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Hybrid workers embrace anytime working and say office culture has ‘changed forever’, but concerns over discrimination, career progression, and noise weigh on employees’ minds

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES.-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

Poly (NYSE: POLY), released today a new report outlining the evolution of the workplace and changing employee attitudes to the 9-5.

The Poly ‘Evolution of the Workplace’ report provides analysis on the findings of a survey of 7,261 hybrid workers from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Poland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The report noted working from home made employees more productive with lesser concerns for noise and distractions. The survey found that 37% of workers in UAE are worried that working remotely could impact their development and career progression. The survey revealed that 39% of females are expected to feel that way as compared to 35% of their male count ... Read more »

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MUMBAI, India-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- UPL Ltd. (NSE: UPL & BSE: 512070) has announced that it has joined The Climate Pledge (‘TCP’). UPL joins as the Pledge’s first signatory from the agricultural inputs, solutions, and technologies sector.

The Climate Pledge was co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism in 2019, and it’s a commitment to reach net-zero carbon by 2040, and meet The Paris Agreement 10 years early. As of September 2021, The Climate Pledge has more than 200 signatories across 26 industries and 21 countries.

UPL is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, bringing biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions to more than 138 countries around the world. UPL is reimagining sustainability through OpenAg, feeding sustainable growth for all – no limits, no borders. With farmers at our centre, we are building a network that redefines the way the enti ... Read more »

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Supports surgeon-centered digital visualization, improved ergonomics and real-time guidance to surgical decision-making process

WALTHAM, Mass-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BVI, a purpose-built diversified global ophthalmic device company, today announced an investment in Beyeonics Vision, a medical technology subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems"). Beyeonics Vision uses integrated augmented reality, tracking, and image processing/AI platforms to deliver improved visualization, optimized workflow, and real-time support to surgeon decision-making process in the operating room. The collaboration also promotes a streamlined process to commercialize Beyeonics™ One in the United States, with potential for rapid expansion in territories outside of the United States.

“BVI routinely assesses opportunities to partner with companies that have a commitment to innovation and share ... Read more »

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Acquisition is set to enhance both firms’ tech-consulting capacity and allow them to serve as a bridge between MENA region and Switzerland

STOCKHOLM & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brakket Invest, a growth equity fund based in Stockholm and Dubai, signed an agreement this week to acquire BEON-IT, a SAP Gold-Partner firm with offices throughout the Middle East. The move will give Brakket Invest a foothold in the global tech industry as it gears up to launch its operations in Switzerland.

“This acquisition confirms our commitment to fueling the growth of tech pioneers, especially in the GCC and DACH regions, where demand for SAP solutions continues to grow exponentially,” Brakket Group Managing Partner M. Hussein El Hakim says.

SAP is widely recognized as the global leader in enterprise software for the management of business operations.

BEON-IT: Digitalizing the Regio ... Read more »

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Dr. Mark Bew MBE Appointed CEO

EXTON, Pa. -Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Cohesive Companies, a wholly-owned but independently operated digital integrator business unit of Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq:BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced its acquisition of OXplus, the leading rail asset management specialist headquartered in Veghel, Netherlands. The acquisition coincides with the appointment of Dr. Mark Bew MBE as CEO of The Cohesive Companies, succeeding Noah Eckhouse, who has retired after 17 years of exemplary service within Bentley Systems capped by the successful convergence, from multiple predecessor organizations, of The Cohesive Companies in 2020. OXplus becomes the sixth brand to enter The Cohesive Companies fold in support of its mission to deliver the strongest social, economic, and environmental outcomes for infrastructure clients and their constituents.

OXplus supports rail ... Read more »

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SAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NetApp® (NASDAQ: NTAP), a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire CloudCheckr, a leading cloud optimization platform that provides cloud visibility and insights to lower costs, maintain security and compliance, and optimize cloud resources. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

As private and public sector organizations together with managed service providers have deepened investments in cloud services over the last few years, cloud cost has emerged as an obstacle to a company’s acceleration to cloud. This acquisition extends Spot by NetApp’s leading FinOps offerings by combining critical cost visibility and reporting from the CloudCheckr platform with continuous cost optimization and managed services from Spot by NetApp. Bringing these capabilities together will enable organi ... Read more »

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Great news for fans as Wemade Co., Ltd., released MMORPG MIR4 'Attack of the Living Wraiths’, October 5.

SEOUL, South Korea-Wednesday 6 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wemade Co., Ltd.’s masterpiece mobile MMORPG, MIR4 released new battle content, 'Attack of the Living Wraiths', on October 5. Attack of the Living Wraiths will be held every Thursday from 10:00 to 11:00 pm local server time, throughout the fourth floor in Bicheon, Snake, and Redmoon Hidden Valleys.

"Once Attack of the Living Wraiths begin, players will be able to fight fiercely against named monsters, semi-bosses, and boss monsters, while acquiring treasure chests with rich rewards such as Epic-grade Dragon Materials, Mystic Enhancement Stones, and Blue Dragon statues,” says Wemade. "Those who defeat named monsters will have a chance to summon semi-boss monsters, and by overcoming semi-boss monsters, a boss monster may appear by chanc ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IHS Holding Limited (“IHS Towers”), one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure in the world, announced today that it has commenced an initial public offering of 22,500,000 ordinary shares, 18,000,000 of which are being offered by IHS Towers and 4,500,000 of which are being offered by certain selling shareholders. The underwriters of the offering will also have a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,700,000 ordinary shares from IHS Towers and 675,000 ordinary shares from the selling shareholders at the initial public offering price. The initial public offering price is currently estimated to be between $21.00 and $24.00 per share. IHS Towers has been approved to list its ordinary shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “IHS.”

