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    Western Digital collaborates with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for Dubai Shopping Festival 2020

    Dubai, UAE – 23 January, 2020 –  Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure, has collaborated with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to deliver innovative solutions for customers to capture, preserve and easily access their memories from the exciting season. Centered around the theme of Creating Memories in Dubai, visitors to the shopping festival will be treated to great product offers and retail experiences hosted by Western Digital up until February 1, 2020.     “Dubai Shopping Festival is a world-renowned festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists from around the region and further afield. Our collaboration with Western Digital has proved to be very successful and has helped to add ......read more

    Award winning wearable HONOR MagicWatch 2 and Quad Camera smartphone HONOR 20 coming soon to the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Global smartphone brand HONOR, today confirmed that its brand new personalizable smartwatch, the HONOR MagicWatch 2, will soon be available in the United Arab Emirates. Awarded in the ‘Best of CES 2020’ category at the recent global event, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, promises to deliver precise health insights for smarter living.      In addition to the wearable, the HONOR 20 smartphone, with an iconic glass design and quad camera system, will also be made available in the UAE market this month. A photographer’s delight, the new device comes equipped with four impressive cameras to captures life’s best moments in intricate detail including vast landscapes as well ......read more

    2020 Brings Choice for In-Building Wireless in the Middle East

    Written by Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   2019 saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 CERTIFIED products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet increased demands for both capacity and coverage, as well as meet increased end-user expectations. Wi-Fi 6 shipments to ramp across multiple verticals Let’s start with Wi-Fi 6. Shipments of Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) will increase across multiple and diverse verticals such as healthcare, education and hospitality to support high-bandwidth applications including eSports, a ......read more

    Samsung Pay Expands in the UAE with New Bank Partnerships

    Samsung customers can now enjoy enhanced access to instant cashless transactions, making life easier     UAE, 22 January 2020:   Samsung is further enhancing UAE customers’ mobile payment experience by collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enable access to Samsung Pay, the leading digital payment and digital wallet solution.   The two new issuer partnerships extend Samsung Pay’s partnership ecosystem to offer greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers, while also accelerating mobile payment adoption.   As part of the agreement, all FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards as well as ADIB Visa covered cards are now live on Samsung ......read more

    Dynabook Bolsters Device Range With Performance Driven 15” Satellite Pro L50-g

    • Combining latest performance-enhancing technology in a cost-effective and lightweight device  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi 6, SSD/HDD dual storage and up to10-hour battery life      22nd January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dynabook Europe GmbH recently announced the launch of the Satellite Pro L50-G – the perfect combination of cost-effectiveness and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight business laptop. The new device offers businesses, especially SMBs, the performance, reliability, flexibility and connectivity they need to be productive in the office, or out on the road.   Superb performance, latest technology The Satellite Pro L50-G has been designed with enhanced performance in mind. Thanks to its 10th Generation Intel® ......read more

    Etisalat remains the most valuable consumer brand in MEA for the 3rd consecutive year

    •         Increases in brand value to $8.5bn as the most valuable consumer brand in MEA •         Portfolio of brands now touching $11bn •         Most valuable telecom brand in MEA for 4th consecutive year •         The only telecom brand in MEA to retain AAA brand rating    Abu Dhabi 22 January 2020: Etisalat today set another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance as a recognition for the success and growth of the brand spurred by digital customer service driven strategy and engaging with consumers across markets with innovative global branding ......read more

    Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes?

    Whether an online travel agency, travel Management Company, travel agent or any other business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time, reduce costs and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Most of the Travel Agencies are still running their business with so many complex manual processes which involve high human resource cost, complex processes, less customer satisfaction, no clear insight and less control on their business. A typical large TMC is dealing with Retail, Corporates, B2B and on lines sales channels for revenue. There are so many solutions in the market which automates sales and booking management and most of them are focused on B2C, B2B and CBT solutions. But TMCs are not limited to these 3 channels; they have their own front desk staff, Implants and many other ways to sell. They have complex ......read more

    Azur Drones unveils Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution for surveillance in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, January 20, 2020:   Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.   Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification.  “We are delighted to be introducing our state-of-the-art autonomous UAV in the Middle East, and more precisely in Dubai. This launch ......read more

    Top 5 innovations that make the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   Huawei recently launched its latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. Packed to the brim with a wide range of innovations, ranging from a powerhouse performance to iconic features and even heavy security, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is all set to take smartphone innovation to the next level. Here are the top 5 innovations that give the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones title.   Super 5G performance The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, and furthermore what makes this phone stand out from the 5G crowd is its ability to support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks. Simply put, current devices use the NSA 5G network, which is based on existing 4G hardware. However, there will be ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020

    United Arab Emirates January 19, 2020:   Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.   A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market   The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began the shift towards open innovation in digital health, especially AI and IoT, to add decision-making assistance services to its initial range through ......read more

    Lg Electronics Collects Record Number of Awards at Ces 2020

    LG OLED Wins Official Best TV of CES Award for Sixth Consecutive Year         DUBAI, January 19, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) took home the most awards ever from industry experts at CES® – more than 150 honors this year, led by the Best TV of CES Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Best of CES Awards (the official CES awards program run by Engadget on behalf of the Consumer Technology Association) singled out the LG CX series OLED TVs as the cream of the crop from the literally thousands of new TVs shown at CES.   LG continued its dominance in the TV category with its industry-leading LG OLED TVs winning 83 awards and honors from a wide range of industry experts. The cutting-edge LG SIGNATURE OLED TV RX (model 65RX) “rollable TV” was honored by the Consumer ......read more

