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    Western Digital collaborates with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for Dubai Shopping Festival 2020

    Dubai, UAE – 23 January, 2020 –  Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure, has collaborated with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE) for the 25th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to deliver innovative solutions for customers to capture, preserve and easily access their memories from the exciting season. Centered around the theme of Creating Memories in Dubai, visitors to the shopping festival will be treated to great product offers and retail experiences hosted by Western Digital up until February 1, 2020.     “Dubai Shopping Festival is a world-renowned festival that attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and tourists from around the region and further afield. Our collaboration with Western Digital has proved to be very successful and has helped to add ......read more

    Award winning wearable HONOR MagicWatch 2 and Quad Camera smartphone HONOR 20 coming soon to the UAE

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, January 23, 2020 –   Global smartphone brand HONOR, today confirmed that its brand new personalizable smartwatch, the HONOR MagicWatch 2, will soon be available in the United Arab Emirates. Awarded in the ‘Best of CES 2020’ category at the recent global event, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, promises to deliver precise health insights for smarter living.      In addition to the wearable, the HONOR 20 smartphone, with an iconic glass design and quad camera system, will also be made available in the UAE market this month. A photographer’s delight, the new device comes equipped with four impressive cameras to captures life’s best moments in intricate detail including vast landscapes as well ......read more

    2020 Brings Choice for In-Building Wireless in the Middle East

    Written by Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 22, 2020:   2019 saw the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 CERTIFIED products, the deployment of shared spectrum, availability of 5G handsets and service in select cities in the region, and an uptick in interest for private networks. These new standards, products and services will give enterprises more choices in 2020 as to how they meet increased demands for both capacity and coverage, as well as meet increased end-user expectations. Wi-Fi 6 shipments to ramp across multiple verticals Let’s start with Wi-Fi 6. Shipments of Wi-Fi 6 access points (APs) will increase across multiple and diverse verticals such as healthcare, education and hospitality to support high-bandwidth applications including eSports, a ......read more

    Samsung Pay Expands in the UAE with New Bank Partnerships

    Samsung customers can now enjoy enhanced access to instant cashless transactions, making life easier     UAE, 22 January 2020:   Samsung is further enhancing UAE customers’ mobile payment experience by collaborating with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) to enable access to Samsung Pay, the leading digital payment and digital wallet solution.   The two new issuer partnerships extend Samsung Pay’s partnership ecosystem to offer greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers, while also accelerating mobile payment adoption.   As part of the agreement, all FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards FAB’s Mastercard and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid cards as well as ADIB Visa covered cards are now live on Samsung ......read more

    Dynabook Bolsters Device Range With Performance Driven 15” Satellite Pro L50-g

    • Combining latest performance-enhancing technology in a cost-effective and lightweight device  • 10th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors, Wi-Fi 6, SSD/HDD dual storage and up to10-hour battery life      22nd January 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Dynabook Europe GmbH recently announced the launch of the Satellite Pro L50-G – the perfect combination of cost-effectiveness and cutting-edge technology in a lightweight business laptop. The new device offers businesses, especially SMBs, the performance, reliability, flexibility and connectivity they need to be productive in the office, or out on the road.   Superb performance, latest technology The Satellite Pro L50-G has been designed with enhanced performance in mind. Thanks to its 10th Generation Intel® ......read more

    Etisalat remains the most valuable consumer brand in MEA for the 3rd consecutive year

    •         Increases in brand value to $8.5bn as the most valuable consumer brand in MEA •         Portfolio of brands now touching $11bn •         Most valuable telecom brand in MEA for 4th consecutive year •         The only telecom brand in MEA to retain AAA brand rating    Abu Dhabi 22 January 2020: Etisalat today set another milestone by coming out on top again as ‘The Most Valuable Consumer Brand’ and ‘The Most Valuable Telecom Brand’ in Middle East and Africa (MEA) by Brand Finance as a recognition for the success and growth of the brand spurred by digital customer service driven strategy and engaging with consumers across markets with innovative global branding ......read more

    Why this is the right time for TMCs to automate their processes?

    Whether an online travel agency, travel Management Company, travel agent or any other business operating in the travel industry, automation saves time, reduce costs and allows resources to be diverted elsewhere. Most of the Travel Agencies are still running their business with so many complex manual processes which involve high human resource cost, complex processes, less customer satisfaction, no clear insight and less control on their business. A typical large TMC is dealing with Retail, Corporates, B2B and on lines sales channels for revenue. There are so many solutions in the market which automates sales and booking management and most of them are focused on B2C, B2B and CBT solutions. But TMCs are not limited to these 3 channels; they have their own front desk staff, Implants and many other ways to sell. They have complex ......read more

    Azur Drones unveils Skeyetech drone-in-a-box solution for surveillance in the Middle East

    Dubai, UAE, Sunday, January 20, 2020:   Azur Drones, Europe’s leader in autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), has launched its drone-in-a-box surveillance solution, Skeyetech, at Intersec. This move is expected to boost the security monitoring for high-risk private and public sites in the Middle East.   Skeyetech is a ready-to-fly surveillance system, which has been designed to monitor and confirm events, conduct perimeter patrols and provide support operation to ground security personnel. This new autonomous security system, which is already deployed in France, can be used directly by security agents as it needs no remote pilot skills or certification.  “We are delighted to be introducing our state-of-the-art autonomous UAV in the Middle East, and more precisely in Dubai. This launch ......read more

