Third Cycle of the Seeds for the Future CSR initiative culminates successfully
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 15 August 2017: The third cycle of Huawei’s global CSR program for top Saudi students, ‘Seeds of the Future’, has recently culminated in the People’s Republic of China. Launched in collaboration with the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia’s initiative aims to cultivate the Saudi ICT future leaders that will carry on the responsibility of the anticipated digital transformation, a key pillar of the Saudi vision.
During the two-week educational trip, the students visited facilities throughout Beijing, and received extensive training courses at Huawei’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shenzhen, where they learned about ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2017: Kick-off the new school year in style with the latest must-haves from Huawei. Ideal for the most dynamic students, Huawei’s newest innovations celebrate the individuality, energy and optimism of today’s youth. Whether you’re a selfie superstar looking to capture the best after-school moments with friends, or a sports fanatic with a fitness goal for the new semester, Huawei has something for you.
For Selfie Lovers: New Huawei nova 2 Plus
A smartphone that combines a sleek design with a superior powerful performance, the new Huawei nova 2 Plus is the ultimate choice for stylish trendsetters. Equipped with breakthrough camera innovations, the phone includes a unique 20MP front camera and a 12MP and 8MP rear dual camera to capture sharp, high-quality, detailed images. The “smart ......read more
LG’s first ultra-premium brand to mark debut of premium home products across GCC markets
DUBAI, 15th August 2017: According to market reports, the home appliances and home entertainment market is currently undergoing a significant change where consumers are starting to shift from traditional products towards more intuitive, elegant and appealing products. The increase in purchasing power and improving lifestyles are fostering the demand for smart home appliances around the world, especially across the GCC, where the residents embrace a premium standard of living making it a way of life for many.
Luxury lifestyle across the GCC has been a fast-paced journey, fuelling the evolution of luxury and retail across the region, according to some market analysts. LG Electronics has long been a key driver and an active ......read more
Largest Aperture Smartphone Camera and Glass Crystal Clear Lens Deliver Brighter, More Vivid Images Than Ever Before
DUBAI, Aug. 14, 2017: LG Electronics (LG) will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera of its upcoming V30 flagship smartphone, introducing industry-leading innovations that bring a new level of photographic innovation to the mobile industry.
Excellence in smartphone cameras has long been a core competency of LG’s mobile devices and the dual camera module in the upcoming LG V30 will include the world’s largest aperture and clearest lens ever to be featured in a smartphone. LG’s first F1.6 lens is also the largest aperture among existing smartphone cameras, delivering 25 percent more light to the sensor compared to an F1.8 lens. The glass Crystal Clear Lens ......read more
14th August 2017, Dubai, U.A.E.: SOUQ.com is hosting a two-day Samsung carnival from 14th - 15th August for customers to get access to an extensive range of Samsung’s latest products at exciting and unparalleled offers. The electronics extravaganza will see new flash deals every four hours throughout the event across Samsung Mobiles, Wearables and Accessories.
Customers can benefit from the incredible deals on the one-stop-online shop for Samsung on SOUQ.com, and own the latest technology at click of a button. SOUQ.com has partnered with Samsung to provide Key Flagship products on sale include Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM, Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6, Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and Samsung Galaxy A series 2017.
With an array of exciting deals to avail from ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 14, 2017: More than Just a Voice AssistantTechnology has taken great strides over the last ten years. One of its most notable innovations is artificial intelligence – the ability for computer systems and machines to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence. The invention of AI has provided us the potential to extend our capabilities, empowering us all to achieve more.
The concept of AI is not new. Over the past few years, different tech companies have introduced their own forms of proprietary AI tools. Chinese tech giant, Huawei, is rumored to be next on the list to introduce its own AI technology. Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO, is expected to reveal the AI based assistant of Huawei during his keynote speech at IFA, taking place in Berlin in September this year. But, will ......read more
Claroty’s platform provides extreme visibility and real-time ICS/OT network monitoring for Schneider Electric customers
Claroty joins Schneider Electric Collaborative Automation Partner Program
Dubai, August 13, 2017: Claroty, an innovator in Operational Technology (OT) network protection, and Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, announced today that they are partnering to address safety and cybersecurity challenges for the world’s industrial infrastructure. Under the terms of the agreement, Claroty will market its real-time OT/ICS network monitoring and detection solution to Schneider Electric’s customers through the company’s Collaborative Automation Partner Program (CAPP).
