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    du Recognised for CSR Initiative at 2018 Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards

    du received ‘People of Determination’ award for their innovative BabNoor project  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is pleased to announce it has been awarded the ‘People of Determination’ award at this year’s Gulf Sustainability & CSR Awards, held on the 20th February in Dubai.  The award recognises du’s BabNoor Project, an initiative to assist the ongoing development of communication skills and learning in children with a range of disabilities. This was achieved by distributing a free app to learning centres for children with special needs and then monitoring the effectiveness of the app to provide future improvements. “We are proud to have been able to contribute once again to the future development of ......read more

    Samsung Electronics and Qualcomm Expand Foundry Cooperation on EUV Process Technology

    Qualcomm Anticipates that its Future Snapdragon 5G Mobile Chipsets Will Use Samsung’s 7nm LPP EUV Process Technology    DUBAI, UAE – Feb 22, 2018 –   Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor technology, and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced their intention to expand their decade-long foundry relationship into EUV (extreme ultra violet) lithography process technology, including the manufacture of future Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 5G mobile chipsets using Samsung's 7-nanometer (nm) LPP (Low Power Plus) EUV process technology.   Using 7LPP EUV process technology, Snapdragon 5G mobile chipsets will offer a smaller chip footprint, giving OEMs more usable space inside upcoming products ......read more

    WiFi UAE Launches New Packages for Users to Enjoy High-Speed Premium WiFi

    WiFi UAE launches new price plans for users giving more choice and better value to high-speed WiFi  Dubai, UAE, 22 February 2018:   UAE residents can now reap the benefits of more flexible WiFi options across more locations than ever before with WiFi UAE. du is revamping its WiFi UAE pricing options to suit the needs of different profile users in a wide variety of locations, continuing to support the goal of making Dubai a smart city as part of the UAE Vision 2021.  With Premium high-speed internet access on-the-go at over 400 hotspots around the UAE, WiFi UAE creates millions of connections nationally, providing the option of fast browsing, large file download and upload, and use of bandwidth-intensive applications that are imperative for many users. This revamp will help those users get the most out of their ......read more

    Get Down to Business With the Blackberry Keyone and Blackberry Motion - Officially Verified as Android Enterprise Recommended

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 22, 2018 –   Security. Privacy. Reliability. Productivity. These are critical features that enterprise smartphone users demand and can be found in the Android Enterprise Recommended BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion from TCL Communication. The need for greater mobile security is now more important than ever, and more enterprises are choosing the flexibility of Android for their organizations. With the all-new Google-led Android Enterprise Recommended program, businesses large and small now have the confidence in selecting, deploying and managing Android devices such as BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion to meet their needs.    “It is an honor to have BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion among the first smartphones validated as part of the ......read more

    No More Boundaries, Enjoy du Home Plans Everywhere in the UAE

    The new home packages offer premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 22 February 2018:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, announced the launch of its new flexible home plans, du Home, offering premium TV entertainment and faster internet speeds all over the UAE.  This launch highlights the first time UAE residents will be able to choose du home plan that allows the customization of premium TV content and own their entertainment experience regardless of where they live, in addition to Live TV content which is part of their plans. “We are offering a new level of flexibility for customers to tailor their packages and selected TV channels in efforts to enhance the home experience across the UAE and meet the growing demand of tailored and ......read more

    Equinix Showcases Solutions for Digital Transformation at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2018

    DUBAI, UAE. - February 21, 2018 -   Equinix, Inc., the global interconnection and data center company is participating in IDC's Middle East CIO Summit that started today, Wednesday. The summit gathers the region's most influential ICT leaders to discuss the region's rapidly evolving digital transformation landscape. At the summit, Equinix engaged with CIOs and other C-level executives from various Middle East companies guiding them on how they can rearchitect their IT infrastructure in the era of digital transformation.  Business survival in the digital economy requires new thinking about IT architecture and how to leverage colocation data centers at the digital edge - neutral environments that support innovation, accelerate business performance and enable greater operational flexibility. "As ......read more

