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    Etisalat Misr tests 5G on commercial network with Ericsson

    • The 5G test reached speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps • Successful 5G trials help speed up next generation wireless technology development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:    Etisalat Misr managed to test 5G during Cairo ICT 2019, reaching remarkable speeds of 1.4 Gbps. This proof of concept is a step in 5G readiness. The successful trial represents an important milestone for Etisalat as technology leaders. It also exemplifies Etisalat and Ericsson’s commitment to develop and test new use cases and applications, which can benefit both consumer and enterprise.   Khalid Murshed, Etisalat CTO says: “Our 5G trial with Ericsson is a continuation of our successful partnership and our journey together to offer the latest and most innovative technologies to our subscribers ......read more

    Truesteam™ Technology by Lg is Setting A New Standard for Hygiene

    Reduces the presence of allergens and germs without the use of chemicals   Dubai, December 5, 2019 – Steaming your clothes is not only useful in getting wrinkles out, but also in killing odor-causing bacteria and getting rid of household allergens like dust mites. In fact, hot water extraction, more commonly known as steam cleaning, has proven to be the most effective way of removing pollutants and allergens.  Household allergens like dust mites are often embedded in clothes, especially in winter gear like hats, jackets and sweaters. The way laundry is handled in addition to the frequency of washing an article of clothing can help control the presence of these mites which causes asthma and allergic reactions. Outdoor allergens like pollen, chemicals and dust also tend to come into the house with our ......read more

    1247 Media joins du to offer free unlimited WiFi UAE data to RTA taxi users

    Dubai – December 4, 2019:   1247 Media, a leading media technology solutions provider in the UAE, partnered with du to provide free, unlimited WiFi to users of the taxi fleet of the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) during the 48th UAE National Day. The complimentary service was provided to all UAE residents on December 2 and 3, 2019.  As part of the initiative, 1247 Media installed the WiFi UAE service in 5,000 RTA taxi cars. A total of 10,000 cars of the RTA taxi fleet will have the WiFi system installed very soon. This is part of the WiFi UAE initiative; so that customers of taxi service in Dubai are able to enjoy WiFi data usage of up to 10 times faster browsing speed compared to the normal free WiFi speed.  Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Esam Al Mazroei, Group Vice Chairman of 1247 Media, ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Leadership and Operational Changes Ahead of 2020

    New CEO, CFO, CSO, Heads of Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications Tapped to Lead Company   Dubai, November 28, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that Brian Kwon, currently head of LG’s Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies, has been named to take the helm as Chief Executive Officer effective December 1. Other changes announced for 2020 include: Park Hyoung-sei as president of the Home Entertainment Company, new Mobile Communications Company president Morris Lee, William Cho in the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Financial Officer Bae Doo-yong. Brian Kwon has played an important role at LG in his more than three decades at the company. Mr. Kwon (56), joined Goldstar in 1987 and has held a variety of positions including business planning at LG Wales and head ......read more

    du & National Archives offer nostalgic journey into UAE's past on 48th National Day

    Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is uniting with the National Archive to unveil a treasure trove of rare historic footage and images in time for 48th National Day celebrations. By unlocking and sharing nostalgic memories of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), du and the National Archive are calling on citizens and residents to join in recollecting and sharing their invaluable UAE stories and remembrances as the country celebrates the significant occasion.    The exclusive glimpse into the past aims to unite the UAE’s people as they exchange memories and admiration for their homeland on the 48th National Day. The release of exclusive footage and images will build on this notion by offering a nostalgic journey under themes including memories of the ......read more

    Etisalat announces its first ‘Green Friday' in UAE

    • Incredible discounts up to 70 percent on devices, mobile and home entertainment • Special promotions run on UAE National Day holidays between 29th Nov - 3rd Dec      Abu Dhabi, 27 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced its first ‘Green Friday’ in UAE, an annual sale that aims to give all subscribers maximum benefits before the much awaited end of the year holiday season with the best in deals and discounts for its wide range of devices, mobile services and home entertainment.   This limited special promotion will be held during the UAE National Day holidays between 29th November until 3rd December across Etisalat retail stores, website and mobile app.  Subscribers can avail discounts up to 70 percent on devices and accessories, free connection and 50 percent ......read more

    du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everything: Unlimited Data, Unlimited Minutes and Unlimited Internet Calls

