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    Samsung Launches New Washing Machine with Groundbreaking QuickDrive™ Technology in the UAE

    QuickDrive™ technology speeds up laundry chores without compromising washing performance, boasting an AI-powered intelligent assistance and the highly acclaimed AddWash™ door   Dubai, UAE – 21 April, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics, today launched new washing machine with revolutionary QuickDrive™ technology in the UAE. Samsung’s exclusive QuickDrive™ technology which dramatically reduces the time it takes to do a load of laundry.    “QuickDrive™ is more than a revolutionary technology – it is a tool that will improve our consumers’ day-to-day lives by cutting the amount of time users spend doing laundry in half, so they can spend more time doing the things they enjoy,” Vinod Nair, Sales Director of Consumer Electronics Business ......read more

    du to Offer New 9.7-inch iPad With Apple Pencil Support

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 April 2018-   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, today announced it will offer the new 9.7-inch iPad, featuring support for Apple Pencil plus even greater performance. Apple’s most affordable iPad is more versatile and capable than ever, features a large Retina display, the A10 Fusion chip and advanced sensors that help deliver immersive augmented reality and provides unmatched portability, ease of use and all-day battery life. Customers will be able to order iPad starting 20 April 2018 at www.du.ae/newipad, and in du stores. iPad’s beautiful 9.7-inch Retina display delivers gorgeous detail and vivid colors, and features a higher-resolution touch sensor which enables Apple Pencil support. Available for purchase separately, Apple Pencil delivers a remarkably ......read more

    TascTemp.com bags Seamless Retail Award for Website Launch of the Year

    DUBAI – April 19, 2018:   TascTemp.com, the region’s first digital hiring portal for temporary staff, has won the “Website Launch of the Year’ Award by Seamless Retail. This award is in recognition to TascTemp.com’s contribution to transforming temporary hiring in the UAE.  A TASC Outsourcing initiative, TascTemp.com is the first-of-its-kind business-to-business portal, which enables businesses in the UAE to hire temp staff within a couple of hours or half-a-day. Within just four months of its launch, TascTemp.com has received over 10,000 unique visitors and over 100 registered businesses interested in hiring candidates on the portal.  Businesses registered on TascTemp.com have access to visa-ready, ready-to-join, prequalified and pre-screened candidates. Users can browse through ......read more

    Huawei Brings the Most Coveted Smartphone - HUAWEI P20 Pro to the UAE

    Powered by 40 MP Leica Triple Camera with Master AI, HUAWEI P20 Pro heralds the best smartphone camera in the market     19th April 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has introduced a new era of smartphone photography with the launch of the 40 MP Leica Triple Camera with Master AI – HUAWEI P20 Pro in the UAE. An inspiring and impressive addition to the HUAWEI P Series, the HUAWEI P20 Pro delivers powerful yet effortless intelligent photography experience powered by AI, allowing consumers to see more through the innovative camera.  Being recognised as a ‘game changer’ and having received several accolades globally, HUAWEI P20 Pro is pushing the boundaries of smartphone photography as it is believed to feature the best smartphone camera available ......read more

    Toshiba Releases New, Powerful Surveillance and Video Streaming Internal Consumer Hard Drives

    “The new S300 and V300 series are the latest models to join the consumer internal hard drive lineup and showcase Toshiba’s new consumer color label branding.” Dubai, UAE, April 18, 2018:  Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation and Toshiba Gulf FZE, announces the launch of two new surveillance and video streaming Hard Drives to the consumer internal lineup, the S300 and V300. The S300 surveillance Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 10TB  and offers support for up to 64 high definition camera  streams. The V300 Video Stream Hard Drive series is available in capacities up to 3TB and suited for all entry level recording and streaming for the home. The S300 Surveillance Hard Drive series offer 24/7 reliability and high performance with large cache size up to 256MB. The ......read more

    In Its 100th Year, Panasonic Bullish On ME Growth

    Panasonic to deepen its reach in the region through sales channel expansion, broader and innovative product portfolio  To launch new campaigns as part of ongoing strategy to reinforce competitive edge as a premium Japanese brand   18 April 2018 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) announced today that the company remains bullish about its Middle East prospects and looks for further growth as it marks its 100th anniversary.   At the annual dealers’ convention in Dubai, PMMAF’s Managing Director Hiroki Soejima reflected on the company’s rich heritage of innovation and outlined how it will sustain the growth momentum in 2018 and beyond.    “The Middle East continues to be an important market and investment ......read more

    Samsung launches Exciting Smartphone Trade-In Program with Galaxy S9 or S9+

    Upgrade to a brand new Galaxy S9 or S9+ for an exclusive price when you trade in your current device at select Samsung Brand stores and retailers in the UAE Dubai, UAE, April 17, 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to own Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone for an exclusive discounted price when you trade in your current device. For a limited time only, Samsung is giving its customers in the UAE the opportunity to upgrade their current device and save big on the all-new Galaxy S9 or S9+, equipped with Samsung’s best-yet smartphone camera and a range of innovative features. Customers with select smartphone models can trade in their current device for a new Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9+ at a reduced price, saving up to AED 1,860 on their purchase based on the condition of their current device.  This offer is ......read more