    Capillary's digital growth initiative ‘Accelerate' partners with Google

    DUBAI – February 21, 2018:  Capillary Technologies, Asia’s leading provider of Intelligent Customer Engagement software and services with strong presence in the MENA, announced that its digital growth initiative Accelerate has partnered with Google. This is to empower businesses with solutions to get ahead of the digital evolution and stay consumer ready. Capillary Technologies, a SaaS (Software as a Service) major, offers a robust partner and customer service channel to support consumer facing businesses. The company has over 700 Capillary associates across 11 global offices are continually innovating to find new ways for brands to make their consumers' lives easier and experiences memorable.  With this partnership Accelerate officially becomes Google premier badge holder and Google’s channel ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports Consolidated Net Profit before federal royalty of AED 17.45 billion a 3% increase year over year

    Proposed dividend payout of 40 fils per share for the second half of 2017, representing a total dividend payout of 80 fils for the full year and a dividend payout ratio of 82%.   Abu Dhabi, February 21 2018:  Etisalat Group announced today its consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ending December 31 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments for 2017 Etisalat UAE subscriber base reached 12.6 million, representing a year on year growth of 3%.   Etisalat UAE revenues amounted to AED 31.2 billion and increased year over year by 3%. Etisalat UAE net profit after federal royalty amounted to AED 8.2 billion and increased year over year by 5%.  Etisalat UAE Full year EBITDA in 2017 increased by 2% to AED 16.7 billion resulting in EBITDA margin of 53%. Proposed dividend payout of ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils a Simple, Seamless and Intelligent IoT Experience at MENA Forum 2018

    Samsung is propelling Internet of Things (IoT) forward by incorporating SmartThings & AI across product categories Samsung has taken a step further in enhancing the ultimate home entertainment experience with the introduction of the all-new 8K QLED TV and the integration of SmartThings across its Smart TV line-up  Samsung is redefining connectivity in the home with the IoT-ready QuickDrive™ washing machine and Wi-Fi connected Wind-Free™ air conditioner, while bringing the hub of the kitchen to life with voice ID recognition on its Family Hub refrigerator Samsung is infusing technology with intelligence through integrating Bixby and SmartThings on its smart mobile devices Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  Samsung Electronics Middle East and North Africa (MENA), today unveiled its vision of open ......read more

    NDIGITEC Shares Expertise in Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality at InfoComm MEA Summit

    Innovative VR Mall showcased at the iconic forum in Dubai Dubai, UAE, February 19, 2018:  NDigitec, the leading UAE-based innovative creative media production company, was in the epicenter of discussions at InfoComm MEA 2017 Summit in Dubai, showcasing its expertise in the Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.At the Summit, NDigitec was in the list of participants of the Immersive World organized by VR/AR Association [VRARA].  NDigitec Head of Development Department Victor Danielyan and Head of Content Creation Eyad Arabi presented the company’s VR/AR technologies as well as expertise and how they are changing the face of the industry.  This participation assumes added significance as the VR/ AR industry is expected to be worth $6 billion in Middle East and North Africa region by 2020 and $143.3 billion ......read more

    “World Record” created by the LG OLED Video Wall recognized as “Best use of Projection/Display Solutions”

    First ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018 dedicated to recognizing innovation and achievements in the audio video industry rewarded the unique OLED video wall Dubai-UAE: 19 February 2018 –   The LG OLED video wall signage continues to garner interna-tional attention and has been awarded under the category of ‘Best use of Projection/Display Solutions’ award at the first ever AV Technology Europe Awards 2018. The AV Technology Europe Awards held in Amsterdam were dedicated to recognising innovation and achievements in AV throughout end-user businesses. Commenting on the award, Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East & Africa, said,     “Digital Signage industry today is paving way for unprecedented growth and creativity to create attractions that are a cut above the ......read more

    Chinese TV Brand TCL Challenges Top Global Players

    TCL surges ahead in sales volume globally threatening established players of the TV market United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 18th Feb 2018:   The leading innovator in developing QLED technology and products, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited, has edged its way forward to take the 3rd leadership position right behind Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics.   TCL sold 4.53 million TVs and posted a market share of 8.3% in the global TV market last year making it the first Chinese TV manufacturer recording a global market share of at least 8% on a quarterly basis.  TCL as a brand has been seen implementing smart marketing tactics leading to increased sales; such as their association with Roku - a video streaming company in the North American market, in the development of smart TVs. TCL also recently ......read more