    Bottomless data and calling are now a reality for du customers who sign up to the UAE’s first unlimited data and calling postpaid plan   Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2019:   Endless opportunities and limitless possibilities are now a reality for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), postpaid customers with the launch of the UAE’s first true unlimited postpaid Power plan. The value-loaded plan is a first for unlimited data and calling in the United Arab Emirates’ and builds on du’s ethos to deliver customers unbridled value and endless connectivity to enrich their lifestyles.  Available for new or existing customers who opt to migrate from their postpaid plan to the ‘Real Unlimited Plan’ offer for a limited time.  ‘Keep in touch, ......read more

    Elematic Showcases Their Latest Innovations in Precast Concrete Production Technology at the Big 5

    Dubai 25, 2019:   Elematic, a global leader in precast concrete production technologies, is introducing their newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. It sets a new benchmark for high-speed casting in hollow-core slab production. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings.    The new, fifth generation Extruder E9 casts from 30 to 70% faster than its predecessor, achieved not only by automation and optimized casting parameters, but also by completely new design of the extruding screws and independent screw drives that speed up the process. It forms a competent, cost saving working couple with the new Modifier E9 which features efficient concrete recycling. This is enabled by not using any water in the digging ......read more

    du welcomes Irish Government Trade Envoy to initiate future ICT collaboration and telecom innovation opportunities in the UAE

    The telco presented how its robust ICT solutions can shape success for Irish companies in the ICT sector   Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully hosted an Irish Ministerial Trade Mission with the aim of discussing potential collaboration on telecoms and ICT technologies in the UAE for diverse sector implementation.  His Excellency Patrick Breen, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market, and Data Protection, along with other Government of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland delegates, was received by Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO of EITC at du’s head office in Al Salam Tower, Dubai.  During the visit, the Irish Ministerial Trade Mission and du outlined how the global technology ......read more

    Lenovo DCG Showcases Smarter Technology for All During Third Annual Saudi Digital Saudi 2030 Show

    Lenovo DCG showcases new and enhanced solutions that focus on utilizing blockchain, AI, Edge Computing, and IoT in the Data Centre to help businesses in the Kingdom with increased workloads in enterprise storage     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 19th, 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving digital transformation today announced its participation at the 3rd Annual Digital Saudi 2030 Show, the largest platform for digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company is showcasing their new solutions among over 500 C-Level executives, all engaged in the prevalent discourse around enhancing human knowledge to achieve digitalization as an enterprise, government and as a nation.    Over the course of the show, in line with the ......read more

    du to Drive Business Continuity with Launch of World-Class M2M Connectivity Platform

    The telco’s innovative platform will enable customers to manage their M2M SIMs from a central self-service, resilient portal.     Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2019:   As a dedicated provider of dynamic end-to-end connectivity solutions, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its machine-to-machine (M2M) services to the next level with the launch of a M2M Control Platform. Designed to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for managing M2M SIMs, connectivity and services, du’s platform will enhance customers’ abilities to manage their M2M SIMs from a central self-service, resilient portal.   M2M is transforming the way organizations work, with the expected number of connected devices expected to reach 20bn in 2020  according to industry ......read more

    ADX Achieves 99% in Disclosure Compliance of 3rd Quarter 2019 Financial Statements

    Abu Dhabi, 18th November 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 99% regarding the disclosure of the 3rd quarter financial statements of its listed public joint stock companies within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the financial period 30th of September 2019. 63 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their 3rd Quarter financial statements for 2019 within the 45 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the highest recorded increase in companies’ profits was in the Services Sector with an increase of 10.81%, followed by the Energy Sector with an increase of 5.47%, and then the Banking sector with 3.56% On this occasion, ADX stated that the collaboration between the Exchange and its listed companies has always ......read more

