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    Double award success for axs at Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018

    TECOM’s SMART platform recognized in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories  Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2018:  Axs, TECOM Group’s smart gateway for integrated services, was awarded in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories at the Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018. The awards, held in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, recognise great customer employee experience across multiple categories. This is the first year that axs has entered the awards, as it adds these latest wins to a number of industry accolades achieved in the region in the last two years. With over 300 submissions from across the region, axs successfully reached the shortlist and presented its latest accomplishments before going on two secure a win in both categories. Key recent ......read more

    LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV

    Global Leader and Technology Innovator Receives Over 90 CES Awards Across Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Mobile Categories  Dubai-UAE, Jan. 18, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) was honored with more than 90 awards at CES® 2018, led by the Official CES Best TV Product Award for the fourth consecutive year, this time for the new LG AI OLED TV (model C8). LG also earned numerous best-of-show honors for the LG InstaView ThinQ™ Refrigerator and LG 4K UHD Projector. LG received top accolades from Engadget, The Verge, Digital Trends, Mashable, SlashGear, TechRadar, Pocket-lint, T3, Stuff Magazine and others in addition to 19 CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association – including the Best of Innovation Award for the LG 4K UHD Projector – across home appliance, home ......read more

    Epson's mobile trucks bring wide screen HD entertainment across Dubai

    Dubai, UAE; 17 January 2018:  For two weeks, starting on January 17, 2018, Epson mobile trucks will stop at various locations in Dubai, giving residents an amazing opportunity to experience high-definition wide screen entertainment with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector in three different scenarios- gaming, sports and movies- all within a typical home environment.  In a recent study by Epson on the home entertainment habits of UAE residents, it was highlighted that the experience of using a projector is rated better than with a TV, with 59% of all respondents stating that projectors are more enjoyable to watch than TV. Movies are the main form of entertainment for which projectors are used; and in the future, watching sports may be the main reason. The key reasons respondents gave for choosing a projector over a ......read more

    Ultracast uses Tata Communications' global network to bring live 360° video and virtual reality content to sports fans worldwide

    Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network ensures fans are able to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences on smartphones, tablets and VR devices in sync with live TV broadcast  DUBAI, UAE – January 16th 2018 –  Tata Communications, a leading global provider of network, cloud and security services, announces that it has been chosen by Ultracast to power the international expansion of the company’s 360° video and virtual reality (VR) platform.  Ultracast creates live 360° video and VR content in motorsports series such as NASCAR, FIA World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as other sporting categories such as boxing, rugby and professional bull riding. The company will use Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network (VDN) to bring ......read more

    ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru

    Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)   is holding the 18th edition of INDIASOFT in Bengalauru on 24-25 January 2018, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of ESC for the  Middle East.  The two day event will be attended by over 250 Indian ICT exporters and over 400 delegates from 60+ countries across the globe.  It is one of the largest and most sought out event focused mainly on small, medium and startups ICT units. Fast emerging as one of the most effective platform for brining ICT buyers and sellers together, this B2B show will witness a number of hand holdings, joint ventures, closing of business deals worth millions of dollars.  This premier ICT show, being held in different cities on a yearly basis, is supported by the ......read more

    Eutelsat announces rise of FTA HD channels in key 7/8° West video neighbourhood at CABSAT 2018

    Over 40% more FTA HD channels in a year time The HD dynamic trend goes beyond the Gulf countries to reach other regions, notably Levant and North Africa Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  At CABSAT today, leading satellite operator Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) released new data about the TV channels it broadcasts from its 7/8° West video neighbourhood.    An expanding line-up of HD channels   The attraction of the region’s 7/8° West neighbourhood is driven by the growth of High Definition content now broadcast on 187 channels at this position. One visible shift can be noticed when it comes to FTA channels, which is now broadcasting more than 110 HD channels, a 44% increase from January 2017 to January 2018. This acceleration, which once mainly applied to Gulf countries, ......read more

    New technologies strengthen the airport security landscape

    Technology helping airports improve passenger experience Airports need capabilities to tackle threats and risks Gulf airports to handle 450 million passengers by 2020 Airport security market to be worth US$16 billion by 2024 Dubai, January 15, 2018:  New technologies are changing the airport security landscape across the world.  The constantly changing face of illegal migration trends, terrorism threats and transnational organised crime methodologies have made airports look at new methods and solutions to tackle these extraordinary security challenges and risks.  Security continues to play an increasingly important role as airports remain keen to accelerate their outputs, minimise disruption and ensure better customer experience. Airports in the Middle East, especially the UAE, have been at the forefront ......read more

    4MOD Technology at CABSAT in Dubai'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  Established in 2007, French company 4MOD (For Media On Demand) develops remote controls featuring embedded state-of-the-art technologies, for the mass market. Multitouch functionality, e-ink display technology and wireless charging are carefully combined to deliver a smooth user experience. The company creates product differentiation through design and functionality. For the first time, 4MOD will showcase its smart, disruptive and augmented remote controls at the Creative France Pavilion at CASBAT (Dubai). With expertise in a broad range of radio frequency technologies, 4MOD is now able to offer turnkey solutions to actors in the IoT, smartphone, home automation and data processing markets. The company has a factory in Tunisia, dedicated exclusively to IoT and to packaging. It aims ......read more

