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    Ericsson showcased SMME innovation at ITU Telecom World 2018

    Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model, AI drone, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity Ericsson hosted 20 SMMEs inside its exhibition stand Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)  showcased the latest innovations in 5G, Digital Services, and IoT with a focus on supporting Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs) at ITU Telecom World 2018 in Durban, South Africa.   Highlights on display at the Ericsson booth included the City model showcasing 5G efficiencies that can be created on today’s networks, AI drone for safety and security, cloud robotics, connected vehicles and 3.5GHz connectivity as a technology enabler.    Alp Uysal, Head of Strategy and Emerging Business, Ericsson Middle East and Africa, says: ......read more

    DigiCert, Gemalto and ISARA Partner to Ensure a Secure Future for the Internet of Things (IoT) as the Quantum Computing Age Dawns

    Partnership aims to deliver secure, post-quantum-ready PKI with end-to-end roots of trust and safe, reliable key management for next-gen IoT devices  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 20, 2018:  DigiCert Inc., the world’s leading provider of scalable PKI solutions for identity and encryption, Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, and ISARA Corp., the leading provider of quantum-safe security solutions, today announced a partnership to develop advanced quantum-safe digital certificates and secure key management for connected devices commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT).  “DigiCert, Gemalto and ISARA are collaborating today to solve tomorrow’s problem of defending connected devices and their networks against the new security threats that the implementation of quantum ......read more

    Huawei MEC Solution Wins "The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution" Award

    Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  The Huawei MEC solution won "The Best Edge Computing Technology for 5G Evolution" award at the Edge Computing Congress in 2018. This award recognizes achievement of the Huawei MEC solution in 5G architecture innovation, deployment practices, and application exploration.  Yu Haitao (right), Vice President of Huawei Packet Core Network Product Line, receiving the award The Huawei MEC solution deploys applications, content, core network service processing and resource scheduling functions at the network edge, close to the radio access network. This makes the Huawei MEC an indispensable platform on 5G networks. This solution provides reliable and optimal service experience by leveraging local service processing and collaboration between applications, content, and networks. The Huawei ......read more

    IELTS, the world's most trusted high-stakes English test, launches on computer in the United Arab Emirates

    Test takers can now take IELTS - the world’s most trusted high-stakes English test - on a computer. Dubai, UAE, September 20, 2018:  With the first computer-delivered test taking place today, test takers can get their results faster (5 – 7 days) and to choose from more test dates. The test content and structure remain the same whether taking IELTS on computer or paper and, importantly, the Speaking test remains face-to-face with a certified IELTS Examiner. Whether test takers take paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS, they can be confident that they are taking the same trusted English language test. James Shipton, Head IELTS at the British Council, said “We are continually enhancing IELTS to improve the experience for our test takers and stakeholders. IELTS on a computer will deliver significant ......read more

    CIOMajlis Delves into the 4th Industrial Revolution at its 2018 Annual Conference

    From the future of national education to Expo 2020’s riveting plans,  CIOMajlis’ annual conference explores the digital future of Dubai 20 September 2018, Dubai:   In its 2018 edition, CIOMajlis’ Annual Conference explored the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the vital role the UAE will play in it. Keeping sustainability and practical innovation at its core, the conference welcomed notable speakers from both the government and private sector. “We are delighted to be celebrating the second edition of CIOMajlis’ annual conference. These events are an inspirational hive of the UAE’s leading minds and opinion formers, and we are honored to bear witness to their personal philosophies and strategies for success”, said Ahmad Al Mulla, CEO of CIOMajlis. The conference, ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Partners, and Government Stakeholders Move Forward with Regulatory Framework

    TÜV SÜD has produced the first set of Hyperloop Core Safety Requirements and Certification Guidelines HyperloopTT and Munich Re presented the first insurance framework for existing systems and licensing as part of future commercial systems  Representatives and officials from the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, China, Germany, France, and the United States discussed a joint roadmap for implementation and adoption HyperloopTT becomes the first company to be able to offer introduce an insurable and viable regulatory solution for a commercial system. 19 September 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE: --   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, leading testing, certification and inspection company TÜV SÜD, and Munich Re, one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, primary insurance ......read more

    Honor Set to Go Beyond Limits With the Launch of Honor 8x

    The honor 8X defies the smartphone industry standards Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Honor, the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei group has officially announced it will be launching its latest smartphone, Honor 8X, this October 2018. Furthermore, the Middle East is set to be the first region to launch this unbeatable device, in just two weeks.  The Honor 8X will be the latest addition to the powerful X-series line up from 5X, 6X and 7X.  With cutting-edge technology, flagship features and a sleek design, the X-series is also great value for money. Not only that, but the X-series has received numerous awards over the years.  The ‘Budget Beast’ Honor 6X walked away with 10 media awards at CES 2017, where it was recognised for its “Double or Nothing” excellence. ......read more

    Huawei becomes one of the first multi-national technology companies to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar, opens new office in Doha to support expanded activities

    Dubai, UAE, 19 September 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has become one of the first technology firms to register with one hundred percent ownership in Qatar. In order to support its increased activities in the country, the company has also opened a new office in West Bay, Doha.  Huawei’s position as one of the first fully-owned technology companies operating in Qatar follows a May 2018 announcement that the country would open to one hundred percent foreign ownership. The move is intended to accelerate the development in all economic and commercial activities, attract foreign capital inflow, and achieve economic diversification in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030. In line with the aim of ......read more

