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IDC predicts 10 most important shifts in IT organisations before 2020


IDC FutureScape predicts 40% of IT projects will create new digital services at CIOMajlis meeting Dubai, Global ICT research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has laid out the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plans. …

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ITIDA concludes successful participation in GITEX 2016 with USD 2.1 million worth of deals


Strategic partnership between Nilecode & Al Quiyadia to establish SAR 50 million regional company Egyptian IT market to reach USD 10.9 billion by 2019 with signing of new deals Bilateral meetings with international & regional firms to explore opportunities in Egypt’s new Technology Parks & Innovation Clusters   The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), the executive IT arm of …

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SOUQ Delivery Promise to give customers exact delivery dates Customers will now enjoy same day delivery for all “Fulfilled by SOUQ” (FBS) products, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform takes a huge leap forward for e-commerce in the region by introducing a key customer delight service – same day delivery. The ground-breaking service offers same day …

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MENA businesses will have to re-invent their IT strategies to survive in a digital economy, say Equinix experts


Equinix introduces ‘Interconnection Oriented Architecture™’ at GITEX to help companies migrate to the Cloud. Dubai, UAE – Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, is showcasing solutions that can help MENA businesses digitally transform, at GITEX Technology Week, from 16th until the 20th of October. As we enter the Interconnected Era, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are facing new challenges. …

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Cisco to Address Importance of Cloud Security at Du’s Cyber Security Conference 2016

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Cisco today announced its sponsorship of the Du Cybersecurity Conference to be held in Dubai on October 9, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah. Given the increasing transition of services and storage into the cloud and the prevalence for mobile services and applications, Cisco will use this platform to share insights and shed light on how public sector organizations can keep systems …

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Microsoft Encourages Middle East and Africa enterprises to Embrace Digital Transformation


Digital technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) are predicted to add US$14 trillion to the world’s 20 largest economies by 2030. That’s one fifth of the current world GDP. However, many enterprises in the Middle East and Africa are held back from fully realising digital transformation because of a lack of a clear digital strategy and robust IT policy, …

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Lines of Business Now Funding More than 40% of Enterprise IT Spending as Digital Transformation Sweeps Across the Middle East & Africa

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The influence of lines of business (LoBs) over enterprise IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The firm’s recently published ‘Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business’ shows that 40.5% of the region’s total enterprise IT spending for 2015 stemmed from business functions rather …

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Genetec to showcase next generation intelligent security solutions at ‘Smarter Dubai Forum 2016’


Leading IP security solutions manufacturer to share its ‘Citywise’ initiative and discuss its commitment to the growing need for ‘Cybersecurity’ in the region. Genetec Inc. (Genetec), a leading provider of open-architecture, unified IP security solutions, will attend the ‘Smarter Dubai Forum for Safety and Security’ next week to share its expertise in helping cities plan and adopt next generation intelligent …

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Diyar United Company is Microsoft Kuwait Partner of the Year 2016


First Cloud Solution Provider partner in Kuwait. Kuwait – Diyar United Company, a Kuwait-headquartered Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist, is the recipient of the 2016 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Diyar United …

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Zain Iraq and Ericsson extend managed services deal to optimize network and IT operations

Zain Iraq customers will benefit through receiving superior quality of service Three-year agreement covers Zain Iraq’s nationwide 3G mobile network of over 4,200 sites Ericsson to optimize, transform and manage Network and IT operations for Zain Iraq Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under …

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