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    BlackBerry is no longer about the smartphone as it completes major shift to software and the Enterprise of Things

    Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Over the last few years, BlackBerry has transitioned to a security software and services company that is dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things (EoT). The Enterprise of Things is the network of intelligent connections within the enterprise. It is a collection of devices, computers, sensors, trackers, equipment and other ‘things’ that communicate with each other.  The Internet of Things is emerging as one of the most significant developments of our time. Connecting people and things will be the new norm for consumers, but behind the scenes, it is transforming how enterprises develop, market, distribute and sell products. Data breaches and cyber security threats continue to challenge businesses around the world – with 2016 bearing witness to some major global ......read more

    Saeed Al Dhaheri: Securing smart cities is crucial

    UAE actively taking initiatives at federal, local and private levels to enhance cyber security More than half a million cyber attacks worldwide per minute DUBAI, January 18, 2017:  With a rapid increase in smart city initiatives worldwide, there is a strong need to form a clear cyber security structure, have a proper risk management plan and appoint Chief Information Officers at city levels in addition to taking other steps in order to secure smart cities, a senior IT expert has advised.  Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman of Smartworld, a joint venture between Etisalat and Dubai South, said cyber-attacks are getting more frequent and complicated, making enterprises and smart city echo systems more vulnerable.  Smart Cities industry is projected to be worth more than $ 400 billion by 2020, according to experts. The ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics to create unique Dubai Shopping Festival attraction in the shape of a shopping bag featuring 250 kilos of gold!

    ‘World’s Largest Display Of Gold Bars’ at Jumbo Electronics, Mall of the Emirates on 20 January Solid Gold PlayStation 4 up for grabs as part of #Jumboisgold campaign during DSF 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 18 January 2017:  This Dubai Shopping Festival, Jumbo the leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the UAE teamed up with Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) organisers, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), Emirates Gold Refinery, and Brinks Global on an ambitious project to showcase something that has never been seen before by regular mall visitors. The vision was to engage a regular customer with a ‘WOW’ moment and spread the fun of shopping during Dubai Shopping Festival to the world via ......read more

    UAE is the 1st country in the region with in-store availability of XperiaTM Ear, Sony's intelligent personal assistant

    Dubai, Wednesday, 18th January 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications today announced today that Xperia Ear, a smart product from Sony Mobile, an in-ear personal assistant to help communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures, is now available in select UAE stores. The UAE thus becomes the first country in the Middle East where consumers can buy the Xperia Ear off the shelf. Priced at AED 799, the Xperia Ear is available in-store at Sony Boutique (Dubai Mall), Sharaf DG (Times Square) and Jumbo Electronics (Mall of the Emirates). Xperia Ear reads out incoming texts, WhatsApp or Facebook messages and allows you to initiate a response with a simple nod and then reply instantly with your voice. Xperia Ear has a full-day of battery life and, most importantly, doesn't feel ......read more

    Huawei Consumer Business Group announces strong 2016 performance

    Huawei Consumer Business Group achieves steady growth for the fifth consecutive year  Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed its expected 2016 annual performance figures indicating a 42 per cent increase when compared to 2015. With anticipated sales revenue of USD $26 billion Huawei CBG is showing steady growth for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, smartphone shipments reached 139 million units presenting a year-on-year growth of 29 percent. According to IDC, the increasing rate of global smartphone shipments was only 0.6% in 2016, which means Huawei has outperformed the overall market.  Mr. Richard Yu, Chief Operating Officer of Huawei CBG commented on the results saying, “Despite tough market conditions Huawei CBG is still growing at industry-leading speed. We ......read more

    Schneider Electric Collaborates with HPE on Micro Data Center Solution to Address New Demands of Distributed IT

