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MapR expands its territories and bolsters leadership in EMEA region

MapR Technologies, Inc., a leading data platform for AI and analytics, has announced changes to its EMEA leadership team following significant growth across the region. With a strong presence in the UK, Germany, France and Benelux, effective immediately, MapR has established an Emerging Territories region to more effectively develop business opportunities outside of these established […]


Egypt’s software piracy drop and legal reforms boost foreign investment

Egypt has seen a 2% drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59%, according to a study released by US-based Business Software Alliance. It revealed that Egypt has managed to decrease the commercial value of the unlicensed software, which declined significantly from US$157m in 2015 to US$64m last year. The survey quantified the volume […]


ICT Minister visits Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Egypt

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) visited Borg Al-Arab Technology Park in Alexandria, Egypt, as part of his inspection tours to follow up on the regularity of work in the technology parks. Amr Talaat accompanied by National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) Acting Executive President, Mustafa Abdel-Wahed; Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) Acting […]


Airtel and Telecom Egypt announce partnership for submarine cabling

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecom services provider, and Telecom Egypt, the country’s first integrated telecom operator, have announced a strategic partnership where Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems. In addition, Airtel will also take large capacities on a […]


Dubai HeliShow to explore adoption of technology

Dubai HeliShow 2018 is set to host two exclusive conferences, Helicopter Technology and Operations Conference and Military and Homeland Security Conference, during its seventh edition. This will run from November 6 to 8 at the Royal Pavilion, Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South. The two conferences, which are being held under the patronage of H.H. […]


Pure Storage delivers container storage-as-a-service

Pure Storage, the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, has announced the availability of Pure Service Orchestrator, which delivers container storage-as-a-service to empower developers as they deploy container-based, microservices applications. Pure Service Orchestrator equips customers with effortless, self-managed storage that drives data centric architecture with public cloud-like agility on-premises, […]


Saudi Arabia ranks as top digital banking market in Middle East

Saudi Arabia has been revealed in a new survey as the top digital banking market in the Middle East and North Africa, with more than three-quarters of banking customers using online or mobile apps. In a survey of regional banking customers by research firm ArabNet, 76% of Saudi banking customers use digital platforms and 60% […]


Council for tech start-ups in Jordan established

The Information and Communications Technology Association (ICTA) has pledged support for tech start-ups in Jordan through establishing a council for those founding such companies. Bashar Hawamdeh, Chairman of ICTA, said the new Jordan Tech Start-ups Leaders Council will contribute to overcoming the obstacles these companies face. These challenges include access to funding, meeting with local, […]


Dell accelerates towards 2020 Legacy of Good goals

Dell Inc has released its annual 2020 Legacy of Good update, continuing the company’s long-term commitment to society, team members and the environment. The report summarises efforts during fiscal year 2018. The report and corresponding activities are rooted in Dell’s acknowledgement of its responsibility to realise a sustainable and prosperous future. Dell’s purpose as a […]


Batelco partners with Seef Mall to provide free internet for mall visitors

Batelco, the leading digital communications solutions provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain has partnered with Seef Mall, a leading family shopping and entertainment destination in the Kingdom of Bahrain, to provide free Wi-Fi services at Seef Mall located at Seef District, Muharraq and Isa Town. The partnership was announced at a launch event held at […]