An app a day…

The 2,500 students of American University of Kuwait had been surprisingly quiet. With traditional university communication channels underused, and workflows being hindered by paper-based processes, AUK’s IT team implemented fresh technologies to place the institution at the cutting edge of the country’s education sector.

Building bridges

With a lack of communication and collaboration between on-the-ground workers and office staff, the ALEC (Al Jaber LEGT Engineering and Contracting) IT team set about establishing a self-service Intranet portal to streamline communications and optimise business processes.

Education on demand

The Technical Vocational and Training Corporation, headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, lacked a solution to allow its 150 campuses to be connected with access to critical data and information. Huawei’s Cloud OS has since linked all campuses to a central educational resource portal.

Healthy foundations

Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi won’t see its first patient until 2015. However, the clinic is already redefining healthcare in the region. Michael Reagin, CIO, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi explains some of the revolutionary technology and techniques the clinic plans to offer.

Data surge

Oman Electricity Transmission Company had disparate data centres and no solution to unify its business-critical information. Saif Albadi, Head of Network Administration, Information Technology, OETC, opted to implement Huawei’s modular data centre solution to allow remote monitoring of the company’s IT.

Doctors’ orders

Charged with supporting a network of four institutions at Gulf Medical University and their teaching hospitals, Thumbay Group looked to Huawei to implement a LAN that could provide high bandwidth for the transfer of vital patient information.

Perfect host

Looking to automate IT processes and consolidate its data centre, Jumeirah Group’s IT team embarked on a journey to implement a software-defined data centre.

The French connection

The University of Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi carries an enormous responsibility. The campus needs to be accessible and modern to today’s UAE students, while maintaining the education and style of a centuries old campus. When their Al Reem Island campus opened in 2009, the University IT department met the brief.

Paper chase

It will come as no shock to anyone that the UAE’s Ministry of Labour creates and manages a great deal of paper. Documents, from the HR to the legal and finance departments have historically taken up rooms filled with boxes, which in turn are filled with files.

All systems go

Dubai Holding Commercial Operations Group (DHCOG) has recently gone live with 18 Oracle ERP modules. Embarking on a journey to play the company’s part in making Dubai a Smart City, Mohammad Sabah Al Khalaf, Chief Information Officer, DHCOG, knew that an ERP upgrade was long overdue.

Trading up

With an undeniable dedication to world-class service for its countless visitors, vendors and exhibitors, Farid Farouq, Vice President, IT, knows the Dubai World Trade Centre must stay on the cutting edge of technology. When it came time for an infrastructure upgrade, Farouq knew it would not be a small task.

Refreshing change

When Dubai Refreshments’ ERP systems needed refreshing, the company was faced with a choice. Either they could upgrade their current systems, or they could go on a search for a suite of modules the fit their every need. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Anas Taraben, CIO, investigated what it would take to quench the business’ thirst for innovation.

SEC: Powering up

The Saudi power utility company uses end-user IT analytics to transform user experience and gain real-time visibility into the IT environment.

Rubbish rebooted

Waste has been managed in the same way with the same technologies for decades. Amin Al Zarouni, Head of ICT, Bee’ah, and his team have taken the traditional idea of waste management and turned it on its head.


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