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    Samsung Pay for the Holidays: Don't Let Your Wallet Weigh You Down This Festive Season

    Samsung Pay makes your holiday shopping trips easier and more streamlined so you can get all the gifts you’ll need without all the stress Dubai, UAE, December 18, 2017:  The holidays are just around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for gifts for the people you care about. Whether you love the bustle and excitement of a shopping mall during the festive season, or you look for any excuse to avoid the crowds and commotion, one thing is true: you’ll need to find something for everyone on your gift list during the next few weeks. There’s nothing quite like buying the perfect gift for each of your friends and family members — and seeing their faces light up when they open it is the cherry on top of a successful holiday shopping season. But before you can surprise your loved ones with ......read more

    WiFi UAE is Now Available Throughout Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi

    To connect, visitors can simply search for the network name @WiFiUAE Dubai, UAE, 18 December 2017:  Visitors to Dalma Mall can now enjoy the benefits of WiFi UAE as it rolls out at t Abu Dhabi’s favorite mall, in its, 255,000sqm area of shopping, entertainment and dining. All visitors have to do is simply search for the network name @WiFiUAE to connect. The service is available to all visitors with a UAE mobile number through two options: WiFi UAE, which is free, and WiFi UAE Premium, an affordable paid service. This latest launch expands the WiFi UAE footprint, which has seen users throughout the UAE take advantage of its seamless connectivity offering, to help enhance happiness through connectivity, in support of the UAE Government’s direction. Speaking of the success of the rollout, Jihad Tayara, Vice ......read more

    Wiztivi to showcase its TIMELESSUI® TV technology at Cabsat in Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 18, 2017:  Founded a decade ago, Wiztivi is a French company specialized in the development and design of interactive video services for media groups and telecom operators. Wiztivi will be in the UAE to present its TIMELESSUI® multi-screen user interface at Cabsat's Creative France pavilion. The show takes place in Dubai from 14th to 16th january, 2018. TIMELESSUI® is a multi-screen user interface (UI) compatible with all TV services. The UI components allow Broadcast and OTT solutions to be provided to media companies and telecoms. Its modular nature makes it a flexible and scalable solution that caters for the rapid time to market of its target clients. TIMELESSUI® offers the full TV experience on any screen (STB, Mobile, PC and more). It offers a response to many of the ......read more

    GlobalData and Huawei Jointly Release Network Experience Index White Paper

    Shenzhen, China, December 18, 2017:   Huawei and GlobalData have jointly released a new white paper entitled “The Future is Now for the Holistic Network Index - Network Experience Index (NEI)”. The white paper provides a benchmark or standard for mobile operators to have a macro view of the network that reflects the real end-user service experience. As the mobile network develops, the number of counters, KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), KQIs (Key Quality Indicators) and QoE (Quality of Experience) indicators across different technologies keep building up. It is getting more difficult to keep track of which indicators to closely follow. The challenge is to simplify what is becoming more complicated, therefore the need to have an experience-oriented metric is imperative. Huawei’s NEI represents the score ......read more

    du Visits the Thukher Social Club in Recognition of UAE's Senior Citizens

    du spent a day full of activities with the club members    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  du, UAE's telecom network provider, has engaged with members of the Community Development Authority’s Thukher Social Club as part of du’s latest volunteering activity, in which participants have enjoyed various activities in Mushrif Park.  du Emirati employees engaged with senior citizens – both men and women - and hosted a number of activities including; a quiz competition, poetry recital, board games, as well exercise. du is committed to actively working towards boosting its positive interaction between its employees and the community, and saw this volunteering program as the perfect opportunity do so.  The company’s employees have also encouraged the elderly to participate in ......read more

    Dubai Electronic Security center develops Dubai IoT security standard, a significant steppingstone in securing IoT in the city

