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    Hewlett Packard Enterprise signs strategic Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority

    Collaboration will accelerate Abu Dhabi government’s digital transformation and achieve emiratization objectives Abu Dhabi, UAE – March 25, 2019 –   Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced the signing of a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA), to accelerate the Abu Dhabi government's digital transformation efforts. The agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General, ADSSSA and Fabio Fontana, Vice President and Managing Director, HPE Middle East, in the presence of H.E. Jassim Al Zaabi, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Executive Office and Antonio Neri, President and CEO, HPE.   The signing of the MoU was one of the highlights of the recent meeting between H.E. Jassim Al Zaabi and Antonio Neri, where they ......read more

    alfanar and Huawei partner to bring greener power solutions to Saudi Arabia

    March 25, 2019:   alfanar, the Middle East’s leading manufacturer of wide range of electrical products and solutions, has partnered with Huawei to explore how IoT and 5G technologies can be used to bring greater sustainability, efficiency and cost-savings to alfanar’s electrical products. Together the two companies will co-create 5G and IoT solutions that will accelerate the digital transformation of the Middle East’s electricity industry.  The announcement was made through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on the sidelines of Middle East Electricity, the Middle East power industry’s largest annual trade exhibition, which took place recently in Dubai.  Through this agreement, alfanar and Huawei will adapt Huawei’s global IoT cloud service to the unique requirements of the ......read more

    HP Unveils Cutting-Edge Virtual Reality Headset at Global Partner Conference

    HP Reverb VR headset delivers staggering resolution for immersive experiences you must see to believe   Dubai, UAE – March 24, 2019 :   At HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP unveiled a game-changing, grounds-up designed virtual reality (VR) headset. Joining HP’s comprehensive VR portfolio, the HP Reverb Virtual Reality Headset – Professional Edition delivers truly immersive and transformative experiences for work and life with amazing clarity with its staggering 2160 x 2160 panel per eye with double the resolution1 and 114-degree field of view.    “As the commercial VR segment is expected to grow to $34 billion by 20222, customers are seeking lifelike VR viewing to help open doors to new business opportunities in product design, training, and ......read more

    Meet HP Tango! The Home Printer Reinvented

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 21 March 2019:   Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that makes life easier. And this sleek, fully app-based, voice-activated printer, is it. With seamless set-up and cloud-based connectivity, you can print, scan and copy from anywhere. And, because it’s so beautifully designed, it will blend seamlessly into your home décor when not in use. Minimalist and compact design for the Smart Home First of its kind covers based on the latest trends in International fashion, design and materials. Soft materials serve as both an aesthetic accent and paper landing zone. A “guided lighting” LED illuminates the paper tray when it’s printing or out of paper. HP Smart App Powered Use the app to communicate with Tango. Print anywhere using ......read more

    Etisalat AGM approves Full-year 2018 dividends of 80 fils per share

    Twelve month consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.6 billion an increase of 2.4% compared to same period last year Aggregate subscriber base reached 141 million  Etisalat named ‘Most Valuable Telecoms Brand’ in MENA region in 2018 by Brand Finance UAE is ranked number one for the highest Fiber to the Home (FTTH) penetration among all its global counterparts for a third year in a row Abu Dhabi, 21 March 2019:   At Etisalat’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), held at the company’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi, shareholders have backed the board’s recommendation to pay full-year 2018 dividends of 80 fils per share and approved the proposal of lifting restrictions on foreign shareholders voting rights.    Etisalat Group consolidated revenues ......read more

    Zoho sees over 100% market growth in the UAE, announces initiatives for the region

    Launches its Arabic website, integrates with local payment gateway PayTabs to support businesses in the GCC region   Dubai - March 20, 2019:   Zoho, a global provider of cloud-based business software, today announced its plans for expanding and reinforcing its presence in the UAE and GCC region. The announcement was made on the sidelines of the company's annual user conference, Zoholics Dubai. The initiatives include launch of Zoho's Arabic website zoho.com/ar, and alliance with PayTabs, a Bahrain-based company that will help businesses with payment processing.   Zoho has seen over 100 per cent growth in the UAE last year, and 71 per cent growth in the GCC region. In the last one year, Zoho has opened an office in Dubai to function as its regional headquarters, significantly expanded its partner ......read more

    Fit and Fabulous – now a possibility with HONOR technology

    Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  We all want to live a healthy, happy life; however, we don’t always have control over the things that happen to us. Although, fate is to thank for many things in life, there are some things you can control each day to ensure you’re healthy and happy.    Health is certainly a big factor in how happy our lives are. The first thing you tend to do when you want to be fit and healthy is to stay fit and search the internet something on the lines of “How to lose weight”. You are bound to receive results for thousands of articles and hundreds of applications. Obviously, what we eat is critical to our well-being, in more ways than one. It sure is hard to navigate the complicated world of nutrition to figure out what really is best for us! HONOR, the leading smartphone ......read more

    Eros Group builds on its promise of delivering the latest technology to the UAE.

