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    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 third with a cumulative return on investment of 163 percent to end of year 2017.  

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    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 experience solution.  In today’s fragmented marketplace, it’s never been more important for businesses to create memorable experiences for customers across the touchpoints and moments that really matter. Furthermore, 91% of ......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 operators must meet consumer and enterprise demand for applications such as 4K/8K video streaming, virtual reality/augmented reality, and immersive media. This puts out a strong call for indoor coverage, which cannot be easily addressed by outdoor radio ......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 of AED 669 and 47.9 hours (about six working days) dealing with the aftermath of cybercrime.    In the UAE, cybercrime victims share a similar profile: they are everyday consumers who express confidence and use multiple devices ......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: The Independent Top Twenty (9th) and The ‘Fast Twenty’ (9th).  Through its teleport, du servers regional and international broadcasting customers, and being located in Dubai, it is in the prime location for satellite visibility ......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 closer-to-real classroom experiences for students via a state-of-the-art unified video and audio communication platform. ASK ADU is an improved helpdesk system that offers students a one-stop shop online-experience for IT and student affairs services. EMAIL FOR ......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 Asia-Pacific region.   The HKA consortium includes China Telecom, China Unicom, Facebook, Tata Communications, and Telstra as the major parties.   The HKA system will feature six fiber pairs and will connect from Chung Hom Kok in Hong Kong to ......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 freeing up resources so that their organizations can focus on their key strength – innovating new products and services for its customers.   The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software combines compute, storage, and virtualisation, as well ......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 for their successes with self operating and programmable networks, served with digital engagement . This event was a great opportunity for us to meet other like-minded technologists, who are also committed to making transformation come to life. As ......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 initiatives proposed by their organisations, local governments clients and enterprises for digital transformation projects. Focus will be on groundbreaking IoT technologies and solutions that companies can leverage now to optimize business. The ......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 accessing video as part of comprehensive surveillance solutions. According to BIS Research, increasing demand for security cameras will push the global Video Surveillance Market to reach $62.62 Billion by 2023. The increasing demand for Video Content ......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 Pro.  27-Inch UltraFine 5K Monitor The UltraFine 5K features several ground-breaking components, and is namely the world’s first 5K display with a Thunderbolt 3 port that can transmit 5K video and data whilst simultaneously charging a ......read more

    Win a Chance to See the Legend AR Rahman in Concert with du Caller Tune Services

    du is giving AR Rahman fans the ultimate opportunity to see the musician live in Dubai Parks and Resorts Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 January 2018-   du launched an exciting draw to give two lucky du Caller Tune customers the ultimate opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned musician AR Rahman performing live in his upcoming Dubai concert, titled The Journey: Celebrating Music.    All du pre-paid and post-paid customers have to do for a chance to win this draw that will end on 22 January 2018, is to subscribe to AR Rahman’s song/shuffle pack caller tune through SMS for only AED 10 per month.    The show that will be held at Bollywood Parks on 26 January 2018,  coinciding with Indian Republic Day, promises to be one of its kind as it will also celebrate Oscar and Grammy ......read more

    Double award success for axs at Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018

    TECOM’s SMART platform recognized in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories  Dubai, UAE, 20 January 2018:  Axs, TECOM Group’s smart gateway for integrated services, was awarded in the Government Services and Contact Centre categories at the Gulf Customer Experience Awards 2018. The awards, held in partnership with Dubai’s Department of Economic Development, recognise great customer employee experience across multiple categories. This is the first year that axs has entered the awards, as it adds these latest wins to a number of industry accolades achieved in the region in the last two years. With over 300 submissions from across the region, axs successfully reached the shortlist and presented its latest accomplishments before going on two secure a win in both categories. Key recent ......read more

    LG Electronics Earns CES 2018 Best TV Product Honors for LG AI OLED TV

    Global Leader and Technology Innovator Receives Over 90 CES Awards Across Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Mobile Categories  Dubai-UAE, Jan. 18, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) was honored with more than 90 awards at CES® 2018, led by the Official CES Best TV Product Award for the fourth consecutive year, this time for the new LG AI OLED TV (model C8). LG also earned numerous best-of-show honors for the LG InstaView ThinQ™ Refrigerator and LG 4K UHD Projector. LG received top accolades from Engadget, The Verge, Digital Trends, Mashable, SlashGear, TechRadar, Pocket-lint, T3, Stuff Magazine and others in addition to 19 CES Innovation Awards from the Consumer Technology Association – including the Best of Innovation Award for the LG 4K UHD Projector – across home appliance, home ......read more

