Monday 17 June 2019
 
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Oil weighed down by demand concerns

The Bloomberg Commodity Index traded higher for the first time in four weeks. While growth-dependent commodities such as crude oil moved lower despite renewed concerns about stability in the Middle East, it was once again the agricultural sector that led from the front. The metal

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Industry 4.0 shaping the future of sustainable business

The Middle East and Africa market for augmented and virtual reality is expected to grow to $6 billion by 2020, according to the International Data Corporation. As the digital trend continues to innovate, it will transform the future of sustainable business. Industry 4.0 has revol

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Over 2.3 billion files exposed online, says expert

More than 2.3 billion files have been found inadvertently exposed online over the past year, reads a report from threat intelligence outfit Digital Shadows. The firm’s new ‘Too Much Information: The Sequel’ report follows up on the study’s previous iterati

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Over 1bn mobile users in MEA by 2022: Cisco

There will be one billion mobile users in the Middle East and Africa by 2022, representing 58 per cent of the region's population, up from 798 million in 2017, said global networking leader Cisco in a new report. According to this year’s Mobile Visual Networking Index (

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Shipments of cellular IoT modules hit 221m units in 2018

Global cellular IoT module shipments increased by 16 percent in 2018 to a new record level of 221 million, said Sweden-based M2M/IoT market research firm Berg Insight. Annual revenues grew faster at 24 percent, reversing the previous trend of decreasing average module prices. The

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5G uptake even faster than expected: Ericsson

Rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for 5G has led global connectivity leader Ericsson to forecast an extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024. The June 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscription

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Subscription-based IT services–Boosting cybersecurity

The way customers acquire goods has changed. They are no longer investing in ownership, but customization of on-demand delivery and fresh experiences. It’s clear that the subscription economy is here to stay with the explosive adoption of services like Amazon Prime and Netflix. &nb

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Under GDPR, you can still get security data

Artificial intelligence is the topic of so many conversations in the cybersecurity industry these days, and rightly so. As we gather more intelligence on cyber threats, we can use AI to do ever smarter things with that data to prevent attacks. The potential of AI will grow as we collect more da

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Lack of digital skills ‘key barrier to business success’

Sixty-four per cent of UAE organisations are aware that digital transformation is key to success, but are struggling to achieve the goals because they lack digital competencies, which is higher than organisations in North America (54 per cent) and EMEA (56 per cent), said a new study by the Eco

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A bump in the road for driverless cars?

Driverless cars look set to be the future. For a few years now, the technology has been making headlines around the world as we grapple with what this newest innovation will mean for our everyday lives. We are right to be excited. Driverless cars represent a significant shift in

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