    Dubai, UAE, December 17, 2017:  On Thursday 14th December, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) presented Dubai IoT security standard to representatives from government and semi-government entities in the city of Dubai.   The development of this standard is an initiative introduced by the center that aims to provide entities with a set of basic security controls that they should refer to whenever a new IoT device or platform is deployed. The standard is built with consideration of the wide diversity of IoT devices and their corresponding capabilities.  Worth mentioning, is that this standard is the first of its kind as there aren’t any internationally recognized IoT security standards that go to the depth and breadth of this standard. It covers all the important security measures from authentication to ......read more

    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

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    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

    Huawei Partners with Nextek and Quectel to Drive IoT Expansion in the Middle East

    Bringing global technologies to power smart city expansion in the region  Dubai, UAE October 18, 2017: Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider signed an agreement with two global companies to promote the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and build a IoT ecosystem in the Middle East: Nextek Solutions, a global IT & software provider and integrator and Quectel, a leading supplier of wireless modules. The two entities will cooperate with Huawei to build Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) solutions that target the needs of regional organizations. In the Middle East, the Internet ......read more

    Siemens brings future of power supply to WETEX 2017

    Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, Dubai International Exhibition Center, Dubai, Booth No. TSP 1, Zaabeel Hall Siemens to showcase digitalized portfolio for sustainable energy  Visitors can experience the inner workings of a gas turbine in virtual reality  Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2017:  At the 19th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) in Dubai, held from October 23th until 25th, Siemens will demonstrate ways to achieve a sustainable energy future with its digitalized portfolio. At the company’s stand at Zaabeel Hall, ......read more

    Qualcomm Achieves World's First Announced 5G Data Connection on a 5G Modem Chipset for Mobile Devices

    First chipset in the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR Modem Family Delivers Gigabit Speeds and demonstrates data connection on 28GHz mmWave Spectrum Unveils First 5G Smartphone Reference Design for New Generation of Cellular Connectivity DUBAI, October 18 2017:  Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., successfully achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices. The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem chipset delivered gigabit speeds and a data connection in the 28GHz mmWave radio ......read more

    Ericsson Receives the Gcc Best Employer Brand Award

    Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), was awarded the GCC Best Employer Brand Award 2017 during a celebration that was held last week in Dubai, UAE.  Ericsson Human Resources and Marketing & Communications was bestowed with “GCC Best Employer Brand Award 2017” as one of the top employer brands in the region. The award is based on laying out business aligned HR strategies, their effective execution, creating future ready organizations and effective Marketing & Communication of the same, to attract, retain and develop ......read more

    Fortinet Survey Reveals Almost Half of IT Decision Makers in the Middle East Believe Cybersecurity is Still not a Top Priority for the Board

    Respondents expect their transition to the cloud, as part of an organization’s digital transformation journey, to be a catalyst for an increased focus on security   Dubai, UAE. – October 17, 2017:  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has revealed that almost half of the IT decision makers (ITDMs) at 250+ employee organizations in the Middle East believe that cybersecurity is still not a significant priority for board members despite high profile cyberattacks continuing to occur according to findings of ......read more

    WorldSkills kicks off with Siemens technology

    60 countries participating in vocational World Championships Siemens is a strategic sponsor of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2017:  With the 44th WorldSkills Competition kicking off in Abu Dhabi earlier this week, competitors have been using automation technology, advice and practical assistance from Siemens, as the event’s strategic sponsor. Under the banner ‘Discover the amazing Power of Skills’, the event is seeing 1,300 talented young specialists from 60 countries and regions compete for the World Championship title in 51 vocational ......read more

    Huawei unveils the long-awaited HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro

    Introducing the next era of mobile smartphones equipped with the world's first Kirin AI processor inside to deliver a faster, more customized mobile experience   Dubai, U.A.E., October 17, 2017:  During an exclusive global launch held at Munich, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled its highly-anticipated Mate 10 Series, which will open the door to new AI mobile applications. The new HUAWEI Mate 10, HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro and PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10 are breakthrough AI devices that combine innovative hardware, the Kirin 970 and EMUI 8.0. The HUAWEI Mate 10 Series ......read more

