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    du Announces Details with Regards to Application of VAT on its Products and Services

    VAT, which comes into effect in January 2018, will be added at 5% across applicable telecommunications products and services Dubai, UAE, 12 December 2017:  In compliance with the Federal Decree-Law No 8 of 2017 issued by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, on the introduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) in the UAE, du announced that it will collect tax on behalf of the government, with a standard VAT rate of 5%, which will be added on applicable products and usage of its services starting from January 1.  du is working to ensure its readiness and compliance for the new law to come into effect, and promises to offer its customers complete clarity on how the new regime will affect them in the future.  To this effect, the company has started contacting all of its customers, electronically and ......read more

    Investment into future technology: GROHE starts operations at new zinc manufacturing facility in Klaeng - Rayong, Thailand

    As part of the international growth strategy, GROHE invests in new zinc manufacturing, doubling the capacity  More than 30 million USD invested and 800 new jobs to be created within five years The most sustainable plant in Southeast Asia Complementing recent investments in all three German factories  Dubai, UAE, December 12, 2017:  GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings and part of LIXIL Corporation, remains on a course of international growth and has successfully invested in its plant in Klaeng in Rayong, Thailand. As GROHE invests in new technologies, jobs and sustainability in all of its production plants, the expansion in Klaeng represents the latest in a series of investments. In the last five years, GROHE invested over 100 million USD in its five production sites and recently ......read more

    2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

    Consumers expect technology interactions to be controlled by intonation, facial expression and body language  Earphones will become a 24/7 accessory, even when sleeping 51 percent of Augmented Reality/Virtual Reailty users believe artificial intelligence (AI) will render ads indistinguishable from the actual products Dubai, UAE, December 11, 2017:  Exploring the future from an early adopter user perspective, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab presents the seventh edition of its annual trend report The 10 Hot Consumer Trends for 2018 and beyond. The report points to a paradigm shift as consumers expect digital technology to increasingly operate on human terms. Body language, facial expression and intonation will augment voice and touch to control consumer interaction with tech devices, easing adaption in an ......read more

    Etisalat Brings the New MotoZ2 and Moto Mods Exclusively to UAE Subscribers

    Abu Dhabi, UAE – Dec 11, 2017:  Etisalat subscribers in UAE now have an exclusive opportunity to own the new MotoZ2 and Z2 Play smartphone in addition to a selection of various Moto Mod accessories offered on affordable monthly instalments.  The smart Moto Mods instantly transforms the MotoZ2 smartphone into an entirely new device, 360 degree camera, battery powerhouse, high quality audio output in a snap. As soon as the user snaps on a Moto Mod, the smartphone recognises it and adjusts automatically. This one-time setup is easy as a couple of quick taps on the phone display and customers can snap easily onto any MotoZ2 smartphone using integrated magnets as well as swap Moto Mods in a snap on these devices.  Khaled ElKhouly, Chief Consumer Officer, Etisalat said: “Today the smartphone is a ......read more

    H.E. Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi inaugurates 3 specialized exhibitions at Expo Centre Sharjah

    The latest developments in the manufacturing of molds, plastics, printing and packaging "Plastivision Arabia," "Arabiamold" and "Print Pack Arabia" are witnessing a participation of 120 exhibitors from 11 Countries Al Qassimi: The volume of participation reflects the growing importance of Sharjah for international brands and companies that seek to grow their businesses and enhance their presence in the region. Al Owais: The three exhibitions have received increasing interest from international companies and have become a platform for business people in the region to see the latest equipment and technologies that support their areas of work. Al Midfa: The three exhibitions offer the latest technological innovations of companies and their latest products and solutions from around the ......read more

    SOUQ launches “Amazon Global Store” bringing over a million global products to the UAE

    Customers in the UAE can now purchase more than one million products from Amazon.com in the US directly on SOUQ.com in Arabic or English, pay in AED, and select several payment methods including cash on delivery.  Selection includes categories such as apparel, handbags, shoes, watches, kitchen, home goods and many more from popular and loved brands.  December 11, 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ, a leading online retail and marketplace website in the Arab region today announced the launch of ‘Amazon Global Store’, which offers customers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) the ability to shop for over one million products from Amazon in the United States. On Amazon Global Store, customers can now enjoy a wide selection from categories such as apparel, handbags, shoes, watches, kitchen, home ......read more

