Monday 18 December 2017

Top digital trends in 2018

Investments in digital transformation technologies are growing as businesses looking to compete in a digital world are forced to stay ahead of innovations in data, connectivity and operational systems that drive performance. ManageEngine, a leading real-time IT management company with


Threats via social media will rise in 2018: Airbus

Threats via social media and wireless networks will dominate next year, said researchers at Airbus’ external Cyber Security business in their compilation of top technology predictions for 2018. The predictions are based on trends identified at Airbus’ Security Operati


Global security spending to top $96bn in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide security spending is expected rise to a total of $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8 per cent from 2017, said a new report from Gartner, a leading research and advisory firm.  Organizations are spending more on security as a result of regulations, shifting buye


GCC downstream to see medium-term volatility: study

The GCC refining market is expected to remain volatile in the medium term, with significant uncertainties on the demand side, mainly linked to the economic growth prospects of the US, Europe and China, a report said. In the longer term, several trends are expected to have a poten


2018 hot consumer trends: Technology turns human

Body language, facial expression and intonation will augment voice and touch to control consumer interaction with tech devices, easing adaption in an ever-increasing pace of technological change, said Ericsson in a new report. Exploring the future from an early adopter user persp


Global unrest weighing down majority: Ford

People worldwide feel increasingly polarised by cultural and societal changes and more than 60 per cent of adults globally say they feel overwhelmed by unrest in the world, a report said. To better understand these and other consumer realities, the “2018 Looking Further wit


Brightening outlook for GCC countries: UBS

The economic outlook in 2018 for the GCC countries is brightening despite oil prices, which have recovered since June, expected to trend sideways next year, said Swiss-based financial solutions company UBS. Further reforms are needed to diversify GCC members' economies and at


Robust global demand for oil in 2018: Report

Next year likely will see global oil demand expand again by 1.5 million barrels per day and US supply rise by 870,000 barrels per day – although Opec likely will at best maintain the cuts implemented in 2017, resulting in a balanced market, a report said. On these assumptio


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