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How AI and ML are transforming business analytics

Why AI and ML are transforming business analytics

Leveraging AI and ML in business intelligence enhances operational data utilisation and business intelligence offerings

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

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 Cloud advances Saudi cloud operation with new licence

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

Oracle generative AI

Oracle targets training 50,000 Saudis in AI, latest tech

The training is set to form part of an initiative called ‘Mostaqbali’ (My Future), and will be supervised by Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

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

UAE ransomware

Hackers are targetting UAE, Saudi businesses’ cloud services — survey

The targetting of cloud infrastructure among corporates in these two countries is on the rise, according to a new survey.

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Embracing the cloud: How tech is transforming hospitality

From pre-arrival room customisation to streamlined check-in processes, cloud technology enables hotels to meet the elevated expectations of today’s tech-savvy guests

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

Microsoft Ubisoft

Microsoft to sell off Activision cloud streaming rights to Ubisoft

The French gamemaker will get the rights for all of Activision Blizzard’s console games released in the next 15 years

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

Oracle generative AI

Oracle’s generative AI services to drive business innovation

The cloud company has partnered with Cohere to provide the services

Alibaba

Alibaba to build ChatGPT-like AI into meeting, messaging apps

The large language model developed by Alibaba Cloud, dubbed Tongyi Qianwen, is now powering interactions with a new version of the assistant, Tongyi Tingwu

Einstein GPT

Salesforce’s Thierry Nicault on how Einstein GPT transforms customer experiences

The company’s area vice president and general manager for Middle East shares the primary objective of Einstein GPT and its benefits for employees

Public cloud

Public cloud’s contribution to UAE economy could reach $181bn by 2033 – report

Amazon Web Services commissioned a study to provide an econometrical method for calculating the aggregate productivity gains realised by economies that adopt cloud computing

Google Cloud

New Google Cloud region in Doha to fuel economic growth and job creation in Qatar

The region is set to contribute a cumulative $18.9bn to economic activity in Qatar between 2023 and 2030 and support creation of more than 25,000 jobs in 2030 alone

Amazon

Amazon to invest $12.7bn in India cloud services by 2030

The US company’s cloud business, which has data centres in the Mumbai and Hyderabad regions has already invested $3.7bn in India from 2016 to 2022

Oracle

Middle Eastern governments have prioritised and fast-tracked the innovation agenda: Oracle

In a exclusive interview, Richard Smith, Oracle’s executive vice president for Technology in EMEA, sheds light on the region’s rapid advancement of innovation initiatives

Oracle

Oracle signs multiple partnerships at CloudWorld Tour Abu Dhabi

The Oracle CloudWorld Tour is the company’s annual event that showcases the latest innovations in cloud infrastructure, databases and applications across diverse industries

ACME

ACME’s Hussaini shares how the company empowers customers on cloud transformation journeys

A key trend now is customers’ willingness to go multiple cloud, which opens a huge opportunity for trying out new solutions

Cloud-based

Cloud-based innovation sparks technology revolution in the MENA region

Cloud-based innovation is enabling organisations to create new products and services, enter new markets, and compete on a global scale

Veritas

Veritas recommends two essential steps to safeguard enterprises against cyberthreats

Companies relying more on native security tools are hit harder by ransomware than organisations that rely less on native security tools, and more on purpose built solutions

Cloud

Protecting data in the cloud: Who’s responsible?

Contrary to popular belief, the cloud provider will not always provide the business with all the necessary tools to combat cyberattacks

Tencent Cloud

Checkmate.live joins forces with Tencent Cloud

Tencent Cloud has expertise in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, anti-cheat protection, gaming and XR

Agility opens data centre sites

Kuwait’s Agility launches data centre sites across Middle East and Africa

The company plans to build additional sites in other rapidly growing data centre markets including Nairobi, Casablanca and Lagos

Women in tech

Rising together: The dividend that women can provide

Women bring unique perspectives and experiences to the table, which can lead to new ideas and approaches