    Key brands represented by the Group make it to the Top 50 Consumer Electronics Brands in the world. Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2019:  The consumer electronics industry continues to undergo a transformation. With smart speakers and AI applications becoming increasingly popular, the development of other smart home appliances is a great opportunity for manufacturers and distributors alike. In the UAE, Eros Group is the leading electronics distributor who has taken the lead in bringing the latest technology to the country. This fact was only reaffirmed when the “Global Top 50 Consumer Electronics Brands” was announced at the ‘2018-2019 Global Top Brands’ Award Ceremony held in Las Vegas, USA. Of the 50 brands that made it to the Global Top 50 list, 4 brands – TCL, Hitachi, Midea and Samsung – are ......read more

    du Showcases Futuristic Allure of the Telco Industry at Careers UAE 2019

    du is inviting aspiring UAE National Telco stars to visit the company’s interactive stand at the 2019 edition of Careers UAE Dubai, UAE, 20th March, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is welcoming UAE Nationals to explore the diverse and fulfilling career pathways of the country’s telecommunications industry as Careers UAE 2019 gets underway in Dubai. As a leading organisation providing opportunities in alignment with the Emiratisation strategy, du is showcasing its full array of career and professional development offerings throughout the duration of the three-day event. ‘Driving future progress’ Ehab Hassan, Chief Human Resources Officer, EITC, said: “At du, the success of our innovative, future-facing business is testament to the talented pool of individuals ......read more

    Ericsson ConsumerLab: Augmented Reality is the future of gaming

    Gaming now makes up 26 percent of all media consumption hours 43% survey respondents are very interested in multiplayer AR sports 1 in 4 consumers say they will use AR when exercising in the next 5 years   March 20, 2019 - Dubai, UAE:   In the new Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab report, Ready, steady, game! , 67 percent of gamers say they will increase their Augmented Reality (AR) usage in the next five years. The increasing popularity of video games is driven by the growth of mobile gaming, and now makes up 26 percent of all media consumption hours.   The report captures the opinions of 7,000 gamers aged 15–69 in Brazil, China, France, Japan, South Korea, the UK and the US, resulting in a study representative of 676 million people globally. In addition to highlighting video gaming and ......read more

    HP Raises the Bar for Exciting and Secure Devices with Cutting Edge PC Innovations

    Game-changing security service and new PCs shine at HP’s global partner conference   News Highlights: Introducing security as a service with HP DaaS Proactive Security Service Innovating for growing businesses with new HP ProBooks and HP ProDesk Reimagining conferencing and collaboration solutions with HP Zoom Room Solutions  Delighting consumers with design, mobility, and performance features across HP ENVY laptops and x360s Dubai, UAE – March 20, 2019:   At HP Reinvent, the company’s largest global partner event, HP Inc. unveiled a variety of bold new offerings – including a ground-breaking security service, a cutting-edge commercial virtual reality (VR) headset, and stunning consumer and commercial PCs – all designed to transform experiences across work and ......read more

    Italian Design Day returns to Dubai with the theme Internet of Things

    ‘Design and the City of the Future’ was the focus of the annual event held earlier today     UAE, Dubai, 19 March 2019:   In celebration of ‘Italian Design Day’, an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Italian design around the world, Dubai was selected as one of 100 cities around the world to mark today’s annual event. Professor Carlo Ratti, renowned Italian architect, engineer, prominent designer of Italy’s Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai and ambassador of this initiative in the UAE, gave a keynote speech on Design and the City of the Future to VIPs and guests at the American University in Dubai (AUD) this morning. The event was held in partnership with the Embassy of Italy to the UAE and the Consulate General of Italy in ......read more

    Fintech will radically improve financial health of people in the Gulf, say experts

    300 delegates from the industry convened at the one-day summit held in Dubai on March 19  Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:  FinTech will radically improve the financial health of the people of the Gulf through access to next-generation banking services, says Mr. Simon Galpin, Managing Director of Bahrain Economic Development Board. He was speaking at Finnovex ME 2019, a one-day conference on financial innovation and excellence, held in Dubai on March 19, 2019. “FinTech holds the strongest potential to impact the ME economy with the potential of open banking to transform the services available to consumers in the short to medium-term. We’re also laying the foundations for the development of cryptocurrency in the Middle East. That’s another technology that has the potential to take off and progress far beyond ......read more

    Technology & Telecom Holds its Position as 2nd Most Intimate Industry with UAE Consumers, According to MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2019 Study

    Microsoft Rises from 5th to 2nd Place, with du and Etisalat in 9th and 10th Place Respectively   Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2019:  The technology & telecom industry in UAE has maintained its rank as #2 among 15 industries researched for the third year in a row in MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2019 Study. Microsoft has demonstrated the strongest growth in the industry, rising to #2 this year from #5 in 2018 and #8 in 2017. Meanwhile, despite a decrease in its overall Brand Intimacy Quotient (BIQ), Apple still ranks #1 in the industry and overall in the Brand Intimacy Study.    Brand Intimacy is defined as the emotional science that measures the bonds we form with the brands we use and love. Top intimate brands outperform top brands in the S&P and Fortune 500 indices for revenue and profit. Consumers are also ......read more

    Can coding really save our future?

