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    du Recognised for CSR Initiative at 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards

    du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards, held on the 20th February in Dubai.  The award recognises du’s BabNoor Project, an initiative to assist the ongoing development of communication skills and learning in children with a range of disabilities. This was achieved by distributing a free app to learning centres for children with special needs and then monitoring the effectiveness of the app to provide future improvements. “We are proud to have been able to contribute once again to the future development of ......read more

    Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology

    Qualcomm Anticipates that its Future Snapdragon 5G Mobile Chipsets Will Use Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV Process Technology    DUBAI, UAE – Feb 22, 2018 –   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced their intention to expand their decade-long foundry relationship into EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G mobile chipsets using Samsung's 7-nanometer (nm) LPP (Low Power Plus) EUV process technology.   Using 7LPP EUV process technology, Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will offer a smaller chip footprint, giving OEMs more usable space inside upcoming products ......read more

    WiFi UAE Launches New Packages for Users to Enjoy High-Speed Premium WiFi

    WiFi UAE launches new price plans for users giving more choice and better value to high-speed WiFi  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   UAE residents can now reap the benefits of more flexible WiFi options across more locations than ever before with WiFi UAE. du is revamping its WiFi UAE pricing options to suit the needs of different profile users in a wide variety of locations, continuing to support the goal of making Dubai a smart city as part of the UAE Vision 2021.  With Premium high-speed internet access on-the-go at over 400 hotspots around the UAE, WiFi UAE creates millions of connections nationally, providing the option of fast browsing, large file download and upload, and use of bandwidth-intensive applications that are imperative for many users. This revamp will help those users get the most out of their ......read more

    Get Down to Business With the Blackberry Keyone and Blackberry Motion - Officially Verified as Android Enterprise Recommended

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 22, 2018 –   Security. Privacy. Reliability. Productivity. These are critical features that enterprise smartphone users demand and can be found in the Android Enterprise Recommended BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion from TCL Communication. The need for greater mobile security is now more important than ever, and more enterprises are choosing the flexibility of Android for their organizations. With the all-new Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended program, businesses large and small now have the confidence in selecting, deploying and managing Android devices such as BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion to meet their needs.    “It is an honor to have BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion among the first smartphones validated as part of the ......read more

    No More Boundaries, Enjoy du Home Plans Everywhere in the UAE

    The new home packages offer premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 February 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, announced the launch of its new flexible home plans, du Home, offering premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds all over the UAE.  This launch highlights the first time UAE residents will be able to choose du home plan that allows the customization of premium TV content and own their entertainment experience regardless of where they live, in addition to Live TV content which is part of their plans. “We are offering a new level of flexibility for customers to tailor their packages and selected TV channels in efforts to enhance the home experience across the UAE and meet the growing demand of tailored and ......read more

    Equinix Showcases Solutions for Digital Transformation at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2018

    DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital economy requires new thinking about IT architecture and how to leverage colocation data centers at the digital edge - neutral environments that support innovation, accelerate business performance and enable greater operational flexibility. "As ......read more

    Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google

    DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global offices are continually innovating to find new ways for brands to make their consumers' lives easier and experiences memorable.  With this partnership Accelerate officially becomes Google premier badge holder and Google’s channel ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit before federal royalty of AED 17.45 billion a 3% increase year over year

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2017, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 82%.   Abu Dhabi, February 21 2018:  Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments for 2017 Etisalat UAE subscriber base reached 12.6 million, representing a year on year growth of 3%.   Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to AED 31.2 billion and increased year over year by 3%. Etisalat UAE net profit after federal royalty amounted to AED 8.2 billion and increased year over year by 5%.  Etisalat UAE Full year EBITDA in 2017 increased by 2% to AED 16.7 billion resulting in EBITDA margin of 53%. Proposed dividend payout of ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils a Simple, Seamless and Intelligent IoT Experience at MENA Forum 2018

    Samsung is propelling Internet of Things (IoT) forward by incorporating SmartThings & AI across product categories Samsung has taken a step further in enhancing the ultimate home entertainment experience with the introduction of the all-new 8K QLED TV and the integration of SmartThings across its Smart TV line-up  Samsung is redefining connectivity in the home with the IoT-ready QuickDrive™ washing machine and Wi-Fi connected Wind-Free™ air conditioner, while bringing the hub of the kitchen to life with voice ID recognition on its Family Hub refrigerator Samsung is infusing technology with intelligence through integrating Bixby and SmartThings on its smart mobile devices Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today unveiled its vision of open ......read more

    NDIGITEC Shares Expertise in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality at InfoComm MEA Summit

    Innovative VR Mall showcased at the iconic forum in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, was in the epicenter of discussions at InfoComm MEA 2017 Summit in Dubai, showcasing its expertise in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.At the Summit, NDigitec was in the list of participants of the Immersive World organized by VR/AR Association [VRARA].  NDigitec Head of Development Department Victor Danielyan and Head of Content Creation Eyad Arabi presented the company’s VR/AR technologies as well as expertise and how they are changing the face of the industry.  This participation assumes added significance as the VR/ AR industry is expected to be worth $6 billion in Middle East and North Africa region by 2020 and $143.3 billion ......read more