    ‘Maharat min Google' launches to grow digital skills of the Arab world

    Google’s first digital skills program in Arabic designed to help youth find jobs, grow their careers or start their own businesses. Online learning platform offers 100 lessons across 26 core topics, all in Arabic and free of charge Google.org to award $1 million grant to INJAZ Al-Arab, a regional nonprofit organization, which will offer in-person trainings to students in rural areas and underprivileged communities Google signs agreement with MiSK Foundation to roll out in-person trainings to students across Saudi Arabia in one year Total of 200,000 people to be trained by INJAZ Al-Arab and MISK Foundation, with a target of 50% female participation  Dubai, UAE, April 16, 2018:   Google announced today the launch of ‘Maharat min Google’, a free digital skills-building program in Arabic, in ......read more

    KeyBS showcases latest payment technologies at Seamless ME 2018

    DUBAI - April 16, 2018:   KeyBS, a dynamic solution provider and systems integrator company, and a fully owned subsidiary of Arabi Holding Group, introduced three advanced fintech solutions namely KeyKIOSK, KeyEVD, KeyMobile and KeyWeb at the Seamless Middle East 2018 exhibition. The new technologies are aimed at empowering provision of payment services in both public and private sectors.  The Seamless Middle East Exhibition 2018 is being held at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 15 and 16, 2018. KeyBS the UAE-based leader in the region’s payment solutions industry.   Commenting on the company’s new solutions introduced at the exhibition, Mr. Ibrahim Darraz, Founder and Managing Director of KeyBS, said, “Seamless ME exhibition is a great platform to showcase the ......read more

    The future of television will be written by LG in four letters – OLED

    Technology in TVs has come a long way in just a short few decades, completely transforming it from an electronic appliance into a piece of art DUBAI, April 16, 2018:   Television technology has come a long way, transforming not just the way we consume our entertainment, but also the formats in which media is broadcasted or streamed. Today, we can imagine – and expect – TVs to do a lot more than just display our favourite media.  Today, consumers demand TVs that are not just slim, but so thin that they are like paintings on walls. TVs today are more than just appliances, but an element of décor that can seamlessly integrate into the design of a home, and also render the clearest, sharpest images, with the deepest blacks and crispest whites without compromising on resolution. Home cinema is not just ......read more

    Germany's TA Triumph-Adler launches in UAE

      Smart Solutions and IT Technology (SSIT) introduces comprehensive Range of Print Solutions to Cater to Region’s Document Management Needs For the first time, The globally renowned product range of A4 and A3 mono and colour multifunctional and print systems includes over 40 models of printers and photocopiers will be available in the UAE.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 16, 2018:  Smart Solutions and IT Technology (SSIT), the region’s leading one-stop shop for office automation solutions and part of the Al Ahlia Group, is delighted to introduce an extensive range of TA Triumph-Adler products to the UAE market.  TA Triumph-Alder’s tailor-made document and output management software solutions are designed to deliver the highest levels of quality, reliability, and value. ......read more

    Saying Goodbye to Billing Surprises: du Introduces the All New Control Plan

    No hidden costs, no contracts, only complete control over your mobile usage Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15  April 2018:  Benefit from the data and minutes offered on a contract plan with the flexibility of prepaid with the all-new Control Plan from du. Now smartphone users who want to upgrade from prepaid without the worry of overspending have a solution that gives them a fixed monthly bill and the flexibility to recharge for additional usage.  Customers who subscribe to this new plan will not have any contractual obligations, meaning they can cancel at any time. They can choose from four options within the plan – these include:     Control Plan 80: This gives customers a choice of 2GB data and 50 flexible minutes, or 2GB data and 100 national minutes.     Control Plan 135: ......read more

    Illumio and Qualys Integrate Their Solutions to Deliver the Industry's First Vulnerability-based Micro-segmentation

    Integration enables organizations to visualize vulnerabilities across data centers and clouds through a real-time global vulnerability map     Dubai, UAE — APRIL 15, 2018 —   Illumio today announced new global vulnerability mapping capabilities on its Adaptive Security Platform®. For the first time, vulnerability and threat data from the Qualys Cloud Platform is integrated with Illumio application dependency mapping to show potential attack paths in real time. The integration between the Qualys Cloud Platform and Illumio delivers vulnerability maps, enabling organizations to see connections to vulnerabilities within and between applications. This new capability also includes an East-West exposure score that calculates how many workloads can potentially exploit vulnerabilities on applications. ......read more

    Sony's PXW-Z280, World's first 4K 3-chip Camcorder with new 1/2-type Exmor R CMOS Image Sensors Redefines Handheld Production Image Quality and Workflow

    The XDCAM Model Has 4K 50p/60p, 4:2:2 10-bit, HDR capabilities, supports direct-to-air broadcasting with advanced network features Dubai, UAE - 12th April 2018:   Sony is expanding its XDCAM line of professional camcorders with its new flagship handheld PXW-Z280. The new model boasts three 1/2-type Exmor R CMOS sensors, delivering high sensitivity of F12 (59.94p), long zoom ratio and deep depth of field, ideal for news gathering. In addition, 3-chip sensors and 4K 4:2:2 10-bit adds vivid imagery and delicate color gradation. Enhanced network features, versatile formats and interfaces enable direct-to-air workflows, making this model ideal for broadcasters, production companies and documentary creation. The PXW-Z280 is designed for easy use, with features such as the advanced Face Detection Autofocus (AF) function. Users ......read more

    Qualcomm Unveils the Vision Intelligence Platform Purpose-built for IoT Devices Powered by Latest Advances in Camera, AI and Computer Vision

