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How IT is transforming the education sector in the Middle East

Ashith Piriyattiath, Group Head of IT at Dubai-based Al Masah Capital, tells Intelligent CIO how digitisation is impacting the education sector in the Middle East. The term digital transformation has been widely heard in the academic sector in the last few years but most people have conceptualised it in the wrong way so that the […]

DAFZA’s digital intelligence plan receives approval

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), has approved the organisation’s Digital Intelligence Plan 2018-2020. This has been developed in line with digital transformation initiatives such as the Dubai Internet of Things Strategy and the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence – the first major initiative within the UAE Centennial […]

Veeam acquires N2WS to deliver availability and protection for AWS Cloud

Veeam® Software has announced that it has acquired N2WS, a leading provider of cloud-native enterprise back-up and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in a deal worth $42.5M. N2WS is a leader in IaaS data protection, providing a cloud-native back-up solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organisations to back up data and applications as often […]

New Cisco appointment to focus on digital transformation

Cisco has announced the appointment of Hani Raad as General Manager for its West Region in the Middle East. In his new role, Raad will focus on leading Cisco’s digital transformation initiatives in Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Levant and Iraq. He will work closely with its partner ecosystem to support government and private sector customers […]

Arab Health survey finds technological innovation in healthcare is welcomed in GCC

Arab Health, the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region, has revealed that 45% of GCC residents find wearable technology, such as fitness trackers or smart watches, an effective way to monitor their personal health. In a GCC-wide survey commissioned by Arab Health 2018, 50% of respondents aged 18 to 24 […]

Microsoft hosts cloud event for data scientists in Gulf region

Microsoft has hosted a special event for data scientists, to show how the company’s cloud-based big data offerings can help organisations analyse their corporate information stores. The event falls in line with the Microsoft Cloud Society initiative that is designed to bridge the skills gap by supporting experts increasing their technical acumen in the cloud […]

Whirlpool Corporation launches IoT functionality for home devices

Consumers in the Middle East will soon be able to communicate with their home appliances through their Apple Watch. Whirlpool Corporation, which operates in the Middle East, is connecting its appliances to allow consumers to remotely communicate with ovens, washers and dryers via Apple Watch. The collaboration marks the first time an appliance maker has […]

Allied Telesis to demonstrate its latest networking solutions at Intersec 2018

Allied Telesis, a leading provider of networking hardware and software products, has announced its participation at Intersec 2018. The event will be held from January 21 to 23 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai World Trade Centre. Intersec is the largest and the most diverse show on commercial security and safety with a […]

STC selects Qualys to deliver comprehensive security and compliance solutions in KSA

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Qualys, a leading provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, have announced an agreement to deliver a regionally hosted, cloud-based security and compliance platform. STC Solutions will integrate and deliver the Qualys Private Cloud Platform and its suite of cloud apps from its data centre in Riyadh to expand its managed security services offer. […]

MRI Software acquires real estate software company MDA Property Systems

MRI Software, a global leader in real estate software solutions, has announced the acquisition of MDA Property Systems, a property management and accounting software company based in Cape Town. MDA Property Systems dominates the South African real estate market, with approximately 5,000 users and 70% of South Africa’s listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) using the company’s software. With […]

Minister launches new e-commerce platform in Qatar

A new e-commerce platform has been launched in Qatar by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. The platform, known as The Turkish Souq, has been officially launched by Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications. He said: “I’m delighted to launch this platform which is set to revolutionise e-commerce in Qatar. The depth […]

STC starts constructing the largest network operation centre in MENA

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced the start of the construction of the largest network operations centre in MENA. The project aims to enhance the company’s strategy for digital transformation, enabling digital services and enriching the experience of customers. The centre, which will be located at the King Abdulaziz Telecom Complex in Al-Mursalat district in […]

Dell EMC hosts first ever Industry Technology Day in Dubai

Dell EMC has today hosted its first ever Industry Technology Day 2018 event, held at The Palace One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai. At this one day event, Dell EMC highlighted how its innovative technology solutions are helping businesses in different industries achieve their digital transformation objectives. In this new era of digitisation where digital disruption […]

Dubai event to demonstrate future blockchain opportunities for enterprises

An event held in Dubai will help decode the multibillion dollar opportunities in Blockchain. The Future Blockchain Summit 2018, hosted by the Smart Dubai Office at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)  from May 2 to 3, is set to demonstrate how blockchain technology is set to transform the world. Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director of […]

Qatar Investment Authority and Elliott Management acquire Gigamon

Gigamon, a leader in traffic visibility solutions for cybersecurity and monitoring applications, has been acquired by Elliott Management, a leading multi-strategy private investment firm, and the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Elliott’s investment was led by its private equity affiliate, Evergreen Coast Capital, and the acquisition has been approved by Gigamon shareholders. A spokesman for the […]

Egyptian ICT minister meets start-ups participating at Consumer Electronics Show

ICT minister Yasser ElKady has met with representatives from Egyptian technology start-up companies. The minister received a delegation from the General Division of the Digital Economy and Technology of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce. The group included the representatives of nine Egyptian start-ups that are due to participate as exhibitors in the first […]

Middle East Government dept selects HID Global for ID Card issuance

HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has announced that a government department in the Middle East has selected the company’s FARGO®  DTC4500 and FARGO® HDP8500 card printers/encoders to meet its requirement for secure ID card issuance. The government department manages the issuance of ID cards for residents and non-residents, as well as […]

A10 Networks makes predictions for cloud computing in 2018

Just a few years ago, not many predicted cloud computing would reach the heights we’ve seen in recent years. A total of 79% of companies now run workloads in the cloud (split almost evenly between public and private clouds). With the cloud bar constantly being raised, Kamal Anand, VP of the A10 Networks Cloud Business […]

Enova leads digital transformation with custom-built hospitality solution

Enova has created a custom-built analytics system for Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates Hotel. The solution, especially tailored for the hospitality sector, allows both staff and managers to track key operational KPIs. This allows them to take immediate decisions to optimise performance. Part of the company’s innovative approach has seen it create new smartphone […]

Middle East students win awards at 2017 ICT Skill Competition Final

Thirteen teams of students from across the Middle East have won prizes at Huawei’s International ICT Skill Competition finals. The winners were selected following a grueling five months of qualifying rounds that saw participation from 10 countries in the Middle East. Their prizes were awarded at the ICT Talent Cultivation and Award Ceremony in Shenzhen. […]