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    Siemens to Showcase Digital Innovations for Power at Oman Energy and Water Exhibition

    •    Interactive demos and discussions to help customers embrace digitalization •    Digital solutions could pave the way for more efficient and accessible energy •    Siemens’ technology is responsible for generating over 50% of Oman’s electricity    24 April 2017- Dubai, UAE: With digitalization driving a transformational shift across the power and water industry, Siemens will be showcasing an array of innovative technologies in the fields of power generation and services; digital solutions as well as industrial and automation software at the Oman Energy and Water Exhibition and Conference. The company will have leading executives discussing how digitalization and innovations in technology are making the power and water industry more affordable, ......read more

    AUD Wins Microsoft's UAE Imagine Cup 2017

    School of Engineering Green Jam Team Heads to PAN MEA Semi-Finals Dubai, April 19, 2017:  We have our winners! The School of Engineering at the American University in Dubai AUD is proud to announce its students Jamil El Helou, Abdulrahman Bin Haider and Mohamed Hassan, Green Jam team members, winning 1st Place at Microsoft’s UAE Imagine Cup 2017, and receiving a $15,000 cash prize and a place in the semi-finals in Beirut. Their project “Dubai Recycling Initiative” aims to turn recycling into second-nature for citizens of the future, through a reward system that encourages users to recycle on a daily basis. By placing automated recycle stations at target areas, users can take their consumer recyclable materials to the recycle station, log in using their Emirates ID, and place their recyclable materials in the ......read more

    Achieving Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility with the Technology of Tomorrow

    18 April 2017 - Dubai, UAE: It’s 2017 and around the world, companies and industries are making steps towards sustainable, socially responsible solutions and practices. Gone are the days of advanced technologies being reserved for the world’s most privileged patrons; now, as humanitarian and environmental movements continue to gain global attention, the companies that create and provide these technologies are realigning their sights. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a top priority for organizations everywhere – and in the ICT industry, it has proven to be especially important. A strong example of a nation adopting greater social responsibilities is the UAE, with the recently announced vision by His Royal Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as the Year of Giving 2017. Where the main focus ......read more

    The Interoperable Global Trust Federation Accredits DarkMatter's PKI Operations to Offer Digital Certificates

    •    Accreditation permits Certificate Authorities within DarkMatter’s Public Key Infrastructure operations to issue certificates to secure high-performance computer resources and supercomputer nodes  Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE – 18 April 2017 DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its accreditation by the Interoperable Global Trust Federation (IGTF) at the EUGridPMA meeting held at the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics in Florence, Italy. The accreditation permits certain Certificate Authorities within DarkMatter’s Public Key Infrastructure operations to issue certificates to secure high-performance computer resources and supercomputer nodes that are being used to advance the very boundaries of modern science. Researchers ......read more

    E-Vision Partners with MBC GROUP in Exclusive IPTV/OTT Channel Distribution Rights deal in the UAE

    Dubai, 16th April 2017: E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, signed a strategic partnership with MBC Group to obtain exclusive rights to distribute MBC channels in the UAE. This strategic announcement makes E-Vision the point of contact for distribution of MBC channels in the UAE. Therefore, any platform that wishes to carry or renew carriage of MBC channels in the UAE will need to enter into contract with E-Vision for that purpose. Under this agreement, E-vision further empowers Etisalat’s eLife with more TV channels and programmes from the region. Starting from this month, eLife will be offering two additional channels from MBC, namely MBC+ VARIETY and MBC+ DRAMA which will be available on eLife and eLife ON App. Additionally, eLife customers will enjoy an exclusive channel that will be launched by MBC and ......read more

    Al AbdulKarim Holding with Panasonic Exhibits the Revolutionary HIT® Solar Panels at Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum

    The HIT® solar panel’s low-temperature coefficient provides high-efficiency even in intense heat Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 16, 2017 One of the highest efficiency solar panels in the world will be displayed Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Investment Forum (SAREIF) 2017 by Al AbdulKarim Holding with Panasonic. Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF), in collaboration with its local partner Al AbdulKarim Holding (AKH), is showcasing the product at the event organised at Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh on 17-18 April 2017.  The HIT solar cells have achieved the world record for highest efficiency of 25.6% in 2014. It is an ideal solution for power generation for a variety of applications both for residences and commercial buildings. In addition, to HIT® N330/N325 Powerful model, the Japanese manufacturer is ......read more

    Take a sound adventure with the New Action Mic for GoPro® from Sennheiser

    Waterproof MKE 2 elements microphone can go anywhere a GoPro HERO4 goes for amazing audio – even in extreme conditions The retail price for the MKE 2 ELEMENTS mic is AED 800. The MKE2 ELEMENTS mic will be available in the UAE by July 2017. Dubai, UAE, 16 April 2017 – If you’re going on an adventure, you probably already have an ultra-tough action camera ready to capture the action. Now, thanks to the MKE 2 elements from audio specialist Sennheiser, you don’t have to leave great sound behind. Designed to be tough enough to go wherever your action camera can, the new GoPro-verified microphone for HERO4 Black and Silver cameras lets you capture incredible high-quality sound, whether you’re recording during a skiing holiday or want to take the microphone with you when surfing. The MKE 2 elements ......read more

    Etisalat and Al Fardan Exchange announce strategic partnership

    April 16, 2017 – Dubai:  Etisalat today signed an agreement with Al Fardan Exchange, one of the oldest and most established names in the UAE remittance market, to improve customer experience and provide convenient seamless payment solutions across the country.  The agreement signing ceremony was held today at Etisalat Head Office in the presence of senior executives from Etisalat and Al Fardan Exchange. The partnership reflects the focus of both entities on customer satisfaction and accessibility.  Ahmed Al Awadi, CFO of Etisalat, said: “Etisalat is committed to offering our customers choice by providing a range of innovative solutions and striking the right partnerships. Today’s agreement with Al Fardan Exchange will expand our network of payment partners in the UAE making it more accessible for ......read more

    HP Inc. launches World's Most Advanced and Secure A3 Printers in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2017 — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the global leader in printing, today announced its new A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) in the UAE. This next generation portfolio is designed to provide qualified channel partners the ability to offer higher levels of customization that meet a wider range of customers’ printing needs.  The new A3 portfolio transforms today’s copier experience for customers and service professionals by offering advanced security features unmatched in the marketplace , affordable color via HP’s PageWide printing technology, and longer device uptime via HP’s Smart Device Services technology. “We set out to offer our partners a robust portfolio of A3 MFPs with disruptive technologies and a range of finishing options to meet current and future ......read more

    Performance for the passionate: Nikon D7500 is ready to exceed expectations for photographers geared up to hone their craft

    New DSLR leverages its award-winning D7000 series pedigree, while introducing advanced imaging technologies in a lighter, compact body to keep up with a photographer’s adventures Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 13, 2017:  Nikon Middle East FZE announces the launch of Nikon D7500, a camera designed to fuel the passion of photographers. Nikon’s newest DX-format DSLR combines the performance of class-leading DSLR photography with outstanding agility and operability, creating endless possibilities for core photography enthusiasts and those on a quest to perfect their craft.  “Intended to inspire budding photographers and video enthusiasts, the new D7500 builds on the DNA of the DX-format flagship D500 with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine. This Nikon DSLR, significantly improved ......read more

    LG captivates the imagination of the MEA design community with revolutionary OLED signage

    Dubai, UAE: 13 April 2017 – LG Electronics (LG) introduced its new line-up of OLED signage at its inaugural LG Signage Design Summit last night. Featuring the open-frame OLED signage, the 88-inch Ultra-Stretch display and the In-Glass wallpaper OLED, the new collection of display products is now set to transform the once static commercial design industry into a visually dynamic and highly engaging sector that is driven by creative excellence.  Held at the Armani Hotel at the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, the LG Signage Design Summit was conceived to showcase how design and display converge as well as highlight how LG is the forerunner for this change. The event welcomed a plethora of seasoned professionals that consisted of designers, architects, engineers, contractors, retailers and experience creators across the region to ......read more

