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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency
Frost & Sullivan Evaluates Stumbling Blocks in the Crypto Chain

Blockchain was first introduced by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008. At this time, with institutional trust at a low, the power it offered for individuals to bypass traditional intermediaries quickly captured the public imagination. Although cryptocurrencies now draw the most attention, the blockchain protocol enabling these will have a far more wide ranging impact, […]

Interviews
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Driven by innovation

  Pekka Metsi, CEO, Granlund talks about the company, its software solutions and the tie-up with Suhail Bahwan Group. Mayank Singh reports What are Granlund’s main lines of business and what value does the company offer it’s customers? Granlund has a history of 58 years, it started as a family owned company and it is […]

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency
Google to Ban Cryptocurrency Ads

Following Facebook’s ban in January, Google is also now seeking to ban cryptocurrency ads starting from the month of June. This ban comes ‘as part of a clampdown on unregulated financial products‘, states The Guardian. The ban also includes cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets. The move follows similar bans made by advertising rival Facebook, which banned […]

FEATURES
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Dealing with digital threats

EY’s MENA cybersecurity centre in Muscat is the first of its kind in the region, serving clients across the Middle East and North Africa. It will protect regional companies against emerging digital threats EY has opened a multimillion MENA Digital Security Operations Centre (DSOC) in Muscat. Using EY’s latest award-winning cyber analytics platform, the 24-hour […]

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Smarten up for the future

Internet of Things Integration Summit 2017 calls for a commitment to future-ready Oman The IoT (Internet of Things) Integration Summit 2017 held in Sheraton Hotel Oman on November 27 and attended by more than 170 participants from across industries and sectors, examined how disruptive technologies are changing the business and e-governance landscape in the country. […]

COMPANIES
SAP
Awasr and SAP to launch cloud services to drive business growth    

The Sultanate’s internet service provider Awasr and global digital transformation enabler SAP has planned to launch cloud services to drive business and economic growth, and job creation. Enabling business competitiveness, Awasr will provide Oman’s organisations with business solutions running on the SAP HANA enterprise cloud. Using these cloud-based business solutions, Oman’s organisations can easily adopt […]

Banking & Finance
OAB
OAB launches unified digital banking platform

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) on Monday launched its new unified digital banking platform with an all-new simplified interface used across all digital channels including Internet, ATM, and the new mobile banking application. The bank also announced the launch of its new mobile banking application, which uses the same innovative icon-based design, offering the OAB customers […]

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Protecting business from Cyber Security Threats

Maitham H. Al-Lawati, General Manager – Risk & Compliance, Oman Data Park (ODP) talks about the benefits of managed security services and ODP’s Security Operation Centre (SOC) in an interview with Dossier. Excerpts of the interview

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Innovating to Break Boundaries

Oman Data Park is constantly working to innovate and enhance its services to reach out to all parts of the Sultanate and penetrate new markets outside Oman, says Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO, ODP in an interview with Akshay Bhatnagar. Excerpts from the conversation: