The exponential digital growth of The Entertainer

For Dubai’s savviest shoppers, diners and fun-lovers, The Entertainer is a faithful companion. Since adding a mobile app to accompany its voucher booklet in 2014, the company that offers consumers thousands of two-for-one deals has seen its digital presence soar. CIO David Ashford has spearheaded the technological transformation that now defines the company.

Seven-star IT networks at the Burj Al Arab

Maintaining the iconic Burj Al Arab’s exceptionally high standards of service – which have resulted in it being voted the world’s most luxurious place to stay – is no easy task. In order to enhance this guest experience, Jumeirah Group’s vice president of IT, Neil Menezes, recently opted to roll-out an upgraded Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Al Sahraa Group launches duo of smart apps

Driven to develop its diversified business, transport and logistics provider Al Sahraa Group has developed in-house software to provide better accountability of its processes, which has enabled the firm to build a duo of sleek customer-facing apps.

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Gulftainer adopts in-memory database for ‘real-time’ insights

Aligning with the business’s digital transformation vision, Gulftainer’s IT department has recently rolled out SAP S4/HANA to provide ‘real-time’ insights into key business decisions. As one of the first Middle East customers to go live with the solution in September, Group IT Head Vinay Sharma reflects on the benefits that are expected to come.

Fit for the task

With 63 local branches and 24 more spread across four continents, Lebanon’s Bank of Beirut was challenged with coping with the huge quantity of documents involved in its daily operations. As the bank sought to provide faster, more accurate and secure services, it opted for an enterprise content management solution that would streamline business processes.

Flying high

Saudi Arabian Airlines has recently adopted Laserfiche as its ECM platform to keep content management simple, and to keep up with the increasing demands of users.

Foot on the gas

Nakilat IT Manager Hamad Suwaid speaks about how the company modernised its hardware, software and applications that resided in its data centre.

Access and emergency

Striving to be the best in the business, Samer Abu Hayah, Director of IT at Al Zahra Hospital, opted for an upgraded wireless network to cater to the needs of both the hospital’s staff and patients.

Managing mayhem

Struggling to deal with the paper trail left by the 24,000 students to have passed through its doors since 2000, Palestine’s Arab American University of Jenin needed a fresh document management solution. Laserfiche was on hand to provide a series of upgrades to AAUJ’s processes.

Staking a claim

‘Digital’ is no mere buzzword for Anshul Srivastav. The Union Insurance CIO has developed a comprehensive roadmap to ensure the organisation thrives against the tide of new business models and technologies.

Access denied

Recognising the potential harm of a host of threats brought on by employee naivety, Bahri & Mazroei Trading Company’s IT manager Madhusuthan opted for a fresh security solution to tackle social media overuse and abuse.

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