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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Panda Makes Global Debut at SOLE DXB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2018 Hot Consumer Trends: Technology Turns Human

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Jabra Gift Guide 2017

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

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

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

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

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

    Xiaomi opens second Authorized Mi Store in the UAE

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

    Huawei's ultimate gift guide for the 2017 Holiday Season

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

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

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

    Ericsson named best cloud provider

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

    Sophos 2017 Malware trends and predictions

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

    Cybercriminals Switching to Impersonation Attacks to Bypass Email Security Systems

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

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

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

    du is Leading the Way on How Corporate Enterprises can Support SMEs and Startups at this Year's Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum

    The Enterprise Agility Forum 2017 presented by du tackles how corporates can better support the MENA startup ecosystem Dubai, UAE, 5 December 2017: du is continuing the conversation around how corporate entities in the Middle East and North Africa can encourage a more supportive ecosystem for SMEs and startups, via its participation and support, at the annual Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum – presented by du – which is being held at the St. Regis in Dubai. Hany Aly, du’s Executive Vice President of Enterprise Business, delivered a key note presentation titled ‘Success in a time of rapid transformation’. The Entrepreneur Enterprise Agility Forum 2017, now in its fourth year, is an open-forum session for SMEs to interact with both large enterprises, and a diverse range of other start-ups, in order to ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki Network Management Solution for UAE Businesses

    Etisalat’s new Secure Cloud Wifi powered by Cisco Meraki delivers the power of visibility and automation, significantly reducing the burden of network management Feature-rich, easy-to-use cloud managed IT solution that offers competitive advantages to UAE businesses, enabling them to seize new opportunities while reducing costs Dubai, UAE – 4  December 2017:  Etisalat and Cisco today announced that they have teamed up to provide UAE businesses a new wireless cloud-based managed network solution that meets the growing business needs.   The new offering delivers a first-of-its-kind solution in the UAE targeting SMB and Enterprise customers allowing them to centrally manage their wireless IT infrastructure from the cloud through a state of the art web based dashboard. The dashboard has advanced ......read more

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    ScreenCheck to showcase region's first food-grade label card printer at GITEX Technology

    The company to also showcase Zebra’s ZC10L card printer that enables large-sized full width cards specifically aimed at trade shows & exhibitions Dubai, October 03, 2017:  ScreenCheck, a leading identification and security partner in the region, is showcasing two innovative printing solutions – both being introduced for the first time in the region –  at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The first product, Edikio by Evolis, is a unique food grade label card printer that introduces a new hygienic, easy-to-print and manage solution and a timely ......read more

    ELM's 8th year of participation at GITEX to be highlighted with launch of new services

    October 03, 2017- ELM, a leader in innovative solutions and owned by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week (GITEX 2017), an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition and conference, which will be held from October 8 to October 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). During the exciting five-day show, the company is set to launch a package of new electronic services that have been developed to help address the needs of both the public and private sectors. Participating for the ......read more

    Panasonic's Business Solutions Opens New Frontiers at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Panasonic’s Business Solutions opens new frontiers at GITEX Technology Week 2017 Japanese Technology world leader creates immersive experience promising better quality and innovative future Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East and Africa (PMMAF) will introduce its latest range of business solutions at GITEX 2017, which will run from October 8th to 12th, 2017, at Dubai World Trade Centre. Panasonic’s path-breaking solutions at GITEX will attract diverse audiences and deliver immersive and interactive visitor experiences. The Japanese manufacturer ......read more

    “Tahdeeth” to Strengthen the Community Development and Welfare of 25,000 Emirati Families in Sharjah

    Under the wise directives of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi Developed and executed by the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development, Tahdeeth is building on the success and outcomes of Sharjah Census 2015 and will establish itself as a comprehensive central data source  Sharjah, October 3, 2017:  Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD) launched a new data project that will update demographic information on the emirate’s citizens. Titled ‘Tahdeeth,’ the project is in alignment with ......read more

