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UAE consumers can now pre-book the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus ahead of the official on-shelf date

Starting March 25th 2017, Huawei’s latest flagship devices will be available for pre-booking both online and in-store Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 24 March 2017:  Today, Huawei announced the pre-booking of its latest flagship devices, the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 Plus short after the global launch in MWC Barcelona. Starting March 25th 2017, consumers can pre-book their long-awaited P10 across select retailers in the United Arab Emirates.  Either in-store or online, customers can pre-book the smartphones co-engineered with Leica Camera AG to ensure the HUAWEI P10 and HUAWEI P10 will be ready for collection upon availability. Starting from AED 1,949 for the HUAWEI P10 and AED 2,599 for the HUAWEI P10 Plus, customers can select from black, blue and gold colorways along with a special pre-booking gift from ......read more

Update on compensation for customers' impacted by the degradation of some mobile services

Free data and minutes for customers impacted by the degradation of some mobile services DUbai, UAE, MArch 24, 2017:  Our customers’ satisfaction is a key priority, and we constantly look to raise our  standards, to ensure that our customers are able to enjoy a superior and seamless user experience. As a token of appreciation for du customers affected by the degradation in some mobile services on 19th March 2017, we are offering our postpaid customers 2GB data and 75 national minutes, and our prepaid customers 2GB data and 25 national minutes for free! To activate the offer customers have to SMS ‘FREE’ to 5050, from 23-27 March 2017. Prepaid customers can enjoy the offer for 1 day, while Postpaid customers can enjoy the offer for 30 days starting from their April bill cycle.

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Huawei shares its vision for video in the region at CABSAT

Growing demand for personalized content spurs increased demand for mobile video  Abu Dhabi, 23 March 2017:  Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, shared its vision video cloud solutions at the 2017 edition of CABSAT, the region’s leading broadcast, satellite digital media event, taking place March 21-23 at the Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai.  On day 2 of the event, Huawei experts highlighted the wealth of opportunities the region has to offer in the video market, which continues to be fragmented. Huawei also demonstrated how the company’s video cloud solutions will offer both telecom operators and content providers in the region with the necessary platform to generate new sources of revenue and monetize content, while providing consumers with a plethora of content options through a single ......read more

New services in Metrash 2

Dubai, UAE, March 23, 2017:  The Ministry of Interior added two more new e-services to its mobile app Metrash 2 and the website of the Ministry, thanks to the commitment of the Ministry to make its electronic services accessible for the public easily and with least effort and time. The new service facilitates automatic renewal of residence permits of the employees in companies and institutions in addition to the facility to subscribe for direct debit service through the Metrash 2 account. The new automated residence permit renewal will help a lot to save time and efforts of the company representatives and can avoid fines for delay in renewal. To avail this service it is required to add companies in the new service whereas the system will automatically notify the list of individuals whose residence permits to be renewed soon. ......read more

Sheikh Ahmed: UAE on the forefront in adopting latest smart technologies

Smartworld hosts the inaugural CIOMajlis Annual Conference  Region’s first of its kind annual ‘Student Innovation Award’ for Emirati and expat university students launched by CIOMajlis Winners of Student Innovation Award to get jobs in leading UAE companies Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  CIOMajlis launched the region’s first annual innovation award for university students, which will give them an opportunity to work in the largest IT companies in the UAE. The ‘Student Innovation Award’ was launched at the first CIOMajlis Annual Conference, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman & Chief Executive of Emirates Airline & Group, at Le Meridian Hotel in Dubai, UAE, ......read more

Scholarships worth AED 150,000 to be won at GITEX Shopper Spring 2017

Amity University Dubai offers four top students dream ticket to a university degree Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  Students visiting GITEX Shopper Spring 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) this week will have the opportunity to submit their best report cards to win four university scholarships offered by Amity University Dubai.    With a value of AED37,500 each and applicable to any Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree offered by  the University, one scholarship will be awarded to the student submitting the report card with the highest marks, each day of the four day event.  Dr. Vajahat Hussain, CEO Amity Middle East, said: “GITEX Shopper is the biggest consumer electronics show in the UAE and we are pleased to enjoy a strong partnership with the event. Amity University Dubai offers ......read more

