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    21st Dubai International Holy Quran Award Broadcast by DU

    du continues partnership with DIHQA Dubai, UAE, 25th May 2017: As the official sponsor of the 21st annual Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), du will once again broadcast the competition to viewers across the Middle East, North African and Europe. Furthermore, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the Awards on du IPTV and du View, giving them the flexibility of watching the ceremony from a mobile or tablet, as well as their TV. The DIHQA, sponsored by the Dubai government, is an annual award given to those who successfully memorize and recite the Holy Quran. The Award was established to encourage the Muslim youth to spread the Quranic values of peace and love by inspiring them to read and understand the Holy Quran.  du TV subscribers can watch the Dubai International Holy Quran Award channel for free on ......read more

    Smart cooking takes centre stage with LG's smart home vision this Ramadan

    Dubai-UAE: 25 May 2017:  Family, food, culture and traditions are key elements that are of central focus during the holy month of Ramadan and now with smart appliances, homemakers are able to take advantage of trendsetting technology to  prepare meals that healthy, delicious and perfect for not just a home for today, but for a smart home of the future. Ramadan is the season whereby people enjoy mouth-watering dishes prepared with a variety of ingredients that include dates and fruits, various meats, rice and bread and more. Homemakers cook up the most decadent meals for their family and friends to enjoy during Iftar or Suhoor and now with smart technology, they can be confident that their meals not just look and taste delicious, but are extremely healthy as well. “Technology has evolved exponentially, even in the ......read more

    RBBi Wins Four Trophies at the 2017 MENA Search Awards

    RBBi honoured with four prestigious awards 24 May 2017, Dubai-UAE - Red Blue Blur Ideas (RBBi), the first accredited usability & digital marketing consultancy in the Middle East was honoured with four prestigious awards at the 2017 MENA Search Awards. The awards celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry and is regarded as the premier celebration of SEO, PPC and content marketing in the Middle East & North Africa.  With an already distinguished reputation in the UK, US and Europe, 2017 marks the first series of the Search Awards in MENA, to honour the best content and engagement campaigns across the region, shining the spotlight on some of the distinguished, creative ideas in the industry.  RBBi’s honours in the 2017 MENA Search awards include: •   ......read more

    LG Signature OLED TV W marks its entry in the UAE with World's-First Wallpaper Design

    The world’s most premium and globally acclaimed OLED TV features an unmatched ultra-slim, “Picture-on-Wall” design  Dubai, UAE, May 24, 2017:  After having recently showcased its flagship LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W at LG InnoFest – the company’s annual marketing conference, LG Electronics (LG) has announced the ultra-premium TV’s rollout in the UAE.  LG’s highly anticipated and most innovative Picture-on-Wall design TV enjoys an unrivalled razor-thin profile with less than 3mm of thickness when mounted on the wall. Awarded Best-of-the-Best at CES 2017, LG’s W series is the ultimate expression of cinema-quality experience for the home and is now available to the avid TV consumer of the UAE.  Designed in response to user feedback, the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W is the ......read more

    InfoFort Becomes First in UAE to Rebrand with 'Dubai Font'

      23 May 2017  Dubai, UAE - InfoFort, an Aramex company and leading information management solution provider in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled a new logo designed using the recently launched ‘Dubai’ typeface.  In homage to the emirate’s vision to become a leader in innovation and smart technology, InfoFort announced that it has also adopted the ‘Dubai Font’ for use across its entire internal and external communications materials. The font, created by The Executive Council of Dubai, in collaboration with Microsoft, was officially introduced to the public on 30 April by the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum. “As a homegrown UAE company with a clear global footprint, InfoFort is proud to be aligning its brand and ......read more

    Samsung Introduces the Next Generation TV Innovation with the Launch of its QLED TV

    The QLED TV is world’s first television to reproduce 100 percent color volume thanks to new and advanced Quantum Dot technology Dubai, UAE – May 23, 2017:  Samsung Gulf Electronics launched the much anticipated QLED TV at its Experience Store in Dubai Media City on May 23, 2017. During the event, Samsung held a product demonstration for media guests, which further showcased the innovation that Samsung has brought to its TV line up. The event expanded upon the latest innovations in Quantum Dot Display technology, the major differences in display technologies, as well as the extension of its Smart Hub interface and the new design elements that address consumer pain points.   The latest QLED TVs were designed with the consumer in mind and focus on addressing three key consumer paint points through the solutions ......read more

