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16-20 October 2016

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16 October 1pm - 7 pm | 17 - 19 October 11am - 7pm | 20 October 11am - 3 pm

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  • DP Electronics aims to be best in power solutions

    By Pradeep Chakraborty

    DP Electronics eK (Deutsche Power), based in Germany, with an office in Hong Kong, is showcasing power electronics products at Gitex 2013.
    by Anupam Varma on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    It has assembling partners in Hong Kong, Hungary, China, Taiwan and Germany.

    Helen Long, manager, International Affairs, said that the company’s mission is to be the best supplier of power solutions. The company will continue to tailor products for market needs, while maintaining high quality, integrated customer service and prompt delivery.

    The cycle time for the development of new models of UPS has been rapidly shortening as the manufacturers take advantage of the latest advancements in the use of microprocessors (MPUs) and power semiconductor devices. Hence, the supplier’s products are also becoming lighter, smaller and increasingly intelligent, with a dramatic effect on cost reduction. DP Electronics’ range of UPS include over 60 models/ratings.

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  • Extreme Networks Showcases Scalable and Intelligent Ethernet at GITEX 2013


    By AfricaBusiness.COM

    by Allendria on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Extreme Networksnofollow, a leading provider of high performance and open network solutions is displaying its scalable and intelligent network solutions this week at GITEX Middle East, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, from Oct. 20-24th.  GITEX Is the region’s #1 technology showcase and largest gathering of network and technology professionals. Extreme Networks – stand number A1-4 Hall 1, and at the Sublime Bar IBIS Hotel.

    At GITEX Dubai, Extreme Networks demonstrates its flagship BlackDiamond® and Summit® switching solutions featuring connectivity ranging from Gigabit, to 10, 40 and to 100 Gigabit Ethernet. These solutions promote reduced tier network architectures for data centers and cloud while promoting high availability of the network, energy efficiency and greatly increased bandwidth.


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  • Information and Communication Technology Fund joins hands with Dubai Astronomy Group to announce a prestigious project. A world-class observatory in the UAE. ICT Fund chairman Dr. Abdulqader Al Khayat says the project will be materialised in three years.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM


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  • Nick Horton, Managing Director, Middle East BlackBerry, talks about what's great at the BlackBerry stand @GITEX 2013. Come and visit us at stand MAC 6-7 Hall 6.
    by ScribbleLive Demo on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:17 PM

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  • Arvind Agarwalla of FACT Software International speaks about what his company has to offer, and his experience at Gitex 2013.
    by gmessaoudi on Oct 22, 2013 at 12:12 PM

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  • Region’s cloud innovators celebrated at Cloud Confex’s inaugural Cloud Awards

    By Africa Business
    by Allendria on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    • New competition attracts over 100 entries from across the region
    • Region takes center stage in cloud arena, with winners spanning wide range of industries
    • MENA cloud market to grow nearly 25% from 2012-2013 to USD 462 million
    Cloud computing took centre stage at GITEX Technology Week today, with a series of cutting-edge projects and innovations recognised at the inaugural Cloud Awards.

    A highlight of today’s Cloud Confex, the region’s largest integrated cloud exhibition and conference, the Cloud Awards celebrated winners in five distinct categories based on innovation, integration, functionality, value, usability and scalability credentials.

    The winners were selected from a strong field of over 100 entries by an expert panel comprising Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer of IT Industry Association COMPTIA; Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance; and Kuldeep Bhatnagar, IT Advisor, Environment Agency, Government of Abu Dhabi.

    Winners from across the Middle East spanned a wide range of industries, including Gulf Air for Best Big Data Solution Project. Other winners includefollow Mubadala Development Company for Best Cloud Security Implementation, National Bank of Abu Dhabi for Best Data Center Infrastructure Project, Abu Dhabi Police’s GIS Center for Security for Best Government Implementation of Cloud Solution, and the UAE General Civil Authority for Best Virutalization Solution Implementation.

    Bahrain’s Gulf Air triumphed in the Big Data Solutions Project category, with Qatar First Bank and Qatar’s Supreme Education Council claiming the runners up spots.

