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    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

    Oracle and LinkedIn Collaborate to Improve Candidate and Employee Experience

    Expanded relationship helps organizations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace     Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Oracle and LinkedIn today announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talent economy. A series of new integrations between Oracle’s Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) and Taleo Enterprise Edition, and LinkedIn, will help HR teams attract, engage and retain employees by growing their talent pool, improving the candidate experience, enhancing internal mobility and increasing career development opportunities.   “The world of work is rapidly changing, and this is creating new opportunities and challenges for talent leaders,” said Scott Roberts, Vice President of ......read more

    du presents GOV2071 Guidebook Experience in partnership with the World Government Summit Organization at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du’s interactive ‘Government in 2071’ experience reveals a roadmap for the future of global societal and technological megatrends   Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announces an extension of its deep strategic relationship with the World Government Summit through unveiling the much-anticipated ‘Government in 2071’ Guidebook Experience at GITEX Technology Week 2018. His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Managing Director of the World Government Summit, visited the stand and was welcomed by Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman, EITC, along with Osman Sultan, CEO, EITC and senior management, to experience the purpose of ‘Government in 2071’ ¬– which aims not ......read more

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    Symantec shares stats on how much personal info your apps gather, and why that's concerning

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Symantec released new research on mobile app privacy and fraudulent Google Play apps that you may find useful to include in any mobile/privacy stories in the works.    While we’re all eager to click “accept” and “next” when we download a new app, we really should take the time to understand what information we are sharing, how it’s used and if the app developer is protecting our privacy.    One such example is an Android flashlight app that has more than 10 million downloads and requests ......read more

    ‘Grant' Transformer Time

    MB&F + L’Epée 1839 Dubai, UAE – 29th August 2018:   MB&F and L’Epée 1839 present Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. In today’s fast-paced, always-on, 24/7 world, we are under constant bombardment from time: seconds race by; there is never enough; everyone wants more; and  it keeps getting faster and faster. The nearest hour was once precise enough; now the world’s most accurate clocks are better than a second over the entire age of the universe! No wonder you are stressed, but relax, help is ......read more

    Award winning HUAWEI P20 Pro: Leading the innovation agenda in the smartphone industry

    Breakthrough technology reinvents smartphone photography for the everyday consumer   Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Huawei recently grabbed headlines when it climbed up to become the second smartphone vendor globally. As reported by IDC, Huawei’s Q2 2018 global smartphone market share increased to 15.8%, solidifying the brand’s new ranking.    With Android smartphone makers dominating the industry, the battle for best smartphone camera is currently being led by the HUAWEI P20 Pro. It is one of the first smartphones with cameras that surpass the ......read more

    Lenovo™ releases its newest generation of Android™ tablets for household sharing and entertainment

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Today, Lenovo released its latest generation of Android tablets, built for sharing and entertainment in the family: The Lenovo Tab E7, Lenovo Tab E8, Lenovo Tab E10, as well as new mainstream and premium tablets, the Lenovo Tab M10 and Lenovo Tab P10. As the newest follow-up to its popular mainstream Android tablets, Lenovo is now offering families with even more portable options: Android tablets that are powerfully built, thin, light and purpose-built to be used around the house.    Let’s be honest. Every family needs at least one ......read more

    Ruckus Wi-Fi Technology Supports Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Initiative, Deploying Hotspots in Africa, India, and Indonesia

    Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, joins Facebook’s certified ecosystem to help connect the unconnected   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2018 –   Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that it is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators participating in Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi initiative will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone™ controllers and certified indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points in ......read more

    Trend Micro Report Reveals Criminals Increasingly Drawn To Low-Profile Attacks

    Midyear Security Roundup combines expansive Trend Micro data to offer business insights on growing threats Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency ......read more