    Top 5 innovations that make the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 20, 2020:   Huawei recently launched its latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. Packed to the brim with a wide range of innovations, ranging from a powerhouse performance to iconic features and even heavy security, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is all set to take smartphone innovation to the next level. Here are the top 5 innovations that give the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G the King of 5G smartphones title.   Super 5G performance The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G is the world’s first second generation 5G smartphone, and furthermore what makes this phone stand out from the 5G crowd is its ability to support both Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) 5G networks. Simply put, current devices use the NSA 5G network, which is based on existing 4G hardware. However, there will be ......read more

    Medical software company Evolucare Technologies presents its high-performance solutions at the ARAB HEALTH trade fair in Dubai 2020

    United Arab Emirates January 19, 2020:   Founded in 1988, EVOLUCARE Technologies is a French Healthcare IT company, leader in the development of medical information systems. The Group is offering a wide range of services satisfying the clinical, operational and financial needs of all healthcare institutions and facilities.   A dual ambition for Evolucare: artificial intelligence and the international market   The Group serves nearly 4,500 healthcare institutions, mostly in France, and has now the strategic aim of extending its reach to the international market. Drawing on its expertise in managing patient data and organizing care, Evolucare recently began the shift towards open innovation in digital health, especially AI and IoT, to add decision-making assistance services to its initial range through ......read more

    Lg Electronics Collects Record Number of Awards at Ces 2020

    LG OLED Wins Official Best TV of CES Award for Sixth Consecutive Year         DUBAI, January 19, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) took home the most awards ever from industry experts at CES® – more than 150 honors this year, led by the Best TV of CES Award for the sixth consecutive year. The Best of CES Awards (the official CES awards program run by Engadget on behalf of the Consumer Technology Association) singled out the LG CX series OLED TVs as the cream of the crop from the literally thousands of new TVs shown at CES.   LG continued its dominance in the TV category with its industry-leading LG OLED TVs winning 83 awards and honors from a wide range of industry experts. The cutting-edge LG SIGNATURE OLED TV RX (model 65RX) “rollable TV” was honored by the Consumer ......read more

    Lg to Join Forces With Cerence on Ai-powered Connected Car Platform

    Companies Enter MOU to Develop Solutions Based on webOS Auto and Cerence ARK   DUBAI, January 16, 2020 –  LG Electronics (LG) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Cerence Inc. (Nasdaq: CRNC), which recently spun off from Nuance Communications, Inc. as an independent automotive software company, to develop a new software solution that integrates LG’s webOS Auto In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) system with Cerence ARK (AI Reference Kit), a new turnkey voice assistant for the automotive market. Together, the companies aim to create and advance a more convenient in-car experience through voice commands that allow drivers and passengers to have far more control over car functions, navigation and multimedia content. The partnership is expected to deliver more efficient management of ......read more

    The Data Center Market in 2020: What to Expect

    Author: Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise at CommScope 2019 was a year for digital transformation across a number of areas and industries in the Middle East – and the data center market was no exception. According to Statista, Middle East and North Africa data centre spending is predicted to hit US$5.1 billion by 2020 – an 8.5 percent increase from 2017. Under increasing pressure to stay relevant and keep up with rapidly advancing technologies, data center providers saw a need to transform and prepare for what’s to come. Now, as we head into 2020, the outcomes of the adoption of both newer and more mature technologies will start to take shape in the data center. Specifically, we’ll see 5G drive an increase in demand for edge computing, while Artificial Intelligence (AI) will heighten deployment of ......read more

    HONOR Wins Big at CES 2020 with Growing Momentum of Wearables

    HONOR Crowned Top 15 Global Smart Phone Brand of the Year by IDG [United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15 January 2020] – Global technology brand HONOR announced a slate of award wins at CES 2020 by international media and organization, testament to its best in class products, solid business performance, cutting-edge technologies and international brand recognition.  HONOR MagicWatch 2 is awarded “Best of CES” 2020 by global media The HONOR MagicWatch 2, the brand’s second-generation smart and health assistant with a 14-day battery life, has been awarded Best of CES 2020 by international top-tier media outlets Android Headlines, PocketNow and Ubergizmo. The HONOR Band 5 Sport, an all-in-one fitness tracker, has also been awarded a CES 2020 Spotlight Award by Android Authority as one of the top picks at CES ......read more

    Lenovo and Nasr Esports partner to champion gaming talent in MENA

    Dubai, January 15, 2020 - As part of its commitment to advancing the gaming industry in the Middle East and Africa, Lenovo has signed a club sponsorship deal with Nasr Esports – the MENA region’s leading esports organization. Since 2016, Nasr Esports has been developing esports talent in the region by identifying, mentoring and managing several global top 10 ranked Arab players. Nasr also has dedicated teams for popular gaming titles such as League of Legends, FIFA and Fortnite. The club roster currently consists of more than 30 professionals from 15 countries in the MENA region, who have won over 300 gaming tournaments around the world. Commenting on the partnership, Mohammed Hilili, Lenovo General Manager Gulf, Saudi Arabia & East Africa said, “With the popularity of gaming continuing to grow exponentially, ......read more

    EPSON celebrates the 25th Dubai Shopping Festival with offers on key lineup of EcoTank printers

    Epson, January 12, 2020: The Dubai Shopping Festival is back, marking the 25th year of retail celebrations, and amazing deals! Running until February 1st, Epson is offering deals that are hard to beat during the DSF, including special offers on its award-winning lineup of EcoTank, cartridge-free printers. With up to 3 years of ink included, shoppers can save up to 90% on the cost of ink with Epson’s EcoTank printers.    “We’re excited to be part of DSF’s 25th Anniversary,” commented Nikola Aksentijevic, head of consumer sales - Epson Middle East. “Our EcoTank printers allow users to print thousands of pages before having to refill the ink tank. An EcoTank printer is fundamentally different to most printers – instead of cartridges it features a large ink tank that you fill with ink ......read more

