Riverbed, an American IT company that develops products to improve application performance across wide area networks (WANs), recently commissioned a study surveying 1,000 IT decision makers globally to explore the impact legacy and next-generation networks have on cloud adoption and digital transformation. Telecom Review discussed the findings with Charbel Khniesser, Riverbed's Regional Presales Director for Middle East, Turkey and North Africa.

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UAE telecom provider “du” (EITC) has over ten years’ experience dealing with multiple partners from various industries. Bundling everything together that those partners bring to the table means du can give its customers the best value for money and significantly improve processes, said du’s chief commercial officer, Fahad Al Hassawi, speaking to Telecom Review.

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Saudi Arabia is going through rapid transformation, according to Deemah AlYahya, CEO of Saudi Arabia’s National Digitization Unit (NDU), a government arm mandated to accelerate efforts to achieve Saudi Vision 2030 objectives, an initiative to diversify the kingdom’s economy away from oil dependence. This transformation, Ms. AlYahya said, will require collaboration, open data sharing and injecting innovation into citizens.

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du and Uber have joined hands to offer du customers a 20% discount on Uber rides. The discount will be available for any number of rides, each with a value of up to AED 60, so you can now experience a great night at the movies with du or the Dubai Opera for less.

"At du, we strive to be more than just a service provider by adding value to our customers' lives from a 360-degree approach. Our collaboration with Uber enables our valued customers to enjoy a greater convenience with an on-demand driver service whether they are going to work, to the cinema, or out in the evening," said Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du.

On the occasion, Chris Free, General Manager of Uber UAE, said: "As a technology company we aim to provide people with a reliable and safe service, enabling them to enjoy their cities with ease. We are really excited about this collaboration with du, and super happy that people will enjoy a 20% discount on their rides, savings they can spend on a movie, dinner, or coffee instead!"

Uber is a global technology company enabling people to move around their cities at the push of a button. Uber's mission is to make transportation as reliable as running water-everywhere, for everyone. With Uber, riders can push a button on their smartphone and get a ride within minutes.

du customers can use the promo code 'duUBER' once using their Uber app, where customers will be eligible for a 20% discount on all their rides every Tuesday.