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    Galaxy S10 series now available for pre-order in the UAE

    Galaxy S10+ features a 6.4-inch display and a cutting-edge dual in-display selfie camera among many exciting features   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 23, 2019 – Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the latest Samsung Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e. The devices are now available for pre-order from February 21 to March 2, 2019 across all major retailers as well as online on www.Samsung.com. Customers who pre-order Galaxy S10 devices will be among the first to enjoy its new cinematic display and its multi pro-grade cameras among other distinctive features.   Depending on the pre-ordered device, customers will receive a Galaxy Watch or the Galaxy Buds. Not only that, customers who pre-order online (www.samsung.com) will also get an accidental damage for two ......read more

    Improving Location Settings on Android

    By Paul McDonald, Engineering Director, Location Infrastructure   February 21, 2019 - Dubai, UAE   Android and iOS are by far the two most popular mobile operating systems, but their location settings work differently. Android offers a single on/off switch for Location Services, so you can decide whether to share your precise location with Facebook and other apps. But iOS offers an additional option, so you can share your precise location always, only when the app is in use, or never. As a result, one of the questions we often hear from people using Facebook for Android – but not those using iOS – is whether Facebook gets their location even when they’re not using the app.   Today we’re announcing an update to Facebook’s location controls on Android to give people more choice ......read more

    du Offers Galaxy of Benefits with Samsung Galaxy S10

    du is rewarding customers when they pre-order the latest Samsung Galaxy S series smartphone  Dubai, UAE, 21 February 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announced that its customers can pre-order the smartphone from today until 2 March. Customers who pre-order will be given top priority and a range of value-added benefits once the device is available in the UAE. du will be providing customers with upto 8GB complimentary data, Samsung Galaxy Pods and watches as part of a special offer on a first come, first served basis. ‘Accelerating business growth and consumer connectivity’ Fahad Al Hassawi, Deputy CEO – Telco, EITC, said: “Bringing the latest and greatest smartphone technology to the market aligns with our mission to enhance human connectivity and ......read more

    The founder of Huawei says; "no way can the US crush “the company”

    “My Daughter Arrest is politically motivated” February 21, 2019 - United Arab Emirates:  In his first international broadcast interview since his daughter Ms Meng was arrested, Mr. Ren Zhengfei described the arrest of his daughter Meng Wanzhou, the company's chief financial officer, as politically motivated.  "Firstly, I object to what the US has done. This kind of politically motivated act is not acceptable. "The US likes to sanction others, whenever there's an issue, they'll use such combative methods. "We object to this. But now that we've gone down this path, we'll let the courts settle it." The US is pursuing criminal charges against Huawei and Ms Meng, including money laundering, bank fraud and stealing trade secrets. Huawei denies any wrongdoing. Mr. Ren ......read more

    Defending Champion Elina Svitolina reaches Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Quarter-Finals

    February 21,  2019 - United Arab Emirates:  Defending champion Elina Svitolina kept on track to win her third successive Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title on Wednesday, taking just 62 minutes to sweep aside two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza 6-1 6-2.   “Yeah, I was trying to find my best game. I think I touched it a little bit today,” said sixth seeded Svitolina. “The most important is to go out there and focus and play every point like really focused. You know she obviously a good player. She been on top for long time. She won the big tournaments. She can come back into the match any moment. That's why I just had to go out there and be ready for everything. In the end, that's why the score is like this, because I was really on it today.”   Former champions ......read more

    Qualys Teams with IBM X-Force Red to Automate Vulnerability Prioritization and Patching

    Collaboration enables organizations to remediate critical vulnerabilities within minutes   Dubai UAE– IBM THINK 2019, Booth #516 – Feb. 20, 2019 – Qualys, Inc. (NASDAQ: QLYS), a pioneer and leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, today announced that X-Force Red, IBM Security’s team of veteran hackers, will leverage Qualys’ new Patch Management (PM) solution as part of its X-Force Red Vulnerability Management Services to automate vulnerability prioritization and patching. The collaboration enables clients to simplify vulnerability remediation and fix their most critical vulnerabilities using less resources and time.   Building on a collaboration announced in August 2018 to deliver a full-lifecycle vulnerability management solution using the Qualys Cloud ......read more

    du accelerates 5G-based smart city ambitions with the launch of next generation Narrow-Band IoT services in collaboration with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek

    Consortium uses latest 3GPP version of NB IoT – Release 14 to offer a low power, cost effective wide area (LPWA) technology to empower growth of IoT networks and devices  Dubai, UAE – February 20th, 2019 – UAE-based telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), along with Nokia, Affirmed Networks and MediaTek today announced the launch of next generation Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network in the United Arab Emirates based on the latest 3GPP Release 14 standard.  The NB-IoT will leverage the purpose-built IoT platform built by du, to enable devices to deliver a wealth of smart city applications ranging from smart metering, smart parking, trackers, smart health, industrial and agriculture use cases. This announcement shows the commitment of the consortium to accelerate ......read more

    Mobility MEA earns Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for MEA and Pakistan

    As a Managed Service Provider, the company will simultaneously launch the program in the regions on February 20th The GoogleTM-led program aims to assist companies in choosing Android Enterprise Recommended devices and services, allowing for agile and efficient growth using AndroidTM. February 20th, 2019, Dubai, UAE: Mobility MEA, a leading systems integrator and enterprise managed mobility service provider, has earned Google validation as one of the only Android Enterprise Recommended partners for Middle East, Africa and Pakistan. As a Managed Service Provider (MSP) partner, the company will offer Android customers with technical expertise on implementing and supporting Android, an experience with Android Enterprise Recommended mobility management systems and a close working relationship with Google for planning and escalation ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit of AED 8.6 billion a 2.4% increase year over yearý