    Lenovo Reveals Intelligent Solutions & Partnerships at Transform 2.0

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - September 18, 2018 - At Transform 2.0, Lenovo announced a series of new products, partnerships and solutions designed for business customers that demonstrate the company’s ongoing Intelligent Transformation strategy. The strategy reflects Lenovo’s unique business perspective on how to build end-to-end solutions with smart features that transform businesses and improve the user experience.  Intelligent Transformation will reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management, and governance worldwide. It is driven by emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the Internet of Things, blockchain and 5G connectivity. Lenovo excels in these competencies – based in the cloud, distributed through infrastructure, including networks and delivered ......read more

    du Inks Pact with ADGM to Support Digital Transformation Agenda

    Dubai, UAE, 18 September 2018: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced a new partnership with the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), the international financial centre based in Abu Dhabi, to facilitate its digital transformation agenda. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Khalid Al Suwaidi, Chief Operating Officer of ADGM and Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of EITC, and witnessed by His Excellency Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman at ADGM and His Excellency Mohamed Al Hussaini, Chairman at EITC The MoU sets a formal framework for du to work with ADGM in exploring and developing technology infrastructure, innovation platforms, potential business opportunities, digital services, pilot projects, among others within ADGM and Abu Dhabi.  Speaking on the occasion, Osman Sultan, Chief ......read more

    GROHE Smart Home: The App-Controlled Water Security System

    Smart Home technology provides protection of and comfort in your home  GROHE Sense and GROHE Sense Guard – wireless-enabled water security system GROHE ONDUS app – the technology’s heart that creates a water profile Dubai, United Arab Emirates; 18 September 2018 –   Smart Home is much talked about! The ability to control devices in your home via app or voice command is considered the technology of the future. The interconnected, intelligent home ensures more security, saves valuable time and lowers energy costs.   Smart Home helps to make everyday life more comfortable by relieving the homeowner of many control and monitoring tasks. With the help of motion detectors, the light comes on as soon as someone enters the room, with a certain amount of sunlight the blinds go down, ......read more

    Tata Communications launches a specialised cyber security lab at Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) in India

    New lab forms part of the company’s vision to build an ecosystem and talent pool to address cyber security concerns globally Dubai, UAE, September 17, 2018:  Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has partnered with SASTRA Deemed University in Tamil Nadu to fund and establish a cyber security lab at the university. With this partnership, Tata Communications aims to co-create an ecosystem by partnering with universities globally to address cyber-security challenges today, while building the skills and capabilities for tomorrow. The new cyber security lab was officially inaugurated at the university on September 15th, a day celebrated by the Engineering community across India as ‘Engineer's Day’, as a tribute to the renowned Indian Engineer, Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. Through ......read more

    Lenovo and Netapp Form Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Customers' Digital Transformation

    Includes a New Joint Venture in China to Deliver Localized Solutions for World’s Fastest Growing Storage and Data Market  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018 – At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo, a Global Fortune 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, and NetApp, a Fortune 500 company and the data authority for hybrid cloud, announced a global multi-faceted, partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. As innovation leaders in high-performance computing and flash storage solutions, Lenovo and NetApp are uniquely positioned to bring leading technology and scale to enable customers worldwide to modernize their IT architectures from the edge to the core network to ......read more

    Steady and strong- Huawei on course to rise above all

    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Slow and steady might be one way to win the race, but so is steady and rising fast. Global technology giant Huawei is clearly on a fast track not only to surpass but to do so in style.  Based on an IDC report  of H1 2018 smartphone sales, Huawei took its place as the number two global smartphone vendor manufacturer, establishing a new world order in smartphone hierarchy.  While the industry was still abuzz with the news, Huawei marked 2 more milestones before the month was out. The company sold 10 million units of HUAWEI P20 series in the first five months. Even while competitors struggle to play catchup, Huawei marked another ‘world’s first’ with the launch its new Kirin 980 chipset – the first commercially available 7 nanometer chipset that delivers ......read more

    du Opens New Business Centre in DIFC for Enterprise Customers

    du opens fully-digital business centre in DIFC, plans to launch outlets for enterprise customers across the UAE Dubai, UAE, 16 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has entered a strategic agreement with DIFC to provide services to organisations and daily visitors. In line with this agreement, du has opened a central business centre in Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC).  Farid Faraidooni, Deputy CEO, Enterprise Solutions, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), said: “In our aim to become the UAE’s telecom partner of choice, we are pleased to cooperate with organisations that share our vision and are aligned with the goals of the UAE’s leadership. Through our partnership with DIFC, we are able to support Dubai’s busiest ......read more

    Akamai Unveils Solutions at IBC 2018 Designed to Mitigate the Challenges and Costs of Cloud Computing and Streaming TV for Broadcasters

    Akamai Cloud Wrapper caches content from the cloud; Akamai Direct Connect provides a dedicated, private connection to Akamai’s Edge network    Dubai, UAE, September 16, 2018:  Akamai (NASDAQ: AKAM), the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, today introduced two new solutions for television broadcasters and distributors designed to mitigate challenges associated with cloud computing and ensure high-quality origin delivery to the Akamai network. Akamai Cloud Wrapper and Akamai Direct Connect demonstrate how the Akamai Edge can help reduce costs while offering broadcast-quality streaming performance and enable broadcasters to implement emerging technology strategies, such as cloud computing.    Akamai Cloud Wrapper optimizes connectivity between public cloud ......read more

    HP collaborates with UAE authorities to successfully disrupt major international crime syndicate

