Saturday 25 June 2016

Datamena wins technology excellence award

UAE-based datamena, a leading a provider of data centre and connectivity solutions, was honoured with an award at the Intelligent CIO Technology Excellence Awards 2016, held recently in Dubai. Spanning 22 industries, the awards recognise outstanding accomplishment across the Midd


UAE telecom watchdog launches new iniatitive

The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has launched ‘Erteqa’ a new initiative which aims to increase the level of customer services across the telecoms sector in the country. It will adopt six major standards for the evaluation of customer service cente


Egypt may go for 4G licences auction

Egypt said on Thursday it will offer fourth-generation mobile licences in an international auction if they are not taken up by carriers already operating in the country. The sale of 4G licences is part of a long-awaited plan to reform Egyptian telecoms and the regulator has appro


Firms ‘struggling to back remote office IT’

Organisations in the region are facing challenges such as delays in provisioning applications, recovering from disasters, and managing data backups when managing IT at remote and branch offices, a report said. Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, today (June


CustomerXPs wins award for fraud detection product

CustomerXPs' Clari5 Enterprise Fraud Management product has been named winner of the prestigious 'Best Fraud Detection Product Award’ in the annual Operational Risk Awards held by Operational Risk magazine and Winners were selected by OpRisk’s editor


Samsung to invest $1.2bn in US for IoT

Samsung Electronics, the world's top smartphone maker, said on Tuesday it plans to invest about $1.2 billion in the US over the next four years on so-called internet of things (IoT) technologies. In a statement, Samsung said it will make the investments through its Silicon Va


Egyptian tycoon keen to invest in Brazil's wireless firm

Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris said he’s prepared to invest in Oi SA, the Brazilian wireless carrier that filed for bankruptcy protection on $19 billion in debt this week. Sawiris, who controls a majority stake in Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Hold


High level cyber security summit to be held in Egypt

Around 22 Arab countries and North African states are set to meet at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, for the fifth annual Regional Cyber Security Summit to fight cybercrime and promote a safe internet environment. Starting from October 30, the three-day summit will also host and engage the mos


Cyber risk awareness up among executives: Deloitte

Boardrooms’ awareness of cyber risks has been recently growing in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with cyber security ranking far up on the agendas of non-executive directors in the region, according to a report by Deloitte. The report, entitled ‘EMEA 360 Boardroom Survey:


Use cloud to scale up business, Microsoft tells start-ups

Microsoft Gulf has called on regional start-ups to strongly consider the cloud as a means of easily scaling up their business operations, citing several UAE success stories as proof that. Through Microsoft’s BizSpark, a global programme that helps startups succeed by giving

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