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    NEP and Tata Communications complete the remote production of VIVO Indian Premier League 2018 for Star Sports

    DUBAI, UAE – June 18th 2018 -   NEP Broadcast Solutions, a division of NEP Group, and Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, have successfully completed the remote production and broadcast of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) for Star Sports, the number one sports broadcaster in India and subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. The 2018 VIVO IPL season was Star Sports’ first since it acquired the global media rights for USD $2.55 billion/INR 16,347.5 crore for the next five years. This marks the first time that a sports series of IPL’s scale has been produced remotely in India by harnessing superfast connectivity. The tournament consisted of 60 matches taking place over 50 days in nine cities across India: Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Indore, Mohali and Pune. Each ......read more

    du Distributes Eid Gifts at Al Jalila Children's Hospital

    du continues to spread happiness throughout the UAE in line with #KeepOnGiving  Dubai, UAE, 14 June 2018:   In line with its #KeepOnGiving initiative, du volunteers recently visited Al Jalila Children’s Hospital. Led by Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President Brand & Corporate Communications at du, the volunteers engaged the children and distributed Eid gifts throughout the wards.   “Social responsibility is woven through the rich fabric of our society, and as an Emirati company we endeavour to empower our people to make a difference through a variety of du initiatives that encourage giving and volunteering,” said Juma. “Our visit to the Al Jalila Children’s Hospital this morning was mutually beneficial as we helped spread happiness through the wards, we were in turn ......read more

    Nikai Group supports Al Noor Centre with assistive technology devices

    Dubai, June 14, 2018:  Mr Paras Shahdadpuri, Chairman of Nikai Group of Companies has donated assistive technology equipment to the students of Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. In line with the Year of Giving and the Year of Zayed initiative by treading on the path of the giving spirit, Nikai has donated equipment that were long required by the students to fulfill the needs of their therapy and overall improvement. Mr Shahdadpuri has been a patron of Al Noor and has been committed to aiding the Centre over the years.  Six equipment of various categories were donated including - Variable Height Electric Tilt table, Range of Swtiches, Prox Talker, Tilting Therapy Bench, Light Aide and Boardmaker. Every equipment is used for specific purpose and benefits various levels of students at Al ......read more

    Etisalat launches the Middle East's first Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular

    Abu Dhabi 13 June 2018:  Etisalat today announced the launch of the Middle East’s first Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), with smart pay offers that are loaded with benefits. Apple Watch Series 3 comes in two models, one with GPS and cellular, and one with GPS, both featuring a 70 percent faster dual-core processor and new wireless chip. Etisalat is the first UAE operator in the region to offer the eSIM function over Apple Watch cellular. For customers to enjoy the cellular capability on the new watch, they need to pay AED25 per month to enable the eSIM on their Apple watches. An eSIM is a SIM card embedded in the mobile device and will come in the form of an integrated SIM chip that does not need to be removed from the device. Etisalat post-paid customers will be able to purchase the Apple Watch Series 3 ......read more

    5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up – Ericsson Mobility Report

    3.5 billion IoT cellular connections predicted for 2023 5G commercial launches this year; North America seen leading the 5G uptake 20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023  Dubai, UAE, June 13, 2018:  Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report.   The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale deployments in China. New massive IoT cellular technologies such as NB-IoT and Cat-M1 are fueling this growth,  giving service providers opportunities to improve efficiencies and enhance customer ......read more

    du Wins MEA Markets Magazine's 2018 UAE Best Mobile Network Award

    The magasine’s UAE Business Awards recognise enterprises and individuals for the region’s best products and services  Dubai, UAE, 13 June 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), was honoured and excited to accept the award for Best Mobile Network at this year’s UAE Business Awards hosted by MEA Markets Magazine. Now in its second year, the UAE Business Awards are based purely on merit and provide an opportunity to recognise business talent and achievements in the UAE as one of the world’s fastest developing markets. The 2018 UAE Best Mobile Network award recognises superior mobile network performance and offerings in comparison to competitors in the UAE. “As a company dedicated to providing superior service and connectivity for our customers across the UAE, ......read more

    HP and Siemens expand opportunities for 3D design and additive manufacturing innovation

    Industry leaders expand strategic partnership, extending technology alignment for next-generation products that are 3D printed in full color Expansion of Siemens’ additive design and manufacturing software to support HP’s new full-color 3D printers  HP Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series enables concept prototyping as well as short-run production for end-use products   Addition of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Center in Erlangen, Germany  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – June 13, 2018:  At Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Inc. and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens ......read more

