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    Gemalto eSIM technology enables Always Connected2 experience for new Microsoft Surface Pro with LTE Advanced

    Advanced integration of eSIM into Windows 10 delivers an enhanced user experience   Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying the eSIM (embedded SIM) solution for Microsoft’s Surface Pro with LTE Advanced, the most connected laptop in its class1 which will begin shipping to business customers in December 2017. Gemalto’s partnership with Microsoft enabled Surface to become the first fully integrated embedded SIM PC in the Windows ecosystem.   Gemalto’s advanced technology supports seamless activation of mobile subscriptions for users of the innovative Surface Pro with LTE Advanced. This smooth experience leverages Gemalto’s remote subscription management solution in conjunction with Windows 10. Surface customers expect their products to ......read more

    du Introduces Students to the Importance of Cyber Safety in the UAE

    du made a third visit to students at GEMS Founders School in Dubai as part of its Cyber Safety Awareness Sessions Dubai, UAE, 16 December, 2017:  In line with its mission to create a culture that addresses cyberbullying and safe internet usage, after an initial two successful sessions, du held its third educational session on cyber safety awareness for 122 students at the GEMS Founders School in Dubai. The du Technology, Risk and Security Management Team (TSRM) spoke to school students in grade eight, showed videos and conducted engaging activities, with the aim to build children’s critical-thinking skills related to internet usage, and help them identify dangers online.  “At du, as a telecom operator, we believe that educating everyone in the UAE on the importance of cyber-safety is our responsibility. We ......read more

    Huawei partners with Xpress Money to grow Mobile Money footprint in Africa

    Mobile money collaboration set to drive financial inclusion for Africa’s unbanked Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands, has joined forces with ICT Company Huawei to drive mobile money services to more of the worlds unbanked, especially in Africa.  The partnership will give the globally respected remittance firm access to Huawei’s mobile money service platform, which has over 100 million mobile money accounts globally. Huawei’s mobile money services platform delivers basic banking transactions in developing countries. The technology is not restricted, and because it works on both smartphones and basic handsets, it has been particularly successful in developing markets. Recipients of Xpress Money remittances can use the service to ......read more

    Keep Your Memories Safe Effortlessly This Festive Season with Western Digital's Latest Storage Technologies

    Cherish your holiday by securing your data easily with Western Digital Dubai, UAE, December 14, 2017:  WESTERN Digital Corporation (WDC) wishes everyone a splendid holiday and encourages everyone to keep their memories safe effortlessly, so their happy memories can last forever. WDC enjoys a wide range of high-tech storage devices from Western Digital (WD) and SanDisk that are essential for eternalizing the precious moments you enjoy with your family, friends and loved ones. Put your digital life on the stylish, maximum capacity My Cloud Home, iXpand Base, and My Passport. Relive your memories through the following products from WD and SanDisk: WD My Cloud Home:  Easy to use, the WD My Cloud Home storage device plugs directly into your Wi-Fi router at home so you can save all your digital content in one central place. ......read more

    du Opens New Business Centre Facility at Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)

    Businesses at Jafza and employees will be able to enjoy the convenience and choice at the du facility DUBAI, UAE, 13 December 2017:  UAE-based telecommunications service provider, du, recently signed a strategic agreement with Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), a DP World Company. In line with this agreement, du will expand its Business Centre facilities to all Jafza employees and businesses from one easy-to-reach location. The new Business Centre is open now at Jafza Building 14, and will enable du to build stronger bonds with all Jafza customers by providing them with services and solutions that will meet and exceed their expectations through special promotions and offers.  “Our endeavour is to become the telecom partner of choice, and we are pleased to be partnering with Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), and our new ......read more

    LG bets high on Premium TV Market with industry leading OLED Technology

    Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017:   LG has paved the way for a plethora of electronics and home appliances, however its commitment to the development of televisions and in particular OLED technology has set a new standard of excellence by which televisions today and in the near future, will be measured. LG has succeeded in increasing its share of the premium TV market via its OLED TVs, which the company first began manufacturing in 2013. With OLED making huge strides, LG has successfully established firm grounds within the OLED industry with LG’s technological expertise within the OLED technology. LG OLED TVs have been dominating the TV rating slots, earning the title “the king of TV.” The importance of OLED cannot be overstated. The technology represents a seismic shift in television design, utilizing a ......read more