    Dubai, UAE, March 18, 2019:  The current generation is growing up in a world where every aspect of their communication, entertainment, social activities, and both their private and school lives are entwined with technology.  In recent years coding has been the buzz word on everyone's lips as “groundbreaking” innovation in school curriculums. What coding does, and more specifically learning to code, is enable individuals in some capacities to speak another language, which can result in an increased ability to think outside the box and handle complex challenges whilst being creative.  Although coding can be deemed as a useful tool, far too much emphasis has been placed on it as a way of future proofing our children for the jobs we do not yet know. Coding is just one aspect to consider when it comes to ......read more

    Saudi Arabia and Huawei sign 5 MoUs at the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum

    A panel discussion also discussed the significance of the partners’ relationship, success to date, and the Kingdom’s future goals in digital transformation March 18, 2019:  Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, joined the Saudi-Chinese Investment Forum to share its success stories and future goals to drive the Kingdom’s digital transformation through Chinese investment. The one-day event, supported by HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, was hosted in collaboration Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority and the International Cooperation Centre of National Development and Reform Commission in China. The event witnessed the attendance of more than 1,000 decision makers, investors and ......read more

    Epson's latest A4 business inkjets help businesses print more for less

    New look and feel, smaller footprint for latest high-yield A4 RIPS devices Dubai, UAE; 17 March 2019:   Epson has announced the launch of two new WorkForce Pro A4 RIPS models (Replaceable Ink Pack System), building on the success of the WF-C5000 series A4 business inkjet printers launched earlier. The 4-in-1 WF-C579RDTWFand single-function WF-C529RDTWprinters help increase productivity in the workplace and reduce environmental impact. They bring a very low total cost of ownership to businesses with high monthly print volume needs, making them ideal for managed print service contracts. A 60ipm single-pass duplex ADF scanner places the multifunction model at the high end of its business A4 segment, while the WFC529RDTW is one of the few A4 business single-function printers to offer secure, follow-me printing with Epson Print ......read more

    LG's Smart Kitchen Appliances Help Families Eat Healthy, Stay Fit and Waste Less

    Innovative technologies in LG’s refrigerators and ovens offer GCC residents convenient, time-saving solutions to lead healthier and more productive lifestyles Dubai, UAE: 17 March 2019 –   In the UAE and wider GCC area, residents are realizing the benefits of switching towards healthier lifestyles, aiming to incorporate more exercise and home-cooked meals into their daily routines. Helping families achieve their health goals is LG’s focus, offering a range of smart kitchen appliances that combine convenience with performance to help people eat healthy, stay fit and be more productive. LG’s range of smart kitchen solutions features a variety of connected devices that are ideal for families looking to cook more at home and avoid indulging in unhealthy junk food. These appliances are not just green ......read more

    Ericsson and UNESCO launch new global AI skill development initiative for youth

    Partners to develop a new digital skill learning program with specific emphasis on scaling up Artificial Intelligence (AI) skill development for young people AI can accelerate the process of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education - as well as fulfilling other SDGs Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2019:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) have formed a new partnership to educate and empower the next generation, with the partners to develop a new digital skill learning program that has specific emphasis on scaling up Artificial Intelligence (AI) skill development for young people.   With the rapid deployment of advanced technologies such as mobile broadband, cloud, IoT, automation and AI, a new set of skills is required to enter the ......read more

    Siemens to digitalize Egypt's Al Ezz Dekheila Steel with industrial cloud tech for data analytics

    First deployment of Siemens’ cloud-based Drive Train Analytics solution in the Middle East DTA solution supports industrial companies to increase asset reliability and availability, while reducing cost Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2019:  In a new step towards digitalizing the future of Egyptian industry, Siemens announced today it has signed a contract with Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company Alexandria SAE (EZDK) to deploy the company’s leading digital industrial solutions across EZDK‘s diverse steel production assets. Under the agreement, Siemens will provide EZDK with Siemens’ Drive Train Analytics system (DTA) along with medium voltage motors, marking the first deployment of DTA in the Middle East.    To maintain its leading competitive position as one of the largest steel producers in the ......read more

    It just keeps getting better: Nokia 3.1 gets a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17th March 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that the Nokia 3.1 will start receiving the Android 9 Pie upgrade from today. The Android 9 Pie upgrade will be the second letter OS update for the Nokia 3.1 – the phone upgraded from Android Nougat to Android Oreo just six months ago, in September 2018.    The Nokia 3.1 joins the family of Nokia smartphones on Android 9 Pie, bringing AI driven innovations to your daily routines, to save you time, improve the battery life and even anticipate what you’re likely to want to do next.      Nokia 3.1 users of Android 9 Pie will enjoy features such as app actions, which predicts your next move. Adaptive battery, which adjusts and anticipates the personal needs of each user for battery ......read more

    Dubai one of the five leading cities in the world that uses smart tech to deliver positive experience for citizens

    Singapore, London, New York, Barcelona and Seoul are others that adopt tech solutions to improve safety and security for its citizens Future Cities Show to be held from 8th to 10th April at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 March 2019:  Dubai is among the top five cities in the world offering a positive experience for its population through smart technology, according to the latest Smart Cities Index. The index says the best cities offering a positive experience for its citizens include Singapore, London, New York, Dubai, Seoul and Barcelona. The study was developed for major cities around the globe taking into consideration four key factors in technology: mobility, healthcare, public safety and productivity.   These insights were revealed in conjunction to ......read more