    Criminal organisation thwarted as HP’s Anti-Counterfeiting and Fraud (ACF) Programme collaborates with UAE officials to halt distribution of 46,000 counterfeit cartridges Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, September 16, 2018:   HP and United Arab Emirates (UAE) authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP and Samsung branded cartridges across both the UAE and internationally.   In April 2018, UAE officials carried out the major raid of several private residences and farms where significant volumes of HP and Samsung branded, illicit products were discovered, hidden in storage areas. As a result, the authorities seized over 46,000 ready-for-sale counterfeit toner cartridges and the criminal ring assembling and distributing the goods have been seriously ......read more

    Bring a Touch of Sophistication to Your Home with The Exclusive SmegXDolce&Gabbana Collection from Robinsons

    Elevate your home experience with stylish and elegant home appliances, ideal for today’s design lovers Dubai, UAE, September 15, 2018: Who said appliances had to be boring? Robinsons brings a unique and exclusive range of trendy home appliances, that bring a pop of colour and personality to your home.     SmegXDolce&Gabbana, Available at Robinsons Smeg, the premium Italian home appliances creator, has just unveiled their latest collection, designed in collaboration with Dolce&Gabbana and available at Robinsons, Dubai Festival City. The collection, Sicily Is My Love, was unveiled at Milan Design Fair, and features a stunning selection of toasters, citrus juicers, coffee machines, kettles, blenders, stand mixers and slow juicers, each adorned with Dolce&Gabbana’s signature style of bright, ......read more

    New Google Search feature launches for job-seekers in Arab world

    Dubai, UAE, September 11, 2018:  People can now browse, filter, bookmark and create notifications directly on the Google Search results page, saving time and effort The feature will be available to users in 15 countries across the Middle East: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates This is the latest in a string of updates from Google for its Arabic Search engine this year following the launch of Ramadan features, the World Cup experience, and Google Posts  Google announced today the launch of a new feature on its Search homepage and app that allows people to look for jobs available right on the main Search results page. Starting today,  users will find a series of results from across the web on the main ......read more

    Tata Communications Strengthens Cyber Defence in the Middle East with the Launch of its Cyber Security Response Centre in Dubai

    Unveiling the next level of cyber security monitoring and threat management Dubai, UAE – September 11th, 2018 – Tata Communications, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has unveiled an advanced cyber security response centre in Dubai. The facility was jointly inaugurated by His Excellency Mr. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama – UAE Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and His Excellency Mr. Navdeep Suri, Indian Ambassador to the UAE.  The cyber security response centre will provide 24/7 cyber security services 365 days a year, to help customers stay one step ahead of evolving cyber threats in the Middle East region. The Dubai launch marks Tata Communications’ fourth dedicated security centre, after Chennai, Pune and Singapore. As a global network provider with connectivity across 200+ countries ......read more

    Oman Arab Bank Selects Trend Micro to Protect its IT Environment

    September 10, 2018:  Trend Micro(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Oman Arab Bank, has selected Trend Micro to secure its digital universe.   Established in 1984, Oman Arab Bank SAOC is one of the largest banks in the Sultanate of Oman. Currently Oman Arab Bank (OAB) operates more than 65 branches and representative offices, and over 148 ATMs across the Sultanate. OAB is quickly becoming a leader in security technology among the financial institutions, within Oman, setting the standard for best cyber security practices. In their next step towards endpoint segmentation on the network, OAB has selected Trend Micro for its DR security because they wanted to have that same comfort level, and ensure best security practices.  “Investing in the best ......read more

    Multi-Exploit IoT/Linux Botnets Mirai and Gafgyt Target Apache Struts, SonicWall

    September 10, 2018 - Dubai, UAE: Unit 42 has uncovered new variants of the well-known IoT botnets Mirai and Gafgyt. These are the IoT botnets associated with unprecedented Distributed Denial of Service attacks in November 2016 and since.   These variants are notable for two reasons:   • The new Mirai version targets the same Apache Struts vulnerability associated with the Equifax data breach in 2017. • The new Gafgyt version targets a newly disclosed vulnerability affecting older, unsupported versions of SonicWall’s Global Management System (GMS).   These developments suggest these IOT botnets are increasingly targeting enterprise devices with outdated versions.   All organizations should ensure they keep not only their systems up-to-date and patched, but also their IoT ......read more

    HP launches industry's first print security bug bounty program

    Partners with Bugcrowd to launch a first of its kind private Bug Bounty program for printers Builds on HP’s cybersecurity commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers Awards up to $10,000 to support vulnerability identification Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  September 10, 2018:   HP Inc. announced the industry’s first print security bug bounty program, underscoring its commitment to deliver the world’s most secure printers . HP selected Bugcrowd, a global leader in crowdsourced offensive security, to manage vulnerability reporting, further enhancing HP’s business printer portfolio. With HP’s extensive history of device security innovation and driving new industry security standards, this print-focused bug bounty program is yet another way HP is leading the way ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics Expands its Retail Operations in the UAE

    Launch of the Group’s 2nd electronics store in RAK  Ras Al Khaimah, 10, September 2018:   Leading OmniChannel electronics retailer in the region, Jumbo Electronics, has opened its second store in Ras Al Khaimah at Manar Mall, reflecting a strong demand for smart gadgets and technology products in the Emirate. The store was unveiled in the presence of leading dignitaries in the Emirate, including Dr. Abdulrahman Al Shayeb Al Naqbi, Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; Mohammed Al Mahmoud, Acting Deputy Director General DED Ras Al Khaimah; representatives from Al Hamra Group; representatives from Al Manar Mall Management; and senior management from Jumbo Group. Abdul Rahman Al Shaib Al Naqbi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development in Ras Al Khaimah, expressed his delight at the new Jumbo ......read more

    du and Holidays by flydubai partnership takes flight to bring great experiences to UAE residents