    GITEX Technology Week and GITEX Future Stars Inspire Businesses to Leverage Innovation and Become Global First-Mover Successes

    Spotlight on frontier tech that will transform corporations into global powerhouses - blockchain, artificial intelligence, robotics, and the Internet of Things From water powered flying taxis to cyptocurrency experts, GITEX Future Stars shows the future is now  Dr Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer of Amazon.com, to address the region for the first time Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017:  The most influential technology exhibitions of their kind, GITEX Technology Week and the co-located startup event GITEX Future Stars welcome first-movers, game-changers and dream-makers ......read more

    Wassa, the digital agency and its Innovation Lab in Dubai for the GITEX show (October, 8th to 12th)

    Optimize customer experience in shops and shopping malls   Based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Dencity is a traffic analysis solution for shopping malls and retailers. It is structured around 3 modules: a characterization module to detect demographic criteria (age/gender) and to count people a behavior module to provide information about people flow (footprint, heat maps, etc) an analysis module to visualize the data on a reporting platform The goal is to recover a new type of data linked to people behavior inside shopping areas. Retailers will be ......read more

    HID Global to Focus on Transforming Secure Digital Transactions with HID Approve at GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017 – (Hall 6 MAC6-35): HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced its participation at GITEX 2017, and will utilise its presence to launch its next generation multi-factor authentication tool the HID Approve™ app. The app adds a new level of trust for consumers and employees to securely transact online via their mobile devices. HID Global will also showcase HID Location™ services, its predictive analytics for workplace optimisation for the first time in the Middle East. “Trusted identities are increasingly ......read more

    Evanssion Signs Distribution Agreement with Cohesity

    Dubai, UAE, October 3, 2017: Evanssion, the leading regional value-added distributor (VAD) for cloud transformation and information security solutions, has signed a distribution agreement with Cohesity, the only provider of hyper converged secondary storage platform. According to the agreement, Evanssion will operate as VAD across the Middle East, Levant, North Africa and India, providing Cohesity’s complete suite of solutions. “Enterprise IT is moving towards a software defined and hyper converged architecture. This trend is apparent in the current market demand for secondary ......read more

    ManageEngine to Showcase its IT Management and Security Products at GITEX 2017

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, announced that it will promote its IT Service Management (ITSM), IT operations management, Windows Server management, endpoint management, mobile device management, security information and event management (SIEM), and IT analytics products at GITEX Technology Week 2017, Dubai, from October 8-12, 2017. The company will also unveil enhancements in IT security and ITSM at the event. “With several advances in disruptive technologies such as mobility, big data analytics, and cloud, organizations are realizing a void between ......read more

    Ring to Make Middle East Debut at GITEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE – October 3, 2017: Ring, the leader in home security, announced that it is making a foray into the Middle East market and will make its debut at GITEX Technology Week 2017. The company will use the exhibition as a platform to unveil its latest suite of smart home security products such as Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell Elite, Ring Floodlight Cam and the new Ring Spotlight Cam in addition to announcing new partnerships across the region. “Ring re-imagined the doorbell so consumers could respond – using a smartphone – to ......read more

    Centra Hub Concludes Successful Participation in FM Expo 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 2nd, 2017: Centra Hub announced that it successfully participated in the FM Expo 2017, the region’s largest trade show for the facilities management (FM) industry, held in Dubai recently. The company showcased its Real Estate Computer Aided Facility Management Systems (CAFM), which garnered significant interest from visitors and potential customers at the niche industry event. “Centra Hub caters to a number of industry verticals including the real estate and facilities management domain. With events such as Dubai Expo 2020 and other major ......read more

    Aruba Modernizes Network Security to Help Businesses Reduce Risk in the Era of Mobile, Cloud, and IoT

