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Saudi Arabia's Top ICT Industry Leaders Gather in Riyadh as IDC Reveals Key Predictions for Year Ahead

Riyadh – Overall spending on information and communication technology (ICT) in Saudi Arabia is expected to reach $34.5 billion this year, up 1.0% on 2018. That’s according to the latest insights,...

Saudi Arabia's ICT Community to Converge on Riyadh for 'IDC Directions 2019'

Riyadh – Saudi Arabia's most influential technology vendors, telecommunications operators, and IT service providers are set to gather at The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh on Tuesday, February 5 as Internationa...

ICT Industry Leaders Gather in Dubai as IDC Tips Digital Transformation Spending in the Middle East, Turkey & Africa to Top $25 Billion in 2019

Dubai – Overall spending on information and communication technology (ICT) in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) is set to grow 2.5% year on year in 2019 to reach $213 billion. That's accordin...

His Excellency Wesam Lootah to Present Keynote at IDC Middle East CIO Summit 2019 in Dubai

Dubai – International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that His Excellency Wesam Lootah, CEO of Smart Dubai Government Establishment and founding member of IDC's CIO Advisory Counc...

Region's Rampant Digital Transformation Sets the Tone for IDC's IT Forum 2018 in Bahrain

Manama – 89% of organizations in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) now view digital transformation as being central to their corporate strategies. That's according to a recent survey conducted by Inter...

North Africa Mobile Market Sees Strong Growth as Demand for Feature Phones Surges

Cairo – The North Africa mobile phone market – comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco – saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in Q3 2018, according to the latest insights from Internation...

IDC Urges Middle East's Banking & Finance Industry to Enhance Provision of Digital Customer Experiences

Dubai – As the open banking movement gathers momentum and the use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to proliferate across the industry, 25% of financial institutions worldwide will be capable ...

Africa's Mobile Phone Shipments Flatline as Major Markets Experience Differing Fortunes

Nairobi – Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q3 2018 according to the latest figures announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology ...

GCC Smartphone Market Shows First Signs of Growth for Over a Year

Dubai – IDC's latest Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker for Q3 2018 shows that shipments of smartphones to the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) increased for the first time since Q1 2017. W...

Digital Transformation Spending in the Middle East, Turkey, & Africa to Reach $40 Billion by 2022

Dubai – The Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region will see annual spending on digital transformation (DX) initiatives cross the $20 billion mark by the end of this year, according to the ...