    Microsoft Awards iLife For Innovation And Excellence

    iLife was recognised for its innovative digital devices powered by Microsoft technology UAE – October 17, 2017:  iLife Digital Technology, an innovative consumer electronics company won  ‘Compete Partner for the Year 2017’ for its innovative devices designed for the Middle Easts’ budget-smart consumers. The annual awards ‘Night of the Stars’ hosted by Microsoft Gulf celebrated and recognised partners with exceptional contribution towards Microsoft technology.  The award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations ......read more

    Sharjah Research Technology Innovation Park set for 1st edition of ‘Regional R&D Funding and Commercialization Forum'

    October 16, 2017: Sharjah Research Technology Innovation Park (SRTIP), an initiative of the American University of Sharjah Enterprises (AUSE), is set to organize its first forum on research and development (R&D), the ‘Regional R&D Funding and Commercialization Forum,’ which will be held on November 9, 2017 at the American University of Sharjah (AUS). The event will explore investment prospects in the sector as part of a larger goal to increase R&D’s contribution to the UAE’s gross domestic product (GDP). R&D is viewed as an essential foundation in ......read more

    Etisalat sign MoU with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company

    Dubai, 16 October 2017:  Etisalat and Abu Dhabi Distribution Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding to appoint Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC), part of Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) as a partner to promote Etisalat elife products and services. The MOU was signed by Saeed Al Suwaidi, managing director, ADDC, and Sultan Al Dhaheri, Acting General Manager, Etisalat Abu Dhabi.  Saeed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director, ADDC said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement with Etisalat as it will contribute to the development of our services and ......read more

    39% in UAE object to connected devices monitoring their activities, reveals Kantar TNS

    Highly connected but increasingly suspicious: Global study reveals ‘consumer trust divide’ for brands online.  Consumers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia trust content and brands, but for how long? 25% of connected consumers in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) consider the content brands post on social media irrelevant Only one in four connected consumers (25%) in Saudi Arabia are concerned about social networks’ control of what users see in their feeds  30% of connected consumers in the UAE are concerned about the level of personal data brands have on ......read more

    Red Hat Debuts Versatile Software-Defined Storage for Cloud-Native Applications in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

    DUBAI, UAE, 16th October, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, with support for containerized applications and infrastructure in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform clusters. Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6 comes on the heels of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.6, the latest version of Red Hat’s enterprise-grade Kubernetes container application platform, announced in August. Red Hat Container-Native Storage, built upon Red Hat Gluster Storage, is integrated ......read more

    A10 Networks Strengthens Industry's Most Powerful DDoS Protection Solution with Intelligent Automation and Highly Scalable Flow-Based Detection

    DUBAI, UAE, 16th October, 2017 – As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increase in size and scope, A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a Secure Application Services™ company, today launched its latest defenses against these threats with the most powerful DDoS protection solution available on the market. The company is strengthening its A10 Thunder™ TPS (Threat Protection System) platform with surgical flow-based detection via the new A10 Thunder TPS Detector, which integrates with A10 aGalaxy TPS management to provide automated mitigation for TPS ......read more

    Huawei forges new alliances, launches new strategy and solutions to drive the Middle East's digital transformation

    The leading ICT solutions provider offers new solutions and platforms for cloud services, smart city and safe city development Dubai – October 15, 2017:  The leading global ICT solutions provider, Huawei, showcased an exciting range of innovative services and solutions as part of its ‘platform + ecosystem’ portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Huawei’s participation at GITEX showcased the power of new ICT, particularly its value to specific sector within the region, and emphasized the need for collaborative partnerships, which took the form of alliances with ......read more

    AED134.5b value of Dubai trade in electronics in first half of 2017

    Dubai - October 14 , 2017:  DP World Group Chairman & CEO and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation Sultan bin Sulayem pointed out that Dubai plays a pivotal role in sustaining and developing the information technology sector thanks to its adoption of latest technologies and applications.   He added:” Dubai has succeeded in keeping abreast with the technology sector and implementing advanced technologies to sustain and support economic development in line with the wise vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and ......read more