    Kuldeep Bhatnagar, IT Advisor, Environment Agency, Government of Abu Dhabi, praised Gulf Air’s achievement. “It is incredible that Gulf Air implemented Big Data technology so effectively, embracing open-source software with an in-house team, building rich competency and saving considerable expenditure,” he said.

    Best Cloud Security Implementation was won by the UAE’s Mubadala Development Company, with runners up from Axa Insurance and Etihad Etisalat (Mobily).

    Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer of IT Industry Association COMPTIA, hailed Mubadala for effectively dealing with one of cloud users’ biggest concerns. “Mubadala is taking the security challenge head on, creating an iron clad infrastructure to tools to eliminate a major adoption barrier,” he explained.

    Emad Ali Maisari, Head of Information Security & Risk, Mubadala Development Company, said: “We are delighted to accept this Cloud Award in recognition of our continued commitment to cloud security innovation.”

    Cloud Confex - Haider Khan, Senior Manager - Business Development, Etisalat

    National Bank of Abu Dhabi claimed the top spot in the Big Data Infrastructure Project category ahead of runners up Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) and Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority. “The thing that really stands out to me about the National Bank of Abu Dhabi initiative is how green and sustainable their solution is. Providing great customer solutions in an environmentally sound way is a big win-win,” said Thibodeaux.


    Hossam M. Elkobrosy, Head, IT Infrastructure, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, said: “It is a pleasure to win this Cloud Award for the Best Data Centre Infrastructure Project, as it recognizes the last three years of our hard work in implementing leading technology across different functions inside our Data Centre to achieve our target in building this resilient, secure and environmentally-friendly solution for our business. We look forward to driving cloud innovation that continues to enhance our IT services’ experience and make an impact on our business.

    Abu Dhabi Police’s GIS Center for Security emerged as the winner in the Best Government Implementation category. Oman’s Information Technology Authority and the UAE’s Masdar City were runners up. “Abu Dhabi Police’s GIS Center for Security has put in place a very extensive, integrated solution that facilitates effective and efficient utilisation of police resources, emergency management, crisis simulation, as well as GIS-based information systems. Its technical implementation is commendable,” said Bhatnagar.


    Major Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri, Head of GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, said: “The UAE Ministry of Interior’s GIS Center for Security, at Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, is delighted to receive the Best Government Implementation of Cloud Solution award. This Cloud Award recognises our efforts in developing and implementing geo-spatial security services that ensure security and safety to support the UAE Smart Society, fulfilling the vision of Dubai Smart Government that was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

    The GIS Center for Security is dedicating the achievement to H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the Ministry of Interior for his leadership, and to H.E. Major General Dr. Ahmed Nasser Al Raisi for his support and commitment towards achieving the Government’s mission of “Smart Government in Smart Emirates”.

    Major Mohammed Saleh Al Mansouri, Head of GIS Center for Security, Abu Dhabi Police, added: “We would like to thank the organizers, exhibitors, jury, and the media for this Cloud Award. From the private sector, we would also like to thank Etisalat, EMC, Esri, GISTEC, Secure, and InfiniByte for contributing to the implementation.

    The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority was crowned champion in the Best Virtualisation Solutions Implementation category ahead of runners up GASCO and the UAE’s Ministry of Economy. Bhatnagar described the winning entry a “mammoth” project that had been well optimised for operational efficiency and that had achieved “huge” Capex and Opex savings.

    Thibodeaux was equally impressed. “Using virtualised systems, the General Civil Aviation Authority has created a world leading robust network to ensure an efficient cog in the regional economy,” he said.

    Part of GITEX Technology Week’s GITEX TRENDS segment, Cloud Confex has been the region’s largest integrated cloud exhibition and conference for the past four years. Cloud Confex features Etisalat as a Diamond Sponsor and Accenture and F5 as Platinum Sponsors.

    Today’s Cloud Confex featured a packed roster of leading international speakers, including a keynote by Cloud Awards judge Todd Thibodeaux, President and Chief Executive Officer of IT Industry Association COMPTIA.

