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    For the 1st time in UAE and the ME region, Ankabut launch Microsoft's Azure Stack in collaboration with Huawei

    Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2018:  Ankabut, the United Arab Emirates’ Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world and Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, has partnered to launch a cutting-edge new cloud solution in the UAE, Microsoft’s Azure Stack. This will be the first implementation of Microsoft’s Azure Stack solution in GCC and the ME Region. Through this partnership, Ankabut aims to take the education infrastructure in the UAE to the next level of innovation and intelligibility by implementing the platform that will offer educational institutes cloud-paced innovation and computing management simplicity, cost optimization, higher ......read more

    Alstom at the heart of the Tangier-Casablanca high-speed line's inauguration in Morocco

    Dubai, UAE, November 17, 2018:   Alstom participates today in the inauguration of the TangierCasablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF). The line has been inaugurated by His Majesty, King Mohammed VI and French President Emmanuel Macron.     Alstom supplied ONCF with 12 very high-speed trains for the Tangier-Casablanca railway section. Alstom also supplied the level 1&2 on-board ERTMS1 for the trains.      “ We are extremely proud to bring high speed rail for the first time to the African continent . This inauguration is a significant milestone for this prestigious project which will allow Moroccan people to benefit from an incredible passenger experience thanks to our r eliable , s a ......read more

    Souq.com's Biggest Ever White Friday Sale

    More than two million deals on products from leading brands  Souq empowers over 14,000 sellers and local brand across the region to succeed this White Friday Local and global brands go on sale from 20 to 24 November with up to 70%  More deals than last year across all categories, from electronics to furniture, fashion, toys and more 15 November 2018:   SOUQ.com brought White Friday to UAE in 2014 and is today announcing the return of its biggest online shopping event, with more deals than ever. From the 20th to the 24th November, customers across the GCC and Egypt can choose from more than two million deals and offers, with discounts of up to 70% available.    This year’s White Friday will be the biggest event ever, offering more than two million deals on the widest variety of ......read more

    XTouch New XBone Bone Conduction Headphone Brings Safe and Convenient Experience

    Adds a stream of new lifestyle products including XSlate and XBook   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 15, 2018:   XTOUCH, the leading Dubai headquartered consumer electronics brand today announced the launch of XBone Bluetooth bone conduction headphones. Performing the role of the ear drums, XBone decodes soundwaves in high fidelity and stereo quality sound through cheekbones. The added benefit of being placed outside of the ears keeps you safe from bacterial infections and protects the ear drums from long term exposure to loud noise. Featherweight yet durable, the memory wire design provides a snug fit and with IP65, it is sweat and water resistant.    Priced at only AED 299, it is specially designed for sports enthusiasts, gamers and music lovers.  At just 30 gm the lightweight XBone is ......read more

    Huawei wins the First Place Prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award

    14th November, 2018:   Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, won the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place Monday 12th of November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh.  Huawei was honored for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on responsible competitiveness and corporate responsibility in the Kingdom, and Huawei is the first ICT company to win first place ......read more

    Scan anywhere, wherever your work takes you with Epson's smallest and lightest mobile scanner range

    Two new mobile scanners for easy and efficient document management on the move or in compact working environments UAE, Dubai,14 November 2018: Epson’s latest mobile A4 scanners are ideal for scanning and processing data on the move or in compact, busy office environments. The DS-70 and DS-80W have been designed for businesses looking for a mobile solution for staff to take on the road or use around the office. Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East, said: “With the choice of both wired and wireless scanning solutions, these new scanners are ideal for those who need a fast scanning solution on the go. We’ve designed the new range to be lightweight without compromising on the versatility a business need. Customers often need to be able to scan documents of varying thickness so these additions to our ......read more

    Google Pay is Now Available in the UAE

    Dubai, 14 November 2018 -   Google announced today the launch of Google Pay in the UAE, allowing people to pay simply and securely with their Android phones. It simplifies shopping by helping you pay safely in apps and on websites, in stores that support contactless payment, and across all Google properties including Google Play. With the new payment app, Android users (Android 5+ phones) can complete payment processes in a few seconds whether online or offline.  In retail, the smartphone becomes a wallet. To be ready to use this payment method in stores, users simply add their supported Mastercard or Visa cards issued by any of the partner banks (Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, Mashreq and Standard Chartered [RAKBANK coming soon]) to their Google Pay app. Then users only need to wake the phone screen up and tap it to ......read more

    Zoho launches its cloud accounting software in Bahrain

    Designed to help businesses in Bahrain automate accounting, invoicing, and back office operations while complying with the VAT regulation  Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  Zoho, the leading information technology and business management software conglomerate, has launched Zoho Books, its cloud accounting software for automating business finances and helping businesses stay Value Added Tax (VAT) compliant. As businesses in Kingdom of Bahrain prepare for the VAT implementation, Zoho Books makes it easy for them to seamlessly migrate to the new tax law and stay compliant in all aspects of their business. With the experience gained from bringing out exclusive tax-specific editions for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Zoho Books is ready to extend the same opportunity to the Kingdom of Bahrain ......read more

    The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz honored Huawei with the First Place Prize of the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award

    Dubai, UAE, November 13, 2018:  King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness (RC) Award has honored Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, with the first place prize of the prestigious King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award. This announcement was made during the illustrious annual Award Gala which took place on 12th November at Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh. During the event, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman recognized Huawei for its excellent sustainability practices and responsible competitiveness leadership, as well as its exceptional management capabilities and innovative social and environmental initiatives.  Launched in 2008, the King Khalid Responsible Competitiveness Award is the first and only award focused on ......read more