    Helps customer meet new data growth requirements through support of edge computing  Standardized architecture enables quick and easy deployment virtually anywhere  Includes power, cooling and security in a single enclosure, providing simplified management Dubai/UAE– January 18, 2017:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced its collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on HPE Micro Datacenter, introduced recently at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference. The jointly engineered converged infrastructure solution provides end-to-end IT infrastructure, networking, storage and management in a single, self-contained and easy-to-deploy architecture ideal for distributed IT environments.  Schneider ......read more

    After incubation by Dubai Future Accelerators, Loyyal hits a new global milestone through IBM partnership

    Journey continues for the company since graduating from Dubai Future Accelerators program, joining forces with tech heavyweight IBM for blockchain ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 16 January 2017:  Leading universal loyalty platform Loyyal has marked another key milestone after joining IBM in its revolutionary blockchain ecosystem. IBM is harnessing blockchain to transform the way industries transact by creating an ecosystem where key industry players, such as Loyyal, are working together.  The blockchain ecosystem aims to empower innovators which are looking to build real networks, including start-ups, venture capitalists, systems integrators, enterprise developers and independent software vendors. By providing these diverse organisations with an open environment where companies and organisations can collaborate, share tools ......read more

    Ericsson HEVC Encoding Technology wins Fierce Innovation Award

    Ericsson’s E2E UHD Live Broadcast Ecosystem HEVC Card wins the coveted Fierce Innovation Award for Best Encoding and Transcoding Solution in the Pay-TV and online video category Winning HEVC Card enables Pay-TV providers to meet growing consumer demands for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV content, while providing significant cost efficiencies for the delivery of 4K UHD Ericsson also selected as a Finalist for its MediaFirst Video Processing for same award and category Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that its E2E UHD Live Broadcast Ecosystem HEVC Card has won the award for Best Encoding and Transcoding Solution in the Pay-TV and Online Video category at this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards. Recognized by a panel of global TV industry experts as one of the most innovative ......read more

    Canon pushes boundaries at SGI 2017 to unleash printers' business potential

    Showcases region’s best performing solutions from outdoor and indoor range  Unveils Canon Business Solutions, new reseller strategies strengthening Canon’s position as a ‘Partner of Choice’ Dubai, 15 January 2017:  Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and printing solutions, is showcasing its premium portfolio of technological heritage in the signage industry spanning from indoor to outdoor printing, unleashing a new era of printing revolution. Using the platform of SGI, Canon is demonstrating its range and depth of capabilities in wide format printing and how it can help print service providers to unleash the potential of their business, while also reinstating their commitment to resellers, partners and customers.  A highlight at the Canon stand this year is the UVgel printing ......read more

    du Shareholders Approve Proposed Capital Reduction

    Dubai, 12 January 2017:  Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”) said it held a General Meeting today where shareholders voted in favour of a Board of Directors’ recommendation to reduce the company’s capital. The capital reduction is still subject to final approval from the Securities and Commodities Authority (‘SCA’) as well as other relevant authorities.  Following the approval of the capital reduction, du intends to publish a notice to its creditors in two UAE Arabic-language daily newspapers on 13 January 2017. du will allow a 30 day creditor notification period, expiring on 12 February 2017, before proceeding with the capital reduction. The proposed capital reduction will involve nominally cancelling 38,522,582 shares held by du and previously allocated to ......read more

    Ericsson, Qualcomm and AT&T announce collaboration on 5G New Radio trials intended to accelerate wide-scale 5G deployments

    Trials will be compliant with the 5G NR 3GPP specification, the global 5G standard Driving ecosystem towards rapid commercialization at scale Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and AT&T today announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New Radio (NR) specifications being developed by 3GPP, which will form the basis of the global standards. The trials intend to help move the mobile ecosystem to faster 5G deployment based on standards-compliant 5G NR infrastructure and devices once 3GPP completes the first release of the official specifications, which is expected as part of Release 15.  The trials will support operation in millimeter Wave (mmWave) spectrum, aiming to accelerate ......read more

