Thursday 30 March 2017

Thuraya appoints acting CEO

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced that Ahmed Al Shamsi, chief technology officer, has been appointed as temporary acting chief executive officer of the company, assuming the role immediately. Al Shamsi has been a key member of Thuraya’s leadership team since its in


Centrify appoints new EMEA channel director

Centrify, a leader in securing hybrid enterprises through the power of identity services, has appointed John Andrews as its new EMEA channel director. Andrews, who reports to vice president and managing director for EMEA, Andy Heather, will be responsible for setting out and delivering


Gitex Shopper opens with 35,000 products

Gitex Shopper Spring Edition 2017 opened today in Dubai with an impressive line-up of retailers and brands from around the world offering 35,000 products under one roof.   The four-day shopping spectacular was inaugurated by Buti Saeed Al Ghandi, second vice cha


Batelco AGM approves $110.3m dividend

The annual general meeting (AGM) of Batelco Group, the Bahrain-based telecommunications group with operations across 14 countries, today approved a full year cash dividend of BD41.6 million ($110.3 million), at a value of 25 fils per share, for 2016.   The meeti


ME likely to see sharp rise in cyberattacks

With cybercrime statistics showing a severe increase in data breaches, private data exposure and more targeted attacks, the Middle East region is expected to see a sharp rise in cyberattacks in 2017, said an industry expert. Statistics released by Dubai Police last year demonstra


Dubai ‘could become first Blockchain powered city’

Dubai is rapidly moving toward implementing Blockchain technology, which offers speedy and cost-effective transactions, and reaching its target of becoming the first Blockchain powered city by 2020, a senior IT expert has said. Saeed Al Dhaheri, chairman, Smartworld, while addressing a


Accenture upgrades technology platform at NCB

Accenture, the global professional services company, has successfully completed the core system replacement of the retail banking operations at Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank (NCB). The highly complex project, which took approximately two years to complete, was part


Ooredoo, Ericsson sign network transformation agreement

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group has signed a new network transformation agreement with Ericsson that will enable it to extend its competitive advantage by leveraging its global group-scale relationship with the technology leader. Under the agreement, Ooredoo will transform its network


Batelco enhances presence in Saudi Arabia

Bahrain-based Batelco, a major player in the regional telecommunications industry, recently completed an initiative aimed at enhancing its presence in Saudi Arabia. The enhancement project includes the deployment of four new Point of Presence (PoPs) in Saudi Arabia with each PoP connec


Kanoo Consulting Services offers nextgen security solutions

Kanoo Consulting Services (KCS), a Gold Partner of Oracle and a recipient of the Oracle Excellence Award, recently conducted a seminar on “How Enterprises Can Monitor Database Activities, Block Threats, and Audit Efficiently”. The event at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay Hotel

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