    Other speaker highlights included Fayyaz Alam, VP, Emirates Group IT, who advised attendees on preparing their networks for changes in cloud computing, based on his experience managing the data centres, operations centre, global networks, and end user devices for Emirates Group. Another Cloud Awards Judge, Daniele Catteddu, Managing Director-EMEA, Cloud Security Alliance, also featured prominently, presenting the latest tips on how companies can audit their cloud in order to reduce risk.

    Other speakers on the day included Rajeev Lalwani, Partner, Deloitte Consulting, who heads its Technology Consulting Practice in the MENA region, and Dr Jassim Haji, Director Information Technology from Cloud Awards winners Gulf Air, who has implemented key innovations at Gulf Air with their World Wide Contact Centre and Cloud Computing.

    Later this week, Cloud Confex officials are expecting strong attendance from IT departments of large enterprises at the Cloud Governance, Risk and Compliance Workshop on October 23-24, led by cloud expert Peter HJ van Eijk. Participants in this intensive training course will receive a practical working knowledge on governance, risk management and compliance in cloud computing.

    This year’s Cloud Confex comes as IT research and advisory company Gartner predicts the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to experience one of the highest global growth rates for public cloud services, increasing from 2012 to 2013 by 24.5% to USD 462.3 million. The UAE’s cloud market in particular is primed for annual compound growth of 43.7% until 2016, according to a recent report from technology-focused market intelligence firm IDC.

    Across the globe, the cloud has exploded in popularity over the past few years, as companies utilise it for backup, storage, network, security and management systems. Key benefits include enhancing their IT costs and scalability, and enabling employees to access technology and data while on the go.

    More than 80% of companies worldwide now use cloud solutions, according to a recent study by IT Industry Association CompTIA. The global cloud market is expected to grow from USD 40.7 billion in 2011 to USD 241 billion in 2020, according to a recent study by financial advisory firm Deloitte.

    Cloud computing has been especially boosted by the rapidly-growing trend of employees bringing their own personal mobile devices to work. Gartner Inc. predicts that nearly 40% of enterprises will stop providing devices to their employees by 2016, according to a recent survey.



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  • A keen eye: Visitors take a look at a camera at one of the stalls at Gitex 2013. Photo by Grace Guino/Khaleej Times

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  • Now you can renew or cancel your visa by phone

    The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai (DNRD), has launched its mobile application at Gitex.

    Major-General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, director-general of the directorate, said the new application will offer many of its services on the mobile in its first phase, including visa renewal, cancellation of visa before arrival, and extension of visa. Maj-Gen Al Marri visited the stalls of the directorate and its technology provider Emaratech at Gitex.

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  • Getting prepared as Day 3 begins.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM


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  • All set for Day 3 of Gitex! - Photo by Leslie Pableo/Khaleej Times
    by Anupam Varma on Oct 22, 2013 at 10:35 AM

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  • by Allendria on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Irene Selia (right) and Christos Onfoufriou can be found at the Odyssey booth.

    Odysseys’ Managed Security & Outsourcing Services Division, comprised by highly specialized, experienced and focused professionals, takes the headache out of the information security equation by monitoring your organization’s security posture 24/7/365. Through our Threat Analysis & Security Advisory services, we also provide to you the information and intelligence you need to proactively take necessary steps to safeguard the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of your data.

    For more, please check out their website at odysseyconsultants.comyouat 3:27 PM


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  • Cloud Confex, it's no longer what nor why, yet how

    By Rani Dababneh

    During an era where every business is a digital business, cloud computing is becoming less-optional for most sectors.
     
    Today's conference at GITEX Technology Week, has been interesting while focusing less on what and why, and more on how to transform to cloud, trends, and special auditing certificates, since benefits of cloud computing as improving agility and scalability beside cost control have been widely acknowledged.
     
    Some trends were shared on who's currently using cloud solutions among small, medium and large firms which have shown that Storage/Backup by 59%, and Email by 53%, are on top, where the least were CRM by 41% and Mobile Application Backend by 41%.
     
