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    Huawei and TPCAST collaborate to enhance VR capabilities over 5G broadband

    Dubai, UAE, 18 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, and TPCAST, who introduced the world's first commercial wireless virtual reality (VR) solution, will cooperate on exploring a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei’s 5G Ecosystem Conference during Huawei Innovation day on 15 October 2018, at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. The collaboration will be enabled by the emerging 5G broadband digital ecosystem. Huawei is a pioneer in the emerging technology that will provide users with multiple gigabit speeds within homes, offices and public spaces. Faster Internet speeds will enhance gaming and video streaming ......read more

    The Network Communication Group and BrandTribe partner to launch a new branding practice within the group

    Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2018:  The Network Communication Group, one of the leading communication agencies in the region, announced today a joint venture with BrandTribe, the branding and design agency known for creating iconic brands, to launch a new branding practice within the group, catering for both agencies’ clients across the Middle East Region and North Africa.  The joint venture practice, combines The Network Communication Group’s industry-leading media, advertising, public relations and social media expertise with BrandTribe’s extensive branding knowledge, to bring clients a full-fledged integrated communication service in a one-stop-shop. BrandTribe will be headquartered in The Network Communication Group’s Beirut office with presence across the GCC and MENA countries.  The Network ......read more

    Smart Dubai, du and Community Development Authority sign agreement to deliver Dubai Pulse Solutions

    The new solutions will allow Community Development Authority to better serve the UAE community  Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced it will partner with the Community Development Authority (CDA) to assist in the creation of Multi-tile dashboards to provide slick, quick and accurate insights for the CDA’s business activities. The CDA’s team needed to develop a Multi-tile dashboard to facilitate quick decision-making. One of the main concerns for the CDA was to have precise and relevant information published via dashboards to assist in important business functions. Ahmed Abdul Karim Julfar, Director General, CDA: “Investing resources to build effective partnerships is at the core of the CDA’s mission to develop social ......read more

    The All-New Kindle Paperwhite Launches on SOUQ.com

    Thinner, Lighter, 2x the Storage, and Waterproof for reading by the pool, in the bath or at the beach  New flush-front design with 300 ppi display and crisp, printed-quality text   Dubai, UAE October 17th, 2018—   SOUQ.com and Amazon announce the introduction of the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite in the UAE, featuring a thinner and lighter design, a sleek flush-front display, and waterproofing so you can read comfortably anywhere.  The all-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available in the coming weeks on SOUQ.com starting 529 AED.    Readers will find English and Arabic content such as the popular Arabic language titles Awlad Haratina, Mawsim Sayd Al Ghozlane and English language titles such as The Art of Always Being Right. The all-new also Kindle Paperwhite comes with twice the ......read more

    Zoho Bets Big on Middle East, Opens an Office in Dubai

    Adds AI and Analytics Functionalities to Its All-in-One Suite, Zoho One Dubai—October 17, 2018:   Strengthening its presence in the region, Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, has opened an office in Dubai to take care of its regional operations. It is working closely with local partners to reinforce its relationship with cus-tomers here and hiring more partners in the country to further expand its reach, while also participating in and organizing more events. “The opening of the Dubai office is part of our commitment to expand in the region,” said Hyther Nizam, VP of Product Management, Zoho Corp. “We are localizing all our products to suit the regional needs and making them available in AED to simplify the payment. We are also translating thousands of pages on our website to ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with Fujairah Department of Public Works & Agriculture

    Dubai, 17 October 2018:  Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further enhance smart e-government initiatives by providing the department with innovative digital, ICT and smart solutions.   Under the terms of the partnership, both parties will jointly develop and establish a long-term strategic collaboration, with Etisalat appointed as the department’s digital, ICT and smart solutions provider. Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture will work together to develop business engagement and enhance both current and future business and technical requirements. Etisalat will provide the public works and agriculture department with the required support in various areas, namely smart solutions, IT networking, technical support, best ......read more

    Etisalat Digital offers glimpse into Future of Retail at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Highlights of Future of Retail Experience Robomart: World’s first Self-Driving grocery store ‘Unattended store’ enabled by AI and RFID  New autonomous retail solution uses ‘Computer Vision’ technology Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:   Etisalat Digital is embracing the future of retail at this year’s GITEX Technology Week, offering a seamless shopping experience through face recognition, artificial intelligence, image recognition and computer vision technologies.     Some of the unprecedented retail shopping experiences featured at Etisalat’s stand include a self-driving grocery store, robotic shopping cart that leads visitors to the grocery isle, a smart dressing room that recommends fashion apparel, a smart vending machine, a state-of-the-art ......read more

