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

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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.


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

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

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Oracle’s generative AI services to drive business innovation

The cloud company has partnered with Cohere to provide the services


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 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

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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


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


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


Oracle, stc announce business partnership

The announcement came after Oracle’s CEO Safra A. Catz visited stc’s headquarters

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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


HSBC, Oracle announce strategic collaboration

Under the multi-year agreement, HSBC will upgrade and migrate select database systems to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer


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

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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

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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

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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


Saudi’s NEOM selects Oracle Cloud to accelerate IT workloads

NEOM will be able to increase agility across business processes and accelerate innovation by accessing new cloud services on-premises

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Oman government implements Oracle Cloud to underpin digital transformation

The implementation led by Oman Information and Communications Technology Group, helps the government run its entire IT estate on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


Oracle jumps after revenue tops estimates on strong cloud effort

Sales increased 5.5 per cent to $11.8bn in the fiscal fourth quarter, topping the average analyst estimate of $11.7bn

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Oracle wins regulatory approvals for $28bn Cerner takeover

The acquisition of Cerner gives Oracle a huge foothold in technology for the healthcare industry


New study showcases impact of digital transformation on the UAE’s food sector

The Oracle Food and Beverage survey polled 5,700 global consumers including 526 within the UAE

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Oracle opens new research and development lab in Morocco

New facility in Casablanca taps into African talent to create cloud solutions for Oracle customers worldwide

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Nokia moves HR functions to Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM

The telecommunications group digitises HR systems on Oracle to support its global workforce

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Over 98% in UAE, Saudi believe business leaders would trust bots over humans in social decisions

Nearly all of the respondents in the UAE believe sustainability and social factors are more important than ever


Oracle unveils employee experience platform for evolving workforce needs

A comprehensive platform within Oracle Cloud HCM gives HR and business leaders tools to support employee success with new solutions

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Case study: How UAE’s Mercury Payments Services fast-tracked its cloud migration with Oracle

In an exclusive interview, Mercury Payments Services and Oracle explain how the latter’s cloud applications were implemented in a fortnight

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How technology will inevitably play an important role in Saudi Arabia

The kingdom recently announced over $6.4bn of investments in future technologies and entrepreneurship at LEAP, the largest tech event in Saudi Arabia

Oracle hires Nick Redshaw as senior vice president for Middle East and Africa

Redshaw has over 35 years’ experience in the IT industry having worked in sales and executive roles across the globe

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UAE’s Amana Group transforms business applications with Oracle Cloud

The construction conglomerate automates finance and HR with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications to enhance operational efficiency