Posts Tagged ‘technology’
Multiple cloud-based services from Microsoft including Xbox Live, OneDrive, Outlook, Skype, Azure and the Windows Store experienced major outages yesterday, locking users out from their accounts.
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).
Qlik has announced that Qlik Sense Cloud Business, its SaaS-based visual analytics solution, is now available for SMBs, groups, and teams in the UAE to create, manage, and share analytics in the cloud.
Apple is betting big on augmented reality (AR) and is working integrating the technology to the iPhone, a recent Bloomberg stated.
Recently at its Connect Forum in Paris, Misys launched its new crowdlending module. Misys FusionBanking CrowdLending supports retail and corporate banks in delivering funding to all customers, from the individual to SMEs and large corporations.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced it will double its electric vehicles charging stations to 200, in a bid to encourage people to use sustainable modes of transport across Dubai.
Oracle’s shares jumped more than five per cent, beating analysts’ expectations, after the company signaled growing demands from its cloud-based services.
The UAE government has recently announced that it would change laws to provide residence visas for top IT talent. James Dartnell asks regional and national heads of some of the world’s biggest tech firms about the opportunities this will bring the country.
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.
Avaya has signed an asset purchase agreement with Extreme Networks, under which Extreme will serve as the primary bidder to acquire Avaya’s Networking business for a transaction value of approximately $100 million.
According to a recent study by Gartner, CIOs in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are ideally positioned to become global leaders in digital transformation and innovation.
Riverbed Technology has announced the appointment of Andy Elder as the Senior Vice President (SVP) for Sales of its operations in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
A new global study ‘The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow’ published by Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has revealed that IoT will soon be widespread as 85 percent of businesses plan to implement IoT technologies by 2019.
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.
Multiple web users who rely on the cloud service have experienced widespread technical disruptions due to an unknown issue.
Microsoft has announced the appointment of Samer Abu Ltaif as the President of its operations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.
HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced the launch of a five-year digital strategy (2017-2021).
Avaya has announced an expanded alliance with Salesforce Service Cloud to deliver solutions that more deeply integrate the contact center products of the two companies.
F5 Networks has urged service providers to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised.
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.
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 has identified Microsoft as a market leader in its Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics platforms.
HTC has been signed as the hardware partner of the innovative VRZOO endangered species conservation education initiative at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall.
Juniper Networks has announced a collaboration collaborated with Sony Professional Solutions Europe to deliver its switching technology to support Sony’s IP Live production solution.
As Dubai continually unleashes a series of ambitious transport initiatives, how long will it be before self-driving cars are making their way up and down Sheikh Zayed Road?
Microsoft has signed up more than 2,000 such customers in the country in the last 12 months, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella said recently during an event for startups in Bangalore.
Apple, Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to give cloud storage subscribers fairer contracts after intervention by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).
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.
It has been 10 years since Amazon set the digital world on fire with the introduction of Amazon Web Services, or as most of us today call it, public cloud.
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi CIO Gareth Sherlock discusses how he introduced a series of smart workflows that have improved the quality of care and all but eliminated risks in certain vital procedures.
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 a bid to ease traffic congestion, reduce the hassle of vehicle ownership and encourage commuters to opt for a cost-efficient route to work, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has partnered with ekar to introduce a pay-by-the-hour car rental service.
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.
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.
Zain Saudi Arabia and Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia have signed a five-year managed services agreement that will enable the Saudi operator to enhance its customer experience through voice and data services across […]
IBM has announced a blockchain initiative with Dubai Customs and Dubai Trade to advance Dubai government’s blockchain strategy.
BlackBerry Limited has announced a new licensing agreement for its BlackBerry software and services to produce “secure” BlackBerry Android handsets in more global markets including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Emirates NBD has reported a boost in sales performance following the implementation of Oracle cloud solutions.
NBAD has announced that it will now offer real time cross border payments on blockchain technology, a move that is intended to facilitate regional customers with simple, real time and secure way to process their overseas payments.
ManageEngine has announced the opening of its two new ISO 27001-certified data centres in the EU — one in Amsterdam, Netherlands and another in Dublin, Ireland.
Wael El Kabbany, Vice President for the Middle East, North Africa and Eastern Mediterranean at BT Global Services, discusses how digitalisation is rapidly transforming businesses and the CIO’s role.
Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which enables better quality voice calls on 4G networks, is a winning proposition for both operators and users.
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.