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd October, 2017 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE:HPE), today announced the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, a security framework that provides 360 degrees of analytics-driven attack detection and response to help organizations reduce risk in today’s changing threat landscape. Aruba is also innovating in User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) by expanding the Aruba IntroSpect product family, enabling businesses to easily and rapidly scale machine-learned behavior detection from small projects to full enterprise deployments. Gartner’s research ......read more

    Startups set to win big at GITEX Future Stars

    Designed to extend collaborative growth opportunities, event features corporate pitches and competitions – over AED 1.2 million in cash and prizes for competing startups  Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017:  Set to be the biggest ever confluence of the global start-up ecosystem, GITEX Future Stars is set to offer entrepreneurs from across a chance to win both funding and opportunities to spur innovation through a targeted series of hosted competitions, innovation cups and corporate pitch opportunities.  Held alongside GITEX Technology Week from October 8-12, 2017 at Dubai ......read more

    GDPR is the new Y2K, and it's the Wake-up Call your IT Needs

    Author: Morten Illum, ‎EMEA Vice President at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company We have all spent countless hours attempting to become experts on GDPR. If you’re anything like me, you still feel a long way from full understanding. Unfortunately, clear or not, the urgency is real. When I read the warnings that fill our media, and the scramble for information, I’m reminded of the Y2K bug. Just like 1999, we are getting close to a full-scale panic about compliance, fines, and the potential loss of business if we don’t make some pretty big changes. Whilst ......read more

    Fortinet Spotlights Security Fabric Capabilities for the Modern “Borderless” Enterprise at Gitex 2017

    Will also showcase FortiGuard threat intelligence service which arms CISO’s and Security Operations with information on the latest threats and trends to better protect their networks Dubai, UAE, October 2, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions will focus on the extended capabilities of the Fortinet Security Fabric at Gitex 2017, and demonstrate how it is helping ‘borderless’ enterprises across the Middle East meet the challenges of securing their IoT and the cloud infrastructure and everything in between. As ......read more

    Khazna Data Centers set to double capacity by end-2019

    Facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power  Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 October 2017:  Khazna Data Centers (Khazna), the only dedicated commercial wholesale data center provider in the UAE, announced today it is set to double its capacity by end-2019. The expansion will cover total built-up area of around 31,000 sqm across the existing facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, of which 7,500 sqm comprises IT whitespace. The combined facilities will deliver over 24 megawatt (MW) of IT load once complete. “The growth of Khazna demonstrates the ......read more

    UN Secretary-General says broadband a “remarkable tool” for global good

    Dubai, UAE, October 1, 2017:  Global leaders convened in New York to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals and address real risks that vulnerable populations could fall deeper into digital divide.   The annual fall meeting of the United Nations Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development takes place in parallel to the 71st Session of the General Assembly of the UN. There, key influencers and decision-makers recognized broadband access as critical to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The call to action is to ensure internet access for all ......read more

    Schneider Electric Unveils EcoStruxure™ Building to Unlock New Levels of Building Value

    Collaborative smart building platform with open system architecture increases efficiency up to 30 percent, ensures optimal comfort for occupants  Comprehensive integrated solution reduces overall cost of ownership with easy access to analytics, reporting  Dubai (UAE), Oct 1, 2017:   Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced the introduction of EcoStruxure™ Building, an open, collaborative Internet of Things (IoT) platform for smart buildings that delivers significantly enhanced value across ......read more

    2nd annual “Huawei Middle East Innovation Day” addresses the future of digital transformation in the region

    The leading ICT provider hosts key government and business leaders to encourage conversations on tech exploration and the implications of the digital transformation on Middle East economies Dubai, October 1, 2017:  The leading global ICT solution provider Huawei is hosting its second annual Innovation Day, with the theme “Exploration, Lights the Way Forward”. Scheduled to take place on the first day of GITEX 2017 at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, DWTC, “Huawei ME Innovation Day” will explore the role of ICT innovations in driving digital transformation and building ......read more