    Epson's mobile trucks bring wide screen HD entertainment across Dubai

    Dubai, UAE; 17 January 2018:  For two weeks, starting on January 17, 2018, Epson mobile trucks will stop at various locations in Dubai, giving residents an amazing opportunity to experience high-definition wide screen entertainment with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector in three different scenarios- gaming, sports and movies- all within a typical home environment.  In a recent study by Epson on the home entertainment habits of UAE residents, it was highlighted that the experience of using a projector is rated better than with a TV, with 59% of all respondents stating that projectors are more enjoyable to watch than TV. Movies are the main form of entertainment for which projectors are used; and in the future, watching sports may be the main reason. The key reasons respondents gave for choosing a projector over a ......read more

    Ultracast uses Tata Communications' global network to bring live 360° video and virtual reality content to sports fans worldwide

    Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network ensures fans are able to enjoy immersive entertainment experiences on smartphones, tablets and VR devices in sync with live TV broadcast  DUBAI, UAE – January 16th 2018 –  Tata Communications, a leading global provider of network, cloud and security services, announces that it has been chosen by Ultracast to power the international expansion of the company’s 360° video and virtual reality (VR) platform.  Ultracast creates live 360° video and VR content in motorsports series such as NASCAR, FIA World Endurance Championship, 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as other sporting categories such as boxing, rugby and professional bull riding. The company will use Tata Communications’ Ultra Live Video Delivery Network (VDN) to bring ......read more

    ESC's INDIASOFT to Bring Over 400 ICT Foreign Buyers To Bengaluru

    Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC)   is holding the 18th edition of INDIASOFT in Bengalauru on 24-25 January 2018, informed Mr Kamal Vachani, Hon. Regional Director of ESC for the  Middle East.  The two day event will be attended by over 250 Indian ICT exporters and over 400 delegates from 60+ countries across the globe.  It is one of the largest and most sought out event focused mainly on small, medium and startups ICT units. Fast emerging as one of the most effective platform for brining ICT buyers and sellers together, this B2B show will witness a number of hand holdings, joint ventures, closing of business deals worth millions of dollars.  This premier ICT show, being held in different cities on a yearly basis, is supported by the ......read more

    Eutelsat announces rise of FTA HD channels in key 7/8° West video neighbourhood at CABSAT 2018

    Over 40% more FTA HD channels in a year time The HD dynamic trend goes beyond the Gulf countries to reach other regions, notably Levant and North Africa Dubai, UAE, January 16, 2018:  At CABSAT today, leading satellite operator Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) released new data about the TV channels it broadcasts from its 7/8° West video neighbourhood.    An expanding line-up of HD channels   The attraction of the region’s 7/8° West neighbourhood is driven by the growth of High Definition content now broadcast on 187 channels at this position. One visible shift can be noticed when it comes to FTA channels, which is now broadcasting more than 110 HD channels, a 44% increase from January 2017 to January 2018. This acceleration, which once mainly applied to Gulf countries, ......read more

    New technologies strengthen the airport security landscape

    Technology helping airports improve passenger experience Airports need capabilities to tackle threats and risks Gulf airports to handle 450 million passengers by 2020 Airport security market to be worth US$16 billion by 2024 Dubai, January 15, 2018:  New technologies are changing the airport security landscape across the world.  The constantly changing face of illegal migration trends, terrorism threats and transnational organised crime methodologies have made airports look at new methods and solutions to tackle these extraordinary security challenges and risks.  Security continues to play an increasingly important role as airports remain keen to accelerate their outputs, minimise disruption and ensure better customer experience. Airports in the Middle East, especially the UAE, have been at the forefront ......read more

    4MOD Technology at CABSAT in Dubai'

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2018:  Established in 2007, French company 4MOD (For Media On Demand) develops remote controls featuring embedded state-of-the-art technologies, for the mass market. Multitouch functionality, e-ink display technology and wireless charging are carefully combined to deliver a smooth user experience. The company creates product differentiation through design and functionality. For the first time, 4MOD will showcase its smart, disruptive and augmented remote controls at the Creative France Pavilion at CASBAT (Dubai). With expertise in a broad range of radio frequency technologies, 4MOD is now able to offer turnkey solutions to actors in the IoT, smartphone, home automation and data processing markets. The company has a factory in Tunisia, dedicated exclusively to IoT and to packaging. It aims ......read more

    Samsung launches Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE

    Capture the Essence of Who You Are with the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+    Dubai, UAE, 15 January 2018 —   Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced its launch of the Galaxy A8 and A8+ in UAE, offering users a stylish design, practical everyday features, advanced camera capabilities, and much more. With the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+, you can capture the essence of who you truly are on a smartphone made to suit your unique lifestyle.   “The Galaxy A8 and A8+ bring our flagship design features to a classic smartphone series; in addition to the cutting-edge hardware and advanced functionality, it provides consumers a seamless usability and convenient experience,” said Tarek Sabbagh, Head of IT & Mobile (IM) Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “By ......read more

