Friday , 22 February 2019

ICT

Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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Microsoft research reveals regional organisations’ 2019 ‘manifesto’ on digital transformation

Three in four Middle East entities that have yet to migrate to a third-party cloud service to make such a move in 2019 We are now seeing the clearest indication yet of the regional business community’s ambitions and intentions with regards to digital transformation,’ says Microsoft Gulf’s Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Dubai: Almost three in four Middle East organisations …

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Multiplied Innovation to Set the Agenda as IDC Hosts Region’s Leading ICT Players in Dubai

IDC’s senior vice president and chief analyst, Frank Gens, will speak at the event, presenting his outlook for the global ICT industry and examining the role that multiplied innovation will play in furthering the development of the region’s digital transformation economy The most influential technology vendors, telecommunications operators, and IT service providers from across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa …

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Microsoft Supports 4000 Startups Across The MENA Region

One of Satya Nadella’s vision as Microsoft CEO is to empower every organization and individual to achieve more. One of such’s is empowering startups with microsoft technologies to realise their visions. In Africa, Microsoft is realizing this through the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative. Various programs like the BizSpark program (now Microsoft for Startups) and the recently launched Head Start program support …

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UAE leads Arab region in artificial intelligence adoption

Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions is set to see an annual growth rate of 33.5% in UAE: report The UAE is leading the Arab region when it comes to the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, which is set to see an annual growth rate of 33.5 per cent, a new report has revealed. The report by the Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship …

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Lenovo appoints Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia

Emad Aldaous new Data Center Country Manager for Saudi Arabia Dubai: Lenovo, a global technology leader in driving Intelligent Transformation today announced the appointment of Emad Aldaous as the new Data Center Country Manager for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In his new role, he will be responsible for growing Lenovo Data Center Group’s (DCG) business in the Kingdom, while …

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Council outlines vision for Arab digital economy

The Council of Arab Economic Unity (CAEU) has outlined its new vision aimed at digital inclusion, knowledge-based legislative and technology infrastructure, and public and private frameworks that will boost security, welfare and prosperity for the Arab societies. “A common vision for Arab Digital Economy” is the bold plan driven by the council at the League of Arab States to boost …

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Bahrain targets ICT to become fintech hub

Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon Bahrain’s Economic Development Board (EDB) has made the kingdom a data destination for Amazon and is now keen to leverage the Kingdom’s telecoms connectivity and IT knowledge pool to become a regional fintech hub, said a top official. Khalid Al Rumaihi, CEO of EDB, was addressing …

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Middle East and North Africa enterprise software market to top USD 760 million in 2018

Industry experts agree that Middle East organizations are turning to digital consultancies to help solve business challenges – including budget constraints, over-extension of IT infrastructure, optimizing information management, and finding minimal time to value for digital business solutions and strategies. “As most Middle East organizations need to enhance their digital toolset, specialized channel partners are key for implementing information management …

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