Francisco Partners

IBM to sell weather business to Francisco Partners

IBM will retain its sustainability software suite

John Warnock

Adobe’s co-founder John Warnock dies at 82

Warnock remained on the company’s board of directors until his death


IBM to cut about 3,900 workers, still hiring in ‘higher growth’ areas

The company’s current headcount is 260,000

Shukri Eid

Shukri Eid named general manager for IBM Gulf, Levant and Pakistan

Most recently he served as the regional managing director for the Gulf and held several leadership roles at Cisco Systems


Framing sustainability success will help create impact where it matters most

From ESG reporting and finance to climate risk assessment, business leaders must recognise sustainability as a core element of their business strategy and plan accordingly

Aramco, IBM aim to establish innovation hub in Saudi Arabia

The collaboration aims to support the kingdom’s economic growth, leveraging emerging technologies in hybrid cloud, AI, and quantum computing

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Saudi govt authorities, IBM join forces to reduce kingdom’s emissions

IBM will work with SDAIA to identify high value applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve challenges in public and private sector organisations


IBM spinoff Kyndryl is betting on Amazon, Microsoft, and Google for growth

The spinoff left Kyndryl with 90,000 employees and a large chunk of the legacy infrastructure services business that had been a drag on growth for IBM before the split

Red Hat

IBM’s Red Hat taps product and technology chief as new leader

Matt Hicks takes over as the software unit’s chief executive officer and president from Paul Cormier, who will serve as chairman

King Saud University IBM

IBM, Saudi’s King Saud University partner to advance skills development

IBM will work with KSU to support AI education and awareness while maximising partnerships with academia, the public, and private sector


IBM and MBZUAI sign agreement to advance AI research with new centre

The centre will leverage the talents of IBM researchers and MBZUAI faculty and students and will focus on the advancement of applied research objectives

UAE’s FAB partners with IBM to accelerate digital transformation

IBM’s team of experts will work with FAB to modernise existing applications and enhance the digital footprint of FAB’s customers

IBM appoints Wael Abdoush as GM for Gulf, Levant and Pakistan

Based in Dubai, Abdoush will oversee the company’s overall business operations, in addition to his current role as the technology leader

Game-changers: Top 10 tech executives across MENA

As organisations across the MENA region march ahead with technology-centric transformations, we profile 10 senior executives from global technology firms with a substantial presence in the region, and who play an influential role in the regional tech industry

Saudi Arabia’s Edarat Group adopts IBM cloud satellite to accelerate digital transformation

IBM cloud Satellite will help enable Edarat Group to deliver secure cloud capabilities to its customers while addressing data protection local requirements

Saad Toma

Saad Toma appointed as general manager for IBM Middle East and Africa

Toma brings 30 years of experience at IBM, working across multiple geographies

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Revealed: Top 10 tech executives in the MENA region

Technologies such as AI are shifting the way the world works, with the Middle East region striving to be at the forefront of this new era. As public and private sector organisations embark on digital transformation strategies, we highlight the regional executives leading this technological revolution


Amazon suspends use of facial recognition technology by US law enforcement for a year

Amazon said that the reason was to give the US Congress time to develop stronger regulations to govern the use of the technology

IBM to no longer develop facial recognition technology

“We believe now is the time to begin a national dialogue on whether and how facial recognition technology should be employed by domestic law enforcement agencies”

UAE’s DP World partners with TradeLens to digitise supply chains

DP World aims to connect all of its 82 marine and inland container terminals, as well as feeder companies and logistics divisions with TradeLens