Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 96 | Page 7



Greetings to the readers of Intelligent CIO Middle East . In this edition we present highlights of the Intelligent ICT Awards 2023 that was held during GITEX Technology Week in Dubai . The event recognised regional digital innovation across Leadership , Enterprise , Datacentres , Security and Channel categories . A jury panel selected winners from numerous nominations submitted based on several key criteria , including sustainability , innovation , scalability , cost-savings and future-proofing the business .

In this edition , we also look at the disruptive potential of 3D printing and how it can benefit focussed markets . UAE based Paradigm 3D opened the doors of its AED20 million investment into 3D-print manufacturing . This is the first plant in the Middle East capable of producing parts in accordance with the aerospacespecific EASA Part 21G regulation .
It is equipped with industrial 3D printers from Stratasys and will initially focus on producing components and parts for the region ’ s aviation industry . The 10,750 sqft factory will begin with a production capacity of 2,000 additively manufactured parts per year .
Across the world , global aircraft manufacturers including Boeing , Collins Aerospace , BAE Systems , Airbus , Diehl Aviation , Safran Seats , use additive manufacturing components and parts ..
Turn these pages to read more about Paradigm 3D ’ s venture into additive manufacturing for aerospace MRO .
And in our well-thumbed Editor ’ s Question section , we look at the challenges posed by increasing digital complexity and expectations of performance from business decision makers . What tools and solutions can IT adopt to manage availability , performance and experiences ?
Top executives from Tech Mahindra , Riverbed , and SolarWinds offer insights and recommend tools and solutions that can help IT and security administrators manage application availability and network performance more holistically .
All of this and our range of thought leadership blogs , news , features , and trends in the pages ahead . Happy business planning for the year ahead .
Typical components produced at the facility will include aircraft interior components for seating , lavatories , electronic cooling ducts , environment control system ducting , wire guides , filter boxes , micro vanes , gaskets , component connectors , air intake manifolds and more .
Arun Shankar Managing Editor arun @ lynchpinmedia . com
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