Some Abu Dhabi taxis to get Wi-Fi in time for F1

UAEThe National — ABU DHABI: High-speed Wi-Fi will be available in TransAD’s fleet of Mercedes Vito compact vans, to coincide with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Centre for Regulation of Transport by Hired Cars said the service would be available from November 27.

UAE’s first Apple stores slated to open at end of October

UAEThe National — DUBAI // A large hoarding with stylised Arabic calligraphy has appeared on a Dubai mall shopfront. Wishing “marhaba”, or “hello”, to passers-by, it announces the imminent arrival of Apple outlets in the UAE. The electronics producer will open two shops on October 29, at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai and Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi.

Middle East Set to Become World Leader in Internet Devices

UAENDTV — DUBAI:  The Middle East is set to become the world leader in devices and consumer products connected to the Internet and expected to generate a revenue of USD 270 billion this year, according to a new research. “Middle East organisations are ideally placed to become leaders in Internet of Everything innovation. The Middle East and Africa is set to post the world’s second-fastest growing ICT market in 2015, reaching USD 270 billion,” according to International Data Corporation, a market research, analysis and advisory firm.

Gitex Tech Week opens with 3,600 companies exhibiting

UAEZawya — The five-day event, which was inaugurated by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, is showcasing live demonstrations of next-generation technology solutions from governments and international companies that will transform Middle East businesses in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

IoT key to helping UAE meet healthcare targets

UAETelecom Asia — The Internet of Things (IoT) and its accompanying technologies have enormous potential to help  the United Arab Emirates (UAE) achieve its 2021 healthcare targets, research firm IDC said. The majority of the goals are focused on alleviating the growing rates of chronic diseases.

Mideast’s biggest IT fair kicks off in Dubai

UAEShanghai Daily — THE biggest IT exhibition in the Middle East started here Sunday with a special focus on cloud computing, robotics and the internet of everything. It’s the 35th edition of the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX), the biggest IT fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Few UAE internet users believe they are a cybercrime target, report shows

UAEThe National — ABU DHABI // Many internet users believe they are unlikely to be the victims of a cyber attack, despite an increase in crimes, a survey has revealed. Of the 408 respondents surveyed in the UAE, 44 per cent said they had noted a significant increase in online threats, but only 23 per cent believed they could be targeted.

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.

GBI extends relationship with Ciena

UAEZAWYA — Dubai: Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a service provider that operates an integrated network connecting the world to the Middle East, signed an agreement with Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) to deploy its Converged Packet-Optical Networking solutions, that will support the region’s increasing demand for connectivity.

Etisalat to launch new Internet of Things services leveraging ThingWorx® IoT development platform

UAEM2M Now — ThingWorx, a PTC business and an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, announced that Etisalat, a Telecommunications provider operating in the Middle-East, Africa and Asia, has signed a Group Framework Agreement to deploy the ThingWorx IoT Development Platform to enable new innovative IoT and M2M services throughout the regions that it serves.

Etisalat / Oberthur partner to expand MEA M2M and IoT

UAEDeveloping Telecoms — UAE headquartered Etisalat are extending their M2M and IoT services for enterprise customers throughout the Middle East, Africa and Asia in a new partnership with Oberthur Technologies. The partnership will offer the region’s first tailored M2M and IoT services across Middle East, Asia and Africa. Using Oberthur’s M-Sense solution, Etisalat affiliates will extend their M2M and IoT service offering beyond simple connectivity, enabling their Enterprise customers to fully benefit from the growing M2M and IoT market.

Oberthur Forms Strategic Iot Partnership In UAE

UAEPYMNTS — Oberthur, the digital security firm focused on mobile, and Etisalat Group, a telecom provider based in the UAE, are extending their collaboration to bring machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) services to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The companies said in a Wednesday (July 22) statement that the push in the M2M and IoT realms will look to more fully engage enterprise customers and bring those services beyond connectivity.

Etisalat to launch region’s first IoT app platform

UAETrade Arabia — Etisalat Group, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Middle East, Africa and Asia, is to launch the region’s first Internet of Things (IoT) application development and device management platform. Etisalat will be working with Oberthur Technologies (OT) and ThingWorx, a PTC Business, both global industry leaders in the field of IoT solutions, to build and manage the platform as Etisalat’s partners.

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.

2015: What’s in store for UAE IT– Cisco

The Internet of Everything (IoE) era continues to make rapid progress in enhancing lives around the world, with the Middle East being no exception. The IoE era will enable a profound level of collaboration that will change the way we think, the speed at which we invent, how we connect and share information, and the extent to which we can sustain our environment.  Now is the time to prepare for the upturn, to take the bold steps necessary to enable a new economy built on innovation, collaboration, operational excellence and sustainability.

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.

Huawei Makes Huge Impact with Technology Deployment at Thumbay Group’s UAE Hospitals

Hospital LAN Network implemented by Huawei team reduced downtime by 70 percent and increased productivity by 25 percent. Dubai – Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider — announced today the successful completion of a Local Area Network (LAN) deployment for UAE based Thumbay Group , allowing for it to provide a network across its range of hospitals across the Emirates. Thumbay Group , an international business conglomerate of companies, focusing mainly in the healthcare sector, commissioned Huawei to develop a LAN network that would link its four UAE GMC Hospitals.