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CNME November 2016

What’s Inside

Evans Munyuki, Emirates NBD, API sandbox

Five Dubai startups receive API sandbox certification from Emirates NBD

0 49Emirates NBD and DIFC FinTech Hive have become the first to certify five FinTech startups under API Sandbox Program.

emt Distribution expands Progress partnership to new regions

0 41emt Distribution has announced expansion of its activities with Progress to the Turkey and Africa. 

Facebook to thwart data abuse on Instagram with latest updates

0 51The updates are aimed at enhancing the platform’s security and help protect its users, according to Facebook.

Infor’s Charles Phillips steps down as CEO

0 71Charles Phillips, who has served as CEO since 2010, has stepped down from the role and has been named as the Chairman of Infor’s Board of Directors.

Global 5G network infrastructure market to reach $4.2 billion: report

0 61Worldwide 5G wireless network infrastructure revenue is expected to reach $4.2 billion, an 89 percent increase from 2019 revenue of $2.2 billion, according to Gartner.

Ericsson names new SVP for Middle East and Africa

0 66Ericsson has appointed Fadi Pharaon as senior vice president and head of Market Area Middle East and Africa and member of its Executive Team, reporting to the CEO.

Bulwark Technologies to showcase IT security offerings at GITEX

0 52UAE-based Bulwark Technologies has announced that it will be showcasing an array of internationally acclaimed products at GITEX Technology Week 2019.

Riverbed to fuel man-machine synergies

0 62Mena Migally, Riverbed Reseller ME catches up with Mena Migally, senior director, Middle East at Riverbed to learn how the …

EITC executive to deliver keynote at Evolve 2019

0 82Anthony Shiner, EITC's dynamic Chief Innovation Officer, has been officially announced as the keynote speaker at the highly-anticipated Evolve conference which is being held next month at Emirates Towers, on September 10th.

MDSap partners with SAP for a new ‘Moving Experience’

0 89MDSap, a gold partner of SAP and expert in SAP’s Platform and Technology (P&T) solutions, has announced the launch of a unique ‘Moving Experience.’

NetApp, Bosch partner to deliver increased security with data

0 97NetApp and Bosch Building Technologies have announced the details of their joint high-performance security solution.
Oman Air Cargo

Oman Air Cargo takes big step towards digital transformation with new app

0 137Oman Air Cargo has successfully launched the mobile App to all Oman Air Cargo customers including Shippers and Freight Forwarders.

Dubai to introduce first accredited programme for social media influencers

0 76The Dubai Press Club (DPC) has announced that the Social Media Influencers Diploma Programme, the region’s first accredited diploma programme for social media influencers.

Citrix teams up with Microsoft to deliver virtual desktops

0 71Citrix Systems has announced the launch of Citrix Managed Desktops, a cloud-hosted offering that enables organisations to provision Windows-based applications and desktops from the cloud.

How to build a strategic approach to securing multi-cloud environments

0 106Nicolai Solling, CTO, Help AG, shares insights into how regional organisations can develop a strategic approach to securing multi-cloud environments.

Luxury car firm to share a glimpse of the “future of grand touring”

0 127Bentley Motors has launched a new augmented reality experience called ‘Bentley 100 AR’, which allows users the opportunity to explore the Bentley EXP 100 GT at their fingertips.
Ken Lee, Synology and Joy Chan, TWCERT/CC, ransomware on NAS

Ransomware incident targeting NAS devices “under control”: Synology

0 122Synology and the Taiwan Computer Emergency Response Team / Coordination Center (TWCERT/CC) have jointly announced the recent ransomware attack on various brands of NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices.

Top seven best practices for securing the public cloud

0 108Harish Chib, vice president – Middle East and Africa, Sophos, explains the seven most important steps in securing the public cloud that every organisation can follow.

UAE’s Etisalat makes 5G call from world’s tallest tower

0 114UAE-based telco Etisalat has announced the availability of 5G coverage in the world’s tallest and iconic tower Burj Khalifa showcasing readiness of the 5G network and compatibility with industry leading 5G smartphones.

AOC’s “Faster Series” to ensure victory for e-gamers

0 118When competing during online gaming events a monitor designed for fast performance is important in ensuring a player’s victory.

Omani pharmacy chain taps Infinet Wireless to boost connectivity

0 121InfiNet Wireless has successfully delivered a comprehensive communication infrastructure to Muscat Pharmacy & Stores, one of Oman’s most well-recognised pharmacy chains.
musafir.com, corporate travel

UAE homegrown site to revolutionise corporate travel with new online tool

0 177Musafir.com has announced a new corporate booking tool, a feature that is designed to streamline the relationship between the premium travel website and their corporate clients.

UAE-based bank enhances data-driven decision-making with SAP

0 160Emirates NBD has partnered with enterprise software firm SAP to become the first bank globally to implement SAP Financial Services Data Platform.

Semi-autonomous e-scooters to hit the roads next year

0 150Beijing-based electric scooter maker Segway Ninebot Group has reportedly unveiled a new scooter that can autonomously drive to its charging stations.
Alain Penel, Fortinet

Fortinet to protect businesses’ digital attack surface at GITEX 2019

0 151Cybersecurity firm Fortinet will highlight the importance of securing edge networks and showcase its Secure SD-WAN, SD-Branch, OT and Cloud …

China’s iPayLinks to expand Middle East fintech market

0 159China-based cross-border payment services provider, iPayLinks, has announced its entry into the Middle East fintech space.

Cloud-based network architecture vital for 5G future, says UAE telco

0 190du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has placed the spotlight on the need for cloud-based future network architecture for new 5G and IOT use cases in a recent study it published in partnership with Nokia.

Why risk management is vital for digital transformation

0 168Sam Olyaei, senior principal analyst and conference chair, Gartner, discusses how security and risk strategies have evolved in the digital age.
Amr Refaat, GBM

Gulf Business Machines announces new CEO

0 179Amr Refaat, GBM Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has announced the appointment of Amr Refaat as chief executive officer (CEO) for …

“We must leave ‘no stone unturned’ in addressing the skills gap”: Symantec’s Sunil Varkey

0 220Sunil Varkey, CTO and Strategist, Emerging Region,  symantec, sheds light on how the current skills gap is taking its toll on security.
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