    Deploying Smart Grids can help UAE economy diversify from oil and gas – Booz Allen Hamilton

    Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region The utilities sector and the society stands to greatly benefit from wider adoption of smart grid technologies in the future Developed countries are already leveraging smart grids to fulfill key priorities relating to energy efficiency and reliability Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2017:  The utilities sector has historically under-invested in information technology (IT), but an increasing number of utility companies in the MENA region are waking up to the benefits of smart technology – particularly smart grids, a Booz Allen Hamilton report has found. According to Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, smart grids offer enabling technology to achieve the objectives spelt ......read more

    Smart Stores Expo 2017 to Highlight Design and Technology Innovation in Region's Retail Sector

    The three-day inaugural expo will be held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi from January 23  Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  With countries like Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait scoring quite high among the top 30 markets in 2016 Global Retail Development index (GRDI), and tremendous growth in the online retail sector, the middle east has become the global growth spot for retail innovation. Smart Stores Expo 2017 is set to be a catalyst for industry change with over 2500 retail professionals, including senior management, procurement specialists, IT directors, and designers from across the region expected to attend the event.  The inaugural expo will bring together the region’s most influential retailers and solution providers under one roof to showcase the latest trends and technologies in the sector. The event will be ......read more

    LG Electronics Earns “Best of the Best” CES 2017 Honors for LG Signature Series W7 Wall-Paper TV

    Technology Leader Receives More Than 90 CES Awards & Honors Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) won more than 90 awards at CES® 2017, leading the way with the coveted, official Engadget CES Best of the Best Awards, for LG’s revolutionary new LG SIGNATURE W7 OLED 4K TV complemented by a variety of best-of-show honors for the W7 and LG Smart InstaView™ refrigerator. In addition to the top accolades from publications all over the world, LG was the recipient of 21 CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA™) across home appliance, home entertainment and mobile communications categories. LG unveiled brand new LG SIGNATURE products at CES 2017, including the LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W-series which leads wins with over 20 awards, employing a show stopping, entirely new ......read more

    Huawei kicks off 2017 by breaking a Guinness World Record

    Beating the record by a milestone, Huawei used the Mate 9 to capture the most selfies taken in three minutes  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 10 January 2017:  Today, at The Palace Downtown Dubai, Huawei broke the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken with different people in three minutes. The image featuring 160 participants was captured using the Huawei Mate 9 with the iconic Burj Khalifa as a backdrop.  The record breaking attempt took place at The Palace Hotel in Downtown Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As per the Guinness World Record guidelines, the image was a selfie taken by an individual using a smartphone or digital camera and was captured in exactly 180 seconds. To achieve this feat, Huawei naturally selected their all-new flagship device the Huawei Mate 9 and put the device to the ultimate ......read more

    Ericsson report: Citizens are increasingly using the internet and smartphones for their own personal safety

    The majority of citizens don’t perceive their city as a dangerous place, but only one in three thinks it’s actually safe. Citizens are no longer prepared to wait for the authorities to offer security solutions. Three in four citizens already use emergency and security apps on their smartphones. About 40 percent of citizens feel safer when out and about with a smartphone, but having the phone also makes them take more risks. Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2017:  Today’s citizens have high expectations of authorities and public safety agencies, and where these expectations are not being met they are increasingly using the internet and smartphones for their own personal safety. A new Ericsson ConsumerLab report has investigated smartphone users’ views on public safety in five cities. Smartphone users in ......read more

    LAVA International Launches power-packed LAVA A3 Smartphone in MENA

    The new smartphone – launched in the new year – is set to capture a larger market share in the GCC smartphone market. The company has tied up with leading retailers to support the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) The power-packed LAVA A3 comes with a lot of advanced features, including 13MP Sony sensor camera with Bokeh; 0.16 seconds fingerprint unlock – a super-fast process and 3GB RAM+ 32GB ROM  LAVA is one of the fastest-growing smartphone brands in the world With a price tag of Dh799 ($220), the dual SIM, dual camera smartphone unlocks in 0.16 seconds – a super-fast process Dubai, January 09, 2017 LAVA International, manufacturer of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone brand, announces the launch of A3 – a smartphone to power up work and life of young, upwardly mobile ......read more