    In relation to data, and in order to better user cloud commuting you should be classifying your data first, then deciding on data availability - what data should be available to who, and then verify up and downstreams, before any transformation.
     
    One last thing to mention is that cloud computing has also shifted the needed skillsets, more into applications integration, SLA and project management, beside strong communication since the tech part is being more outsourced, which leaves big questions in IT Specialists heads. 
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  • Singapore’s iSurf enters Middle East and Africa

    Singaporean tablet manufacturer iSurf PTE Ltd today announced its entry into the Middle East and Africa through an exclusive distribution tie-up with Mitsumi Distribution. Feature-rich iSurf tablets will now be available in eight distinct models, targeting a wide consumer audience.

    With a new clamshell design, the iSurf range is based on latest Android Jelly Bean operating system. The tablets are slim, light and come in different form factor featuring 8000 mAh long battery life.

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  • erecyclingcorps brings in a new idea of changing the mobile ecosystem. It is simply reselling phones, but has a vast impact on the environment. Tim Ward of the company says they are looking at the UAE as a potential market of business customers for recycled mobile phones.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 5:43 PM

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  • Dubai Smart Government launches first phase of MyID portal

    In line with the call of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to shift to a smart government for a smart city, Dubai Smart Government launched the first phase of MyID portal in the presence of Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum during the 33rd edition of Gitex Technology Week 2013. Shaikh Mansour was also briefed on the range of smartphone apps and latest e-services and initiatives provided by DSG.
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  • e-applications for health: Putting Dubai on the world map

    From telemedicine to self-check-in portals at hospitals, a range of smart applications that will make life more connected for patients in the UAE have been launched at Gitex.

    The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Dubai Health Authority (DHA) on Monday launched e-applications that will put healthcare in the UAE on the world map for futuristic and smart usage in healthcare settings.

    Plans are also to promote the “Dubai Model for Smart Health Management” and launch it from Dubai to the world.

    By Asma Ali Zain, Khaleej Times

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  • du connects Mohammed Assaf with fans at GITEX 2013

    Winner of Arab Idol season two present for du and Anghami premium service launch

    The Arab world’s musical sensation, Mohammed Assaf, thrilled his fans during an appearance at du’s GITEX 2013 stand (#Z-F10), on 21 October. Mohammed met with fans after an exclusive meet and greet with 10 du competition winners, during his appearance to mark the launch of the telecom’s collaboration with Anghami music, to introduce exclusive benefits for its mobile customers.

    Mohammed shot to fame during the second season of Arab Idol that aired on MBC1, during which he earned critical acclaim and a massive global fanbase. Nicknamed ‘The Rocket’ by the show’s judge, Ragheb Alama, he went on to win the competition, after which he was named a goodwill ambassador for peace by The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), as well as being appointed Ambassador of Culture and Arts by the Palestinian government.

    Anghami is a free app that provides access to music on-the-go, with millions of songs available to users. An upgraded version of the app, offering unlimited music and offline listening is available for AED5, typically payable through app stores or by credit card. Through the new collaboration, du’s customers will be able to upgrade for just AED3 per week, which will be charged to their mobile bill or deducted from their mobile balance, thereby removing the need for credit card transactions. The app is available for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Symbian.saqlain.shahOct 21, 2013 at 4:41 PM

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  • Here is a view of Panasonic's 20-inch tablet, Toughpad 4K
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM


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  • Kaspersky to develop Safe Money for banks

    Kaspersky today announced at Gitex that it is developing a new targeted solution, Safe Money, for banks, which will enable banks and other financial institutions to better protect their online customers from financial cyberattacks. The new product’s capabilities were presented by the company’s chief technology officer Nikolay Grebennikov.
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  • Some real racing at Kaspersky
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM


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  • Of course, education is getting smarter. Smart classroom product from Sharp.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:55 PM


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  • An introduction by Ms. Heba AlSamt, Digital Media Director at Dubai Media Inc.
    by ScribbleLive Demo on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:35 PM


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  • by Allendria on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:25 PM
    Irene Selia (right) and Christos Onfoufriou can be found at the Odyssey booth.