    LG innovations in display to revolutionize the retail experience

    Dubai-UAE: 16 October 2018 –   LG Electronics, a pioneer in developing innovative technology showcased its all-new Transparent OLED Signage at the 2018 GITEX Technology Week. The signage aims to revolutionize the retail experience by offering unique ways to captivate potential leads and covert them to paying customers. LG showcased the 55-inch Transparent OLED signage, a state-of-the-art product with razor thin bezels and the most exceptional form factor. With its seamless one-piece glass design and high picture quality, it is especially impressive in retail environments and art galleries where products can be placed behind video or special effects displayed on the Transparent OLED signage. Consumers will soon be welcomed by LG’s Transparent OLED screens in retail stores. The screens have the potential to ......read more

    du and Olea collaborate to highlight innovative eHealth solutions at GITEX 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and Olea, a specialized advisory and business incubation platform, are showcasing at GITEX Technology Week 2018, a unique eHealth solution delivered via ‘The Consult Station’. The Consult Station by H4D (Health for Development) is a medical connected booth that allows a patient to consult a physician remotely under the same conditions as a traditional face-to-face consultation. The diversity of measurement instruments on hand in the booth such as a blood pressure meter, oximeter, stethoscope, thermometer and otoscope amongst others and the dialogue taking place via videoconference makes it possible for the physician to provide a reliable and risk-free diagnostic consultation remotely. In line with the UAE’s ......read more

    Zain Kuwait, Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions Sign MOU to Fast-Track Enterprise Digital Transformation with IoT

    October 16, 2018 –   Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announces a strategic partnership with Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions to employ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation. This collaboration will facilitate the development of smart education, smart health, smart security and smart mobility solutions in line with Kuwait National Development Plan's smart government goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2018, in which Zain Kuwait participated showcasing its B2B and Smart City offerings. Under the terms of the MOU, Samsung, as a global leader in innovation, will support Zain Kuwait in driving transformative and beneficial IoT innovation to create exciting opportunities for ......read more

    Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to kickstart digital transformation journey with regional debut of the ‘Hyper-converged Platform'

    Dubai, 16th October, 2018: Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to kickstart its digital transformation journey with the regional debut of the Hyper-converged Platform. Announcing details of the Emirates Post’s data center transformation at GITEX 2018, the technology includes a state-of-the-art memory driven system that will enable Emirates Post digitization drive and establish it as an innovation-led organization.  The AI powered, cloud-enabled and highly secure data center, will be the cornerstone for Emirates Post’s new services and will support robust business growth, as well as Emirates Post’s digital services, applications and data. In addition to hosting future technologies that are equipped to serve the traditional services, it is also designed to be agile and respond to dynamic ......read more

    Dubai Civil Defense Enhances Fire Response Capabilities with Avaya

    Project is in line with DCD’s efforts to support Dubai's Smart City initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2018:    The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai (DCD) has teamed up with Avaya and ConnectIt on a new digital transformation project to enhance fire response times. In particular, the project will allow DCD to upgrade its response and fire prevention capabilities to avoid allocating time and resources unnecessarily to false alarms. The project highlights the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector to provide value-added services to citizens, and is part of DCD’s ongoing efforts to support Dubai’s wider Smart City strategy.  Colonel Expert Ali Hassan Al Mutawa, Assistant Director, General of the Dubai Civil Defense for Prevention ......read more

    Huawei hosts the Middle East 5G Ecosystem Conference

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, hosted the 5G Ecosystem Conference on the sidelines of the 3rd annual Middle East Innovation Day. Under the theme “5G is Now, Sailing to New eMBB Horizons,” the conference promoted a 5G Ecosystem in the Middle East by bringing together operators, regulatory agencies, industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss 5G from a business, policy, and industry perspective.    Opening the conference, Mr. Bocar BA, CEO, SAMENA Telecommunications Council said: “SAMENA Council is engaged and working closely with Huawei, telecom operators, governments’ regulatory authorities and international organizations to create the enabling environment ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to get digital boost via du's Dubai Pulse platform

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and du signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during GITEX Technology Week to provide DHA with virtual solutions on Dubai Pulse. As part of the five-year partnership agreement du will be providing the authority with virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on Smart Dubai Offices’ Dubai Pulse. Du will also host the DHA’s disease surveillance and management programme HASANA. The MoU was signed during Gitex Technology Week 2018 by H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General of the DHA and Osman Sultan, du, EITC.  The solutions will be provided on the Dubai Pulse cloud platform based on VMware and OpenStack technologies. Commenting on the MoU, Al Qutami said: ”The authority is keen to utilise the latest ......read more