    Jabra Gift Guide 2017

    Dubai, UAE, December 10, 2017:  Jabra Elite Sport – The most technically advanced true wireless sports earbuds with superior sound for music and calls with up to 13.5 hours of charge. Jabra Elite Sport proves to be the most technically advanced, true wireless sports earbuds available. They are a true training aid which are waterproof (IP67 rating) and delivers freedom of movement, ground-breaking in-ear fitness analysis, strong battery life and great music for anyone who wants to work out. AED 999 Jabra Eclipse Bluetooth Headset – Experience real sound by design Weighing just 5.5 grams, this lightweight wireless headset combines an unrivalled sound quality with sleek design and ultimate comfort AED 549 Jabra Elite 25E – Calls and music with amazing sound  The Jabra Elite 25e are full mobility ......read more

    Syfy and Osn Bring the Sci-fi Universe to Dubai With Augmented Reality (Ar) Street Art From “gif-iti” Artist Insa

    Insa’s Street Art to Come Alive at City Walk on Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December Dubai, UAE – 10th December, 2017 –  NBCUniversal International Networks and OSN, the region’s leading entertainment network, today announced an exclusive collaboration, partnering SYFY – the destination brand for fans of science fiction and fantasy genres – with INSA, the globally celebrated graffiti artist who created the world’s largest GIF visible from space – to commission a unique piece of street art that comes alive with augmented reality (AR).  The pop-art pioneer, known internationally for his trademark stop-motion animated graffiti, or as he calls it “GIF-iti”, will debut this unique piece of street art outside Green Planet at City Walk in Jumeirah on Friday 15th and ......read more

    Lenovo DCG Appoints Ingram Micro as Value-Added Distributor in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    Global tech company sets aggressive growth strategy for the KSA market Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 10 December 2017 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global leader in the provision of optimum end-to-end data solutions and services, today announced the appointment of Ingram Micro, as its value-added distributor (VAD) in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).  As a part of this agreement, Ingram Micro, a leading technology distributor in the region, will be responsible for providing specialization, coverage and operational management of Lenovo DCG’s portfolio in the Kingdom. Lenovo’s data center portfolio spans servers, storage, converged and hyper-converged, networking, hyperscale, software and services.  Building on Lenovo’s number one position in customer satisfaction  and ......read more

    Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE

    Newly inaugurated store in Deira City Centre is the largest of its kind in the region Xiaomi’s flagship Mi MIX 2 launched at the opening ceremony United Arab Emirates, 9 December, 2017 -  Global technology leader Xiaomi has opened its second Authorized Mi Store in Dubai. In partnership with its local distributor TASK FZCO, Xiaomi launched the second Authorized Mi store in the UAE, less than four months after the first store. This highlights Xiaomi’s unwavering efforts to bring more innovative products at accessible prices to Mi Fans in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.   Located at Deira City Centre in Dubai, the company's second physical store is the largest of its kind in the region and features a wide range of Xiaomi products—providing customers in the UAE and other MENA ......read more

    Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season

    Dubai, UAE, December 9, 2017:  Coming up with great gift ideas for your favorite people can be tough, and it’s especially daunting when it comes to gifting your loved ones with their most important gadgets. Luckily, Huawei’s got you covered with its latest lineup of devices this holiday season. Huawei devices make thoughtful presents because in addition to being feature rich, they are also aesthetically pleasing with fine craftsmanship and stunning designs. So get festive and go ahead and make someone feel special with a gift they can cherish and use everyday.  For the action lover If you're looking for the perfect gift your loved ones will cherish everyday, the HUAWEI Mate 10 is the most intelligent choice. The world’s most powerful flagship Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone, the Mate 10 is ......read more