    New 10nm System-on-Chips Designed to Deliver High-Performing, Power-Efficient Edge Computing for Next-Generation Robots, Smart Cameras and Smart Home Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 12, 2018:  Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., today announced the Qualcomm® Vision Intelligence Platform, featuring the Company’s first family of system-on-chips (SoCs) purpose-built for the Internet of Things (IoT) using advanced 10nm FinFET process technology. The QCS605 and QCS603 SoCs are engineered to deliver powerful computing for on-device camera processing and machine learning, with exceptional power and thermal efficiency, across a wide range of IoT applications. The SoCs integrate Qualcomm Technologies’ most advanced image signal processor (ISP) to date ......read more

    Sony unleashes refined creativity with the new FS5 II

    Sony’s Super 35 mm handheld camcorder now adds 4K 120fps RAW output and new colour science to capture lifelike natural images  Dubai, UAE. 11th April 2018:   Sony has today expanded its Large Format Sensor category with the launch of the new XDCAM handheld camcorder FS5 II (Body:PXW-FS5M2, Lens Kit: PXW-FS5M2K). Complete with stunning 4K*¹ HDR and 120fps*² performance and RAW capabilities, the new Super 35 mm camcorder marries outstanding image quality with an ergonomic modular frame, offering content creators ultimate creative flexibility.   In addition to S-Log 2/3, the FS5 II offers Instant HDR Workflow*³ to produce HDR content for quick post-production without the need of grading*⁴.  The FS5 II is a great E-mount camcorder for interchangeable lens camera ......read more

    HP's New High-Performance Workstations Push Creative and Technical Workflows to the Limit

    World’s most powerful convertible PC and brightest 4K laptop display set new standards for creative and technical professionals News highlights:  HP ZBook lineup features iconic design with precision-crafted machined aluminum and diamond-cut touchpads. HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 – the world’s most powerful convertible PC1 with the world’s brightest 4K laptop display2 – provides premium user experiences for uninterrupted creativity. HP Z Book 17 G5 – the world’s most powerful mobile workstation3 – delivers unparalleled power for users demanding accelerated performance. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 11, 2018 —   HP Inc. unveiled a range of new, fifth-generation HP ZBook Mobile Workstations designed for creative and technical professionals, executives ......read more

    Nikon D850 and D7500 presented with Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018

    Two of Nikon’s top digital SLR cameras receive recognition from the prestigious international design competition Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10th April 2018:   The latest FX-format Nikon D850 and DX-format D7500 are proud recipients of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018, as announced by Nikon Middle East FZE today. With more than 6,300 entries from 59 countries submitted for the award, the submissions were judged by a panel of recognised design specialists from around the world based on aspects such as innovation, functionality, and durability. The design competition, with more than 60 years of history, is sponsored by Germany’s Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen.  Winning products will be showcased at a special exhibition to be held from July 10 to August 5, 2018, at the Red Dot Design Museum in ......read more

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise partners with Infocomm Group to revolutionize UAE, Oman's hospitality sector

    Strategic partnership will focus on raising awareness of innovative technology driving the guest experience in the hospitality sector   Dubai, UAE, April 9, 2018:  Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise today announced it has aligned with Infocomm Group, a leading ICT solution, smart parking solutions and technology services provider, to deliver unique and innovative guest experiences throughout Oman and UAE hospitality businesses.    The two companies will roll out ALE’s entire portfolio in Oman as well as UAE and set the industry standard for digital solutions across the hospitality sector. According to the relationship, Infocomm will focus on the retail and sales, ALE will be involved in implementing the solutions, leverage FVC to serve as the value-added distributor in this partnership.    The ......read more

    Eros Group bags two awards at the 1st TCL Regional Business Partners Conference

    The company wins the 2017 Best Distributor Award as well as the award for Best Operations in the UAE United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 8th April 2018:   Eros Group, the sole distributor of world-renowned brands Samsung, Hitachi, TCL, Linksys and one of the leading players in consumer electronics, telecom, and allied multi-products in the Middle East received two prestigious awards at the first ever TCL Regional Business Partners Conference that was recently held at JW Mariott Marquis in Dubai.  The award was presented to Eros for being the 2017 Best Distributor as well as for the Best Operations in UAE.  Niranjan Gidwani, CEO, Eros Group, authorized distributors for TCL in the UAE commented, “We are extremely delighted to receive the two prestigious awards from TCL. Middle East is an important market for the ......read more

    Get into the Groove, ZAKK Party is here!

    DUBAI – April 08, 2018:   ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand owned by Dubai based Kamon International, launched the stylish ZAKK Party Bluetooth speaker.   The state-of-the-art Bluetooth speakers are tailored for celebrating parties and special occasions with its booming and precise sound quality.  The Bluetooth Party Speaker features an attractive design with a full-range system to deliver powerful sound with an advanced Bluetooth operating system for wireless connectivity.  Commenting on the launch, Mr. Karan Saini, Head of Marketing at ZAKK, said, “We are happy to unveil the ZAKK Party Bluetooth speaker. The ZAKK Party is an amazing speaker to galvanize a crowd. The one-of-a-kind set up allows this device to produce an unprecedented harmony of sound. Its light weight, portable design ......read more