    Fujitsu to showcase technologies to drive the region's digital transformation at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Expert workshops to be organised at GITEX Technology Week showcasing the transformational outcomes that customers are achieving by connecting the right technology partnerships and expertise Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Fujitsu is showcasing advanced technologies that help drive the digital transformation of the region through its participation at the GITEX Technology Week 2018. A highlight of Fujitsu’s participation are the industry workshops that it will host to highlight the latest trends that can help customers transform their business scape and achieve higher levels of efficieny, productivity and security. Fujitsu is present at multiple sites across GITEX, and some of the workshops it is conducting are detailed here. Fujitsu will conduct three workshops on Oct. 15 (12.30 to 1PM) and Oct. 16 (1.15 to ......read more

    DP World UAE Region Leads Electronics Trade

    Innovative tech solutions are the way forward in this age of the Technological Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region, continues to be the preferred destination for electronic goods entering or exiting the Middle East.  DP World UAE Region plays a central role in the growth of the sector across the country with consumer electronics one of five sectors that account for 76 per cent of the trade value generated by Jafza which amounted to USD 83.1 billion AED in 2017.  The regional trade enabler is also strengthening its supply chain by using innovative technologies to meet the need for on-demand logistics services created by increasing consumer consumption through online purchases. As DP World’s flagships, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone will ......read more

    Lenovo drives Intelligent Transformation of the future at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Lenovo offers visitors immersive experiences with four different experiential zones dedicated to AI & HPC, IOT and Telco NFV, Data Analytics and The Cloud. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 15, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced its participation in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Lenovo DCG’s third participation in the region’s premier technology event comes with a larger presence this year with a showcase of its strengths in high-performance computing and an array of products and solutions that are fit for the ‘Intelligence Revolution’ era.  In line with Lenovo’s ongoing ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy the company ......read more

    Epson Introduces the New A3 and A4 business inkjet aimed at busy workgroups during GITEX Technology Week

    Mono series delivers 40,000 pages, the highest ink yield in its segment Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:   Visitors to Gitex technology Week can experience two new series of WorkForce Pro, single function and multi-function printers for busy offices at Epson stand hall 4, E4-10. The new printers will have Epson’s signature inkjet technology, low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity for small workgroups wanting both A3 and A4 capability. The WF-C8690, delivers improved performance for A3 printing in this segment, while the WF-M5799DWF, deliver fast, reliable and high-yield A4 mono printing with a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said: “These laser-beating inkjet printers save money, energy and time, and are packed full of business ......read more

    Introducing the Nokia 7.1 to the UAE

    The first smartphone to launch PureDisplay screen technology for a superior viewing experience, and advanced imaging with ZEISS Optics  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018 -   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 7.1 -  the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.  The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with 2PD and ZEISS Optics to ensure you never miss a moment.    Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, ......read more

    Danfoss at Chillventa: Your Partner – Today and Tomorrow

    Danfoss presents latest innovations and applications for refrigeration and air conditioning at Chillventa Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  At this year's Chillventa, Danfoss is presenting advanced and future-oriented package solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump applications to an international audience of cooling professionals. Danfoss is exhibiting efficient and energy-saving applications based on advanced refrigeration and control technology in four main sectors: Food Retail, Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning & Heat Pumps. Virtual presentations – including Danfoss City for air conditioning and Danfoss Smart Store for modern deployment in retail or an interactive cold room– are among the highlights of Danfoss's trade fair exhibition. Along with ......read more

    Synology Unveils New Innovations in Storage, Surveillance, and Networking Technologies at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Synology is participating in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week in Hall 7, B7-45, where it unveiled its latest innovations in storage, surveillance and networking technologies. Synology is looking to empower enterprises and home consumers in the Middle East market with a range of new and exciting solutions. “Synology keeps creating an all-inclusive solution centering on storage, backup, network communication, and cloud services. We are also committed to simplifying complexities in IT operations and be able to deliver an effortless management experience to help organizations achieve greater agility. Users in the Middle East countries will definitely be benefited from our latest solutions,” said Nick Jheng, Sales Account Manager at Synology.  Centralized, ......read more

    Interoperability, Not Technology Will Drive Smart Communities Development say UAE Consumers

    Research from Juniper Networks launched at GITEX Technology Week 2018 reveals that consumers look to service providers and governments working together to lead, educate and assure communities Hall 6, C6-01, GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced at GITEX Technology Week 2018 new market research* that it conducted with YouGov which suggests that consumers place capabilities like interoperability over technological advances like 5G, cloud, IoT and automation when it comes to which key factors will support the enabling of “smart communities”. The market research is in line with this year’s GITEX theme of driving “future urbanism” and highlights how ......read more

