Bianca Wright

 Middle East’s digital transformation laggard status may be a benefit

Could undersea cables spell innovation in connectivity for Africa?

Could undersea cables spell innovation in connectivity for Africa?

Cable investment is up, with Google and Facebook planning to establish links to sub-Saharan Africa, but immediate benefits will elude much of the region.

  How to get the best from impact sourcing in Africa

How to get the best from impact sourcing in Africa

How can you get the best from a social-impact outsourcing arrangement while ensuring it really makes a difference to local communities?

 How VR is changing the oil and gas industry in the Middle East

How VR is changing the oil and gas industry in the Middle East

Virtual reality applications are gaining traction in a sector with big safety and training issues.

What does Facebook’s Libra mean for Africa?

What does Facebook’s Libra mean for Africa?

In a region on the vanguard of mobile payment systems, Facebook's cryptocurrency may get a good reception despite regulatory and trust issues.

 Turkcell's move to solar highlights power challenges for data centres

Turkcell's move to solar highlights power challenges for data centres

Here's why Turkcell is launching the first solar-powered data centre in the Middle East.

How Jordan is cultivating its tech talent

How Jordan is cultivating its tech talent

Aspirations to be a regional tech hub drive government and private enterprises to launch an ambitious array of programmes.

What Africa's social and digital clampdowns mean for doing business

What Africa's social and digital clampdowns mean for doing business

Restrictions not only silence or limit the citizenry; they also have a very real economic cost.

How Mauritius is positioning itself as the next fintech hub for Africa

How Mauritius is positioning itself as the next fintech hub for Africa

Authorized fintech testing sandboxes, digital-assets licenses, and rules for peer-to-peer crowdfunding set the stage for a new avenue to growth.

Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity concerns increase as threats evolve

Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity concerns increase as threats evolve

The country’s geopolitical position and natural resources make it an obvious target, as field and industrial operations come into the crosshairs of malicious actors.

How CIOs are navigating Africa’s infrastructure woes

How CIOs are navigating Africa’s infrastructure woes

Africa’s infrastructure instability continues to affect business, but savvy CIOs are finding ways to manage.

Egypt sets its sights on artificial intelligence

Egypt sets its sights on artificial intelligence

From fonYou partnering with a mobile operator in Egypt to use its AI module to reach the unbanked to funding for Widebot’s Arabic language chatbot, signs of interest in artificial intelligence are on the rise in Egypt.

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