    DHL wins Kincentric Best Employers Middle East & North Africa Award for the fifth consecutive year

    17 November 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has won the Kincentric Best Employers Award, a leading employer benchmarking program that recognizes extraordinary employers who strive to spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.    DHL has won in the MENA Regional ‘Best Employer’ category for the fifth year in a row for its excellent workplace culture, focus on development programs like Certified International Specialist and outstanding employee engagement driven by leaders who connect employees with passion and strong values. The company has always strived to be an employer of choice and its 100,000+ employees are at the heart of its business and the most important driver of the organization’s global success. In ......read more

    Ericsson to highlight technological innovations at AfricaCom 2019

    ● Ericsson experts will present a wide range of demonstrations and launches during AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town ● Collaborations with industry leaders on innovative connectivity solutions will be showcased ● Visitors will experience hands-on demonstrations in Networks, Managed Services and Digital areas     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 12, 2019:    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will demonstrate how it is empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected Africa at AfricaCom 2019, taking place from 12-14 November at Cape Town International Convention Center, South Africa. Ericsson experts will showcase a wide range of new and relevant use cases at the event, as well as establish innovative partnerships geared towards unlocking new opportunities in the region.    This ......read more

    Lenovo's ‘Remove-IT Program' Aims to Reduce Electrical and Electronic Waste in the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 November 2019:   Lenovo, a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, has partnered with Enviroserve, who have recently launched the world's largest integrated processing facility for electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) in Dubai Industrial Park. The partnership with Enviroserve and Wisetek forms part of Lenovo’s wider approach to e-waste management through its Lenovo Remove-IT Program.  The Recycling Hub by Enviroserve is a state-of-the-art facility that is spread across 280,000 square feet and offers the annual capacity to recycle 39,000 tonnes of electrical and electronic waste. Powered by solar energy and producing no air or liquid emissions, the facility contributes to international e-waste recycling efforts and serves as a role model in the Middle ......read more

    Sony Corporation records strongest operating income for Q2 FY2019

    Sales of Imaging & Sensing Solutions contributes to strong second quarter ending 30 September 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11th November 2019:   Sony Corporation reported its strongest second quarter operating income till date with a 16 per cent increase year-on-year against the same period last year, which was attributed to its robust image sensor sales. The recent second quarter results also raised Sony’s full-year earnings outlook.    Concluding 30 September 2019, the recorded operating income for Q2 2019 was US$2.59 billion (¥279 billion) up by 16 per cent from US$2.23 billion (¥239.5 billion) in Q2 2018. The consolidated operating income forecast for FY19 is expected to increase by US$278 million (¥30 billion) to US$7.78 billion (¥840 billion) from an ......read more

    Lenovo Q2 Momentum Powered by 9th Consecutive Yoy Quarterly Revenue Growth, Strong, Positive Pti and Net Income Growth

    • Group revenue grew year-on-year for the ninth consecutive quarter, reaching US$13.5 billion • Pre-tax Income (PTI) grew 45% year-on-year to US$310 million • Net income up 20% year-on-year to US$202 million • Lenovo continues to be the world’s #1 player in the global PC market with record shipments of 17.3 million units, including double-digit premium segments growth • Software and services revenue* up 35% year-on-year to US$883 million       DUBAI, November 11, 2019:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) has announced Group revenue in the second quarter reached US$13.5 billion, the ninth consecutive, year-on-year quarter of growth. Pre-tax income grew 45% compared to the same quarter a year earlier, to US$310 million. Net income also increased 20% ......read more

    du completes world's highest peak 5G standalone throughput over a single 100MHz carrier using a smartphone

