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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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A step towards better science for education policy

By SciDev.Net – Connie St Louis Evidence-based policy. It’s one of those phrases that has become ubiquitous. But what exactly does it mean? And perhaps more importantly, where is that evidence coming from, and can it be trusted as a basis for formulating policy? The NGO The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) has been wrestling with such questions in …

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GIES 2016: Innovation and Technology to Boost Global Islamic Economic Performance

H.E. Al Awar: Together, we can lead the industrial revolution. Our role is to ensure that innovative solutions are aligned with the ethics and standards embedded in the Islamic economy ecosystem H.E. Al Hashemi: Muslim countries should join forces to develop their technological know-how and share best practices. Investing in human capital and research would help accelerate this process. As …

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Global study pins down engineering and development links

By – SciDev.Net-Anita Makri Engineering capacity is strongly linked to economic development, according to a study published today that brings together data from 99 countries to reveal the first global engineering rankings. But the sector has poor visibility in development planning and education, and needs a clearer focus on fighting poverty, according to leading figures. Facts about engineering capacity across …

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Cisco Middle East Appoints Ziad Salameh Managing Director for its West Region

New role will focus on leading the way in digital transformation across multiple markets and driving business outcomes for customers and industries. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Cisco Middle East has announced the appointment of Ziad Salameh as Managing Director of its West Region. In his new position, Ziad is responsible for leading Cisco’s business and operations in Qatar, Kuwait, …

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The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Affin Islamic Bank announces plans to strengthen its strategic collaboration within the Asian region

The cooperation reflects ICD’s ambition to expand its geographic footprint and exert its influence within the Asian region. The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, in partnership with Affin Islamic Bank Berhad (AffinIslamic.com.my), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Affin Bank Berhad, have signed a memorandum of …

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

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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Arabnet kKwait Conference highlights the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship as drivers of Kuwait’s economic development

Kuwait City – Over 500 digital leaders gathered at the ArabNet Kuwait conference to discuss the latest in digital innovation and entrepreneurship, and the opportunities they bring for Kuwait’s businesses and youth. Held under the patronage and with the presence of H.E. Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs, and with …

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Kuwait’s Zain Telecom Group promotes Dr. Andrew Arowojolu to Chief Regulatory Officer

With over 25 years of telecom strategy experience, Dr. Andrew to interact closely with industry and regulatory authorities as well as support the execution of Zain’s unfolding digital lifestyle ambitions Kuwait City – Zain Group, a leading mobile telecom innovator across the Middle East and Africa, announces the promotion of Dr. Andrew Arowojolu to Group Chief Regulatory Officer (CRO), effective …

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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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