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flyEgypt selects PAYFORT as its payment provider

Egypt’s hybrid airline flyEgypt has selected PAYFORT’s innovative payment services to offer more payment options and an enhanced booking experience for passengers. PAYFORT, an Amazon company, has announced that flyEgypt, a Cairo based hybrid airline chose PayFort’s payment services to scale its business faster, supporting its expansion and companywide innovation and to deliver payment experiences […]

Kuwait-based JustClean announces expansion plans for GCC and wider region

JustClean, a Kuwait-based tech company, has announced ambitious plans to expand its business in the rest of the GCC and beyond. Since the company was established three years ago by Kuwaiti brothers Athbi and Nouri Al-Enezi, it has signed up more than 100 laundry businesses in the UAE since the introduction of its marketplace app […]

Axiom Telecom selects Swisslog to deliver automated warehouse system

Swisslog, a global warehouse automation specialist, has installed a new automated warehouse in Dubai for Axiom Telecom. Axiom has more than 5,000 points of sale and 2,000 employees across the UAE and KSA, and is a retailer and distributor of technology brands in the telecom industry. The move to a new facility was part of […]

ALE enhances communication infrastructure for Bin Ham Group hotel

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) has announced that the City Seasons Hotel Deira has consolidated its communications infrastructure with a deployment of ALE high performance access points to boost network availability and management. The City Seasons Hotel is part of the UAE-based Bin Ham Group, which operates a number of hotels in key locations in the UAE […]

Seera Group optimises travel bookings with Salesforce’s CRM Platform

Salesforce Service Cloud provides unified and personalised customer experience across phone, email, mobile, social media and in-store interactions. Riyadh-based Seera Group (formerly Al Tayyar Travel Group), a leading travel group in the Middle East, has announced it has selected Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, to digitally transform and enhance travel booking experiences for millions […]

Kuwait International Bank launches video call banking service

Customers of Kuwait International Bank can now communicate with staff via a video call following the launch of a new service. Both customers and non-customers can make a video call to the bank’s representatives and talk to them face-to-face. The new service means customers will be able to activate and deactivate credit cards, debit cards […]

Ciena provides foundation for new Batelco Gulf Network

Batelco has selected Ciena’s Converged Packet Optical Platform as the foundation for the new Batelco Gulf Network Cable System which connects all countries across the GCC as a reliable alternative to  submarine cables with greater scalable capacity and shorter inter-Gulf latency. This runs over a state-of-the-art optical transport network and provides Bahrain with a new international gateway enabling […]

FVC to lead with Enterprise Collaboration at GITEX 2019

  FVC, a leading value-added-distributor (VAD) in the Middle East and Africa, will focus on enabling the Digital Transformation journey of organisations at GITEX 2019.  The company will demonstrate the strength of its comprehensive enterprise collaboration vendor portfolio, in addition to highlighting its audio-video, IT Infrastructure and IT Security portfolio. “The uptake of enterprise collaboration […]

McAfee report uncovers ransomware resurgence

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has released its McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2019, examining cybercriminal activity and the evolution of cyberthreats in Q1 2019. McAfee Labs saw an average of 504 new threats per minute in Q1 and a resurgence of ransomware along with changes in campaign execution and code. More than 2.2 billion […]

Nutanix helps Saudi port operator future-proof operations

Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing, has announced that the Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), a port operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is leveraging Nutanix software to increase IT capacity to support growing operations across Saudi port facilities while also reducing IT management overheads. This includes successfully accommodating a 50% spike […]

Embrace gender diversity in security and risk management roles

Diverse teams provide an immediate and long-lasting solution to the global shortage of security talent says Roberta Witty, VP Analyst, Gartner.   For every 100 security and risk management (SRM) executives, only about a quarter of them are women. The good news is that as the benefits of diversity are more widely realised, that number will increase […]

Gartner contributor on the five security questions your board will definitely ask

With cyberattacks on organisations a fact of life, Kasey Panetta, on behalf of Gartner, explains how CISOs can deal with the inevitable questions asked by board members seeking reassurance that their company’s risks are being effectively managed. Know how to respond to your board’s most likely security questions. How secure are we? Why do we […]

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