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The world has witnessed a sweeping trend towards fitness and healthy living in recent years, and the Middle East and Africa is no exception. In 2018, fitness industry revenue in the region will amount to USD $232 million – a figure that is expected to increase by more than a quarter in the next few years, reaching USD $292 million by 2022[1]. As people across the region continue to embrace positive trends towards health and wellness, making their fitness, nutrition, and overall wellbeing top priorities, wearables have come to the fore, accounting for more than half of fitness industry revenues and enabling consumers to take their health into their own hands.

STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), sates that one of the top challenges in the managed security services (MSS) market is redesigning a client’s budget from a capex (capital expenditure) to opex (operational expenditure) and setting expectations correctly within those budgets. But, in the current cyber security landscape according to a Norton Cyber Security Insight Report, the opex model is fast becoming a necessary tool against cybercrime.

To address the growing demand for high-impact, cost-effective virtual reality (VR) training, HP Inc. announced an alliance with the DiSTI Corporation, a leading global provider of VR and advanced human machine interface development solutions. The companies will work together to develop unique VR training solutions for enterprise customers, with a specific focus on maintenance and operations training for complex systems such as vehicle, aircraft and industrial equipment.

Today, Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) through its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Facebook announced they are working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on 60GHz technology from Qualcomm Technologies. Working with leading operators and manufacturers, this terrestrial connectivity system aims to improve the speed, efficiency and quality of internet connectivity around the world at only a fraction of the cost of fiber deployments. Qualcomm Technologies will integrate its QCA6438 and QCA6428 family of pre-802.11ay chipsets with Facebook's Terragraph technology. This effort will help enable manufacturers to build 60GHz mmWave solutions using the unlicensed 60GHz spectrum and provide Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) to offer consumers in urban areas access to high-speed broadband connections. The companies expect to begin trials of the integrated solution mid-2019.

Digitalisation is the number-one trend driving CEO decision-making in the global oil and gas sector. According to recent research by international consulting firm, McKinsey, a range of interconnected emerging technologies have the power to unlock a potential USD 50 billion in savings and increased profit. Encompassing fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, sensor technology, machine learning, deep learning, and edge computing, digitalisation is expected to cut capital expenditure by 20 percent, with operating costs in upstream cut 3-5 percent and 1-3 percent in downstream.

Ring, the leader in home security, launched the Spotlight Cam Battery with 1080HD video, LED spotlights and a 110-decibel siren and the Spotlight Cam Solar Panel which has a HD camera with two-way talk and spotlights, connected to a Solar Panel for non-stop power, giving you smart security all day long and at every corner of your home. It adds next-level security and convenience to any home, so monitoring your property is even easier than before. With the launch of these two new products in the region, Ring has added an outdoor light/camera hybrid that illuminates the area and records video when its motion sensor is tripped, with multiple power options to its roster of Wi-Fi connected home security devices.

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