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stc group ’ s MENA Hub is to build the East to Med Data Corridor

( EMC ) undersea and land fibre-optic data cable that will link Europe with Asia , with Greek partners .
stc ’ s MENA Hub with this new project shows the nature of its ambition to provide ever-increasing global connectivity and data centre capacity to the markets of Asia , Europe and the rest of the world through Saudi Arabia which sits at the geographic heart of these key economies .
This is another illustration of the increasing scale , scope and pace of stc group ’ s transformation as a digital company and as it builds out a world-leading complete digital ecosystem .
As the world accelerates towards increasing digital connectivity of businesses , it is essential they can offer all technological aspects for the benefit of the customers and clients they serve . That is why stc has also developed separate but connected IoT businesses to facilitate the analysis and implementation of greater efficiency and effectiveness of multiple operations to run multi-billion dollar manufacturing or logistics facilities .
stc ’ s investments in cloud computing and data centres provides the capacity for the ever-increasing analysis and storage of data as we head towards the world of quantum computing .
With increasing digital connectivity comes the need to protect businesses and companies . sirar , stc ’ s cybersecurity arm , with access to and comprehension of the complete eco-system which stc has created , is ideally placed to handle and address these current and future requirements as they arise .

Vodafone Germany accelerates its Digital Transformation with Amdocs

Amdocs , a leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies , has announced a deeper collaboration with Vodafone Germany that will accelerate the German telco operator ’ s Digital Transformation , enabling it to deliver an optimised customer experience across all touchpoints while achieving greater operational efficiency . unified experience ,” said Ralf Hellebrand , Programme Director , Technology at Vodafone Germany . “ Reaching the production stage with our first live customers following our initial transformation programme with Amdocs is a significant milestone and we ’ re excited to be deepening our collaboration .”

The cooperation signals a strengthening and deepening of the relationship between the two companies , following a 2019 agreement through which Vodafone Germany established a modern , cloud-native technology architecture based on a scalable , agile delivery model .
Under the newly expanded deal , teams from the two companies will collaborate to implement and operate a new digital stack , unifying and consolidating technology across Vodafone Germany ’ s different lines of business . Embracing a DevOps approach , a fully automated Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment ( CI / CD ) pipeline will be introduced , allowing daily deployments in line with a fully Scaled Agile Framework ( SAFe ) operating model .
“ Our Digital Transformation is building momentum , as we embrace cutting-edge technologies and methodologies in order to futureproof our operations and provide our customers with a world-class ,
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