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How long will it take for aggressive and rich competitors like the top Internet companies to move into this space?
November 20, 2014 - 16:15 GMT
Internet platforms like Facebook, Google and Amazon are developing banking products that will probably become future foreign competition for the UAE banking sector.

September 22, 2014

During the event
10:30 GMT
(press release)

In line with Canon Middle East’s efforts to promote sustainable living has partnered with the Emirates Green Building Council to support initiatives in the UAE regarding renewable resources and conservation.

Jason Nolet, Vice President of the Switching, Routing, and Analytics products group, Brocade
07:11 GMT
(press release)

Brocade today announced that it has acquired the network visibility and analytics technology assets of privately held Vistapointe with offices in the US, Ireland, and India in an all-cash transaction.

September 21, 2014

Sheriff Rizwan, CEO and founder of, the first online retailer to sell the devices on Friday, said that it is a blockbuster sale so far.
15:31 GMT

“We got around 200 pieces on Friday afternoon and it was sold out within 20 minutes. Around 40 pre-booked customers flew in from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Jordan and Kuwait to collect their devices,” he said.

September 18, 2014

HealthKit gathers data such as blood pressure and weight from various health apps on Apple devices, and can be viewed by doctors at one place.
14:04 GMT

Meanwhile, the California tech giant said a bug in its HealthKit health and fitness application platform prevented its release along with the launch of its iOS 8 operating system for iPhones and iPads.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android and iOS
10:07 GMT
(press release)

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global developer of cyber security software, today announced the availability of the latest versions of its consumer mobile security solution, Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android and iOS.

06:17 GMT

ASUS today announced new workstation motherboard Z10PE-D8 WS based on the Intel C612 chipset and with dual processor sockets ready for the latest Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product families.

September 17, 2014

Huawei at GITEX
08:51 GMT
(press release)

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced a full program of activities to help ‘Build a Better Connected World’ at this year’s GITEX Technology Week.

SanDisk SD card
08:15 GMT
(press release)

SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today launched its 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card, the world’s highest capacity SD card on the market.

September 16, 2014

Steve Joubert, Dimension Data’s Group Executive for Data Centres
09:26 GMT
(press release)

Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion ICT solutions and services provider today announced it is deploying globally standardised Managed Services for Data Centres.

The first-day pre-orders for the new iPhones, which feature larger screens, were double the two million orders for iPhone 5 models in 2012.
05:55 GMT

Apple said it received a record four million first-day pre-orders of its new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning many customers will have to wait until October for their new phones.

September 15, 2014

Bassam Hemdan, AVP at CommVault
08:31 GMT
(press release)

CommVault has announced it will be participating at GITEX Technology Week, taking place in Dubai from12-16 October 2014.

Kumail Al Moosawi, Director of People at Nawras.
07:19 GMT

Nawras has so far this year provided 30 students from universities across Oman with a two month summer internship, with more placements planned before the end of the year.

September 14, 2014

Greg Young, CEO of Nawras
10:30 GMT

Nawras has announced that it will rebrand to Ooredoo by the end of this year to fully integrate into one of the fastest growing global telecommunication brands.

Dong Wu, President, Huawei, Enterprise, Middle East
10:14 GMT
(press release)

Huawei is set to lead discussions on how public and private sectors can leverage ICT to provide more effective public safety services, at the Critical Communications Middle East Conference and Exhibition.

10:00 GMT
(press release)

Sony has today launched the PXW-FS7, the first 4K XDCAM camera to feature a Super35 CMOS sensor.