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2018, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 81%. Abu Dhabi, February 20, 2019: Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2018. 2018 Financial Highlights and Key Developments   • Twelve month consolidated revenues reached to AED 52.4 billion, an increase of 1% compared to same period last year.  • Twelve month consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 8.6 billion an increase of 2.4% compared to same period last year.  • Aggregate subscriber base reached 141 million; representing Year over Year increase of 1%. • Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of ......read more

    Epson offers an easy and environment-friendly way to retire old printer or projector

    Dubai, UAE, February 18, 2019: Epson has launched a recycling programme in the UAE to enable their customers to send back used Epson products for recycling, free of charge. All customers purchasing an Epson printer or projector until the 30th April 2019 can trade in their old printer or projector and receive up to AED 1600 cashback. The old products will be taken into Epson recycling programme. According to Jeroen Van Been, Director of Sales, Epson Europe B.V: “At Epson, we recognize the importance of preserving our environment. This recycling programme helps our customers to be more environment friendly by disposing off their old products in a safe, secure way through us. And that is not all, they also get cashback within certain limits. Once they upload their claim form online, and they are verified for the programme, we will ......read more

    du doubles speed on du Home plans for free

    New and existing triple play du Home customers now have access to greater value and faster connectivity at no extra charge  Dubai, UAE, 18th February, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its commitment to offering enriched value-added services to the next level with the announcement that broadband speeds have been doubled for all new and existing Triple Play Home customers, permanently at no extra cost. In response to the continued growth of data consumption on the du network, which has increased by 200 per cent over the last five years, du has automatically upgraded its existing customers so they can instantly reap the benefits of extra internet speed on all triple play home plans launched in 2018, while surfing, downloading and gaming. This means that users across the UAE now have ......read more

    Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company PJSC (“du”) Announces the Appointment of Mr. Peter Larnholt as the Chief Information Officer

    Dubai, UAE, 17 February 2019: Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has announced today the appointment of Peter Larnholt as Chief Information Officer of EITC. Osman Sultan, CEO, EITC, said: “It has become a cornerstone within any telecom company transformation to embrace talents with diverse international backgrounds. I am very pleased to announce an addition to our leadership team that will bring more breadth of international flair and expertise derived from influential global organizations. Because ICT is becoming a main pillar in the transformation of enterprises, this appointment will drive EITC’s digital journey thanks to Larnholt’s formative experience within the ICT and Telecommunications sector. "The appointment of Larnholt is vital to EITC’s core business capabilities as we ......read more

    Tenable Doubles Cyber Exposure Technology Integrations to Help Customers Manage and Measure Cyber Risk Holistically

    Dubai, UAE (February 17, 2019) — Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced that the company more than doubled its Cyber Exposure Ecosystem throughout 2018, including 43 new or enhanced technology integrations and 20 new integration partners. The ecosystem now supports a total of 50 integrations and 39 technology partners.  Tenable’s market-leading integration partners span some of the most widely deployed Security and IT technologies, including industry-leading Privileged Access Management, SIEM, IT Ticketing and Configuration Management Database (CMDB) solutions. Together, these integrated solutions accelerate the time-to-detect and remediate issues through a greater breadth of visibility across the modern attack surface, depth of analytics, and integrated data and workflows fostering better ......read more

    Lenovo announces Lenovo Truscale™ Infrastructure Services – a consumption-based, as-a-service offering

    New infrastructure subscription service provides customers with more flexible, agile and efficient solutions  IT organizations can deploy and refresh data center hardware, software solutions and services without capital investment  Customers pay for what they use with a flexible, consumption-based model that provides cloud-like economics Customers can track their usage in real-time through unique metering dashboard   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 16, 2019: Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, today announced Lenovo TruScale™ Infrastructure Services, its comprehensive as-a-Service offering. Lenovo TruScale is a subscription-based offering that allows customers to use and pay for data center hardware and services – on-premise ......read more

    Create a Valentine's meal to remember with LG

    Give something back to your loved ones with the LG InstaView Refrigerator DUBAI, February 14, 2019 — There is no better way to express one’s love than through the act of giving. We all have family, friends and partners who mean a great deal to us and deserve to be treated. This Valentine’s Day, why not impress your loved ones and show your affection by cooking the perfect feast?  The growing presence of online food delivery platforms indicates consumer desire for greater convenience. From the mere use of a smartphone, you can now have everything from your favorite fast food treat, to a gourmet three-course meal delivered right to your door. For cooking enthusiasts with busy schedules, there is also the ability to order healthy meal kits online. What is clear is that consumers are enjoying more meals in the ......read more

    Is the runway ready for HONOR View20 Moschino edition - the season's most coveted luxe tech product?