    Introducing Nokia 3.1 Plus to the UAE

    Going big on screen, battery life and imaging with dual rear cameras at an exceptional value   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2018:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the Nokia 3.1 Plus, a smartphone which goes big on content experiences thanks to its 6-inch HD+ display and a weekend busting two-day battery life1. The Nokia 3.1 Plus is the most affordable Nokia smartphone with a dual-camera and is the latest device to join the Android One family, delivering the best of Google with monthly security patches. Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “The Nokia 3.1 Plus is a reflection of HMD’s promise to deliver smartphones that are relevant and accessible for everyone. Following the increasing appetite for visually-led content, the Nokia ......read more

    Siemens opens new UAE MindSphere Application Center to boost AI and digitalization in industry

    Abu Dhabi facility to co-create digital solutions for process industries including oil and gas, water and wastewater Center is already developing AI-based solutions for oil and gas Part of a US$500m investment to expand Siemens’ digital presence in region Solutions to optimize operations and increase productivity for customers Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  Siemens has opened a new MindSphere Application Center in Abu Dhabi to focus on developing digital solutions, applications and services for process industries, including oil and gas, water and wastewater. The center is the second of three to be built in the UAE, using the company’s open, cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere to support the Middle East’s digital transformation. Encouraging closer collaboration with customers, the new center ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy Watch Offers a Holistic Health Experience

    Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  The first step toward achieving any fitness goal is believing that you can. We all envy friends who, despite hectic schedules, never miss a day at the gym or stop talking about the next marathon. The good news is we all have the potential to become fitness-obsessed - with a variety of inputs both in and outside of the gym. To help you stay on top of your health goals, Samsung Galaxy Watch features advanced wellness capabilities and fitness tracking along with a long-lasting battery.  Fitness is best achieved following our intuition, respecting our goals, and pursuing what we genuinely enjoy. With a new stress management tracker, Galaxy Watch tracks your heart rate, and provides breathing exercises to help users stay focused. In addition, the Galaxy Watch’s advanced sleep tracking ......read more

    Why Use Managed Print Services?

    By Carro Ford, Content Marketing Strategist, Xerox   Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2018:  From enterprise to small business, use of managed print services has caught on, but not everyone has had the same experience. If you’ve only had an average managed print services experience, you might wonder what a good MPS engagement should look like.    What Does a Good MPS Offering Look Like?   If you’ve yet to engage with a managed print services (MPS) provider, you may be wondering what to look for. Equally, if you’ve had a bad experience with a partner, you may be wondering what qualities they were missing.   What Every Business Wants from Managed Print Services   Printers and scanning devices still play a major role in businesses of all sizes.   Whether ......read more

    UAE's leading technologists and security experts convene to make Future Technology Week a global and game-changing Dubai-based event

    Tech leaders from Dubai Police, Dubai Electronic Security Center, Smart Dubai Office and major commercial entities meet to arrange a breakthrough global event on how technology will change the way we work and live forever Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 November 2018: Some of the UAE’s most forward-thinking experts, charged with delivering technological innovation and security to the Emirates have met to mastermind delivering a game-changing tech event in Dubai. Future Technology Week, to be held on 2-4 April 2019, will attract futurists, entrepreneurs, and innovators in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cyber Security, IOT and telecoms from all over the world.  The tech leaders spearheading Future Technology Week  2-4 April 2019, Dubai World Trade Centre:  Col. Saeed Al Hajri, Director ......read more

    Huawei rolls out its first ‘HUAWEI Developer Day' series in the Middle East and North Africa

    Over-100 IT and design startups participate in ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ workshop held in Dubai Series of workshops to be rolled out across the region until December 2019   Dubai, 11 November 2018: For the first time outside of China, Huawei has rolled out its ‘HUAWEI Developer Day’ workshop series bringing together the best smartphone developers across the Middle East & North Africa to announce HUAWEI developer alliance introduced in the region. The opening session was held in Dubai on 8 November, gathering more than 100 independent developer and design startups.    Powered by the HUAWEI Developer Alliance, the workshops are aimed at providing developers with insights into HUAWEI AppGallery and HUAWEI Themes, through interactive presentations and competitions. Using this ......read more

    Epson's Saudi roadshow highlights environment friendly Inkjet printers in line with Saudi Vision 2030

    KSA; November 8, 2018:   Epson, a market leader in printing and imaging solutions, is championing Saudi businesses to ‘Make the Switch’ to inkjet printing, an energy saving printing option in line with Saudi Vision 2030 commitment to environment.    Epson is currently showcasing its market leading business solutions in Jeddah, Riyadh and Al Khobbar. Products on display include: WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 D4TWF, the superfast 100ipm colour A3 business MFP. Visitors can also experience WF-C869RD3TWFC, WF-C5790 DWF and WF-M5799 EB 1470 UI laser Ultra Short Throw wireless interactive projector with Full HD Resolution and White and Colour brightness of 4,000 lumens SureColor SC-T5100 printer that allows users to print technical and CAD drawings in detail up to 36” Jason Whiley, ......read more

    Children in the UAE among youngest in the world to receive first mobile device: Norton research

    7 years old; average age of child in UAE to receive first mobile device Two out of three parents (66%) in the UAE admit they are worried about setting a bad example by spending too much time on mobile devices   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 08 November 2018 - Parents feel guilty about the amount of time they spend online in front of their children, and their children are not shy about reprimanding them according to recent research from Norton by Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC). The survey found that more than three in four respondents in the UAE (78%) suggested parents are setting a bad example by spending too much time online, and more than half (53%) admitted they have been told off by their own children for their behaviour, highlighting how today’s families are struggling to enforce healthy screen time routines in ......read more

