The recently released sixth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2015-2020) reveals that global cloud traffic is expected to rise 3.7-fold, up from 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 to 14.1 ZB per year by 2020. In Middle East and Africa, data center traffic will reach 451 exabytes per year by 2020, up from 105 exabytes per year in 2015. This rapid growth of cloud traffic is attributed to increased migration to cloud architectures and their ability to scale quickly and efficiently support more workloads than traditional data centers.
With greater data center virtualization, cloud operators are also able to achieve greater operational efficiencies while flexibly delivering a [...]
During the first three days of its participation in the 35th Gitex Technology Week, the stand of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s newly-launched online platform DubaiStartupHub attracted over 200 business ideas from start-ups who pinned their projects onto a giant digital billboard displaying the map of Dubai.
This magnetic tool is inviting investors to express interest in the projects while seeking new business partnerships as after the conclusion of the tech week, the ideas will be placed on the DubaiStartupHub platform allowing investors to choose the project of their choice and to directly get in touch with the owner of the idea to carry forward the [...]
Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Denyse Drummond-Dunn, founder, president and chief catalyst of C3Centricity and the author of “Winning Customer Centricity”, a must-read book for business executives looking to build truly customer-centric organizations.
Denyse, please tell us about yourself and C3Centricity.
Although I now run a consultancy, I have spent most of my career on the client side, working for some of the best consumer goods companies around, including Nestle, Philip Morris International and Gillette (now a part of P&G). I left my last position as Global Head of Consumer Excellence to start C3Centricity five years ago, because I saw [...]
Insight Middle East and Africa is delighted to speak to Karthik Ramamurthy, Ipsos Business Consulting – Director & Regional Head – Middle East, Africa, India
Karthik, please tell us about your role and primary responsibilities at Ipsos Business Consulting.
My role primarily revolves around developing the consulting offerings of Ipsos and promoting our solutions to existing clients who use our research services and to new clients. The key is educating clients on the merits of fact-based outcomes, which is our unique selling proposition and which is very relevant to emerging markets where reliable data is scarce. The other hat I wear is to continually work on [...]