LG and Tokujin Yoshioka Celebrate Innovation for a Better Life at Milano Design Week

LG and Renowned Japanese Designer Create Immersive “S.F_Senses of the Future” OLED Exhibit Focusing on Beauty of Nature in Design, Art and Architecture   Dubai, UAE, March 22, 2017:  To commemorate its 70th anniversary, LG Corp. announced plans to unveil a large-scale light art installation during 2017 Milano Design Week, the world’s largest design exhibition. Titled S.F_Senses of the Future and hosted at Superstudio Piu, the display will mark LG’s debut at Milano Design Week and is intended to highlight the brand’s longstanding passion for design and innovation.  LG is partnering with world-renowned designer Tokujin Yoshioka, known for his use of groundbreaking experimental techniques to reflect the beauty of nature and the complexity of the human senses. LG’s design philosophy is ......read more

LG Marks Sale of 15 Million Refrigerators Powered by Its Inverter Linear Compressor Technology

Company’s Core Technology Provides Exceptional Performance, Energy Savings and Less Noise Dubai, March 21, 2017:  LG Electronics (LG) today announced the sale of its 15th million refrigerator worldwide powered by its proprietary Inverter Linear Compressor, the appliance division’s most successful core technology. LG saw sales of its premium refrigerators increase 8 percent last year compared to the previous year and expects to sell four million more units this year, an average of seven refrigerators sold every minute.  LG’s Inverter Linear Compressor is a critical component of every premium refrigerator and is considered a core technology behind the success of the company’s appliances. Unlike conventional rotary compressors that utilize circular motion, LG’s Linear Com-pressor converts ......read more

Siemens to help develop Qataris' tech skills

Siemens signs MoU with Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar Agreement focuses on ICT development and adoption among youth, entrepreneurs and start-ups Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Siemens and the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to advance tech capabilities among Qatari nationals. Under the agreement, Siemens will endeavor to provide mentoring and training to the Ministry’s Innovation Lab, its staff as well as start-ups affiliated with its innovation and incubation programs. The collaboration will focus on knowledge transfer and building skills that support Qatar’s national Information and Communications Technology (ICT) strategies and policies. The MoU was announced at QITCOM Exhibition and Conference, the country’s biggest digital ......read more

Indian ICT Companies Participates in COMEX Business – IT, Telecom & Technology Show in Oman

ESC WITH ASSOCIATION OF EMBASSY OF INDIA, MUSCAT ORGANISES EXCLUSIVE B2B BETWEEN INDIAN PARTICIPATING COMPANIES AND OMANI IT COMPANIES Dubai, UAE, March 21, 2017:  Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) is repeating it’s member exporters participation at “27th  International IT, Telecom & Technology Exhibition COMEX BUSINESS 2017” scheduled during March 28-30, 2017 at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The exhibition is endorsed by Information Technology Authority of Oman, (ITA) Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Oman and UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Organizers). ESC has been facilitating Indian ICT exporters participation regularly at COMEX to enhance IT trade cooperation between India and the burgeoning Oman market. Since ......read more

Introducing XperiaTM L1 - a stylish smartphone, with an impressive display and smooth performance

Signature Sony design, with a large 5.5” HD display and rounded frame that feels great in your hand  Engineered for smooth performance in its category, with efficient processing power and large expandable memory  A user interface that learns and adapts, to make everyday tasks simple and more enjoyable London, 20th March 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today unveiled Xperia L1 - a sleek smartphone with a large 5.5” HD display and fluid performance, all at an accessible price point.  “Xperia L1 is a smartphone that matches form with function" said Tsutomu Sato, Director of Global Product Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. “It combines an immersive display and smooth performance within an iconic Sony design, that you can be proud to show ......read more

University students who developed a mobile app to ease traffic congestion head for China

Winners of  Huawei ‘Seeds for the Future’ innovation competition  Dubai, UAE, March 20, 2017:  Three students of Canadian University Dubai (CUD) have won the opportunity to travel to Huawei Headquarters in China, following their recent triumph in the ‘Seeds for the Future’ student innovation competition. Undergraduate marketing majors Rhoda Makki, Sofia Alami Riad and Ahmed Alaa were awarded first place among the six teams in the finals of the intra-university competition for their parking management system, EasyP, a mobile app that aims to ease traffic congestion and air pollution by effectively controlling private parking facilities across the city. The EasyP team was selected from ten original submissions and six short-listed projects to take the trip to China. Runners up in the CUD leg ......read more

