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Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed takes Vision 2030 to Silicon Valley

Mohammed Bin Salman

JEDDAH: Two weeks ago, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman approved one of the main pillars of Saudi Vision 2030 — the National Transformation Program 2020. A number of ministers outlined initiatives, plans and goals enshrined in the vision aimed at overhauling the Saudi economy. The visit of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to the United States …

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Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate “No-Cloud” Policy Will Be as Rare as a “No-Internet” Policy Is Today

Jeffrey Mann

Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the Cloud. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of …

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Cisco Predicts Middle East & Africa to have Highest Growth in IP Traffic Worldwide


The MEA region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic – the highest growth rate in the world (CAGR of 41%) from 2015-2020 Internet traffic in the MEA region in 2020 will be equivalent to 527x the volume of the entire Internet in the region in 2005 Mobile data traffic in the MEA region will grow 15-fold from 2015 …

Read More », an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East


The recently launched online shopping platform is the first online shopping website in the region with the primary aim of enabling Arab women to develop themselves professionally and become financially self-reliant. The website provides talented women entrepreneurs with a platform to market and distribute their products. At the same time, it offers shoppers access to global brands that have …

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Zain announces group-wide partnership with leading hotel site to reward customers


Service now available in Zain operations in Kuwait and Iraq, other countries to follow soon Reservations made through a dedicated Zain URL are converted to additional complimentary mobile services Kuwait – Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator with operations in eight markets across the Middle East and Africa, announces a ground-breaking agreement with to offer Zain customers …

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Abu-Ghazaleh: Lebanon Must Embrace Technology


Beirut – HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), highlighted the role of technology in building Lebanon which will lead to its prosperity and sustainable development. Speaking at a seminar held by Notre Dame University- Louaize (NDU) in Lebanon under the theme ‘Building the Structure of Lebanon: A Dream or Reality,’ Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said, “Rapid developments in …

Read More » the region’s largest e-commerce platform participates in the new Saudi Ministry of Commerce and Investment initiative -‘Maroof’

., the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform has gained the Maroof golden certificate – a new platform developed by Thiqah Business services under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce and Investment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Maroof’s goal is to further support the drive in boosting consumer trust between the customers and online stores as …

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Huawei expands regional SME support through new channel partnership with FDC International


Huawei’s channel ecosystem continues to grow to support digital transformation capabilities for SMEs and Enterprises in the Middle East. Huawei, a leading global ICT solutions provider, has appointed FDC International as regional volume distributor in the Middle East to support the growing need by SMEs for new ICT solutions that enable them to access enterprise level ICT capability. FDC International …

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MediaScope publishes twelfth edition of Who’s Who in Jordan’s Information & Communication Technology (ICT)


Amman: MediaScope, a Jordan-based publishing, events and digital media company, has published the twelfth edition of Who’s Who in Jordan’s Information & Communication Technology (ICT), which was first published by the company in 1998. This publication is the sole directory of its kind in Jordan and is supported by int@J (The Information and Communications Technology Association – Jordan). It includes …

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Raya Data Center Achieves ISO 22301 Certification in Preparation for Launching Cloud Computing Service Offering


Raya Data Center, the leading collocation and data center solution provider in Egypt, announced today that it has successfully achieved the ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certification, thereby becoming the first data center in Egypt to achieve this standard. This achievement comes as Raya Data Center gears up to launch its public cloud service offering by the end …

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