Monday 24 July 2017

‘Destruction of Service’ attacks set to grow: report

The impact of Destruction of Service (DeOS) attacks, which could eliminate organizations’ backups and safety nets, required to restore systems and data after an attack is predicted to grow in 2017, according to a new report. Also, with the advent of the Internet of Things (


Du opens retail store in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall

UAE-based telecom provider du has opened its 76th retail store in the UAE at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall. hosted the Grand Opening of its du’s existing presence in Yas Island includes providing superior live entertainment experiences that have excited people in Abu Dhabi and


Oracle to hire 1,000 new sales staff across EMEA

Oracle plans to hire announces 1,000 new sales representatives in Europe, Middle East and Africa under the ‘Change Happens Here’ to support the growth of Oracle’s cloud computing business.   The move comes on the back of the company recently posting record


Global IT spending to grow 2.4pc in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.4 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is up from the previous quarter's forecast of 1.4 percent, due to the US dollar decline against many foreign currencies, it said.


Batelco CEO in Top 100 Arab businesswomen list

Leading telecom services provider Batelco said its Bahrain CEO Muna Al Hashemi has made it to the Forbes Middle East 100 Most Powerful Arab Business Women List for the second consecutive year.   Al Hashemi has been ranked 16th in the Forbes List in recognition o


Batelco Group H1 net profit tops $50m

Bahrain-based Batelco Group, a global telecom company with operations across 14 countries, has posted a net profit of BD19 million ($50.4 million) for the first half (H1) of the year. The net profit was a 16 per cent decline compared to the corresponding period in 2016 and a quarter on


Batelco, AFS partner for mobile wallet

Batelco, a leading digital solutions provider in Bahrain and AFS, a top payment services provider in the region, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to roll-out a state-of-the art mobile wallet solution in the kingdom. AFS chairman Sael Al Waary and Batelco Bahrain CE


IoT solutions market in GCC to hit $11bn by 2025

The Internet of Things (IoT) solutions market in the GCC region is poised for solid growth and is likely to be worth $11 billion over the next eight years, said an industry expert. The IoT has the potential to unlock up to 11 per cent in incremental GDP driving economic growth in


IBM ushers in new era of data protection

IBM has unveiled IBM Z, the next generation of the world’s most powerful transaction system, capable of running more than 12 billion encrypted transactions per day. The new system also introduces a breakthrough encryption engine that, for the first time, makes it possible t


Ooredoo brings 5G network to Salalah Tourism Festival

Ooredoo, a leader in Oman’s telecom sector, is conducting a demo of its 1.2Gbps speed network at the Salalah Tourism Festival, as a proof of it is continuous efforts to be ready for 5G. This demo kicks off the highly anticipated Road to 5G in Oman, offering wireless internet of t

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