    Odysseys’ Managed Security & Outsourcing Services Division, comprised by highly specialized, experienced and focused professionals, takes the headache out of the information security equation by monitoring your organization’s security posture 24/7/365. Through our Threat Analysis & Security Advisory services, we also provide to you the information and intelligence you need to proactively take necessary steps to safeguard the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of your data. -

    AllendriaOct 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM


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  • by ScribbleLive Demo on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:14 PM

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  • Jean Turgeon "JT"
    VP, Worldwide Consultants & Distinguished Solutions Engineering
    WW Sales & Global Field Ops Team
    by gmessaoudi on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:23 PM


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  • Computer Links

    Amr Ismail, a System Engineer with Computer Links 
    by Gitex 2013 Official on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Amr Ismail (left) and Mostafa Abdelmotaleb from Computer Links. 
    by Allendria on Oct 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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  • A big future for video at the workplace, says Cisco survey

    A study announced today by Cisco at Gitex during a panel discussion with sponsors revealed that the majority of these next-generation executives intend to depend upon business-class video to improve relationships with their teams, colleagues and suppliers around the world, as well as to improve their products and services.
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  • Smart passenger system to replace e-gates and smart gates in Dubai from next year. The new system works on iris-on-the-move technology, say GDRFA officials.anuwarrierOct 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM


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  • Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is briefed about the new mobile app of the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs as Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri, Director-General of the directorate and other officials look on.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:05 PM


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  • KASPERSKY brings speed to business at Gitex in hall 1 booth A1-3
    by Laurent Mairet on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:59 PM


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  • Marc Aghili, Senior VP Global Indirect Sales, introducing UNIFY to partner community and their customers
    by Laurent Mairet on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM


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  • Oliver Obitayo from UNIFY introducing UNIFY to the communication World in Zabeel hall on booth Z-F15
    by Laurent Mairet on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM


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  • General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs officials showcase Smartgate
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:28 PM


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  • Wheels at GITEX….
    While Dubai Auto Show is still a few good weeks away, we could not help but notice the increase number of cars on the floor at GITEX.

    We were definitely not expecting to see a Ferrari and Lamborghini at GITEX :--) Wonder what sort of wheels will be displayed at GITEX next year.saqlain.shahOct 21, 2013 at 12:27 PM


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  • by Gitex 2013 Official on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM

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  • STC is changing perception of reality
    by Laurent Mairet on Oct 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

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  • Gitex Technology Day 1 Celebrates Mobility

    By Kalpana Singhal, ITVAR NEWS
    Gitex Technology Day 1 (ITVAR NEWS) 
    by Allendria on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Dubai Government embraced mobility to provide smart government while his Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai  today (20th Oct’ 2013)  innaugrated GITEX Technology Week – the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia region’s top ICT exposition.

    Dubai Government has occupied the largest exhibiting space with 70 entities at the 33rd Gitex Technology week. The event runs until October 24 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. About 31 Dubai Government Departments are taking part while the Federal eGovernment has nine entities.

    Sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Finance, the event witness a 26 per cent increase in international exhibitors and a 12 per cent increase in exhibitors this year. This year event sees 25 per cent more participation of government departments including the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment and Water, General Authority of Islamic Affairs & Endowments, and the Ministry of Labour.


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  • Avaya press conference is on. Farid Farouq, vice-president, Information Technology, Dubai World Trade Centre, elaborates on partnership with Avaya.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:27 AM

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  • NEC is proud to announce a new era in unified communication and collaboration empowering the smart enterprise with UNIVERGE 3C. Come and watch this out in Zabeel hall Z-D20!!!
    by Laurent Mairet on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:28 AM


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  • by Gitex 2013 Official on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM

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  • Preparing for the day... Exhibitors are getting ready and the business crowd is here for day two of Gitex.
    by anuwarrier on Oct 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM


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  • Glimpsing the future

    By Tom Paye, CPI Media Group

    Have you ever seen the TV show, Black Mirror? Created by UK-based writer Charlie Brooker, the programme deals squarely with the dark side of technology, and the dire consequences we could find ourselves in, should we allow monumental innovations to catch on too quickly. 

