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    du Delivers Premium Entertainment on the Go with the Launch of its Special Offer on Data SIM Plans

    Customers can get free movies, and music subscriptions on top of their 10GB starting from AED 149 per month Dubai, UAE, 17 July 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has launched a range of exclusive data offers for its customers across the UAE. The new Data SIM comes with data as well as movies and music starting at just AED149 per month.  du customers (Smart Plan, Emirati Plan) will receive a data SIM, a 12-month free subscription to the Anghami Plus platform and a six month free WAVO subscription when subscribing to this new offer.  “At du, we strive to create more tailored services and offers that simplify connectivity and enrich the mobile entertainment experience. Whether you need to connect tablets and laptops on the go, or going on a family day trip and need to keep ......read more

    Ensure clean and pure air in your home this summer

    Ensuring indoor air quality in your home is as simple as installing a Samsung Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner  Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  There are millions of micro-organisms living in your home, present in the air you breathe day in and day out, and with added dust, dander, pollen, and mold – collectively called allergens – the air quality in your home is being affected. Choosing the right air conditioning system is paramount to ensure your families continued health and happiness. Samsung’s new Wind-Free™ split air conditioner uses a first-of-its-kind two-step cooling system, which ensures superior comfort along with faster cooling and energy efficiency for your home. Many factors affect indoor air quality, poor ventilation is a key factor, primarily from the lack of fresh air, especially in ......read more

    Global Businesses Turn to Oracle Blockchain Service to Speed Transactions Securely

    Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, and Intelipost are among early adopters of enterprise-class general ledger service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018:   Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. The service allows organizations to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale. Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, Neurosoft, Nigeria Customs, Sofbang, Solar Site Design and TradeFin are among the many global organizations that already have adopted Oracle’s blockchain platform. Blockchain has the power to fundamentally transform how every industry does ......read more

    New Xerox Workplace Solutions Boost Mobility, Print Management, Security and Cost Controls

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  With mobility and security dominating today’s workplace, Xerox has responded with new solutions that safeguard both data and devices while offering greater cost control.   Xerox Workplace Solutions includes print management and mobility offerings available in cloud or on-premise server versions. Ideal for companies operating fleets of printers and multifunction devices, the new offerings ensure customers’ print devices are as connected as their employees are–without sacrificing convenience, security or affordability.    “The development of Xerox Workplace Solutions is our way of walking-the-walk by delivering market-leading security and mobility features while helping customers drive costs out of their print environment,” said Tracey ......read more

    Thomson Reuters Adds Global Prioritization and Customization Solution to Trading Capabilities

    Rules-Based Order Routing enables trading efficiencies by allowing traders to prioritize orders across asset classes Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  Thomson Reuters has introduced Rules-Based Order Routing (RBOR) to its trading capabilities, enabling traders to automate workflows in a highly flexible, customizable, and cost-efficient way.  Thomson Reuters RBOR is both multi-asset and global in scope.   RBOR gives traders the ability to set a number of order routing rules that determine which trades should be handled automatically or through manual intervention. This functionality allows traders to configure policies that both enable and demonstrate best execution compliance.  Based on a trader’s pre-determined preferences, RBOR automatically routes orders to a broker, or multiple brokers and/or algos, for ......read more

    Take your mobile gaming to the next level

    New Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to help gamers achieve a truly immersive experience Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The popularity of mobile gaming has grown substantially in recent years thanks to smartphones. Currently, games played on mobiles and smartphones account for a third of all global games, and that is estimated to increase to half in the future. The MENA region enjoys a massive population of online gamers - 587 million in 2017 according to Newzoo and unlocking this kind of potential would have an enormous impact on the mobile industry*. The upsurge in mobile gaming has led to a growing demand for devices that meet specific requirements, i.e. optimized video and sound quality. The new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ features enhancements that allow the devices to take mobile gaming to the next level.  Screen ......read more

    Expo 2020 Dubai becomes first 5G major commercial customer in MEASA through partnership with Etisalat

    Etisalat’s 5G network will provide state-of-the-art services to Expo’s millions of visitors 5G technology will be a key component of the Expo 2020 Dubai ‘smart site’ Milestone affirms reputations of UAE, Dubai as leaders in innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  The UAE has set another benchmark for the early adoption of advanced new technology, with Expo 2020 Dubai becoming the first major commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to access 5G services, through its partnership with Etisalat.    The leading UAE telecom provider connected Expo 2020 Dubai to its 5G network, making the site of the next World Expo the first commercial location in the MEASA region to experience 5G. The milestone reinforces the ......read more