    The breakthrough aggregate throughput (DL+UL), exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier, marks the continual evolution of du’s dynamic 5G commercial network Dubai, UAE, 9 November, 2019: As a formative operator innovating the United Arab Emirates’ ICT sphere for a more connected tomorrow, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has today announced it has achieved the world’s highest peak throughput over a 5G standalone (SA) network by exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier at Band C on its commercial 5G network. The successful 5G SA demonstration marks the transition to the next phase of du’s commercial 5G network, which is now closer following the completion of a standalone 5G peak aggregate data connection throughput of 2 Gbps (DL+UL) over a single 5G SA carrier at ......read more

    Etisalat named official telecom partner of AccessAbilities Expo 2019

    A series of initiatives and services launched to help develop and empower People of Determination   Dubai, 06 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it has been named the official telecom partner of the third AccessAbilities Expo, a global platform that reflects the aspirations of over 50 million people of determination across the Middle East. The Expo is being held from 5-7 November under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Dr Ahmed bin Ali, Group Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Etisalat, said: “We are pleased to be associated with AccessAbilities Expo, which is in line with Etisalat’s overall strategy and vision of ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems Adopts the Latest Oracle Technologies for Production Use-Cases in the Banking Sector at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, and a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN),  announced the adoption of the latest Oracle technologies for production use-cases in the banking sector.      At Oracle OpenWorld 2019 in San Francisco, ICSFS delivered three main sessions and joined multiple discussions where live production use-cases were provided on many innovative and emerging technologies. ICSFS showcased its awards-winning banking software application; ICS BANKS, in utilising these technologies in real-life cases for the banking industry.       ICSFS’ sessions comprised of many hot topics such as Blockchain, Oracle ......read more

    du Women Council Awarded for Women Empowerment at the Prestigious RiiSE and Entrepreneur Middle East's Forum “Achieving Women Awards 2019”

    Dubai, UAE, 2 November 2019:   In recognition of its significant efforts towards driving the UAE Leadership’s Vision for gender diversity in the workplace, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has received the Entrepreneur Middle East’s “Best Company in Women Empowerment Award” at The RiiSE Conference: Achieving Women Forum 2019, held in the Sofitel Palm, Dubai.    Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of EITC, received the Award on behalf of the company at the distinguished awards ceremony after the Achieving Women Forum. The event was attended by a range of highly regarded and public figures, including former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, athlete and adventurer, Erik Weihenmayer, who was the first blind person to reach the summit of Mount ......read more

    Jurors revealed for 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

    • Experts from across the industry will recognise the world’s best artists working in photography • 2020 edition includes four new initiatives giving global exposure • Touring exhibition of 2019 winners continues to Italy, Germany, France & Japan • New images from 2020 Awards’ entries available online     Dubai, UAE, 30 October, 2019 – The jury for the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards was revealed earlier this month by the Awards’ creators, the World Photography Organisation.   Free to enter, the internationally acclaimed Awards present a vital opportunity for all levels of photographers from around the world to be seen, appraised and rewarded. The 2020 jury includes a diverse range of industry experts across the museum, gallery, art fair and ......read more

    HONOR debuts its 9X in the UAE with advanced features and trendy design

    • Unbeatable price for Pop-Up Selfie mechanism and 48 MP Triple Camera • Launches alongside the exciting new wearables Band 5 and HONOR Sport Pro running headphones         Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2019:   Global smartphone brand HONOR today launched the HONOR 9X, the latest member of its powerful X-series that boasts next-generation technology in design, photography and performance. Armed with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59” HONOR FullView Display, this feature-laden smartphone offers an extraordinary user experience at an accessible price point of AED 999. The device stands out due to its stunning X-shaped design and pop-up camera mechanism.   HONOR is also allowing users to lead a more intelligent life with its suite of wearables. The company also ......read more

    Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad and Yoga lineup with Intel's Project Athena

    • Lenovo unleashes its first commercial platform part of the Project Athena program • New ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen, joined by Yoga C940 and S740 to get Smarter via 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors • Lenovo’s Project Athena Lineup: Designed and engineered to address the needs of a new generation workforce and their dynamic workspaces   DUBAI, October 28, 2019 – Recently unveiled at IFA Berlin 2019, Lenovo’s new laptops are amongst the first devices on the market to be verified as part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation program, delivering a more intuitive, focus-enabling experience for the modern workforce of today.   The partnership sees Lenovo’s new ThinkPad and Yoga devices benefitting from 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to deliver ......read more

