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Gartner Says Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend US $11.5 Billion on IT in 2016


Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.5 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will …

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Memac Ogilvy PR voted Middle East PR Consultancy of the Year at 2016 EMEA Sabre Awards


Memac Ogilvy Public Relations was voted Middle East PR Consultancy of the Year during the 12th annual EMEA Sabre Awards. The EMEA SABRE Awards, is the premier showcase for work produced by public relations agencies around the world, recognizing Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation & Engagement. The Agency also picked up a Gold Sabre Award for Geographic Categories for the …

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KBW Investments and Ascorel Group establish Middle East partnership

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Dubai-based investment concern, KBW Investments, founded and Chaired by HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, today announced the formation of a partnership with French technology manufacturer, Ascorel Group. The agreement, signed by Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO, KBW Investments, and Francis-Pierre Lemahieu, President of Ascorel Group, entails the creation and launch of Ascorel Middle East, centered on servicing the markets …

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Three-quarters of respondents in the Middle East research companies online before accepting a job offer


The latest poll from Bayt.com, done in partnership with Naseba, reveals that 85% of respondents believe that a company’s engagement with job seekers on social platform is positive for employer branding Beirut, Lebanon – The success of any business largely depends on the quality of the employees it attracts and retains. According to the recent Bayt.com “Trends in Employer Branding …

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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 …

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KOOOT.com, an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East


The recently launched online shopping platform KOOOT.com 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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Transparency key to entrepreneurial success in the Middle East

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London Business School brings together region’s entrepreneurs as part of an inaugural conference. Dubai – Transparency has been recognised as key for entrepreneurial success in the Middle East, especially during times of economic uncertainty. This and other topics related to small and medium business growth were discussed recently at the inaugural Middle East Entrepreneurship Conference, hosted by London Business School …

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LinkedIn, Facebook, Dell and Ericsson launch Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) chapter in Middle East


LinkedIn, Dell , Facebook and Ericsson held the first ever MENA Connecting Women in Technology (CWIT) event in Dubai earlier this week. CWIT, a collaborative initiative which started with 15 technology companies in Ireland, was created to attract and retain women in the technology industry. The MENA chapter aims to drive initiatives that encourage and support a culture of innovation …

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Dubai and Abu Dhabi lead water sustainability in the Middle East


Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Water Index explores water sustainability of global cities based on Resiliency, Efficiency and Quality. Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the region’s most sustainable cities for water, according to Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Water Index. However, major cities in the UAE are still in need of greater investment and prioritization to improve their resiliency due to geographical location and …

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Gulf Software Distribution and NetSuite sign strategic agreement to drive cloud ERP in Middle East

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New Subsidiary of Gulf Business Machines, the Region’s Largest IT Solutions Provider, Launches NetSuite Practice to Meet Growing Demand for Cloud ERP NetSuite Inc. (NYSE: N), the industry’s leading provider of cloud-based financials / ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, today announced that Gulf Software Distribution (GSD) has joined the NetSuite Solution Provider Partner Program as a strategic partner. GSD …

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