    Don't miss du's incredible World Cup offer

    Subscribe now to watch the biggest sport event on four 24/7 channels live and in full HD for only AED 276   Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2018:   As excitement for the World Cup finals reaches fever pitch, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced 50 percent off on its standalone World Cup package customers can subscribe to for AED276 only. The four final matches will broadcast live in full HD through four exclusive beIN SPORTS channels.   Ibrahim Almayahi, Senior Director Consumer Marketing Communications - Consumer Business, said: “We are delighted to offer this incredible discount to our valued customers and add life to life by screening the final four football matches live across our dedicated beIN SPORTS channels. We want all football enthusiasts to enjoy the World Cup without ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Boosts UAE GDP by USD 96 Billion by 2030

    High-Performance Infrastructure Needed for AI to Uncover Patterns to Transform Costs, Efficiency, and Innovation Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will increase the UAE’s GDP by USD 96 billion by 2030, enabling organizations to better meet and predict customer and citizen trends and drive digital business innovation. As the UAE Strategy for AI guides nationwide transformation, AI and machine learning are entering the mainstream. PwC predicts that AI will contribute USD 96 billion in UAE GDP 2030. By industry, Accenture says finance (USD 37 billion), healthcare (USD 22 billion), and transport and storage (USD 19 billion) will see the biggest growth by 2035. “Artificial intelligence solutions can enable new innovations that can augment the existing workforce, ......read more

    Mobile Fiesta at Jumbo Electronics this DSS 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is the best time to upgrade your smartphone! Take advantage of Jumbo Electronics’ Mobile Fiesta which offers great discount and promotions on a range of mobile phones. Choose from a variety of bestselling mobile brands including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Nokia, HTC, Lava, Sony and many more.    Also up for grabs is the Samsung S8 Plus for just AED3,254 with a gift voucher worth AED850, bundled with Level In ANC headphones, a 128GB micro SD card, an Anymode Kicktok cover, a power bank and selfie-stick; Huawei P20 Pro for only AED2,999 with a gift voucher worth AED200, bundled with a passport case, a Sony ZX110 headset and selfie-stick; iPhone 6S Plus for only AED2,299, bundled with a Sony ZX110 headset, power bank and selfie-stick; and Sony Xperia XA ......read more

    World-first as the F1® Innovation Prize prepares to transform fan's winning technology idea into reality

    In a bold new fan engagement initiative, this year’s global crowd-sourcing competition includes incubation and prototyping at Formula 1®’s Media & Technology Centre Brawn and Hamilton challenge fans worldwide to create “My F1®” - the ultimate immersive viewing experience - putting fans firmly in the sport’s transformation driving seat For a chance to shape the future of F1® and win the USD $50,000 prize: www.formula1.com/f1prize Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Formula 1® Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport driver Lewis Hamilton will mark a new milestone today for Formula 1® by launching the first-ever crowd-sourcing competition in a global sport which will turn a fan’s idea from concept to reality. Tata ......read more

    LG launches new AI-powered premium LG G7 ThinQ+ flagship for GCC consumers

    The LG G7 smartphone is the all-round cutting-edge smartphone with a brighter display, superior camera, precision audio and a host of AI functions that set it above the competition Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Following a successful rollout of the latest LG G7 ThinQ+ smartphone in South Korea, the Americas and Europe, LG has now launched its premium flagship smartphone in the GCC. The LG G7 ThinQ+ marks LG’s first G-series flagship phone with AI capabilities built-in, redefining how ‘smart’ a smartphone can be. The latest smartphone also comes with a host of new features and upgrades. Qualcomm’s fastest Snapdragon 845 mobile platform gives the LG G7 ThinQ+ the computing power for its advanced AI functions, which starts with its innovative AI CAM. The new LG G7 ThinQ+ comes with a redesigned wide-angle ......read more

