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Crayon & Microsoft Engage in a Pioneer Project for Jawraa, Saudi Arabia ICT leader

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 23, 2015, Jawraa, Saudi based ICT leader, with Crayon Arabia, the operating arm of Crayon Middle East in Saudi Arabia, confirm a premier engagement to implement the Cloud OS Network. Funded and supported by Microsoft Arabia, this engagement is adopted for the first time by a cloud service provider in Saudi. Jawraa assigned Crayon to deploy its top resources and experts to deliver this unique project with optimal results.

Middle East is a Global Leader in Prioritizing Cybersecurity

More of the region's organizational leaders set cybersecurity as a priority, according to Raytheon-sponsored survey
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates: Business and government leaders in the Middle East and North Africa are ahead of other parts of the world in setting cybersecurity as a priority, a new survey of information technology professionals indicates.

UPDATE 1-Maroc Telecom's 2014 profit up on growth in sub-Saharan units

RABAT, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Maroc Telecom , Morocco's largest telecom operator, said a strong performance at its African subsidiaries helped drive its 2014 net profit up 5.6 percent to 5.85 billion dirhams ($613.51 million).

Sales revenue rose 2.1 percent to 29.14 billion dirhams, held back by a 0.8 percent drop in Morocco, its main market, although its customer base grew to 40 million from 37 million.

CITC move to cut phone tariffs welcomed

Expats and Saudis alike have welcomed the Communication and Information Technology Commission ' s new decision to reduce the call rates of mobile and landline phones by 40 percent. This step is expected to encourage mobile phone users to talk for longer durations.

Telecom

Saudi's Mobily says chairman quits, appoints replacement

DUBAI, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The chairman of Saudi Arabia's Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has resigned with immediate effect, the kingdom's No.2 telecommunications operator said on Tuesday.

Abdulaziz al-Saghyir quit due to health reasons, but will remain on Mobily's board, the company said in a statement to Riyadh's bourse.

UAE still in talks with BAE, Dassault on planes, signs Airbus satellite deal

ABU DHABI, Feb 23 ( Reuters ) - The United Arab Emirates is still in talks with both BAE Systems and Dassault Aviation over the possible purchase of fighter jets, a spokesman for a major UAE defence organisation said on Monday.

Etisalat’s board to meet on February 25 to approve results

Dubai: Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecommunications service provider, said on Monday its board will meet on February 25 to approve its annual results.

The board will also approve a dividend for last year, the company said in a statement on the website of the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX).

The board will also convene the annual general assembly meeting in addition to an extraordinary general assembly meeting where elections to fill four board seats assigned for private sector shareholders will be held.

Jordan signs agreements to improve skills of ICT workers

Amman, Feb. 23 (Petra) -- Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MoICT), on Monday, signed agreements with the International Finance Corporation ( IFC ) and three Jordanian universities.

Media

قلم يرسم أشكالًا ثلاثية الأبعاد على الهواء

ابتكرت شركه ' ووبل ووركس' الأمريكية قلما ثلاثي الابعاد فريد من نوعه ، حيث انه يرسم اشكالا ثلاثية الابعاد في الهواء، واصبح القلم متاحا للبيع في الاسواق بسعر75 دولارا امريكيا .

 

 

United Arab Emirates profile

The UAE is a regional and international centre for TV and media, alongside Egypt and Lebanon. Dubai Media City and twofour54, Abu Dhabi's media zone, were set up to attract key players.

Spiky sales patterns impact UAE retail channel

The UAE retail channel for ICT and consumer electronics (CE) products is witnessing increasingly spiky sales patterns, experiencing major peaks and troughs from one month to the next, as the impact of specific sales events exacerbates market volatility. The UAE retail channel has already experienced Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Abu Dhabi Electronics Shopper in 2013, and the inaugural Gitex Shopper Spring – dubbed mini-Gitex by some vendors – is currently taking place in Dubai.

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Justin Haywald runs down the best gaming innovations of CES 2015.

Sony's CES 2015 press conference @ CES 2015

Sony had a lot to announce at this year's CES: some gorgeous TVs, lights that are secretly speakers, and a stylish (and expensive) new Walkman — just to name a few.

Want to catch up on it all? We've cut its entire press conference down to seven minutes to show you everything you need to know from Sony 

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Targeted Attacks and Malware Set to be Biggest Cyber Threats of 2015

Article Author: Mohamed Djenane, Security Specialist, ESET Middle East

2014 was a big year for the cyber security industry with shocking revelations emerging of data breaches of immense scale conducted against some of the largest and most prestigious global organizations. At the start of the year, ESET, the global leader in proactive digital protection,

Countering the Cost of Compliance

Author: Emily Wojcik, Senior Product Marketing Manager - Information Management, CommVault

‘Watch’ out for the Latest Weapon of DDoS Attacks: Network Time Protocol Attacks

Author: Mahmoud Samy, Regional Director, Middle East, Russia and CIS at Arbor Networks

OpenFlow – Creating a Solid Foundation for Software-Defined Networking

Author: Samer Ismair, Network Consultant, MEMA at Brocade Communications

Traditional networks and data centers are being stretched to their limits. They were never designed for today's astronomical growth in bandwidth-intensive applications—and the ever-increasing demand for speed, scalability, and resilience.

People

Bahrain's Batelco names Hinnawi acting CEO after Whelan departure

DUBAI, Feb 22 ( Reuters ) - Bahrain's Batelco has named Ihab Hinnawi as its acting chief executive after the departure of incumbent Alan Whelan, according to a statement from the state-run telecommunications operator on Sunday.

Eaton appoints distribution account manager for ME

Global power management solutions vendor Eaton Middle East FZE, has named Anne Marie Khayat as the new distribution account manager for the Middle East effective immediately.

Khayat takes over the new role from within the company, where she was in a regional projects sales-related position.

TRA Director General holds meeting with du CEO

Abu Dhabi: Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri, Director General of the General Authority for Regulating the Telecommunications Sector, TRA, held a meeting with Othman Sultan, CEO of the Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, du, at the TRA headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Nokia Networks appoints new head of MEA business

Nokia Networks has announced the appointment of Bernard Najm as vice president and head of its business in Middle East and Africa. Najm, who will be based in Dubai, was leading the business in the sub-region called “SKIL” - Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Levant that includes Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.