    Print up to 15,000 pages with HP Smart Tank 315 and HP Smart Tank Wireless 415

    High volume quality printing at a low cost-per-page for micro businesses The must-have printer for micro businesses Print up to 8,000 pages color or 15,000 pages black  Professional quality at a low cost-per-page Easy mobile connectivity with HP Smart Tank Wireless 415 Dubai, UAE, April 8th 2018 :   HP announced the expansion of its popular Smart Tank series in CEMA with the HP Smart Tank 315 and Wireless 415*. Designed for micro businesses, the printers’ high capacity ink tank system allows users to print up to 8,000 pages in color or 15,000 pages in black – all at a low cost per page.   It may be affordable, but the HP Smart Tank 315 and 415 printers don’t sacrifice quality. Dark, crisper text and borderless, fade-resistant photographs that last up to 22 times longer are ......read more

    HP Hosts Packed Gaming Festivities and Showcases OMEN Lineup at MEFCC

    Overwatch “Kings of the Hill” gaming challenges to take center stage at the PLG Arena 5 powered by OMEN by HP DUBAI, UAE, April 5, 2018:   HP will host a three-day gaming extravaganza this week at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) at the PLG Arena 5. The event will be hosted in partnership with the leading Middle East eSports operators, Power League Gaming (PLG). At the event, which takes place April 5-7, HP will showcase its full lineup of OMEN gaming desktops and laptops to provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the complete gaming experience, using some of the most in-demand game titles in the market today. During Comic Con, the ever-popular PC game “Overwatch” will be the main highlight at the PLG Arena 5. Participating gamers will have the chance to play in ......read more

    Google rolls out new feature enabling verified entities in MENA to post directly on Google Search

    From musicians to sports teams, the update can now be claimed by public figures and entities in the Arab world    Dubai, UAE, April 4, 2018:  Google rolled out a new feature in the Middle East and North Africa allowing public figures and organizations in the region to post directly on Google Search giving users direct access to information by verified individuals and institutions.    “Whether you’re searching for favorite musician’s concert schedule or trying to find out where to catch up on the latest episode of a new TV show, you come to Search to find the latest information about the people, topics and organizations you’re interested in. Today, we’re introducing Posts on Search to the Arab world. This platform allows verified public figures, teams, TV shows, musicians, ......read more

    Etisalat launches unlimited roaming pack for customers traveling to Saudi Arabia

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates,  04 April 2018:  Etisalat today announced the launch of a roaming pack exclusively for its mobile post-paid and prepaid customers, offering unlimited data and voice roaming for AED400 per week. The new Saudi unlimited pack, valid for 7 days, offers value for money with bigger savings on calls and data usage due to very high data and voice allowances for receiving calls, and making outgoing calls to Saudi Arabia and UAE. Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat, said: “At Etisalat, we understand the value of staying connected with family and friends while travelling abroad. We are pleased to give both our valued post-paid and prepaid customers an unlimited but affordable roaming pack catered to those travelling to Saudi Arabia. “Mobile connectivity is an integral ......read more

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    FME Extension to launch a full-service Web Development Agency in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2018:   FME Extensions has earned a reputable name in delivering innovative and effective web designing and development services for more than 10 years now. Being a US-based software firm, it has already served eCommerce development and customization services to clients across the globe. With offices in the US and Pakistan, it is remotely rendering web designing services in Dubai, but it aims to make available its expertise with a full-service agency in Dubai and it neighboring states.   FME Extensions is housed by seasoned professionals who have a ......read more

    LG PuriCare Air Purifiers Prioritize Women's Health In A Step Toward A More Progressive World

    LG Electronics is perfectly poised to tackle poor indoor air quality that disproportionately affects women, resulting in multiple health problems Dubai-UAE: 19 March 2018 –   Every day, millions of women are exposed to household pollutants from their gender-entrenched role of being homemakers. Despite some strides in creating a more efficient and balanced work-life environment for women across the world, millions continue to be shackled to their domestic lives.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), indoor air pollution is the single leading ......read more

    Etisalat launches ‘Hello Business Pitch' competition

    Initiative is aligned with UAE’s strategy of bolstering SMB segment  Business devices, Etisalat services and National Bonds in prizes DUBAI 19 March 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of ‘Hello Business Pitch’ competition designed to encourage home grown Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) and start-ups as well as to promote the growth and innovation of businesses in the UAE.    Etisalat’s ‘Hello Business Pitch’ provides an opportunity for start-ups to pitch their business ideas in front of an expert panel of ......read more

    Samsung and Disney Create AR Emoji Magic for the Galaxy S9 and S9+

    Beloved Disney characters brought to life on Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+  Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2018:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Disney are bringing beloved Disney characters to life as new AR Emojis for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Starting today, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ users will be able to access classic Disney characters – Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse– directly from their phone to create personalized messages. For the first time ever, these Disney characters are coming to life in an augmented reality setting for communications and messaging. ......read more

    Blackberry® Keyone Bronze Edition Available Now in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018:   TCL Communication is proud to announce an all-new BlackBerry KEYone - Bronze Edition - is coming to the Middle East following the global success of BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry KEYone Black Edition. This new BlackBerry KEYone variant offers Dual-SIM compatibility in addition to a fresh color variation and is available from today for an SRP of 2199 AED in the UAE and 2I99 SAR in Saudi Arabia.   The product is distributed by Axiom Telecom in the Middle East, and will be available first in Sharaf DG stores, and online at Souq.com. The ......read more

    Samsung Transforms the Modern Meeting with new Interactive Digital Flip Chart and Launches Samsung Flip in the UAE

    Samsung Flip WM55H enables ideas to be instantaneously shared across devices and allows multiple people to contribute, widen and build on ideas in real-time Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 18, 2018:   In line with its vision for a “Workplace of the Future”, Samsung Electronics has launched its new interactive digital flip chart, the Samsung Flip WM55H, across the UAE.  First introduced at the company’s First Look event during CES 2018, the innovative flip chart promotes more collaborative digital engagement by alleviating the most prominent ......read more