    Trade-in Your Old Device for a brand new Galaxy S10

    Upgrade your old smartphone to the new Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ with Samsung’s Trade-in Deals   Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2019:   Samsung Gulf Electronics is giving customers a chance to get their hands on its newest flagships Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ by trading in their old device. For a limited time period, starting March 15th, customers can trade-in select models with selected Samsung’s partners, as well as online through www.samsung.com and receive the best price based on the condition of their old phone.   Smartphones eligible for the Samsung trade-in offer include selected brands and is based on the model and condition of the customer’s current device.    “Today, by introducing the trade-in program, we are giving our valued customers the opportunity to ......read more

    du partners with Telstra to offer dedicated video connectivity to MBC

    Dedicated and secure video network to deliver content worldwide Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a new video contribution solution in partnership with Telstra, a leading telecommunications and technology company. The partnership will provide MBC in Dubai with dedicated and fully managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network to facilitate reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe.  Through strategic partnerships with world-class video network providers du continues to build on its vision to provide best-in-class dedicated video services to multiple destinations worldwide.  The Telstra Global Media Network is a worldwide highly resilient network built on a four fibre path system. The service is specifically designed for ......read more

    Time to Honour Our Moms with the Best from HONOR: Mother's Day Gift Guide

    HONOR View 20 Moschino edition: Let your mother put her best fashionable foot forward  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2019:  Your mother’s unconditional love and affection deserves high-end returns. For the fashion-forward mother, the HONOR View 20 Moschino edition would make for a perfect statement along with its branded accessories and the Moschino Teddy bear wallpaper. Your mother will not be out-of-reach or short of battery anymore thanks to the 4,000 mAh battery with SuperCharge.  If your mum is health conscious and takes an account of every calorie she consumes, HONOR View 20’s 3D camera and AI capability will help her calculate how many calories contain in a meal just by pointing the phone at it. Spoil you mother with colours including Phantom Red and Phantom Blue which are part of the special edition ......read more

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    Samsung Takes on Every Inch of Dubai to Surprise People…

    You could be next  Dubai, UAE, March 4, 2019 – If you’ve been hearing buzz surrounding the number 10 recently, it’s not a coincidence! Samsung is celebrating its 10th anniversary with amazing prizes, including the amazing addition to the Galaxy S family, the Galaxy S10, throughout the UAE. The Galaxy Crew surprised people at the least expected places; whether they’re watching a movie, a football match, while doing their groceries or even working out at the gym. Lucky selected people had to undertake some fun challenges to win exciting prizes. Samsung ......read more

    Huawei Releases the Industry's Most Powerful "1+1" Antennas, Enabling Ultra-Lean Site in 5G Era

    [Dubai, UAE, February 28, 2019] Huawei released the most powerful "1+1" antennas at MWC 2019, including the industry's first 30 ports antenna, the industry's smallest FDD 4T4R+TDD 8T8R converged antenna, and the industry’s first fully integrated ultra-wideband multi-sector antenna. These products satisfy maximal configuration for all frequency bands supported by a single passive antenna in different scenarios, reserve space for 5G Massive MIMO deployment, and immediate 5G activation. Based on the three 5G antenna platforms, Munich platform, London platform, and ......read more

    HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro Wins it's first “Best Smartphone”at MWC Barcelona 2019

    Dubai, UAE – February 28, 2019 –This week at MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) received an award from the event organizer GSMA. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro was named the “Best Smartphone” in recognition of its powerful performance, outstanding camera system, long battery life, innovative charging solutions and striking design. This coveted accolade serves as a testament to Huawei’s leading technologies and its commitment to delivering the best products and user experiences to consumers around the world. Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business, ......read more

    du launches new postpaid Power Plan with unlimited Data and endless connected benefits for first time in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, February 28 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is putting consumers at the heart of its connected offerings by delivering even more value with the launch of three new postpaid plans. Building on its commitment to integrating everyday value into work, home and play, du is enabling customers the opportunity to make the most of zero contracts as well as unlimited data. ‘More data, more value, more life’ Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco, EITC, said: “At du, we continually strive to be customer-centric and the rollout ......read more

    Honor introduces revolutionary technology to boost graphic performance at MWC 2019

    HONOR Gaming+ brings faster speeds, better image quality and higher definition to mobile gaming Gamers can now experience greater clarity and more details   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 28 February 2019 – HONOR, a leading smartphone brand, has unveiled its revolutionary HONOR Gaming+ at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC 2019). HONOR Gaming+ consists of a series of technology updates to significantly increase the performance, graphics quality and image definition of mobile games on HONOR View20. HONOR has also announced an ecosystem of applications utilizing the 3D TOF ......read more

    Epson launches two new highly productive and efficient compact document scanners

    Market-leading speed* with smart features for capturing a wide range of documents Dubai, UAE; 28 February 2019: Epson has launched its fastest sheet-fed scanner range, the WorkForce DS-970 and DS-870, which are highly reliable devices for high pressure environments such as the healthcare, legal and financial sectors. With market-leading capture speeds of 85ppm, or 170ipm, a high-capacity 100-sheet ADF and advanced job processing features, they prove invaluable in any business workflow. Both offer a new colour LCD panel to improve ease of use for device and job control functions, while ......read more

    5G estimated to reach 30 million subscriptions in MEA by 2024: Ericsson Mobility Report

     First commercial 5G deployments are expected by early 2019, and significant volumes in 2021  Mobile broadband subscriptions to double from 860 to 1,630 million in six years’ time  In mobile data traffic, MEA region is globally the highest with 9 times growth forecast Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 28, 2019:  5G is expected to reach 30 million subscriptions for enhanced mobile broadband in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) by the end of 2024, representing 2% of total mobile subscriptions. This will make 5G the fastest generation of cellular ......read more

    Honeywell joins the Android Enterprise recommended program for managed service providers

