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AlNeyadi conducted over 200 research experiments on ISS. Here are some highlights

The experiments covered topics including the cardiovascular system, epigenetics, plant biology, human life sciences, material science, sleep analysis and advanced exploration technologies

Zero trust

Zero trust is top cloud security priority for next year, research finds

‘Future of Cloud Security in the Middle East’ report found that security experts would prioritise zero trust strategies ahead of data and privacy and compliance

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UAE’s top tourist attraction revealed

The destination holds twice the popularity compared to any other venue

Gen Zers

Gen Zers have new priorities for Ramadan, reveals AI-powered study

New research by Sila Insights mapped nearly two million online conversations to discover how Ramadan is evolving through changes in demographics and lifestyle choices

The role of research and advisory in real estate

The involvement of research and advisory in real estate begins ideally at the concept and feasibility study stage of the project

Saudi's King Salman appoints new central bank governor

Saudi’s King Salman appoints new central bank governor

Former governor, Dr Fahd Al-Mubarak, takes on the role of adviser at the royal court

Smartphone shipments

Smartphone shipments drop for fourth consecutive quarter, down 12% in 2022

Samsung defended its first-place position, claiming a 22 per cent market share with 257.9 million shipments

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Abu Dhabi opens new clinical trials unit to boost medical research

The new unit will conduct research and trials focused on key disease areas

Metaverse

How virtual reality and the metaverse will change workplace in 2023

In order to get a better understanding of the mixed emotions surrounding the metaverse, Meta commissioned a study of nearly 2,000 employees and 400 business leaders around the world

jobs

Over a third UAE IT decision-makers actively looking for a new job, finds study

According to ManageEngine’s IT at work: 2022, about half of IT decision-makers said they would leave their companies if pay did not keep up with inflation

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Worldwide semiconductor revenue to decline 3.6% in 2023: Gartner

The revenue is forecast to total $596bn in 2023, down from the previous forecast of $623bn

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Threat landscape insights and predictions for 2023

At Kaspersky’s annual Cyber Security Weekend – META, its experts discussed various topics and threats specifically facing enterprises, businesses and industrial organisations

Manufacturing

Manufacturing sector leads in highest average ransomware payments – report

Of the organisations surveyed that paid the ransom, the average cost was $2,036,189 – more than double the cross-sector average of $812,360

MBZUAI to get new super computer built by Hewlett Packard

Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence to receive new supercomputer

The new supercomputer will deliver end-to-end technologies, based on the HPE Apollo 6500 Gen10 Plus, which is purpose-built for AI and analytics workload

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Pandemic sparks surge of female entrepreneurship in the UAE – report

New data from LinkedIn and World Economic Forum shows that gender bias and economic impact of the pandemic led to a rise in ‘necessity entrepreneurs’

Airbnb readies $2bn buyback on surge in travel demand

Dubai ranks as 10th best Airbnb destination globally in 2022

According to the latest data from Inkifi, Dubai has 15,948 Airbnb active rentals

Vaccines

Covid vaccines prevented 20 million deaths in first year, study finds

Vaccines from companies including Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca have slashed hospitalisations and deaths, with more than 12 billion doses administered across the planet

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New report reveals threat actors’ top social engineering tactics and campaigns

The 2022 Social Engineering Report analyses the key trends and techniques of socially engineered cyberthreats observed over the past year

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GCC smartphone market suffers decline as demand continues to weaken

The GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09bn in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5 per cent quarter on quarter

Meta

Smart home devices market sees strong growth across the Middle East, Turkey and Africa

International Data Corporation’s tracker shows that 7.3 million smart home devices were shipped across the META region in Q1 2022

UAE customers

Over 90% of UAE customers say experience is as important as products – survey

The Salesforce’s ‘State of the Connected Customer Report’ reveals how trust, personalisation and digital-first experiences are central to customer needs

Multi-access edge computing

Multi-access edge computing spend to reach $23bn globally by 2027 – research

Increased demand for on-premises machine learning and low-latency connection – provided by 5G technology to fuel this growth

UAE ransomware

Over 59% of UAE organisations surveyed were hit by ransomware in 2021 – research

The average cost to recover from the most recent ransomware attack in 2021 was $1.26m

Multi-factor authentication

Multi-factor authentication to generate $27bn globally for mobile operators in 2022 – research

A Juniper Research study found that operators will generate this revenue from termination of SMS messages related to multi-factor authentication

5G Voice

5G voice users to reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026 – research

Despite the growth of voice-over-5G, the report forecasts operator-billed voice revenue will decline by 16 per cent over the next four years

AI

Majority of UAE workers believe AI and data science will impact their jobs in five years

The YouGov study commissioned by Dataiku reveals the country to be pro-AI, but work still needs to be done to democratise the use of data and AI

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Data scientists reveal roadblocks to digital transformation

SAS research also identifies strategies to capitalise on this pivotal moment and empower data scientists and organisations

How to enable proximity triggers to work

Start by identifying the character you want to emulate

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Data protection remains a challenge for nearly 90% of organisations – report

The Veeam Data Protection Trends Report 2022 surveyed over 3,000 IT decision-makers and global enterprises to understand their data protection strategies

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Six million electric cars will be shipped in 2022 – Gartner

Electric cars will represent 95 per cent of total EV shipments in 2022 and the remainder will be split between buses, vans and heavy trucks