    SolarWinds to Showcase Unified Monitoring and Management Portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    SolarWinds Orion Platform helps provide full visibility into overall performance of complex environments for technology professionals   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company, who is ranked #1 in network management software*, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds® Orion® Platform and its end-to-end hybrid IT management portfolio, which help today’s technology professionals monitor, troubleshoot, and improve hybrid IT performance.   According to the 2018 SolarWinds IT Trends Report: The Intersection of Hype and Performance, technology professionals are prioritizing investments in hybrid IT ......read more

    Next wave of eSIM to be a reality soon in the UAE as du announces agreement with G+D Mobile Security for consumer and M2M devices

    Dubai (UAE), October 14, 2018 –   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, today announced an agreement with Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, to offer its AirOn eSIM Management Solution to du. As a result of the agreement, eSIM will soon be commercially available for consumers (watches and smartphones) and M2M devices. With this technology, du is now able to embrace the next wave of eSIM evolution for consumer and M2M devices and provides eSIM services to its customer base. This was announced and demonstrated on the sidelines of the ongoing GITEX Technology Week, during 14 -18 October in Dubai. With this development, du will become the first telecommunications service provider in the Middle East region to offer eSIM services to its customers over smartphones. Saleem AlBlooshi, Chief ......read more

    du Promotes Inclusive, Happier Society in Partnership With Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du is championing artificially intelligent technology for good with an interactive stand for the visually impaired Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is partnering with Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018 to showcase technology-driven outcomes and smart solutions for the blind and visually impaired. Launched in the UAE, Amal Glasses is a revolutionary technology which, through the aid of a virtual assistant, enables blind people to know more about their surrounding environment. The glasses rely on artificial intelligence (AI) technology to process the data and present it to the blind by voice so that they can know everything they care about. Ahmed Al-Ghafly, a Senior Project Manager, Ministry of Community Development was invited to experience the ......read more

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    du Wins Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018

    Powered by du, Dubai Pulse platform is a key facilitator in Dubai’s shift towards smart technologies Dubai, UAE, 20 September 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), won the Smart Cities Award at the Telecoms World Middle East 2018 for its role in developing Dubai Pulse – a platform owned by Smart Dubai office. As a strategic partner of Smart Dubai, du established Dubai Pulse platform in 2017- the digital backbone of the city that offers the means of sharing data in order to be utilized by decision makers encouraging innovation. Jihad Tayara, ......read more

    Ericsson showcased SMME innovation at ITU Telecom World 2018

    Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model, AI drone, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity Ericsson hosted 20 SMMEs inside its exhibition stand Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)  showcased the latest innovations in 5G, Digital Services, and IoT with a focus on supporting Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) at ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban, South Africa.   Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model showcasing 5G efficiencies that can be created on ......read more

    DigiCert, Gemalto and ISARA Partner to Ensure a Secure Future for the Internet of Things (IoT) as the Quantum Computing Age Dawns

    Partnership aims to deliver secure, post-quantum-ready PKI with end-to-end roots of trust and safe, reliable key management for next-gen IoT devices  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2018:  DigiCert Inc., the world’s leading provider of scalable PKI solutions for identity and encryption, Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, and ISARA Corp., the leading provider of quantum-safe security solutions, today announced a partnership to develop advanced quantum-safe digital certificates and secure key management for connected devices commonly referred to as the ......read more

    Huawei MEC Solution Wins The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution Award

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The Huawei MEC solution won "The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution" award at the Edge Computing Congress in 2018. This award recognizes achievement of the Huawei MEC solution in 5G architecture innovation, deployment practices, and application exploration.  Yu Haitao (right), Vice President of Huawei Packet Core Network Product Line, receiving the award The Huawei MEC solution deploys applications, content, core network service processing and resource scheduling functions at the network edge, close to the radio access ......read more

    IELTS, the world's most trusted high-stakes English test, launches on computer in the United Arab Emirates

    Test takers can now take IELTS - the world’s most trusted high-stakes English test - on a computer. Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  With the first computer-delivered test taking place today, test takers can get their results faster (5 – 7 days) and to choose from more test dates. The test content and structure remain the same whether taking IELTS on computer or paper and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, they can be confident that they are taking the ......read more

    CIOMajlis Delves into the 4th Industrial Revolution at its 2018 Annual Conference

    From the future of national education to Expo 2020’s riveting plans,  CIOMajlis’ annual conference explores the digital future of Dubai 20 September 2018, Dubai:   In its 2018 edition, CIOMajlis’ Annual Conference explored the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the vital role the UAE will play in it. Keeping sustainability and practical innovation at its core, the conference welcomed notable speakers from both the government and private sector. “We are delighted to be celebrating the second edition of CIOMajlis’ annual conference. ......read more

    ManageEngine Strengthens Endpoint Security with the Launch of Browser Security Plus