    Saudi Geological Survey Selects Nexthink for Advanced Real-Time Analytics

    IT analytics solution helps the agency to empower its workforce and keep the Council of Ministers up-to-date with accurate information   KSA- January 9, 2017: As an independent entity of the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources, Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) has a mandate to explore the country’s rich mineral deposits, map key development sites and conduct a variety of geo-hazard, geo-environmental and hydrogeological studies to serve the Saudi community. The Saudi government has recently commissioned SGS to assist in achieving its 2030 Vision by implementing several development and economic projects that will contribute to the diversification of income resources in the Kingdom. In order to fulfill its duty of supplying up-to-date and accurate information to the Council of Ministers; SGS requires a reliable ......read more

    LG Smart InstaView Refrigerator Features Voice Control, WebOS and Remote Viewing Capabilities

    Industry-Leading Technologies Offer Intuitive Control, Home Management, Bringing New Meaning to Kitchen as “Heart of the Home” Dubai, Jan. 9, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) has introduced a new kind of refrigerator, called Smart InstaView™ that’s embedded with an array of convenient features provid-ed by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service and powered by LG’s own webOS smart platform.  Unveiled at CES® 2017, LG’s new flagship Door-in-Door® refrigerator features a 29-inch touch LCD display, which, thanks to its InstaView feature, instantly turns transpar-ent with just two knocks of the screen and allows users to look inside the refrigerator without opening the door. Now with webOS, consumers can also explore a host of WiFi-enabled features directly on the refrigerator, creating a ......read more

    ASUS Showcases Latest Lineup of Lifestyle Innovations at CES 2017

    Experience brand-new networking devices, mini PCs and the world’s first 32-inch direct lit LED 4K UHD HDR monitor at the ASUS Media Lounge ASUS presents its latest lineup of lifestyle products at CES 2017 in Las Vegas Featured ASUS products include the ProArt PA32U and Designo MX38VQ monitors, and ASUS HiveSpot & HiveDot Mesh Wi-Fi System All new products will be on display from January 4th-7th, 2017 at the ASUS Media Lounge on the 63rd floor of the Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, USA  — ASUS today showcases its latest lineup of lifestyle innovations at the ASUS Media Lounge at CES® 2017 in Las Vegas. Featured products include ProArt PA32U, the world’s first 32-inch direct-lit LED 4K UHD high-dynamic-range (HDR) monitor; Designo Curve MX38VQ, a 37.5 inch ultra-wide QHD monitor with a ......read more

    Ericsson and Cisco extend strategic partnership to include new Wi-Fi solutions

    New Wi-Fi solutions – Evolved Wi-Fi Networks (EWN) – combine industry-leading wireless technologies from the two companies  EWN includes pre-integrated and verified solutions based on Ericsson and Cisco products New solutions are complemented with Ericsson’s customer support, design and deployment services as well as Ericsson’s managed services Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Cisco are extending their strategic partnership to include a new Wi-Fi solution offering, named Evolved Wi-Fi Networks (EWN). EWN combines Ericsson’s 3GPP access, core networks and applications with Cisco’s Wi-Fi portfolio, to provide reliable Wi-Fi with the highest performance to Ericsson’s mobile, cable and other industries customers. The offering will include ......read more