    Sophos Home Premium Brings Business-Class Ransomware Protection to Consumers

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint cybersecurity, today announced Sophos Home Premium with ransomware protection. Sophos Home Premium features advanced anti-ransomware capabilities that can quickly detect previously unknown ransomware going beyond just traditional antivirus features it delivers proactive, real-time protection for consumers from the latest malicious software and hacking attempts, and includes privacy protection features. Sophos Home Premium is designed for ease of use, protecting both PCs and Macs, and enables the management of up to ten other computers from one central dashboard. "In 2017 we witnessed a global black market emerge that has enabled even unsophisticated criminals to hold our data for ransom and sell our private details for identity theft and more," said Chet ......read more

    WGS 2018: The Future of Superintelligence Is Far from Clear, Says Futurist

    Nick Bostrom: “It is too early for governments to attempt to regulate superintelligence, even though it could pose an existential threat to humanity”  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   Superintelligence is coming and it could extinguish the human race, but there is little governments can do now to control it, philosopher and futurist Nick Bostrom said on the closing day of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai. Bostrom is a leading thinker on “superintelligence”, which he defined as any intelligent system radically smarter than the average human brain. In his session entitled ‘The Paradox of Choice and Morality: How Intelligent is Artificial Intelligence?’, Bostrom said that while the field is making rapid progress, its future shape is far from clear. It could ......read more

    Can the AI that makes ‘fake news' viral also help filter it?

    In the viral world of media – including images, animations, and video served up to us via Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, Instagram, and a hundred other bot-driven platforms – artificial intelligence has been deployed successfully to create pixel-perfect narratives that tell a compelling story. Except: in a number of cases, the story never actually happened. Dubai, UAE, February 14, 2018:  Digital specialists across the world are making rapid advances in using machine learning to manipulate video, images, and sound ‘imagined’ by software, based on hundreds of input data that are scanned by the computer to create a new composite, or a counterfeit version of reality. Bombarded by 300 million photo uploads per day on Facebook, or 55 billion messages sent out on Whatsapp each day, the average human brain ......read more

    WGS 2018: Opening Session Highlights Importance of Embracing Smart Living to Enhance Quality of Life

    Heads of du and the Foundation for Futuristic Cities outline opportunities and challenges of living in an increasingly digital age  Dubai-UAE: 13 February, 2018 –   At one of the opening sessions of the second day of World Government Summit 2018 (WGS 2018), experts outlined how technology in the digital era can enhance quality of life, if effectively managed. Chief Executive Officer of du, a leading UAE telecoms company, Osman Sultan took to the stage with Karuna Gopal, founder and President of Indian think tank the Foundation for Futuristic Cities, debating the opportunities and challenges associated with an ever-increasing digital world.  The session, entitled ‘Technology and The Future of Smart Living’, focused on how advancements in technology have created a double-edged sword. While ......read more

    WGS 2018: Governments of the Future Must Work Smartly with Innovation and Technology

    UNDP official emphasizes need for focus on equality, sustainability and opportunity to ensure wellbeing of people   Dubai-UAE: 12 February 2018 –   Government and governance are of critical importance when it comes to enabling innovation through smart policy-making. This was the main message from Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in his talk on ‘Government of the Future – Innovation & Technology’ on day two of the ongoing World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai.  The Brazilian, who is a renowned global leader on sustainable development, international cooperation and global diplomacy for nearly three decades, said: “When we discuss government of the future, one might be tempted to say that government will be less central to ......read more

    The Robots Are Coming: Ministry of Finance Brings Artificial Intelligence to Dubai in a Bid to Innovate

    Open-to-all event held during ‘Rise’ at Dubai Creek Harbour set to inspire community to be more innovative Initiative set to boost STEM education in the UAE Dubai, UAE, 12 February, 2018 –   In an effort to boost innovation throughout the UAE, the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with Cartoon Network, has announced its latest initiative – as part of UAE Innovation Month 2018 – to encourage innovative thinking throughout the community. The activation will see children from across Dubai invited to build their own robot and artificially intelligent (AI) cartoon character during  Rise Dubai Creek Harbour, a seasonal family event on 23 and 24 February   The event is one of a series of public events by the Ministry of Finance, held under the patronage of his Highness Sheikh ......read more

    New Report from Accenture and the World Government Summit Finds That Regulators Must Embrace RegTech to Keep Pace with Digital Disruption

    DUBAI; February 12, 2018 -   Accenture (NYSE: ACN), in collaboration with The World Government Summit, has released a new report that finds that regulators must embrace the innovative application of emerging technologies, known as RegTech, to enable a more effective regulatory environment, mitigate risks and drive competitive advantage. According to the report, RegTech allows regulatory processes to be redesigned, enabling real-time, data-driven decisions that drive innovation. As digital disruption increases, innovative products and services, such as ride sharing and lodging services, are increasingly challenging or bypassing regulatory processes. The report, RegTech for Regulators, finds that RegTech opens a treasure chest of opportunities for regulators to keep pace by using analytics and anticipatory interventions at an ......read more

