Tag Archives: Middle East

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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ReduStim unveiling its newest technologies at the SPATEC Middle East


ReduStim – French company, with more than 15 international years’ experience offers new solutions for well-being for health and wellness field. ReduStim confirms the importance of the Gulf Region and unveils its latest technologies on SPATEC Middle East, the prestigious event organized by Questex-McLean Events in Abu Dhabi from the 20th to the 23rd of September 2016. Mr Imad Khalfi, …

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Vuclip Appoints Sherif Dahan to Head Operations for the Middle East and North Africa Region


Former MSN Arabia Managing Director to Lead Launch & Operations of the Company’s OTT Video Service Viu in the Region. Vuclip, a PCCW Media company and the leading premium video-on-demand service for emerging markets, is pleased to announce the appointment of Sherif Dahan as Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This move comes ahead of …

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Booming education sector creates opportunities in Alternative Investments across the Middle East

Craig Plumb

Alternative Real Estate investments gain traction. Education sector is leading the way as an increased number of real estate investors, developers and builders seek ‘alternative investments’ to diversify their portfolios The total school age population within the five major Middle East cities of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh and Cairo is expected to increase by over 1 million by 2020, …

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Siemens names Peter Tollkuehn Middle East Chief Technology Officer


CTO to focus on innovation projects which drive sustainable development  Tollkuehn has 25 years’ experience building R&D teams around the world  Appointment effective September 1, 2016   Siemens has appointed Peter Tollkuehn, (57) Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company’s Middle East operations, and also head of the Qatar Innovation Center, effective September 1 2016. Previously Head of Technology Field …

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IDC Expands ‘IT Forum 2016’ for Tour of Middle East as Digital Transformation Takes Center Stage


International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced that the 2016 edition of its popular annual IT Forum roadshow will be expanded to include nine stops as it traverses the Middle East over the next three months. More than 1,000 IT professionals attended the five events held last year, and the global ICT research and advisory services firm is expecting that figure …

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ISG Middle East appoints Steve Ramsden as Managing Director


ISG Middle East announced today the appointment of Steve Ramsden as managing director. Ramsden will step into his new role this month, having been ISG Middle East’s general manager from February 2016. He succeeds the current managing director Alan McCready, who will be stepping down after almost eight years at the helm, to pursue other professional ventures. Ramsden said: “I …

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dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa boosts team strength ahead of design & hospitality launches


Tony Crinion & Ray Tinston join growth divisions as leading international exhibitions company plans further expansion. dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa, a leading international exhibitions company, has announced the recruitment of two high-profile senior executives as it looks to drive greater growth in its successful Design and Hospitality divisions. Tony Crinion has been welcomed as Portfolio Director …

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CIRS offers grant for research on mobility, displacement and forced migration in the Middle East


Georgetown University in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) has issued a call for proposals as part of its Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East research initiative. To encourage the collection of data and the study of the topic, CIRS is offering a grant of up to US$25,000 to support fieldwork, research, and analysis. It …

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Minimal Brexit Impact expected in the Middle East


As many come to terms with the result of the June 23, 2016, British referendum to leave the European Union, many are considering whether there may be a ripple effect as far away as the Middle East. With clients approaching Hamish Walton, Head of Corporate, Middle East, King & Wood Mallesons, for advice on repercussions of the decision, the lawyer …

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