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Majority of GCC firms see key role for digitization

Sixty per cent of the companies in the GCC believe that digitalization has the potential to create new business models or lead to a more open culture of innovation, a report said. However, only three per cent of organizations believe they are at an advanced stage of their digital

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Fujitsu, DHL partner to develop IoT services

Fujitsu, a global IT major, has announced a strategic co-creation partnership with DHL Supply Chain to develop new services based on wearable technology and the Internet of Things (IoT). Building on its successful managed procurement services collaboration with DHL, which provide

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Microsoft wins EU clearance for $26bn LinkedIn buy

Microsoft has won European Union’s (EU) approval for its $26 billion bid for acquisition of LinkedIn, the professional social network after the software giant agreed to safeguards to assuage antitrust concerns, a report said. The EU said it was clearing the deal on the cond

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Over 10,000 refugees benefit from coding course

More than 10,000 Middle East refugees and youth boosted their digital economy career prospects with coding courses, as part of the inaugural Refugee Code Week held recently in Beirut, Lebanon. Across Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey – which are among the world’s lar

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Ericsson and Zain partner for 5G development

Ericsson and Zain Group entered into an agreement on 5G research and development during the Zain Technology Conference held this week in Amman, Jordan. The collaboration aims to develop w 5G use cases, requirements and deployment scenarios, as well as evaluate performance and app

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Veritas Technologies appoints new ME director

US-based Veritas Technologies, a global leader in information management, has appointed Damian Wilk as its new senior regional director for the Middle East region. In his new role, Wilk is set to head the new leadership team based at Dubai, UAE, and will be responsible for the st

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Cognizant opens new office in Saudi Arabia

US-based Cognizant, a leading global provider of information technology, consulting and business process services, has expanded its operations in the Middle East region with the opening of a new office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The move will help its clients to leverage the techni

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Ooredoo launches custom service package

Kuwait’s Ooredoo, a leading telecom network, has launched an exclusive programme offering tailored services cater to the needs of its elite customers. Ooredoo Kuwait’s Corporate Communications senior director Mijbil Alayoub said: “The launch of Nukhba reiterates

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DSOA, Smart Dubai sign strategic partnership

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), signed an agreement with the Smart Dubai Office (SDO) that aims to transform Dubai into the smartest and happiest city on earth. The partnership is an opportunity for both parties to collabor

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Bulwark, Mimecast sign distribution deal

Bulwark, a UAE based value-added distributor, has signed a distribution agreement with Mimecast, a leader in enterprise email archiving, to provide one-stop shop for email archives and data security solutions across Middle East. According to the agreement, Bulwark will promote an

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