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Abu Dhabi tops ‘safest city’ ranking

August 16, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Abu Dhabi has been named the safest city in the world by Numbeo, the largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide, reports Khaleej Times newspaper. With the lowest crime index of just 13.54 in the past six months, and a safety index of

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AI and analytics are pushing digital workplace transformation

August 8, 2017 By Emma Procter

NEW RESEARCH which examined how organisations are evolving from a traditional office environment to a digital workplace reveals that gaining competitive advantage and improving business process are among the top goals of their digital transformation strategy. This is according to 40% of 800 organisations in 15 countries

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Lockheed Martin-Mubadala STEM challenge selects finalists

August 7, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – Six UAE-based university teams were selected as finalists for the inaugural UAE Unmanned Aerial System Payload Design Challenge, a joint programme run by Lockheed Martin and Mubadala Investment Company. Launched in March 2017, the year-long initiative challenges university students to design, develop and integrate

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Second Dubai Torch Tower fire hits just week before repairs begin

By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – The recent Torch tower in Dubai Marina erupted just weeks after authorities finally approved repairs to damages from the first fire that broke out in 2015, reports The National newspaper. An internal memo sent to residents of The Torch announced that the Dubai Civil

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Singapore firms slow to adopt higher end video solutions, Milestone reports

By Emma Procter

DENMARK – Milestone Systems has unveiled the findings of its research study: ‘Video Surveillance Solutions in Singapore’. The study revealed that while satisfaction with video surveillance continues to remain high, few firms are fully taking advantage of intelligent video solutions, beyond basic functions such as surveillance today.

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Bail set for Brit cyber expert detained in U.S.

August 6, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

U.S. – A U.S. judge in Las Vegas set a US $30,000 bail on Friday for a famed Brit cyber security researcher accused of advertising and selling malicious code used to pilfer banking and credit card information. Marcus Hutchins, 23, gained international celebrity status within the hacker

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How mergers and acquisitions can open the door to cyber threats

By SSN Gulf Staff

While mergers and acquisitions propel companies forward, the M&A process also fuels significant opportunities for cyber criminals. Alistair Paterson, Digital Shadows’ CEO and Co-Founder takes a closer look… MERGERS AND acquisitions (M&A) can be exciting, offering companies a significant platform for growth. According to the Deloitte M&A Index