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INTERNATIONAL. In its latest monthly Global Focus, Standard Chartered predicts there will be no sharp upturn in the current US recession and it will have a global impact. The rest of world may be better insulated, but not decoupled, and as risk aversion mounts, countries with current account deficits will see their currencies under pressure.The big story that is set to continue to unfold over coming months, and indeed years, is how the balance of global economic and financial power is shifting, from West to East. But three issues currently stand out. First, how severe will be th
Posted: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
Posted: June 11, 2019
UAE. Following Souq's rebrand as Amazon.ae, the brand achieves the highest uplift in Ad Awareness score, increasing by +13.9 points in May.
Posted: June 11, 2019
UAE. Only 29% of respondents confident in ability to moderate DDoS impact, according to new A10 Networks study conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
Posted: June 10, 2019
UAE. 83% of UAE respondents consider digital competencies very or extremely important for achieving strategic objectives such as organisational agility, employee satisfaction, and talent acquisition, according to a new Economist Intelligent Unit (EIU) survey, commissioned by Riverbed Technology.
Posted: June 10, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Headline PMI climbs to 17-month high of 57.3 amid sustained acceleration in output growth; Lacklustre job creation in non-oil private sector.
Posted: June 10, 2019
UAE. Marked accelerations in growth of activity and new business; Price discounting helps to drive expansion in new orders; Employment index close to "no-change" level; Wages are stagnant.
Posted: June 8, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Bias based on race, gender, age or location, and on a specific structure of data, have been long-standing risks in training AI models; Opaque algorithms such as deep learning can incorporate many implicit, highly variable interactions into their predictions that can be difficult to interpret.
Posted: June 7, 2019
SAUDI ARABIA. Changes in regulations and insightful strategic policies reflect a healthy outlook for IPOs in the Kingdom; Across MENA, positive opportunities ahead for IPO activity, although investors may tread cautiously.
Posted: June 5, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Quality and price remain top consumer concerns, creating a challenge for companies to deliver recycled and recyclable products at minimal additional cost.
Posted: June 3, 2019
UAE. US$247 billion in revenues generated by Top 100 luxury goods companies; Luxury goods companies are making significant investments in digital marketing and using social media to engage their customers.
Posted: May 31, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. The "big five" generated a record €15.6bn in revenue in 2017/18, a 6% increase; Premier League clubs' revenues increased to €5.4bn; The Premier League is 72% larger than its nearest competitor.
Posted: May 30, 2019
UAE. A study by BCG and The Network found the UAE is attractive for digital experts eyeing a move abroad for career advancement.
Posted: May 30, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. Organizations and customers alike turn to Artificial Intelligence to enhance customer-controlled digital experiences.

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date:Posted: June 14, 2019
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.
date:Posted: June 13, 2019
UAE. Cyber-crime is one of the biggest risks to businesses to date and globally its estimated costs will reach US$6 trillion by 2021.
date:Posted: June 12, 2019
UAE. Millions of files that are sitting out in the open across various file storage technologies are actually encrypted by ransomware; The analysis detected many files containing highly sensitive information.
INTERNATIONAL. thyssenkrupp Materials Services relies on Microsoft for in-house solution development; AI as an essential component of the holistic digitalization strategy; Customers benefit from individualized offers and more efficient processes.