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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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Collaboration between SC and MIMOS on Big Data Capability in Capital Market


Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MIMOS, the country’s research and development centre in ICT, to jointly develop a capital market advanced analytics platform. By collaborating with MIMOS, SC will be able to leverage new technology to process a higher volume of data from a variety of sources beyond the traditional data sets, facilitate …

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EF Summit: Big Data Will Transform The Way Decisions Are Made In The Philanthropic Sector In The Coming Years


Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan The Fourth Annual Youth Philanthropy Summit 2016 Concludes with Firm Commitments towards a Digital Revolution in Philanthropy. Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi Minister of State for Tolerance: Tolerance is not just for individuals but also a critical component of how we engage as …

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Optimiza continues its tradition of supporting THE MENA ICT forum


Under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, the 2016 MENA ICT Forum will be launched on 9-10 of November The MENA ICT Forum has been successfully hosted by the Information and Communications Technology Association – Jordan (int@j) every other year since 2002, and has transformed from a local conference (Jordan ICT Forum) into the …

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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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UAE’s Emaar appoints Veresh Sita as Chief Digital Officer to drive tech strategy for next era of growth


Former CIO of Alaska Airlines has proven expertise in building customer-oriented technology systems that enhance operational efficiency. Dubai, UAE – Global developer Emaar Properties PJSC today announced the appointment of Veresh Sita, an international technology professional with deep expertise in developing customer-oriented solutions and experiences, as its Chief Digital Officer (CDO). Veresh joins Emaar from Alaska Airlines, where he was …

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84% of UAE’s online second-hand car shoppers prefer dubizzle


More than 109,000 daily active users recorded on dubizzle’s Motors section in September 2016 dubizzle’s mandatory requirement to post prices is a key contributor to the platform’s success and drives transparency in the marketplace Dubai, UAE – As of September 2016, dubizzle leads the online motors market, with 84% of UAE second-hand car shoppers visiting the platform for their next …

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Microsoft brings cloud power to non-profits in UAE


    Company to donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources over the next three years to 70,000 non-profits and NGOs worldwide Microsoft increases its cloud offering to NGOs by adding Microsoft Azure to the suite As part of its Microsoft Philanthropies division and its ‘Modern Non-profit’ campaign, Microsoft has announced that it will be making Microsoft Azure available toeligible …

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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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