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Worldwide public cloud spending to grow 23% in 2021: Gartner

Cloud spending driven by emerging technologies becoming mainstream

Saudi-based Community Jameel to fund infectious disease research at Imperial College London

Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation to provide grants of up to $65,000

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Abu Dhabi based TII teams up with Purdue University on drone cybersecurity project

Three-year project to test if drones can be used safely in urban areas

UAE businesses keen to embrace hybrid cloud: report

Only 15 per cent of UAE businesses use legacy data centre-only environments

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UAE is 13th best country in the world to launch an online business: study

UAE ranked best for mobile internet speed, internet penetration and corporate tax

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UAE launches satellite Falcon Eye 2 into space to mark 49th National Day

Images transmitted by the satellite will help with response planning for natural disasters and for monitoring the UAE’s borders and coasts

Half of UAE tech leaders expect IT budgets to increase: KPMG study

Almost 70% of UAE CIOs have gained more C-suite influence in light of the pandemic

GCC leads MENA in fintech maturity: report

Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Riyadh named MENA’s top fintech ecosystems by Startup Genome

Ecommerce

Retail traffic and sales in UAE set to soar during Black Friday: Criteo study

Survey says 37% of UAE shoppers are more comfortable shopping in-store now

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UAE President issues law to establish new university for humanities

The university will offer graduate, post-graduate and doctoral degree programmes in social studies, humanities and philosophy

Covid-19 leads to sharp increase in phishing attacks

Phishing incidents rose 220% YoY at the height of the Covid-19, F5 Labs report says

More than half of Middle East businesses have AI roadmaps in place: study

BCG and MIT study says 58% of regional companies have an AI strategy in place

Lenovo tops UAE x86 server market, IDC data shows

Lenovo market share in UAE x86 server space grows to 25.1% by revenue

UAE workers want hybrid working arrangements to continue post-Covid

Cisco study says 80% of UAE’s office workers want freedom to choose home or office

Study says 83% of Emiratis want access to video conferencing apps to continue post-Covid

Study by Zoom says 69% of Emiratis expect to work from home in the future

GCC public cloud market to grow by 25% annually through to 2024: IDC

More than half of CIOs in the region aim to accelerate digital transformation efforts

F5 analysis reveals spikes, shift in cyberattacks following Covid-19 lockdowns

Retailers were the most targeted segment, attacks rising 27% YoY

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Most UAE workers believe robots can support their mental health better than humans: study

Oracle study says 84 per cent of employees would pick AI over humans

Majority of UAE customers would readily switch their bank: report

BCG survey says 87 per cent of respondents would consider a digital-only bank

Unfit devices impact productivity in remote work: Dell study

Study finds employees have no access to right kind of monitors at home

Private investment in UAE healthcare to rise by 9.5% annually: KPMG report

Healthcare-related expenditure in GCC to increase by nearly 50% from 2013 to 2022

Saudi Arabia gaming market valued at $837m in 2019: study

UAE is the 35th largest gaming market in the world for revenue

UAE residents ditch fries for salads in the wake of Covid-19: report

Average order value of food bought online decrease 4% post-lockdown

GCC IT spend to reach $20bn by 2024: Roland Berger research

Covid-19 pushes IP traffic up more than 30 per cent as services move online

Middle East businesses turn to cloud to ease Covid-19 blues

More than 66 per cent of regional businesses increased tech spending during lockdown

Fintech industry growing by 18% annually in Saudi Arabia: report

Fintech transactions in the kingdom amounted to over $20bn by the end of 2019

Only 25% of EMEA businesses have digitised their customer service delivery: study

ServiceNow says Covid-19 will accelerate digital transformation in customer service

How higher education in digitalisation and research can stimulate innovation in the UAE

Countries and companies can continue to be pioneering only if they pay more attention to their role in education

New report says 95% of Saudi businesses experienced a major cyber attack in the past year

Most Saudi organisations (61 per cent) reported that cyber attacks involved operational technology systems

DDoS attacks triple year-on-year in Q2 2020: Kaspersky

Spike attributed to Covid-19 disrupting travel plans