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Just a week after the leading broadcast, satellite and digital media event CABSAT 2017 Dubai World Trade Centre will open its doors for another remarkable exhibition named GITEX Shopper. The region’s biggest consumer electronics event that takes place twice a year will as usual gather top retailers and world class brands of IT, consumer electronics, leisure & lifestyle, office automation, gaming & entertainment, domestic appliances and home. Past exhibitors included leading brands and power retailers such as Acer, Bose, Canon, HP, Hisense, Huawei, Jumbo, Lenovo, Nikon, Obi, One Mobile, Oppo, Plug Ins, Samsung, Toshiba and much more.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is an important business phenomenon, especially in business spheres connected with IT and innovations. August 2016 was rich in companies’ acquisitions. Let us introduce you a list of fifteen companies which have acquired businesses last August. The list is drawn up in date order.

Nowadays many companies whose business is far distant from informational technologies consider IT-services as a black hole swallowing big and small sums of money for software and services which very often seems unnecessary and ineffective for their top executives. The problem is quite widespread, so the question is how could this attitude be changed and what instrument should be used to solve the issue. And the answer is - a transparent software asset management.

Those times when the UAE was considered just a touristic attraction are already history, as, over the past years, it turned into a leading regional hub for IT and telecommunication trade, thanks to its position as an excellent platform for top tier tech companies from all over the world. After all, the numerous global technology-oriented events that were organized here are the best proof of the country’s progress!

The Ruler of Dubai Passes New Laws For The Smart City Project

Dubai has moved another important step forward towards its smart city goals with passing of new laws by the United Arab Emirates’ Prime Minister and Vice President, the Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum.

The laws open the door for both public and private sectors encouraging cooperation between them.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said: "Today we have completed the organisational structure and legal framework for transforming Dubai into the world’s smartest city and creating a new and unique model in developing and managing cities."

He added: "Managing global cities requires sustained efforts to provide fast and innovative services. We must utilise modern technology and available resources to achieve our objectives."

He appealed to the Dubai government agencies and departments to collaborate in order to pursue the smartest city goals.

Sheikh Hamdan tends to involve both the public and private sectors to submit a cutting edge infrastructure integrating all management systems in the city.

According to the laws, there will be established the Dubai Smart City Office with formation of the Board and appointment of a director general for the Office.

The Dubai Smart City Office will be responsible for strategies generation and policy-making concerning IT and the smart government, as well as approval of initiatives, projects, and services working for the smart transformation.

The new laws also empower the Office to collaborate with any organization within and outside of Dubai aiming at representation of the most efficient and prudent course of action in the field, approval of significant plans and budgets.

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Adobe saying goodbye to Flash

Adobe urged web developers to leave behind the use of Flash and switch to such modern web standards as HTML5. In its official blog, the company pointed the importance of HTML5 and moving away from the Flash platform, which can be successfully replaced by a new standard. The title Flash will also be changed  to Animate CC in the Flash Professional CC flagship product, and it will become the key product for creating the contests of HTML5.

It should be mentioned that we are not talking here about the cessation of Flash Player support  for popular Web browsers - the company will continue supporting it. It's all about Flash as the technology and about efforts to encourage the developers for transition to a modern platform HTML5, which now be also supported by Adobe. Flash Player itself  is well-known for a huge number of vulnerabilities, exploits for which are being constantly used by attackers to install malware.

Adobe states that Flash is still running a large number of games and a variety of web applications, so it will need to interact with key IT-players for supporting an adequate level of user security. Particularly, according to Facebook, which contains a sufficient amount of Flash content, it must be said that the company is not going to leave f-users to their fate. Adobe will no longer add any new features to Flash Player, but will only focus on maintaining its security.

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