    Western Digital increases capacity of Surveillance-Class Hard Drives to 10TB

    25-Percent Capacity Boost, Support for Up to 64 HD Cameras Equips Systems for Always-On, 4K-Ready Surveillance  Dubai, UAE, April 12, 2017:  Western Digital Corporation (“Western Digital”) (NASDAQ: WDC), a storage industry leader, today announced the availability of the WD Purple™ 10TB HDD, the newest member of its high-capacity hard drive line for surveillance applications. According the IHS Markit, anticipated growth of 4K-compliant and high-resolution network cameras over the next few years is driving higher demand for surveillance-class storage to support systems featuring these technologies*. With increased capacity and proven leading-edge technology, the WD Purple 10TB HDD is optimized for 24x7 video surveillance systems and up to 64 high-definition (HD) cameras in home and small business security ......read more

    Yahsat and UAE mission to the UN in Geneva host Humanitarian Aid Forum

    UAE United Nations Ambassador opens inaugural ‘Enabling through Connectivity’ event in Geneva and stresses importance of satellite communications in humanitarian efforts   Abu Dhabi, UAE 12 April 2017:  Under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, UAE-based satellite operator, Yahsat and the UAE Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, hosted a one-day forum in Geneva, to discuss Yahsat’s initiative to support humanitarian emergency response and sustainable development projects around the world. Yahsat was supported by its service partner, IEC Telecom, a leading telecommunications operator. Dignitaries at the event included His Excellency Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi ......read more

    Sony Mobile launches the Xperia XZ Premium at an exclusive regional media event in Dubai

    Over 180 media & influencers from Middle East & Africa could shoot their first Super slow motion video during #Xperia960 event. Xperia XZ Premium will be available across the region at the end of May and will be priced in a range of AED 2600-2800. Dubai, 11th April 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications MEA showcased its latest award-winning smartphone, Xperia XZ Premium, for more than 180 select media and influencers from the Middle East and Africa region at its exclusive #Xperia960 event in Dubai. The largest event of its kind, #Xperia960 brought to life the world’s 1st Super slow motion video capture via a smartphone at 960 fps (frames per second). This is four times slower than can be shot on any other smartphone. Super slow motion captures details that the human eye can’t see.  #Xperia960 event ......read more

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Announces Hybrid Communication Blueprint to Accelerate UCaaS and CPaaS

    Dubai, UAE, 10 April 2017: ALE, operating under the Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise brand, has introduced its hybrid communications blueprint to help businesses adopt Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS). Rainbow™ Connected Platform, the ALE “relationship machine”, is an overlay service that connects ALE and third-party communications platforms in a hybrid approach, enabling businesses to protect and leverage existing systems while accessing new unified communication services.  The new Rainbow Connector links any PBX (ALE or non-ALE) to the cloud and extends Rainbow UC capabilities (IM, Voice, Video, Screen and File sharing) as it enables calling via the PSTN, with Rainbow assuring call completion beyond the Rainbow community.  ALE is introducing OTEC-S, a multi-tenant cloud-based offer aimed at ......read more

    Yvolv Eyes US$7.5bn Market Potential in KSA

    Saudi Arabia is one of the biggest regional markets that embraces digital transformation and opens up to cloud computing Dubai, UAE - April 10, 2017: Yvolv, a JV company by Alibaba Cloud and Meraas has signed a strategic partnership agreement with DOITC, IT integrator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and multidimensional IT service provider. In order to support the country’s digital transformation journey and digital commerce evolution, Yvolv will be providing its Saudi customers through its collaboration with DOITC.  As Middle East and North Africa public cloud spend is projected to hit $2bn by 2020 according to the latest Gartner report, KSA represents one of the most strategic markets for Yvolv, encouraged by the latest developments in Saudi Arabia’s Draft Cloud Computing Regulations.  “Saudi Arabia ......read more