    Etisalat launches region's first ‘Annual Add-on' data packs

    First operator to introduce 1TB data package and 500GB in the country Postpaid customers will enjoy full data allowance upfront valid for one year Abu Dhabi 05 July 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of the region’s first ‘Annual Add-on’ packs, offering postpaid customers bulk data allowances on a 12-month instalment scheme starting from AED100/ month.   With the new ‘Annual Add-on’, postpaid customers no longer have to worry about running out of their monthly mobile allowance by choosing from a variety of options ranging from 50GB to 1TB.   Currently all Etisalat data packs come with a one-month validity, while the new ‘Annual Add-on’ is valid for one year from the date of subscription, a first of its kind in the region. Etisalat is the ......read more

    Ericsson establishes Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G in India at the IIT, Delhi

    Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India - Shri Manoj Sinha CoE established to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups Ericsson showcases the first live 5G demonstration of beam forming and beam tracking technologies in the country Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G in the country at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. This first -of-its-kind 5G innovation Lab, which has been set up by Ericsson for Indian industry and academia to leverage, was dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble Minister of State for Communications (I/C) and Minister of State ......read more

    Blackberry Key2 Available in the Middle East Starting Today

    This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls  Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  The newest and most-advanced BlackBerry smartphone yet is coming to The Middle East. Starting today, the all-new BlackBerry® KEY2 is available across a choice of leading retailers distributed by Axiom Telecom, and will be available in Saudi Arabia later this month. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever ......read more

    Get #CloserThanEver to the Live Sporting Action With Samsung Super Big TV

    Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  Every sport has the support of fans that truly love the game. From the Olympics to individual tournaments for sports such as rugby, cricket and basketball among many others, fans are usually right there in the action – and for the majority who cannot attend live matches, they are glued to their TVs. Like these, football is a tradition that brings people together. It is the game that transcends borders, and nationalities to unite fans, most of whom tune in to the sporting action and cheer on their team from the TV. In this way, the love of a team can bring people from opposite poles #CloserThanEver.  Getting the same experience as super fans who attend live matches, with painted faces in a sea of team jerseys is a dream that can come true with Samsung’s 2018 TV lineup. Now you can turn ......read more

    Reinventing printing for SMBs with HP LaserJet MFP M436 series Affordable A3 printing without compromising quality or performance

    The desktop copying printer every small/medium business can rely on  Fast print speeds of up to 23 ppm with M436  Optimise print environments with built-in networking and remote monitoring on M436 series Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 04, 2018:   HP announced the expansion of its popular LaserJet range in CEMA with the HP LaserJet MFP M436 series. Designed for small and medium businesses, the printers’ reliable performance guarantees professional standards are met consistently, without breaking the bank.  For small businesses, technology enables teams to be at their most productive, creative and efficient. Time and resources are precious so technology must perform without compromise. The HP LaserJet MFP M436 series enables businesses to complete a multitude of jobs with A3, automatic ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX DC-G9 and LUMIX DC-GH5S receive coveted 2018 TIPA Awards

    LUMIX DC-G9 named Best Mirrorless CSC Expert, LUMIX DC-GH5s is Best Professional Photo/Video Camera LUMIX DC- TZ220 also cited as Best Expert Compact Camera Dubai, UAE, July 04, 2018:  Panasonic has announced that it has been named winner of three prestigious 2018 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) awards, acknowledged as one of the most coveted photo and imaging accolades in the world. The Panasonic LUMIX DC-G9 was named the ‘Best Mirrorless CSC Expert’, the Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5s won the ‘Best Professional Photo/Video Camera’ honor and, the Panasonic LUMIX  DC- TZ220 bagged the ‘Best Expert Compact Camera’ plum.   Mr. Kunihiro Tanikura – General Manager, Audio Video Products, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa, “We are proud that our ......read more

    Smart Solutions & Services Authority and Algorythma

    Sign a Memorandum of Understanding to Foster Collaboration in Innovation and Technology Abu Dhabi, UAE 4 July 2018 –   The Smart Solutions & Services Authority (SSSA) and Algorythma, the UAE based first-rate end-to-end technology service company, signed today a Memorandum of Understanding, establishing the framework to pursue close cooperative projects in connection with digital and technology transformation initiatives and strategies, in a commitment to achieve the Abu Dhabi Vision to improve the quality of life of the residents and provide them with all means of success, in addition to enhancing the economic environment of the Emirate.    Under the MoU, Algorythma and the Smart Solutions & Services Authority will explore further collaboration in digital initiatives and strategies in areas of ......read more

