Wednesday 13 December 2017

Industrial firms ‘slow in adopting cyber security steps’

Industrial companies are not moving quickly to adopt cyber security measures to protect their data and operations, even as attacks have increased around the globe, said a new report from Honeywell, a global technology leader. The survey – Putting Industrial Cyber Security a


Individuals top financiers of Saudi tech start-ups

Individual investors have the biggest stake in Badir incubated start-ups in the technology field at SR30 million ($8 million), representing 40 per cent of the total funding according to newly released data. In the third quarter of 2017 alone, the funding amounted to SR 75 million


Luxoft signs network, voice services from Orange

Luxoft, a global IT service provider, has signed a multimillion Euro contract for hybrid network and voice services from Orange Business Services. The new communications infrastructure supports the international expansion of Luxoft and links its offices in more than 10 countries,


Microsoft names country manager for Bahrain, Oman

Global IT giant Microsoft has announced the appointment of Saif Hilal Al Hosni as the new country manager for the Gulf states of Bahrain and Oman. In his new role, Al Hosni will spearhead Microsoft’s efforts to assist public and private-sector organisations in both the Gulf


Smart Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim sign partnership

Smart Dubai and Majid Al Futtaim, a leading shopping mall and leisure pioneer, have signed an agreement to collaborate in areas that will help to enhance the Emirate’s data and analytics capabilities. The agreement has been developed in line with the government’s visi


Etisalat unveils white paper on cloud development

UAE-based Etisalat, a top telecom group in association with professional services firm Deloitte and ICT company Huawei has launched a joint White Paper entitled “From Pipelines to Clouds -Etisalat`s Playbook”. The White Paper shares lessons learned in how technologies


Dewa wins global patent for one-way data system

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has received an international patent for its One-Way Data System, which was designed and implemented internally to ensure the security of data transmission from power and desalination stations to a shared platform.  This builds a


Apple to buy Shazam Entertainment for $404m

Apple is close to acquiring Shazam Entertainment Limited, the startup whose music recognition app is already built into the technology giant Siri virtual assistant, according to a person familiar with the discussions.   A deal for the London-based app maker coul


Etisalat named best Mideast wholesale operator

UAE-based Etisalat has been recognised as the ‘Best Middle East Wholesale Operator’ at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2017, a prestigious award ceremony that recognises the achievement of global telecom carriers across the region. Etisalat was shortlisted among


UAE Embassy in India launches bilateral app

The UAE Embassy in India launched a mobile application dubbed "UAE Embassy in New Delhi" to help Emiratis travelling to India or residing in this country as well as Indian citizens with interests in the UAE. Dr Ahmed Al Banna, UAE’s Ambassador to India unveiled th

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