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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: May 9, 2018
NEW YORK. Stronger commitment to AI could boost revenues 34% and employment 14% by 2022.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. Inflationary pressures sharpened as businesses and input suppliers capitalised on stronger demand conditions; In response to greater growth impetus, business confidence reached a 34-month high.
Posted: May 8, 2018
UAE. The Boston Consulting Group demystifies the technology to help bridge the gap between AI ambition and execution for UAE businesses; The launch of the UAE Strategy for Artificial Intelligence is the first of its kind in the world.
Posted: May 7, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Wealth Managers showed strong results in 2017 with global financial wealth growing by 7%; Efforts to diversify revenue streams over the past decade will not provide a sufficient hedge against revenue declines from a market downturn.
Posted: May 4, 2018
UAE. Banks' asset growth remains robust at 4.4%; Overall net profit increased 6.7% year-on-year; Non-performing loan (NPL) ratio for the GCC banking sector reduced by 0.3% to 3.2%.
Posted: May 3, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Only 1 percent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption; Organizations should not overestimate the short-term benefits of blockchain.
Posted: May 3, 2018
UAE. Saudi Arabia led the MENA IPO activity in volume and value; REITs dominate IPO listings in first quarter with five deals; IPO outlook for UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Egypt is strong.
Posted: May 2, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Putting people at the centre when designing and delivering buildings of the future is crucial to unlocking the potential of new technologies.
Posted: May 1, 2018
SAUDI ARABIA. In the next decade, Saudi Arabia aims to expand the size and scale of its financial services sector such that it becomes the region's primary market.
Posted: May 1, 2018
UAE. New research revealed that organizations are not only facing a variety of different threats, but the volume and frequency of the attacks continue their upward trajectory.
Posted: April 30, 2018
UAE. The recent rise in cryptocurrency scams appearing on the Android platform in disguise has shown that such incidents are not exclusive to PCs and also highlight the importance of knowing what to look out for so you do not unintentionally take part.
Posted: April 30, 2018
UAE. A fierce competition exists among global investment markets while the UAEIIC strengthens coordination between public and private sectors to enhance investment.
Posted: April 27, 2018
INTERNATIONAL. Customer experience represents the majority of AI business value through 2020; AI-derived business value is forecast to reach US$3.9 trillion in 2022.
Posted: April 26, 2018
UAE. The leading-edge AI-driven SOC is located in Dubai and will service customers in the MEA region; It is a response to changes in the global and regional threat landscape.
Posted: April 25, 2018
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date:Posted: May 22, 2018
UAE. Cyber-criminals are turning their attention to the supply chain as a new means to exploit business data.
date:Posted: May 21, 2018
UAE. A new defence is being developed that will allow companies to tackle the latest threats as soon as they appear on the network; Machine learning enables AI to detect patterns in all sorts of data sources and create behaviours based on recognized patterns.
date:Posted: May 17, 2018
UAE. The report states that 50% of SME funding applications are rejected by banks and that alternative trade finance, powered by FinTech and Blockchain, is on the rise.
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