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    Epson announces its first 24-inch dye sublimation printer, the SureColor SC-F500

    Expand business opportunities with high-quality printing on myriad gifts and promotional goods.   Dubai, UAE, August 22, 2019:   Epson has announced the new SC-F500, 24-inch, dye-sublimation printer, developed to help promotional houses, photo labs, clothing producers and copy shops increase customer choice through flexible, high-quality printing. Whether producing printed phone covers, mugs, mouse mats, t-shirts or cushions, the SC-F500 offers fast turnaround times, reliability and a low total cost of ownership (TCO) to small businesses, and it requires no specialist knowledge to set up, operate or maintain.   The SC-F500 forms part of Epson’s complete end-to-end printing solution, which includes inks, software and paper, all designed to work in perfect harmony. To keep businesses agile and ......read more

    Get HD voice calls on 4G with Nokia 220 4G

    A classic Nokia feature phone, now with readiness for 4G VoLTE HD voice calling, web browsing and all your favourite social apps  Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20th August 2019:  HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces the Nokia 220 4G, the latest member of its market-leading feature phone family. Nokia 220 4G supports HD voice calls over 4G LTE*, lets you surf your favourite websites with the web browser, and share your updates and content with friends and family through social media. Nokia 220 4G comes with the quality you expect from a Nokia phone as well as all the essentials you need, including games and radio without the need for a headset, all packed in a durable inherently coloured polycarbonate shell that’s a classic and familiar design from Nokia.  Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, ......read more

    Etisalat successfully dials in 5G call from world's tallest tower

    Etisalat and Emaar come together to make 5G call from iconic tower ‘Burj Khalifa’    Dubai, 19 August 2019:  Following its global milestones achieved in 5G network this year and the live 5G video calls made across various locations in UAE, Etisalat today announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest and iconic tower ‘Burj Khalifa’ showcasing readiness of the state-of-the-art 5G network and compatibility with industry leading 5G smartphones.   Today’s 5G call is a major step for Etisalat as it proves the network readiness and availability of the 5G  network and services in the country. Etisalat’s landmark announcement earlier in the year also gave subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G ......read more

    Could We Be Any More Excited? The Central Perk Set From Friends Arrives in Lego® Brick Form

    The LEGO Group is bringing the hit comedy Friends to life in brick form for its latest LEGO Ideas set, available from September 1st to mark the show’s 25th anniversary Dubai, 19 August 2019:  For any LEGO fans who may feel their building is always stuck in second gear … there is something new coming that’s perfect for you – as famous TV show Friends arrives for fans with the new LEGO Ideas: Central Perk set. Available directly at LEGO Stores starting September 1, 2019, this highly collectable set is a faithful recreation of Central Perk, and it’s packed with authentic details, making it a must-have memorabilia item for the Friends’ 25th anniversary year. As well as seven all-new LEGO Minifigures (Ross Geller, Rachel Green, Chandler Bing, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Phoebe Buffay and ......read more

    Airbus and STC Specialized provide reliable secure communications for the Hajj in Mecca

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia chooses Airbus and STC Specialized to secure millions of pilgrims during Muslim gathering with state-of-the-art mission critical technology. United Arab Emirates – 18 August 2019:   Airbus, a leading provider of secure communication and collaboration solutions, provides mission critical communications technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.  Airbus has been a trusted supplier of secure communication solutions for the Hajj pilgrimage every year since 2017. With the implementation of its systems to ensure faster emergency response for public safety, and use of its state-of-the-art technology, Airbus and STC Specialized ensured the smooth running of security operations which safeguard millions of visitors each year.  Various security ......read more

    Exceptional Playtime with Soundcore Vortex

    Enhanced audio experience with rich sound and comfortable ergonomically designed headband Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  17, August 2019:    Anker Innovations’ highlights Soundcore Vortex Wireless Over-Ear Headphones, with 20-Hour Playtime, Bluetooth 4.1, Hi-Fi Stereo Sound, Soft Memory-Foam Ear Cups and Built-in Microphone. Get swept away by the music and engross yourself in rich, professionally-tuned audio with AptX high fidelity sound. Every aspect of your music is heightened with brilliant treble, smooth mid-ranges, and deep bass.  Roshan Vadlakonda, Regional Sales Head at Anker Innovations MEA said, “We are delighted to bring in Anker’s world class innovations through our amazing audio brand Soundcore to our regional market. Soundcore has a wide range of top-notch feature packed ......read more

    The future of photography and videography is in Canon's hands, with five 2019 EISA Awards

      Established international photography journalists recognize Canon’s  line-up as industry leading     Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Thursday 15th August 2019:   Today, Canon Europe is recognized as an industry-leader, with the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) honoring Canon with five prestigious accolades. The 2019 Awards showcase Canon’s unrivalled optical excellence and heritage, with the awards going to the EOS RP alongside RF and EF lenses. Since the high-profile launch of the EOS R System in September 2018, Canon has redefined photographic boundaries, designing bodies and lenses to expand shooting possibilities for amateur and professional photographers alike – which is reflected in this year’s awards.  Canon is proud to have been ......read more

    Etisalat C&WS and Sparkle pioneer in enabling 5G Roaming Globally

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  14, August 2019:   Etisalat Carrier & Wholesale (C&WS) and Sparkle today announced the establishment of a 5G data roaming interconnection between Etisalat  and TIM, paving the way for 5G roaming between Middle East and across the globe.    This strategic agreement will set the path for 5G and the global mobile and carrier community. While Expo 2020 was the first major commercial customer in MEASA to partner with Etisalat on 5G, Etisalat was also the first telecom operator to launch the first commercial 5G network in MENA.    Through its network rollout and the pioneering launch of the first 5G handset in the MENA, Etisalat managed to provide UAE customers with an opportunity to experience the power of 5G technology. Etisalat also empowered visitors at Abu ......read more

