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Ericsson report sheds light on the workplace of 2030

Nearly six in 10 respondents to a survey foresee a permanent increase in online meetings and need tools that better support remote interaction,  half want a digital workstation allowing full-sense presence at work from anywhere by 2030, a report said. The latest Ericsson Ind

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Companies deploy their best talent amid Covid crisis

Work has never changed this much, this fast. The severity and speed of Covid-19 has forced a radical change in the way businesses organize their workforces. With the utmost urgency, businesses have had to get their best talent working on their most critical tasks, from business survival to grow

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Airlines unable to cut costs enough to save jobs: IATA

The airline industry cannot slash costs sufficiently to neutralize severe cash burn to avoid bankruptcies and preserve jobs in 2021, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA in new analysis, noting that recovery has been delayed due to new Covid-19 outbreaks. IATA r

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10 priorities for energy transformation pathway

Siemens Energy has published the main 10 priorities to enable facilitate a successful long-term energy transition and enable countries to thrive in the lower-carbon world based on the discussions held during the MEA Energy Week. The virtual conference, which was held from October

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5G and edge: unlocking new possibilities

With 5G we'll see an entirely new range of applications enabled by low latency of 5G and the proliferation of edge computing – transforming the art of the possible, said professional services firm Accenture in a new report. “5G standards have been finalized late l

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AI can save GCC govts $7bn a year: report

The efficiencies generated by artificial intelligence (AI) technology can support Middle Eastern government budgets by up to $7 billion annually, said Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting, in a new report. Titled “AI for Governments”, the report plac

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UAE firms prioritising digital transformation: IBM

Nearly five in ten organizations in the UAE responding to a survey by IBM said they have are increasingly prioritizing digital transformation over the next two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the study, participating businesses are also seeing more clearly the cr

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CFOs planning to expand scope of remote work: study

Chief financial officers (CFOs) expect remote working in their organizations to remain at the current levels or increase, with 43% planning on investing and expanding remote working capabilities across the next 12 months, a report said. The latest thinking and issues that are aff

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Total, BP lead charge in green strategic shift

France-based Total and the UK’s BP are among those leading the charge in a massive transition towards renewable energy, building brand-new businesses in power generation, energy storage and charging stations.   Both have committed to become “carbon n

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Future of work in UAE & impact on IT investments

"The reality of work will change, and the way of work must change. The world after coronavirus needs different preparations," said His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai during a virtual UAE Cabinet meeting. There's no dou

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