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IT spending in EMEA to top $1trn in 2018: Gartner

IT spending in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) is projected to total $1trillion in 2018, an increase of 4.9 per cent from estimated spending of $974 billion in 2017, according to a new report from research and advisory firm Gartner. In 2017, however, all categories of IT sp

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Global GDP to see 3.2pc growth in 2018: Moody’s

Global GDP is estimated to grow at of 3.2 per cent in 2018 and 3.1 per cent in 2019, similar to 2017 and up from the 2.5 per cent growth achieved in 2016, Moody's Investors Service said in its 2018 cross sector credit conditions outlook. Strong, broad-based global economic gr

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Blockchain changing security landscape in banking sector

Blockchain, the technology that is used in the popular cryptocurrency 'Bitcoin', is revolutionary in many ways. It addresses multiple challenges associated with digital transactions, such as double spending and currency reproduction. Employing blockchain also reduces the

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Trends that can change Mideast logistics sector

Supply chains across the Middle East have been revolutionised by new advancements, making logistics services faster, more accurate, and efficient, according to a research conducted by FarEye, a global logistics management solutions company. The rise of innovative new machines and

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Investors’ global risk appetite on the rise: study

A record high (net 16 per cent) of investors say they are taking above-normal levels of risk in their investment, according to a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML). The net share of investors taking out protection against a correction in markets decreased this

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Why do Mena professionals switch jobs?

Most professionals in Mena (88 per cent) like hearing about new opportunities and higher compensation lures them into switching to a new job, according to employment-oriented social networking service LinkedIn. LinkedIn’s annual talent survey titled “Inside the Mind o

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Global wealth 27pc higher than a decade ago

Ten years from the onset of the global financial crisis, global wealth has grown by 27 per cent, according to Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2017 Global Wealth Report. In the 12 months to mid-2017, global wealth grew at a faster pace than in recent years, with mean weal

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Simple steps to online safety

On the heels of some very high-profile and disturbing data breaches, this year’s Cyber Security Awareness Month is timely. After the announcements of major data breach announcements from Equifax, Deloitte and the Securities and Exchange Commission, and with the increased publicity and imp

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10 ways to fund the shift to digital business

With many options for digital business transformation requiring significant investment, Gartner, a leading top research and advisory firm has identified the top 10 ways to fund the shift to digital business. According to Gartner's2017 CEO survey,42 per cent of CEOs are now ta

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Switch to renewables could save GCC $87bn by 2030

The GCC could save between $55 billion and $87 billion by 2030 when switching to renewable energy, according The BNC Network, the  research partner of The Big 5 Solar 2017, a major event dedicated to driving a solar powered world. The Big 5 Solar, running from November 26 to

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