    Lenovo Introduces Single-socket Servers, Designed Specifically for Edge and Data-intensive Workloads

    • Lenovo’s new ThinkSystem SR635 and SR655 single-socket server platforms are specifically built to harness the full potential of AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series processors • Enhance video security and other critical applications for edge and virtualized environments with greater storage, processing and graphics capabilities • Enable organizations to accomplish more with less, reducing TCO by up to 46 percent and reducing software licensing costs by up to 73 percent  • Drive advanced network intelligence and analytics by delivering new levels of workload efficiency and performance to address growing pain points for our telecommunications customers   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), a technology leader in Intelligent ......read more

    LG Signature Responds to Market Demand for Luxury Appliances With Expanded Lineup

    LG’s Premium Brand Teases New Products for Enhanced Living   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  08, August 2019:   LG SIGNATURE, the first ultra-premium brand from LG Electronics (LG) is expanding its product lineup to meet growing consumer demand.  First launching in South Korea in 2016, LG SIGNATURE is now available in over 50 countries worldwide, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia. A unique proposition for homeowners keen to invest in luxury goods, LG SIGNATURE appliances fuse together quality build, elegant design and LG’s advanced technology for ultimate convenience and enjoyment. As part of its efforts to help more consumers live efficiently with smart and premium home appliances, LG SIGNATURE is adding new additions to its portfolio this year. The expanded global lineup of ......read more

    Smiles Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 offers chance to win Mauritius summer holiday for two

    Abu Dhabi 07 August 2019:  Smiles, the deals and discount app that provides a wide range of daily deals and lifestyle rewards, is offering customers the chance to win a summer holiday for two to the paradise island of Mauritius. Smiles has partnered with Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority and Emirates Holidays to launch this mega promotion where a subscription to the Unlimited Buy 1 Get 1 package gives customers a chance to enter a raffle draw: one raffle entry for 30 days package; three raffle entries for 90 days package; and 10 raffle entries for a yearly package. Five lucky customers get to win a summer holiday package for two to Mauritius, which includes return flight tickets on Emirates for two, return airport transfers by private car for two, and three-night stay inclusive of breakfast in a beachfront resort in ......read more

    du Announces New Roaming Solutions for UAE Customers Travelling for Hajj or Visiting GCC Countries

    Connecting with friends and family in the UAE just got easier for du customers travelling for Hajj or visiting other GCC countries, with the release of roaming bundles starting from AED 100 Dubai, UAE, 6th August, 2019:   du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced three new and convenient roaming bundles for customers travelling for Hajj and to other GCC countries. By subscribing to the new roaming packages, prepaid and postpaid customers have a variety of options to stay connected with up to 30GB of data and unlimited outgoing calls while roaming in, or travelling between, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman or Saudi Arabia. Reflecting its commitment to delivering seamless connected experiences, du’s latest roaming solution recognizes that a large proportion of UAE travellers demand roaming ......read more

    Hub71 Welcomes Seven New Startups from Six Sectors

    Mixture of Emirati, Arab and international founders to have new operational base in Abu Dhabi Seven startups specialized in fintech, health tech, travel tech, AI, blockchain and social impact to join Hub71   1 August 2019, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Hub71 has announced today that seven new startups will bring a significant part of their operations and presence to the Abu-Dhabi based tech hub. The seven startups are specialized in fintech, health tech, travel tech, AI, blockchain and social impact. Spanning across many industries, the startups include two Emirati founders who have decided to build their own businesses, Basil Al Askari of MidChains and Faisal Al Hammadi of YACOB. The international cohort also include Arab, Asian and American founders; some of which have come from Jordan and the US, to be part of the ......read more

    Capital One breach - statement from Forcepoint

    August 01, 2019 - Dubai, UAE "Security experts and business leaders are scratching their heads today. It appears that Capital One’s breach was an exploit of a configuration issue in a firewall, something that's typically rectified by routine security audits and controls. This significant breach shows how today's enterprise security deployments are increasingly complicated, with the use of various cloud platforms and access to sensitive data as examples. Another important fact is that more and more individuals outside of an organization have knowledge of how enterprise systems work and how organizations maintain and access their data in the cloud, giving them insider views that could be used for nefarious purposes. These complexities put a spotlight on establishing the right controls and business processes to ......read more

    AMD Reports Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Revenue grew 20 percent quarter-over-quarter; Gross margin expanded to 41 percent, up 4 percentage points year-over-year - Dubai, UAE - July 31, 2019 - AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) today announced revenue for the second quarter of 2019 of $1.53 billion, operating income of $59 million, net income of $35 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.03. On a non-GAAP(*) basis, operating income was $111 million, net income was $92 million and diluted earnings per share was $0.08.   GAAP Quarterly Financial Results     Q2 2019  Q2 2018  Y/Y  Q1 2019 Q/Q Revenue ($B) $1.53 $1.76 Down 13% $1.27 Up 20% Gross margin  41% 37% Up 4 pp 41%  Flat Operating expense ......read more

    du Leads MENA as Founding Member of Global Alliance to Promote Adoption of Light Communication Technology

    du’s involvement in the Light Communication Alliance will help lead global adoption of Light Communication technology Dubai, UAE, 31, July, 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has become the only regional founding member of the Light Communications Alliance (LCA) – a newly launched global consortium of communications, lighting, infrastructure, and device manufacturing industry leaders aimed at promoting new wireless technologies to enable Light Communications (LC). The LCA will also establish and advocate the use of global standards for this emerging industry. As a key advocate for bringing new technologies to fruition across the UAE, du’s involvement in this global alliance reiterates the company’s commitment towards pioneering technologies that empower citizens, ......read more

