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    Samsung Mother's Day Blurbs 2018

    Dubai, UAE, March 17, 2018:  With Mother’s Day coming up, it’s time to start planning how you’ll show your mother just how important she is to you. With Samsung’s latest lineup of innovative new products, there’s a perfect gift for every mom out there.  Samsung Galaxy S9 Don’t let your mom miss a moment this Mother’s Day with Samsung’s best-yet smartphone camera on the all-new Galaxy S9. Help her capture and create memories she’ll cherish forever, thanks to advanced camera features that shoot professional-grade photos and videos in striking detail and clarity. Built on Samsung’s industry-leading Galaxy Foundation of design innovation and cutting-edge technology, the Galaxy S9 reimagines the way users experience the world and redefines what a smartphone can more

    Yalla Pickup transforms the transportation business in the UAE through its digital platform

    The Yalla Pickup app allows a smartphone -  Android or iOS or web user to transport large-sized valuable goods by booking the nearest truck from the convenience of office or home.   Dubai, March 13, 2018:   Yalla Pickup, the UAE-based mobile application and web-based logistics services company, has launched the next phase of its mobile application, which will be targeted towards commercial requirements. Yalla Pickup has launched this service in partnership with The Box Self Storage Services, a provider of self-storage, mini warehousing and moving services with over 10 years’ experience in the UAE.  Catering to both businesses and individual customers, Yalla Pickup allows a smartphone -  Android or iOS or web user to transport large-sized valuable goods by booking the nearest truck from the more

    Etisalat Digital's M2M Connectivity Solutions Empowers FEWA Smart Metering Project

    Dubai, 13 March 2018:  Etisalat Digital today announced its strategic agreement with Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) to provide them with M2M connectivity solutions to empower their smart metering project that will enable advanced services to all FEWA customers.   Etisalat Digital’s M2M Control Center solution will be used for FEWA Advanced Metering Infrastructure Project backhauling and communication by incorporating M2M connectivity and enabling the M2M portal for 24,000 smart meters. This is the first phase of FEWA’s complete smart metering project. M2M sims will be installed by Etisalat Digital in FEWA’s smart meters to automate data collection and offer improved services to customers. Alberto Araque, Vice President/Internet of Things and Digital Payments, Etisalat Digital more

    Epson announces enhanced new SureColor SC-F2100

    New printer offers faster, higher-quality printing, with lower intervention and the ability to create lettering and designs   Dubai – UAE; 13 March 2018 –   Epson has announced a new direct-to-garment printer, capable of making high-quality full colour prints on a range of items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, polo shirts and tote bags. The SureColor SC-F2100 will replace the existing SC-F2000 model, and offers a host of enhancements and new features including improved speed and reliability, lower targeted TCO and the ability to create your own print designs using Epson’s Garment Creator software.   The SC-F2100 is aimed at small to medium businesses who want to add direct-to-garment printing to their services, such as production t-shirt printers, online t-shirt retailers, high and more

    Built for the Way We Communicate Today: Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Launches in the UAE

    The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 08 March, 2018 –   Samsung Gulf Electronics Co. introduced to the UAE the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way people communicate, share and experience the world. The launch event took place yesterday at The Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa. Made for an age in which consumers increasingly communicate and express themselves more with images, videos and emojis, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ drive innovation with Samsung’s advanced camera. Redesigned with a new Dual Aperture lens that powers an innovative low light camera, Super Slow-mo video capabilities and personalized more

    du announces it has joined Amazon Partner Network (APN) as a Consulting Partner at Capacity Middle East 2018