    EUROSTAR presents seven global tech majors at CABSAT 2018

    EUROSTAR sets a gateway for leading global technologies in satellite entertainment, IoT and Wi-Fi solutions for residential and commercial properties, and telco operators in the Middle East.    DUBAI - January 14, 2018:  EUROSTAR Group, the leading digital and consumer technology innovator in the Middle East, announced creation of a unified gateway of satellite, security and digital solutions in the region for the CABSAT 2018, the region’s largest platform for broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors.   EUROSTAR partnered with some of the world’s leading providers of digital, satellite entertainment and Wi-Fi solutions -- Fagor, IKSUI, Babeleye, Inverto, PPC Belden, Zodiac Interactive, Airties and Ayla Networks -- showcasing their technologies at the 24th ......read more

    Etisalat's E-Vision geared up for CABSAT 2018

    E-Vision will highlight latest content aggregation and management solutions during the exhibition DUBAI, UAE, 13 January 2018:  E-Vision, a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat, today confirmed its strong presence at CABSAT 2018 Middle East and Africa’s largest broadcast digital media and satellite expo being held during 14-16 January at Dubai World Trade Center.  With an extensive experience in the region in sourcing TV content for telcos, ISPs and pay TV operators in the MENA region, E-Vision is gearing up to meet business partners for potential collaboration in the field of TV channels licensing, video-on-demand acquisition, content strategy, video OTT solutions, 4K, and eHospitality at the event.  Humaid Rashid Sahoo, CEO E-Vision, has expressed renewed trust to provide business partners with content ......read more

    Samsung Electronics' 2018 Smart TVs Become First to be Industry-Certified for Enhanced Security

    Samsung Smart TV security features optimized Samsung Knox technology recognized with Common Criteria and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard certifications Dubai, UAE, January 11, 2018:   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that its Smart TV security solution, inclusive of its Samsung Knox technology, has been recognized by global certification institutes. Samsung’s Smart TV is the first in the industry to receive the Common Criteria (CC) certification for three consecutive years, and its Checkout payment service is also certified by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). “At Samsung, security is our top priority in developing Smart TV technology,” said Jonghee Han, President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “We are committed to providing ......read more

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    ME RoTIC highlights ground-breaking technologies for rotating machinery equipment

    Featuring 40 per cent international visitors, 65 per cent decision makers and 70 per cent trade visitors, ME RoTIC witnessed 300 visitors and 200 delegates on the first day of the event The event highlighted some of the best practices, trends and innovative strategies to maintain the rotating machinery equipment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10th 2017:  Advancements in technology are crucial to improve efficiency and maintenance of rotating machinery. The Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase (ME RoTIC), which runs from ......read more

    Jabra launches Jabra Elite 25e headphones with best-in-class battery for wireless calls and music in the UAE

    Up to 18 hours of battery time Seamlessly switch between calls and music, on-the-go, throughout the day Superior design for optimized comfort and fit Wind and water resistant Dedicated Siri® and Google Now™ button  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017:   Jabra, part of the GN Group, pioneers in sound, launches the Jabra Elite 25e, an in-ear stereo neckband headphone with best-in-class battery for wireless calls and music*. The Jabra Elite 25e are full mobility on-the-go headphones that allow for seamlessly switching between calls and music ......read more

    LogRhythm Unveils Self-Evolving Cloud-Based Analytics to Enhance its Threat Lifecycle Management Platform

    New CloudAI offering delivers advanced analytics that leverage artificial intelligence to automate the rapid detection of advanced threats LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today introduced CloudAI, a technology designed to help LogRhythm customers across the globe avoid damaging cyber incidents such as high-profile data breaches. CloudAI is an advanced cloud-based security analytics offering that is available as a fully integrated, add-on subscription service for the LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management Platform. Initially focused on extending and enhancing LogRhythm’s ......read more

    Trend Micro Releases ‘Digital Souks,' a Comprehensive Whitepaper on the Middle Eastern and North African Underground at GITEX 2017

    Prices for malware and hacking tools at USD 19 in the region, as compared to USD 4 in North America Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today at GITEX 2017, released its comprehensive whitepaper, “Digital Souks: A Glimpse into the Middle Eastern and  North African Underground,” an in-depth analysis of the cybercriminal activities within the region. Prices for malware and hacking tools are generally a bit more expensive than in other regions. For example, a keylogger in the North American ......read more

