du teams up with Oracle to launch hyperscale cloud, sovereign AI services for govt, public sector

du to launch hyperscale cloud, sovereign AI services for govt, public sector

The telecom operator has teamed up with Oracle, which remains the only hyperscaler capable of delivering AI and a suite of cloud services across dedicated, public, and hybrid cloud environments globally

Oracle - Morocco

Oracle expands footprint in Morocco with new investments in R&D

An estimated 40 percent of the new positions will be located outside Morocco’s regions of greater Casablanca and Rabat-Salé-Kenitra

Insights: The future of cloud adoption in the Middle East

Insights: The future of cloud adoption in the Middle East

Cloud adoption in the Middle East is significantly transforming the digital landscape – but what does the road ahead look like?

Huawei

Huawei continues rebound with strongest earnings growth since 2019

While the company’s core ICT infrastructure business remained stable, its cloud business grew by more than a fifth, generating revenue of CNY55.3bn

LEAP

Tech investments approach $13bn on Day 2 at LEAP 2024

The Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham witnessed the unveiling of investments aimed at supporting local start-up ecosystems

Cloudflare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn

Cloudflare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn: ‘Middle East internet usage up 20%’

The Cloudflare co-founder says internet growth in the Middle East was 20 per cent in the last quarter of 2023, far higher than the global average of 5 per cent

LEAP 2024

LEAP 2024: AWS, IBM, Dell and other tech firms commit massive $11.9bn in investments

The announcement underscores Saudi Arabia’s position as a growing tech powerhouse in the region

AWS to invest $5.3 bn in Saudi Arabia, open data centres

AWS unveils $5.3bn investment to advance Saudi Arabia’s cloud infrastructure

The new region will consist of three availability zones at launch, adding to the existing 105 zones across 33 geographic regions globally

MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2024

Mobile World Congress 2024: What to expect from big tech brands

The 2024 edition of the Mobile World Congress expects to attract close to 100,000 attendees from across the technology universe

Genetec Security Center

Cloud, collaboration, and analytics take centre stage in 2024, reveals Genetec

As technology adoption grows and remote access from external networks becomes more common, the partnership between IT and physical security will continue to develop, predicts Genetec

Richard Smith is executive vice president of technology for Oracle’s Europe, Middle East, and Africa region.

Powering up GCC’s cloud: Oracle EMEA EVP talks growth, future plans

Richard Smith, Oracle’s Executive Vice President for Technology, EMEA, unpacks how cloud growth is surging in his region

Microsoft Satya Nadella

Microsoft hits $3tn market value, second to Apple

Microsoft is widely seen as a frontrunner in the race for market dominance in the rollout of generative artificial intelligence

Shareek programme to suppport Saudi Arabia's private sector

Saudi Arabia records 40% jump in cloud computing growth

The issuance of cloud computing permits in Saudi Arabia increased 40 per cent year-on-year to reach 1,759 for the last quarter

Huawei

Huawei advances Saudi cloud operation with new licence

The licencing allows Huawei Cloud to deliver cutting-edge Cloud Services to both public and private sectors across the kingdom and the wider region

Archit Gupta, CEO of Cleartax with insights on tools to aid tax compliance KSA and GCC

Getting tax-ready: Navigating compliance in Saudi Arabia, GCC

Embracing tools such as VAT Filing Reconciliation and Assistance and Accounts Payable Automation becomes crucial to ensure efficient, accurate tax operations and compliance

How AWS is supporting MENA’s cloud journey

Exclusive: Jonathan Allen on how AWS is supporting MENA’s cloud journey

AWS’ director of enterprise strategy tells Gulf Business that the company has three data centres in the UAE and Bahrain, giving customers access to key cloud computing services

Saudi data centre market to ‘double’ in size by 2028

The kingdom’s data centre market is expected to dramatically increase in size over the next four years as demand for 5G and edge computing ramps up.

Riyadh Air x Lufthansa

Riyadh Air signs with Microsoft, Lufthansa for digital operations

Microsoft said it will extend its technical expertise to Riyadh Air by offering guidance in architecture design, scalability, and security reviews

Google switches on cloud region in Saudi Arabia

The search engine giant has officially activated its newest cloud region in Saudi Arabia, opening a host of new digital opportunities for the country’s economy

Illumio Zero Trust Approach

Illumio’s Trevor Dearing explains the critical need for a Zero Trust Approach in times of AI

As the MENA region faces a rise in cybercrime, Illumio explains how a ‘Zero Trust’ approach can help protect enterprises at scale

CORE42

GITEX GLOBAL 2023: Core42, AWS collaborate to accelerate digital transformation

This collaboration will be driven by harnessing existing AWS cloud and AI services, and Core42’s deep expertise in AI and digital solutions

How cloud technology is driving innovation in GCC banking sector

How cloud technology is driving innovation in GCC banking sector

The cloud allows banks to launch new products and services quickly and easily, such as mobile apps and digital wallets

Microsoft

Microsoft, Oracle expand cloud partnership

The new offering, Oracle Database@Azure, will give customers direct access to Oracle database services running on OCI and deployed in Microsoft Azure data centres

Microsoft and G42 to offer joint sovereign cloud and AI offerings Image Microsoft

G42, Microsoft alliance expands to include joint sovereign cloud and AI offering

This announcement marks the first significant outcome since G42 and Microsoft announced their intention to partner earlier this year, in April

Huawei opens cloud data centre in Riyadh

Huawei Technologies opens cloud data centre in Riyadh

The data centre will store data locally in line with Saudi Arabia’s data regulations

Salesforce

Salesforce cuts more jobs after 10% reduction earlier this year

The company plans to reduce headcount by about 8,000 people by the end of fiscal 2024

Insights: The age of cloud deployment choice is here

In the UAE, analysts estimate that total spending on public cloud will show a CAGR of 23.4 per cent hitting $3.30bn in 2026

UAE Ministry of Economy, Huawei Cloud launch startup programme

The programme will provide up to $150,000 in vouchers and access to Huawei Cloud ecosystem resources for eligible businesses

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed unveils Dubai Digital Clouds project

Sheikh Hamdan unveils Dubai Digital Clouds project

The initiative seeks to reinforce Dubai’s position as a digital economy capital and further strengthen its robust and reliable digital infrastructure

Alibaba

Alibaba names new chairman, CEO in surprise succession plan

Executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai will rise to chairman while e-commerce executive Eddie Yong will replace Daniel Zhang as chief executive officer