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Riverbed to present vision for the future of banking at Dubai event

In a bid to empower Middle East Banking and Financial institutions to deliver the digital experiences that tech-savvy customers now demand, Riverbed, The Digital Performance Company, is set to present its vision for the ‘Future of Banking’ at the IDC Banking & Finance Congress, taking place on December 11 in Dubai. The company has also […]


Banks that harness the power of AI can better serve their customers

Martin Häring, Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra, says banks that harness the power of AI and Big Data will be able to transform for future growth and better serve their customers. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to transform businesses and the way they operate, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly being viewed as fundamental in improving […]


Central Bank of Kuwait outlines fintech initiatives

The Central Bank of Kuwait has announced that it is embarking on a ‘long list’ of initiatives aiming to revamp and upgrade the IT infrastructure of the country’s financial systems. Details of the initiatives were outlined in a speech by H.E. Dr. Mohammad Y. Al-Hashel, Governor, Central Bank of Kuwait at the Global Informatics Forum, held […]


Siemon introduces TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system

Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced the launch of its end-to-end TERA Category 8.2 copper cabling system, delivering transmission performance up to 2GHz to support emerging high-speed 25 and 40 Gigabit (25/40GBASE-T) applications in data centre switch-to-server applications. Siemon’s TERA Category 8.2 system includes cable, patch cords, connectors and pre-terminated cable assemblies. The […]


Gulf Bank, Kuwait, launches new website with Khayal Consultants

Gulf Bank is one of the largest leading banks in Kuwait with a broad offering of consumer banking, wholesale banking, treasury and financial services. Gulf Bank’s website serves thousands of visitors from Kuwait and the Gulf region every day. In the recent few years, the bank has observed an increase of traffic from mobile devices. […]


Sage: Helping finance and HR departments enable Digital Transformation

Sage is perhaps best-known for its accounting software that has been assisting finance departments to carry out their tasks for decades. The company, a market leader in cloud business management solutions, has supported businesses across the region with strong support in a range of verticals including the banking sector. Earlier this year, it announced a […]


Etisalat partners with Sage to offer accounting solutions for SMBs

Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecommunications operator and one of the largest corporations in the GCC region, has announced a strategic partnership with Sage Middle East to offer Sage accounting solutions that are fully compliant with value-added taxes to small and medium businesses (SMBs). The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Salvador Anglada, Group Chief […]


STC and ConsenSys announce Blockchain launch to accelerate its adoption

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and ConsenSys, a leader in Blockchain technology, have announced the launch of Blockchain on STC Cloud, a move set to accelerate Blockchain adoption in the Kingdom. It will provide enterprises and governments with a path to enable mass adoption of the technology through dramatically lowering the costs of prototyping and experimentation […]


Apla named ‘Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year’

Apla, a technology company that develops Blockchain solutions for governments and enterprises, has been named ‘Blockchain Solutions Provider of the Year’ at the 2018 Smart SMB Summit and Awards. The inaugural edition of the Smart SMB Summit and Awards, supported by the Department of Economic Development (DED), took place at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, […]


Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority selects IBM Cloud

IBM has announced that Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) has chosen IBM Cloud to host its IT environment. KDIPA is one of the implementing arms of Kuwait’s development strategy, tasked to promote direct investment in the country. Since its inception, it has relied on its own on-premise, in-house IT infrastructure. Its applications and data […]