The UAE has outperformed various advanced economies such as Sweden, Norway and Canada when its comes to competitiveness and has jumped 21 ranks between the years 2011 and 2018, according to a latest report. According to the latest edition of the World Competitiveness Yearbook 2018, published by the Swiss-based Insatiate of Management Development (IMD), the…

Technology is advancing and at an unimaginable pace, causing massive disruption all around us. Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, smart cities, etc., are now central to policies and the future plans of businesses and governments alike. While rapid advancements in the digital age have thrown up immense opportunities, these have presented great challenges as…

The World Economic Forum has opened access to its Transformation Maps – a dynamic knowledge tool covering more than 100 industries, countries and issues shaping the modern world. The Forum’s Transformation Maps were first developed in 2015 as a tool for understanding and visualizing industries, countries and issues, and how they interact with and disrupt…

Forrester Research has recognized the rising demand for contextual insights and new business opportunities from AI. It says, “Artificial intelligence technologies will be rapidly assimilated into analytics practices, giving business users unprecedented access to powerful insights that drive action.” Forrester says this phenomenon is “driven by the business’ voracious appetite for deeper contextual insights that…

Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 researchers have announced the details on a new high-severity vulnerability affecting the Google Android platform. Patches for this vulnerability are available as part of the September 2017 Android Security Bulletin. This new vulnerability does NOT affect Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest version; but it does affect all prior versions of…

More than 80 percent of the telecom executives from the SAMENA region believes their future success and growth depend on making fundamental changes to their business and operating models, according to a recent report produced by management consultants AT Kearney in conjunction with the SAMENA Telecommunications Council. The report, based on a recent survey of…