    Dubai, UAE, 9 September 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Holidays by flydubai to bring incredible value and experiences to residents of the UAE. The new partnership, announced in August, is part of the commitment to deliver added consumer benefits as well as reach wider audiences. du aims to build its connection with customers and offer larger-than-life experiences beyond the scope of mobile operators. To celebrate the partnership, du is giving customers a chance to win all-expenses-paid holidays every day to one of three destinations: Azerbaijan, Egypt, and Georgia. du customers can enter the draw simply by paying bills or recharging their prepaid line through the du app or at www.du.ae/myaccount. The telco will announce 137 winners in total, with one lucky customer ......read more

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    Lenovo™ Powers Workspace Transformation with ThinkSmart Hub 500

    Skype Room Systems device offers meeting room control, participant connection and analytics Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 31st, 2018:   Lenovo launches a new device to tackle conference room complexities and help companies embrace the digital transformation of modern workspaces. The Lenovo ThinkSmart Hub 500 is a Skype Room Systems device that manages collaboration within modern meeting rooms. With the ability to simply connect remote and local participants to Skype for Business meetings and shared content, it eliminates the hassle of sharing personal laptop screens and ......read more

    Etisalat Digital announces challenges for Dubai Future Accelerators

    5th cohort to focus on three challenges using Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain Dubai, 30 July 2018:   Etisalat Digital today announced its new set of challenges for the 5th cohort of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) focusing on creating smart innovative solutions based on emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain. The partnership with the government-supported accelerator is part of Etisalat Digital strategy to bring the latest technologies and innovations to enable a smart ecosystem. The technology themes for the challenges under the fifth ......read more

    HUAWEI nova 3, the newly launched device that introduces AI in Selfies now available in the UAE

    Excited UAE shoppers queue up to experience HUAWEI nova 3’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Selfie  Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 30 July, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) latest HUAWEI nova 3 is now available in stores across the UAE. The global smartphone giant yet again impresses its customers with its third-generation intelligent device embodying elegance and incredible features as the device received a record number of pre-bookings ahead of its launch. The HUAWEI nova 3 is receiving phenomenal response from customers as they are eager to get their ......read more

    Panasonic's new water dispensers to add luxury to the modern Middle Eastern kitchens

    Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2018:  Panasonic to reinvent the contemporary Middle Eastern kitchens with the introduction of new water dispensers that combine cutting edge innovation with stylishly elegant look.  Designed in statement-making black and metal finish, Panasonic’s water dispensers break the monotony of the plain white plastic design of common water dispensers – a perfect way to achieve that touch of chic luxury without compromising on reliability and functionality.   The range includes two top loading water dispensers, SDM-WD3238TG and SDM-WD3128TG, and ......read more

    Brick-and-mortar stores will still play key role in the region's future retail landscape

    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  With the proliferation of smartphones and expanding internet connectivity across the region, the popularity of online shopping continues to surge.  Experts however agree that despite the growing success of e-commerce, the traditional retail market will remain a constant and that there is still a huge room for growth and profitability. Jayaraman Nair, Chairman, VIS Exhibitions and Conferences, organizer of the trade show Smart Stores Expo, said, “While more and more consumers nowadays are increasingly enjoying the benefits of online shopping, ......read more

    Symantec Debuts the Cyber Security Brief Podcast

    Weekly Podcast Delivers the Latest Cyber Security News, Hosted by Threat Researchers from Symantec    Dubai, UAE, July 29, 2018:  Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC), the world’s leading cyber security company, today announced the debut of its Cyber Security Brief Podcast. Hosted by threat researchers from Symantec’s Security Technology and Response (STAR) division, the new podcast provides a weekly update on the latest cyber security news and intelligence.   Symantec’s STAR division plays a central role in harnessing telemetry from the ......read more

    Cisco and Google Cloud embark on a journey to streamline work for 150M+ people

    Dubai, UAE – 26 July, 2018: Life just got a whole lot easier for the millions of people who use the industry - leading apps and services delivered by Cisco Collaboration and Google Cloud. As part of our deepening alliance, Cisco is announcing its first wave of collaboration integrations with Google products. This goes far beyond merely making sure our calling, email, document collaboration, and customer service products work together. The goal is to help people be much more efficient so they can do their jobs better.  At Cisco, we believe artificial intelligence and machine ......read more

    Mimecast Unveils Second-Annual State of Email Security Report

    Dubai, UAE– July 29, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it has released its second-annual State of Email Security report. The report identifies the latest email-borne threats facing organizations of all sizes and industries globally. Cyberattacks are on the rise. In fact, more than 50% of organizations reported seeing the volume of phishing attacks increase over the last twelve months, while 40% said they saw the volume of impersonation attacks rise. Making cybersecurity a priority should start from the top, yet ......read more