    As an APN Consulting Partner, du will now be able to design, architect, build, migrate, and manage customer workloads and applications on the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Dubai, UAE, March 7, 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced today at Capacity Middle East conference that it has joined the Amazon Partner Network (APN) as an APN Consulting Partner. As such, du will be able to design, architect, build, migrate, and manage customer workloads and applications on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud enhancing its offerings for customers across the region.  “Becoming an APN Consulting Partner is a major step forward for du as we expand our service offerings and product portfolio in the coming months and years,” said Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO, Telco Solutions, Emirates more

    du Showcases its Smart ICT Solutions at Gartner Symposium 2018

    du shares insights and innovations in key areas including digital transformation, Blockchain technology, IoT, and the Smart City transformation on day one of the region’s most renowned IT exposition Dubai, UAE, 06 March 2018:  In line with its objective to pioneer the digital transformation in the UAE and across the region, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC) is participating as Smart ICT Partner at Gartner Symposium 2018, the most influential gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives in the GCC region. Gartner Symposium brings together top executives, analysts, and experts in the IT space to explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence, and achieve greater impact as a leader in the face of the global digital revolution.  “Gartner Symposium presents more

    Marsh Warns Cyber Storm Looms Over Global Energy Industry

    Business Interruption Cited as Top Cyber Threat in Survey   Dubai, 6 March, 2018 –   According to Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions, energy executives are increasingly concerned about the impact of cyber-attacks on their operations. Over three-quarters (76%) of respondents to a Marsh survey cited business interruption (BI) as the most concerning consequence of a cyber-attack for the energy industry.    Marsh’s report, Could Energy Industry Dynamics Be Creating an Impending Cyber Storm?, is released today at Marsh’s bi-annual Energy Industry Conference in Dubai. The report, which draws on findings from the Marsh-Microsoft Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey, looks at the most concerning cyber loss scenarios for energy executives, the more

    IEC Telecom unveils its latest humanitarian missions' satellite solutions at DIHAD 2018

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5th March 2018 -   IEC Telecom Group and Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) unveiled their latest humanitarian mission’s satellite solution, YahClick Wi-Fi, at this year’s 15th edition of Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition (DIHAD). Developed to meet the requirements of NGO units, YahClick Wi-Fi is a quick deployable Internet broadband solution that operates in remote locations. Powered by YahClick connectivity, BlueTown hardware and a suit of IEC value-added services, YahClick Wi-Fi provides humanitarian teams with a reliable and rapid deployable Wi-Fi solution that keeps them in touch with the rest of the world, regardless of their location. Internet services have the power to transform lives, offering life-enhancing more

    Jewel Corner upgrades its customer experience with solutions from Capillary Technologies

    DUBAI – March 5, 2018:   Jewel Corner, a premium fine jewellery retail brand chain which operates under Soft Touch Jewellers LLC - a part of 7Cs Group of companies, announces the adoption of solutions from Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services, to offer an enhanced customer experience.  Jewel Corner taps a range of solutions by Capillary Technologies in customer relationship management (CRM), loyalty, and analytics for their retail touch points across the GCC region. The premium fine jewellery retail brand is now planning to leverage the domain expertise of Capillary Technologies in consumer lifecycle management, aimed at creating easy and seamless customer experience with personalization.  Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Rihen more

    du's Revolutionary Smart City Technologies to be Exhibited at the Region's Most Influential IT Exposition

    du is the Smart ICT Partner for Gartner Symposium 2018, a globally renowned gathering of the region’s top IT industry executives, analysts, and experts Dubai, UAE, 04 March 2018:   This year at Gartner Symposium in Dubai, more than 600 attendees including over 200 IT CIOs will come together to explore new ways to approach critical challenges, make decisions with confidence, and achieve greater impact as leaders in the face of the global digital revolution. Alongside the region’s top executives, analysts, and experts in the IT space, the event will showcase many of the breakthrough technologies that are propelling the digital transformation forward, including several of du’s innovative Smart City solutions. As a Smart ICT Partner for Gartner Symposium 2018, du will have a booth at the event dedicated to more

    Improving Customer Trust and Enhancing Core Technologies Key to LG's Mobile Strategy

    Premium Interim Smartphones Such as LG V30S ThinQ to Bolster Product Lineup  Dubai, UAE, March. 04, 2018:   At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the new head of LG Electronics’ mobile business, spoke about the importance of meeting consumers’ real needs by improving trust in the LG brand and focusing on core technologies. High-end interim products based on successful premium devices such as V30S ThinQ will play an important role toward that goal, according to LG Mobile Communications Company president Hwang Jeong-hwan.  “The majority smartphone customers today desire a great user experience that thoughtfully reflects how they work and play,” said Mr. Hwang. “LG customers expect our phones to excel in four core technologies which we call the ‘ABCD’ of killer more