    Thuraya and IEC Telecom share preview of new VSAT service

    Dubai,  UAE,  June  12, 2018:  Leading  Mobile  Satellite  Service  operator,  Thuraya Telecommunications  Company  and  its  long-standing  service  partner,  IEC  Telecom joinedforces  to  showcase  Thuraya’s  maritime  product  portfolio  and  provide  a  preview  of  the  latest  Thuraya  maritime  VSAT  service  at  this  year’s  international  shipping  exhibition,  Posidonia  2018,  in  Greece.  Visitors  to  the  Greece  Metropolitan  Expo  hadthe  opportunity  to  engage  with  ......read more

    Etisalat offers exclusive in-flight roaming deal for business customers

    Abu Dhabi, 12 June 2018:  Etisalat today announced that its roaming packages (both data and voice) will now include AeroMobile in-flight coverage, which promises business users connectivity when they are airborne. UAE being an important commercial and transportation center, is a hub to some of the biggest Airlines which originate multiple long haul flights during which business users need to stay connected. With this newly enhanced feature, Etisalat users subscribed to business roaming packs are now able to stay online and talk at affordable rates in-flight on the AeroMobile network at no extra cost. This means all packages shall remain the same; the only difference is the ability to use in-flight roaming at no extra charge to subscribers of any roaming pack. Currently, Etisalat roaming network covers almost 120 countries ......read more

    iVOOMi Smartphones Enter the UAE Market Exclusively on SOUQ.com

    June 12, 2018, Dubai, U.A.E.:   Hong Kong based Electronics company iVOOMi has announced the launch of its latest smartphone range in the UAE exclusively on SOUQ.com. iVOOMi’s  range of smartphones  offer a premium mix of new-age technology and design  for consumers  who are driven by value for money. iVOOMi’s latest range of smartphones include their flagship models Me and Me3s with the shatterproof display and i1 and i1s with full view /infinity-edge display and dual rear camera.   Ashwin Bhandari, CEO, iVOOMi India says, “We are glad to announce our entry into yet another disruptive smartphone market. iVOOMi’s products are enriched with latest technological features and premium looks which suit the tastes of the UAE mobile phone users. Moreover, we have focused on ......read more

    du Keeps on Giving this Eid with Free Higher-Speed WiFi Across the UAE

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE locations will operate at speeds 10 times faster at the end of Ramadan Dubai, UAE, 12 June 2018:   In the spirit of giving this Eid and to celebrate the end of the holy month, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will provide complementary higher-speed WiFi for seven days at over 400 hot spot locations across the UAE. From 12 June to 18 June, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du has always held the belief that connectivity is a basic human right, and this was the premise for our WiFi UAE roll out across the Emirates. By offering clear and reliable services, we are empowering people from all walks of life to connect more and enhance communications with their loved ones during this special period,” said ......read more

    Rapid renewal of smartphone portfolio brings next generation Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 to fans in the UAE

    Two new Nokia smartphones running Android OreoTM further build on hallmark design and deliver quality you can rely on Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12, June 2018 -   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has continued to rapidly renew its portfolio of Nokia Android smartphones by today announcing Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1. Offering access to the latest Google services, such as the Google Assistant, the duo of smartphones continues to deliver a pure, secure and up-to-date Android experience with Android One and Android Go, combined with the premium craftsmanship and design expected from a Nokia smartphone and the performance to match. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “We are thrilled to see Nokia 5.1 and Nokia 3.1 available in the market. We are enhancing our range of phones that ......read more

    Apps and Social Try Building Intimate Bonds but No One's Succeeding

    Skype dominates Apps and Social Platforms industry while Facebook ranks as the most intimate brand among millennials in the UAE, according to MBLM’s 2018 Brand Intimacy Study    Dubai, UAE, June 11, 2018:  For the second year in a row, the Apps and Social Platforms industry struggled to create intimate bonds according to MBLM’s UAE Brand Intimacy 2018 Report, the largest study of brands based on emotions. Brand Intimacy is defined as a new paradigm in marketing, which leverages the emotional bonds between a person and a brand. The study reveals that top intimate brands deliver superior results related to revenue and profit growth by creating deeper relationships with their consumers.    Apps and Social Platforms ranked 13th of out the 15 industries studied by the agency, dropping from its ......read more

    MG Motor launches iLink for the Middle East market

    Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  MG Motor has introduced its innovative new iLink application to the Middle East market, making life easier for its growing number of customers. This smart phone application is the first in the Middle East to combine both dynamic and service features in one, providing users with a direct connection to their car. Key features allow users to monitor their driving history, receive service reminders, be alerted if their car is damaged, and track their vehicle.  The innovative smart application, which is compatible with all MG models, ensures peace of mind by reminding customers when a service is required. Users can track their vehicle using geo-location identification, helping owners if they misplace their vehicle in a car park or lend their vehicle to a friend. MG iLink is the only application in the ......read more

