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The winners of the ninth edition of the Dubai Award for Sustainable Transport (DAST) were honoured yesterday, in an event held in the presence of HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The altered agreement would reduce the price of the $4.8 billion deal by approximately $250 million, after the revelation of security breaches at the web company.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in collaboration with Chinese manufacturer EHANG, has announced that the operation of an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV) capable of carrying a human could begin as early as July this year.
The public cloud provider has announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to compete with the likes of WebEx, Skype for Business and GoToMeeting.
According to the company, this new service significantly simplifies and accelerates cross-enterprise data integration to support real-time analytics that help organisations drive better business decisions.
GE and Aluminium of Greece, a Mytilineos Group subsidiary, have signed a 10-year agreement in Dubai to implement the worlds first-of-their-kind digital smelter solutions.
Alibaba has signed a 12-year partnership with the organisers of the Olympics to provide cloud and e-commerce services to the games.
Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi investment and development company, has announced the appointment of Khaled Al Melhi as the new CEO of Injazat Data Systems (Injazat), a regional IT managed services provider wholly owned by Mubadala.
Amazon.com Inc. and India’s Flipkart Online Services Pvt have walked away from talks to acquire Dubai-based Souq.com following disagreements over price, according to Bloomberg.
Airbus Group, a commercial aircraft provider with a strong presence in the Middle East, has revealed it is on-track to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car, as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year.
The RTA has unveiled a new Dubai based service that enables customers, particularly public transport users, to rent cars for short periods using smart apps.
Microsoft has launched the Azure Skills programme as part of the company’s efforts to fuel digital transformation in line with UAE Vision 2021.
VMware has announced that more than two thirds (68 percent) of Middle East business leaders believe the management of technology is shifting away from IT to other departments, as lines of business take charge of technology-led innovation in EMEA organisations.
The Dubai Future Accelerators programme has been praised by the participating government entities and Dubai Future Foundation’s board of trustees, for its role in changing the way the public and private sector work together in shaping the future.
Microsoft has awarded Accenture a seven-year contract extension to continue providing finance and accounting (F&A) and procurement business process services.
MEED’s inaugural ‘Innovation Live!’ summit kicked off today at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, in alignment with the UAE Innovation Week – a celebration of creative ideologies across the region.
Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has partnered with Ankabut for the first deployment of an Internet Services Provider (ISP) Control Desk in the education sector in the UAE.
SAP, in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA), has announced the Earth Observation Analysis service, a cloud service powered by the SAP HANA platform.
SAP has announced new features and functions across its BusinessObjects Analytics portfolio of cloud and on-premise solutions.
SAP has announced the launch of the second edition of HANA platform at the 20th annual edition of its TechEd conference in Barcelona.
General Motors and IBM have announced a partnership to bring the power of OnStar and IBM Watson together to create OnStar Go – the auto industry’s first cognitive mobility platform.
IBM and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries have announced a significant expansion of their existing global e-Health alliance, with a focus on discovering new treatment options and improving chronic disease management. Both projects will run on the IBM Watson Health Cloud.
IBM has unveiled the Watson Data Platform at the World of Watson conference in Las Vegas, to help companies gain more valuable insights from data.
In the hope of changing the dynamics of primary storage in enterprise computing environments, Fujitsu has announced the introduction of super-fast, all-flash storage systems.
NetApp, a global storage and data management solutions provider, plans to showcase its latest solutions and services that enable users to seamlessly manage data across different IT platforms at GITEX Technology Week.
According to the IBM, the cloud solution will allow Bank Sohar to enhance its information technology infrastructure, boost its client service capabilities and elevate the overall customer experience.
Oracle has announced a series of major innovations across the cloud platform that are designed to give organisations the confidence they need to run their most critical applications in the cloud.
Apple has introduced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which the company claims to be “the best, most advanced iPhone ever, packed with unique innovations that improve all the ways iPhone is used every day.”
Dell Technologies has announced completion of the acquisition of EMC Corporation, creating a unique family of businesses that provides the “essential infrastructure for organisations to build their digital future.”
With an increasing number of vendors entering the hyper-converged infrastructure space, end-users are spoiled for choice with the array of appliances now in the market. How big a jump is the shift to a hyper-converged system, and what risks should CIOs consider before opting for the move?
Marshall Choy, Oracle’s VP of systems solutions engineering, tells James Dartnell about the firm’s incorporation of security and analytics into its latest microprocessor.
Cisco Systems plans to lay off approximately 7 percent of its global workforce, in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centres, and the cloud.
Automation is convenient and seemingly brilliant, but does that mean we should be handing over all responsibility to the machines?
Recognising the potential harm of a host of threats brought on by employee naivety, Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company’s IT manager Madhusuthan opted for a fresh security solution to tackle social media overuse and abuse.
Whilst launching Epicor’s new cloud-first strategy in the region, Sabby Gill, EVP, gave CNME an insight into how enterprises can hope to see the benefits of ERP applications moving from on premise to the cloud.
CSC has announced it has signed a multi-year agreement with Union Insurance Company, a provider of customer-focused insurance products to individuals and organisations in the Middle East.
Intel is buying deep-learning start-up Nervana Systems, in a deal that could help it make up for lost ground in the increasingly hot area of artificial intelligence.
Google has acquired Orbitera, a start-up that aims to make it easier for software vendors to sell cloud-based products to businesses.
IT leaders must learn to support “thing service”, says Jenny Sussin, research director at Gartner.
While it may still be years away, developing an understanding of how 5G will impact your enterprise will be hugely beneficial in the long run.
Cisco has announced data centre technology innovations in three key areas: networking, hyperconverged infrastructure, and hybrid cloud orchestration, which aim to enable application-centric hybrid cloud deployments.
IFS, a global enterprise applications company, has announced that Seychelles Petroleum has chosen the IFS Applications 9 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) suite as its business management platform.
The Thread Group and Open Connectivity Foundation have joined forces to make it easier for smart home devices to connect with Windows 10.
Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) has chosen the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to “alight its processes and allow better transparency of business data” across eight of their sites.