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October 20, 2019

Smart Dubai Wins 3 Awards at the 2019 Stevie Awards, Including a Gold for ‘Smart Employee’

Smart Dubai, the Government entity tasked with leading Dubai’s smart transformation, has won three awards at the Stevie Awards 2019 – one Gold, one Silver, and one Bronze. The Award Gala took place on October 19, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.

The Gold Stevie was awarded to Smart Dubai’s Smart Employee application in the Human Capital Management Solution category. In addition, Smart Dubai won Silver in the Business Intelligence Solution category for its Business Intelligence for HRMS service, and a Bronze in the Financial Services category for its Asset Tracking System (ATS) .

“We are honoured to have played our part not only in putting Dubai on the global map [...]

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October 20, 2019

Maintaining financial sustainability of Dubai is top priority, says the Head of the Department of Finance

The Director General of the Government of Dubai’s Department of Finance (DoF) Abdulrahman Saleh Al Saleh said that the continuous improvement in the performance of Dubai’s public budget over the last five years has been driven by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s directives, to maintain the sustainability of Dubai’s financial system, stimulate greater entrepreneurship and investment through economic stimulus measures and further enhance Dubai’s competitiveness as a global investment hub.

Al Saleh said that capital expenditure on infrastructure projects in Dubai, especially projects [...]

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October 10, 2019

DEWA demonstrates 34 innovative projects & smart initiatives at GITEX 2019

Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) is showcasing 34 innovative projects and smart initiatives during its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, with 24 of these initiatives being demonstrated for the first time.  DEWA invited the public to visit its stand (S2-D1) in Sheikh Saeed Hall in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as its stand within the pavilion of Smart Dubai Government. Visitors can learn about DEWA’s major projects, initiatives, and services, based on AI that will enhance the experience of customers, partners, and employees. DEWA conducts daily raffle draws with valuable prizes for visitors until 10 October [...]

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October 9, 2019

Dubai’s foreign trade in IT & telecoms doubles in ten years, valued at AED 231 billion in 2018

Statistics released by Dubai Customs, in conjunction with Gitex Technology Week 2019, showed that Dubai almost doubled its foreign trade value in IT and telecom industry over the past decade, recording a growth of 97% from AED 117 billion in 2009 to AED 231 billion in 2018.

In the first half of 2019, trade in IT and telecoms went up 3% year-on-year to reach AED 118 billion compared to AED 114 billion in the corresponding half last year. Imports accounted for AED 60 billion, exports were up 15% to AED 875 million, and re-exports up 8% to AED 57 billion.

China is Dubai’s largest trade partner in IT and telecom market with a share of AED 32 billion, followed [...]

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October 8, 2019

New Report Finds Staggering Increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) Attacks

Mimecast, a leading email and data security company, announced the availability of its latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA). The quarterly assessment is an aggregated report of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s ESRA report found a significant increase in Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks, emails containing dangerous file types, malware attachments and spam being delivered to users’ inboxes from incumbent email security systems.

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BEC attacks, also referred to as email-based impersonation fraud, is an issue that is not going [...]

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October 8, 2019

IT spending in UAE forecast to exceed AED 23 billion by 2019-end

IT spending in the UAE is expected to grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8% to reach AED 23.1 billion by the end of 2019, new analysis from Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed.

The analysis, based on recent data from Fitch Solutions, was released on the sidelines of GITEX Technology Week 2019. The data showed IT spending in the UAE increasing at a CAGR of 2.3% between 2014 and 2018, with this value forecast to grow by 7.2% annually over the next five years.

Key findings and growth drivers

Digitisation of the UAE economy, growing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and Expo 2020 Dubai were identified as [...]

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October 7, 2019

Mimecast challenges GITEX visitors to step up and defeat Human Error

Mimecast has launched a new initiative to help GITEX visitors improve the cybersecurity awareness of their employees.

As part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, Mimecast is re-creating scenes from its training videos, and inviting visitors to co-star alongside IT security’s arch-nemesis, Human Error.