    Samsung launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE

    Capture the Essence of Who You Are with the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+    Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2018 —   Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced its launch of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE, offering users a stylish design, practical everyday features, advanced camera capabilities, and much more. With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.   “The Galaxy A8 and A8+ bring our flagship design features to a classic smartphone series; in addition to the cutting-edge hardware and advanced functionality, it provides consumers a seamless usability and convenient experience,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “By ......read more

    EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018

    EUROSTAR sets a gateway for leading global technologies in satellite entertainment, IoT and Wi-Fi solutions for residential and commercial properties, and telco operators in the Middle East.    DUBAI - January 14, 2018:  EUROSTAR Group, the leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, announced creation of a unified gateway of satellite, security and digital solutions in the region for the CABSAT 2018, the region’s largest platform for broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors.   EUROSTAR partnered with some of the world’s leading providers of digital, satellite entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions -- Fagor, IKSUI, Babeleye, Inverto, PPC Belden, Zodiac Interactive, Airties and Ayla Networks -- showcasing their technologies at the 24th ......read more

    Etisalat's E-Vision geared up for CABSAT 2018

    E-Vision will highlight latest content aggregation and management solutions during the exhibition DUBAI, UAE, 13 January 2018:  E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, today confirmed its strong presence at CABSAT 2018 Middle East and Africa’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo being held during 14-16 January at Dubai World Trade Center.  With an extensive experience in the region in sourcing TV content for telcos, ISPs and pay TV operators in the MENA region, E-Vision is gearing up to meet business partners for potential collaboration in the field of TV channels licensing, video-on-demand acquisition, content strategy, video OTT solutions, 4K, and eHospitality at the event.  Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO E-Vision, has expressed renewed trust to provide business partners with content ......read more

    Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for Enhanced Security

    Samsung Smart TV security features optimized Samsung Knox technology recognized with Common Criteria and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard certifications Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that its Smart TV security solution, inclusive of its Samsung Knox technology, has been recognized by global certification institutes. Samsung’s Smart TV is the first in the industry to receive the Common Criteria (CC) certification for three consecutive years, and its Checkout payment service is also certified by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). “At Samsung, security is our top priority in developing Smart TV technology,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to providing ......read more

    Epson to highlight innovations in large format printing at SGI Middle East 2018

    Epson’s new versatile dye sublimation printer SURECOLOR SC-F9300 will be on display at the event Dubai, UAE; 11 January 2018:   Epson will highlight an array of innovations in printing for signage, graphics, dye sublimation, textile, and labels from 14th to 16th January 2018, at SGI Middle East show at the Dubai World Trade Center. At the show, Epson will launch its brand new SureColor SC-F9300 64-inch dye sublimation textile printer for fast, high-volume clothing, textiles, interiors, furnishings, merchandise, and soft signage production, with Precision Dot technology and UltraChrome DS inks.  The SureColor technology allows faster printing where users can print speeds of up to 108.6m/h. This new flagship model is an evolution of Epson dye-sublimation technology that allows you to produce colourful ......read more

    Panasonic Highlights 100th Anniversary, Future Vision at CES 2018

    Panasonic Corporation showcases its latest technologies at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 11, 2018:  2018 marks the 100th anniversary of Panasonic's founding. As well as expressing thanks for the company's success over the past 100 years, this year's booth at CES focuses on visual content to introduce the company's future vision that will pave the way to the next 100 years. The booth is divided into four zones - Immersive Entertainment, Connected World, Sustainable Energy, and Integrated Supply Chain - to highlight how Panasonic's proprietary technologies are helping make daily life a better experience and reflect solution categories within the repositioning of the Panasonic brand in the North American region.   In addition to the main booth in LVCC, ......read more

    du To Demonstrate Best-in-Class Broadcast and Media Solutions at CABSAT 2018

    du simplifies business operations by providing end-to-end solutions that meet new demands and accelerate growth in the Broadcast and Media Market Dubai, UAE, 10 January 2018:  du has announced its participation in the region’s leading event focused on broadcast, satellite and content delivery, CABSAT 2018. During the event, du will demonstrate its end-to-end media and delivery solutions that meet the ever-evolving consumer demands and accelerate growth in the broadcast and media market. du will also highlight its partnership with Dubai Studio City as the exclusive provider of broadcast services for any enterprise setting up business in the free zone. CABSAT 2018 will take place from January 14-16 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  du will demonstrate its provision of broadcast services through an AR integration ......read more

    Samsung Delivers Vision for Open and Intelligent IoT Experiences to Simplify Everyday Life

    $14 billion spent on R&D in 2017 fuels IoT innovation; united SmartThings app will launch in Spring 2018; all Samsung connected devices will be infused with intelligence by 2020   Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd today at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) outlined its vision and strategy for intelligent Internet of Things (IoT) experiences.   During today’s press conference, Samsung demonstrated its unique ability to make seamlessly connected consumer experiences across Samsung devices at home, at the office and on-the-go. Samsung has been working to make all Samsung products IoT ready by 2020. In addition, the company announced today its plan to advance IoT adoption via an open, consistent and intelligent platform.    “At Samsung, we ......read more