    Top 5 Features to be Considered Before Buying your Next Premium TV

    If a new year means a new TV make sure you know what features to look for   Dubai, UAE, February 07, 2018:  When it comes to buying TVs there’s a lot of different features to consider. Traditionally, consumers focused on two key features; size, and cost. However, this is a sentiment of the past, and today consumers are demanding UHD-quality TV, as they gain a better understanding of what these features really mean and how much they matter when it comes to increasing immersion.    Despite this, it’s not always easy to know what you should be prioritizing when buying a high-quality TV, but keeping this in mind, here is a rundown of features that you should consider before purchasing your next TV.   1- Color Volume:     Color volume is a standard for evaluating a ......read more

    Epson announces its first 3LCD installation laser projector offering 4K resolution at ISE 2018

    A range of other new products in pro AV, business and signage sectors are also announced on the first day of the show Dubai - UAE, 6 February 2018 –   On the opening day of ISE 2018, Epson has announced its first ever native 4K projector. The EB-L12000Q is a powerful 12,000-lumen 3LCD laser projector, designed for high-end rental and fixed installations at events, festivals, visitor attractions, large auditoriums, trade shows and shopping centres, among other uses, and can use the same 4K-compatible lenses as Epson’s EB-L1000-Series projectors for maximum versatility. It will be launched alongside a companion model, the EB-L20000U, Epson’s first entry in the popular compact 20k-lumen WUXGA category. Both models share a casing designed to fit into industry-standard tubular steel frames, so they’re ......read more

    Etisalat launches an innovative payment service for UAE's SMB retail sector

    First-of-its-kind complete mobile point of sale service designed for SMBs Zero bank commission, attractive mobile plans, easy on-boarding and more In line with UAE government guidelines promoting a cashless economy Abu Dhabi, 5th February 2018:   Etisalat today announced the launch of its Mobile Cashier service for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) segment in the country giving them a hassle-free on boarding and affordable mobile point-of-sale service that enables these businesses to accept card payments from their customers, and at the same time enjoy valuable mobile business plan benefits anywhere in UAE.   Etisalat’s Mobile Cashier service transforms merchants’ smart devices like phones or tablets into business-grade point of sale terminals, enabling them to accept debit, credit and ......read more

    Make this Valentine's season memorable with ZAKK Twins

    DUBAI – February 05, 2018:   It’s the Valentine’s season again. Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day present for your love on a budget? Then here comes the perfect tech gift – ZAKK Twins Bluetooth earphone. ZAKK, a global lifestyle brand under Dubai-based Kamon International, created and launched ZAKK Twins ahead of Valentine’s Day. ZAKK Twins a true wireless Bluetooth headset has a 10-meter Bluetooth connectivity range. The latest device in this segment combines the best technology with design providing users an unforgettable experience and matching with any outfit for both men and women.  Commenting on the launch of the ZAKK Twins, Mr. Karan Saini, Head of Marketing at ZAKK, said, “We are excited to announce the launch of ZAKK Twin, one of the most fashionable and ......read more

    Epson's pop-up Containers at CityWalk 2 and The Beach entertain sports and gaming enthusiasts

    Dubai, UAE; 5 February 2018:   Epson has created a new urban hangout for Dubai’s sports and gaming enthusiasts, to enjoy their weekends playing games and watching sports on big screen in high-definition with Epson’s EH-TW5600 home cinema projector, displayed in containers at the popular hotspots, CityWalk 2 and The Beach at JBR.  The pop-up containers will open every weekend in February, alternating between the two locations as per the schedule below: 9th & 10th February at City Walk 2  16th & 17th February at City Walk 2  23rd & 24th February at The Beach at JBR The pop-up will provide everyone an opportunity to enjoy the ultimate home entertainment in two different scenarios- gaming and sports- within a typical home environment.  Speaking about the event, Jason ......read more

    Discover the real you with the new Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ at zero upfront with du postpaid plans

