Monday 21 May 2018

How AI-based machine learning impacts IT security

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic of discussion in many industries for a while now, with healthcare, retail and hospitality, to name but a few, starting to speculate on the massive opportunities its development could bring to how their business is run, and how customers interact


Oil prices to peak in mid-2019: BofAML

Brent crude oil prices are expected to trend gradually higher, hitting an average of $80 per barrel (/bbl) by mid-2019 before gradually trending lower to an average of $71/bbl by end-2019, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in a new report. This amounts to approximately


Preventing workplace stress improves productivity

Stress is a recognized endemic for people across the world, but it has now become an overwhelming challenge facing the workforce and is having a crippling effect on health and productivity. As awareness increases amongst employers in the Middle East, Andrés Oppenheim, gene


GCC debt issuance weak Q1 at $12bn: NBK

While the GCC sovereign issuance was quiet in the first quarter (1Q) of the year at $12 billion, still-favourable borrowing costs, high oil prices, and continued foreign investor interest are expected to keep market access relatively easy this year, a report said. Meanwhile, glob


Global business growth increases 3.7pc: study

Globally, manufacturing business growth has increased by 3.7 per cent despite the fact that half of manufacturers admit they have grown under challenging circumstances, said Epicor Software Corporation in a new study. The annual Global Growth Index launched by the global provider


10 recommendations for the future of the Internet

The global network of networks must remain user-centric and continue to work for the benefit of all, said the Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit organization, highlighting 10 recommendations for the future of the Internet. As part of its first-of-a-kind report aimed at


Peak in chemicals M&A may be coming to an end

Despite more than 60 per cent of global chemicals sector executives anticipating stronger M&A activity in 2018 than in 2017, a growing number expect a drop in activity as a result of the limited availability, said a report.   Despite more than 60 per cent of global chemic


Blockchain adoption still on rocky road: Gartner

Only one per cent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their companies, and only eight per cent of CIOs were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to a survey from research and advisory firm Gartner. Furthermore, 77 per ce


Saudi Arabia equity market set for strong rally

The Saudi equity market is gaining momentum as it heads for possible inclusion in MSCI’s influential emerging market index in 2018, following the FTSE upgrade as an emerging market last month, said an industry expert. “This rally is underpinned by fundamental factors


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