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced its launch of Browser Security Plus, a browser management solution that helps organizations secure their corporate data in the cloud and protect their networks from web-based cyberattacks. Available immediately, Browser Security Plus provides organizations with a layer of management capabilities for browsers and their add-ons to maintain robust enterprise security. This allows enterprises to improve network health by preventing, detecting and fixing any browser vulnerabilities. As modern web, portable computing ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Partners, and Government Stakeholders Move Forward with Regulatory Framework

    TÜV SÜD has produced the first set of Hyperloop Core Safety Requirements and Certification Guidelines HyperloopTT and Munich Re presented the first insurance framework for existing systems and licensing as part of future commercial systems  Representatives and officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, China, Germany, France, and the United States discussed a joint roadmap for implementation and adoption HyperloopTT becomes the first company to be able to offer introduce an insurable and viable regulatory solution for a commercial ......read more

    Honor Set to Go Beyond Limits With the Launch of Honor 8x

    The honor 8X defies the smartphone industry standards Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei group has officially announced it will be launching its latest smartphone, Honor 8X, this October 2018. Furthermore, the Middle East is set to be the first region to launch this unbeatable device, in just two weeks.  The Honor 8X will be the latest addition to the powerful X-series line up from 5X, 6X and 7X.  With cutting-edge technology, flagship features and a sleek design, the X-series is also great value for money. Not ......read more

    Huawei becomes one of the first multi-national technology companies to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar, opens new office in Doha to support expanded activities

    Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. In order to support its increased activities in the country, the company has also opened a new office in West Bay, Doha.  Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open to one hundred percent foreign ......read more

    Lenovo Reveals Intelligent Solutions & Partnerships at Transform 2.0

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2018 - At Transform 2.0, Lenovo announced a series of new products, partnerships and solutions designed for business customers that demonstrate the company’s ongoing Intelligent Transformation strategy. The strategy reflects Lenovo’s unique business perspective on how to build end-to-end solutions with smart features that transform businesses and improve the user experience.  Intelligent Transformation will reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management, and governance worldwide. It is driven by emerging ......read more

    du Inks Pact with ADGM to Support Digital Transformation Agenda

    Dubai, UAE, 18 September 2018: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre based in Abu Dhabi, to facilitate its digital transformation agenda. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Khalid Al Suwaidi, Chief Operating Officer of ADGM and Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of EITC, and witnessed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman at ADGM and His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman at EITC The MoU sets a formal framework for du to work ......read more

    GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System

    Smart Home technology provides protection of and comfort in your home  GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – wireless-enabled water security system GROHE ONDUS app – the technology’s heart that creates a water profile Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 18 September 2018 –   Smart Home is much talked about! The ability to control devices in your home via app or voice command is considered the technology of the future. The interconnected, intelligent home ensures more security, saves valuable time and lowers energy costs.   Smart Home helps ......read more

    Tata Communications launches a specialised cyber security lab at Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in India

    New lab forms part of the company’s vision to build an ecosystem and talent pool to address cyber security concerns globally Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has partnered with SASTRA Deemed University in Tamil Nadu to fund and establish a cyber security lab at the university. With this partnership, Tata Communications aims to co-create an ecosystem by partnering with universities globally to address cyber-security challenges today, while building the skills and capabilities for tomorrow. The new cyber security ......read more

    New Bain & Company report dismisses myths about 5G technology adoption

    Dubai, September 16, 2018 – When it comes to the next generation of mobile network technology, some telecom executives have become 5G pessimists, having lost their faith in the power of technology to deliver more. A survey of recent public statements by executives of the 20 largest mobile network operators (MNOs) worldwide shows that while mobile network executives share a belief in the long-term potential of 5G, more than half (53 percent) see no near-term business case for the technology. According to new Bain & Company research, Why the 5G Pessimists Are Wrong, network ......read more

    Lenovo and Netapp Form Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Customers' Digital Transformation

    Includes a New Joint Venture in China to Deliver Localized Solutions for World’s Fastest Growing Storage and Data Market  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018 – At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo, a Global Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, and NetApp, a Fortune 500 company and the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced a global multi-faceted, partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. As innovation ......read more

    Steady and strong- Huawei on course to rise above all

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Slow and steady might be one way to win the race, but so is steady and rising fast. Global technology giant Huawei is clearly on a fast track not only to surpass but to do so in style.  Based on an IDC report  of H1 2018 smartphone sales, Huawei took its place as the number two global smartphone vendor manufacturer, establishing a new world order in smartphone hierarchy.  While the industry was still abuzz with the news, Huawei marked 2 more milestones before the month was out. The company sold 10 million units of HUAWEI P20 series in ......read more

    du Opens New Business Centre in DIFC for Enterprise Customers

    du opens fully-digital business centre in DIFC, plans to launch outlets for enterprise customers across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has entered a strategic agreement with DIFC to provide services to organisations and daily visitors. In line with this agreement, du has opened a central business centre in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).  Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, Enterprise Solutions, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said: “In our aim to become the ......read more