    TCL Communication Promises at Least Two New BlackBerry Smartphones Coming in 2018

    Also announces an all-new variant of BlackBerry KEYone for select markets in the Middle East, Asia and Europe Dubai, UAE, January 10, 2018:  Building upon the successful global launch of the award-winning BlackBerry KEYone and introduction of BlackBerry Motion more recently to select markets, TCL Communication is preparing for additional portfolio expansion in 2018. This begins with an all-new color variant and dual SIM version of BlackBerry KEYone – Bronze Edition – to be released in select markets across Asia, Europe and the Middle East later in Q1. “It has been less than one year since we formally introduced the world to our all-new BlackBerry smartphones and we’ve seen very strong renewed interest thanks to devices like BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion,” said Alain Lejeune, Global ......read more

    LG's Award-winning 4k Uhd Projector to Debut at CES 2018

    LG’s First 4K UHD Projector Delivers Stunning Images in Compact, Convenient Pack-age DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 10, 2018 —  LG Electronics (LG) is committing to expanding its competi-tiveness in 4K UHD home projectors with the HU80K series, its first 4K UHD 1 projec-tor, the recipient of CES’ Best of Innovation award for delivering ultra-sharp video and a home cinema experience in a compact, beautiful design. With the global 4K projector market expected to grow rapidly, LG is confident that its leadership in the LED projec-tor segment can be repeated in the 4K projector segment as well.  Traditionally, projectors that support 4K images tended to be heavy, expensive and cumbersome to install in the home. LG engineers and designers took on the challenge of downsizing the 4K UHD projector without sacrificing image ......read more

    Samsung Unveils “The Wall,” the World's First Modular MicroLED 146-inch TV

    The 146-inch modular TV featuring self-emitting MicroLED technology will be one of many display innovations presented at this year’s 2018 First Look event Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced “The Wall” – the world’s first consumer modular MicroLED 146-inch TV – at its annual First Look CES event. The modular, self-emitting MicroLED 146” TV display was featured alongside Samsung’s latest innovations in display technology, demonstrating how television is evolving to offer consumers an outstanding viewing experience, while acting as a centralized connected smart hub to enhance everyday life. This year’s First Look, attended by more than 300 global media and influencers, included remarks from Jonghee Han, Samsung’s President of ......read more

    ZAKK Air specialised headset for athletes launched in UAE

    Designed by athletes, the most technically advanced wireless headset brings superior sound with secure and comfortable fit for all active lifestyles With a life of up to five hours, the ZAKK Air user can even run a marathon listening to music DUBAI, UAE– January 09, 2018:   ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Kamon International, announces the launch of the ZAKK Air, a technically-advanced wireless headset for athletes in the UAE. The ZAKK Air is designed by athletes to provide optimal comfort and freedom, even during high impact activities. With a battery life of up to five hours the user can even run a marathon listening to music.    ZAKK is a global lifestyle brand aimed to enhance the experiences and lives of people from multi-cultural backgrounds.   Tested by athletes, the ZAKK ......read more

    HP Fuels the Future of Computing at CES 2018

    Reinvents PC experiences and showcases innovation across Premium, Always-Connected PCs and Immersive Gaming    News Highlights: HP Spectre x360 15, the world’s most powerful convertible PC1, is designed for creative enthusiasts.   HP ENVY x2 is powered by Intel® Core™  offering long battery life and an Always-Connected PC experience.  OMEN Game Stream brings the power of OMEN to any Windows 10 PC2 in any location with internet connection.  OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync™ delivers an immersive 65” diagonal HDR immersive gaming experience.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 9, 2018 –  HP, Inc. unveiled a series of new products at CES 2018, ushering in the next generation of personal computing and enabling a ......read more

    Media Statement on Etisalat Launch of Internet Calling Plans

    Abu Dhabi, 09 January 2018:  Etisalat’s Internet Calling Plans offer our customers an access to have unlimited App to App voice & video calling experience across the world using two applications C’Me and BOTIM available for both iOS and Android devices. The plans are available to Etisalat subscribers (prepaid, postpaid and e-Life home broadband). Etisalat Internet Calling Plans are an add-on to customers’ existing Etisalat mobile and/or eLife service, there are two types of Internet Calling plans designed to fit our customer need as follows: 1. Internet Calling Plan for Mobile: This plan allows to make App to App voice and video calling on the move using your mobile data plan at a fixed monthly charge of AED 50*. 2. Internet Calling Plan for eLife: This plan allows to make App to App voice and ......read more

    Seagate to showcase its leading surveillance storage portfolio at Intersec 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 8 January 2018 –  Seagate has announced it will be attending this year’s Intersec show at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 21 – 23 January. Seagate has been at the cutting edge of surveillance technology for over a decade, paving the way for a higher performing and more reliable surveillance system. And with data growth expected to rise exponentially in the future – as predicted in the recent IDC Data Age 2025 whitepaper, sponsored by Seagate – the leading data company will continue to enable and manage the industry’s developments, supporting customers’ ever growing data requirements and ensuring the market is well equipped to handle the demands of advanced security systems whilst maintaining the highest levels of ......read more

