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Smart UAE Wallet: Use smartphone as your passport at Dubai airport

Dubai: Passengers departing from Dubai International Airport can now use their smart phones at the smart gates instead of their passports as part of a new service called Smart UAE Wallet. Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, deputy chairman of police and public security in Dubai and Major-General Mohammad Ahmad Al Merri, director-general of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners …

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Inmarsat orders new satellite as Qatar Airways takes its broadband service

Britain’s Inmarsat said on Friday it had ordered a satellite from Thales Alenia Space to increase capacity on its broadband network as Qatar Airways signed up to use the service to provide in-flight connectivity. Inmarsat said the new satellite, which would cost about $130 million over three years from 2017 to its launch in 2019, would serve the Middle East, …

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UAE among top ten most competitive countries in the world

Dubai: The UAE made it into the coveted list of the ten most competitive countries in the world in the 2017, according to the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook. This year, the country improved its ranking by five positions from its 2016 overall global competitiveness ranking of 15th, securing a place among the world’s top ten most competitive nations. The IMD …

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Abu Dhabi acquisition of TES Survey Equipment Services expands Ashtead Technology’s Middle East capabilities

Ashtead Technology has announced the acquisition of Abu Dhabi based TES Survey Equipment Services LLC for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will enable the leading independent provider of subsea equipment and services to the offshore oil and gas industry to significantly increase its customer service offering in the Middle East, a region which has strong growth potential for Ashtead. Established …

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Organization for the Islamic Conference countries lacking behind in agricultural and rural finance

Green Revolution could be brought through Islamic Agricultural Finance: Zubair Mughal. 53% of the population of OIC (Organization for the Islamic Conference) countries lives in the rural area which is globally more than the other areas and its commitment to the total agricultural department is 34%. On the other hand, 49% population lives in the rural areas while their commitment …

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PwC Middle East appoints global digital expert as chief digital & data officer

PwC Middle East, one of the world’s leading professional services firms with over 4,000 people and 21 offices across the region, has appointed global digital transformation expert Steve Plimsoll as its Chief Digital & Data Officer. With 20 years of experience, Steve specialises in using data and technology to design, deliver and execute customer centric disruptive digital solutions with a …

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du Launches Secure Web Hosting to Help Businesses Combat Cyberattacks

du’s secure web hosting solution is rated as one of the best and most effective in the region, protecting organisations against cyber security threats using a proactive multilayer approach. Today, there are over three billion global internet users – 40% of the world’s population – driving growth in digital service, support and sales interactions that require businesses to host their …

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Siemens and Strategy& joint study outlines roadmap for a digitalized future for GCC businesses

60% surveyed believe digitalization has potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation Only 3% of organizations in the GCC believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital transformation The GCC is positioned to embrace the disruptive potential of digitalization Governments and consumers lead the digital uptake in the GCC Dubai, …

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Pegasus – a DarkMatter Company – Reaches MoU with Dubai Police to Improve Safety and Security by Harnessing the Power of Big Data

Pegasus will provide Dubai Police with advanced analytic capabilities in solving and preventing crime DarkMatter, an international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, announces that Pegasus, a DarkMatter company, has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dubai Police to provide a comprehensive Big Data platform on which custom analytic solutions will be developed to help solve and prevent …

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Finnish Walkbase IoT analytics and marketing platform opens office in Dubai and is set to strengthen its presence in the Middle East

The newly opened location will expand company’s existing office portfolio, including several offices in Europe and recently announced US presence. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Walkbase, a leading IoT analytics and marketing platform for retail, today announced the opening of its office in Dubai, UAE, resulting from a growing number of existing customer cases and ongoing discussions in the Middle …

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