technology

October 15, 2019

On October 15, 2019, IBM Japan, Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation’s subsidiary, Panasonic Smart Factory Solutions Co., Ltd. (hereafter Panasonic), announced that the companies have agreed to collaborate to develop and market a new high-value-added system to optimize the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of customers’ semiconductor manufacturing processes and to realize high-quality manufacturing.

As part of its circuit formation process business, Panasonic currently develops and markets edge devices and manufacturing methods that contribute to improving semiconductor manufacturing of advanced packaging. These new devices and methods"...

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October 15, 2019

Thales today announced that it has been positioned as a Market Leader in the 2019 KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) Access Management. The report recognized Thales, through its SafeNet Trusted Access offer, as a market leader in terms of the number of customers, partner ecosystem, and global reach in the IDaaS Access Management market. KuppingerCole’s Leadership Compass takes a thorough look at the overall IDaaS Access Management industry, provides in-depth analysis of the main players in the market, and rates vendors on innovation, product features, and market reach. “With a strong global presence, SafeNet Trusted Access presents a flexible solution based on standards and, in addition, agents as a service to cater to the access management requirements of organizations with broad contextual authentication needs,” said Martin Kuppinger, founder and principal analyst, KuppingerCole. “Organizations with common IDaaS Access Management requirements should consider SafeNet Trusted Access on their shortlist, specifically when having a need for strong MFA support and flexible authentication policies.” KuppingerCole recognized SafeNet......

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October 15, 2019

Canon Middle East (CME), a leading provider of imaging technologies and services, continues to mark its expansion across the Middle East as it announced its latest partnership with Almasa IT Distribution in Iraq to better service its customers on the ground. As part of the agreement, Almasa will distribute and promote Canon’s comprehensive consumer product portfolio of consumer imaging products and solutions to meet a growing level of demand

The partnership with Almasa will help increase Canon’s Middle East channel coverage strategy in Iraq and will see the investment in a state-of-the-art service facility for Camera and Printers"...

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October 14, 2019

Apple's iPhone emerged No.1 in a new brand-ranking study, the second consecutive year it has topped the field in the UAE.

The 2019 YouGov NextGen Word of Mouth Rankings revealed that the flagship smartphone of the US tech giant was the 'most positively talked-about brand amongst young adults in the UAE', a group that is in the 18-to-34-year-old range.

YouGov's daily brand tracking tool, BrandIndex, considered the opinions of those respondents, collected online over the past year to discover the 10 brands they have been talked about the most positively"...

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October 14, 2019

Regional Value added distributor Hiperdist, in collaboration with Microsoft, participated in the GITEX Technology Week, held recently in the UAE.

The company showcased its ecosystem of partners, such as Microsoft, Palo Alto, Ongo, Pactsoft, VaporVM, Procomix, Alibaba Cloud, etc. across its main focus areas – ‘Cloud’ and ‘Security’ with a focus on ‘Enabling Digital Transformation’.

Mr. Santosh Sansare, General Manager at Hiperdist spoke at length about this approach, explaining, “At GITEX this year, we focused on how we"...

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October 14, 2019

Mavenir, the industry's only end-to-end cloud-native 4G and 5G network software provider for CSPs today announced the extension of its partnership with Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India’s leading telecom operator, to extend VIL Network as a Platform, reaching distributed presence across all the major Industrial, Commercial, and Services clusters in India.

This partnership will focus on three thrust areas. First, building a universal secured Cloud capable of hosting multiple tenants and third-party applications. Second, building a fully automated platform that enables self-provisioning of various workloads. Third and most importantly,"...

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October 13, 2019

Spending on IT across the UAE has been witnessing a steady increase, driven by businesses looking to increase efficiency, improve performance, and reduce costs, by investing in artificial intelligence systems, experts said.

'We are definitely seeing a significant increase in AI adoption in the UAE,' Ali Hyder, group chief executive officer of Focus Softnet, told Khaleej Times.

'AI is changing the way we use technology and conduct business, communicate with our customers/vendors and analyse our data. It has the potential to bring change on a wide scale to"...

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October 12, 2019

Apple’s iPhone is the most popular product among the UAE’s youth for a second year in a row, according to a YouGov survey.

IPhone was the most talked about product by consumers aged between 18 and 34 in a top 10 list that is dominated by digital brands.

“In this age of fast-moving technology, the smartphone brand [iPhone] is the most positively-talked about brand among young adults in the UAE,” said Scott Booth, head of data products and services at YouGov in the Middle East and North Africa.

Researchers"...

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October 12, 2019

(WAM) -- Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group.

This is part of DEWA’s ongoing efforts to enhance its digital services. According to the MoU, the two sides will cooperate in presenting the challenges related to algorithms, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, Internet of Things , IoT, and Cloud Computing through Alibaba Cloud’s Tianchi innovation platform.

The two sides will also collaborate in organising workshops, training courses and conferences"...

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October 12, 2019

Hytera, a leading global provider of professional and private communication network, showcased its latest products and solutions at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) together with its local partner Nesma Telecom & Technology Co. Ltd. (Nesma). Hytera also signed a contract with Nesma to collaborate for IoT-enabled mission critical communication technologies for public safety & smart city projects in KSA & UAE.

As the highlight of GITEX, which was held from Oct. 6 to 10 at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hytera exhibited its state-of-the-art products and solutions tailored for customers, including Integrated Command and Control,"...

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