    LG Introduces New Ultrafine 5k Display

    With Powerful All-Around Performance, New 5K Monitor Offers Extended  Usability and Seamless Connectivity with Mac and iPad Pro   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  31, July  2019:   LG Electronics (LG) today introduced a new 27-inch UltraFineTM 5K Display (model 27MD5KL) which, along with the company’s 24-inch UltraFine 4K Display (model 24MD4KL), gives consumers two high-quality monitors that are designed specifically for the latest Apple products.    LG’s UltraFine displays deliver amazing image quality when connected to a Mac or iPad Pro. Designed to enhance productivity, the LG UltraFine 5K delivers powerful all-around performance and the latest connectivity options. With Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C support, the monitor is an ideal companion for the latest Mac notebooks ......read more

    Genetec Recognized as one of the Fastest Growing Access Control Software Manufacturers in the World According to Latest IHS Report

    Genetec rose to #3 access control software vendor position in the Americas with nearly 45% growth while capturing market share worldwide to take #6 position globally DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 31, 2019— According to a recent report published by business intelligence provider IHS Markit (NASDAQ: INFO),  Genetec Inc. (“Genetec”), a leading technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, has become one of the fastest growing providers of access control software in the world. The IHS report showed Genetec rising to the number 3 position in the Americas region (with a 45% growth in business in the region), and to the number 6 position globally in 2018.   According to the report Access Control Intelligence Service Annual Update for Global and ......read more

    The all new Nokia 105 – with a battery that lasts and all your everyday essentials at an unbeatable value

    4th generation Nokia 105 brings a modern design and functionality to the popular model  Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30, July  2019:    HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the all new fourth generation of its most popular feature phone - Nokia 105. The new Nokia 105 comes with everything the Nokia 105 is known for, including a battery that lasts, allowing you to talk from sunset to sunrise with one charge. Its 1.77” colour screen is great for playing games like the classic Snake, and the island keymat makes dialling and texting easy and enjoyable. With an inherently coloured polycarbonate body, the new Nokia 105 effortlessly combines modern design with simplicity and durability in a package that offers great value.  Juho Sarvikas, Chief Product Officer, HMD Global, ......read more

    LG announces Second-Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    Record-High Sales for Home Appliance Unit, Strong B2B Profitability DUBAI, July 30, 2019 — LG Electronics Inc. (LG) today announced record second quarter and first half revenues with consolidated sales of KRW 15.63 trillion (USD 13.40 billion) and operating profit of KRW 652.3 billion (USD 559.4 million) for the period covering April-June 2019.  Compared to the same period last year, sales were 4.1 percent higher with operating income down 15.4 percent. Record home appliance profits and strong business solutions profitability offset smaller operating income for home entertainment products and losses from vehicle components and mobile communications.  The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company reported record sales of KRW 6.10 trillion (USD 5.23 billion) in the second quarter, the highest for the business unit ......read more

    ThreatQuotient Launches META Operations in Partnership with StarLink

    Partnership marks ThreatQuotient’s global expansion into Middle East, Turkey and Africa Dubai, United Arab Emirates – July 29, 2019 – ThreatQuotient™, a leading security operations platform innovator, today announced a strategic partnership and value added distributor (VAD) agreement with StarLink. According to the terms of the agreement, StarLink will promote and distribute ThreatQuotient’s platform, ThreatQ™, through its extensive network of channel partners and solution providers across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa. The ability for organisations to continuously ensure the security of their data and support the business needs of their customers is becoming a more critical factor of success; and the success of cybersecurity strategies within an organization is leaning more and more on ......read more

    F5 Networks Announces Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Results Including 91% Software Revenue Growth

    Delivers GAAP EPS of $1.43 and non-GAAP EPS of $2.52 per diluted share DUBAI, UAE— July 29, 2019 — F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) has announced financial results for its fiscal 2019 third quarter ended June 30, 2019. Third quarter fiscal year 2019 results include the acquisition of NGINX, Inc., completed on May 8, 2019. "The quarter's 4% total revenue growth and 91% software growth was driven by customer demand for the software form factors of our application services, as customers globally rely on F5 to provide consistent application security and reliable performance across private, public and multi-cloud environments," said François Locoh-Donou, F5 President and Chief Executive Officer. "With customers facing an ever-increasing array of threats, our software growth continues to be driven by ......read more

    HP Empowers Demanding Creative Workflows with New Performance Options for Z6 Workstations

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Building on our continued innovation across the Z by HP workstation portfolio, HP delivers new highly configurable options for Z6 G4 workstations featuring Intel® Xeon® W CPUs. Ideal for demanding creative workloads like 3D animation and rendering, or any workflows that need higher core counts but don’t require the need for a dual processor system at higher prices.   The need for technology that can speed up the creative process—all within budget—has become a very real challenge today. With support for up to 364GB of memory on the new single socket Xeon® W-3000 series processors, creators can now take advantage of the HP Z6 higher memory capacity, compared to the Z4. The Z6 is also highly expandable with six PCIe slots for future ......read more

