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    Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2017 H1 Business Results

    Growth in high-end markets fuels increased smartphone revenue and market share Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 27th, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group announced its business results today for the first half of 2017. For the first six months of the year, Huawei earnings totaled RMB XXX, a year-over-year growth of XXX%, with smartphone shipments reaching XXX, a year-on-year increase of XXX percent.  Huawei Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Yu said, “Our Consumer Business Group has continued to deliver extraordinary growth, beating the industry average and penetrating high-end markets around the globe. This growth is a testament to the strength of the Huawei brand and the momentum that we’ve built through delivering premium, market-shifting devices that resonate with today’s more

    LG Electronics Announces Second-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    LG Home Appliance and Air Solution Company Again Leads All Business Units;  Overall Profitability and Revenues Up Despite Challenging Quarter for Mobiles DUBAI, July 27, 2017:   LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced second-quarter 2017 revenues of KRW 14.55 trillion (USD 12.89 billion), an increase of nearly 4 percent from the same period last year, led by the home appliance unit, which reported a 12 percent sales increase from the 2016 second quarter. Three of the company’s four main business units reported higher revenues than a year ago. Quarterly operating income of KRW 664.1 billion (USD 588.2 million) was 13.6 percent higher in 2017, despite a challenging quarter for the mobile business.  The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company accounted for the largest share of the second quarter’s more

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

    Signing yet another reflection of Dubai’s culture of innovation 27 July 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei Consumer Business Group on Wednesday announced a partnership that will see it include Dubai Font on its mobile operating systems as one of its standard pre-loaded fonts. The font will be automatically available on the upcoming Huawei flagship smartphone starting with the Middle East and Africa later this year, and in the rest of the world as of next year. Designed to reflect the modernity and culture of innovation that exists within Dubai, the signing is the latest move in a series of steps that has seen it cement its position as a global cultural hub. The signing was attended by Mr. Ahmad bin Amer Al Mahri, Assistant Secretary General of the Executive Council and General more

    Etisalat Group Reports AED 25.3 Billion Consolidated Revenues for H1 2017

    Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2017 of 40 fils per share   Abu Dhabi, 27 July 2017:  Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statements for H1 ending 30st June 2017.   Financial Highlights and Key Developments of H1  Etisalat UAE Revenues amounted to AED 15.4 billion representing 3% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE Net profit amounted to AED 4.2 billion representing 7% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE Subscriber base reached 12.4 million representing Year over Year increase of 2% Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2017 of 40 fils per share. Group consolidated revenues amounted to AED 25.3 billion.  Group Consolidated operating profit before Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.8 more

    Commvault Begins Fiscal Year with Strong Customer Momentum

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

    Nikon Celebrates 100 Years of Excellence This July

    Exclusive 100 hours anniversary offer launches today in the UAE to mark a century of innovation and creativity Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 25, 2017:  Nikon Middle East and Africa FZE kick-starts its centennial celebrations in the United Arab Emirates today with offers for budding and aspiring photographers.  Narendra Menon, General Manager, Nikon Middle East FZE said, “Since we began operations in 1917, we have strived to pioneer new technologies and develop products and services that meet the diverse requirements of our customers. Our journey has been guided by our philosophy, which is grounded in two simple principles – trustworthiness and creativity.” “At Nikon, our aim is to provide the users a holistic photography experience. Alongside providing state-of-the-art cameras, more

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

    A mixture of advanced camera capabilities, stylish design, powerful software and amazing audio experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25th July, 2017:  Huawei is introducing the HUAWEI nova 2 Plus in the UAE, which boasts a bold a breakthrough in innovations that take user experience to the next level. HUAWEI nova 2 Plus features an upgraded camera that captures selfies like never before, an advanced audio experience, a stylish design, as well as an upgraded and powerful performance. Equipped with a unique 20MP high-definition front camera, a 12MP and 8MP rear dual camera and a professional portrait mode, the HUAWEI nova 2 and HUAWEI nova 2 Plus produce stunning selfies.  “Our HUAWEI nova 2 Plus is one of the most sought-after products among young consumers as a result of its innovative aesthetics and more