The Claroty platform proactively protects ......read more
LG Extends OLED Leadership Expertise from TVs to Mobile Devices with Next Flagship Mobile Device
Dubai, UAE, August 13, 2017: The next flagship smartphone from LG Electronics (LG) will be the first ever device to feature a plastic OLED FullVision display, consistent with the company’s smartphone display strategy that started with the LG G6 and continues with the LG Q6. As LG’s first OLED smartphone since the LG G Flex 2 in 2015, the shift marks a move by LG to extend its OLED leadership from the premium TV sector into the premium smartphone space. Beyond their slim profile and excellent visuals, OLED displays in smartphones are ideal for VR applications, one of the key growth areas in the smartphone industry.
“Expertise in OLED has long been a core competency of LG, and the technology has always been seen as ......read more
New VR portfolio, including the world’s first professional wearable VR PC, makes HP the partner of choice for immersive customer experiences
Dubai, UAE: August 9, 2017: HP has announced a unified approach and commercial solutions for virtual reality (VR), positioning itself as the partner of choice for businesses looking to reduce concept to production cycle times, improve training procedures and deliver fully immersive customer experiences. As part of this strategy, the company is unveiling the world’s first professional wearable VR PC1 - the new HP Z VR Backpack. Crafted to bring the full potential of VR to-life, it is the world’s most secure and manageable wearable VR PC2 ever created.
“Virtual reality is changing the way people learn, communicate and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017: Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC), in collaboration with ICDL Arabia, launched the first summer camp, entitled “Online Safety Skills”, held at the National Institute of Vocational Education (NIVE) in Dubai Academic City. The camp will run for a period of three weeks, targeting the age group 14-18 years.
The launch of this camp comes in line with the Dubai Cyber Security Strategy, which aims at creating a generation that is aware of the dangers of cybersecurity, which is one of the strategy’s most important aspects. The center is keen to involve all segments of the society in various awareness workshops on the use of social networking sites and the internet, which will contribute to the building of young and innovative capabilities in the field of electronic security, and ......read more
Dubai, UAE (August 9, 2017): Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the UAE and a division of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has launched the new line of kitchen appliances from ‘Smeg’, a leading brand from Italy that features stylish designs and elegant kitchen solutions. Made in partnership with world renowned architects, Smeg’s portfolio at Better Life is marked by an eclectic mix of large and small appliances that can convert a contemporary kitchen space into a vivid canvas.
Leading the Smeg collection is its ‘50’s Retro Style’ refrigerator line that fuses aesthetics with technology whilst displaying recognizable cues of the style scene from 1950’s. From the splatter of Pop Art colours to smooth rounded corners, Better Life’s curation of ......read more
Ericsson has been selected as part of a consortium led by Zain Kuwait for one of the largest utilities digital transformation projects in the Middle East
The project will further develop the capabilities of Kuwaiti utilities and will deploy a smart metering solution, including an Enterprise and Cloud Billing solution and Multiservice Delivery Platform
Ericsson will also provide a range of Managed Services for improved network operations and security, and for Internet of Things applications
Dubai, UAE, August 9, 2017: Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has become a member of a consortium led by the operator Zain in Kuwait. The consortium will carry out a large digital transformation project for local utilities. The project will be completed by 2024 and as the sole technology partner, Ericsson will deploy a new smart metering ......read more
Dubai, August 09, 2017: Al-Futtaim Technologies (AFT), one of the region’s leading systems integrator, has been awarded a contract by Emirates Investment Bank (EIBank), an independent private bank based in Dubai, to upgrade its datacenter.
The contract will see the Al-Futtaim company work closely with IT solution provider Dell EMC and its distributor Arrow to supply, install and configure EIBank’s primary and hot site (disaster recovery site) including servers, storage, and backup and provide complete data migration from the existing storage platform to Dell EMC Unity 500F All Flash storage.
Dr. Hayan Sayed, CEO of Al-Futtaim Engineering & Technologies, said: “The Dell EMC Unity All-Flash sets new standards for storage with compelling simplicity, modern design and flexible deployments to meet ......read more
Aimed at university students, the program seeks to better equip the region to drive the digital transformation
Dubai, August 8, 2017: Huawei has announced the launch of its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017. Aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to unearth and nurture the region’s finest ICT talent. In line with Huawei’s mandate to support governments’ digitization strategies, national visions and plans for growth of critical industries, the competition will foster development for the next generation responsible for driving the digital transformation. Ten countries in the region are expected to participate, with registration open till October 10.
