ISSUE # 307

CNME August 2017

SEWA chairman Dr Rashid Alleem on the technological transformation of Sharjah's critical infrastructure

Interview: Polycom's Marco Landi
Polycom’s president for the Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, Marco Landi, shares his thoughts on the potential for video conferencing solutions in the GCC, and why traditional workspaces are being transformed by advancing work cultures and technologies in the APAC-EMEA territory.

What’s Inside

Government and IT leaders descend to Abu Dhabi to discuss digital revolution

0 2Government and IT leaders, advisors and experts came together in Abu Dhabi to examine the digital revolution and explore the potential opportunities presented by emerging technologies.

Veritas now capable of supporting AWS Outposts

0 5Veritas Technologies, a worldwide market share leader in enterprise data protection and software-defined storage, today announced that it has the …

AVEVA enhances value chain optimisation solutions

0 77AVEVA has announced enhancements to its Value Chain Optimisation offering to enable customers to eliminate information silos and integrate critical business processes across the operational value chain.

Vectra integrates AI threat detection platform with AWS VPC Ingress Routing

0 70Vectra has announced that its cybersecurity platform integrates AI-driven attacker detections, threat hunting and incident investigations with Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Ingress Routing.

Five ways to strengthen employee cybersecurity awareness

0 83How can organisations foster a workplace environment that enables employees to acquire the skills needed to keep cyber-threats at bay? …
Google HQ

Google founders step down from top roles

0 91Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have announced they are stepping down from top roles at the Internet behemoth’s parent company Alphabet.

Dubai Silicon Oasis enhances services with new AI-powered bot

0 78Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority has launched "HADI", an AI-based conversational bot that can answer users’ questions and process transactions with respect to DSOA’s services.

Egypt ministry selects Avaya to enhance services for people with disabilities

0 119Egypt’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology has launched WASEL, a first-of-its-kind contact centre service in the region that provides hugely enhanced access to a variety of services for people with disabilities.

Mobile technologies added $191 billion to MENA economy: report

0 262Mobile technologies and services have added $191 billion to the region’s economy in 2018 – equivalent to about 4.5 percent of regional GDP, according to the latest reports by GSMA Intelligence.

Endpoint security processes and visibility remain challenges: SANS Institute

0 89Centralised logging and automation solutions are now a necessity to detect, defend against and respond to modern attacks, according to the SANS 2019 Endpoint Protection and Response Survey.

Jumbo Group teams up with 3D startup to revolutionise healthcare sector

0 140Jumbo Group has partnered with MOBILIS Medical Manufacturing for 3D printing of prosthetic covers, orthosis, hand and leg splints, sockets, and other devices in the UAE and GCC region.

Global 5G subscriptions to reach 2.6 billion in 2025: Ericsson

0 109Global 5G subscriptions are set to top 2.6 billion within the next six years, driven by sustained momentum and a rapidly developing 5G ecosystem, according to the latest report from Ericsson.
Cybertrucks

UAE’s Azizi Developments pre-orders Tesla Cybertrucks for site visits

0 170The developer plans to use these to enhance its customers' pre-sales experience by taking them on site visits in the innovative vehicles to its developments across Dubai's prime locations.

Etisalat, Huawei complete optical cross-connect trial

0 134UAE telco Etisalat has collaborated with Huawei to complete the industry's first trial of compact all-optical cross-connect (OXC) for the transport industry.

Dubai motorist can avoid traffic jams with this app

0 287Dubai Police has encouraged the public to benefit from the ‘Drive Mode’ feature in its smart app, which enables them to avoid traffic jams and nearby accidents.

Dell Technologies outlines its vision to advance ‘human progress’

0 251Mark Forker was in attendance at the annual Dell Technologies Forum to hear how the company is aspiring to advance …
PAM

BeyondTrust: Busting 6 myths about PAM

0 223John Hathaway, vice president for Middle East and India, BeyondTrust, dispels six of the most common misconceptions around privileged access management (PAM).

“UAE consumers won’t pay extra for 5G”: TRA

0 236UAE consumers have received a welcome boost following confirmation that they will not have to pay extra for superfast 5G …

Infor supports Bahrain’s digital transformation

0 209Global cloud software firm Infor has announced that its helping Bahraini organisations to digitally transform in line with the goals of the country’s ambitious Economic Vision 2030.

Pure Storage bridges the divide between public and private cloud

0 256Pure Storage has announced major additions to its Cloud Data Services portfolio that helps customers more impactfully deploy hybrid clouds.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has taken a leave of absence

Uber founder receives $400m in investment from Saudi Arabia

0 248Uber founder Travis Kalanick has received investment of $400m from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund according to reports in The Wall …
Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri, Maqta Gateway

Maqta Gateway streamlines customs clearance with new online platform

0 279Maqta Gateway, the developer and operator of the first port community system in the UAE and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, hosted its 5th Digital Trade Community Forum.

Focus Softnet launches new AI-powered app for Quickbooks users

0 280Focus Softnet has launched Qbixe, its artificial intelligence-driven, voice activated app, designed for small and medium businesses using Intuit's Quickbooks.

F5 launches Unity+ channel partner programme

0 238F5 Networks has announced the launch of F5 Unity+, an innovative channel programme designed to create long-term profitable partner growth.
Microsoft

UAE MOCD strengthens security posture with Microsoft

0 236The UAE’s Ministry of Community Development (MOCD) has teamed up with Microsoft to better secure its digital assets and protect against cyber-attacks.
customer trust

Data helps build customer trust: MEA business leaders

0 253Business leaders in the Middle East and Africa strongly believe that data helps build trust from its customers, its own business processes, and across its partner ecosystem, according to a recent study by IBM.

Driverless cars to hit UAE roads in two years: ESMA

0 268Driverless vehicles may hit the UAE roads in 2021 as the nation prepares to become the first country in the world to have regulations on autonomous vehicles, a top official told WAM.

“We can still be No.1 without Google”: Huawei CEO

0 246Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei believes the company can become the world's No.1 smartphone manufacturer, despite the fact its remain cut off from Google's software and applications.

Dell Technologies commits to driving UAE’s ICT agenda

0 221With digital transformation being a major area of focus for businesses and government across the UAE, Dell Technologies has reinforced its commitment to advancing the country’s ICT agenda.

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to go cashless with Tappit

0 271Tappit, the global payment ecosystem for events, sports stadia and venues, has announced a new partnership with Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.
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