Business

Virtustream announces cloud partnership with nworx technologies

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise-class cloud solution provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership with nWorX Technologies JLT, based in Dubai, UAE to develop and deliver innovative cloud solutions and services in the Middle East, Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) regions. Virtustream’s partnership with nWorX covers the full range …

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NBAD Launches Sukuk Income Fund

Abu Dhabi: The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), the Number One Bank in the UAE, has launched its Sukuk Income Fund, a unique product investing in Sharia’h-compliant investment instruments that offers investors attractive returns with low levels of risk. The NBAD Sukuk Income Fund is an open-ended and actively managed product targeting a profit rate of 5% based on …

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US should fund more late-stage health R&D, says report

The United States should encourage more public-private partnerships and increase its late-stage research funding, to improve the translation of research into products to fight neglected diseases, according to a report launched last week (27 April). The report is a joint publication of the health research think-tank Policy Cures and the Global Health Technologies Coalition (GHTC) — an umbrella group for non-profit health research …

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Dubai School of Government and Sheikh Zayed Housing Program Jointly Organizes Executive Education Initiative

Dubai-UAE: 03 May, 2012 – Dubai School of Government (DSG), a teaching and research institution focusing on public policy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme (SZHP) to organize a customized executive education leadership development curriculum that will nurture young leaders of tomorrow. As an immediate outcome of the agreement, the program titled ‘Zayed …

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ArabiaShop selects Tensator Virtual Assistant to greet show visitors

ArabiaShop, the Middle East’s only trade fair for marketing-at-retail professionals, has chosen the Tensator Virtual Assistant to greet visitors to its inaugural exhibition. The next-generation digital signage solution will be showcased in the registration area of the show, which takes place from 8 – 10 May 2012. Designed by international queue management specialist Tensator, the Virtual Assistant uses the latest …

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African Union Commission hold talks in Tunisia

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr Jean Ping, participated from the 25th to the 29th of April, in Tunis, in the Workshop of the AU Panel of the Wise, organized on the theme: ”Strengthening of Political Governance for Peace, Security and Stability in Africa”. Organised in cooperation with the African Leadership Centre, based in Nairobi, the Workshop …

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Africa Analysis: Taking charge of university fundraising

Stunning fundraising success at Stellenbosch University is a model for others in Africa, but leadership is crucial, says Linda Nordling. Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa has achieved a feat that could change how African universities view their financial plight. Last month, the university announced it has attracted record investment from external sources amid the global economic downturn — showing what is possible …

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Al Tamimi Investments announces student finalists of The Big Start

01 May 2012, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Big Start student entrepreneur competition entered its third and final round today as organiser Al Tamimi Investments( ATI ) announced the names of three finalists who will compete for a chance to launch their dream company. The finalists are: Aditi Sen with her idea to provide animal assisted therapy for psychologically or medically ill patients; …

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Saudi Arabia: nasair provides opportunities for young entrepreneurs

  nasair set to sign a franchise agreement at the ATM that empowers young Saudi entrepreneurs Dubai, April 30, 2012 – nasair, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s national carrier, signed a landmark franchise agreement, which will realize the dreams of many young Saudi entrepreneurs. The deal, which took place on April 30 of ATM Dubai 2012, forms a key part of …

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CIOs to Meet at an Annual Summit in Dubai by Fleming Gulf Conferences

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2012 –(PR.com)– Middle East businesses are now investing in technology and are considering the role of the CIO to ensure stability across all processes within the organisation from the back office to the front office. The challenge in today’s organisations is to create value for all businesses through technology. In 2012, will CIOs regard …

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