#Technology

UAE astronaut programme

UAE selects first female Arab astronaut

Nora AlMatrooshi and Mohammed Al Mulla are the two latest recruits of the UAE Astronaut Programme

AI, data center, info

Why regionals firms must opt for small-sized and edge data centres

A small and edge data centre contains the same power, cooling, connectivity, and security features as a centralised data centre, but on a smaller scale

Zoom Formula 1

Zoom becomes official partner of Formula 1

F1 and Zoom have already collaborated in the 2020 season for the Virtual Paddock Club experience

How digital transformation is revolutionising client lifecycle management in the Middle East

Cormac Sheedy, MENA head of sales at Fenergo, explains how Fenergo empowers banks to deliver faster, more efficient and compliant digital client journeys

Ion Electric charging station Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi gets UAE’s first ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations

The charging stations on Yas Island have a total capacity of up to 350KW, with charging times 25 times faster than traditional chargers

Dubai DMSat-1 Satellite

Video: Dubai launches its first environmental satellite

The DMSat-1 satellite was developed by Dubai Municipality in collaboration with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre

Five imperatives to capitalise on greater digital transformation returns

As many as 30 per cent of companies worldwide are well on their way to achieving complete digital transformation

Abu Dhabi City United Arab Emirates

Here’s how Abu Dhabi is powering its smart government services

By developing partnerships with big tech companies like Microsoft, the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA) is revolutionising the way people interact with the government

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone gaming

Ras Al Khaimah launches gaming business packages with 3-year UAE residency visas

Packages start from Dhs7,725, and business owners are being offered the same renewal rate for the lifetime of their business

Cyber Security

Studying behavioural patterns to protect users from cyber frauds

Comarch’s Cyber Threat Protection (CTP) is an anti-fraud system that facilitates safe and seamless access to services such as banking and loyalty programmes where it is critical to confirm the identity of the user

UAE 5G devices

UAE to examine and certify all 5G mobile phone devices in National Laboratory

The National Laboratory has been equipped with the necessary equipment to examine these mobile devices and ensure that they meet the approved technical standards

How Microsoft tools have helped Abu Dhabi’s tourism authority during the Covid crisis

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT) embarked on its digital transformation journey before the pandemic, leaving it better prepared to adapt to the crisis

Melda Akin, founder and CEO of D14.AI

The SME Story: Melda Akin, founder and CEO of D14.AI 

D14.AI is a Dubai-based tech company providing an AI-driven software platform for healthcare clinics, gyms and logistics companies to optimise their workforce and manage their business operations

Natalie Fuller is the head of Data Analytics at Cafu

Women’s Voice: The world of data analytics could do with more empathy

The emotional-rational connect is my superpower in growing forward in the male-heavy world of tech and data science, says Natalie Fuller

Here’s how MENA organisations can tip the gender scale to accelerate progress

Businesses must focus on better hiring policies, promote equitable progress and provide leadership support

Amazon UAE Uk

UAE Amazon customers can now order directly from Amazon UK

Prime members are eligible for free deliveries on orders above Dhs100, with the prices displayed being inclusive of all duties

Celine Bremaud

How data and AI are transforming regional organisations in 2021

The people and organisations who adapted to the crisis the quickest did so with technology

Carrefour fulfiment centre

Video: Autonomous robots deployed in Carrefour fulfilment centre in Dubai

Claimed to be the first-of-its-kind facility in the Middle East, the centre is located at Carrefour in Ibn Battuta Mall

Etisalat du credit score

Etisalat, du to rely more heavily on UAE credit rating score for new postpaid customers

With the addition of Etisalat and du’s data, AECB’s customer information database stands at 9 million individuals and 600,000 companies

Etihad Hub71

Etihad to become official partner of Abu Dhabi’s tech startup venture Hub71

Hub71, is a flagship initiative of Ghadan 21, Abu Dhabi’s accelerator programme for business in the capital

Northern Ireland’s healthtech expertise to spur growth in the Middle East

Northern Ireland’s two main universities – Queens University Belfast and Ulster University – rank among the top 10 in the UK for bioscience research

Dubai Airport facial recognition technology

Dubai airport launches facial recognition technology to fast-track immigration process

Deployed at 122 smart gates at arrival and departure terminals, pre-registration is required to avail the service

Saudi-backed UK health app Babylon ends deal with Tencent

A $550m cash infusion led by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund in 2019 valued the company at about $2bn

How e-commerce in the GCC has taken flight

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, e-commerce has risen as a natural winner

EDGE Group Ukraine

UAE’s EDGE Group signs $1bn defence agreement with Ukrainian state-owned companies

The agreements with UkrOboronProm and Ukrspecexport were signed during a visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the UAE

The SME loan journey: How can it be made easier?

Banks and financial institutions must opt for online credit process with automated elements – offered by companies such as Comarch – to ensure they meet the current market needs

Powered by people: An OPPO perspective

Having a strong and capable team that is highly motivated is a critical factor for success in the current situation

Revealed: LinkedIn unveils most ‘in-demand’ jobs, skills in UAE

Specialised medical professionals, digital content freelancers, professional and personal coaches, are among the pick of the jobs

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Invest in Dubai

Sheikh Mohammed launches ‘Invest in Dubai’ platform to ease process of establishing businesses

The centralised portal offers services such as commercial licensing in which government permits and approvals can be obtained without the need to physically visit any service centre

Jeff Bezos to step down as CEO of Amazon

He will hand day-to-day control to Andy Jassy, his longtime head of Amazon Web Services