    Priyanka Chopra tells CNN ‘Technology gives us freedom'

    In an exclusive interview for CNN Business, Laurie Segall interviewed Indian actress Priyanka Chopra and Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd.   During the interview, Priyanka Chopra explained why she has decided to invest in Bumble, a dating app which allows female to make the first contact in a heterosexual match. Chopra also speaks about her interest in technology stating how ‘technology has changed the world’ and that is has given people more ‘freedom’.   Bumble CEO, Whitney Wolfe Herd also explains to CNN how ‘Women need empowerment globally’ and that challenges to equality only result in the desire for ‘woman to rise and be equal.’   Key Quotes:   Priyanka Chopra on how much she values her freedom as a woman: “A lot of woman around the ......read more

    A Statement on the Matter From Mahmoud Samy, Area Vice President, Sales, Emerging Region

    Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2018:  “Phishing is still of huge concern to organisations and individuals worldwide. Google stats show that there were 12.4 million potential victims of phishing from 2016 to 2017, and with 56% of IT security decision makers saying that targeted phishing attacks were the top security threat they faced, it’s something that needs to be addressed. One way to approach this is through enterprise-wide phishing simulations. This gives you a means to test how well your current training program is performing or lets you know the current situation if you don’t have one. A top tip would be to take a baseline measurement of how employees react to one of the phishing exercises before letting people know they are being tested. Then, you have a metric to measure improvement against. A company's ......read more

    IBM and VMware Advance Partnership to Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation

    More than 1,700 global businesses, including Banca Carige and CNH Industrial adopt IBM Cloud and Services for VMware solutions    Dubai, UAE, November 07, 2018:  Today at VMworld® Europe 2018 , IBM (NYSE: IBM ) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced new offerings to help accelerate enterprise hybrid cloud adoption . This includes a new IBM Services offering to help migrate and extend mission-critical VMware workloads to the IBM Cloud, and new integrations to help enterprises to modernize applications with Kubernetes and containers.    To date, the IBM and VMware partnership has helped more than 1,700 enterprises including Banca Carige and CNH Industrial adopt IBM Cloud for VMware solutions.    According to research from Ovum, while 20 percent of business processes have already moved to the ......read more

    Tata Communications brews a hybrid network for Carlsberg to underpin digitised operations and new innovative services

    “A network transformation project of this scale was incredibly risky, because without our network we don’t make or sell beer. But it paid off.” – Sarah Haywood, CTO, Carlsberg  Dubai, UAE – November 6th 2018 –   Tata Communications, a leading global digital infrastructure provider, has deployed a next-generation software-defined hybrid network for Carlsberg to support the digital transformation of the global brewer’s operations in 130 sites across Western Europe. The new infrastructure is a key part of Carlsberg’s Next 2.0 programme, which harnesses the power of the Internet and cloud computing to boost agility, increase efficiencies and reduce costs.  The network supports Carlsberg’s global SAIL’22 growth strategy, which aims to “strengthen the ......read more

    Daikin & Galaxy Cooling Technologies Showcase the New Cooling Range in UAE

    Promoting Inverter & VRV systems to reduce energy consumption in UAE Dubai, UAE, November 05, 2018:  Following the partnership between Daikin and Galaxy Cooling Technologies, both parties held an event at the Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai festival City, to showcase the latest Daikin product range including Inverters and VRV systems. The event was attended by hundreds of contractors and consultants, who got the chance to explore the benefits of using Daikin products from operational, cost-efficiency and environmental perspectives.  “Daikin believes in growing its business and market leadership all around the world through partnering with outstanding dealers and continuous dealer development. We are excited to have chosen Galaxy Cooling Technologies as our authorized dealer in the UAE. This will not only help us ......read more

    ITU Secretary General visits Etisalat's Open Innovation Centre

    DUBAI, 5 November 2018:  Etisalat welcomed Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of International Telecommunication Union (ITU), to its ultramodern ‘Open Innovation Centre’ in Dubai.    Zhao, who was re-elected to the post for a second four-year term during the Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, toured the Innovation Centre along with Francois Rancy, ITU Radiocommunication Bureau, and Saif bin Ghalaita, Executive Director, Technology Development Affairs at the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.   Francisco Salcedo, Senior Vice President, Etisalat Digital, led the tour of the Innovation Centre, which is a first of its kind in the region showcasing digital innovation, its capabilities and how digitalisation can come to life for Etisalat customers and ......read more

    DHL EXPRESS Recognized as 2018 ‘Aon Best Employer in the Middle East'

    DHL Express among nine organizations in the region selected for the prestigious award, following study by Aon Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:  DHL Express MENA has been recognized as an ‘Aon Best Employer in the Middle East’ by leading global professional services firm Aon. The results were announced at the Aon Best Employers Middle East 2018 Awards Ceremony at the Oberoi Hotel in Dubai. The 2018 Aon Best Employers Middle East winners were selected based on ranking consistently high levels for employee engagement, organizational agility, engaging leadership and strong talent focus.  Nour Suliman, CEO, DHL Express MENA, said: “Being named the best employer for four consecutive years is an achievement we should all be proud of; it is a humbling feeling to realize that we have successfully managed to create ......read more

