Nayif-1 transmits its first message in Arabic

MBRSC has announced that Nayif-1 has transmitted its first message, a quote by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in Arabic from space.

UPS tests autonomous delivery drone

UPS has recently announced that it successfully conducted a test package delivery in Florida using an autonomous drone that launched from one of its delivery trucks.


Verizon cuts Yahoo deal price by $350 million

Verizon Communications will pay $350 million less for Yahoo after two major data breaches reported by the struggling Internet pioneer.

LinkedIn launches ‘Project Sangam’

Microsoft has launched Project Sangam, a cloud service integrated with LinkedIn that will help train and generate employment for middle and low-skilled workers.

Gartner names Microsoft as ‘leader’ in BI and analytics

Gartner has identified Microsoft as a market leader in its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms.

Ready to run

The annual Data Centre Build roadshow visited Riyadh, Dubai and Doha for the fourth year running last month. Reporting from Dubai, the event saw a host of IT-decision makers turn out to reflect on what the future holds for data centres.

Bright spark

With over 20,000 employees on its books and an increasingly international sales team to support, CIO Marco van de Sandt has built the foundations of technological change at alfanar, which is now reaping the benefits.


Dell EMC together with its regional distributor, Arrow, hosted a channel-focused event last month to increase awareness among its resellers on modern data centre and its tangible benefits.

The year of the ‘Agile Workplace’

Marco Landi, President, EMEA, Polycom, shares top three technology trends predictions for 2017 and explains why 2017 will be the year of the ‘Agile Workforce.’

Review: Bose QuietComfort 35

There is a new addition to the market already awash with wireless ANC cans –Bose’s new QuietComfort 35, which is the cordless version of the company’s famous QuietComfort 25 active noise-cancelling headphones.

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