    ISYX Technologies and Microsoft Showcase Solutions to Transform Building and Construction Industry

    ISYX Technologies and Microsoft jointly presented various solutions to boost productivity and enable digital dashboards for better decision making across in this market segment. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 25, 2017:  ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing business innovation consulting company in the Middle East and Africa, successfully held a joint workshop with Microsoft on the challenges faced by the construction and building materials industry. The event focused on how specific solutions provided by ISYX Technologies using Microsoft Dynamics 365 can improve the productivity of the industry players on various projects. The key objective of the workshop was how to focus on the improvement of specific project parameters like sales automation, supply chain and delivery, material estimation, project P&L management, more

    LG HOM-BOT® Intelligence Rated Highest by Robotics Lab

    Exhibits “Child-Level” Intelligence, Top Among Competitors  DUBAI, July 24, 2017 — LG Electronics revolutionized the vacuum cleaner industry 16 years ago with the commercialization of one of the world’s first robotic vacuum cleaners. LG engineers took advantage of the head start and years of home appliance robotics experience to develop this year’s HOM-BOT® Turbo+, which was just recognized by Seoul National University (SNU) Robotics & Intelligent Systems Lab, the robotics program in the nation’s top university, as the most human-like robotic vacuum cleaner in the industry. Artificial intelligence, or AI, which is at the core of all of today’s advanced robots, has many definitions, one of them being the ability to learn from experience. Robots, contrary to science fiction and more

    Innovation in Technology-Future of Consumer Durables

    Dubai, UAE. July 23, 2017:  With the changing consumer demands, brands are constantly focusing on technological innovation/advancements to deliver customer value. Most of the top brands in the consumer durables space for example are developing new products and services with exceptional technologies that help in improving people’s lives, thus helping them to do things much more easily and effectively.   Eros Group, the sole distributor of world-renowned brands, works closely with leading brands in its portfolio like Hitachi, TCL and Midea to bring in products with innovative technology that meet consumer requirements not only in terms of features or price but in terms of quality as well.   Midea, the world’s largest major appliances producer, is committed to becoming a leader in scientific and more

    Disruptive technology innovations mature across the telecoms industry

    Disruptions such as software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) create bigger opportunities in the telecoms sector  Telecom operators can reduce total costs of ownership by 15 percent through implementation of SDN and NFV  Dubai, UAE – 23 July 2017:   Software-defining networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) constitute one of the largest technological disruptions that the telecom industry has witnessed in the past decade.    The disruption will bring new prospects for revenue protection and capture, coupled with cost efficiencies, according to Oliver Wyman’s ‘Programmable Infrastructure Will Transform Telecoms’ report. The paper examines the maturity of the technology and how it is now fully equipped to change the way more

    LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday Vacation.

    DUBAI, July 23, 2017:   With the summer holiday season in full fledge across the GCC, families are planning their travels to escape the hard heat. While the goal of any vacation is to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life, trips abroad can sometimes have the opposite effect as unfamiliarity with the local language and customs prevent travelers from fully enjoying their vacation. Therefore, connected technology that offers reliability, accessibility, portability and security is an essential component of the modern vacation.    Although the ostensible purpose of a vacation is to get away from it all, modern travelers have come to expect connectivity throughout their entire trip, influencing their decisions both while planning and at their destination. According to an annual Honeywell international more

    ManageEngine Adds Enhanced Troubleshooting Features to Desktop Central

    Lets IT Admins Provide Better Assistance Using Voice and Video Chat, Remote Registry Access and More Adds chat options, remote registry access, and multi-monitor support to troubleshooting toolset Now supports business app deployment for Linux operating systems Download a free, 30-day trial of Desktop Central  Dubai, UAE— July 20, 2017:  ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the addition of enhanced tools to its endpoint management solution, Desktop Central. Available immediately, these new tools allow IT admins to troubleshoot remote computers using voice and video chat, control multiple monitors while troubleshooting, and manage computers’ registry keys remotely. Desktop Central has expanded the scope of desktop management with support for Linux software deployment as more

    LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday Vacation

    DUBAI, July 20, 2017:  With the summer holiday season in full fledge across the GCC, families are planning their travels to escape the hard heat. While the goal of any vacation is to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life, trips abroad can sometimes have the opposite effect as unfamiliarity with the local language and customs prevent travelers from fully enjoying their vacation. Therefore, connected technology that offers reliability, accessibility, portability and security is an essential component of the modern vacation.    Although the ostensible purpose of a vacation is to get away from it all, modern travelers have come to expect connectivity throughout their entire trip, influencing their decisions both while planning and at their destination. According to an annual Honeywell international more

    Ali Amer to Lead Cisco's Global Service Provider Business in the Middle East and Africa

    Seasoned industry executive to help telecommunications service providers transform their business and re-architect their networks for the demands of the digital era Dubai, UAE – July 19, 2017:  Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for helping telecommunications service providers transform their networks, businesses and customers’ experiences to capture the opportunities created by the digital era. In addition to driving the segment’s sales strategy and growth across the Middle East and Africa, he will also focus on streamlining business operations, including sales and channel strategy, business development and customer support. Amer will report to Peter more

    LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title

    LG E7 Picture-on-Glass OLED TV Earns Three Awards for Outstanding Picture Quality and Performance  Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017:  The highly acclaimed LG E7 OLED TV was crowned “2017 King of TV” in the 14th Annual CE Week TV Shootout™ in a competition amongst six contending flagship 4K Ultra HD TV models during CE Week in New York City. This is the fourth consecutive year LG OLED has won at the CE Week Shootout and the first time a single manufacturer has swept all three newly created categories. The 65-inch LG E7 OLED TV combines a unique Picture-on-Glass form factor, the unparalleled picture performance of OLED technology, immersive Dolby Atmos sound and unmatched high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities to deliver outstanding picture quality and an unri-valed home cinema experience.  The CE Week TV more

    Sanjay Dutt begins his photography journey with Nikon

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017:  Sanjay Dutt, renowned Bollywood actor, revealed his next big gig, as he spoke about his budding passion for photography, in Dubai. The seasoned actor has recently ventured into photography and has decided to kick off his journey in this field with Nikon. After his brief transit in Dubai, he will be travelling to different locations to capture what nature has to offer. Ahead of his trip, he visited Grand stores, to collect his gear, which includes the flagship Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm F2.8G ED and Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR lens. “I’ve always been fascinated by nature and have recently decided to share my passion with those around me, through photography. I have been researching for a while and have decided to go ahead with Nikon’s D5 camera because more

    A. T. Kearney: Growth in the IoT solutions market to generate potential value for the GCC economy of nearly US$ 160 billion (AED 587.68 billion)

    GCC IoT solutions market to be worth US$11 billion (AED 40.40 billion) by 2025  Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:   The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to unlock up to 11 percent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in the GCC region, according to A. T. Kearney’s latest report, ‘IoT in the GCC: Building a Brighter, More Sustainable Future’. By 2025, the IoT solutions market in the region will be worth US$ 11 billion, generating potential value for the economy of nearly US$ 160 billion; implying that every dollar spent on IoT solutions could produce nearly US$ 14.50 in economic value.  According to the report, the region’s governments have been increasingly investing in next-generation technologies such as IoT, in an effort to move their economies away from heavy reliance on oil. IoT, more

    Find your funny on Comedy Central this August

    Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:   VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is pleased to announce a month of brand new summer stand-up featuring specials, sketch comedies and late night stand-up programing on Comedy Central HD, the world’s number one comedy network (OSN Channel No. 207) this August. Starting 8 August, every Tuesday night is ladies night! Start your Tuesday night with a double bill of the proactive and hilariously wicked-minded Amy Schumer as she explores a variety of topics through sketches, stand-up and woman-on-the-street interviews. Catch Season Three of Inside Amy Schumer at 21:30 KSA / 22:30 UAE followed by the wacky New York chicks in Broad City at 22:25 KSA / 23:30 UAE. Finish off the night with the long suffering Billie and her troublesome employee and friend, Gene, in Season One of Idiotsitter at more

