Sunday 22 January 2017

Zain Saudi Q4 net profit surges 7pc to $303m

Zain Saudi Arabia, a leading telecommunications provider in the kingdom, has registered a gross profit of SR1.14 billion ($303 million) in the fourth quarter, up 7 per cent over SR1.06 billion ($282 million) for the same period in 2015. Announcing its financial results for the qu


Bebuzzd launches latest version of app

Dubai-based Bebuzzd, a leading loyalty programme provider based in Dubai, has announced the release of its latest version, a multi-store digital loyalty programme, which is available for download on app stores. The mobile application will provide local SMEs the advantage of furth


DarkMatter launches cyber security research programme

DarkMatter, the international cyber security firm headquartered in the UAE, has inaugurated its research and development programme with the signing of a series of agreements with notable top tier institutions around the world. The programme involves the engagement of PhD-level re


Batelco increases global presence with new PoPs

Batelco, Bahrain-based major player in the telecommunications industry, has deployed a number of new points-of-presence (PoPs) around the world expanding its global network footprint and providing services in a more efficient manner. The comprehensive plan supports the requiremen


Securing smart cities is 'crucial', says expert

With a rapid increase in smart city initiatives worldwide, there is a strong need to form a clear cyber security structure have a proper risk management plan and appoint chief information officers at city levels in addition to taking other steps in order to secure smart cities, a senior IT expe


Mimecast appoints senior sales executive

Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company with major operations in Dubai, UAE, has appointed Eli Kalil as its new senior vice president of global channel sales. In his new role, Kalil will be responsible for the strategy and implementation of all Mimecast’


Kanoo IT celebrates 20-year milestone

Kanoo Information Technology (Kanoo IT), one of Bahrain's leading IT and technology solutions providers, recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of its establishment. Beginning as an IT arm supporting other divisions of Ebrahim K Kanoo, Kanoo IT quickly grew to become one of the t


IBM inventors receive record 8,000 US patents in 2016

IBM announced that it broke the US patent record with 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016, marking the 24th consecutive year of innovation leadership. IBM’s 2016 patent output covers a diverse range of inventions in artificial intelligence and cognitive computing


Bahrain spectrum panel approves frequencies plan

Bahrain’s Spectrum Strategy Coordination Committee approved the national plan for frequencies at a meeting held recently. The meeting was chaired by Mohamed Ali AlQaed, chief executive of Information and eGovernment Authority, and attended by committee members representing


Batelco to launch 'Bahrain WiFi' in all Seef Malls

Batelco, Bahrain's leading digital solutions provider, has signed a partnership with Seef Properties, Bahrain’s leading property management company, paving the way for the launch of ‘Bahrain WiFi’ across the three Seef Malls located in Seef District, Muharraq and Isa Town.

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