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The age of Everything-as-a-Service

Organisations across the region are accelerating their Digital Transformation strategies and, as a result, are looking for infrastructure that will future-proof their operations. Mohammad Al-Jallad, Chief Technology Officer and Director, Middle East and Africa at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, tells us about why organisations need to consider a consumption-based model to unlock the true benefits of […]


Emirates NBD builds cloud platform for Digital Transformation with Red Hat

UAE-headquartered Emirates NBD, provides retail, wholesale and corporate financial services across the Gulf state and international markets. To increase the speed and flexibility of IT delivery while controlling costs, it embarked on an ambitious multimillion-dollar initiative to transform its end-to-end technology infrastructure and practices. Miguel Rio Tinto, Group CIO, Emirates NBD, tells Intelligent CIO Middle […]


Saudi Arabia and World Bank announce initiative to share AI expertise with developing countries

The World Bank and Saudi Arabia have announced a long-term partnership to accelerate the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in developing nations in support of economic and development goals. The objective is to ensure that no nation is left behind in the race to unlock the value of AI while ensuring the appropriate safeguards are […]


Batelco signs partnership with e-Boks to bring secure digital postbox solutions

Batelco, the national telecommunication company in Bahrain, has signed a partnership agreement with e-Boks, a Nordic provider of secure platforms and digital postboxes. e-Boks offers companies and public authorities a user-friendly platform for digital communications, enabling customers to send any kind of important documents to their users and engage in a secure two-way communication with […]


National strategy for data and Artificial Intelligence to position Saudi Arabia as a global leader in AI by 2030

Saudi Arabia has revealed its new National Strategy for Data and AI (NSDAI) which will make the country a global leader in Artificial Intelligence by 2030. Saudi Arabia’s National Strategy for Data and AI intends to put AI at the heart of the country’s development and growth. By 2030, Saudi Arabia’s vision is to become […]


Kaspersky detects phishing version of Arabic Netflix

Researchers from cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky have detected a wave of phishing attacks leading to a malicious domain perfectly disguised as a legitimate Netflix landing page. As a popular streaming platform, Netflix is also a popular disguise for phishers, yet only some of the criminals go so far to create webpages in local languages and target […]


Cisco accelerates secure cloud adoption with launch of new WAN Edge Platform

Networking giant Cisco has announced its new Wide Area Networking (WAN) edge platform to help customers accelerate cloud adoption and deliver secure and automated connectivity to applications across cloud, data centre and Edge. A foundational piece of Cisco’s intent-based networking portfolio, the Catalyst 8000 Edge family provides customers with an innovative and high-performance routing platform. […]


Fraudsters exploit legitimate US lottery in Arabic fraudulent campaign that’s gone global

Researchers at cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky have detected a wave of fraudulent emails designed to make money for cybercriminals. The emails are disguised as lottery offer letters written in Arabic and contains a legitimate website link to make the email look trustworthy, yet in fact invite users to share their personal data in return for a […]


EmiratesGBC study finds deep retrofit of buildings with 50% energy savings achievable in the UAE

Emirates Green Building Council (EmiratesGBC), an independent forum aimed at conserving the environment by strengthening and promoting green building practices, has unveiled the results of its study ‘Advancing Deep Retrofits in the UAE’ at the virtual EmiratesGBC webinar. According to the study findings, a majority (84%) of the respondents, including consultants, suppliers, manufacturers and ESCO […]


stc launches data analysis laboratory as a cloud platform for Artificial Intelligence innovation

Nasser bin Suleiman Al-Nasser, CEO, stc Group, has called on large companies to adopt transformative plans to promote innovation through Artificial Intelligence (AI), and to develop solutions that aim to support the growth of sectors while reducing the costs in each of them. stc has also launched an Advanced Cloud Based Data Analysis Laboratory through […]


Accenture and ServiceNow launch dedicated business group to help organisations transform work

Accenture and ServiceNow have formed a new business group to help private and public sector clients accelerate their Digital Transformation and better address today’s dynamic operational challenges. The Accenture ServiceNow Business Group represents a significant multi-million dollar investment from both companies over the next five years. The Accenture ServiceNow Business Group will help organisations rapidly […]


Jordan Ahli Bank drives digital banking with Temenos

Temenos, the banking software company, has announced that Jordan Ahli Bank has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Infinity to rapidly develop and deploy new digital and mobile banking experiences, helping it differentiate and drive customer growth in Jordan and the Middle East. Working with Temenos, the bank has successfully achieved this while operating remotely, due […]