    HONOR 6X - Get the must-have travel device for the ultimate access to work and play on the go

    HONOR 6X comes to the rescue providing reprieve from the electronics ban in flights with an enhanced business and entertainment experience.   Dubai, UAE, April 10, 2017 – The recent ban on larger electronics on flights can make long-haul travel seem unimaginably arduous for the digital natives, techie-trendsetters, on-the-go entrepreneurs and millennial parents of today. With the modern traveller’s need to stay connected and able to work from any destination, the honor 6X from Huawei’s number one smartphone brand, honor, comes to the rescue to take care of all your work and entertainment needs in-flight, within a single device.  The honor 6X’s ability to run multiple business and entertainment applications, combined with its long-lasting battery life, make it the ultimate travel accessory for ......read more

    Etisalat AGM Approves 80 Fils per Share Dividend for 2016

    Abu Dhabi, April 10, 2017: Etisalat’s shareholders today backed the board’s recommendation to pay full 2016 dividends of 80 fils per share during the annual general meeting held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. Key Financial and Developments Highlights for 2016 •    Aggregate subscriber base reached 162 million. •    Consolidated revenues amounted to AED 52.4 billion and increased year over year by 2%. •    Consolidated EBITDA totaled AED 26.3 billion, resulting in EBITDA margin of 50%. •    Consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.4 billion resulting in a net profit margin of 16% and increased year over year by 2%. •    Final dividend payout of 40 fils per share for 2016, ......read more

    LG G6 launches in the UAE

    The flagship smartphone featuring bold new screen aspect ratio, ergonomic excellence, minimalist design, and superb durability will be available across the UAE for AED 2,599/- Dubai, April 9, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) today launched its flagship G6 smartphone in the United Arab Emirates.  LG’s newest smartphone features a bold new display format complimented by a cinematic viewing experience, exceptional screen to body ratio, wide-angle camera and more. Designed in response to consumer feedback and user opinions, the G6 is a back-to-basics approach to premium smartphones, with a focus on the features consumers want, most notably a big screen that actually fits in one hand. “The first response from global consumers and our regional partners to the LG G6 has been phenomenal. We are very excited about the LG G6 ......read more

    Western Digital unveils its first WD® Portable SSD

    MY PASSPORT® SSD, THE FASTEST WD PORTABLE DRIVE, EVER, OFFERS CONSUMERS POWERFUL PERFORMANCE IN A SLEEK, COMPACT DESIGN  Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2017 – Western Digital Corporation, (NASDAQ: WDC), a global storage technology and solutions leader, today introduced its fastest WD® brand portable drive yet, the My Passport™ SSD. Featuring blazing-fast speeds and award-winning design, the new My Passport SSD compliments the company’s leading portfolio of My Passport palm-sized storage devices. Designed for content creators and tech enthusiasts, the new My Passport SSD combines exceptional speed and portability to manage massive files on the go.      “The WD brand is focused on delivering fresh, new personal storage devices that offer amazing performance in a beautiful, yet durable ......read more

    Be the first to get your hands on the samsung galaxy s8 and s8 plus on souq.com

    The Samsung Galaxy S8 available for pre-order on SOUQ.com   Dubai, U.A.E. April 6, 2017: SOUQ.com has announced the pre-order of the highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. This limited offer is available on SOUQ.com while stocks last, with products being shipped out starting April 15th, 2017. This offer went live on 1st April and SOUQ.com is already seeing an extremely high demand from customers, rushing to book while stocks last: http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/samsung-s8/c/  Ronaldo Mouchawar, SOUQ.com CEO & Co-Founder said: “Samsung is one of the top players in the smartphone market and there has been much excitement surrounding the new launch. At SOUQ.com we pride ourselves in bringing our customers added value and accessibility to such sought-after global brands in advance of the rest of the market, ......read more