    Kindle Devices Now Available on SOUQ.com

    Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest ......read more

    Dorna Sports Partners with Lenovo™ for MotoGP™ eSport Championship

    Gaming PC brand, Lenovo Legion™, sponsors 2018’s fastest eSports series on two wheels  Dubai– August 28, 2018:  Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a multi-year global partnership with Lenovo as the exclusive technology sponsor of the MotoGP eSport Championship, and exclusive provider of gaming PCs, monitors and accessories for the Championship’s live events. In addition to a co-branding sponsorship, the Championship players will game on Lenovo Legion’s high-performance gaming devices for a smooth and immersive experience. This key partnership ......read more

    Emerson's Interactive Reservoir Modeling Software Updated to Enable Better Decision-making in Less Time

    August 27, 2018 – Emerson has launched RoxarTM RMS 11, the latest version of its reservoir characterization software. The software includes a powerful set of tools for developing smarter and more interactive reservoir modeling, facies modeling and unified tools for channelized reservoirs and region definition, and further strengthens Emerson’s end-to-end exploration and production (E&P) software portfolio. The suite also comes with a new plug-in technology designed to ensure that RMS 11 is ideally placed for future web and cloud-enabled workflows and remains one of the most ......read more

    Forget about portrait Mode, Huawei introduces AI selfie with a front camera that doesn't blurr the background but enhances it while taking a selfie

    Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  It's either me or the background; never both. That's the choice we're always stuck with when deciding which way to set our smartphone cameras.  Being the star of your selfie, as you rightly should be, is all about capturing every glam detail right down to those perfect lashes as you strike a pose. But using the average portrait mode comes at a price, so just forget about showing off the beautiful scenery around you and leave it to a blur. For once, why can't we have it all? For those who dared to ask, Huawei has the answer with its ......read more

    Be among the first to own Samsung's new Galaxy watch In The UAE

    Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch online and receive complimentary Level U Pro headphones    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   You can be the first to own the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch that features long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. Pre-orders start online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae from August 25th until September 1st and you also receive a free Level U Pro headphones worth AED240.   “We are thrilled to announce the pre-order date for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch for next-gen consumers looking ......read more

    Trend Micro steps forward to help plug IT security skills gap in KSA

    The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure August 26, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s ......read more

    Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

    Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from ......read more

    Fitbit Launches Charge 3 – Fitbit's Number One Fitness Tracker, Now Better Than Ever

    Fitbit Charge 3 delivers a premium swimproof design, our most advanced health and fitness features, and is our smartest tracker yet - all with up to 7 days battery life Fitbit announces Sleep Score beta to help users better understand trends and take action to improve their sleep quality; Charge 3 introduces the potential for relative SpO2 sensor on Fitbit tracker   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2018:   Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced Fitbit Charge 3™, the latest evolution of its best-selling Charge ......read more

    Samsung Opens the Doors to Samsung Galaxy Studio at Mall of Emirates

    Experience The Revolutionary Intelligent Camera And S Pen That Does More, So You Can Do More And Get Hands-On Like Never Before With The All-New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9 Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has proudly brought back the Galaxy Studio DXB at the Mall of the Emirates during a fun and interactive launch event featuring Virgin Radio’s Drive Time RJ Brent Black. Located in the Mall’s Central Galleria, the Galaxy Studio is bringing the best Galaxy Note9 features to life, with hands-on experiences at customized booths with ......read more

    du expands retail footprint in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman

    Ramps up retail centers with 9 new shops, being closer to customers Dubai, UAE, 19 August 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has opened 9 new outlets at various locations in the UAE to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. The new stores employ more than 50 experts, multilingual staff members to engage and connect with citizens and visitors, assist with technical queries and ensure the highest possible standard of customer satisfaction.  The expansion of du’s presence in the UAE is part of its ......read more

    This summer's new addition to your arm candy stack: HUAWEI TalkBand B5 now available in the UAE

