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Alexa for Business, AWS

Alexa horrifies users after recording, sharing conversation

0 23Amazon’s Alexa for Business Amazon has said a that series of miscues picked up by one of its voice-activated Echo …

Why football legend Michael Owen is Blockchain’s unlikely champion

0 33Ex-Real Madrid & England footballer Michael Owen The world has changed a lot since an 18-year-old Michael Owen took the …
The Volkswagen T6 California van

Apple-powered VW electric car touted for 2019

0 28The Volkswagen T6 California van For the past few years, we’ve been reading reports about Apple’s ambitious self-driving car project. Dubbed Project …

Growth and digital transformation top priorities for CIOs: Gartner

0 47The top two business priorities for CIOs of midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2018 are growth and digital transformation, according to findings from Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey.

IBM calls on global techies to better prepare for natural disasters

0 76The first annual Call for Code Global Challenge calls on the 22 million developers in the world to join IBM, the United Nations and the Red Cross in building sustainable technology solutions that enable disaster preparedness and protect the health and well-being of victims.
Al Safeer CIO Kumar Prasoon

Rub of the green: Kumar Prasoon’s vision for an energy-efficient Al Safeer

0 83Al Safeer CIO Kumar Prasoon Kumar Prasoon observes a key theme throughout history, and the industrial revolutions that have defined …

New e-system enhances Dubai Health Authority operations

0 55The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has announced that it has achieved a significant leap in its smart transformation initiative for its purchasing and contracts operations.

How Red Hat has accelerated open source adoption to hit 25-year milestone

0 58CNME caught up with Lee Miles, Red Hat’s general manager for the CEMEA region, to discuss how the progression of open source adoption has contributed to the company’s recent 25-year milestone.  
Careem, Pakistan

Dubai-based Careem mulls $500 million in funding

0 60According to a report by Bloomberg, which cited people familiar with the matter, the Uber rival plans to raise the money as a precursor to a possible initial public offering and the fund-raising round could value Careem at as much as $1.5 billion.

Dubai Municipality signs new deal to power transformation initiatives

0 67Dubai Municipality announced a strategic collaboration with Dell EMC to create an integrated and agile technology foundation.

“We are off to a terrific start in 2018,” says Uber chief

0 45Uber’s revenue revved in the first quarter of this year and that its value climbed to $62 billion in a new funding round, AFP reported.

UAE the most competitive nation in the region

0 53The UAE has achieved the top ranking in the region and seventh ranking worldwide for global competitiveness, according to the latest edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018, published by the Swiss based Insatiate of Management Development (IMD) that was unveiled on Thursday.

Russian hackers infected 500,000 routers across the globe: Cisco

0 43Cisco warned that hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries with highly sophisticated malicious software, CNBC reported.

Bulwark Technologies raises awareness on cyber resilience

0 42The event, which was held in partnership with email and data security company, Mimecast, and reseller Virus Rescuers, provided insights into how Mimecast services can help better protect Microsoft Office 365 users from vulnerabilities and how a strategy around cyber resilience for email can strength the enterprise around email-borne attacks.

RAK accelerates e-commerce drive

0 50Ras al-Khaimah Economic Development Department has launched a range of recent incentives that include the "Virtual Merchant Licence Initiative," WAM reported.

UAE’s Etisalat teams up with startups to develop future technologies

0 70Etisalat Digital has announced that it has signed strategic partnerships with four scale-ups as part of the 'Dubai Future Accelerators Program,' the world's largest government supported accelerator.

How FVC is strengthening operations for 2018

0 47FVC’s chairman and MD KS Parag and CEO Sanjay Ahuja on growing the business to the next level and the …

Dubai unveils world’s first virtual charity institution

0 72The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in corporation with Dubai Future Foundation, has developed two artificial intelligence (AI) projects - the‘ Virtual Charity Foundation’ and ‘Virtual Ifta’.

Seceon appoints Sariya IT as GCC distributor

0 49Seceon, the threat detection and management firm, has recently appointed Sariya IT Company as its distributor for the GCC.  

Sci-Fi becoming a reality to dominate business conversations: study

0 57Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation team has recently release a study highlighting the forces poised to create the biggest impact this year and explores trends spanning geographies, industries, and applications to offer a comprehensive view of the change agents.
Nidal Othman, StarLink

StarLink signs MENA distribution deal with Acronis

0 63Nidal Othman, StarLink Regional distributor StarLink has signed a distribution partnership with Acronis for Middle East, Egypt and Libya. Acronis, …

Dubai rolls out region’s first cloud-based flight info display

0 97Dubai Airports, in partnership with Samsung Electronics and AirportLabs has achieved another first in the region by rolling out an advanced cloud-based Flight Information Display solution along with System on Chip (SoC) display technology.

Dubai Land Department wins big at Ideas Arabia 2018

0 69Dubai Land Department (DLD) has been honoured at the ‘Ideas Arabia Awards 2018’, a subsidiary of the Dubai Quality Group (DQG).

Toshiba honours top performing partners in the MEA region

0 77The Storage Division of Toshiba Gulf, the regional subsidiary of the Japanese digital and storage giant Toshiba, honoured top performing distributors, retailers and resellers in the Middle East and Africa region at its annual Toshiba STARS Award event.

Saudi Arabia warns citizens against WhatsApp scams

0 81Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission has warned users of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp to be wary of hackers sending malicious messages through the app.

Supply chain the new weak link in business security: study

0 84Last year saw a worrying increase in ransomware and other cyber-attacks targeting the supply chain, with the business and professional services sector receiving a significant increase of attacks.

Saudi Arabia to train 1,000 youths in digital marketing

0 100Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry is reportedly launching a free training programme for a thousand Saudi Arabian nationals of both genders in the field of digital marketing.

Cyber-attacks in UAE down, says TRA

0 129The cases of cyber-attacks in the UAE are down by 48 percent during the first four months of 2018, WAM reported.

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala sells $1.9B stake in EMI Music to Sony

0 82Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Investment Company and Sony Corporation have announced that they have signed a legally binding memorandum of understanding  for the sale of the Mubadala consortium's approximately 60% equity interest in EMI Music Publishing to Sony Corporation of America.

How AI and BI are shaping the digital future

0 136Both, artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI) are industry game changers for the region as it ambitiously changes its traditional and siloed work landscape.
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