    Panasonic Showcases Business Communication Solutions at GITEX

    With communication technologies at the forefront, the Japanese manufacturer takes centre stage with its latest range of industry leading products Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic’s pioneering business communication products and solutions essentially designed for the Middle East and Africa region, are showcased at GITEX Technology Week 2017 from 8th – 12th Oct 2017.  The brand is exhibiting a wide range of products within categories such as IP-PBX range, the SIP Phone and Door phone, HD Visual Communications System, Document Scanner, Video Intercom (IP) solutions, ......read more

    ShadeCraft Brings First Autonomous, Robotics Powered Shading System to GITEX Technology Week 2017

    SUNFLOWER Marks a New Era in Intelligent, Autonomous Outdoor Living Products Dubai, United Arab Emirates- October 10, 2017:  LA-based robotics startup ShadeCraft, the pioneer of intelligent, autonomous outdoor living solutions, is set to showcase world’s first autonomous robotic and solar powered shading system at GITEX Technology Week 2017, marking the solution’s much anticipated debut in the Middle East.  SUNFLOWER, the world’s first artificial intelligence-controlled, solar-powered, robotic patio shade uses artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of ......read more

    Ministry of Interior & Injazat Data Systems unveil ‘Hassantuk' UAE Smart Monitoring Alert & Control System

    UAE, 09 October 2017- The UAE Ministry of Interior, represented by the Civil Defence Headquarters, in partnership with Injazat Data Systems has today (Monday, October 9, 2017) held a press conference unveiling ‘Hassantuk’ – the UAE’s Smart Monitoring, Alert and Control System – at the Dubai World Trade Center. Hassantuk is the largest automated and integrated fire and life safety monitoring system of its kind in the region. It is a Public-Private Partnership between the Ministry of Interior and Injazat Data Systems designed to support UAE Vision 2021’s goal ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with eCommerce platform Noon

    Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:   Etisalat and eCommerce platform Noon today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to appoint noon.com as one of Etisalat’s key online partners offering consumers the flexibility to purchase Etisalat products and services online. The MOU was signed at GITEX Technology Week 2017 being currently held from 8-12 October at Dubai World Trade Center by Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Noon and Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group.  Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group said: “We are proud to ......read more

    ICT government and industry leaders gather to discuss the Middle East's digital maturity at “Huawei Middle East Innovation Day”

    Dubai Municipality joins expert panel to discuss the drivers and challenges of continued digitalization in the region Dubai, October 9, 2017:  Leading government and subject matter experts gathered in Dubai on Oct. 8 to address prescient regional issues on digital transformation at Huawei’s second annual Middle East Innovation Day. Held concurrently to the opening day of GITEX 2017, the leading global ICT solutions provider’s Middle East edition of the global event was themed “Exploration, Lights the Way Forward”, and hosted a high-profile panel of ......read more

    Synology Unveils Latest Innovations in Networking, Application, and Storage, Technologies GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Dubai, UAE—October 9, 2017:  Synology has unveiled its latest innovations in networking, application, and storage technologies at GITEX Technology Week. Recently coming off their successful Synology 2018 user events in Taiwan and 16 other countries around the world, Synology is looking to empower enterprises and home consumers in the Middle East market with a range of new and exciting solutions aimed to accelerate their businesses and secure digital assets.    During the event, Synology introduced new capabilities for its Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network ......read more

    Digital transformation advances procurement industry

    BravoSolution Tejari set to highlight steps on how to help procurement pave- the - road to digitization Joins as event partner of Procurement Strategy Summit for second year running Dubai, 9 October 2017:   BravoSolution Tejari, a strategic procurement company, will discuss digital transformation in the Middle East procurement industry as part of the fifth Procurement Strategy Summit taking place in Dubai. The summit, being held on October 11-12, will focus on how digital technologies are revolutionizing the procurement industry as well as how organizations can capitalize on ......read more

    STC & Commvault discuss the nuances of backup-as-a-service in hybrid, public & private clouds

    Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  Last year saw STC and Commvault announce a memorandum of understanding that targeted the public sector and SMEs in Saudi Arabia with a new cloud offering. Today, they are back to discuss how this has developed over the last year, and to showcase some of the latest developments in the world of ‘Backup-as-a-Service’ in the Middle Eastern market. Since GITEX 2016, cloud adoption across the Gulf region has continued apace; so too has the realisation that different types of cloud environments suit different applications and data sets, and therefore ......read more

    Panasonic Showcases Latest Visual Solutions at GITEX 2017

    With a wide range of unrivaled technologies, the Japanese brand showcases expertise in bringing images to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) is showcasing its latest visual solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The key highlight of the visual solution category is a wide range of projectors designed for marathon performances, Space Player, LinkRay Light ID technology, Interactive Screen, 360◦ Camera and the new compact cinema camera EVA1. Mr. Yasuo Yamasaki, Director, System Solutions and Communications Division, PMMAF says ......read more

