Digital is here and is mainstream. Over the year, corporate sector has seen Chief Information Officers (CIOs) moving from experimentation stage to effectively scaling their digital business initiatives. This has thrown up a challenge at CIOs to grow these initiatives to deliver economies of scale and scope. For 82 percent of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) CIOs digital…

Young people in the Middle East and North Africa expect the Fourth Industrial Revolution to have a significant impact on their working and daily lives, while many are comfortable about living in a future where robots work and exist alongside humans, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Shaper Survey 2017. According to the survey,…

Technology has a direct impact on a country’s economy and the growth of its wealth. This common-sense thought has been proven mathematically by a 2017 study, co-authored by researchers from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University, among others.The research analyzed patents issued in the past 85 years and concludes that technological innovation…

Today’s connected world is driving a ‘consumer trust divide’ between suspicious minds in developed nations and more accepting attitudes in emerging countries, according to Kantar TNS’s latest Connected Life research. Kantar TNS surveyed 70,000 people across 56 countries and conducted 104 in-depth interviews as part of the 2017, Connected Life study. The research explored consumer…

In the recently concluded GITEX Technology Week 2017, Smart Dubai’s pavilion showcased many cutting-edge innovations and achievements a resultant of synergistic and cooperative relationships between a diverse spectrum of Dubai Government bodies and private companies. Pavilion – themed “Future Live” – represented 200 plus innovative smart services by 50 public and private entities tapping latest…

Across the Kingdom, government agencies are rapidly adopting cloud-based solutions, which are driving efficiency and new government services models. As a result, Saudi Vision 2030 is enabling nationwide digital transformation and driving the goal of increasing the non-oil government revenue from SAR163 billion to SAR1 trillion by 2030. As the Internet of Things (IoTs) era…