    Etisalat Digital participates in ICAO Cyber Summit and Exhibition to highlight ‘Cyber Threat Intelligence in Aviation'

    Abu Dhabi, 04, April 2017: Etisalat Digital today announced its participation in an inaugural cyber-security summit organized by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and hosted by General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the governing body of civil aviation in UAE. The summit and exhibition brings together aviation industry, its partners and other key players to identify and address cyber security challenges to aviation industry.  The event is being held between 4-6 April, 2017 in Dubai focusing on the theme ‘Making Sense of Cyber-Security, Safety and Resilience’. ICAO is a specialized agency of United Nations and through this event aims to promote a globally unified and collaborative approach to address cyber security to sustain security, safety and resilience within civil aviation ......read more

    LG wins dual “Best of the Best” in this year's Red Dot Awards

    LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W and Smart InstaView Refrigerator Both Receive Recognition for Best in Design Dubai, Apr. 4, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) was a big winner at this year’s Red Dot Design Awards, earning an impressive 20 total Red Dot Awards for excellence in design, including two Best of the Best awards. The top Best of the Best awards were given to LG’s SIGNATURE OLED TV W and Smart InstaView refrigerator for their innovation and contribution to the design community. Red Dot is widely seen as one of the world’s three most influential design committees, along with the iF Design Awards and IDEA (International Design Excellence Awards).  The LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W features an awe-inspiring Picture-on-Wall design that takes the TV concept and turns it into a piece of art. The super thin minimal profile ......read more

    From Smartphones to Smart Enterprises, BlackBerry Expands Licensing Strategy for the Enterprise of Things

    Dubai, UAE – April 3, 2017 – BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) today shared new details on its broad licensing strategy which addresses the growing need for secure, connected devices and endpoints in today’s Enterprise of Things.   The first phase of BlackBerry’s strategy, announced in September 2016, was focused on providing the most secure and comprehensive Android software for smartphones around the world manufactured and marketed by TCL Communication, PT BB  Merah Putih and Optiemus Infracom Ltd. The company is now pursuing additional endpoints which could include tablets, wearables, medical devices, appliances, point-of-sale terminals and other smartphones. “There is an incredible opportunity for connected devices to improve lives, but to realize its full potential, privacy and ......read more

    Huawei 2016 Annual Report: Solid Growth and Sustained Investment in the Future

    Shenzhen, China, April 2, 2017 -  Huawei today released its audited financial results for 2016, reporting that its Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business groups (BGs) each achieved solid year-on-year growth. Group annual revenue was CNY521.6 billion (US$75.1 billion), an increase of 32% over 2015. Net profits were CNY37.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 0.4%. In 2016, Huawei continued to invest in the future, with the company's annual spending on research and development reaching CNY76.4 billion (US$11 billion). Eric Xu, Huawei Rotating CEO, remarked, "In 2016, Huawei maintained its strategic focus and achieved solid growth. As humanity continues to explore and make new breakthroughs in the digital world, digitization and increasing intelligence present huge business opportunities for all industries, and are ......read more

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    HID Global's Mobility Solutions Supporting Development of Connected Environments in Saudi Arabia

    Dubai. UAE, April 20, 2017: The access control market in Saudi Arabia is witnessing rapid growth as governments and large enterprises increase investments in securing smart infrastructure projects and aim to create smart connected environments. The Kingdom’s access control market is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2020, according ‘Saudi Arabia Access Control Systems Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020.’ Businesses in Saudi Arabia are rapidly leveraging mobile technology in their workplaces. The freedom of choice to enable access control from smartphones and ......read more

    Fortinet Extends Security Fabric Automation, Visibility and Control to Cloud Environments

    Dubai, UAE - April 20, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has extended the performance, automation, visibilty and management of the Fortinet Security Fabric into all types of cloud environments, spanning private and public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications. Fortinet delivers unmatched cloud security scale, performance and value for private and public clouds with expanded virtualized FortiGate capacities. Enabling enterprises to pay for cloud security ......read more