    Huawei reveals the next era of mobile: meet the Intelligent Phone

    World’s number three smartphone brand announces collaborations with Amazon and Google and future with intelligent phones Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 9, 2017: At CES® 2017, nearly 3,000 people attended Huawei Consumer Business Group’s keynote where CEO Richard Yu shared Huawei’s vision of the next frontier in mobile: the Intelligent Phone, an AI-powered device. Yu’s address reinforced Huawei’s commitment to fueling innovation and collaborating with leading partners, to transform the way people experience the world.  Mr. Yu also revealed that the acclaimed Huawei Mate 9 will be available in the U.S. featuring advances at the forefront of hardware and software innovation, the Mate 9 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate 9 will also be Huawei’s first Google Daydream-ready ......read more

    LG Breaks New Ground With 2017 Super UHD TV Lineup Featuring Nano Cell Technology

    Combining Stunning Color, Active HDR with Dolby Vision and Minimalistic Design, LG’s 2017 Offerings Set New Standards for High-End UHD TVs Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Employing the most advanced color-enhancing LCD panel technology to date, LG Electronics’ SUPER UHD TVs (models SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000) featuring Nano Cell technology are expected to take LCD TV viewing to a whole new level at CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas. The third generation LG SUPER UHD TV lineup featuring Nano Cell technology will render the most realistic images possible, creating highly nuanced, accurate colors while enabling wider viewing angles. All of LG’s SUPER UHD TV models offer Active HDR with Dolby Vision allowing for multiple HDR formats, granting users access to the full spectrum of high-quality HDR content. And with the ......read more

    HP Inc. Ignites Powerful PC Experiences at CES 2017

    Customers inspire new business convertible PC, next-generation Sprout by HP and curved gaming display  EliteBook x360, world’s thinnest business convertible(1), offers long battery life, collaboration and security.  ENVY Curved All-in-One 34, world’s widest curved all-in-one, with new integrated sound bar design.  Sprout Pro by HP, the world’s first immersive PC, gets major hardware and software redesign to power HP’s Blended Reality 3D experiences.  OMEN X 35 Curved Display delivers immersive gaming with NVIDIA® G-Sync™ technology.  United Arab Emirates, Jan. 9, 2017:  At CES 2017, HP Inc. debuted exciting new PC innovations that will change the way people interact with their PCs. “HP has been on an innovation roll over the last year and that ......read more

    IDEX Conference 2017 to Attract Leading Defence, Security Experts

    Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 January, 2017:  IDEX Conference 2017, part of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2017) and Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017), is set to draw the participation of several leading security and defence decision makers and experts from across the world. Themed Disrupting Innovation in Defence and Security, the conference will be held ahead of IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 at the headquarters of the National Archives in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, 18 February.  The conference will include three keynote sessions titled Disruptive Emerging Technology and Innovation: A New Military Paradigm, The Next Big Leap in Cyber Defence, and Defence and Security Control/Mitigate Multiple Disruptions. Organised by ADNEC in collaboration with the UAE Armed Forces under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh ......read more

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    Fortinet Honors 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners

    Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the winners of its 2016 partner of the year awards. Fortinet's 2016 Partner of the Year awards recognize outstanding cybersecurity sales, customer experience, collaboration, and marketing achievements from the company's distributors and resellers around the world.  FortiHero - Global Partner of the Year - Santa Monica Networks Oy, Finland Partner of the Year US / Canada - r - CDW, US / INSA, Canada LATAM - GTLink EMEA - Orange Cyberdefence, France APAC - ......read more

    HID Global Demonstrates Access Control and Identity Management Innovations in a Connected Environment at Intersec 2017

    In an increasingly connected world, HID Global will highlight extending functionalites of the access control device beyond the door to create convenience for users and operational efficiencies across an organisation. As part of the company’s mobility initiative, HID Global will demonstrate new capabilities for its award winning HID Mobile Access® solution including its new App and Portal Software Developer Kits (SDKs). HID Global’s mobility solutions at Intersec 2017 will showcase how organisations can achieve an enhanced user experience, greater convenience and a wide ......read more