    Lg to Join Forces With Cerence on Ai-powered Connected Car Platform

    Companies Enter MOU to Develop Solutions Based on webOS Auto and Cerence ARK   DUBAI, January 16, 2020 –  LG Electronics (LG) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cerence Inc. (Nasdaq: CRNC), which recently spun off from Nuance Communications, Inc. as an independent automotive software company, to develop a new software solution that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), a new turnkey voice assistant for the automotive market. Together, the companies aim to create and advance a more convenient in-car experience through voice commands that allow drivers and passengers to have far more control over car functions, navigation and multimedia content. The partnership is expected to deliver more efficient management of ......read more

    The Data Center Market in 2020: What to Expect

    Author: Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope 2019 was a year for digital transformation across a number of areas and industries in the Middle East – and the data center market was no exception. According to Statista, Middle East and North Africa data centre spending is predicted to hit US$5.1 billion by 2020 – an 8.5 percent increase from 2017. Under increasing pressure to stay relevant and keep up with rapidly advancing technologies, data center providers saw a need to transform and prepare for what’s to come. Now, as we head into 2020, the outcomes of the adoption of both newer and more mature technologies will start to take shape in the data center. Specifically, we’ll see 5G drive an increase in demand for edge computing, while Artificial Intelligence (AI) will heighten deployment of ......read more

    HONOR Wins Big at CES 2020 with Growing Momentum of Wearables

    HONOR Crowned Top 15 Global Smart Phone Brand of the Year by IDG [United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15 January 2020] – Global technology brand HONOR announced a slate of award wins at CES 2020 by international media and organization, testament to its best in class products, solid business performance, cutting-edge technologies and international brand recognition.  HONOR MagicWatch 2 is awarded “Best of CES” 2020 by global media The HONOR MagicWatch 2, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, has been awarded Best of CES 2020 by international top-tier media outlets Android Headlines, PocketNow and Ubergizmo. The HONOR Band 5 Sport, an all-in-one fitness tracker, has also been awarded a CES 2020 Spotlight Award by Android Authority as one of the top picks at CES ......read more

    Lenovo and Nasr Esports partner to champion gaming talent in MENA

    Dubai, January 15, 2020 - As part of its commitment to advancing the gaming industry in the Middle East and Africa, Lenovo has signed a club sponsorship deal with Nasr Esports – the MENA region’s leading esports organization. Since 2016, Nasr Esports has been developing esports talent in the region by identifying, mentoring and managing several global top 10 ranked Arab players. Nasr also has dedicated teams for popular gaming titles such as League of Legends, FIFA and Fortnite. The club roster currently consists of more than 30 professionals from 15 countries in the MENA region, who have won over 300 gaming tournaments around the world. Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo General Manager Gulf, Saudi Arabia & East Africa said, “With the popularity of gaming continuing to grow exponentially, ......read more

    EPSON celebrates the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival with offers on key lineup of EcoTank printers

    Epson, January 12, 2020: The Dubai Shopping Festival is back, marking the 25th year of retail celebrations, and amazing deals! Running until February 1st, Epson is offering deals that are hard to beat during the DSF, including special offers on its award-winning lineup of EcoTank, cartridge-free printers. With up to 3 years of ink included, shoppers can save up to 90% on the cost of ink with Epson’s EcoTank printers.    “We’re excited to be part of DSF’s 25th Anniversary,” commented Nikola Aksentijevic, head of consumer sales - Epson Middle East. “Our EcoTank printers allow users to print thousands of pages before having to refill the ink tank. An EcoTank printer is fundamentally different to most printers – instead of cartridges it features a large ink tank that you fill with ink ......read more

    Ericsson ConsumerLab: Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

    • Early technology adopter consumers expect an Internet of Senses by 2030, enabling a new service economy based on digital sensory experiences • With the human brain as the user interface, consumers expect devices to respond to thoughts, creating a new interaction paradigm • Most consumers believe that Internet of Senses’ services will make society more environmentally sustainable   Consumers expect an array of beneficial services from connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a common reality by 2030.  The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses are among the expectations highlighted in the ninth edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report.   The Internet of Senses will be enabled by ......read more

    Huawei brings the king of 5G smartphones- HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to the UAE

    HUAWEI Mate Pro 30 5G boasts a powerhouse performance, an iconic design and takes phone videography to the next level.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9 January 2020:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to consumers in the United Arab Emirates during a launch event in Dubai. Boasting powerful 5G capabilities that make it a unique 5G smartphone able to support both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes. With an iconic design, powerful 40MP dual main camera, a large long-lasting battery and solid security features, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G proudly wears the crown as the King of 5G smartphones. Gene Jiao President of Huawei CBG, Middle East and Africa said: “The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G brings together the pinnacle of smartphone ......read more

    5 super reasons why the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is the king of 5G smartphones we've all been waiting for.