    Panasonic Appoints New Managing Director for Middle East & Africa

    Dubai, April 17, 2017:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa, one of the global technology leaders, has announced the appointment of its new Managing Director Hiroki (Harris) Soejima, who took charge effective April 2nd 2017.  With an association of more than 33 years with the brand, Soejima brings with him rich and varied experience having spent most of his working career outside Japan, especially Europe and Australia.  With almost 8 years at the helm of Panasonic Europe operations, Soejima comes with an expertise in conceptualizing and implementation of sales ......read more

    HID Global's Mobility and Latest Smart Card Solutions Help Shape Connected Environments in the Middle East

    Dubai. UAE, April 17, 2017: Organisations across the Middle East are increasingly investing in mobile access control solutions and seeking to upgrade from legacy to the latest smart card technologies in order to create more connected, smart environments. Enabling the use of smartphones and wearables to open doors for greater mobility, and moving to advanced smart card technology are dramatically expanding the use of a single device beyond physical access control.  A recent end-user HID Global study conducted in the Middle East, which surveyed decision makers from diverse industry ......read more

    Trend Micro Announces 63 Finalists Competing in the Egypt National Cyber Security – CTF Competition

    Trend Micro Announces 63 Finalists Competing in the Egypt National Cyber Security – CTF Competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, along with Cyber Talents, announced the finalists who will compete in the second annual Egypt’s National Cyber Security – Capture the Flag (CTF). 21 teams passed the qualification phase of the annual competition, proceeding to the finals, which will take place April 22, 2017 in Cairo. “With the rise of malicious cyber-activity in Africa, Egypt ......read more

    Red Hat Delivers Advanced Network Automation with Latest Version of Ansible

    DUBAI, UAE, 17th April, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Ansible 2.3, the latest version of the leading simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.3 provides performance enhancements and advanced networking capabilities, including adding connection methods designed to increase flexibility and improve performance. The upstream Ansible project is one of the most popular open source automation projects on GitHub with an active and engaged community. ......read more

    A10 Networks Brings “Harmony” to Management of Secure Application Services across Multiple Clouds and Data Centers

    DUBAI, UAE, 17th April, 2017– A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™  company, today introduced a significant solution that offers multi-cloud, multi-service management that brings to life its ongoing vision of harmonizing application delivery and security. The new developments center on the A10 Harmony application delivery and security platform, offering a multi-tenant, highly scalable controller architecture that incorporates real-time analytics at a per-app level and central management and orchestration of secure application services across hybrid ......read more

    Trend Micro Once Again Receives Five Star Rating from CRN

    Eight-time recipient, Trend Micro, named to CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program Guide Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced for the eighth time it has been awarded the 5-star rating in the 2017 Partner Program Guide by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. The guide recognizes the elite subset of the partner program guide applicants that offer solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The CRN 2017 Partner Program Guide delivers an invaluable resource for ......read more

    Company Executives Claim Security is the Biggest Deterrent to Storing Data in the Cloud, but Mass Cloud Migration Continues Globally

    Dubai, UAE, April 13, 2017: Security is the number one concern amongst senior business executives when it comes to cloud data adoption, yet more than half of business-critical data is likely to reside there by 2019. According to the findings of a new study released today, by Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading data and analytics company, eight out of ten executives cite security as a concern when storing data in the cloud, but that has not stopped a huge rise in the amount of critical data being sent there. Looking ahead to 2019, executives predict that over half of IT (56%), customer (53%), ......read more

    More 2 of 1,114 Print all In new window NEC unveils new suite of professional signage solutions

    Middle East, 13 April 2017 - NEC Display Solutions Europe has unveiled a new generation of its E Series entry-level professional displays. Now in its 6th generation, the Energy Star-rated* E Series digital information displays come in 32, 43 and 55-inch screen sizes using newly added S-IPS panels and 50 to 65-inch sizes using S-PVA panels. The updated E Series displays feature a slim bezel design, cleaner OSD and an integrated USB media player for instant use and plug-and-play standalone operations. With a modern design, high-definition brilliance and multiple input source options, the ......read more

