Dubai Smart Government looks into shared fibre optic network

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - July 14th, 2015

Dubai Smart Government (DSG), in coordination with Dubai government entities, is currently conducting a feasibility study to link all Dubai government entities with a shared modern fibre-optic network.

Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - June 30th, 2015

Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, a move that aims to establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design.

IoTX concludes successfully in Dubai

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - June 14th, 2015

The recently held Internet of Things Expo 2015 (IoTX) successfully concluded with leading technology firms vying to capitalise on regional Smart City projects.

Gemalto, NationalPay introduce DubaiCard

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - May 17th, 2015

During this year’s Card and Payments Middle East, National Pay together with Gemalto, has launched and showcased its flagship product, DubaiCard. DubaiCard is an innovation that that issues prepaid cards and gets them […]

Huawei to host Dubai Cloud Conference

Adelle Geronimo by Adelle Geronimo - May 7th, 2015

Huawei is set to welcome hundreds of partners, businesses and industry analysts to its first ever “Huawei Cloud Conference in the Middle East” taking place from May 12-13 at the prestigious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Teletask launches Dubai showroom

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - April 20th, 2015

Teletask Middle East has officially opened its first showroom in Dubai’s Silver Tower through its regional office in the Middle East.

Oracle MAJLIS comes to Dubai

Annie Bricker by Annie Bricker - March 19th, 2015

The Middle East Oracle User Group (MEOUG) will conduct its annual meeting on March 24th and 25th at the Palm Atlantis hotel in Dubai. Since 2008, the group has been providing a forum for its customers to share success stories, issues and learn more about Oracle’s suite of products.

Dubai gov summit: Smart Cities about human needs

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 10th, 2015

A personal dashboard that plans the day ahead for you by evaluating preferences with real-time recommendations could soon be a reality, according to experts addressing the third Dubai Government Summit.

MIT Director: Dubai a global pacesetter

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 9th, 2015

The Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Centre for Digital Business today discussed the pervasive impact of the digital revolution on societies and economies across the world, highlighting Dubai as a leader in the field.

Dubai Police scoops UN award

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - November 24th, 2014

Dubai Police has been announced as the UAE winner of the UN-based World Summit Award, mobile edition (WSA mobile), a global initiative that selects and promotes the world’s best in mobile content and innovative applications.

Dubai Police and Avaya co-produce smart eGov services

Anoosha Pervaz by Anoosha Pervaz - September 29th, 2014

Dubai Police and Avaya have joined forces to launch Dubai Police smart services on Avaya’s SmartConnect solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2014.

EES announces Dubai Gartner Symposium sponsorship

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - March 10th, 2014

Systems integrator and solutions provider Emitac Enterprise Solutions today announced its participation in the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2014 in Dubai from April 1st-3rd.

Fujitsu to support infrastructure update at Dubai’s Modern Bakery

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 25th, 2014

Fujitsu has announced that Modern Bakery in Dubai has selected the SAP HANA platform running on Fujitsu Power Appliance for a strategic project to update the bakery’s IT infrastructure.

RSA hosts Dubai Security Summit

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 4th, 2014

RSA, the security division of EMC, yesterday hosted its Security Summit, a one day security conference in Dubai aimed at helping organisations address evolving, complex and sensitive security challenges.

Brightcove launches ME office in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - February 3rd, 2014

Cloud video provider Brightcove has announced the expansion of its operations with the opening of its office in Dubai.

Oracle reports rapid cloud uptake in Dubai

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 20th, 2014

Oracle’s Alfonso Di Ianni, Senior Vice President, East Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa, has said that cloud adoption in Dubai has seen a marked upswing in the past 12 months.

Dell opens Dubai Solutions Centre, ME GM: ‘Centre belongs to CIOs’

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - January 15th, 2014

Dell has opened its Dubai Solution Centre to help customers in the EMEA Emerging region explore, test and deploy end-to-end solutions.

Dubai Silicon Oasis to become first free 24/7 wireless free zone

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 22nd, 2013

Dubai Silicon Oasis has agreed a deal with Emirates Wi-Fi for the implementation of wireless internet throughout the integrated free zone technology park, and will become the first free zone in Dubai to deploy 24/7 wireless internet.

Cisco: Dubai can be Smart City leader

James Dartnell by James Dartnell - December 17th, 2013

Cisco used its roundtable event to explore the potential for its Smart+Connected City Wi-Fi and sensor technology, saying Dubai has the power to be a world leader in the technology.

BlackBerry Z30 available at Dubai Mall tonight

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 23rd, 2013

The new BlackBerry Z30 smartphone will be available to buy from 10pm at the Dubai Mall BlackBerry store – BlackBerry is also giving away tickets to the Dubai Music Week on purchase of […]

Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha score highest in Ericsson Middle East city index

CNME Staff by CNME Staff - September 22nd, 2013

Today, Ericsson released the first edition of its Networked Society MENA City Index at the Networked Society Forum in Dubai, UAE.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority receives high-ranking delegation from Nigeria

Bilal Khan by Bilal Khan - September 16th, 2013

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis, the integrated free zone technology park, today received a high-ranking delegation from Nigeria headed by His Excellency Salamatu Rabiu Musa, Kano State Governor, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Uber sets sights on Middle East with rides in Dubai

Caitlin McGarry by Caitlin McGarry - August 28th, 2013

Uber, the transportation app that has run afoul of taxi regulators in the States, has set its sights on global domination. Next stop: the United Arab Emirates.  The company on Tuesday announced its first Middle […]

Google Glass available in Dubai – for Dh45,000

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - August 20th, 2013

Good news! If you’ve just been itching to get your hands on Google Glass, you can now buy the device in Dubai. The bad news? You’ll have to fork out Dh45,000 ($12,250) for it.