    Super performance, an iconic design, and videography features never seen before!     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   Have you ever thought how it would be to have blazing 5G speeds in your hand? Streaming 4K videos with ease or taking super clear videos at night? Or even taking your social media to the next level with ultra-slow motion videos as if they were shot on a professional camera or by a movie director? These phone features surely seem like a thing of the future, but now it is all possible thanks to Huawei’s latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. It packs a whole lot of powerful and iconic features, but to make it easier for you, we picked out 5 super reasons why it actually deserves the title as the King of 5G smartphones.      1. Enjoy super ......read more

    Lg Introduces Next Generation of Laundry With New Ai-powered Washer

    CES Innovation Award-Winning Washer Deploys AI and Advanced Fabric Care to Deliver Unrivaled Convenience, Performance and Speed     DUBAI, January 8, 2019 — At CES®, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the guesswork. Winner of a coveted 2020 CES Innovation Award, the new LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor along with the company’s AI-powered Proactive Customer Care service.     The AI DD washer builds on 20 years of advancements in LG’s groundbreaking Direct Drive motor, which delivers both effectiveness and efficiency. LG’s new washing machine not only detects the ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils 2020 QLED 8K TV at CES

    New flagship combines premium design, sophisticated picture quality, AI and an immersive sound experience   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020: ​ Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced today its next-generation QLED 8K line at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, offering a glimpse into the future of display technology. It combines cutting-edge innovations that make the viewing experience more immersive with connected features that make consumer lifestyles more integrated to deliver the ultimate home entertainment experience.    The 2020 QLED 8K lineup provides consumers with an unprecedented viewing experience and unparalleled smart home integration. It leverages the power of enhanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology to improve audio, video and smart capabilities. Plus, it offers a range of ......read more

    Commvault Expands Global Leadership Team with New Regional Leads in EMEA and APJ

    Tinton Falls, N.J. – January 8, 2019 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced the strengthening of its global presence and expertise with the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.  Former Dell Technologies vice president and general manager of enterprise sales, Marco Fanizzi, and Callum Eade, former vice president, APJ for the Software Defined Data Center business at VMware, have joined Commvault as vice president of EMEA and vice president of APJ, respectively. Fanizzi has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise data industry, covering multiple geographies and sectors. He will drive the company’s growth objectives across more than 70 markets in Europe, ......read more

    Schneider Electric Announces Easy UPS 3M 3-Phase UPS with Internal Battery Modules, Making Business Continuity Even Easier

    • Easy UPS 3M offers competitive specifications for small and medium business that require lower capital investment • Compact footprint design with new internal high-capacity battery modules • Easy to install, use, and service • Green Premium™ Solution for sustainable business performance     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today introduced the first version of Easy UPS 3M 3-phase Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) with 60 and 80 kVA (400V) internal high-capacity battery modules. Easy UPS 3M UPSs personify simplicity as they are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to service, providing business continuity for small and medium businesses, and making it an ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Adds NEXTGEN TV to 2020 QLED 8K Line-up

    Samsung’s Ultra HD Viewing Experience enhanced with ATSC 3.0, the latest in broadcast TV technology standard    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 07, 2020:    Samsung Electronics announced upcoming 2020 QLED 8K television lineup will offer ATSC 3.0 tuners. This next-generation broadcast standard provides consumers higher resolution, more realistic audio and interactive experiences, designed to usher in a new era of over-the-air transmission TV broadcasting.  “Samsung is constantly transforming the technology we put in front of our consumers to give them the ultimate home entertainment experience, so leading this endeavor was a natural step,” said  Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “NEXTGEN TV powered by ATSC 3.0 ......read more

    Lenovo Transforms Traditional Form Factors That Embrace a Foldable Future and Launches World's First 5G PC1

    DUBAI, January 7, 2020:   At CES 2020, Lenovo continues its mission to deliver world firsts by unveiling a set of innovations that have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and unveil new possibilities presented by our fast-paced era of connectivity. With a global vision to create smarter technology for all, today’s announcements are not only smarter, but bring a faster and more foldable future to everyone, everywhere. Find all the information on Lenovo’s launches at CES here.   A fast future with 5G With 5G set to continue disrupting the tech landscape and enable the likes of smart cities, smart infrastructure and smart IoT, Lenovo has launched the world’s first 5G PC1 – for the first time bringing 5G connectivity to a premium computing experience beyond smartphone ......read more

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    Jurors revealed for 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

    • Experts from across the industry will recognise the world’s best artists working in photography • 2020 edition includes four new initiatives giving global exposure • Touring exhibition of 2019 winners continues to Italy, Germany, France & Japan • New images from 2020 Awards’ entries available online     Dubai, UAE, 30 October, 2019 – The jury for the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards was revealed earlier this month by the Awards’ creators, the World Photography Organisation.   Free to enter, the ......read more

    HONOR debuts its 9X in the UAE with advanced features and trendy design

    • Unbeatable price for Pop-Up Selfie mechanism and 48 MP Triple Camera • Launches alongside the exciting new wearables Band 5 and HONOR Sport Pro running headphones         Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2019:   Global smartphone brand HONOR today launched the HONOR 9X, the latest member of its powerful X-series that boasts next-generation technology in design, photography and performance. Armed with a 48MP Triple Camera and a 6.59” HONOR FullView Display, this feature-laden smartphone offers an extraordinary user experience at an ......read more