    HONOR’s collaboration with Moschino brings together the best of fashion, luxury and technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 February 2019 – HONOR, a leading smartphone e-brand, has teamed up with Italian fashion label Moschino for its latest flagship HONOR View20 available in two striking colorways - “Phantom Red” and “Phantom Blue,” as part of the special edition released alongside the two regular colorways, “Midnight Black” and “Sapphire Blue.” The HONOR View20 Moschino edition smartphones have the uber appeal of 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, as well as a range of wallpapers featuring the much loved and recognized signature Moschino symbols, which are popular amongst the brand’s fashion-forward clientele. The exclusive range also packs in one-of-a-kind ......read more

    Valentines Day Gift Guide from Anker

    A selection of innovative practical gadgets that eases the life of your loved ones February 13, 2019 - Dubai, UAE: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Anker with the perfect gift for your loved ones that lasts a lot longer than flowers and chocolates. Gifting gadgets for  - special occasions satisfies any personality from Anker Innovations where products range from Bluetooth speakers, headphones to power banks. The products are now in major retail stores in the Middle East. Soundcore Flare:  Soundcore Flare is a cylindrical Portable Bluetooth speaker that provides immersive 360O all around sound with BassUpTM Technology. The uniquely designed Flare is water proof with IPX7 protection and comes with a beat driven ambient light show as well as offers 12 hours of continuous use on one charge. A perfect gift for someone who ......read more

    Less than half of innovation projects making it to market, Oracle report shows

    Over-commitment on projects, lack of leadership, and absence of process are leading to innovation gap. Importantly, report reveals fastest growing companies are investing more in innovation.    Dubai — February 12, 2019 — Cloud company Oracle has released a report showing that companies are failing to realize more than half of the innovations they propose. Despite a clear link between growth and innovation, organizations are being held back by poor processes and a lack of focus. The report showed that innovation barriers were particularly pronounced amongst big companies, as well as companies experiencing higher growth rates.    The report, “Having a successful innovation agenda” is based on a survey of 5,000+ decision makers in cloud solutions and software. The respondents ......read more

    Juniper Networks Expedites 5G Transformation for Service Providers

    Expanded portfolio simplifies the transition to a secure, automated and cloud-centric infrastructure with new innovations in metro, edge and core   United Arab Emirates, Dubai., Feb. 12, 2019 – Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced a major refresh to its metro, edge and core solutions to accelerate service providers 5G transformation. Comprised of IP optimized silicon enabling industry-leading 400GbE density on a new 14.4 Tb linecard, new ACX access and aggregation platforms and an expanded MX 5G router portfolio, these new Juniper solutions will help service providers achieve a holistic approach to infrastructure transformation. Combined with Junipers’ Contrail software portfolio, these new infrastructure enhancements deliver a secure, ......read more

    The Luxury Network announces Dubai, UAE as the site for the 2019 International Gala Awards

    Cael Presents The Luxury Network International Gala Awards Dubai, UAE – February 11, 2019 - The Luxury Network International has set its sites on Dubai, UAE as the chosen host city for this year’s Luxury Network International Gala Awards presented by Cael. The annual celebration recognizes companies and brands nominated for their achievements in the luxury industry. The honorees will include both well-established companies and emerging luxury brands, on the local and international levels as well as humanitarian personalities and successful business leaders. This year’s awards will take place at the brand new Caesar’s Palace, Bluewaters Island on 23 February 2019. “We really wanted to make a statement this year, both in location and recognizing the achievements of these brands and companies,” said ......read more

    Google Selects Equinix for Curie Subsea Cable Landing Station

    New high-capacity subsea cable connects Los Angeles and Chile Dubai, UAE – February 10, 2019-- Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data center company, today announced that Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system, the first subsea cable to Chile in the last 20 years. In the U.S., the cable will land directly at the Equinix LA4 International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data center located in El Segundo, Calif. Google has selected Equinix as its CLS at LA4 due to the company’s expertise in delivering and managing cable landing stations. The Curie cable is expected to go live in 2019. The Equinix CLS configuration is ideal for extending the backhaul capacity of a subsea cable system directly to the ......read more

    Honor Gadget Gift Guide: Step Away from Anything that Wilts and Step up your Smartphone Game this Valentine's Day!

    HONOR’s Valentine gift guide: HONOR View20 (Moschino) in Phantom Red HONOR 10 Lite in Shiny Red HONOR 8X in Phantom Blue Launch of ‘See The Unseen’ photography challenge to highlight the capabilities of the HONOR View20’s world first 48MP camera   February 07, 2019 -Everybody deserves a treat from time to time and what better time than Valentine’s Day to treat your loved one or even yourself.    Finding a perfect gift for your Valentine doesn’t get much easier with this gift guide for the tech lover, that has a knack for making fashion statement, in your life. For Valentine's Day, step away from anything that will wilt or spoil after three days, and instead, opt for something a little longer lasting. HONOR, a leading smartphone e-brand, has recently ......read more

    Top to Bottom Success in the Enterprise WAN

    February 07, 2019 - Dubai, UAE Multicloud has changed the world, and as much as the transition is impacting the inside of the modern data center, it is reshaping the networks between them. In championing the migration to multicloud through 2018, Juniper Networks saw growing momentum for our Contrail Enterprise Multicloud and Contrail SD-WAN solutions. Given the heavy focus in the industry on automation and overlay (commonly known as SD-WAN), the underlying network (commonly known as Enterprise WAN) is often overlooked. Juniper has been delivering solutions for Enterprise WAN across private and leased networks that enables a secure, reliable and scalable network underneath SD-WAN.   Juniper Networks published the enhanced Enterprise WAN 5-step journey, along with leading thinking about the evolution of routing and securing ......read more