    Ericsson ConsumerLab: Ten Hot Consumer Trends 2030 – The Internet of Senses

    • Early technology adopter consumers expect an Internet of Senses by 2030, enabling a new service economy based on digital sensory experiences • With the human brain as the user interface, consumers expect devices to respond to thoughts, creating a new interaction paradigm • Most consumers believe that Internet of Senses’ services will make society more environmentally sustainable   Consumers expect an array of beneficial services from connected technology interacting with our senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch to be a common reality by 2030.  The consumer predictions about the Internet of Senses are among the expectations highlighted in the ninth edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) ConsumerLab Hot Consumer Trends report.   The Internet of Senses will be enabled by ......read more

    Huawei brings the king of 5G smartphones- HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to the UAE

    HUAWEI Mate Pro 30 5G boasts a powerhouse performance, an iconic design and takes phone videography to the next level.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 9 January 2020:   Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) unveiled the much-anticipated HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to consumers in the United Arab Emirates during a launch event in Dubai. Boasting powerful 5G capabilities that make it a unique 5G smartphone able to support both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes. With an iconic design, powerful 40MP dual main camera, a large long-lasting battery and solid security features, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G proudly wears the crown as the King of 5G smartphones. Gene Jiao President of Huawei CBG, Middle East and Africa said: “The HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G brings together the pinnacle of smartphone ......read more

    5 super reasons why the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro is the king of 5G smartphones we've all been waiting for.

    Super performance, an iconic design, and videography features never seen before!     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 09, 2020:   Have you ever thought how it would be to have blazing 5G speeds in your hand? Streaming 4K videos with ease or taking super clear videos at night? Or even taking your social media to the next level with ultra-slow motion videos as if they were shot on a professional camera or by a movie director? These phone features surely seem like a thing of the future, but now it is all possible thanks to Huawei’s latest flagship, the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G. It packs a whole lot of powerful and iconic features, but to make it easier for you, we picked out 5 super reasons why it actually deserves the title as the King of 5G smartphones.      1. Enjoy super ......read more

    Lg Introduces Next Generation of Laundry With New Ai-powered Washer

    CES Innovation Award-Winning Washer Deploys AI and Advanced Fabric Care to Deliver Unrivaled Convenience, Performance and Speed     DUBAI, January 8, 2019 — At CES®, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled its most advanced innovation in laundry, deploying artificial intelligence to deliver precision washing for optimal results without the guesswork. Winner of a coveted 2020 CES Innovation Award, the new LG ThinQ™ front-load washing machine features an Artificial Intelligent Direct Drive™ (AI DD) motor along with the company’s AI-powered Proactive Customer Care service.     The AI DD washer builds on 20 years of advancements in LG’s groundbreaking Direct Drive motor, which delivers both effectiveness and efficiency. LG’s new washing machine not only detects the ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Unveils 2020 QLED 8K TV at CES

    New flagship combines premium design, sophisticated picture quality, AI and an immersive sound experience   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020: ​ Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. introduced today its next-generation QLED 8K line at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, offering a glimpse into the future of display technology. It combines cutting-edge innovations that make the viewing experience more immersive with connected features that make consumer lifestyles more integrated to deliver the ultimate home entertainment experience.    The 2020 QLED 8K lineup provides consumers with an unprecedented viewing experience and unparalleled smart home integration. It leverages the power of enhanced AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology to improve audio, video and smart capabilities. Plus, it offers a range of ......read more

    Commvault Expands Global Leadership Team with New Regional Leads in EMEA and APJ

    Tinton Falls, N.J. – January 8, 2019 – Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a recognized global enterprise software leader in the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced the strengthening of its global presence and expertise with the addition of two industry veterans to its executive leadership team.  Former Dell Technologies vice president and general manager of enterprise sales, Marco Fanizzi, and Callum Eade, former vice president, APJ for the Software Defined Data Center business at VMware, have joined Commvault as vice president of EMEA and vice president of APJ, respectively. Fanizzi has more than 30 years of experience in the enterprise data industry, covering multiple geographies and sectors. He will drive the company’s growth objectives across more than 70 markets in Europe, ......read more

    Schneider Electric Announces Easy UPS 3M 3-Phase UPS with Internal Battery Modules, Making Business Continuity Even Easier

    • Easy UPS 3M offers competitive specifications for small and medium business that require lower capital investment • Compact footprint design with new internal high-capacity battery modules • Easy to install, use, and service • Green Premium™ Solution for sustainable business performance     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 08, 2020:    Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today introduced the first version of Easy UPS 3M 3-phase Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) with 60 and 80 kVA (400V) internal high-capacity battery modules. Easy UPS 3M UPSs personify simplicity as they are easy to install, easy to use, and easy to service, providing business continuity for small and medium businesses, and making it an ......read more

    Samsung Electronics Adds NEXTGEN TV to 2020 QLED 8K Line-up

    Samsung’s Ultra HD Viewing Experience enhanced with ATSC 3.0, the latest in broadcast TV technology standard    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 07, 2020:    Samsung Electronics announced upcoming 2020 QLED 8K television lineup will offer ATSC 3.0 tuners. This next-generation broadcast standard provides consumers higher resolution, more realistic audio and interactive experiences, designed to usher in a new era of over-the-air transmission TV broadcasting.  “Samsung is constantly transforming the technology we put in front of our consumers to give them the ultimate home entertainment experience, so leading this endeavor was a natural step,” said  Hyogun Lee, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “NEXTGEN TV powered by ATSC 3.0 ......read more