QNET Wins 2016 Sitecore Experience Award for Omnichannel Automation: Best E-commerce Experience

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017 – QNET today announced that it has received the award for Omnichannel Automation: Best E-Commerce Experience at the Sitecore® Experience Awards 2016 for Asia. Every year, Sitecore, the global leader in customer experience management, honours its customers and their partners who thoroughly demonstrate how their Sitecore solution delivers an outstanding experience for customers and their respective organisations.  The category of best E-Commerce Experience that QNET won, recognises organisations that deliver a seamless, integrated e-commerce experience that makes the online browsing, product selection, purchasing and post-purchasing process seamless, helpful, and relevant. QNET showcased personalised product suggestions, an omni-device shopping experience, and optimisation strategies in ......read more

Schneider Electric Launches Unica, the Refined Range of Wiring Device Solutions for Comfort, Safety and Efficiency

Attractive and versatile wiring device range, featuring over 150 electrical and electronic functions, is now available in the Gulf. Dubai, UAE, 19 March, 2017 – Schneider Electric™, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced the launch of Unica, a comprehensive, international wiring device range that comes in a variety of designs and finishes.  The versatile range adopts to user preferences and offers a wide range of flush-mounting boxes, terminals, multi-standard sockets, outlets and more, featuring more than 150 electrical and electronic functions, and a range of colors and materials.  The Unica launch takes place at a strategic time, given that the region’s hospitality, infrastructure and general real estate markets are expected to witness further year-on-year ......read more

Huawei Ranks Third Globally for 2016 Q4 Server Shipments

Dubai, UAE, March 19, 2017 - Huawei's server shipment volume ranked third in the global market in Q4 2016 according to a recent market report1 released by Gartner, a global IT technology research and consultancy company. According to Gartner's Q4 2016 report, Huawei ranked third in server shipments for the first time in the global market in Q4 2016, improving from its fourth-place ranking before. Huawei servers are now used by over 5,000 customers across more than 150 countries globally. This ranking is the highest in Huawei's server history, and is regarded as a significant milestone.  Huawei is focused on maintaining its culture of innovation and growth, and with over 10% of its annual revenue continuously going to R&D, Huawei builds servers that are centered on the needs of its customers. By consistently ......read more

Better Deals campaign from Better Life ensures attractive savings for customers

Campaign features generous price offers, bundle offers and more across home appliance brands  Dubai, UAE (March 18, 2017) – Better Life, one of the leading home appliance retailers in the United Arab Emirates and a division of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group LLC, has introduced the ‘Better Deals’ campaign to offer customers unprecedented value on purchases across their stores in the UAE. The incentives come in the form of bundled offers, instant-redeemable gift vouchers, free gifts and significant price offers, and extend across Better Life’s range of offerings. These include built-in and major domestic appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, cookers and other appliances of various sizes that enhance an urban home.  Better Deals Customers can avail bundled offers as a range of home ......read more

Treat your mom this Mother's Day with Huawei

This Mother’s Day, show your mum just how much you value her with a Huawei Mate 9 Pro Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  The Huawei Mate 9 Pro is a unique device featuring a dynamic mix of power, speed and photography. The smartphone is Huawei’s first curved screen device and its sleek appearance coupled with the power-packed features makes it an elegant and timeless gift for a hardworking Mother. For someone who uses their smartphone for work, play and running after the kids in between, the Mate 9 Pro powered by the Kirin 960 chipset is unbeatably fast and offers lasting performance that doesn’t decline over time.  The Mate 9 Pro also features the second generation of dual-lens camera technology co-engineered with Leica Camera AG. The front and rear camera lenses are  great for capturing the beautiful ......read more