    YouTube launches Middle East and North Africa's first YouTube Space at Dubai Studio City

    Located in Dubai Studio City, the facility is designed to support the growing Arab creator community on the platform. Dubai is the 10th major city in the world to host a YouTube Space after London, Sao Paulo, Tokyo, Mumbai, Paris, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto. Creators with a wide subscription base from all corners of the Middle East will have access to state of the art production equipment at the Space.   Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2018:   YouTube announced on Sunday the opening of the Middle East and North Africa’s first YouTube Space at Dubai ......read more

    ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers' Choice for IT Service Management Tools

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that its flagship IT service management (ITSM) software, ServiceDesk Plus, has been named in Gartner Peer Insights’ listing of the best ITSM software of 2018 as reviewed by customers. ServiceDesk Plus received the Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice distinction based on over a hundred (113) reviews from ITSM professionals worldwide. Read reviews of ServiceDesk Plus on Gartner Peer Insights at www.gartner.com/reviews/market/itssm-tools/vendor/manageengine. “With ServiceDesk Plus, we’ve ......read more

    Samsung Mother's Day Blurbs 2018

    Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2018:  With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start planning how you’ll show your mother just how important she is to you. With Samsung’s latest lineup of innovative new products, there’s a perfect gift for every mom out there.  Samsung Galaxy S9 Don’t let your mom miss a moment this Mother’s Day with Samsung’s best-yet smartphone camera on the all-new Galaxy S9. Help her capture and create memories she’ll cherish forever, thanks to advanced camera features that shoot professional-grade photos and ......read more

    Yalla Pickup transforms the transportation business in the UAE through its digital platform

    The Yalla Pickup app allows a smartphone -  Android or iOS or web user to transport large-sized valuable goods by booking the nearest truck from the convenience of office or home.   Dubai, March 13, 2018:   Yalla Pickup, the UAE-based mobile application and web-based logistics services company, has launched the next phase of its mobile application, which will be targeted towards commercial requirements. Yalla Pickup has launched this service in partnership with The Box Self Storage Services, a provider of self-storage, mini warehousing and moving services with over ......read more

    Etisalat Digital's M2M Connectivity Solutions Empowers FEWA Smart Metering Project

    Dubai, 13 March 2018:  Etisalat Digital today announced its strategic agreement with Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with M2M connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will enable advanced services to all FEWA customers.   Etisalat Digital’s M2M Control Center solution will be used for FEWA Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project backhauling and communication by incorporating M2M connectivity and enabling the M2M portal for 24,000 smart meters. This is the first phase of FEWA’s complete smart metering ......read more

    Epson announces enhanced new SureColor SC-F2100

    New printer offers faster, higher-quality printing, with lower intervention and the ability to create lettering and designs   Dubai – UAE; 13 March 2018 –   Epson has announced a new direct-to-garment printer, capable of making high-quality full colour prints on a range of items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and tote bags. The SureColor SC-F2100 will replace the existing SC-F2000 model, and offers a host of enhancements and new features including improved speed and reliability, lower targeted TCO and the ability to create your own print designs ......read more

    Cisco Brings Visibility and Insights to IT's Biggest Blind Spot: The WAN

    Dubai, UAE — March 12, 2018— Cisco today announced new innovations built to bring visibility to IT’s biggest blind spot: the wide-area network (WAN). Made up of disparate networks outside of the control of IT, the WAN connects employees to applications, no matter where those employees might be. The fragmented nature of the WAN means that IT often has limited ability to specifically determine problems and get real-time information. Now, Cisco is helping IT by providing the capability to forecast WAN problems before they happen, while quickly isolating and fixing issues when ......read more

    Turkcell Selects Affirmed Networks to Drive Network Transformation Initiative

    Turkish Operator Selects Affirmed Networks to Develop Network Evolution Strategy and Ensure Successful Deployment of Next-Generation Virtualized Network Affirmed Virtualized GiLAN Solution Produces CapEx/Opex Savings and Enables Revenue Growth March 11, 2018 – Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, announced it has been selected both as the provider of a virtualized GiLAN solution and as the system integrator for Turkcell’s network transformation initiative designed to streamline costs and drive revenue growth. Turkcell is Turkey’s leading ......read more

    cloudworks Targets Rapid Growth in Middle East with Increased Regional Uptake of Salesforce Technology

    DUBAI, UAE, 11th March, 2018: cloudworks, an agile and innovative cloud consulting company and the largest Salesforce Gold Partner based in UAE, has surpassed expectations by achieving a 188% revenue growth last year and is investing in enhancing its regional presence and gearing up to be the largest Salesforce Platinum Partner in 2018. Souphien Akhrif, Managing Director, Cloudworks says, “Salesforce has evolved from being merely a customer relationship management centred company, to becoming the ‘backbone’ that supports a lot of businesses, with features for critical ......read more

    Red Hat Brings the Power and Flexibility of Red Hat Virtualization to SAP HANA® Environments

    DUBAI, UAE,  11th March, 2018 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA® platform, a market-leading in-memory data and application development platform for running big data workloads. Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA) and hypervisor that are both validated for use with SAP HANA environments, providing a level of open standardization to organizations seeking greater choice of virtualized solutions, operational ......read more

    LogRhythm Focuses on Cyber Security as Middle East Companies Suffer Larger Losses Than Global Counterparts