    “World Record” created by the LG OLED Video Wall recognized as “Best use of Projection/Display Solutions”

    First ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018 dedicated to recognizing innovation and achievements in the audio video industry rewarded the unique OLED video wall Dubai-UAE: 19 February 2018 –   The LG OLED video wall signage continues to garner interna-tional attention and has been awarded under the category of ‘Best use of Projection/Display Solutions’ award at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018. The AV Technology Europe Awards held in Amsterdam were dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user businesses. Commenting on the award, Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa, said,     “Digital Signage industry today is paving way for unprecedented growth and creativity to create attractions that are a cut above the ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

    TCL surges ahead in sales volume globally threatening established players of the TV market United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th Feb 2018:   The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, has edged its way forward to take the 3rd leadership position right behind Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.   TCL sold 4.53 million TVs and posted a market share of 8.3% in the global TV market last year making it the first Chinese TV manufacturer recording a global market share of at least 8% on a quarterly basis.  TCL as a brand has been seen implementing smart marketing tactics leading to increased sales; such as their association with Roku - a video streaming company in the North American market, in the development of smart TVs. TCL also recently ......read more

    Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Class Ransomware Protection to Consumers

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint cybersecurity, today announced Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware going beyond just traditional antivirus features it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software and hacking attempts, and includes privacy protection features. Sophos Home Premium is designed for ease of use, protecting both PCs and Macs, and enables the management of up to ten other computers from one central dashboard. "In 2017 we witnessed a global black market emerge that has enabled even unsophisticated criminals to hold our data for ransom and sell our private details for identity theft and more," said Chet ......read more

    WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

    Nick Bostrom: “It is too early for governments to attempt to regulate superintelligence, even though it could pose an existential threat to humanity”  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Bostrom is a leading thinker on “superintelligence”, which he defined as any intelligent system radically smarter than the average human brain. In his session entitled ‘The Paradox of Choice and Morality: How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?’, Bostrom said that while the field is making rapid progress, its future shape is far from clear. It could ......read more

    Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?

    In the viral world of media – including images, animations, and video served up to us via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a hundred other bot-driven platforms – artificial intelligence has been deployed successfully to create pixel-perfect narratives that tell a compelling story. Except: in a number of cases, the story never actually happened. Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Digital specialists across the world are making rapid advances in using machine learning to manipulate video, images, and sound ‘imagined’ by software, based on hundreds of input data that are scanned by the computer to create a new composite, or a counterfeit version of reality. Bombarded by 300 million photo uploads per day on Facebook, or 55 billion messages sent out on Whatsapp each day, the average human brain ......read more

    WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quality of Life

    Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the opportunities and challenges associated with an ever-increasing digital world.  The session, entitled ‘Technology and The Future of Smart Living’, focused on how advancements in technology have created a double-edged sword. While ......read more

    WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology

    UNDP official emphasizes need for focus on equality, sustainability and opportunity to ensure wellbeing of people   Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 –   Government and governance are of critical importance when it comes to enabling innovation through smart policy-making. This was the main message from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in his talk on ‘Government of the Future – Innovation & Technology’ on day two of the ongoing World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  The Brazilian, who is a renowned global leader on sustainable development, international cooperation and global diplomacy for nearly three decades, said: “When we discuss government of the future, one might be tempted to say that government will be less central to ......read more

    The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dubai in a Bid to Innovate

    Open-to-all event held during ‘Rise’ at Dubai Creek Harbour set to inspire community to be more innovative Initiative set to boost STEM education in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2018 –   In an effort to boost innovation throughout the UAE, the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Cartoon Network, has announced its latest initiative – as part of UAE Innovation Month 2018 – to encourage innovative thinking throughout the community. The activation will see children from across Dubai invited to build their own robot and artificially intelligent (AI) cartoon character during  Rise Dubai Creek Harbour, a seasonal family event on 23 and 24 February   The event is one of a series of public events by the Ministry of Finance, held under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh ......read more

    New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators Must Embrace RegTech to Keep Pace with Digital Disruption

    DUBAI; February 12, 2018 -   Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in collaboration with The World Government Summit, has released a new report that finds that regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage. According to the report, RegTech allows regulatory processes to be redesigned, enabling real-time, data-driven decisions that drive innovation. As digital disruption increases, innovative products and services, such as ride sharing and lodging services, are increasingly challenging or bypassing regulatory processes. The report, RegTech for Regulators, finds that RegTech opens a treasure chest of opportunities for regulators to keep pace by using analytics and anticipatory interventions at an ......read more

