Tuesday 6 October 2015

Microsoft unveils first laptop, updated devices

Microsoft Corp unveiled on Tuesday its first laptop, a line of Lumia smartphones, a new Surface Pro tablet and an updated version of its wearable fitness tracker, Microsoft Band, all running on Windows 10, its latest operating system. Windows 10, launched in July, is part of Micr


Cisco to provide Mobily with managed network services

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) in co-operation with the Saudi National Fiber Network (SNFN) and integrated telecommunications company (ITC) have signed a contract with Cisco Middle East company in Saudi Arabia to provide the managed network services.   It will be prov


US-Arab chamber hosts DSOA’s US visit

The National US-Arab Chamber of Commerce (NUSACC) recently organized a visit to the US state of California by senior officials from the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Emirati delegation was led by D. Mohammed Al Zarooni, CEO of the DSO


Batelco backs Bahrain’s e-economy directions

Bahrain's leading business solutions provider Batelco has said 50 per cent percent of its enterprise customers have opted to use their electronic billing (e-billing) service option and stop receiving printed bills.    The company is reaching out to its


Commvault to showcase data access solutions at Gitex

US-based Commvault Systems, a top data management software company, will showcase its data protection and information management solutions at the upcoming Gitex 2015, a major IT show in Dubai, UAE. The solutions enable companies to protect, access and use all of its data —


EDB signs deal to spur ICT sector

The Bahrain Technology Companies Society (BTECH) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) have agreed to enhance co-operation aimed at continued development of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in the kingdom. During a meeting, BTECH members were briefed by the EDB rep


New iPhones launch in Bahrain on Oct 10

Arab Business Machine, the authorised distributor for Apple in the Middle East and Levant, has announced that it will offer iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, the latest and most advanced iPhones, from October 10, in Bahrain. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus bring a new dimension to iPhon


Du promotion offers ‘loads of data’

UAE-based Du, a top telecom group, has launched a new promotion which offers customers plenty of data valid till the end of the year. Customers will need to purchase the ‘Mega Deal’, which offers data catering to any of their mobile internet needs, such as emails, soc


Ooredoo launches franchise store in Oman’s Mussanah

Leading telecommunications provider Ooredoo has joined hands with its long-term partner and store operator Enhance, a WJ Towell company, to open its first franchise store in Mussanah, South Al Batinah, Oman. The store will provide Ooredoo’s range of products and services to


IoT service spend on track to top $261bn

About 4.9 billion connected devices will be in used in 2015 and this figure will reach 25 billion by 2020, a recent study said, leading to an increase of $261 billion in service spending for the Internet of Things (IoT). This digital shift fuelled by the adoption of cloud, mobile

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