CW Middle East: UAE faces IT recruitment challenge

CW Middle East: UAE faces IT recruitment challenge


Just when people are coming to terms with the fact that their parcels might be delivered by drones, they have to take in the fact that they might soon be the cargo.

It is no longer science fiction – airborne passenger drones will actually be available to the Dubai public in summer. The RTA said it has successfully trialled a single-seat flying car, known as the autonomous aerial vehicle [AAV], in Dubai.

Read more about it in this issue.

It is not just transport in the Middle East that is turning what were previously things of fiction into reality. Organisations in the UAE are, for example, eagerly adopting virtual reality (VR) technology. At last year’s annual Dubai-based tech show, Gitex, focus was placed on VR products and how they can be applied to the travel, hospitality and media sectors. In just a decade’s time, the GCC’s virtual reality landscape is likely to look unrecognisable from today. VR tech could be as widespread as televisions are today.

Also read about how Ankabut, the UAE’s education network, is using cloud-based software to improve students’ access to resources and find out about having a hybrid IT and business in banking from Aref Al-Ramli, vice-president and head of digital banking at Mashreq, the UAE’s oldest private bank. Mashreq has been an IT pioneer in Dubai – from installing the Emirate’s first ATM, to being the first to issue debit cards and consumer loans.


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