    Lenovo unveils updated ThinkPad and Yoga lineup with Intel's Project Athena

    • Lenovo unleashes its first commercial platform part of the Project Athena program • New ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen, joined by Yoga C940 and S740 to get Smarter via 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors • Lenovo’s Project Athena Lineup: Designed and engineered to address the needs of a new generation workforce and their dynamic workspaces   DUBAI, October 28, 2019 – Recently unveiled at IFA Berlin 2019, Lenovo’s new laptops are amongst the first devices on the market to be verified as part of Intel’s Project Athena innovation ......read more

    Etisalat Digital and DMCC partner to transform Dubai's JLT to the first 5G powered smart district

    • Partnership will see a range of innovation-led initiatives launched across DMCC’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district • Starting this month, smart solutions will be installed across JLT, home to over 16,000 companies and 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area • JLT to become the first smart and sustainable district of its kind in the region, supporting Dubai’s ambition to become the most technologically advanced city in the world    Dubai, 27 October 2019:  Etisalat Digital partnered with DMCC - the world’s flagship Free ......read more

    Samsung introduces the #Galaxy5GChallenge in the UAE

    Attempt a tongue twister for a chance to win a Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone   Dubai, UAE, October 27, 2019:   Honoring ultra-fast connectivity and breakthrough speeds, Samsung Gulf Electronics has announced a brand new competition to mark the arrival of Galaxy Note10+ 5G in the UAE. The #Galaxy5GChallenge gives fans a chance to win a Galaxy Note10+ 5G smartphone and harness the full power of 5G by enjoying hyper fast downloading, high-resolution streaming and graphic-heavy games in real time. To enter, fans need to record a 5-second video of themselves attempting ......read more

    Bentley Systems' Design Integration Offerings Advance BIM to 4D through Digital Twins

    “Evergreen” digital twins extend the value of infrastructure engineers’ work, and of Bentley’s open modeling applications and open simulation applications throughout asset lifecycles 26 October 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, today announced new additions and updates to its open modeling applications and open simulation applications to advance engineering digital twins throughout asset lifecycles. ......read more

    Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Systems Launch their Digital Construction Works Joint Venture, to Close the Constructioneering Advancement Gap

    New global company introduces digital integration services,  advancing constructors’ innovative digital workflows 23 October 2019 — Bentley Systems, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Topcon Positioning Systems, a world leader in positioning technology for the survey and construction industries, today announced that its new, jointly owned company – Digital Construction Works – is open for business, with a full global staff of digital ......read more

    Lenovo and Intel Power a New Era of Computational Scientific Research

    Lenovo and Intel enable researchers at the Flatiron Institute to analyze massive datasets derived from the quantum domain to genomics to the cosmos.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 23 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving digital transformation has recently announced a new collaboration with Intel on joint technology solutions that accelerate the convergence of high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) in helping scientists at the Flatiron Institute solve challenges in entirely new ways. In ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports a 2.1 % increase in consolidated Net Profit for the first nine months of 2019 to AED 6.7 billion

    Abu Dhabi, 23rd  October 2019:   Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statement for the nine months ending 30th September 2019. Financial Highlights and Key Developments    • Aggregate subscriber base reached 148 million; representing Year over Year increase of 5%. • Nine month consolidated revenues reached to AED 38.8 billion, while consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty for the Nine month amounted to AED 6.7 billion an increase of 2.1% compared to same period last year.  • Nine month Consolidated ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority honoured as top digital innovator by Software AG

    Technology leader recognizes authority’s digitally centralized platform delivered through Software AG’s webMethods API Management Abu Dhabi, October 22, 2019 - Software AG recognized Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) for its outstanding and innovative use of technologies powered by Software AG’s webMethods API Management platform that has helped to transform the authority’s core processes to deliver improved customer service experiences. The award titled ‘Innovation in implementing API Management in Government’ is a testament to the authority ......read more

    Fortinet Ranked in Top Three by Gartner for SD-WAN Equipment Market Share by Revenue

    Dubai, UAE– October 22, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is among the top three vendors in worldwide market share for SD-WAN equipment by revenue in Gartner’s Q2 2019 report titled, “Market Share: Enterprise Network Equipment by Market Segment, Worldwide, 2Q19.” According to Gartner, total worldwide SD-WAN equipment revenue in 2Q19 was $417M, up 30% quarter-over-quarter. In 2Q19, Fortinet’s SD-WAN revenue is reported to have grown 234% quarter-over-quarter to ......read more

    Cartoon Network Middle East launches Global ‘Buddy Network' anti-bullying nationwide initiative

    Cartoon Network study conducted by Opinion Matters shows that half of parents with children aged 6-12 years in the UAE are aware their child has been bullied previously Collaboration with Sony Music will see a unique song and music video launched to support this important message    Dubai, 22 October 2019:  Cartoon Network Middle East has launched a UAE-wide anti-bullying campaign ‘CN Buddy Network’ encouraging children aged 5 to 12 years to 'Be a Buddy, Not a Bully.' The global campaign was introduced in 2014 in the UK, and is being launched in ......read more

