Home Industry Technology

Technology

Digital transformation: How can regional companies undergo a successful transition

Digital transformation has now become ubiquitous – not just for IT teams, but for executives across all organisations

Electric cars get first battery that can charge in 5 minutes

The lithium-ion samples were produced by StoreDot’s strategic partner in China

Kaspersky targets connected car makers with new cybersecurity tool

Increase in connected cars sees rise in automotive-related attacks

Digital Economy: UAE consumers to pivot away from cash – report

Young and digitally savvy populations across the Middle East and Africa region are key to long-term growth outlook

Cysiv expands SOC-as-a-service operations to Middle East and Africa

Cysiv acquired and re-branded Cairo-based SOC services firm SecureMisr in 2020

UAE-based P2P app Ziina joins Y-Combinator accelerator programme

Ziina also announces new seed funding from US and MENA venture capital funds

Energy firm Engie partners with Abu Dhabi on tech-driven sustainability project

Blue Carbon project seeks to rehabilitate Abu Dhabi’s mangrove habitats using drones

Ecommerce

UAE is 13th best country in the world to launch an online business: study

UAE ranked best for mobile internet speed, internet penetration and corporate tax

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches DEWA’s space programme and Hatta tourism projects

The Space-D programme will include the launch a main satellite with the latest imaging and communication technologies

Citi UAE expects to triple assets under management to $15bn by 2025

Bank plans to quadruple wealth clients in five years

Saudi Arabia Riyadh

UAE-based BIOS Middle East expands to Saudi Arabia with two cloud data centres

The cloud data centres built on the VMware cloud stack

Over $1bn piled into MENA-based startups in 2020

The UAE, Egypt and Saudi Arabia accounted for 68 per cent of the total deals disclosed in 2020

Fitbit users in UAE exceeded Dubai Fitness Challenge goals by 23%

Users averaged 37 active minutes per day for the duration of the challenge

Bahrain

Bahrain achieves nationwide 5G coverage

Bahrain ICT sector accounts for nearly 3% of national GDP

smart city

Powering smart cities in the GCC

Abu Dhabi has teamed up with tech firms to power its smart ambitions

Power Letters 2021: Ethan Xue, President, OPPO MEA

The Covid-19 pandemic forced a revitalisation of OPPO’s capabilities

Digital transformation: What are the key challenges that regional banks continue to face?

Digitisation is underway and accelerating in the Middle East – but what are the key technologies being deployed?

Five strategies for regional firms to grow their online business

From creating a mobile friendly platform to leveraging the power of social media, an online business can use several means to boost its presence

Here’s how you can future-proof your business

Covid-19 won’t be our last crisis: How IT leaders can prepare for the next big one

Fortinet to offer free cybersecurity training till end of 2021

More than 800,000 people have registered since April 2020

UAE-based Badiri Academy to open-source content

Content to include courses, workshop material and research papers

Timely software updates can cut business data breach costs in half: report

More than half of businesses use some form of out-of-date technology in their infrastructure

Joint UAE-Israel food and water security conference announced

Could Israel’s success story of “making the desert bloom” boost food security in the UAE?

Ooredoo to deploy Ericsson 5G technology across its global network

Five-year agreement covers Ooredoo’s operating companies in 10 countries

Shuaa Capital invests in music streaming service Anghami

Anghami was founded in Beirut, Lebanon, in 2012

Digitising the supply chain key to post-Covid economic recovery

Webb Fontaine using AI to streamline port and customs operations

A third of employees in the UAE enjoy working outdoors: WFH study

Kaspersky research say employees have taken to WFH, but cyber risks remain

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department launches digital authentication system

Digital authentication will allow access to electronic government services through UAE Pass

Shailesh Dash main

Phi Trends: The standout performers in the stock market

The 26 stocks recommended over the past five months have seen stellar returns, states entrepreneur and investor Shailesh Dash, who shares his market perspective in this monthly column

From left, Jayafar Moidu, founder and CEO of JMR Infotech and Hisham Al Gurg, CEO of SEED Group and the Private Office of Sheikh Saeed Bin Ahmed Al Maktoum

JMR Infotech signs JV with UAE’s Seed Group to enhance digital transformation within the financial sector

JMR’s Genie de Banca digital platform will enable banks and financial institutions to automate and digitise their lending departments, develop new revenue channels, and present their customers with new products and services