    ServeU to Take Huge Leap Forward with Smart Cleaning Robots

    Leading FM company embraces AI with automated cleaning devices from Avidbots to enhancing operational productivity Bright prospects ahead for the Middle East’s FM industry, as cleaning segment worth is set to grow to AED 300 billion by 2020 Dubai, UAE, June 10, 2018:  ServeU, the facilities management company, continues to pioneer the soft FM industry with the latest innovations to the region’s facilities industry. Serve U’s latest project sees the introduction of robotic automated cleaning devices from Canadian robotics firm, Avidbots.    The extensive testing of the machinery is complete with the final implementation conducted in Motor City, Dubai. In association with Al Yousuf Robotics, the automated cleaning devices successfully enhanced the operational efficiency and performance of ......read more

    Blackberry Key2: An Icon Reborn

    This all-new BlackBerry smartphone brings together iconic BlackBerry features with new experiences that include a dual-rear camera, more intelligent keyboard and improved privacy controls  Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2018:  Today, TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry-brand licensing partner, is introducing the world to the most advanced BlackBerry® smartphone yet with the debut of the BlackBerry® KEY2. Featuring an iconic BlackBerry physical keyboard and loaded with BlackBerry Limited’s best security and privacy enhancements, this all-new BlackBerry smartphone packs a number of features that are firsts for any BlackBerry smartphone. Running the latest Android™ 8.1 Oreo operating system, the BlackBerry KEY2 is the first ever BlackBerry smartphone to feature a dual-rear camera. ......read more

    Deloitte UK and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL LLP) form alliance to offer best-in-class immigration service for global employers

    The alliance will create the first global immigration service delivery model BAL LLP will remain an independent law firm and offer immigration services in the US with Deloitte Global offering immigration services for the rest of the world Alongside the alliance, Deloitte Global intends to purchase BAL operations in eight non-US locations, bringing the number of immigration specialists to over 1,500 in 135 countries Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 June, 2018:  Deloitte UK and Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP (BAL LLP) today announced an alliance to offer a best-in-class immigration service.  The alliance combines Deloitte’s expertise in global mobility expatriate tax, reward and innovation with BAL’s US immigration capability and highly respected case management technology. It will support global ......read more

    Redefine Sport Headphones with Truly Wireless SoundSport Free

    Dubai, UAE, June 7, 2018:  Today, Bose announced an update to its headphone line. The truly wireless SoundSport® Free headphones offer an entirely better way to workout with music – from just two amazing little earbuds. The new SoundSport Free headphones will be available from the 7th February for £ 179.95. “The SoundSport Free is the closest thing to what people have always wanted in a sport headphone – a technology-packed solution that’s stripped down to just two rugged earbuds that feel great, stay connected, stay in, and sound amazing,” said Brian Maguire, director, Bose on-the-go products. THE SOUNDSPORT FREE HEADPHONES  The SoundSport Free headphones were engineered to strike a new balance between size, performance, power and stability – in a no-wire, ......read more

    Apple Watch Series 3 with built-in cellular arrives at Etisalat

    Abu Dhabi 7 June 2018:   Etisalat today announced it has begun selling Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS +Cellular), which adds built-in cellular to the world’s number one watch, with orders starting 8th June and availability on 15th June. With cellular, customers can go with just their Apple Watch and stay connected to the people and information they care about. To help Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) customers get started, Etisalat will also offer a special introductory cellular trial. As a launch promotion, Etisalat customers will get a free subscription for the first 3 months for the cellular capability. Apple Watch Series 3 adds built-in cellular to the world’s number one watch. Whether users are out for a run, at the pool or just trying to be more active throughout their day, Apple Watch Series 3 with ......read more

    Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Windows 10 PCs

    Samsung, First OEM to Announce Implementation of the Next-Generation Snapdragon 850 Mobile Compute Platform for Always-on, Always-Connected User Experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6, 2018:  At Computex, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., announced at its press conference a joint effort with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd to integrate the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 850 Mobile Compute Platform, featuring the cutting-edge Snapdragon X20 LTE modem and the Qualcomm® AI Engine in a future device.   “Building on the portfolio of Always On, Always Connected PCs established over the past year, we are thrilled to work with Samsung to help offer consumers true mobility combined with the productivity and entertainment features of Windows 10,” said Alex ......read more

    du Launches Business Data SIM Plans for Business Customers in Need of Greater Reliability, Flexibility and Connectivity

    du’s business customers will benefit from increased mobility for employees on the go, with attractive data-only plans  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 06 June 2018:  du’s business customers can now enjoy a greater degree of reliability, flexibility and mobility by keeping their employees connected with Business Data Plans. Available immediately, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is offering new data plans for data-only SIM cards, tailored to meet the needs of enterprises in the UAE. Business customers can also subscribe to roaming data packs up to 10GB, starting as low as AED 300 for 1GB. Business customers will now be able to choose between a standalone offer of data lines with data plans, or an exclusive bundled offer of data lines with tablets on installments. Customers who choose ......read more