    Etisalat successfully completes the fastest 5G live trial globally reaching 71Gbps

    Highlights of 5G at GITEX Technology Week 2017 Use of 5G in robotic surgery using augmented and virtual reality  Demonstration of 4K video and 4K virtual reality live over ‘pre-commercial’ 5G site   Ultra-High Quality Video over 5G via a 360 degree camera streaming live footage over 5G network  Face recognition over 5G network with ultra-low latency  DUBAI, UAE –09 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced its fastest 5G live trial reaching 71Gbps setting a global record in the industry and showcasing exclusive 5G ......read more

    EU Ambassador to the UAE to Inaugurate First Ever European Union Delegation to GITEX 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2017:  The European Union has announced its first ever participation at GITEX Technology Week. Led by His Excellency, Patrizio Fondi, EU Ambassador to the UAE, the delegation will open the European Pavilion officially in Sheikh Rashid Hall (G1) on October 9th, 2017 at 1 PM.  Joining the delegation are 15 hand-picked cutting-edge small and medium-sized businesses from Europe showcasing their innovative technologies to business and government entities in the UAE, and across the region. The delegation will be accompanied by Trade Counsellors ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Experiences the Transformational Technology Paradigm at du's Stand on Day One of GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 08 October 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today witnessed how du is providing the catalyst for the UAE digital transformation at GITEX 2017. He was received by du’s Chief Commercial Officer, Fahad Al Hassawi, and Chief Operating Officer, Farid F araidooni, and other representatives of the company’s senior management.  Under the theme of ’10 times more’, du is showcasing how it is going beyond connectivity to mirror the Dubai 10X initiative as ......read more

    Belkin Introduces USB-CTM 3.1 Express Dock HD

    Connects Up to Eight Devices Through Single-Cable; Power Priority Technology Distributes Power Based on Device Need   UAE, Dubai – Oct. 8, 2017 – Belkin®, market leader in mobile accessories, today announced the USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD which delivers speed, power and efficient charging through a single one meter cable. This new dock allows consumers to connect up to eight devices and take advantage of 4K HDMI video output, gigabit Ethernet connection, and crystal-clear audio in and out. Power Priority technology keeps your main device charged while sending 60W of ......read more

    Panasonic Defines New Frontiers of Technology at GITEX 2017

    Japanese manufacturer showcases innovative solutions to amaze patrons from Retail, Hospitality Leisure & Entertainment Industries   Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:  Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) is showcasing a full line-up of advanced innovative solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017, which runs from Oct 8th – 12th at Dubai World Trade Centre. Key highlights of Panasonic’s showcase at GITEX this year are – Stadium Mapping Solution, Dome Projection Mapping Solution, Transparent Screen, 360o Live Camera, latest Compact Cinema Camera EVA ......read more

    Siemens shunt reactors technology supports power infrastructure development in Oman

    Project will help improve grid stability and availability Shunt reactors improve power quality and reduce transmission costs Siemens is responsible for generating over 50% of Oman’s electricity Dubai, UAE, October 8, 2017:  Larsen and Toubro in Oman, one of the leading global technology, engineering, construction and manufacturing companies, has selected Siemens to supply four Shunt Reactors to the Oman Electricity Transmission Company. The reactors will be installed at 400kV substations in Izki and Ibri to improve grid stability across the transmission lines between ......read more

    Western Digital showcases its industry leading and latest storage innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Displays latest SSD Range, WD GOLD HARD DRIVES, WD My Cloud Home® and SanDisk iXpand Base® 8th October, 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  Western Digital Corporation is showcasing their market leading range of storage technology at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week. From 8th through the 12th of October 2017, visitors will have access to WD’s market leading range of storage technology across both the content solutions and components space.  At the event, the storage innovations leader will showcase its latest product line including 12TB WD Gold Hard Drive®, My ......read more

    Department of Economic Development - Ajman reveals completion of preparations for launch of its first consumer protection website at GITEX 2017

    UAE, October 7, 2017- The Department of Economic Development - Ajman (DED-Ajman) has revealed the completion of its preparations for the coming launch of its first ever website dedicated to consumer protection at the 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The launch represents the department's continuing efforts to promote effective and seamless communication with consumers and investors using advanced ......read more