    Red Hat and Alibaba Cloud Join Forces to Bring Increased Flexibility with Open Source

    DUBAI, UAE, 15th October, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA), today announced that they will join forces to bring the power and flexibility of Red Hat’s open source solutions to Alibaba Cloud’s customers around the globe. Alibaba Cloud is now part of the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, joining a group of technology industry leaders who offer Red Hat-tested and validated solutions that extend the functionality of Red ......read more

    ELM reveals overwhelming response from its successful participation at GITEX 2017

    October 12, 2017 - ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), revealed its successful participation at the recently concluded 37th edition of GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), which ran from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). The ELM pavilion, which featured state-of-the-art technologies such as enhanced reality technology and other technologies, received a number of government dignitaries, CEOs, decision makers from IT industry leaders and vital economic sectors, as well as media ......read more

    British Security Industry Association zooms in on Mid East's US$4.8 billion commercial security market at Intersec 2018

    IP network video surveillance systems in high demand in Middle East as hospitality sector fuels further growth  Dubai, UAE, October 12, 2017:  Growing demand for streamlined and IP network security systems will double the value of the Middle East’s commercial security market over the next four years, with hospitality likely to witness the highest growth of all end-user segments, according to new research.  Driven by increased investments and stringent regulatory policies, the commercial security market has witnessed an upswing throughout the region creating ......read more

    Four UAE Designers Take Home LG Signage Design Award

    Total prize of US $100,000 clinched by leading UAE designers across four design categories Dubai, UAE: 12 October 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) announced its official “Techorator” winners of the first-ever Signage Design competition for innovative professional designers and architects across the region at the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. Four winners have collectively taken home a total prize of US $100,000 across four categories worth US $25,000 each. The four winning designers have pushed the boundaries of artistic designs within new and existing commercial spaces using ......read more

    Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation Showcases Smart Services at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Dubai-UAE: 12 October, 2017:  Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) is showcasing its portfolio of smart online services that improve the efficiency of its interaction with the public at GITEX Technology Week 2017.  AMAF’s participation in the global tech event that runs at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 8 to 12 reflects the Foundation’s continued endeavors to save its customers time and effort.  In line with its smart transformation and customer happiness strategy, AMAF unveiled a host of new smart services for tenants of endowment properties ......read more

    Technologies of the Future take centre stage at Etisalat during GITEX Technology Week

    Robotics in Retail, Healthcare, Home and Education showcase real life scenarios Augmented and Virtual Reality take visitors on a journey of the future Artificial Intelligence exhibit solutions for adults, children and visually impaired DUBAI, UAE – 12 October 2017:  Keeping up with its theme ‘Driving the Digital Future’ at GITEX Technology Week, visitors took a journey experiencing all futuristic technologies at Etisalat stand during this week at the event.    Etisalat aimed to create an unforgettable presence at GITEX Technology Week by ......read more

    Nutanix Teams Up with Google Cloud to Fuse Cloud Environments for Enterprise Apps

    Strategic Alliance Between Industry Innovators Aims to Simplify Hybrid Cloud DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – October 11, 2017:   Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced a strategic alliance with Google®Cloud. As a result of the partnership, joint customers will be able to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform™ (GCP). Google and Nutanix will work together to address the technology ......read more

    StorageCraft Debuts at GITEX Dubai 2017, Introduces OneBlox Scale-Out Storage Solution to Middle East Businesses

    Company Combines Best in Reliable Data Protection with Infinite Scale-Out Storage; Demos StorageCraft Instant Recovery at its GITEX Booth At GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data and ensure its constant availability, today announced the Middle East launch of OneBlox, its object-based storage appliance that solves businesses’ common storage pain points: complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades. At GITEX 2017, StorageCraft exhibits at booth E4-30 in Hall 4 and at Booth SM-3 in the Sheikh ......read more