    HP Introduces New Powerful Convertible PC for Growing Businesses and Mobile Professionals

    Today, HP is introducing the new HP ProBook x360 440 G1 designed to adapt to the way growing businesses and on-the-go professionals work.    Dubai, UAE, June 6, 2018:  Business owners and mobile professionals want a powerful convertible PC that delivers the business performance features required to help address their company needs – both in and outside the office. These are users with passion for business (not IT) that need a versatile device which combines style, powerful processing, and “built for business” features to deliver enhanced business experiences that typically cannot be achieved with a consumer PC.    Powered by Windows 10 and high-performance 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the ultra-slim ProBook x360 440 delivers the power, security, and durability growing ......read more

    Tata Communications helps drive kids' smartwatch maker Doki Technologies' international expansion

    Equipping the dokiWatch S with borderless connectivity by Tata Communications MOVE™ will help Doki Technologies hit its target of 200,000 units sold globally in 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 6th 2018:  Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, is working with Hong Kong based start-up Doki Technologies to support the company’s expansion in the US and Canada, Europe, and Southeast Asia. The recently unveiled dokiWatch S will come with a Tata Communications MOVE™ SIM built in. So, when a parent or child switches on the dokiWatch S for the first time, the smartwatch is instantly connected to the Internet, anywhere in the world. The dokiWatch S is the world’s first wearable phone and smart locator that combines video calling, voice calling, messaging and ......read more

    Smartworld and CIEL/GlobalSign team up in strategic ME partnership

    Dubai, UAE, June 5, 2018:  Smartworld today announced its partnership with CIEL/GlobalSign to offer Digital Certificates and value add features of Scalable encryption, authentication, identity management services to meet today's digital economy. CIEL/GlobalSign solutions will help Smartworld’s clients conduct SSL secured transactions, data transfer, distribution of tamper-proof code, protection of online identities for secure email and access control to manage millions of verified digital identities and automate authentication and encryption. Through this partnership Smartworld’s customers around the UAE will be able to protect environments, reduce management cost, and secure mission critical work-flows and services. The identity and security services are delivered via a Web Trust audited robust infrastructure ......read more

    du Recognised for Its Continued Support of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award

    Abdulwahed Juma represents du at the 22nd Annual DIQUA Dubai, UAE, 5 June 2015:  As the official sponsor of the 22nd annual Dubai International Holy Quran Award (DIHQA), du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (eitc), was recognised for its steadfast commitment to upholding the heritage of the UAE for the future generations. Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President, Brand and Corporate Communications at du, received the award on behalf of du during a prestigious ceremony held at the Dubai Chamber on earlier this week.  “As staunch supporters of the UAE leadership, du has been the official sponsor of the Awards for eight consecutive years and this award is testament to our unwavering dedication and commitment to creating a sustainable UAE by preserving the culture and religion of the UAE through our ......read more

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    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 ......read more

    Top 5 Considerations in Transitioning to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) for the Digital Workplace

    By: Ahmad El Soufi, SE Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Today’s workplace is changing dramatically. People are using mobile devices to connect to one another and to the applications and information they need to access. Cloud computing models now enable new levels of business agility. Social networking and unified communications allow workers to be innovative in how, when and where they collaborate. In addition, organizations are increasingly leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to drive big data analytics that address the real-time needs of employees and ......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 ......read more

    Reality Modeling Comes of Age Helping to Streamline Brownfield Projects for the Process Industry

    February 12, 2018 - Over 95 percent of projects in the process industry are retrofits or expansions of existing plants that seek to increase capacity, comply with regulations, or introduce new technology to improve performance. Moreover, often the building of a new plant is done on the brownfield site of an existing facility. For all these projects, capturing and modeling the existing context is critical to decision making and both conceptual and detailed engineering design. Bentley’s reality modeling technology is increasingly being leveraged to support these critical workflows. In ......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 ......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 ......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 ......read more

    Fortinet Introduces Industry's Fastest 100 Gbps+ Next-Generation Firewall Appliance

    New FortiGate 6000F series delivers the performance and interface options to scale the enterprise edge Dubai, UAE., February 11, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today introduced its FortiGate 6000F Series of Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW). The first in the series, the FortiGate 6000F incorporates a new hardware processing architecture that delivers the validated performance of a Fortinet chassis in a compact appliance form-factor to deliver advanced security for exponentially increasing enterprise ......read more

