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Amazon to open data centers in Middle East by early 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, has announced that it plans to open an infrastructure region in the Middle East by early 2019. The new AWS Middle East Region (Bahrain) will consist of three Availability Zones at launch. Currently, AWS provides 44 Availability Zones across 16 infrastructure regions worldwide, with another 14 Availability Zones, across five AWS Regions in …

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Middle East and Africa to spend $8bln on IoT in 2017

Middle East organizations are adopting the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology infrastructure to drive the wider region’s $8 billion market, global IoT enabler SAP recently announced. As the inter-connected IoT era advances, Middle East organizations are forced to manage a vast network of connected devices, wearables, and physical objects — from cars to oil drills. Using machine-to-machine technology, organizations …

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GE Power Highlights New Era of Energy Efficiency and Productivity at Middle East and Pakistan Roadshows

GE Power kicked off a series of roadshows and meetings across the Middle East and Pakistan today to demonstrate path-breaking digital industrial solutions that are unlocking a new era of energy efficiency and flexibility, leading to significant cost savings for the power generation sector. The events will be held in Dubai, Muscat, Islamabad and other locations in the coming weeks. …

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Middle East millennials work harder, driven by desire to make positive impact: Study

Millennial business owners in the Middle East are more likely to be driven by the desire to increase their influence and have a positive impact on others than the overall average for entrepreneurs globally, according to a new study by HSBC Private Bank. The bank’s second Essence of Enterprise report, launched recently, researched the views of over 4,000 entrepreneurs globally …

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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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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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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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D2L expands footprint in the Middle East and Africa

Learning tech provider to accelerate its growth in the region through new resellers D2L, which has helped transform learning for people all over the world, is now doing the same for the Middle East and Africa (MEA). After increasing its presence in the region last year with a dedicated office in Dubai, and on-boarding several thousand unique users in the …

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Project for solar-powered electric boat transport in the Middle East and North Africa receives US$1 million UN Energy Grant

The project “Solar Fuelled Electric Maritime Mobility” by SINTEF, an independent non-profit research institute based in Norway, seeks to demonstrate the feasibility and the social, economic and environmental benefits of solar-fuelled electric boat transport in Tunisia and the wider region Furthermore, the project will conduct capacity development workshops for Tunisian and other regional stakeholders. A partnership working to promote solar-powered …

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U.S.’s Mimecast data security appoints channel director for Middle East and Africa

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced an executive appointment to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Roos joins Mimecast from Dimension Data, as the new Channel Director and will lead the channel teams in Middle East and Africa. “Our channel partners play an essential role in how we support our customers and expand our …

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