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DEWA becomes first government organisation in the UAE to get a verified WhatsApp account to communicate with customers

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have announced that its WhatsApp account has been verified, making it the first government organisation in the UAE to obtain a verified WhatsApp business account. The new move, which adds another channel to communicate with its customers, emphasises DEWA’s commitment to promoting communications for its customers’ happiness. The new…

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Hikvision announces half-year financial results (January – June 2019)

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Hikvision, the world’s leading provider of innovative security products and solutions, has reported a total operating revenue of RMB 23.92 billion for the first half of 2019, representing a year-over-year (YoY) growth of 14.60%. Net profits attributable to shareholders of the Company amounted to RMB 4.22 billion, a growth of 1.67% YoY. The Company also…

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AI-powered security solution helps public housing development reduce crime

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Avigilon Corporation (“Avigilon”), a Motorola Solutions company, have announced that the New Bedford Housing Authority (“NBHA”) in Massachusetts, USA has selected Avigilon video security solutions to help improve safety and reduce crime within its community. With close to 1,750 federal public housing units and 748 state aided units, the NBHA services over 6,000 individuals by providing safe, well-maintained…

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Two billion user logs leaked by smart home vendor

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The leak, which apparently has yet to be plugged, exposes a range of very specific data about users. A Chinese smart home solutions provider has been leaking billions of logs from devices managed via the company’s cloud platform, exposing a range of sensitive information about their users. The database – which was found sitting an…

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Minimising the Threat Landscape Through Augmenting Human Security Teams

Today’s security threats are evolving each day, with security teams having to monitor everything from the data centre to the edge, as well as the millions of connected devices which log in to their systems each year. The workplace is currently in flux – we can work from mobile devices in any location we choose…

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BIOS Middle East only regional player in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant on DRaaS

For the 3rd consecutive year BIOS Middle East is recognised as the only regional player in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). BIOS Middle East, UAE’s leading Managed Cloud Provider, announced that it has been included in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS),…

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