    Sophos Positioned as a Leader in Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced that Gartner, Inc., has positioned Sophos as a Leader in its 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms1 . Sophos has been positioned as a Leader in all 10 of these reports since they were first published in 2007. In the report, Gartner states that the definition of an Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) has been updated:  “In September 2017, in response to changing market dynamics and client requirements, we adjusted our definition of an EPP. An EPP is a solution deployed on endpoint ......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 ......read more

    ManageEngine Strengthens Endpoint Security with Patch Management on Cloud

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that it is strengthening its endpoint management offering by bringing Patch Manager Plus to the cloud. The automated patch management solution for Windows and third-party applications is available immediately. Patch Manager Plus on Cloud enables admins to automate the entire patch management process, from patch detection to deployment, without any infrastructure investment, thereby securing devices from multiple vulnerabilities and cyberattacks at less than a dollar per computer per month. Market ......read more

    HID Global Supports Facial Recognition with HID Approve Mobile Authentication Platform

    Dubai, UAE, February 7, 2018 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that its HID Approve™ two-factor mobile authentication and verification platform now supports Apple’s iPhone X Face ID facial recognition system. The company expects facial recognition to play an increasingly important role in its authentication offering, combined with threat and fraud detection. “With the growing demand for an optimized user experience, facial recognition is a great addition for banks and enterprises that also want a high level of ......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 ......read more

    Fortinet FortiGate Virtual Machine Now Available for Google Cloud Platform

    FortiGate virtual appliance provides Google Cloud enterprise customers with secure workload and application mobility   Dubai UAE, - February 6, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, automated and integrated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that its FortiGate Virtual Machine (VM) is now available for Google Cloud Platform customers, delivering on-demand consumption while providing multiple layers of security for dynamic enterprise cloud networks. The FortiGate VM next-generation firewall is available as a BYOL (bring your own license) offering on ......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 ......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 ......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 & ......read more

    ESET named as the only Challenger in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms

    ESET – a global player in information security – has been named as a Challenger in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms. The company was the only Challenger named in the Magic Quadrant. ESET was evaluated based on its ability to execute and completeness of vision. ESET believes this placement reflects its consistently improved competence to offer maximum protection for enterprises.  The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms report states, “Endpoint protection is evolving to address more of Gartner's adaptive ......read more

    HID Global Predicts Top Trends That Are Driving More Intelligent, Connected Experiences in 2018

    Dubai, UAE, February 4, 2018 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has revealed the top trends in the identity technology industry for 2018. The company points towards increased cloud and mobile access adoption, more focus on securing the Internet of Things (IoT), and data analytics as some of the top trends that will take center stage in developing more intelligent, connected experiences this year. “Trusted identities will emerge this year as the fundamental building blocks for organizations to create environments that connect people, places and ......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 ......read more

    Lenovo's Three-Wave Strategy Delivers Strong Revenue and Earnings in Third Quarter FY2017/18

    Global Technology Leader in Pc, Data Center and Mobile Grew Revenue 6.3 Percent Year-over-year to Us$12.9 Billion, Highest in 3 Years Pre-tax Income Quadrupled to Us$150 Million Compared to Q2 Fy2017/18 Data Center Group Posts Highest Revenue in Two Years Dubai, UAE, February 01, 2018:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced results for its third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2017. Revenue was US$12.9 billion, a 6.3 percent increase year-over-year, and 10 percent increase over the second fiscal quarter of FY2017/18. Lenovo continued to enjoy ......read more

    Dubai Police Signs MoU with Riverbed to Drive Technological Innovation in IT Services and Infrastructure

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 1, 2018 – The Dubai Police has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), extending its relationship with Riverbed Technology to a broader spectrum in the field of development and upgrade of both applications and infrastructure. Riverbed will now focus on the introduction of new and innovative technical solutions, while ensuring on-going knowledge transfer and proper training to Dubai Police staff. The IT vendor will, in addition, constantly share new ideas and expertise in line with the Artificial Intelligence strategic drive of Dubai ......read more

    ManageEngine Tunes SIEM Solution to Simplify GDPR Compliance

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that its security information and event management (SIEM) solution, Log360, is now equipped with a prebuilt report and strengthened correlation engine to simplify enterprises’ efforts to meet General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. With its new correlation rules and GDPR-specific report, Log360 helps enterprises improve their ability to detect data breaches, prove that their data is always protected, and meet requirements stated in Articles 25(1) & (2), 32(1)(b), and 33. Starting May 25, ......read more

