Author Archives: ruba sharafeddine

EBRD supports high-potential start-ups in Lebanon

EBRD supports high-potential start-ups in Lebanon

Lebanon is the latest economy in the southern and eastern Mediterranean region (SEMED) to join the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) Star Venture programme. The initiative provides innovative start-ups with tailored advisory services to unleash their potential. In Lebanon, the programme is supported by the Republic of Korea through the EBRD’s Small Business

Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud Expand Partnership to Make Cloud Adoption Simpler and More Secure

Dubai, UAE., July. 28, 2021 — Palo Alto Networks (NYSE: PANW), the global cybersecurity leader, and Google Cloud today announced Cloud IDS (Intrusion Detection System), a jointly developed network threat detection service to help cloud customers solve critical network security challenges. Built with Palo Alto Networks’ industry-leading threat detection technologies, Cloud IDS provides simple, managed, cloud

ICR commences Guyana partnership with Panthera Solutions

ICR Integrity (ICR), a leading global industrial maintenance and integrity company, providing solutions for the oil and gas, power generation, utilities, defence and renewables industries,is pleased to be partnering with Guyana based Panthera Solutions (Panthera) to deliver its Technowrap™ and Quickflange™ technologies, as well as other integrity solutions, to the flourishing oil and gas market

Alfi Study Predicts Programmatic Advertising Spending to Increase

27th July 2021 The use of automation and machine learning technology to purchase and display digital ads to segmented audiences in real time is set to increase dramatically over the next three years, according to new research from Alfi (Nasdaq: ALF), an AI enterprise SaaS advertising platform. Responses revealed that 49% of senior advertising executives

ZonesCorp Hands Over 1.38 million sqm in Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City

Abu Dhabi – UAE: 27 July 2021 – As part of its effort to create integrated opportunities and add value for the nation’s automotive industry, Abu Dhabi Ports today announced the completion of 1.38 million sqm of commercial and retail areas at Rahayel Automotive and Mobility City by ZonesCorp, part of the Industrial Cities & Free

Almost Half of Finance and Business Leaders Expect More Frequent Audit and Punitive Penalties in a Post-COVID World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – 27 July 2021 — – Middle East companies have adjusted their operations to a digital-first world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many companies have sped up their adoption of digital tools to enable employees to work remotely and to file in expenses and invoices digitally. Despite this,

Gartner Predicts By 2025 Cyber Attackers Will Have Weaponized Operational Technology Environments to Successfully Harm or Kill Humans

Dubai, UAE., July 26, 2021 — By 2025, cyber attackers will have weaponized operational technology (OT) environments to successfully harm or kill humans, according to Gartner, Inc. Attacks on OT – hardware and software that monitors or controls equipment, assets and processes – have become more common. They have also evolved from immediate process disruption

Consumer Spending Is Up as Prices Spike 11% YoY: New Data from Q2 Shopping Index

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — 26 July 2021 — Global year over year (YoY) digital commerce revenue grew by a modest 3% after posting four consecutive quarters of growth greater than 50%, according to the Q2 Salesforce Shopping Index. U.S. digital revenue fell by 2% YoY. What’s the impact: Despite less purchasing power this quarter, it’s


Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 26th July 2021: Finyal Media, a regional podcast network that focuses on storytelling podcasts across MENA, will be launching three new seasons of its most popular podcast series Juha, Sinbad and 1001 Nights this summer. With new stories to tell and new characters to introduce, the three seasons, each made up