Friday , 19 April 2019

ICT

OPPO Leads the 5G Revolution Through Collaboration With Etisalat for the First 5G Smartphone Test in the Region

Announcement made at 5G MENA Summit aims at bringing the next generation of connectivity experience to consumers As a pioneer in 5G technology, OPPO connected with regional telecom service providers, regulators, and global ICT solution providers to accelerate the commercialization of 5G enabled smartphones at the 5G MENA 2019 summit held in Dubai from April 7-9, 2019. To further its …

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University of Bahrain collaborates with Belfrics Group to launch ‘BlockEd’

The University of Bahrain (UoB), one of the leading technology and engineering institutes in Bahrain, and Belfrics Academy SDN BHD, the research, international training and skill development vertical of the international blockchain conglomerate, Belfrics Group of Companies, jointly conducted an awareness programme ‘BlockEd’ on the Blockchain technology, in a combined effort to address the knowledge-gap and the rapidly-growing requirement Blockchain …

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5G is the ‘Future of Connectivity’ and a game changer for the telecom industry, says Etisalat Chief

Etisalat to invest AED 4 billion during 2019 in digital transformation, the mobile and fiber network Etisalat’s pioneering efforts in 5G will pave the way for the ‘Future of Connectivity’ with innovation and digital transformation taking centre stage and leading the company to play a greater role in the digital lives of consumers and enterprises, said Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology …

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The First Fintech for Sustainability Hackathon launched by BENEFIT in MENA region kicks off with 50 participants

The goal of the hackathon is to create awareness on how to leverage financial technologies to accelerate progress on the SDGs The first “BENEFIT Fintech Hackathon for Sustainability” in the MENA Region hosted by Bahrain Fintech Bay in partnership with The Manama Hub of the Global Shapers Community officially kicked off with 50 participants. Strategic Partners include the Central Bank …

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Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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Microsoft research reveals regional organisations’ 2019 ‘manifesto’ on digital transformation

Three in four Middle East entities that have yet to migrate to a third-party cloud service to make such a move in 2019 We are now seeing the clearest indication yet of the regional business community’s ambitions and intentions with regards to digital transformation,’ says Microsoft Gulf’s Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Dubai: Almost three in four Middle East organisations …

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Multiplied Innovation to Set the Agenda as IDC Hosts Region’s Leading ICT Players in Dubai

IDC’s senior vice president and chief analyst, Frank Gens, will speak at the event, presenting his outlook for the global ICT industry and examining the role that multiplied innovation will play in furthering the development of the region’s digital transformation economy The most influential technology vendors, telecommunications operators, and IT service providers from across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa …

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Microsoft Supports 4000 Startups Across The MENA Region

One of Satya Nadella’s vision as Microsoft CEO is to empower every organization and individual to achieve more. One of such’s is empowering startups with microsoft technologies to realise their visions. In Africa, Microsoft is realizing this through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. Various programs like the BizSpark program (now Microsoft for Startups) and the recently launched Head Start program support …

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UAE leads Arab region in artificial intelligence adoption

Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions is set to see an annual growth rate of 33.5% in UAE: report The UAE is leading the Arab region when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, which is set to see an annual growth rate of 33.5 per cent, a new report has revealed. The report by the Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship …

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