In the Middle East, the competition is a critical initiative for enhancing the quality of future ICT professionals, a key pillar in ......read more
HP Smart App puts power of a printer in the palm of your hand
Dubai, UAE August 8, 2017: HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ), the global leader in printing, today launched its next generation OfficeJet Pro printers for micro businesses: OfficeJet Pro 7720
From the same family as IF Design Award 2017 winner HP OfficeJet Pro 7740, the revamped wide-format, All-in-One printers are mobile-first, providing a seamless print experience from set-up to output. They allow printing in stunningly vibrant color, creating high-impact professional prints for up to 50 percent less cost than traditional color lasers 1.
OfficeJet Pro 7720 are highly reliable printers for any value-seeking micro business and includes:
Hassle-free media handling with easy A3 (11x17) printing
216 x 356 mm ......read more
Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center receives UL cybersecurity certification for its Community of Trust network infrastructure security software.
The award signifies the highest standards of cybersecurity have been met by assessing potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
The certification marks the launch of UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program in the Middle East.
Saudi Arabia’s National Cyber Security Center receives UL cybersecurity certification for its Community of Trust network infrastructure security software.
The award signifies the highest standards of cybersecurity have been met by assessing potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses.
The certification marks the launch of UL’s Cybersecurity Assurance Program in the Middle East.
Riyadh - August 8, ......read more
ElitePOS modernizes the traditional retail experience for brands with innovative design, security and performance
Dubai, UAE, August 6, 2017: HP Inc. is reimagining the retail industry with the unveiling of its innovative and versatile all-in-one point-of-sale (POS) system, the HP ElitePOS. The company is working with leading retail and hospitality customers and partners to reimagine how technology can transform the in-store experience for customers.
With e-commerce influencing consumers’ shopping experiences, brick and mortar retailers must ensure sales associates are data driven to better understand buying behavior and deliver the best possible customer experience. According to InReality, 69 percent of shoppers said they would be more likely to buy in-store if given access to digital ......read more
First Phone to Offer Minimized-Bezel FullVision Display at Mid-Range Price Point
DUBAI, August 2, 2017: LG Electronics’ (LG) newest smartphone featuring the proprietary FullVision display will become available to consumers around the world starting this week. The LG Q6, designed to meet the needs and expectations of discern-ing millennial customers worldwide, will be available this week in Korea, soon to be followed by key markets in Asia, Europe, Middle East and the Americas in the weeks to come.
The Q6 is the first model in LG’s new Q series of smartphones and was designed for consumers who want a device that offers the technology of LG’s flagship smartphones at an exceptional price that discerning millennials can appreciate. The Q6 shares DNA with the award-winning G6, the first smartphone to offer ......read more
YouGov Survey Results Show Huawei Improving Brand Health Index Across the Middle East
2 August 2017, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Huawei’s brand love and reputation as a company has been growing from strength to strength in the Middle East, proven by the latest YouGov 2017 Brand Index Rankings. For the second consecutive year, Huawei has secured rank 3 in the UAE Top Index Improvers list, with a significant improvement of 50% in its index scoring. In the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Huawei ranks second place, with an index improvement of 87%. By consistently enhancing its brand reputation and scoring year on year, Huawei has been winning a firm foothold and recognition in the region.
The Index Rankings show the brands with the highest average Index scores between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The ‘brand ......read more
SAB Holding deploys SAP® applications (S/4HANA) on the IBM Cloud to accelerate operations and leverage business data for better, faster decision-making
JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA – 2 August 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that SAB Holding, an industrial conglomerate headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has selected IBM Cloud to host its mission-critical SAP® applications. IBM Cloud’s SAP-certified infrastructure will provide SAB Holding with the agility and speed the company needs to keep pace with business demands, while helping accelerate its business processes and fully leveraging its business data for better decision-making.
SAB Holding’s construction services subsidiary (RCC) was at a disadvantage for operating finance, payroll and inventory across multiple different systems. Time played a ......read more
Capture Life in Striking Quality with the Industry’s Best Visual and Audio Features in a Durable IP67 Device
Dubai, UAE, July 31, 2017: LG Electronics (LG) today announced the arrival of the new Q8, LG’s latest powerful, stylish and durable smartphone that inherits core features from LG’s flagship lineup – in particular the “prosumer” V series – but designed for one-handed usage and extreme portability. As the second device announced in LG’s newest Q series, the Q8 delivers Hi-Fi sound, prosumer quality video and photo capabil-ities and water and dust resistance in a compact package.