    Xerox Launches Suite of Compact Multifunction Printers with WiFi Direct and Mobile Printing

    Three new devices bring reliability and higher print capacity to budget-conscious small businesses and home offices DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, July 29, 2019 – Xerox announces a new series of three affordable print devices designed to enhance small office mobility, without compromising image quality, security or the user experience. Comprised of the Xerox B210 printer, and B205 and B215 multifunction printers, the devices offer high-speed wireless connectivity, allowing users to print anywhere, at any time.  Each device features WiFi Direct technology that enables wireless printing without a router and mobile print functionality with Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Mopria and Android support. The series reaches print speeds of up to 31 ppm, while delivering high-resolution 1200 x 1200 dpi enhanced image ......read more

    State-of-the-Art Living with LG SIGNATURE

    THE FINEST WORKMANSHIP MEETS TIMELESS DESIGN   Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  28, July  2019:   Since launching in the GCC in 2017, LG’s premium home appliance brand, LG SIGNATURE has gone on to redefine luxury living for homeown-ers across the region.  Through a careful blend of style and functionality, LG SIGNATURE meets the de-mands of the discerning consumer of today, who expects high quality workmanship, seamlessly intertwined with innovative technologies. From the initial design phase, LG SIGNATURE products are treated differently. Typi-cally undergoing three times the amount of manpower spent on R&D in comparison with other home appliances, the end-user and enhanced living remain at the forefront of each product’s build.  With an exclusive product lineup, LG SIGNATURE ......read more

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    Computer & Power Technology Adds Cisco Collaborate Architecture Award to its List of Accolades

    Incorporating dynamic new technologies helps CPT customers gear up for future growth   Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 07 2019:  Computer & Power Technology (CPT), a part of MIDIS Systems Integration Group has been awarded the 'Cisco Architectural Award - Collaborate" at the Cisco Partner Summit 2019. The award highlights the incorporation of Cisco’s Collaboration portfolio with Apple B2B products and services for greater customer and employee experiences and business growth.    CPT is one of the largest System Integrators in the UAE since ......read more

    Etisalat Digital and Microsoft announce strategic partnership to deliver the intelligent cloud

    Abu Dhabi, 03 July 2019:  Etisalat Digital is collaborating with Microsoft as its strategic partner in the UAE, to provide government entities, large enterprises, and small and medium enterprises with state of the art digital solutions and enable transformation based on Microsoft Cloud services.  The announcement coincides with the official launch of Microsoft’s cloud regions in the UAE, to offer cloud-based services including Azure, Office 365, and ExpressRoute, as well as data residency options for customers. As a strategic Microsoft partner spanning cloud, security ......read more

    #NANOCELL – LG'S Best LCD TV

    Outstanding Color and Clarity from Every Seat in the House Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  03 July  2019:   As a market leader in consumer electronics, LG is committed to ensuring innovation remains at the forefront of its television lineup. Over the years, LG Electronics (LG) has fine-tuned its premium LCD TV offerings. LG’s advanced televisions have been rebranded under the NanoCell TV name to highlight their NanoCell Display technology. LG’s NanoCell TVs provide a clear and distinct brand identity, which emphasizes their capabilities to provide a more ......read more

    Ericsson's 5G leadership in Europe awarded at World 5G Summit

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  02 July  2019:    Ericsson, Swisscom, and strategic partners Qualcomm Technologies and OPPO, have been recognized on the European stage with a prestigious award at this year’s World 5G Summit in London, UK. The partners were jointly awarded the “Best 5G Network Development in Europe” award at a June 12 ceremony for their industry-leading implementations of 5G products and services in the region. The four companies have worked closely together in recent years to make 5G technology a commercial reality. Ericsson and ......read more

    Infoblox Unveils Simplified Security Platform to Detect and Stop Threats in Today's Borderless Networks

    DUBAI, UAE, 2nd July, 2019 — Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announced BloxOne™ Threat Defense, the industry’s first hybrid security offering that leverages DNS as the first line of defense to detect and block today’s sophisticated cyberthreats. With a scalable hybrid architecture, BloxOne Threat Defense secures enterprises’ existing networks as well as digital transformations like cloud, IoT and SD-WAN deployments. It makes an organization’s threat analysts more productive and reduces the total cost of enterprise ......read more

    Fortinet Extends Advanced Application Security with FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services

    Fortinet to secure applications on AWS with FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service Dubai, UAE., July 1, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the addition of FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service to its robust cloud security portfolio offerings. FortiWeb Cloud WAF-as-a-Service on Amazon Web Services (AWS) allows organizations to rapidly deploy web applications while providing best-in-class security for mission-critical applications – protecting applications and APIs from threats and addressing compliance ......read more

    With proven technological track record, LG Electronics to lead the smart energy industry with its total HVAC solution

    LG Electronics targets tropical regions such as Middle East & Africa (MEA) with its unique smart energy solutions that offer high efficiency Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  30 June 2019:     As a leader in the HVAC industry, LG Electronics is strengthening its foothold as a pioneering provider of smart energy solutions in the Middle East & African (MEA) market. According to Mordor Intelligence, a global market research company, the energy management system market in the MEA region is expected to grow at an annual rate of 11.87% to reach USD 3.76 billion by ......read more

