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The Gartner Hype Cycle 2018 identifies the technologies most likely to achieve mainstream business adoption. [shutterstock: 104317028, kentoh]

The Gartner Hype Cycle 2018 identifies the technologies most likely to achieve mainstream business adoption. [shutterstock: 104317028, kentoh]

Gartner 2018 Hype Cycle For IT

2018’s Gartner “Hype Cycle for IT in the GCC” identifies blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), city operations centers, smart city frameworks, digital twins and smart contracts as being among the technologies that will achieve mainstream business adoption in the next five to 10 years.

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Demand-Driven is the key concept for contemporary SCM that is able to deal with the complexities of the modern business world. [shutterstock: 212888158, woaiss]

Demand-Driven is the key concept for contemporary SCM that is able to deal with the complexities of the modern business world. [shutterstock: 212888158, woaiss]

Special: JIT, Agile & Demand-Driven

SAP partner Camelot is committed to the high disciplines of flexibility, transparency and customer orientation. Demand-Driven is the logical and contemporary approach to supply chain management (SCM). As a pioneer for Demand-Driven SCM, Camelot has decisively advanced the concept as well as SAP-based solutions. How? Peter M. Färbinger, E-3 Magazine, spoke to Christian Kroschl, Frank Arnold and Patrick Wolf from Camelot ITLab.

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By 2021, the focus in AI technology will have shifted away from enhancing customer experience. [shutterstock: 529299211, whiteMocca]

By 2021, the focus in AI technology will have shifted away from enhancing customer experience. [shutterstock: 529299211, whiteMocca]

Global AI Business Value to Reach $1.2 Trillion in 2018

Global business value derived from artificial intelligence is projected to total $1.2 trillion in 2018, an increase of 70 per cent from 2017, according to Gartner. AI-derived business value is forecast to reach $3.9 trillion in 2022.

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Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Spending in enterprise software is particularly picking up the pace. [shutterstock: 421360228, Zakhar Goncharov]

Global IT Spending to Grow 6.2 Per Cent in 2018

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2018, an increase of 6.2 per cent from 2017, according to the latest forecast by Gartner. Growth for enterprise solutions and IT services remains strong on the back of the evolution of digital business and much needed modernisations.

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EMEA combined ACV rises 13% in both second quarter and first half. [shutterstock: 520731340, Phongphan]

EMEA combined ACV rises 13% in both second quarter and first half. [shutterstock: 520731340, Phongphan]

ISG Index: Robust Activity Drives EMEA Sourcing Growth

A rise in the number of traditional sourcing contracts fueled overall market growth in the EMEA region in the second quarter, according to the findings of the 2Q17 EMEA ISG Index released by Information Services Group. Traditional sourcing dominates the region, with 340 contracts signed in first half.

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