    PayPal launches Seller Protection Programme in the UAE to support e-commerce in the region

    PayPal extends its Seller Protection service to the United Arab Emirates to provide fraud protection for local merchants PayPal’s Seller Protection Programme will protect merchants in the UAE from fraudulent transactions, providing greater confidence in eCommerce transactions PayPal Seller Protection will apply to tangible goods as well as intangible goods such as services, tickets and travel Dubai, UAE, December 13, 2017:  PayPal has announced the launch of the PayPal Seller Protection Program in the United Arab Emirates, in an effort to empower local businesses to trade online, both locally and globally with confidence and peace of mind.   PayPal’s Seller Protection Programme is designed to help protect merchants from buyer’s claims, chargeback, and reversals, so that they are better able ......read more

    Panda Makes Global Debut at SOLE DXB

    Panda, a bespoke Japanese card game exclusively launches at SOLE DXB, set to wow the world, starting with the region. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13th December 2017:  Panda, an iconic card game, has officially launched in the region, marking its exclusive debut at this year’s SOLE DXB event. Re-created by visionaries; Hisham Lahouasnia, Scott Leder and Rajat Malhotra, Panda has rejuvenated a historical card game from Japan, an original altitude for brain power; with an ongoing aim to bring back the human interaction away from digital distractions whilst enjoying a strategically and intellectually challenging card game.  Lost through generations, and having travelled continents, languages and time, Panda was believed to have been the core foundation for admired Eastern games such as Tai Pan and Zheng Fen, and ......read more

    Anyware Video at CABSAT 2018 showcasing its flagship IP & 4K product line

    United Arab Emirates: December,13 2017:  The French company is proud to share its latest success and technological advancements at CABSAT. Thanks to its state-of-the-art R&D, its flagship product line supports all the newest broadcast standards, for the deployment of 4K/full-IP/Ultra-HD channels. It offers broadcasters the capability to harness the full power of IP based workflows while working with top of the line UHD media and codecs. Anyware Video will demonstrate its products at Cabsat, Booth ZB6-D50 on the Creative France Pavilion. Empower your playout with OneGenie® 4K HDR  OneGenie®, one of Anyware Video’s flagship product, has been deployed in SD, HD and Ultra HD. Automated, operated and monitored through a web client, OneGenie® has been designed to guarantee fully distributed ......read more

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

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

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

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

    2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jabra Gift Guide 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE

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

    Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season

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

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

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

    Ericsson named best cloud provider

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

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

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

    Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems

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

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

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

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

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

    Intelak Incubator announces Four Winners for Second Cohort

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

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

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

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

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

    iPhone X arrives at Etisalat on 3 November

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

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

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

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

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

    Infoblox Partners with McAfee for Unified Security

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

    ‘Aruba Sales Champion' Awarded to SMB Partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Fortinet issues alert against dramatically slowing computers

    Hackers are moving past personal credentials and data to steal CPU resource Dubai, UAE, October 30, 2017 − Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today issued an advisory to computer users to check their devices if they sense that they are acutely slowing down. They could unwittingly be donating computing power to cybercriminals carrying out browser cryptojacking. Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs researchers have been discovering more and more of such incidents, which are essentially a new trick used to stealthily mine Monero cryptocurrency using ......read more

    Huawei takes lead on region's public safety innovation through OpenLab

    Dubai – October 29, 2017:  Top public safety solution providers have endorsed Huawei’s Dubai-based OpenLab facility during GITEX 2017, as the company continues to drive the region’s safety innovation through key technologies and partnerships. Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple Public Safety and Smart City initiatives, built on IoT, Cloud and Big Data. iOmniscient, a leader in video analytics for Smart Cities, penned a deal with Huawei that will see them serve the entire Middle East, while Zenith ......read more