    Lenovo Transforms Traditional Form Factors That Embrace a Foldable Future and Launches World's First 5G PC1

    DUBAI, January 7, 2020:   At CES 2020, Lenovo continues its mission to deliver world firsts by unveiling a set of innovations that have the potential to transform lives, move industries forward and unveil new possibilities presented by our fast-paced era of connectivity. With a global vision to create smarter technology for all, today’s announcements are not only smarter, but bring a faster and more foldable future to everyone, everywhere. Find all the information on Lenovo’s launches at CES here.   A fast future with 5G With 5G set to continue disrupting the tech landscape and enable the likes of smart cities, smart infrastructure and smart IoT, Lenovo has launched the world’s first 5G PC1 – for the first time bringing 5G connectivity to a premium computing experience beyond smartphone ......read more

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    Logic Compact Vape Device expands in the Middle East, entering the UAE Market

    United Arab Emirates, Dubai, 15 December 2019:   Following the successful launch of Logic Compact vapes in, Kuwait, (Japan Tobacco International) is bringing its Internationally recognized Reduced Risk Products brand to the UAE (RRP) .    Logic Compact successfully launched in around twenty-one markets Worldwide including Italy, France, Romania, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Russia and Canada earlier this year and in the UK.   JTI’s Middle East General Manager Graham Gibbons said, “Our success in the Kuwait market and now the exciting ......read more

    Etisalat empowers ‘Etisalat Metro station' with 5G

    First 5G-enabled metro in MENA   Dubai 14 December 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it is enabling 5G connectivity at the Etisalat Metro Station, becoming the first 5G-enabled metro in the Middle East and North Africa.    Etisalat Metro Station is the eastern terminus of Dubai Metro’s Green Line, which opened to the public in September 2011. Etisalat aims to provide metro users with a unique 5G experience riding on blazing speeds of more than 1Gbps and faster response time with latency less than 1 millisecond. At 20 times faster than 4G and with ......read more

    Sophos Uncovers New Version of Snatch Ransomware

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  today published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into Safe Mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioral protections that detect ransomware activity. Sophos believes this is a new attack technique adopted by cybercriminals for defense evasion. Continuing a trend noted in ......read more

    New LG Gram Lineup Proves That Portability, Performance and Battery Life Can Coexist

    2020 Portable Computing Solutions from LG Designed with Every User in Mind   Dubai, December 11, 2019:    LG Electronics’ newest gram laptop computer series – the LG gram 17 (model 17Z90N), LG gram 15 (model 15Z90N), LG gram 14 (model 14Z90N) and 14-inch LG gram 2-in-1 (model 14T90N) – is designed to set a new standard for portable computing and will satisfy the needs of the most demanding users. The 2020 lineup of LG gram laptops stick to the company’s winning formula – lightweight, compact, long battery life – while adding even ......read more

    Bentley Systems Wins Downstream Award for Digitalization

    Software Provider Helps Dow Chemical Company Implement AWP Best Practices Across the Organization 10 December 2019 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading global provider of comprehensive software and digital twin cloud services for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure, and Digital Construction Works (DCW), a Bentley Systems and Topcon Positioning Group joint venture providing digital automation, integration, and “twinning” services, around fit-for-purpose software and cloud services, announced that Bentley Systems was named a winner ......read more

    Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars™ Special Edition is now available for pre-order in the UAE

    Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Special Edition packs exclusive design elements and collector’s items. Dubai, UAE, 9 December 2019:   Don’t miss your chance to be among the first in the UAE to own the special edition Galaxy Note 10+ featuring Star Wars-inspired design elements and digital content in advance of the December 19 release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The device is available for pre-order online at www.samsung.com from December 10 – December 15 or until stocks last; and customers who pre-order it will get a complimentary Samsung Care+ for two ......read more

    Gifting Ideas by Nikai Electronics for This Festive Season

    Dubai; December 08, 2019:   The countdown for the festival season is officially on and now is the best time to begin buying gifts for your loved ones. And there's no more important time for us than during the festive season to answer that question 'what's the best gift?' Surprise your loved ones with the choice of their home appliances from Nikai electronics and this season memorable for them.  Juicer: The next gifting ideas will be the Nikai’s juicer that can produce 1.5 litre of juice at a time. You may already own a juicer but here's why an ......read more

    Emerson's New Easy-to-Deploy Vibration Sensor Simplifies Asset Monitoring

    New wireless vibration monitor uses embedded analytics to forecast when, how, and why assets may fail, freeing up resources while enhancing insight into operational performance 07 December 2019– Emerson has introduced the AMS Wireless Vibration Monitor, a low-cost, easy-to-deploy vibration sensor that performs prescriptive analytics on vibration data using native software to automatically identify failure modes and prevent potential problems involving rotating assets. The new compact device makes it economically feasible to fully monitor motors, pumps, fans and other critical plant ......read more

    Next generation Nokia 2.3 brings powerful AI to everyone

    Dubai, UAE – 7 December, 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 2.3. Delivering a feature-packed camera fuelled by AI, helping you get the best shot, the Nokia 2.3 also features a large 6.2” HD+ screen and two-day battery[i] life for long-lasting and immersive entertainment. Plus, being Android™ 10 ready, the new Nokia 2.3 will receive guaranteed monthly security updates for three years and OS updates for two years, ensuring this smartphone gets better over time. Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD ......read more