    The biggest display for Samsung Galaxy A phones to date with a sleek and ergonomic design  Stay stylishly connected with du and  the latest Samsung Galaxy A smartphones with 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes Dubai, UAE, February 03, 2018:   du from Emirates integrated telecommunication company is providing their postpaid customers with the anticipated Samsung Galaxy devices of 2018, the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with zero percent upfront. Starting from only 225 /month for 24 months, customers will be able to enjoy an expansive view on the Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ with the Infinity Display amongst many fantastic features and stay connected with the value added 6GB of data and 300 flexible minutes.   “At du, we always promise to add life to life by delivering the latest and most innovative ......read more

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    TRA & RIPE NCC successfully conclude RIPE 75 meeting

    UAE - October 28, 2017– The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) successfully concluded the RIPE 75 meeting – which ran from October 22 to October 26, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. The event witnessed the participation of leading local, regional and international players in telecommunications and information and communications technology (ICT), including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Netflix, Orange, Omantel, OGERO, VIVA, du, Etisalat and ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Third-Quarter 2017 Financial Results

    Home Entertainment Achieves Record Profitability; Home Appliances Report Strongest Third Quarter Revenues Ever Dubai, UAE, 28 October 2017: LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced consolidated third-quarter 2017 revenues of KRW 15.22 trillion (USD 13.44 billion), an increase of more than 15 percent compared with the third quarter the previous year. All of LG’s four major business units reported higher revenues from the same period a year ago. Quarterly operating income of KRW 516.1 billion (USD 455.7 million) almost doubled from 2017, reflecting strong profitability in home ......read more

    Huawei Sign Sponsorship Deal for Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup

    Dubai, UAE, October 26, 2017:   Huawei, one of the world’s leading smartphone makers, have announced their partnership with Dubai Sports Council, coming aboard as the presenting sponsor for this year’s Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup, which will be held from October 31 to November 4. This is the first major sport sponsorship deal by the global iconic technology giant in the UAE and the announcement comes days after the official global launch of Huawei’s Artificial Intelligence-powered Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro in Munich, Germany. His Excellency Saeed Hareb, ......read more

    Panasonic's New Marketing Campaign to Foster Stronger Customer Value for the Brand in the Region

    ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan’ campaign reinforces Panasonic’s Japanese Craftsmanship, Quality Innovation and Customer Trust Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa (PMMAF) has launched its one of the biggest consumer marketing campaign in the Middle East - ‘Makers of Quality. Mastered in Japan’, to emphasize on stronger customer value for the brand. With this new campaign, Panasonic aims to continue delivering on its century old heritage of Japanese craftsmanship and quality innovations laying emphasis on ......read more

    LG Multi V 5 VRF With Ultimate Inverter Compressor Launched in the UAE

    Perfect for Middle Eastern Climates, LG’s Latest Air Technologies Bring the Ultimate in Performance, Reliability and Efficiency  Dubai, UAE, 26 October 2017:   LG Electronics (LG) has announced the release of its brand new MULTI V 5 Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) solution designed to offer exceptional performance in Middle Eastern climates. The latest in the company’s successful MULTI V line, this advanced model pushes boundaries even in the most extreme climate conditions with its streamlined functionality optimizing energy efficiency and maximizing user ......read more

    Sensus Launches its Award Winning Utility-Grade IoT Communications Network for the Middle East

    The Sensus FlexNet™ communications network will provide the foundations for smart city development and the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) in the Arabian Gulf   Sensus launches its dedicated and secure two-way communications network, FlexNet™  The region’s smart grid market set to reach $17.8bn by 2025 Dubai to invest $8bn into smart city infrastructure Sensus projects in the Middle East will be led by Tom Mills and Ian Sykes DUBAI, UAE (October 26, 2017):  Sensus, a Xylem brand, (NYSE: XYL) and industry leader in multi-utility ......read more

    Cisco And Google Partner On New Hybrid Cloud Solution

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 25, 2017 – Cisco and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximize their investments across cloud and on-premises environments. The companies will provide a unique and open hybrid cloud offering that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform. The solution delivers cloud speed and scale, with enterprise-class security. The offering provides enterprises with a way to run, secure and monitor workloads, ......read more

    Etisalat Group Reports net profit of AED 2.4 billion for Q3 2017, an increase of 29% compared to last year