The Q8 builds on LG’s powerful heritage in photography and videography, with fea-tures such as Steady Record 2.0 for smooth, judder-free video recording. Like many of ......read more
Center aims to support the Kingdom’s drive for innovation
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, July 31, 2017: On Behalf of His Excellency Dr. Majid Alkassabi, Minister of Commerce and Investment, His Excellency’s Advisor to Minister of Commerce and Investment, Governor of Small & Medium Enterprises General Authority Dr. Ghassan Alsulaiman yesterday inaugurated one of the largest Customer Solution Innovation & Integration Experience Centers (CSIC) for Huawei in the Middle East region - in presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Salem Al Ruwais, Governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC), and H.E. Mr. Li Huanxin, China Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
With more than 1200 square meters of floor space in Riyadh, CSIC will accelerate the digital transformation of the Saudi economy by ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 30, 2017: For several years, life underwater has been a mystery to many. However, with new advancements in technology, accelerated accessibility and portability are seeing light of day, taking connectivity to the next level. Whether you're a snorkeler, marine biologist or just a weekend water-baby you can now capture your underwater adventures with perfect clarity like never before. Thanks to the new generation of underwater mobile phones such as the LG G6, you can be connected both over and under sea level.
The primary obstacle faced by underwater photographers is the inability to do it with the convenience of a smartphone, which normally results in damage when submerged to any significant depth. The longer wavelengths of sunlight (such as red or orange) are absorbed quickly by the surrounding ......read more
BROOKLYN, New York, July 29, 2017: Cyberattacks against power grids and other critical infrastructure systems have long been considered a threat limited to nation-states due to the sophistication and resources necessary to mount them. Today, at the Black Hat USA 2017 conference in Las Vegas, a team of New York University researchers will challenge that notion by disclosing vulnerabilities in a component that combined with publicly available information provide sufficient information to model an advanced, persistent threat to the electrical grid.
Michail Maniatakos, a research professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU Abu Dhabi, will detail the discovery of a security flaw in the authentication mechanism of a legacy protective ......read more
Growth in high-end markets fuels increased smartphone revenue and market share
Dubai, United Arab Emirates - July 27th, 2017: Huawei Consumer Business Group announced its business results today for the first half of 2017. For the first six months of the year, Huawei earnings totaled RMB XXX, a year-over-year growth of XXX%, with smartphone shipments reaching XXX, a year-on-year increase of XXX percent.
Huawei Consumer Business Group Chief Executive Officer Richard Yu said, “Our Consumer Business Group has continued to deliver extraordinary growth, beating the industry average and penetrating high-end markets around the globe. This growth is a testament to the strength of the Huawei brand and the momentum that we’ve built through delivering premium, market-shifting devices that resonate with today’s ......read more
DUBAI, July 23, 2017: With the summer holiday season in full fledge across the GCC, families are planning their travels to escape the hard heat. While the goal of any vacation is to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life, trips abroad can sometimes have the opposite effect as unfamiliarity with the local language and customs prevent travelers from fully enjoying their ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates- 23 July, 2017- R&M, the globally active developer and provider of cabling systems for high-quality network infrastructures, today unveiled its new generation of sturdy and flexible connection boxes for fibre optic networks. The Polaris-box 6 has been designed to supply single and multi-dwelling units, terraced houses and comparable building complexes with fibre ......read more
Leading International Service Provider Expands Managed Services Portfolio;
Offers New Managed SD-WAN Services Based on Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnectSP
Silver Peak, the global leader in broadband and hybrid WAN solutions, today announced a formal partnership with China Telecom Shanghai Ideal Information Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. to deliver fully-managed SD-WAN services based on Silver Peak ......read more
Lets IT Admins Provide Better Assistance Using Voice and Video Chat, Remote Registry Access and More
Adds chat options, remote registry access, and multi-monitor support to troubleshooting toolset
Now supports business app deployment for Linux operating systems
Download a free, 30-day trial of Desktop Central
Dubai, UAE— July 20, 2017: ManageEngine, the real-time ......read more
DUBAI, July 20, 2017: With the summer holiday season in full fledge across the GCC, families are planning their travels to escape the hard heat. While the goal of any vacation is to unwind and escape from the stresses of day-to-day life, trips abroad can sometimes have the opposite effect as unfamiliarity with the local language and customs prevent travelers from fully enjoying their ......read more
Seasoned industry executive to help telecommunications service providers transform their business and re-architect their networks for the demands of the digital era
Dubai, UAE – July 19, 2017: Cisco announced today that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco.
