John Benny

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9 top certifications for UAE database administrator tech jobs
Feature

9 top certifications for UAE database administrator tech jobs

Database administration is vital for businesses, and demand for these positions has increased over the years. However, as cloud computing options continue to take hold in the UAE with the recent expansion of major cloud providers in the region, technology, the database administrator (DBA) role is evolving. Here are certificates that will help you keep up with rapid changes in the IT market, and land a new job.
July 24, 2021
9 top in-demand certifications for software engineers in Egypt
Feature

9 top in-demand certifications for software engineers in Egypt

Egypt is attracting foreign firms and has one of the Middle East's fastest growing startup ecosystems, fueling demand for software engineers. Here are top courses that will help you qualify for an in-demand developer job.
July 7, 2020
Q&A: How Saudi Arabia is securing its $500 billion smart city, Neom
Interview

Q&A: How Saudi Arabia is securing its $500 billion smart city, Neom

Mike Loginov, Neom's CISO, explains how he is taking on the enormous task of building an intelligent and reliable security system for the mega smart city -- really a cluster of multiple towns and cities in an area the size of Belgium.
June 9, 2020
9 top certifications for network engineers in Saudi Arabia
Feature

9 top certifications for network engineers in Saudi Arabia

As Saudi Arabia, along with other Middle East states, accelerates digital transformation efforts, network engineers are in demand -- but the role is evolving as enterprises adopt software-defined networking (SDN).
May 30, 2020
VC funds flow to UAE, fintech startups, but COVID-19 curbs deals
News Analysis

VC funds flow to UAE, fintech startups, but COVID-19 curbs deals

The coronavirus has dampened the number of venture capital deals in the Middle East, but funds nevertheless flowed to Gulf states including the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt in the first few months of the year, with fintech and e-commerce grabbing a big share, according to online startup platform Magnitt.
April 19, 2020
UAE looks to tech, eases VOIP restrictions to fight coronavirus
News

UAE looks to tech, eases VOIP restrictions to fight coronavirus

UAE is doubling down on technology as the COVID-19 pandemic sends millions home. From lifting a long-held ban on popular apps such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom to announcing measures that promote remote working, the Gulf country has introduced sweeping changes in the last few weeks.
March 30, 2020