    Sophos Introduces Predictive Protection in Intercept X with Advanced Deep Learning

      Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the availability of Intercept X with malware detection powered by advanced deep learning neural networks. Combined with new active-hacker mitigation, advanced application lockdown, and enhanced ransomware protection, this latest release of the next-generation endpoint protection delivers previously unseen levels of detection and prevention. “Predictive protection is the future of IT security. Sophos has taken a huge step forward by bringing deep learning neural networks into the industry ......read more

    Bentley Systems Expands Concrete Building Design and Documentation Offerings through Acquisition of S-Cube Futuretech

    January 30, 2018 — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the acquisition of Mumbai-based concrete building design and documentation software company S-Cube Futuretech Pvt. Ltd. The addition of S-Cube Futuretech’s applications expands Bentley’s offerings specific to the needs of concrete engineering design and documentation software users in the Middle East, India and South East Asia. S-Cube Futuretech’s applications, including RCDC, RCDC FE, RCDC Plan, and Steel ......read more

    ESET Middle East commemorates Data Privacy Day with month long promotion

    Data has become the biggest commodity in this age of digital transformation and securing this data has become paramount importance for everyone whether it’s an individual user, corporate or even government users. The loss of sensitive data and information can have long lasting ramifications leading to significant financial losses, penalties and reputational damage. The Data Privacy Day was first launched in 1981 as Data Protection Day on January 28th to remind us the importance of privacy and security online. Awareness about protecting our data is crucial frontline defence and first ......read more

    Alaris Wins Prestigious 2018 Scanner Line of the Year Award from Buyers Lab an Unprecedented Third Consecutive Time

    DUBAI, UAE, 29TH January, 2018 – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, announced today that Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business, has been honored with the BLI 2018 Scanner Line of the Year award. BLI analysts bestow the coveted Line of the Year honor once annually to the vendor whose product line is determined to be the best overall, with models at every level that excel in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluations. “BLI’s testing and analysis have shown that Alaris delivers a line ......read more

    du Announces Revamp of FM Transmission Platform Provided to Dubai Media Incorporated

    du announced that its partnership with DMI will upgrade current FM transmitter system  Dubai, UAE, 28 January 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) confirmed that it will be working to revitalise its FM Transmission Platform provided to Dubai Media Incorporated‘s (DMI). This latest announcement from the telco came during CABSAT 2018, the region’s largest conference for broadcasting, satellite, and digital entertainment professionals. CABSAT was held from January 14-16, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  du will be supporting ......read more

    Growing Cyberspace Threat Demands Policy Leadership and Cooperation

    Effective Cybersecurity Requires Deeper Collaboration between Public and Private Sectors, According to a New Report from The World Economic Forum and BCG Dubai, UAE, January 28, 2018:   The increasingly networked, digitized, and connected world is vulnerable to cyber threats that can only be addressed by the combined capabilities of the public and private sectors, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Titled, Cyber Resilience: Playbook for Public-Private Collaboration, the report is a tool to ......read more

    NDIGITEC launches Pep – a unique app and platform for celebrities to share exclusive content with fans

    Dubai, January 28 , 2017:   NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, has taken its competencies to a completely new level with the launch of Pep–a celebrity app which offers a unique platform for celebrities to share exclusive content with their fans.  A subscription-based private App, Pep can be downloaded on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store– givingthe chance for fans to feel closer to the celebrities. With over 5,000 downloads during first month after its launch in November 2017, the Pep App is fast becoming a ......read more

    LG Announces 2017 Financial Results

    Strong Profitability and Highest Annual Sales Ever Led by Performance of Premium Home Appliances and TVs DUBAI, UAE, Jan. 28, 2018 —  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced record full-year revenues for 2017 of KRW 61.4 trillion (USD 55.4 billion), an increase of 10.9 percent from the previous year, the highest in the company’s history. Full-year 2017 profits of KRW 2.47 trillion (USD 2.23 billion) – the highest profit since 2009 – in-creased 85 percent from 2016 due in large part to strong performance by premium home appliances and TVs. Fourth-quarter 2017 ......read more

    Mimecast Doubles Down on Cyber Resilience for Email with Two Key Executive Appointments