In his new role, Ali will be responsible ......read more
LG E7 Picture-on-Glass OLED TV Earns Three Awards for Outstanding Picture Quality and Performance
Dubai, UAE, July 19, 2017: The highly acclaimed LG E7 OLED TV was crowned “2017 King of TV” in the 14th Annual CE Week TV Shootout™ in a competition amongst six contending flagship 4K Ultra HD TV models during CE Week in New York City. This is the fourth consecutive ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 19, 2017: Sanjay Dutt, renowned Bollywood actor, revealed his next big gig, as he spoke about his budding passion for photography, in Dubai. The seasoned actor has recently ventured into photography and has decided to kick off his journey in this field with Nikon. After his brief transit in Dubai, he will be travelling to different locations to capture what ......read more
GCC IoT solutions market to be worth US$11 billion (AED 40.40 billion) by 2025
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017: The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to unlock up to 11 percent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in the GCC region, according to A. T. Kearney’s latest report, ‘IoT in the GCC: Building a Brighter, More Sustainable Future’. By 2025, the ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017: VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is pleased to announce a month of brand new summer stand-up featuring specials, sketch comedies and late night stand-up programing on Comedy Central HD, the world’s number one comedy network (OSN Channel No. 207) this August.
Starting 8 August, every Tuesday night is ladies night! Start your Tuesday night with a ......read more
UAE, July 2017 – VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce an exciting lineup of summer movie highlights on Paramount Channel, the fastest growing brand in the VIMN’s international portfolio (OSN Channel No. 34). Paramount Channel offer audiences a rich variety of blockbuster movies, contemporary series and behind-the-scenes features.
Sit back and ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2017: VIACOM International Media Networks (VIMN) is excited to announce a variety of new content on Nickelodeon HD (OSN Channel 355), Nick Toons (OSN Channel 357) and Nick Jr. (OSN Channel 356) this August. This is a viewing experience not to be missed!
For the Harper family, four heads are definitely better than one. Siblings Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn have ......read more
Execution of Enterprise Firewall Strategy and Fortinet’s Security Fabric Solutions Evaluated in the Latest Gartner Report
Dubai, UAE, July 16, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls1. The report evaluated ......read more
LG’s Newest Q Series Brings the Essential Features of LG’s
Premium Devices and Elegant Design to a Mid-Range Portfolio
DUBAI, July 13, 2017 — LG (Electronics) today announced that the LG Q6, part of its new Q series, will be the first smartphone to offer the FullVision display following the LG G6. The Q series offers many of LG’s most ......read more
Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced that it has once again been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of Gartner, Inc.’s June 20, 2017, "Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls).” The quadrant is based on an assessment of a company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision. ......read more
Fortinet Positioned the Highest for Ability to Execute in the UTM Market
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced it has been recognized as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls)1 for the eighth consecutive time. Gartner recognized ......read more
July 12, 2017: Lei Jun, Founder and CEO of leading global technology company, Xiaomi, has announced a breakthrough achievement at smartphone all-hands meeting held recently - revealing that the company has shipped 23.16 million smartphones in Q2 2017, reflecting an increase of 70 per cent from the previous quarter--marking a record high for Xiaomi’s quarterly smartphone ......read more
AIP10, a highly versatile enterprise network access point, is capable of delivering high speed, long distance connectivity, indoors and outdoors.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 12, 2017: AXILSPOT, a global vendor in enterprise wireless networking, unveiled its latest rugged, outdoor, long distance Access Point - AIP10 in the Middle East and Africa. The new AIP10 Access Point is ......read more
Qatar Mobile Prices have dropped 57% since 2008
Dubai, UAE, July 12, 2017: Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) participated in the ‘Telecommunications Retail Price Benchmarking for Arab Countries’ study by AREGNET which compares the prices of a range of telecoms services across the GCC, Arab and OECD (Organisation of Economic Co-operation and ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, July 12, 2017: The 2017 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers has just been released and CloudHPT are recognized in the “Visionary” quadrant.