    Abu Dhabi, 25 October 2017:  Etisalat Group today announced its consolidated financial statement for the three months ending 30th September 2017. Financial Highlights and Key Developments of Q3 Consolidated net profit after Federal Royalty amounted to AED 2.4 billion resulting in a net profit margin of 19% and increased year over year by 29%. Group consolidated revenues amounted to AED 12.9 billion. Etisalat UAE Revenues amounted to AED 7.6 billion representing 3% increase year over year. Etisalat UAE net profit amounted to AED 2.0 billion ......read more

    Huawei defines role of 5G in region's digital transformation

    Highlights 5G as the fabric for IoT at GSMA Mobile 360 Middle East Conference  Dubai – October 25, 2017:  The incredible demand for broadband capacity has been growing exponentially since the inception of the smartphone. Sturdy 3G connectivity was quickly superseded by 4G as digitalization revolutionized the world. But 4G is now quivering at the inevitable arrival of the Internet of Things.  Speaking at the GSMA Mobile 360 Middle East Conference held during GITEX 2017, Huawei, the leading global ICT solutions provider shared its vision of 5G as the enabler of ......read more

    Siemens Healthineers launches Atellica Solution, introducing first-of-its-kind technology to the UAE that improves laboratory efficiency tenfold

    AtellicaTM Solution is 10 times faster than conventional conveyors, significantly reducing test result wait times for patients Represents a new standard in sample management, allowing for independent control of every sample and immediate priority sample management, reducing operator intervention and leading to fewer errors Leads the industry in productivity per square meter1—up to 440 tests per hour2—with more than 300 customizable configurations Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  Siemens Healthineers today launched the Atellica Solution—a first-of-its-kind ......read more

    GROHE showcases its latest technologies at WETEX 2017

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  At this year's WETEX exhibition GROHE, the world’s leading single-brand manufacturer and supplier of sanitary fittings showcased their commitment to creating exceptional experiences with the utmost attention to environmental protection and sustainability. Sanitary professionals, key industry players and visitors were invited to the GROHE stand displaying five new innovative products to the Middle East market which have all been manufactured in line with GROHE’s four core values, quality, technology, design and ......read more

    ManageEngine Announces Performance Monitoring for Office 365

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced that Applications Manager, its application performance monitoring solution, now supports performance monitoring for Office 365. The added support enables enterprise IT operations teams to gain visibility into the performance of their online collaboration tool as well as applications in the Office 365 suite. Microsoft Office 365 has become a mission-critical SaaS application for many organizations. When Exchange Online, SharePoint Online or Skype for Business Online go down or become slow, it can adversely affect ......read more

    Huawei Launches Industry largest Router NE9000 for 400G DCI Solution

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  At GITEX 2017, Huawei launched the 400G DCI solution and industry’s largest Petabit Router NE9000, which enables the rapid migration of massive amounts of data between data centers and eliminates bandwidth-related bottlenecks, greatly improving bandwidth utilization between data centers while reducing power consumption in equipment rooms. This will greatly facilitate Middle East enterprises as they strive to smoothly evolve their data center networks over the next 10 years.  Enterprises are moving services to the cloud at an increasing pace as ......read more

    Trend Micro Achieves Perfect Score of 100 Percent Breach Detection in 2017

    Recommended four consecutive years by NSS Labs Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The need for strong and reliable threat defense is critical to everyday operations and becomes more important as high profile attacks continue to increase. Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, attained a perfect breach detection rating of 100 percent in the NSS Lab’s Breach Detection System report. This marks the fourth consecutive year that NSS Labs has recommended Trend Micro. A critical way to compare solution vendors is by their detection rate of ......read more

    Etisalat opens 125th Smart Store at Riverland™ Dubai in Dubai Parks and Resorts

    Reaches 125 Smart Store network milestone in UAE Widest network of smart stores in the country A more digitised and efficient customer experience  Abu Dhabi, 24 October 2017:  Etisalat announces a new milestone for its smart store network in the UAE by opening its 125th digitised store at Riverland™ Dubai, located in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts to provide customers with a more efficient and enhanced retail experience. This new concept focuses on transforming a brick and mortar retail environment to a fully digital and seamless experience for ......read more

    Digital Shadows announces its Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem

    Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017 – Digital Shadows, the industry leader in digital risk management, today announced the launch of its Digital Risk Management Technology Ecosystem. Formed from almost a dozen technology companies, with more expected to join in the coming months, they all share a vision for how security analytics and security information and event management (SIEM), product orchestration and automation, risk & compliance, intelligence and network enforcement, must work together to best protect customers from today’s digital risks. All initial ecosystem members will ......read more