    Tune in to your favourite Movies this August, brought to you by Paramount Channel exclusively on OSN

    UAE, July 2017 – VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce an exciting lineup of  summer movie highlights on Paramount Channel, the fastest growing brand in the VIMN’s international portfolio (OSN Channel No. 34). Paramount Channel offer audiences a rich variety of blockbuster movies, contemporary series and behind-the-scenes features. Sit back and relax as Paramount Channel delivers heartwarming stories and recognisable contemporary moments with another round of the channel’s I Love That Movie offering. Weekdays at 22:30 KSA/ 23:30 UAE this month enjoy Christian Bale and Sean Bean in Equilibrium, where freedom is outlawed and outlaws must become heroes. Then Tom Cruise hires cabbie Jamie Foxx to drive him around LA while he kills people in Collateral. Ryan Reynolds stars in The more

    Stay Tuned For Great New Content This August With Nickelodeon Exclusively on OSN

    Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017:  VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce a variety of new content on Nickelodeon HD (OSN Channel 355), Nick Toons (OSN Channel 357) and Nick Jr. (OSN Channel 356) this August. This is a viewing experience not to be missed!  For the Harper family, four heads are definitely better than one. Siblings Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn have almost nothing in common, besides their birthdays and their parents. Being quadruplets means four times the fun and four times the drama! Sibling rivalry runs deep in the family, but this quad squad can solve any problem when they work together. At the end of the day, it's all about love. Catch Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn from Sundays to Thursdays starting on the 4th August at 13:25 UAE and 12:25 KSA. Get ready to feel the magic on Winx more

    LG Q6 Brings Fullvision Display To New Smartphone Lineup

      LG’s Newest Q Series Brings the Essential Features of LG’s Premium Devices and Elegant Design to a Mid-Range Portfolio     DUBAI, July 13, 2017 — LG (Electronics) today announced that the LG Q6, part of its new Q series, will be the first smartphone to offer the FullVision display following the LG G6. The Q series offers many of LG’s most sought-out premium features at a competitive price.     LG’s Q series is the company’s latest line of powerful, mid-range smartphones boasting the essential features of LG premium phones at exceptional price points. As the first in the Q series to be announced, the LG Q6 features some of the most desired innovations from LG’s premium G6 smartphone and packages them in a sleek, stunning body highlighted by its more

    AXILSPOT Launches High-performance Rugged Outdoor Access Point in Middle East and Africa

    AIP10, a highly versatile enterprise network access point, is capable of delivering high speed, long distance connectivity, indoors and outdoors. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2017:  AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, unveiled its latest rugged, outdoor, long distance Access Point - AIP10 in the Middle East and Africa. The new AIP10 Access Point is capable of managing a variety of enterprise wireless networking workloads. This is a dual-frequency access point, using the latest IEEE 802.11 ac Wave2 Wi-Fi standard, supporting additional SFP interface with transmission speed of 1.2Gbps, and maximum of 400+ users, up to a range of 500M. “The AIP10 access-point is a highly versatile device, meant to support indoor and outdoor enterprise wireless networks. With the fast pace of adoption of more

    Consumers in Qatar enjoy lower cost of Telecoms Services than other GCC and Arab Markets

    Qatar Mobile Prices have dropped 57% since 2008    Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2017:   Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) participated in the ‘Telecommunications Retail Price Benchmarking for Arab Countries’ study by AREGNET which compares the prices of a range of telecoms services across the GCC, Arab and OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development - an economic and social forum with a membership of 35 countries) markets. Overall, the study revealed that the prices of telecoms services in Qatar are broadly lower than the rest of the GCC and Arab region. The survey showed that mobile voice prices in Qatar have fallen 57% since 2008, which is in line with the rest of the region. However, importantly, for mobile voice services that included data bundles, prices in Qatar are below the more

