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Johnson Controls unveils aggressive growth plans at MEA conference

February 20, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – At its recently held two-day Executive Channel Conference in Dubai, Johnson Controls hosted over 200 guests including leaders of 78 distribution channels across 24 countries in Middle East and Africa (MEA). Johnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide

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Mimecast report finds 57% of ME organisations fear impact of cyber criminals

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Mimecast Limited, a leading email and data security company, has announced the launch of the Mimecast Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA), an analysis report measuring the effectiveness and impact of email security systems. This effort highlights the need to push the entire industry to work

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Hikvision plans R&D centre in Montreal, Research Institute in Silicon Valley

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Hikvision, a global leader in video surveillance products and solutions, has announced it plans to establish an R&D Centre in Montreal, Canada and a Research Institute in California’s Silicon Valley, California. “These two major investments underscore Hikvision’s R&D globalisation strategy and the commitment to providing

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Illegal Cayan Tower stunt lands Russian model and team in trouble

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Cayan Group, a leading property developer in the Middle East, has strongly condemned a Russian model Viki Odintcova and her assistants for a daredevil stunt of hanging off the edge off Dubai’s Cayan Tower roof without any restraints, or safety precautions. Odintcova, who risked

The Louvre Paris reopens to public after machete attack

February 8, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

FRANCE – The Louvre has reopened to the public after a machete-wielding assailant was shot by soldiers in Paris last week. In drizzly weather, tourists filed by armed police and soldiers outside the central Paris museum, which had been closed immediately after Friday’s attack. The attacker

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UAE telecoms giant Du boosts payment security gateway

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Trade Arabia reports that UAE-based telecom provider Du has increased the security of its payment gateway with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DDS) compliance. This certification enables Du customers to process their payment transactions and cardholder data more securely than ever before.

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UAE plans to invest more in smart systems, infrastructure

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – According to a report in The National newspaper the UAE plans to invest more on smart infrastructure in the near future to improve the lives of residents across the country, according to officials from Abu Dhabi and Dubai. From smart traffic systems, oil field

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Vivotek scoops six excellence awards in Taiwan

By SSN Gulf Staff

TAIWAN – IP surveillance solutions firm Vivotek has announced that six of its intelligent IP surveillance products have received the 2017 Taiwan Excellence Awards. The products recognised include three H.264 models MS8391-EV, MD8563-EH and APC (Automatic People Counting) camera as well as the H.265 models, IZ9361-EH, FE9381-EHV and