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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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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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September 25, 2018

Logistics Must Adapt to New Age Digital Technologies to Transform the ‘Digitally-Empowered’ Customer Experience

By Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO, FarEye

Today’s customers are digitally connected, engaged and influenced. The phenomenon of the e-commerce industry has grown beyond comprehension in terms of volume, scale, markets and countries. With shopping online and at retail stores at the same time becoming a reality coupled with devices connecting every aspect of consumers’ lives, the shift is making way for the tidal wave of industry transition in the Middle East.

This has given a push to the e-commerce markets, a 246.15% increase in worldwide ecommerce sales, from $1.3 trillion in 2014 to $4.5 trillion in 2021. That’s a nearly threefold lift in online revenue. To [...]

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September 11, 2018

Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

Written by Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa

Every new generation of carrier technologies has brought forward new business and consumer use cases. The release of 3G rolled in wireless mobile data communication, while the release of 4G brought in IP wireless data communication. Both combined have made ecommerce, video, gaming, social media, an every-day routine on smartphones and mobile phones.

In essence 3G and 4G networks enabled mobile broadband for business and consumers. As part of this growth: the world is now mobile; there is huge growth in network access; digitization has become a reality leading to emergence [...]

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August 14, 2018

Five digital transformation lessons retailers can learn from the Tour de France

By Raj Mistry, Group Director, Retail – Dimension Data

The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages, and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries. It is a testament to the benefits of digital transformation that a sporting event more than 100 years old can keep innovating and pushing the boundaries of the digital fan experience. This unwavering obsession to continually improve products and services is very relevant and timely for a hard-hit retail sector struggling to grow – especially for the bricks and mortar stores.

Data is the key to unlocking new audiences

Data [...]

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July 12, 2018

Something Phishy: How to Identify and Avoid Phishing Scams

By Harish Chib, Vice President, Middle East & Africa, Sophos

Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behavior as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defense. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads. Phishing emails have led to massive data exposures, which caused major reputational and financial damage in the private and public sector over the last few years. As cybercriminals continue to prey on employees through their technology, they are always taking measures to be one step ahead. In an organization all it takes is one [...]

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