     Honeywell is helping customers simplify their mobile computing programs and better deploy Android solutions to workers across the enterprise   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 28 February, 2019:  Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that it has been validated for the Android Enterprise Recommended program for managed service providers.    Honeywell provides customers with a comprehensive set of enterprise services that addresses every phase of the mobility lifecycle – from device selection to managing security concerns to recycling and disposition ......read more

    Ericsson Artificial intelligence and Automation will pave the way to future of networks in Mobily

    A first in the Middle East and Africa, this proof of concept is part of the recently launched Ericsson Operations Engine that addresses growing volumes of devices, multiple technologies and more diverse service requirements Underpinned by AI and automation, Ericsson Operations Engine is paving the way for next-generation networks    February 28, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is rewriting the rules of network operations as Mobily launches the the next-generation of network services in Saudi Arabia. Powered by the recently launched Ericsson ......read more

    Western Digital Unveils World's Fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD™ Card

    New SanDisk®-Brand Card Gives Consumers the Speed and Capacity to Capture and Manage Massive Amounts of High-Quality Photos and Videos Dubai, UAE; Feb. 28, 2019 – As consumer demand for high-quality content continues to rise, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) is enabling a bigger, faster experience with new industry-leading solutions that give consumers the best combination of performance and capacity so they can do more with the rich content they capture. At the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona , the company is showcasing the world’s fastest 1TB UHS-I microSD ......read more

    Zoho launches next generation of Office Suite; empowering businesses with dynamic AI features and first-to-market enhancements

    Zoho Office Suite Introduces Zia, Zoho's AI-Powered Assistant, Apple TV and Android Integrations, Proprietary Data Cleansing, and Smart Note Card Functionality   Dubai, February 27, 2019—Zoho announced today its new version of Zoho Office Suite, which includes four sophisticated, cloud-based productivity software applications—Zoho Writer, Zoho Sheet, Zoho Show, and Zoho Notebook—all enhanced with Zia, Zoho's AI-powered assistant. Zoho Office Suite provides deep contextual collaboration to meet the diverse, end-to-end business needs of users, whether they ......read more

    VMware's 5G-Ready Cloud Platform Powers Vodafone Networks in 15 Countries, Enabling Agile Services Rollout and Improved Efficiency

    Dubai UAE, Feb. 27, 2019 – MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2019 –  VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced that Vodafone has expanded its footprint of VMware’s cloud infrastructure to power its network and to capture operational agility and cost efficiency at scale.  VMWare is Vodafone’s primary strategic partner for telco cloud infrastructure services. VMWare’s services are used across Vodafone’s operating markets around the world; they are live in 15 countries, in more than 50 sites, carrying increasing amounts of subscriber traffic on more than 300 core ......read more

    Over 30,000 counterfeit electronic products seized in raid by UAE Authorities and UL

    UL, Ten Intelligence and Sharjah CID raid properties owned by a computer repair business based in Al Senaiyat district Seized counterfeit products included lithium-ion batteries, AC adaptors, keyboards, hard drives and LCD screens. Total of 30,546 fake goods valued at AED 3,997,667 were confiscated by authorities as a result of successful operation   Sharjah, Feb 27 2018: UL, the global independent safety science company, assisted officers from Sharjah CID in two raids that resulted in the seizure of more than 30,000 counterfeit electronic products worth almost AED 4 ......read more

    Antel and Tata Communications build new cloud-based network for mobile and IoT providers

    Partnership paves the way for borderless mobile and IoT experiences, enabling MVNOs across South America, Central America and the Caribbean to introduce new digital services quickly to enterprises and consumers without large upfront investments Dubai, UAE – February 26, 2019 – Antel, a state-owned company and telecommunications market leader in Uruguay, and Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, have joined forces to serve mobile and IoT providers in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. It will act as the foundation for ......read more

    Tally Solutions' SMB Pulse enlightened SMBs on effective ways to increase efficiency

     Focused on challenges faced by SMBs and measures to overcome them   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2019:  Tally Solutions, a leading international accounting and compliance software provider hosted another leg of the successful SMB Pulse in Dubai. The event focussing on the SMB community was attended by around 100 SMBs. The event highlighted the effective measures to increase work efficiency and look at growth opportunities in the midst of evolving business landscape in the region.  The MENA region constitutes of over 5.5 million micro, small and ......read more

    Western Digital and Veeam Streamline Data Backup and Recovery for Scale-out Hybrid Cloud Environments

    Western Digital’s ActiveScale™ S3-Compatible, Object Storage System Supports Veeam Cloud Tier, part of New Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, Unleashing New Levels of Efficiency and TCO for Enterprise Customers Dubai, UAE; 25 February 2019: Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC), a leading data infrastructure company, today announced that its ActiveScale object storage system supports Veeam Cloud Tier, a feature of the new Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4 . The ActiveScale system provides Veeam customers with a fast, cost-effective hybrid-cloud backup repository that helps ......read more

    Mobile World Congress: Airbus boosts professional communications

    Airbus addresses Mobile Network Operators worldwide to leverage collaboration solutions and broadband services for industries Dubai, UAE, 25 February 2019 – Airbus intensifies its activities to globally cooperate with Mobile Network Operators in order to offer specific group communication products for Transport, Utilities and Industries (TUI).  At the Mobile World Congress, Airbus is looking for partners who intend to leverage more efficiently customized communication tools for large companies. By partnering with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Airbus can bring more easily ......read more