    Progressive Trends instrumental in shaping up the smartphone industry

    Attributed to Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa DUBAI, May 23, 2017:  Smartphones are getting smarter every year. Today’s smartphone’s are no more bulky. They are slim, smaller and easy to carry around. The screen is crystal clear and it’s a pleasure to see pictures and watch movies. Some of the cameras in high-end phones are as powerful as a DSLR camera. The operating systems in smartphones today are so user friendly that anybody can navigate through using the touch interface. 2017 is shaping up to be the year for smartphone buyers with devices becoming thinner, faster and even a bit more intelligent than one could expect. Whether it is virtual reality, enhanced graphics, higher resolution or perhaps even more storage, smartphones are being engineered to be an extension of an ......read more

    SITA's Robotic Kiosks to the Rescue in Busy Check-in Areas

    Autonomous, mobile kiosks will move themselves to where they are needed in the airport  Dubai, UAE, May 23, 2017:  SITA Lab, which explores the future of technology in air travel, has unveiled KATE, an intelligent check-in kiosk that will autonomously move to busy or congested areas in the airport as needed, promising to relegate check-in queues to the past.  Using various data sources – including flight and passenger flow information – KATE can identify where additional check-in kiosks are required to reduce passenger queue times at check-in. KATE uses existing SITA data systems such as Day of Operations Business Intelligence and FlightInfo API. Multiple robotic kiosks can be automatically or manually deployed simultaneously and in formation to assist passengers, providing airports and airlines ......read more

    Cyborgs on Patrol! Dubai Police's World's First Autonomous Robocop Goes Live at GISEC & IoTx 2017

    The latest member of Dubai Police is ready to serve and protect - and he's super ‘smart’ Dubai, UAE – 21 May 2017:  Dubai Police has welcomed a new member on to its force. He doesn't need a visa, medical insurance or hours of training, and he is ready to engage with Dubai’s residents and millions of tourists across the city’s streets. The world’s first operational robot policeman, officially joined the line of duty today, greeting guests at the opening of the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC), including Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Head of Security for the Emirate of Dubai, who opened the show and the co-located Internet of Things Expo (IoTx), which run until Tuesday 23 May at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The autonomous Robocop, standing 170 ......read more

    LG Pioneered Innovative OLED Technology Strengthens TV Market Leadership in 2017

      -    Company’s commitment and technological expertise with OLED technology helps take lead in the premium TV market and continues to earn rave reviews -    Middle East & Africa markets all set to receive the 2017 LG OLED TVs soon   DUBAI, May 21, 2017 — Being at the forefront of OLED development and production - as the world's leading OLED TV producer, LG Electronics has emerged as the world leader in OLED TV technologies. With the rollout of the 2017 line-up across the Middle East & Africa, consumers can continue to expect the best from LG Electronics with its 2017 premium and award-winning OLED TV offerings. The company has been expanding the OLED TV lineup with a number of technological innovations. The LG OLED TVs are considered by industry experts to offer ......read more

    Nikai introduces the 75 inch Smart LED TV

    UAE, Dubai, May 18, 2017:  Nikai Electronics, a part of the Nikai Group of companies, has announced the launch of its latest offering in the LED television range – the UHD 75’ smart LED TV, as part of its ongoing efforts in bringing high end products to the consumers. The large screen television will bring content to life with its superior features and functions.   The fully loaded UHD75 inch LED TV offers a formidable combination of high resolution content and a rich experience of television viewing to the consumers. In the quest of pocket friendly premium products, Nikai has successfully managed to launch products economically, catering to a wide range of consumers. To enhance the home TV entertainment experience, the 75’ LED TV boasts features that include 1GB Ram, 4k UHD display, quad-core processor, ......read more

    Sony Mobile Xperia XZ Premium available for pre-order online and in stores in UAE

    Pre-order price AED 2,699 and includes free Sony XB950BT Bluetooth deep bass headphones Dubai, 18th May 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications today announced that customers from across United Arab Emirates (UAE) can pre-order Xperia XZ Premium smartphone online and in select stores from 20th May. Pre-order customers will receive free Sony XB950BT Bluetooth deep bass headphones with their smartphone, which is priced at AED 2,699. The stores offering pre-ordering in store and online in UAE include the Sony boutique in The Dubai Mall, Sharaf DG and Jumbo.  Xperia XZ Premium has won more than 30 industry awards globally and is the only smartphone in the world to feature Sony’s new Motion Eye™ camera system. It offers the world’s first 960 framesi per second Super slow motion video capture and playback, ......read more

    InfoWatch Group to Unveil its Middle East Development Strategy and New Cybersecurity Solutions for the Global Market at GISEC 2017

    Dubai, May 17, 2017. — InfoWatch Group will be an official partner of the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) to be held on May 21-23, 2017, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At GISEC, the company is going to share its vision of InfoWatch solution promotion in the Middle East, including the opening of full-service representative offices in Dubai with other cities to follow. As part of the plenary session, Natalya Kaspersky, President of InfoWatch Group, will join the Government Panel Discussion 'Redefining Governments Role in Cyber Security: What’s NEXT for Smarter and Safer Cities' together with Brigadier Khalid Al Razooqi, Director General, Smart Services, Dubai Police (UAE); Faisal Al Bannai, CEO & Co-founder, DarkMatter (UAE); and John Bumgarner, Research Director (CTO), US Cyber ......read more

    LG showcases a future of multiple savings with trendsetting smart homes

    Dubai, UAE: 17 May 2017:  A home is a place where people want to feel good, safe, secure and relaxed. However in today’s fast paced and highly complex world, time is a luxury that many individuals do not have much of especially when it relates to daily household activities. Many of these people end up spending more money hiring outside help or perhaps even eat our and prolong cleaning choses that significantly affects health. However, times are changing especially with the introduction of a smart home. “Smart home appliances offer user-centric solutions and constantly work for the homeowner to provide them with the ability to spend more time with the family and friends as well as save on monthly expenses that over time can be invested in a variety of assets or perhaps even towards a retirement fund,” said Yong ......read more

    Acer Unleashes the Predator Triton 700

    A Thin yet Powerful Gaming Notebook without Compromise The svelte, minimalistic design combines the right balance of size, performance and features Editor’s Summary •    The Predator Triton 700’s aluminum chassis houses a 15.6-inch FHD IPS display and best-in-class technologies for a thin yet powerful, compromise-free gaming notebook. •    Dual Acer AeroBlade™ 3D Fans provides advanced thermal performance allowing for its ultrathin form factor •    Must-have gaming tech and features include standard-voltage 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 10-Series graphics, speedy NVMe PCIe SSDs and lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3. •    To complete the package, the Triton 700 also includes a ......read more

    Siemens partners with SACGC to boost industrial technology skills in Kuwait

    Vocational education for industrial automation, digitalization and plant technology Knowledge transfer in line with Kuwait’s plans to grow industrial capability Dubai, UAE, May 16: 2017:  Siemens has partnered with the Sabah Al Ahmad Centre for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) founded by Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences in Kuwait to provide vocational training in industrial automation, in support of a strengthened industrial sector. The partnership will see Siemens make available to Kuwaitis its SITRAIN training courses in automation, drives and plant technology, promoting knowledge and technology transfer and developing local talent. “As Kuwait works towards its 2035 vision and greater industrialization and digitalization, it is important to make available the skills, knowledge and technology ......read more

    eHosting DataFort Makes Strong Inroads in Security Management With its New Cyber Defense Centre

    Growing regional security threats, shortage of skilled personnel and heavy technology investments pave the way for stronger and holistic security solutions Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 16, 2017:  eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud infrastructure services provider, recently launched its Cyber Defense Centre (CDC) in Dubai Internet City. The CDC comes at a crucial time when organizations in the Middle East are faced with advanced and persistent security threats. ”eHDF’s CDC deploys advanced security intelligence and automation tools to help identify threats more quickly and with greater accuracy and precision. Our CDC teams deliver threat hunting services using a combination of Threat Intelligence and end point technologies that allow us to detect more complex threats ......read more

    Ericsson Introduces Dynamic Orchestration

    •    Supports end-to-end orchestration of services for hybrid networks in a multivendor environment while responding to surrounding dynamics in real time •    Zero-touch automation improves customer service provisioning from weeks to minutes •    Supports digital transformation initiatives and the migration to 5G and IoT by helping operators virtualize their networks at scale Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) launches its Dynamic Orchestration solution to facilitate the rapid introduction and closed-loop automation of services across physical and virtual networks, signifying a strategic move forward in the company’s ambition to lead IT transformation services for its customers. Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration provides a flexible and modular solution for the management of ......read more