    Korea Pavilion, GITEX Technology Week 2017, Hall 3-4, Sheikh Rashid Hall

    1. Overview :  South Korea has been known as a country with cutting edge technology in consumer electronics, IT services market, software and hardware, and etc.  In order to bring the newest high tech products to the GCC market, KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) has teamed up with the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy (Korea), Ministry of SMEs and Startups (Korea), and National IT Industry Promotion Agency (Korea) to bring 49 companies to GITEX Technology Week 2017. KOTRA has been organizing Korea Pavilions at GITEX for 16 years in a row. This ......read more

    Huawei Ranks 70 on Interbrand's 2017 Best Global Brands Report

    Continued investment in R&D, steady growth and breakthrough consumer products supports climb in rankings for third year in a row Dubai, U.A.E., 7th October 2017:  The world's leading brand consulting firm Interbrand, has announced its 2017 Best Global Brands Report and confirmed Huawei’s move to number 70 –two spots up from its ranking in 2016. Brand valued at approximately USD $6.676 billion; Huawei has grown by 14 percent over the past year.  This is the third consecutive year where Huawei has climbed Interbrand’s list, following its debut as ......read more

    Dubai Internet City to Highlight its Ecosystem by offering Futuristic Experiences at GITEX 2017

    DIC pavilion to bring together futuristic, cutting-edge solutions and innovation from within its partner community, modelling the smart city of tomorrow   DIC partners Uber, Canon, Samsung and Visa to offer visitors first-hand experience of life in a smart city  Ammar Al Malik: “DIC is demonstrating how smart solutions can revolutionise the way we live, work and play”  Dubai-UAE: 5 October, 2017:  Dubai Internet City (DIC), the largest technology business hub in the region, has announced its participation in the GITEX Technology Week 2017, ......read more

    Etisalat Misr partners with Ericsson to Evolve its Network in EGYPT

    Etisalat Misr has signed a four-year contract with Ericsson to transform its core network and business support systems in Egypt The project will enable Etisalat Misr to provide more flexible and personalized services to its subscribers Ericsson’s experience and expertise will help Etisalat Misr capture the growth in 4G as well as pave the way for 5G and Internet of Things Dubai, UAE, October 5, 2017:  Etisalat Misr has signed a four-year contract with Ericsson to modernize and expand its core network and business support systems, which will help the operator capitalize ......read more

    Etisalat Technology Showcase Sustainable Energy

    A few of the technology highlights on sustainable energy are below: Etisalat Energy Efficiency Services This solution enables building and facility owners to reduce energy consumption in buildings, deploy optimization measures, monitor energy consumption in real-time and become energy efficient. The highlight of this solution is 24x7 monitoring and controlling of customer sites and providing monthly reports to track savings. Integrated Building Management This solution provides an integrated view of all critical components of a building (air-conditioning, energy, electrical, ......read more

    Nexthink To Showcase Latest Innovation For Digital Transformation In The Workplace This GITEX

    Consumerisation to lead workplace transformation, forecasting an IT spend of USD 2 trillion by 2020 on Digital Transformation Technologies Dubai, UAE- October 4, 2017:   A recent study,   estimates that organisations will spend around USD 2 trillion by 2020 on Digital Transformation Technologies. This dramatic shift in investment is due to the growing complexity of IT related to devices and applications and rising expectations from employees who expect their IT to ‘just work’. To remain competitive in the market, IT CIOs need to re-focus their IT strategy to ......read more

    ScreenCheck to showcase region's first food-grade label card printer at GITEX Technology

    The company to also showcase Zebra’s ZC10L card printer that enables large-sized full width cards specifically aimed at trade shows & exhibitions Dubai, October 03, 2017:  ScreenCheck, a leading identification and security partner in the region, is showcasing two innovative printing solutions – both being introduced for the first time in the region –  at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The first product, Edikio by Evolis, is a unique food grade label card printer that introduces a new hygienic, easy-to-print and manage solution and a timely ......read more

    ELM's 8th year of participation at GITEX to be highlighted with launch of new services

    October 03, 2017- ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During the exciting five-day show, the company is set to launch a package of new electronic services that have been developed to help address the needs of both the public and private sectors. Participating for the ......read more

    Panasonic's Business Solutions Opens New Frontiers at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Panasonic’s Business Solutions opens new frontiers at GITEX Technology Week 2017 Japanese Technology world leader creates immersive experience promising better quality and innovative future Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) will introduce its latest range of business solutions at GITEX 2017, which will run from October 8th to 12th, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Panasonic’s path-breaking solutions at GITEX will attract diverse audiences and deliver immersive and interactive visitor experiences. The Japanese manufacturer ......read more

    “Tahdeeth” to Strengthen the Community Development and Welfare of 25,000 Emirati Families in Sharjah

