ISSUE # 307
CNME August 2017
SEWA chairman Dr Rashid Alleem on the technological transformation of Sharjah's critical infrastructure
Case study: Al Shafar General Contracting
UAE construction giant Al Shafar General Contracting is building the foundations for its digital age. Newly-appointed CIO Herbert Fuchs has been hired to optimise and reinvent the ways that ASGC uses technology to automate time-consuming processes and enhance the health and safety of on-site workers.
Case study: Deyaar
Since establishing a foothold in the UAE’s real estate sector as a leading developer and property solutions provider, Deyaar’s senior IT manager Faisal Ali has begun spearheading his vision to enhance the everyday lives of residents through the use of smart and innovative technologies.
Interview: Polycom's Marco Landi
Polycom’s president for the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, Marco Landi, shares his thoughts on the potential for video conferencing solutions in the GCC, and why traditional workspaces are being transformed by advancing work cultures and technologies in the APAC-EMEA territory.
0 426The taxes will be self-compliant and voluntary for business sectors, with swift taxation procedures that are electronic, fully automated and in accordance with the highest international standards.
0 695Since the firm’s establishment in 2002, Deyaar has emerged as one of the leading residential and commercial developers in the UAE’s competitive real estate market. By combining innovative strategies with the latest emerging technologies, newly appointed senior IT manager Faisal Ali is striving to provide unrivalled customer service.
0 730Etisalat today announced new upgraded premium plans for it’s Business Quick Start service. The new premium plans offer up to 33 percent …
0 416The firm believes that Google will pay Apple about $3 billion this year, up from $1 billion just three years ago, and that Google's licensing fees make up a large bulk of Apple's services business.
0 781ETIHAD Etisalat (Mobily) signed an agreement to develop its mobile network in different regions around the Kingdom with three international …
0 977Pure Storage’s Evolution: The Data Economy 2017 report shows that two thirds of UAE CIOs now consider data to be a more valuable asset than their employees. Are the country's IT leaders well-advised to set store in cloud, and what they can realistically expect from their IT roadmaps in the next two years?
0 298Dubai Land Department (DLD) has announced that further updates and upgrades have been made to its ‘Ejari’ smart application, which …
0 366According to the agreement, ‘Creative 971’ will enhance and develop the e-commerce sector in the UAE through awareness programmes for start-ups, small and medium businesses.
0 288The event supports TRA's efforts to develop its IT infrastructure and place the UAE at the forefront of global smart services.
0 577The photo-sharing app, called Colorful Balloons, was released in May to reportedly help Facebook enter a market that it’s been blocked since 2009.
0 665The partnership will see UAE Exchange collaborate with FinTech participants under ADGM’s Regulatory Laboratory, RegLab, to develop and deploy promising FinTech solutions in the remittance, foreign exchange and payments space.
0 542Students are now collaborating with schools across the country and around the world, educational institutions are storing student records digitally in the cloud, and IT teams are also deploying campus-wide cyber-security solutions to protect academic data.
0 546How should CIOs go about implementing automation strategies into their business models, and what will this impending age of automation mean for current employees?
0 566The rules, which will be laid out by the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA), set out a list of requirements needed for self-driving vehicles.
0 444The e-adoption of DEWA’s smart services is now at approximately 76 percent at the end of Q2 2017. In order to reach the 80 percent target by 2018, DEWA has launched the ‘8080 initiative’ to increase customer awareness of its smart services on DEWA’s smart app and website.
0 508The survey found that almost half the respondents intend to use 5G to access videos and fixed wireless capabilities. More interestingly, though, the majority of respondents (57 percent) believe that their organisation’s main intention is to use 5G to drive Internet of Things (IoT) communication.
0 899Newly-appointed CIO Herbert Fuchs has been hired to optimise and reinvent the ways that ASGC uses technology to automate time-consuming processes and enhance the health and safety of on-site workers.
0 333According to a blog post released by the company, Watch will be made available on mobile, desktops, and in Facebook’s TV apps.
0 904When Dr Rashid Alleem was handpicked by the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al-Qassimi, to lead Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority’s transformation journey in April 2014, he knew how important his work would be in driving the emirate’s critical infrastructure.
0 661Ericsson has become a member of a consortium led by the operator Zain in Kuwait. The consortiumwill carry out a …
0 901In response to this, blockchain enabler SAP has claimed that the country's public sector will be the driving force behind the UAE hitting this figure.
0 431ABDIG is planning to invest up to $5 billion in subsea cable projects and will restructure FPT to become a top tier worldwide subsea cable company.
1 413The growth reflects the vibrant and robust nature of the UAE's telecommunications sector which is considered a significant mainstay of the economy.
0 333Didi's investment in Careem is said to further enhance its reliable transportation offerings across the region. Together, the two parties will share knowledge in intelligent transportation technology, product development, and operations.