Saturday 20 December 2014

Cyber threats increase by one billion in 2014

A total of 6.2 billon malicious attacks on user computers and mobile devices were blocked by Kaspersky Lab antivirus products in 2014, one billion more than in 2013, the vendor of endpoint protection solutions reported. In 2014 Kaspersky Lab experts saw considerable growth in the


Family firms ‘key driver of GCC growth’

Family firms, which represent around 75 per cent of the private sector economy in GCC, outperform non-family firms by 15 per cent, and their continued success is a vital contributor to overall GCC growth, a report said. Family firms, which represent around 75 per cent of the priv


ME firms likely to continue dependence on expats

Businesses and organisations in the Middle are failing to create professionals equipped with the necessary skills to head industry, according to a study by Mercer, a leading human resources management consultancy. Companies in the region are struggling to identify future leaders


Mobile Internet changing lifestyles

Ninety-seven per cent of consumers in emerging markets using mobile Internet are experiencing fundamental life-changes in key areas of their lives, a report said. People in emerging and developed markets have different uses of their connections, as well perspectives according to


Oil price fall a 'golden' chance to shift to clean energy

World leaders have a "golden opportunity" with plunging oil prices to put a price on carbon emissions since cheaper fuel makes the move less risky politically, said the International Energy Agency (IEA). Oil fell $2 a barrel to new five-year lows on Friday after the wor


Hacktivism, Western cyber key threats for Mena

If 2014 was the “year of the breach,” then what future cyber security threats await us?  What’s the next mode of attack, and how much worse will it be?  Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of management consulting, technology, and engineering services, examines t


Connectivity: 10 hot consumer trends for 2015

Consumers want technology and connectivity to be integrated into all facets of daily life – in everything from bathroom mirrors, to sidewalks and medicine jars, a report said, detailing the 10 hot consumer trends for 2015 and beyond. Consumers are becoming more comfortable

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