    Sophos Announces Special Partner Initiatives Focused On SMB in the Middle East

      Sophos(LSE: SOPH) today announced a new initiative for small and medium sized businesses (SMB) in the Middle East.  The special training and incentive initiative for channel partners is designed to enable them to address small and medium businesses as a focus for their go-to-market activities.  Speaking on the new initiative, Mr. Harish Chib, vice president, Middle East and Africa, Sophos said, “With the growing volume of sophisticated and targeted threats across the world, small businesses without dedicated security resources are particularly challenged to stay ......read more

    Trend Micro Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Email Security

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has been named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Email Security 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US41943716, December 2016). “Trend Micro is placed in the Leaders category in this [year’s] IDC MarketScape for making its messaging product a prominent part of its security suite, which also includes its endpoint, web, encryption, mobile, and soon network security products,” according to the report. Trend Micro’s focus on some of the newest concepts in ......read more

    Fortinet Security Fabric Lays the Foundation for Intent-Based Network Security

    Fortinet Expands Security Fabric Visibility and Automation Capabilities Across Security Devices and Into Network and Security Operations Centers Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced enhanced offerings that provide the building blocks for tomorrow’s self-provisioning, self-operating and self-correcting, Intent-Based Network Security. The latest innovations in the Security Fabric include the release of FortiOS 5.6, the world’s most advanced security operating system, along with ......read more

    Time for your New Year Cyber Detox?

    The Festive period is over, the mince pies, turkey and other excesses are finished for another year and we start the New Year with hope and optimism and often New Years resolutions. Equally in the corporate world we need to start the New Year with fresh plans and schemes, but at the same time ensure we focus on the key challenges that can help our businesses move forward to ensure 2017 is our most successful ever, while addressing the challenges which could derail that success. But while the year might be new, many of the Cybersecurity challenges we face are far from new, but it is ......read more

    Fortinet Appoints Phil Quade as Chief Information Security Officer

    Former NSA Cyber Task Force Executive Joins Fortinet Leadership to Drive Infrastructure Security, Expand Federal Program and Serve as Strategic Customer Advisor  Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the appointment of Phil Quade as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Quade will take responsibility for Fortinet’s information security and ensure compliance with the latest global regulations and standards across all systems. He will lead the strategy and expansion of ......read more

    HID Global Introduces Simple and Fast Solution for Visitor Management

    More secure solution with best-in-class registration, credentialing and reporting processes Highly efficient, easy and affordable way to transition to digital visitor registration Sets a more professional tone by eliminating the need for traditional paper-and-pen visitor logs DUBAI, UAE, January 10, 2016: HID Global®, a worldwide leader in secure identity solutions, today announced its new EasyLobby® Solo visitor management system for small- to medium-sized organizations seeking a simple yet robust solution to automate managing the daily flow of visitors.  The ......read more

    Cisco Middle East Appoints Waheed Al Hamaid Country Sales Lead for Oman

    Muscat, Oman, January 10, 2017: Cisco Middle East announces the appointment of Waheed Al Hamaid as Country Sales Lead for Oman. In his new role, Waheed will lead Cisco’s business in the Sultanate and work closely with the partner ecosystem to support private and public sector customers in their efforts to digitize and transform their operations to drive business outcomes. Commenting on Waheed’s appointment, Shukri Eid, Managing Director – East Region, Cisco Middle East said, “As a technology leader, our focus is on accelerating our ability to respond to our customer ......read more

    Panasonic's latest exhibits this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

    Panasonic showcased its latest B2B and consumer technologies at CES 2017 from January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas Panasonic booth divided into three zones displayed - Smart Mobility, Smart Entertainment and Smart Home - to highlight future towns and lifestyles enabled through the company’s unique technologies and collaborations with partner companies. In addition to the three zones, Panasonic’s innovation initiatives were on display at the Future Tech Lab. Visitors also experienced the latest Technics audio products in a dedicated section. Finally, Panasonic hosted Panasonic Live @ ......read more

