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ServiceNow to become native mobile enterprise cloud platform with SkyGiraffe acquisition

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Acquisition will embed native mobile apps across ServiceNow portfolio, enabling enterprise customers to easily give employees consumer-like mobile experiences for any app Announcing an agreement to acquire mobile platform company SkyGiraffe, cloud-based workflow leader ServiceNow, plans to deliver a truly native mobile enterprise cloud platform. The acquisition will let ServiceNow customers easily deliver consumer-like mobile […]


Report explores how the Middle East can drive financial future

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Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), a leading financial hub in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region (MEASA), has released a new DIFC-commissioned report developed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) entitled The Next Frontier: The future of finance in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. MEASA is home to approximately 3 billion people, […]


Nokia to improve capacity and coverage of Zain Iraq’s network

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3G and 2G networks to be modernized across Karbala, Najaf and Basra, with a special focus on the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, to support increasing demand for voice and data traffic Nokia’s Mass Event Handler solution will allow Zain Iraq to effectively address voice and mobile broadband requirements during Zeyara Modernisation will allow […]


Digital marketing poised for significant growth in UAE’s e-commerce market

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The UAE’s e-commerce sector is fast developing in light of the growing popularity of online shopping in the country where the internet and smartphone penetration rates are among the highest in the world. According to a recent industry study, the value of the local e-commerce market will hit the AED 40-billion mark by 2018, fueled […]


Al Jammaz to distribute Ring’s home security tech products in Saudi Arabia

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Ring, a leader in smart home security, has announced a partnership agreement with Al Jammaz Distribution, a leading Saudi based Value-Added Distributor, which distributes advanced technology products, solutions and services. This partnership will help Ring foray and expand its reach across the Saudi market offering customers Ring’s products and solutions. “Ring believes in keeping homes […]


Linksys mesh makes waves across UAE, securing market share

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A dynamic home Wi-Fi solution that extends 100 percent connectivity to every corner of the home is among Linksys® innovations on show at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Linksys Velop is the mesh system that is recognised for its strong performance, simple setup and elegant design. Linksys® – a leader in home and business networking solutions […]


MediaTek to showcase its latest Smartphone, & Smart Home technology

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MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), returns to GITEX Technology Week 2017 along with key global and regional partners to showcase an array of Smartphone and Smart Home technologies. This marks MediaTek’s fourth year at the region’s largest IT industry event, where it will celebrate its 20-year anniversary […]


Nokia and du demonstrate the 5G future at GITEX 2017

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Nokia and du demonstrate how 5G will transform people’s lives with a showcase of 5G robot control and live streaming at GITEX Technology Week 2017 in Dubai. The live streaming uses the Nokia OZO+ virtual reality camera and OZO Live, a real-time 3D 360 stitching software that delivers live virtual reality broadcasting. The robot demonstrates […]


Centra Hub launches VAT-Compliant Centra Books

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Centra Hub, today unveiled Centra Books, a ready-to-use, plug-and-play, VAT-enabled and SaaS-based finance and inventory management system at GITEX Technology Week 2017. Visitors will be able to preview the solution at Centra’s stand. Centra Books will be available in the GCC markets over the coming weeks. Speaking on the launch, Nisith Naik, CEO of Centra […]


Aruba demonstrates its Intelligent Mobility Solutions at GITEX

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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 […]


CommScope discusses future of networks at GITEX 2017

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Trends that will shape the growing demand for fibre across the Middle East and Africa are the focus for CommScope during GITEX 2017. “Given the focus on a post-oil era, it’s no surprise the region is in the early stages of the greatest transformation of networking yet,” said Ehab Kanary, vice president of Enterprise, Middle […]


PRISMA Telecom presents EmergencyNET at Critical Communications

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PRISMA will showcase EmergencyNET, a compact portable private mobile network to quickly re-establish connectivity in case of network breakdowns PRISMA Telecom Testing, a leading supplier of innovative solutions for the wireless industry, will showcase the latest developments of its EmergencyNET systems at Critical Communications MENA 2017 in Dubai. A compact plug-and-play portable system offering a […]


Five ITSM takeaways from Internet Trends report

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There’s an interesting time ahead for IT service management  (ITSM) as it moves into the cloud and evolves to support a mobile workforce. Aparna TA, Marketing Analyst, ManageEngine, says help desks will have to adapt as end users’ expectations of ITSM solutions start to mirror those of consumer applications. Every year Mary Meeker, a partner […]


Avaya survey finds KSA customers prefer mobile banking

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Survey from Avaya, who will be exhibiting at GITEX 2017, reveals mobile-banking app is most preferred method for contacting one’s bank, survey shows  Half of customers in KSA would change their bank if they receive poor customer service—more than any other country surveyed Banking customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are increasingly using digital […]


Aruba expert on the six latest technology trends in Higher Education

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Jose Vasco, Regional Director, MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, says six trends have emerged in the field of higher education this year: IoT Spreads Institution-Wide – IoT is swiftly expanding beyond student devices. The onslaught ranges from connected lights, door locks and sprinkler systems to laboratory sensors, classroom instruction and student laundry […]


Spending on VPA-enabled wireless speakers will top $3.5 Billion by 2021

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Enterprise adoption will start in 2019 with hospitality, communications and remote healthcare applications End-user spending for the worldwide virtual personal assistant (VPA)-enabled wireless speaker market is forecast to reach $3.52 billion by 2021, up from $0.72 billion in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “The market for VPA-enabled wireless speakers, such as the Amazon Echo devices […]


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

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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 […]


Expert opinion: Why BYOD doesn’t have to be your biggest headache

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Eight best practices to protect your enterprise network By Manish Bhardwaj, Senior Marketing Manager, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company Smartphones and other personal devices can now be found in most businesses as users are staying connected to the corporate network from anywhere, any time. It’s the stuff that keeps […]


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

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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 […]


MoU signed to incorporate Dubai Font on Huawei smartphones

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The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei sign MoU to incorporate Dubai Font on Huawei smartphones The Executive Council of Dubai and Huawei Consumer Business Group have announced a partnership that will see it include the Dubai Font on its mobile operating systems as one of its standard pre-loaded fonts. The font will be automatically […]