    LG's Latest Tech Supports Stress-Free Connectivity For Ultimate Relaxation During Any Workation

    DUBAI, July 11, 2017:  As the workplace continues to evolve in the GCC, an increasing number of employees will become even more reliant on technology to keep them connected. With the ongoing need for connectivity and the overwhelming availability of smartphones, work-life balance becomes difficult, and we are in an always-on mode. But when we travel for leisure while still having the need to be connected, we often combine fun, relaxation while getting some work done thanks to reliability, portability and security offered with LG’s connected devices.  Although the ostensible purpose of a vacation is to get away from it all, modern travelers have come to expect connectivity throughout their entire trip, influencing their decisions both while planning and at their destination. According to an annual Honeywell more

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

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

    Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report predicts new “Destruction of Service” attacks; scale and impact of threats grow

    The Cisco® (NASDAQ: CISCO) 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report (MCR) uncovers the rapid evolution of threats and the increasing magnitude of attacks, and forecasts potential “destruction of service” (DeOS) attacks. These could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), key industries are bringing more operations online, increasing attack surfaces and the potential scale and impact of these threats. Recent cyber incidents such as WannaCry and Nyetya show more

    Ingram Micro named new Red Hat Training Reseller Partner in the United Arab Emirates

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 24 July, 2017 – Ingram Micro Training MEA, a leading provider of instructor-led technical training, announced today that it is partnering with Red Hat as a Red Hat Training Reseller for the United Arab Emirates region. With this partnership, Ingram Micro is now authorized to resell Red Hat Training services throughout the region, including open enrolment courses, onsite courses and Red Hat’s complete online delivery portfolio. Ingram Micro can now equip IT professionals with the skills and expertise to help maximize the value of their open more

    R&M Simplifies Fibre-to-the-Home Rollouts for Middle East Telcos with New Polaris-Box Solution

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 23 July, 2017- R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, today unveiled its new generation of sturdy and flexible connection boxes for fibre optic networks. The Polaris-box 6 has been designed to supply single and multi-dwelling units, terraced houses and comparable building complexes with fibre optics and R&M intends to engage with Middle East telecom providers to deploy the solution in their Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollouts. FTTH is a future-proof technology and fast-growing method of more

    Silver Peak and China Telecom Shanghai Ideal Information Industry (Group) Co., Ltd Announce Global Partnership to Deliver Managed SD-WAN Services to Multinational Enterprises

    Leading International Service Provider Expands Managed Services Portfolio; Offers New Managed SD-WAN Services Based on Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced a formal partnership with China Telecom Shanghai Ideal Information Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. to deliver fully-managed SD-WAN services based on Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP and Unity Boost to multinational enterprises. The new managed SD-WAN services enable China Telecom to cost effectively address the international connectivity, performance and more

    Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

    Execution of Enterprise Firewall Strategy and Fortinet’s Security Fabric Solutions Evaluated in the Latest Gartner Report Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls1. The report evaluated Fortinet’s Security Fabric, its ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’ as factors for the placement in the Magic Quadrant. As a foundation of the Fortinet Security more

    Sophos Placed in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management

    Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced that it has once again been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s June 20, 2017, "Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).” The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. Sophos is one of only three vendors to be placed in the Leaders quadrant in this latest report. Sophos is the only IT security company to be consistently positioned as a Leader by Gartner in both the more

    Fortinet Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management for the 8th Consecutive Time

    Fortinet Positioned the Highest for Ability to Execute in the UTM Market Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2017:  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)1 for the eighth consecutive time. Gartner recognized Fortinet for its completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision when evaluating its Security Fabric solution. Fortinet also was positioned the highest for its ability to execute. more

