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Skybox calls on oil and gas companies to unify IT and OT cybersecurity at APIPEC

Skybox Security has called on industry leaders to take a unified approach to securing IT and operational technology (OT) networks so that they align with the needs of each environment. Last year, newly published vulnerabilities affecting OT saw a 120% increase over the previous year, according to Skybox Security’s 2018 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report. For […]


New connectivity solutions introduced to oil and gas industry

IEC Telecom Group, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has showcased the solutions that will facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance as part of a new era of connectivity. The latest connectivity solutions have been introduced at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference. IEC Telecom Group, […]


Egypt could meet 53% of electricity demand with renewable energy

Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Energy Renewable Energy Outlook report, released at a conference in Cairo, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to US$900 million annually in 2030. Renewables could cost-effectively […]


Microsoft and DEWA work to bring quantum computing to Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced plans to work with Microsoft to develop new quantum-based solutions to address energy optimisation and other challenges where classical computers have serious limitations, making it the first organisation outside the US to participate in the Microsoft Quantum programme. As part of the deal, Microsoft will work […]


Email security solution for oil companies to be launched in ME

Receive GUARD, an email security solution that was introduced to the industry in Oman and designed for oil and trade companies, is set to be launched in the Middle East.  Built on an AI-based platform, Receive GUARD is capable of learning from and analysing Arabic-language emails to effectively block business email compromise (BEC) scams and new malware for […]


Solar Bankers and GLBrain partner for transactive energy and blockchain

The renewable energy and blockchain company Solar Bankers has joined forces with the Internet company GLBrain (Dubai), to create an ecosystem of online marketplaces based on blockchain. Solar Bankers, a producer of high-efficiency solar modules using a patented nanostructured holographic foil, is known for developing a solution for rural electrification based on decentralised P2P energy […]


Organisations showcase Oman’s Smart Cities innovations

Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, in partnership with Knowledge Oasis Muscat and the French Embassy in Oman, has launched a showcase of Smart City innovations that could enable residents and businesses to save money on their utilities. In support of the Oman Vision 2020, Oman’s utilities providers are heavily investing in […]


Intraconsult Telecom and Avaya to improve communications in Egypt

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, has announced it is working with Intraconsult Telecom to help organisations in Egypt achieve their digital transformation objectives. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees. […]


Inmarsat research finds energy industry looks to IoT to cut waste

Research commissioned by Inmarsat finds major energy companies believe IoT holds the key to improving environmental sustainability and minimising their impact on the environment. Energy businesses are increasingly looking to leverage Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to manage and minimise the impact of their operations on the environment. This is a key finding from an […]


SAP works with petrochemical company EQUATE to support Kuwait’s growth goals

EQUATE Group, a global producer of petrochemicals, has announced the next phase of its partnership with digital transformation enabler SAP, in an effort to drive the company’s global business growth and support the New Kuwait 2035 vision’s economic diversification goals. In the highly-competitive petrochemicals industry, 94% of executives expect to increase investment in digital capabilities […]