Kuwait Top Stories

Kuwait International Airport adopts Microsoft Azure

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) adopts Microsoft Azure to transform data into actionable business intelligence and streamline airport operations. Kuwait International Airport, an entity managed by the government’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has announced that it has adopted Microsoft Azure cloud solutions to streamline the airport’s operations. The move enables DGCA to […]

Kuwait announces launch of $200mn tech fund

Kuwait has announced the launch of an initiative to form a $200 million fund for investments in technology. Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, made the announcement at an Arab Economic Summit held in Beirut. The minister said the ‘economic co-operation’ of Arab countries should be the region’s primary […]

Xerox expert on the importance of the Kuwait market

We spoke to Mahmoud AlYahya, Middle East Operations Region Manager at Xerox, about the importance of the Kuwait market, why channel partnerships are so important and how vendors can build successful partner programmes.  Xerox is a multi-national company which has been operating in document management technology and printing solutions for 80 years. A Fortune 500 […]

Industry leaders to meet at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo

CIOs and senior IT leaders will meet to explore the latest trends at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Dubai. The event, which runs from March 4 to 6, offers an intersection of visionary speakers, peers, experts and technology providers. The Gartner Symposium/ITxpo will be underpinned by the latest Gartner research findings focused on the most pressing challenges, […]

Central Bank of Kuwait’s CDO on transforming the country’s financial sector

With the rapid expansion of the FinTech sector in Kuwait, the country’s central bank is embarking on a landmark digitalisation programme. Tariq Al Usaimi, who as its head of digital strategy is leading the evolution process, tells us analytics and Big Data have become the foundation for transforming the financial sector. Tariq Al Usaimi, the […]

Kuwait’s public university adopts Microsoft 365

Until 18 months ago, Kuwait University used a proprietary email system which had proven unpopular with both lecturers and students due to its minimal features and outdated functionality. As a result, most users used Microsoft Hotmail or other free internet email systems, which was both insecure and inefficient. But now, the university has committed to […]

Kuwait Finance House goes live on Ripplenet for money transfer

Kuwait Finance House (KFH), a member of RippleNet, has started operating an instant cross-border remittance service, Instant International Transfer, using Ripple’s Blockchain technology. KFH announced this significant milestone after completing technical preparations and conducting a number of pilot tests and then obtaining Central Bank of Kuwait approval. The current zero fees remittance is available now […]

What are the biggest cybersecurity concerns for Kuwait in 2019?

By Gopan Sivasankaran, SE Lead – Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Secureworks As far as cybersecurity is concerned, we see unprecedented attacks across the Middle East and North Africa, to which Kuwait is not immune. The problem is two-fold: most organisations struggle to detect these threats and face even greater challenges in finding professionals with […]

NBK launches NBK Direct Remit for immediate cross-border transactions

The National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has launched NBK Direct Remit for cross-border live payments. The system uses RippleNet’s enterprise Blockchain technology solution to provide customers with a frictionless remittance experience and fast cross-border money transfer solutions. NBK Direct Remit is a fast remittance service available online 24/7 for all customers. The bank, which offers […]

Ooredoo to manage disaster recovery datacentre for Boursa Kuwait

As part of its ongoing commitment to provide a secure, robust and cost-effective market place infrastructure, which ensures the continuity of the operations key services in the case of disasters, Boursa Kuwait has signed an agreement with Ooredoo Kuwait, to host the stock exchange’s disaster recovery (DR) datacentre. The signing ceremony was held at the […]