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April 15, 2019

Sharp rise in output and new work according to Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker™

Dubai’s non-oil private sector economy expanded at a faster rate in March. Total business activity (output) increased at the fastest rate since January 2015. Moreover, two of the three key monitored sectors – travel & tourism and wholesale & retail – posted series record increases in activity. With new business growth also accelerating, expectations for the next 12 months were the second-strongest on record, just shy of January’s peak.  Price discounting, particularly in the wholesale & retail sector, was likely a key driver of demand in March. 

The seasonally adjusted Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker Index – a composite indicator [...]

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April 7, 2019

Nine out of Ten Critical Infrastructure Security Professionals Say Their Environments Have Been Damaged by a Cyberattack in the Last Two Years

Report by Ponemon Institute for Tenable finds 62% of respondents said their organizations have suffered multiple attacks

Tenable, the Cyber Exposure company, released the ‘Cybersecurity in Operational Technology: 7 Insights You Need to Know’ report, an independent study by the Ponemon Institute. The study identifies the true extent of cyberattacks experienced by critical infrastructure operators — professionals in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT). It found that 90% of respondents stated their environments had been damaged by at least one cyberattack over the past two years, with 62% experiencing two or more attacks. [...]

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March 30, 2019

Creating Better Research Reports

Mike Sherman, Neil Gains, and NewMR have partnered to investigate issues surrounding the quality of market research reports in 2019. Some of the questions being addressed in the study are:

Whether people believe the quality has been improving or not?What are the key determinants of a good report?Whether the views of the writers of reports differ from those who read them?

To help explore this topic, a survey has been created and we invite our readers to take part in a survey by clicking here

Hear the results via Webinar

Mike Sherman, Neil Gains and the NewMR team will be presenting the findings from this project in a NewMR webinar on Tuesday 30 [...]

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March 29, 2019

Informa Launches Venture Capital Fund

Informa, the International Exhibitions, Events, Information Services and Scholarly Research Group, announces the launch of Informa Ventures, a founder-friendly venture capital fund that makes early stage investments in the Knowledge & Information economy.

Informa Ventures offers capital, access to markets, mentorship and expertise to entrepreneurs and founding teams. It focuses on start-ups whose products and services are based on content, intelligence and connections, and where founders have clear vision of how disruption and innovation will challenge and shape these markets.

“We love it when a [...]

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February 28, 2019

Centrify Survey Confirms that Most Organizations are Not Prioritizing Privileged Access Management, Despite Knowing Privileged Credential Abuse is the Preferred Attack Vector

Study Reveals Privileged Credential Abuse is Involved in 74 Percent of Data Breaches, Yet Over Half of Organizations are Not Taking Basic Steps to Prevent It

Centrify, a leading provider of cloud-ready Zero Trust Privilege to secure modern enterprises, today announced results of a new survey revealing that most IT decision makers are not prioritizing Privileged Access Management (PAM) practices and solutions, despite knowing privileged credential abuse is involved in almost three out of every four breaches.

The survey of 1,000 IT decision makers evenly split between the U.S. and U.K. found that, of those whose organizations have experienced a breach, 74 percent [...]

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January 12, 2019

Ponemon-Tenable Study Find 60% of Organizations Suffered Two Or More Business-Disrupting Cyber Events in last 24 Months

Tenable®, Inc., the Cyber Exposure company, released the Measuring and Managing the Cyber Risks to Business Operations Report, an independent study conducted by Ponemon Institute. It found that 60 percent of organizations globally had suffered two or more business-disrupting cyber events — defined as cyber attacks causing data breaches or significant disruption and downtime to business operations, plant and operational equipment — in the last 24 months. Further, the vast majority of respondents (91 percent) had suffered at least one such cyber event in the same time period.

Despite this documented history of damaging attacks, the study found that the majority of [...]

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December 28, 2018

Middle East, Africa, & Turkey Wearable Devices Market Enjoys Strong Growth

Shipments of wearable devices in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region reached 1.13 million units in the third quarter of 2018 (Q3 2018), according to the latest insights from IDC. The global technology research and consulting firm’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker shows that shipments were up 77.6% on the corresponding period of 2017 and up 50.0% on the previous quarter.

The market witnessed various new product launches in Q3 2018 from brands such as Fitbit, Huawei, and Garmin, which all helped spur growth in the basic wearables category. A large number of shipments from Xiaomi, particularly to Turkey and the UAE, was another driver [...]

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December 23, 2018

‘Dubai Economic Report 2018’ confirms emirate on track as financial, business hub

The Department of Economic Development, DED, announced the release of the ‘Dubai Economic Report 2018’ on Saturday.

The report reviews the major macro- and sectoral level economic developments and growth in the emirate during 2017. It aims to be a reference for public and private sector decision-making as well as for developing policies and strategies that enhance overall competitiveness and growth in Dubai and the UAE.

Dubai had gross domestic product, GDP, of AED389.4 billion in 2017, a growth of 2.8 percent in constant prices from AED378.8 billion recorded in 2016, whereas the UAE economy as a whole achieved a lower growth of 0.8 percent, says the report [...]

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