    Etisalat Digital and DMCC partner to transform Dubai's JLT to the first 5G powered smart district

    • Partnership will see a range of innovation-led initiatives launched across DMCC’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district • Starting this month, smart solutions will be installed across JLT, home to over 16,000 companies and 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area • JLT to become the first smart and sustainable district of its kind in the region, supporting Dubai’s ambition to become the most technologically advanced city in the world    Dubai, 27 October 2019:  Etisalat Digital partnered with DMCC - the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise – to transform Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) into an innovative smart and sustainable district, powered by the 5G network. Both organisations have committed to the ......read more

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    Skullcandy “Crashes” Sole DXB in the Middle East

    The Audio Brand Débuts its New Truly Wireless and Personal Experiences in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2019 – Skullcandy, the original lifestyle audio brand, relaunches in the Middle East at Sole DXB, the three-day lifestyle festival that will take place between the 5th to the 7th of December in the Dubai Design District (D3).  Youth, music lovers and tech savvy individuals can enjoy the freedom of sound by visiting the touch-and-try booth and experiencing the brand’s new Crusher ANC, Indy, Push and Sesh, Skullcandy’s truly wireless ......read more

    SophosLabs Intelix, a Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence Platform, is Now Available

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of SophosLabs Intelix, a cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform that enables developers to build more secure applications. With SophosLabs Intelix, developers can make API calls into the platform for turnkey cyberthreat expertise that assesses the risk of artifacts such as files, URLs and IP addresses. The platform continuously updates and collates petabytes of real-time and historical intelligence, including: telemetry from Sophos’ endpoint, network ......read more

    Nutanix Once Again (and Again) Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    DUBAI, UAE, 4TH December, 2019– Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced it has been named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the November 2019 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Nutanix has been recognised in all editions of this Magic Quadrant since Gartner started it. “We continue to be recognised by Gartner as a Leader in hyperconverged infrastructure again and again, and we believe it is because of our relentless focus on pioneering innovative technology and customer success,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Founder and ......read more

    A10 Networks Multi-Cloud Blueprint Provides Intelligent Automation of Polynimbus Secure Application Services

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd December, 2019 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) outlined its blueprint to enable enterprises and web giants to meet the demands for the security, reliability and agility of applications in a multi-cloud world. With applications increasingly distributed across multiple clouds, and users more mobile, managing and securing applications has become more complex than ever. This disparate infrastructure and the increased threat surface create challenges to digital transformation. A10’s Polynimbus application services blueprint offers a way forward for enterprises and web ......read more

    Fortinet Predicts Advanced AI and Counter Threat Intelligence Will Evolve Shifting the Traditional Advantage of the Cybercriminal

    Organizations Need to Adopt Security Strategies that Maximize Integration, Advanced AI, and Actionable Threat Intelligence to Proactively Protect Against Modern Attacks Dubai, UAE. – November 28, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cybercriminals will employ in the near future, along with important strategies that will help organizations protect ......read more

    ManageEngine Joins Ranks of “Providers That Matter Most” in Enterprise Service Management, Unified Endpoint Management

      ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corp., today announced that Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm, has recognized the company as one of the “providers that matter most” in enterprise service management (ESM) and unified endpoint management (UEM). The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2019, cites ease of use as a strength of ServiceDesk Plus. Meanwhile, The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2019, states that Desktop Central “excels in traditional and modern device ......read more

    Ooredoo Kuwait Chooses Fortinet to Deliver the Region's First Secure SD-WAN Managed Service to Enterprise Customers

    November 24, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by Ooredoo Kuwait, a part of Ooredoo Group – a leading international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia – to deliver the region’s first secure SD-WAN managed service. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN will allow Ooredoo’s existing and new enterprise customers to achieve accelerated connectivity, transport mode independence, and increased application performance ......read more

