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Advanced infrastructure and youth talent pave way for Jordan’s growing ICT sector

The government initiative ‘Jordan Source’ will facilitate and ease new investments into Jordan’s digital outsourcing economy and create more jobs for its digital talents

Saudi Arabia

Moelis plans Saudi hires as it seeks to open Riyadh office

The Saudi economy, the biggest in the Middle East, is growing at its fastest pace in almost a decade

Cybersecurity

Here’s how organisations can protect their business from online scams

For well-known brands, banks, and service providers, it’s just a matter of time before they catch the scammer’s eye says Ashraf Koheil, director of business development, Group-IB MEA

Abu-Dhabi

Abu Dhabi to get Middle East’s first waste-to-sustainable aviation fuel plant

The plant will have the potential to transform up to four million tonnes of municipal solid waste every year into sustainable aviation fuel

Here’s how technology plays a vital role in sustainability

Working across a diverse range of industries, Aveva ensures that its technological offerings are responsible and sustainable, says SVP, head of EMEA, Evgeny Fedotov

CAE Defence and Security Interview

The role of technology in defence training across the Middle East

Militaries in the region must continue to embrace innovation and emerging technologies to train their soldiers, sailors and aviators says Thibaut Trancart, VP and MD, Europe and Middle East at CAE Defense & Security

ClearTax expands its operations into the Middle East, raises $75m

The tax and compliance technology solution provider is looking to enter the UAE by mid-2022 with e-invoicing and VAT offerings within the country

UAE-based manufacturer AMI receives Dhs213m investment from Soudal Group

The AMI-Soudal partnership is expected to grow their combined market share by 50 per cent in the Middle East over the next three years

Ravi Saraogi is the co-founder and president – APAC at Uniphore

Here’s how AI can catalyse monetisation of modern-day contact centre

AI isn’t just about chatbots, but about analysing the data businesses have, including voice

Nasr Esports Under Armour

How a UAE-based esports company is helping break negative stereotypes of gamers

The recent partnership between Nasr Esports and Under Armour promotes the idea of a healthy mind and body for athletes to succeed in esports at the highest levels

Why closing cyber skills gap remains critical today

The threat landscape is unpredictable, with many moving parts as well as social and economic changes affecting it all of the time says Alain Penel, regional VP – Middle East at Fortinet

Different Arab money

Saudi VC firm STV looking to raise $1bn for Middle East tech fund

Interest in the technology industry in the Middle East has increased the past few years

Three rules for successful business transformations in the Middle East

Companies that reap the most rewards also set up a transformation management office that is different from a typical programme management office

Frank Dai named new president of Huawei Cloud Middle East

The cloud division aims to provide the best public cloud services in the region including optimal latency and ultimate experience

Esports

UAE-based Yalla Esports announces new strategic partnerships

Collaboration with Zain Esports and Tokyo Games involves unlocking the potential of regional talent – players, casters, analysts, and commentators

Hisense and FGT FZE

Hisense Middle East partners with FGT industries to enter the UAE market

FGT will be an advance fulfilment partner for Hisense in the UAE for the brand’s TV business

Playkey cloud gaming

Playkey.me is now available in the Middle East

The playkey.me application is compatible with Mac OS X 10.7 and higher and Windows 32- and 64-bit

US-based 500 Startups closes largest fund to date

Firm expands strategy beyond accelerator and seed investments, doubles down on global thesis

The role of auditors in fighting fraud

In the Middle East, issues relating to fraud and corruption are of concern because of the lack of anti-fraud legislation in place

Charging the future

With the increasing use of lithium-ion batteries in data centres, the market is expected to grow significantly by 2025

Middle East M&A activity scales 59% in H1 2021

Overall deal activity in the region continued its upward trend with 307 deals in the first half of the year

Nissan pre-owned warranty

Nissan rolls out manufacturer-backed warranty for pre-owned programme in the Middle East

All Nissan Certified Pre-Owned vehicles will receive a two-year or 60,000km manufacturer warranty

Nexans opens office in Saudi Arabia to provide local on-ground support

In addition to Nexans hub in Dubai, this move increases its presence in the Middle East

Ayman Kattan

Retaining talent requires culture change from regional enterprises

Through careful, thoughtful management, organisations can leverage the hybrid working space to satisfy the preferences of a digital workforce

The path to responsible AI

Hundreds of billions of dollars in commercial AI revenue is expected to flow to the Middle East by 2030, and contribute heavily to double-digit GDP growth

Kath Kerry GCI Health

Four trends that will shape the future of healthcare in the Middle East

Regional healthcare infrastructure investments in the GCC are expected to reach $89bn by 2022

Making strides to diversify and enrich the region’s cloud services market

Events of the last year have focused the spotlight on the benefits of cloud-based solutions

Dubai tech startup Zeta raises $250m to accelerate growth

The investment values Zeta at $1.45bn

Saudi backs Palestinian state based on 1967 borders – foreign minister

Israel and Hamas are near a possible cease-fire deal, according to media reports

How Middle East businesses can rise to the net-zero challenge

Banks and FI’s are in a position to play a key role in accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy