technology

  • Omnia Pay to showcase Branch Transformation Solution at Gitex 2017

    Omnia Pay, a provider of innovative digital transformation solutions for the banking and retail sectors, today announced that it is returning to GITEX for the second year to showcase its branch transformation solution. Based out of the Huawei (Stand number Z-E20 in the Za’abeel Hall), Omnia Pay will host live demonstrations as well as showcase its solutions advantages for banks.

  • Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2017, in Partnership with Emaar, Empowers Young UAE Innovators

    Teams Green Jam, B.A.S.S. and iBins, swept to victory today in Dubai, at the UAE finals of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2017, a global technology competition that aims to deliver educational, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities for youth by acquiring critical skills. 

  • ABB equips luxury Dubai tower with building automation solutions

    ABB supplies Dubai’s latest, exclusive residential building, Volante Tower, with a full building automation system, controlling everything from public areas to individual living spaces, together with systems integrator customer Ultimate Solutions.

  • ABB expands Indonesia footprint withhigh-voltage switchgear unit

    ABB today inaugurated a new manufacturing facility for high-voltage switchgear in Tangerang, on the out- skirts of Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. This is part of ABB’s continued footprint expansion in the country in- cluding the establishment of a new factory for medium-voltage products in 2015 at the same location.

  • ABB motor sets world record in energy efficiency – saves half a million dollars

    Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement could save approximately $500,000 in electrical energy costs over the course of a 20-year lifetime for each motor.

  • AlScene Launches Custom Ramadan TV Schedule Generator

    AlScene.com might live and breathe online, but the innovative and irreverent team know that in Ramadan, TV reigns supreme. Working with MO4 Network's team of in-house developers, AlScene.com presents the region's first Custom Ramadan TV Schedule Generator. With just four simple clicks, the seasonal feature will create a unique schedule, customized to each user's preferences and the times of day they're free to watch.

  • Azur Digital, CONTEXT and GfK keynote topics confirmed for DISTREE Middle East 2017 in Dubai

    DISTREE Middle East 2017 will include a packed conference programme comprising keynote presentations, workshops, VIP sessions and panel discussions. The event, which takes place from May 8-10th at the Meydan Hotel in Dubai, gathers together hundreds of senior executives from consumer tech vendors, distributors, retailers and e-tailers in one place at one time.

  • Bosch Expands Partnership with Avaya to Support Next Generation Workplace Strategy

    Bosch Group, a leading global supplier of technology and services, announced the expansion of its partnership with Avaya to help support Bosch's digital transformation strategy across its global operations. Avaya Private Cloud Services (APCS) has signed a $60 million agreement with Bosch to provide a range of business communications solutions to 160,000 Bosch associates worldwide.

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution Announced!

    Activision and Infinity Ward have unveiled the first official details of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Absolution, the third DLC Map Pack for 2016’s No. 1 top-selling console video game in the United States (excluding hardware bundle sales), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The map pack features four new, diverse multiplayer maps, and a new zombies co-op experience called Attack of the Radioactive Thing!, set in a ‘50s era beach town where a government science experiment has gone horribly wrong. Absolution is scheduled to release July 6, first on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, with other platforms to follow.

  • China Huayang Group Selects SkyPower as its Global Partner to Develop Solar Energy Projects Around the World

    SkyPower, the world's largest global developer of utility-scale solar energy projects, and China Huayang Economic and Trade Group Co., a Chinese state-owned company under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, announced today that it has entered into a world-class partnership together.

  • Commercial Aviation leads the way in leveraging digital transformation

    IFS, the global enterprise applications company, today announced the commercial aviation industry-specific results of its Digital Change Survey. The study found that the aviation sector is more advanced in leveraging digital transformation than the other major industries surveyed, with automation identified as having the highest level of disruption in the sector. Unplanned maintenance was ranked as the biggest challenge facing airline operational availability with augemented reality (AR) named as a key technology to help combat this.

  • Dubai Health Authority Implements Omnicell Robotic Dispensing Solutions in Rashid and Dubai Hospitals

    Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) today announced that the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has implemented its robotic dispensing systems in both Rashid and Dubai Hospitals to reduce the public's waiting period to receive medicines and increase patient satisfaction. The mission of the DHA—which includes hospitals, specialty centers, and DHA primary health centers—is to transform Dubai into a leading healthcare destination by fostering innovative and integrated care models and by enhancing community engagement.

  • EINVITE: UAE’S FIRST OFFICIAL EVENT ORGANIZATION APP LAUNCHES IN DUBAI

    Einvite, an app created by UAE-based company Nomadic Capital Limited, will be ready to launch in the country, just in time for Ramadan.

  • Energy Saving & Stable Climate Control in Retail Centers with GEZE Automatic Doors

    In malls and other buildings operating as retail venues where customer shopping experience is everything, entry and exit ways play an integral role in ensuring smooth, safe and secure flow of people and goods into, around and out of the building. While customer satisfaction and logistics are important functions of doors in the retail space, automation of entry and exit points can contribute in reducing energy costs in a big way when planned correctly.

  • ESET - Could the Internet of Things spark the Ransomware of Things

    One of the trends found most worrying in 2016 was the willingness of some individuals to participate in the following three activities: holding computer systems and data files hostage (ransomware); denying access to data and systems (Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS); and infecting some of the devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Gartner Names CloudHPT as a 'Visionary' Disaster Recovery as a Service Provider

    The 2017 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers has just been released and CloudHPT are recognized in the "Visionary" quadrant.

  • Gartner Says Connected Car Production to Grow Rapidly Over Next Five Years

    Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast to reach 12.4 million in 2016 and increase to 61 million in 2020 (see Table 1).

  • Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in Second Quarter of 2017

    Worldwide PC shipments totaled 61.1 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 4.3 percent decline from the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. The PC industry is in the midst of a 5 year slump, and this is the 11th straight quarter of declining shipments. Shipments in the second quarter of this year were the lowest quarter volume since 2007.

  • HBO cyber breach & Game of Thrones data theft

    As you might have seen, American television network HBO has suffered a “cyber incident”, which apparently resulted in the theft of a Game of Thrones episode and important other data.

  • HID Global Adds Trust to Online Transactions and Digital Access with HID Approve Mobile App

    HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced a new app, HID Approve, which turns a mobile device into a handheld validation device or “authenticator” that verifies online access and transaction requests, such as digital banking transactions or corporate VPN access. HID Approve adds a new level of trust for consumers and employees to transact securely.