersecurity leaders with cyber situational awareness highlighting the latest threat trends and cyber risks facing their organizations. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Threat Intelligence Service (TIS) enables CISOs to stay ahead of the global threat landscape and proactively defend their enterprises against rapidly evolving threats.  FortiGuard TIS is a cloud-based threat intelligence platform that ......read more

    Xiaomi rolls out latest smartphone offerings in Egypt

    August 8, 2017:  Xiaomi in cooperation with its distribution partner Al Safy has today (Tuesday, August 8, 2017) unveiled its latest top-of-the-line smartphones – the flagship Mi 6 and the large-screen Mi Max 2 – in Egypt to cater to the booming local mobile market.   Mi 6 is powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 835. The octa-core processor is 35 per cent smaller than in previous models, consuming 25 percent less power to provide longer battery life. Four cores running at up to 2.45 GHZ coupled with a robust 6 GB of RAM make Mi 6 a performance beast ......read more

    Sophos Announces Super Star Campaign for Silver and Authorized Partners in the Middle East & Africa

    Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security  today announced a new initiative for its authorized and silver partners from the Middle East & Africa (MEA). The Sophos Super star campaign is designed to motivate partners with additional rewards on achieving their target. It is also aimed at driving sales for the latest security solutions. Speaking on the initiative, Mr. Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East & Africa, Sophos said, “The rewards are a part of the company’s plan to encourage our silver and authorized partners to generate revenue ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence and Analytics Accelerate the Pace of Digital Workplace Transformation

    Dubai, UAE – 06 August 2017 – New research which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries on five continents that were interviewed for Dimension Data’s Digital Workplace Report: Transforming Your Business which was published recently. Another insight in the Report is that digital transformation is not just about ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Cloud-Based Security Fabric Visibility, Management and Analytics for SMBs and Security Providers

    Fortinet’s FortiCloud 3.2 Update Enables Full Management of FortiGate Devices to Centralize Security Operations Dubai, UAE, August 03, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced a major update to their leading FortiCloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering for SMBs and Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs). FortiCloud version 3.2 offers enhanced management capabilities to provide anywhere-anytime control over the Security Fabric solutions used to defend the largest segment of global ......read more

    Red Hat Bridges Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Deployments with Latest Version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd AUGUST, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, the latest version of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 offers new automation capabilities designed to limit IT complexity while enhancing workload security and performance for traditional and cloud-native applications. This provides a powerful, flexible operating system backbone to address enterprise IT needs across physical servers, virtual machines ......read more

    The Future of Document Storage – Going Digital in the New Era of Data Chaos

    By: Gregoire de Clercq, Marketing Director, Kodak Alaris Information Management The ever-increasing flood of data into and out of an organisation and how best to manage it is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing businesses today. Today’s era of ‘data chaos’ - the point where the size and growth of unstructured data vastly outpaces structured data, has created a pressing requirement for companies to transform information management and storage strategies to improve operational efficiency and ensure profitable growth. Companies are managing more data ......read more

    Enterprise Strategy Group reports The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management

    Dubai, UAE, August 3, 2017– Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today unveiled a new report called: ‘The Pressing Need for Digital Risk Management’ from top analysts at the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) looking at the growing importance and rates of adoption of Digital Risk Management in business today. The report recognizes that most CEOs and corporate boards no longer shy away from cybersecurity strategy as they might have done even 5 years ago. Rather, progressive executives now realize that cyber-risk equates to business risk and needs ......read more

    Red Hat Acquires Permabit Assets, Eases Barriers to Cloud Portability with Data Deduplication Technology

    DUBAI, UAE, 2nd August, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that it has acquired the assets and technology of Permabit Technology Corporation, a provider of software for data deduplication, compression and thin provisioning. With the addition of Permabit’s data deduplication and compression capabilities to the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat will be able to better enable enterprise digital transformation through more efficient storage options. As more ......read more

    LG Q8: New Q Style Multimedia Powerhouse in a Compact Package

    Capture Life in Striking Quality with the Industry’s Best Visual and Audio Features in a Durable IP67 Device   Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) today announced the arrival of the new Q8, LG’s latest powerful, stylish and durable smartphone that inherits core features from LG’s flagship lineup – in particular the “prosumer” V series – but designed for one-handed usage and extreme portability. As the second device announced in LG’s newest Q series, the Q8 delivers Hi-Fi sound, prosumer quality video and photo ......read more

    Ministry of Commerce and Investment launches Huawei Innovation Center in Riyadh

    Center aims to support the Kingdom’s drive for innovation  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, July 31, 2017:  On Behalf of His Excellency Dr. Majid Alkassabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment, His Excellency’s Advisor to Minister of Commerce and Investment, Governor of Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman yesterday inaugurated one of the largest Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Centers (CSIC) for Huawei in the Middle East region - in presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of the Communications and ......read more

    Cisco Appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East and Africa

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 31 July, 2017: Cisco today announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption, Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology leader maintains its momentum at the forefront of digital transformation efforts. As digital adoption gathers pace in the Middle East and Africa, the new geographical set up under Meads will allow for greater synergies, relevancy and sharing of best ......read more