    Sony MEA launches new waterproof and dustproof EXTRA BASSTM wireless speakers in UAE

    SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 EXTRA BASSTM wireless speakers Dubai, UAE, 3rd July 2018 –   Sony has launched the new SRS-XB41, SRS-XB31, and SRS-XB21 EXTRA BASSTM wireless speakers in the UAE. With portability, durability, EXTRA BASSTM sound and a LIVE SOUND mode, these speakers will provide listeners with the ultimate music experience.  All about that EXTRA BASS™  The sound quality these speakers exert are designed to sustain and focus on “deep bass” & “punch bass”, which perfectly exhibits bass heavy music such as the popular music genres of EDM, grime and hip-hop. Customers can also create a three-dimensional music experience with the LIVE SOUND mode which creates a concert experience in the living room.   SRS-XB31 Durable new features Available ......read more

    Akamai State of the Internet/ Security Summer 2018: Web Attack Report Shows Hospitality Industry Under Siege from Botnets

    Bot-Driven Credential Abuse, DDoS Attacks Have Continued to Rise While Leveraging New Techniques to Overwhelm Web-Facing Systems   Dubai, UAE, July 03, 2018:  Cybersecurity defenders face increasing threats from organizations in the form of bot-based credential abuse targeting the hospitality industry and advanced distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, according to the Summer 2018 State of the Internet / Security: Web Attack report released by Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM). Analysis of current cyberattack trends for the six month period from November 2017 through April 2018 reveals the importance of maintaining agility not only by security teams, but also by developers, network operators and service providers in order to mitigate new threats.   Hospitality Industry vs. Bots: Analysis of Fraud ......read more

    Machine Intelligence: Paving the Way for the 5G and IoT Solutions of Tomorrow

    Combining the methods, tools, and techniques of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is the natural next step in managing the increasing complexity of 5G and IoT. Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Today, we are experiencing a global digital transformation that is accelerating with greater speed and voracity than ever before. As ongoing digitalization continues to expand and evolve all over the world, the deeply complex telecommunication systems enabling it will become even more robust and intricate in the coming years. As such, telecoms operators are in a position of perpetual demand for advanced methods, tools, and techniques that create data driven, intelligent, non-fragile systems for continual automation, evolution, and disruption. With widespread 5G and IoT integration on the horizon, which will further intensify the ......read more

    Qualcomm Makes Truly Wireless Experiences Simpler to Design for a Broader Range of Earbuds and Hearables

    Qualcomm® QCC3026 Bluetooth® Audio System-on-Chip Gives Manufacturers Innovative Technology to Create both an Economical and Robust User Experience   Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2018:  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) y announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., introduced the QCC3026, a flash-programmable Bluetooth Audio System-on-Chip (SoC) that is designed to reduce power consumption by up to 50% compared to previous generation entry-level flash devices. The new SoC is also engineered to balance functionality and cost to help manufacturers simply and quickly develop and commercialize feature optimized truly wireless headsets, and extends the Company’s portfolio of low power Bluetooth audio solutions following the announcement of the flagship QCC5100 Bluetooth SoC series earlier ......read more

    The #1 trick to capturing the best photo at night? The trick is the AI camera in HUAWEI P20 Pro

    July 01, 2018:  When you are on one of your midnight fast food runs with your friends, you better not forget your house keys, nor your HUAWEI P20 Pro.  A camera which works like a literal pupil, shifting with different exposures, the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s lens adapt to every landscape, in attempts to capture the most idyllic of shots. We tested out the HUAWEI P20 Pro’s camera against the city scape of Dubai at night, and it’s safe to say that the sought-after smartphone is a clear winner in our eyes.  The issue of tackling night time shots has plagued the minds of smartphone manufacturers for long, and it has been the root cause of pixilated, greyish night-time imagery. But worries be gone! The HUAWEI P20 Pro eliminates all the challenges about night time photography and crystalizes all the elements ......read more