    Top 5 Features to be Considered Before Buying your Next Premium TV

    If a new year means a new TV make sure you know what features to look for   Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  When it comes to buying TVs there’s a lot of different features to consider. Traditionally, consumers focused on two key features; size, and cost. However, this is a sentiment of the past, and today consumers are demanding UHD-quality TV, as they gain a better understanding of what these features really mean and how much they matter when it comes to increasing immersion.    Despite this, it’s not always easy to know what you should be prioritizing when buying a high-quality TV, but keeping this in mind, here is a rundown of features that you should consider before purchasing your next TV.   1- Color Volume:     Color volume is a standard for evaluating a ......read more

    Epson announces its first 3LCD installation laser projector offering 4K resolution at ISE 2018

    A range of other new products in pro AV, business and signage sectors are also announced on the first day of the show Dubai - UAE, 6 February 2018 –   On the opening day of ISE 2018, Epson has announced its first ever native 4K projector. The EB-L12000Q is a powerful 12,000-lumen 3LCD laser projector, designed for high-end rental and fixed installations at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres, among other uses, and can use the same 4K-compatible lenses as Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors for maximum versatility. It will be launched alongside a companion model, the EB-L20000U, Epson’s first entry in the popular compact 20k-lumen WUXGA category. Both models share a casing designed to fit into industry-standard tubular steel frames, so they’re ......read more

    Etisalat launches an innovative payment service for UAE's SMB retail sector

    First-of-its-kind complete mobile point of sale service designed for SMBs Zero bank commission, attractive mobile plans, easy on-boarding and more In line with UAE government guidelines promoting a cashless economy Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of its Mobile Cashier service for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment in the country giving them a hassle-free on boarding and affordable mobile point-of-sale service that enables these businesses to accept card payments from their customers, and at the same time enjoy valuable mobile business plan benefits anywhere in UAE.   Etisalat’s Mobile Cashier service transforms merchants’ smart devices like phones or tablets into business-grade point of sale terminals, enabling them to accept debit, credit and ......read more

    Make this Valentine's season memorable with ZAKK Twins

    DUBAI – February 05, 2018:   It’s the Valentine’s season again. Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day present for your love on a budget? Then here comes the perfect tech gift – ZAKK Twins Bluetooth earphone. ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Dubai-based Kamon International, created and launched ZAKK Twins ahead of Valentine’s Day. ZAKK Twins a true wireless Bluetooth headset has a 10-meter Bluetooth connectivity range. The latest device in this segment combines the best technology with design providing users an unforgettable experience and matching with any outfit for both men and women.  Commenting on the launch of the ZAKK Twins, Mr. Karan Saini, Head of Marketing at ZAKK, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of ZAKK Twin, one of the most fashionable and ......read more

    Epson's pop-up Containers at CityWalk 2 and The Beach entertain sports and gaming enthusiasts

    Dubai, UAE; 5 February 2018:   Epson has created a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts, to enjoy their weekends playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers will open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations as per the schedule below: 9th & 10th February at City Walk 2  16th & 17th February at City Walk 2  23rd & 24th February at The Beach at JBR The pop-up will provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy the ultimate home entertainment in two different scenarios- gaming and sports- within a typical home environment.  Speaking about the event, Jason ......read more

    Discover the real you with the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ at zero upfront with du postpaid plans

    The biggest display for Samsung Galaxy A phones to date with a sleek and ergonomic design  Stay stylishly connected with du and  the latest Samsung Galaxy A smartphones with 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes Dubai, UAE, February 03, 2018:   du from Emirates integrated telecommunication company is providing their postpaid customers with the anticipated Samsung Galaxy devices of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with zero percent upfront. Starting from only 225 /month for 24 months, customers will be able to enjoy an expansive view on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with the Infinity Display amongst many fantastic features and stay connected with the value added 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes.   “At du, we always promise to add life to life by delivering the latest and most innovative ......read more

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    Cloudera helps Middle East's biggest brands unlock new frontiers with machine learning and analytics

    Research by the Harvard Business Review shows that organisations are only using 50% of their structured data and only 1% of unstructured data Cloudera Sessions Dubai 2017 shows how machine learning is helping the region’s biggest brands forecast trends, predict customer behaviour and grow their customer base DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – November 21st , 2017:  Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics, optimized for the cloud, is helping the Middle East’s biggest brands learn about big data, analytics and artificial ......read more

    LG defines the pace of achieving an immersive viewing experience for the impending golden age of TV technology

    Dubai-UAE: 21 November 2017:  Technology is evolving at an exponential rate and it is more evident in the television sector seeing how it has radically improved from standard definition to HD, Full HD, UHD, 4K and more. Furthermore, producers and directors are investing even more in the latest camera equipment to ensure their audience receives the best viewing experience, which is why at present it is OLED technology that it is setting the standard of excellence by which televisions will be measured. LG continues to establish its presence in design leadership developing the most ......read more

    HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro arrives in the UAE to begin new era of Intelligent Smartphones

    For the first time, consumers in the region can get a device that will work for them with a faster, intelligent mobile experience powered by HUAWEI’s groundbreaking Kirin AI processor Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 21, 2017:  HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) has unveiled the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) flagship smartphone - the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro - across the Middle East and Africa region. The Mate 10 Pro marks the beginning of a new era of smartphone development that brings the future to life with the first ever truly intelligent ......read more

