#Cloud

Oracle

Oracle to open third public cloud region in Saudi Arabia

The new region in Riyadh is part of the company’s planned $1.5bn investment to expand cloud infrastructure in the kingdom

Microsoft

Microsoft plans 10,000 job cuts, will take $1.2bn charge

The layoffs come as the software giant said it’s seeing customers exercise caution, with some parts of the world in recession

Saudi

Saudi 2.0: Digital technologies underpinning the kingdom’s economic landscape

The kingdom’s objective is to become a more prosperous economy, whereby Saudi is ranked among the top 15 economies worldwide by 2030

Masdar city and AWS sign partnership

Masdar City, Amazon Web Services to help UAE startups scale operations

Startups will have access to technical support and architectural guidance from AWS Cloud support engineers, as well as technical and business training delivered by AWS experts

Kuwait

Kuwait selects Google Cloud for nationwide digital transformation

The strategic alliance will support digitising government services, migrate national data securely to the cloud and set up a national digital skills programme

Technologies

Here are the top technologies that will shape human ambitions in 2023

With digital transformation accelerating at pace, emerging technologies will drive the future development of digital economies across the region

How to create a ‘data-driven’ organisation

To grow efficiently and build a brand, it is essential to learn how businesses can leverage the gathered data

G42

Abu Dhabi’s G42 Cloud and Dell Technologies sign MoU to accelerate digital transformation

The two companies will work together across various areas including private cloud solutions, as well as consulting, residency and managed services

Robotics

How cloud is assisting emergence of robotics as a service in the region

The ability to move on-demand services for robotic assistance to a cloud platform will boost demand from SMBs in the region, explains Doaa Sulaiman, robotics director, Proven Robotics

UAE

UAE Space Agency signs strategic agreement with AWS

Both entities will work together on three key initiatives

Port of Fujairah

Port of Fujairah opts for Oracle cloud to accelerate growth and support global trade

The port has automated finance, human resources and supply chain functions to enhance business agility and speed up daily work

Huawei

Huawei, Tianjin Port build driverless, zero-carbon transportation solution

The project has achieved Level 4 autonomous driving, enabling 76 intelligent guided vehicles in a fleet to collaborate efficiently

Open Platform

Open platform: The idea of digital ecosystems

The idea of digital ecosystem is to create an environment around a single, core banking platform, so that customers can be offered value added services in the most user-friendly

BMW

BMW Group, AWS partner to develop new cloud technologies

The collaboration will focus on cloud-based infrastructure for BMW’s vehicle data processing and provision

Infobip

Infobip helps MENA customers become digital transformation pioneers

Since 2006, Infobip has grown to become the world’s most connected cloud communication platform, and achieved $1bn in revenue in 2020

HSBC

HSBC, Oracle announce strategic collaboration

Under the multi-year agreement, HSBC will upgrade and migrate select database systems to Oracle Exadata [email protected]

Interview: George Pawlyszyn, general manager – MEA at Rackspace Technology

Interview: George Pawlyszyn, general manager – MEA at Rackspace Technology

Cloud migration is a complex task and IT managers struggle to ensure availability and continuity during the migration process, which is further complicated by multicloud environments

cloud

Oracle to present latest cloud innovations at Gitex Global

Visitors can take the wheels of one of the fastest Formula 1 cars, and understand the role of real time data powered by Oracle Cloud

Radware

Radware launches new cloud security centre in the UAE

Located in Dubai, the facility will reduce latency for in-region traffic and offer customers faster mitigation response times against distributed denial-of-service attacks

Cloud

How cloud computing will serve as the foundation for business innovation

Cloud-first strategy is becoming increasingly popular among businesses following the Covid-19 pandemic

Lookout

Lookout to exhibit data-centric cloud security portfolio at Gitex Global

The company will showcase how its security service edge technologies enable organisations to gain insight required to secure data

Oracle Abu Dhabi

Oracle boosts investment in Abu Dhabi with new innovation hub

The hub will act as a catalyst to inspire and empower creative ideas that will enable the digital future

Egypt post

Egypt Post signs agreement with SAP to establish an integrated system for cloud solutions

The agreement will allow Egypt Post to study, analyse and develop current business cycles in a practical way

Oracle Saudi

Oracle appoints Reham Almusa as country leader for Saudi Arabia

Almusa joined Oracle in April 2021 as cloud applications director, following which she was given the additional responsibility of leading the brand’s public sector business in the kingdom

Dulsco

Dulsco opts for Oracle cloud applications to enhance digital operations

With Oracle applications for finance, supply chain, HR and customer service, the company will be able to standardise business processes on a single platform

Nutanix

Nutanix to present hybrid multi-cloud solutions at Gitex Global

The company will share its strategy which emphasises that enterprises should never settle for cloud chaos, but rather, embrace a hybrid multi-cloud platform

Infor cloud

Infor to demonstrate cloud software solutions at Gitex Global

The company will highlight smart, pre-configured cloud solutions to enable customers to simplify complexity and transform business processes

CyberArrow

CyberArrow, G42 Cloud team up to enhance cybersecurity in public and private entities

The agreement will allow for automation of governance, risk management and compliance tasks, helping the government and private entities to become more secure

Digital Banking

Insights: The three elements of a successful digital banking strategy

While omnichannel and digital services aren’t new to banks, many institutions have struggled to keep up with the rapid changes and the scale of demand during the pandemic

Dubai DESC

Oracle’s Dubai cloud region receives DESC certification

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure operates two cloud regions in the UAE – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, providing customers with business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities