Motorola Solutions Joins Forces with Google Cloud to Advance Safety and Security

Motorola Solutions to leverage Google Cloud to help accelerate innovation for public safety and enterprise security

CHICAGO, USA – EQS Newswire – 8 February 2024 – Motorola Solutions (NYSE: MSI) ( and Google Cloud today announced a strategic, multi-year agreement that will focus on innovating cloud solutions across Motorola Solutions’ safety and security technologies. With Google Cloud’s infrastructure, Motorola Solutions will prioritize the advancement of assistive intelligence, including highly accurate and reliable video content delivery, mapping and AI capabilities, to help address real-world safety challenges.

“From communities to businesses, our customers rely on us to help create a safer future,” said Mahesh Saptharishi, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Motorola Solutions. “This collaboration will leverage the power of sensors, data and AI to help make safety and security more accessible and actionable.”

Motorola Solutions expects to deploy the newly developed capabilities across its rapidly growing cloud security solutions, including Avigilon Alta, an entirely cloud-native video suite that enables enterprise security for organizations of all sizes.

“Whether it’s enabling better protection for schools, identifying unusual activity at businesses or more effectively securing large-scale events, real-time visibility and awareness are foundational for both public safety and enterprise security outcomes,” Saptharishi said.

“Motorola Solutions has long demonstrated leadership in innovating the technologies that safeguard communities and enterprises,” said Will Grannis, vice president and chief technology officer of Google Cloud. “Together we will channel our latest cloud advancements to support Motorola Solutions’ sharpened focus on safety and security innovations via the cloud.”

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About Motorola Solutions:

Motorola Solutions is solving for safer. We build and connect technologies to help protect people, property and places. Our solutions enable the collaboration between public safety agencies and enterprises that’s critical for a proactive approach to safety and security. Learn more about how we’re solving for safer communities, safer schools, safer hospitals, safer businesses – safer everywhere – at

About Google Cloud:

Google Cloud accelerates every organization’s ability to digitally transform its business and industry. We deliver enterprise-grade solutions that leverage Google’s cutting-edge technology, and tools that help developers build more sustainably. Customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted partner to enable growth and solve their most critical business problems.

‫إحياءً لتاريخ الفن في المملكة واحتفاءً بجامعي الأعمال الفنية فيها

فنون العلا تقدم معرض “رمي عيني” للفن المعاصر

ALULA, Saudi Arabia, Feb. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — تعلن فنون العلا عن تقديم معرض “رمي عيني” بإشراف القيّمة الفنية الدكتورة عفت عبد الله فدعق وضيافة قاعة مرايا، وهو معرض لمجموعة من الأعمال الفنية المعاصرة في المملكة العربية السعودية تم استعارتها من المهتمّين بجمع الأعمال الفنية في المملكة. وسيعيد المعرض إحياء تاريخ حركات الفن المعاصر في المملكة العربية السعودية، وتوثيق قصص الفنانين المشاركين، مع التعريف بدور جامعي الأعمال الفنية في تطوير المشهد الفني. وسيقام المعرض خلال الفترة الممتدة من 9 فبراير إلى 27 أبريل 2024 بالتوازي مع مهرجان فنون العلا (9 فبراير – 2 مارس 2024). كما يعد المعرض جزءاً من البرنامج التمهيدي لافتتاح متحف “الفن المعاصر” في العلا وانعكاساً لطموح هذا المتحف.

يستكشف المعرض الروابط والتأثيرات والقصص المشتركة بين أجيال من الفنانين السعوديين، من خلال تقديم أعمال لعددٍ من عمالقة الفن السعودي، أمثال عبد الحليم رضوي ومحمد السليم ومنيرة موصلي؛ إلى جانب كوكبة من روّاد الفن المعاصر في المملكة بمن فيهم أحمد ماطر ومهند شونو ودانا عورتاني. تغطي كل مساحة من المعرض تخصصات متعددة ووسائط مختلفة، مع تحديد سياق الأعمال الفنية المشاركة عبر مجموعة من المواد الأرشيفية المرافقة لكل منها.

يحتفي معرض “رمي عيني” بأصحاب المجموعات الفنية الخاصة، والذين قدموا الرعاية والدعم والحماية اللازمة لأعمال روّاد حركة الفن المعاصر في المملكة العربية السعودية. كما أنه يشكل نقلة نوعية هامة نحو بناء المجموعات الفنية المؤسسية مثل افتتاح متحف “الفن المعاصر” في العلا، الذي سيلعب بمجرد افتتاحه، دوراً محورياً في توثيق ودعم الفن المعاصر داخل المملكة وخارجها. إذ يسعى المتحف إلى لعب دور أساسي في منظومة جمع الأعمال الفنية في المملكة العربية السعودية، فضلاً عن التعاون مع جامعي الأعمال الفنية من جميع أنحاء المملكة والعمل مع قيّميين فنيين، مثل الدكتورة عفت عبد الله فدعق، لاستكشاف منظومة جمع الأعمال الفنية بشكل أكبر.

يعد المعرض المرتقب جزءاً لا يتجزأ من سلسلة من المعارض التي ترمي إلى بناء علاقة طويلة الأمد بين الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا ورعاة الفنون في المملكة العربية السعودية. شكل معرض “ما يبقى في الأعماق” الذي أقيم عام 2022 باكورة معارض هذه السلسلة، الذي قدم أهم الأعمال الفنية التي جمعتها راعية الفن السعودي بسمة السليمان في مجموعتها الفنية الخاصة.

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Park Place Technologies Announces Inaugural 2023 Channel Partner Awards Recipients

Regional Ceremonies Unveil Outstanding Global Achievements Among IT Solutions Providers

CLEVELAND, OH, Feb. 08, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Last night, Park Place Technologies, the leading global data center and networking optimization firm, formally announced the winners of its inaugural 2023 Channel Partner Awards program. These awards recognize the collaboration of Park Place’s network of channel partners in solving client pain points through the adoption of IT infrastructure management and optimization services.

Partners play a pivotal role in Park Place Technologies’ success, serving as a substantial driving force behind revenue generation and deal facilitation globally. Recognizing this, Park Place has committed to fostering the growth and success of its partners. The initiation of their Partner Advisory Board (PAB) in both North America and EMEA in 2023 underscores this commitment, providing a platform for communication, learning, and mutual benefit.

Furthermore, the implementation of a Channel Partner Awards program provides a platform to formally recognize organizations that contributed significantly to the organization’s success while addressing critical customer pain points. Regional ceremonies hosted in Scottsdale, Arizona and London, UK offered an opportunity to acknowledge and applaud said partners in person for their dedication and achievements throughout the previous year.

The awards constituted five categories across four regions and were open to all of Park Place Technologies’ global partners that had been onboarded by January 1st, 2023. The awards titles and recipients by region were as follows:

2023 Partner of the Year
Awarded to the partners that transacted the largest total revenue contribution to Park Place Technologies between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Title winners by region include:

    • North American Partner of the Year – CDW Corporation
    • Asian-Pacific Partner of the Year – DXC Technology
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Public Sector Partner of the Year – Insight
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Commercial Partner of the Year – Softcat
    • Latin American Partners of the Year:
      • North of Latin America Region Partner of the Year – BPM @ Consulting
      • Southern Cone Region Partner of the Year – Telextorage
      • Andean Region Partner of the Year – Green Services and Solutions

2023 Rising Star Partner of the Year
Recognizing partners onboarded in 2022 that have showcased their partner potential in delivering live opportunities, have actively collaborated in partnership with Park Place, and have demonstrated YoY growth from the previous 12 months, between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Title winners by region include:

    • North American Rising Star Partner of the Year – Lucidia IT
    • Asian-Pacific Rising Star Partner of the Year – Galaxy Office Automation
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Rising Star Partner of the Year – Renewtech
    • Latin American Rising Star Partners of the Year:
      • North of Latin America Region Rising Star Partner of the Year – Sonda
      • Southern Cone Region Rising Star Partner of the Year – Vr4
      • Andean Region Rising Star Partner of the Year – IO Gestion

2023 Collaborative Partner of the Year
Acknowledging partners that have demonstrated true collaboration, working with Park Place Technologies to solve customer pain points and devise solutions, being advocates for Park Place’s range of IT infrastructure management services, and have advanced the co-operations between our sales and technical teams across our entire portfolio. Title winners by region include:

