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June 19, 2019

9 Elements of a Successful Digital Transformation in 2019

written by Victoria Zagorsky

As companies around the world seek competitive advantage in the digital economy, they make significant investments in the technologies that enable the digital transformation. According to IDC, worldwide spending on digital transformation is forecast to increase at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 16.7% to reach nearly USD 2 trillion in 2022.

According to the latest McKinsey Global Survey on digital transformations, more than eight in ten respondents say their organizations have undertaken digital transformation efforts in the past five years.

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RISK – TOP CONCERN FOR THE CEOs IN [...]

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June 13, 2019

Interview with Sohaib Hasan

Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Sohaib Hasan, internationally renowned career coach and trusted advisor whose insights, recommendations and motivation are empowering talent in the UAE to unlock their true potential. 

Sohaib, please tell us about yourself.

It often gets tricky for me where to begin from. Well, I am very passionate about helping people in their careers and most importantly the job seekers across the globe who face various challenges. Over the years, I have shared countless tips and tricks on LinkedIn regarding job searching, how to reach out to recruiters, ways to do follow ups, effective LinkedIn profiling, [...]

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April 17, 2019

Five Myths about Transportation Management that’s Hurting your Business

By Gautam Kumar, Co-Founder & COO, FarEye

Gone are those days when managing transportation was perceived as an afterthought. And thanks to uncompromising customer expectations this arm of a supply chain and logistics is now as important as planning procurement, managing inventory, and optimizing warehousing.

But seamless management of transportation is easier said than done. To begin with let’s clear the cloud that has been obscuring some important facts about transportation for quite some time now. Common myths like transportation will continue to be a cost center, it does not directly impact customer retention, the sector will remain unorganized, [...]

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April 15, 2019

Why automation and orchestration are key to securing the digital organization

Digital organizations have a vast attack surface making it prohibitive to secure them completely using conventional techniques, explains Paul Potgieter, Managing Director – UAE, Dimension Data

With the benefits of cloud platforms and mobility becoming increasingly obvious in the region, organizations have now started migration to digital platforms. Most regional businesses today are using cloud and mobility solutions in some manner or the other, often with highly varying degrees of adoption and integration. However, no matter the degree of adoption and integration, the security challenges of digital organizations are vastly different from those of [...]

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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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