    DU Launches a Data-Only SIM to Address Data Hungry Consumers Who Want Internet on the Go

    No more boundaries with du’s data SIM, with up to 50 GB to power a significant number of devices such as tablets, Mi-Fis, new iPad  and Car-Fis available on installment with zero upfront payment DUBAI, UAE, 15th May 2017: du has introduced its all-new data-only offering – the Data SIM. Now du customers can benefit from up to 50GB connectivity, wherever they are in the UAE, giving them the freedom to connect in more and more ways and through different devices. Customers opting for the Data SIM plans can sign a 12 months contract with du and choose from a 3GB, 10GB and 50GB option for a AED 99, AED 179 and AED 379 respective monthly fee. du also gives existing customers the 12 month option for a reduced rate of AED 149 for 10GB and AED 279 for 50GB per month. To complement the launch of Data SIM and In ......read more

    Sony Corp Forecasts 73% Increase in Profits for FY2017, the Highest Since 2001

      Image Sensor Business and Gaming to contribute to strong financial performance Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 15 May 2017 – Sony Corporation recently announced that it forecasts operating profit of ¥ 500 billion (US$ 4.5 billion) for FY 2017 ending March 31, 2018, an increase of 73.2 per cent compared to FY 2016 ended March 31, 2017, making it the highest profit in two decades. The strong outlook is predicated on Sony’s continued dominance in the gaming sector combined with a strong recovery from earthquake damages in its image sensor business, and also robust demand from smartphone vendors. The overall sales and operating revenue for FY 2017 is also set to increase five per cent year-on-year to ¥ eight trillion (US$ 71.43 billion), as a result of the significant improvement expected in the ......read more

    ADSIC, Google Hold Strategic Workshop to Explore Cooperation

    Abu Dhabi, May 15, 2017 – Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity responsible for overseeing Abu Dhabi’s ICT agenda, has organised a strategic workshop in cooperation with Google to explore means of cooperation and to bolster the emirate’s efforts to promote government-led innovation and digitisation.  Saeed Mohamed Al Mansoori, Executive Director of Shared Government Services at ADSIC, said: “ADSIC strives to forge strategic partnerships with the world’s leading organisations, in a bid to achieve the goals of the Abu Dhabi Government – especially in digital innovation across all government entities working under its umbrella.”  “We are delighted with this important workshop today,” Al Mansoori added, “which marks a new era ......read more

    Cisco honours for Dubai-based BIOS ME

    DUBAI – May 14, 2017:  Business Integrated Operating Systems (BIOS) ME, a Dubai-based niche cloud services provider, has been honoured by Cisco Systems Inc, multinational technology conglomerate and the world’s largest networking company, with the ‘Services Partner of the Year’ award for top performance in the local cloud service sector.  The award was presented at the recently held ‘Partners for Success’ regional partner conference in Dubai celebrating top performing tier-2 channel partners. The conference focused on the opportunities and rapid growth that digital transformation brings to businesses and the technology industry in the UAE and across the region. The Cisco Partners event recognized innovative practices, best-in-class business strategies and sales approaches adopted by local ......read more

    AXS Wins Government Services Category at International Business Excellence Awards 2017

      Dubai-UAE: 13 May, 2017: axs, the smart gateway for integrated government and corporate services launched by TECOM Group, was recognised as the best government services provider at the third International Business Excellence (IBX) Awards, held last week at Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai.  Dr Ayoub Kazim, Managing Director of axs, said: “Driven by the UAE Vision 2021, public and private organisations across the nation are leading the digital transformation, searching for synergies, and using data analytics to enhance performances and efficiencies. We are pleased to accept the award that is testament to our mission of spearheading business innovation and excellence in customer service.”   A first-of-its-kind digital platform, axs provides seamless access to over 200 government and corporate support ......read more

    LG WebOS 3.5 Smart TV Platform Earns Common Criteria Certification for Security Excellence

