EDITOR ’ S NOTE
Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO Middle East . A recent Mimecast State of Email Security 2022 has revealed that 84 % of organisations in the UAE are bracing for the fallout from an email-borne attack in the year ahead amid a growing volume of threats . Nearly all UAE organisations that responded to the research have been the target of email-related phishing attempts ( 94 %), but interestingly 30 % reported a decrease in the volume of such attacks , with 20 % noting the decrease was ‘ significant ’. According to the report , more than two-thirds of companies in the UAE reported an increased number of email-based threats .
In this regard , we continue to cover articles in this edition of the magazine addressing the issue of cybersecurity and the evolving threat landscape . with actionable insights . Finacle Analytics Solution brought in a unique value proposition of open-source technologies with deep domain knowledge . Today , our organisation is enabled with the right analytics at the right time for delivering superior customer experience , enhanced risk management and efficient internal operations .” You can read more by turning to page 58 .
Elsewhere in the magazine , we look at Machine Learning deployments and how they are garnering speed in the Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) market . 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 /.
Gracing the cover of this month ’ s edition is Ahmed Al Musalmi , CEO , Bank Sohar , who tells us why the Oman-based bank implemented Finacle Analytics Solution to boost customer centricity and drive insightdriven banking .
And kindly , don ’ t forget if you would like to get in touch , please email me at manda @ lynchpinmedia . com . Once again , I would also like to wish you a great month ahead . Enjoy the read !
“ Data-driven insights are the lifeline of any digital business today ,” says Al Musalmi .
Among the many insights , Al Musalmi shares that : “ To fulfil the vision of making Bank Sohar one of the best digital banks in the region , we needed a solution that would help empower everyone in the business
Manda Banda Editor
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