    Red Hat Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant of Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage Two Years in a Row

    DUBAI, UAE, 24th October, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Red Hat in the “Visionaries” quadrant of the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Distributed File Systems and Object Storage for its storage solutions – Red Hat Ceph Storage and Red Hat Gluster Storage. Red Hat is the furthest to the right for completeness of vision and the highest in ability to execute of all vendors in the Visionary Quadrant. This is the second year in a row that Red Hat Storage has been placed ......read more

    FOX Networks Group Selects Ericsson for broadcast services

    Ericsson scores exclusive multi-year contract to deliver playout, media management and global distribution services for three new FOX HD channels in the Middle East FOX and Ericsson expand existing relationship; Ericsson now supports 10 FOX television channels from its hub in Abu Dhabi  New contract further establishes Ericsson’s position as one of the world’s leading providers of broadcast and media services Dubai, UAE, October 24, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed an exclusive multi-year contract with FOX Networks Group Middle East to provide ......read more

    Tecno Mobile to Reveal New Handset After Successful First Year in the Market

    The company is building on its commitment to the Middle East and its long-term growth plan across new markets Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 23, 2017 – TECNO, a premier mobile phone brand under TRANSSION HOLDINGS, will be revealing the next of its smart phone handsets available to the Middle East market in line with its commitment and growth plans to the region. According to Statista.com, smartphone usage in the Middle East and Africa region is continuing to grow steadily, with around 123.7 million owners in the region in 2016, up from 106.4 million during ......read more

    Etisalat Launches Unlimited International Calling plan for Home Phone customers

    Abu Dhabi, 23 October 2017:  Etisalat today announced a new international calling plan for all fixed-line home customers. The new Unlimited International Calling plan will have wide appeal in the UAE as it enables expats to remain in touch with their friends and family back home. The new plan works with any of Etisalat’s current home phone services, including all eLife services. Customers simply subscribe to the pack, priced at just AED 150 per month and can then make unlimited international calls to a preferred country of their choice. Customers simply choose from a list of 64 ......read more

    UAE opens ‘RIPE 75' Meeting to explore opportunities in developing policies on Internet numbering resources allocation

    UAE - October 22, 2017 – The ‘RIPE 75’ meeting, hosted by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) kicked off today (Sunday, October 22, 2017), with participation from leading local, regional and international players in telecoms and information and communications technology (ICT), including Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, Netflix, Orange, Omantel, OGERO, VIVA, du, and Etisalat. The meeting represents a major step towards supporting UAE’s relentless efforts to create an integrated infrastructure aimed at ......read more

    Huawei Achieves Top Performance during Second-Phase 5G Technology R&D Test

    Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Huawei was the first ICT solutions provider to complete the entire second phase of 5G technology R&D test organized by the IMT-2020 (5G) Promotion Group. The results obtained during the test were showcased at the PT/Expo China 2017.  Huawei's leading position in test completion and newly acquired results further accelerate the progress of 5G technology R&D and help form a set of global unified standards to impressively conclude China's second phase of 5G test.   Huawei is conducting 5G Technology R&D Trial tests in Huairou ......read more

    Register for the Ericsson Innovation Awards 2018

    Ericsson announces latest Innovation Awards 2018 for students worldwide This year’s theme is ’The Future of Truth’ All entries will have a chance to win a trip to Stockholm, an expert Ericsson mentorship and a €25,000 grand prize! Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  Ericsson has recently announced that it's 2018 Ericsson Innovation Awards competition is now open until November 15th, 2017, for students worldwide. This year’s theme is The Future of Truth: How will we find, validate and share truth in the age of ICT? Those that submit their entries ......read more

    Polycom Announces Support for Microsoft Teams, Launch of RealConnect Hybrid and Availability of MSR

    Polycom to offer its portfolio of high definition voice and video technology for Microsoft’s newly announced Teams collaboration platform Introducing Polycom RealConnect Hybrid, the first video interoperability solution that allows Skype for Business online and on-premises meeting participants to connect with existing video devices  Polycom’s next generation Skype Room System, the MSR, complete with Polycom’s industry-leading voice and video solutions now available for pre-orders Dubai, UAE – October 22, 2017:  For nearly 15 years, customers using ......read more

