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May 17, 2019

du Acknowledged as Best Managed Security Service Provider in the Middle East at Fortinet Partner Sync Conference

du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has been acknowledged for its prominent efforts in the Middle Eastern cybersecurity space after being presented the Managed Security Service Provider, “Visionary of the Year” Award by Fortinet, a global leader in high performance cybersecurity solutions.

Andy Ward, Senior Vice President ICT Products, du, said: “As businesses across the UAE undergo rapid digital transformation, the need for comprehensive solutions to counter emerging security threats and breaches is becoming paramount. At du, we are proud to be acknowledged as a leader in this category and we will continue to steer industry innovation to ensure [...]

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May 16, 2019

Synology® Unveils DiskStation Manager 6.2.2 – A Solid Platform for Data Management

The field-proven reliable system for enterprise IT transformation

Synology Inc. released the latest update of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2.2, featuring a series of new functionalities that not only optimize user navigation but also enhance system performance.

“DSM 6.2 has demonstrated field-proven reliability with over 3.4 million Synology NAS running it. Tailor-made for your IT infrastructure and ready to fit into any environment, DSM 6.2.2 now comes with more granular options that help IT administrators gain better control over the whole system,” said Hewitt Lee, Director of Product Management Group at Synology. “This facilitates business [...]

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May 14, 2019

Dubai’s innovation ecosystem gets boost from TECOM, partners

To increase the opportunities available to innovators locally and internationally, TECOM Group, a member of Dubai Holding and founder of start-up-enabling platform in5, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, and Dubai Development Authority, DDA.Khalfan Belhoul, Chief Executive Officer of DFF; Abdulla Belhoul, Chief Commercial Officer of TECOM Group, and Jamal Alsharif, Chief Officer, Business Affairs at DDA, signed the MoU at AREA 2071, a DFF platform. This partnership will aid collaborations between the UAE government entities and start-ups from around the world to develop and implement futuristic solutions to current challenges. DFF will [...]

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May 12, 2019

Centrify Appoints Mark Oldemeyer as Chief Financial Officer

Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced the company has hired Mark Oldemeyer as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Oldemeyer steps into the role previously held by current Centrify CEO, Tim Steinkopf, and will be responsible for all finance, accounting, facilities, and human resources functions at Centrify.

“Centrify is laser-focused on executing our growth plan in one of the fastest-growing infosecurity markets, Privileged Access Management,” said Steinkopf. “Having an industry veteran with Mark’s experience on board to help lead our company during this next growth phase [...]

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May 11, 2019

Dubai Future Foundation signs MoUs with innovation organisations in Belgium

Dubai Future Foundation, DFF, has signed memoranda of understanding, MoUs, with Imec, the world’s leading R&D organisation in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.

The agreement aims to explore opportunities for partnerships around R&D programmes in emerging technologies, and client-commissioned R&D projects in the UAE.

The signing ceremony, in AREA 2071 at the Emirates Towers in Dubai, was attended by Omar bin Sultan Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence and Deputy Managing Director of Dubai Future Foundation; Khalfan Juma Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Foundation; Abdulaziz Al Jaziri, [...]

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May 8, 2019

Tenable Expands Partnership with ServiceNow to Improve Vulnerability Prioritization and Remediation

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced its enhanced integration with ServiceNow to help shared customers improve their vulnerability prioritization and remediation programs by addressing one of the most difficult challenges in cybersecurity — vulnerability overload.

Prioritizing vulnerabilities with the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) presents significant limitations since it scores the majority as  ‘high’ or ‘critical.’ Tenable recently released Vulnerability Priority Ratings (VPR) as part of Predictive Prioritization to help organizations focus remediation on the three percent of vulnerabilities that are most likely to be exploited. [...]

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May 8, 2019

Mimecast Helps Financial Organizations More Effectively Address Supervisory Compliance Requirements

New Supervision Service from Mimecast Delivers Better Audit Readiness Increasing Efficiencies, Reducing Resources Required and Helping to Control Costs

Mimecast, a leading security and compliance company, announced the availability of Mimecast Supervision, helping financial services organizations address supervisory compliance requirements, such as SEC, FINRA, FCA and other regulatory constraints. As part of the Mimecast Cloud Archive, Mimecast Supervision includes intelligent selection, allowing organizations to focus on specific messages that warrant review and avoid false positives. An optimized workflow makes the review process quick and easy. [...]

