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January 18, 2020

DEWA strengthens role of AI to drive sustainability

The UAE’s wise leadership places great importance to protecting the environment and promoting a green economy, placing sustainability at the forefront of its strategic priorities. This supports the UAE Vision 2021, which aims to build a sustainable environment, and a diversified and sustainable competitive economy that ensures a secure future for generations to come. Under the guidance of its wise leadership, the UAE has made great progress towards sustainability, driven by significant achievements in the adoption of advanced technologies to create a new reality and to build a leading global model for sustainable development.

The UAE has recognised the importance of [...]

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January 9, 2020

Sophos Launches Managed Threat Response Service

New Threat Hunting, Detection and Response Offering Powered by Machine Learning and Expert Analysis to Neutralize the Most Advanced Cybersecurity Threats

Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, announced the availability of Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), a fully managed threat hunting, detection and response service. The re-sellable service provides organizations with a dedicated 24/7 security team to neutralize the most sophisticated and complex threats.

These types of threats include active attackers leveraging fileless attacks and administrator tools such as PowerShell to escalate privileges, exfiltrate data and spread laterally, as [...]

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December 16, 2019

Noor Takaful Accelerates Its Digital Transformation Journey with BIOS Middle East’s Cloud

BIOS Middle East, a leading managed services and cloud provider in the UAE, announced that it has successfully completed Noor Takaful’s migration from on premise to the cloud, to accelerate its digital transformation journey.

Noor Takaful was established in early 2009 to provide a broad range of Islamic insurance (takaful), general and customised insurance products and services to individuals, families, groups and companies in the UAE market.

Insurance companies in the UAE are required to adhere to NESA compliance; as such, the applications must be hosted in the UAE with an in-country disaster recovery. After an extensive search in the market, Noor Takaful [...]

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December 12, 2019

Saudi Telecom Company selects IFS to improve customer experience

IFS’s leading workforce scheduling solution to radically improve the efficiency of 5,000 field service engineers

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a world class digital leader providing innovative services and platforms to our customers and enabling the digital transformation of the MENA region, has selected IFS Service Management™ to increase process efficiency, improve margins, and facilitate improved customer satisfaction.

To bolster its leading market position and ready the company for future business driven by an increasing need for digitalization, STC launched a comprehensive evaluation process, [...]

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November 21, 2019

Dubai Future Council for Blockchain Launches Dubai Blockchain Policy at 9th Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona

The Dubai Future Council for Blockchain, chaired by Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, launched the Dubai Blockchain Policy at the 9th Smart City Expo World Congress, held in Barcelona on November 19-21, 2019.

The Council was formed by the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) and held its inaugural meeting on April 2, 2019. It is part of the Dubai Future Councils initiative, launched at the beginning of 2019 by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of DFF’s Board of Trustees, to find innovative solutions for strategic sectors and forecast their future over the next 50 years. [...]

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October 31, 2019

Leadership’s support has helped Emirati women excel in STEM fields

Emirati women have been able to make significant achievements across various fields, including science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) domains, thanks to the support and encouragement of the leadership and the equal opportunities provided to them, said Her Excellency Sara Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences.

During a panel discussion moderated by Tom Fletcher, former UK Ambassador to Lebanon and Visiting Professor at New York University, HE Al Amiri discussed the significant progress made by the UAE in the field of gender balance and its ability to become a model for women’s empowerment across the region and the world, especially in the [...]

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October 20, 2019

Smart Dubai Wins 3 Awards at the 2019 Stevie Awards, Including a Gold for ‘Smart Employee’

Smart Dubai, the Government entity tasked with leading Dubai’s smart transformation, has won three awards at the Stevie Awards 2019 – one Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze. The Award Gala took place on October 19, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.

The Gold Stevie was awarded to Smart Dubai’s Smart Employee application in the Human Capital Management Solution category. In addition, Smart Dubai won Silver in the Business Intelligence Solution category for its Business Intelligence for HRMS service, and a Bronze in the Financial Services category for its Asset Tracking System (ATS) .

“We are honoured to have played our part not only in putting Dubai on the global map [...]

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October 10, 2019

DEWA demonstrates 34 innovative projects & smart initiatives at GITEX 2019

Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) is showcasing 34 innovative projects and smart initiatives during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, with 24 of these initiatives being demonstrated for the first time.  DEWA invited the public to visit its stand (S2-D1) in Sheikh Saeed Hall in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as its stand within the pavilion of Smart Dubai Government. Visitors can learn about DEWA’s major projects, initiatives, and services, based on AI that will enhance the experience of customers, partners, and employees. DEWA conducts daily raffle draws with valuable prizes for visitors until 10 October [...]

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