    Latest Smart TV Platform Earns Prestigious CC International Security Certification for its Ability to Provide Superior Privacy Protection Dubai, UAE, May 11, 2017:  LG’s webOS 3.5 smart TV platform was recognized with a Common Criteria (CC) certification for its enhanced Application Security Solution Ver-sion 1.0 software. By snagging another internationally-recognized security certification, LG continues to demonstrate that its smart TVs are among the strongest when it comes to smart TV security. The recognition comes at a time when consumers are increasingly concerned about the potential of privacy breaches on their Internet-connected devices. Security Manager, the webOS 3.5 security software module, was tested in accordance with Common Criteria’s rigid benchmarks. CC’s internationally-recognized ISO/IEC ......read more

    Smartworld Bags Dubai Quality Award for Excellence in Services

      Cross-border data flow to Middle East rises 150-fold in the last decade Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri: IT plays key role in success of economy Dubai, May 10, 2017:  Smartworld, a leading systems integrator and next generation ICT services provider, has been honoured with Dubai Quality Award, an award from the Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), underlining the company’s strong commitment to excel and ceaselessly work toward delivering the best quality services to its clients across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The award, which started in 1994, is considered the quality roadmap for all oganisations in Dubai. Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Smartworld, said: “We are honoured to have received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award. The UAE’s visionary leadership inspires us to always ......read more

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    ManageEngine Joins WatchGuard Technologies as a Gold Technology Alliance Partner

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has joined WatchGuard Technologies as a Gold Technology Alliance Partner. WatchGuard Technologies’ firewall appliances and ManageEngine's firewall reporting tool, Firewall Analyzer, now work together to allow small to midsize companies (SMBs) and distributed enterprises to effectively report, manage, and mitigate their exposure to security risks. Companies across the globe use Firewall Analyzer to get detailed insights into the bandwidth and security related aspects of their network. Firewall ......read more

    Silver Peak to Exhibit and Showcase Powerful SD-WAN Solution at GISEC

      Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that it will participate in GISEC 2017 in Dubai, to showcase its award winning Unity EdgeConnect SD WAN solution. Silver Peak will participate in partnership with Gulf IT to demonstrate the latest features and capabilities of its EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution. Silver Peak will exhibit in Zaabeel Hall 4, stand D-55. “Our EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution enables geographically distributed enterprises to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of building and managing their wide area ......read more

    ManageEngine Adds Remote Troubleshooting to Mobile Device Manager Plus

    ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of remote control for Android to its enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution, Mobile Device Manager Plus. Available immediately, the new feature allows IT admins to remotely troubleshoot users’ Android devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and above. When mobile employees require assistance — be it launching an app containing corporate information or opening a file attachment they downloaded — their first step is typically to reach out to the IT help desk via email, chat or phone. While ......read more

    Red Hat Open Innovation Labs Opens in London to Jumpstart Application Development with Open Source and DevOps

    Dubai, UAE, 21st May, 2017: Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the opening of Red Hat Open Innovation Labs in London - its first in EMEA - to help customers integrate people, methodology, and technology to catalyze innovation and solve business challenges in an accelerated fashion. Red Hat Open Innovation Labs enable customers to work collaboratively in a residency-oriented lab environment with Red Hat experts. This consultative experience is designed to help customers jumpstart innovation and software development initiatives ......read more

    Fortinet Emphasizes Significance of Security Fabric in Countering Evolving Cyber Security Challenge at GISEC 2017

    Fortinet – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, will utilize its presence at GISEC 2017 to encourage CIO’s and CISO’s to review their cyber security strategies and operational posture in the face of an ever-increasing and challenging threat landscape. At the heart of Fortinet’s presence is the Fortinet Security Fabric which delivers a broad, powerful, and automated security solutions needed to solve today’s challenges while laying the foundation for the self-sufficient, Intent-Based Network Security that will be critical to protect ......read more

    LogMeIn Announces First Quarter 2017 Results

      LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM), a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity,  announced its results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017. First quarter 2017 highlights include: GAAP revenue was $187.5 million and non-GAAP revenue was $201.1 million   Net loss was $18.6 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, and non-GAAP net income was $38.1 million, or $0.85 per diluted share EBITDA was $6.1 million and EBITDA margin was 3.3%, Adjusted EBITDA was $66.0 million and Adjusted EBITDA margin was 32.8% Cash Flow from Operations was $105.9 million, or 53% of non-GAAP ......read more