    Etisalat brings UAE's first smartphone self-service vending machine to Abu Dhabi

    Etisalat launches pilot project with first location at ADNOC Distribution service station   Abu Dhabi, 27 June 2019:   Etisalat has launched a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE by partnering with ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround time to buy a smart phone automatically.    The launch is part of a pilot project implemented by the two entities to ensure the provision of ......read more

    du Transforms 5G Experience with Middle East's First Video Call Over LTE & 5G

    The telco demonstrated the transformative potential of its intelligent 5G network with an innovative video call conducted utilising 5G technology Dubai, UAE, 25th June, 2019:  du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (EITC), has taken the 5G experience to new heights by demonstrating the region’s first-ever Video over LTE (ViLTE) 5G call. Taking place at du’s headquarters in Al Salam Tower, Dubai, the video call was made using the telco’s state of the art commercial 4G and 5G Non-standalone (NSA) network, IMS Core, and 5G smartphones. By enabling ......read more

    MENA Fintech Association launches to support Fintech Industry in Growing MENA Marketplace

    MENA Fintech Association launches to support  Fintech Industry in Growing MENA Marketplace June 24, 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE: MENA Fintech Association (MFTA), an inclusive, not for profit organization that aims at fostering an open dialogue for the MENA fintech community, formally launched yesterday at an exclusive event held at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). The event was attended by fintech leaders from across the industry, including 22 financial regulators from the MENA region, government representatives, global and regional enterprises and the MFTA community. Together, they ......read more

    Lg to Display Advanced Led Screens Installed at Newly Renovated Cairo Stadium

    Stadium Signage Designed to Revolutionize Fan Experience Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 24 June 2019:   On the 25th of June, LG Electronics (LG) will be inviting its customers and partners around MEA to experience its latest indoor and outdoor LED display solutions for businesses at an exclusive event in Dubai. LG LED Connect 2019 MEA will see the company showcase its latest LED displays to help transform stadiums in the region. With increased efforts being made by stadium owners to invest in new technologies, LG will illustrate how its latest innovations can help provide club ......read more

    HID Global Announces Agreement to Acquire De La Rue's Citizen Identity Business

    Dubai, UAE, June 23, 2019 – HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the international identity solutions business of De La Rue (LSE:DLAR). The acquisition will broaden HID Global’s leadership position in the government-to-citizen identification market and extend its capabilities. Through its identity solutions business, De La Rue delivers identity documents and software solutions for governments around the world. It issues secure identity documents for more than 25 countries, with significant ......read more

    Telecom Egypt and Juniper Networks Partner to Enable Digital Transformation for Egypt's Enterprises

    Companies Building Fast, Secure and Reliable Network for Residential and Businesses Across Fixed and Mobile Services    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 23 June 2019:  Telecom Egypt (EGX: ETEL), Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator, and Juniper Networks, (NYSE: JNPR) a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) this week in Cairo further cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt. This MoU will highlight the companies’ intent to scope the Egyptian business landscape for shared ......read more

    Nokia 9 PureView adds Adobe Lens Profile for a seamless imaging experience

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, is excited to share an update on its partnership with Adobe Lightroom. The companies have worked closely together to further improve the already impressive imaging experience on the Nokia 9 PureView with the introduction of a bespoke Lens Profile specifically for this smartphone. The new Lens Profile automatically tailors the editing capabilities of Adobe Lightroom to the Nokia 9 PureView, giving you full editorial control over your images directly on your smartphone.  The Nokia 9 PureView ......read more

    LG to Showcase Immersive Signage For All Business Sectors

    LG LED Connect 2019 MEA will Illustrate the Future of LED Signage Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:   LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its latest LED display solu-tions for businesses at LG LED Connect 2019 MEA next week. The company will ex-hibit a wide range of its indoor and outdoor LED displays at the event, with superior picture quality and world-class reliability.  A key feature of the event will be the previewing of LG’s new 130-inch LED screen (LAAF series), recently showcased at InfoComm 2019 in Orlando, Florida. The LED screen has been designed ......read more

    Innovation for a Better Planet

    LG’s vision and strategy for a sustainable future     Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 20 June 2019:  From the latest home appliances and electronics, to AC units and business solutions, LG Electronics (LG) is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its products.   To achieve this, the company has unveiled a number of commitments and goals, hoping to work with homeowners and businesses to create an eco-friendlier environment.   LG’s Green Product Strategy   1. Reduce resource consumption: Cut product volume and ......read more

    Zeeland Refinery Bridges Gap in Planning and Scheduling with Aspen Technology

    Oil refinery to deploy Aspen GDOT software aiming to maximize profit generation Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 19 June 2019:  Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AZPN), the asset optimization™ software company, today announced that Zeeland Refinery, a joint venture between Total and Lukoil in Western Europe, will deploy Aspen GDOT™ dynamic optimization software. Aspen GDOT will initially be deployed on the middle distillate production units across the refinery and will help Zeeland Refinery to drive more consistent product quality, increasing middle distillate production and ......read more

    Critical Strategies for Staying Ahead of Emerging Cyberthreats

    By John Maddison, EVP of products and solutions at Fortinet. Over the past couple of decades, changes in the threat landscape have driven changes in how we design, implement, and manage security. Organizations have spent the last two decades updating their security gear to keep up with the latest threats and attack vectors. In the late 1990s, the creation of viruses and worms forced the development of anti-virus and IDS solutions. Spam and phishing drove the development of advanced email gateways. The list is long, with organizations adding things like Anti-DDoS, Secure Web Gateways, and ......read more

    HMD Global, CGI, and Google Cloud are in partnership to build Nokia phones for the future!

