Tuesday 28 January 2020

Automation ‘to take over 69pc of work by 2024’

As AI and emerging technologies such as virtual personal assistants and chatbots make rapid headway into the workplace, these technologies will replace almost 69 per cent of the manager’s workload, by 2024, said research and advisory firm Gartner. “The role of manager


Most firms ‘struggling to achieve innovation in IT’

While a majority of CEOs express strong confidence in the effectiveness of their current IT systems, most are struggling to achieve levels of innovation that drive growth and revenue, according to a global study by Accenture. “Your Legacy or Your Legend? A CEO’s Guide


ME leads global demand across 5 technologies: Aveva

Middle East reveals lower demand for AI and advanced process and engineering design than global trend but leads global demand across five technology categories including edge computing and enterprise mobility, a report said. Aveva, a global leader in engineering and industrial so


'Be smarter with your smartphone'

Amer Owaida, security writer at ESET, recently discussed bad cybersecurity habits one should avoid in 2020, especially where computers are involved. Today, he's got recommendations for both computers and smartphones, such as being especially wary when connecting to a public wi-fi network.


What are UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for H1?

Management accountants, talent acquisition specialists and HR business partners top the list of UAE’s top 10 in-demand roles for the first half of 2020, said Robert Half, a global recruitment consultancy, in a new report. To attract new hires and retain top talent, remunera


Global IT spending to reach $3.9trn in 2020: Gartner

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.9 trillion in 2020, an increase of 3.4 per cent from 2019, said research and advisory firm Gartner, noting that the spending is expected to cross into $4 trillion territory next year. “Although political uncertainties pushed th


Climate fires and political wars set to rage in 2020

Economic and political polarisation will rise this year, as collaboration between world leaders, businesses and policy-makers is needed more than ever to stop severe threats to our climate, environment, public health and technology systems.    This points t


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