    Sophos to Place the Spotlight on Synchronized Security at GISEC 2017

    Sophos (LSE:SOPH),a global leader in network and endpoint security announced its participation at Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC 2017) which will be held from May 21st - May 23rd, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade and Convention Centre. The company will showcase its extensive security portfolio and focus on its synchronized security strategy. "Given the scale and sophistication of attacks in the Middle East region, companies are looking for smarter and simpler IT security solutions.A recent Sophos-sponsored study developed by International Data Corporation (IDC) ......read more

    Panasonic launches ‘Breathe Clean' Campaign for Asthma Awareness in the Middle East

    The brand promotes indoor air quality improvement to support the Asthma Awareness Month Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Eco Solutions - a division of Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) is promoting indoor air quality improvement for asthma respite through its ‘Breathe Clean’ campaign, which encourages people to improve indoor air quality to reduce asthma triggers in May, which is observed as asthma awareness month. Today, Asthma affects over 300 million people globally, and is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases, suffered by both adults, ......read more

    Wannacrypt Ransomware – An Action Plan to Improve your Cyber Resilience Defenses

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    Fortinet Honors Middle East Channel Partners at PartnerSync

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    Silver Peak Tops 400 Unity EdgeConnect Customer Deployments Worldwide

    Leader in Broadband and Hybrid WAN Solutions Achieves 300 Percent Annual Growth in SD-WAN Solution Customer Acquisition May 10, 2017 – Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today celebrated the 400th customer deployment of its award-winning Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution, less than two years from its first customer shipment. The company commenced shipping EdgeConnect in August 2015 and secured its initial 100 customers by May 2016. Customer deployments doubled to 200 by October 2016 and have again doubled to more than 400 today. Approximately 75 ......read more

    CRA Serves Notice of Violation to 159 Businesses Selling Telecommunications Devices & Equipment

      Inspection conducted in 216 shops; notice served to those selling telecommunications devices & equipment without a valid license Dubai, May 10, 2017: The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) has conducted its first round of inspections for 2017 of shops selling telecommunications devices & equipment and issued a total of 159 written violation notices for shops practicing such activities without having the required license. The inspection was conducted by CRA’s technical inspectors from April 16 - 26, 2017 to detect shops that sale or use radio and ......read more

    Telecom Leaders' Summit 2017 Sends Reminder of High Expectations from the Digital Communications Industry

    With the official patronage of Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE, the South Asia - Middle East - North Africa (SAMENA) region’s most prestigious annual ICT leadership event, SAMENA Telecommunications Council's Leaders' Summit, held in partnership with Huawei Middle East and sponsored by Nokia, Ericsson, du and Etisalat, reminded the industry to set new aspirations and counter challenges of making the digital world more inclusive and constructive for the human cause. The Leaders' Summit was honored by the presence and keynote address of the UAE's ......read more

    Business and IT Disconnected Over IoT, Creating Widely Disparate Adoption Rates across EMEA: Aruba Study

    DUBAI, UAE, 10th May, 2017 — The internet of things (IoT) market remains fragmented in EMEA stemming from a disconnect between IT and business departments over what IoT is and how it should be used. This is according to a new survey of 1,400 business and IT leaders from 11 countries in Europe and the Middle East. Findings from ‘The EMEA IoT showdown: Business vs. IT’ from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, show that while there is a 50% adoption rate of IoT across the region, set to rise to 82% by 2019, there is a clear lack of alignment between business and IT ......read more

    Festival City's IMAGINE show with Panasonic Projectors receives second Guinness World Record

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    LogRhythm Announces Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program Designed to Facilitate Deeper Engagements with Key Technology Integration Partners and Deliver Greater Protection Across the Full Threat L

    Debuting Partners Include Cisco, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, Gigamon and Check Point Dubai —  May 9th, 2017 — LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced the launch of its new Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. The program is designed to foster interoperability to deliver a more complete security solution for customers, and build awareness around the value of robust technology integrations. Program members include Cisco, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, Gigamon, and Check Point. These partners have tight, closed-loop integrations with ......read more

    ManageEngine Desktop Central Receives Application Certification From ServiceNow

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it has received certification of its endpoint management application, Desktop Central, with ServiceNow®. Certification by ServiceNow signifies that Desktop Central has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on integration interoperability, security and performance. The certification also ensures that best practices are utilized in the design and implementation of Desktop Central with ServiceNow. The Desktop Central-ServiceNow integration helps reduce resolution times and increase help desk ......read more