Enhance the beauty of Mother's Day with the Gift of the Honor 8 Lite

The best of the honor 8 series within your budget with premium looks, solid performance, strong battery support and advanced camera features  Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  Honor, the number one smartphone e-brand by Huawei, has just unveiled the Honor 8 Lite, the brand’s latest smartphone to be launched under the flagship Honor 8 series. Embodying the motto “Beauty at your reach”, the device is the perfect gift this Mother’s Day, with unrivalled design features at an affordable price point. The Honor 8 Lite, follows the success of the Honor 8, launched last summer, and offers the flagship smartphone’s eye-catching aesthetics and high-performance at an attractive price point available at all local retailers for the internet-minded, style-conscious modern consumer. The sleek-looking Honor 8 ......read more

LG Steals the Spotlight With Record Number of 2017 if Design Awards

Another Strong Showing on World Stage Reaffirms LG’s Status as Industry Leader in Design Dubai, UAE, March 16, 2017:  LG set another record for a Korean-based company by being honored with 30 iF Design Awards for excellence, including the most prestigious iF Gold Award for the company’s CordZero™ canister vacuum cleaner. In addition to the iF Gold Award, other distinctions were awarded to products such as LG SIGNATURE OLED TV W, LG Gram, LG V20 and LG Tone Bluetooth headsets. For more than 60 years, the iF Design Awards has been one of the premiere design competitions in the world. Organized by iF International Forum Design GmbH of Germany, the guiding principles behind the awards has been to identify, support and promote good design and to raise awareness of design among the public and the role it plays in ......read more

MEFTECH Reveals The Potential Of Financial Technology To Leading MENA Banks

MEFTECH 2017 delivers intensive two-day conference to executive-level delegates in Abu Dhabi Gartner reveals startling digital predictions for the future of e-commerce Industry thought leader believes GCC countries are well placed to become global financial technology hubs Banks urged to appoint younger technology leaders into board-level positions Abu Dhabi, 16th March 2017:  The region’s leading financial technology exhibition, MEFTECH, delivered some thought provoking ideas on how and why the MENA financial sector must adapt to realise the huge global opportunities represented by technology. Board level executives from all of the leading banks in the UAE were joined by banking delegates from further afield such as Saudi Investment Bank, Alinma bank and Arab African International Bank as well as from other ......read more

UN Global Pulse and Western Digital announce ‘Data for Climate Action' challenge now open for entries

Challenge Enables Unprecedented Access to Data and Tools from Leading Companies to Generate New Climate Solutions  NEW YORK, 15 March 2017 –  Global Pulse, the United Nations innovation initiative on big data, and Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC), a global leader in data storage technologies and solutions, announced a partnership today to launch the “Data for Climate Action” challenge.     Data for Climate Action is an unprecedented open innovation challenge to harness data science and big data from the private sector to fight climate change. Data scientists, researchers, and innovators from around the world are encouraged to apply and submit their proposals at DataForClimateAction.org by  10 April 2017.  “Driving effective action on climate change requires not ......read more

Al-Futtaim Relaunches Household Electronics Brand ‘Aftron'

A new look range of products with upgraded specs and design - all at value-led prices   14th March 2017, Dubai, UAE:  Aftron, Al-Futtaim’s flagship private label for electronics and home appliances has announced the launch of a new and improved range, with more than 150 products available at consumer friendly prices. Keeping the UAE customers in mind, the entire range from refrigerators to air-conditioning units, kettles, rice cookers and TVs, has been upgraded in product specs and design, wrapped up with a full packaging makeover.  With this new look and feel, customers can now ‘expect more’ from Aftron and the range delivers on its promise with superior features and high-end product styling, whilst being price conscious to deliver great value. All products are now instantly recognisable from the ......read more

Ericsson's Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report – solutions to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Strengthening responsible business practices throughout company operations Ericsson 5G product portfolio to be ten times more energy efficient than 4G in 5-years’ time Technology for Good initiatives now positively impact 89 million people  Dubai, UAE, March 14, 2017:  Ericsson’s (NASDAQ: ERIC) 24th annual Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility report published recently details progress toward connecting business and sustainability. Using Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for the company’s impact on society, the report summarizes Ericsson’s achievements in three areas: responsible business; energy, environment and climate change; and internet for all.  Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson, says: “Providing internet access to the world’s ......read more

