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Algeria mobile market begins recovery

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Algeria’s mobile phone market recovered from an extremely turbulent 2017 to post strong growth for the first three months of 2018, according to the latest figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that device shipments in the country increased 18.3% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q1 2018.

AI to add $182 billion to UAE economy by 2035

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to boost economic growth in the United Arab Emirates by 1.6 percentage points and add US$182 billion to the national economy by 2035, according to a recent report by Accenture. The report looked at 15 industries in the UAE and 13 in Saudi Arabia to determine the potential sector-specific impact of AI on the economies of the Middle East.

CEO priorities are shifting to embrace digital, Gartner

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Growth tops the list of CEO business priorities in 2018 and 2019, according to a recent survey of CEOs and senior executives by Gartner. However, the survey found that as simple, implemental growth becomes harder to achieve, CEOs are concentrating on changing and upgrading the structure of their companies, including a deeper understanding of digital business.

Gartner survey reveals scarcity of current blockchain deployments

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Only 1 percent of CIOs indicated any kind of blockchain adoption within their organizations, and only 8 percent of CIOs were in short-term planning or active experimentation with blockchain, according to Gartner’s 2018 CIO Survey. Furthermore, 77 percent of CIOs surveyed said their organization has no interest in the technology and/or no action planned to investigate or develop it.

Weakening enterprise cybersecurity postures

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Centrify, a leading provider of Zero Trust Security through the power of Next-Gen Access, announced results of a new research study with Dow Jones Customer Intelligence, “CEO Disconnect is Weakening Cybersecurity,” which reveals that a misalignment between CEOs and Technical Officers is weakening enterprise cybersecurity postures.

CTI skill set in demand

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SANS has released the results of its annual SANS 2018 Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence Survey that  sheds light on the evolution of Cyber ​​Threat Intelligence (CTI) in cyber security and shows that CTI is maturing as a discipline.