    LG Exploring New Commercial Opportunities With Expanding Robot Portfolio

    Robots the Other Key Factor of LG’s Transformation into an AI Company DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 8, 2018 —  Following the introduction of the company’s robot lineup a year ago, LG Electronics (LG) continues to push the envelope with the unveiling of three more work robots at CES 2018. LG is introducing three new concept robots spe-cifically developed for commercial use at hotels, airports and supermarkets. These new robots represent LG’s commitment to expanding its business into a future growth engine based on its leading robotics technology. All part of LG’s new CLOi (pronounced KLOH-ee) robot brand, the Serving Robot, Porter Robot and Shopping Cart Robot follow in the footsteps of the Airport Guide Ro-bot and the Airport Cleaning Robot that recently completed successful trial runs at Ko-rea’s ......read more

    Machine Learning Will Transform Creative Content Production Through Personalisation: Criteo

    Global research study examines the adoption of and potential uses for machine learning in brand’s online advertising operations   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 7 January 2018 –  Criteo (NASDAQ: CRTO), the leading commerce marketing technology company, has commissioned IDC to conduct a global research study to explore the present and future impact of the application of machine learning on advertising creativity. The research published in an IDC White Paper entitled “Can Machines Be Creative?  How Technology is Tranforming Marketing Personalization and Relevance” , highlights the drivers and concerns of using programmatic advertising content, revealing how machine learning has the potential to transform future advertising and creative methods by delivering mass creative ......read more

    Other Top Stories from Technology
     
    Race to Acquire Luxury and High-Performance Horsepower with the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10

    Get your hands on the most coveted smartphone in town Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  What happens when you bring a legacy of luxury and horsepower together with the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone? You get an envy-inspiring, high-performance, sophisticated piece of technology – the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10.  A product of the partnership between the two brands, Porsche Design and HUAWEI, the limited edition smartphone is built for luxury aficionados, purveyors of style and the crème de la crème of society, who want to experience ......read more

    AUS students develop “smart system” to lower rate of car accidents

    A simple yet effective and cheap solution that can make an enormous difference for drivers.   Sharjah, UAE. Monday, December 18, 2017-   Four Emirati students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS) have designed and developed an innovative senior project that aims to lower the rate of car accidents in the UAE.   The “smart system” helps drivers detect the driving activity of surrounding vehicles. It is a simple and affordable device that aims to notify drivers of irregular driving behavior ......read more

    Centrepoint partners with Google to roll out region's first retail video ad sequencing campaign

    Dubai, December 18, 2017:   For the first time in the region, Google has introduced a new sequencing feature that enables advertisers to target users with different messages within one overall campaign. The video ad sequencing feature was rolled out last week as part of a campaign created by Impact BBDO to promote the regional e-commerce channel of Centrepoint, the Middle East’s largest fashion retailer. The team from Google and MEC, a leading media planning agency, were involved in every stage of the campaign from planning, sharing best practices on creating videos to ......read more

    Samsung Pay for the Holidays: Don't Let Your Wallet Weigh You Down This Festive Season

    Samsung Pay makes your holiday shopping trips easier and more streamlined so you can get all the gifts you’ll need without all the stress Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for gifts for the people you care about. Whether you love the bustle and excitement of a shopping mall during the festive season, or you look for any excuse to avoid the crowds and commotion, one thing is true: you’ll need to find something for everyone on your gift list during the next few weeks. There’s nothing ......read more

    WiFi UAE is Now Available Throughout Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi

    To connect, visitors can simply search for the network name @WiFiUAE Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2017:  Visitors to Dalma Mall can now enjoy the benefits of WiFi UAE as it rolls out at t Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall, in its, 255,000sqm area of shopping, entertainment and dining. All visitors have to do is simply search for the network name @WiFiUAE to connect. The service is available to all visitors with a UAE mobile number through two options: WiFi UAE, which is free, and WiFi UAE Premium, an affordable paid service. This latest launch expands the WiFi UAE footprint, which has ......read more

    Wiztivi to showcase its TIMELESSUI® TV technology at Cabsat in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2017:  Founded a decade ago, Wiztivi is a French company specialized in the development and design of interactive video services for media groups and telecom operators. Wiztivi will be in the UAE to present its TIMELESSUI® multi-screen user interface at Cabsat's Creative France pavilion. The show takes place in Dubai from 14th to 16th january, 2018. TIMELESSUI® is a multi-screen user interface (UI) compatible with all TV services. The UI components allow Broadcast and OTT solutions to be provided to media companies and telecoms. ......read more