    InnJoo Aims to Increase Egypt Market Share in 2017

    InnJoo, the Dubai headquartered smartphone maker announced today its strategy to significantly increase its Egypt market share in 2017.  The company intends to expand its online presence via retail partner souq.com as well as increasing its network of retail partners and resellers. Ahmed Kandil, InnJoo Country Manager, Egypt noted, “InnJoo is excited to build upon the success we achieved in 2016.  Using our primary go to market strategy of selling online we were able to generate significant sales activity in a short period.  In 2017, we intend to expand our online and ......read more

    Consumers Prioritise Higher Wi-Fi Performance Over Speed in 2017

    Growing Number of Consumers Will Upgrade Wi-Fi Routers, Adopt Smart Home Technologies, Demand a Safe Online Environment, and Cut the Cable Cord in 2017, Predicts Linksys Dubai, UAE – 09 January 2017 –  In 2017, consumers will increasingly prioritise higher performance over speed as a growing number of smart devices connect to Wi-Fi network in Middle East homes, predicts networking giant, Linksys. Data will be driven by people, but more so by the number of connected objects in the Internet of Things, estimated to be 50 billion by 2020, as per the research conducted by ......read more

    Unauthorised drones in Middle East take a nose dive as remote detection and disabling technology arrives in Dubai

    SkyDroner to make its regional debut among scores of new product launches at Intersec 2017 Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show when the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in Dubai.  Taking place from 22-24 January 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Intersec will be the focal point of cutting-edge innovations ringing in the New Year, with many of the ......read more

    Sennheiser Launches Wireless Products at CES 2017

    MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless headphones will be available at retail stores by end-February 2017 onwards for 799 AED  HD 4.40BT headest will be available in retail stores by March 2017 for 599 AED  HD 4.50BTNC headset will be available in April 2017 for 799 AED  Dubai, UAE (Jan 8, 2017):  At the January 2017 CES Trade Show, Sennheiser announced the launch of the MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless and the HD4 Wireless.  Sennheiser’s MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless brings the ultimate in uncompromised style, sound performance and take-anywhere mobility for those seeking ......read more

    ESC's India ICT Show in Hyderabad to Bring Over 400 Foreign Buyers

    IT COOPERATION BETWEEN INDIA & UAE TO INCREASE MULTIFOLD  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  INDIASOFT, the flagship IT event of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) to be held in Hyderabad on 13th & 14th February, 2017, will bring over 400 foreign buyers from 60 countries. Close to 250 Indian ICT firms of various hues and sizes will display their products and solutions to the discerning buyers, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Regional Director of ESC for the Middle East. Billed as one of the largest shows in the IT domain, Indiasoft is entering its ......read more

    Panasonic unveils LUMIX GH5 featuring World's First 4K 60p/50p, 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording and Agile Mobility

    With the Light Composition function as the new 6K Photo mode Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH5 - the latest flagship model of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new GH5 again evolves to achieve 4K 60p / 50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time as a Digital Single Lens Mirrorless camera*1 without a time limit. Furthermore, the GH5 is also capable of 4:2:2 10-bit 4K 30p / 25p internal video recording as well as outputting even more faithful color ......read more

    Acer Launches Performance-Oriented Aspire VX 15, V Nitro and GX Series

    Two notebooks and one desktop PC with a single focus on performance and multimedia entertainment Acer Aspire V Nitro offers superior performance in a sleek form factor with a bold yet classic look, powered by up to NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 1060  graphics Aspire VX 15 delivers a powerful punch thanks to its edgy gaming design, enhanced cooling capabilities and NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 1050/1050Ti1 graphics Both notebooks are equipped with the latest high-performance 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors Aspire GX series is a sharply styled desktop PC ......read more

    Sony launches a new era of home displays with the VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra Short Throw 4K HDR home theatre projector