    • North American Collaborative Partner of the Year – SHI International Corp
    • Asian-Pacific Collaborative Partner of the Year – Phil-Data Business Systems Inc
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Collaborative Partner of the Year – Viadex
    • Latin American Collaborative Partners of the Year:
      • North of Latin America Region Collaborative Partner of the Year – Openstor
      • Southern Cone Region Collaborative Partner of the Year – Ricoh Chile
      • Andean Region Collaborative Partner of the Year – Terasys

2023 Partner Initiative of the Year
Awarded to the partners that have collaborated with Park Place Technologies to deliver a stand-out initiative. This initiative either aligns their partner sales teams with Park Place, or actively promotes Park Place’s portfolio of services to their end-user customers, resulting in demonstratable alignment with Park Place and our portfolio of services. Key criteria included total number of aligned reps and opportunities per rep worked in conjunction with Park Place sellers. Title winners by region include:

    • North American Partner Initiative of the Year – CDW Corporation
    • Asian-Pacific Partner Initiative of the Year – Information System Services Co. (Japan)
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Partner Initiative of the Year – Constor Solutions
    • Latin American Partner Initiative of the Year – Sdelka

2023 Partner Deal of the Year
Recognizing the partners responsible for delivering the single largest deal opportunity to Park Place Technologies between January 1, 2023, and December 31, 2023. Title winners by region include:

    • North American Partner Deal of the Year – Technologent
    • Asian-Pacific Partner Deal of the Year – DXC Technology
    • European, Middle Eastern, and African Partner Deal of the Year – Softcat

Chad Jones, Senior Director of Partner Sales at Park Place Technologies, expressed his gratitude, stating, “On behalf of Park Place Technologies, I am proud to recognize our strategic partners for their enthusiasm and commitment to scaling business within their end-user accounts.”

“The five award categories in our 2023 inaugural Partner Awards were derived from Park Place’s channel program initiatives, such as portfolio adoption and sales rep engagement,” he continued. “2023 was a banner year for Park Place, and specifically our Channel division, which saw historic growth in bookings and revenue across all business segments.”

About Park Place Technologies

Park Place Technologies is a global data center and networking optimization firm. We help more than 21,000 clients optimize data center budgets, productivity, performance, and sustainability so they can think bigger – and act faster. From procurement to decommissioning, our comprehensive portfolio of services and products helps IT teams optimize IT lifecycle management. This frees time and spend so they can focus on transforming their businesses for the future.

Park Place’s industry-leading and award-winning services portfolio includes Park Place Hardware Maintenance™Park Place Professional Services™ParkView Managed Services™Entuity Software™ and Curvature Hardware sales. For more information, visit Park Place is a portfolio company of Charlesbank Capital Partners and GTCR.


Michael Miller
Park Place Technologies

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Raffles Family Office, His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum’s Private Office, and National Cooperation New Energy Sign Trilateral MoU for Dubai’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure Development

First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership Harnessing the Opportunities Arising from the Tightening Economic Ties Between China and The Middle East 

HONG KONG SAR & DUBAI, UAE – Media OutReach Newswire – 8 February 2024 – Raffles Family Office (“RFO”), the private office of His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum(“HH Private Office”), a member of a ruling Royal Family of Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), and National Cooperation New Energy Ltd (“NCNE”) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) that aims at fostering the advancement of Dubai’s renewable energy infrastructure. The trilateral MoU is a first-of-its-kind partnership which joins forces of APAC’s leading multi-family office, a ruling royal family of Dubai and a leading EV infrastructure company. This significant collaboration underscores a commitment to harnessing the opportunities arising from the tightening economic ties between China and the Middle East.

The Memorandum was signed by (from right): Chi-man Kwan, Group CEO and Co-founder of Raffles Family Office, Liu Yang, Chairman and CEO of National Cooperation New Energy, and His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum.

Chi-man Kwan, Group CEO and Co-founder of Raffles Family Office, remarked, “This MoU signifies RFO’s strategic entry into the Middle East, aligning with the intensifying economic relations between China and the GCC region. This initiative is a testament to RFO’s commitment to its impact investing mandate, honed over dedicated focus over the past years. The partnership with the HH Private Office and NCNE is instrumental for RFO to leverage the significant potential within the region’s energy transition, specifically targeting renewable infrastructure projects. This collaboration marks a crucial step in RFO’s regional exploration and market penetration efforts, setting a new benchmark in its business development trajectory.” 

As the U.A.E. pursues its commitment to an energy transition, it sets a target of having 50% electric and hybrid cars on the roads by 2050, as pledged at the 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28). The actively working towards installing 10,000 EV charging stations by 2030, a substantial increase from the 914 stations available in 2023. 

The Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum said, “We are pleased to establish partnership with RFO, the largest multi-family office in APAC, and NCEC, a leading player in the renewable energy industry. Our vision aligns seamlessly with the objectives of Raffles Family Office and National Cooperation New Energy.  We are particularly enthusiastic about collaborating in strategic investment and development between China and Dubai, specifically focusing on renewable infrastructure.”

Liu Yang, Chairman and CEO of National Cooperation New Energy, said, “NCNE has consistently led the way in advancing renewable energy technologies. Our enthusiasm for this partnership with RFO stems from a shared vision to introduce our state-of-the-art solutions to the Middle East. With the strategic support of the HH Private Office, we find ourselves in an advantageous position to make a significant contribution to the region’s energy transition. This collaboration not only aligns with our commitment to sustainable development but also represents a pivotal opportunity to drive meaningful change in the energy sector.” 

About the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum

His Highness Sheikh Ali Rashed Ali Saeed Al Maktoum’s Private Office is pivotal in promoting economic growth and sustainability in Dubai and the UAE, through strategic partnerships and leveraging local networks. It also supports international projects by extending its patronage, like the World Impact Center initiative from Switzerland, highlighting its commitment to global sustainability alongside local development. This approach underscores the office’s role in fostering economic development and contributing to global sustainability and investment conversations. 

About National Cooperation New Energy Ltd

National Cooperation New Energy Ltd is a leading technology company specializing in new energy infrastructure construction. The Company is committed to delivering innovative energy solutions and advancing infrastructure development for new energy, offering diversified and multi-path sustainable energy applications to empower and create value for the global new energy industry. NCNE’s primary focus includes electric vehicle charging stations, commercial application solutions, public transportation solutions, and infrastructure construction projects in collaboration with government entities. By strengthening its position in the new energy industry and continuously enhancing its service system, NCNE aims to build a comprehensive ecosystem that covers all aspects of the new energy sector.

About Raffles Family Office

Raffles Family Office is a multi-family office that offers a full suite of wealth management services for ultra-high net worth individuals. With an integrated platform that combines independence with advisory expertise across a broad range of asset classes and an expansive global partnership network, the firm is uniquely placed to provide comprehensive and bespoke wealth growth and preservation solutions. RFO is dual-headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore, and has branch offices in multiple Asian financial centres, including Shanghai, Beijing and Taipei. For additional information, visit 2024-05-19 00:00:00

Riyadh: King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam has been named “Port of the Year” at the 19th edition of the ShipTek Awards, according to a press release from the Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani).

This accolade celebrates Mawani’s endeavor to improve the port’s infrastructure, whose central focus was the development and operation of container terminals. With an investment exceeding SAR7 billion through a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) system, the port’s container handling capacity has surged by over 120%, now reaching 7.5 million TEUs.

According to the release, Mawani has partnered with STC to propel King Abdul Aziz Port into the future as a smart port powered by 5G technology. This partnership, part of the Smart Ports program, aims to automate operations, including remote control of cranes, for enhanced efficiency and faster container movement.

Further enhancing the port’s capabilities are four integrated logistics parks, representing an investment exceeding SAR1.2 billion. These parks streamline transportation, distr
ibution, and storage operations, both regionally and locally.

According to the release, King Abdul Aziz Port plays “a crucial role in bolstering the maritime transport sector”.

Strategic partnerships with leading global shipping lines have resulted in the launch of 12 new shipping services in 2023 and a further six since the beginning of 2024.

These infrastructure advancements have yielded impressive results, with the port achieving record-breaking container throughput. In 2023, the port handled 2,305,811 TEUs, a 13.10% increase over 2022.

The upward trend continued in February 2024, with the port handling a record 235,820 TEUs, a remarkable 25.41% growth compared to the same period in the previous year.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

The Central Bank and the Libyan Intelligence Service discuss cooperation in the field of combating money laundering and terrorist financing.

The Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, ‘Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir,’ met in his office in Tripoli this Thursday morning with the head of the Libyan Intelligence Service, Lieutenant General ‘Hussein Al-Ayeb.’

According to what was published on the bank’s official Facebook page, the meeting discussed areas of cooperation within the jurisdiction of the National Committee for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.

Source: Libyan News Agency