    Etisalat launches free ‘Talking Bill' service for People of Determination

    Abu Dhabi, UAE,  01 July 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of a ‘Talking Bill’ service that enables visually-challenged customers to access bill summary details of their account free of charge. Customers can subscribe to the service at no extra cost by dialling 101 or visiting any of Etisalat’s retail stores. Upon successful activation, customers will get from the following month onwards an automated call from Etisalat to explain the summary bill details of their account in English or Arabic.  The ‘Talking Bill’ will state charges such as total amount due, previous balance, local and international calls, texts, data, international roaming, and VAT, among others. It also has an option to repeat the billing information for the customer.  Khaled Elkhouly, Chief ......read more

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    Mimecast Acquires Ataata

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 10, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc.  Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.  The acquisition will allow customers to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behavior observations into actionable risk metrics for security professionals. The addition of ......read more

    Siemens and Bentley Systems Collaborate on Process Industries Academy Initiative

    July 10, 2018 − Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. The Process Industries Academy will help organizations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects of the asset lifecycle, based on the practical experience and knowledge of the industry’s leading experts. With recent ......read more

    Epson powers big screen experience at Breeze Beach Grill

    The popular Palm Jumeirah venue supersizes sports viewing with Epson projectors  Dubai, UAE; July 01, 2018:  With the football season underway, sports fans in Dubai are gathering in key locations to watch exciting matches, with friends and family. Epson, the world’s market leader in projectors, has teamed up with Breeze Beach Grill on Palm Jumeirah to ensure a supersize, immersive viewing experience using its EH-TW5600 home cinema projectors.   William Storrar, Senior Manager, Breeze Beach Grill, said: “Epson’s Full HD projectors bring our customers ......read more

    Ericsson inspires over 500 young girls in the Middle East and Africa to explore careers in ICT

    Ericsson highlighted the benefits of exploring careers in ICT for over 500 young girls aged 9 to 18 across 90 schools in the Middle East and Africa Market.  Ericsson celebrated Girls in ICT day in the region by hosting the Girls Who Innovate competition with prizes including to win job shadow days, blog features and a 1,000 EUR prize for their ideas to use technology to change the future of education.  Ericsson aims to embrace gender diversity by reflecting 30% female inclusion across its entire workforce by 2020. Dubai, UAE, June 30, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ......read more

    Thales and Microsoft partner to develop a unique Defence Cloud solution for armed forces

    Thales and Microsoft today announce a preferred partnership for the development of a common Defence Cloud solution for armed forces.  The solution that will be jointly developed by the two groups is based on the Microsoft Azure Stack platform, a services-oriented and flexible hybrid cloud environment that will be fully cyber secured and adapted to military resilience constraints by Thales.  Thanks to this new solution, Thales, as a field-proven trusted integrator, and Microsoft, as a trusted Cloud provider, will accompany the digital transformation of armed forces both in the ......read more

    Introducing simpler brands and solutions for advertisers and publishers

    By: Sridhar Ramaswamy Dubai, UAE, June 28, 2018:  We launched AdWords nearly 18 years ago with a simple goal—to make it easier for people to connect online with businesses. A lot has changed since then. Mobile is now a huge part of our everyday lives. People quickly switch from searching for products, to watching videos, browsing content, playing games and more. As a result, marketers have more opportunities to reach consumers across channels, screens and formats. The opportunity has never been more exciting, but it’s also never been more complex. Over the years, Google ......read more

    E-Vision launches book donation initiative to mark Year of Zayed

    Copies of Sheikh Zayed: Life and Times distributed to 10 schools across the UAE  The book celebrates the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed, the UAE’s Founding Father Abu Dhabi 27 June 2018:   E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, has launched a book donation campaign to commemorate the Year of Zayed, marking what would have been his centenary year.   Numerous copies of Sheikh Zayed: Life and Times were distributed to 10 schools across the UAE since April. The book comes in English and Arabic and features a collection of photographs by Royal ......read more

    Trend Micro's Endpoint Security Cited as a Leader by Independent Research Firm

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    Qualcomm Announces Three New Snapdragon Mobile Platforms for Expanding High- and Mid-Tiers

    New Platforms Designed to Deliver Performance and Power Efficiency Improvements to Mass Market Smartphone Segment Dubai, UAE, June 27, 2018:  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced three new additions to the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 and 400 tiers – the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 Mobile Platforms. These platforms are engineered to bring higher performance, better battery life, more efficient designs, impressive graphics and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities into the highest-selling Snapdragon tiers. ......read more

