Monday , 22 January 2018

Science & Tech

GE 2016 Global Innovation Barometer findings reveal keen focus of Saudi businesses to strengthen digital innovation

Results underline the emergence of a new innovation ecosystem as defined by Saudi Vision 2030, supported by GE through various localized initiatives 88% informed public say advanced manufacturing will transform industrial sector in the next decade 61% say new innovation approaches in energy sector will reap huge benefits GE’s study examining innovation landscape complements its leadership initiatives & partnerships to …

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Zain Iraq and Ericsson extend managed services deal to optimize network and IT operations

Zain Iraq customers will benefit through receiving superior quality of service Three-year agreement covers Zain Iraq’s nationwide 3G mobile network of over 4,200 sites Ericsson to optimize, transform and manage Network and IT operations for Zain Iraq Zain Iraq and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) have signed a three-year extension of their network and IT operation and optimization managed services agreement. Under …

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Qatar Science & Technology Park appoints Dr Maher Hakim as new Managing Director

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar’s primary hub for technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship, has announced the appointment of Dr Maher Hakim to the position of Managing Director. Dr Hakim is a sought-after expert and educator in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial financing, venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry. In his capacity as Managing Director, he …

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Bahrain’s Diversification Away from a Hydrocarbon-dependent Economy Through Embracing Tech

Despite having weathered the 2008 global economic crisis comparatively well, GCC economies, still heavily hydrocarbon-dependent, have showed signs of strain in recent months, as oil prices have slumped. Bahrain is perhaps rather more sensitive to regional economic pressures than some of its more oil-rich neighbours, as highlighted by the recent downgrades by ratings agencies. Governments across the region are taking …

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Furthering the Region’s Green Agenda

By H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Vice Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, MD and CEO of Dubai Water and Electricity Authority and Chairman of World Green Economy Summit. Dubai, UAE – In April, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), a United Nations body, released its latest ‘Status of the Global Climate’ report, which detailed the string of climate …

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10th World Future Energy Summit Demonstrates the Business Case for Sustainability

Falling Costs Make Renewable Energy an Investment in the Future. Co-Located Events for Water Security, Waste management, Energy Efficiency, Solar Energy, and Sustainable Transport. 35,000 Attendees Expected at Milestone 2017 Event in Abu Dhabi. With the cost of solar energy plummeting, the World Future Energy Summit 2017 (WFES) will showcase an unprecedented range of financially profitable clean energy solutions, opening …

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Legal Tech Startup from the UAE Gains Traction in Innovating Justice

Legal Advice Middle East, the first online legal services marketplace in the region, has been selected for the semi-final round of the Innovating Justice Challenge 2016, run by the Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL). Earlier this year, 69 justice innovations from around the world were shortlisted by HiiL in this year’s Challenge from more than four hundred applications. …

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DEWA first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 Cyber Defence Centre

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is the first government organisation in Dubai to establish a 24/7 cyber defence centre, in adherence with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai the smartest city in the world. DEWA’s cyber defence centre was established …

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Monster Employment Index Records High Demand for UAE Medical Professionals

UAE healthcare professionals continue to be in high demand with 12 percent year-on-year growth in job opportunities listed online in July 2016 Opportunities increase in consumer goods (25 percent) and manufacturing (8 percent) Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman register positive year-on-year growth in July 2016 amongst GCC countries UAE shows a negative growth of 22% in job opportunities listed online in …

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Microsoft Azure named leader in Gartner’s IaaS Magic Quadrant for third year running

Analyst firm cites ‘deep investments’ and “innovative roadmap” as crucial factors in Microsoft’s market standing. Gartner has identified Microsoft Azure as a leader in the analyst firm’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), for the third year in a row, with the company placed favorably based on both completeness of vision and ability to execute. Gartner’s Magic …

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