Dubai’s Future Blockchain Summit to unlock multibillion dollar opportunities

The inaugural Future Blockchain Summit will be the world’s first experiential blockchain festival hosted by a city. Taking place from May 2 to 3 at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the summit is officially hosted by the Smart Dubai Office, the entity recognised as the global first-mover in blockchain adoption, in partnership with Dubai […]

Intraconsult Telecom and Avaya to improve communications in Egypt

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, has announced it is working with Intraconsult Telecom to help organisations in Egypt achieve their digital transformation objectives. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees. […]

Egypt launches digital forensic lab to combat software piracy

The Government of Egypt has announced that it is setting up a specialised digital forensic lab for intellectual property as part of its enforcement schemes of combating software piracy. The new lab, the first of its kind in the MENA region, is mainly designed to resolve business software and internet-based piracy cases. It authentically recovers […]

GDPR: Data-protection soul-searching, not just about compliance

With just a couple of months to go, reports and surveys frequently indicate that CIOs and business owners are concerned about and unprepared for GDPR. And the race is on, with a Veritas study indicating that more than half of organisations are yet to start work on meeting the minimum requirements set by GDPR. Tarek Jundi, […]

Primeminister of Qatar attends graduation of IT Talent Program

The primeminister of Qatar attended the graduation of the first batch of an IT talent programme. His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani witnessed the graduation of the initial first batch of both the IT talent and access to employment programmes which come under the umbrella of the Ministry of Transport and Communications. […]

New website is dedicated to workers’ welfare in Qatar

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) in Qatar has launched a new website specifically dedicated to workers’ welfare. The site – – features a timeline of the SC’s workers’ welfare journey, containing details of the numerous initiatives being delivered to benefit the thousands of workers engaged on 2022 FIFA World Cup projects. Workers’ welfare […]

Batelco to participate in Consumer Protection Expo 2018

Batelco has announced its participation in the Consumer Protection Expo 2018 as a silver sponsor. The event is taking place at City Centre Mall from March 1 to 3 under the patronage of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. The Consumer Protection Expo is being organised by the […]

VMware enables Dubai Municipality’s digital workplace revolution

Empowered employees in the UAE are benefiting from the performance power of digital technologies.  Collaboration across the workforce is increasing in an environment where employees are bringing their own business apps into the workplace. Dubai Municipality, faced with the challenge of ensuring its employees have consistent access to business applications, has launched a digital transformation […]

Artificial intelligence to accelerate goals of Saudi Vision 2030

During a visit to Riyadh, SAP CEO Bill McDermott welcomed the kingdom’s bold use of artificial intelligence to help bring the national development goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to life. AI will serve as the foundation for Neom, a smart city located in Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region. “Artificial intelligence is central to Saudi Vision 2030,” said […]

Mimecast commits to GDPR compliance for customers

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced its commitment to helping customers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new European privacy regulation due to take effect on May 25 this year. As part of this commitment, Mimecast recently announced that Marc French has joined the leadership team as […]