    Simplifying 8 Key Authentication Terms

    By: Axel Hauer Director EMEA Enterprise Sales, IAMS at HID Global Industry jargon around authentication is practically inescapable. In today’s threat landscape, there’s certainly justification for keeping these topics front-of-mind and sparking conversation. But when authentication concepts start to get a little tangled, it can be hard to know if you’re speaking the same language as everyone else. Simplifying key terms is important to understand what they really mean, so you’ll see just how complex the world of authentication can be. 1. Strong ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics invests over AED 10 million for expansion in Abu Dhabi

    Officials from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development inaugurate a branch at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi Launches flagship store at The Galleria Al Maryah Island to meet the Emirate’s demand for high-end experiences Opens new regional office, warehouse and service centre to offer quicker sales support and services for Abu Dhabi based businesses & residents Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2019 Officials from Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) have inaugurated a new branch of Jumbo Electronics, the leading OmniChannel retailer in the region, ......read more

    Sophos shows how the most prevalent and persistent ransomware families attack victims

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published How Ransomware Attacks, a playbook for defenders that explains how ransomware variants attack and impact victims. The playbook complements the 2020 Threat Report released on Nov. 4, and features a detailed analysis of 11 of the most prevalent and persistent ransomware families, including Ryuk, BitPaymer and MegaCortex. The research by SophosLabs highlights how ransomware tries to slip unnoticed past security controls by abusing trusted and legitimate processes, and then harnesses internal systems ......read more

    HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue's Citizen Identity Business

    Dubai, UAE, Nov 19, 2019 –HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the international identity solutions business of De La Rue (LSE:DLAR), the world’s largest commercial issuer of banknotes and passports. The De La Rue business will be merged with HID’s citizen identity solutions portfolio, broadening HID Global’s leadership position, extending its capabilities to scale and assemble government-issued citizen IDs, and expanding the value delivered to customers.  “HID Global ......read more

    Fortinet Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Third Quarter 2019 Highlights • Total revenue of $547.5 million, up 21% year over year • Product revenue of $197.1 million, up 20% year over year • Billings of $626.6 million, up 19% year over year1 • Deferred revenue of $1.95 billion, up 26% year over year • GAAP operating margin of 18%, up 450 basis points year over year • Non-GAAP operating margin of 26%, up 250 basis points year over year1 • GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.46 • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.671 • Cash flow from operations of ......read more

    The Importance of Threat Intelligence to Partner Business

    By : Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances, Fortinet Organizations of all sizes are working to prioritize security initiatives as cyber threats become more targeted and sophisticated. Aware of the consequences a breach can have on business operations, organizations are seeking to deploy more security controls throughout the network and build out security teams. When implementing these initiatives, organizations should focus on attaining accurate, current threat intelligence. This is what will inform strategy, personnel, and security solutions.  Why is ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Integration of Cloud Security Offerings with Microsoft Azure to Provide Advanced Protection

    Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic-cloud security offerings with Microsoft Azure, providing customers with an easier way to connect, manage and protect their cloud workloads on Microsoft Azure.     Organizations turning to Azure want to take advantage of the public cloud benefits without compromising security. While Microsoft secures the Azure infrastructure and isolates the tenants, customers are ......read more

    Sophos Annual Threat Report Details Top Cyberattacks

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity, today launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends likely to impact cybersecurity in 2020. “The threat landscape continues to evolve – and the speed and extent of that evolution is both accelerating and unpredictable. The only certainty we have is what is happening right now, so in our 2020 Threat ......read more

    Fortinet's Latest Security Processor Accelerates the Industry's Best-Selling Next-Generation Firewall

    FortiGate 60F Sets a New Benchmark for Security Compute Ratings and Delivers High-Performance for Integrated Security and SD-WAN Dubai,UAE – November, 6, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 60F Next-Generation Firewall, the fastest, most powerful desktop Secure SD-WAN appliance. With over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, the FortiGate 60 series is the best-selling next-generation firewall and now includes Fortinet’s purpose-built system on a chip 4 (SOC 4) security ......read more

