ISSUE # 10

60mins Day 5 – PM (2018)

What’s Inside

UAE space

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

0 4The 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 9UAE 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 39FMCG 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 41The 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 71Riverbed 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 65The 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 40BT 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 39Jon 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 47According to the social media firm, 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 88UAE 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 96Etisalat 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 59Farouk 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 73Dubai 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 65SAWA 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 71Eight 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 71Worldwide 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 102Under the distribution agreement, FVC will market, deliver and support Avaya’s industry-leading range of solutions in Africa & Egypt.

IT managers struggling to keep up with growing cyber threats: Sophos

0 105One in five IT managers surveyed didn’t know how they were breached, and the diversity of attack methods means no one defensive strategy is a silver bullet, according to a recent report by Sophos.
Younus Al Nasser, CEO of Dubai Data

Smart Dubai launches ‘Data First’ challenge

0 172Smart Dubai has launched “Data First, The City’s Data Challenge”, a six-month-long challenge that brings together Smart Dubai’s government and …
Charbel Zreiby, Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies on how partners can fuel the digital future

0 110Charbel Zreiby, Dell Technologies Charbel Zreiby, senior manager, Channel Specialty Sales, META, Dell Technologies, outlines how the firm enables channel …

Ankabut named as Dell Technologies’ Cloud Service Provider in the UAE

0 130The Emirates Advanced National Research and Education Network (Ankabut) has announced that it has achieved the status of Dell Technologies’ Cloud Service Provider (CSP).

Why partners should invest in digital training

0 102KS Parag, FVC KS Parag, managing director, FVC, explains why it is crucial for channel partners to become leaders in …

UBF introduces online initiative to empower court banking experts

0 158The UAE Banks Federation (UBF) has announced that the successful implementation of an advanced online exam, launched last year, has raised the bar for Court Banking Experts.
UAE, Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi to foster growth of businesses in energy sector

0 91The Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), in cooperation with Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has announced the launch of instant licensing services through the Abu Dhabi Government Services System (Tamm).

Injazat to bolster UAE healthcare industry with new AI partnership

0 326Injazat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nuance, a provider of AI-powered solutions.
Sammy Zoghlami, Nutanix

Nutanix appoints new senior sales VP for EMEA

0 139Sammy Zoghlami, Nutanix Enterprise cloud computing firm Nutanix has appointed Sammy Zoghlami as senior vice president of sales for Europe, …

Over 900,000 users hit by malware from fake video games: report

0 123Cybercriminals are taking advantage of growing demand for video games by distributing malware through fake copies of the most popular ones, research by Kaspersky has found.

Dubai Chamber, DP World launch Digital Silk Road initiative

0 133Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with DP World UAE Region to collaborate on the Digital Silk Road, a Dubai 10X initiative which is expected to be launched by 2020.

Emirates passengers on US flights to get connectivity over North Pole

0 134UAE-based Emirates has announced that passengers bound for the US will soon be able to enjoy Wi-Fi, mobile service connectivity and Live TV broadcast, even when flying 40,000 feet over the North Pole and Arctic circle
Renaud Deraison, Tenable

Tenable discovers security flaw in industrial control software

0 143Tenable has discovered a critical vulnerability in Siemens STEP 7 TIA Portal, design and automation software for industrial control systems.
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