Atos asks: Is digital transformation only about technology? – Trends, Digitalisation, ATOS, Telecoms, Middle East

With telcos and enterprises alike fast tracking their digitalisation initiatives across the region, the Middle East finds itself on the cutting edge when it comes to digital innovation.

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the launch of 5G will bring a plethora of opportunities for enterprises to redefine the way they do business and deliver a diverse portfolio of digital services and products to an increasingly demanding client base.

Similarly, across the greater Middle East and Africa region, the proliferation of 4G and LTE networks is kick starting a digital revolution that will fundamentally change the way people live their lives – opening up a veritable smorgasbord of digital opportunities, from remote working and e-learning initiatives, to mobile financial applications and e-health solutions.

As telcos continue to evolve their product offering way beyond the mere provision of “dumb pipe” connectivity, they will increasingly look to leverage partnerships with service providers

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Is digital transformation only about technology? – Trends, Digitalisation, ATOS, Telecoms, Middle East

With telcos and enterprises alike fast tracking their digitalisation initiatives across the region, the Middle East finds itself on the cutting edge when it comes to digital innovation.

In the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the launch of 5G will bring a plethora of opportunities for enterprises to redefine the way they do business and deliver a diverse portfolio of digital services and products to an increasingly demanding client base.

Similarly, across the greater Middle East and Africa region, the proliferation of 4G and LTE networks is kick starting a digital revolution that will fundamentally change the way people live their lives – opening up a veritable smorgasbord of digital opportunities, from remote working and e-learning initiatives, to mobile financial applications and e-health solutions.

As telcos continue to evolve their product offering way beyond the mere provision of “dumb pipe” connectivity, they will increasingly look to leverage partnerships with service providers

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The School Lockdowns in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has Disadvantaged Apple’s iPad & Favored Samsung Tablets

 

Late yesterday IDC reported that the tablet market for the EMEA market (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) grew by 23.8% YoY, reaching 11.9 million units in the second quarter of 2020. Tablets performed positively for the first time in six years in that market and posted the strongest growth since 2013, when the market had not yet reached maturity. The consumer segment was the main driver, with 27.1% YoY growth. This was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden need to acquire devices for leisure and education purposes during lockdown.

 

Helena Ferreira, research analyst, IDC Western Europe Personal Computing Devices:  “Demand in Western Europe remained healthy throughout the whole quarter as tablets emerged as a reliable and affordable alternative for consumers to meet their needs for content consumption and provide access to remote schooling during the lockdown. Backlogs created in the first quarter of the year, due to severe

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Estonia to boost information and communication technology cooperation with East Africa

The Estonian foreign ministry on 31 August signed a cooperation agreement with the East African Science and Technology Commission and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications to establish the basis for cooperation in the field of information and communication technology.

The Estonian foreign minister, Urmas Reinsalu, said that the virtual signing of the cooperation agreement was a good demonstration of how as a digital state, Estonia was showing an innovative approach in diplomacy as well.

“Estonia is unparalleled when it comes to e-state infrastructure and expertise; it is one of the reasons why many countries and organisations wish to cooperate with Estonia on digital issues,” Reinsalu said in a statement.

According to him, Estonian companies were increasingly interested in Africa.

The president of the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Andre Krull, said he was happy to see the cooperation between his association and the foreign ministry

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