    Fujitsu and Ericsson team up on 5G partnership

    Dubai, UAE, November 04, 2018:   Fujitsu Limited and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have entered an agreement to deliver end-to-end 5G network solutions and related services under a strategic partnership. The two companies are joining forces to develop this based on their combined portfolios – spanning radio access and core network – for the dynamic 5G market in Japan, connecting communications service providers to the global 5G ecosystem. The two companies aim to initially provide systems and solutions for the Japanese market, and seek to further expand their collaboration to other customers globally. In the 5G era, mobile communications service providers anticipate the ability to provide highly scalable, and intelligent services through open and globally standardised technology for core and radio access network for ......read more

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    ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS) Completes a Successful Blockchain Proof of Concept (PoC) with Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB)

    Dubai, UAE, September 04, 2018:  Limassol, Cyprus: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, has successfully completed the implementation of blockchain proof of concept (PoC), which was conducted at  Arab Jordan Investment Bank (AJIB), one of Jordan’s leading investment and commercial banks, through ICS BANKS® Blockchain Adapter between Amman Head Office and Cyprus Branch (Limassol).  Chairman of Arab Jordan Investment Bank; Hani Al-Qadi said, “The success of this PoC is the ......read more

    Etisalat Digital signs cloud hosting deal with Massar Solutions

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  Etisalat Digital today announced that Massar Solutions, a UAE-based fleet management firm, has signed up for its secure and reliable OneCloud Services. Etisalat OneCloud offers a convenient on-demand subscription to a pool of configurable shared and dedicated multi-tenant computing resources. This end-to-end managed cloud solution includes infrastructure-as-a-service, managed security services, managed backup, managed applications and managed disaster recovery services.  Fahim Mohamed Al Shehhi, Managing Director, Massar Solutions P.J.S.C. ......read more

    DisplayMate: Galaxy Note9's Display Performance Raises the Bar ‘Significantly Higher'

    Dubai, UAE, September 03, 2018:  DisplayMate Technologies has completed its comprehensive evaluation of the Galaxy Note9’s Infinity Display, and the results are clear: “The level of display performance and excellence has been increasing each year, and the Galaxy Note9 has raised the bar significantly higher.” According to the world’s leading evaluator of video screens, the Galaxy Note9 features “the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display that we have ever lab tested.” The smartphone established several display performance records ......read more

    Fortinet is the Only Vendor with Security Capabilities to Receive SD-WAN Recommended Rating in the First NSS Labs Software-Defined Wide Area Networking Test Report

    FortiGate SD-WAN Delivers Highest VoIP Quality of Experience and Lowest Total Cost of Ownership per Mbps Among All Nine Vendors Dubai, UAE. – Sept 3, 2018. Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its results from NSS Labs’ first Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) Group Test. Fortinet’s FortiGate SD-WAN excelled in every category assessed by NSS Labs, showcasing a number of advantages, including: Highest quality of experience for VoIP: Even under tough conditions, including ......read more

    Eaton introduces 9SX UPS lower power range

    New models are successor to industry’s leading 9130 range   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, September 3rd, 2018:   Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of lower power-rated models to its 9SX Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The Eaton 9SX UPS offers high availability, flexibility and advanced protection for IT and small data center infrastructure, as well as for networking, storage, industrial, medical and telecom applications. The new models extend the existing product portfolio of ......read more

    Smartest devices yet, announced at Lenovo TechLife ‘18

    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Today, at the company’s annual Tech Life event, Lenovo™ unveiled a series of new smart home, laptop and AR devices, continuing its commitment to transforming technology and user experiences, making the devices easier to use, more engaging and more productive for consumers.      This commitment is fueled by Lenovo’s ‘Intelligent Transformation’ strategy and a product ethos of engineering with purpose; designing for difference and creating technology that empowers customers with tomorrow’s technology ......read more

    Etisalat roaming packages offer business customers coverage across all in-flight networks

    First mobile operator in the world to provide data and voice in-flight roaming at no extra cost Roaming coverage now includes both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight networks Abu Dhabi, 2 September 2018:   Etisalat today announced that subscribers of any Global Business Roaming pack can now enjoy in-flight coverage in all airlines that provide on-board connectivity at no extra cost.    Etisalat Global Business Roaming packages – both data and voice – will now include both Aeromobile and SITAOnAir in-flight coverage, providing business users ......read more

    Panasonic's LUMIX LX100 II gets a boost with 17-megapixel Four Thirds MOS sensor

    The upgraded compact camera features F1.7 LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMILUX Lens and 4K Video Recording    Dubai, UAE, September 02, 2018:  Panasonic is proud to announce the launch in the Middle East of the LUMIX LX100 II with a large, 4/3-inch High Sensitivity MOS Sensor for the 7th generation model of Panasonic’s world-renowned LX high-end compact camera series.    The LUMIX LX100 II boasts a total 21.77-megapixel sensor achieving an effective 17.0 megapixels in 4:3 aspect ratio. This new high-resolution MOS Sensor maintains an excellent S/N ratio, allowing ......read more

    A10 Networks to Showcase Innovations in 5G Mobile Network Security, Cloud, DDoS Mitigation and Application Visibility & Analytics at GITEX 2018

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th September, 2018 A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), a provider of intelligent and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week taking place between 14-18 October, 2018.  The company will demonstrate its entire portfolio of market leading solutions including Service Provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, DDoS protection and application visibility & analytics. A10 is keen to demonstrate the following: GI/SGI firewall protection for mobile networks - IoT and 5G ......read more