    Red Hat Drives Cloud Infrastructure Upgrades with Latest Version of Production-Ready OpenStack Platform

    DUBAI, UAE, 9th MAY, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, the latest version of Red Hat’s massively-scalable and agile cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). Based on the OpenStack “Ocata” release, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 delivers enhanced support for upgrades with composable roles, new networking capabilities, and improved integration with Red Hat CloudForms for cloud management. Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11 delivers a reliable cloud platform built on the ......read more

    Digital Shadows Expands Executive Leadership to Support Rapid Growth of the Company

    Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017– Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, continues to strengthen its management team by today announcing the appointment of Dan Lowden as Chief Marketing Officer, Schwark Satyavolu joining the company’s board and Paul Kenealy joining as Director of Intelligence. Digital Shadows finished 2016 with its third consecutive year of triple-digit revenue growth, and experienced significant customer expansion in both the United States and Europe, across verticals such as financial services, pharmaceuticals, retail, and technology. The ......read more

    Skills, collaboration and mindset will drive the digital transformation

    Industry, private sector and education experts define key drivers of the digital transformation at the Siemens Digitalization Roadshow in Dubai Dubai roadshow is first in series which will also visit Abu Dhabi, Kuwait City, Cairo and Doha Dubai, UAE, May 7, 2017:  Leaders from the UAE’s industrial, education and private sectors have defined skills, collaboration and mindset as key factors required to develop an ecosystem for digitalization to flourish, during the first in a series of Siemens Digitalization Roadshows. The themes emerged during a day packed with debates, ......read more

    World-leading IT Firms Descend on GISEC 2017 as Global Cybersecurity Spending Forecast to Hit USD101.6 Billion by 2020

    Dubai Police to unveil operational Robocop while Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) will host VR simulation of its high-speed capsule at 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference and Internet of Things Expo   Dubai, UAE – 7 May 2017:  As companies and individuals across the globe increasingly feel the pressure to protect crucial information online, world-leading cybersecurity firms at the 4th Gulf Information Security and Conference (GISEC) will share their market-leading knowledge, and the latest and most innovative technologies to help firms keep data ......read more

    Red Hat Unveils End-to-End Cloud-Native Development Environment with Red Hat OpenShift.io

    DUBAI, UAE, 7th MAY, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat OpenShift.io, a free, online development environment optimized for creating cloud-native, container-based applications. Enterprises compete through software innovations, so rapidly building and scaling applications is critical. OpenShift.io enables digital transformation with an end-to-end application development environment, requiring no installation and addressing all development phases. According to IDC, enterprises pursuing digital ......read more

    The ‘World-First' Features of the LG G6 Amass Robust Commendation From Users Across MEA

    Flagship Smartphone is the first to offer 18:9 FullVision display that supports both Dolby Vision and HDR 10 DUBAI, May 07, 2017:  After the recent launch of the LG G6 across the Middle East and Africa markets, LG Electronics (LG) reveals that its newest flagship smartphone has received great praise from users and reviewers in the region, thanks to its emphasis on the fundamentals, featuring trendy innovations and multiple world firsts in display and visual technologies.  The LG G6 leads the new form factor trend with its 18:9 screen aspect ratio and 5.7-inch FullVision ......read more

    CIO Research Shows: Availability Gap Inhibits Digital Transformation and Costs Enterprises $21.8M Each Year

    DUBAI, UAE, 7th May, 2017:  96 percent of organizations have Digital Transformation initiatives on their roadmap and more than half of those initiatives are in process now[i]. There is obviously a huge appetite across enterprises to utilize innovation for competitive advantage, and this places a huge burden on businesses to deliver access to IT services, data and apps, at any time and from anywhere 24.7.365. However, according to the latest industry data released today from Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On ......read more

    Sony Mobile achieves profitability goals this year

    The Middle East & Africa region is a strategically important growth market for Sony Mobile Xperia XZ Premium, winner of several top industry awards including ‘Best Smartphone at MWC 2017’, leads innovation push Dubai, UAE, May 6, 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications has shown strong global financial performance by reporting a profit of 10.2 Billion Yen (US$ 91 Million) this year, as per financial results from the company.  Continuing its growth trend, Sony Mobile expects to increase annual smartphone unit sales by 1.9 million year-on-year, mainly in the ......read more

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