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 […]

Booz Allen Hamilton on seizing the potential of the UAE’s energy sector

Declining reserves and revenues, along with rising domestic energy demand, require a shift to enable performance and sustainability The energy and utilities sector in the UAE must harness innovative strategies to overcome some of the greatest sustainability challenges in the GCC, Booz Allen Hamilton has said in a report entitled ‘The Future is Innovation’. Combined, […]

Microsoft demonstrates the power of digital transformation to oil and gas sector

Company highlights potential of digitalisation to transform region’s oil and gas sector, through machine-learning, IoT, and big data ‘The possibilities are all but limitless, once you begin to explore the potential of the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge’, says Director Manufacturing and Resources, Microsoft MEA Microsoft has showed the Middle East’s oil and gas […]

Survey reveals 42% of firms have adopted energy management software

Smart monitoring platforms are the most effective and cost-efficient way to monitor waste generation and track the consumption of water and energy, according to industry experts. Enova, a regional leader in integrated energy and multi-technical services, is revolutionising the way companies track their consumption with its state-of-the-art portal – Hubgrade. Developed by its parent company, […]

New survey finds Insider Threats and Ransomware are most feared

Majority of organisations lack proper data exfiltration prevention and DNS security measures Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by […]

Ensuring ‘Availability’ for the energy sector in the Middle East

Countering Threats and Enabling Transformation in the Industry By Gregg Petersen, Regional Sales Vice President, MEA, Veeam Software Perhaps more than any other industry, oil and gas companies in the Middle East face overwhelming pressure to cut costs and increase operational efficiency. As natural resources prices remain low, incremental efficiency improvements can have a huge […]

InfiNet Wireless to showcase high-bandwidth wireless solutions for ‘Smart Cities’ at GITEX

InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity for Internet Service Providers (ISP), video surveillance and public safety solutions, has announced that it plans to participate at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Marking the 10th consecutive year that the company has exhibited its solutions at GITEX, InfiNet will use this year’s event to showcase […]

Hitachi says ahead of GITEX that Big Data market will top $7 Trillion by 2021

Open data platform drives citizen innovations and new digital revenue Smart City innovations in the Middle East will support the global Big Data market which will grow to a record high of USD 7 trillion by 2021 – the digital transformation enabler Hitachi Data Systems announced ahead of the GITEX Technology Week. The Middle East […]

Halliburton & Microsoft Gulf collaborate to digitally transform oil and gas industry

Both companies will leverage and optimise Microsoft technologies in machine learning, augmented reality (AR), user interactions and Industrial Internet of Things, as well as Azure’s high-performance infrastructure and built-in computing capabilities to deliver tightly integrated solutions across the energy value chain. Microsoft Gulf and Halliburton have announced plans to enter into a strategic alliance to […]

How enterprises should best approach privileged access password management

John Hathaway, Regional Sales Director, Middle East, BeyondTrust, tells us about the best ways to deal with Privileged Access Management Privileged password management, sometimes called enterprise password management, refers to the practice and technique of securely controlling credentials for privileged accounts, services, systems, applications and more. But unfortunately, with so much power inherent in privileged […]

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 […]