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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.com introduces Same Day Delivery Service

SOUQ Delivery Promise to give customers exact delivery dates Customers will now enjoy same day delivery for all “Fulfilled by SOUQ” (FBS) products SOUQ.com, 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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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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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

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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