Studies and reports

Executives interviewed for the 2018 edition of the Business Barometer: Gulf CEO Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) were largely upbeat in their outlook for the coming 12 months, buoyed by higher and more stable oil prices, although regional political volatility remained a cause of concern for many.

Infoblox Inc., the leader in Secure Cloud-Managed Network Services, today announced the results of its global survey on the state of network security at higher education institutions. Results reveal that 81 percent of IT professionals state securing campus networks has become more challenging in the last two years.

The World Road Transport Organisation (IRU) has published new research highlighting the importance of innovation in road transport. The organization conducted a quantitative online survey amongst 450 global transport companies, including in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) [1].

Dimension Data, the USD 8 billion global technology integrator and managed services provider, today launched its Tech Trends 2019 report developed by its team of technology experts. It identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures, and services. In the report, Group CTO Ettienne Reinecke claims that 2019 will finally see digital transformation become a reality and predicts a spate of industry-wide disruption as innovative companies see long-term projects bear fruit.

UAE markets closed on a positive note as Dubai and Abu Dhabi were up by 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively for the day. The positive sentiments throughout the week  helped both of the indexes in recording gains of 2.5% in Dubai and 0.8% in Abu Dhabi, which can be attributed to the trend seen in global equities. For the day, Dubai extended its gains for the third straight session led by transportation, consumer staples and real estate sector stocks. Abu Dhabi’s index extended its gains for the second straight session led by the real estate and energy sector stocks.