    Janet Levesque Joins as Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security; Appoints Marc French as New Chief Trust Officer and Data Protection Officer to Lead GDPR Efforts Dubai, UAE – January 28, 2018 –   Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced Janet Levesque was appointed the Senior Vice President of Systems, Risk and Security, and Marc French has joined the company as its new Chief Trust Officer. These two newly developed leadership roles demonstrate Mimecast’s commitment to providing customers with ......read more

    du to Recruit Talented Emiratis in Various Divisions During ‘Tawdheef 2018' in Abu Dhabi

    du to reiterate its commitment by providing career opportunities for Young Emiratis at ‘Tawdheef 2018’ in Abu Dhabi Dubai, UAE, 25  January 2018:   The UAE telecom operator, du from Emirates integrated telecommunications company, is set to unveil its many new job opportunities for UAE Nationals across a variety of key business functions within the organisation at ‘Tawdheef 2018’ in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, du has established strong relationships with universities in Abu Dhabi, and continues to support these institutions by offering students internship ......read more

    Fortinet Addresses the Cybersecurity Challenges Inherent to CSP's Digital Transformation at Mobile World Congress 2018

    Demonstrations and presentations on Agile, Advanced and Mobile Security, at Fortinet’s booth #91, Hall 7 Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018: Fortinet, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity, will participate in Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February26th - March 1st, 2018. Fortinet willshowcase solutions addressing the cybersecurity challenges inherent to digital transformation for Communication Service Providers and their customers. Fortinet will show its strong expertise, solutions,leadership and commitment to the CSP industry with daily ......read more

    Airbus launches iflyA380 augmented reality iOS app taking passengers' experience to a new level

    Passion for A380 & innovation come together for today’s globe-trotters Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2018:   Airbus has launched a new iflyA380 iOS app that takes advantage of Apple’s latest technology, to open the doors of its iconic A380 aircraft to more passengers worldwide. The new app enhances Airbus’ existing iflyA380.com booking assistant with more choices, features and content and new possibilities to interact with the A380, including taking a sneak peek at the cockpit. Customers today increasingly expect to design their own experiences and the app ......read more

    Dubai's Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation Collaborates with IBM to Launch Cloud Disaster Recovery Service

    New service ensures business continuity while preserving data in-country  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 January 2018:   IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Dubai’s Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC), and its technical arm, DUTECH, today announced an agreement to launch a cloud-based disaster recovery service in Dubai. As part of the agreement, IBM will implement an IBM Cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution at DUTECH’s data center. The new service will provide organizations in Dubai with cloud-based business continuity capabilities and faster ......read more

    How Samsung's Flagship Galaxy A8 Blends Design with Experience

    Dubai, UAE, January 24, 2018:  The Galaxy A series has always been sleek and stylish – but with the Galaxy A8, Samsung adds industry-leading features and innovations to provide the ultimate mobile experience  All too often in the world of technology, we come to a crossroads between function and design, where we’re forced to prioritize one while the other is compromised. Finding a device that perfectly blends style and taste with experience and performance can be difficult — but now, thanks to Samsung, the hunt for this ideal device is over. The Samsung Galaxy ......read more

    Premium products to enhance brand image and accelerate profitable growth for LG

    Company plans to continue focus on making solid progress by concentrating on achieving recognition as a true premium brand with industry leading products in 2018 DUBAI, UAE, 24th January 2018:   With the desire to create a better lifestyle for consumers, underpinning LG’s premium product philosophy, LG plans to continue pursuing an innovative, energy efficient and a premium product market strategy, positioning the company as a technology innovator with a flair for convenience, design and style. The company aims to accelerate premium product strategy by enhancing overall ......read more

    Lenovo Recognized as 2018 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporation by Corporate Knights

    Dubai – January 24, 2018 –   Lenovo today announced its recognition as a top company on the Corporate Knights’ Global 100 list. The list recognizes the top 100 companies across the world from a pool of nearly 6,000 publicly listed companies and evaluates them on up to 17 environmental, social and governance indicators. The list identifies companies that deliver superior value for society and also generate strong financial performance and demonstrate longevity. The Global 100 Index has outperformed its benchmark (the MSCI All Country World Index) by close to a ......read more

    Kantar TNS and Qualtrics Join Forces to Form Global Customer Experience Powerhouse

    January 24, 2018; Dubai, UAE:   Kantar TNS, one of the world’s largest research agencies, and Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, today announced a global partnership to help organisations put customers at the heart of their business. The strategic alliance brings together Kantar TNS’s worldwide network of customer experience research, access to a rich database of over 19 million interviews, end-to-end platform implementation, smart analytics and activation, with the powerful Qualtrics Experience Management Platform™, the world’s only integrated ......read more

    Ericsson 5g Radio dot gives big boost to indoor coverage

    Ericsson unveils the 5G Radio Dot for enhanced mobile broadband, enabling operators to meet rising demand for superior indoor connectivity  The 5G Radio Dot is a natural evolution of the Ericsson Radio Dot System, an industry- leading small cell solution  The latest small cell solution will also support emerging 5G industrial applications such as connected factories, connected hospitals, and connected mining  Dubai, UAE, January 23, 2018:  With mobile data traffic surging by eight times and 1 billion 5G subscriptions expected by the end of 2023, mobile ......read more

