• AIG and IBM use blockchain technology to develop a ‘smart’ insurance policy

    Insurance colossus AIG has entered into a collaboration agreement with IBM to develop a 'smart' insurance policy that will use blockchain technology to manage complex international coverage. The companies issued a joint-press release in which they disclosed that they had successfully completed a pilot of what they have termed a 'smart contract' which is a multi-national policy for Standard Chartered Bank PLC.

  • National Express strengthens cloud strategy with new deal

    UK public transport provider, National Express, has decided to make their IT system cloud-based with IBM Cloud.

  • Qualcomm joins AT&T, Nokia and others in IoT Cybersecurity Alliance

    Qualcomm has joined AT&T, Nokia, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Symantec and Trustonic as part of the IoT Cybersecurity Alliance formed earlier this year. The purpose of the group is to collaborate and pool together collective capabilities and resources to tackle emerging security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

  • Rotterdam and IBM partner to use IoT technology for autonomous shipping

    The Dutch city of Rotterdam has announced that it is partnering with IBM to develop and deploy Internet of Things technologies that will be used in preparation for autonomous shipping in the city.

  • Saudi Arabia’s instant payments system ‘sarie’ boosts financial innovation

    Saudi Payments, under the supervision of the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA), announced the launch of Saudi Arabia’s instant payments system ‘sarie’ in cooperation with IBM and Mastercard.

  • Tech firms step forward to build Trump’s vetting system

    Tech firms including IBM and Red Hat were among many companies in attendance at a two-day presentation about US President Donald Trump's plan to build a digital system that uses data mining to implement "extreme vetting" to screen immigrants arriving in the United States.

  • US tech giants open innovation center in the Middle East

    IBM has formally announced the launch of its Innovation and Industry Client Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Inaugurated under the patronage of the Abu Dhabi Government, the center aims to fast track the digital transformation of both public and private organizations through advanced technologies in artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, blockchain, security, analytics, Internet of Things and quantum computing.

  • Zain and IBM collaborate to launch ‘Cloud Disaster Recovery’ service in Kuwait

    Zain, Kuwait's leading telecommunications company, today announced their collaboration to launch a new cloud disaster recovery service that will provide IBM and Zain's enterprise customers with cloud-based business continuity capabilities and faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems, without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site. Through the new service, customers will benefit from the added flexibility of keeping their data in-country on IBM Cloud.