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August 26, 2020

AVEVA and OSIsoft Combine Accelerating Digital Transformation of Industrial World

AVEVA, a global leader in industrial software, and OSIsoft, a global leader in real-time industrial data software and services, have announced an agreement for AVEVA to acquire OSIsoft for $5.0 billion. AVEVA and OSIsoft will combine their complementary product offerings, bringing together industrial software and data management to help customers in industrial and essential organizations accelerate their digital transformational strategies as efficiency, flexibility, sustainability and resilience become increasingly urgent requirements for customers.

OSIsoft’s data management software will complement AVEVA’s comprehensive end-to-end engineering, operations, and performance [...]

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August 24, 2020

AVEVA to host Second Global Customer Event in ‘AVEVA World Digital’ Series to Explore Agile Technology Solutions That Connect Workers and Boost Collaboration in times of Uncertainty

Leaders from Microsoft, Danone, Shell, Wood Group, Nestle and Henkel to discuss how they are Successfully Utilizing Cloud and Digital Twin Technologies to Deliver Positive Business Outcomes

AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced the speakers for its second AVEVA World Digital virtual customer event, taking place on the 25th – 26th August, 2020. The event is aimed at all industrial professionals including CXOs, department heads, directors and managers interested in innovative technology solutions for building organizational resilience and laying the foundation for digital transformation.

Themed ‘Agile Opportunities in [...]

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August 18, 2020

Proven Consult and VSight Announce Live Webinar on Augmented Reality and Remote Collaboration

The live webinar will educate attendees on how AR deployments in remote work strategies can ensure business continuity.

Proven Consult, a market leader in digital consulting services and solutions, together with its strategic partner VSight, a pioneer in augmented reality remote support solutions, is hosting a live webinar on ‘Augmented Reality (AR) and Remote Collaboration’ for enterprises across the GCC market.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM UAE time via Zoom. It aims to highlight how businesses are weathering the storm of the on-going pandemic by using AR technologies to accelerate digital and remote work objectives. [...]

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August 5, 2020

IFS named a leader in 2020 IDC MarketScape for SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Large Enterprise ERP Applications

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has been positioned as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Large Enterprise ERP Applications.

IFS has seen sustained growth of its overall business, with H1 2020 software revenues increasing by 26% compared to H1 2019. In addition, the company has seen its cloud revenue grow by a remarkable 56% in the first half of the year compared to the same time period in 2019, further validating its cloud first strategy.

Based on a comprehensive evaluation of IFS’s products and strategies, the IDC MarketScape placed the company in the Leaders Category worldwide, citing the following [...]

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July 29, 2020

Dubai Electronic Security Center hosts virtual workshop with government officials to outline Dubai Cyber Security Index

The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) hosted a virtual workshop for officials and experts from government entities in Dubai to outline the Dubai Cyber Security Index (DCI). The (DCI) was recently launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, to support the overall performance of electronic and cyber security in government organizations within Dubai.

The workshop was held as part of DESC’s strategic plan aimed at achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in making Dubai the [...]

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July 22, 2020

Nexans launches iGigaSwitch 10xx family with latest PoE++ standard optimized for outdoor temperatures of up to 85°C

Nexans Data Network Solutions EMEA, one of the leaders in premium LAN and Data Centre infrastructure solutions, today announced the availability of Nexans iGigaSwitch 10xx family that can power end devices with the latest PoE++ standard. The switch has up to 10 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet copper and fibre-optic ports in different combinations.

With Power over Ethernet, it is possible to transmit data as well as power via an eight-wire network cable. There are plenty of environments where PoE, PoE+ or PoE++ technologies are used to power connected devices: public facilities and cities, highways and tunnels, airports and railways, campuses and many others. Typical applications are [...]

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July 8, 2020

Hamdan bin Mohammed launches the Dubai Cyber Index

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, today launched the Dubai Cyber Index, an initiative aimed at supporting the efforts of Dubai’s government entities to ensure the highest standards of cyber security. The first initiative of its kind in the world, the Index seeks to establish Dubai as the city with the safest cyberspace in the world.

The introduction of the Index highlights the Dubai’s leadership’s keenness to launch projects and initiatives that enhance the emirate’s position as a global leader in innovation, safety and security. With the broader aim of positioning the [...]

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July 7, 2020

DEWA is first UAE government entity to utilise NVIDIA GPU in AI applications

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was awarded a certificate of acknowledgement from US-based NVIDIA Corporation for being the first UAE government organisation to adopt NVIDIA GPU Computing Technology among government entities in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data processing. This is a new step that enhances DEWA’s leadership as an incubator for creativity and innovation.

DEWA has been utilising NVIDIA GPU to enhance its AI initiatives since 2019. DEWA also uses it to improve its services in areas such as training and inferencing of AI and Deep Learning models,  with utility-focused applications of Network Design & Area Planning, Smart Response, [...]

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