    Stylish, powerful, hybrid Bluetooth headset and health tracker on your wrist Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today announced its latest wearable device, HUAWEI TalkBand B5, the fourth generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products and the successor to HUAWEI TalkBand B3 launched in 2016. Equipped with a 1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 2.5D curved glass and 160 × 300 pixels resolution, the HUAWEI TalkBand B5’s display is 2.4 times bigger than the previous one. Like its predecessors, HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Recognizes Dr. Erdal Arikan, the Father of Polar Codes, for his Dedication to Basic Research and Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018:   Huawei presented a special award to Turkish professor Dr. Erdal Arikan, the inventor of polar codes for 5G, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of communications technology. At the ceremony, held at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, the company also honored more than 100 Huawei scientists and engineers who are working on standards and basic research. Basic research is key to industry development. Theoretical breakthroughs, often made after decades of focused scientific effort, help set the direction of ......read more

    Mission Accomplished: “HP Mars Home Planet” Premieres Virtual Reality Experience

    HP Expands Portfolio of VR Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug.16, 2018:  HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one million people. The HP Mars Home Planet program, led by HP and NVIDIA,® is the culmination of a year-long engagement with the creative community to simulate life on the Red Planet.    The program attracted over 90,000 creative professionals, architects, engineers and students spanning more than 150 countries. ......read more

    du celebrates this Eid Al Adha with free higher-speed WiFi More than 400 Locations

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE hotspots will operate at speeds 10 times faster for five days Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will keep you connected with your loved ones during Eid Al Adha by offering complementary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE. From 19 to 23 August, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du believes in creating unmatched connectivity for our customers by offering innovative and uninterrupted communication services. Higher speed ......read more

    HUAWEI P20 Pro is awarded - “Best Smartphone of the Year” by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA)

    For six consecutive years Huawei’s devices has been recognized for being advanced, innovative and technically superior. 15 August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today received an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. The HUAWEI P20 Pro was named “EISA Best Smartphone 2018-2019” by the association in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long ......read more

    Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note9 in the UAE

    The New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9: For Those Who Want It All With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9 DUBAI, UAE – August 15, 2018;  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9 during an event held at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, in Dubai. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers ......read more

    LG to Introduce Advanced Stylers With Ai Voice Recognition and Mirrored Glass Design at IFA 2018

    Two New Styler Models to Set New Standard in AI and Design DUBAI - UAE, Aug. 14, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil advanced models of its revolutionary Styler clothing care system at IFA 2018.  Both the Styler ThinQ and Styler Mirrored Glass Door feature unique features for enhancing user convenience while keeping clothes cleaner, more hygienic and stylish. Users can control the Styler ThinQ using voice commands while the Styler Mirrored Glass Door maximizes functionality in the home. The new LG Styler ThinQ and LG Styler Mirrored Glass Door boast the high ......read more

    Why Are Chipmakers Making Smaller and Smaller Processors?

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  If you’re a hardware enthusiast who’s been keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, you’ve probably already read the news: Intel has delayed its 10nm chipsets again, and this time to the second half of 2019. When the world’s largest integrated device manufacturer (IDM) announced its product roadmap, the 10nm line of processors were slated for a 2016 release, but citing problems with yield, Intel was forced to postpone the launch of its products once again. The current top-of-the-line enthusiast-grade Intel CPU is fabricated ......read more

    DSI Reports the results of its BOD meeting and announces the appointment of Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group CEO

    Restructuring Updates The Company appoints Mr. Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 26 August 2018 The Company is currently devising a fresh restructuring plan that will carry forward the legacy of the ongoing restructuring and recapitalization drive and ensures the continuity of the Company and its ability to grow and win new business The new plan will be considerate of the rights of all key stakeholders and will be announced in due course The BOD assures shareholders that it is exerting all its efforts and will continue to do so to safeguard the ......read more

    Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy with SOUQ.com

    Back-to-School discounts and deals starting now to September 9th  14th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ.com is excited to launch thousands of back-to-school deals for students across all grades starting now to September 9th. Sit back, relax and spend the last few days of summer stress-free by stocking up on all back-to-school essentials at unbeatable prices from SOUQ.com, your one stop destination for all back to school needs.  Parents and students can purchase a wide selection of kids and teen backpacks, stationery, apparel, electronics including ......read more

    Style and Power Join Forces With the New Thinkpad P1 Mobile Workstation

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  Today, Lenovo is launching a brand-new addition to its ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio – the ThinkPad P1. Lenovo’s thinnest, lightest and sleekest mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P1 gives users the style they want and the performance they need. The ThinkPad P1 fulfills the desire for workstation performance and reliability in a thin and light design. The result is an ideal recipe of workstation power and an ultra-premium look and feel. There is arguably no company that better combines high performance with beauty better than luxury ......read more

    JAGGAER Places Highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018:   JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named JAGGAER(Advantage) highest for ability to execute in its 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.”* Earlier this year JAGGAER was named as a Leader in Gartner, Inc’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.”** JAGGAER believes that our company was placed in the Leaders quadrant because of our robust product development and market understanding, and ......read more

    Panasonic launches W1 Series switches and sockets for the Kenyan market

    W1 series switches are uniquely designed to complement modern Kenyan homes  Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Panasonic Homes & Living, today unveiled the all new high-quality BS Type wiring devices ‘W1 Series’ switches and sockets for the Kenyan market.  The W1 Series switches and sockets, which complement the brand’s comprehensive range of innovative solutions for the construction segment, are uniquely designed for commercial and residential use. The event, attended by senior management representatives from PMMAF, also included a product orientation on ......read more

    Enjoy Unlimited Voice Calls and 14GB data this Hajj with du

    For just AED250, du is offering the best roaming Hajj bundle this season for pilgrims at the most competitive prices in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 August 2018:   In an effort to make the Hajj experience different for its customers this year, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), introduced a generous roaming bundle for people going for Hajj from the UAE with unlimited voice calls and 14GB data. To enable pilgrims to connect with their family and friends, the new roaming bundle offers customers unlimited voice calls including local calls in Saudi ......read more

    New Addition to the HUAWEI Nova 3 Series: On-trend and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i now on shelves in the UAE

    With dual front 24MP+2MP camera, the latest AI enabled smartphone offers stunning AI selfies 12th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, today announced that its latest HUAWEI nova 3i is now available in the UAE. The new, trendy and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. The HUAWEI nova 3i can beautify you ......read more

    XTouch Announces the Launch of the Robot Family Range of Rugged Mobile Phones

    The new range includes the XTouch XBot Senior, one of the first IP69 rated smartphone making it the toughest phone in the market  Available on the company’s eCommerce platform, customers can avail of convenient shopping and service options  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2018:   XTouch, the leading Dubai headquartered con-sumer electronics company announced the launch of the Robot family range of rugged mobile phones that include the smartphones XBot Senior and XBot Junior, and feature phones XBot Swimmer and XBot Champ.   Geared to ......read more

    Keeping Cool This Summer Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune with Samsung's Wind-Free™ AC

    Energy efficiency translates to cost efficiency, and with Samsung’s Wind-Free™ AC, you can easily achieve both this summer Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  In one of the hottest regions of the world, the summer months can be virtually unbearable. With scorching temperatures that don’t afford you more than a few minutes outside at a time, keeping your home cool and air conditioned around the clock is a necessity. However, running your air conditioner nonstop for the entire duration of the summer can end up costing you more than what it’s worth – especially if ......read more

    Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the ......read more

    Never Run Out of Space for Those Joyful Summer Holiday Memories With Western Digital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   Summer is not the time to hold back on taking pictures. Summer is when you go on holidays, travel the world, and hit the beach with your family and friends. The sun is out which means it's time to get snap-happy. Do you often find yourself having to choose which memories to delete to make room for more space and more photos or videos? You are not alone.    41 per cent of people in the UAE are having difficulty finding memory space on their mobile devices, and running out of space monthly, whereas 55 per cent are ......read more