    IFS extends leadership in Service Management with the acquisition of WorkWave

      IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announces it has signed an agreement to purchase WorkWave LLC. WorkWave is a leading provider of highly scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for the Field Service and Last Mile Delivery and Logistics industries. WorkWave primarily serves small & medium sized (SMB) service businesses, with specific vertical focus on Pest Control, Lawn & Landscape, Cleaning & Janitorial, Heating/Ventilation/AC, Plumbing & Electrical and Transportation. WorkWave’s SaaS solutions seamlessly integrate ......read more

    Mimecast to Present the Latest Email-borne Cyber Attacks at GITEX

    Dubai, UAE – October 1, 2017– Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, announced that it is participating in GITEX Technology Week 2017 which will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 8-12, 2017. The company will discuss how organizations can build a comprehensive cyber resilience strategy for email. Experts will also perform a live email hack, and will demonstrate how organizations can protect themselves against advanced cyberattacks, like spear-phishing and impersonation fraud with Mimecast’s range of ......read more

    Huawei launches the ICT Skill Competition in the UAE to recognize and nurture local talents

    Invites UAE Students to Register and Compete for Educational Trip to China Dubai, UAE – September 30, 2017:   Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider, has launched the “ICT Skill Competition 2017” in the UAE. The global competition is aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to recognize and nurture the UAE finest ICT talent and prepare this generation of students to lead the country’s ICT industry into the future by embracing digital transformation. Registration in the UEA is open, and will be closed on October 20.  In line ......read more

    Honor Celebrates its Latest Flagship Phone by Offering Unbeatable Deals at GITEX 2017

    Get great deals for the beautifully brilliant Honor 9 as well as other radiant Honor products GITEX 2017 Dubai, UAE, September 30, 2017:  Honor the leading smartphone e-brand under the Huawei Group takes part at GITEX 2017.  Honor will be celebrating its first brand day at Gitex where they will be offering their fans their flagship of the year, Honor 9, along with competitive giveaways and attractive prices of all the most wanted honor’s brand portfolio.  Honor’s new business model is nothing like ever before, the model is designed to fill the wants and needs ......read more

    Silver Peak to Showcase Advanced SD-WAN Solution at GITEX Dubai 2017

    Silver Peak to showcase latest advancements to the EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution   Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced it will exhibit and showcase the latest innovations to the award-winning Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN solution at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai between October 8th to 12th in Dubai. GITEX follows a rolling thunder series of events and exhibitions conducted by Silver Peak, starting at VMWorld Europe in Barcelona from 11-14th of September, the SD-WAN Summit in Paris from 26-27th of September and IP Expo Europe in London ......read more

    SonicWall Turbocharges Innovation at GITEX Dubai 2017 with Unprecedented Delivery of New Wireless, Mobile and Wired Network Security Products

    SonicWall, the trusted security partner protecting more than 1 million networks worldwide, launched its unprecedented range of advanced network security products and services at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. The range of products works to accelerate speed thresholds for its Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform across wired, wireless and mobile networks. “In a modern, hyper-connected world, there are no compromises. Our customers, and their end users, expect the best in real-time security, performance and analytics — regardless of network, device or ......read more

    Huawei brings together Chinese Entrepreneurs and Top Regional Companies at “The Future of Innovation” panel discussion

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 28th September, 2017:  Huawei Consumer Business Group hosted “The Future of Innovation” event in Dubai, UAE on 20th September 2017. The event highlighted the key innovations Huawei is driving in the consumer smartphone industry, both globally and regionally, as well as Huawei’s brand ambition to become a global iconic technology brand. The event also saw Huawei bring together innovative minds from China and top regional companies to participate in an open panel discussion focusing on the theme of innovation. ePanda, the Chinese ......read more