    Sony brings enhanced connectivity and workflow to professional sports photographers and photojournalists in the UAE with the new Alpha 9 II

    • Combines Alpha 9’s unrivalled speed with new functionality to meet professional needs   • Voice Memo function allows spoken information to be attached to images in the form of voice notes that can be attached to images and replayed during editing and review • New AF algorithms provide enhanced AF precision and performance to capture the most erratic subject motion with high precision   Dubai, UAE, 22 October 2019:   Sony today announced the launch of Alpha 9 II (model ILCE-9M2), the latest addition to its acclaimed line-up of ......read more

    FVC Signs Strategic Partnership with Virsec to Deliver Advanced Cybersecurity Solutions in the Middle East

    Dubai, October 22, 2019: FVC, a leading value-added distributor in the Middle East and Africa, today signed a strategic partnership with  Virsec, a cybersecurity company delivering a radically new approach to protect organizations against advanced cyberattacks. The partnership will enable FVC to distribute Virsec’s cybersecurity solutions throughout the Middle East region. Responding to a sharp increase in cyberattacks targeting businesses, Virsec has validated its patented Trusted Execution™ technology with FVC’s partners and customers to provide unprecedented ......read more

    Sophos Cloud Optix Now Available on AWS Marketplace

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced availability of Sophos Cloud Optix on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. As a new agentless software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering, Cloud Optix automatically discovers cloud assets, detects cloud security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations, and provides threat response for AWS customers. Recognized as a channel-first, channel-best leader in providing innovative solutions like Cloud Optix, Sophos has also been named AWS Partner Network (APN) Technology Partner of the Year. It tops the list ......read more

    Etisalat announces the First End-to-End 5G Stand-Alone Technology implementation in MENA Region

    Abu Dubai 20 October 2019:   In yet another milestone in the 5G journey, Etisalat successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G Standalone (SA) call in the UAE and has become the first operator in the MENA region to achieve this milestone.    Keeping in line with its overall strategy and vision of ‘Driving the Digital Future to Empower Societies’, Etisalat has maintained its leadership position due to its continuous innovation and digital transformation setting a benchmark in the region. Today’s announcement is a result of the test conducted in ......read more

    du Receives the Best Nationalisation Initiative Award at GCC GOV HR Awards in recognition for its Transformative Emiratisation Roadmap

    • Ehab Hassan: “Our vision is not only to create unique career opportunities for UAE nationals, but to provide them with career paths that will ensure a bright future and enable them to unleash their full potential.” • Fahad Al Hassawi: “The award is a result of the efforts made during the past years in the field of supporting Emirati talents and providing an attractive work environment for UAE citizens.” • du aims to raise the Emiratisation rate to 35.5% by the end of 2019 with a long-term vision to increase the rate by 1.5% year on ......read more

    ManageEngine Takes Holistic Approach to Privileged Access Security for Enterprise IT

      ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corporation, today announced the launch of PAM360, a complete privileged access security solution for IT security teams. Available immediately, PAM360 offers enterprise-grade capabilities in privileged access governance, including just-in-time controls and privileged user behavior analytics (PUBA), to provide CISOs and cybersecurity executives holistic visibility of their privileged access security. Monitoring and regulating access to privileged accounts are critical to enterprise security. In fact, Forrester estimates that ......read more

    Organizations Around the World Migrate to Aruba 8000 Series Core Switches Citing Benefits from Advanced Security, Visibility and Simplified Operations

    DUBAI, UAE, 16th October, 2019 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced that organizations globally are replacing their core switching infrastructure with the Aruba 8000 Series Core Switches running ArubaOS-CX (AOS-CX), the industry’s most advanced operating system purpose-built for the unique demands of the mobile, IoT and cloud era. The Aruba 8000 Series hardware and software breakthrough design principles provide deep visibility, advanced telemetry and simplified automation, allowing network operators to utilize data and insights to drive ......read more

    7 Myths About Network Management and Security in a Digital World

    By: Ashraf Sheet, regional director, Middle East and Africa at Infoblox In today’s digitally driven, 24/7 world, how well you thrive as a business depends, more than ever, on your network. It’s the central nervous system that drives business innovation, customer satisfaction, and market expansion. It’s no overstatement to say that your network is one of your most valuable business assets. But how well do you understand the challenges it’s up against in an ever-shifting landscape of rising customer expectations, massive device proliferation, increased virtualization, ......read more

    ManageEngine Expands Its Rapid-Start Enterprise Service Desk Solution Footprint

      ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corp, today announced the general availability of enterprise service management (ESM) capabilities in the on-premises version of its flagship ITSM solution, ServiceDesk Plus. Businesses can now create and deploy individual service desk instances for multiple departments using ServiceDesk Plus, and make them accessible to end users on an enterprise service portal.  Fulfilling end user expectations and unifying siloed service desks across the organization can be challenging for IT leadership due to the absence of ......read more

    Elm reveals its Latest Financial Technology Products at GITEX 2019

    Company Moving Forward with Strategic Global Expansion October 10, 2019 – Elm has revealed its upcoming financial technology product during its participation at GITEX 2019. The E-Wallet service is currently being developed in coordination with the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) in support of the Financial Sector Development Program launched in line with the “Saudi Vision 2030”. The program is part of the digital infrastructure development in the Kingdom aimed at reaching all segments of the community. Elm said that the E-Wallet service application would be ......read more