    Dubai, UAE, 05 January 2017:  Sony today announced the expansion of its ultra short throw home theatre line up with the introduction of the VPL-VZ1000ES 4K HDR home theatre projector, designed to integrate easily into people’s homes. Sony’s latest innovative laser light source projector is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible with native 4K resolution.  It can be positioned as little as six inches away from the wall, yet command the room with a 254 cm (100 inch) image, measured diagonally in 16:9. When powered off, the compact and elegant VPL-VZ1000ES virtually ......read more

    Huawei participates at the Middle East's most prestigious telecom event and wins “Best Vendor Innovation” award for 2016

    Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:   As part of its commitment to transfer the latest ICT knowledge to the Middle East region, Huawei participated at the 2016 Telecom Review Summit held in Dubai as the “strategic partner”. The yearly event brought together the leaders of the ICT and telecom industry, in an effort to shed light on the latest innovations in ICT and address the challenges and opportunities in the region.  Charles Yang, President, Huawei Middle East delivered a keynote presentation addressing the future of mobile and highlighting the main three factors to ......read more

    Schneider Electric Receives Top Ranking in Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems

    SmartStruxure™ solution receives highest overall score for strong strategy and execution to help facility managers reduce energy consumption and improve operational efficiency  GCC Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to grow with increasing infrastructure investments  Dubai, UAE – January 5, 2016:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, recently announced that it has been named a leader in the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). For the second year in a row, ......read more

    Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Red Hat CloudForms, Drives Open Hybrid Cloud Management across Geographies and Industries

    DUBAI, UAE, 5th January, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2, the latest version of its award-winning open hybrid cloud management solution. IT operations teams can face slow, manual processes to deliver services internally, which may cost time, money and competitiveness. To address these challenges, IT teams can use Red Hat CloudForms to increase service delivery while enabling IT teams to focus on critical, business-impacting issues. Red Hat CloudForms, based on the ......read more

    Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones surpass expectations by topping the 10 million mark

    Huawei’s flagship dual-lens camera devices engineered in collaboration with Leica have become the company’s first flagship series to surpass 10 million shipments worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 4, 2017:  Ahead of the keynote address by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) at CES 2017, CBG today announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones globally, making it the company’s first flagship series to top the 10 million mark. This is a milestone for Huawei both from a product and ......read more

    BlackBerry QNX Launches its Most Advanced and Secure Embedded Software Platform for Autonomous Drive and Connected Cars

    Dubai, UAE – January 4, 2017:  BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced its most advanced and secure embedded operating system (OS) for the automotive industry. QNX® Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX® SDP 7.0) is a 64-bit OS that builds on the proven reliability of QNX technology and raises the bar for security and performance in cars. At CES 2017, the technological capabilities of QNX SDP 7.0 will be demonstrated in BlackBerry QNX’s 2016 Jaguar XJ and 2017 Lincoln MKZ concept cars.   “With the push toward connected and autonomous ......read more

    Smartworld records robust performance in 2016

    15 per cent growth in revenues DUBAI, January 4, 2017:  Smartworld, UAE’s leading systems integrator and next generation ICT services provider, has recorded an outstanding financial performance during 2016 with an estimated over 15% growth in revenues in comparison to 2015. The robust performance was marked by a record number of new projects Smartworld implemented during the year, with the top ones being in aviation, telecom, construction and banking sectors. Saeed Al Dhaheri, Chairman, Smartworld, said: “The strong financial performance reflects the strength of the ......read more

    du partners with NMC Hospital to revolutionize Electronic Health Records with Blockchain Technology for 100% data security

    Application of Blockchain Technology to Electronic Health Records will benefit in collection and management of all the patients information within UAE in the most secure and reliable way Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2017:  du partners with NMC Healthcare in UAE to implement Electronic Health Records with the use of Blockchain Technology. This innovative pilot from du demonstrated the application of this technology in the health sector that will benefit the residents and the city itself. This is an initiative from du, being a member of The Global Blockchain Council (GBC) which was ......read more

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