ISSUE # 9

60mins Day 5 – AM (2018)

What’s Inside

OPPO invests $1.4 billion to boost its global innovation strategy

0 48OPPO has recently revealed plans to spend $1.46 billion on research and development this year and has announced that it will establish a new R&D centre in China’s Chang’an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong Province.
data pack, mobile

Global mobile phone market to face worst decline in 2019: Gartner

0 54Worldwide shipments of devices such as PCs, tablets and mobile phones will total 2.2 billion units in 2019, a decline of 3.3 percent year over year, according to Gartner.
Epicor International Partner Excellence Awards Winners 2019

Epicor celebrates channel performance at global partner summit

0 53Epicor International Partner Excellence Awards Winners 2019 Global enterprise business software provider Epicor Software Corporation has announced the 2019 winners …

First Emirati astronauts begin training at NASA space centre

0 47As part of the preparations to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), UAE’s first-ever Emirati astronauts Hazza Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi have started their training programme at NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson’s Space Centre (JSC).

How to combat data misuse in the social media era

0 63Industry experts discuss how social media platforms should be regulated to combat misinformation and prevent the inappropriate use of personal data.

How AI adds new horizons to cybersecurity

0 53Paul O’Brien, Director of AI, Service, Security and Operations Lab Applied Research, BT Technology and Professor Nader Azarmi, Emirates ICT Innovation Centre (EBTIC) director and head of BT Global Research Centres discuss how advancements in AI spells the future of security in the Middle East.
Milan Sheth, Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere strengthens ME presence with Dubai headquarters

0 66Milan Sheth, Automation Anywhere Automation Anywhere, the global provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), has announced its expansion into the …
Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft

Microsoft announces investments to enhance partner prospects

0 65Gavriella Schuster, Microsoft Microsoft Corp. has recently announced new investments in technologies and programmes designed to support its partner ecosystem. …

Optimal IdM, Precise Technologies to deliver IAM solutions in META

0 62Ranjit Pillai, Precise Technologies Global provider of Identity Access Management (IAM) solutions Optimal IdM has partnered with Precise Technologies who …
Riccardo Di Blasio

Commvault touts bigger incentives with new partner programme

0 63Commvault has unveiled its latest partner-first strategy with a new global partner programme that will make it easier and more profitable to do business with the vendor.

Nexign, Giza Systems partner to drive regional telcos’ DX journey

0 73Ahmad Sayed, Nexign Nexign, (а part of LLC ICS Holding), a Business Support Systems (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) …

Saudi Railway Company, Huawei partner to develop smart railway system

0 107Saudi Railway Company (SAR) has selected Huawei as its partner for developing a smart railway and digital transformation in the Kingdom.
Honeywell Forge for Industrial

Honeywell delivers real-time intelligence to industrial sector firms with new platform

0 108Honeywell has unveiled a new enterprise performance management software for operational technology in the industrial sector.
UAE space

New law to shape the future of UAE’s space sector

0 79The UAE is now in the final stages of developing a new space law, according to Dr. Eng. Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, director general of the UAE Space Agency.
WiFi router

du launches UAE’s first 5G-enabled WiFi router

0 133UAE telco du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the launch country’s first-ever 5G-ready WiFi router.

Fine Hygienic Holding to accelerate growth with Oracle Cloud

0 120FMCG firm Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) has selected Oracle Cloud Applications to enhance operational efficiency, drive innovation and deliver exceptional employee engagement.

UAE’s Khalifa University introduces new institute for fostering AI talents

0 94The UAE’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology has recently launched new institute dedicated to teaching Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications to university students.
Paul Mountford, CEO, Riverbed

Riverbed forms new division focused on Digital Experience Management

0 167Riverbed today announced the formation of a new Aternity division to capitalise on the growth opportunities in Digital Experience Management …

Abu Dhabi Global Market introduces regulations for “robo-advisors”

0 122The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has recently issued its regulatory framework for Digital Investment Managers (also known as ‘robo-advisors’).
Maria Grazia Pecorari, BT

BT named among the first global MSPs for new Microsoft Azure services

0 89BT has announced a range of new managed network services for multinational customers deploying applications and IT services in Microsoft Azure.
SMB, channel, resellers

How partners can be a catalyst for modernising SMBs

0 120Jon Bove, vice president, Channel Sales, Fortinet, on how partners can minimise cyber risk for SMB customers offering digital experiences. …

Twitter introduces revamped desktop interface

0 100According to the social media firm, Twitter.com has been revamped to make the platform faster, easier to navigate and more personalised.

UAE CEOs eye IT projects that bring cost savings: report

0 145UAE management boards are enthusiastic about digital transformation in their organisations, according to the latest Harvey Nash/KPMG Chief Information Officer Survey.

Etisalat Digital teams up with UAE banks to develop a new digital platform

0 183Etisalat Digital has partnered with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) and Avanza Innovations to develop a new platform that optimises the latest technologies to digitize trade in the UAE.

Channelhub names top distributors across Europe

0 104Farouk Hemraj, ChannelHub Channelhub, an online platform that connects consumer electronic vendors with distributors and retailers across the globe, has …

Dubai turns to AI to enhance services in trade sector

0 108Dubai Customs has launched its new e-statistics system, which has been developed in-house to keep abreast with the technological advancements in the UAE towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

Dubai-based digital content firm teams up with Huawei for new service

0 93SAWA Rights Management, a TV channel aggregator and content service provider and the licensing arm of SAWA Media and SAWA Technologies, has announced a strategic partnership with Huawei.

Eight in 10 UAE IT leaders say data sovereignty is “very” important”: study

0 113Eight in 10 UAE IT decision-makers believe that it is important for organisations that run their operations in the public cloud to keep their data in-country.

Celebrating excellence: Future Security Awards 2019

0 85Worldwide spending on security products and services expected to reach $124 billion by the end of 2019 marking an unprecedented era of growth for the cybersecurity industry, research and analyst firm Gartner predicted.

Avaya opts for Dubai-based FVC as distributor for Africa region

0 138Under the distribution agreement, FVC will market, deliver and support Avaya’s industry-leading range of solutions in Africa & Egypt.
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