    4 Steps to Securing Your Business

    Are you taking all the necessary steps to secure your business? From your cash, customer data, legal documents, and financial records to the people you employ and the physical premises, as a business owner, you have a responsibility to provide protection. Of course, prevention is better than cure, so if you could be securing your business more effectively, you should be doing everything you can to minimize risk. Not all of these suggestions will be relevant to every business, but you should consider all eventualities. Here are four essential steps to securing your business. 1. Prevent ......read more

    Nokia smartphone roll out of Android 10 begins:

    Nokia 8.1 becomes the first to receive the latest Android OS upgrade    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 9 October 2019:  Keeping with its promise to offer a smartphone experience that keeps getting better, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that starting from today  the rollout of Android 10 will begin with the Nokia 8.1. As the first Nokia smartphone to receive this latest OS update – and as the first phone running with a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710 mobile platform to receive the OS update – the Nokia 8.1 will benefit from the ......read more

    VAIO returns to Middle Eastern in partnership with Nexstgo

    The brand marks its return with its premier line VAIO® laptops with Nexstgo October 8 2019, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:  VAIO Corporation is back in the GCC with the launch of its new range of laptops with Nexstgo Company Limited. This license agreement between Hong Kong-based Nexstgo and Japan-based VAIO Corporation includes manufacturing, sales and marketing as well as servicing of VAIO laptops under the VAIO trademark in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan markets and now in the Middle Eastern.  The laptops will be soon available across the Flagship ......read more

    Microsoft introduces team-empowering Surface Hub 2S to UAE market at GITEX Technology Week 2019

    • Company brings intelligent edge to life at region’s premier tech expo, showing how the newest addition to the Surface family connects to a rich ecosystem of Windows 10, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Microsoft Whiteboard and the intelligent cloud – to unlock the productivity of teams • 40% lighter than its predecessor, and with a 60% thinner display, Surface Hub 2S fits easily into any space, from a traditional conference area to a compact meeting room.   08 October, 2019; Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Microsoft today underscored its commitment to ......read more

    Alain Penel, Vice President Middle East at Fortinet shares his Insights on Today's Cloud Infrastructures

    The development of the cloud over the last 15 years is one of the most significant convergences of computing and communications technologies in history. It provides unprecedented agility and scalability for organizations, immediate access to information and transactions for individuals and has transformed our global economy similar to smartphones and IoT devices. It has also resulted in one of the most unique technology transitions in history. Traditionally, whenever a new technology arrives – whether the steam engine or the Internet – there has been an orderly and often rapid ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Municipality Embarks on Digital Workplace Transformation Project Using Latest WiFi 6 Technology from Aruba

    Dubai, UAE, 8th October, 2019: Abu Dhabi Municipality has overhauled its legacy networking infrastructure and deployed powerful new Wi-Fi 6 technology from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, that has laid the foundation for its Smart Digital Workplace initiative, which will transform digital experiences for employees, suppliers and citizens. Mr. Ahmad Al Hammadi, IT Manager at Abu Dhabi Municipality says, “We understand that the future of work will be defined by smart work experiences enabled by the right technologies. Our intention was to create a smart workplace that will ......read more

    Abu Dhabi Digital Authority adopts Microsoft Dynamics 365 to accelerate Smart Citizen Experience

    Microsoft technologies such as Dynamics 365, Power BI and a host of artificial-intelligence tools will be leveraged to enable the enhancement of e-services across the emirate’s public agencies October 7, 2019; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:   The Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) today announced that it has selected Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power BI and a host of artificial-intelligence tools to drive the agency’s Smart Citizen Experience. “Our partnership with Microsoft will allow us to build an intelligent customer-service platform that ......read more

    Department of Finance and Abu Dhabi Digital Authority Accelerate the Digital Transformation of Government Services with Robotic Process Automation

    Collaboration with Automation Anywhere to support future-centric capacity building, creation of bots and RPA adoption across Abu Dhabi’s government entities GITEX Technology Week – United Arab Emirates, Dubai – October 6, 2019 - Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) and Department of Finance (DoF) today signed an agreement with Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) to digitize government services using software bots. ADDA & DoF will leverage Automation Anywhere’s expertise in the RPA industry to support increased skill ......read more

    XenonStack Announces Strategic Partnership with ITWARE LLC, Dubai For Cloud Native Foundation and Enterprises Technology

      XenonStack has announced a strategic partnership with ITWARE LLC, Dubai for UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia to provide Cloud-Native Transformation, Enterprise DevOps, Big Data Analytics, IoT Solutions, Machine learning, AI,  RPA and Blockchain Technologies.  XenonStack being a global Product Engineering, Technology Services and Consulting company is building Intelligent Distributed Systems at Scale, AI, and Data-driven Decision Platforms and Solutions. Xenonstack has been pretty aggressive in its expansion plans capitalizing on traction build up from its ......read more

    du's latest Home Service Plans brings Linksys' Award Winning Velop WiFi mesh routers into customer homes''