Dubai street survey reveals big appetite for NFC

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - July 2nd, 2013

Gemalto has published the results of a street survey conducted amongst Dubai residents, revealing an overwhelming appetite for using contactless technologies not only with their banking cards, but also directly from their mobile […]

Virgin Radio Dubai website hacked, database apparently on sale

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - June 4th, 2013

A hacker has apparently taken down the Virgin Radio Dubai website. The hacker, who goes by the username @OxAlien on Twitter, posted up a picture of his screen as he was apparently removing […]

CNME delivers the region’s first ever dedicated big data event in Dubai

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - May 20th, 2013

  Attendees flooded the Habtoor Grand in Dubai today as CNME played host to the region’s first ever dedicated big data event; the Big Data Symposium. Though very few companies have yet to […]

Maximo Middle East User Conference kicks off in Dubai

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - April 9th, 2013

eSolutions Maximo’s Maximo Middle East User Group Conference 2013 kicks off on Tuesday, April 7, at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel in Dubai. The conference promises to offer IBM Maximo clients insight on […]

SAP demos Business Suite on HANA at Dubai racetrack

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - April 2nd, 2013

SAP last week held a demonstration of its new HANA-powered Business Suite at Dubai Autodrome, announcing that the new suite is now available on the Middle Eastern market. At the Audi Driving Experience […]

Dubai down under

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - March 26th, 2013

The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) may not be a home-grown school of higher education, but it has made its Australian-influenced IT programme a popular and permanent fixture in the UAE since […]

Dubai to host WCO IT Conference

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - March 26th, 2013

Dubai Customs this week announced that Dubai will host the Middle East debut of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) IT Conference and Exhibition, an event dedicated to IT solutions in the customs and […]

Rosetta Stone opens Dubai office, commits to ME education programme

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - March 10th, 2013

Language-learning technology supplier, Rosetta Stone, has announced the opening of its first Middle East office, here in Dubai, in line with the governments’ focus on developing and delivering leading-edge education for its citizens. […]

Ransom malware head arrested in Dubai

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - February 17th, 2013

A Russian man accused of being a key figure behind the notorious and hugely successful Reveton “police ransom” malware, which has successfully blackmailed thousands of PC users across the world, has been arrested […]

Gartner announces Dubai symposium speakers

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - February 3rd, 2013

Gartner on Sunday announced the speakers for its first flagship conference in Dubai, called the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, which will be held from March 5 to 7 at Madinat Jumeirah. The keynote speakers will […]

Dubai eGovernment to develop EIPA website

Tom Paye by Tom Paye - January 20th, 2013

Dubai eGovernment on Saturday announced that it had signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) in order to support the development of EIPA’s official website. Dubai eGovernment […]

Russia, China withdraw controversial proposal at treaty conference in Dubai

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 12th, 2012

Russia, China and some other countries have withdrawn a draft proposal at the World Conference on International Telecommunications, that according to some accounts aimed to bring the Internet under the control of the […]

Governments meet in Dubai for secret talks on Internet freedom

IDG Reporter by IDG Reporter - December 5th, 2012

Internet freedom could be at stake at a secretive meeting of governments that begun on Monday in Dubai. The United Nations International Telecommunication Union will negotiate new international telecom regulations, including Internet issues, […]

Microsoft’s Windows 8 global launch concludes in Dubai

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - November 20th, 2012

  Microsoft concluded its global release tour of Windows 8 last night in front of a packed out crowd in Dubai. The company showcased its latest innovation in stylish fashion from inside the […]

Wynyard Group opens Dubai office

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - November 11th, 2012

Risk management software company Wynyard Group has opened an office in Dubai to serve its growing customer base in the Middle East, it announced today. Wynyard Group provides advanced software solutions for operational […]

Dubai eGov to host 26 government entities at GITEX

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - October 10th, 2012

 Dubai eGovernment are set to host 26 government entities at GITEX this year, according to H.E. Ahmad Bin Humaidan, Director General of Dubai eGovernment Department. The announcement was made at a press conference […]

Dubai School of Government reveals findings of social media survey

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - October 3rd, 2012

The findings of a first-of-its-kind survey by the Dubai School of Government (DSG) revealed today that the majority of enterprises in the Middle East see social media as a way of increasing collaboration, […]

Global leaders flock to Dubai for ITU Telecom World

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 13th, 2012

Global ICT leaders will gather to discuss topics including the ‘radical transformation of the ICT industry’ at this year’s ITU Telecom World 2012, opening in Dubai next month. The event is staged for […]

Dubai Government meet in security policy discussion

Joe Lipscombe by Joe Lipscombe - September 13th, 2012

Dubai Government’s Information Security Committee held its second meeting to discuss information security policy, which is poised to be adopted across all Dubai government authorities and entities upon completion. The meeting, held at […]

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority partners with Rochester Institute of Technology Dubai

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - July 7th, 2012

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai today announced it has signed an educational partnership with the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Fund of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in the UAE. The announcement […]

Facebook launches first MENA presence with Dubai office opening

Ben Rossi by Ben Rossi - May 30th, 2012

Facebook today announced the opening of its first Middle East and North Africa office. Based in Dubai, Facebook’s MENA team will work with brands across the region to help them harness the power […]

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