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Accelerating Entrepreneurship: Sharjah’s Sheraa grants $50,000 to tech start-up

The UAE’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) awarded $50,000 to Solva Technologies, a tech start-up that offers environmentally-friendly solutions to electric motorbikes, Sheraa said in a press release on Sunday. The Emirates, over the past two years, has been increasing efforts to support tech start-ups and entrepreneurs, it sees as vital to the country’s growth and prosperity. Late last month, Sheikh …

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Technology will help drive the next wave of growth in UAE

Boost in efficiency with leaner organisations, resources to invest in other areas of growth Commonly, businesses require a great deal of support to process government and corporate transactions such as licensing, leasing, visa issuance and customer care. The level of support received has become a fundamental factor in evaluating any business environment, as it enables companies to get their business …

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Saudia launches complimentary WhatsApp data package on flights

Expanded free WhatsApp package onboard all flights SAUDI Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA), the national flag carrier of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has listened to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from its guests on a recently launched complimentary onboard data connectivity package. WhatsApp needs no introduction. A global application that connects people and places, it is one of the most popular social …

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Popular Arab social media stars talk about success and social messaging on YouTube

The final session of Sharjah Ramadan Majlis at al Majaz Amphitheatre last night (Sunday, June 3) was dedicated to the new generation of YouTubers Sharjah Government Media Bureau – If YouTube has emerged as one of the most powerful modern media platforms with massive impact on public perceptions and attitudes, a great deal of credit goes to social media stars …

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Pearson VUE enters into computer-based exam agreement with Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council

Pearson VUE will deliver the exams via its network of highly secure and convenient test centers ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Pearson VUE has entered into an agreement with the Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) in Abu Dhabi to develop and deliver its skills verification examination programme across a wide range of sectors. The new agreement means …

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UAE cyberattacks down 48%

There were 155 cyberattacks against UAE websites in the first four months of 2018, down from 297 over the same period last year According to state news agency WAM, this decrease could reflect the success of the “National IT Emergency Response Team” of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) in deterring hacking attempts. Cyberattacks during the first four months of the …

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in5, Oracle collaborate to drive Dubai startup growth through digital transformation

Global technology leader to provide 120+ startups with meet-up sessions, training on emerging technologies. in5, an enabling platform for students, startups and entrepreneurs, has entered into an agreement with Oracle to help startups in Dubai explore new growth avenues, introduce innovative services, and deliver an exceptional customer experience through driving digital transformation. In its first phase of implementation, the program …

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Rabah Arezki, Chief Economist for Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA) at the World Bank will be addressing this subject in a Keynote Speech: “A new economy for MENA – how the service economy and digital transformation can drive growth and job creation across the region” Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and …

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UAE and Saudi Arabia forecast to be big markets for IT spending in 2018 – expert

IT spending in UAE expected to rise to $7.7bln this year Image for illustrative purposes. Saudi shoppers spent 4,000 riyals each online last year, according to the government’s Communications and Information Technology Commission. Yasmine Saleh, ZAWYA The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are forecast to be among the biggest markets for information technology (IT) spending in the Middle East …

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Alibaba Cloud to open its second data centre in Dubai next year

Company’s long-term goal is to establish cloud computing as digital foundation for new global economy Dubai – Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, is set to open its second data centre in Dubai next year, a top company official said. The company opened its first new data centre in the Middle East in Dubai …

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