The UNLOCK Blockchain Forum which commenced today at the Ritz Carlton Hotel DIFC and which will continue until January 15th 2018 has proven once again that Dubai is a vanguard when it comes to attracting innovative experts, blockchain start-ups, and forward looking attendees.
Al-Iktissad-Wal-Aamal, the organizers of UNLOCK Blockchain forum were not surprised to receive more than 60 blockchain start-ups from more than 39 countries, as well as more than 40 prominent expert speakers, and more than 500 participants.
HE Dr. Aisha Bint Buti Bin Bisher, Director General of Smart Dubai, the office driving Dubai’s city-wide transformation delivered her keynote speech at the [...]
As Big data analytics examines large amounts of data, it helps businesses unveil hidden patterns, connections and develop valuable insights. It is an advanced technology designed to make data analysis faster and easier so users can get answers instantly.
Yes, Big Data needs to be a part of your company’s decision-making process because you can not do anything without it, as this is the age where everything is socially influenced along with customer preference signals.
Now, people can connect with each other quickly, and social networks are still gathering active followers and gadgets are flying off the shelves.
These factors make necessary for businesses to dive [...]
As part of it global expansion plans, Focus Softnet, the leading software development company, today announced that it has signed a franchisee agreement promising ICT professionals Syed Safdar Ali and Fateh Ali to launch Focus Softnet New Zealand, which will act as a hub to promote the company’s entire range of enterprise and vertical-specific solutions as well as offer a full range of services to customers across New Zealand.
Speaking on the launch of their New Zealand operations, Mr. Mohammed Jawad Ali Khan, CEO, North America and APAC of Focus Softnet said, “As part of its growth strategy, Focus Softnet has been continuously expanding its market presence on a global scale [...]
Worldwide spending on digital transformation (DX) technologies (hardware, software, and services) is expected to be nearly $1.3 trillion in 2018, an increase of 16.8% over the $1.1 trillion spent in 2017. A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Digital Transformation Spending Guide from IDC forecasts DX spending to maintain a strong pace of growth over the 2016-2021 forecast period with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.9%. In 2021, DX spending will nearly double to more than $2.1 trillion.
The majority of DX spending in 2018 ($662 billion) will go toward technologies that support new or expanded operating models as organizations seek to make their operations more [...]
by Scott Manson, Cybersecurity Lead – Middle East and Africa, Cisco
We live in a world that is networked together, where companies rely on networked systems and their data is stored in the cloud. The year 2018 will bring more connectivity, digital transformation initiatives, and data to companies, along with a number of new cybersecurity threats and landscape changes making cybersecurity one of the most crucial issues that need to be addressed in the present scenario.
Let’s just take a quick look to what we witnessed in 2017. This year incidents like WannaCry and Netya illustrate, our adversaries are becoming more and more creative in how they architect [...]
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, announced the findings of The Cloud Report 2017, produced in collaboration with IBM and Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals.
Launched at a joint press conference held at Dubai Technology Entrepreneur Centre (Dtec), a wholly owned technology incubation center by DSOA and the largest of its kind in the Middle East, the report provides an in-depth view of cloud computing adoption in the Dubai start-up sector. Through a survey of more than 100 [...]
Zain Group and Cisco announced that they have successfully achieved a key milestone in expanding the telecommunications operator’s IP/MPLS network with cutting edge technologies, setting the groundwork for new opportunities and business models to be developed.
As a telecommunications operator serving over 45 million customers across eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Zain Group’s network infrastructure faces an increase of expectations and workloads driven by the growth of devices and connections. The annual Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (Cisco VNI™) forecast projects a 12-fold increase in Middle East and Africa mobile data traffic from 2016 to 2021, a [...]
by Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, ManageEngine
Growing use of artificial intelligence, machine learning with data analytics, and business intelligence. Business applications continue to churn out large volumes of data, and users are trying to mine that data to determine patterns and predict user behavior. In ecommerce, users want to know customers’ buying patterns, which will help market products better. Website designers want to understand how visitors move through their sites in order to improve conversion rates. And companies want to analyze their sales data to correlate marketing dollars spent with sales dollars generated. Business intelligence and data analytics [...]