    ITC & SOFRECOM Signs a Partnership Agreement

    Dubai, UAE, March 04, 2018:  Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), the leading Information and Communications Technology Company in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, an Orange Group subsidiary, signed an agreement to lead the Outside Plant (OSP) implementation and management in all regions of Saudi Arabia for the next 3.5 years and to provide planning, design and supervision expertise and knowledge transfer to ITC employees. Signing this agreement comes as a step toward ITC’s commitment to the agreed plan with Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) for rolling-out high-speed fiber optic broadband internet in Saudi Arabia.  ITC is initiating site supervision for the development of the OSP infrastructure project that is in-line with the Saudi Vision 2030. Indeed, the National Transformation Plan 2020 more

    Sophos Delivers New Unified Endpoint Management Solution Fully Integrated with Next-Gen Endpoint Security

      Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Mobile 8, the latest version of its Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and mobile security solution. This new version lets system administrators manage and secure corporate-owned and personal Mac, Windows, and mobile endpoints in the cloud-based Sophos Central management platform to deliver a simpler management strategy for businesses of any size. This unified approach to endpoint management ensures consistent security policies and secure access to resources regardless of an employee’s choice of device. Sophos Mobile 8 adds a range of management features like MacOS management and configuration, Windows 10 application management, and extended Android and iOS management functionality. "Mobile devices continue to be the more

    Samsung Showcases a Riveting Display at Dubai's Burj Khalifa for Galaxy S9 and S9+'s Debut

    UAE, Dubai, 3 March 2018 :  Start spreading the news: The Galaxy S9 and S9+ have finally arrived. To celebrate its latest flagship’s big debut, on March 2nd, Samsung organized an interactive Experience Zone designed for attendees to get hands-on with all that the Galaxy S9 and S9+ have to offer. The event culminated with an immersive display at Burj Khalifa activated by Ms, Heesun Kim, Vice President Marketing Optimization Group, Samsung Electronics, Mr. Sungwan Myung, President of Samsung Middle East and North Africa Mr. Chung Lyong Lee, President at Samsung Gulf Electronics. The projection reflected the smartphones’ cutting-edge technology, with advanced camera and design features that help users create and savor every moment and experience.   “The Burj Khalifa is a stunning work of modern art and more

    EITC Outlines The Technology-Driven Jobs of the Future as Part of Innovation Month 2018

    EITC’s Deputy CEO prepares the next generation of jobseekers at UAE Ministry of Finance exhibition Dubai, UAE, 28 February 2018:   EITC joined the UAE’s largest employers at the Fair for Future Jobs 2018 on February 27th, hosted by the Ministry of Finance as part of Innovation Month 2018. Under the umbrella of #ShapeYourFuture the event’s goal is to elaborate on emerging trends transforming and redefining the job market, equipping the future workforce with relevant insights to succeed. During the session, Farid Faraidooni, the Deputy CEO of ICT, EITC, illustrated how a progressive ICT solutions provider such as EITC is best placed to harness the digital tsunami sweeping across all aspects of society.  Positioned as a technological futurist, Mr Faraidooni introduced EITC as a major player in societal more

    Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi Launches Abu Dhabi Culture, A Landmark New Digital Initiative for Arts, Culture and Heritage in the Emirate

    All-encompassing Digital Hub including website, mobile app and social media platforms represents Abu Dhabi’s widest single-source cultural information source   February 28, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE:   As part of UAE Innovation Month, The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched a comprehensive new digital initiative which will act as a ‘one-stop’ reference for all cultural information for the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The digital platform, Abu Dhabi Culture, will allow users to gain instant access to every possible aspect of cultural life and heritage in the emirate.  The ‘Portal’ lays a marker by encompassing a website as the main hub for information, a mobile app for both iOS and Android devices, social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, more