    Huawei Launches Kirin 980, the World's First Commercial 7nm SoC

    September 01, 2018:  In his IFA 2018 keynote titled “The Ultimate Power of Mobile AI”, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Mr. Richard Yu introduced the Kirin 980, the system on a chip (SoC) that will bring about the next evolution of mobile AI. As the world’s first commercial SoC manufactured with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturer Company’s (TSMC) 7nm process, Kirin 980 combines best-in-class performance, efficiency, connectivity features, and Dual NPU AI processing power. “Last year, we showed the world the potential of On-Device AI with the Kirin 970, ......read more

    Blackberry® Key2 LE Officially Announced at IFA 2018

    Dubai, UAE, September 01, 2018:  TCL Communication, a leading global smartphone manufacturer and BlackBerry®-branded licensing partner, has today unveiled its newest BlackBerry smartphone – the BlackBerry KEY2 LE. This newest addition to the BlackBerry KEY series smartphone lineup offers three colors variants – Slate, Champagne and Atomic – while keeping with the BlackBerry KEY2 design evolution which includes minimized screen bezels and redesigned chassis for a more modern look and feel. It also comes with the recently introduced Speed Key for a more customized ......read more

    Authentication vs Authorization: What's the Difference? Why Should You Care?

    by April Bourne, LSS Black Belt, Xerox Manager Sales Enablement and Training, Research & Product Development Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  There’s a big difference between gaining successful entrance to the king’s castle (Authentication) and what you are allowed to do once you are inside (Authorization). Chances are, as a visitor, your actions and movement will be restricted and for good reason. Just because you got through that big iron door does not mean you are allowed to do whatever you please. This article talks about the differences between authentication and ......read more

    LG Focuses on Gaming at Ifa With New Ultragear™ Monitors

    Powerful Monitors Deliver Superb Picture and Fast Processing to Transform the Gaming Experience Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  LG Electronics is demonstrating its commitment to gaming technology with the announcement of its new UltraGear™ monitors at IFA 2018 in Berlin this week. The monitors take immersion to a new level thanks to their powerful performance, superb picture quality and speedy refresh rate. These factors combine with the UltraWide™ 21:9 screen and stylish design to create an immersive playing field that enhances the gaming experience.  LG has long ......read more

    Symantec shares stats on how much personal info your apps gather, and why that's concerning

    Dubai, UAE, August 30, 2018:  Symantec released new research on mobile app privacy and fraudulent Google Play apps that you may find useful to include in any mobile/privacy stories in the works.    While we’re all eager to click “accept” and “next” when we download a new app, we really should take the time to understand what information we are sharing, how it’s used and if the app developer is protecting our privacy.    One such example is an Android flashlight app that has more than 10 million downloads and requests ......read more

    ‘Grant' Transformer Time

    MB&F + L’Epée 1839 Dubai, UAE – 29th August 2018:   MB&F and L’Epée 1839 present Grant, a triple-tracked, Mad-Max-cross-Transformer robot clock on a mission. In today’s fast-paced, always-on, 24/7 world, we are under constant bombardment from time: seconds race by; there is never enough; everyone wants more; and  it keeps getting faster and faster. The nearest hour was once precise enough; now the world’s most accurate clocks are better than a second over the entire age of the universe! No wonder you are stressed, but relax, help is ......read more

    Award winning HUAWEI P20 Pro: Leading the innovation agenda in the smartphone industry

    Breakthrough technology reinvents smartphone photography for the everyday consumer   Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Huawei recently grabbed headlines when it climbed up to become the second smartphone vendor globally. As reported by IDC, Huawei’s Q2 2018 global smartphone market share increased to 15.8%, solidifying the brand’s new ranking.    With Android smartphone makers dominating the industry, the battle for best smartphone camera is currently being led by the HUAWEI P20 Pro. It is one of the first smartphones with cameras that surpass the ......read more

    Lenovo™ releases its newest generation of Android™ tablets for household sharing and entertainment

    Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Today, Lenovo released its latest generation of Android tablets, built for sharing and entertainment in the family: The Lenovo Tab E7, Lenovo Tab E8, Lenovo Tab E10, as well as new mainstream and premium tablets, the Lenovo Tab M10 and Lenovo Tab P10. As the newest follow-up to its popular mainstream Android tablets, Lenovo is now offering families with even more portable options: Android tablets that are powerfully built, thin, light and purpose-built to be used around the house.    Let’s be honest. Every family needs at least one ......read more

    Ruckus Wi-Fi Technology Supports Facebook's Express Wi-Fi Initiative, Deploying Hotspots in Africa, India, and Indonesia

    Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, joins Facebook’s certified ecosystem to help connect the unconnected   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 29, 2018 –   Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, today announced that it is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a program that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators participating in Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi initiative will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone™ controllers and certified indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points in ......read more

    Trend Micro Report Reveals Criminals Increasingly Drawn To Low-Profile Attacks

    Midyear Security Roundup combines expansive Trend Micro data to offer business insights on growing threats Dubai, UAE, August 29, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today released its Midyear Security Roundup 2018, revealing that cybercriminals are moving away from attention-grabbing ransomware attacks to more covert methods intended to steal money and valuable computing resources. Crypto-jacking attempts are making the biggest impact so far this year. Trend Micro recorded a 96 percent increase in cryptocurrency ......read more