    Huawei at Arab Fashion Week

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017:  MUA MUA showcases her latest fashion collection at the 5th edition of Arab Fashion Week, where all official photographs of the event were captured by the new Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the ultimate intelligent camera powered by artificial intelligence. Huawei is the official technology partner of this year’s event. ...read more

    LG highlights the role of OLED technology in achieving an immersive viewing experience

    Dubai-UAE: 20 November 2017:  OLED technology is redefining the television industry and how people will consume content as we know it. Whether it is the rich colors, the deep blacks, or the ultra-thin picture-on-glass displays such as the LG SIGNATURE TV W, the journey with OLED technology has just begun and will continue to evolve in the years to come. OLED technology is not new. It has been around for over 30 years, however it has only recently risen to prominence particularly with LG, as it constantly strives to enhance the overall experience when people watch their favorite movie ......read more

    Fake news ‘as a service' on the rise according to new research from Digital Shadows

    Dubai, UAE, November 20, 2017: New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere and executed for ideological purposes. However, research conducted by analysts at Digital Shadows reveals the growth of toolkits and services – available for just $7 – that are aimed specifically at causing financial and reputational damage for companies. In particular, Digital Shadows has noticed a recent trend towards the growth ......read more

    The significant role of Rich Communication Suite in the move to mold the future of the mobile industry

    A recent industry report from the GSM Association (GSMA), a trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide, has stated that the use of mobile devices has grown three times over in the last five years. The report further shows that amidst this ever-increasing number of mobile device users, text messaging still stands out as the most preferred channel to use in exchanging messages, which solidifies the emergence of Rich Communication Suite (RCS), a GSMA initiative aiming to develop specifications for Rich Communication Services, as a platform designed to give an ......read more

    du and Viafone Join Forces to develop Innovative Loyalty Solution as Part of the Dubai Future Accelerators

    In line with the UAE Artificial Intelligence Strategy, du and Viafone collaborate on innovative engagement platform  Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017:  In line with its long standing association with the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), and as part of du’s third cycle challenge to develop an innovative loyalty platform that can improve customer service and retention by ten times, du announced a new partnership with leading technology provider in loyalty solutions – Viafone Technologies. The partnership announcement follows Viafone’s successful participation in the ......read more

    Arab Fashion Week Captures Most Stylish Moments with new Intelligent Camera

    Mate 10 Pro smartphone emerges as showstopper for the fashion-focused Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 19, 2017:  All official photos taken at Arab Fashion Week this year were shot with the Mate 10 Pro, as fashionistas pouted and posed with the season's latest looks at the fifth edition of the style, which took place in Dubai from 15th to 19th November.  In true showstopper style, Huawei's Mate 10 Pro smartphone stole the show at Arab Fashion Week strutting its intelligent speed, intelligent power and intelligent camera on the catwalk. Models walked the ramp to ......read more

    Huawei Wireless X Labs Announces Digital Sky Initiative to Enable the Low Airspace Digitized Economy

    Huawei Rotating CEO Ken Hu: Building Intelligent Networks and Reshaping the World with Mobile Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2017:  The 8th Global Mobile Broadband Forum, which kicked off in London last week, gathered over 1,400 leaders from mobile telecom operators, vertical industries, standards organizations, and industrial alliances around the world. During the event, Huawei Wireless X Labs announced the "Digital Sky Initiative" that aims to spur the development of drone applications and enable the low airspace digitized economy via enhanced low airspace network ......read more

    Alpha Assured Assistance (AAA) Loyalty Program to ramp up loyalty landscape in the UAE

    AAA Loyalty Program features over 50 partners and offers 98 per cent free benefits to its members. AAA Loyalty Program aims to have 10,000 members registered before the end of 2017 while 2018 will oversee over 100,000 members and beyond. United Arab Emirates, Dubai, November 16th 2017:  With customers looking for more flexibility and value for money, there’s been a stark rise in the loyalty landscape in the UAE, according to Mr. John Jacob, Director – Alpha Assured Assistance (AAA) Loyalty Program.   Speaking at the launch of AAA Loyalty Program, Mr. John ......read more

    New Intelligent Huawei Phone Wows UAE's Most Stylish at Arab Fashion Week

    Fashionistas trend on accessorizing with innovative Mate 10 Pro smartphone Dubai, UAE, November 16, 2017:  It's all about accessorizing! So goes the mantra of every stylist on the planet. Everyone said the right shoes and bag and jewelry can make an outfit - and for a long time, it was certainly true. However, that was before the arrival of the smartphone. Now your smartphone is your first and foremost accessory, and has transcended from a mere accessory to an extension of the self. Today, you don't just carry a phone, you wear it. More importantly, it's about how you ......read more

    Huawei Unveils Proactive Security System at RSA 2017 Abu Dhabi to Build a Road to Secure Digital Transformation