    Etisalat Misr tests 5G on commercial network with Ericsson

    • The 5G test reached speeds of up to 1.4 Gbps • Successful 5G trials help speed up next generation wireless technology development.   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 05, 2019:    Etisalat Misr managed to test 5G during Cairo ICT 2019, reaching remarkable speeds of 1.4 Gbps. This proof of concept is a step in 5G readiness. The successful trial represents an important milestone for Etisalat as technology leaders. It also exemplifies Etisalat and Ericsson’s commitment to develop and test new use cases and applications, which can benefit both ......read more

    Truesteam™ Technology by Lg is Setting A New Standard for Hygiene

    Reduces the presence of allergens and germs without the use of chemicals   Dubai, December 5, 2019 – Steaming your clothes is not only useful in getting wrinkles out, but also in killing odor-causing bacteria and getting rid of household allergens like dust mites. In fact, hot water extraction, more commonly known as steam cleaning, has proven to be the most effective way of removing pollutants and allergens.  Household allergens like dust mites are often embedded in clothes, especially in winter gear like hats, jackets and sweaters. The way laundry is handled in ......read more

    Skullcandy “Crashes” Sole DXB in the Middle East

    The Audio Brand Débuts its New Truly Wireless and Personal Experiences in the Middle East Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 5 December 2019 – Skullcandy, the original lifestyle audio brand, relaunches in the Middle East at Sole DXB, the three-day lifestyle festival that will take place between the 5th to the 7th of December in the Dubai Design District (D3).  Youth, music lovers and tech savvy individuals can enjoy the freedom of sound by visiting the touch-and-try booth and experiencing the brand’s new Crusher ANC, Indy, Push and Sesh, Skullcandy’s truly wireless ......read more

    SophosLabs Intelix, a Cloud-Based Threat Intelligence Platform, is Now Available

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, today announced the availability of SophosLabs Intelix, a cloud-based threat intelligence and analysis platform that enables developers to build more secure applications. With SophosLabs Intelix, developers can make API calls into the platform for turnkey cyberthreat expertise that assesses the risk of artifacts such as files, URLs and IP addresses. The platform continuously updates and collates petabytes of real-time and historical intelligence, including: telemetry from Sophos’ endpoint, network ......read more

    1247 Media joins du to offer free unlimited WiFi UAE data to RTA taxi users

    Dubai – December 4, 2019:   1247 Media, a leading media technology solutions provider in the UAE, partnered with du to provide free, unlimited WiFi to users of the taxi fleet of the Road and Transport Authority (RTA) during the 48th UAE National Day. The complimentary service was provided to all UAE residents on December 2 and 3, 2019.  As part of the initiative, 1247 Media installed the WiFi UAE service in 5,000 RTA taxi cars. A total of 10,000 cars of the RTA taxi fleet will have the WiFi system installed very soon. This is part of the WiFi UAE initiative; so ......read more

    Nutanix Once Again (and Again) Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure

    DUBAI, UAE, 4TH December, 2019– Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced it has been named a Leader by Gartner, Inc. in the November 2019 Magic Quadrant for Hyperconverged Infrastructure. Nutanix has been recognised in all editions of this Magic Quadrant since Gartner started it. “We continue to be recognised by Gartner as a Leader in hyperconverged infrastructure again and again, and we believe it is because of our relentless focus on pioneering innovative technology and customer success,” said Dheeraj Pandey, Chairman, Founder and ......read more

    A10 Networks Multi-Cloud Blueprint Provides Intelligent Automation of Polynimbus Secure Application Services

    DUBAI, UAE, 3rd December, 2019 – A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) outlined its blueprint to enable enterprises and web giants to meet the demands for the security, reliability and agility of applications in a multi-cloud world. With applications increasingly distributed across multiple clouds, and users more mobile, managing and securing applications has become more complex than ever. This disparate infrastructure and the increased threat surface create challenges to digital transformation. A10’s Polynimbus application services blueprint offers a way forward for enterprises and web ......read more

    LG Electronics Announces Leadership and Operational Changes Ahead of 2020

    New CEO, CFO, CSO, Heads of Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications Tapped to Lead Company   Dubai, November 28, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced that Brian Kwon, currently head of LG’s Mobile Communications and Home Entertainment companies, has been named to take the helm as Chief Executive Officer effective December 1. Other changes announced for 2020 include: Park Hyoung-sei as president of the Home Entertainment Company, new Mobile Communications Company president Morris Lee, William Cho in the newly created position of Chief Strategy Officer and Chief ......read more

    du & National Archives offer nostalgic journey into UAE's past on 48th National Day

    Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is uniting with the National Archive to unveil a treasure trove of rare historic footage and images in time for 48th National Day celebrations. By unlocking and sharing nostalgic memories of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), du and the National Archive are calling on citizens and residents to join in recollecting and sharing their invaluable UAE stories and remembrances as the country celebrates the significant occasion.    The exclusive glimpse into the past aims to unite ......read more

    Fortinet Predicts Advanced AI and Counter Threat Intelligence Will Evolve Shifting the Traditional Advantage of the Cybercriminal