    Kindle Devices Now Available on SOUQ.com

    Starting today, customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman can buy Kindle devices from SOUQ.com, including the bestselling Kindle Paperwhite and our most advanced e-reader—Kindle Oasis With Kindle, readers have access to the world’s best eBook selection on Amazon.com, including over one million titles in English, Arabic, French and Hindi, including over 12,000 Arabic-language Kindle books from leading authors August 28, 2018:  Amazon and SOUQ.com today announced customers in United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman can shop the latest ......read more

    Dorna Sports Partners with Lenovo™ for MotoGP™ eSport Championship

    Gaming PC brand, Lenovo Legion™, sponsors 2018’s fastest eSports series on two wheels  Dubai– August 28, 2018:  Dorna Sports is delighted to announce a multi-year global partnership with Lenovo as the exclusive technology sponsor of the MotoGP eSport Championship, and exclusive provider of gaming PCs, monitors and accessories for the Championship’s live events. In addition to a co-branding sponsorship, the Championship players will game on Lenovo Legion’s high-performance gaming devices for a smooth and immersive experience. This key partnership ......read more

    Emerson's Interactive Reservoir Modeling Software Updated to Enable Better Decision-making in Less Time

    August 27, 2018 – Emerson has launched RoxarTM RMS 11, the latest version of its reservoir characterization software. The software includes a powerful set of tools for developing smarter and more interactive reservoir modeling, facies modeling and unified tools for channelized reservoirs and region definition, and further strengthens Emerson’s end-to-end exploration and production (E&P) software portfolio. The suite also comes with a new plug-in technology designed to ensure that RMS 11 is ideally placed for future web and cloud-enabled workflows and remains one of the most ......read more

    Forget about portrait Mode, Huawei introduces AI selfie with a front camera that doesn't blurr the background but enhances it while taking a selfie

    Dubai, UAE, August 27, 2018:  It's either me or the background; never both. That's the choice we're always stuck with when deciding which way to set our smartphone cameras.  Being the star of your selfie, as you rightly should be, is all about capturing every glam detail right down to those perfect lashes as you strike a pose. But using the average portrait mode comes at a price, so just forget about showing off the beautiful scenery around you and leave it to a blur. For once, why can't we have it all? For those who dared to ask, Huawei has the answer with its ......read more

    Be among the first to own Samsung's new Galaxy watch In The UAE

    Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy smartwatch online and receive complimentary Level U Pro headphones    Dubai, UAE, 26 August 2018:   You can be the first to own the latest Samsung Galaxy Watch that features long-lasting battery life, wellness capabilities and a timeless and personalised design. Pre-orders start online on Shop.Samsung.com/ae from August 25th until September 1st and you also receive a free Level U Pro headphones worth AED240.   “We are thrilled to announce the pre-order date for the new Samsung Galaxy Watch for next-gen consumers looking ......read more

    Trend Micro steps forward to help plug IT security skills gap in KSA

    The Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity Program is seen to boost the government’s efforts to strengthen its cybersecurity infrastructure August 26, 2018:  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, is taking up the cudgels to support Saudi Arabia’s efforts on enhancing the security of the Kingdom’s ICT infrastructure. With the launch of the Trend Micro Saudi Academy for Cybersecurity, offered exclusively for Saudi nationals, the company aims to address the shortage of local expertise needed to keep KSA’s ......read more

    Huawei's Statement on Australia's Minister Statement

    Dubai, UAE, August 25, 2018:  The Australian acting minister for home affairs and the minister of communications issued a press release (article attached) on august 23 which says : " The government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5g network from unauthorized access or interference" Australia and other media immediately reported on this matter and interpreted that Huawei was banned from ......read more

    Fitbit Launches Charge 3 – Fitbit's Number One Fitness Tracker, Now Better Than Ever

    Fitbit Charge 3 delivers a premium swimproof design, our most advanced health and fitness features, and is our smartest tracker yet - all with up to 7 days battery life Fitbit announces Sleep Score beta to help users better understand trends and take action to improve their sleep quality; Charge 3 introduces the potential for relative SpO2 sensor on Fitbit tracker   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 23, 2018:   Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced Fitbit Charge 3™, the latest evolution of its best-selling Charge ......read more

    Samsung Opens the Doors to Samsung Galaxy Studio at Mall of Emirates

    Experience The Revolutionary Intelligent Camera And S Pen That Does More, So You Can Do More And Get Hands-On Like Never Before With The All-New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9 Dubai, UAE, 23 August 2018:   Samsung Gulf Electronics has proudly brought back the Galaxy Studio DXB at the Mall of the Emirates during a fun and interactive launch event featuring Virgin Radio’s Drive Time RJ Brent Black. Located in the Mall’s Central Galleria, the Galaxy Studio is bringing the best Galaxy Note9 features to life, with hands-on experiences at customized booths with ......read more

    du expands retail footprint in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Ajman

    Ramps up retail centers with 9 new shops, being closer to customers Dubai, UAE, 19 August 2018:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has opened 9 new outlets at various locations in the UAE to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. The new stores employ more than 50 experts, multilingual staff members to engage and connect with citizens and visitors, assist with technical queries and ensure the highest possible standard of customer satisfaction.  The expansion of du’s presence in the UAE is part of its ......read more

    This summer's new addition to your arm candy stack: HUAWEI TalkBand B5 now available in the UAE

    Stylish, powerful, hybrid Bluetooth headset and health tracker on your wrist Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 19 August, 2018:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) has today announced its latest wearable device, HUAWEI TalkBand B5, the fourth generation of Huawei’s TalkBand products and the successor to HUAWEI TalkBand B3 launched in 2016. Equipped with a 1.13-inch AMOLED touchscreen display with 2.5D curved glass and 160 × 300 pixels resolution, the HUAWEI TalkBand B5’s display is 2.4 times bigger than the previous one. Like its predecessors, HUAWEI ......read more