    Akamai Unveils Solutions at IBC 2018 Designed to Mitigate the Challenges and Costs of Cloud Computing and Streaming TV for Broadcasters

    Akamai Cloud Wrapper caches content from the cloud; Akamai Direct Connect provides a dedicated, private connection to Akamai’s Edge network    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today introduced two new solutions for television broadcasters and distributors designed to mitigate challenges associated with cloud computing and ensure high-quality origin delivery to the Akamai network. Akamai Cloud Wrapper and Akamai Direct Connect demonstrate how the Akamai Edge can help ......read more

    HP collaborates with UAE authorities to successfully disrupt major international crime syndicate

    Criminal organisation thwarted as HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme collaborates with UAE officials to halt distribution of 46,000 counterfeit cartridges Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018:   HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP and Samsung branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.   In April 2018, UAE officials carried out the major raid of several private residences and farms where significant volumes of HP and Samsung ......read more

    Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabbana Collection from Robinsons

    Elevate your home experience with stylish and elegant home appliances, ideal for today’s design lovers Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018: Who said appliances had to be boring? Robinsons brings a unique and exclusive range of trendy home appliances, that bring a pop of colour and personality to your home.     SmegXDolce&Gabbana, Available at Robinsons Smeg, the premium Italian home appliances creator, has just unveiled their latest collection, designed in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana and available at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City. The collection, Sicily ......read more

    World's first cyborg on artificial senses

    Dubai, UAE, September 12, 2018:  CNN Style’s guest editor, Chen Man, has commissioned a series of features on visual language and imagining the future. One article, on how technology is changing what it means to be human, features the world’s first legally recognised cyborg, Neil Harbisson. Harbisson writes of how having an antenna implanted in his skull has helped him perceive colours (he was diagnosed with complete colour-blindness as a child) and given him artistic freedom and curiosity. As the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, Harbisson aims to create senses and ......read more

    New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  People can now browse, filter, bookmark and create notifications directly on the Google Search results page, saving time and effort The feature will be available to users in 15 countries across the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates This is the latest in a string of updates from Google for its Arabic Search engine this year following the launch of Ramadan features, the World Cup experience, and Google Posts  Google ......read more

    Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch of its Cyber Security Response Centre in Dubai

    Unveiling the next level of cyber security monitoring and threat management Dubai, UAE – September 11th, 2018 – Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has unveiled an advanced cyber security response centre in Dubai. The facility was jointly inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama – UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and His Excellency Mr. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.  The cyber security response centre will provide 24/7 cyber security services 365 days a year, to help customers stay one ......read more

    Oman Arab Bank Selects Trend Micro to Protect its IT Environment

    September 10, 2018:  Trend Micro(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Oman Arab Bank, has selected Trend Micro to secure its digital universe.   Established in 1984, Oman Arab Bank SAOC is one of the largest banks in the Sultanate of Oman. Currently Oman Arab Bank (OAB) operates more than 65 branches and representative offices, and over 148 ATMs across the Sultanate. OAB is quickly becoming a leader in security technology among the financial institutions, within Oman, setting the standard for best cyber security ......read more

    Multi-Exploit IoT/Linux Botnets Mirai and Gafgyt Target Apache Struts, SonicWall

    September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Unit 42 has uncovered new variants of the well-known IoT botnets Mirai and Gafgyt. These are the IoT botnets associated with unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attacks in November 2016 and since.   These variants are notable for two reasons:   • The new Mirai version targets the same Apache Struts vulnerability associated with the Equifax data breach in 2017. • The new Gafgyt version targets a newly disclosed vulnerability affecting older, unsupported versions of SonicWall’s Global Management System ......read more

    HP launches industry's first print security bug bounty program

    Partners with Bugcrowd to launch a first of its kind private Bug Bounty program for printers Builds on HP’s cybersecurity commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers Awards up to $10,000 to support vulnerability identification Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 10, 2018:   HP Inc. announced the industry’s first print security bug bounty program, underscoring its commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers . HP selected Bugcrowd, a global leader in crowdsourced offensive security, to manage vulnerability ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics Expands its Retail Operations in the UAE

