The results of our 2019 IT Priorities survey are in, and they show the good news that IT budgets are rising faster than they have for many years. Cloud remains the top spending priority for this year, but IT automation is growing fast as a major investment area.
Countries in the Middle East see technology as an industry of the future and are investing heavily in the sector as part of their economic diversification plans. Read in this issue how the latest development will see a $60m venture capital fund, based in Bahrain, invest in 120 early-stage startups across the Middle East region.
In this infographic, we take a look at the impact of the pandemic on IT purchasing in the UKI region and analyse the best marketing and sales approaches for prospect outreach on the new 'digital' normal.
Imperial College London is embarking on a three-year project with an Abu Dhabi-based group of researchers to find ways for datacentre operators and cloud providers to secure their infrastructure. Also read how Dubai is positioning itself to reap the benefits of a promising global market for drone technology.
The Middle East is investing heavily in IT to make life better for its population. Smart city developments are an example. But read in this issue how in the Middle East, where there is a growing population and a rise in lifestyle-related disease, IT is being used to support the healthcare system.
Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam is one of Europe’s main access points, so you might be surprised to read that IT systems such as those controlling the Dutch borders are rarely tested. In this issue, read about a critical report from the Dutch Court of Audit.