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Digital transformation: How can regional companies undergo a successful transition

Digital transformation has now become ubiquitous – not just for IT teams, but for executives across all organisations

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Sheikh Mohammed launches DEWA’s space programme and Hatta tourism projects

The Space-D programme will include the launch a main satellite with the latest imaging and communication technologies

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JMR Infotech signs JV with UAE’s Seed Group to enhance digital transformation within the financial sector

JMR’s Genie de Banca digital platform will enable banks and financial institutions to automate and digitise their lending departments, develop new revenue channels, and present their customers with new products and services

Gitex 2020: Tech industry comes together amid Covid-19

Gitex Technology Week 2020 previewed a tech-led post-Covid future

The good news you might have missed in 2020

Here’s a rundown of some bright spots in 2020 and what we could look forward to this year

Business leaders rank UAE as global leader in innovation

Business executives in the UAE rank the country as a global leader in creating an ‘innovation-conductive’ environment

Why Middle East investors should consider Northern Ireland’s fintech sector

The fintech sector is booming – supported in part by the Covid-19 pandemic – and Northern Ireland offers regional businesses a great platform for growth

Why the human factor matters in cybersecurity – and how to deal with it

Companies need to find ways to integrate people, process and technology in a unified approach to security to protect their networks

How prepared are GCC healthcare systems to face a post-pandemic world?

Technology is changing the face of healthcare in the wake of the pandemic, says Dr. Damien Ng, Next Generation analyst at Swiss wealth manager Julius Baer

Gitex 2020: 40th version of the technology exhibition opens in Dubai

Various health protocols are in place due to Covid-19

Gitex 2020: UAE to host Israeli tech delegation

Gitex will host the UAE-Israel Future Digital Economy Summit and the Gitex Future Stars Israel Innovation Discovery Day

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Cyber protection specialist Acronis confirms participation in Gitex Technology Week 2020

Acronis offers innovative backup, anti-ransomware, disaster recovery, storage, and enterprise file syncing and sharing solutions, among other services

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Why partnerships are key to achieving the GCC’s smart city ambitions

UK technology companies involved in smart city projects across the region share their experience of collaborating with developers in the Gulf

ICT talent beckons a new era of learning in the Middle East

Adequate ICT talent is required to accelerate digital enablement plans across the region

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Gitex 2020: Everything you need to know

The only major global tech event set to be held live next month at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Gitex will see technology and business leaders from across the world gather to set growth strategies for the future

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Record growth in users of official UAE government portal from January-October: TRA

It recorded a 50.73 per cent year-on-year increase over the 6.54 million users recorded in the same period in 2019

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Sheikh Mohammed launches digital school initiative aiming to reach a million students in five years

The initiative will mainly cater to students who do not have easy access to formal education

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Inaugural UAE Tolerance Esports Games to begin on November 13

Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan launched the Global Commission for Tolerance in Esports and Gaming

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Sheikh Mohammed inaugurates Dhs590m Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Centre

The centre will use artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things and advanced communication systems to monitor and manage road networks

In pictures: First passengers make maiden voyage in hyperloop pod to mark testing milestone

Josh Giegel, co-founder and chief technology officer, and Sara Luchian, director of passenger experience, were the first people to ride

Over 2,000 UAE teachers join ‘Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts’ rank

UAE educators make up one in 10 out of 20,000 worldwide

Huawei Enterprise’s Middle East head on how the regional tech landscape is set to evolve

President of Enterprise Business Group for the Middle East, David Shi, talks about the role of digital transformation

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How we can encourage more women to enter the region’s tech industry

Technology companies have been investing in diversity programmes aimed at attracting female workers

Why financial institutions must leverage technology to align with the ‘new normal’

Organisations that accelerate their digital strategies are likely to be the businesses that will see an effective economic ‘bounceback’

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Here’s how regional banks can create a loyal customer base

Lenders should leverage the use of technology to understand customers’ needs and create a personalised journey for them, says IT firm Comarch

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Research team at UAE’s Khalifa University manufacture reusable 3D-printed facemasks

A prototype has been printed and assessments will be performed on it before it receives the necessary approvals

Mubadala acquires stake in Abu Dhabi-based AI specialist G42

Mubadala will integrate two of its entities, Injazat and Khazna, into G42

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Phi Trends: Why gaming stocks are hitting big

The global gaming sector has transformed from being merely a form of entertainment to a booming industry that has strong investment potential

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Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

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Sheikh Mohammed announces plans to build new satellite in Dubai

Expected to launch in 2023, the MBZ-SAT will be the second satellite to be built by an all-Emirati team