    Lg V30+ Launches in the Uae and Makes Its Way Into Customers' Pockets and Lives

    Latest Flagship Earns Praise for Plethora of Useful Features Enhancing the Visual and Aural Experience   DUBAI, December 07, 2017 —   LG Electronics (LG) recently launched its globally renowned LG V30+ smartphone to customers in its home country of South Korea earlier this year and now, the anxiously awaited smartphone will finally be available to eager customers in the UAE and Gulf region this coming weekend.    The LG V30+ created strong interest at this year’s IFA 2017 in Berlin, winning 26 awards, the most for LG at the annual trade show. Audiences praised it for its superb design and range of innovative features with experts predicting it will be the phone to beat when it comes to creating professional-quality content without professional-level complexity.    To best deliver ......read more

    Ericsson named best cloud provider

    Dubai, UAE, December 7, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Middle East and Africa was recognized as the Best Cloud Provider during the prestigious Telecom Review Excellence Awards. The award was received by Ericsson during the awards ceremony, which was held on December 6th in Dubai.  Ericsson powers digital industrialization through a unique combination of advanced technology, global scale and a proven ability to drive transformation.The Ericsson Cloud harnesses software-defined infrastructure, transformation services, platforms and applications that bridge both public and private cloud.  Indranil Das, Head of Digital Services, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, said of the occasion: “Ericsson sees cloud, along with broadband and mobility, as a key enabler of the digital transformation. Cloud technologies bring ......read more

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

    1.Ransomware is on every platform – don’t assume your mobile and tablets are safe This year, WannaCry shook the world as the cyber hi-jack accounted for more than 45% of all ransomware tracked, closely followed by Cerber at 44.2%, according to Sophos’ most recent Malware Report. In September alone, 30.4 percent of malicious Android malware processed by SophosLabs was ransomware. Sophos expects this to jump to approximately 45 percent in October. The majority of these attacks have targeted Windows users, but the number of attacks on other platforms is increasing, including those targeting Android, Macs and Linux. Ransomware attacks have shifted in focus in the past two years, towards industries which are most likely to pay up, such as healthcare, government, critical infrastructure, and small businesses. Due to ......read more

    Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems

    Mimecast ESRA Report Shows Sharp Rise in Impersonation Attacks  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 6, 2017 –  Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the availability of its most recent Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) test results. The ESRA testing program measures the effectiveness of existing email security systems in regular use by tens-of-thousands of organizations globally. The latest results highlight the continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments and spam – but most alarming was the number of malwareless impersonation attacks incumbent email security solutions are unable to stop.  Most organizations are concerned about malware being the main risk to their email related security posture, but this result ......read more

    Epson to showcases the future of large laser display technology at InfoComm MEA 2017

    Epson’s first Pro-AV Academy in the region will be launched at the show Dubai; UAE, 05 December 2017: Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, will introduce several new display solutions for the rental and staging, corporate, and installation market in the Middle East, at the region’s foremost Professional Audio-Visual ICT show- InfoComm MEA 2017, taking place from Dec 5-7 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Epson’s laser projectors enable creative professionals to present extraordinary content for the world to see. Three new models are being introduced at the show - EB700U, Epson's first ultra-short throw laser signage projector; EH-LS10500, the laser projector with HDR, 4K enhancement, UHD BD support and 3LCD reflective technology, for vivid colours and absolute blacks; and EB-L1755U, the extremely ......read more

    du is Leading the Way on How Corporate Enterprises can Support SMEs and Startups at this Year's Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum

    The Enterprise Agility Forum 2017 presented by du tackles how corporates can better support the MENA startup ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2017: du is continuing the conversation around how corporate entities in the Middle East and North Africa can encourage a more supportive ecosystem for SMEs and startups, via its participation and support, at the annual Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum – presented by du – which is being held at the St. Regis in Dubai. Hany Aly, du’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, delivered a key note presentation titled ‘Success in a time of rapid transformation’. The Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum 2017, now in its fourth year, is an open-forum session for SMEs to interact with both large enterprises, and a diverse range of other start-ups, in order to ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki Network Management Solution for UAE Businesses

    Etisalat’s new Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki delivers the power of visibility and automation, significantly reducing the burden of network management Feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud managed IT solution that offers competitive advantages to UAE businesses, enabling them to seize new opportunities while reducing costs Dubai, UAE – 4  December 2017:  Etisalat and Cisco today announced that they have teamed up to provide UAE businesses a new wireless cloud-based managed network solution that meets the growing business needs.   The new offering delivers a first-of-its-kind solution in the UAE targeting SMB and Enterprise customers allowing them to centrally manage their wireless IT infrastructure from the cloud through a state of the art web based dashboard. The dashboard has advanced ......read more