Jeff Ogden, GM, Mimecast Middle East & India, commented: “This year Mimecast is focussed on education around cyber resilience, supporting the UAE’s national cybersecurity strategy and tapping into the regional need for stronger consumer awareness of basic cybersecurity hygiene. We’re inviting organisations to join us and film short, fun awareness videos to [...]

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October 7, 2019

Dubai Health Authority Adopts CPT® Code Set to Enhance Standardized Medical Service Reporting

The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced an agreement today that will support the standardized exchange of medical service data throughout the Emirate of Dubai. The agreement provides the DHA a license to use Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®), a comprehensive code set copyrighted by the AMA, that enables interoperability, reporting, measurement, analysis, and benchmarking of medical services and procedures across Dubai’s healthcare system.

His Excellency Humaid Al Qutami, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority said, “The introduction of CPT coding is another milestone for the health system in Dubai. It will [...]

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October 5, 2019

Focus Softnet to Showcase AI Solutions Delivering Analytics, Automation, Voice Recognition at GITEX 2019

Focus Softnet, the leading software development and enterprise applications provider, today announced its participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019, which will be held at the Dubai International Convention Center from October 06-10, 2019. The company plans to launch its newly developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) integrated enterprise software solutions in addition to showcasing its complete cloud product portfolio, including its flagship product – Focus 9 powered by Pronghorn server, which is feature-rich and uses in-memory computing for fast transactions.

Adopting AI platforms is a key emphasis across the GCC region, which is looking at switching from a [...]

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October 4, 2019

Synology to Highlight its Latest Storage and Data Management Innovations, and Smart Surveillance Solutions at GITEX 2019

Synology® Inc. announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week 2019, which will be held from October 6 – 10, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Center. Synology will be showcasing its latest product innovations and solutions across three stations, which include storage foundation and digital workplace, smart surveillance solutions, and multimedia and networking for home.

“Synology is happy to announce our participation in GITEX Technology Week 2019 once again this year. It is a perfect platform for us to showcase our best-in-class innovations in Network Attached Storage (NAS), enterprise data protection, file sharing, and file syncing solutions as well as smart [...]

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October 3, 2019

Tenable Extends Lumin to All Platform Customers in Response to Explosive Customer Demand

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, today announced an extension of the Tenable platform to bring Tenable Lumin™ to Tenable.sc™, for vulnerability management on-premises. This is in direct response to explosive demand for Tenable Lumin from Tenable.io® platform customers, the company’s cloud-based vulnerability management platform. For the first time, all Tenable platform customers will be able to leverage the power of the cloud and machine learning to accurately score, trend and benchmark their organization’s cyber exposure.

“Tenable Lumin is a game-changer for cybersecurity,” said Ofer Ben-David, chief product officer, Tenable. “In an industry first, we’re [...]

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October 3, 2019

BIOS Middle East puts the spotlight on Multi-Cloud during GITEX 2019

Successfully advancing customers’ cloud journeys, UAE-headquartered BIOS Middle East together with global technology giant Cisco, will be showcasing how customers can efficiently and securely manage workloads across a multi-cloud environment, at the 39th edition of GITEX Technology Week, taking place from 6th to 10th October 2019 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). 

BIOS Middle East will advise customers on how they can select the most apt cloud for specific business [...]

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September 21, 2019

Dubai Soars to Number Eight Amongst Global Financial Powerhouses

Dubai has risen up the ranks of the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI)  to number eight position, representing its highest ever ranking.

The city is the only financial centre within MEASA to appear within the top 10 rankings, placing it alongside other pivotal financial hubs such as London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.  Dubai was most recently placed number 12 within the Index in March 2019 and has consistently risen within the rankings, since the Index was launched 12 years ago.   Dubai has moved up 17 places since first appearing in 25th place in the inaugural report in 2007, and the latest placement represents an increase of seven [...]

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