    Mohan Raj hired to address these challenges and raise awareness about growing Cyber Security threats According to a study released by PwC1 that surveyed 300 companies from 20 Middle Eastern countries about the state of cyber-security threats in the region, 56% of the companies lost more than AED1.85 million compared to 33% globally, and 13% lost at least three working days, compared to 9%. “The rapid growth of business in the region has placed stress on technology infrastructure and put them front and center of global cyberthreats and attacks,” said Mohan Raj, Regional Sales ......read more

    Bentley Systems Issues Call for Submissions to the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards for Going Digital: Advancements in Infrastructure

    March 8, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced its call for submissions to the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognize infrastructure projects for digital innovations that improve project delivery and/or asset performance. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2018.  The Year in Infrastructure Awards (formerly Be Inspired Awards) are an integral part of Bentley’s annual Year in ......read more

    Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launches in the UAE

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 March, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. introduced to the UAE the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. The launch event took place yesterday at The Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express ......read more

    du announces it has joined Amazon Partner Network (APN) as a Consulting Partner at Capacity Middle East 2018

    As an APN Consulting Partner, du will now be able to design, architect, build, migrate, and manage customer workloads and applications on the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced today at Capacity Middle East conference that it has joined the Amazon Partner Network (APN) as an APN Consulting Partner. As such, du will be able to design, architect, build, migrate, and manage customer workloads and applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud enhancing its offerings for customers across the ......read more

    New Red Hat Management Innovations Designed to Accelerate Customers' Hybrid Cloud Automation Strategies

    DUBAI, UAE, 7TH March, 2018 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced new innovations in its management portfolio, including the latest releases of Red Hat Satellite and Red Hat CloudForms, designed to accelerate deployments of Red Hat-powered cloud environments, and automate and greater simplify ongoing infrastructure management. IT infrastructure is increasingly complex with disparate systems across physical hardware, virtualized environments, private cloud deployments, and public cloud instances. The heterogeneous ......read more

    Iconic Bridge Project Connecting Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau Adopts BIM Methodology, Reducing Construction Costs by 12%

    March 6, 2018 - The Leighton-Chun Wo joint venture standardized on a BIM methodology to drive consistency on this large multi-discipline design project that will connect Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai. This revolutionary project includes 50 kilometers of bridges and tunnels and will create a distinctive entry point to Hong Kong. Leighton Asia conducted the civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, subsurface, and building work as the lead contractor for this ambitious project. The 130-hectare site will include site formations, roads, bridges, clearance buildings, footbridges, steel roofs, and ......read more

    du Showcases its Smart ICT Solutions at Gartner Symposium 2018

    du shares insights and innovations in key areas including digital transformation, Blockchain technology, IoT, and the Smart City transformation on day one of the region’s most renowned IT exposition Dubai, UAE, 06 March 2018:  In line with its objective to pioneer the digital transformation in the UAE and across the region, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) is participating as Smart ICT Partner at Gartner Symposium 2018, the most influential gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in the GCC region. Gartner Symposium brings together top executives, ......read more

    Marsh Warns Cyber Storm Looms Over Global Energy Industry

    Business Interruption Cited as Top Cyber Threat in Survey   Dubai, 6 March, 2018 –   According to Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, energy executives are increasingly concerned about the impact of cyber-attacks on their operations. Over three-quarters (76%) of respondents to a Marsh survey cited business interruption (BI) as the most concerning consequence of a cyber-attack for the energy industry.    Marsh’s report, Could Energy Industry Dynamics Be Creating an Impending Cyber Storm?, is ......read more

    FortiGuard Artificial Intelligence Delivers Proactive Threat Detection at Machine Speed and Scale

    FortiGuard AI automates threat intelligence analysis and detection to stay ahead of the rapidly expanding threat landscape Dubai, UAE – March 6, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at its global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, the next generation of threat intelligence and detection with the release of FortiGuard AI. FortiGuard AI is built into Fortinet’s threat intelligence services platform and delivers automated threat analysis and detection to ensure customer Security ......read more

    IEC Telecom unveils its latest humanitarian missions' satellite solutions at DIHAD 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th March 2018 -   IEC Telecom Group and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) unveiled their latest humanitarian mission’s satellite solution, YahClick Wi-Fi, at this year’s 15th edition of Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD). Developed to meet the requirements of NGO units, YahClick Wi-Fi is a quick deployable Internet broadband solution that operates in remote locations. Powered by YahClick connectivity, BlueTown hardware and a suit of IEC value-added services, YahClick Wi-Fi ......read more

    Jewel Corner upgrades its customer experience with solutions from Capillary Technologies

    DUBAI – March 5, 2018:   Jewel Corner, a premium fine jewellery retail brand chain which operates under Soft Touch Jewellers LLC - a part of 7Cs Group of companies, announces the adoption of solutions from Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services, to offer an enhanced customer experience.  Jewel Corner taps a range of solutions by Capillary Technologies in customer relationship management (CRM), loyalty, and analytics for their retail touch points across the GCC region. The premium fine jewellery ......read more

    du's Revolutionary Smart City Technologies to be Exhibited at the Region's Most Influential IT Exposition

    du is the Smart ICT Partner for Gartner Symposium 2018, a globally renowned gathering of the region’s top IT industry executives, analysts, and experts Dubai, UAE, 04 March 2018:   This year at Gartner Symposium in Dubai, more than 600 attendees including over 200 IT CIOs will come together to explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence, and achieve greater impact as leaders in the face of the global digital revolution. Alongside the region’s top executives, analysts, and experts in the IT space, the event will showcase many of the ......read more