    LG Announces Second-quarter, First-half 2018 Financial Results

    First-Half Sets Multiple Records: Highest Global Revenues, Highest Operating Profits and First Time Sales Exceed 30 Trillion Won Dubai, UAE, July 28, 2018:  LG Electronics Inc. (LG) reported consolidated global sales of KRW 15.02 trillion (USD 13.9 billion) and operating profits of KRW 771 billion (USD 715.1 million) for the second quarter of 2018. Second-quarter sales rose 3.2 per-cent while operating profits increased 16.1 percent from the same period last year. Strong profitability from home appliances and air solutions and premium home enter-tainment products offset second-quarter ......read more

    Free Unlimited Voice and Video Calls for 15 Days With du Internet Calling Pack Subscriptions

    The free trial period of the BOT-IM and C’me apps is now available to all du customers Dubai, UAE, 26 July 2018: This summer, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is offering those separated by distance even more ways to get in touch with one another with a 15-day free trial of the BOT-IM and C’me apps when customers subscribe to the Internet Calling Pack service. After subscribing, du customers can download one of the two apps from the iOS or Play Store and register their mobile number to start enjoying this limited time offer from du.  Amr ......read more

    Leafminer: New Espionage Campaigns Targeting Middle Eastern Regions

    Author: Network Protection Security Labs, Attack Investigation Team Summary: Active attack group is eager to make use of available tools, research, and the work of other threat actors.   July 25, 2018:  Symantec has uncovered the operations of a threat actor named Leafminer that is targeting a broad list of government organizations and business verticals in various regions in the Middle East since at least early 2017. The group tends to adapt publicly available techniques and tools for their attacks and experiments with published proof-of-concept exploits. Leafminer ......read more

    HID Global Improves Automated Fare Collection for Public Transportation with the World's First Calypso Light Application-certified Solution

    Dubai, UAE, July 25, 2018 : HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that HID is the world’s first ticketing solution provider to be certified to deliver more secure, lower cost, faster contactless tickets based on an open standard called Calypso Light Application (CLAP).  Public transportation authorities around the world no longer need to accept lower security, incompatibility and slower speeds or be locked into a proprietary low-end ticket system.  HID’s CLAP-certified solution, SOMA Atlas, is now recognized by the Calypso ......read more

    Your search for the best gifts just got easier with SOUQ's Interesting Finds

    Hundreds of new and quirky products now on Interesting Finds July 25, 2018:   SOUQ.com has announced the launch of its new “Interesting Finds” store which will make your search for the perfect gift forever easier. Customers can now easily access hundreds of new, interesting and trendy products including toys, home decor, accessories, and much more.  Interesting Finds curates the new and interesting items available on SOUQ.com into fun-to-scroll-through, collage-style lists; making gift giving fun and exciting.   Users can shop these quirky gifts ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports AED 4.3 Billion Net Profits for H1 growing 6% YOY while growing 12.4% in Q2 2018

    Distribution of interim dividend for the first half of the fiscal year 2018 of 40 fils per share   Abu Dhabi, 24 July 2018:   Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial results for H1 ending 30th June 2018. H1 2018 Financial Highlights and Key Developments   Etisalat Group subscriber base reached 144 million representing year on year increase of 4% Etisalat Group Consolidated Revenues for first half of 2018 amounted to AED 26.2 billion representing 4% increase year over year. Etisalat Group Consolidated Net profit for first half of ......read more

    Navigant Research ranks Signify global leader for Smart Street Lighting

    Signify ranked as the top scoring leader in new report  Navigant Research estimates annual smart street lighting revenue to grow to nearly $8.3 billion globally by 2027 Dubai, UAE, July 24, 2018:  Industry analyst firm, Navigant Research, has issued a report entitled, ‘Navigant Research Leaderboard: Smart Street Lighting,’ in which Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is ranked as the leader for Smart Street Lighting globally.   Navigant Research defines smart street lighting as “a general label for the use of advanced ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Security Fabric Offerings on Google Cloud Platform to Enable Consistent Protection Across Hybrid Cloud Environments

    Dubai UAE - July 24, 2018: Fortinet(NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of Fortinet Security Fabricofferings on Google Cloud Platform, enabling customers to better protect the expanded attack surface of hybrid cloud environments.  Adding to its existing FortiGate Next-Generation Firewalloffering, Fortinet now offers FortiManager, FortiAnalyzerand FortiWebon Google Cloud Platform.Fortinet delivers a breadth of security offerings within Google Cloud Platform, stitching together multiple layers of ......read more

    LG aims to help the region to grow smarter together with energy efficient solutions for homes

    Dubai, UAE: 23 July 2018:  Countries in the GCC are on a quest to achieve higher standards of living by integrating sustainable solutions. Whether it is being responsible by encouraging people to recycle or working with solar power, many governments across the region are determined to make their country future-oriented by focusing more on renewable sources of energy in order to protect and save the environment.  However, LG believes that the journey to a sustainable, liveable and greener environment begins at home, which it why it’s range of home appliances work ......read more

    Tata Communications helps Singapore IoT innovator W-Locate grow internationally while reducing capex by 35%

    W-Locate plans to expand its operations to other Asian countries enabled by the Tata Communications MOVE™ platform and IZO™ Private Cloud Dubai, UAE, July 23, 2018:   W-Locate, the Singapore-based Internet of Things (IoT) start-up, has selected Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, to accelerate its international growth. W-Locate provides real-time location-based information to enterprises across Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta and Malaysia. It is now looking to extend its presence to South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and other Asian ......read more

    Official Sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, Hisense, gets the game on the streets