    Organizations Need to Adopt Security Strategies that Maximize Integration, Advanced AI, and Actionable Threat Intelligence to Proactively Protect Against Modern Attacks Dubai, UAE. – November 28, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated, and automated cybersecurity solutions, today unveiled predictions from the FortiGuard Labs team about the threat landscape for 2020 and beyond. These predictions reveal methods that Fortinet anticipates cybercriminals will employ in the near future, along with important strategies that will help organizations protect ......read more

    Etisalat announces its first ‘Green Friday' in UAE

    • Incredible discounts up to 70 percent on devices, mobile and home entertainment • Special promotions run on UAE National Day holidays between 29th Nov - 3rd Dec      Abu Dhabi, 27 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced its first ‘Green Friday’ in UAE, an annual sale that aims to give all subscribers maximum benefits before the much awaited end of the year holiday season with the best in deals and discounts for its wide range of devices, mobile services and home entertainment.   This limited special promotion will be ......read more

    ManageEngine Joins Ranks of “Providers That Matter Most” in Enterprise Service Management, Unified Endpoint Management

      ManageEngine, the IT management division of Zoho Corp., today announced that Forrester Research, a leading global research and advisory firm, has recognized the company as one of the “providers that matter most” in enterprise service management (ESM) and unified endpoint management (UEM). The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Service Management, Q4 2019, cites ease of use as a strength of ServiceDesk Plus. Meanwhile, The Forrester Wave™: Unified Endpoint Management, Q4 2019, states that Desktop Central “excels in traditional and modern device ......read more

    Ooredoo Kuwait Chooses Fortinet to Deliver the Region's First Secure SD-WAN Managed Service to Enterprise Customers

    November 24, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it has been chosen by Ooredoo Kuwait, a part of Ooredoo Group – a leading international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia – to deliver the region’s first secure SD-WAN managed service. Fortinet Secure SD-WAN will allow Ooredoo’s existing and new enterprise customers to achieve accelerated connectivity, transport mode independence, and increased application performance ......read more

    Simplifying 8 Key Authentication Terms

    By: Axel Hauer Director EMEA Enterprise Sales, IAMS at HID Global Industry jargon around authentication is practically inescapable. In today’s threat landscape, there’s certainly justification for keeping these topics front-of-mind and sparking conversation. But when authentication concepts start to get a little tangled, it can be hard to know if you’re speaking the same language as everyone else. Simplifying key terms is important to understand what they really mean, so you’ll see just how complex the world of authentication can be. 1. Strong ......read more

    du Launches The UAE's First Unlimited Postpaid Power Plan with Unlimited Everything: Unlimited Data, Unlimited Minutes and Unlimited Internet Calls

    Bottomless data and calling are now a reality for du customers who sign up to the UAE’s first unlimited data and calling postpaid plan   Dubai, UAE, 25 November 2019:   Endless opportunities and limitless possibilities are now a reality for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), postpaid customers with the launch of the UAE’s first true unlimited postpaid Power plan. The value-loaded plan is a first for unlimited data and calling in the United Arab Emirates’ and builds on du’s ethos to deliver customers unbridled value and ......read more

    Elematic Showcases Their Latest Innovations in Precast Concrete Production Technology at the Big 5

    Dubai 25, 2019:   Elematic, a global leader in precast concrete production technologies, is introducing their newly launched Extruder E9 casting machine at The Big 5 exhibition in Dubai. It sets a new benchmark for high-speed casting in hollow-core slab production. Elematic Modifier E9 offers accurate, fast and flexible marking and digging of cutting lines and openings.    The new, fifth generation Extruder E9 casts from 30 to 70% faster than its predecessor, achieved not only by automation and optimized casting parameters, but also by completely new design of the ......read more

    Jumbo Electronics invests over AED 10 million for expansion in Abu Dhabi

    Officials from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development inaugurate a branch at The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi Launches flagship store at The Galleria Al Maryah Island to meet the Emirate’s demand for high-end experiences Opens new regional office, warehouse and service centre to offer quicker sales support and services for Abu Dhabi based businesses & residents Abu Dhabi, 25 November 2019 Officials from Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) have inaugurated a new branch of Jumbo Electronics, the leading OmniChannel retailer in the region, ......read more

    du welcomes Irish Government Trade Envoy to initiate future ICT collaboration and telecom innovation opportunities in the UAE

    The telco presented how its robust ICT solutions can shape success for Irish companies in the ICT sector   Dubai, UAE, 24 November 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has successfully hosted an Irish Ministerial Trade Mission with the aim of discussing potential collaboration on telecoms and ICT technologies in the UAE for diverse sector implementation.  His Excellency Patrick Breen, Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market, and Data Protection, along with other Government of ......read more

    Sophos shows how the most prevalent and persistent ransomware families attack victims

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, has published How Ransomware Attacks, a playbook for defenders that explains how ransomware variants attack and impact victims. The playbook complements the 2020 Threat Report released on Nov. 4, and features a detailed analysis of 11 of the most prevalent and persistent ransomware families, including Ryuk, BitPaymer and MegaCortex. The research by SophosLabs highlights how ransomware tries to slip unnoticed past security controls by abusing trusted and legitimate processes, and then harnesses internal systems ......read more

    Lenovo DCG Showcases Smarter Technology for All During Third Annual Saudi Digital Saudi 2030 Show

    Lenovo DCG showcases new and enhanced solutions that focus on utilizing blockchain, AI, Edge Computing, and IoT in the Data Centre to help businesses in the Kingdom with increased workloads in enterprise storage     Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 19th, 2019:   Lenovo Data Center Group (DCG), a global technology leader in driving digital transformation today announced its participation at the 3rd Annual Digital Saudi 2030 Show, the largest platform for digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company is showcasing their new solutions ......read more

