Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Occidental, an international energy company and carbon management leader, has selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to drive its digital transformation. As part of this new multiyear agreement, Occidental will migrate its core production applications and on-premises information technology (IT) infrastructure to AWS to improve operational efficiencies, eliminate upfront capital expenditures and support the company’s development of systems that will remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, including large-scale direct air capture (DAC) plants.

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The Ministry of Economy (MoE), represented by The Entrepreneurial Nation and Amazon Web Services, launched the AWS Connected Community initiative to support the digitization of SMEs in the UAE. It is designed to accelerate the growth and expansion of SMEs in local and international markets, in line with global best practices.

Read more: AWS, Ministry of Economy Support SMEs’ Digitization and Growth in UAE

Infratil Limited (Infratil) has executed a conditional agreement with HKT Trust and HKT Limited (HKT) to establish a strategic partnership to accelerate the growth of its Console Connect business (Console Connect).

Read more: Console Connect Secures Strategic Investment to Accelerate Growth and Expansion

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company, has announced the unveiling of AWS AppFabric, a no-code service that enhances companies’ existing investment in software as a service (SaaS) applications with improved security, management, and productivity. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, information technology (IT) and security teams can use AppFabric to add new capabilities that make their existing SaaS applications and productivity suites work better together. AppFabric aggregates and normalizes log data from apps like Asana, Slack, and Zoom, as well as productivity suites such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, to increase application observability and reduce operational costs associated with building and maintaining point-to-point integrations. AWS also unveiled a generative artificial intelligence (AI) feature that will be available in a future release of AppFabric. Powered by Amazon Bedrock, this feature will use large language models (LLMs) and content from multiple SaaS applications from the common API layer to automatically make suggestions, execute tasks, or generate insights across applications and return results within the user’s preferred application.

Read more: AWS Launches AWS AppFabric to Boost Productivity, Security in SaaS Applications

Amazon Web Services (AWS) commissioned a new report quantifying the relationship between public cloud computing adoption, national productivity and economic growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The report highlights the potential for the UAE to unlock US$181 billion in additional economic value over the next decade (2023-2033), or 2.5% of the UAE's cumulative GDP, by accelerating adoption of cloud.

Read more: AWS Report: UAE Public Cloud Adoption to Unlock Billions Over Next Decade

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