    GlobalData and Huawei Jointly Release Network Experience Index White Paper

    Shenzhen, China, December 18, 2017:   Huawei and GlobalData have jointly released a new white paper entitled “The Future is Now for the Holistic Network Index - Network Experience Index (NEI)”. The white paper provides a benchmark or standard for mobile operators to have a macro view of the network that reflects the real end-user service experience. As the mobile network develops, the number of counters, KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), KQIs (Key Quality Indicators) and QoE (Quality of Experience) indicators across different technologies keep building up. It is ......read more

    du Visits the Thukher Social Club in Recognition of UAE's Senior Citizens

    du spent a day full of activities with the club members    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  du, UAE's telecom network provider, has engaged with members of the Community Development Authority’s Thukher Social Club as part of du’s latest volunteering activity, in which participants have enjoyed various activities in Mushrif Park.  du Emirati employees engaged with senior citizens – both men and women - and hosted a number of activities including; a quiz competition, poetry recital, board games, as well exercise. du is committed to actively ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security center develops Dubai IoT security standard, a significant steppingstone in securing IoT in the city

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  On Thursday 14th December, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) presented Dubai IoT security standard to representatives from government and semi-government entities in the city of Dubai.   The development of this standard is an initiative introduced by the center that aims to provide entities with a set of basic security controls that they should refer to whenever a new IoT device or platform is deployed. The standard is built with consideration of the wide diversity of IoT devices and their corresponding capabilities.  Worth ......read more

    Red Hat Adds Common Criteria Security Certification for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    DUBAI, UAE, 17th DECEMBER, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform, has achieved an additional Common Criteria Certification. Enhancing the existing Evaluation Assurance Level 4+ certification announced in October 2016, this certification was under the General-Purpose Operating System Protection Profile (OSPP) 3.9. Red Hat Enterprise Linux was the first operating system to be Common Criteria-certified with Linux Container Framework ......read more

    Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected2 experience for new Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

    Advanced integration of eSIM into Windows 10 delivers an enhanced user experience   Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class1 which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.   Gemalto’s advanced technology supports seamless activation ......read more

    Produce World Deploys Silver Peak EdgeConnect SD-WAN Solution; Hybrid WAN Increases Available Bandwidth by 500 Percent

    Advanced SD-WAN solution enables one of the region’s largest expert growers and suppliers to seamlessly connect branch locations and support staff activities Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced that one of the largest expert growers and suppliers of high-quality fresh vegetables in Europe, Produce World, has deployed the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution to connect employees in its remote branch locations to business applications. Since deploying EdgeConnect, Produce World has increased its available ......read more

    du Introduces Students to the Importance of Cyber Safety in the UAE

    du made a third visit to students at GEMS Founders School in Dubai as part of its Cyber Safety Awareness Sessions Dubai, UAE, 16 December, 2017:  In line with its mission to create a culture that addresses cyberbullying and safe internet usage, after an initial two successful sessions, du held its third educational session on cyber safety awareness for 122 students at the GEMS Founders School in Dubai. The du Technology, Risk and Security Management Team (TSRM) spoke to school students in grade eight, showed videos and conducted engaging activities, with the aim to build ......read more

    Huawei partners with Xpress Money to grow Mobile Money footprint in Africa

    Mobile money collaboration set to drive financial inclusion for Africa’s unbanked Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, has joined forces with ICT Company Huawei to drive mobile money services to more of the worlds unbanked, especially in Africa.  The partnership will give the globally respected remittance firm access to Huawei’s mobile money service platform, which has over 100 million mobile money accounts globally. Huawei’s mobile money services platform delivers basic banking ......read more

    Keep Your Memories Safe Effortlessly This Festive Season with Western Digital's Latest Storage Technologies

    Cherish your holiday by securing your data easily with Western Digital Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  WESTERN Digital Corporation (WDC) wishes everyone a splendid holiday and encourages everyone to keep their memories safe effortlessly, so their happy memories can last forever. WDC enjoys a wide range of high-tech storage devices from Western Digital (WD) and SanDisk that are essential for eternalizing the precious moments you enjoy with your family, friends and loved ones. Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Cloud Home, iXpand Base, and My Passport. Relive ......read more

    Digital Shadows Strengthens Management Team as Business Continues to Expand

    Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017 – Digital Shadows, the leader in digital risk management and threat intelligence, today announced several key appointments to its management team designed to scale the business in support of company growth following Series C funding earlier in the year. Digital Shadows has appointed Samantha Murphy to the new post of Vice President Customer Success, tasked in leading the customer satisfaction team that ensures clients across the globe gain the full value and benefits of the company’s SearchLight service. Sam has 20 years of experience building ......read more

    du Opens New Business Centre Facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)

    Businesses at Jafza and employees will be able to enjoy the convenience and choice at the du facility DUBAI, UAE, 13 December 2017:  UAE-based telecommunications service provider, du, recently signed a strategic agreement with Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company. In line with this agreement, du will expand its Business Centre facilities to all Jafza employees and businesses from one easy-to-reach location. The new Business Centre is open now at Jafza Building 14, and will enable du to build stronger bonds with all Jafza customers by providing them with services and ......read more

    LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology

    Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017:   LG has paved the way for a plethora of electronics and home appliances, however its commitment to the development of televisions and in particular OLED technology has set a new standard of excellence by which televisions today and in the near future, will be measured. LG has succeeded in increasing its share of the premium TV market via its OLED TVs, which the company first began manufacturing in 2013. With OLED making huge strides, LG has successfully established firm grounds within the OLED industry with LG’s technological expertise within ......read more