    Panasonic Brings Next Generation Innovative Solutions to GITEX 2017

    Japanese Tech Giant offers solutions that will help customers ‘Discover New Frontiers’ in their businesses Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) is showcasing its innovative solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017, region’s most influential ICT exhibition, which runs from 8th – 12th October at Dubai World Trade Centre. Panasonic, a renowned name amongst the Global Technology giants, offers high quality B2B solutions embedded with industry-leading, innovative, Japanese standard technologies. Optimizing GITEX as a rewarding ......read more

    Sharjah Chamber Signs Protection Agreement with Etisalat

    On the Sideline of its Participation in GITEX Technology Week Sharjah, October 11, 2017:  The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) signed a protection agreement with Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat). The agreement aims to develop a system for protecting SCCI systems from all cyber-threats. It also aims to improve its digital security, data flow, and its network’s readiness to confront all potential threats in the future. According to this agreement, the SCCI receives technical and consultation support from Etisalat to devise the necessary plans ......read more

    Etisalat Showcases Digital in Mobility at GITEX Technology Week

    Mercedes-Benz F 015 makes its regional debut at Etisalat Stand Etisalat connected Tesla Model X unveiled Self-driving Rinspeed Etos concept car on exhibit for the first time in the middle east DUBAI, UAE – 10 October 2017:  Etisalat makes a major digital showcase in ‘Mobility’ bringing autonomous transportation and connected car technology with M2M and IoT in the spotlight at GITEX Technology Week 2017.    This is in line with Etisalat’s objective to highlight its role in ‘Dubai Autonomous Transportation Strategy’ by ......read more

    Dubai Police invites visitors to experience the World's First Smart Police Service Centre in Dubai at GITEX Technology Week

    One of a kind, drive-through service to pay traffic fines in Dubai 24/7 centre at City Walk Mall to offer 27 key services and 33 fully automated sub-services Dubai, October 10th 2017:  Dubai Police encourages citizens and residents visiting GITEX Technology Week to discover the world’s first Smart Police Service Centre.   Located at the entrance to Sheikh Saeed Hall 1, Smart Police Station staff will walk you through all details of their all new service center at City Walk, the drive-through services located in Last Exit Dubai and “walk-in” ......read more

    ME RoTIC highlights ground-breaking technologies for rotating machinery equipment

    Featuring 40 per cent international visitors, 65 per cent decision makers and 70 per cent trade visitors, ME RoTIC witnessed 300 visitors and 200 delegates on the first day of the event The event highlighted some of the best practices, trends and innovative strategies to maintain the rotating machinery equipment Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10th 2017:  Advancements in technology are crucial to improve efficiency and maintenance of rotating machinery. The Middle East Rotating Machinery Technology and Innovation Conference & Showcase (ME RoTIC), which runs from ......read more

    Jabra launches Jabra Elite 25e headphones with best-in-class battery for wireless calls and music in the UAE

    Up to 18 hours of battery time Seamlessly switch between calls and music, on-the-go, throughout the day Superior design for optimized comfort and fit Wind and water resistant Dedicated Siri® and Google Now™ button  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 10, 2017:   Jabra, part of the GN Group, pioneers in sound, launches the Jabra Elite 25e, an in-ear stereo neckband headphone with best-in-class battery for wireless calls and music*. The Jabra Elite 25e are full mobility on-the-go headphones that allow for seamlessly switching between calls and music ......read more

    LogRhythm Unveils Self-Evolving Cloud-Based Analytics to Enhance its Threat Lifecycle Management Platform

    New CloudAI offering delivers advanced analytics that leverage artificial intelligence to automate the rapid detection of advanced threats LogRhythm, The Security Intelligence Company, today introduced CloudAI, a technology designed to help LogRhythm customers across the globe avoid damaging cyber incidents such as high-profile data breaches. CloudAI is an advanced cloud-based security analytics offering that is available as a fully integrated, add-on subscription service for the LogRhythm Threat Lifecycle Management Platform. Initially focused on extending and enhancing LogRhythm’s ......read more