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May 6, 2019

Abdul Latif Jameel Motors, together with implementation partner Britehouse, wins top SAP prize for digital transformation

The JSAP program is one of the largest SAP projects in the automotive distribution industry

ABDUL Latif Jameel Motors, together with their SAP implementation partner, Britehouse, has been awarded a prestigious international prize for a digital transformation program that has overhauled performance at one of Saudi Arabia’s leading automotive distributors, improving efficiency and customer service across the business.

The JSAP program, which went live in mid-2018, won the Gold Award for Business Transformation in the SAP Quality Awards, presented at a special ceremony in Heidelberg, Germany. The initiative – one of the biggest SAP projects ever undertaken in the [...]

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May 6, 2019

Focus Softnet Makes A Strong Push on Cloud

At its recently concluded Annual General Meeting, Focus Softnet, the leading software development and enterprise applications provider, announced a major push on its cloud strategy with an attractive initial offer to its new and existing customers. This announcement comes as a part of the company’s future plans to migrate all of its products and services and users on the cloud.

As part of this initiative, the company has planned a major recruitment drive to induct skilled functional and technical resources experienced in cloud and mobile technologies. Focus Softnet also initiated a major restructuring drive that involved adding a 200-seater support center, which resulted [...]

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April 26, 2019

DIFC FinTech Hive launches career mentorship programme, AccelerateHer

DIFC FinTech Hive, the first and largest financial technology accelerator in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region, announced today the launch of AccelerateHer, a mentorship programme which equips budding female professionals with necessary tools and experience to play a more active role in the development of the region’s FinTech landscape.

 Held in partnership with Cater Murray, a global specialist marketing and sales recruitment agency, the mentorship programme will run from April to November 2019. AccelerateHer will connect young aspiring executives to accomplished professionals with relevant expertise from across DIFC FinTech Hive’s [...]

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April 17, 2019

Emirates NBD Net Profit up 15% y-o-y and 15% q-o-q to AED 2.7 billion

Emirates NBD , a leading bank in the region, delivered a strong set of results with net profit up 15% y-o-y and 15% q-o-q to AED 2.7 billion. This solid operating performance was supported by an increase in total income, driven by loan growth and stable margins. Core fee income increased 15%    y-o-y and 9% q-o-q on the back of higher income from forex and derivatives. The Bank’s balance sheet continues to strengthen with further improvements in capital & liquidity and stable credit quality.

Financial Highlights – Q1 2019

– Net profit of AED 2.7 billion, up 15% y-o-y and 15% q-o-q

– Total Income of AED 4.7 billion improved [...]

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April 17, 2019

MDS Leads Transformation of the Education Sector with Apple’s Innovative Products and Technologies

Has enhanced learning for schools in UAE; to lead strong Accessibility Initiative for students with special needs in 2019

MDS Computers Technical Systems (MDS CTS), Apple Solution Expert (ASE) for Education in the UAE, has been the fulcrum of change in the UAE’s education sector by successfully deploying Apple’s products to transform teaching and learning. Currently, the company is working with over 100 educational institutes and training centres with five of these schools being recognised as Apple Distinguished Schools. MDS CTS has also been leading an Inclusive Learning Initiative, which aims to offer students with special needs the opportunity to become active [...]

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April 17, 2019

Five Myths about Transportation Management that’s Hurting your Business

By Gautam Kumar, Co-Founder & COO, FarEye

Gone are those days when managing transportation was perceived as an afterthought. And thanks to uncompromising customer expectations this arm of a supply chain and logistics is now as important as planning procurement, managing inventory, and optimizing warehousing.

But seamless management of transportation is easier said than done. To begin with let’s clear the cloud that has been obscuring some important facts about transportation for quite some time now. Common myths like transportation will continue to be a cost center, it does not directly impact customer retention, the sector will remain unorganized, [...]

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