    Abu Dhabi, UAE, November 16, 2017:   As a Golden Sponsor, Huawei attended the RSA Conference 2017, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Adhering to the concept of “Building A Proactive Security System”, Huawei exhibited its latest security solutions, CloudFabric Security Solution, CloudCampus Security Solution together with the portfolio of Huawei security products and solutions.  Following the current trend of the cloudification of enterprise applications, the traditional physical network boundaries have disappeared and enterprises lack the protection based ......read more

    Fortinet Predicts Highly Destructive and Self-learning “Swarm” Cyberattacks in 2018

    Cybercrime Economy Adopting Advances in Artificial Intelligence and Automation to Ransom Commercial Services, Weoponize Swarms of IoT Devices and Attack Critical Infrastructures Dubai, UAE., November 15, 2017: “Our digital economy is powered by technology innovation that creates opportunity for good and bad in cybersecurity. The proliferation of online devices and the hyperconnectivity of today has created a criminal playground that is increasingly difficult to secure,” said  Derek Manky, Global Security Strategist, Fortinet. “At the same time, adversaries are ......read more

    Infinix Launches Zero 5 in Dubai in Partnership with Souq.com

    The leading smartphone brand Infinix unveiled its latest flagship model in Dubai on 14th November Global Head Benjamin Jiang and Souq.com CEO Ronaldo Mouchawar addressed the crowd at the FIVE Palm Jumeirah  Zero 5 uses a dual rear camera (12 MP & 13 MP), 16 MP front-facing ‘Selfie camera’, Gorilla Glass 3, 64+6 GB Ram (128+6GB Ram) and Android’s Nougat platform  Dubai, 15 November, 2017:  Infinix Mobility, the fast-growing technology brand, finally revealed its new mobile phone on Tuesday after months of hype and ......read more

    Arab Fashion Week 5th Edition Combines Innovative Fashion and Intelligent Technology with Huawei AI-Powered Mate 10 Photography

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 14, 2017:  The 5th edition of Arab Fashion Week (AFW) has taken fashion to the forefront of innovative technology, as smartphone cameras join the ranks of professional photography to capture the show’s most stylish moments. Leading smartphone brand Huawei joins AFW as the official technology partner for the event, where the new HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro smartphone will be used to photograph the shows and activities taking place throughout the event. The new HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro, the ultimate intelligent phone, will be showcased at AFW for the very first ......read more

    VFS Global hosts iConnect innovation workshop for visa consular and citizen services in Dubai

    Representatives from 55 countries participate in the event, which focused on digital transformation and information security  Dubai, UAE (November 13, 2017):  VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, conducted the 4th global edition of its annual innovation workshop “iConnect” for the outsourced government services industry in Dubai recently. The event brought together 129 delegates from 55 countries to interact and discuss the most significant technology trends and the ......read more

    LG Unveils Expanded Medical Imaging Product Lineup at Medica 2017

    Offering Hospitals a Diverse Range of Display Solutions for Comprehensive Patient Care from Registration and Diagnosis to the Operating Room  DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 13, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its expanded lineup of medical imaging devices at Medica 2017, the world’s largest medical trade fair held in Düsseldorf every year.  LG, which launched its medical imaging devices business in 2016, has years of experience in advanced flat-panel display technology, sees a lucrative market in the fast growing medical imaging industry. At Medica 2017, ......read more

    ManageEngine Desktop Central Integrates with Zendesk Inc.

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced it has integrated its endpoint management application, Desktop Central, with Zendesk’s help desk platform, Zendesk Support™. Available immediately, this integration will assist users of Zendesk, one of the largest providers of help desk software in the world, to seamlessly resolve their IT issues and perform system management tasks — all from the same console. The Desktop Central-Zendesk integration fills the gaps found in help desks today by improving their overall visibility and control as well ......read more

    Etisalat UAE conducts first VoLTE call over Cat-M1 IoT network in the region

    Abu Dhabi, 13 November 2017:   Etisalat UAE today announced its first VoLTE call over Cat-M1 IoT network in the region setting the future roadmap to deploy advanced networks to meet demands for diversified mobile broadband and communication services for IoT.  Etisalat maintains a strong leadership position in IoT technology and solutions with a history of firsts, including the first deployment of a nationwide LTE Cat-M1 network in July this year. This deployment was a revolutionary change and set a benchmark in the IoT ecosystem. A game-changer for the industry, Cat M1 ......read more

    Xiaomi opens its first Authorized Mi Store in Egypt

    12 November 2017 – Global technology leader Xiaomi held recently a grand opening of its first Authorized Mi Store in Cairo, located on the first floor of City Stars Phase 1. The opening of the store falls in line with Xiaomi’s continuing commitment to bring more innovative products with accessible prices to Egypt and the local markets in the Middle East and Africa region (MEA).      Authorized Mi Stores are Xiaomi's exclusive offline retail stores that allow Mi Fans to experience and purchase Xiaomi's latest products under one roof. The newly-inaugurated ......read more