    LG highlights a few simple steps to perfect underwater photography this summer

    Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017:  For several years, life underwater has been a mystery to many. However, with new advancements in technology, accelerated accessibility and portability are seeing light of day, taking connectivity to the next level. Whether you're a snorkeler, marine biologist or just a weekend water-baby you can now capture your underwater adventures with perfect clarity like never before. Thanks to the new generation of underwater mobile phones such as the LG G6, you can be connected both over and under sea level.   The primary obstacle faced by underwater ......read more

    NYU Security Researchers at Black Hat Reveal How to Protect the Power Grid from Low-Budget Attacks

    BROOKLYN, New York, July 29, 2017:  Cyberattacks against power grids and other critical infrastructure systems have long been considered a threat limited to nation-states due to the sophistication and resources necessary to mount them. Today, at the Black Hat USA 2017 conference in Las Vegas, a team of New York University researchers will challenge that notion by disclosing vulnerabilities in a component that combined with publicly available information provide sufficient information to model an advanced, persistent threat to the electrical grid.    Michail Maniatakos, ......read more

    Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

    Growth in high-end markets fuels increased smartphone revenue and market share Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 27th, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group announced its business results today for the first half of 2017. For the first six months of the year, Huawei earnings totaled RMB XXX, a year-over-year growth of XXX%, with smartphone shipments reaching XXX, a year-on-year increase of XXX percent.  Huawei Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Yu said, “Our Consumer Business Group has continued to deliver extraordinary growth, beating the industry ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    LG Home Appliance and Air Solution Company Again Leads All Business Units;  Overall Profitability and Revenues Up Despite Challenging Quarter for Mobiles DUBAI, July 27, 2017:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced second-quarter 2017 revenues of KRW 14.55 trillion (USD 12.89 billion), an increase of nearly 4 percent from the same period last year, led by the home appliance unit, which reported a 12 percent sales increase from the 2016 second quarter. Three of the company’s four main business units reported higher revenues than a year ago. Quarterly operating income of ......read more

    The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei sign MoU to incorporate Dubai Font on Huawei smartphones

    Signing yet another reflection of Dubai’s culture of innovation 27 July 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei Consumer Business Group on Wednesday announced a partnership that will see it include Dubai Font on its mobile operating systems as one of its standard pre-loaded fonts. The font will be automatically available on the upcoming Huawei flagship smartphone starting with the Middle East and Africa later this year, and in the rest of the world as of next year. Designed to reflect the modernity and culture of innovation that exists ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports AED 25.3 Billion Consolidated Revenues for H1 2017

    Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2017 of 40 fils per share   Abu Dhabi, 27 July 2017:  Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statements for H1 ending 30st June 2017.   Financial Highlights and Key Developments of H1  Etisalat UAE Revenues amounted to AED 15.4 billion representing 3% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE Net profit amounted to AED 4.2 billion representing 7% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE Subscriber base reached 12.4 million representing Year over Year increase of ......read more

    Mimecast Report: 45 Million Emails Passed by Incumbent Email Security Systems, Nearly 25% are “Unsafe”

    Dubai, UAE, July 27, 2017– Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files types, impersonation attacks, as well as spam – with nearly a quarter of “unsafe” email being delivered to users’ inboxes. Among the email ......read more

    Commvault Begins Fiscal Year with Strong Customer Momentum

    Accelerated growth of the cloud, GDPR readiness and data protection and recovery from rising ransomware attacks around the world drive momentum Momentum Carries into Managed Services Provider Partners Commvault gains momentum as Commvault GO approaches Tinton Falls, NJ – July 26, 2017:  Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, began its fiscal year for 2018 with continued worldwide growth with customers and managed service providers (MSPs) in the first quarter. The growth was fueled by the increasing need to protect and use data ......read more

    Nikon Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence This July

    Exclusive 100 hours anniversary offer launches today in the UAE to mark a century of innovation and creativity Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 25, 2017:  Nikon Middle East and Africa FZE kick-starts its centennial celebrations in the United Arab Emirates today with offers for budding and aspiring photographers.  Narendra Menon, General Manager, Nikon Middle East FZE said, “Since we began operations in 1917, we have strived to pioneer new technologies and develop products and services that meet the diverse requirements of our customers. Our journey has been ......read more

    The new selfie superstar is coming to town: HUAWEI nova 2 Plus launches in the UAE

    A mixture of advanced camera capabilities, stylish design, powerful software and amazing audio experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25th July, 2017:  Huawei is introducing the HUAWEI nova 2 Plus in the UAE, which boasts a bold a breakthrough in innovations that take user experience to the next level. HUAWEI nova 2 Plus features an upgraded camera that captures selfies like never before, an advanced audio experience, a stylish design, as well as an upgraded and powerful performance. Equipped with a unique 20MP high-definition front camera, a 12MP and 8MP rear dual camera and ......read more

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