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Having recently launched its Dubai office, Ivanti hosted its first Partner Kick Off event in the region in April, highlighting the firm's new strategy around bringing siloed areas of a business together.
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ISSUE # 317

CNME June 2018


What’s Inside

Microsoft's Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2: Back in the game

0 249Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 Microsoft’s follow-up to the original Surface Book is a new heavyweight in the high-end laptop space, …

Careem’s Magnus Olsson on driving the Middle East’s only tech unicorn

0 659Careem co-founder Magnus Olsson has revealed that he sees the region’s homegrown ride-hailing service as playing a “crucial role in contributing to the changes in Saudi Arabia,” with particular focus on empowering female drivers – or “captinahs” - from June onwards.

Essential cancels second smartphone: Reports

0 327The PH-1, Essential’s first phone Reports via Bloomberg claim that Essential, the tech company headed by Android creator Andy Rubin, has shuttered …
Etisalat has been named the most valuable telecoms brand in the Middle East

Etisalat experiences Thursday network crash

0 516Etisalat’s mobile phone network crashed in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on Thursday evening, with the impact still being felt on …
Alexa for Business, AWS

How Amazon’s Alexa has shocked users

0 314Amazon’s Alexa for Business Amazon has said a that series of miscues picked up by one of its voice-activated Echo …

Why football legend Michael Owen is Blockchain’s unlikely champion

0 395Ex-Real Madrid & England footballer Michael Owen The world has changed a lot since an 18-year-old Michael Owen took the …
The Volkswagen T6 California van

Apple-powered VW electric car touted for 2019

0 468The Volkswagen T6 California van For the past few years, we’ve been reading reports about Apple’s ambitious self-driving car project. Dubbed Project …

Growth and digital transformation top priorities for CIOs: Gartner

0 473The top two business priorities for CIOs of midsize enterprises (MSEs) in 2018 are growth and digital transformation, according to findings from Gartner's 2018 CIO Agenda Survey.
Al Safeer CIO Kumar Prasoon

Rub of the green: Kumar Prasoon’s vision for an energy-efficient Al Safeer

0 587Al Safeer CIO Kumar Prasoon Kumar Prasoon observes a key theme throughout history, and the industrial revolutions that have defined …

How Red Hat has accelerated open source adoption to hit 25-year milestone

0 535CNME caught up with Lee Miles, Red Hat’s general manager for the CEMEA region, to discuss how the progression of open source adoption has contributed to the company’s recent 25-year milestone.  
Saleem AlBlooshi, chief infrastructure officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company

du set to roll out UAE 5G network in 2018

0 721Saleem AlBlooshi, chief infrastructure officer, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company The availability of 5G services in the UAE is one step …

“Mixed reality has more potential than smartphones”: Expert panel

0 596Microsoft today hosted a panel discussion at its London headquarters that highlighted a range of compelling use cases for the …

How Microsoft is transforming the operating theatre with mixed reality

0 1042Imperial College’s visual demonstration of the Hololens projection “They say a picture paints a thousand words, but I cannot tell …

“AI will affect everything”: Abdulaziz Al Ghurair

0 557Abdulaziz Abdulla Al Ghurair Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, chairman of the Family Business Council – Gulf and Mashreq, has said that …

Kodak Alaris rebrands information management division

0 368Kodak Alaris has announced that its Information Management division will now operate under the name “Alaris, a Kodak Alaris business.”

Technology drives human progress across the world: Michael Dell

0 498Over 14,000 IT players descended to Las Vegas recently for Dell Technologies World 2018, where the tech giant discussed how it can enable today’s businesses realise their digital future.
Representatives from Siemens and Dubai South at the launch

Siemens launches Dubai aviation, IoT, analytics hub

0 860Representatives from Siemens and Dubai South at the launch Siemens Postal, Parcel and Airport Logistics (SPPAL) has opened a new …
Sheikh Zayed's hologram created by NDP

Watch: Sheikh Zayed speech recreated in hologram

0 782Sheikh Zayed’s hologram created by NDP A Dubai-based firm has used has used 3D technology to recreate one of the …

“Cryptocurrencies life-changing”: Football legend Michael Owen

0 626Ex-Real Madrid & England footballer Michael Owen Ex-Real Madrid and England footballer Michael Owen has said that cryptocurrencies and Blockchain …

Smart Dubai director opens Future Blockchain Summit

0 625Smart Dubai director general Dr Aisha bin Bishr The director general of Smart Dubai has opened the inaugural Future Blockchain …

Amazon to double credit line as cloud revenue jumps 49%

0 430Amazon.com is more than doubling its line of credit to $7 billion as it takes steps to fuel revenue growth, including …

Dubai unveils new regulations to accelerate e-commerce industry

0 557The initiative has been developed by an integrated organisation that will enable greater foreign direct investment, FDI, in the e-commerce sector to flourish in Dubai.

“Backup and DR game has completely changed”: Commvault

0 512Commvault has hosted its Connections (Live) conference in Dubai, where the backup and disaster recovery specialist put the spotlight on …

UAE CIOs rank cloud as a top investment priority

0 444With 85 percent of UAE CIOs ranking cloud as their top investment priority to 2020, managing multiple clouds will be the foundation for business success, industry experts revealed recently.
The MCIT and Huawei sign the MoU

Saudi Arabia’s ICT ministry signs Huawei innovation deal

0 564The MCIT and Huawei sign the MoU The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and …
Hoda Mansour, MD, SAP Egypt

SAP launches Egyptian investment plan

0 813Hoda Mansour, MD, SAP Egypt SAP has announced a new investment plan which hopes to catalyse Egypt Vision 2030’s nationwide …

“We’ll develop more products for Middle East”: centurions Panasonic

0 378Consumer electronics giant Panasonic celebrated its 100-year anniversary today at Le Meridien Hotel in Dubai with a pledge to enhance …

Al Shirawi accelerates digital transformation with Oracle

0 558Al Shirawi Group of Companies, one of the largest private business conglomerates in the UAE, has adopted Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) software application to accelerate its digital transformation journey and empower its workforce.

How Rotana Hotels is redefining hospitality with business intelligence

0 1360In a bid to stay apace with the burgeoning competition for customers here in the UAE - one of the world’s most desirable tourist destinations, corporate vice president of IT Samir Abi Frem, sought to make a number of changes to the company’s operations.
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