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and C ... Read more »

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DALLAS-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mary Kay Inc., a global leader in women’s empowerment, today announced a partnership with the Equal Rights Trust (ERT), an organization whose mission is to eliminate all forms of discrimination and ensure everyone can participate in society on an equal basis. Established in 2007, the Trust works in partnership to advance equality through law around the world. As part of this collaboration, Mary Kay Inc. will help ERT jumpstart an innovative field of research on artificial intelligence and algorithms through a gender-based lens.

“As a company founded on the mission to enrich the lives of women everywhere, Mary Kay is constantly on the lookout for organizations we can partner with to make an impact for gender equality globally,” said Julia Simon, Chief Legal Officer and Chief Diversity Officer of Mary Kay Inc. “We’re excited to support Equal Rights Trust on their work to help a ... Read more »

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LONDON-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jetcraft, the world leader in business jet sales and acquisitions, is announcing the opening of an office in Singapore to support growth in Southeast Asia and across the region.

The office will be led by Tim Yue, who is currently Hong Kong-based and has over a decade of experience in business aviation. Tim will work closely with Jetcraft Asia President David Dixon, who will be overseeing all activities in the region.

David Dixon says: “Asia remains a crucial market for Jetcraft so expanding our footprint into Singapore is a logical step, providing further proof of our long-term commitment to serving our global client base and unrivalled market access.

“Singapore has seen significant growth in business aviation and the multiple maintenance facilities at Seletar Aerospace Park, paired with the region’s role in the financial service sector, make it an optimum location. World ... Read more »

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Despite 60% surge in dangerous third-party domain registrations, domain security is an underutilized security component to curb phishing and related ransomware attacks

Despite 60% surge in dangerous third-party domain registrations, domain security is an underutilized security component to curb phishing and related ransomware attacks
WILMINGTON, Del.-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CSC, a world leader in business, legal, tax, and domain security, today released its annual Domain Security Report: Forbes Global 2000 Companies, which found that despite the shift to modernize business environments and operations among the Global 2000 companies, web domains remain dangerously under protected.

CSC’s research also shows that most Global 2000 companies continue to lag in the adoption of domain security measures. Most notably, 81% of companies are not using registry locks. Other concerning findings illustrate that domain security re ... Read more »

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Industry leaders to integrate AVEVA PI System with Agora edge technologies and cloud-based production solutions enabled by the DELFI environment from Schlumberger

LONDON-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Schlumberger and AVEVA today announced an agreement to integrate edge, AI and cloud digital solutions to help operators optimize oil and gas production. The companies will work together to streamline how energy operators acquire, process and action field data for enhanced wellsite efficiency and performance. Initial focus of the collaboration includes linking edge systems to applications in the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment to better manage equipment health and optimize performance.

“This partnership brings together our edge and cloud solutions with the AVEVA PI System™ to seamlessly liberate access to data accelerating insights and action,” said Rajeev Sonthalia, president, Digital & Integration, Schlumberge ... Read more »

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Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education and Philanthropy calls on givers to set measurable strategic objectives

Philanthropic business leaders working strategically and in harmony with the public sector, stakeholders can address challenges in the Arab region


Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Monday 4 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

In a candid conversation with Badr Jafar, Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy, His Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, renowned Emirati philanthropist and Chairman of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) and Chairman of the Dubai Chambers of Commerce, outlined his family legacy from charitable giving to strategic philanthropy in the Arab region.

“We should operate philanthropy much like we run our businesses. We should set strategic, measurable objectives to maximise the impact of our philanthropic efforts on local communities, be it in education, health or ... Read more »

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MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia-Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

MyHotels® ( announced it had received final approval from the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah in Saudi Arabia to serve as an official Umrah OTA.

MyHotels® Founded in Saudi Arabia in January 2016, headquartered in Makkah. MyHotels® is Saudi leading Online Travel Agency - OTA providing worldwide travel services, MyHotels® Achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification for Quality Management System in Travel and Tourism,  MyHotels® providing accommodations reservations (Covering more than 1,000,000 properties "hotels, villas, apartments" across 80,000 destinations worldwide), and offers other travel-related services such as transportation arrangement (air, bus, car, transfers), also tours and activities package. MyHotels® prices include taxes and fees without hidden fees, enabling customers to make international tourist reservations at premium prices; now MyHotels ... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan & ASHIYA, Hyogo, Japan -Tuesday 5 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]

− JR-141 is a potentially transformative therapy designed to deliver proteins to the brain and peripheral tissues to treat neuronopathic features along with somatic symptoms of Hunter syndrome via intravenous administration

− Takeda to exclusively commercialize JR-141 outside the U.S. (except Japan and certain other Asia-Pacific countries) upon regulatory approval

− Takeda receives a separate option to obtain an exclusive license to commercialize in the U.S. after completion of the global Phase 3 program

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502/NYSE:TAK) (“Takeda”) and JCR Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. (TSE:4552) (“JCR”) announced today a geographically-focused exclusive collaboration and license agreement to commercialize JR-141 (INN: pabinafusp alfa), an investigational, next-generation recombinant fusion prot ... Read more »

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