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.

http://www.m2mnow.biz/2015/07/30/35453-etisalat-to-launch-new-internet-of-things-services-leveraging-thingworx-iot-development-platform/

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.

http://www.developingtelecoms.com/tech/service-management/5944-etisalat-oberthur-partner-to-expand-mea-m2m-and-iot.html

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.

http://www.pymnts.com/news/2015/oberthur-forms-strategic-iot-partnership-in-uae/#.VbEPPSqqpBc

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.

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IT_286087.html

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.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/technology/alibaba-s-cloud-computing/1842672.html

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.

http://www.cnmeonline.com/insight/2015-whats-in-store-for-uae-it/

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.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/tech/ites/over-60-indian-companies-to-take-part-in-dubai-it-event/articleshow/44207999.cms

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.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2014/08/19/Emirates-Airline-adapts-in-flight-entertainment-for-visually-impaired-travellers/

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.

http://www.sys-con.com/node/3125324

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.

https://www.zawya.com/story/Huawei_Makes_Huge_Impact_with_Technology_Deployment_at_Thumbay_Groups_UAE_Hospitals-ZAWYA20140702080514/

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.

http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-26291-the-big-picture/#.UvcUfrQw_2U