    HID Global Completes Acquisition of De La Rue's Citizen Identity Business

    Dubai, UAE, Nov 19, 2019 –HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the international identity solutions business of De La Rue (LSE:DLAR), the world’s largest commercial issuer of banknotes and passports. The De La Rue business will be merged with HID’s citizen identity solutions portfolio, broadening HID Global’s leadership position, extending its capabilities to scale and assemble government-issued citizen IDs, and expanding the value delivered to customers.  “HID Global ......read more

    du to Drive Business Continuity with Launch of World-Class M2M Connectivity Platform

    The telco’s innovative platform will enable customers to manage their M2M SIMs from a central self-service, resilient portal.     Dubai, UAE, November 19, 2019:   As a dedicated provider of dynamic end-to-end connectivity solutions, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken its machine-to-machine (M2M) services to the next level with the launch of a M2M Control Platform. Designed to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for managing M2M SIMs, connectivity and services, du’s platform will enhance customers’ ......read more

    ADX Achieves 99% in Disclosure Compliance of 3rd Quarter 2019 Financial Statements

    Abu Dhabi, 18th November 2019:  Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) announced that it has succeeded in achieving a compliance rate of 99% regarding the disclosure of the 3rd quarter financial statements of its listed public joint stock companies within the deadline of 45 days from the end of the financial period 30th of September 2019. 63 out of 64, local and foreign, public listed companies disclosed their 3rd Quarter financial statements for 2019 within the 45 days period given.  It is worthy to note that the highest recorded increase in companies’ profits was in the ......read more

    DHL wins Kincentric Best Employers Middle East & North Africa Award for the fifth consecutive year

    17 November 2019:   DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider, has won the Kincentric Best Employers Award, a leading employer benchmarking program that recognizes extraordinary employers who strive to spark change, inspire their people and accelerate business success.    DHL has won in the MENA Regional ‘Best Employer’ category for the fifth year in a row for its excellent workplace culture, focus on development programs like Certified International Specialist and outstanding employee engagement driven by leaders who ......read more

    Fortinet Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Third Quarter 2019 Highlights • Total revenue of $547.5 million, up 21% year over year • Product revenue of $197.1 million, up 20% year over year • Billings of $626.6 million, up 19% year over year1 • Deferred revenue of $1.95 billion, up 26% year over year • GAAP operating margin of 18%, up 450 basis points year over year • Non-GAAP operating margin of 26%, up 250 basis points year over year1 • GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.46 • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share of $0.671 • Cash flow from operations of ......read more

    The Importance of Threat Intelligence to Partner Business

    By : Derek Manky, Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances, Fortinet Organizations of all sizes are working to prioritize security initiatives as cyber threats become more targeted and sophisticated. Aware of the consequences a breach can have on business operations, organizations are seeking to deploy more security controls throughout the network and build out security teams. When implementing these initiatives, organizations should focus on attaining accurate, current threat intelligence. This is what will inform strategy, personnel, and security solutions.  Why is ......read more

    Ericsson to highlight technological innovations at AfricaCom 2019

    ● Ericsson experts will present a wide range of demonstrations and launches during AfricaCom 2019 in Cape Town ● Collaborations with industry leaders on innovative connectivity solutions will be showcased ● Visitors will experience hands-on demonstrations in Networks, Managed Services and Digital areas     Dubai United Arab Emirates - November 12, 2019:    Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will demonstrate how it is empowering an intelligent, sustainable and connected Africa at AfricaCom 2019, taking place from 12-14 November at Cape Town ......read more

    Lenovo's ‘Remove-IT Program' Aims to Reduce Electrical and Electronic Waste in the Middle East

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 November 2019:   Lenovo, a technology leader in Intelligent Transformation, has partnered with Enviroserve, who have recently launched the world's largest integrated processing facility for electrical and electronic equipment waste (WEEE) in Dubai Industrial Park. The partnership with Enviroserve and Wisetek forms part of Lenovo’s wider approach to e-waste management through its Lenovo Remove-IT Program.  The Recycling Hub by Enviroserve is a state-of-the-art facility that is spread across 280,000 square feet and offers the ......read more

    Fortinet Expands Integration of Cloud Security Offerings with Microsoft Azure to Provide Advanced Protection

    Dubai, UAE, November 12, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the expansion of the Fortinet Security Fabric’s dynamic-cloud security offerings with Microsoft Azure, providing customers with an easier way to connect, manage and protect their cloud workloads on Microsoft Azure.     Organizations turning to Azure want to take advantage of the public cloud benefits without compromising security. While Microsoft secures the Azure infrastructure and isolates the tenants, customers are ......read more

    Sony Corporation records strongest operating income for Q2 FY2019

    Sales of Imaging & Sensing Solutions contributes to strong second quarter ending 30 September 2019   Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 11th November 2019:   Sony Corporation reported its strongest second quarter operating income till date with a 16 per cent increase year-on-year against the same period last year, which was attributed to its robust image sensor sales. The recent second quarter results also raised Sony’s full-year earnings outlook.    Concluding 30 September 2019, the recorded operating income for Q2 2019 was US$2.59 billion ......read more

    Lenovo Q2 Momentum Powered by 9th Consecutive Yoy Quarterly Revenue Growth, Strong, Positive Pti and Net Income Growth