    Trend Micro Releases ‘Digital Souks,' a Comprehensive Whitepaper on the Middle Eastern and North African Underground at GITEX 2017

    Prices for malware and hacking tools at USD 19 in the region, as compared to USD 4 in North America Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today at GITEX 2017, released its comprehensive whitepaper, “Digital Souks: A Glimpse into the Middle Eastern and  North African Underground,” an in-depth analysis of the cybercriminal activities within the region. Prices for malware and hacking tools are generally a bit more expensive than in other regions. For example, a keylogger in the North American ......read more

    Panasonic Showcases Business Communication Solutions at GITEX

    With communication technologies at the forefront, the Japanese manufacturer takes centre stage with its latest range of industry leading products Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic’s pioneering business communication products and solutions essentially designed for the Middle East and Africa region, are showcased at GITEX Technology Week 2017 from 8th – 12th Oct 2017.  The brand is exhibiting a wide range of products within categories such as IP-PBX range, the SIP Phone and Door phone, HD Visual Communications System, Document Scanner, Video Intercom (IP) solutions, ......read more

    ShadeCraft Brings First Autonomous, Robotics Powered Shading System to GITEX Technology Week 2017

    SUNFLOWER Marks a New Era in Intelligent, Autonomous Outdoor Living Products Dubai, United Arab Emirates- October 10, 2017:  LA-based robotics startup ShadeCraft, the pioneer of intelligent, autonomous outdoor living solutions, is set to showcase world’s first autonomous robotic and solar powered shading system at GITEX Technology Week 2017, marking the solution’s much anticipated debut in the Middle East.  SUNFLOWER, the world’s first artificial intelligence-controlled, solar-powered, robotic patio shade uses artificial intelligence (AI) and internet of ......read more

    Ministry of Interior & Injazat Data Systems unveil ‘Hassantuk' UAE Smart Monitoring Alert & Control System

    UAE, 09 October 2017- The UAE Ministry of Interior, represented by the Civil Defence Headquarters, in partnership with Injazat Data Systems has today (Monday, October 9, 2017) held a press conference unveiling ‘Hassantuk’ – the UAE’s Smart Monitoring, Alert and Control System – at the Dubai World Trade Center. Hassantuk is the largest automated and integrated fire and life safety monitoring system of its kind in the region. It is a Public-Private Partnership between the Ministry of Interior and Injazat Data Systems designed to support UAE Vision 2021’s goal ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with eCommerce platform Noon

    Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:   Etisalat and eCommerce platform Noon today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to appoint noon.com as one of Etisalat’s key online partners offering consumers the flexibility to purchase Etisalat products and services online. The MOU was signed at GITEX Technology Week 2017 being currently held from 8-12 October at Dubai World Trade Center by Mohamed Alabbar, founder of Noon and Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group.  Saleh Al Abdooli, Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group said: “We are proud to ......read more

    ICT government and industry leaders gather to discuss the Middle East's digital maturity at “Huawei Middle East Innovation Day”

    Dubai Municipality joins expert panel to discuss the drivers and challenges of continued digitalization in the region Dubai, October 9, 2017:  Leading government and subject matter experts gathered in Dubai on Oct. 8 to address prescient regional issues on digital transformation at Huawei’s second annual Middle East Innovation Day. Held concurrently to the opening day of GITEX 2017, the leading global ICT solutions provider’s Middle East edition of the global event was themed “Exploration, Lights the Way Forward”, and hosted a high-profile panel of ......read more

    Synology Unveils Latest Innovations in Networking, Application, and Storage, Technologies GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Dubai, UAE—October 9, 2017:  Synology has unveiled its latest innovations in networking, application, and storage technologies at GITEX Technology Week. Recently coming off their successful Synology 2018 user events in Taiwan and 16 other countries around the world, Synology is looking to empower enterprises and home consumers in the Middle East market with a range of new and exciting solutions aimed to accelerate their businesses and secure digital assets.    During the event, Synology introduced new capabilities for its Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Network ......read more

