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8 technologies that will disrupt business in 2020

From artificial intelligence to augmented reality, these eight disruptive technologies and trends will begin driving how business gets done at forward-thinking organizations in the years to come.

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How Khaadi cured system fragmentation to cut costs and boost sales

To foster continued expansion in the Middle East and worldwide, the retail empire implemented global, cloud-based ERP and analytics for real-time data consolidation and improved sales support.

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8 ways the cloud is more complex than you think

The cloud may spark automated push-button fantasies, but the reality of shifting to cloud services is quite a bit more complicated.

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GCC CIOs prioritize optimization over transformation

Tech leaders should think of business outcomes first and technology second, advises Gartner.

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Amazon's Bahrain data centres signal shift in Middle East cloud options

A month after Microsoft launched data centers in the United Arab Emirates, Amazon Web Services this week launched three availability zones in Bahrain, adding to the expanding list of cloud choices for Middle East enterprises.

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Coming soon: Eco-friendly data centers | TECH(feed)

As the push for sustainability across all businesses intensifies, so too will the push for greener IT infrastructure. Data centers are notorious for giving off thermal energy and being somewhat energy inefficient. Researchers at Rice...

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GDPR compliance in the Middle East: What you need to know

Organizations across the region are struggling to comply with the EU’s privacy law; here's how to clear stumbling blocks and keep regulators happy.

As MENA moves to cloud, CIOs look to keep data in-country, study shows

Companies particularly in the UAE are quickly implementing cloud solutions, but with GDPR in play, data sovereignty is now top of the IT agenda.

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As MENA moves to the cloud, CIOs look to keep data in-country

With cloud adoption fast on the rise throughout the Middle East and North Africa, GDPR compliance is starting to loom top of mind for IT leaders.

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12 dark secrets of cloud security

The cloud is essentially a dark pool of computational power and that mystery can lull us into complacency. Here’s what you don’t know about keeping your data secure in the cloud.

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What cloud vendors really want from their customers

Knowing what matters most to your current cloud vendors, those you are considering and those you ultimately add to your portfolio of cloud products and solutions in the future, will help you assess what leverage you have when it comes...

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Cloud computing in the Middle East: The next big tech market?

Although still in its early stages, recent developments such as the opening of data centres and optimistic spending forecasts might soon be turning the tide of cloud computing growth in the MENA region.

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Wyndham’s digital innovation elevates the customer experience

With its five-platform digital strategy, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts improves the experiences of all its customers: guests, franchises, and internal team members. CIO Scott Strickland explains how.

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Hermes transforms data infrastructure to speed parcel deliveries

The UK logistics company changed its data model and moved to the cloud, enabling it to offer a host of new services around parcel delivery.

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When should enterprises adopt 5G? | TECH(talk)

5G deployment is a hot topic, especially as many countries race to build next-generation networks. The U.S. has banned Huawei from contributing to its network construction, but will that really set the U.S. back? Amid all of the hype...

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Humanizing the digital experience

As part of their digital transformation, leading organizations find unique ways to make customer interactions more meaningful, seamless, and faster.

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9 dark secrets of low-code software development

Low-code tools offer the promise of building apps in a snap, but when you look more closely at the platforms, outcomes, and processes, the reality of low code isn’t quite so simple.

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5 enterprise cloud strategy trends for 2019

Multi-cloud strategies are increasingly top of mind for innovation-seeking CIOs. Another growing trend: FinOps to manage cloud costs effectively.

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