    Sony Corporation records strong Q3 FY2018 annual operating income

    Company achieves 7% rise in Q3 2018 operating income due to strong music sales Dubai, UAE – 7th February 2019 – Sony Corporation reported its strong third quarter annual operating income with a year-on-year increase of seven per cent compared to the same quarter of the previous fiscal year ending December 31, 2017. The operating income for the most recent quarter increased to US$3.34 billion (¥377.0 billion) from US$3.10 billion (¥350.8 billion), a 7 per cent rise from the year ago period. Contributing to the income growth were the robust sales in the Music Division, which recorded a 274 per cent rise from the year ago period to US$1.3 billion (¥147.1 billion). Another contributor was the Imaging Products and Solutions (IP&S) division, which posted 31 per cent year-on-year growth amounting to US$302.9 ......read more

    Oracle Enhances Cloud Capability in the UAE

    Abu Dhabi Data Centre Boosts Oracle Cloud in UAE and Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 7 February 2019:  Oracle today announced the immediate availability of its new data centre in Abu Dhabi, which will offer public cloud applications services to customers in the UAE and wider Middle East. The Abu Dhabi data centre will support the rapid adoption of Oracle Cloud in the UAE and act as a key catalyst for the implementation of UAE’s strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution aimed at building the country’s leadership in education and advanced technology, including artificial intelligence, robotics and genomic medicine. “By locating a data centre in the UAE, we will be able to better manage service levels and respond to local customers, who, for data governance requirements and other reasons, need to ......read more

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    Huawei brings the king of smartphones Huawei Mate 20 Series to the Middle East and Africa

    HUAWEI Mate 20 Series packs extraordinary features including the world’s first Leica triple camera with ultra-wide-angle lens, reverse charging and more exciting features in collaboration with DTCM.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates —October 25th, 2018—    Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 20 Series to users in the Middle East and Africa region during a launch event that took place at Burj Park where the audience was treated to a Huawei lightshow projected on the city’s most prominent landmark, the Burj ......read more

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Announces Partners and Construction Start for Commercial System in Abu Dhabi

    HyperloopTT and leading design consultant Dar Al-Handasah will begin construction of the first commercial Hyperloop system in Abu Dhabi in Q3 2019. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  (October 24, 2018)  --   Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT, HTT) announced today the appointment of leading design and engineering firm, Dar Al-Handasah (founding member of the Dar Group), to assist in bringing the Abu Dhabi commercial system to reality. Dar Al-Handasah joins the project as design lead and as the latest investor in HyperloopTT. Dar Al-Handasah’s team ......read more

    Fractal Analytics to host inaugural ai.dxb workshop in Dubai to help organizations realize the value of artificial intelligence

    ai.dxb workshop in Dubai is a platform to show how organizations can solve problems at scale by bringing Artificial Intelligence (AI), Engineering and Design together.  Attendees from a wide-range of industries will learn how to unlock and accelerate business opportunities through AI  Dubai, United Arab Emirates October 24, 2018 —   Fractal Analytics, (www.fractalanalytics.com), a global leader in AI solutions that power human decision-making in Fortune 500 companies, today announced the launch of ai.dxb workshop  in Dubai, a brand-new workshop ......read more

    HP Extends Premium PC Leadership with Amazing Innovations

    Lineup includes newest EliteBook – the world’s smallest and lightest 14-inch business convertible; the most powerful Spectre convertible; and robust new security features HP Spectre x360 lineup features stunning new design – including a bold new poseidon blue color – and includes HP’s first notebooks with privacy camera kill switch.  HP Spectre x360 13 delivers the world’s longest battery life in a quad-core convertible  and gigabit-class 4G LTE. HP Spectre x360 15 is world’s most powerful Spectre convertible laptop. HP EliteBook ......read more

    Student built CubeSat “MYSAT-1” successfully completes integration phase

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2018:  Khalifa University students and faculty have participated in the successful integration of the “MYSAT-1” CubeSat to NanoRacks' external Cygnus Cubesat deployer, an automated cargo resupply spacecraft destined for the International Space Station (ISS). MYSAT-1 is the first CubeSat (a miniature satellite used for space research) developed by students of the Khalifa University’s Space Systems and Technology Masters Programme. MYSAT-1 was completed at the Yahsat Space Lab, an innovative platform for future research in UAE’s space ......read more

    World-first technology test by the European Tour and Tata Communications shows how virtual reality could transform golf

    Dubai, UAE - October 23rd 2018 -   The European Tour and Tata Communications have completed the world’s first test of live 360° video in 8K Ultra High Definition – the highest resolution in digital television today. The ground-breaking technology test at Sky Sports British Masters shows how the most immersive 360° video and virtual reality (VR) applications could enable fans at home and at the course to engage with the action in new ways.   “This proof-of-concept is part of our strategy to attract new fans to the sport by harnessing the latest ......read more

    Rental Disputes Center inaugurates the ‘Court Probe' in line with ‘A Week Without Service Centres' initiative

    RDC to support Smart Dubai’s vision by recording a global trend in Dubai’s real estate litigation technology  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23rd October 2018:   The Rental Disputes Center (RDC) received the registration cases through ‘Court Probe’ – CP1, the first innovative concept of its kind in the world, and recorded a global trend in Dubai for presenting the latest technology to provide unprecedented services in the field of real estate litigation.   This step is in line with the ‘A Week Without Service Centres’ ......read more