    Etisalat Launches New Postpaid Premium Plans

    New Gold and Platinum plans to give subscribers exclusive premium numbers  DUBAI, UAE –29 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced the launch of its new postpaid ‘Gold’ and ‘Platinum’ premium plans giving these exclusive customers a special mobile number along with more talk time and data. The gold postpaid premium at AED 500 per month gives subscribers 25GB data, 2000 local minutes or 750 international minutes and a special gold mobile number. With the platinum postpaid package, customers pay AED1000 every month to enjoy 100GB data, 2000 local ......read more

    Sophos XG Firewall Delivers a Breakthrough in Network Visibility with Synchronized App Control

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the latest version of its next-generation Sophos XG Firewall that delivers a breakthrough in network traffic visibility. Using Synchronized Security to obtain information from the endpoint, XG Firewall can identify, classify and allow the control of all previously unknown applications active on the network, such as those which don’t have signatures or are using generic HTTP or HTTPS connections.  Synchronized App Control on XG Firewall is an industry first and can reduce the security ......read more

    TRA & RIPE NCC successfully conclude RIPE 75 meeting

    UAE - October 28, 2017– The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully concluded the RIPE 75 meeting – which ran from October 22 to October 26, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. The event witnessed the participation of leading local, regional and international players in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT), including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Netflix, Orange, Omantel, OGERO, VIVA, du, Etisalat and ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    Home Entertainment Achieves Record Profitability; Home Appliances Report Strongest Third Quarter Revenues Ever Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2017: LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced consolidated third-quarter 2017 revenues of KRW 15.22 trillion (USD 13.44 billion), an increase of more than 15 percent compared with the third quarter the previous year. All of LG’s four major business units reported higher revenues from the same period a year ago. Quarterly operating income of KRW 516.1 billion (USD 455.7 million) almost doubled from 2017, reflecting strong profitability in home ......read more

    Huawei Sign Sponsorship Deal for Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

    Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:   Huawei, one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, have announced their partnership with Dubai Sports Council, coming aboard as the presenting sponsor for this year’s Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, which will be held from October 31 to November 4. This is the first major sport sponsorship deal by the global iconic technology giant in the UAE and the announcement comes days after the official global launch of Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence-powered Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in Munich, Germany. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, ......read more

    Panasonic's New Marketing Campaign to Foster Stronger Customer Value for the Brand in the Region

    ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan’ campaign reinforces Panasonic’s Japanese Craftsmanship, Quality Innovation and Customer Trust Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has launched its one of the biggest consumer marketing campaign in the Middle East - ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan’, to emphasize on stronger customer value for the brand. With this new campaign, Panasonic aims to continue delivering on its century old heritage of Japanese craftsmanship and quality innovations laying emphasis on ......read more

    LG Multi V 5 VRF With Ultimate Inverter Compressor Launched in the UAE

    Perfect for Middle Eastern Climates, LG’s Latest Air Technologies Bring the Ultimate in Performance, Reliability and Efficiency  Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2017:   LG Electronics (LG) has announced the release of its brand new MULTI V 5 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solution designed to offer exceptional performance in Middle Eastern climates. The latest in the company’s successful MULTI V line, this advanced model pushes boundaries even in the most extreme climate conditions with its streamlined functionality optimizing energy efficiency and maximizing user ......read more

    Sensus Launches its Award Winning Utility-Grade IoT Communications Network for the Middle East

    The Sensus FlexNet™ communications network will provide the foundations for smart city development and the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Arabian Gulf   Sensus launches its dedicated and secure two-way communications network, FlexNet™  The region’s smart grid market set to reach $17.8bn by 2025 Dubai to invest $8bn into smart city infrastructure Sensus projects in the Middle East will be led by Tom Mills and Ian Sykes DUBAI, UAE (October 26, 2017):  Sensus, a Xylem brand, (NYSE: XYL) and industry leader in multi-utility ......read more