    Launch of the Group’s 2nd electronics store in RAK  Ras Al Khaimah, 10, September 2018:   Leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the region, Jumbo Electronics, has opened its second store in Ras Al Khaimah at Manar Mall, reflecting a strong demand for smart gadgets and technology products in the Emirate. The store was unveiled in the presence of leading dignitaries in the Emirate, including Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shayeb Al Naqbi, Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; Mohammed Al Mahmoud, Acting Deputy Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; representatives from Al ......read more

    du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences to UAE residents

    Dubai, UAE, 9 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Holidays by flydubai to bring incredible value and experiences to residents of the UAE. The new partnership, announced in August, is part of the commitment to deliver added consumer benefits as well as reach wider audiences. du aims to build its connection with customers and offer larger-than-life experiences beyond the scope of mobile operators. To celebrate the partnership, du is giving customers a chance to win all-expenses-paid holidays every day to one of three ......read more

    Up Your Health and Lifestyle Game with the Huawei TalkBand B5

    Dynamic colour and style, larger display, 2-in-1 Bluetooth headset with a savvy health tracker  Dubai, UAE, September 09, 2018:  With the summer nearly over, people in the UAE and across the region are back to their routine with a huge focus on health, fitness and fashion. With health bands becoming a trendy necessity, look no further than Huawei’s TalkBand B5 that is set to become your essential accessory adding to your personal style statement.  It promises better visual performance with a larger touch screen display of 1.13-inch. The Huawei TalkBand B5 is a ......read more

    United Eastern Medical Services Group Partners with Medcare to launch HealthPlus Fertility Center in Dubai

    Dubai, UAE – 8 September 2018:  United Medical Eastern Services (UEMedical) in Abu Dhabi, represented by its HealthPlus Fertility Centers, recently partnered with Medcare to launch the new HealthPlus Fertility Center in Dubai. The new Center is a fully developed IVF Center and IVF Laboratory located strategically in Jumeirah in the Emirate of Dubai, and is considered the second branch of HealthPlus Fertility outside the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  The partnership entails HealthPlus Network of Specialty Centers to be fully responsible for the management and clinical ......read more

    Samsung Launches the New Galaxy Watch in the UAE

    Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are with the New Samsung Galaxy Watch Delivering long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and design to match your lifestyle  Dubai, UAE, September 8, 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics today introduced the new Samsung Galaxy Watch in the UAE. The Galaxy Watch brings the best of the Samsung’s Galaxy ecosystem with long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalized design. Galaxy Watch helps users accomplish more with new stress and sleep monitoring capabilities, in addition to ......read more

    Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

    Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal. Botnets, also referred to as bots, are usually taken over by malicious software to enable remote control by a threat actor. They are set up and developed by a hacker to provide a powerful and dark, cloud computing network to conduct cyberattacks of a criminal nature. The growth in mobile and network devices has created large scale social and productivity benefits for us. We can now remotely access computers, security systems, cameras, appliances, and a growing list of ......read more

    Fortinet Introduces New Network Access Control Solution for IoT Security

    FortiNAC Provides Visibility and Control of IoT Devices and Automated Response to Threats, Controls Access at Scale in Multi-Vendor Environments Dubai, UAE – September 6, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced FortiNAC, a new network access control product line that delivers network segmentation and automated repsonses for IoT security. The massive rise of unsecure, headless IoT devices, including industrial and medical IoT, requires new tools for securing networks. Fortinet’s new ......read more

    Mimecast Report Reveals an 80% increase in Impersonation or Business Email Compromise attacks

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 6, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its latest quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems. A Mimecast ESRA helps participating organizations better understand the number and type of email-borne threats that are getting through their current defenses. As part of the cumulative assessments, Mimecast has inspected more than 142 million emails that have passed ......read more

    Equinix to Offer Private Connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS via AWS Direct Connect

    Equinix and VMware to Enable Hybrid Cloud Deployments for Enterprises Using AWS Direct Connect    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced it is teaming with VMware to offer private connectivity to VMware Cloud on AWS via AWS Direct Connect at Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers globally. The new offer enables customers to access VMware Cloud on AWS through private connectivity that bypasses the public internet, providing high levels of speed and ......read more

    Huawei shares vision of a collaborative and open cyberspace at SmartSec Conference in Bahrain

    Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:  Mika Lauhde, Vice-President of Cyber Security and Privacy, Global Public Affairs at Huawei Technologies, shared his vision of a new frontier for cybersecurity regulations at a keynote in Manama, Bahrain. His speech called for increased international cooperation between policy-makers, governments, and private organizations to build an open and collaborative cyberspace capable of fighting new threats. The talk was held on the sidelines of SmartSec, Bahrain's leading cyber security and blockchain conference, on September 4th, 2018. Lauhde began by ......read more