    Say Hello to the Next Generation of HP Sprocket

    Everyone’s favorite handheld photo printer just got savvier and more social.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   HP Sprocket New Edition, a portable, pocket-sized photo printer, just got savvier and more social. It’s ready for any event – in a new collection of colours – so everyone can snap pictures, instantly print from a mobile device and share in the fun.   What’s New: Social Printing: Multiple friends can use Sprocket New Edition simultaneously    . Everybody can print to the same device ......read more

    Lenovo Announces Strategic Partnership With Emitac Enterprise Solutions (Ees) to Drive Intelligent Transformation in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22, 2018 –   Lenovo, a Fortune Global 500 company and global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation, and EMITAC Enterprise Solutions (EES), a regional leader in delivering IT infrastructure services and solutions, today announced a strategic partnership for the UAE market.  As a part of this partnership, EES has been officially been appointed as a tier-one partner and will leverage Lenovo’s industry-leading data centre portfolio to drive intelligent transformation through software defined solutions for ......read more

    Ericsson and Intel score another feat with multivendor data call on 39GHz

    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2018:  Riding on their recent success with the 3.5GHz band, Ericsson and Intel have announced another milestone – the first 3GPP-based end-to-end, multivendor NR 5G live data call on 39GHz. The 39GHz band is an important spectrum for 5G commercial rollouts in North America – expected to begin in 2019 – with all major service providers planning to use this spectrum band.  This latest accomplishment by Ericsson and Intel builds on earlier 3GPP NR compliant calls carried out on 3.5GHz band. The first one was conducted at the Kista Lab in ......read more

    Huawei and Dragon INFO partner to deliver AI-driven Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution

    Dubai, 21 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dragon INFO to develop a Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution. The two companies signed the MoU at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. An integrated artificial intelligence (AI) analysis tool for public security customers, the Video Cloud Policing Big Data Solution will enable intelligent crime investigation and prevention. It can analyze huge volumes of data to ......read more

    Pre-ordering for new iPhone XR now open on SOUQ.com

    Pre-ordering available now and shipping expected from 26th October in tandem with global release Dubai, 21th October 2018:   SOUQ.com is accepting pre-orders for the Apple iPhone XR on their website and app.  Customers in the Middle East can now pre order on SOUQ.com with the shipping estimated to begin on October 26th. Customers are increasingly looking online to buy their latest gadgets and SOUQ.com strives to provide them with the latest devices at the same time that they are available globally. The pre-booking of the iPhone XR is another example of the continually ......read more

    Etisalat surprises visitors with revolutionary technologies and innovations at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Etisalat enriches visitors experience with live 5G and showcases for the first time 5G download speeds highlighting speed comparison between 4G & 5G networks  Etisalat supports innovation in UAE and launches the Future Now initiative to enhance collaboration in various technologies with emerging companies and IoT developers worldwide Etisalat is making its 5G capabilities through the world’s first robotics system to contribute to the advancement of healthcare in UAE Etisalat brings the world’s pioneers of automotive industry to support the transport sector ......read more

    Huawei and TPCAST collaborate to enhance VR capabilities over 5G broadband

    Dubai, UAE, 18 Oct 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, and TPCAST, who introduced the world's first commercial wireless virtual reality (VR) solution, will cooperate on exploring a cloud-based VR project in the Middle East. The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at Huawei’s 5G Ecosystem Conference during Huawei Innovation day on 15 October 2018, at the region’s largest technology exhibition, GITEX, in Dubai. The collaboration will be enabled by the ......read more

    The Network Communication Group and BrandTribe partner to launch a new branding practice within the group

    Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2018:  The Network Communication Group, one of the leading communication agencies in the region, announced today a joint venture with BrandTribe, the branding and design agency known for creating iconic brands, to launch a new branding practice within the group, catering for both agencies’ clients across the Middle East Region and North Africa.  The joint venture practice, combines The Network Communication Group’s industry-leading media, advertising, public relations and social media expertise with BrandTribe’s extensive branding ......read more

    Smart Dubai, du and Community Development Authority sign agreement to deliver Dubai Pulse Solutions

    The new solutions will allow Community Development Authority to better serve the UAE community  Dubai, UAE, 17 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced it will partner with the Community Development Authority (CDA) to assist in the creation of Multi-tile dashboards to provide slick, quick and accurate insights for the CDA’s business activities. The CDA’s team needed to develop a Multi-tile dashboard to facilitate quick decision-making. One of the main concerns for the CDA was to have precise and relevant ......read more

    The All-New Kindle Paperwhite Launches on SOUQ.com

    Thinner, Lighter, 2x the Storage, and Waterproof for reading by the pool, in the bath or at the beach  New flush-front design with 300 ppi display and crisp, printed-quality text   Dubai, UAE October 17th, 2018—   SOUQ.com and Amazon announce the introduction of the all-new reimagined Kindle Paperwhite in the UAE, featuring a thinner and lighter design, a sleek flush-front display, and waterproofing so you can read comfortably anywhere.  The all-new Kindle Paperwhite will be available in the coming weeks on SOUQ.com starting 529 ......read more

    Zoho Bets Big on Middle East, Opens an Office in Dubai

    Adds AI and Analytics Functionalities to Its All-in-One Suite, Zoho One Dubai—October 17, 2018:   Strengthening its presence in the region, Zoho, provider of cloud-based business applications, has opened an office in Dubai to take care of its regional operations. It is working closely with local partners to reinforce its relationship with cus-tomers here and hiring more partners in the country to further expand its reach, while also participating in and organizing more events. “The opening of the Dubai office is part of our commitment to expand in the ......read more