    Cisco And Google Partner On New Hybrid Cloud Solution

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2017 – Cisco and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximize their investments across cloud and on-premises environments. The companies will provide a unique and open hybrid cloud offering that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform. The solution delivers cloud speed and scale, with enterprise-class security. The offering provides enterprises with a way to run, secure and monitor workloads, ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports net profit of AED 2.4 billion for Q3 2017, an increase of 29% compared to last year

    Abu Dhabi, 25 October 2017:  Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statement for the three months ending 30th September 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments of Q3 Consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 2.4 billion resulting in a net profit margin of 19% and increased year over year by 29%. Group consolidated revenues amounted to AED 12.9 billion. Etisalat UAE Revenues amounted to AED 7.6 billion representing 3% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE net profit amounted to AED 2.0 billion ......read more

    Huawei defines role of 5G in region's digital transformation

    Highlights 5G as the fabric for IoT at GSMA Mobile 360 Middle East Conference  Dubai – October 25, 2017:  The incredible demand for broadband capacity has been growing exponentially since the inception of the smartphone. Sturdy 3G connectivity was quickly superseded by 4G as digitalization revolutionized the world. But 4G is now quivering at the inevitable arrival of the Internet of Things.  Speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 Middle East Conference held during GITEX 2017, Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider shared its vision of 5G as the enabler of ......read more

    Siemens Healthineers launches Atellica Solution, introducing first-of-its-kind technology to the UAE that improves laboratory efficiency tenfold

    AtellicaTM Solution is 10 times faster than conventional conveyors, significantly reducing test result wait times for patients Represents a new standard in sample management, allowing for independent control of every sample and immediate priority sample management, reducing operator intervention and leading to fewer errors Leads the industry in productivity per square meter1—up to 440 tests per hour2—with more than 300 customizable configurations Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  Siemens Healthineers today launched the Atellica Solution—a first-of-its-kind ......read more

    GROHE showcases its latest technologies at WETEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  At this year's WETEX exhibition GROHE, the world’s leading single-brand manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings showcased their commitment to creating exceptional experiences with the utmost attention to environmental protection and sustainability. Sanitary professionals, key industry players and visitors were invited to the GROHE stand displaying five new innovative products to the Middle East market which have all been manufactured in line with GROHE’s four core values, quality, technology, design and ......read more

    ManageEngine Announces Performance Monitoring for Office 365

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that Applications Manager, its application performance monitoring solution, now supports performance monitoring for Office 365. The added support enables enterprise IT operations teams to gain visibility into the performance of their online collaboration tool as well as applications in the Office 365 suite. Microsoft Office 365 has become a mission-critical SaaS application for many organizations. When Exchange Online, SharePoint Online or Skype for Business Online go down or become slow, it can adversely affect ......read more

    Huawei Launches Industry largest Router NE9000 for 400G DCI Solution

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  At GITEX 2017, Huawei launched the 400G DCI solution and industry’s largest Petabit Router NE9000, which enables the rapid migration of massive amounts of data between data centers and eliminates bandwidth-related bottlenecks, greatly improving bandwidth utilization between data centers while reducing power consumption in equipment rooms. This will greatly facilitate Middle East enterprises as they strive to smoothly evolve their data center networks over the next 10 years.  Enterprises are moving services to the cloud at an increasing pace as ......read more

    Trend Micro Achieves Perfect Score of 100 Percent Breach Detection in 2017

    Recommended four consecutive years by NSS Labs Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The need for strong and reliable threat defense is critical to everyday operations and becomes more important as high profile attacks continue to increase. Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, attained a perfect breach detection rating of 100 percent in the NSS Lab’s Breach Detection System report. This marks the fourth consecutive year that NSS Labs has recommended Trend Micro. A critical way to compare solution vendors is by their detection rate of ......read more

    Etisalat opens 125th Smart Store at Riverland™ Dubai in Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Reaches 125 Smart Store network milestone in UAE Widest network of smart stores in the country A more digitised and efficient customer experience  Abu Dhabi, 24 October 2017:  Etisalat announces a new milestone for its smart store network in the UAE by opening its 125th digitised store at Riverland™ Dubai, located in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. This new concept focuses on transforming a brick and mortar retail environment to a fully digital and seamless experience for ......read more