    SonicWall Leans into Mid-Tier Enterprise Market for Next Phase of Company Growth, Leadership with Expansion of Disruptive Cloud-based Platform

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    ESET Declared a Leader and Top IT Security Vendor in Central and Eastern Europe

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    FMS Tech Pioneers Reduction in Carbon Dioxide Emission

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    Keeping Cool This Summer Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune with Samsung's Wind-Free™ AC

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    Emerson Accelerates New Era of Manufacturing Productivity with Next Generation Digital Workforce

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    Guaranty Trust Bank (Tanzania) Limited goes live on ICS BANKS from ICS Financial Systems

    Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2018:  ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), a global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced today that Guaranty Trust Bank (Tanzania) Limited (GTBank Tanzania); subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, has successfully gone live on ICS BANKS Universal Banking Solution. GTBank Tanzania received its license in 2016, to offer commercial banking services in Tanzania, which by that, embraces Tanzania to be the 11th country that Guaranty Trust Bank PLC marks its footprint in. “Our journey has started with GTBank in ......read more

    The World Cup is here, stay ahead of potential cyber threats

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    Al-Futtaim ACE Part Sale is now on across all stores

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    Cybersecurity is paramount in GCC's digital transformation

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    ESET Threat Intelligence data improves detection

    A test conducted by Whalebone, a provider of DNS filtering services, showed that adding Indicators of Compromise from ESET to DNS filtering detection data significantly improves detection.  Experts from Whalebone and ESET revealed the results of a DNS filtering test in their joint presentation at the IS2 Conference, an information security event held in Prague, Czech Republic. The test was run on a sample of 100,000 internet connections, representing around half a million connected devices in two countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.  Before, Whalebone had utilized ......read more

    Futuresource confirms Epson is now the leading Pro Display vendor across EMEAR after 3 years of growth

    New number one provider of projectors above 6k lumens    Dubai, UAE; June 20, 2018:  Epson is now the leading projector manufacturer in the Pro AV and installation market above 6,000 lumens, according to latest market share data from Futuresource.  Epson now commands 26.7 per cent of the Pro Displays market, an increase of almost 11 percentage points over the same period last year, with market share continuing to increase in 2018.    The announcement builds on Epson’s phenomenal record of growth across all projector segments where it is now ......read more

    Red Hat Unveils Next-Generation Process Automation Offering

    DUBAI, UAE, 20th JUNE, 2018 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the launch of Red Hat Process Automation Manager 7, a comprehensive, cloud-native platform for developing business automation services and process-centric applications across hybrid cloud environments. Process Automation Manager is the next generation of Red Hat's business process management (BPM) offering, Red Hat JBoss BPM Suite, and enables organizations to streamline, automate, measure and continuously improve business operations. Digital ......read more

    Infinix Partners With Google to Launch New Mobile Innovation in the Middle East and Africa

    Infinix will unveil its latest device, powered by Android One, on June 24th New smartphone delivers AI innovations for an ultimate user experience Launch follows the successful release of Infinix Note 4 last year Dubai, June 19, 2018 –   The latest mobile phone innovation by Infinix is poised to hit the Middle East and Africa later this month at a glamorous unveiling event at Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.    Infinix, the TRANSSION Holdings premium smartphone brand, will partner with Google to deliver a “Beyond ......read more

    Ericsson and MTS to deliver superior mobile broadband experiences for football fans at tournament in Russia

    Tournament to see Europe’s largest deployment of Massive MIMO to date Ericsson AIR 6468, the industry’s first 5G NR-capable radio, installed at over 40 sites in seven of the 11 cities hosting the June 14-July 15 football tournament  Massive MIMO plays an important role in the current evolution of mobile communication by easing the journey to 5G Dubai, UAE, June 19, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Russian service provider MTS have teamed up to provide a superior mobile broadband experience for hundreds of thousands of football fans attending the upcoming ......read more

    Samsung Introduces Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue Editions for the Galaxy S9 and S9+

    Consumers will now be able to get more personalized versions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+ family in Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue     Dubai, UAE – June 19th 2018:  Samsung Gulf Electronics has officially launched two new color editions of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue. The new color editions were added to meet the needs of discerning consumers who want devices that express their style and personality.    The Sunrise Gold edition for Galaxy S9 and S9+ is Samsung’s first device to feature a satin gloss finish which wraps the ......read more

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