    Etisalat Digital, SonicWall to Deliver Advanced Digital Security Solutions to SMBs in the United Arab Emirates

    SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, announced today a strategic partnership with Etisalat Digital, the business unit of Etisalat Group driving digital transformation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and regions where Etisalat Group operates. The collaboration is primarily focused on delivering end-to-end digital security solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB) throughout the UAE. “Our mission is to help protect organizations of all sizes from today’s onslaught of relentless cyber attacks,” said ......read more

    Fortinet Protects Operational Technology Deployed in the Harshest Environments

    Broad Security Fabric Architecture Provides Integrated Security Across Environmentally Controlled and Non-Environmentally Controlled Enterprise Facilities     Duabi UAE., December 13, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of its Operational Technology (OT) Security solution for critical infrastructure and industrial organizations. The new solution integrates ruggedized firewall, switching, and wireless access point appliances with FortiGuard industrial threat ......read more

    PayPal launches Seller Protection Programme in the UAE to support e-commerce in the region

    PayPal extends its Seller Protection service to the United Arab Emirates to provide fraud protection for local merchants PayPal’s Seller Protection Programme will protect merchants in the UAE from fraudulent transactions, providing greater confidence in eCommerce transactions PayPal Seller Protection will apply to tangible goods as well as intangible goods such as services, tickets and travel Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017:  PayPal has announced the launch of the PayPal Seller Protection Program in the United Arab Emirates, in an effort to empower local businesses to ......read more

    Panda Makes Global Debut at SOLE DXB

    Panda, a bespoke Japanese card game exclusively launches at SOLE DXB, set to wow the world, starting with the region. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th December 2017:  Panda, an iconic card game, has officially launched in the region, marking its exclusive debut at this year’s SOLE DXB event. Re-created by visionaries; Hisham Lahouasnia, Scott Leder and Rajat Malhotra, Panda has rejuvenated a historical card game from Japan, an original altitude for brain power; with an ongoing aim to bring back the human interaction away from digital distractions whilst enjoying a ......read more

    ManageEngine Positioned in Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it has been recognized for the second year in a row as a Niche Player in Gartner’s 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management[i]” research report for Log360. Log360 is a comprehensive SIEM solution that integrates two ManageEngine products — ADAudit Plus and EventLog Analyzer — into a single console. Log360 comes with many prepackaged, ready-to-use components to meet enterprise security requirements. “Security operations centers (SOCs) are not ......read more

    Anyware Video at CABSAT 2018 showcasing its flagship IP & 4K product line

    United Arab Emirates: December,13 2017:  The French company is proud to share its latest success and technological advancements at CABSAT. Thanks to its state-of-the-art R&D, its flagship product line supports all the newest broadcast standards, for the deployment of 4K/full-IP/Ultra-HD channels. It offers broadcasters the capability to harness the full power of IP based workflows while working with top of the line UHD media and codecs. Anyware Video will demonstrate its products at Cabsat, Booth ZB6-D50 on the Creative France Pavilion. Empower your playout with ......read more

    du Announces Details with Regards to Application of VAT on its Products and Services

    VAT, which comes into effect in January 2018, will be added at 5% across applicable telecommunications products and services Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2017:  In compliance with the Federal Decree-Law No 8 of 2017 issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE, du announced that it will collect tax on behalf of the government, with a standard VAT rate of 5%, which will be added on applicable products and usage of its services starting from January 1.  du is working to ensure its readiness and compliance ......read more

    Investment into future technology: GROHE starts operations at new zinc manufacturing facility in Klaeng - Rayong, Thailand

    As part of the international growth strategy, GROHE invests in new zinc manufacturing, doubling the capacity  More than 30 million USD invested and 800 new jobs to be created within five years The most sustainable plant in Southeast Asia Complementing recent investments in all three German factories  Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017:  GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and part of LIXIL Corporation, remains on a course of international growth and has successfully invested in its plant in Klaeng in Rayong, Thailand. As GROHE invests in new ......read more

    2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

    Consumers expect technology interactions to be controlled by intonation, facial expression and body language  Earphones will become a 24/7 accessory, even when sleeping 51 percent of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reailty users believe artificial intelligence (AI) will render ads indistinguishable from the actual products Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2017:  Exploring the future from an early adopter user perspective, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab presents the seventh edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and beyond. The report points to a ......read more

    Etisalat Brings the New MotoZ2 and Moto Mods Exclusively to UAE Subscribers

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – Dec 11, 2017:  Etisalat subscribers in UAE now have an exclusive opportunity to own the new MotoZ2 and Z2 Play smartphone in addition to a selection of various Moto Mod accessories offered on affordable monthly instalments.  The smart Moto Mods instantly transforms the MotoZ2 smartphone into an entirely new device, 360 degree camera, battery powerhouse, high quality audio output in a snap. As soon as the user snaps on a Moto Mod, the smartphone recognises it and adjusts automatically. This one-time setup is easy as a couple of quick taps on the phone ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi inaugurates 3 specialized exhibitions at Expo Centre Sharjah