LG shares insights on the six trends changing the mobile landscape

Dubai, UAE, 14 March 2017:  Mobile phones have evolved considerably over the past two decades from being just simple communication devices to becoming the most innovative compact entertainment systems empowering people to view content on demand whilst having the ability to share their most intimate moments all from the palm of their hand. Smartphones are rapidly increasing in demand across the world and in the GCC region. In fact, a recent study conducted by Google highlighted that the UAE ranked number one in global smartphone penetration at 73.8 percent.  Furthermore, the Emirates is also recognized as having the largest smartphone and internet users in the world, with the biggest Facebook user base in the Gulf with more than 93 percent of the population logging on to this social media platform to share their knowledge, ......read more

Cumulative Sales of LG HOM-BOT® Pass One Million

Appeal of Robot Vacuum Cleaner Widely Recognized Around the Globe for its Powerful, Innovative Technologies Dubai, March 9, 2017 – The LG HOM-BOT® vacuum cleaner’s popularity is on the rise across the world, reaching a cumulative sales total of one million since first entering the market seven years ago. After its 2003 domestic launch, the HOM-BOT® vacuum cleaner was introduced to more than 40 countries beginning with European markets in 2010, across Asia the subsequent year, followed soon after by releases in the CIS region, the Middle East, North America, and more. With its average annual growth rate over the past decade reaching nearly 60 percent, the HOM-BOT®’s reputation continues to soar at home and abroad. As South Korea’s top-selling robot vacuum cleaner, HOM-BOT® sales surpassed the ......read more

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Dubai, Wednesday, 18th January 2017:  Sony Mobile Communications today announced today that Xperia Ear, a smart product from Sony Mobile, an in-ear personal assistant to help communicate and get things done via conversational voice interaction and simple head gestures, is now available in select UAE stores. The UAE thus becomes the first country in the Middle East where consumers can buy the ......read more

New Research: Cisco Reveals the Current State of Digital Transformation in Retail…

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Huawei Consumer Business Group announces strong 2016 performance…

Huawei Consumer Business Group achieves steady growth for the fifth consecutive year  Dubai, UAE, January 18, 2017:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) revealed its expected 2016 annual performance figures indicating a 42 per cent increase when compared to 2015. With anticipated sales revenue of USD $26 billion Huawei CBG is showing steady growth for the fifth consecutive year. ......read more

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Fortinet Honors 2016 Partner of the Year Award Winners…

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Ericsson’s E2E UHD Live Broadcast Ecosystem HEVC Card wins the coveted Fierce Innovation Award for Best Encoding and Transcoding Solution in the Pay-TV and online video category Winning HEVC Card enables Pay-TV providers to meet growing consumer demands for Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV content, while providing significant cost efficiencies for the delivery of 4K UHD Ericsson also ......read more

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Canon pushes boundaries at SGI 2017 to unleash printers' business potential…

Showcases region’s best performing solutions from outdoor and indoor range  Unveils Canon Business Solutions, new reseller strategies strengthening Canon’s position as a ‘Partner of Choice’ Dubai, 15 January 2017:  Canon Middle East, a leader in imaging and printing solutions, is showcasing its premium portfolio of technological heritage in the signage ......read more

du Shareholders Approve Proposed Capital Reduction…

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Trend Micro Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape on Worldwide Email Security …

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Fortinet Security Fabric Lays the Foundation for Intent-Based Network Security…

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Ericsson, Qualcomm and AT&T announce collaboration on 5G New Radio trials intended to accelerate ...…

Trials will be compliant with the 5G NR 3GPP specification, the global 5G standard Driving ecosystem towards rapid commercialization at scale Dubai, UAE, January 12, 2017:  Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, and AT&T today announced plans to conduct interoperability testing and over-the-air field trials based on 5G New ......read more

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Smart Grids can help lay the foundations for energy and cost-saving applications and renewable energy development in the MENA region The utilities sector and the society stands to greatly benefit from wider adoption of smart grid technologies in the future Developed countries are already leveraging smart grids to fulfill key priorities relating to energy efficiency and ......read more

Smart Stores Expo 2017 to Highlight Design and Technology Innovation in Region's Retail Sector…

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LG Electronics Earns “Best of the Best” CES 2017 Honors for LG Signature Series W7 Wall-Paper TV…

