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Microsoft demonstrates intelligent cloud solutions to oil and gas sector in Kuwait

Microsoft introduces the petrochemical sector’s technical experts to the proven track record of Microsoft Azure-hosted solutions in real-world industrial scenarios. Microsoft has demonstrated the power and benefits of the intelligent cloud to the regional oil and gas industry, as bronze sponsor of a Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) with a workshop titled Transforming Oil and […]


Kuwait Oil Company provides smart training through Virtual Reality environment

Kuwait Oil Company’s ageing workforce created the need for the successful transfer of knowledge to a new generation of plant operators. As a result, the company adopted SimSci EYESIM Immersive Virtual Reality technology which helps the company to prepare new operators even before they step into new working environments.  With Kuwait being the sixth largest […]


Finesse COO Sunil Paul on the future of predictive analytics

Sunil Paul, Co-Founder and COO of Finesse, a Global Digital Transformation Company, which provides Analytics and BI Solutions to organisations across industries, talks about the potential for predictive analytics to produce deeper insights to drive specific business outcomes. Can present and past experiences provide a window into the future? It is an open debate on […]


STC announces successful call on a 5G smartphone

STC has announced that a successful call has been accomplished using a 5G smartphone for the first time in the MENA region and among the first globally, in co-operation with its strategic partners. This launch is the initial phase for operating the service once 5G handsets are available in the global markets. Eng. Nasser S. […]


Nutanix Xi IoT brings intelligence to the Edge as IoT puts pressure on data centres

With the ever-increasing amount of data, data centres are struggling to cope with demand. With a move to Edge computing Nutanix has launched a new service as part of the company’s Xi Cloud Services. Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced the general availability of Xi IoT, a new edge computing service offered as […]


Skybox calls on oil and gas companies to unify IT and OT cybersecurity at APIPEC

Skybox Security has called on industry leaders to take a unified approach to securing IT and operational technology (OT) networks so that they align with the needs of each environment. Last year, newly published vulnerabilities affecting OT saw a 120% increase over the previous year, according to Skybox Security’s 2018 Vulnerability and Threat Trends Report. For […]


New connectivity solutions introduced to oil and gas industry

IEC Telecom Group, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has showcased the solutions that will facilitate improved crew communications, online access and seamless operational performance as part of a new era of connectivity. The latest connectivity solutions have been introduced at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference. IEC Telecom Group, […]


Egypt could meet 53% of electricity demand with renewable energy

Egypt has the potential to generate up to 53% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The Energy Renewable Energy Outlook report, released at a conference in Cairo, found that pursuing higher shares of renewable energy could reduce the country’s energy bill by up to US$900 million annually in 2030. Renewables could cost-effectively […]


Microsoft and DEWA work to bring quantum computing to Dubai

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced plans to work with Microsoft to develop new quantum-based solutions to address energy optimisation and other challenges where classical computers have serious limitations, making it the first organisation outside the US to participate in the Microsoft Quantum programme. As part of the deal, Microsoft will work […]


Email security solution for oil companies to be launched in ME

Receive GUARD, an email security solution that was introduced to the industry in Oman and designed for oil and trade companies, is set to be launched in the Middle East.  Built on an AI-based platform, Receive GUARD is capable of learning from and analysing Arabic-language emails to effectively block business email compromise (BEC) scams and new malware for […]


Solar Bankers and GLBrain partner for transactive energy and blockchain

The renewable energy and blockchain company Solar Bankers has joined forces with the Internet company GLBrain (Dubai), to create an ecosystem of online marketplaces based on blockchain. Solar Bankers, a producer of high-efficiency solar modules using a patented nanostructured holographic foil, is known for developing a solution for rural electrification based on decentralised P2P energy […]


Organisations showcase Oman’s Smart Cities innovations

Schneider Electric, a leader in energy management and automation, in partnership with Knowledge Oasis Muscat and the French Embassy in Oman, has launched a showcase of Smart City innovations that could enable residents and businesses to save money on their utilities. In support of the Oman Vision 2020, Oman’s utilities providers are heavily investing in […]


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