    Art Explained: How the internet changed the art world

    With the rise of global social platforms such as Instagram, art has never been more accessible. Steven Murphy, former CEO of Christie’s, explains how social media and smartphones have impacted the art world.   Dubai, UAE, September 05, 2018:    Key Quotes:   Steven Murphy on the impact of social media: “Social media and smartphones are the most significant technological developments to impact the art world since the invention of the camera… Although East and West have a heritage of many centuries of great art, it’s only in the ......read more

    OSN and Huawei sign new strategic IPTV partnership

    A regional first, OSN and Huawei join forces to provide telcom operators an easier and more accessible way to offer IPTV service   Dubai, UAE, 04 September 2018:   OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to deliver a turnkey IPTV solution which enables telecom operators to offer a state-of-the-art TV experience alongside premium content.    This new collaboration with ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS) Completes a Successful Blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC) with Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB)

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  Limassol, Cyprus: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, has successfully completed the implementation of blockchain proof of concept (PoC), which was conducted at  Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB), one of Jordan’s leading investment and commercial banks, through ICS BANKS® Blockchain Adapter between Amman Head Office and Cyprus Branch (Limassol).  Chairman of Arab Jordan Investment Bank; Hani Al-Qadi said, “The success of this PoC is the ......read more

    Etisalat Digital signs cloud hosting deal with Massar Solutions

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Etisalat Digital today announced that Massar Solutions, a UAE-based fleet management firm, has signed up for its secure and reliable OneCloud Services. Etisalat OneCloud offers a convenient on-demand subscription to a pool of configurable shared and dedicated multi-tenant computing resources. This end-to-end managed cloud solution includes infrastructure-as-a-service, managed security services, managed backup, managed applications and managed disaster recovery services.  Fahim Mohamed Al Shehhi, Managing Director, Massar Solutions P.J.S.C. ......read more

    DisplayMate: Galaxy Note9's Display Performance Raises the Bar ‘Significantly Higher'

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  DisplayMate Technologies has completed its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display, and the results are clear: “The level of display performance and excellence has been increasing each year, and the Galaxy Note9 has raised the bar significantly higher.” According to the world’s leading evaluator of video screens, the Galaxy Note9 features “the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested.” The smartphone established several display performance records ......read more

    Fortinet is the Only Vendor with Security Capabilities to Receive SD-WAN Recommended Rating in the First NSS Labs Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Test Report

    FortiGate SD-WAN Delivers Highest VoIP Quality of Experience and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Mbps Among All Nine Vendors Dubai, UAE. – Sept 3, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ first Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Group Test. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category assessed by NSS Labs, showcasing a number of advantages, including: Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including ......read more

    Eaton introduces 9SX UPS lower power range

    New models are successor to industry’s leading 9130 range   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 3rd, 2018:   Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of lower power-rated models to its 9SX Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Eaton 9SX UPS offers high availability, flexibility and advanced protection for IT and small data center infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications. The new models extend the existing product portfolio of ......read more

    Smartest devices yet, announced at Lenovo TechLife ‘18

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Today, at the company’s annual Tech Life event, Lenovo™ unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.      This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology ......read more

    Etisalat roaming packages offer business customers coverage across all in-flight networks

    First mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost Roaming coverage now includes both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight networks Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2018:   Etisalat today announced that subscribers of any Global Business Roaming pack can now enjoy in-flight coverage in all airlines that provide on-board connectivity at no extra cost.    Etisalat Global Business Roaming packages – both data and voice – will now include both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight coverage, providing business users ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX LX100 II gets a boost with 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor

    The upgraded compact camera features F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 4K Video Recording    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to announce the launch in the Middle East of the LUMIX LX100 II with a large, 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 7th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series.    The LUMIX LX100 II boasts a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving an effective 17.0 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio. This new high-resolution MOS Sensor maintains an excellent S/N ratio, allowing ......read more

    A10 Networks to Showcase Innovations in 5G Mobile Network Security, Cloud, DDoS Mitigation and Application Visibility & Analytics at GITEX 2018

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th September, 2018 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week taking place between 14-18 October, 2018.  The company will demonstrate its entire portfolio of market leading solutions including Service Provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, DDoS protection and application visibility & analytics. A10 is keen to demonstrate the following: GI/SGI firewall protection for mobile networks - IoT and 5G ......read more

    Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

    September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, ......read more

    Blackberry® Key2 LE Officially Announced at IFA 2018

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry®-branded licensing partner, has today unveiled its newest BlackBerry smartphone – the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. This newest addition to the BlackBerry KEY series smartphone lineup offers three colors variants – Slate, Champagne and Atomic – while keeping with the BlackBerry KEY2 design evolution which includes minimized screen bezels and redesigned chassis for a more modern look and feel. It also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized ......read more

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