    The latest developments in the manufacturing of molds, plastics, printing and packaging "Plastivision Arabia," "Arabiamold" and "Print Pack Arabia" are witnessing a participation of 120 exhibitors from 11 Countries Al Qassimi: The volume of participation reflects the growing importance of Sharjah for international brands and companies that seek to grow their businesses and enhance their presence in the region. Al Owais: The three exhibitions have received increasing interest from international companies and have become a platform for business people in ......read more

    SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to the UAE

    Customers in the UAE can now purchase more than one million products from Amazon.com in the US directly on SOUQ.com in Arabic or English, pay in AED, and select several payment methods including cash on delivery.  Selection includes categories such as apparel, handbags, shoes, watches, kitchen, home goods and many more from popular and loved brands.  December 11, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ, a leading online retail and marketplace website in the Arab region today announced the launch of ‘Amazon Global Store’, which offers customers in ......read more

    Etisalat Digital and SUSE Sign Cloud Service Provider Partnership for UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – December 11, 2017 – Etisalat Digital, a business unit of Etisalat, and enterprise open source infrastructure solution provider, SUSE, have announced a new strategic Cloud Service Provider partnership for UAE. The partnership will enable Etisalat Digital to expand their cloud and data center product and solution offering across a range of platforms including VMware Cloud, Microsoft Azure and SAP solutions certified platforms.  As part of the partnership, Etisalat Digital will provide managed services for Linux and open source customers and will ......read more

    Jabra Gift Guide 2017

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017:  Jabra Elite Sport – The most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds with superior sound for music and calls with up to 13.5 hours of charge. Jabra Elite Sport proves to be the most technically advanced, true wireless sports earbuds available. They are a true training aid which are waterproof (IP67 rating) and delivers freedom of movement, ground-breaking in-ear fitness analysis, strong battery life and great music for anyone who wants to work out. AED 999 Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth Headset – Experience real sound by ......read more

    LogRhythm Named a Leader in 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management

    LogRhythm once again recognized for completeness of vision and ability to execute LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today announced that it has, once again, been positioned as a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management”* research report, for its Threat Lifecycle Management Platform. “We feel it’s an honor to be consistently recognized as a Leader in this Gartner Magic Quadrant,” said LogRhythm CTO and Senior Vice President of Research & Development, Chris Petersen. “As data ......read more

    Syfy and Osn Bring the Sci-fi Universe to Dubai With Augmented Reality (Ar) Street Art From “gif-iti” Artist Insa

    Insa’s Street Art to Come Alive at City Walk on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December Dubai, UAE – 10th December, 2017 –  NBCUniversal International Networks and OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, today announced an exclusive collaboration, partnering SYFY – the destination brand for fans of science fiction and fantasy genres – with INSA, the globally celebrated graffiti artist who created the world’s largest GIF visible from space – to commission a unique piece of street art that comes alive with augmented reality ......read more

    Lenovo DCG Appoints Ingram Micro as Value-Added Distributor in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Global tech company sets aggressive growth strategy for the KSA market Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 10 December 2017 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global leader in the provision of optimum end-to-end data solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Ingram Micro, as its value-added distributor (VAD) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  As a part of this agreement, Ingram Micro, a leading technology distributor in the region, will be responsible for providing specialization, coverage and operational management of Lenovo DCG’s portfolio ......read more

    Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE

    Newly inaugurated store in Deira City Centre is the largest of its kind in the region Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 2 launched at the opening ceremony United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2017 -  Global technology leader Xiaomi has opened its second Authorized Mi Store in Dubai. In partnership with its local distributor TASK FZCO, Xiaomi launched the second Authorized Mi store in the UAE, less than four months after the first store. This highlights Xiaomi’s unwavering efforts to bring more innovative products at accessible prices to Mi Fans in the Middle East and North ......read more

    Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season

    Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017:  Coming up with great gift ideas for your favorite people can be tough, and it’s especially daunting when it comes to gifting your loved ones with their most important gadgets. Luckily, Huawei’s got you covered with its latest lineup of devices this holiday season. Huawei devices make thoughtful presents because in addition to being feature rich, they are also aesthetically pleasing with fine craftsmanship and stunning designs. So get festive and go ahead and make someone feel special with a gift they can cherish and use everyday.  For ......read more

    Silver Peak Surpasses 600 SD-WAN Customer Deployments Worldwide

    Unity EdgeConnect customer deployments more than double on an annualized basis; Enterprises embrace the industry’s only complete application-driven SD-WAN solution December 7, 2017– Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, announced today that it has surpassed 600 production customer deployments of its industry-leading Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution. EdgeConnect customer deployments span all segments of the market from small-to-midsized businesses to geographically distributed global enterprises and cloud service providers. An ......read more

    Lg V30+ Launches in the Uae and Makes Its Way Into Customers' Pockets and Lives

    Latest Flagship Earns Praise for Plethora of Useful Features Enhancing the Visual and Aural Experience   DUBAI, December 07, 2017 —   LG Electronics (LG) recently launched its globally renowned LG V30+ smartphone to customers in its home country of South Korea earlier this year and now, the anxiously awaited smartphone will finally be available to eager customers in the UAE and Gulf region this coming weekend.    The LG V30+ created strong interest at this year’s IFA 2017 in Berlin, winning 26 awards, the most for LG at the annual trade show. Audiences ......read more

