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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: December 5, 2018
UAE. Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity represented 78% of malware detection events in communication service provider networks in 2018, more than double the rate seen in 2016, when IoT bot activity was first seen in meaningful numbers.
Posted: December 5, 2018
UAE. Mimecast takes a look at some key developments in cybersecurity it expects to see in 2019: More effective, not different, cyberattack types; Monetisation of data breaches; Intelligence becomes "intelligent"; From financial gain to life-and-death.
Posted: December 4, 2018
UAE. Prevalence of attack outsourcing will lead to use of artificial intelligence in evasion tactics; Cybercriminals to use bots, negative social media campaigns to extort brands; Digital assistants to become the next vector for home IoT attacks.
Posted: December 3, 2018
SINGAPORE. Singapore aims to contribute to the global discourse by proposing a pragmatic governance framework that translates ethical principles into practice.
Posted: December 2, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. End-user spending on wearable devices is forecast to reach US$42 billion in 2019; Of that, US$16.2 billion will be on smartwatches; Shipments of smartwatches to total 74 million units.
Posted: December 1, 2018
UAE. 2.6% of MSCI Benchmark Index for the kingdom is vital for Saudi Arabia; Britain and Saudi Arabia set out an ambition to build US$90.29 billion of trade and investment ties in coming years, which entail highly positive impact on UAE market.
Posted: November 30, 2018
UAE. The generation that has grown up with technology fares worse: No fewer than 87% of people aged 18-25 duplicate their passwords, including nearly one-half who do so across personal and work accounts.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. Governments to do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, says PwC and World Bank report; The region also has the lowest average time to comply, averaging 144 hours compared to the global average of 237 hours.
Posted: November 29, 2018
UAE. 3 IPOs in Q3 2018 in GCC, across a wide range of sectors; US$ 484m raised from IPOs across KSA, Kuwait and Oman; US$ 3.3bn of sovereign bonds issued by KSA.
Posted: November 28, 2018
UAE. Out on the virtual battlefield of cyber-attackers and cyber security teams, security alerts can be numerous. Some of them may be without real consequence, but others could be fatal if left unattended.
Posted: November 27, 2018
UAE. Equinix predicts 5G, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, data privacy and cloud to undergo major architectural changes; "The market is at an inflection point, where the right digital strategies become the differentiator and source of competitive advantage for organizations."
Posted: November 26, 2018
UAE. Another negative week across the board, with oil prices falling 10%; Markets are undershooting fundamentals. Where do we stand?
Posted: November 25, 2018
UAE. Future value creation of firms in the Middle East relies on their ability to consolidate, extend marketing reach to high-growth markets, leverage digital and innovation, embed sustainability in their strategy, and sustain high-performance organizations.
Posted: November 24, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Whether it be eradicating stage fright, overcoming cubicle anxiety, or building a more empathetic C-suite culture, VR may just be the new "blueprint" for businesses to take control of the future.
Posted: November 22, 2018
UAE. How much higher are the odds that your device will be exposed to malware if you download apps from outside Google Play or if you use one of Android’s older versions? Google has the numbers.

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: December 14, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo's team of expert analysts have formulated 10 Outrageous Predictions for the year ahead. Riding roughshod over the consensus, they look at some highly unlikely events that could have a tremendous market impact - if they come to fruition.
date:Posted: December 13, 2018
UAE. Analysts to share expert advice on how to plan for the Digital Future at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, March 4-6 2019 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
date:Posted: December 13, 2018
UAE. Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way.
INTERNATIONAL. Saxo's team of expert analysts have formulated 10 Outrageous Predictions for the year ahead. Riding roughshod over the consensus, they look at some highly unlikely events that could have a tremendous market impact - if they come to fruition.
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