    Qualcomm and SenseTime to Collaborate to Drive On-Device Artificial Intelligence

    DUBAI – October 22, 2017:  Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), and SenseTime Group Limited today announced plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) for future mobile and IoT products. This collaboration will draw from the expertise of both companies in AI by leveraging SenseTime’s ML models and algorithms with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ premium and high-tier platforms, which offer advanced heterogeneous computing capabilities for client based AI. The companies expect to drive the ......read more

    HP Unveils World's Most Powerful and First Detachable PC Workstation

    HP ZBook x2 PC Allows Designers to Unleash the Power of Adobe Creative Cloud and Other Professional Applications   Dubai, UAE, October 22, 2017:  HP unveiled the world’s most powerful detachable PC1 designed to solve the performance and mobility needs of artists, designers and digital imaging professionals who need to push Adobe Creative Cloud® and other professional applications to the limit. The performance of the HP ZBook x2, the world’s first detachable workstation,15  increases productivity and allows digital creators and storytellers the freedom to ......read more

    Masdar Institute Hosting International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips in Abu Dhabi

    2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference to Showcase Latest Research from UAE and around the World on Internet of Things Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 October, 2017:  The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a research-driven graduate-level institution focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it is hosting the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration-System on Chips (VLSI-SoC) on the theme of ‘The Internet of Things: SoC Opportunities and Challenges’. Masdar Institute is part of the Khalifa University of Science ......read more

    ManageEngine Empowers IT Help Desks with New AD Management Integrations

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced integration support for ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and Oracle and MS SQL databases within ADManager Plus, its Active Directory management and reporting solution. Available immediately, these integrations enable technicians using ServiceNow, ServiceDesk Plus, and various HR applications to easily carry out AD user management tasks, from user onboarding to deprovisioning. ADManager Plus, a prominent enterprise IT solution, helps admins manage every aspect of Active Directory (AD), including AD users. While ......read more

    Fujitsu and Silver Peak Accelerate Delivery of SD-WAN Services

    World-class technology and managed services result in a turnkey SD-WAN solution for service providers Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. launched its SD-WAN-as-a-Service (software defined wide area network) developed for service providers to offer to their enterprise customers. The comprehensive solution combines the Fujitsu SDN/NFV Consulting Service and Managed Network Service with the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP SD-WAN solution. Instead of spending months designing and implementing their own solution, the Fujitsu offering allows service providers to quickly deliver ......read more

    ManageEngine Boosts ServiceDesk Plus with Chat, Takes IT Self-Service to the Next Level

      ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today announced the integration of ServiceDesk Plus, its flagship ITSM product, with its parent company’s messaging platform, Zoho Cliq. Starting with IT help desks, ManageEngine is leading backroom IT operations into enterprises’ mainstream communication channels. Available immediately for ServiceDesk Plus Cloud users, this integration allows service desk teams to begin accelerating end user self-service adoption, leading to improved support and productivity as well as quicker issue resolution. As businesses break ......read more

    BBC Worldwide pens first ever SVOD deal with E-Vision

    Dubai, 18 October 2017:  E-Vision, a fully-owned subsidiary of Etisalat today announced its first content agreement with BBC Worldwide for the subscription of video-on-demand (SVOD) service.  The content agreement was signed at the ongoing annual trade event MIPCOM held in Cannes, France between 16-19 October. The event gathers the world’s most influential industry players and is an exhibition that showcases the latest blockbuster programming and partners from the global entertainment market. The agreement delivers a broad spectrum of content to Etisalat’s SVOD ......read more

    Cognizant cloud enables ANHAM FZCO's SAP infrastructure to help reinforce its foundations towards digital transformation

    UAE, October 18, 2017 - Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) announced today (Wednesday 18 October 2017) that it has cloud-enabled the SAP infrastructure at ANHAM FZCO, a leading Middle East-based supply chain firm, to make its enterprise IT environment more agile, cost-efficient, secure and scalable, enabling ANHAM to respond faster to changing market requirements. Dubai-based ANHAM provides multi-modal project management, logistics, supply chain, warehousing, and fleet, asset and facilities management solutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia, and Europe.  As part of the ......read more

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

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

    Siemens brings future of power supply to WETEX 2017

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

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

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

    Ericsson Receives the Gcc Best Employer Brand Award

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

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

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

    WorldSkills kicks off with Siemens technology

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

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

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

    Microsoft Awards iLife For Innovation And Excellence

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

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

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

    Etisalat sign MoU with Abu Dhabi Distribution Company

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ELM reveals overwhelming response from its successful participation at GITEX 2017

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

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

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

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