#Technology

Google startup accelerator

Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

UAE’s Mashreq to use Oracle’s Transaction Banking platform

The platform is expected to help Mashreq respond more efficiently to the funding needs of local businesses and address capital diversification too

Expo 2020 Dubai Cisco

Expo 2020 Dubai: Cisco to provide high-speed wifi coverage

More than 9,000 access points are being deployed across the site for blanket wifi coverage

Data Security cyberattacks

Cyberattacks on UAE small businesses up 183% in 2020 – report

Help AG says that these attacks, known as Distributed Denial of Service, have affected businesses across sectors including oil, healthcare and telecom

Electromagnetic Compatibility

Abu Dhabi gets Arab world’s first electromagnetic compatibility labs

The facility includes three laboratories: an EMC semi-anechoic chamber, a pulsed power laboratory, and a low-noise emanation lab

Asus ROG Zephyrus G15_GA503

Asus ROG launches Zephyrus G15 gaming laptop in UAE

The 15-inch notebook, available exclusively through Amazon in the UAE, is priced at Dhs6,999

GCC: How sustainable urban development can lead to smart city environments

Cities represent 54 per cent of the world’s population today, a figure which will grow to 70 per cent by 2050

Dubai SME Ztartup

Dubai SME launches digital health business incubator Ztartup

The incubator provides two specialised programmes – one for business incubation and the other for business accelerators

Miral Yas Island Oracle Cloud

Abu Dhabi’s Miral selects Oracle Cloud for ERP, HCM applications

Miral is the developer behind Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

How 5G is the future of eSports and gaming

With an increasing number of gamers, the eSports industry is expected to grow even more rapidly

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