    Trend Micro Leverages Newest XGen™ Security Capabilities in Worry-Free Services

    Delivers smart, simple, trusted security for small business Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced it is enhancing protection of small business endpoints by leveraging its newest capabilities of XGen™ security, including machine learning, inside Trend Micro Worry-Free Services. XGen™ security infuses high-fidelity machine learning into a blend of threat protection techniques to best protect against the full range of known and unknown threats across any user activity and endpoint. It constantly learns, adapts ......read more

    Kodak Alaris Information Management Given 5-Star Rating in CRN's 2017 Partner Program Guide

    DUBAI, UAE, 11TH April, 2017– Kodak Alaris’ Information Management division announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has given the global technology company a 5-Star rating in its 2017 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of partner programs from vendors that provide products and services through the IT channel. The 5-Star rating recognizes an elite subset of companies that offer solution providers the best partnering elements via their channel programs. To determine the 2017 5-Star ratings, The Channel Company’s ......read more

    Teradata Delivers Industry-First License Portability Designed for the Hybrid Cloud

    Dubai, UAE, April 11, 2017– Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, today announced today introduced innovative database license flexibility across hybrid cloud deployments, enabled through a consistent and simplified licensing model. Teradata’s new licensing model delivers: •                  Portability for deployment flexibility •                  Subscription-based licenses •                  Simplified tiers ......read more

    Dubai Duty Free Cashes In on 24x7 Availability with Veeam

    DUBAI, UAE, 5th April, 2017: Veeam® Software, the innovative provider of solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, today announced that its Veeam Availability Suite delivers 24x7 availability of Dubai Duty Free’s multi-hypervisor environment. Veeam helps the duty free retail giant avoid the risk of downtime so millions of travelers can shop around the clock. Dubai Duty Free gets more foot traffic in one week than most retailers dream of getting in one year. Nearly 1.5 million travelers walk through Dubai International and Al Maktoum International ......read more

    Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection Helps Enterprises Mitigate Against Crippling DDoS Attacks

    DUBAI, UAE, 9th April, 2017— Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced its flagship product for infrastructure protection, Advanced Domain Name System (DNS) Protection, is now available as a virtual offering with software subscription pricing. Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection prevents a wide range of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) and other external and internal DNS-based attacks while maintaining DNS integrity and service availability. Designed to meet the growing adoption of cloud-first strategies and address the ......read more

    Infoblox Delivers Elastic Secure DNS for Service Providers

    DUBAI, UAE, April 6, 2017— Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced Infoblox Trinzic Flex, an elastically scalable carrier-grade virtual appliance that delivers network control, security, and automation.  The dynamic nature of how users and devices connect and disconnect from networks, demands an infrastructure that can scale based on elastic customer demand. With more than 200 service provider customers, many of whom are investing in these next generation technologies, Infoblox Trinzic Flex enables service providers ......read more

    ManageEngine Integrates IT Service Desk for MSPs with Zoho Business Apps

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the integration of its flagship MSP offering, ServiceDesk Plus MSP, with its parent company’s sales and finance apps (Zoho CRM, Zoho Books and Zoho Invoice). As part of ManageEngine’s efforts in bringing IT together, these new integrations further reinforce the ability of IT MSPs to execute high-quality technology solutions and services for their clients while ensuring that business aspects like client management, accounting and invoicing work in close tandem with client support operations. MSPs strive ......read more

    HID Global Launches New Indoor Positioning Services For Workforce Optimization

    New HID Location Services Enable Better Building Management and Increase Operational Efficiency DUBAI, UAE, April 07, 2017, HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced its new HID Location Services that provide organizations with visibility into the location of their workforce in a facility, making it possible to analyze room usage for better building management and increased operational efficiency. The offering is tailor-made for enterprises, universities, manufacturing facilities or any organization seeking to optimize their workforce and streamline ......read more

