Monday 27 June 2016

Firms ‘struggling to back remote office IT’

Organisations in the region are facing challenges such as delays in provisioning applications, recovering from disasters, and managing data backups when managing IT at remote and branch offices, a report said. Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today (June


CustomerXPs wins award for fraud detection product

CustomerXPs' Clari5 Enterprise Fraud Management product has been named winner of the prestigious 'Best Fraud Detection Product Award’ in the annual Operational Risk Awards held by Operational Risk magazine and Winners were selected by OpRisk’s editor


Samsung to invest $1.2bn in US for IoT

Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Tuesday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the US over the next four years on so-called internet of things (IoT) technologies. In a statement, Samsung said it will make the investments through its Silicon Va


Egyptian tycoon keen to invest in Brazil's wireless firm

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he’s prepared to invest in Oi SA, the Brazilian wireless carrier that filed for bankruptcy protection on $19 billion in debt this week. Sawiris, who controls a majority stake in Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Hold


High level cyber security summit to be held in Egypt

Around 22 Arab countries and North African states are set to meet at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the fifth annual Regional Cyber Security Summit to fight cybercrime and promote a safe internet environment. Starting from October 30, the three-day summit will also host and engage the mos


Cyber risk awareness up among executives: Deloitte

Boardrooms’ awareness of cyber risks has been recently growing in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with cyber security ranking far up on the agendas of non-executive directors in the region, according to a report by Deloitte. The report, entitled ‘EMEA 360 Boardroom Survey:


Use cloud to scale up business, Microsoft tells start-ups

Microsoft Gulf has called on regional start-ups to strongly consider the cloud as a means of easily scaling up their business operations, citing several UAE success stories as proof that. Through Microsoft’s BizSpark, a global programme that helps startups succeed by giving


Batelco to launch superfast 4G+ in Bahrain

Bahrain-based telecom group Batelco has announced plans for the rollout of superfast 4G+ for its customers, the first telecom in the Kingdom to start rolling out the service. LTE Advanced is the latest mobile technology launched to support the massive increase in mobile data dema


Siemens tech employed in 3D-printed office building in Dubai

The world’s first 3D-printed office building, inaugurated recently in Dubai, uses smart technology from Siemens to integrate the building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform. “This is a globally significant project


IIoT main focus at Honeywell users’ conference

Helping industrial companies harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform their entire enterprise will be the lead topic for Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) 41st annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) for the Americas. Vimal Kapur, president of HPS, said: “H

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