Saturday 28 May 2016

UAE businesses urged to adopt information management systems

UAE businesses have been urged to adopt advanced information management systems in order to maintain their competitive advantage. According to IT solutions provider EMC, businesses need to establish modern data centres, which will allow them to bring new products to market four times q


Apple explores charging stations for electric vehicles

Apple is investigating how to charge electric cars, talking to charging station companies and hiring engineers with expertise in the area, according to people familiar with the matter and a review of LinkedIn profiles. For more than a year, Silicon Valley has been buzzing about A


Microsoft retreats in smartphone battle, 1,850 jobs to go

Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung. The US company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and


Ooredoo completes major 4G+ Supernet Upgrade

Ooredoo, Qatar's leading telecom provider, has announced the completion of a major Supernet upgrade, adding the new Category 9 LTE-Advanced standard to its mobile network. This brings multiple 4G frequencies together to support download speeds of up to 325Mbps for customers,


Batelco offers child safety solution

Batelco, Bahrain's leading telecom service provider, has introduced the latest child safety solution, the LG KizON wearable device, to allow seamless communication between parents and their young children at all times. The easy to wear wrist band, designed with little ones in


Saudi Arabia 'needs digital transformation'

Nationwide digital transformation will be essential to accomplish Saudi Vision 2030’s six-fold growth in non-oil revenue to SR1 trillion ($266 billion) by 2030, said top officials of SAP, a market leader in enterprise application software. Saudi Vision 2030 and the National


Intel, Huawei join hands for Smart Bus Solution

Huawei and Intel Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to introduce solutions that enable smarter buses and promote the uptake of smart transport. Intel will enable the solution with its X86 platform in Huawei’s IoT gateway designed for the Smart Bus Solutio


Etisalat, Huawei collaborate to provide 10 Gbps broadband

Etisalat, UAE’s leading telecom service provider, has collaborated with Huawei, a global ICT provider, on a new fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) solution which will provide 10 Gbps broadband service.   Consumers today require high internet speeds for real-time 4K video streamin


Batelco quits Malta GO stake deal talks

Bahrain Telecommunications Co (Batelco) is no longer in talks to buy Maltese telecoms company GO, the Bahraini firm said on Tuesday. Last week, Batelco announced it had submitted a bid for GO, which is 60 per cent owned by Emirates International Telecommunications (EIT), a unit o


Batelco unveils conferencing solutions at new centre

Batelco, a leading telecommunications company, has launched a new new Unified Collaboration (UC) Centre at its Hamala headquarters in Bahrain. The state-of-the-art centre, opened recently at a special ceremony attended by Batelco Bahrain CEO Eng Muna Al Hashemi and other executiv

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