    Ericsson named best cloud provider

    Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Middle East and Africa was recognized as the Best Cloud Provider during the prestigious Telecom Review Excellence Awards. The award was received by Ericsson during the awards ceremony, which was held on December 6th in Dubai.  Ericsson powers digital industrialization through a unique combination of advanced technology, global scale and a proven ability to drive transformation.The Ericsson Cloud harnesses software-defined infrastructure, transformation services, platforms and applications that bridge both public and private ......read more

    Red Hat Releases Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes to Empower Simple, Flexible Cloud-Native Development

    DUBAI, UAE, 7th December, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenShift Application Runtimes, enabling organizations to accelerate cloud-native app development with a curated set of frameworks and runtimes for prescriptively building and running microservices-based applications. At the heart of digital transformation is the opportunity for organizations to reinvent themselves to better compete in a market marked by new competitors, communities, technologies and business ......read more

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    1.Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’ most recent Malware Report. In September alone, 30.4 percent of malicious Android malware processed by SophosLabs was ransomware. Sophos expects this to jump to approximately 45 percent in October. The majority of these attacks have targeted Windows users, but the number of attacks on other platforms is increasing, ......read more

    Fortinet Extends Cloud Security Applications Portfolio to Amazon Web Services Customers

    Comprehensive cloud security offerings enable centralized management of security operations and automation of Amazon Web Services workloads  Dubai UAE – December 6, 2017 - Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has extended its virtualized Security Fabric applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers with a broad set of solutions that can be managed through a centralized console.   Fortinet achieves AWS Security Competency status, which highlights AWS Partner Network (APN) partners who ......read more

    Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems

    Mimecast ESRA Report Shows Sharp Rise in Impersonation Attacks  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 6, 2017 –  Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its most recent Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) test results. The ESRA testing program measures the effectiveness of existing email security systems in regular use by tens-of-thousands of organizations globally. The latest results highlight the continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments and spam – but most ......read more

    Epson to showcases the future of large laser display technology at InfoComm MEA 2017

    Epson’s first Pro-AV Academy in the region will be launched at the show Dubai; UAE, 05 December 2017: Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, will introduce several new display solutions for the rental and staging, corporate, and installation market in the Middle East, at the region’s foremost Professional Audio-Visual ICT show- InfoComm MEA 2017, taking place from Dec 5-7 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Epson’s laser projectors enable creative professionals to present extraordinary content for the world to see. Three new models are being introduced at ......read more

    du is Leading the Way on How Corporate Enterprises can Support SMEs and Startups at this Year's Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum

    The Enterprise Agility Forum 2017 presented by du tackles how corporates can better support the MENA startup ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2017: du is continuing the conversation around how corporate entities in the Middle East and North Africa can encourage a more supportive ecosystem for SMEs and startups, via its participation and support, at the annual Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum – presented by du – which is being held at the St. Regis in Dubai. Hany Aly, du’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, delivered a key note presentation titled ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki Network Management Solution for UAE Businesses

    Etisalat’s new Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki delivers the power of visibility and automation, significantly reducing the burden of network management Feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud managed IT solution that offers competitive advantages to UAE businesses, enabling them to seize new opportunities while reducing costs Dubai, UAE – 4  December 2017:  Etisalat and Cisco today announced that they have teamed up to provide UAE businesses a new wireless cloud-based managed network solution that meets the growing business needs.   The new ......read more

    Hottest Smartphone ever! Go get a true luxury phone from HUAWEI

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Last month, Huawei launched its HUAWEI Mate 10 series, which includes HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10. Pricing from 2299 AED and 2,999AED, HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are popular in UAE that more than 1000 pre-ordered phone sold out within the first week. It is very exciting that the breathtaking luxury Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 is finally joining the family in this month!  Interestingly, if we move our eyes to China, HUAWEI Mate 10 series have already become a sensation among consumers. For HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Joins 5G-MoNArch Consortium to Lead Design of Architecture based on Network Slicing

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Huawei has joined forces with leading academic and industry partners to develop solutions for the next key phase of 5G mobile and wireless communications architecture. Within the 5G-MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) consortium, Huawei is leading the design of the envisioned flexible and adaptive architecture. The defining characteristics of 5G are based on support for a diverse set of use cases, services and applications coupled with a wide range of requirements.  5G should not only advance the mobile broadband, but also enable new businesses ......read more

    Fortinet Threat Landscape Report Reveals Cybercriminals Successfully Using Common Exploits and “Swarm” Technology to Attack at Speed and Scale

    High Rates of Botnet Reoccurrence and Automated Malware Demonstrate Importance of Intelligent and Automated Security Controls Combined with Incident-response Strategies Dubai, UAE.– December 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 that high botnet reoccurrence rates and an increase of automated malware demonstrate that cybercriminals are leveraging common exploits combined with automated attack methods at unprecedented speed and ......read more

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