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AI and analytics accelerate the pace of digital workplace transformation

July 19, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UK – 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 this Feb. 13, 2014, photo, members of the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office fly their search and rescue drone during a demonstration, in Brigham City, Utah. Law enforcement, government agencies and others are itching to use drones for everything from finding lost hikers to tracking shifting wildfires. But privacy watchdogs are urging state legislatures to step in and head off any potential privacy violations. That tension is on display as more than 35 states consider drone legislation this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The bills include ways to attract an industry that could generate billions and restrictions on drone use and data collection. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tighter UAE regulations on all drone importation after airport issues

July 11, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – UAE aviation regulators will no longer allow the importation of drones that fail to meet the specifications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), according to a report in Arab News. This after UAE airports were estimated to have incurred losses of about Dh350,000 (SR357,386) for

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Smart system devices for all UAE school buses confirmed by authorities

June 29, 2017 By Emma Procter

UAE – The joint committee of the Ministry of Education and Emirates Transport has announced the adoption of the smart system for students’ safety in all school buses in Dubai and the northern areas. This step is being implemented to promote safe and secure school transport, as

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Guest comment from IWMA: The Grenfell Tower fire – what will it teach us?

By SSN Gulf Staff

Special comment by the International Water Mist Association (IWMA) after the London Grenfell Tower disaster. ON 14 JUNE the Grenfell Tower fire in London killed at least 79 people. A faulty fridge freezer sparked the fire. The exterior cladding and insulation on the tower have been blamed

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Milestone Systems: High-tech software offers substantial rewards to regional retailers

June 6, 2017 By Zabeen Ahmed

UAE – Retailers are just beginning to realise the potential revenue increases available when security systems are upgraded with analytics software, according to leading manufacturer Milestone, who held a flagship event in Dubai earlier this month. The Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) EMEA, held in Dubai

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Highlights from Saudi Electronic Security Market Outlook to 2021 by Ken Research

May 23, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

KSA – The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is planning to increase the role of the private sector in the economy in order to improve efficiency and make its market more open and competitive, according to a new report by Ken Research. Easing restrictions

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Guest opinion: WannaCry ransomware is a wake-up call for organizations everywhere

May 16, 2017 By Emma Procter

In light of the WannaCry ransomware which has created mayhem in the cyber world, Steven Malone, Director of Security Product Management at Mimecast says it is time for organizations and individuals to take action to improve their cyber resilience immediately  ——————————— THE GLOBAL reach and considerable impact of the

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Only 2% of printers secure says HP, making them easy targets for hackers

May 9, 2017 By SSN Gulf Staff

UAE – 3D printing is a game-changing innovation and will revolutionise the global manufacturing industry in the coming years, a top executive of HP said in a report with Khaleej Times. Nick Lazaridis, HP president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, said a lot more can be