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces a partnership with consultancy firm CGI and Google Cloud to move and store phone activation and performance data at the Google Cloud Region in Hamina, Finland. The move will deliver an even better customer and device experience for Nokia phone users, by improving the speed and accuracy of device enhancements delivered to Nokia phones.   By using Google Cloud ́s advanced data analytics and machine learning technologies, combined with CGI´s cloud and data ......read more

    ESET identified as one of EMEA's Best Software Companies

    In last few days it has been revealed that ESET, the global leader in cybersecurity, has earnt one of the top spots on G2’s Best Software Companies in EMEA list – a ranking that takes into account over 66,000 users reviews of software products. G2, the global user review site that helps businesses to make smart buying decisions, awarded ESET the #4 ranking in a process that examined nearly 900 companies serving in the EMEA region. G2 hosts around 750,000+ users reviews, 80,000+ products and 1,600+ tech and service categories, making ESET’s recognition an exceptional ......read more

    Ultimate Power with Anker's PowerCore+ 26800 PD

    Premium Colossal-Capacity PD Portable Charger Supports Power Delivery for High-Speed Charging Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:  To stay charged all day and beyond, Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 PD provides faster and safer charging with unmatched advanced technology, conforming to the latest standards of USB charging with USB-C Power Delivery (PD). Anker's charging technology ensures the fastest possible charge for non-Quick Charge devices, including Apple phones, tablets, drones, laptops and other USB-C devices. The premium colossal-capacity portable ......read more

    Epson launches compact and white EcoTank printers'

    Cost-effective and mess-free printers designed to reflect design trends Dubai, UAE; 18 June, 2019:   Epson’s award-winning EcoTank printers have been given a stylish new look with a compact footprint and a white finish on four of the new models (L3116, L3156, L4156, L6176). Making them ideal for modern spaces. Jeroen van Beem, director of sales, Epson MEA, says: Black printers have always proved very popular, but some customers said they wanted a different option that wouldn’t look out of place in their homes or stylish offices. We believe today’s launch is ......read more

    Nokia 2.2 offers the latest advances in AI and AndroidTM at an accessible price

    Sophisticated AI-powered low light imaging, face unlock, Google Assistant at the push of a button* all combined with the promise of latest Android that keeps getting better Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 18 June 2019:   HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced the new Nokia 2.2, delivering sophisticated AI powered low light imaging and Google Assistant at the press of a button, all at a truly astonishing price. Nokia 2.2 is the first 2 series Nokia smartphone to be part of the Android One programme, delivering the latest full Android experience on a modern ......read more

    Manufacturing Industry Gears Up to Outpace Average Adoption of Hybrid Cloud by 2020

    DUBAI, UAE, 18th June, 2019 – Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced the findings of its Enterprise Cloud Index results for the manufacturing sector, measuring manufacturing companies’ plans for adopting private, public and hybrid clouds. The report revealed that the manufacturing industry’s hybrid cloud usage and plans outpace the global average across industries. The deployment of hybrid clouds in manufacturing and production companies has currently reached 19% penetration, slightly ahead of the global average. Moreover, ......read more

    Fortinet Delivers Industry's First Secure SD-Branch Solution to Extend Security to the WAN and Access Edge

    Further Extends the Fortinet Security Fabric to Branch Offices, New Products Support Secure, Easy-to-Manage and Cloud-Ready Infrastructure for Distributed Enterprises Adopting SD-WAN Dubai, UAE., June 18, 2019: Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced its Secure SD-Branch solution, the industry’s most comprehensive branch offering to secure the WAN and access edge and enable security-driven networking for distributed enterprises. Fortinet’s Secure SD-Branch solution extends the Fortinet Security ......read more

    DarkMatter Group Calls for Improved Vigilance as UAE's Cyber-threat Landscape Reaches Critical Level

    A report by DarkMatter Group found cybercriminal attacks in the UAE and Middle East are both widespread, frequently undetected, and often state-sponsored   Abu Dhabi, UAE 17 June 2019:  DarkMatter Group, the region’s first and only fully integrated digital and cyber transformation firm, today released the first semi-annual Cyber Security Report for 2019 revealing that critical infrastructure sectors, including Oil & Gas, Financial, Utilities and Transportation, are in the firing line from a growing incidence of cyberattacks across the UAE and wider Middle ......read more

    du Introduces Apple Device Enrolment Program for UAE Business Customers

    As the first provider to bring Apple’s DEP to the region, du’s enterprise customers will benefit from faster, more cost-effective device deployment and configuration Dubai, UAE, 17th June, 2019:  As an enabler of transformative solutions that empower the UAE’s enterprise communities, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has partnered with Apple to bring the Apple Device Enrolment Program (DEP) to customers across the UAE. This means that users now have access to automated wireless setup and automatic enrolment into the Enterprise Mobility ......read more

    HP's Safe, Smart, and Secure Devices Improve Care Delivery

    Built to keep patients and their data safe while helping doctors stay in the moment Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 17 June 2019:   HP Inc. introduced its next-generation Healthcare portfolio designed to strengthen the human connection among healthcare patients and clinicians. The HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition, the world’s first ultra-slim notebook for healthcare with integrated RFID location tracking , and HP EliteOne 800 G5 Healthcare Edition All-In-One, the world’s first all-in-one for healthcare with an integrated privacy screen , are designed to enhance ......read more

    To Capitalize on Massive Opportunities on the Edge, Companies Must Take Immediate Action: Aruba Research