    Digital Shadows announces its Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017 – Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today announced the launch of its Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem. Formed from almost a dozen technology companies, with more expected to join in the coming months, they all share a vision for how security analytics and security information and event management (SIEM), product orchestration and automation, risk & compliance, intelligence and network enforcement, must work together to best protect customers from today’s digital risks. All initial ecosystem members will ......read more

    Red Hat Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Two Years in a Row

    DUBAI, UAE, 24th October, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Red Hat in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for its storage solutions – Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. Red Hat is the furthest to the right for completeness of vision and the highest in ability to execute of all vendors in the Visionary Quadrant. This is the second year in a row that Red Hat Storage has been placed ......read more

    FOX Networks Group Selects Ericsson for broadcast services

    Ericsson scores exclusive multi-year contract to deliver playout, media management and global distribution services for three new FOX HD channels in the Middle East FOX and Ericsson expand existing relationship; Ericsson now supports 10 FOX television channels from its hub in Abu Dhabi  New contract further establishes Ericsson’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of broadcast and media services Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed an exclusive multi-year contract with FOX Networks Group Middle East to provide ......read more

    Tecno Mobile to Reveal New Handset After Successful First Year in the Market

    The company is building on its commitment to the Middle East and its long-term growth plan across new markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017 – TECNO, a premier mobile phone brand under TRANSSION HOLDINGS, will be revealing the next of its smart phone handsets available to the Middle East market in line with its commitment and growth plans to the region. According to Statista.com, smartphone usage in the Middle East and Africa region is continuing to grow steadily, with around 123.7 million owners in the region in 2016, up from 106.4 million during ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Unlimited International Calling plan for Home Phone customers

    Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced a new international calling plan for all fixed-line home customers. The new Unlimited International Calling plan will have wide appeal in the UAE as it enables expats to remain in touch with their friends and family back home. The new plan works with any of Etisalat’s current home phone services, including all eLife services. Customers simply subscribe to the pack, priced at just AED 150 per month and can then make unlimited international calls to a preferred country of their choice. Customers simply choose from a list of 64 ......read more

    UAE opens ‘RIPE 75' Meeting to explore opportunities in developing policies on Internet numbering resources allocation

    UAE - October 22, 2017 – The ‘RIPE 75’ meeting, hosted by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) kicked off today (Sunday, October 22, 2017), with participation from leading local, regional and international players in telecoms and information and communications technology (ICT), including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Netflix, Orange, Omantel, OGERO, VIVA, du, and Etisalat. The meeting represents a major step towards supporting UAE’s relentless efforts to create an integrated infrastructure aimed at ......read more

    Huawei Achieves Top Performance during Second-Phase 5G Technology R&D Test

    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Huawei was the first ICT solutions provider to complete the entire second phase of 5G technology R&D test organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group. The results obtained during the test were showcased at the PT/Expo China 2017.  Huawei's leading position in test completion and newly acquired results further accelerate the progress of 5G technology R&D and help form a set of global unified standards to impressively conclude China's second phase of 5G test.   Huawei is conducting 5G Technology R&D Trial tests in Huairou ......read more

    Register for the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018

    Ericsson announces latest Innovation Awards 2018 for students worldwide This year’s theme is ’The Future of Truth’ All entries will have a chance to win a trip to Stockholm, an expert Ericsson mentorship and a €25,000 grand prize! Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Ericsson has recently announced that it's 2018 Ericsson Innovation Awards competition is now open until November 15th, 2017, for students worldwide. This year’s theme is The Future of Truth: How will we find, validate and share truth in the age of ICT? Those that submit their entries ......read more

    Polycom Announces Support for Microsoft Teams, Launch of RealConnect Hybrid and Availability of MSR

