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Strategic tech. investments for UAE manufacturers in 2017

What’s on tap for UAE manufacturers in 2017? Nothing but net (profits, that is) as manufacturers kick off the year with an optimistic eye to the future. It’s an exciting time, with manufacturers gearing up for growth, investing in equipment, new manufacturing modalities such as 3D printing, and software to support digital transformation and new […]


Mashreq to introduce early access to Samsung Pay

Mashreq, a UAE financial institution, has announced it will offer its customers early access to Samsung Pay – a mobile payment service that works as a contactless credit or debit card.  Mashreq debit and credit cardholders* (Visa/MasterCard) are now enabled to perform transactions at any merchant in an instant, convenient and secure manner, without the use of plastic […]


Financial malware attacks increased in Q4 2016

In the fourth quarter of 2016, the number of users that encountered malware capable of stealing money or valuable financial information reached 319,000, 22.49% more than in the same period in 2015. An increase in the number of attacks was spotted during the White Friday and the holiday period, according to Kaspersky Lab research. The […]


DEWA receives COBIT5 cert. in governance & IT operation control

DEWA has received the COBIT5 certification in governance and information technology operation control. DEWA passed a series of auditing and monitoring process evaluations, becoming the first government entity in the UAE to fulfil all requirements of the system, in all five fields. The COBIT5 certification has been included in ISACA’s globally accepted framework. DEWA applies […]


New Age Education Summit to focus on educational technology

UMS Conferences has announced the launch the New Age Education Summit, to be held from 8 to 9 May, 2017 in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The primary objective of the summit is to discuss the benefits, challenges and opportunities of implementing educational technology for rectors, deans, principals and other educational authorities in the Gulf Cooperation Council […]


Tejari signs MoU with Dubai SME to streamline procurement services

Strategic procurement company Tejari, has announced the signing of a MoU with Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai mandated to develop the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, to deploy a dedicated eProcurement platform for SME members. The collaboration aims to automate member requests, enable supplier categorisation and […]


Gulf Air selects Dell EMC Data Protection solutions

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Dell EMC’s Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions to create a scalable protection and availability foundation for supporting rapid data growth. Gulf Air aims to leverage the backup and recovery capabilities offered by this solution to help meet its data accessibility requirements. […]


Nedaa and Nokia to establish Innovation & Creativity Lab

Nedaa, a government corporation specialising in the deployment of wireless communications technologies for Dubai, has announced that it has forged a strategic partnership with Finnish multinational ICT giant Nokia to establish an Innovation and Creativity Lab in Dubai. The pioneering technology incubator will support ongoing efforts to transform Dubai into a ‘Smart City’ under the […]


DarkMatter’s Pegasus signs MoU with Dubai Police to drive big data

DarkMatter has announced that Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police to provide a comprehensive Big Data platform on which custom analytic solutions will be developed to help solve and prevent crime and make citizens safer. DarkMatter had previously been working with Dubai Police in this area under […]


Etisalat to manage Union Insurance IT network infrastructure

Union Insurance has appointed Etisalat to manage its core IT network infrastructure, which will allow the company to focus on delivering insurance products to their customers in the UAE. As one of the early adopters of Etisalat’s Managed Telephony and Data Connectivity solutions, Union Insurance is now outsourcing the operations and management of their entire […]


Gulf Petrochem Group selects Aspect’s cloud-based E/CTRM

Gulf Petrochem Group, the UAE based global oil and petrochemicals conglomerate, has today announced that it has selected cloud-based E/CTRM technology from Aspect to help drive future growth. The Group, valued at $2.5bn is active in oil trading, bunkering, manufacturing and refining, storage, shipping and logistics and related areas, and is a bunkering firm in […]


KOC awards Black & Veatch contract for NG tech processing

Black & Veatch has secured a contract for the licensing technology and related services for sulphur recovery units (SRU) and Acid Gas Removal Units (AGRU) to support natural gas processing on the Jurassic field, a project central to Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) strategy to increase gas production. Kuwait has a very aggressive gas production target for 2030. […]


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