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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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Marking a New Era In ‘The Customer & Innovation’ as Middle East Council Of Shopping Centres launches a Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016

RECon 2016 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel DIFC, on October 30th – 31st & 1st of November Dubai – The Middle East Council of Shopping Centres develops an industry leading Mobile App for RECon MENA 2016; inspired by this years theme for the conference “The Customer & Innovation”;MECSC has produced a mobile APP offering convenience, efficiency and connectivity …

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Digital shadows global study reveals UAE tops list in Middle East for most employee data leaks

97 percent of the 1,000 largest companies have suffered compromise of employee credentials, comprising email and password combinations. Dubai, UAE – Digital Shadows, a provider of cyber situational awareness, released its Compromised Credentials research paper which analyzed the largest 1,000 companies listed on the Forbes Global 2000. The report found that 97 percent of those companies, spanning all businesses sectors …

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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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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

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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