    Polycom to offer its portfolio of high definition voice and video technology for Microsoft’s newly announced Teams collaboration platform Introducing Polycom RealConnect Hybrid, the first video interoperability solution that allows Skype for Business online and on-premises meeting participants to connect with existing video devices  Polycom’s next generation Skype Room System, the MSR, complete with Polycom’s industry-leading voice and video solutions now available for pre-orders Dubai, UAE – October 22, 2017:  For nearly 15 years, customers using ......read more

    Qualcomm and SenseTime to Collaborate to Drive On-Device Artificial Intelligence

    DUBAI – October 22, 2017:  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and SenseTime Group Limited today announced plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for future mobile and IoT products. This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging SenseTime’s ML models and algorithms with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ premium and high-tier platforms, which offer advanced heterogeneous computing capabilities for client based AI. The companies expect to drive the ......read more

    HP Unveils World's Most Powerful and First Detachable PC Workstation

    HP ZBook x2 PC Allows Designers to Unleash the Power of Adobe Creative Cloud and Other Professional Applications   Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  HP unveiled the world’s most powerful detachable PC1 designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud® and other professional applications to the limit. The performance of the HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable workstation,15  increases productivity and allows digital creators and storytellers the freedom to ......read more

    Masdar Institute Hosting International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips in Abu Dhabi

    2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference to Showcase Latest Research from UAE and around the World on Internet of Things Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 October, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it is hosting the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips (VLSI-SoC) on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things: SoC Opportunities and Challenges’. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science ......read more

    ManageEngine Empowers IT Help Desks with New AD Management Integrations

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced integration support for ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and Oracle and MS SQL databases within ADManager Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting solution. Available immediately, these integrations enable technicians using ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and various HR applications to easily carry out AD user management tasks, from user onboarding to deprovisioning. ADManager Plus, a prominent enterprise IT solution, helps admins manage every aspect of Active Directory (AD), including AD users. While ......read more

    Fujitsu and Silver Peak Accelerate Delivery of SD-WAN Services

    World-class technology and managed services result in a turnkey SD-WAN solution for service providers Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. launched its SD-WAN-as-a-Service (software defined wide area network) developed for service providers to offer to their enterprise customers. The comprehensive solution combines the Fujitsu SDN/NFV Consulting Service and Managed Network Service with the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP SD-WAN solution. Instead of spending months designing and implementing their own solution, the Fujitsu offering allows service providers to quickly deliver ......read more

    ManageEngine Boosts ServiceDesk Plus with Chat, Takes IT Self-Service to the Next Level

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the integration of ServiceDesk Plus, its flagship ITSM product, with its parent company’s messaging platform, Zoho Cliq. Starting with IT help desks, ManageEngine is leading backroom IT operations into enterprises’ mainstream communication channels. Available immediately for ServiceDesk Plus Cloud users, this integration allows service desk teams to begin accelerating end user self-service adoption, leading to improved support and productivity as well as quicker issue resolution. As businesses break ......read more

    BBC Worldwide pens first ever SVOD deal with E-Vision

    Dubai, 18 October 2017:  E-Vision, a fully-owned subsidiary of Etisalat today announced its first content agreement with BBC Worldwide for the subscription of video-on-demand (SVOD) service.  The content agreement was signed at the ongoing annual trade event MIPCOM held in Cannes, France between 16-19 October. The event gathers the world’s most influential industry players and is an exhibition that showcases the latest blockbuster programming and partners from the global entertainment market. The agreement delivers a broad spectrum of content to Etisalat’s SVOD ......read more

    Cognizant cloud enables ANHAM FZCO's SAP infrastructure to help reinforce its foundations towards digital transformation

    UAE, October 18, 2017 - Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) announced today (Wednesday 18 October 2017) that it has cloud-enabled the SAP infrastructure at ANHAM FZCO, a leading Middle East-based supply chain firm, to make its enterprise IT environment more agile, cost-efficient, secure and scalable, enabling ANHAM to respond faster to changing market requirements. Dubai-based ANHAM provides multi-modal project management, logistics, supply chain, warehousing, and fleet, asset and facilities management solutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and Europe.  As part of the ......read more

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