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March 10, 2019

How the Logistics Industry is Helping the Environment

By Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye

Ever since the industrial revolution, there has been significant changes in the environment due to human activities. Environmental degradation due to pollution and other human activities pose a serious threat to mankind. There is a need for all industries to embrace the goal of sustainable development and commitment towards environmental protection. Government regulations and growing awareness among the people has made it imperative for businesses to come up with business strategies that incorporate sustainability goals in their agenda.

Logistics is one of the most important part in the business value chain across [...]

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February 28, 2019

Building a cloud strategy to boost digital innovation

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHosting DataFort explains why it is necessary to build an organizational cloud strategy that includes the expectations of both business and IT end-users and generates suitable return around business objectives.

The role of cloud as an IT and business tool is now more than a decade old. Globally, IT departments are migrating their business applications from on-premises to public cloud platforms at a continuous pace. Gartner, a global market research player, expects this rate to pick up as legacy systems reach their end of life support and migration projects get underway. 

However, on the flip side, many enterprise CIOs have still [...]

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February 14, 2019

CIOs Best Suited to Lead Digital Transformation

Digital transformation requires successful orchestration of technology across the organization and there is nobody better suited to lead this than the CIO, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data

The traditional role of the chief information officer (CIO) in the past was to lead the team that kept the lights on in the IT department, building the IT strategy, and reporting to the management on how well the IT department was servicing the rest of the organization. With the adoption of cloud and mobile technologies by organizations and the increasing profile of cybersecurity threats, all this began to change.

Advances and improvements in [...]

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January 14, 2019

Transformation and automation hand in hand across 2019

While organizations will relook at their structure and job roles to enable successful digital transformation across 2019, other key activity areas will be automation of customer experiences and the supply chain, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data

Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data

As organizations get moving on the digital transformation road map, they may abruptly find themselves running more on a bumpy dirt track rather than a Formula One race course with expected high-speed pit-stops. The learnings from this experience are sometimes hard to accept. One of the key reasons for the bumpy track [...]

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January 6, 2019

Top IT Trends That Will Redefine Businesses in 2019

By Sami Abi Esber, President -MDS Gulf, Board Member-Midis Group

We are living in an era of unparalleled innovation. As new and emerging technologies continue to redefine IT and business, the pace of change and technological advancement is accelerating. Today, we are looking at a smarter, intelligent future driven by technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence, blockchain, internet of things, and more. While the industry has already embarked on its digital transformation journey, businesses are yet to realize the full potential of these technologies and how they will shape the way we do business in the future.

In the coming years, new digital [...]

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December 13, 2018

Interview with Christina Ioannidis

Insight World is delighted to speak to Christina Ioannidis, world-recognized speaker, facilitator and entrepreneur

Christina, please tell us about yourself and your role at Aquitude.

I am the CEO (Chief Engagement Officer) of Aquitude. I am a Greek-Venezuelan, who after many years living in multiple countries, I am now a resident of Dubai. I travel a lot for public speaking, delivering training courses or consulting with clients.

Could you give us an overview of what Aquitude does? What are the current priorities and vision for the future for Aquitude?

Aquitude is an Engagement consultancy. We work with our clients to build strong [...]

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December 13, 2018

How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way, explains Islam Zeidan, General Manager UAE & MEAD, Teradata

In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is to find answers to their problems. Just building a solution or buying devices and applications, without coming up with ananswer, in the shortest possible time and most economical manner, will sooner or later prove meaningless and futile. The upcoming field of data sciences is focused on resolving problems raised by end-users, [...]

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October 23, 2018

Why is design thinking different than other methodologies?

By Claire Vincent, Founder & CEO of MENA Creation

So you’ve heard about Design Thinking – but why are companies and their CEO’s so excited about it?

Here are three reasons why it’s so different and such an important new method of sustainably growing your business.

*Design Thinking is a more efficient PROBLEM-SOLVING methodology. It aims to look at things DIFFERENTLY, and it is suited to solve problems with more complexity.

*Is it HUMAN CENTERED

The entire process starts by placing human beings at the center and builds out from there. People are unique, and this approach takes this into account.

*It is [...]

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