    NETSCOUT Highlights Evolution of Internet Scale Threats

    NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report—Powered by ATLAS®—Reveals Nation-State Activity and Blending of Internet Scale Threats with Targeted Attack Campaigns Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 2018 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report, offering globally scoped internet threat intelligence together with the analysis of their security research organization. The report covers the latest trends and activities from ......read more

    Leading the Innovation: What makes Huawei the most innovative and fastest growing smartphone brand in the MEA?

    Smart Innovations and Customer Centricity Drive Huawei’s Growth Map Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  Today’s discerning consumers are looking for groundbreaking products and services that offer them compelling experiences. As Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) becomes number two smartphone brand globally, we remain committed to our mission of creating not just smart but intelligent devices that add ease and efficiency to the lives of our consumers. Our global success is owed to our persistence in building solid foundation and focusing on innovation that creates value for ......read more

    Bentley Systems Announces Finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards Program

    August 8, 2018 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists in the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world. Twelve independent jury panels of distinguished industry experts selected the 57 finalists from 420 nominations submitted by more than 340 user organizations around the world. The finalists for Year in ......read more

    DXC Technology and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Collaborate to Modernize IT Services and Accelerate Client Migrations to AWS

    Companies to deliver agile, end-to-end cloud migration solutions that couple the power of the AWS cloud with DXC industry-based digital services and intellectual property New global DXC - AWS Integrated Practice will provide clients with increased agility, innovation, and cost savings  Dubai, UAE, August 08, 2018:  DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced a multi-year, global agreement to build a new multi-billion dollar DXC - AWS Integrated Practice that will deliver IT migration, application ......read more

    Big Android Breakthrough: Huawei's power packed GPU Turbo upgrade will turn your phone into a monster gaming machine at no cost

    Huawei brings new innovative Android gaming experience for all UAE’s smartphone gamers this August Dubai, 8th August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), announced the release of GPU Turbo upgrade in the UAE, a graphics processing technology built from the ground up, that will revamp the ability of Huawei smartphones to process graphics-intensive applications like games. Huawei CBG continues to showcase its commitment to innovation and customer service by combining the EMUI and GPU turbo update, which will allow users to enjoy much-improved gaming performances ......read more

    A10 Adds Real-Time Security Analytics for Multi-Cloud and On-Premises Data Centres with Extensible Harmony Apps

    DUBAI, UAE, 8th August, 2018 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced a major upgrade to its groundbreaking multi-cloud analytics and management platform, the A10 Harmony Controller. The upgrade expands A10’s advanced security and connected intelligence capabilities via new modular Harmony Apps that support key A10 security solutions, Thunder® SSLi (SSL Insight), Thunder CFW (Convergent Firewall), and the Thunder CGN (Carrier-Grade Networking). With many organizations undergoing digital transformation, it ......read more

    Panasonic's latest LUMIX DMC-TZ220 is the Ultimate Travel Companion

    TIPA Awarded ‘Best Expert Compact’ camera makes a debut in Middle East The New Flagship Travel Zoom Camera boasts Powerful 15x Optical Zoom and 1-inch 20.1-megapixel High Sensitivity MOS Sensor Featuring 4K Video/ 4K PHOTO Capability Dubai, UAE, August 07, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to introduce the latest flagship model of the popular "Travel Zoom" TZ Series the LUMIX DMC-TZ220. Enhancing its zoom power to 15x, the LUMIX TZ220 with 1-inch large High Sensitivity MOS Sensor offers more versatile uses and high picture quality, including ultra-high resolution ......read more

    Dual Front Camera and Artificial Intelligence Power the Next Generation Super Selfies

