Friday 6 May 2016

Gulf Air builds social media monitoring platform

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has created a private cloud IT environment in partnership with Red Hat solutions. The platform will enable the company to monitor and analyse online conversations about it. As part of this project, Gulf Air has deployed Red Hat Enterprise Linu


Ooredoo, Nokia sign new network expansion deal

Top telecom group Ooredoo has signed a three-year deal with technology leader Nokia, as it continues to enhance the strength, speed and coverage of the Ooredoo Supernet in Qatar. The agreement, which will see Nokia upgrading and expanding Ooredoo’s existing mobile broadband


Workz wins Vodafone Qatar’s partner award

Dubai-based Workz Group, a leading mobile products and solutions provider, was accorded the ‘Best Experience Support Partner’ from Vodafone Qatar the during the telco’s 2016 CXO Awards ceremony held recently in Doha, Qatar. Vodafone Qatar and Workz, whose partne


Batelco in bid to boost digital solutions

Batelco, a leading telecom group, is in a phase of transformation and is investing in the relevant platforms to elevate communication standards and become the leading integrator of digital solutions in Bahrain, a top official said. Batelco CEO Muna Al Hashemi said that Batelco un


Russian creator of malware fined $6.9 million

A Russian man who spent about three years behind bars in the United States for creating the computer malware known as Gozi was ordered on Monday to pay $6.9 million to cover losses to bank customers but spared further US prison time. Nikita Kuzmin, 28, could have received more pr


First all-women business park opens in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco, Princess Nourah University (PNU) and Wipro Arabia, a subsidiary of India's Wipro, today inaugurated Saudi Arabia’s first all-women business and technology park. The project is expected to create nearly 21,000 jobs for Saudi women over a period of 10 years.


Gitex launches global startup movement

The upcoming Gitex Technology Week, a major IT event in Dubai, UAE will launch and host Gitex Startup Movement, one of the most global startup gatherings in the world with over 30 countries represented. The Gitex Startup Movement will convene over 400 startups and more than 1,000


Zain to buy 92pc of Sudan's Canar for $95m

Kuwaiti telecom firm Zain has agreed to buy a 92.3 percent stake in Sudanese fixed line operator Canar for Dh349.6 million ($95.2 million) from Abu Dhabi-listed Etisalat. The deal is subject to approval from the Sudanese authorities, Etisalat added in a bourse statement on Monday


Digital lift ‘can double Qatar output to $4bn’

Digital transformation can double Qatar’s commercial output to over $4 billion by 2019, leading organizations agreed at a major technology event in Doha, Qatar yesterday (May 1). With hyper-connectivity and e-commerce, Qatar’s business-to-business and business-to-cons


Omnitech, TechoSmart ink strategic tie-up

Omnitech Systems, a provider for IT infrastructure setup, software development and consultancy services, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with TechoSmart, a leading ICT services provider, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further,

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