Sunday , 23 September 2018

Computing & IT

Blackboard and Higher Colleges of Technology Establish Digital Education Center of Excellence in the Middle East

Blackboard and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest education institution, extended their partnership to create the first Blackboard Center of Excellence in the Middle East. Signed in the presence of Dr. Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Vice Chancellor of HCT, Dr. Jihad Mohaidat, Executive Dean – Ed Tech of HCT and Bill Ballhaus, Chairman, CEO and …

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Saudi Arabia appoints Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as tech ambassador

Wozniak is considered as one of the most important minds that have changed the history of the world The Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming and Drones (SAFCSP) has named Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak as an ambassador for the creation of a “Saudi Tech Hub.” Saud Bin Abdulla Al-Qahtani, the head of the federation and an adviser to the Royal Court, …

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Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre to host AngelHackathon Dubai Hackathon 2018

The Dubai edition will run on August 3 and 4, 2018 Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), DSOA’s wholly owned technology startup center that is the largest of its kind in the Middle East, today announced that it will host the Dubai edition of AngelHack’s Global Hackathon Series 2018. Conceptualized by AngelHack, a leading global entrepreneurial community based in San Francisco, …

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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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