CloudHPT is the cloud division of UAE based managed service provider, BIOS Middle East. CloudHPT is the only cloud platform located in the Middle East region to feature in the ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 12th JULY, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Online, the industry’s first open source, container-native, multi-tenant cloud platform. Based on the same Linux container- and Kubernetes-based foundation as the award-winning Red Hat OpenShift Container ......read more
DUBAI, July 11, 2017: As the workplace continues to evolve in the GCC, an increasing number of employees will become even more reliant on technology to keep them connected. With the ongoing need for connectivity and the overwhelming availability of smartphones, work-life balance becomes difficult, and we are in an always-on mode. But when we travel for leisure while still having the need to ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 11, 2017 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017: Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, has announced the purchase of traceable renewable electricity from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA’s) Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. Through collaboration with ECOHZ, Philips Lighting is the first major international company to secure its ......read more
New Sustainability Report Outlines Targets to Cut Supply Chain GHG Intensity and Empower Factory Workers, also Shares New Recycling Goal
HP announces a new goal to reduce first-tier production supplier and product transportation-related GHG emissions intensity 10% by 2025, compared to 20151
In addition, HP has set a new goal to double factory ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 10th July, 2017 – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) has recognized the Kodak i3500 Scanner with a Summer 2017 Pick Award for Outstanding Light-Production Scanner. The powerful yet compact device was chosen for its exceptional ease of use, low total cost of ownership, superior media handling and outstanding software bundle, which helps make workflows more efficient and workers more ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 10, 2017: Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform accountancy and the profession needs to prepare, according to ICAEW. In a landmark report Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Accountancy, launched today, the accountancy and finance body says the profession needs to accept that machines will take over more and more decision-making tasks from humans, and work out ......read more
The MENA Cloud Alliance (MENACA) provides thought-leading insights that contribute to the regional cloud computing ecosystem
The Alliance comprises global and regional technology leaders with Corporate and Individual Memberships
MENACA’S recently published Cloud Competitiveness Index 2017 offers valuable insights into the region’s cloud industry
Dubai, 10 July 2017: The ......read more
VAT will transform the way trading companies across the GCC conclude business transactions – Be it a SME/ SMB or a Large Enterprise. It is the case for IT Solutions, such as E-Invoice Suite and E-Archive Suite, to ensure smooth transition to the new tax landscape and guarantee on-going VAT compliance.
Practically ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 5, 2017. Fortinet – the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has received the 2017 UAE Network Security Company of the Year award from growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Fortinet received the recognition after Frost & Sullivan evaluated the company’s focus on revenue growth, portfolio diversity, the ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 5th July, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of the latest version of Red Hat Cloud Suite. As cloud-native, containerized applications grow in importance to CIOs focused on enterprise digital transformation, IT infrastructure and management technologies need to adapt to the unique needs ......read more
Polycom® RealPresence® Group Series – first standards-based video endpoint to be certified for Microsoft Skype for Business online in Office 365
Polycom® RealConnect™ for Office 365, first and only cloud video interoperability service for Office 365, now available in Europe
Dubai, UAE – July 4, 2017: Polycom, Inc., a leader in enterprise grade ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 4, 2017: The goal of every designer is to create a product with innate aesthetic appeal for the widest range of consumers. Product designers spend countless hours focused on the minutest details in their bid to create unique products that offer greater benefits to users while also advancing their respective fields of design. After all, when designing a completely new ......read more
July 03, 2017: E-City, the leading retailer of a chain of world-class multi-brand electronics retail stores across the UAE and part of the Albatha Group, has announced the Dubai release of the latest range of wireless speakers from Devialet's Phantom Speaker Line -- Gold, Silver and White. The inclusion is the part of E-City's 2017 agenda of expanding exceptional range and in providing ......read more
Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced that NSS Labs has rated the Sophos XG Firewall as one of the highest performing firewalls in the industry in its most recent Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report(1) . The XG Firewall was “Recommended” as one of the top three products for security effectiveness. It passed all stability and ......read more
Abu Dhabi, 3 July 2017: Etisalat today announced the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) undersea cable, the largest global submarine cable system bringing additional international capacity to UAE connecting Europe and Far East.