    3.72 million UAE Consumers were Victims of Cybercrime in 2017, losing AED 3.86 billion

    2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report Reveals Common Traits of Cybercrime Victims in the Country  [DUBAI, UAE] – January 23, 2018 –  Consumers are confident they’re safe online, but hackers have proven otherwise, stealing AED 3.86 billion from 3.72 million consumers in the UAE in the past year, according to the 2017 Norton Cyber Security Insights Report, released today by Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). Within the last year more than half (52 per cent) of the country’s adult online population experienced cybercrime, and each victim lost an average ......read more

    du's Teleport Ranked among the Top Ten Teleports in the World

    The World Teleport Association ranked du’s teleport in the top ten in its latest Top Teleport Operators of 2017 rankings  Dubai, UAE, 23 January 2018:  du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company  (EITC) has again proved its position as a leading global provider of broadcast services according to The World Teleport Association (WTA). The WTA ranked du’s teleport in the top ten in its most recent annual rankings, the Top Teleport Operators of 2017. According to this year’s rankings, du improved its position in two of the rankings’ listings: ......read more

    Abu Dhabi University Launches Three IT Initiatives

    Tech developments will improve classroom experience and connectivity  Abu Dhabi- UAE: 23 January, 2018 –  Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized academic institution for quality education and applied research, has launched three IT initiatives that will improve lecture capabilities and connectivity across its campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Dubai and also increase communication efficiencies in different ways. The university has introduced a new concept of delivering collaborative architecture for inter-campus lectures to provide ......read more

    HKA Consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks to roll out new trans-Pacific optical communications system linking Hong Kong to America over 13,000 kilometers

    The HKA open cable system will deliver a massive boost to bandwidth between the two continents, while reinforcing Hong Kong as a key Asia-Pacific communication hub. Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more than 13,000 kilometers. This new open cable system will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and the US and will reinforce Hong Kong’s role as a key communications hub in the ......read more

    Zain Bahrain Optimises Business Operations Using Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS Software

    Major Middle East Service Provider Reduces TCO and Removes Licensing Fee with Nutanix AHV Hypervisor   Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced that Zain Bahrain, a leading telecommunications provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has successfully deployed a new cloud based enterprise software solution which resulted in higher operational efficiency. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, combined with the Nutanix AHV hypervisor, allows the operator to rapidly analyse data, leading to better decision making and ......read more

    ERICSSON discusses digital transformation at THE TM FORUM event IN THE REGION

    Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:  The 22nd and the 23rd of January 2018, marked the first TM Forum’s Digital Transformation Middle East conference at the Grosvenor House Hotel Dubai, after a successful event in Asia. As such, Ericsson was one of this year’s main sponsors, and held a speech at the conference where it took an in-depth look into strategy and business model changes, cultural and organizational challenges, and the upcoming technologies underpinning transformation in the coming 5-7 years.  “At Ericsson, our mission is collaborating with service providers ......read more

    IoT Middle East 2018 is all about Business

    Event to feature 35 International speakers and over 400 participants Dubai, UAE, January 22, 2018:   The fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ be held on the 13th of March, 2018 at the Armani Hotel Dubai is a cross-industry conference aimed for the business community to discuss bottom-line impacts, business models and how to monetize data while getting insights on new technologies and opportunities that are brought by IoT. The C-level event focuses on making business out of Internet of Things and is designed to help business leaders and Executives enhance ......read more

    Western Digital Showcases Surveillance System Designed Hard Drives at Intersec 2018

    Range of Purpose-Built Storage Technologies Enable Capture, Preservation and Access of Video and Data for Security  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st January 2018:   Western Digital is showcasing its purpose-built products for surveillance applications at Intersec 2018, a leading trade platform for security and safety. At its booth S1-E42 in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3, the company will demonstrate its best in class technology and solutions from January 21 – 23 for surveillance integrators and systems vendors’ environments for capturing, preserving, transforming and ......read more

    LG to Launch UltraFine 5k Display Tailored for Mac Users

    Designed to meet Mac’s requirements, LG launches latest external displays with exceptional visual and audio quality Dubai, UAE, 21 January 2018:   LG Electronics (LG) has announced that its UltraFine 5K display catered to Apple users to solve issues of compatibility between the Mac and external displays will be available in the Gulf region in January 2018. Boasting exceptional features for the finest details, LG is striving for excellence whilst empowering Mac users who desire high definition quality with superior visual and audio capabilities of a MacBook or MacBook ......read more

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