#Technology

Hands-on review: Bose QuietComfort 45 headphone

The QC45 headphones are lightweight, sleek and have been designed to give a modern look

Neom, Volocopter JV to create world’s first bespoke public Evtol mobility system

Neom has placed a confirmed order of 15 Volocopter aircraft to commence initial flight operations within the next 2-3 years

Global smartphone sales declined 6.8% in third quarter of 2021: Gartner

Apple reclaimed the second position among the top five smartphone vendors in the third quarter and Xiaomi slipped to the third place

UAE’s Al-Futtaim Group launches first Volvo electric car in the region

The full-electric XC40 BEV compact SUV was unveiled at the newly launched Volvo Studio located in Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali

Middle East: Talent development takes flight amid growing digitisation

Advancing the quality and equity of ICT education, as well as preparing individuals for future jobs in a digital economy, is critical to social development

Newage Learning, infoShare Academy to launch software coding education programmes in GCC

With technology being increasingly critical in every facet of business, all organisations recognise the need to accelerate development of digital solutions to be competitive

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UAE’s Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology, Siemens partner to underpin digital transformation

The partnership will help determine levels of 4IR tech adoption across the UAE’s industrial sector

Is virtual reality the new business opportunity?

Walking into a hotel in the UAE in 50 years will be a whole new level of luxury, with XR glasses making the visitor experience seamless says Nikhil Nair, consumer business lead at HTC Vive MEA

Cybersecurity

Here’s how organisations can protect their business from online scams

For well-known brands, banks, and service providers, it’s just a matter of time before they catch the scammer’s eye says Ashraf Koheil, director of business development, Group-IB MEA

Here’s how to build a smart city of the future

Even with all these technological investments, some municipal officials and agencies struggle to move public safety and smart city initiatives forward

Sitecore appoints Ahmed Alrabiah as the new regional VP for Saudi Arabia

Alrabiah joins Sitecore with over 15 years of expertise in the sector, having held leadership roles at one of the ERP software solution providers

Minimum $8.9m in cryptocurrency heist via Youtube Live reported in Oct 2021

Combined with the plethora of existing interview footage featuring many notable figures, scammers have developed a formula that adds legitimacy to their efforts

Hub71

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 partners with Stripe on payment solutions for tech startups

It will allow these startups to accept payments online, payout funds, and manage their business growth

Dubai Shopping Malls

Crunch time for UAE retailers as holiday shopping days approach

Across every demographic, people have become far more sophisticated in their use of applications over the last 18 months and, as a result, they’ve come to expect a higher level of online experience

Work 2022: Rewriting the rules

Business leaders now recognise the positive impact flexible work can have on everything from employee engagement and productivity to work-life balance

IT spending in Middle East and North Africa to grow by 2.6% in 2022: Gartner

Spending growth will be moderate compared to 2021, but will exceed pre-pandemic level

OutSystems announces new initiatives to address skill gap challenge

The software development company announces three notable partnerships and expanded efforts to close the skills gap in development and technology

Top three predictions for workplace collaboration in 2022

Businesses looking to navigate the year ahead will need to understand, and embrace this fundamental shift to successfully balance technology and transformation

Gartner forecasts worldwide IT spending to exceed $4 trillion in 2022

Enterprise software is expected to have the highest growth in 2022, driven by infrastructure software spending continuing to outpace application software spending

Abu Dhabi’s ADNOC Distribution launches next-gen retail concept

The first new generation store has been opened at ADNOC’s Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex

Hands-on review: Huawei MateBook 14s

Huawei MateBook 14s in Spruce Green and Space Grey will be available in the UAE from November 25

Beyond Limits inaugurates regional headquarters in the UAE

The US-based company expands to Europe, Middle East and Africa with headquarters in Dubai Internet City

Over 60% of UAE consumers already holiday shopping to avoid supply chain issues

New Oracle survey finds UAE consumers on edge over high prices, out-of-stock products, and delivery delays

Here’s how to protect your brand against impersonation attacks

Changes in the threat landscape require that the strategy must extend beyond the traditional perimetre-orientated defence says Werno Gevers, regional manager, Mimecast

Saudi Arabia

Leap to bring together best minds in technology to tackle global challenges

Taking place from the February 1-3, 2022 in Riyadh, Leap will welcome speakers from all around the world

Inaugural edition of Saudi’s @Hack to tackle challenges of securing the digital world

Running from November 28- 30, @Hack will bring leading cybersecurity leaders to Riyadh to address issues facing the global cybersecurity sector today

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Spire Solutions to support Saudi’s @Hack, underpin kingdom’s cybersecurity endeavour

@Hack to feature the most advanced ethical hacking training sessions to help the country defend against the threat of malicious cyberattacks

Gitex Global: Interview with Christian Pineau, president, Skreeneo

By providing innovative technology solutions, such as Smart Safe Station and Kleantouch, Skreeneo claims to prevent and mitigate the spread of infectious diseases

GITEX Global: Interview with Massimo Cannizzo, CEO and co-founder, Gellify Middle East

Gellify, in collaboration with Azimut recently launched a $50m VC Fund to help MENA startups, with a focus on enhancing advanced technology-based innovation in the region

Huawei expands its portfolio of Super Device Smart Office products in UAE

Huawei has designed the devices to function and act as a single Super Device, allowing users to move between wired and wireless connections in business and personal modes