    Visualize, Drive and Optimize Customer Experiences with Teradata's Customer Journey Solution

    Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2017 – Teradata, the leading data and analytics company, today announced several enhancements to the Teradata Customer Journey solution that will give marketers easier access to analytics, dynamic visualizations, machine learning and predictive simulations. Most companies struggle to understand their customers’ journeys, much less actively manage them. This upgrade, which combines Teradata’s expertise in data integration, advanced analytics and multi-channel interaction management, boosts marketers’ ability to treat every customer as an individual, ......read more

    TechAccess Hosts Training Session for Huawei Partners in Kuwait

    Dubai, UAE, April 5, 2017: TechAccess, the leading value added distributor in the Middle East, North Africa, LEVANT, Pakistan and Afghanistan held a technical workshop for Huawei partners in Kuwait. The workshop was aimed at providing partners with an overview of Huawei’s enterprise solutions portfolio, specifically storage and cloud solutions. The training was attended by 33 engineers. Partners were given in-depth demonstrations of Huawei’s storage solutions, while being advised on how to develop opportunities to sell the vendor’s cloud solutions. Following the workshop, ......read more

    Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Examines How Cybercriminals Are Building an Army of Things Creating a Tipping Point for Cybersecurity

    Research Reveals Constantly Changing and Sophisticated Avenues of Attack Targeting Evolving Technology Infrastructure Enabled by a Fast-growing Underground Cybercrime Economy Dubai, UAE — April 4, 2017 Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the findings of its latest Global Threat Landscape Report. The research reveals the methods and strategies cybercriminals employed in detail and demonstrates the potential future impact to the digital economy. The question, “What’s my biggest threat?” remains ......read more

    DISTREE Middle East invites retailers, distributors and vendors to enter 2017 MERA initiative awards

    Middle East Retail Academy (MERA) Awards at DISTREE Middle East includes four special awards based on application packs. Deadline of April 29th to submit entries DISTREE Events has confirmed a deadline of April 29th for companies to enter the submission-based awards, which form part of the ‘Middle East Retail Academy (MERA): 2017 Awards’ taking place at next month’s DISTREE Middle East.  The annual MERA Awards, taking place for the 10th consecutive year in 2017, celebrate excellence in the region’s consumer technology retail channel. The four categories ......read more

    Teradata IntelliFlex Delivers Unprecedented Jump in Performance, Storage Density and Energy Efficiency with All-memory SSD Platform

    Dubai, UAE, April 3, 2017– Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading data and analytics company, today announced an all-memory update to its flagship Teradata IntelliFlex™ platform that delivers extreme performance and storage density in a single, ultra-efficient cabinet. The upgrades are empowered by a move to all solid state drives (SSD), which makes it possible to reduce required data center space while delivering a massive increase in processing power for mission-critical analytics at the speed-of-thought. Teradata also announced the new, ready-to-run Teradata IntelliBase™ ......read more

    Game on: Teradata 2017 EPIC Awards Open for Best Business Cases

    Dubai, UAE, April 2, 2017– Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the leading analytics solutions company, today announced that entries for the 10th annual EPIC Awards are being accepted now through June 16, 2017. Award winners and finalists will be honored at an exclusive ceremony held during the Teradata PARTNERS Conference, October 22-26 in Anaheim, California. In keeping with the conference theme, “The Edge of Next,” the Teradata EPIC Awards program recognizes customers and alliance partners who achieve outstanding business results through analytics. Government agencies are also invited ......read more

    Gemalto releases findings of 2016 Breach Level Index

    Middle East data breaches are up 16.67% compared to 2015   Approximately 45.2 million data records in the Middle East were compromised in 2016 compared to 38.5 million in the previous year  Globally, 1.4 billion data records were compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – April 2, 2017– Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, today released the findings of the 2016 Breach Level Index (BLI) revealing that Middle East data breaches are up 16.67% compared to ......read more

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