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Google Maps will now tell you how crowded your bus or train will be

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Google will now predict transit crowdedness of buses and trains for passengers. The new feature has already been made available in around 200 cities around the globe, The Verge states in a report.

Careem to offer free WiFi in all UAE cars from mid-July

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Careem, the Dubai-based ride hailing app, said it will launch free unlimited WiFi in all its cars from mid-July. The service is a result of a recent partnership with Etisalat and Snapit Digital to provide free, high-speed Wi-Fi to all Careem passengers in the UAE. The new service that is set to roll out mid-July in all Careem’s vehicles guarantees that personal data of the customers who are connected to the Careem mobile app will not be shared with any third […]

Does transformation depend on technology or people?

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Sami Esber, President – MIDIS System Integration Group & Board Member MIDIS Group says that going forward technologies will become simpler and more intuitive to use, shifting the critical success factors back to business leaders and employees.

Etisalat brings UAE’s first smartphone self-service vending machine to Abu Dhabi

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Etisalat has launched a smartphone self-service vending machine that is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ for the UAE by partnering with ADNOC Distribution, the leading fuel distributor and convenience store operator in the UAE. The machine will allow customers 24/7 access and a five-minute turnaround time to buy a smart phone automatically. The launch is part of a pilot project implemented by the two entities to ensure the provision of high-quality services and deliver an enhanced customer experience. The first machine is available […]

UAE accelerates digital transformation by upgrading flagship UAEPASS initiative

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Smart Dubai, in collaboration with the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) and the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority (ADDA), has upgraded its flagship UAEPASS to offer additional services from new government entities now integrated into the national digital identity platform. UAEPASS initiative aims to provide the first national-level digital identity service to all UAE citizens, residents, and visitors.  It allows customers to access government and private-sector services by instantly signing in through secure mobile based authentication on the UAE Pass app. Dr Aisha […]

OPPO unveils innovative under-screen camera technology at MWC Shanghai 2019

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OPPO has unveiled its groundbreaking technology Under-Screen Camera (USC) at MWC Shanghai 2019, which offers “real full screen” user experience. “OPPO is committed to product and technology innovation that creates a more immersive and comprehensive experience for users,” said Andy Shi, President, OPPO MEA. “USC is part of OPPO’s vision for the future that we hope will promote the industry’s technological evolution from zero to one. We also view our technological innovation as a way to expand the imagination while […]

Winners of ‘VR & Beyond’ competition announced by Dubai Future Accelerators, Burj Khalifa and HTC Vive

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With the UAE becoming a global tech design and innovation hub, developers from around the world flocked to Dubai to show off the latest Virtual Reality (VR) experiences built as part of the recent VR & Beyond competition, established by Burj Khalifa together with HTC Vive and Dubai Future Accelerators—an initiative of Dubai Future Foundation. The competition was launched in November 2018 to further business opportunities within the VR ecosystem across the Middle East and Africa. Hundreds of developers across […]

AI and digitalization take centrestage at Huawei Day Lebanon 2019

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Prominent government leaders and business executives from across the region recently came together at the Huawei Day Lebanon 2019 in Beirut, to identify ways of accelerating the country’s move towards a new digital era. The two-day conference included a series of panels and workshops focused on how to address the transformation of industry today, leveraging innovative technologies to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully-connected intelligent world.   Hosted by Huawei, the conference included many of […]

Mimecast names top channel performers at Middle East Partner Connect

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Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, today announced the winners of its Middle East Partner Awards 2019. Five channel partners from the UAE were recognised across six categories for their performance over the past year. Mimecast revealed the winners during its annual Mimecast Partner Connect, held in Dubai, UAE in June 2019. The following partners were recognised as top performers during the previous financial year: Largest Deal – IDC Legend of The Year – Sincy Santosh, Bulwark Technologies […]

IBM bolsters investment in Egypt with two new centers for digital transformation

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IBM has announced  the expansion of its operations in the Middle East and Africa with the opening of an Innovation and Industry Client Center and a Marketing Services Center in Cairo. Supporting Egypt’s national agenda, the centers aim to help fast track Egypt’s digital transformation for both public and private organizations through advanced technologies including AI, digital, security, blockchain and hybrid cloud. IBM has selected Egypt as the location for its two strategic centers because of the country’s unique advantage […]

Luis Ortega joins Pagero Gulf as Managing Director for MEA region

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Pagero Group has appointed Luis Ortega as its Managing Director for its Middle East & Africa (MEA) operations to assist with Pagero’s growing operations as a leading cloud-based business network provider in the region. Businesses within the Middle East & Africa are increasingly adopting new technologies to enable faster and more efficient operations across purchase-to-pay, order-to-cash and logistics-to-pay (TMS) processes. With 25 years of experience in the engineering, consulting and outsourcing services, Luis will use his new role at Pagero […]

Microsoft launches cloud services in UAE

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Microsoft has launched two new cloud datacenter regions in the UAE, enabling customers and partners to embrace the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The new cloud regions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai — Microsoft’s first in the Middle East — join Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure – one of the largest and most secure in the world – to provide organizations, enterprises and developers in the UAE with access to scalable, highly available, and resilient cloud services while maintaining data […]