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Huawei kicks off 2017 by breaking a Guinness World Record…

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World’s number three smartphone brand announces collaborations with Amazon and Google and future with intelligent phones Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 9, 2017: At CES® 2017, nearly 3,000 people attended Huawei Consumer Business Group’s keynote where CEO Richard Yu shared Huawei’s vision of the next frontier in mobile: the Intelligent Phone, an AI-powered ......read more

LG Breaks New Ground With 2017 Super UHD TV Lineup Featuring Nano Cell Technology…

Combining Stunning Color, Active HDR with Dolby Vision and Minimalistic Design, LG’s 2017 Offerings Set New Standards for High-End UHD TVs Dubai, UAE, January 9, 2017:  Employing the most advanced color-enhancing LCD panel technology to date, LG Electronics’ SUPER UHD TVs (models SJ9500, SJ8500 and SJ8000) featuring Nano Cell technology are expected to take LCD TV viewing to a ......read more

Consumers Prioritise Higher Wi-Fi Performance Over Speed in 2017…

Growing Number of Consumers Will Upgrade Wi-Fi Routers, Adopt Smart Home Technologies, Demand a Safe Online Environment, and Cut the Cable Cord in 2017, Predicts Linksys Dubai, UAE – 09 January 2017 –  In 2017, consumers will increasingly prioritise higher performance over speed as a growing number of smart devices connect to Wi-Fi network in Middle East homes, predicts ......read more

HP Inc. Ignites Powerful PC Experiences at CES 2017…

Customers inspire new business convertible PC, next-generation Sprout by HP and curved gaming display  EliteBook x360, world’s thinnest business convertible(1), offers long battery life, collaboration and security.  ENVY Curved All-in-One 34, world’s widest curved all-in-one, with new integrated sound bar design.  Sprout Pro by HP, the world’s first ......read more

IDEX Conference 2017 to Attract Leading Defence, Security Experts…

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 08 January, 2017:  IDEX Conference 2017, part of the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX 2017) and Naval Defence Exhibition (NAVDEX 2017), is set to draw the participation of several leading security and defence decision makers and experts from across the world. Themed Disrupting Innovation in Defence and Security, the conference will be held ahead of IDEX ......read more

Unauthorised drones in Middle East take a nose dive as remote detection and disabling technology ...…

SkyDroner to make its regional debut among scores of new product launches at Intersec 2017 Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  Drone detection and disabling technology, and a retail mobile solution using augmented reality are a couple of exciting examples of new product launches on show when the world’s largest security, safety, and fire protection trade fair opens in ......read more

Sennheiser Launches Wireless Products at CES 2017…

MOMENTUM In-Ear Wireless headphones will be available at retail stores by end-February 2017 onwards for 799 AED  HD 4.40BT headest will be available in retail stores by March 2017 for 599 AED  HD 4.50BTNC headset will be available in April 2017 for 799 AED  Dubai, UAE (Jan 8, 2017):  At the January 2017 CES Trade Show, Sennheiser announced the launch of the ......read more

ESC's India ICT Show in Hyderabad to Bring Over 400 Foreign Buyers…

IT COOPERATION BETWEEN INDIA & UAE TO INCREASE MULTIFOLD  Dubai, UAE, January 8, 2017:  INDIASOFT, the flagship IT event of Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) to be held in Hyderabad on 13th & 14th February, 2017, will bring over 400 foreign buyers from 60 countries. Close to 250 Indian ICT firms of various hues and sizes will display their ......read more

Panasonic unveils LUMIX GH5 featuring World's First 4K 60p/50p, 4:2:2 10-bit Video Recording and ...…

With the Light Composition function as the new 6K Photo mode Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Panasonic is proud to introduce the new LUMIX GH5 - the latest flagship model of LUMIX G Digital Single Lens Mirrorless cameras based on the Micro Four Thirds system standard. The new GH5 again evolves to achieve 4K 60p / 50p ultra high-definition, smooth, video recording for the first time as a ......read more

Acer Launches Performance-Oriented Aspire VX 15, V Nitro and GX Series…

Two notebooks and one desktop PC with a single focus on performance and multimedia entertainment Acer Aspire V Nitro offers superior performance in a sleek form factor with a bold yet classic look, powered by up to NVIDIA® Geforce® GTX 1060  graphics Aspire VX 15 delivers a powerful punch thanks to its edgy gaming design, enhanced cooling capabilities and NVIDIA® ......read more