    Xiaomi achieves record high quarterly smartphone shipments

    July 12, 2017:  Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of leading global technology company, Xiaomi, has announced a breakthrough achievement at smartphone all-hands meeting held recently - revealing that the company has shipped 23.16 million smartphones in Q2 2017, reflecting an increase of 70 per cent from the previous quarter--marking a record high for Xiaomi’s quarterly smartphone shipments. This is a truly significant milestone for Xiaomi — to date, no other smartphone company globally had been able to resume growth after a decline in sales. The achievement is attributed more

    Gartner Names CloudHPT as a ‘Visionary' Disaster Recovery as a Service provider

    DUBAI, UAE, July 12, 2017: The 2017 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers has just been released and CloudHPT are recognized in the “Visionary” quadrant. CloudHPT is the cloud division of UAE based managed service provider, BIOS Middle East. CloudHPT is the only cloud platform located in the Middle East region to feature in the report. “There is an increasing importance on Disaster Recovery as companies leverage technology to move towards always-on business. We are delighted that our approach to Disaster Recovery, more

    Red Hat Introduces Next Generation of OpenShift Online Public Cloud Offering

    DUBAI, UAE, 12th JULY, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry’s first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the award-winning Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, Red Hat OpenShift Online gives developers the ability to more quickly and easily build, deploy and scale cloud-native applications in a public cloud environment. Since OpenShift Online’s more

    HID Global Acquires Arjo Systems to Expand Its Government ID Business with Physical and Digital Identity Solutions

    Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications.  Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs. “Our acquisition of Arjo Systems significantly advances our Government-to-Citizen ID business, broadening our geographical reach and giving us critical mass,” said Stefan Widing, President and more

    Philips Lighting first with renewable energy certificates in the Gulf region

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA’s) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Through collaboration with ECOHZ, Philips Lighting is the first major international company to secure its renewable energy consumption in the Gulf region using the pioneering International REC Standard. I-REC is a global standard for documenting renewable energy consumption used in regions where no similar more

    HP Announces Supply Chain Goals to Enhance Environmental and Social Impact

    New Sustainability Report Outlines Targets to Cut Supply Chain GHG Intensity and Empower Factory Workers, also Shares New Recycling Goal   News highlights HP announces a new goal to reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity 10% by 2025, compared to 20151  In addition, HP has set a new goal to double factory participation in supply chain sustainability programs by 2025, compared to 2015, to increase both the number of suppliers that participate in its programs and the depth of their engagement HP’s new goal more

    Kodak Alaris Wins BLI Summer Pick Award for Outstanding Light-Production Scanner

    DUBAI, UAE, 10th July, 2017 – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has recognized the Kodak i3500 Scanner with a Summer 2017 Pick Award for Outstanding Light-Production Scanner. The powerful yet compact device was chosen for its exceptional ease of use, low total cost of ownership, superior media handling and outstanding software bundle, which helps make workflows more efficient and workers more productive. Kodak Alaris has won more BLI Pick and Outstanding Achievement in Innovation Awards (25) than any other scanner manufacturer.  In addition, the firm was recognized with the 2016 and 2017 more

    ICAEW: Accountancy profession cannot ignore Artificial Intelligence

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017:  Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform accountancy and the profession needs to prepare, according to ICAEW. In a landmark report Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accountancy, launched today, the accountancy and finance body says the profession needs to accept that machines will take over more and more decision-making tasks from humans, and work out how to harness this. The report says whilst accountants have used technology for decades to enhance the value they can deliver, the pace of change and the power of Artificial Intelligence means a more

    MENA Cloud Alliance Pioneers Foundations For Digital Transformation

    The MENA Cloud Alliance (MENACA) provides thought-leading insights that contribute to the regional cloud computing ecosystem The Alliance comprises global and regional technology leaders with Corporate and Individual Memberships MENACA’S recently published Cloud Competitiveness Index 2017 offers valuable insights into the region’s cloud industry Dubai, 10 July 2017: The MENA Cloud Alliance, the region’s first industry association focused on cloud computing adoption, is breaking new ground in monitoring, identifying and resolving issues around cloud adoption more