    Huawei Recognizes Dr. Erdal Arikan, the Father of Polar Codes, for his Dedication to Basic Research and Exploration

    Dubai, UAE, August 16, 2018:   Huawei presented a special award to Turkish professor Dr. Erdal Arikan, the inventor of polar codes for 5G, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of communications technology. At the ceremony, held at Huawei's global headquarters in Shenzhen, the company also honored more than 100 Huawei scientists and engineers who are working on standards and basic research. Basic research is key to industry development. Theoretical breakthroughs, often made after decades of focused scientific effort, help set the direction of ......read more

    Mission Accomplished: “HP Mars Home Planet” Premieres Virtual Reality Experience

    HP Expands Portfolio of VR Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Aug.16, 2018:  HP Inc. and a global community of creators unveiled a groundbreaking virtual reality (VR) simulation of what life on Mars could look like for a human population of one million people. The HP Mars Home Planet program, led by HP and NVIDIA,® is the culmination of a year-long engagement with the creative community to simulate life on the Red Planet.    The program attracted over 90,000 creative professionals, architects, engineers and students spanning more than 150 countries. ......read more

    du celebrates this Eid Al Adha with free higher-speed WiFi More than 400 Locations

    Complementary WiFi at all WiFi UAE hotspots will operate at speeds 10 times faster for five days Dubai, UAE, 16 August 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), will keep you connected with your loved ones during Eid Al Adha by offering complementary higher-speed WiFi for five days across the UAE. From 19 to 23 August, free WiFi supplied by WiFi UAE will operate 10 times faster at no additional cost. “du believes in creating unmatched connectivity for our customers by offering innovative and uninterrupted communication services. Higher speed ......read more

    HUAWEI P20 Pro is awarded - “Best Smartphone of the Year” by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA)

    For six consecutive years Huawei’s devices has been recognized for being advanced, innovative and technically superior. 15 August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) today received an award from the European Image and Sound Association (EISA), a group comprising 55 of the world’s most respected consumer electronics magazines. The HUAWEI P20 Pro was named “EISA Best Smartphone 2018-2019” by the association in recognition of Huawei’s commitment to quality, design and performance, as well as the company’s long ......read more

    Samsung Launches the Galaxy Note9 in the UAE

    The New Super Powerful Galaxy Note9: For Those Who Want It All With all-day performance, a new S Pen and intelligent camera, nothing keeps up with your life like Galaxy Note9 DUBAI, UAE – August 15, 2018;  Samsung Gulf Electronics today announced the latest addition to its premium Note series with Galaxy Note9 during an event held at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts, in Dubai. The Note series has been recognized for including the company’s latest groundbreaking innovations, and Galaxy Note9 builds on this legacy with a premium smartphone that delivers ......read more

    LG to Introduce Advanced Stylers With Ai Voice Recognition and Mirrored Glass Design at IFA 2018

    Two New Styler Models to Set New Standard in AI and Design DUBAI - UAE, Aug. 14, 2018 —   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil advanced models of its revolutionary Styler clothing care system at IFA 2018.  Both the Styler ThinQ and Styler Mirrored Glass Door feature unique features for enhancing user convenience while keeping clothes cleaner, more hygienic and stylish. Users can control the Styler ThinQ using voice commands while the Styler Mirrored Glass Door maximizes functionality in the home. The new LG Styler ThinQ and LG Styler Mirrored Glass Door boast the high ......read more

    Why Are Chipmakers Making Smaller and Smaller Processors?

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  If you’re a hardware enthusiast who’s been keeping a finger on the pulse of the industry, you’ve probably already read the news: Intel has delayed its 10nm chipsets again, and this time to the second half of 2019. When the world’s largest integrated device manufacturer (IDM) announced its product roadmap, the 10nm line of processors were slated for a 2016 release, but citing problems with yield, Intel was forced to postpone the launch of its products once again. The current top-of-the-line enthusiast-grade Intel CPU is fabricated ......read more

    DSI Reports the results of its BOD meeting and announces the appointment of Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group CEO

    Restructuring Updates The Company appoints Mr. Yousef Al Mulla as the new Group Chief Executive Officer effective 26 August 2018 The Company is currently devising a fresh restructuring plan that will carry forward the legacy of the ongoing restructuring and recapitalization drive and ensures the continuity of the Company and its ability to grow and win new business The new plan will be considerate of the rights of all key stakeholders and will be announced in due course The BOD assures shareholders that it is exerting all its efforts and will continue to do so to safeguard the ......read more

    Back-to-School Shopping Made Easy with SOUQ.com

    Back-to-School discounts and deals starting now to September 9th  14th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   SOUQ.com is excited to launch thousands of back-to-school deals for students across all grades starting now to September 9th. Sit back, relax and spend the last few days of summer stress-free by stocking up on all back-to-school essentials at unbeatable prices from SOUQ.com, your one stop destination for all back to school needs.  Parents and students can purchase a wide selection of kids and teen backpacks, stationery, apparel, electronics including ......read more

    Style and Power Join Forces With the New Thinkpad P1 Mobile Workstation

    Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2018:  Today, Lenovo is launching a brand-new addition to its ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio – the ThinkPad P1. Lenovo’s thinnest, lightest and sleekest mobile workstation, the ThinkPad P1 gives users the style they want and the performance they need. The ThinkPad P1 fulfills the desire for workstation performance and reliability in a thin and light design. The result is an ideal recipe of workstation power and an ultra-premium look and feel. There is arguably no company that better combines high performance with beauty better than luxury ......read more

