#Technology

Value Chain

From pit to port: Value chain optimisation is transforming mining

The advantages include reduced downtime, elimination of redundant operations, efficient energy consumption and ample room for innovations throughout the entire value chain

Google Cloud_SAP

Google Cloud, SAP expand strategic partnership for business transformation

SAP services to be more widely available on Google Cloud

3D

Sheikh Mohammed issues decree regulating 3D printing in construction sector in Dubai

Dubai Municipality is tasked with overseeing the implementation of the new decree

Gartner 5G

Gartner says worldwide 5G network infrastructure revenue to grow 39% in 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has spiked demand for optimised and ultrafast broadband connectivity to support work from home and bandwidth-hungry applications

digital

The Digital School, mEducation Alliance partner to foster e-learning in developing nations

The agreement enables both parties to exchange knowledge and expertise to enhance learning of students in refugee camps and remote areas

Wafsy HPE Egypt

HPE appoints Mohamed Wasfy as country manager for Egypt

Mohamed brings over 20 years of experience working in Egypt’s technology industry

Payit

UAE’s Payit partners with Platx for WhatsApp payments in the region

Merchants who enroll for this service can simply provide their WhatsApp enabled mobile numbers to their customers

Cybercrime

The rising cost of cybercrime: Why businesses must invest in cybersecurity

Battling cybercrime is a multifront war, and modern-day DDoS attacks are complex, multi-vector, and dynamic

Gartner manufacturing

Gartner identifies top five business trends in manufacturing for 2021

Top trends include digital and product experience, data monetisation and ecosystem partnerships

Addmind

UAE-based Anghami partners with Addmind to launch an entertainment ‘Lab’

Anghami Lab to be available in major cities starting in Dubai and Riyadh

DGA

Saudi Arabia’s DGA approves the regulatory framework of digital government

The regulatory framework will serve as the foundation for future digital government regulation

Masdar City Abu Dhabi

New tech in Abu Dhabi will extract commercial quantities of water from air

The project will be run by Aquovum, in partnership with Masdar and Khalifa University of Science and Technology

food tech

Dubai hospitality group announces the launch of two new food tech startups

Working with entrepreneurs of the future, the company looks to further expand its regional expertise in the food tech sector in the next 5 years

Responsible AI

The path to responsible AI

Hundreds of billions of dollars in commercial AI revenue is expected to flow to the Middle East by 2030, and contribute heavily to double-digit GDP growth

Slack

Salesforce completes acquisition of Slack Technologies

Slack will continue to be led by CEO and co-founder Stewart Butterfield

POCO X3 GT

Poco X3 GT launched in the UAE

The smartphone is available in all stores starting July 29

enterprises

Why constant change must be the new normal for enterprises

While the new breed of business that has emerged from the pandemic recognises its ability to be more agile, it must not take its eye off the issues at hand

UAE organisations

Three ways in which digitalisation will drive economic value for UAE organisations

According to 2020 Deloitte survey, digitally mature companies were three times more likely to report annual net revenue growth

Etisalat

Etisalat Digital unveils cloud-based electronic medical record platform in UAE

The business unit head of Etisalat supports UAE’s strategic initiative in unifying patient records.

Etihad Airways IATA Travel Pass

Etihad introduces IATA Travel Pass on flights from Abu Dhabi to seven cities

It will cover destinations in Europe, North America and Asia

Saad Toma

Saad Toma appointed as general manager for IBM Middle East and Africa

Toma brings 30 years of experience at IBM, working across multiple geographies

Gartner

Weaponised operational tech to harm or kill humans: Gartner

Organisations can reduce risk by implementing a security control framework

collaboration solutions

Etisalat unveils a suite of collaboration solutions in UAE

Businesses to achieve higher productivity and workforce efficiency

Dubai International Financial Centre DIFC

Legaltech startup Clara receives investment from Dubai’s DIFC FinTech Fund

The UK-based company has established an office in Dubai International Financial Centre

Help AG

Help AG launches managed advanced web application firewall service

The service provides security teams with round-the-clock proactive defense no matter where the end user is located

Financial services

Financial services organisations at forefront of global digital transformation push

F5’s 7th SOAS report sheds new light on sector’s progress and ambitions

Snapchat

Snapchat introduces 3D Bitmoji to enhance digital avatars

The new profiles also will showcase an expanded Snapcode menu for easy profile access

Abu Dhabi Hub71

Abu Dhabi’s Hub71 to endorse tech entrepreneurs for golden residency visas

Recipients of the five-year visas can also sponsor their families and up to three executive directors

Bitcoin

Bitcoin hovers around $32,000 after boost from Musk

Musk said Bitcoin mining is “shifting towards renewable energy” and his company will likely resume accepting it as payment for electric cars

Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco confirms data leak after reported cyber ransom

The state-owned driller was reportedly offered the chance to have the data deleted for $50m in cryptocurrency