    Latest packages deliver broadband speeds of up to 800 mbps, leveraging on scalable mesh WiFi technologies to provide consistent, seamless connectivity across customer homes  DUBAI, UAE, 03 October 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced today that customers subscribing to any of the latest home service triple-play plans can now take advantage of Linksys’ award-winning Whole Home Wi-Fi solution, Velop, to achieve fast and reliable Wi-Fi across their home networks.  “With the increasing number of in-home ......read more

    ManageEngine to showcase its AI-enabled IT Management Solutions at GITEX 2019

      ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, announced its plans to participate in GITEX Technology Week 2019, to be held October 6-10, 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.  The company will demonstrate how the integration of Zia, Zoho's artificial intelligence (AI) assistant, in ManageEngine’s ServiceDesk Plus and Analytics Plus helps customers achieve real business impact.  ManageEngine will also use GITEX 2019 as a platform to showcase its best-in-class IT security solutions. The company will exhibit its security solutions ......read more

    Jafza is the First Free Zone to Bring 5g Technology to Its Customers

    The Leading Trade and Logistics Hub Joins Etisalat to Give Live 5G Experience to Its Customers Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 October 2019:  Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) and the UAE’s premier telecom provider Etisalat offered a glimpse of how 5G technology can revolutionise the way companies operating in Jafza will do business in the future. The next-generation technology was demonstrated onboard through an Etisalat-Ericsson co-branded bus for DP World Officials, business leaders and employees. The guests experienced the Internet Speed Test Display, 5G Connected Display, 3D ......read more

    du's latest Home Service Plans brings Linksys' Award Winning Velop WiFi mesh routers into customer homes

    Latest packages deliver broadband speeds of up to 800 mbps, leveraging on scalable mesh WiFi technologies to provide consistent, seamless connectivity across customer homes  DUBAI, UAE, 2nd October 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), announced today that customers subscribing to any of the latest home service triple-play plans can now take advantage of Linksys’ award-winning Whole Home Wi-Fi solution, Velop, to achieve fast and reliable Wi-Fi across their home networks.  “With the increasing number of in-home ......read more

    New Nokia phones introduce class-defining experiences across segments

    Elevating the mid-segment experience with the Nokia 6.2  New additions to the feature phone portfolio – featuring the military-grade Nokia 800 Tough, reimagined Nokia 2720 Flip    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 October 2019  – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced new Nokia phones, including the Nokia 6.2, where breath-taking PureDisplay meets an advanced triple camera setup powered by AI experiences, all in one accessible smartphone.    The company also expanded its feature phone portfolio to address new network and ......read more

    Sophos To Showcase Its Latest Cybersecurity Innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2019

    Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, will showcase its latest cybersecurity innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2019, which will be held from Oct. 6 to10, 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Visitors to the stand (Sheikh Rashid Hall Stand: SR-D10-) will be able to hear more about Sophos’ endpoint and network security solutions that are powered by deep learning and synchronized security and help organizations of all sizes battle today’s ever changing threat landscape. “Organizations do not have the resources to combat cyber threats like ......read more

    Kodak Alaris Launches New Network Scanning Solutions, Placing Channel Partners on Fast Track to Growth

    DUBAI, UAE, 2nd October, 2019 – Kodak Alaris is launching a new wave of network-connected scanning solutions aimed at tackling the most difficult pain points organizations face when onboarding information into line-of-business applications. The Alaris INfuse Smart Connected Scanning Solution and the Kodak Scan Station 730EX Plus Scanner automate business processes by seamlessly connecting document capture to existing business systems and the cloud. Benefits include fewer touchpoints and less human error, making the entire information capture process smarter and more efficient. The ......read more

    Sony Brings New Level of Power to Premium Compact Camera Line-up in the UAE with Introduction of the RX100 VII; Alpha 9 Performance in Your Pocket

    Dubai, UAE, 1st October 2019:   Sony announced a new addition to its award-winning series of RX cameras with the launch of the RX100 VII (model DSC-RX100M7) in the UAE. Utilising technologies developed for Sony’s full-frame mirrorless camera Alpha 9, the RX100 VII achieves new levels of performance in a compact camera, in both stills and movie shooting, inspiring the user to feel confident that they are armed with professional-level power in their pocket for spontaneous shooting in everyday life.   The RX100 VII is powered by a newly developed 1.0-type stacked ......read more

    Canon develops a remote control system for interchangeable-lens cameras

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30th September 2019:   Canon Middle East today announces the development of a new remote control solution for stills photography, providing professional users with remote operation for Canon’s interchangeable-lens cameras. Taking user needs into consideration, the technology has been developed to enable the remote operation of cameras for still photo capture in journalistic fields such as sports coverage. The solution, which is currently under development, employs a centre-based system where the camera’s optical axis is perpendicular ......read more

    Class-defining Nokia 7.2 premiers a powerful 48 MP triple camera with ZEISS Optics and state-of-the-art PureDisplay screen

    A perfect combination of timeless looks and cutting-edge technology with a powerful triple camera and always-on HDR PureDisplay technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 30 September 2019 - HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 7.2, the first Nokia smartphone to combine a triple camera and PureDisplay. Nokia 7.2 features a powerful 48MP triple camera with Quad Pixel technology and ZEISS Optics. Nokia 7.2 also premiers a range of ZEISS bokeh styles, exclusive to Nokia smartphones, that recreate the way legendary ZEISS lenses produce high visual impact and ......read more