    DUBAI, UAE, 17TH June, 2019 – The next five years will mark a dramatic enterprise shift toward the edge of networks, where emerging technologies can be harnessed to radically improve user experiences, transform business models, and generate vast revenue opportunities. That’s according to a new book launched today by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Opportunity at the Edge: Change, Challenge, and Transformation on the Path to 2025, developed by Fast Future in collaboration with Aruba, reports that edge technologies – those which process and analyze user data ......read more

    HID Global Introduces HID goID™ Citizen Age Verification Solution

    Dubai, UAE, June 17, 2019– HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced it has extended the capabilities of its HID goID™ mobile identity solution that enables government agencies to move from physical documents to mobile IDs on citizens’ smartphones. The latest addition to HID’s mobile identity offering, the HID goID Simple Verifier, is a small device that can be used by anyone seeking to quickly verify the age of citizens carrying an HID goID mobile ID on their smartphones—all with just one click. HID's new goID ......read more

    du first telco operator in the Middle East to launch 5G mobile devices

    Dubai, UAE, 16 June, 2019:  Next generation connectivity is one step closer for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), customers with the announcement that the telco is the first to launch 5G-enabled devices in the UAE. Customers will also be able to enjoy du’s 5G network without any additional charges to their existing postpaid plans. du has started selling the 5G-enabled ZTE Axon Pro 10 handset, with the company’s portfolio of 5G devices expected to expand further over the coming weeks. ‘5G journey comes to life’ Fahad Al ......read more

    Etisalat introduces ‘Roam Like Home' for Freedom postpaid customers

    • Freedom abroad: Use your mobile phone while abroad as if you’ve never left home • Enjoy seamless roaming experience with the ‘Roam Like Home’ weekly subscription  • Travelers to enjoy local allowances and home tariff on roaming calls, data, and SMS and stay connected abroad   Abu Dhabi, 15 June 2019:  Etisalat today announced the launch of ‘Roam Like Home’ (RLH) services that enable Freedom postpaid customers to continue enjoying local allowances while travelling outside the country. With Etisalat’s new roaming ......read more

    At Infocomm LG Impresses With New Business Solutions Innovations Led by Micro Led Signage

    LG’s B2B Technology Wows Show Attendees with Wide Range of Innovative OLED to LED Solutions   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   LG Electronics (LG) is showcasing its newest exciting business solutions in Orlando, Florida (USA) this week at InfoComm 2019. From Micro LED signage, Transparent OLED signage, Open Frame OLED displays to a diverse lineup of LED products, LG is bringing to the largest professional audiovisual trade show in North America a wide range of commercial display products that is sure to capture the imagination of show ......read more

    LG Unveils World's First One Millisecond Ips Gaming Monitor

    Newest LG UltraGearTM with Nano IPS Technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC® Delivers Lightning-fast Response Time for Serious Gaming  Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:   At this year’s E3, LG Electronics (LG) is unveiling the new LG UltraGearTM Nano IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor, the world’s first 1 millisecond (ms)* IPS display. The UltraGearTM is a gamer’s dream come true, employing Nano IPS technology to achieve phenomenal color reproduction, ultra-fast response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz, overclockable to 175Hz. With blazing speed and ......read more

    HP Opens New 150,000 Square Foot 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence'

    Accelerating transformation of industries with world-class R&D, engineering, co-development, and sustainable innovation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 June 2019:  HP Inc. opened the doors to its new 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, one of the world’s largest and most advanced research and development facilities for the next-generation technologies powering the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  The new Center brings together hundreds of the world’s leading additive manufacturing ......read more

    Epson supports robotics research at Middlesex University Dubai

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 12 June 2019:  Global technology firm Epson has partnered with Middlesex University Dubai’s newly opened Robotics Laboratory to provide students with training, workshops and a newly devised programme of collaborative research in robotics. Epson also equips the laboratory with several Epson industrial robots. Jeroen van Beem, director of sales, Epson MEA, says: “The aim of our partnership is to make robotics more accessible to students, and to foster research. This is also in line with the UAE Government initiatives to encourage research ......read more

    Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in primary schools in Kenya

    Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week, to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of the most remote areas of Kenya. The partnership builds on the Government of Kenya’s investment in the Digital Literacy Project which provided one million tablets to primary schools with a ......read more

    Aruba Introduces Simple, Secure Wi-Fi Designed for Small Businesses

    DUBAI, UAE, 12TH June, 2019 – Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), today announced Aruba Instant On, a new family of powerful and secure wireless solutions designed to address the current and future needs of small businesses with capacity for growth. The Instant On family will initially include indoor/outdoor Wi-Fi access points (APs) designed to deliver secure, high-speed wireless connectivity with hassle-free set-up and management, all with the quality, performance and exceptional support that customers expect from Aruba. The proliferation of mobile devices, the ......read more

    CRN Honors Seven APC by Schneider Electric Executives as 2019 Women of the Channel

    June 11, 2019 - Dubai, UAE – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named seven APC by Schneider Electric executives to its prestigious 2019 Women of the Channel list.  The honorees were selected for their outstanding leadership, vision and unique role in driving channel growth and innovation and include:  Shannon Sbar, Vice President, Channels, North America,  Katie Boeh, Director, Channel Marketing & Communications  Leslie ......read more

    AMD and Samsung Announce Strategic Partnership in Ultra Low Power, High Performance Graphics Technologies

     Samsung to integrate custom AMD Radeon™ graphics IP into future SoCs for mobile applications   Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 10 June 2019:   (NASDAQ: AMD) and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced a multi-year strategic partnership in ultra low power, high performance mobile graphics IP based on AMD Radeon graphics technologies. As part of the partnership, Samsung will license AMD graphics IP and will focus on advanced graphics technologies and solutions that are critical for enhancing innovation across mobile applications, including ......read more