    HID Global and VMware Collaborate to Drive Mass Adoption of Mobile Access to Digital and Physical Workspaces

    Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2019 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it is collaborating with VMware to drive mass adoption of mobile access to digital and physical places by adding HID Mobile Access® for opening buildings and doors to VMware Workspace ONE, an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform for managing any app on any device. The collaboration will make it possible for Workspace ONE users, for the first time, to more securely open doors with their smartphones as part of a unified mobile experience that also enables them to ......read more

    Nutanix Partners with Hardis Group to Deliver Innovative IoT Solution for Supply Chain Operations

    DUBAI, UAE, 5th November, 2019- Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today a partnership with Hardis Group, a consulting, digital services and software publishing company, to deliver Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT, an innovative solution to manage supply chain operations efficiency. Available now, Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT is a supply chain optimisation solution comprised of Hardis Group Vision Insights software running as a container on the Nutanix Xi IoT platform. This solution will help companies harness the potential of cognitive ......read more

    A10 Networks Appoints Redington Gulf as Value Added Distributor in Middle East

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th November, 2019: A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), today announced a value added distributor partnership agreement with Redington Gulf across United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of the agreement, Redington will promote A10 Networks’ entire portfolio of leading solutions including service provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) with Zero-day Automated Protection (ZAP), carrier-grade networking (CGN) and ......read more

    Educating Employees About Mobile Cyber Threats

    By Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. While nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow, but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices, according to a recent Fortinet Threat Landscape Report, Android-based malware now represents 14% of all cyberthreats. And in addition to direct attacks, the number of compromised web sites, email phishing campaigns, and malicious access points continue to grow exponentially, infecting unsuspecting users – regardless of their devices –with spyware, malware, ......read more

    Samsung introduces the #Galaxy5GChallenge in the UAE

    Attempt a tongue twister for a chance to win a Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone   Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2019:   Honoring ultra-fast connectivity and breakthrough speeds, Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced a brand new competition to mark the arrival of Galaxy Note10+ 5G in the UAE. The #Galaxy5GChallenge gives fans a chance to win a Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone and harness the full power of 5G by enjoying hyper fast downloading, high-resolution streaming and graphic-heavy games in real time. To enter, fans need to record a 5-second video of themselves attempting ......read more

    Bentley Systems' Design Integration Offerings Advance BIM to 4D through Digital Twins

    “Evergreen” digital twins extend the value of infrastructure engineers’ work, and of Bentley’s open modeling applications and open simulation applications throughout asset lifecycles 26 October 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced new additions and updates to its open modeling applications and open simulation applications to advance engineering digital twins throughout asset lifecycles. ......read more

    Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems Launch their Digital Construction Works Joint Venture, to Close the Constructioneering Advancement Gap

    New global company introduces digital integration services,  advancing constructors’ innovative digital workflows 23 October 2019 — Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Topcon Positioning Systems, a world leader in positioning technology for the survey and construction industries, today announced that its new, jointly owned company – Digital Construction Works – is open for business, with a full global staff of digital ......read more

    Lenovo and Intel Power a New Era of Computational Scientific Research

    Lenovo and Intel enable researchers at the Flatiron Institute to analyze massive datasets derived from the quantum domain to genomics to the cosmos.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 23 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving digital transformation has recently announced a new collaboration with Intel on joint technology solutions that accelerate the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) in helping scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve challenges in entirely new ways. In ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports a 2.1 % increase in consolidated Net Profit for the first nine months of 2019 to AED 6.7 billion

    Abu Dhabi, 23rd  October 2019:   Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statement for the nine months ending 30th September 2019. Financial Highlights and Key Developments    • Aggregate subscriber base reached 148 million; representing Year over Year increase of 5%. • Nine month consolidated revenues reached to AED 38.8 billion, while consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty for the Nine month amounted to AED 6.7 billion an increase of 2.1% compared to same period last year.  • Nine month Consolidated ......read more

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