    Digital transformation advances procurement industry

    BravoSolution Tejari set to highlight steps on how to help procurement pave- the - road to digitization Joins as event partner of Procurement Strategy Summit for second year running Dubai, 9 October 2017:   BravoSolution Tejari, a strategic procurement company, will discuss digital transformation in the Middle East procurement industry as part of the fifth Procurement Strategy Summit taking place in Dubai. The summit, being held on October 11-12, will focus on how digital technologies are revolutionizing the procurement industry as well as how organizations can capitalize on ......read more

    STC & Commvault discuss the nuances of backup-as-a-service in hybrid, public & private clouds

    Dubai, UAE, October 9, 2017:  Last year saw STC and Commvault announce a memorandum of understanding that targeted the public sector and SMEs in Saudi Arabia with a new cloud offering. Today, they are back to discuss how this has developed over the last year, and to showcase some of the latest developments in the world of ‘Backup-as-a-Service’ in the Middle Eastern market. Since GITEX 2016, cloud adoption across the Gulf region has continued apace; so too has the realisation that different types of cloud environments suit different applications and data sets, and therefore ......read more

    Panasonic Showcases Latest Visual Solutions at GITEX 2017

    With a wide range of unrivaled technologies, the Japanese brand showcases expertise in bringing images to life Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) is showcasing its latest visual solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The key highlight of the visual solution category is a wide range of projectors designed for marathon performances, Space Player, LinkRay Light ID technology, Interactive Screen, 360◦ Camera and the new compact cinema camera EVA1. Mr. Yasuo Yamasaki, Director, System Solutions and Communications Division, PMMAF says ......read more

    Etisalat successfully completes the fastest 5G live trial globally reaching 71Gbps

    Highlights of 5G at GITEX Technology Week 2017 Use of 5G in robotic surgery using augmented and virtual reality  Demonstration of 4K video and 4K virtual reality live over ‘pre-commercial’ 5G site   Ultra-High Quality Video over 5G via a 360 degree camera streaming live footage over 5G network  Face recognition over 5G network with ultra-low latency  DUBAI, UAE –09 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced its fastest 5G live trial reaching 71Gbps setting a global record in the industry and showcasing exclusive 5G ......read more

    EU Ambassador to the UAE to Inaugurate First Ever European Union Delegation to GITEX 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 8, 2017:  The European Union has announced its first ever participation at GITEX Technology Week. Led by His Excellency, Patrizio Fondi, EU Ambassador to the UAE, the delegation will open the European Pavilion officially in Sheikh Rashid Hall (G1) on October 9th, 2017 at 1 PM.  Joining the delegation are 15 hand-picked cutting-edge small and medium-sized businesses from Europe showcasing their innovative technologies to business and government entities in the UAE, and across the region. The delegation will be accompanied by Trade Counsellors ......read more

    His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Experiences the Transformational Technology Paradigm at du's Stand on Day One of GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, 08 October 2017:  His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, today witnessed how du is providing the catalyst for the UAE digital transformation at GITEX 2017. He was received by du’s Chief Commercial Officer, Fahad Al Hassawi, and Chief Operating Officer, Farid F araidooni, and other representatives of the company’s senior management.  Under the theme of ’10 times more’, du is showcasing how it is going beyond connectivity to mirror the Dubai 10X initiative as ......read more

    Belkin Introduces USB-CTM 3.1 Express Dock HD

    Connects Up to Eight Devices Through Single-Cable; Power Priority Technology Distributes Power Based on Device Need   UAE, Dubai – Oct. 8, 2017 – Belkin®, market leader in mobile accessories, today announced the USB-C 3.1 Express Dock HD which delivers speed, power and efficient charging through a single one meter cable. This new dock allows consumers to connect up to eight devices and take advantage of 4K HDMI video output, gigabit Ethernet connection, and crystal-clear audio in and out. Power Priority technology keeps your main device charged while sending 60W of ......read more

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