Studies and reports

The latest research from global IT security training company SANS Institute demonstrates that among 14-18-year-olds across seven countries in the Middle East and Europe, the choice of IT (including cyber security) as a career is highest in Saudi Arabia and the UAE (47% and 46% respectively). Of those students who are interested in a career in IT, 49% were specifically interested in cyber security across the EMEA sample of students, with Saudi Arabia and UAE leading the pack at 63% and 58% respectively.

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has recently issued the robotic pharmacy report. The report provides an update on the project which has been launched in early 2017 at Al Fujairah Hospital.

A new poll conducted by Bayt.com – the Middle East’s #1 Job Site – titled Work-Life Balance in the MENA Workplace explores its effect on performance, morale and commitment among MENA professionals. A whopping 90% of survey respondents consider work-life balance to be “extremely important”. In fact, it is so important that 65% of poll takers have considered leaving their current job to find better work-life balance at some point during the past 12 months.

Global markets witnessed a rough week as all the leading indexes closed in negative territory on the back of disappointing economic indicators from slowest US hiring in more than a year to slump in Chinese exports and decline in German factory orders.

Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the latest Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA) report, an aggregated analysis of tests that measure the efficacy of widely used email security systems.[1] This quarter’s report found that email delivered with malicious URLs, a recently added part of the testing, has increased by more than 125 percent in comparison to last quarter’s results.