    Etisalat signs MoU with Fujairah Department of Public Works & Agriculture

    Dubai, 17 October 2018:  Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture signed a Memorandum of Understanding to further enhance smart e-government initiatives by providing the department with innovative digital, ICT and smart solutions.   Under the terms of the partnership, both parties will jointly develop and establish a long-term strategic collaboration, with Etisalat appointed as the department’s digital, ICT and smart solutions provider. Etisalat and Fujairah Department of Public Works and Agriculture will work together to develop business engagement ......read more

    Etisalat Digital offers glimpse into Future of Retail at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Highlights of Future of Retail Experience Robomart: World’s first Self-Driving grocery store ‘Unattended store’ enabled by AI and RFID  New autonomous retail solution uses ‘Computer Vision’ technology Dubai, UAE, October 17, 2018:   Etisalat Digital is embracing the future of retail at this year’s GITEX Technology Week, offering a seamless shopping experience through face recognition, artificial intelligence, image recognition and computer vision technologies.     Some of the unprecedented retail ......read more

    LG innovations in display to revolutionize the retail experience

    Dubai-UAE: 16 October 2018 –   LG Electronics, a pioneer in developing innovative technology showcased its all-new Transparent OLED Signage at the 2018 GITEX Technology Week. The signage aims to revolutionize the retail experience by offering unique ways to captivate potential leads and covert them to paying customers. LG showcased the 55-inch Transparent OLED signage, a state-of-the-art product with razor thin bezels and the most exceptional form factor. With its seamless one-piece glass design and high picture quality, it is especially impressive in retail environments ......read more

    du and Olea collaborate to highlight innovative eHealth solutions at GITEX 2018

    Dubai, UAE, 16 October 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) and Olea, a specialized advisory and business incubation platform, are showcasing at GITEX Technology Week 2018, a unique eHealth solution delivered via ‘The Consult Station’. The Consult Station by H4D (Health for Development) is a medical connected booth that allows a patient to consult a physician remotely under the same conditions as a traditional face-to-face consultation. The diversity of measurement instruments on hand in the booth such as a blood pressure meter, ......read more

    Zain Kuwait, Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions Sign MOU to Fast-Track Enterprise Digital Transformation with IoT

    October 16, 2018 –   Zain Kuwait, the leading digital service provider in the country, announces a strategic partnership with Samsung and Al Babtain Turnkey Solutions to employ Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to accelerate the nation’s digital transformation. This collaboration will facilitate the development of smart education, smart health, smart security and smart mobility solutions in line with Kuwait National Development Plan's smart government goals. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed during GITEX Technology Week 2018, in which Zain Kuwait ......read more

    Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise to kickstart digital transformation journey with regional debut of the ‘Hyper-converged Platform'

    Dubai, 16th October, 2018: Emirates Post partners with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to kickstart its digital transformation journey with the regional debut of the Hyper-converged Platform. Announcing details of the Emirates Post’s data center transformation at GITEX 2018, the technology includes a state-of-the-art memory driven system that will enable Emirates Post digitization drive and establish it as an innovation-led organization.  The AI powered, cloud-enabled and highly secure data center, will be the cornerstone for Emirates Post’s new services and will support ......read more

    Dubai Civil Defense Enhances Fire Response Capabilities with Avaya

    Project is in line with DCD’s efforts to support Dubai's Smart City initiative Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 October 2018:    The General Directorate of Civil Defense in Dubai (DCD) has teamed up with Avaya and ConnectIt on a new digital transformation project to enhance fire response times. In particular, the project will allow DCD to upgrade its response and fire prevention capabilities to avoid allocating time and resources unnecessarily to false alarms. The project highlights the importance of collaboration between government and the private sector to ......read more

    Huawei hosts the Middle East 5G Ecosystem Conference

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, hosted the 5G Ecosystem Conference on the sidelines of the 3rd annual Middle East Innovation Day. Under the theme “5G is Now, Sailing to New eMBB Horizons,” the conference promoted a 5G Ecosystem in the Middle East by bringing together operators, regulatory agencies, industry leaders and other stakeholders to discuss 5G from a business, policy, and industry perspective.    Opening the conference, Mr. ......read more

    Dubai Health Authority to get digital boost via du's Dubai Pulse platform

    Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:  The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and du signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during GITEX Technology Week to provide DHA with virtual solutions on Dubai Pulse. As part of the five-year partnership agreement du will be providing the authority with virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on Smart Dubai Offices’ Dubai Pulse. Du will also host the DHA’s disease surveillance and management programme HASANA. The MoU was signed during Gitex Technology Week 2018 by H.E Humaid Al Qutami, Director General ......read more

    Fujitsu to showcase technologies to drive the region's digital transformation at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Expert workshops to be organised at GITEX Technology Week showcasing the transformational outcomes that customers are achieving by connecting the right technology partnerships and expertise Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2018:   Fujitsu is showcasing advanced technologies that help drive the digital transformation of the region through its participation at the GITEX Technology Week 2018. A highlight of Fujitsu’s participation are the industry workshops that it will host to highlight the latest trends that can help customers transform their business scape and achieve higher ......read more

