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Middle East Government dept selects HID Global for ID Card issuance

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that a government department in the Middle East has selected the company’s FARGO®  DTC4500 and FARGO® HDP8500 card printers/encoders to meet its requirement for secure ID card issuance. The government department manages the issuance of ID cards for residents and non-residents, as well as […]


‘One stop shop’ improves service for a million utility customers in the UAE

How does a UAE utility company with a million consumers use Information Technology to improve its customer service? The Water and Electricity Authority of the Abu Dhabi Government decided to implement iSON’s Customer Care and Billing solution with an intuitive Arabic user-interface to execute a real-time system that creates a ‘one stop shop’ for customer […]


Avaya completes financial restructuring and emerges from Chapter 11

Avaya Holdings Corp. has announced that it has successfully completed its debt restructuring and emerged from chapter 11. Senior executives from Avaya International celebrated the announcement with key channel partners at an Avaya Edge World Tour event hosted in Dubai. Nidal Abou-Ltaif, President, Avaya International, thanked the partners for their commitment and support during the […]


Dell EMC hosts forum to boost Digital Transformation in Saudi Arabia

Dell EMC has hosted its flagship Dell EMC Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Following Dell Technologies’ first anniversary as the world’s largest privately-controlled technology company, Dell EMC has been facilitating the economic directives of Vision 2030. At this one-day event, Mohammed Amin, Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa […]


H H Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed announced as LinkedIn Influencer

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, has announced that His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, has been named a LinkedIn Influencer. Including top players from the country’s professional landscape, LinkedIn Influencers are selected to join this exclusive programme by invitation only and comprise a global collective of […]


Oman’s Information Technology Authority chooses Oracle Cloud to boost infrastructure

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman has chosen a suite of Oracle Cloud solutions to create a robust IT infrastructure that will power its g-Cloud initiative for e-transformation projects. The ITA supports Omani government entities develop innovative eServices and the news was welcomed by Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi, Chief Executive Officer, ITA, and Abdul […]


Cisco announces $1 billion programme for Smart Cities

Programme aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities Cisco also announces new features for the Cisco Kinetic for Cities IoT data platform that provide enhanced support for public safety So-called ‘smart cities’ have less pollution, safer streets, and […]


Businesses urged not to ignore EU’s new data regulations

Enterprises around the world are preparing to comply with GDPR, one of the toughest data privacy regulations in the world, when it takes effect on May 25 2018. Businesses in the Middle East need to be aware that GDPR applies to companies worldwide, no matter where they are based, if they handle data concerning European […]


Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit focuses on government performance

The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit has started today (November 13) to focus on innovative global strategies and solutions to advance government integration, automation and performance. The summit, hosted by Advanced Conferences and Meetings, is taking place at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa, Abu Dhabi, and continues tomorrow (November 14). The event, held […]


Riverbed Technology appoints new regional vice president for the Middle East

Riverbed Technology has announced the promotion of Elie Dib to the position of Regional Vice President for Middle East, Turkey and north Africa (METNA) in recognition of his leadership of the regional sales team which has resulted in deeper penetration into key industry verticals including government, defence, finance, oil and gas and most recently, the […]


Huawei takes lead on ME public safety innovation through OpenLab

Top public safety solution providers have endorsed Huawei’s Dubai-based OpenLab facility, as the company continues to drive the region’s safety innovation through key technologies and partnerships. Huawei has sparked important collaborations with both Zenith and iOmniscient to create and rollout multiple public safety and Smart City initiatives, built on IoT, Cloud and Big Data. iOmniscient, […]


Digital Transformation Summit 2017 to promote move to Smart City vision

A summit which aims to drive digital transformation in Abu Dhabi will take place in November. The Abu Dhabi Digital Transformation Summit will promote the aim of the Government to drive the digital government transformation strategy and agenda. The announcement last year by the Abu Dhabi E-Government Supervisory Committee and the Digital Transformation Leadership Team […]


DarkMatter enjoys major presence at C4I counter-terrorism conference in KSA

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces its significant participation at the second instalment of the International Conference on C4I Solutions taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from October 17-19, 2017. The event stands as the largest regional conference DarkMatter has participated in to date, reflecting the importance the firm places […]


GITEX 2017 smart pedestrian signage review

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) at GITEX 2017 reviewed the smart pedestrian signal technology, which comes in line with the initiative of the Smart City initiative launched by the Government of Dubai, which aims to provide safe passage for pedestrians through the adoption of several sites. To be installed on the road network in […]


SAP showcases its achievements with The Executive Council of Dubai

SAP, the global digital government enabler, is showcasing at GITEX Technology Week 2017 the strong success from a collaboration with The Executive Council of Dubai, to deploy SAP SuccessFactors and the Human Capital Management suite. This ensures following the world’s latest and best practices in all aspects. As a result, The Executive Council of Dubai […]


Cisco to work with monitoring control centre to enhance security

At GITEX Technology Week 2017, Cisco and the Abu Dhabi Monitoring and Control Centre (ADMCC) announced further collaboration towards achieving the vision for a safe, secure and intelligent city. Building on their existing relationship, ADMCC will leverage the power of Cisco’s technology solutions and innovation to support ‘Falcon Eye,’ an integrated, live surveillance system deployed […]


SAP showcases its achievements at GITEX 2017

SAP, the global digital government enabler, is showcasing at GITEX Technology Week the strong success from a collaboration with The Executive Council of Dubai, to deploy SAP SuccessFactors and the Human Capital Management suite. This ensures that it is now following the world’s latest and best practices in all aspects. As a result, The Executive […]


Aruba demonstrates its Intelligent Mobility Solutions at GITEX

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, is demonstrating its mobility and IoT solutions that empower organisations to serve GenMobile – mobile-savvy users who rely on cloud-based business apps for every aspect of their work and personal lives – at GITEX Technology Week. Jose Vasco, Managing Director MEMA and CCEI at Aruba, said: “We are in […]


Avanza Solutions showcases blockchain based projects at GITEX

Avanza Solutions, one of the leading innovative-technology providers, is showcasing its blockchain based projects that are currently being implemented in Dubai at GITEX. In addition to current on-going implementations, Avanza will also launch a first-ever Customer Sentiment Blockchain solution jointly with Avaya which sets to revolutionise the way citizens’ interactions with government and corporate services are recorded, measured and […]


Abu Dhabi’s Monitoring and Control Centre leverages Fortinet security solutions

When the Monitoring and Control Centre in Abu Dhabi was looking for a security system that addressed its most critical challenges, Fortinet was selected by its management. Its multi-layered security solution can scale as operations expand and robustly defend the network from cyber-attacks. Fortinet, the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, has announced that the […]