    Hisense expands its product portfolio and brings a round of exciting prizes to be won as official sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Further to its dynamic competitions and offers prior to the World Cup, Hisense gave away 4 winners each semi-final tickets + AED 10,000 Cash*, a 65-inch Hisense ULED TV, a 55-inch Hisense ULED TV and to 8 lucky winners group tickets to the monumental event  The brand hosted a roadshow at Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates, from the 1st to 10th of July with interactive games to play and great prizes were won July 22, 2018:  ......read more

    Samsung Brings Its Signature Infinity Design Philosophy to the All-New Galaxy J8

    Consumers now get nearly 15% more display area without increasing the overall size of the device   Dubai, UAE – 22 July  2018:  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the arrival of the latest edition to the Galaxy J-Series with the launch the 2018 Galaxy J8 smartphone in the UAE. In addition to delivering Samsung’s signature Infinity Display, the Galaxy J8 boasts true to life colors, brighter photographs and facial recognition technology, as well as sleek curves and seamless lines, and a comfortable grip.    “At Samsung our aim is to ......read more

    Susie Wolff: Formula E doesn't need F1 drivers

    Dubai, UAE, July 22, 2018:  In an interview with CNN’s Supercharged, the newly-appointed team principal of the Venturi Formula E team, Susie Wolff, explains why she has transferred to the all-electric racings series.   The former Formula 1 test driver tells host Nicki Shields that she believes that Formula E is now less reliant on former F1 drivers ahead of its 5th season, set to begin on 15 December 2018 in Saudi Arabia.   Alongside the introduction of the Gen2 Formula E care, Wolff will also work with former teammate Felipe Massa at Venturi, and she outlines ......read more

    Independent Research Firm Cites ESET as a Strong Performer in Endpoint Detection and Response 2018 Report

    ESET – a global leader in information security software – has been named a “Strong Performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Detection And Response, Q3 2018, report. ESET was among the 12 select companies that were invited to participate by Forrester, and which were identified in the evaluation as the most significant endpoint detection and response (EDR) providers. The report “shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk (S&R) professionals make the right choice.” Analyzing EDR solutions, the authors commented, “EDR ......read more

    Ericsson, Telstra and Intel achieve first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call over licenced 3.5GHz spectrum

    Dubai, UAE, July 21, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold Coast Australia in a multivendor setup. With this achievement, the companies have taken 5G out of the lab and into a real-world mobile network environment.    The call was the first of its kind over 3.5GHz spectrum, bringing together the core components from multiple companies required for a real commercial 5G network call. It ......read more

    Etisalat iconic buildings light up in red to celebrate Special Olympics' 50th anniversary

    Telco joins the global event ‘Light Up for Inclusion’ in an act of unity and celebration of difference Abu Dhabi 21 July 2018:  Etisalat, the official partner of Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, which will take place from 14-21  March 2019, joined the world on July 20 in celebration of Special Olympics’ 50th anniversary to work together to create a new future for People of Determination. Etisalat’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Al Kifaf buildings were among a number of major landmarks and iconic venues around the globe that lit up in red ......read more

    Mimecast Opens Early Adopter Program for New Web Security Service

    Dubai, UAE – July 19, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the launch of its early adopter program after conducting a successful private beta for the new Domain Name System (DNS) Security Gateway solution. The Mimecast DNS Security Gateway cloud-based service guards against malicious activity initiated by user action or malware while blocking access to websites deemed unsafe or inappropriate based on each organization’s objectives and policies. The program is open for existing Mimecast customers looking to ......read more

    Huawei CBG Continues to Drive the Global Innovation Agenda

    No.1 smartphone brand in China committed to the UAE’s national vision for innovation and sees a significant opportunity to increase trade between the UAE and China Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 July, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, continues to share the UAE’s vision to constantly innovate and provide cutting-edge technology to ease consumers’ daily lives. As one of the top three smartphone companies globally and number one in China, UAE remains a key growth market for Huawei globally.  “Huawei ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to Build China's First Hyperloop System

    HyperloopTT to open Chinese entity and begin work on China’s first Hyperloop starting with an initial 10 km commercial agreement at Tongren in Guizhou Province. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2018:   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement in the People’s Republic of China. The agreement was signed by both HyperloopTT and Tongren Transportation & Tourism Investment Group of the People's Republic of China. This is the first hyperloop agreement with China and marks the twelfth agreement for HyperloopTT and the ......read more

    Huawei's New Range of Artificial Intelligent Smartphones Set to Change Your Selfie Game

    Powered by Dual front camera (24MP+2MP) and new f/2.0 wide aperture lens, HUAWEI nova 3 series promises Artificial Intelligence selfies July 19, 2018:  Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, has announced the launch of its new HUAWEI nova 3 and HUAWEI nova 3i in the UAE. Both smartphones are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. HUAWEI nova 3 series was initially designed with the ......read more

    Accessing The Internet In Dubai: All You Need To Know

      More and more of us these days are heading off to Dubai. It’s a city that continues to develop, bringing new business and new tourism.   Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018:   But while the architecture and technology may be futuristic, accessing the internet can be a little more tricky. If you’re heading to the Middle East, then here’s everything you need to know about accessing the World Wide Web in Dubai… Wi-Fi Access Dubai is actually one of the most well-connected cities on the planet. Almost every hotel room will have access ......read more

    Stay Connected across the world with du's summer roaming bundles

    du’s international roaming bundles make travelling and connectivity easier and more affordable than ever this summer   Dubai, UAE, 18 July  2018: This summer season, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), is refreshing its data bundle offerings with competitive prices as UAE residents prepare to leave for holidays.   du individual and business customers can now enjoy a hassle-free roaming and avoid adding another stop to their travel itinerary to buy a local sim. du unveiled an exciting data bundle offer that  boosted two of its ......read more