    Improving Customer Trust and Enhancing Core Technologies Key to LG's Mobile Strategy

    Premium Interim Smartphones Such as LG V30S ThinQ to Bolster Product Lineup  Dubai, UAE, March. 04, 2018:   At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the new head of LG Electronics’ mobile business, spoke about the importance of meeting consumers’ real needs by improving trust in the LG brand and focusing on core technologies. High-end interim products based on successful premium devices such as V30S ThinQ will play an important role toward that goal, according to LG Mobile Communications Company president Hwang Jeong-hwan.  “The majority ......read more

    ITC & SOFRECOM Signs a Partnership Agreement

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, signed an agreement to lead the Outside Plant (OSP) implementation and management in all regions of Saudi Arabia for the next 3.5 years and to provide planning, design and supervision expertise and knowledge transfer to ITC employees. Signing this agreement comes as a step toward ITC’s commitment to the agreed plan with Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for rolling-out ......read more

    Mimecast to Address Importance of Cyber Resilience for Email at Infosecurity Middle East

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 4, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, and distributor Bulwark Technologies, will address the growing issue of cybercrime, at this year’s Infosecurity Middle East. Mimecast will give two Techtalks, covering ransomware and the importance of building a cyber resilience strategy in an evolving cyber threat landscape. Experts will also perform a series of live email hacks and demonstrate how organisations can protect themselves against advanced cyberattacks like spear-phishing and impersonation fraud. The ......read more

    Red Hat Global Customer Tech Outlook 2018: Customers doing more with existing IT investments, expanding the role of cloud initiatives

    DUBAI, UAE, 4TH March 2018: The beginning of any new year is a time of reflection for many IT departments across industries and organizations big and small. At Red Hat, this means it is time once again to hear directly from our customers what is top-of-mind for their business in the new year. We surveyed more than 400 Red Hat customers from around the globe about their 2018 priorities, including top challenges, budget allocation, cloud deployment strategies, and plans for emerging technologies. Last year’s survey revealed that most respondents were on the digital transformation ......read more

    Sophos Delivers New Unified Endpoint Management Solution Fully Integrated with Next-Gen Endpoint Security

      Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. This new version lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to endpoint management ensures consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an ......read more

    Samsung Showcases a Riveting Display at Dubai's Burj Khalifa for Galaxy S9 and S9+'s Debut

    UAE, Dubai, 3 March 2018 :  Start spreading the news: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally arrived. To celebrate its latest flagship’s big debut, on March 2nd, Samsung organized an interactive Experience Zone designed for attendees to get hands-on with all that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have to offer. The event culminated with an immersive display at Burj Khalifa activated by Ms, Heesun Kim, Vice President Marketing Optimization Group, Samsung Electronics, Mr. Sungwan Myung, President of Samsung Middle East and North Africa Mr. Chung Lyong Lee, President at Samsung Gulf Electronics. ......read more

    du Selects Affirmed Networks Virtualized NB-IoT Mobile Core to support smart city IoT use cases

    Innovative Tier One Operator in the UAE Uses Virtualized Network to deliver IoT, VoWiFi and Fixed Wireless Services Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks,  announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Affirmed’s Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) mobile core to provide an industry-leading 3GPP core network for IoT use cases, enabling a wide range of smart city use cases. Affirmed Networks’ NB-IoT solution is deployed on du’s ......read more

    EITC Outlines The Technology-Driven Jobs of the Future as Part of Innovation Month 2018

    EITC’s Deputy CEO prepares the next generation of jobseekers at UAE Ministry of Finance exhibition Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018:   EITC joined the UAE’s largest employers at the Fair for Future Jobs 2018 on February 27th, hosted by the Ministry of Finance as part of Innovation Month 2018. Under the umbrella of #ShapeYourFuture the event’s goal is to elaborate on emerging trends transforming and redefining the job market, equipping the future workforce with relevant insights to succeed. During the session, Farid Faraidooni, the Deputy CEO of ICT, EITC, ......read more

    Fortinet Delivers Third Generation of Network Security with the Evolution of its Security Fabric

    FortiOS 6.0 delivers more than 200 new capabilities across Security Fabric to automate security operations and protect the digital attack surface Dubai, UAE – Accelerate 18 – February 28, 2018: Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced at its global partner and user conference, Accelerate 18, the evolution of its Security Fabric architecture with the release of FortiOS 6.0, the world’s most deployed network security operating system. “Digital transformation is creating new operating and ......read more

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Launches Abu Dhabi Culture, A Landmark New Digital Initiative for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Emirate

    All-encompassing Digital Hub including website, mobile app and social media platforms represents Abu Dhabi’s widest single-source cultural information source   February 28, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   As part of UAE Innovation Month, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a comprehensive new digital initiative which will act as a ‘one-stop’ reference for all cultural information for the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The digital platform, Abu Dhabi Culture, will allow users to gain instant access to every possible ......read more

    Qualcomm Network Simulation Shows Significant 5G User Experience Gains

    Industry’s first detailed simulation of 5G NR networks and devices builds on unique Qualcomm Technologies capability, prepares mobile ecosystem with predictions of 5G real-world performance   Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:   Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced key findings from an extensive 5G network simulation the company has conducted over the past several months. The Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Network Capacity Simulation demonstrated the significant potential of 5G, by yielding quantitative insights ......read more

