Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 74 - Page 7

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EDITOR ’ S NOTE

Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Middle East . With COVID-19 accelerating the shift to digital services and contactless experiences , 84 % of UAE businesses say that mobile apps are now a ‘ must ’ to stay relevant to their customers . This according to findings from the latest research “ State of Mobile App Strategies in the Middle East ”, conducted by 451 Research , a part of S & P Global Market Intelligence , and commissioned by AppsFlyer .

In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of mobile apps and the importance for businesses to embrace business apps if they are to stay ahead of competition .
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Sanjay Rajagopal , CIO , Jordan International Bank , who tells us how the banking group ’ s partnership with Finastra is helping more people become property owners .
“ With the support and expert guidance of Finastra , we managed to integrate the hosted loan origination solution with our on-premises Fusion Equation core banking system quickly and easily . This meant that we could enjoy the benefits of automated , digitalised processes from day one ,” says Rajagopal . usability , automation and their ability to integrate with Finastra solutions . The fact that Finastra recommended BEP Systems based on a recent successful implementation at another bank gave us added confidence that BEP was the right choice .”
You can read more by turning to page 58 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at the enterprise technology outlook for 2022 and highlight some key trends that will shape the year ahead .
You will find this feature on page 40 .
As usual , we have all your favourite features , opinion , insight pieces and analysis articles from the Middle East region . You can also read daily news updates on our website at www . intelligentcio . com / me /.
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch , please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . co . uk .
Once again , I would also like to wish you a great month and prosperous 2022 . Enjoy the read !
Among the many insights , Rajagopal shares that : “ We assessed many different loan origination solution providers and BEP Systems came out on top for
Manda Banda Editor
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