    Under the wise directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Developed and executed by the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development, Tahdeeth is building on the success and outcomes of Sharjah Census 2015 and will establish itself as a comprehensive central data source  Sharjah, October 3, 2017:  Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) launched a new data project that will update demographic information on the emirate’s citizens. Titled ‘Tahdeeth,’ the project is in alignment with ......read more

    GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars Inspire Businesses to Leverage Innovation and Become Global First-Mover Successes

    Spotlight on frontier tech that will transform corporations into global powerhouses - blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things From water powered flying taxis to cyptocurrency experts, GITEX Future Stars shows the future is now  Dr Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, to address the region for the first time Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:  The most influential technology exhibitions of their kind, GITEX Technology Week and the co-located startup event GITEX Future Stars welcome first-movers, game-changers and dream-makers ......read more

    Wassa, the digital agency and its Innovation Lab in Dubai for the GITEX show (October, 8th to 12th)

    Optimize customer experience in shops and shopping malls   Based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Dencity is a traffic analysis solution for shopping malls and retailers. It is structured around 3 modules: a characterization module to detect demographic criteria (age/gender) and to count people a behavior module to provide information about people flow (footprint, heat maps, etc) an analysis module to visualize the data on a reporting platform The goal is to recover a new type of data linked to people behavior inside shopping areas. Retailers will be ......read more

    HID Global to Focus on Transforming Secure Digital Transactions with HID Approve at GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017 – (Hall 6 MAC6-35): HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced its participation at GITEX 2017, and will utilise its presence to launch its next generation multi-factor authentication tool the HID Approve™ app. The app adds a new level of trust for consumers and employees to securely transact online via their mobile devices. HID Global will also showcase HID Location™ services, its predictive analytics for workplace optimisation for the first time in the Middle East. “Trusted identities are increasingly ......read more

    Evanssion Signs Distribution Agreement with Cohesity

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017: Evanssion, the leading regional value-added distributor (VAD) for cloud transformation and information security solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Cohesity, the only provider of hyper converged secondary storage platform. According to the agreement, Evanssion will operate as VAD across the Middle East, Levant, North Africa and India, providing Cohesity’s complete suite of solutions. “Enterprise IT is moving towards a software defined and hyper converged architecture. This trend is apparent in the current market demand for secondary ......read more

    ManageEngine to Showcase its IT Management and Security Products at GITEX 2017

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced that it will promote its IT Service Management (ITSM), IT operations management, Windows Server management, endpoint management, mobile device management, security information and event management (SIEM), and IT analytics products at GITEX Technology Week 2017, Dubai, from October 8-12, 2017. The company will also unveil enhancements in IT security and ITSM at the event. “With several advances in disruptive technologies such as mobility, big data analytics, and cloud, organizations are realizing a void between ......read more

    Ring to Make Middle East Debut at GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE – October 3, 2017: Ring, the leader in home security, announced that it is making a foray into the Middle East market and will make its debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The company will use the exhibition as a platform to unveil its latest suite of smart home security products such as Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite, Ring Floodlight Cam and the new Ring Spotlight Cam in addition to announcing new partnerships across the region. “Ring re-imagined the doorbell so consumers could respond – using a smartphone – to ......read more

    Centra Hub Concludes Successful Participation in FM Expo 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2nd, 2017: Centra Hub announced that it successfully participated in the FM Expo 2017, the region’s largest trade show for the facilities management (FM) industry, held in Dubai recently. The company showcased its Real Estate Computer Aided Facility Management Systems (CAFM), which garnered significant interest from visitors and potential customers at the niche industry event. “Centra Hub caters to a number of industry verticals including the real estate and facilities management domain. With events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and other major ......read more

    Aruba Modernizes Network Security to Help Businesses Reduce Risk in the Era of Mobile, Cloud, and IoT

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd October, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE:HPE), today announced the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. Aruba is also innovating in User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) by expanding the Aruba IntroSpect product family, enabling businesses to easily and rapidly scale machine-learned behavior detection from small projects to full enterprise deployments. Gartner’s research ......read more

    Startups set to win big at GITEX Future Stars

    Designed to extend collaborative growth opportunities, event features corporate pitches and competitions – over AED 1.2 million in cash and prizes for competing startups  Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  Set to be the biggest ever confluence of the global start-up ecosystem, GITEX Future Stars is set to offer entrepreneurs from across a chance to win both funding and opportunities to spur innovation through a targeted series of hosted competitions, innovation cups and corporate pitch opportunities.  Held alongside GITEX Technology Week from October 8-12, 2017 at Dubai ......read more