    • Group revenue grew year-on-year for the ninth consecutive quarter, reaching US$13.5 billion • Pre-tax Income (PTI) grew 45% year-on-year to US$310 million • Net income up 20% year-on-year to US$202 million • Lenovo continues to be the world’s #1 player in the global PC market with record shipments of 17.3 million units, including double-digit premium segments growth • Software and services revenue* up 35% year-on-year to US$883 million       DUBAI, November 11, 2019:   Lenovo Group (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) ......read more

    du completes world's highest peak 5G standalone throughput over a single 100MHz carrier using a smartphone

    The breakthrough aggregate throughput (DL+UL), exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier, marks the continual evolution of du’s dynamic 5G commercial network Dubai, UAE, 9 November, 2019: As a formative operator innovating the United Arab Emirates’ ICT sphere for a more connected tomorrow, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has today announced it has achieved the world’s highest peak throughput over a 5G standalone (SA) network by exceeding 2Gbps over a single 5G 100MHz carrier at Band C on its commercial 5G network. The successful 5G ......read more

    Sophos Annual Threat Report Details Top Cyberattacks

      Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in cloud-enabled next-generation cybersecurity, today launched its 2020 Threat Report providing insights into the rapidly evolving cyberthreat landscape. The report, produced by SophosLabs researchers, explores changes in the threat landscape over the past 12 months, uncovering trends likely to impact cybersecurity in 2020. “The threat landscape continues to evolve – and the speed and extent of that evolution is both accelerating and unpredictable. The only certainty we have is what is happening right now, so in our 2020 Threat ......read more

    Etisalat named official telecom partner of AccessAbilities Expo 2019

    A series of initiatives and services launched to help develop and empower People of Determination   Dubai, 06 November 2019:   Etisalat today announced that it has been named the official telecom partner of the third AccessAbilities Expo, a global platform that reflects the aspirations of over 50 million people of determination across the Middle East. The Expo is being held from 5-7 November under the patronage of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Dubai Airports, at the Dubai International Convention and ......read more

    Fortinet's Latest Security Processor Accelerates the Industry's Best-Selling Next-Generation Firewall

    FortiGate 60F Sets a New Benchmark for Security Compute Ratings and Delivers High-Performance for Integrated Security and SD-WAN Dubai,UAE – November, 6, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the FortiGate 60F Next-Generation Firewall, the fastest, most powerful desktop Secure SD-WAN appliance. With over 1.5 million units sold worldwide, the FortiGate 60 series is the best-selling next-generation firewall and now includes Fortinet’s purpose-built system on a chip 4 (SOC 4) security ......read more

    HID Global and VMware Collaborate to Drive Mass Adoption of Mobile Access to Digital and Physical Workspaces

    Dubai, UAE, November 6, 2019 – HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it is collaborating with VMware to drive mass adoption of mobile access to digital and physical places by adding HID Mobile Access® for opening buildings and doors to VMware Workspace ONE, an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform for managing any app on any device. The collaboration will make it possible for Workspace ONE users, for the first time, to more securely open doors with their smartphones as part of a unified mobile experience that also enables them to ......read more

    Nutanix Partners with Hardis Group to Deliver Innovative IoT Solution for Supply Chain Operations

    DUBAI, UAE, 5th November, 2019- Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today a partnership with Hardis Group, a consulting, digital services and software publishing company, to deliver Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT, an innovative solution to manage supply chain operations efficiency. Available now, Vision Insights powered by Xi IoT is a supply chain optimisation solution comprised of Hardis Group Vision Insights software running as a container on the Nutanix Xi IoT platform. This solution will help companies harness the potential of cognitive ......read more

    ICS Financial Systems Adopts the Latest Oracle Technologies for Production Use-Cases in the Banking Sector at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - November 04, 2019:     ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, and a Gold level member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN),  announced the adoption of the latest Oracle technologies for production use-cases in the banking sector.      At Oracle OpenWorld 2019 in San Francisco, ICSFS delivered three main sessions and joined multiple discussions where live production use-cases were provided on many innovative and emerging technologies. ICSFS showcased ......read more

    A10 Networks Appoints Redington Gulf as Value Added Distributor in Middle East

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 4th November, 2019: A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN), today announced a value added distributor partnership agreement with Redington Gulf across United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Under the terms of the agreement, Redington will promote A10 Networks’ entire portfolio of leading solutions including service provider network security to support IoT in the age of 5G, multi-cloud management, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) with Zero-day Automated Protection (ZAP), carrier-grade networking (CGN) and ......read more

    du Women Council Awarded for Women Empowerment at the Prestigious RiiSE and Entrepreneur Middle East's Forum “Achieving Women Awards 2019”

    Dubai, UAE, 2 November 2019:   In recognition of its significant efforts towards driving the UAE Leadership’s Vision for gender diversity in the workplace, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has received the Entrepreneur Middle East’s “Best Company in Women Empowerment Award” at The RiiSE Conference: Achieving Women Forum 2019, held in the Sofitel Palm, Dubai.    Osman Sultan, Chief Executive Officer of EITC, received the Award on behalf of the company at the distinguished awards ceremony after the Achieving Women ......read more

    Educating Employees About Mobile Cyber Threats

    By Alain Penel, Regional Vice President – Middle East, Fortinet. While nearly 9 in 10 companies not only allow, but actually rely on their employees to access critical business apps using their personal devices, according to a recent Fortinet Threat Landscape Report, Android-based malware now represents 14% of all cyberthreats. And in addition to direct attacks, the number of compromised web sites, email phishing campaigns, and malicious access points continue to grow exponentially, infecting unsuspecting users – regardless of their devices –with spyware, malware, ......read more

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