    Mobile broadband boosts the economy, report reveals

    Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017:  In a report conducted in collaboration with the Imperial College of London, Ericsson Research confirms that when a country adopts mobile broadband, the result is solid overall economic development. Entitled 'How Important Are Mobile Broadband Networks for Global Economic Development?', the report examines data from 135 countries. The report reveals that as mobile broadband penetration increases by 10 percent, it causes a 0.6-2.8 percent rise in Gross Domestic Product (GDP).  That translates to an equivalent of approximately USD ......read more

    Trend Micro Raises Bar with XGen Endpoint Security at GITEX 2017

    First to add high-fidelity machine learning to a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, will be showcasing its machine learning XGenTM endpoint security, this GITEX.  XGen is powered by a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques that intelligently applies the right technology at the right time, resulting in more effective and efficient protection against a full range of threats. Trend Micro’s unique approach uses proven methods to ......read more

    Fortinet Offers Essential Cyber-Safety Tips Amidst Escalating Cyber-Attacks

    Individual devices and user data becoming prime targets for cyber-criminals; 1 in 20 attacks target smart phones and tablets. Dubai, UAE, September 27, 2017 – Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, warns businesses and individuals in the Middle East to brace for escalating cyber-attacks as cyber-criminals expand their targets to home network devices and mobile devices. Fortinet’s latest Global Threat Landscape Report for Q2 2017 revealed that 90% of organizations recorded attacks targeting system and device vulnerabilities that were at ......read more

    TCL Steps Up Efforts to Expand in the Overseas Market

    Exclusively distributed by Eros Group in UAE, TCL is increasing its efforts to expand its presence in the overseas market United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 27th September 2017:  One of the leading brands of the Eros Group portfolio; Chinese consumer electronics company TCL Corp will be stepping up efforts to expand its presence in overseas markets, especially in Middle East, Europe, Russia and Africa.  The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, is today amongst the top 4 leading television brands alongside Samsung, ......read more

    20 Leading Tech Companies to dominate the French Pavilion at GITEX 2017.

    1 year anniversary of the French Tech Hub Dubai UAE (including Sigfox, Fetchr Zero.1.) United Arab Emirates, September 27, 2017:  Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of te French economy will be hosting 20 leading French technology companies at GITEX, held from October 8 to 12, 2017, in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The innovative and pioneering companies will be introducing their expertise in areas including 5G networks, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence at the French ......read more

    eFatoora supports Dubai's mandate to go paperless by 2021

    In what is predicted to be the most disruptive tech event in the region to date, GITEX is bringing the best organizations with leading global digital transformation and game-changing technology solutions to the Middle East next month. The 37th GITEX Technology Week conference, which will open on October 8th 2017, aims to create an immersive, engaging and rewarding experience where businesses can bring all of their challenges, discuss collaborations and develop plans to expand and launch new products and innovations. eFatoora is showcasing their paperless solution during the exciting ......read more

    ZAKK Launches the Firefly LED Bluetooth Headset for Runners at Night

    DUBAI – September 26, 2017: ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Kamon International, has launched Zakk Firefly in the UAE, a Bluetooth Headset with an LED light cable. The Firefly offers perfect safety features for fitness enthusiasts who like to run at night. The Firefly’s rechargeable LED light provides an added layer of safety from vehicles and other objects due to its enhanced visibility in the dark.  ZAKK is a global lifestyle brand aimed to enhance the experiences and lives of people from multi-cultural backgrounds. The ZAKK Firefly headset provides quality sound ......read more

    Ring and Arab Business Machine Sign New Partnership for MENA

    Dubai, UAE– September 25, 2017: Ring, the leader in home security, today announced that it has signed a value-added distribution (VAD) agreement with Arab Business Machine Middle East (ABM) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  As per the agreement, ABM will promote and distribute Ring’s innovative home security products and solutions and offer value-added services through its extensive channel partner network. Ring is expanding its global presence and operations in response to the region witnessing a positive growth of the property sector with many developers ......read more

    Digital Shadows raises $26m to expand its market leading Digital Risk Management Service and fuel global expansion