    Hottest Smartphone ever! Go get a true luxury phone from HUAWEI

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Last month, Huawei launched its HUAWEI Mate 10 series, which includes HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10. Pricing from 2299 AED and 2,999AED, HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro are popular in UAE that more than 1000 pre-ordered phone sold out within the first week. It is very exciting that the breathtaking luxury Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 is finally joining the family in this month!  Interestingly, if we move our eyes to China, HUAWEI Mate 10 series have already become a sensation among consumers. For HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro, it is very hard to get one as so many consumers want to buy one. The actually selling price is normally 600-1000 CNY (about 330-550 AED) higher than the standard price. For Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10, it is even ......read more

    Huawei Joins 5G-MoNArch Consortium to Lead Design of Architecture based on Network Slicing

    Dubai, UAE, December 4, 2017:  Huawei has joined forces with leading academic and industry partners to develop solutions for the next key phase of 5G mobile and wireless communications architecture. Within the 5G-MoNArch (5G Mobile Network Architecture) consortium, Huawei is leading the design of the envisioned flexible and adaptive architecture. The defining characteristics of 5G are based on support for a diverse set of use cases, services and applications coupled with a wide range of requirements.  5G should not only advance the mobile broadband, but also enable new businesses and vertical industries by means of network slicing, which is essential for the sustainability of the telecommunications ecosystem. To this end, the 5G architecture shall efficiently integrate the network slicing framework. The development of the 5G ......read more

    Energy Efficient Technology by LG Ushers in Conservation Benefits Aligning With Region's Sustainability Goals

    Environmentally-Conscious, User-Friendly and Futuristic Home Appliances are Uniquely Designed to Offer Superior Quality, Timeless Design and Better Technological Access   DUBAI, 03 Dec. 2017 -  Spotlighting the commitment to environmental sustainability and energy-efficient green building technologies, LG Electronics’ latest industry-leading innovations have focused on creating sustainable commercial and residential buildings. The success of LG’s air conditioners has allowed the company to become one of the major players in the highly competitive HVAC industry.    By enhancing the industry’s B2B infrastructure and finding further solutions for the HVAC sector, LG has risen to become a total HVAC solutions specialist. In today’s hyper-competitive property market, building owners and managers ......read more

    Dubai Land Department Launches its Smart Archiving System

    Dubai Land Department closes its Records Department and makes the transition to smart archiving  Converting five million files and 470,000 real estate ownership contracts into smart files  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 December 2017:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that in line with a regulatory decision issued by His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, it has closed its Records Department to make the transition to a fully smart archiving system. To achieve the transformation, DLD has collaborated with a company specialised in photovoltaic archiving. The latest technologies in this field have been adopted to create a new smart archiving system for all files related to DLD services. His Excellency Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General of DLD, commented: ......read more

    Zoho launches the region's most comprehensive VAT-ready Financial Suite

    Designed for businesses in the UAE to automate accounting, invoicing, and other financial operations and be compliant  Dubai, November 29, 2017:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate has launched Zoho Finance Plus, UAE’s first finance application compliant with the impending VAT roll out. Zoho Finance Plus is the UAE's first VAT-ready unified accounting and back office suite.  As business in the UAE prepare for the Value Added Tax (VAT) regime, Zoho’s financial suite will help them with it’s end-to-end integrated platform that gives business error-free accounting, hassle-free tax filing and visibility into their order and fulfillment process. Zoho's powerful software provides important insights to help businesses get a strong start into ......read more

    du Launches a Creative Production Entitled "UpForIt" to Honour Community Groups who Contribute Daily to the Creation of Miracles in the UAE

    On the occasion of the 46th National Day Celebration Dubai, UAE, 28  November 2017:  On the occasion of the 46th National Day, du is proud to launch a creative production entitled “UpForIt” as a tribute to all community segments who contribute to achieving and making the impossible possible in the UAE. The citizens and residents of the UAE turn challenges into opportunities on a daily basis to endorse the efforts of the UAE, to achieve glory in numerous international forums, and to raise the country’s name to become one of the top globally developed countries. “UpForIt” is the name of the production created, in collaboration with the poet Ahmad Al Gafly and composer Khalid Nassir, to inspire people all over the UAE to overcome obstacles in their everyday lives. “At du, we look at each ......read more