    VAT Introduction is the case for e-invoicing & e-archiving solutions

    VAT will transform the way trading companies across the GCC conclude business transactions – Be it a SME/ SMB or a Large Enterprise. It is the case for  IT Solutions, such as E-Invoice Suite and E-Archive Suite, to ensure smooth transition to the new tax landscape and guarantee on-going VAT compliance. Practically speaking, how can e-invoicing solutions assist GCC businesses in the VAT implementation? One of the primary implications of VAT implementation for all businesses charging VAT on supplies is the more

    Frost & Sullivan Recognises Fortinet as 2017 UAE Network Security Company of the Year

    Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017.  Fortinet – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has received the 2017 UAE Network Security Company of the Year award from growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Fortinet received the recognition after Frost & Sullivan evaluated the company’s focus on revenue growth, portfolio diversity, the technology roadmap and vision for the future to provider solutions to deal with advanced network security threats. “The UAE is considered to be a trendsetter for technology adoption and more

    Red Hat Pairs Enterprise-Grade Kubernetes with Massively-Scalable Cloud Infrastructure in Latest Version of Red Hat Cloud Suite

    DUBAI, UAE, 5th July, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the latest version of Red Hat Cloud Suite. As cloud-native, containerized applications grow in importance to CIOs focused on enterprise digital transformation, IT infrastructure and management technologies need to adapt to the unique needs posed by modern applications, while still maintaining existing systems. Red Hat Cloud Suite enables organizations to more easily build cloud-native applications, deploy them and manage these workloads more

    Polycom and Microsoft Announce Two Major New Innovations to Help Make Business Grade Video Even Simpler to Use

    Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series – first standards-based video endpoint to be certified for Microsoft Skype for Business online in Office 365 Polycom® RealConnect™ for Office 365, first and only cloud video interoperability service for Office 365, now available in Europe   Dubai, UAE – July 4, 2017: Polycom, Inc., a leader in enterprise grade business communication solutions, has announced two significant updates with its premier partner, Microsoft.     Polycom RealPresence Group Series, is the first and only standards based more

    Taking TV Design to a New Level: Behind the Scenes Look at LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W Design Process

    Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2017:  The goal of every designer is to create a product with innate aesthetic appeal for the widest range of consumers. Product designers spend countless hours focused on the minutest details in their bid to create unique products that offer greater benefits to users while also advancing their respective fields of design. After all, when designing a completely new product from scratch, the design team must consider every aspect of its new product. Everything from the exterior design and product materials as well as the technological limitations and overall structure more

    E-City brings the world's best sound experience to Dubai

    July 03, 2017: E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of the Albatha Group, has announced the Dubai release of the latest range of wireless speakers from Devialet's Phantom Speaker Line -- Gold, Silver and White. The inclusion is the part of E-City's 2017 agenda of expanding exceptional range and in providing its customers with the experience of the 'Future of Electronics.' E-City’s release of the latest line of Devialet products proves to be both timely and strategic. Complementing its more

    Sophos XG Firewall Rated Among Highest Performing Products by NSS Labs in its Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report

    Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced that NSS Labs has rated the Sophos XG Firewall as one of the highest performing firewalls in the industry in its most recent Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report(1) . The XG Firewall was “Recommended” as one of the top three products for security effectiveness. It passed all stability and reliability tests, offering some of the highest levels of protection and performance at great value. The NSS Labs evaluation included 11 market leading next-generation firewalls which were rated for more

    Etisalat Enhances International Connectivity to UAE with AAE-1 Submarine Cable System

    Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2017: Etisalat today announced the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) undersea cable, the largest global submarine cable system bringing additional international capacity to UAE connecting Europe and Far East. With this announcement, the submarine cable system is ready and will have the first commercial traffic loaded running into the system. Etisalat is an AAE-1 consortium member and has played a significant role in this submarine cable system with Etisalat’s ‘Smarthub’ becoming a strategic terminal point in the UAE.  AAE-1 (Asia-Africa-Europe-1) is a more

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