    Sophos Intercept X for Server Blocks Cyber Attackers from Hitting the Business Bullseye

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced Sophos Intercept X for Server, next-generation server protection with predictive deep learning technology that provides constantly evolving security against cyber threats. Sophos’ deep learning neural networks are trained on hundreds of millions of samples to look for suspicious attributes of malicious code and prevent never-before-seen malware attacks. SophosLabs research indicates that 75 percent of malware found in an organization is unique to that organization, indicating the majority of ......read more

    Fortinet Receives Recommended Rating in Latest NSS Labs NGFW Report

    Fortinet Receives Recommended Rating in Latest NSS Labs NGFW Report, Delivers High SSL Performance Suited for Encrypted Cloud Access FortiGate Next-Generation Firewall Receives Fifth Consecutive “Recommended” Rating, Blocked 100 Percent of Evasions and Achieved Minimal Performance Degradation for SSL Inspection Dubai, UAE. – July 18, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ annual Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) Group Test. In this year’s test, ......read more

    Telecommunication Regulatory Authority Awards Software AG for its contribution to the ‘Start Your Business in 15 Minutes - Bashr' initiative

    Dubai, July 17, 2018 - In recognition of its contribution to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority’s (TRA) latest initiative, called ‘Start Your Business in 15 Minutes – Bashr’, Software AG was presented a commemorative trophy by the Authority. The Director General of TRA, H. E. Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, presented the award to Rami Kichli, Vice President, Software AG - Gulf and Levant, during the launch of the first phase of the Bashr initiative in recognition of Software AG’s role. The Bashr initiative is based on the UAE vision to enhance the ......read more

    du Delivers Premium Entertainment on the Go with the Launch of its Special Offer on Data SIM Plans

    Customers can get free movies, and music subscriptions on top of their 10GB starting from AED 149 per month Dubai, UAE, 17 July 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has launched a range of exclusive data offers for its customers across the UAE. The new Data SIM comes with data as well as movies and music starting at just AED149 per month.  du customers (Smart Plan, Emirati Plan) will receive a data SIM, a 12-month free subscription to the Anghami Plus platform and a six month free WAVO subscription when subscribing to this new ......read more

    Ensure clean and pure air in your home this summer

    Ensuring indoor air quality in your home is as simple as installing a Samsung Wind-Free™ Air Conditioner  Dubai, UAE, July 17, 2018:  There are millions of micro-organisms living in your home, present in the air you breathe day in and day out, and with added dust, dander, pollen, and mold – collectively called allergens – the air quality in your home is being affected. Choosing the right air conditioning system is paramount to ensure your families continued health and happiness. Samsung’s new Wind-Free™ split air conditioner uses a first-of-its-kind ......read more

    Global Businesses Turn to Oracle Blockchain Service to Speed Transactions Securely

    Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, and Intelipost are among early adopters of enterprise-class general ledger service Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 July 2018:   Businesses around the world have been deploying an early adopter version of Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service, which becomes generally available today. The service allows organizations to easily build blockchain networks to drive more secure and efficient transactions and to track goods through supply chains on a global scale. Arab Jordan Investment Bank, CargoSmart, Certified Origins, Indian Oil, Intelipost, MTO, ......read more

    New Xerox Workplace Solutions Boost Mobility, Print Management, Security and Cost Controls

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2018:  With mobility and security dominating today’s workplace, Xerox has responded with new solutions that safeguard both data and devices while offering greater cost control.   Xerox Workplace Solutions includes print management and mobility offerings available in cloud or on-premise server versions. Ideal for companies operating fleets of printers and multifunction devices, the new offerings ensure customers’ print devices are as connected as their employees are–without sacrificing convenience, security or ......read more

    Fortinet Continues to Gain Traction in the SD-WAN Marketplace

    Fortinet Continues to Gain Traction in the SD-WAN Marketplace by Combining its Industry-Leading Next-Generation Firewall and SD-WAN in an Easy-to-Deploy Integrated Offering Continually Evolving its Firewall-Native SD-WAN Features Based on Customer Feedback, Fortinet Provides Secure SD-WAN for Three Distinct Use Cases Dubai, UAE. – July 15, 2018: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has gained significant traction in the SD-WAN marketplace by delivering a comprehensive SD-WAN solution that ......read more

    Thomson Reuters Adds Global Prioritization and Customization Solution to Trading Capabilities

    Rules-Based Order Routing enables trading efficiencies by allowing traders to prioritize orders across asset classes Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  Thomson Reuters has introduced Rules-Based Order Routing (RBOR) to its trading capabilities, enabling traders to automate workflows in a highly flexible, customizable, and cost-efficient way.  Thomson Reuters RBOR is both multi-asset and global in scope.   RBOR gives traders the ability to set a number of order routing rules that determine which trades should be handled automatically or through manual intervention. This ......read more

    Take your mobile gaming to the next level

    New Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to help gamers achieve a truly immersive experience Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2018:  The popularity of mobile gaming has grown substantially in recent years thanks to smartphones. Currently, games played on mobiles and smartphones account for a third of all global games, and that is estimated to increase to half in the future. The MENA region enjoys a massive population of online gamers - 587 million in 2017 according to Newzoo and unlocking this kind of potential would have an enormous impact on the mobile industry*. The upsurge in mobile gaming has led ......read more