Sony launches a new era of home displays with the VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra Short Throw 4K HDR home ...…

Dubai, UAE, 05 January 2017:  Sony today announced the expansion of its ultra short throw home theatre line up with the introduction of the VPL-VZ1000ES 4K HDR home theatre projector, designed to integrate easily into people’s homes. Sony’s latest innovative laser light source projector is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible with native 4K resolution.  It can be ......read more

Huawei participates at the Middle East's most prestigious telecom event and wins “Best Vendor ...…

Dubai, UAE, January 5, 2017:   As part of its commitment to transfer the latest ICT knowledge to the Middle East region, Huawei participated at the 2016 Telecom Review Summit held in Dubai as the “strategic partner”. The yearly event brought together the leaders of the ICT and telecom industry, in an effort to shed light on the latest innovations in ICT and address the challenges ......read more

Schneider Electric Receives Top Ranking in Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy ...…

SmartStruxure™ solution receives highest overall score for strong strategy and execution to help facility managers reduce energy consumption and improve operational efficiency  GCC Demand for Building Energy Management Systems to grow with increasing infrastructure investments  Dubai, UAE – January 5, 2016:  Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy ......read more

Red Hat Launches Latest Version of Red Hat CloudForms, Drives Open Hybrid Cloud Management across ...…

DUBAI, UAE, 5th January, 2017 – Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced the availability of Red Hat CloudForms 4.2, the latest version of its award-winning open hybrid cloud management solution. IT operations teams can face slow, manual processes to deliver services internally, which may cost time, money and competitiveness. To ......read more

Huawei P9 and P9 Plus smartphones surpass expectations by topping the 10 million mark…

Huawei’s flagship dual-lens camera devices engineered in collaboration with Leica have become the company’s first flagship series to surpass 10 million shipments worldwide Dubai, United Arab Emirates – January 4, 2017:  Ahead of the keynote address by Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) at CES 2017, CBG today announced that the company has shipped ......read more

BlackBerry QNX Launches its Most Advanced and Secure Embedded Software Platform for Autonomous ...…

Dubai, UAE – January 4, 2017:  BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced its most advanced and secure embedded operating system (OS) for the automotive industry. QNX® Software Development Platform 7.0 (QNX® SDP 7.0) is a 64-bit OS that builds on the proven reliability of QNX technology and raises the bar for security and performance in cars. At CES 2017, the ......read more

Smartworld records robust performance in 2016…

15 per cent growth in revenues DUBAI, January 4, 2017:  Smartworld, UAE’s leading systems integrator and next generation ICT services provider, has recorded an outstanding financial performance during 2016 with an estimated over 15% growth in revenues in comparison to 2015. The robust performance was marked by a record number of new projects Smartworld implemented during the ......read more

du partners with NMC Hospital to revolutionize Electronic Health Records with Blockchain Technology ...…

Application of Blockchain Technology to Electronic Health Records will benefit in collection and management of all the patients information within UAE in the most secure and reliable way Dubai, UAE, 4 January 2017:  du partners with NMC Healthcare in UAE to implement Electronic Health Records with the use of Blockchain Technology. This innovative pilot from du demonstrated the ......read more

KPMG Continues Growth Momentum and Invests Further Across Middle East & South Asia…

Recording Double Digit Growth for Third Consecutive Year Dubai, 3 January 2016:  KPMG in the Middle East & South Asia (MESA) region reported a 10.7% growth in aggregated revenues of member firms across the MESA region for the fiscal year ended 30 September 2016. This was the third consecutive year for the region to record double digit growth, placing it among the fastest growing ......read more

Acer's highly-anticipated Predator 21 X gaming laptop, featuring the world's first curved screen ...…

Loaded with high-end features and technology, the Predator 21 X is the de facto dream machine for ultimate gaming enthusiasts The Acer Predator 21 X is the world’s first notebook with a curved screen and integrates eye-tracking technology for an even more immersive user experience The Predator 21 X features the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 5 cooling ......read more

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