    Honeywell to Lead Smart Technology Conversation at ADIPEC 2017 With ‘Connected Plant' Showcase

    Global software-industrial company to present advanced IIoT-ready solutions reducing downtime and lowering operating costs at region’s most influential oil and gas event  Plants can potentially unlock profit increases of up to $26m per year using Honeywell’s industry leading technology*    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 12, 2017:  In line with its commitment to advance operational excellence in regional industries, global software-industrial leader Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will present its ‘Honeywell Connected Plant’ offering at ......read more

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise UC Cloud Services Recognized with Industry Innovation and Leadership Award

    Alcatel-Lucent Rainbow™ acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan for Global Hybrid Unified Communications Architecture Competitive Strategy Innovation and Leadership    At a glance: Rainbow differentiates itself for enterprises with its simplified UCaaS adoption process with significant investment protection  Its value-added features provide Partners management and analytic capabilities to offer UC managed services that help businesses embrace UC  Key findings by Frost & Sullivan include competitive differentiation, price and performance, customer ......read more

    Christmas gift guide by HP

    Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017:  As you know, we are nearing the best time of the year... Christmas! In light of this, I wanted to reach out to you as I am aware that you are compiling a Christmas gift guide this month. Below are some cool HP products for you to consider for your feature: HP OMEN X 2017 laptop  The OMEN X was built for gaming enthusiasts and e-sports athletes seeking maximum performance. OMEN X comes in a stylish design with a hint of plasma red OMEN logo and a 17-inch display. It is ideal for fast-paced, or multi-player games running at 4K resolutions. OMEN X is ......read more

    Commvault Helps Pave Path to Remarkable as Exclusive Data Partner for Explorer Robert Swan's 2041 Foundation

    Commvault to Back Up and Protect Critical Expedition Data Commvault Chief Marketing Officer Chris Powell to Join Explorer Robert Swan in Final Push to South Pole Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017:  Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), the global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today at Commvault GO 2017 announced that it will be the exclusive data partner for the 2041 Foundation, providing complete backup and data protection for the critical data captured during the Foundation’s history-making expeditions. Commvault also announced that its Chief Marketing ......read more

    What if You Could Finish an Entire Load of Laundry in a Single Wash Cycle?

    Say goodbye to washing day and hello to family time with Samsung’s new FlexWash™ washing machine. Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2017:  If juggling family life, kids, pets and household chores sounds like a huge challenge to you, consider this: it is one that women across the region overcome every single day. Keeping up with your to-do list is an ongoing balancing act, and washing enough clothes for yourself and your family is the finale.  Ladies, do you find yourself staying at home every Saturday to wash all the family’s clothes? Or are you constantly in and out ......read more

    Huawei Launches VR OpenLab Industry Cooperation Plan to Promote Construction of Cloud VR Industry Ecosystem

    Dubai, UAE, November 8, 2017:  Huawei officially released its Virtual Reality (VR) OpenLab industry cooperation plan, at Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2017), to promote the prosperity of Cloud VR, facilitate technological innovations, incubate business scenarios, and construct a comprehensive Cloud VR industry ecosystem. Huawei and partners jointly released the VR OpenLab industry cooperation plan VR development in games, videos, and live broadcast will increase drastically in the next two years, according to Gartner's 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies. Due to the ......read more

    LogMeIn Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

    Highlights Include Continued Growth and Margin Improvement with Strong Cash Flows November 6, 2017: LogMeIn, Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM), a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity, today announced its results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Third quarter 2017 highlights include: GAAP revenue was $269.3 million and non-GAAP revenue was $276.1 million  GAAP net income was $9.9 million or $0.19 per diluted share and non-GAAP net income was $62.1 million or $1.16 per diluted share EBITDA was $67.3 million or 25.0% of GAAP revenue, and Adjusted EBITDA was $104.0 million ......read more

    Huawei Consumer Business Group opens the Middle East's first ever ‘Huawei Experience Store' at The Dubai Mall

    New store will be the “go to” space for consumers to connect with the Huawei brand, their latest technologies and their products, at a more personal level.  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 6th November, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), today announced that its first 'Experience Store' in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is now open at The Dubai Mall. The store offers consumers a full retail experience, which includes access to Huawei’s latest products and services under one roof. All new products will now be available for pre-booking and ......read more

    Etisalat ‘iPhone for Life' subscribers enjoy free upgrade to iPhone X

    Abu Dhabi, UAE –06 November 2017:  Etisalat today announced the availability of the new generation iPhone X starting on Friday, 3 November online and all Etisalat stores in UAE.  Etisalat ‘iPhone for Life’ subscribers owning iPhone 7 and 7 Plus now have the exclusive opportunity to enjoy a free upgrade to the new iPhone X , iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 plus upon completion of 12 months into their contract giving them flexibility to purchase the latest smartphone and join Apple’s global journey of revolutionary technology and ......read more

    The Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Est. Wins Recognition for HID Global Solution Implementation

    Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its prestigious customer, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) in Dubai, UAE, has won the Global Enterprise Connect (GEC) Award for its Secure Access Management implementation. The organization was chosen as the winner by the jury for its implementation of a cutting edge mixed technology environment of smart cards and mobile access project with HID Global. “The project and the solution implemented was in sync with the demands of the modern ......read more

    ZAKK unveils the iDisk, a next-gen flash storage solution

    Zakk iDisk is a storage device bundled with lightning and charging cable for iPhones and iPad devices with a storage capacity ranging from 32 to 64 GB.  DUBAI – November 05, 2017:  ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Kamon International, has announced the launch of Zakk iDisk, an innovative product specifically designed to work as both a charging cable and USB storage device for both personal computers and iPhone or iPad files.   The next-generation flash storage solution, with a storage capacity ranging from 32 to 64 GB, is designed to help users to charge ......read more

    Etisalat offers eLife Sports Package with a 50% discount plus free installation

    Abu Dhabi, 5 October 2017:  Etisalat announced a limited-time offer for its eLife Sports package; customers who subscribe or upgrade will receive a 50% percent discount for 3 months with the best-in- class sports TV channels, unlimited 50Mbps broadband and no installation charges. The eLife sports package includes a home telephone service, 50Mbps broadband with unlimited downloads and eLife TV with the best sports channels from the region and around the world plus thousands of hours of OnDemand content. During the promotion, subscribers will pay just AED 250 a month for the first 3 ......read more

    Intelak Incubator announces Four Winners for Second Cohort

    Dubai, November 2nd, 2017:  Four teams have been selected as winners in the second cohort of the Intelak Incubator, founded by the Emirates Group, GE, and Etisalat Digital. The winning teams will receive AED 50,000 and access to a 9-week accelerator programme. Team LiFi Tech, Team Smart Zone, Team Airborne and Team Deliver2mum submitted creative ideas which aim to enhance the passenger travel experience in the air and on the ground. Team LiFi Tech proposed a solution for speeding up Wi-Fi on board and in the airport through using LEDs. Team Smart Zone created an automated runway ......read more

    Mimecast Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Again

    Dubai, UAE – November 2, 2017 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading archiving, security and business continuity company, today announced it has been positioned by independent industry analyst firm, Gartner, in the Leaders quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for the third year in a row.* The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Among the vendors positioned in the Leaders quadrant, Mimecast has been ......read more

    Riverbed Promotes Elie Dib to Regional Vice President for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa

    Dubai, UAE, 2nd November, 2017 – Riverbed Technology today announced the promotion of Elie Dib to the position of Regional Vice President for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa (METNA) in recognition of his leadership of the regional sales team which has resulted in deeper penetration into key industry verticals including government, defence, finance, Oil & Gas and most recently, the retail sector. Dib will continue to report directly to Andy Elder, Senior Vice President, EMEA at Riverbed, who said, “Through his tenure at Riverbed, Elie has held senior management roles, ......read more

    iPhone X arrives at Etisalat on 3 November

    Abu Dhabi, November 2  2017:  Etisalat today announced it will offer iPhone X, the future of the smartphone, featuring a revolutionary new design with a stunning all-screen display. Customers can pre-order iPhone X today at www.etisalat.ae and Etisalat stores, and it will be available in stores starting on 3 November.  Khaled Elkhouly, Chief Consumer Officer at Etisalat said: “Etisalat is thrilled that the much awaited iPhone X will be available for customers in the UAE at the same time as their global counterparts. iPhone X will be a game changer in the industry and ......read more

    Abu Dhabi's Monitoring and Control Centre Leverages Fortinet Solutions to Protect its Falcons Eyes Project

    Fortinet Solutions Chosen for End-to-End Network Protection and Simplified Management . Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017: Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced that the Monitoring and Control Centre (MCC) of Abu Dhabi has deployed Fortinet solutions to protect its ‘Falcons Eyes’ project from email spam and malware. The MCC is predominantly set up to protect citizens and visitors to the Emirate, and to protect public data collected via CCTV footage from across cities. Falcons Eyes is a visionary concept developed to enhance public ......read more

    ManageEngine Brings Enterprise Service Management to its Cloud-Based Service Desk Software

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it is bringing a unified approach to enterprise service management with an update to the cloud version of its flagship ITSM product, ServiceDesk Plus. With the ability to launch and manage multiple service desk instances on the go, organizations can now leverage proven IT service management (ITSM) best practices to streamline business functions for non-IT departments, including HR, facilities and finance. Available immediately, the ServiceDesk Plus cloud version comes loaded with built-in templates unique to ......read more

    Infoblox Partners with McAfee for Unified Security

    DUBAI, UAE, 1st November, 2017—Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, today announced it is partnering with McAfee to improve the security of a customer’s network by combining the power of web and Domain Name System (DNS) security to deliver unified security. The Infoblox and McAfee solution enables sharing of threat intelligence and security event information to deliver comprehensive protection and faster incident response. Today, 91 percent of malware uses DNS to carry out malicious campaigns and the longer it takes to ......read more