    JAGGAER Places Highest for Ability to Execute in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2018 Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 14, 2018:   JAGGAER, the world’s largest independent spend management company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has named JAGGAER(Advantage) highest for ability to execute in its 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites.”* Earlier this year JAGGAER was named as a Leader in Gartner, Inc’s 2018 “Magic Quadrant for Procure-to-Pay Suites.”** JAGGAER believes that our company was placed in the Leaders quadrant because of our robust product development and market understanding, and ......read more

    Panasonic launches W1 Series switches and sockets for the Kenyan market

    W1 series switches are uniquely designed to complement modern Kenyan homes  Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2018:  Panasonic Homes & Living, today unveiled the all new high-quality BS Type wiring devices ‘W1 Series’ switches and sockets for the Kenyan market.  The W1 Series switches and sockets, which complement the brand’s comprehensive range of innovative solutions for the construction segment, are uniquely designed for commercial and residential use. The event, attended by senior management representatives from PMMAF, also included a product orientation on ......read more

    Enjoy Unlimited Voice Calls and 14GB data this Hajj with du

    For just AED250, du is offering the best roaming Hajj bundle this season for pilgrims at the most competitive prices in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 13 August 2018:   In an effort to make the Hajj experience different for its customers this year, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), introduced a generous roaming bundle for people going for Hajj from the UAE with unlimited voice calls and 14GB data. To enable pilgrims to connect with their family and friends, the new roaming bundle offers customers unlimited voice calls including local calls in Saudi ......read more

    New Addition to the HUAWEI Nova 3 Series: On-trend and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i now on shelves in the UAE

    With dual front 24MP+2MP camera, the latest AI enabled smartphone offers stunning AI selfies 12th August 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG), the global smartphone giant, today announced that its latest HUAWEI nova 3i is now available in the UAE. The new, trendy and fashionable HUAWEI nova 3i is powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its overall functioning and camera features. With dual front camera (24MP+2MP), users can expect the best-in-technology ‘selfie’ that a smartphone can offer. The HUAWEI nova 3i can beautify you ......read more

    XTouch Announces the Launch of the Robot Family Range of Rugged Mobile Phones

    The new range includes the XTouch XBot Senior, one of the first IP69 rated smartphone making it the toughest phone in the market  Available on the company’s eCommerce platform, customers can avail of convenient shopping and service options  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 12, 2018:   XTouch, the leading Dubai headquartered con-sumer electronics company announced the launch of the Robot family range of rugged mobile phones that include the smartphones XBot Senior and XBot Junior, and feature phones XBot Swimmer and XBot Champ.   Geared to ......read more

    Keeping Cool This Summer Doesn't Have to Cost a Fortune with Samsung's Wind-Free™ AC

    Energy efficiency translates to cost efficiency, and with Samsung’s Wind-Free™ AC, you can easily achieve both this summer Dubai, UAE, August 11, 2018:  In one of the hottest regions of the world, the summer months can be virtually unbearable. With scorching temperatures that don’t afford you more than a few minutes outside at a time, keeping your home cool and air conditioned around the clock is a necessity. However, running your air conditioner nonstop for the entire duration of the summer can end up costing you more than what it’s worth – especially if ......read more

    Vertical farms on the rise in the UAE

    Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  CNN reports on the dynamic technology that has the potential to revolutionize the way Dubai sources its food.  CNN visited Badia Farms, the first commercial indoor vertical farm in the region.  Badia Farms uses hydroponics technology to produce 27 varieties of leafy greens without the need for soil, sunlight and chemicals.  Omar Al Jundi, Founder and CEO, Badia Farms explains how the vertical farm works: “We use special LEDs to mimic the sun. We use a lot of sensors, climate control systems to regulate these conditions… the ......read more

    Never Run Out of Space for Those Joyful Summer Holiday Memories With Western Digital

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   Summer is not the time to hold back on taking pictures. Summer is when you go on holidays, travel the world, and hit the beach with your family and friends. The sun is out which means it's time to get snap-happy. Do you often find yourself having to choose which memories to delete to make room for more space and more photos or videos? You are not alone.    41 per cent of people in the UAE are having difficulty finding memory space on their mobile devices, and running out of space monthly, whereas 55 per cent are ......read more

    NETSCOUT Highlights Evolution of Internet Scale Threats

    NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report—Powered by ATLAS®—Reveals Nation-State Activity and Blending of Internet Scale Threats with Targeted Attack Campaigns Dubai, United Arab Emirates, August 9, 2018:   NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., (NASDAQ: NTCT), a leading provider of service assurance, security, and business analytics, today released its 2018 NETSCOUT Threat Intelligence Report, offering globally scoped internet threat intelligence together with the analysis of their security research organization. The report covers the latest trends and activities from ......read more

    Leading the Innovation: What makes Huawei the most innovative and fastest growing smartphone brand in the MEA?

    Smart Innovations and Customer Centricity Drive Huawei’s Growth Map Dubai, UAE, August 09, 2018:  Today’s discerning consumers are looking for groundbreaking products and services that offer them compelling experiences. As Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) becomes number two smartphone brand globally, we remain committed to our mission of creating not just smart but intelligent devices that add ease and efficiency to the lives of our consumers. Our global success is owed to our persistence in building solid foundation and focusing on innovation that creates value for ......read more

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