    Mimecast Acquires Ataata

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 10, 2018 – Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced it has acquired Ataata, Inc.  Ataata is a cyber security training and awareness platform designed to reduce human error in the workplace and help enable organizations to become more secure by changing the security culture of their employees.  The acquisition will allow customers to measure cyber risk training effectiveness by converting behavior observations into actionable risk metrics for security professionals. The addition of ......read more

    Siemens and Bentley Systems Collaborate on Process Industries Academy Initiative

    July 10, 2018 − Siemens’ Process Industries and Drives and Digital Factories divisions are teaming up with Bentley Systems’ Bentley Institute to establish a Process Industries Academy that will support the companies’ joint vision for cloud services and digital workflows in engineering and operations. The Process Industries Academy will help organizations to better understand and develop an effective digital strategy across all aspects of the asset lifecycle, based on the practical experience and knowledge of the industry’s leading experts. With recent ......read more

    Expo 2020 Dubai becomes first 5G major commercial customer in MEASA through partnership with Etisalat

    Etisalat’s 5G network will provide state-of-the-art services to Expo’s millions of visitors 5G technology will be a key component of the Expo 2020 Dubai ‘smart site’ Milestone affirms reputations of UAE, Dubai as leaders in innovation and state-of-the-art infrastructure Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  The UAE has set another benchmark for the early adoption of advanced new technology, with Expo 2020 Dubai becoming the first major commercial customer in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region to access 5G services, through its partnership with ......read more

    Don't miss du's incredible World Cup offer

    Subscribe now to watch the biggest sport event on four 24/7 channels live and in full HD for only AED 276   Dubai, UAE, 10 July 2018:   As excitement for the World Cup finals reaches fever pitch, du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced 50 percent off on its standalone World Cup package customers can subscribe to for AED276 only. The four final matches will broadcast live in full HD through four exclusive beIN SPORTS channels.   Ibrahim Almayahi, Senior Director Consumer Marketing Communications - Consumer Business, said: “We ......read more

    Artificial Intelligence Boosts UAE GDP by USD 96 Billion by 2030

    High-Performance Infrastructure Needed for AI to Uncover Patterns to Transform Costs, Efficiency, and Innovation Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Rapid adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions will increase the UAE’s GDP by USD 96 billion by 2030, enabling organizations to better meet and predict customer and citizen trends and drive digital business innovation. As the UAE Strategy for AI guides nationwide transformation, AI and machine learning are entering the mainstream. PwC predicts that AI will contribute USD 96 billion in UAE GDP 2030. By industry, Accenture says ......read more

    Mobile Fiesta at Jumbo Electronics this DSS 2018

    Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2018:  Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) is the best time to upgrade your smartphone! Take advantage of Jumbo Electronics’ Mobile Fiesta which offers great discount and promotions on a range of mobile phones. Choose from a variety of bestselling mobile brands including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Oppo, Nokia, HTC, Lava, Sony and many more.    Also up for grabs is the Samsung S8 Plus for just AED3,254 with a gift voucher worth AED850, bundled with Level In ANC headphones, a 128GB micro SD card, an Anymode Kicktok cover, a power bank and selfie-stick; ......read more

    World-first as the F1® Innovation Prize prepares to transform fan's winning technology idea into reality

    In a bold new fan engagement initiative, this year’s global crowd-sourcing competition includes incubation and prototyping at Formula 1®’s Media & Technology Centre Brawn and Hamilton challenge fans worldwide to create “My F1®” - the ultimate immersive viewing experience - putting fans firmly in the sport’s transformation driving seat For a chance to shape the future of F1® and win the USD $50,000 prize: www.formula1.com/f1prize Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Formula 1® Managing Director of Motorsports Ross Brawn and Mercedes-AMG ......read more

    LG launches new AI-powered premium LG G7 ThinQ+ flagship for GCC consumers

    The LG G7 smartphone is the all-round cutting-edge smartphone with a brighter display, superior camera, precision audio and a host of AI functions that set it above the competition Dubai, UAE, July 08, 2018:  Following a successful rollout of the latest LG G7 ThinQ+ smartphone in South Korea, the Americas and Europe, LG has now launched its premium flagship smartphone in the GCC. The LG G7 ThinQ+ marks LG’s first G-series flagship phone with AI capabilities built-in, redefining how ‘smart’ a smartphone can be. The latest smartphone also comes with a host of new ......read more

    Etisalat launches region's first ‘Annual Add-on' data packs

    First operator to introduce 1TB data package and 500GB in the country Postpaid customers will enjoy full data allowance upfront valid for one year Abu Dhabi 05 July 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of the region’s first ‘Annual Add-on’ packs, offering postpaid customers bulk data allowances on a 12-month instalment scheme starting from AED100/ month.   With the new ‘Annual Add-on’, postpaid customers no longer have to worry about running out of their monthly mobile allowance by choosing from a variety of options ......read more

    Ericsson establishes Center of Excellence and Innovation Lab for 5G in India at the IIT, Delhi

    Inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of Communications (I/C) and Minister of State for Railways, Govt. of India - Shri Manoj Sinha CoE established to fast-track 5G deployments in the country by bringing together telecom ecosystems, academia, industry and start-ups Ericsson showcases the first live 5G demonstration of beam forming and beam tracking technologies in the country Dubai, UAE, July 05, 2018:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that it has established a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Innovation Lab for 5G in the country at the Indian Institute of Technology ......read more

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