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Four tech hacks to faster customer onboarding

By Rami Bachir, Sales Manager, Middle East at Kodak Alaris, Information Management Division Customer onboarding or client onboarding (CoB), as we call the process of ‘entering’ new customers into the organisation, is an important moment of truth. It’s when you really make the difference and deliver upon the promises for why people became a customer […]


Honeywell and Saudi Aramco advance digitisation of oil and gas industry with new agreement

Honeywell and Saudi Aramco have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that advances their long-standing cooperation. The move further supports the development and diversification of Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas sector, and accelerates the benefits of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) within Saudi Aramco’s operations. The companies will work together to increase throughput, raise […]


American University of RAK partners with OAIRO for smart technologies

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OAIRO Alliance, a British company specialising in smart technology and sustainability. The agreement advocates for mutual cooperation in the sharing of expertise, research, and human capacity-building in the form of training and development. This directly ties-in with the School of Engineering’s […]


US based Silver Springs to build wireless mesh for DEWA smart grid

Silver Spring Networks, announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority DEWA to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring’s IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency Mesh Canopy. This will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, water meter and […]


Imtac uses WebNMS IoT to reduce customer lighting energy costs

Industrial Management Technology and Contracting or Imtac operates in Middle East and Caspian Region and is based out of Oman. It offers the following IoT based solutions: Smart lighting, smart logistics, smart transport, smart electricity, smart water, smart environment, smart building, smart infrastructure, smart health and smart industries. Imtac has established itself to carry out […]


Smart grids can help UAE economy diversify from oil and gas – Booz Allen Hamilton

The utilities sector has historically under-invested in IT, but an increasing number of utility companies in the MENA region are waking up to the benefits of smart technology – particularly smart grids, a Booz Allen Hamilton report has found. According to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, smart grids offer enabling […]


Schneider Electric showcases experiential Smart City at Innovation Summit

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has inaugurated its annual Innovation Summit, an IoT-powered event demonstrating innovations and technologies that cater to the future of energy management, industrial efficiency and environmental sustainability. As an interesting highlight, the energy leader also showcased its revolutionary concept of an experiential smart city at the […]


DEWA : European Specification Certificate for its Innovation Management Systems

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) received the European Specification Certificate on Innovation Management Systems (CEN / TS 16555-1-2013), from British organisation Lloyds Register, for its preparation and application of an integrated system for innovation management. “DEWA’s efforts in the field of innovation are consistent with the wise leadership’s efforts to look ahead and prepare […]


DEWA signs MoU with National Energy Technology Laboratory

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Energy Technology Laboratory(NETL), which operates under the US Department of Energy, and specialises in energy security, and the Research and Development (R&D) of coal, natural gas, and oil technology. The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and develop new framework as […]


GE report highlights power of ‘Digital Efficiency’ to increase productivity

GE unveiled new findings on how companies are using digital applications across their industrial operations to unlock productivity and lower their environmental impact. In a recently released report, GE and co-author Intel offer a comprehensive view of how the Industrial Internet – embedded sensors, data analytics and connected platforms-  are helping companies increase their productivity […]


Gulf Petrochem Group selects Aspect’s cloud-based E/CTRM

Gulf Petrochem Group, the UAE based global oil and petrochemicals conglomerate, has today announced that it has selected cloud-based E/CTRM technology from Aspect to help drive future growth. The Group, valued at $2.5bn is active in oil trading, bunkering, manufacturing and refining, storage, shipping and logistics and related areas, and is a bunkering firm in […]


KOC awards Black & Veatch contract for NG tech processing

Black & Veatch has secured a contract for the licensing technology and related services for sulphur recovery units (SRU) and Acid Gas Removal Units (AGRU) to support natural gas processing on the Jurassic field, a project central to Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) strategy to increase gas production. Kuwait has a very aggressive gas production target for 2030. […]


Schneider Electric collaborates with Halliburton for E&P sector

Schneider Electric has announced a collaborative project with Landmark, a Halliburton business line and provider of integrated E&P software. The ongoing project aims to provide total transparency to E&P decision makers—from oil field to board room—with a real-time, integrated view of their business’ performance.  For E&P companies, performance is correlated with detailed technical, operational, and […]


KOC implements Emerson reservoir modelling software

Emerson Automation Solutions has announced that it has supplied its Roxar RMS reservoir modelling software to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). The new licenses will be used to build more accurate and detailed reservoir models. The new contract expands KOC’s wide adoption of previously purchased Roxar RMS software, which has provided crucial input to KOC in well placing and determining the wellbore […]


KSA drives energy innovation with advanced construction technology

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is realising Saudi Vision 2030 energy goals with advanced offshore construction technology, experts announced today in the build-up to ADIPEC 2016. Saudi Vision 2030 aims to increase oil and gas localisation from 40% – 75%. Supporting these energy goals, leading Middle East’s leading firms are driving investment in technology. “Constructing […]


Huawei completes launch of data centre with ADMA-OPCO

Huawei and the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO), a major producer of oil and gas from the offshore areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, today jointly announced that ADMA-OPCO’s cloud ready data centre is now fully operational at the Huawei Global Energy Summit 2016 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The cloud […]


Fast Solutions launches Italian green energy technology in the UAE

Fast Solutions, an importer, re-exporter, technological solutions provider and distributor of renewable energy systems in the UAE, has unveiled Italian global brand Ferroli’s range of solar panels and green energy solutions in the UAE. Ferroli will aid with increasing standards in the domestic water heater industry of the region with the launch of its product […]


GE reveals 2016 Global Innovation Barometer results

GE today unveiled the UAE results of its 2016 Global Innovation Barometer, which explores how business leaders and members of the public perceive the opportunities for and barriers to innovation in a changing complex global environment. Now in its fifth year, the research surveyed 2,748 senior business executives and 1,346 informed publics across 23 countries. […]


Kaspersky Lab discovers vulnerability in popular energy equipment

While performing a security assessment for one of its clients in the critical infrastructure sector, the Kaspersky Lab Security Services team discovered an important vulnerability. The CVE-2016-4785 vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely obtain a limited amount of device memory content from relay protection equipment. The vulnerability was reported to Siemens, the equipment vendor, […]


Green networks go deeper than just the energy savings

Over the last few years, there has been a constant focus on carbon reduction around IT systems, both inside and outside the data centre. Most of that attention has been on power, cooling, servers and storage. According to Ian Wilkie, Commercial Director at Brand-Rex, the next phase is to look at the network and the […]