    Breakthrough technology in HUAWEI nova 3 series is changing how people express themselves Dubai, UAE, August 05, 2018:  A selfie isn't just like any other picture. In a deeper, truer sense though, a selfie is a reflection of a moment in time of one’s life journey. In an era when we're constantly being marketed technologies that promise to make our lives easier and save us time by doing the work for us, the selfie is a major contradiction. From angling, adjusting, endless retakes, editing, and filtering – let's face it, taking a perfect selfie is a lot of ......read more

    Huawei Consumer Business Group Announces 2018 H1 Business Results

    Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer with robust Q2 performance   August 5, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today announced its business results for the first half of 2018. The company reported solid growth, with global smartphone shipments at 95+ million units*. According to IDC, Huawei rises to become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8%.   Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group, said, “The past six months have been ......read more

    Ebtikar achieves GSMA Security Accreditation

    Abu Dhabi 4 August 2018:   Ebtikar Card Systems, an Etisalat Group subsidiary, announced that its advanced production center in Ajman renewed Security Accreditation Scheme (SAS) certification from the global organization ‘Global System for Mobile Communications’ (GSMA). GSMA SAS qualification is the highest standard of safety and data protection in smart card industry. Currently, there are 30 SAS certified companies worldwide. Ebtikar remains one of the very few companies to have a facility with the demanding and state-of-the-art SAS security certification in the ......read more

    Honor Steps Up The Game with A First Generation of the Honor Play Series with GPU Turbo

    Catered for The Young KSA and UAE Gamers Device being touted as a Gaming Monster Offering Phenomenally Fast Mobile Gaming and Entertainment Experience Dubai, UAE, August 02, 2018:  Video game culture is a universal group fashioned by popular video games. Online gaming has spread from its initial computer roots to console gaming, and finally to mobile gaming, dominating the games platforms with 46% of people in the Middle East opting to play games on their smartphones according to a study conducted by NEWZOO Gaming, 2018 . Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei ......read more

    Huawei Surpasses Apple to Grab Number Two Spot Globally

    Huawei recorded 41% year-on-year growth leaping ahead of Samsung and Apple Dubai, United Arab Emirates –August 1, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, overtook Apple in second quarter of 2018 to become number two smartphone vendor globally for the first time. According to International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide, Huawei earned 15.8 per cent market ahead of Apple at 12.1 per cent.  The entry of Huawei in the second position marks a turning point for the smartphone industry as it delivered shipments of 54.2 million units ......read more

    Sophos whitepaper reveals SamSam: The (Almost) Six Million Dollar Ransomware

    Dubai, UAE - August 1, 2018:   Ransomware is universal and one of the greatest threats in cybersecurity currently. Extensive research by Sophos has uncovered a trove of new information on the notorious SamSam ransomware that has affected far more victims than previously thought, and raised vastly more in ransom demands – almost $6 million.   Most ransomware is spread in large, noisy and untargeted spam campaigns sent to thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of people. They use simple techniques to infect victims and aim to raise money through large numbers ......read more

    Verizon and Ericsson expand 4G LTE partnership, prepare for 5G launch

    New 4G LTE markets awarded to Ericsson in United States  Deployment prepares markets for a smooth, cost-effective transition to 5G Rollout includes latest Ericsson 4G and 5G-ready radio system  Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced today that the company has increased its U.S. footprint by expanding its 4G partnership with Verizon to include new markets .   This extended partnership includes Ericsson Radio System 4G LTE equipment which, in addition to enabling the latest advances in 4G LTE capabilities, will provide a 5G-ready ......read more

    Lenovo™ Powers Workspace Transformation with ThinkSmart Hub 500

    Skype Room Systems device offers meeting room control, participant connection and analytics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 31st, 2018:   Lenovo launches a new device to tackle conference room complexities and help companies embrace the digital transformation of modern workspaces. The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems device that manages collaboration within modern meeting rooms. With the ability to simply connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it eliminates the hassle of sharing personal laptop screens and ......read more

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