    GDPR is the new Y2K, and it's the Wake-up Call your IT Needs

    Author: Morten Illum, ‎EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on GDPR. If you’re anything like me, you still feel a long way from full understanding. Unfortunately, clear or not, the urgency is real. When I read the warnings that fill our media, and the scramble for information, I’m reminded of the Y2K bug. Just like 1999, we are getting close to a full-scale panic about compliance, fines, and the potential loss of business if we don’t make some pretty big changes. Whilst ......read more

    Fortinet Spotlights Security Fabric Capabilities for the Modern “Borderless” Enterprise at Gitex 2017

    Will also showcase FortiGuard threat intelligence service which arms CISO’s and Security Operations with information on the latest threats and trends to better protect their networks Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions will focus on the extended capabilities of the Fortinet Security Fabric at Gitex 2017, and demonstrate how it is helping ‘borderless’ enterprises across the Middle East meet the challenges of securing their IoT and the cloud infrastructure and everything in between. As ......read more

    Khazna Data Centers set to double capacity by end-2019

    Facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 October 2017:  Khazna Data Centers (Khazna), the only dedicated commercial wholesale data center provider in the UAE, announced today it is set to double its capacity by end-2019. The expansion will cover total built-up area of around 31,000 sqm across the existing facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, of which 7,500 sqm comprises IT whitespace. The combined facilities will deliver over 24 megawatt (MW) of IT load once complete. “The growth of Khazna demonstrates the ......read more

    UN Secretary-General says broadband a “remarkable tool” for global good

    Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Global leaders convened in New York to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and address real risks that vulnerable populations could fall deeper into digital divide.   The annual fall meeting of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development takes place in parallel to the 71st Session of the General Assembly of the UN. There, key influencers and decision-makers recognized broadband access as critical to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The call to action is to ensure internet access for all ......read more

    Schneider Electric Unveils EcoStruxure™ Building to Unlock New Levels of Building Value

    Collaborative smart building platform with open system architecture increases efficiency up to 30 percent, ensures optimal comfort for occupants  Comprehensive integrated solution reduces overall cost of ownership with easy access to analytics, reporting  Dubai (UAE), Oct 1, 2017:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of EcoStruxure™ Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across ......read more

    2nd annual “Huawei Middle East Innovation Day” addresses the future of digital transformation in the region

    The leading ICT provider hosts key government and business leaders to encourage conversations on tech exploration and the implications of the digital transformation on Middle East economies Dubai, October 1, 2017:  The leading global ICT solution provider Huawei is hosting its second annual Innovation Day, with the theme “Exploration, Lights the Way Forward”. Scheduled to take place on the first day of GITEX 2017 at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, DWTC, “Huawei ME Innovation Day” will explore the role of ICT innovations in driving digital transformation and building ......read more

    IFS extends leadership in Service Management with the acquisition of WorkWave

      IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces it has signed an agreement to purchase WorkWave LLC. WorkWave is a leading provider of highly scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the Field Service and Last Mile Delivery and Logistics industries. WorkWave primarily serves small & medium sized (SMB) service businesses, with specific vertical focus on Pest Control, Lawn & Landscape, Cleaning & Janitorial, Heating/Ventilation/AC, Plumbing & Electrical and Transportation. WorkWave’s SaaS solutions seamlessly integrate ......read more

    Mimecast to Present the Latest Email-borne Cyber Attacks at GITEX

    Dubai, UAE – October 1, 2017– Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, announced that it is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2017 which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 8-12, 2017. The company will discuss how organizations can build a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy for email. Experts will also perform a live email hack, and will demonstrate how organizations can protect themselves against advanced cyberattacks, like spear-phishing and impersonation fraud with Mimecast’s range of ......read more

    Huawei launches the ICT Skill Competition in the UAE to recognize and nurture local talents

    Invites UAE Students to Register and Compete for Educational Trip to China Dubai, UAE – September 30, 2017:   Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, has launched the “ICT Skill Competition 2017” in the UAE. The global competition is aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to recognize and nurture the UAE finest ICT talent and prepare this generation of students to lead the country’s ICT industry into the future by embracing digital transformation. Registration in the UEA is open, and will be closed on October 20.  In line ......read more

    Honor Celebrates its Latest Flagship Phone by Offering Unbeatable Deals at GITEX 2017

    Get great deals for the beautifully brilliant Honor 9 as well as other radiant Honor products GITEX 2017 Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  Honor the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group takes part at GITEX 2017.  Honor will be celebrating its first brand day at Gitex where they will be offering their fans their flagship of the year, Honor 9, along with competitive giveaways and attractive prices of all the most wanted honor’s brand portfolio.  Honor’s new business model is nothing like ever before, the model is designed to fill the wants and needs ......read more

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