    Regular watchers would be forgiven for feeling a little squeamish about emerging technological trends. For some, the invasion of the smartphone into almost every aspect of our private lives is already too much. But I’m afraid the worst is yet to come for these people - on the first day of GITEX 2013, I saw a glimpse into a future that could have been straight out of a Black Mirror episode. 

    Head over to the Sharp stand in the InfoComm hall to see what I’m on about. The vendor is all about interactive displays this year, the solutions look like they could lead to the depressing events in Fifteen Million Merits, the second episode from Black Mirror’s first season. 

    At Sharp’s stand, you’ll find an interactive video wall, loaded with apps that let you control what’s happening on screen simply by waving your hands. You’ll find an interactive mirror, which displays advertisements on its shiny surface, and you’ll see a digital changing room, which covers an image of yourself in whatever you’re looking at buying. 

    No doubt it’s superbly fun to play around with this new technology, but are we taking this digital stuff a little too far? That’s what Fifteen Million Merits tries to ask anyway – in it, a totalitarian regime forces people to reside in tiny rooms which have giant screens for walls. Instead of living real lives, the population lives through digital lives, buying clothes and accessories for their avatars, liking things on social networks and playing interactive games with their screens. And because the screens react so naturally to their human stimuli, everyone is under the impression that such a relationship with technology is, well, normal. 

    Of course, it’s not normal to be all-consumed by technology, and I believe that most people realise the need for a healthy balance between physical and virtual life. What’s more, I’m not saying that Sharp, with its nifty new solutions, is trying to create such a bleak future for us all. Indeed, I believe that the vendor is showing us amazing possibilities with its technology.

    But such technology could lead us down the wrong path. Sharp has given us a glimpse into the future with its interactive displays. Whether it’s a bright or bleak future is entirely down to us.


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  • Sandstorm warning two days in advance now


    Motorists and residents in Dubai will be able to know about sandstorms two days in advance with the Dubai Municipality launching an early warning system on Sunday.

    The online forecasting system for dusty conditions and sandstorms, which will start feeding data for the public by March 2014 after a trial run, was launched at the Dubai Municipality’s stand at the Gitex Technology Week. A mobile version of the system will be out by December, officials said.

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  • Gitex Day 2: Events to watch out for

    • UAE telecom operator Etisalat, which signed three agreements on the first day of Gitex, will continue signing a couple of agreements on the second day, which include two agreements with Dubai Police, a health proposition partnership with BT, and mPos offering with National Bank of Abu Dhabi.
    • Epson Middle East general manager Khalil El Dalu will brief media about its Colour Light Output Technology at a news conference today.
    • Emaratech, one of the leaders in online and technology solutions, is announcing an exclusive dealership in the UAE and Jordan with SRI International at a news briefing today.
    • Cisco is making a regional research announcement about IT collaboration today. Cisco survey reveals the majority of aspiring Middle East executives see a big future for video in the workplace.
    • Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai is visiting ‘Pakistan Pavilion’ located at Sheikh Rashid Hall. Twelve leading Pakistani IT companies are showcasing their expertise at the show.
    • Cloud Confex started today is discussing end users take on cloud computing, adoption trends, timelines and budgets. There is also Cloud Award ceremony during the conference.
    • GSMA Mobile 360: Separately, the inaugural Mobile 360 Middle East is also starting today in Sheikh Maktoum Hall. Etisalat Group CEO Ahmad Julfar will deliver a key-note address on ‘State of the industry: A view from the top. Du chief executive officer Osman Sultan will be the second keynote speaker and will talk about ‘Success factors for mobile broadband.

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  • M-governance encourages people to use mobile phones for govt services


    Under the slogan ‘Together for your Happiness’, DSG has announced several new smartphone applications for at this edition of Gitex Technology Week 2013. 

    The biggest challenge with introducing m-governance in Dubai would be encouraging people to actively use government services with mobile apps, said a senior official from the Dubai Smart Government (DSG).

    Ahmad bin Humaidan, Director-General of Dubai Smart Government.
    by Anupam Varma on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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