Posts Tagged ‘Middle East’
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new and innovative phase of issuing No Objection Certificates (NOCs) related to residential utility connections (electricity and water).
Passengers travelling on certain U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa will soon have to check in electronic devices larger than a mobile phone.
Dutch technology firm 2getthere has been awarded the contract to deliver a new automated vehicle system in Dubai that will link new waterfront lifestyle destination Bluewaters with the city’s network of metro stations.
The Smart Dubai Office has announced the roll out of the first city-wide effort to implement blockchain technology in city services in collaboration with IBM and ConsenSys.
Thales has announced that it was selected by Alstom, and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver the systems’ extension and upgrade of the Dubai Metro’s Red Line.
According to a newly released IDC study, organisations around the world are expected to triple the adoption of modern, automated networks over the next two years.
Microsoft has announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the President of its operations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
Cisco has announced that Cisco Tetration Analytics now automates policy enforcement, enabling organisations to build secure environments for their business applications and also expands Tetration with new deployment options.
According to the latest study by Gartner, governments in the Middle East and North Africa are projected to spend $11.6 billion on IT products and services in 2017.
In his new role, he will be responsible for driving business growth and capturing market opportunities within the Middle East and Turkey region in the area of IT and cloud within Ericsson.
The Dynamics 365 combines customer-relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource-planning (ERP) to support organisations in their digital transformation initiatives, enabling them to better engage with customers and empower employees.
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.
Retailers remain in the early phases of digital transformation and are missing a $187 billion opportunity by not prioritising investments in employee productivity, according to a report by Cisco.
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.
Nominations deadline for CNME’s third annual CIO 100 Awards has been extended to 22nd January 2017.
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.
Microsoft has awarded Accenture a seven-year contract extension to continue providing finance and accounting (F&A) and procurement business process services.
The world’s largest cloud computing provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), has finally announced plans to open an office in Dubai.
Emirates NBD has announced an upgrade to its widely used ‘mePay’ service by enabling cash transfers to recipients who are not Emirates NBD customers or do not have a bank account.
Al-Futtaim has announced the appointment of Dr. Hayan Sayed as Chief Executive Officer of Al-Futtaim Engineering and Technologies.
Amazon.com Inc is said to be in discussions with Souq.com over a $1 billion purchase of the Dubai-based online retailer.
The UAE Ministry of Economy (MoE) has launched the first phase of its ‘Be Happy – Visit UAE’ application as part of its featured initiatives for UAE Innovation Week 2016.
With an initial investment of $1 billion, Noon will launch in the UAE and KSA markets and will soon cover the entire Middle East region rapidly.
Aligning with the business’s digital transformation vision, Gulftainer’s IT department has recently rolled out SAP S4/HANA to provide ‘real-time’ insights into key business decisions. As one of the first Middle East customers to go live with the solution in September, Group IT Head Vinay Sharma reflects on the benefits that are expected to come.
Dell EMC, the newly combined company, hopes to have a strong presence at this year’s GITEX Technology Week, and plans to showcase its collective and now united capabilities throughout the event.
IBM has announced that U.S. secretary of commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s general manager for the Middle East and Africa, to the U.S. president’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in […]
According to a recent research by IDC, ensuring high levels of security of data and systems, and guaranteeing business continuity are the top IT priorities among Middle East and Africa (MEA) decision-makers in the healthcare industry.
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?
Epicor Software Corporation has announced its new cloud-first strategy for Epicor ERP deployments in the region.
IT leaders must learn to support “thing service”, says Jenny Sussin, research director at Gartner.
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.
Cisco has announced a new research titled Roadmap to Digital Value in the Retail Banking Industry, which revealed that retail banks have the potential to realise $405.3 Billion from 2015 to 2017 as the Digital Value at Stake (VaS).
SUSE and HPE have introduced a Scalable Object Storage Solution with SUSE Enterprise Storage, which according to both companies, can enable customers to effectively manage their problems of data storage at a massive scale.
Epicor Software Corporation has recently announced that Saudi Mechanical Industries (SMI) implemented the next-generation enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to support its business.
Etisalat has announced that it successfully on-boarded its first virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks’ virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution, which follows the launch of its first NFV telco cloud.
Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) promises to significantly change the way telecom networks are built and operated. However, there remain several challenges to widespread adoption.
For an IT decision-maker, Sebastian Samuel’s values are somewhat polarised. The AW Rostamani Group CIO is determined to be at the fore of digital and business-driving projects, but retains a soft spot for all things green…
Alfa, the first Lebanese mobile network managed by Orascom Telecom, signed an agreement with Ericsson to deploy 4G LTE-A network across Lebanon.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) tablet market declined 12.3 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2016 to total 3.32 million units, according to the latest figures from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Ooredoo and Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat) have signed a major strategic partnership agreement that will see the two companies work together to develop new satellite services for customers.
A new research report released today by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market (comprising servers and external storage) remained flat in 2015 when compared to the annual revenues seen in the previous year.
Huawei has announced that it will be starting its first ‘CEM Elite Club’ initiative in the Middle East in response to growing end-user demand for more customer-centric experiences and services by telecom operators in an increasingly connected world.
On 28th March, representatives from Blue Coat Systems met with top CIOs of the region to discuss data protection, tokenisation and the cloud.