Drones drafted in for security patrols at Dubai Silicon Oasis

UAEThe National — DUBAI // Airborne drones will form part of security patrols around Dubai Silicon Oasis free zone technology park, the authority said on Tuesday. A security team is currently authorised to operate one drone that patrols the development. Four more machines will be added by the end of the year. Equipped with a high-resolution camera and super-sensitive microphone, the drones will record audio-visual data and capture still photographs of specific locations.


GBI becomes member of LINX, from Middle East

UAEZawya — October 6, 2015, DUBAI: GBI, a global service provider that owns and operates a multilayer carrier neutral network connecting the world to the Middle East, has established a new partnership with the London Internet Exchange (LINX). GBI has joined the LINX community in London after signing a partnership agreement.


Alibaba’s cloud computing unit to establish base in Dubai

ChinaDUBAI: The cloud computing unit of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding said it would establish a base in Dubai to seek business from companies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa. The deal may bolster Dubai’s efforts to develop as a technology centre for the region, in addition to marking an expansion of Alibaba’s cloud computing effort.


Over 60 Indian companies to take part in Dubai IT event

DUBAI: Over 60 Indian IT companies are set to participate in one of UAE’s biggest industrial event where they would display innovative ICT products and services and cyber security solutions amid growing Indian exports of electronic goods to the region.  The GITEX exhibition would be held here from October 12 to 16. In the previous exhibition, the participating Indian companies have bagged significant businesses, forged joint ventures and marketing tie ups with the buyers visiting the GITEX exhibition, the Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC), which is facilitating the Indian companies, said.


Emirates Airline adapts in-flight entertainment for visually impaired travellers

In an industry first, the Dubai-based carrier is introducing an audio description option on part of its in-flight entertainment programming, opening up the content to visually impaired passengers. Travellers who are blind or visually impaired can now take advantage of audio description to follow 16 features, all from Disney, including Frozen, Saving Mr Banks, Cars 2, Monsters University, The Avengers, Toy Story 3 and all four Pirates of the Caribbean films. The selection will be expanded in the future, according to Emirates.


Asure Software Opens New Global Offices in Dubai and Singapore

Asure Software (Nasdaq:ASUR), a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, today announced that it has opened two new international offices in Dubai and Singapore to serve the Middle East and Asia Pacific markets, respectively. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas; its office in Staines, England (southwest of London) serves the European market and is driving global expansion into new markets. Nigel Clarke, Asure Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and APAC, oversees the new locations and the UK office.


Dubai winning Expo 2020

Now the celebrations are over, construction firms must roll up their sleeves to design and implement projects across MENA worth $2.2tn in the next year, according to Shuaa Capital. Globally, construction projects are projected to skyrocket to $15tn by 2025, according to a separate study published last year by Global Construction Perspectives and Oxford Economics.