With this announcement, the submarine cable system is ready and will have the first commercial traffic loaded running into the system. Etisalat is an AAE-1 consortium member ......read more
Online Shoppers in the Middle East can now log on to SOUQ.com using their Amazon credentials
July 3, 2017 – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Amazon (AMZN) and SOUQ.com confirm the official completion of the acquisition of SOUQ.com by Amazon. As the first step of integration, customers can now log on to SOUQ.com using their Amazon credentials.
Joining the Amazon family enables ......read more
Leading Analyst Firm Data Shows Fortinet Increases Sales Momentum and Continues to Deliver More Security Appliances Than Any Other Vendor
Dubai, UAE, July 3, 2017: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced the results from International Data Corporation’s (IDC) latest Worldwide Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker. The ......read more
Dubai, UAE — July 3, 2017— Cisco today announced that its global ecosystem of customers, developers and partners are embracing the company’s ambitious vision for a new era of networking. Unveiled last week, Cisco’s new network can recognize intent, mitigate threats, and learn over time—representing one of the most significant breakthroughs in the history of ......read more
Portable projector that transforms a flat surface into an interactive touch screen makes its GCC debut
Unlike traditional projectors, Xperia Touch does more than just put on a show – it lets you surf and explore like never before
Dubai, 2nd July 2017: Sony Mobile Communications today announced that its new smart projector, Xperia Touch, is now available in select ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 2, 2017: Huawei CBG has recently collaborated with Vietnamese photographer, Long Tổ Ong, to develop a selection of incredibly crisp images captured on the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus that portray the phone’s capability to take photos in lowlight conditions in indoor settings. “I am glad to cooperate with Huawei and shoot architectural sample pictures ......read more
Dubai, UAE, July 1, 2017– Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today introduced the Mimecast Case Review App to its Mimecast Email Archiving service. The Mimecast Case Review App offers fast, accurate first-pass review for email in response to audits, compliance reviews, legal claims, and other investigations. The Mimecast Case Review App provides ......read more
Centra Hub was recognised for the deep inroads it has made in its first year of operations by meeting the growing demands of regional organisations for next generation HCM and CRM solutions
Dubai, UAE, July 02, 2017: Centra Hub, a specialist fast growing vendor for CRM, HCM and retail solutions and part of the Focus Softnet group of companies, announced that it has won the ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, 2nd July, 2017– Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today introduced Red Hat Hyperconverged Infrastructure, the industry’s first production-ready fully open source hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution. By combining innovative virtualization and storage technologies with a stable, proven operating platform, Red Hat ......read more
While the number of businesses investing in IoT across all markets continues to grow, recent research shows that 60 percent of IoT initiatives stall at the proof-of-concept (POC) stage. This highlights that companies today are still struggling with the key challenges of IoT, including the need for more flexibility, greater security, and the ability to address new use cases. Cisco® Jasper® ......read more
By Rick Holland, VP Strategy at Digital Shadows
Dubai, UAE, July 1, 2017: Late on 27 June, the New York Times reported that a number of Ukrainian banks and Ukrenergo, the Ukrainian state power distributor, had been affected by unidentified malware which caused significant operational disruption. Multiple security vendors and independent researchers subsequently identified the ......read more
This will accelerate growth in emerging technology ecosystems, like IoT, to inform and ignite corporate growth
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of a corporate venture fund to explore emerging technology markets. With an initial investment of $100 million, this venture fund will ......read more
Exclusive Design and Technology Take the Spotlight
Dubai, UAE, June 29, 2017: Honor officially launched the Honor 9, its flagship product of 2017, today in Berlin, Germany. Embodying the slogan “Beautifully Brilliant,” the Honor 9 boasts a gorgeous 3D glass back and a metal bezel that creates a subtle metal aurora – unlike anything you’ve ever seen in ......read more
Interview with Scott Manson, Cyber Security Leader for Middle East and Turkey, Cisco
Cisco’s security research organization Talos’ initial analysis of the global ransomware worm attack that has affected multiple organizations worldwide points to the attack starting in the Ukraine, possibly from software update systems for a Ukrainian tax accounting package called ......read more
The achieved temperature coefficient of -0.258%/°C, will increase the conversion efficiency by 46%, thus making them ideal for hot climate regions such as the Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic has once again achieved the highest efficiency of solar panels with a temperature coefficient of -0.258%/°C. This coefficient is the world's highest level for a mass-produced ......read more