    DLD signs MoU with Etisalat

    Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2019:  Dubai Land Department (DLD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC (Etisalat) regarding Ejari system and the Real Estate Blockchain technology. The MoU comes in line with the parties' keenness to implement smart government standards (paperless management, reduction of customer visits, and digital contracts), the blockchain strategy, and facilitate customer procedures, where DLD will provide telecom services through Ejari application via connectivity with Etisalat. Under the MoU, DLD will determine ......read more

    Sony World Photography Awards Reveals New Categories for 2020 and Latest Sony Grant Recipients

    • Photography’s power to capture environmental issues recognized in new dedicated category • Sony Grants awarded to four exceptional professional artists and three student talents • Youth competition restructured to give young photographers more opportunity • Exhibition tours to Japan, Italy, Germany and beyond in 2019   Dubai, UAE, 9th June 2019:   Submissions for the 13th edition of the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards is now open and free for all to enter at www.worldphoto.org.    The 2020 ......read more

    Ciena Reports Fiscal Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results

    June 09, 2019 - Dubai, UAE HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software company, today announced unaudited financial results for its fiscal second quarter ended April 30, 2019. Q2 Revenue: $865.0 million, increasing 18.5% year over year Q2 Net Income per Share: $0.33 GAAP; $0.48 adjusted (non-GAAP) Share Repurchases: Repurchased approximately 1.2 million shares of common stock for an aggregate price of $45.4 million during the quarter "Today we reported very strong quarterly performance, including ......read more

    Fortinet's Robust Multi-Cloud Portfolio Secures Migration to Cloud Environments

    Fortinet secures the migration to multi-cloud with native integration, broad protection and management and automation capabilities for every cloud environment Dubai, UAE – June 9, 2019: Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced that Aspire Global, MediaKind, MLP Finanzberatung SE, and Nubank have chosen Fortinet’s multi-cloud security offerings to implement secure connectivity and consistent visibility and control across their cloud environments. These organizations confidently rely on Fortinet’s multi-cloud ......read more

    EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor is a smart compliance solution that increases profitability across industry

    Reduce equipment testing costs  Increase operational productivity  Optimize process equipment and be audit-ready   Sunday June 9th, 2019 - Dubai, UAE –EUROTHERM® by Schneider Electric is a leader within industrial automation and the digital transformation of manufacturing equipment compliance. Eurotherm has developed EcoStruxure Manufacturing Compliance Advisor, a digital platform to manage compliance of manufacturing equipment more effectively. Due to Eurotherm’s experience and expertise, digitalization does not have to be expensive or ......read more

    Nokia 8110 Welcomes WhatsApp to the Store in the UAE

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 2 June 2019:  HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces that WhatsApp, the simple, reliable and secure messaging app, is now available on the Nokia 8110. The app can be downloaded from the Store.  Sanmeet Singh Kochhar, General Manager - Middle East, HMD Global, said: “We are committed to make technology accessible to all, by providing everyday solutions that help people thrive. Aligned with our believe in providing the best experience, the fans of the Nokia 8110 can now enjoy WhatsApp in our retro classic device. This will allow people to ......read more

    Etisalat's Eid Gift comes early, huge increase in broadband speeds for home customers

    • Free speed upgrade for majority of eLife packages with TV complements UAE’s No 1 global ranking in fibre optic network  reach • From Eid, the entry speed for all eLife Unlimited plans is now 250 Mbps, permanently      Abu Dhabi, 01 June 2019:  Etisalat customers will now experience one of the fastest broadband speeds in the region from the comfort of their homes, enhancing their experience while using multiple smart devices at one time.   Today Etisalat has raised the benchmark for home entertainment by delivering an incredible 12x greater ......read more

    Etisalat makes landmark announcement for subscribers to experience the first 5G network in MENA

    First Operator in the region to offer 5G smartphone and service to all customers    Abu Dhabi, 30 May 2019:  Etisalat today made a landmark announcement giving their subscribers an opportunity to be the first in the MENA region to experience the new super-fast 5G network on 5G smartphones. Starting today Etisalat customers can enjoy 5G access on ZTE Axon 10 Pro, the first available 5G device from Etisalat. Etisalat subscribers can now enjoy the blazing speed of the 5G network up to 1Gbps and lower latency around 1 millisecond.  This launch is the first in line of ......read more

    du Announces Unlimited Voice & Data-Packed Roaming Bundle

    du customers are now able to make unlimited calls and enjoy data while roaming in 47 countries   Dubai, UAE, 30th May 2019: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is making it easier for customers to stay connected when travelling overseas with the launch of a roaming bundle, which features unlimited calling and 2.5GB of data for the price of AED 300 for 7 days, to enrich their experience abroad.   This means customers will no longer need to buy a local sim card to enjoy telco benefits, enabling them to enjoy hassle-free calling back home (to the ......read more

    Top Technology Gift Ideas for Eid al-Fitr

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates - May 29, 2019:   Ramadan is a wonderful time for families and friends to celebrate, embrace the joy of spending time with loved ones and enjoy a strong sense of community.  Gift giving is one of the most beautiful traditions of Eid al-Fitr – Samsung is showcasing innovative products across various divisions this festive season, which will bring people together to create new memories with those closest to them. Enjoy premium smartphone experiences with S10 Celebrating a decade since the launch of the first Galaxy S, Samsung has ......read more

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