Monday , 18 February 2019

Technology

What not to miss at UAE Innovation Month 2019: Sharjah urban planning council’s Sharjah Interactive Map

Unveiling tomorrow (Friday) at Sharjah Innovation Week An interactive map of Sharjah with precise locations or ‘hot spots’ of all major tourist, cultural and business attractions in the emirate, that will respond when a user moves the mouse over them to offer more effective navigational assistance will be unveiled by Sharjah Urban Planning Council (SUPC) tomorrow (Friday) at University City …

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Dubai Silicon Oasis Raises Global Benchmark for Technology Excellence: German Delegation

Members of German Parliament and German Consul General in Dubai visit hi-tech park, gain insight into DSOA’s digitalization strategy Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, today received a high-ranking German delegation led by Hansjörg Durz, Member of the German Bundestag. The meeting at the Dubai Technology Entrepreneur …

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Coding drive reaches 1mln people

1,025,971 participants completed courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages The Misk Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation, recorded more than one million participants in the second edition of Saudi Codes, the largest initiative of its kind ever held in the Saudi Arabia, at an event in Riyadh. The courses in the MakeCode, JavaScript, and Python programming languages were …

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Hanergy to set up the region’s first thin-film solar power industrial park in Middle East

The total investment of the project will be over one billion dollars The world’s largest thin-film solar power solution company, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has signed an MOU investment cooperation agreement with Ajlan & Bros on Monday (Jan. 28) in launching the first solar thin-film industrial park in the Middle East region. The total investment of the project will …

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Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data centres. “Despite uncertainty fuelled by recession rumours, Brexit, and trade wars and tariffs, the likely scenario …

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Al Gurg calls for the use of modern technology to develop corporate performance strategies

She stressed that the Fourth Industrial Revolution we are witnessing will lead to future growth HE Dr Raja Easa Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council and Managing Director of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, stated that a growing population of well-educated youth that have already adopted new digital and mobile technology in the Middle East and North …

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Abu Dhabi’s Hyperloop to cost ‘$20mln-$40mln per km’, recoup investment in ‘8-15 years’

The first phase of the project involves construction of 10km out of a 150km system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and is set to be ready next year The world’s first commercial hyperloop system, which is set to open in Abu Dhabi in 2020, will cost “between US$20 million to US$40 million per kilometre,” Bibop Gresta, Chairman of Hyperloop Transportation …

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UAE’s Department of Energy experts discuss solar energy and other topics on Day 3 of World Future Energy Summit

Over 850 companies representing over 40 countries have converged at the 2019 edition of WFES to view the latest “green” technology and offer thought leadership through platforms including the Future Sustainability Summit, WFES Expo, WFES Forums, CLIX (Climate Innovations Exchange), the Abu Dhabi Sustainable Finance Forum and other WFES hosted events. Experts from the UAE’s Department of Energy (DoE), a …

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Education sector to host over 50% of its workloads in the cloud by 2020

Nutanix-commissioned survey by Vanson Bourne reveals the education sector will benefit from increased security, decreased TCO and ease of management Nutanix has announced the findings of its first ever global Enterprise Cloud Index, which included education institutions’ plans for adopting private, hybrid and public clouds*. The Index found that 55% of educational institutions’ workloads will be running in the cloud …

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Microsoft research reveals regional organisations’ 2019 ‘manifesto’ on digital transformation

Three in four Middle East entities that have yet to migrate to a third-party cloud service to make such a move in 2019 We are now seeing the clearest indication yet of the regional business community’s ambitions and intentions with regards to digital transformation,’ says Microsoft Gulf’s Chief Operating and Marketing Officer Dubai: Almost three in four Middle East organisations …

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