ISSUE # 9

60mins Day 5 – AM (2018)

What’s Inside

Dubai to spotlight AI’s role in safety planning for future cities

0 0 Live-action firefighting and emergency rescue operations, drone demonstrations, and a revamped conference discussing Artificial Intelligence, safety planning for cities of …

Microsoft’s global annual tech conference is coming to Dubai

0 19Microsoft has announced that its global annual technology Conference “Microsoft Ignite” is enroute to the Middle East and will be held in Dubai on March 27-28 this year.

Why deep learning is vital for endpoint detection and response

0 20Harish Chib, Vice President – Middle East & Africa, Sophos, explains why organisations need an additional layer of deep learning …
SCOPE

SCOPE Middle East, Garland Technology ink regional distribution deal

0 27Garland Technology, a manufacturer of network test access points (TAPs) and packet broker solutions has announced a new regional distribution agreement with SCOPE Middle East.

Dubai Metro set for high-tech upgrade

0 24The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the successful trials for the automated fare collection gates which will be installed in Route 2020, the Dubai Metro extension project.

StarLink inks deal with EC-Council to create skilled cybersecurity talents

0 157Regional VAD StarLink has announced its partnership with cybersecurity credentialing body, EC-Council, to offer cybersecurity training and credentials across the META region.

DNS Security firm BlueCat appoints Spire Solutions as ME distributor

0 87Spire Solutions has announced its partnership with BlueCat, to address customer challenges related to security, network control and compliance.

UAE consumers demand for “SuperService” from organisations: study

0 102Four-in-five UAE consumers expect an immediate response from the organisations and vendors they contact—part of a growing demand for ‘SuperServe’ customer engagement.
Stephan Berner, HelpAG

Help AG fosters ethical hacking skills in Middle East

0 96At its launch, the Help AG Hackademy comprises of five courses that cover several aspects of ethical hacking.
Batelco debuts private route to boost Gulf connectivity

Batelco debuts private route to boost Gulf connectivity

0 91Batelco, the digital solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced the enhancement of its Batelco Gulf Network (BGN) by adding a new protected route over the network.

UAE telco promotes patient safety with blockchain

0 98du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced its latest Blockchain Platform as a Service (BPaaS) solution to build the UAE’s first Patient Safety Blockchain Solution.

Abu Dhabi’s Masdar brings solar power to “off-grid” communities

0 90Masdar, the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, has positioned itself in the commercial off-grid energy sector by increasing its capacity to rapidly deploy solar kits in off-grid communities around the world.

Abu Dhabi entity teams up with Cisco to fast-track digitisation initiatives

0 188Cisco and Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority are collaborating on a variety of initiatives to fast-track digitisation across sectors including Business Innovation and Smart Cities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

DEWA, Siemens to bring new technologies to UAE’s energy sector

0 169Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in R&D, exchange expertise and know-how, as well as building national capacities in energy technologies.

UAE space investments exceed AED 22 billion

0 151The overall investment in the UAE's space projects exceeded AED 22 billion with more than 10 percent growth rate on projects expenditure during the past two years.

Three in four Middle East firms have “yet to move to cloud”: Microsoft

0 223Almost three in four Middle East organisations that have not yet moved their digital estates and IT environments to the cloud, plan to do so in 2019, a Microsoft survey has revealed.

Mindware to enable MEA integrators with multi-cloud services offerings

0 94AVI Networks and Mindware have signed a master distribution agreement aimed at empowering resellers across the Middle East and Africa to deliver multi-cloud application services.

Future technologies key to national food security: Sheikh Mohammed

0 147Photo credit: Dubai Media Office The UAE Government is keen to achieve the highest levels of national food security and …

Majority of global firms “don’t trust their security metrics”: study

0 295Ponemon-Tenable study has revealed that 60 percent of organisations suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events in the last 24 months.

HP unveils new retail solutions for SMBs

0 132HP has announced innovative new solutions designed to meet the unique needs of small and medium-sized retailers and hospitality operators.
infocomm

Gulf retailers and consumers need to “anticipate cyber threats”

0 150As the shopping season begins, cyber savvy retailers in the Gulf stand to reap the benefits of substantial growth in the e-commerce sector.

Dubai online classifieds platform acquired for $190 million

0 216Dubai-based online classified’s platform dubizzle has been fully acquired by the OLX Group, a subsidiary of South Africa-based investor Naspers.
Museum of the Future

Sheikh Mohammed reviews progress at Dubai’s Museum of the Future

0 223Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has recently visited the construction site for the upcoming Museum of the Future in Dubai to inspect the progress of the project.
Soren Nikolajsen, Managing Director of Alawwal bank

Saudi bank becomes first Middle East firm to offer staff training on AI

0 371Saudi-based bank Alawwal has partnered with leading global tech firm Reaktor to train its entire workforce on the basics of artificial intelligence (AI).

Apple demanded $1 billion “incentive payment” from Qualcomm

0 207Apple has reportedly demanded $1 billion as an "incentive payment" from Qualcomm Inc in order for the chipmaker to become the supplier of modem chips for iPhones, Qualcomm’s chief executive testified on Friday.
Sultan Butti bin Mejren, Director General, DLD

Dubai Land Department smart app sees growing demand

0 180DLD monitored the activity of its customers, the number of times customers downloaded DLD applications on Android and iOS platforms.

Consumer seek practical, efficient smart home products: study

0 161A global survey from Whirlpool Corporation, which underscore the need for practical, efficient solutions from the smart home, found that a vast majority of consumers are looking for simpler, faster ways to help manage their lives.

Slow network transformation to curb 5G adoption: Gartner

0 181Sixty-six percent of organisations have plans to deploy 5G by 2020, according to a new 5G use case and adoption survey by Gartner.

Interpol nabs former IT head for Dubai school

0 269The Dubai Police and the Interpol have reportedly arrested the former Head of Information Technology at a school in Dubai.

Why security in the connected workplace is everyone’s business

0 398In today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before where destructive threats emerge every day and undiscovered vulnerabilities are exposed, proving that you can never be too secure.
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