Saturday 25 June 2016

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


Batelco to launch superfast 4G+ in Bahrain

Bahrain-based telecom group Batelco has announced plans for the rollout of superfast 4G+ for its customers, the first telecom in the Kingdom to start rolling out the service. LTE Advanced is the latest mobile technology launched to support the massive increase in mobile data dema


Siemens tech employed in 3D-printed office building in Dubai

The world’s first 3D-printed office building, inaugurated recently in Dubai, uses smart technology from Siemens to integrate the building management systems, access control and surveillance into a central building management platform. “This is a globally significant project


IIoT main focus at Honeywell users’ conference

Helping industrial companies harness the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to transform their entire enterprise will be the lead topic for Honeywell Process Solutions’ (HPS) 41st annual Honeywell Users Group (HUG) for the Americas. Vimal Kapur, president of HPS, said: “H


Air Cairo, Amadeus sign deal for IT, distribution services

Air Cairo, an Egypt-based carrier connecting the Middle East and Europe, has signed a new agreement with Amadeus for both information technology (IT) and distribution services.   Amadeus is a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry.


Ooredoo completes landing of submarine cable

Ooredoo Oman, a top telecom provider in the Sultanate, has completed the landing of the Southeast-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system, a report said. The 20,000-km cable installed at the company’s base station in Qalhat is being developed as a


Abu Dhabi named top networked city in region

The UAE capital Abu Dhabi has been named as the top ranking city in the Middle East in Ericsson’s Networked Society City Index 2016. Stockholm is the top-ranking city globally in the index and is followed by London, Copenhagen, Singapore and Paris. Abu Dhabi


Cyber security firm Paladion wins contracts from GCC banks

Paladion, a leading managed security services company, has secured significant multi-year managed services contracts with two of the biggest financial institutions in the GCC. The information security company uses state-of-the-art proprietary technology to protect the interests o

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