    ‘Aruba Sales Champion' Awarded to SMB Partners

    DUBAI, UAE, 1st November, 2017: To motivate and recognize the accomplishments of the sales teams of its Small and Medium Business (SMB) channel partners, Aruba, a  Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has initiated the ‘Aruba Sales Champion’ program under which the company awards and felicitates top sales performers from the SMB partner community across different regions. In Q3’ 2017 (May to July), sales personnel from Maxtouch Computers LLC in UAE, Click ITS in Egypt, Asir Technologies in Turkey, Matrix Business from Jordan & Al Jeraisy from KSA were awarded the ......read more

    HUAWEI Mate 10 Series takes the UAE by storm with breakthrough AI capabilities

    For the first time in the region, consumers get a more customised, faster mobile experience powered by Huawei’s breakthrough Kirin AI processor  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has unveiled the world’s most powerful AI flagship smartphones – the HUAWEI Mate 10 Series in the Middle East & Africa region. Heralding a new decade of smartphone development, the new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 devices are set to deliver the ultimate intelligent experience for regional ......read more

    HP Positioned as a Leader in 2017 IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 31, 2017:   HP Inc., the global leader in printing, announced it has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Security Solutions and Services Hardcopy 2017 Vendor Assessment (doc # US41988517, October 2017).    “Being positioned as a Leader in the first IDC MarketScape report on security solutions and services hardcopy is a testament to how HP is redefining endpoint security, creating the most trusted printing products, solutions and services for businesses,” said Tuan Tran, General Manager & ......read more

    Singtel and Ericsson to launch Singapore's first 5G Center of Excellence

    Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017:  Singtel and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will jointly establish a Center of Excellence (CoE) to facilitate 5G development and deployment in Singapore. 5G, the next-generation mobile network technology, is expected to roll out globally from 2020 and will deliver massive connectivity, ultra-low latency, gigabit speeds, and enable advanced applications such as smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality, and autonomous vehicles. Co-funded by Singtel and Ericsson with an initial investment of 2 million Singapore Dollars over the next three years, ......read more

    Etisalat to unveil their Cloudification Journey in collaboration with Deloitte and Huawei

    Abu Dhabi, 30 October  2017:  Etisalat Group - the leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets - with Deloitte - a leading global professional services organization with world-class business - and Huawei - a leading global ICT solutions provider – have today announced the launch of a joint White Paper entitled “From Pipelines to Clouds - Etisalat's Playbook” that intends to share our lessons learned and our point of view on the road towards a cloud-native Telco, ultimately making a contribution to the telecommunication industry, as well as to indicate ......read more

    du Partners with 360VUZ to Support Regional Expansion and User Acquisition

    Dubai, UAE, 30 October 2017:  du, joined forces with the award winning 360VUZ, a UAE based virtual reality and 360 degree live video startup pioneer – backed by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, to deliver breathtaking experiences to users with the help of the latest technologies developed by 360VUZ, which has also recently won an award for the best Media Startup of the Year in the Middle East region. This partnership will support user acquisition and regional growth to the 360VUZ mobile application, which is currently a regional champion and market leader in 360 videos, Virtual ......read more

    Fortinet issues alert against dramatically slowing computers

    Hackers are moving past personal credentials and data to steal CPU resource Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017 − Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today issued an advisory to computer users to check their devices if they sense that they are acutely slowing down. They could unwittingly be donating computing power to cybercriminals carrying out browser cryptojacking. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs researchers have been discovering more and more of such incidents, which are essentially a new trick used to stealthily mine Monero cryptocurrency using ......read more

    Huawei takes lead on region's public safety innovation through OpenLab

    Dubai – October 29, 2017:  Top public safety solution providers have endorsed Huawei’s Dubai-based OpenLab facility during GITEX 2017, as the company continues to drive the region’s safety innovation through key technologies and partnerships. Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple Public Safety and Smart City initiatives, built on IoT, Cloud and Big Data. iOmniscient, a leader in video analytics for Smart Cities, penned a deal with Huawei that will see them serve the entire Middle East, while Zenith ......read more

    Etisalat Launches New Postpaid Premium Plans

    New Gold and Platinum plans to give subscribers exclusive premium numbers  DUBAI, UAE –29 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced the launch of its new postpaid ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ premium plans giving these exclusive customers a special mobile number along with more talk time and data. The gold postpaid premium at AED 500 per month gives subscribers 25GB data, 2000 local minutes or 750 international minutes and a special gold mobile number. With the platinum postpaid package, customers pay AED1000 every month to enjoy 100GB data, 2000 local ......read more

    Sophos XG Firewall Delivers a Breakthrough in Network Visibility with Synchronized App Control

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the latest version of its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall that delivers a breakthrough in network traffic visibility. Using Synchronized Security to obtain information from the endpoint, XG Firewall can identify, classify and allow the control of all previously unknown applications active on the network, such as those which don’t have signatures or are using generic HTTP or HTTPS connections.  Synchronized App Control on XG Firewall is an industry first and can reduce the security ......read more

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