    Dawex Partners with Kanematsu Corporation To Deploy Data Exchange Technology in Japan

    This partnership accelerates the development of the Data Economy in the region and offers organizations and public institutions the highest technology to orchestrate data circulation. United Arab Emirates: September, 2019:   Dawex, the leading data exchange technology company and the operator of the largest data marketplace, today announced its partnership with Kanematsu Corporation, a major trading company, to further deploy and promote data exchange technology in Japan. Kanematsu will deploy and operate its own data exchange platform relying on Dawex technology to serve ......read more

    ECity to mark stronger market presence in the UAE with opening of new Bigbox Consumer Electronics Store in Dubai

    New 2000-sqm store in Ibn Battuta Mall is company's 10th state-of-the-art outlet in the UAE September 26, 2019:  UAE-based electronics retail giant ECity, which is part of Albatha Holding, one of the largest conglomerates in the UAE, opened the Bigbox Consumer Electronics Store, the company’s latest state-of-the-art store at Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, one of the largest themed families shopping malls in the world. The formal unveiling ceremony of the store at Ibn Battuta Mall was attended by Jaouad Dakir, CEO, ECity along with some of the company’s senior ......read more

    Epson to display innovative technologies at GITEX Technology Week 2019

    Experience the power of shared VR, robotics, augmented reality and more at Epson’s GITEX stand G20 in Hall 4 Dubai, UAE; September 25, 2019: Epson is participating in the region’s leading technology show, GITEX Technology Week 2019, and showcasing its unique solutions for businesses, education, professional display, hospitality and retail. These range from projector technologies to robotics, printing solutions, visual imaging and augmented reality. A stand-out feature of this year’s Epson stand is a 180-degree shared virtual reality (VR) projection space, housed inside ......read more

    Bigger Than Ever! Grab the Best Deals at Burjuman's Annual Electronics Fair

    Mega deals from the Mall’s biggest electronics retailers Dubai, UAE, 25 September 2019:  There’s no better time to upgrade your technology with the latest gizmos and gadgets than at BurJuman’s Electronics Fair. In line with the biggest tech fest in Dubai, GITEX Shopper, BurJuman invites visitors to grab some of the best deals this year from their favourite retailers. Until 28th September 2019, every day from 10 am to 10 pm will be a celebration of all things tech at BurJuman. Retailers such as Eros, Samsung, JBL and Sharaf DG are offering customers the most ......read more

    Automation Anywhere Appoints Two Industry Veterans to its Global Leadership Team

    Expanded executive bench to accelerate RPA leader’s aggressive growth trajectory   Dubai, UAE – September 24, 2019 – Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), today announced the appointment of industry veterans Stephen DeWitt as its first Chief Strategy Officer and Riadh Dridi as Chief Marketing Officer.  The C-suite expansion will play a critical role in building the company’s global brand and supporting its next wave of global expansion. In the last year, Automation Anywhere has increased its customer entities to more ......read more

    Gitex Shopper 2019 Opens Today With the Latest Technologies, Hottest Deals and Irresistible Offers

    TAKE IT HOME!  The show introduces Shopper Smart Hub, VR experiences in revamped Shopper Games, and Kidzania for a heightened shopper experience Dubai, UAE – Monday 23rd September, 2019:  GITEX Shopper 2019, the region’s favourite and longest-running consumer electronic bonanza, officially opens at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) today (Tuesday 24th September). A range of new products, activities and features await more than 100,000 gadget-seekers and consumer technology visitors over five days at DWTC. Running in Sheikh Saeed Halls 1-3 until Saturday 28 ......read more

    du and Network International Join Forces to Launch Advanced Payment Solution

    Reduced POS setup costs and transaction fees via du’s seamless, efficient, and cashless digital Business POS solution powered by Network’s N-Genius™ platform   Dubai, UAE, 21st September, 2019:  As a one-stop-shop for empowering the UAE’s enterprise sector, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is enabling small-to-medium businesses to flourish through the launch of an efficient, affordable POS solution. As the UAE transitions to becoming a cashless society by 2020 in line with the Smart Government initiative, merchants are ......read more

    Etisalat launches ‘Upgrade Anytime' programme for the first time in MENA region

    • Join the programme and enjoy the freedom to trade in your phone for free with a new one after 90 days  • Bring your IPhone and get a new one of a different colour, capacity, and model and a new installment scheme without restrictions   Abu Dhabi 21 September 2019:  Etisalat today announced the launch of the region’s first ‘Upgrade Anytime’, an exclusive programme that gives customers what they want – affordability and the freedom to trade in  their iPhone with a new one of different model, screen size, color, capacity, or new ......read more

    Two-i is back at GITEX aiming to help cities in search of happiness

    United Arab Emirates: September 19,2019:   For the second year running, Two-i will attend Gitex 2019 to present its unique video analysis software, which is called the Map, aiming to improve happiness in the cities. This solution was inspired by the progressive sustainable development goals that Two-i shares with Dubai.  Live analysis of demographic data, such as emotions, age and gender, helps to guide decision-making and measure the impact of initiatives. Happiness is a complex condition that involves a range of variables that are far from just detecting smiles on the ......read more

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