    Ericsson and Juniper Networks partnership gains momentum with joint transport solutions

    United Arab Emirates - February 25, 2019:  Since announcing a deepened partnership in September 2018, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) have secured more than 20 new customers worldwide. The two companies are today unveiling further enhancements to their joint 5G transport network and security solutions to meet increasing demand. Service providers who are looking to deploy 5G-ready networks are turning to the combined Ericsson and Juniper portfolios to deliver the required transport infrastructure, operations and service delivery solutions they need that remove ......read more

    Introducing four new Nokia smartphones: delivering pioneering experiences across the range and true innovation in imaging to the UAE

    Nokia smartphone portfolio continues to deliver the best Android™ experience that always gets better over time    Introducing: Nokia 9 PureView – featuring the world’s first five camera array with ZEISS Optics to put next generation computational imaging technology into the hands of photography and technology enthusiasts Nokia 4.2 – bringing cutting-edge design and technology, with a dedicated Google Assistant button and great imaging performance to a more accessible tier  Nokia 3.2 – a huge, segment leading display with 2-day ......read more

    Epson's education solutions demonstrated at GESS pave way for more collaborative, interactive and dynamic classrooms

    Dubai, UAE; 24 February 2019: Epson’s market leading solutions for the modern classrooms on display at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS) from February 26th –28th, makes learning more efficient as they connect collaborative groups, and empower both teachers and students.  On display at GESS are Epson’s bright full HD Projector EB-990U that offers multiple connectivity solutions; EB-710UI, which offers ultra-bright 100-inch Full HD images, and a set of collaboration and sharing tools to make creating engaging lessons easier; and WorkForce Pro ......read more

    ESET warns of fake banking apps targeting Android users

    ESET researchers warn of the underestimated threat of fake banking apps, a type of mobile banking malware that impersonates legitimate finance applications to steal credentials for, or money from, its victims’ bank accounts. While technically far from advanced, fake banking apps have strategic advantages that makes them comparably effective to much more sophisticated types of malware with the same goals. The conclusion comes from ESET’s new research of the current Android banking malware landscape, documented in the white paper “Android banking malware: Sophisticated ......read more

    Galaxy S10 series now available for pre-order in the UAE

    Galaxy S10+ features a 6.4-inch display and a cutting-edge dual in-display selfie camera among many exciting features   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 23, 2019 – Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the latest Samsung Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e. The devices are now available for pre-order from February 21 to March 2, 2019 across all major retailers as well as online on www.Samsung.com. Customers who pre-order Galaxy S10 devices will be among the first to enjoy its new cinematic display and its multi pro-grade cameras ......read more

    Improving Location Settings on Android

    By Paul McDonald, Engineering Director, Location Infrastructure   February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Android and iOS are by far the two most popular mobile operating systems, but their location settings work differently. Android offers a single on/off switch for Location Services, so you can decide whether to share your precise location with Facebook and other apps. But iOS offers an additional option, so you can share your precise location always, only when the app is in use, or never. As a result, one of the questions we often hear from people using Facebook for Android ......read more

    du Offers Galaxy of Benefits with Samsung Galaxy S10

    du is rewarding customers when they pre-order the latest Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone  Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that its customers can pre-order the smartphone from today until 2 March. Customers who pre-order will be given top priority and a range of value-added benefits once the device is available in the UAE. du will be providing customers with upto 8GB complimentary data, Samsung Galaxy Pods and watches as part of a special offer on a first come, first served ......read more

    The founder of Huawei says; "no way can the US crush “the company”

    “My Daughter Arrest is politically motivated” February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  In his first international broadcast interview since his daughter Ms Meng was arrested, Mr. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.  "Firstly, I object to what the US has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable. "The US likes to sanction others, whenever there's an issue, they'll use such combative methods. "We object to this. But now that ......read more

    Defending Champion Elina Svitolina reaches Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Quarter-Finals

    February 21,  2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Defending champion Elina Svitolina kept on track to win her third successive Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Wednesday, taking just 62 minutes to sweep aside two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-2.   “Yeah, I was trying to find my best game. I think I touched it a little bit today,” said sixth seeded Svitolina. “The most important is to go out there and focus and play every point like really focused. You know she obviously a good player. She been on top for long time. She won the ......read more

    It's all about business at IoT Middle East

    ‘Internet of Things 2019’conference at Armani Dubai attended by local and International industry experts  The sixth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2019’ opened to a full house with the keynote highlighting lessons from global lighthouses led by McKinsey & Company and Digital McKinsey, Singapore. The keynote continued with Anil Khurana from PwC Middle East and Jochen-Thomas Morr of PwC Germany on leveraging IoT as a strategic tool to advance business models leading to desired results.  Panel discussions at ‘IoT Middle East 2019’ ......read more

    Qualys Teams with IBM X-Force Red to Automate Vulnerability Prioritization and Patching

    Collaboration enables organizations to remediate critical vulnerabilities within minutes   Dubai UAE– IBM THINK 2019, Booth #516 – Feb. 20, 2019 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, will leverage Qualys’ new Patch Management (PM) solution as part of its X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services to automate vulnerability prioritization and patching. The collaboration enables clients to simplify ......read more

    du accelerates 5G-based smart city ambitions with the launch of next generation Narrow-Band IoT services in collaboration with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek

    Consortium uses latest 3GPP version of NB IoT – Release 14 to offer a low power, cost effective wide area (LPWA) technology to empower growth of IoT networks and devices  Dubai, UAE – February 20th, 2019 – UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek today announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard.  The NB-IoT will leverage the purpose-built IoT platform built ......read more

    Mobility MEA earns Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for MEA and Pakistan

    As a Managed Service Provider, the company will simultaneously launch the program in the regions on February 20th The GoogleTM-led program aims to assist companies in choosing Android Enterprise Recommended devices and services, allowing for agile and efficient growth using AndroidTM. February 20th, 2019, Dubai, UAE: Mobility MEA, a leading systems integrator and enterprise managed mobility service provider, has earned Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner, the ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit of AED 8.6 billion a 2.4% increase year over yearý

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2018, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 81%. Abu Dhabi, February 20, 2019: Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2018. 2018 Financial Highlights and Key Developments   • Twelve month consolidated revenues reached to AED 52.4 billion, an increase of 1% compared to same period last year.  • Twelve month consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED ......read more

    Alaris Wins BLI Winter Pick Award for Outstanding Departmental Scanner

    DUBAI, UAE, 19TH FEBRUARY, 2019 – Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) has recognized Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business with a Winter 2019 Pick award. The Alaris S2040 Scanner received the Pick award for Outstanding Departmental Scanner. “The Alaris S2040 was an impressive performer across the board in all of our hands-on testing,” said Lee Davis, Keypoint Intelligence’s Editor of Scanner/Software Evaluation. “The device wraps exceptional media handling capabilities and a robust software package into an easy user experience to help busy departments optimize ......read more

    Epson offers an easy and environment-friendly way to retire old printer or projector

    Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2019: Epson has launched a recycling programme in the UAE to enable their customers to send back used Epson products for recycling, free of charge. All customers purchasing an Epson printer or projector until the 30th April 2019 can trade in their old printer or projector and receive up to AED 1600 cashback. The old products will be taken into Epson recycling programme. According to Jeroen Van Been, Director of Sales, Epson Europe B.V: “At Epson, we recognize the importance of preserving our environment. This recycling programme helps our customers to be more ......read more

    du doubles speed on du Home plans for free

    New and existing triple play du Home customers now have access to greater value and faster connectivity at no extra charge  Dubai, UAE, 18th February, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its commitment to offering enriched value-added services to the next level with the announcement that broadband speeds have been doubled for all new and existing Triple Play Home customers, permanently at no extra cost. In response to the continued growth of data consumption on the du network, which has increased by 200 per cent over the last five years, ......read more

    Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”) Announces the Appointment of Mr. Peter Larnholt as the Chief Information Officer

    Dubai, UAE, 17 February 2019: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced today the appointment of Peter Larnholt as Chief Information Officer of EITC. Osman Sultan, CEO, EITC, said: “It has become a cornerstone within any telecom company transformation to embrace talents with diverse international backgrounds. I am very pleased to announce an addition to our leadership team that will bring more breadth of international flair and expertise derived from influential global organizations. Because ICT is becoming a main pillar in the transformation of enterprises, ......read more

    Tenable Doubles Cyber Exposure Technology Integrations to Help Customers Manage and Measure Cyber Risk Holistically

    Dubai, UAE (February 17, 2019) — Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that the company more than doubled its Cyber Exposure Ecosystem throughout 2018, including 43 new or enhanced technology integrations and 20 new integration partners. The ecosystem now supports a total of 50 integrations and 39 technology partners.  Tenable’s market-leading integration partners span some of the most widely deployed Security and IT technologies, including industry-leading Privileged Access Management, SIEM, IT Ticketing and Configuration Management Database ......read more

    Lenovo announces Lenovo Truscale™ Infrastructure Services – a consumption-based, as-a-service offering

    New infrastructure subscription service provides customers with more flexible, agile and efficient solutions  IT organizations can deploy and refresh data center hardware, software solutions and services without capital investment  Customers pay for what they use with a flexible, consumption-based model that provides cloud-like economics Customers can track their usage in real-time through unique metering dashboard   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 16, 2019: Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, ......read more

    Create a Valentine's meal to remember with LG

    Give something back to your loved ones with the LG InstaView Refrigerator DUBAI, February 14, 2019 — There is no better way to express one’s love than through the act of giving. We all have family, friends and partners who mean a great deal to us and deserve to be treated. This Valentine’s Day, why not impress your loved ones and show your affection by cooking the perfect feast?  The growing presence of online food delivery platforms indicates consumer desire for greater convenience. From the mere use of a smartphone, you can now have everything from your favorite ......read more

    Is the runway ready for HONOR View20 Moschino edition - the season's most coveted luxe tech product?

    HONOR’s collaboration with Moschino brings together the best of fashion, luxury and technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 February 2019 – HONOR, a leading smartphone e-brand, has teamed up with Italian fashion label Moschino for its latest flagship HONOR View20 available in two striking colorways - “Phantom Red” and “Phantom Blue,” as part of the special edition released alongside the two regular colorways, “Midnight Black” and “Sapphire Blue.” The HONOR View20 Moschino edition smartphones have the uber appeal of 8GB ......read more

    Valentines Day Gift Guide from Anker

    A selection of innovative practical gadgets that eases the life of your loved ones February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Anker with the perfect gift for your loved ones that lasts a lot longer than flowers and chocolates. Gifting gadgets for  - special occasions satisfies any personality from Anker Innovations where products range from Bluetooth speakers, headphones to power banks. The products are now in major retail stores in the Middle East. Soundcore Flare:  Soundcore Flare is a cylindrical Portable Bluetooth speaker that provides immersive ......read more

    Less than half of innovation projects making it to market, Oracle report shows

    Over-commitment on projects, lack of leadership, and absence of process are leading to innovation gap. Importantly, report reveals fastest growing companies are investing more in innovation.    Dubai — February 12, 2019 — Cloud company Oracle has released a report showing that companies are failing to realize more than half of the innovations they propose. Despite a clear link between growth and innovation, organizations are being held back by poor processes and a lack of focus. The report showed that innovation barriers were particularly pronounced amongst big ......read more

    Juniper Networks Expedites 5G Transformation for Service Providers

    Expanded portfolio simplifies the transition to a secure, automated and cloud-centric infrastructure with new innovations in metro, edge and core   United Arab Emirates, Dubai., Feb. 12, 2019 – Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced a major refresh to its metro, edge and core solutions to accelerate service providers 5G transformation. Comprised of IP optimized silicon enabling industry-leading 400GbE density on a new 14.4 Tb linecard, new ACX access and aggregation platforms and an expanded MX 5G router ......read more

    The Luxury Network announces Dubai, UAE as the site for the 2019 International Gala Awards

    Cael Presents The Luxury Network International Gala Awards Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2019 - The Luxury Network International has set its sites on Dubai, UAE as the chosen host city for this year’s Luxury Network International Gala Awards presented by Cael. The annual celebration recognizes companies and brands nominated for their achievements in the luxury industry. The honorees will include both well-established companies and emerging luxury brands, on the local and international levels as well as humanitarian personalities and successful business leaders. This year’s ......read more

    Google Selects Equinix for Curie Subsea Cable Landing Station

    New high-capacity subsea cable connects Los Angeles and Chile Dubai, UAE – February 10, 2019-- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first subsea cable to Chile in the last 20 years. In the U.S., the cable will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center located in El Segundo, Calif. Google has selected Equinix as its CLS at LA4 due to the ......read more

    Honor Gadget Gift Guide: Step Away from Anything that Wilts and Step up your Smartphone Game this Valentine's Day!

    HONOR’s Valentine gift guide: HONOR View20 (Moschino) in Phantom Red HONOR 10 Lite in Shiny Red HONOR 8X in Phantom Blue Launch of ‘See The Unseen’ photography challenge to highlight the capabilities of the HONOR View20’s world first 48MP camera   February 07, 2019 -Everybody deserves a treat from time to time and what better time than Valentine’s Day to treat your loved one or even yourself.    Finding a perfect gift for your Valentine doesn’t get much easier with this gift guide for the tech lover, that has a ......read more

    Top to Bottom Success in the Enterprise WAN

    February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Multicloud has changed the world, and as much as the transition is impacting the inside of the modern data center, it is reshaping the networks between them. In championing the migration to multicloud through 2018, Juniper Networks saw growing momentum for our Contrail Enterprise Multicloud and Contrail SD-WAN solutions. Given the heavy focus in the industry on automation and overlay (commonly known as SD-WAN), the underlying network (commonly known as Enterprise WAN) is often overlooked. Juniper has been delivering solutions for Enterprise WAN across private ......read more

    Sony Corporation records strong Q3 FY2018 annual operating income

    Company achieves 7% rise in Q3 2018 operating income due to strong music sales Dubai, UAE – 7th February 2019 – Sony Corporation reported its strong third quarter annual operating income with a year-on-year increase of seven per cent compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. The operating income for the most recent quarter increased to US$3.34 billion (¥377.0 billion) from US$3.10 billion (¥350.8 billion), a 7 per cent rise from the year ago period. Contributing to the income growth were the robust sales in the Music Division, ......read more

    Oracle Enhances Cloud Capability in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi Data Centre Boosts Oracle Cloud in UAE and Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 February 2019:  Oracle today announced the immediate availability of its new data centre in Abu Dhabi, which will offer public cloud applications services to customers in the UAE and wider Middle East. The Abu Dhabi data centre will support the rapid adoption of Oracle Cloud in the UAE and act as a key catalyst for the implementation of UAE’s strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution aimed at building the country’s leadership in education and advanced technology, including ......read more

    Pakistan's Minister of IT&T thanks Huawei for its contribution to the country's telecommunications sector

    February 06, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: At the 16th Annual NTC All Pakistan Interregional Badminton Tournament, organized by NTC, Huawei and Apollo, Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunications Mr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi took the opportunity to discuss Pakistan’s future plans in the ICT sector and thank Huawei for its contribution to developing the region’s telecommunications sector. He commented: “More innovative services in mobile broadband need to be introduced to meet modern day consumer demands, more foreign investment should be attracted to raise employment ......read more

    Ajman Free Zone Offers Free-to-attend Innovation Forum for Business Community

    The AFZ Innovation Forum - Digitalized Workplace on February 10th is Ajman Free Zone’s contribution to the UAE’s National Innovation Month High Calibre speakers include representatives of global companies, Microsoft Salesforce and Takeleap as well as local entrepreneurial youth organization, Futurists Hub Event is a great opportunity for businesses to pick up tips, advice and inspiration from businesses for whom innovation has been crucial to growth Dubai, UAE, February 04, 2019:  Ajman Free Zone will participate in the UAE’s Innovation Month of February ......read more

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