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DEWA first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 Cyber Defence Centre

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 cyber defence centre, in adherence with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. DEWA’s cyber defence centre was established …

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Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry launches its ‘Business Intelligence System’

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Supporting its smart organizational structure… Sharjah – Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI) launched its ‘Business Intelligence System’ – a smart scheme that aims at fully boosting the chamber’s digital transformation process for all its transactions and inquiries, in a move to exploit digital and technical technologies providing cutting-edge support to administration decisions and corporate reports’ preparations within inspiring …

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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed takes Vision 2030 to Silicon Valley

Mohammed Bin Salman

JEDDAH: Two weeks ago, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved one of the main pillars of Saudi Vision 2030 — the National Transformation Program 2020. A number of ministers outlined initiatives, plans and goals enshrined in the vision aimed at overhauling the Saudi economy. The visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the United States …

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Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate “No-Cloud” Policy Will Be as Rare as a “No-Internet” Policy Is Today

Jeffrey Mann

Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the Cloud. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of …

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Cisco Predicts Middle East & Africa to have Highest Growth in IP Traffic Worldwide

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The MEA region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic – the highest growth rate in the world (CAGR of 41%) from 2015-2020 Internet traffic in the MEA region in 2020 will be equivalent to 527x the volume of the entire Internet in the region in 2005 Mobile data traffic in the MEA region will grow 15-fold from 2015 …

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KOOOT.com, an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East

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The recently launched online shopping platform KOOOT.com is the first online shopping website in the region with the primary aim of enabling Arab women to develop themselves professionally and become financially self-reliant. The website provides talented women entrepreneurs with a platform to market and distribute their products. At the same time, it offers shoppers access to global brands that have …

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Zain announces group-wide partnership with leading hotel site Booking.com to reward customers

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Service now available in Zain operations in Kuwait and Iraq, other countries to follow soon Reservations made through a dedicated Zain URL booking.zain.com are converted to additional complimentary mobile services Kuwait – Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator with operations in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces a ground-breaking agreement with Booking.com to offer Zain customers …

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Abu-Ghazaleh: Lebanon Must Embrace Technology

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Beirut – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), highlighted the role of technology in building Lebanon which will lead to its prosperity and sustainable development. Speaking at a seminar held by Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon under the theme ‘Building the Structure of Lebanon: A Dream or Reality,’ Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said, “Rapid developments in …

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Souq.com the region’s largest e-commerce platform participates in the new Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment initiative -‘Maroof’

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Souq.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform has gained the Maroof golden certificate – a new platform developed by Thiqah Business services under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Maroof’s goal is to further support the drive in boosting consumer trust between the customers and online stores as …

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Huawei expands regional SME support through new channel partnership with FDC International

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Huawei’s channel ecosystem continues to grow to support digital transformation capabilities for SMEs and Enterprises in the Middle East. Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has appointed FDC International as regional volume distributor in the Middle East to support the growing need by SMEs for new ICT solutions that enable them to access enterprise level ICT capability. FDC International …

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