    DP World UAE Region Leads Electronics Trade

    Innovative tech solutions are the way forward in this age of the Technological Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018:   Regional trade enabler DP World, UAE Region, continues to be the preferred destination for electronic goods entering or exiting the Middle East.  DP World UAE Region plays a central role in the growth of the sector across the country with consumer electronics one of five sectors that account for 76 per cent of the trade value generated by Jafza which amounted to USD 83.1 billion AED in 2017.  The regional trade enabler is also ......read more

    Lenovo drives Intelligent Transformation of the future at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Lenovo offers visitors immersive experiences with four different experiential zones dedicated to AI & HPC, IOT and Telco NFV, Data Analytics and The Cloud. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 15, 2018 –   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced its participation in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week 2018 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Lenovo DCG’s third participation in the region’s premier technology event comes with a larger presence this year with a showcase of its ......read more

    Epson Introduces the New A3 and A4 business inkjet aimed at busy workgroups during GITEX Technology Week

    Mono series delivers 40,000 pages, the highest ink yield in its segment Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:   Visitors to Gitex technology Week can experience two new series of WorkForce Pro, single function and multi-function printers for busy offices at Epson stand hall 4, E4-10. The new printers will have Epson’s signature inkjet technology, low environmental impact, low intervention and high productivity for small workgroups wanting both A3 and A4 capability. The WF-C8690, delivers improved performance for A3 printing in this segment, while the WF-M5799DWF, deliver fast, ......read more

    Introducing the Nokia 7.1 to the UAE

    The first smartphone to launch PureDisplay screen technology for a superior viewing experience, and advanced imaging with ZEISS Optics  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 October 2018 -   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 7.1 -  the first smartphone to come with PureDisplay screen technology, which will take your viewing experience to the next level due to its high contrast ratio, greater clarity and enhanced colours across all of your content.  The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous ......read more

    Danfoss at Chillventa: Your Partner – Today and Tomorrow

    Danfoss presents latest innovations and applications for refrigeration and air conditioning at Chillventa Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  At this year's Chillventa, Danfoss is presenting advanced and future-oriented package solutions for refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump applications to an international audience of cooling professionals. Danfoss is exhibiting efficient and energy-saving applications based on advanced refrigeration and control technology in four main sectors: Food Retail, Commercial Refrigeration, Industrial Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning & ......read more

    Synology Unveils New Innovations in Storage, Surveillance, and Networking Technologies at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Synology is participating in the 38th edition of GITEX Technology Week in Hall 7, B7-45, where it unveiled its latest innovations in storage, surveillance and networking technologies. Synology is looking to empower enterprises and home consumers in the Middle East market with a range of new and exciting solutions. “Synology keeps creating an all-inclusive solution centering on storage, backup, network communication, and cloud services. We are also committed to simplifying complexities in IT operations and be able to deliver an ......read more

    Interoperability, Not Technology Will Drive Smart Communities Development say UAE Consumers

    Research from Juniper Networks launched at GITEX Technology Week 2018 reveals that consumers look to service providers and governments working together to lead, educate and assure communities Hall 6, C6-01, GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018 –   Juniper Networks, an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced at GITEX Technology Week 2018 new market research* that it conducted with YouGov which suggests that consumers place capabilities like interoperability over technological advances like ......read more

    SolarWinds to Showcase Unified Monitoring and Management Portfolio at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    SolarWinds Orion Platform helps provide full visibility into overall performance of complex environments for technology professionals   Dubai, UAE, October 15, 2018:  SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week, October 14-18, 2018, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The company, who is ranked #1 in network management software*, will exhibit the latest updates to its SolarWinds® Orion® Platform and its end-to-end hybrid IT management portfolio, which help today’s ......read more

    Next wave of eSIM to be a reality soon in the UAE as du announces agreement with G+D Mobile Security for consumer and M2M devices

    Dubai (UAE), October 14, 2018 –   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, today announced an agreement with Munich-based Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security, to offer its AirOn eSIM Management Solution to du. As a result of the agreement, eSIM will soon be commercially available for consumers (watches and smartphones) and M2M devices. With this technology, du is now able to embrace the next wave of eSIM evolution for consumer and M2M devices and provides eSIM services to its customer base. This was announced and demonstrated on the sidelines of the ongoing GITEX ......read more

    du Promotes Inclusive, Happier Society in Partnership With Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du is championing artificially intelligent technology for good with an interactive stand for the visually impaired Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is partnering with Amal Glasses at GITEX Technology Week 2018 to showcase technology-driven outcomes and smart solutions for the blind and visually impaired. Launched in the UAE, Amal Glasses is a revolutionary technology which, through the aid of a virtual assistant, enables blind people to know more about their surrounding environment. The glasses rely on artificial ......read more

    Oracle and LinkedIn Collaborate to Improve Candidate and Employee Experience

    Expanded relationship helps organizations address the challenges of today’s rapidly changing global talent marketplace     Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  Oracle and LinkedIn today announced that they are working together to help HR professionals meet the shifting demands of the talent economy. A series of new integrations between Oracle’s Human Capital Management Cloud (Oracle HCM Cloud) and Taleo Enterprise Edition, and LinkedIn, will help HR teams attract, engage and retain employees by growing their talent pool, improving the candidate experience, ......read more

    du presents GOV2071 Guidebook Experience in partnership with the World Government Summit Organization at GITEX Technology Week 2018

    du’s interactive ‘Government in 2071’ experience reveals a roadmap for the future of global societal and technological megatrends   Dubai, UAE, 14 October, 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), today announces an extension of its deep strategic relationship with the World Government Summit through unveiling the much-anticipated ‘Government in 2071’ Guidebook Experience at GITEX Technology Week 2018. His Excellency Omar Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Managing Director of the ......read more