    Qualcomm Network Simulation Shows Significant 5G User Experience Gains

    Industry’s first detailed simulation of 5G NR networks and devices builds on unique Qualcomm Technologies capability, prepares mobile ecosystem with predictions of 5G real-world performance   Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:   Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced key findings from an extensive 5G network simulation the company has conducted over the past several months. The Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Network Capacity Simulation demonstrated the significant potential of 5G, by yielding quantitative insights into the expected real-world performance and user experience of 5G and Gigabit LTE devices, operating in Non-Standalone (NSA) multimode 4G/5G NR networks. The findings also provide quantitative support for the significant gains in capacity that can be more

    “News Briefcase”: New invention to develop PCFC's media performance

    Dubai – 27 February 2018:   As part of the UAE Innovation Month 2018, Communications Department at the Ports Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) launched a new innovation called “News Briefcase”.  The News Briefcase helps regulate and ease flow of PCFC news to the media. All PCFC entities update it with their latest projects and initiatives which helps in shedding more light on the role PCFC plays to sustain growth and support national economy.  This helps develop media content and performance in terms of quality and quantity and easier flow of news related to PCFC in local and international media.  Commenting on the new initiative, Khalil Saqer bin Gharib, Director of Corporate Communication Department in Dubai Customs said:” Innovation covers every corner of PCFC, and more

    Etisalat forms consortium of Global Technology Leaders to introduce 2nd generation SDN/NFV cloud

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Etisalat today announced its plans of working with a consortium of global technology leaders to introduce a new vendor agnostic platform that will aim to provide cloud telecom infrastructure to host emerging futuristic technologies and services.  The formation of this esteemed group is in line with the company’s corporate-wide programme launched to ‘cloudify the network’-dubbed ‘Sahaab’-an Arabic word that translates to cloud. The programme is focused on deploying the right mix of hardware-centric telecom services and software-centric cloud services. The consortium consists of NEC as the prime overall integrator, Netcracker, Redhat, Juniper and Dell who will collaborate with Etisalat to deploy and rollout the second generation of NFV (Network Function more

    Telecom26 launches global Wi-Fi roaming services using Emirates Data Clearing House Wi-Fi hub services

    Dubai, UAE, February 27, 2018:  Telecom26 has partnered with Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH) - Middle East’s largest Data and Financial Clearing House to launch global Wi-Fi roaming services to support its connectivity platform enabling Global SIM and maritime solutions.   The inclusion of Wi-Fi services will further enhance the user roaming experience and lower costs for subscribers roaming globally.  A key advantage of the solution makes provision for seamless SIM-based authentication and further enhances Telecom26’s worldwide coverage and global connectivity leadership.   Telecom26 is the world's leading global connectivity partner with over 900+ roaming partners. Telecom26’s connectivity platform is designed for near guaranteed data connectivity worldwide and engineered more

    Western Digital Transforms the Mobile Experience with New High-Performance Solutions Designed to Address Today's and Tomorrow's Consumer Demand for High-Quality Content

    At MWC 2018, company releases world’s fastest UHS-I microSDTM card, and reveals future of flash memory cards with PCIe-enabled SD card demonstration Dubai, UAE, February 26, 2018:  As mobile content and applications grow increasingly sophisticated, Western Digital Corporation is transforming the mobile experience with new industry-leading mobile solutions designed to enable consumers to better capture, share and enjoy rich content on their devices. At Mobile World Congress, the company is releasing the world’s fastest UHS-I flash memory card, the 400GB1 SanDisk Extreme® UHS-I microSDXCTM card, and demonstrating the future of flash memory card technology with Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe)-enabled cards, designed to deliver the performance required for the next wave of data and content-intensive more

    RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber Receives ISO 27001 Certification

    Ras Al Khaimah, 26 February 2018:   RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber has announced receiving the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Systems Certification. The award comes in recognition of the Chamber’s efficient information security management systems and operations. The certification provides the basis for an international standard for information security management best practices in several data driven sectors. The certification is yet another evidence for stakeholders and partners highlighting the Chamber’s successful track record in implementing effective information management systems coupled with its adoption of global best practices.  Mohamed Hassan Al Sabab, Acting Director General of RAS AL KHAIMAH Chamber, stated that the Chamber is committed to ensuring the security and privacy of customer data. He more

