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Sharjah forum to spotlight role of women in inspiring digital progress

0 1The International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2018) has invited a host of Arab and international luminaries to shed light on the leading role women play in inspiring digital communities.

Microsoft to build duo of UAE data centres

0 15Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East and North Africa data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Egypt's digital industry is predicted to be worth $3.5 bllion in 2017

Egypt cracks down on cyber crime

0 1The new lab, the first of its kind in the MENA region, is mainly designed to resolve business software and internet-based piracy cases.

Digital P2P remittances to soar past $300bn by 2021: report

0 4A new study from Juniper Research has found that international digital P2P remittances conducted via mobile and online platforms will exceed $300 billion globally by 2021, up from an estimated $225 billion in 2018.

Saudi Arabia approves nuclear power programme policy

0 5Saudi Arabia has reportedly approved its national nuclear programme policy as tabled by Khalid Al-Falih, energy minister and chairman of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy.

Broadcom to move ahead with US plans

0 2Singapore-based Broadcom is planning to scrap its bid for Qualcomm, following US President Donald Trump ordered to block the chipmaker’s proposed acquisition on national security grounds earlier this week.

France to sue tech giants for ‘abusive practices’

0 3France will reportedly take Google and Apple to court over contractual terms imposed by the tech giants on startups and developers, according to a report by Reuters.

AI and people make a more productive workplace

0 4Kronos Incorporated has launched its new artificial intelligence (AI) powered Workforce Dimensions solution during the KronosLive event in Dubai.
Alasdair Kilgour, Nuvias

Nuvias to double up expansion plans

0 2Alasdair Kilgour, vice president Middle East and Africa, Nuvias, reiterates how employees are the weakest link in an organisation’s security …

Exclusive: Competition lies in tech firms – not fintechs, says ENBD CDO

0 6In an exclusive interview with Tahawul Tech, Evans Munyuki said that “tech-fins” – companies that are technology focused, but are now considering the potential of financial services, could offer serious competition to traditional non-digitised banking.
Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East data centres by 2019

Microsoft to build first Middle East data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

0 12Microsoft has announced plans to build its first Middle East and North Africa data centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. …
Arab woman mobile, Saudi telecom

Saudi Arabia’s new app to help protect residents’ privacy

0 10Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior has reportedly launched a new smartphone app to help protect individual privacy.

Google to stop displaying crypto ads

0 2Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday it will ban advertisements for cryptocurrencies and related content starting in June.

Oman to send first woman representative to Technofest

0 6BP Oman HR advisor Asmahan Mustafa is the first Omani woman to have represented the Sultanate at Technofest, an internal BP competition.
Taj El-Khayat, Citrix

Citrix announces new regional director

0 10Citrix has appointed Taj El-Khayat as regional director for Middle East & North Africa (MENA). In this role, he is …

Celebrating security leadership: CISO 30 Awards and Conference

0 5Security Advisor ME’s CISO 30 Awards and Conference to spotlight projects that have demonstrated security innovation and business value.

Your baby monitor could be spying on you: Kaspersky Lab

0 17Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered multiple security vulnerabilities in popular smart cameras that are frequently used as baby monitors, or for internal home and office security surveillance.

Searching for the cure: AI-focused healthcare competition opens

0 13Booz Allen Hamilton and Kaggle launched the 2018 Data Science Bowl, a 90-day competition that calls on thousands of participants globally to train deep learning models to examine images of cells and identify nuclei, regardless of the experimental setup—and without human intervention

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76

0 18Hawking passed away due to complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, according to a report by The Huffington Post.

“Fail fast and often,” says Dubai IoT experts

0 16How to kick start the next industrial revolution within organisations was one of the main points of discussion at the …
General Abdullah Al Marri, Dubai Police Commander-in-Chief

Dubai rolls out new project to fight crime “without policemen”

0 62    Dubai Police has proposed a number of new projects under the theme “Police Without Policemen” as part of …

Sustainable foundations: Dubai launches smart concrete calculator

0 14The Dubai Municipality's Buildings Department has developed a new smart calculator to measure the environmental impact of the use of concrete in construction projects and compare it to the baseline that it has developed in advance.

Eyes on the nation: Dubai Police’s smart security project

0 26At the fifth edition of the Internet of Things Middle East 2018 conference, taking place at Armani Hotel Dubai, Dubai …

Women sue Microsoft: over 200 discrimination complaints filed in court

0 8Women at Microsoft working in US-based technical jobs filed 238 internal complaints about gender discrimination or sexual harassment between 2010 and 2016, according to court filings made public on Monday.
Mohamed Fayed, senior vice president of omnichannel, Al Tayer Group

How Al Tayer Group is building the GCC retailer of the future

0 26Mohamed Fayed, Al Tayer Group’s senior vice president of omnichannel, tells tahawultech.com how the firm has created a standalone department …

Oman symposium to explore AI’s impact on education

0 14Oman will put the spotlight on how artificial intelligence will impact the education sector in an upcoming symposium at the Sultanate.

Avaya, Intraconsult Telecom to drive digital transformation in Egypt

0 17The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees.

Calling all aspiring astronauts: UAE’s space programme wants to hear from you

0 18The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre, MBRSC, has announced 35 vacancies for Emirati youth at Careers UAE.

Virtual meetings boost female career progression: report

0 12Sixty-five percent of “fast track women,” - a group that progresses to manager level within five years of employment, versus 49 percent of all women and 55 percent of men, use technology to attend everyday meetings virtually rather than being there in person.
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