    Western Digital powers AI-enabled storage for futuristic surveillance and security

    WD ‘Beyond Surveillance’ campaign GITEX 2018 launches edge to core lineup with industry’s highest-capacity surveillance storage Dubai, UAE – October 14, 2018 –   Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global leader in data storage, showcased its expanded range of AI-enabled edge to core surveillance solutions through its ‘Beyond Surveillance’ campaign at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai. Located at Sheikh Rashid Hall, booth SR-E6, the two-storey booth presented a full range of the latest WD Purple surveillance range as well as hero ......read more

    Middle East and Africa Feeds Appetite for Unlimited Data

    CommScope Showcases Technology for Future Networks at GITEX 2018   Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018:  As the region embraces economic diversity, governments are investing in non-oil industries to diversify their sources of income .  The Middle East is prioritizing innovation and investing in transformative technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud computing.     In support of the Middle East’s network operators, CommScope is developing innovative fibre optic solutions to transport large amounts of data very quickly and ......read more

    Avaya Demonstrates UC Diversity at GITEX

    Avaya Demonstrates Simultaneous Live Voice Translation Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 14, 2018 –   Avaya Holdings Corp. (NYSE:AVYA) is demonstrating the diverse capabilities of its Avaya Vantage™ device to connect people in new ways at GITEX Technology Week 2018. One application being shown is the ability for simultaneous live voice translation which can be used to empower the Expo’s 25 million international visitors, speaking more than 1,000 languages, to easily and effectively communication and share ideas. “Every year at GITEX, our ......read more

    Daikin eyes significant expansion of business in the UAE

    Opens the first showroom in Ras Al Khaimah in collaboration with “AlDaman Electrical Equipments”  Dubai, UAE - 13 October 2018:  Daikin, the world’s leading Japanese heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC-R) solutions manufacturer, is looking to expand its sales network in the UAE. In collaboration with AlDaman Electrical Equipments, Daikin’s authorized dealer in RAK, the brand opened its first exclusive showroom in Ras Al Khaimah, with multiple showrooms planned for launch in the coming months in other ......read more

    Sharjah Government pavilion highlights digital transformation of Sharjah at GITEX 2018

    Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Qasimi: The Sharjah pavilion will shed light on the cutting-edge technology trends adopted across government entities in Sharjah. Al Shamsi: Our participation is part of our commitment to advancing smart services Al Suwaidi: We will showcase SEDD’s latest technological strides to visitors at GITEX 2018. Bin Khadem: We will highlight our key achievements and digital projects. Kjerfve: The American University of Sharjah is striving towards becoming a leading research centre. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 13 October 2018:   As part of ......read more

    Bosch IoT Suite Services Launch on Huawei Cloud

    Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  Today at HUAWEI CONNECT 2018, Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, announced a partnership to accelerate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The collaborative agreement will see the two partners make Bosch’s IoT Suite software services available in China on Huawei Cloud.   Dr. Stefan Ferber, CEO, Bosch Software Innovations, and Zheng Yelai, Vice President of Huawei, ......read more

    Huawei Updates the Industry-Oriented Intent-Driven Network Solution

    Enabling Industry’s Digital Transformation Based on the Digital World and Physical Networks Dubai, UAE, October 11, 2018:  During HUAWEI CONNECT 2018 in Shanghai, Huawei updated the industry-oriented Intent-Driven Network (IDN) solution, which builds a complete network system based on the digital world and physical networks; helps industry customers flexibly construct user experience-centric intelligent networks for different business scenarios; enables digital transformation in the industry; and maximizes business value. The pace of digital transformation in the global ......read more

    Avaya to Demonstrate AI and Biometrics Enabled Communications Solutions for Enhanced Customer & Employee Experiences

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 October, 2018-   At GITEX, Avaya Holding Corp. (NYSE: AVYA) is demonstrating integration of AI-Enhanced technologies, including biometrics and real-time sentiment analysis to its communication platforms, enabling organizations to elevate voice as a key user interface for richer, more seamless, secure customer and employee experiences. Driven by the growing consumer demand for more intuitive experiences and positive outcomes, businesses are being pressured to reimagine their approach to customer and employee engagement. A recent Avaya survey of ......read more

    Fortinet Again Named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

    Fortinet Believes the Recognition Validates its Visibility and Protection Across the Entire Network and Distinguishes the Company’s Automated and Integrated Security Fabric Solution Dubai, UAE. – October 10, 2018:  Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has once again been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Enterprise Firewalls. The report for 2018 recognized Fortinet for the completeness of the vision and ability to execute that vision. “Fortinet is ......read more

    A10 Network's Thunder Threat Protection System (TPS) Awarded DDoS Defense Effectiveness Certification by NimbusDDOS

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 10th October, 2018:  A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the A10 Thunder® Threat Protection System (TPS) has been awarded the DDoS defense effectiveness certification by NimbusDDOS. A10 Thunder TPS now becomes the only DDoS solution in the market to be awarded this certification from NimbusDDOS. NimbusDDOS is a recognized Industry leader in DDoS attack testing, certification, and preparedness. The organization distinguishes itself from traditional testing companies by using ......read more

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