    UAE Ministry of Finance throws spotlight on fintech at Finovate Middle East

    Global fintech innovation showcase opens in Dubai  Dubai, UAE; 26 February 2018:   More than 400 leaders in the industry of fintech have gathered in Dubai today to showcase innovation in their sector, highlighting the future of fintech for the global and regional markets. Held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Finance, and showing off the latest products in action as well as boosting the UAE as an international hub for fintech, FinovateMiddleEast opened today (26 February) and runs for two days at the Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre. H.E. Obaid Humaid Al Tayer, UAE Minister of Finance underlined the Ministry’s commitment to the government’s vision to reduce the use of oil and move towards an economy of knowledge, based on innovation and creativity, for example by maximising the use of more

    Be Among the First to Own the All-New Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ by Pre-Ordering It Between February 26th and March 10th

    Samsung’s latest flagship will be available for pre-order from major retailers and Samsung brand shops across the UAE while supplies last   Dubai, UAE, 26 February 2018:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the all-new Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the smartphones that reimagine the way we communicate, share and experience the world. Customers can pre-order the all new Samsung flagship from major retailers and Samsung brand shops, as well as online on between 26 February and 10 March 2018 (subject to availability). Customers will get the award-winning AKG Y50BT wireless Bluetooth headphones as a pre-order gift. The Samsung e-store will also have links to the pre-order offer by online retail partners. However, stocks are limited and pre-orders are more

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    Cisco Annual Cybersecurity Report 2018 Finds Organizations Relying on Automated Cyber-Security

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 25, 2018 – Malware sophistication is increasing as adversaries begin to weaponize cloud services and evade detection through encryption, used as a tool to conceal command-and-control activity. To reduce adversaries’ time to operate, security professionals said they will increasingly leverage and spend more on tools that use AI and machine learning, reported in the 11th Cisco® 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR).   While encryption is meant to enhance security, the expanded volume of encrypted web traffic (50 percent as of more

    du Launches Its Next-Generation Cloud Unified Threat Management Service

    du’s Cloud UTM provides organisations with a comprehensive solution for combating cybercrime and securing their ICT environments Dubai, UAE, 24 February 2018:   du - from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has launched its Cloud Unified Threat Management (UTM) service, a next-generation cybersecurity solution that extends organisations perimeters to all sites, securely. It provides an all-in-one security solution that removes the need for procuring, hosting, maintaining and managing on-premises Firewalls.  The full-service cybersecurity solution more

    Etisalat chooses Nokia's Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution as part of its 'Sahaab Program' to cloudify network services

    Nokia today announced that Etisalat has chosen the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) SD-WAN solution as a key element in its cloud transformation program. Nuage Networks VNS enables Etisalat to provide automated, dynamic, programmable and more efficient services to its enterprise customers. It will enable self-service ordering and configuration of services, as well as the ability to manage and control them based on the individual requirements of the enterprise. As enterprises embrace cloud services, Etisalat is transforming its digital services infrastructure to support more

    du Recognised for CSR Initiative at 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards

    du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards, held on the 20th February in Dubai.  The award recognises du’s BabNoor Project, an initiative to assist the ongoing development of communication skills and learning in children with a range of disabilities. This was achieved by more

    Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology

    Qualcomm Anticipates that its Future Snapdragon 5G Mobile Chipsets Will Use Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV Process Technology    DUBAI, UAE – Feb 22, 2018 –   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced their intention to expand their decade-long foundry relationship into EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G mobile chipsets more

    WiFi UAE Launches New Packages for Users to Enjoy High-Speed Premium WiFi

    WiFi UAE launches new price plans for users giving more choice and better value to high-speed WiFi  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   UAE residents can now reap the benefits of more flexible WiFi options across more locations than ever before with WiFi UAE. du is revamping its WiFi UAE pricing options to suit the needs of different profile users in a wide variety of locations, continuing to support the goal of making Dubai a smart city as part of the UAE Vision 2021.  With Premium high-speed internet access on-the-go at over 400 hotspots around the UAE, WiFi UAE more