    WiFi UAE bringing happiness to all this National Day long weekend with free higher-speed WiFi

    Share your National Day weekend celebrations with those closest to you, through complimentary higher-speed WiFi for five days Dubai, UAE, 28 December 2017:  This National Day weekend, WiFi UAE is offering its hotspot users complimentary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE at over 400 locations. To celebrate the 46th UAE National Day on December 2, WiFi UAE will be increasing the speed by up to 10 times, from November 29 through to December 3.  Speaking of the latest initiative from WiFi UAE, Jihad Tayara, Vice President Business Development and Partnerships, du said: “We are pleased to announce that we will be continuing to spread happiness to people across the UAE this National Day holiday weekend. People in the UAE will be able to enjoy innovation and connectivity through complimentary higher-speed ......read more

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    A call for research from Dubai Electronic Security Center promises researchers 700,000 AED for ground breaking cyber security innovations

    A Call for Research from Dubai Electronic Security Center promises 700,000 AED in grants for innovative cyber security research  700,000 AED total rewards by Dubai Electronic Security Center for a groundbreaking research in cyber security  Dubai, UAE, November 23, 2017:  Dubai Electronic Security Center is pleased to announce a challenging yet rewarding competition calling upon all researchers in accredited higher institutes within U.A.E to submit a groundbreaking research proposal with a particular focus on cyber security. The best two research projects will be granted a ......read more

    WiFi UAE Continues to Extend its Complimentary WiFi service to Connect with More People Across the UAE

    Seven new WiFi UAE sites have been activated across different Emirates Dubai, UAE, 22 November 2017:  People in the UAE will now be able to enjoy more innovation and connectivity through complimentary Internet access from new WiFi UAE sites throughout the UAE. These seven newly activated sites, include Remal Mall and Jimi Mall in Al Ain, Al Shaab Village Mall in Sharjah, Times Square Center and Dubai Marina Walk in Dubai, Al Hamra Mall in Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah Hospital. The service offers users two types of Internet connection; WiFi UAE, a free WiFi service, and WiFi UAE ......read more

    Panasonic showcases latest Cameras at Xposure 2017

    Japanese Manufacturer’s Extensive Portfolio of Cameras to Impress Exhibition Visitors Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic’s pioneering LUMIX cameras and camcorders - specifically designed to capture pristine images and high quality videos, are on display at Xposure, the International Photography Festival 2017. The event is taking place from 22 to 25 November at The Expo Centre, Sharjah. Panasonic’s LUMIX cameras provide an excellent compromise between image quality, features, and price. One of the flagship products on display is the impressive DC-GH5 camera, the ......read more

    ERICSSON named Top 5G innovator

    Ericsson MEA was recognized for exceptional work in 5G innovation and expanding 5G capabilities across the region In partnership with “Wot-If? Trust”, Ericsson MEA also won the Connecting the Unconnected Award for its eHub in South Africa The CommsMEA Awards acknowledge operators and individuals who have played a vital role in leading the development of the region’s fast growing and rapidly changing telecommunications sector Dubai, UAE, November 21, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) received two prestigious awards – the Editor’s Choice Award for its ......read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Huawei at Arab Fashion Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Arab Fashion Week Captures Most Stylish Moments with new Intelligent Camera

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LG Unveils Expanded Medical Imaging Product Lineup at Medica 2017

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

    ManageEngine Desktop Central Integrates with Zendesk Inc.

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

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

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

    Xiaomi opens its first Authorized Mi Store in Egypt

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

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

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

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

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

    Christmas gift guide by HP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    LogMeIn Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Intelak Incubator announces Four Winners for Second Cohort

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

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

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

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

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

    iPhone X arrives at Etisalat on 3 November

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

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

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

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

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

    Infoblox Partners with McAfee for Unified Security

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

    ‘Aruba Sales Champion' Awarded to SMB Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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