Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

Marc Ferranti is the editor in chief of the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

Israeli tech leaders: Ecommerce, telcos, healthcare ripe for disruption

Mobile tech fuels Middle East economy as 5G becomes reality, GSMA says

Mobile tech fuels Middle East economy as 5G becomes reality, GSMA says

Enterprises need to get ready as mobile broadband drives use of emerging technology including IoT, VR and artificial intelligence.

Tunga taps African IT talent to meet growing demand for developers

Tunga taps African IT talent to meet growing demand for developers

The impact sourcing startup, which this week opened a new African office in Lagos, offers lessons for managing virtual developer teams.

Middle East enterprise software, data centre spending rises

Middle East enterprise software, data centre spending rises

CIOs boost investments in digital initiatives as spending on devices, mobile phones falls, Gartner says.

African tech talent outsourcer Andela cuts hundreds of junior developers

African tech talent outsourcer Andela cuts hundreds of junior developers

African startup star Andela says it is making the cuts because it can't place junior developers in global markets.

Banking, manufacturing, retail forecast to fuel Middle East AI adoption

Banking, manufacturing, retail forecast to fuel Middle East AI adoption

Middle East CIOs are adopting artificial intelligence to revamp customer service, marketing and sales, and more generally to improve overall product quality and efficiency, according to IDC.

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

NetSuite refines focus on SMBs facing growth challenges

Cloud technology and the increasing pace of globalization allow small and medium-size businesses to scale up faster than ever, but also puts them in a bind. How do they take advantage of opportunities to grow when they have limited...

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Gartner: Cloud, enterprise software to drive global IT spending increase

Spending on enterprise software, particularly cloud services and applications, is expected to grow faster than any other category of IT this year, fueling an overall increase in global spending on technology.

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the rebellion against complexity

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the rebellion against complexity

As enterprises transition from on-premises IT, Oracle is positioning itself as the premier provider for cloud computing. You may think this is a stretch, but the company has steadily revamped its vast software portfolio to the point...

Eximchain launches blockchain-based global supply chain network

Eximchain launches blockchain-based global supply chain network

Founded at MIT, the innovative startup moved operations to Singapore to take advantage of its position as a trade hub, its talent pool and supportive business environment

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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