    Get Down to Business With the Blackberry Keyone and Blackberry Motion - Officially Verified as Android Enterprise Recommended

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 22, 2018 –   Security. Privacy. Reliability. Productivity. These are critical features that enterprise smartphone users demand and can be found in the Android Enterprise Recommended BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion from TCL Communication. The need for greater mobile security is now more important than ever, and more enterprises are choosing the flexibility of Android for their organizations. With the all-new Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended program, businesses large and small now have the confidence in selecting, more

    No More Boundaries, Enjoy du Home Plans Everywhere in the UAE

    The new home packages offer premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 February 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, announced the launch of its new flexible home plans, du Home, offering premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds all over the UAE.  This launch highlights the first time UAE residents will be able to choose du home plan that allows the customization of premium TV content and own their entertainment experience regardless of where they live, in addition to Live TV more

    Equinix Showcases Solutions for Digital Transformation at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2018

    DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital more

    ManageEngine to Highlight the Evolving Role of IT Management and Cybersecurity at its Middle East User Conference

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    Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google

    DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit before federal royalty of AED 17.45 billion a 3% increase year over year

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    Red Hat Receives Overall “Positive” Rating in Gartner's 2018 Vendor Rating

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    Samsung Electronics Unveils a Simple, Seamless and Intelligent IoT Experience at MENA Forum 2018

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    NDIGITEC Shares Expertise in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality at InfoComm MEA Summit

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    “World Record” created by the LG OLED Video Wall recognized as “Best use of Projection/Display Solutions”

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    Augmented Intelligence and the Future of Selling

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    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

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    NetApp Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

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    Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Class Ransomware Protection to Consumers

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    Fortinet Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

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    Telecommunications Regulatory Authority organises Law Enforcement Agency training in cooperation with RIPE NCC on cyber security

    UAE, 14 February 2018 - The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) recently organised a training course in cooperation with the RIPE NCC on cybercrime and cyber threats. The two-day course, entitled “Training Course on the Local Internet Registry”, aimed to support national trends in adopting the latest technologies to improve Internet security and fight against cybercrime, while strengthening the national capabilities and skills to address Internet risks and providing a secure environment to use Internet resources. The event is part of the cooperative relationship more

    Affirmed Networks Opens NFV Center of Excellence in UAE to Support Growing Number of Middle Eastern Operators Moving to Virtualized Networks

    Site Offers Regional Support and Best Practices for Accelerating NFV Deployments Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized mobile networks, today announced the opening of its new network function virtualization (NFV) Center of Excellence in Dubai to support the growing demand for NFV networks among operators in the Middle East. The Center will allow Affirmed to share its deep domain expertise ensuring successful deployments of virtualized networks in the region. NFV has become one of the most important technologies shaping the future of public networks.  Operators continue to more

    WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

    Nick Bostrom: “It is too early for governments to attempt to regulate superintelligence, even though it could pose an existential threat to humanity”  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Bostrom is a leading thinker on “superintelligence”, which he defined as any intelligent system radically smarter than more

    Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?

    In the viral world of media – including images, animations, and video served up to us via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a hundred other bot-driven platforms – artificial intelligence has been deployed successfully to create pixel-perfect narratives that tell a compelling story. Except: in a number of cases, the story never actually happened. Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Digital specialists across the world are making rapid advances in using machine learning to manipulate video, images, and sound ‘imagined’ by software, based on hundreds of more

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

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

    WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quality of Life

    Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the more

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

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

    WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology

    UNDP official emphasizes need for focus on equality, sustainability and opportunity to ensure wellbeing of people   Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 –   Government and governance are of critical importance when it comes to enabling innovation through smart policy-making. This was the main message from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in his talk on ‘Government of the Future – Innovation & Technology’ on day two of the ongoing World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  The Brazilian, who is more

    The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dubai in a Bid to Innovate