    “News Briefcase”: New invention to develop PCFC's media performance

    Dubai – 27 February 2018:   As part of the UAE Innovation Month 2018, Communications Department at the Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) launched a new innovation called “News Briefcase”.  The News Briefcase helps regulate and ease flow of PCFC news to the media. All PCFC entities update it with their latest projects and initiatives which helps in shedding more light on the role PCFC plays to sustain growth and support national economy.  This helps develop media content and performance in terms of quality and quantity and easier flow of ......read more

    Etisalat forms consortium of Global Technology Leaders to introduce 2nd generation SDN/NFV cloud

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Etisalat today announced its plans of working with a consortium of global technology leaders to introduce a new vendor agnostic platform that will aim to provide cloud telecom infrastructure to host emerging futuristic technologies and services.  The formation of this esteemed group is in line with the company’s corporate-wide programme launched to ‘cloudify the network’-dubbed ‘Sahaab’-an Arabic word that translates to cloud. The programme is focused on deploying the right mix of hardware-centric telecom services and ......read more

    Telecom26 launches global Wi-Fi roaming services using Emirates Data Clearing House Wi-Fi hub services

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Telecom26 has partnered with Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) - Middle East’s largest Data and Financial Clearing House to launch global Wi-Fi roaming services to support its connectivity platform enabling Global SIM and maritime solutions.   The inclusion of Wi-Fi services will further enhance the user roaming experience and lower costs for subscribers roaming globally.  A key advantage of the solution makes provision for seamless SIM-based authentication and further enhances Telecom26’s worldwide coverage and global ......read more

    du selects Fortinet to Offer Cloud Managed Security Services to its Enterprise Customers

    Leading Telco Provider Chooses FortiGate and FortiPortal Solutions as the Foundation of its Cloud-Based Clean Pipe Internet Service Dubai, UAE – Mobile World Congress 2018 – February 27, 2018 Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that UAE-based telecommunications service provider du – from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has selected Fortinet Security Fabric solutions as the foundation of its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) managed security services, designed for ......read more

    Western Digital Transforms the Mobile Experience with New High-Performance Solutions Designed to Address Today's and Tomorrow's Consumer Demand for High-Quality Content

    At MWC 2018, company releases world’s fastest UHS-I microSDTM card, and reveals future of flash memory cards with PCIe-enabled SD card demonstration Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:  As mobile content and applications grow increasingly sophisticated, Western Digital Corporation is transforming the mobile experience with new industry-leading mobile solutions designed to enable consumers to better capture, share and enjoy rich content on their devices. At Mobile World Congress, the company is releasing the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card, the 400GB1 SanDisk ......read more

    RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber Receives ISO 27001 Certification

    Ras Al Khaimah, 26 February 2018:   RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber has announced receiving the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Certification. The award comes in recognition of the Chamber’s efficient information security management systems and operations. The certification provides the basis for an international standard for information security management best practices in several data driven sectors. The certification is yet another evidence for stakeholders and partners highlighting the Chamber’s successful track record in implementing effective information ......read more

    UAE Ministry of Finance throws spotlight on fintech at Finovate Middle East

    Global fintech innovation showcase opens in Dubai  Dubai, UAE; 26 February 2018:   More than 400 leaders in the industry of fintech have gathered in Dubai today to showcase innovation in their sector, highlighting the future of fintech for the global and regional markets. Held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Finance, and showing off the latest products in action as well as boosting the UAE as an international hub for fintech, FinovateMiddleEast opened today (26 February) and runs for two days at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre. H.E. Obaid Humaid Al ......read more

    ESET launches ESET Smart TV Security to protect smart TV users from rising malware threats

    Today, IT security leader ESET launches ESET Smart TV Security – an advanced technology protection solution against targeted malware attacks on connected TVs and other devices with the Android TV operational system. According to statistics, there could be as many as 30 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. While these gadgets bring numerous benefits to households, they also pose a threat to consumers’ everyday lives. Smart TVs in particular – with their microphones, cameras and USB ports – are increasingly becoming prime targets for malware attacks. By ......read more

    Be Among the First to Own the All-New Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ by Pre-Ordering It Between February 26th and March 10th

    Samsung’s latest flagship will be available for pre-order from major retailers and Samsung brand shops across the UAE while supplies last   Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the all-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way we communicate, share and experience the world. Customers can pre-order the all new Samsung flagship from major retailers and Samsung brand shops, as well as online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae between 26 February and 10 March 2018 (subject to ......read more

    UAE ranked as global leader in Fiber Optic Network for a second year in a row

    Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:  UAE is ranked no. 1 for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration among all its global counterparts for a second year in a row, according to the leading industry body FTTH Council. The council published its annual report recently that highlighted UAE with a coverage of 94.3 percent compared to countries such as Singapore (90.3 percent), South Korea (81.6 percent), Hong Kong (75.6 percent) and Japan (69.1 percent). Saleh Al Abdooli, CEO, Etisalat Group, said: “Our network is a backbone to our long-term strategy as a company to enable and ......read more

    Capillary Technologies raises around $20 million from existing investors Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital

    This additional fund will help the company reinforce its penetration in the GCC and strengthen its product portfolio Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:   Capillary Technologies, a leading cloud-based software solutions company that enables retailers to intelligently engage with their customers, announced the raising of approximately $20 million over the past year from its existing investors including Warburg Pincus and Sequoia Capital.  With these funds, Capillary expects to strengthen its new product development, powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine ......read more

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