HTC launches e-commerce platform for technology consumers in Saudi Arabia

HTC has launched a new e-commerce store dedicated to bringing leading innovations in smart mobile devices to consumers across Saudi Arabia. Through the new store visitors will be able to browse and buy the entire range of HTC smartphones and accessories. The e-commerce portal will also be a platform to improve product and service experiences […]

Saudi Telecom Co increases net income as country makes digital transformation

Saudi Telecom Co’s net income for the second quarter of 2017 increased by 7.9% to reach SR 2.4 billion. For the first quarter of 2017 net income reached SR 4.9 billion, an increase of 6.6% compared to the same period last year. Dr. Khaled H. Biyari, STC Group CEO, said: “The whole region is moving […]

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 […]

ITC and ZTE Corporation sign transformation agreement

The Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), a leading ICT company, and ZTE Corporation, a global leader in telecommunications and information technology based in KSA, have signed a BSS/OSS and ERP Transformation programme agreement This will result in the ZTESoft Zsmart end-to- end stack being implemented. Eng. Ghassan Itani, ITC’s CEO and President, said: “ITC is looking […]

LinkedIn launches ‘LinkedIn Lite’ in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan

LinkedIn Lite will be available in countries such as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia LinkedIn,  the world’s largest professional network, has announced the availability of its new LinkedIn Lite mobile web and Android app in more than 60 countries across the world including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey. LinkedIn Lite […]

Ooredoo Kuwait sets up NFV cloud using Huawei and VMware vCloud

VMware announced that Ooredoo Kuwait, a telecommunications provider in the Middle East, has successfully deployed both Network Functions Virtualisation and IT applications on a single, unified cloud based on the VMware vCloud for NFV platform. Ooredoo’s UNIFY initiative is aimed at taking advantage of a software-defined datacentre architecture, and disruptive technologies such as network functions […]

Why 5G networks cannot be built without network virtualisation

The telecommunications industry has seen a new mobile standard being launched every ten years. The first generation of analog based mobile networks or 1G was released in 1982. The second generation of mobile networks or 2G was launched in 1991, and introduced digital protocols leading to GPRS and EDGE extensions. Subsequently much faster and efficient […]

New appointment to lead Cisco’s Global Service Provider business

Seasoned industry executive to help telecommunications service providers transform their business and re-architect their networks for the demands of the digital era Cisco has announced that Ali Amer has been appointed Managing Director for Global Service Provider Sales in the Middle East and Africa at Cisco. In his new role, Ali will be responsible for […]

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 […]

Avaya survey reveals UAE office workers believe mobile communications will boost productivity

UAE office workers are increasingly looking to mobile communications solutions to collaborate and communicate more efficiently, according to research commissioned by Avaya. More than half of employees would prioritise a calling-and-data package on their mobile, while mobile access to e-mail is more desirable than internal calling and voice mail access, according to the Technology@Work Report, […]

BlackBerry expands AtHoc Cloud Service to enable personnel accountability

BlackBerry Limited is expanding the capability of its industry-leading crisis communication software to enable government agencies and large enterprises to account for their people in real-time. AtHoc Account automates personnel accountability and crisis communication processes by providing safety and availability status updates of people before, during and after an event – ultimately providing the information […]

eHosting Datafort opens New Cyber Defense Centre in Dubai

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud infrastructure services provider, has launched its Cyber Defense Centre (CDC) in Dubai Internet City. The CDC comes at a crucial time when organisations in the Middle East are faced with advanced and persistent security threats. “eHDF’s CDC deploys advanced security intelligence and automation tools to […]

Comptel and STC sign MoU to build digital skills for Saudi Arabia

Comptel announced a joint initiative with Saudi Arabia-based ICT operator STC to help Saudi Arabia capitalise on the new digital era and deliver on its vision for 2030. As an aspiring ICT leader with robust technology infrastructure and a deep market footprint, STC is a key driver for vision 2030. Supported by Comptel’s thought leadership […]

Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, signs a Global Strategic MoU with Huawei to bring greater safety and security to Smart Cities

Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Huawei, a world leading provider of telecommunications equipment, to develop and deploy joint smart and safe city big data solutions tailored to customer requirements. The agreement will see the companies jointly develop technology and professional capabilities, including but not limited to products and […]

4 steps to help telecom operators in the Middle East future-proof their networks

Standing still is the kiss of death for any telecom service provider. If you fail to evolve, your competition advances. Ultimately, you’re either left in the dust or rendered obsolete. It’s imperative for service providers to always look several steps ahead. Planning for the next technology shift or solution set that helps you optimise your […]

CommScope launches In-Building Wireless eBook

Bringing cellular signals indoors with in-building wireless (IBW) systems is a challenging feat, which perhaps explains the lack of such coverage today despite significant interest from business enterprises, their tenants and workers. In fact, almost 75 percent of building professionals surveyed by CommScope cited IBW connectivity as “important” or “very important” to them. In an […]

Unify Kicks Off Channel Promotion

Unify, the Atos brand for communications software and services, recently held a partner roadshow in Dubai to unveil competitive bundles for solution providers in the UAE. Unify was joined at the roadshow by its Dubai-based distribution partners, Mindware, Oxygen and TechAccess, to unveil the OpenScape Business promotion for channel partners, aimed at SME and mid-market […]

Zain partners with Flytxt to enhance customer experience

Flytxt, a fast growing customer data analytics software company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to deploy its Customer Value Management (CVM) solutions for Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa. Flytxt, through its CVM solutions, will deliver deeper customer insights to enhance […]

Kodak Alaris: Digital Transformation a Priority

In today’s digital age, getting smarter about data and taking steps to ensure that information is no longer an under-utilised asset, needs to be a high priority on the business agenda. Organizations should view digital transformation not as a challenge, but as an opportunity for them to manage information with greater efficiency, facilitate better sharing […]

Riverbed: Elder new Senior Vice President Sales

Riverbed Technology has appointed Andy Elder as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), reporting to Paul Mountford, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Riverbed. Elder will be responsible for the company’s sales strategy and go-to-market execution in EMEA and will lead the team to drive and accelerate […]