Marc Ferranti

Editor in Chief

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

Zain upgrades 5G network to improve service level agreements

Enterprise software, cloud demand fuels Middle East 2020 IT spending

Enterprise software, cloud demand fuels Middle East 2020 IT spending

Spending on IaaS and SaaS jumps, but MENA enterprises still invest in on-premises data centres, Gartner reports.

Oracle opens cloud region in Jeddah, with more Gulf sites to come

Oracle opens cloud region in Jeddah, with more Gulf sites to come

More Oracle Gen 2 cloud data centres are on the way this year for Saudi Arabia and UAE.

South Africa IT spending to rise to $26.4 billion in 2020, IDC reports

South Africa IT spending to rise to $26.4 billion in 2020, IDC reports

Enterprise uptake of software and services fuels overall spending increase.

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

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

Technology executives polled by KPMG may be bellwether for industries undergoing transformation.

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.

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