    Open-to-all event held during ‘Rise’ at Dubai Creek Harbour set to inspire community to be more innovative Initiative set to boost STEM education in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2018 –   In an effort to boost innovation throughout the UAE, the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Cartoon Network, has announced its latest initiative – as part of UAE Innovation Month 2018 – to encourage innovative thinking throughout the community. The activation will see children from across Dubai invited to build their own robot and artificially more

    New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators Must Embrace RegTech to Keep Pace with Digital Disruption

    DUBAI; February 12, 2018 -   Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in collaboration with The World Government Summit, has released a new report that finds that regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage. According to the report, RegTech allows regulatory processes to be redesigned, enabling real-time, data-driven decisions that drive innovation. As digital disruption increases, innovative products and services, such as ride sharing and lodging more

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

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

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

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

    Top 5 Features to be Considered Before Buying your Next Premium TV

    If a new year means a new TV make sure you know what features to look for   Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  When it comes to buying TVs there’s a lot of different features to consider. Traditionally, consumers focused on two key features; size, and cost. However, this is a sentiment of the past, and today consumers are demanding UHD-quality TV, as they gain a better understanding of what these features really mean and how much they matter when it comes to increasing immersion.    Despite this, it’s not always easy to know what you should be more

    ManageEngine Strengthens Endpoint Security with Patch Management on Cloud

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

    HID Global Supports Facial Recognition with HID Approve Mobile Authentication Platform

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

    Epson announces its first 3LCD installation laser projector offering 4K resolution at ISE 2018

    A range of other new products in pro AV, business and signage sectors are also announced on the first day of the show Dubai - UAE, 6 February 2018 –   On the opening day of ISE 2018, Epson has announced its first ever native 4K projector. The EB-L12000Q is a powerful 12,000-lumen 3LCD laser projector, designed for high-end rental and fixed installations at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres, among other uses, and can use the same 4K-compatible lenses as Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors for maximum more

    Fortinet FortiGate Virtual Machine Now Available for Google Cloud Platform

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

    Etisalat launches an innovative payment service for UAE's SMB retail sector

    First-of-its-kind complete mobile point of sale service designed for SMBs Zero bank commission, attractive mobile plans, easy on-boarding and more In line with UAE government guidelines promoting a cashless economy Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of its Mobile Cashier service for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment in the country giving them a hassle-free on boarding and affordable mobile point-of-sale service that enables these businesses to accept card payments from their customers, and at the same time enjoy valuable mobile more

    Make this Valentine's season memorable with ZAKK Twins

    DUBAI – February 05, 2018:   It’s the Valentine’s season again. Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day present for your love on a budget? Then here comes the perfect tech gift – ZAKK Twins Bluetooth earphone. ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Dubai-based Kamon International, created and launched ZAKK Twins ahead of Valentine’s Day. ZAKK Twins a true wireless Bluetooth headset has a 10-meter Bluetooth connectivity range. The latest device in this segment combines the best technology with design providing users an unforgettable experience and more

    Epson's pop-up Containers at CityWalk 2 and The Beach entertain sports and gaming enthusiasts

    Dubai, UAE; 5 February 2018:   Epson has created a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts, to enjoy their weekends playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers will open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations as per the schedule below: 9th & 10th February at City Walk 2  16th & 17th February at City Walk 2  23rd & more

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

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

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

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

    Discover the real you with the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ at zero upfront with du postpaid plans

    The biggest display for Samsung Galaxy A phones to date with a sleek and ergonomic design  Stay stylishly connected with du and  the latest Samsung Galaxy A smartphones with 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes Dubai, UAE, February 03, 2018:   du from Emirates integrated telecommunication company is providing their postpaid customers with the anticipated Samsung Galaxy devices of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with zero percent upfront. Starting from only 225 /month for 24 months, customers will be able to enjoy an expansive view on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and more

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

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

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

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

    ManageEngine Tunes SIEM Solution to Simplify GDPR Compliance

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

    Sophos Introduces Predictive Protection in Intercept X with Advanced Deep Learning

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

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

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

    ESET Middle East commemorates Data Privacy Day with month long promotion

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

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