    Dubai, UAE, September, 24, 2017– Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today announced it has raised $26m in a Series C funding round to expand the capabilities of its market leading SearchLightTM digital risk management service and fuel global expansion. Led by Octopus Ventures, with participation from World Innovation Lab, Industry Ventures and all of Digital Shadows’ existing investors, the funding will support company growth and support its continued commitment to protecting organizations with the best and most comprehensive digital risk management ......read more

    Apple iOS 11 Support Available on Day One from ManageEngine

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that their enterprise mobility management solution, Mobile Device Manager Plus, will support the features released with iOS 11 right from day one. This will allow IT admins to take full advantage of the features added in iOS 11, including QR code scanning and enhancements to the Classroom app. In terms of managing mobile devices, enterprises spend a large amount of time and resources on device onboarding and troubleshooting. While there are various methods available to automate these kinds of device management ......read more

    InfiNet Wireless to showcase its latest Smart City solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2017

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – September 25, 2017 – InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will showcase its cutting-edge Smart City solution portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai, 8-12 October. Addressing the mission-critical needs of homeland security, traffic management and optimization, remote environmental and health monitoring, InfiNet’s portfolio is uniquely positioned to deliver the robust and reliable infrastructures which are essential for any Smart City project. “With a rapid growth in population across ......read more

    Nikon presents the ultimate photography lifestyle at GITEX Shopper

    Purchase the latest Nikon D850 at GITEX Shopper, and gain access to unlimited benefits and opportunities through Nikon Premium Membership Dubai, UAE 25 September 2017:  Professional photographers and serious hobbyists alike will gain access to Nikon Middle East FZE’s incredible offers at this year’s GITEX Shopper. As the region’s biggest consumer electronics event, GITEX Shopper is the ideal platform for Nikon’s exhibition of its highly anticipated offerings. Consumers can purchase Nikon’s latest FX-format DSLR, the D850, and immediately become a Nikon ......read more

    Bentley's AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition Surmounts the Challenges of BIM Scalability for Major Projects

    September 24, 2017 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the availability of AECOsim Building Designer CONNECT Edition, Bentley’s building information modeling (BIM) application designed for building projects of significant size and/or engineering complexity, and which are typically characterized by the challenges of combining vertical construction and horizontal infrastructure (like roads, railways, utilities, etc.). On such projects, design and project delivery firms often have ......read more

    Gigabit speeds blast to 1.07 Gbps in North America

    Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017:  Verizon, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), have surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure  with 1.07Gbps (gigabits per second)  download speeds using the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM X20 LTE Modem, the first announced modem to support Category 18 LTE speeds, during an Ericsson lab trial. These speeds are part of the companies’ ongoing evolution of LTE technology.    This ......read more

    Time for a smartphone upgrade? GITEX Shopper is the place

    Widest range, latest smartphones, best prices found this week at GITEX Shopper UAE’s smartphone sales forecast to reach US$ 1.1 billion by 2020 ‘Nomophobia’ – the fear of being without a smartphone - makes devices indispensable Dubai, UAE, September 24, 2017:  With the UAE’s smartphone market forecast to reach US$ 1.1 billion by 2020  and ‘nomophobia’ – the fear of being without a smartphone – making devices an indispensable reality, GITEX Shopper 2017, offers the ultimate destination for those looking to replace, ......read more

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise expands its mobile campus solution to deliver high-performance WiFi and LAN access

    New access points, edge switches and enhanced network management provide high-speed WiFi and better service in business areas with high density of mobile users and  IoT devices    At a glance: New Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess® Stellar access points with latest 802.11ac wave 2 technology provide simplicity, performance, analytics and IoT readiness with an excellent user centric experience New Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch® stackable LAN switch family with Multigigabit and technology provides increased bandwidth for new generation APs, while and high-power PoE ......read more

