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Ericsson launches three-sector radio

Ericsson continues to expand its range of radio products and solutions to simplify site upgrades and capacity expansions as communications service providers execute their network evolution strategies. Ericsson is launching Radio 6626, a unique three-sector dual-band radio to help service providers increase their Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) 5G frequency capacity, even as their site towers…

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Multi-Cloud requires impeccable digital hygiene

Dave Russell, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy at Veeam Software discusses digital hygiene Gartner estimates that by 2022, 75% of enterprise customers using cloud infrastructure as a service will adopt a deliberate multi-cloud strategy. Up from 49% in 2017, this is a fast-growing trend, which shows little sign of abating as businesses continue to ‘mix and…

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Iranian Defence Drone Crash offers insight into military ambitions

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Iran International TV has reported that a research drone belonging to Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA), a subset of Iran’s Ministry of Defence and Armed Force Logistics (MODAFL) crashed this week in Shahinshahr Province due to a technical error. It is reported that there were no injuries, and Nasser Hosseini Manjezi, the deputy governor…

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Ericsson, launches Together Apart Hackathon

Under the patronage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Economy, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announces the launch of its Together Apart Hackathon, taking place between April 22nd, 2021 to March 31st, 2022. The Hackathon aims to accelerate the journey towards a more connected future and solving global challenges. The Together Apart Hackathon aims to…

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Digital transformation is all about trust

Edwin Weijdema, Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam discusses digital transformation in the modern world As we become more reliant on technology to work, communicate, and be entertained, we are having to place our trust in it more than ever before. When I choose to work from home instead of travelling to the office, I am…

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Saudi Payments launches instant payments system ‘sarie’

Saudi Payments, under the supervision of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s instant payments system ‘sarie’ in cooperation with IBM and Mastercard, the leading technology company in the global payments industry. This collaboration marks a key milestone for payments innovation in the region and is aligned with Saudi Payments’ aim…

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Genetec EMEA shares new research into the state of physical security 2021

Genetec, technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations, and business intelligence solutions, today shared the results of its ‘Physical Security in EMEA 2021’ report, based on insights from over 1,500 physical security professionals. The report takes a closer look at how physical security teams across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are leveraging technology…

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85% of C-Suite executives in the UAE pursuing or planning hybrid cloud strategies

A new IBM (NYSE: IBM) study conducted by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed that 85 percent of C-Suite executives surveyed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are pursuing or planning to implement hybrid cloud strategies in their organizations. According to the study, C-Suite executives surveyed in the UAE are prioritizing the implementation of hybrid…

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Abu Dhabi Airports launches the region’s first PCR testing

Abu Dhabi Airports, in partnership with Pure Health and Tamouh Healthcare, has launched the region’s first PCR testing laboratory within an airport. The new state of the art RT-PCR lab offers fast COVID-19 testing within the Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) to facilitate the resumption of air travel and assist with quarantine tracking procedures. Designed…

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Security & comms on Saudi’s major Jubail-Riyadh Water Transmission System

Optilan, security and communications company for the energy, infrastructure, pipeline, and rail sectors, has been appointed by Limak to deliver communications and security systems on the Jubail – Riyadh Water Transmission System in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Optilan has been selected by Limak, the Principal Contractor for the state-run Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC),…

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