    Storage space steps up GITEX SHOPPER 2017 as Western Digital delivers path-breaking storage solutions

    My Cloud Home Storage device launched to help consumers save all digital content in one place and easily share and access it from a Smartphone App SanDisk iXpand Base unveiled to help iPhone users back up their data effortlessly   24th September 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.:  WESTERN Digital Corporation is showcasing their market leading range of storage technology at the 37th edition of GITEX 2017. From 23-30 September, visitors will have access to state-of-the-art storage devices from Western Digital at exciting deals. Today, Western Digital also announced the launch of the WD My Cloud ......read more

    Cisco Introduces Transformational Systems Management Platform and Strategy for UCS and HyperFlex

    Dubai, UAE – September 24, 2017 – Cisco today unveiled Cisco Intersight,™ a management and automation platform for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) and Cisco HyperFlex™ Systems, marking the start of a multi-year strategic program to provide customers with clear IT advantages that support their competitive business goals. Cisco Intersight simplifies data center operations by delivering systems management as-a-service, alleviating the need to maintain islands of on-premise management infrastructure. Complete system lifecycle management is delivered ......read more

    Software AG to showcase latest smart solutions at GITEX 2017

    Software AG recently announced that it will be participating in the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) 2017 taking place from October 8 to 12, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). As a first-time participant in the event, Software AG will be highlighting its Digital Business Platform, in addition to showcasing a range of Smart Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The enterprise software company aims to engage with companies to help them achieve their objectives and visions through smart, well-connected and state-of-the-art independent technologies. Such solutions enable ......read more

    Omnia Pay To Showcase Branch Transformation Solution At GITEX 2017

    Omnia Pay, a provider of innovative digital transformation solutions for the banking and retail sectors, today announced that it is returning to GITEX for the second year to showcase its branch transformation solution. Based out of the Huawei (Stand number Z-E20 in the Za’abeel Hall), Omnia Pay will host live demonstrations as well as showcase its solutions advantages for banks. The Omnia Pay solution offers the ability for customers to perform 90% of the transactions and interactions usually conducted within the branch. Research shows that the enhanced customer service solution ......read more

    Red Hat Announces Broad Expansion to Open Source Patent Promise

    DUBAI, UAE, 24TH September, 2017— Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced a significant revision of its Patent Promise. That promise, originating in 2002, was based on Red Hat’s intention not to enforce its patents against free and open source software. The new version significantly expands and extends Red Hat’s promise, helping to protect the open innovation. In its original Patent Promise, Red Hat explained that its patent portfolio was intended to discourage patent aggression against free and open source ......read more

    His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi inaugurates GITEX Shopper 2017

    Savvy Shoppers flock to GITEX Shopper 2017 for opening of shopping highlight of the year 35,000 products from world’s leading tech brands and power retailers, one location Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  Today marked the official opening of the Middle East’s largest and most anticipated consumer electronics show, GITEX Shopper, by His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General, Department of Economic Development in Dubai, in the presence of His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General, Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and ......read more

    Sharjah's Research, Technology, and Innovation Park the new regional headquarters of the China-Arab International Technology Transfer Center

    New partnership aimed at developing a center for technology transfer and help forge newer partnerships between research institutions, companies and entrepreneurs MoU to promote joint innovation and knowledge transfer between China and the Arab region Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  In line with its continuous efforts to encourage innovation, research and knowledge transfer between the UAE and research institutions and centers, the Sharjah's Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTIP) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Arab ......read more

    Preventing and Mitigating Ransomware with Cyber Situational Awareness

    By Alastair Paterson, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Shadows Dubai, UAE, September 23, 2017:  If you’re familiar with mafia movies then you’re familiar with extortion – the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats. Extortion has been around for centuries – well before “The Godfather” or “Goodfellas.” Even cyber extortion, which extends this criminal activity into the digital world, isn’t new. What is new, however, is the wide variety of methods that are used by the bad guys to get their ......read more

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