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Mohammed bin Rashid witnesses signing of MoU between DEWA and Masdar on implementation of third phase of Solar Park in Dubai

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

800MW third phase of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to become operational in 2020. Government of Dubai Media Office – Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UAE Minister of State and Chairman of Masdar, …

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Gartner Says By 2020, a Corporate “No-Cloud” Policy Will Be as Rare as a “No-Internet” Policy Is Today

Jeffrey Mann

Hybrid Will Be the Most Common Use of the Cloud. By 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-internet” policy is today, according to Gartner, Inc. Cloud-first, and even cloud-only, is replacing the defensive no-cloud stance that dominated many large providers in recent years. Today, most provider technology innovation is cloud-centric, with the stated intent of …

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Nile Air is the first Middle Eastern airline adopting Amadeus’ complete Airline IT portfolio

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The new IT system will help Nile Air improve operational efficiency and save money. Cairo, Egypt – Modern airlines need IT systems that can handle an incredible amount of fare and passenger information and Nile Air is no exception. Nile Air, one of the largest private schedule airline in Egypt, connects Egypt with key international markets like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, …

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Cisco Partners with Saudi Arabia to Accelerate the Digitization of the Kingdom

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Supports Saudi Arabia’s efforts to drive GDP growth, foster innovation, create new jobs and strengthen global competitiveness Multipronged effort extends Cisco’s commitment to Saudi Arabia, places it at forefront of Kingdom’s efforts to develop a strong digital economy Partnership framework aligns with Saudi’s Vision 2030 and recently approved National Transformation Program Following a meeting between Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed …

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Gartner Says Governments in Middle East and North Africa to Spend US $11.5 Billion on IT in 2016

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Governments in the Middle East and North Africa will spend US $11.5 billion on IT products and services in 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. This forecast includes spending on internal services, software, IT services, data center systems, devices and telecom services. Government comprises state and local governments and national government. Telecom services, which include fixed and mobile telecom services, will …

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RTA sets plan for implementation of Green Economy Governance Structure

HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE

The move renders the RTA the first government entity to highlight the concept. The Roads & Transport Authority – Majdi Abu Zaid: The Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), chaired by HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA has endorsed a project for preparing & implementing the …

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Three-quarters of respondents in the Middle East research companies online before accepting a job offer

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The latest poll from Bayt.com, done in partnership with Naseba, reveals that 85% of respondents believe that a company’s engagement with job seekers on social platform is positive for employer branding Beirut, Lebanon – The success of any business largely depends on the quality of the employees it attracts and retains. According to the recent Bayt.com “Trends in Employer Branding …

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Solar Impulse Embarks on Historic Solar-Powered Transatlantic Flight

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Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane supported by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, departed today from New York City at 2:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time for its daring journey across the Atlantic Ocean. H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, UAE Consul General in New York City, attended the take-off from John F. Kennedy International Airport. The solar-powered plane is making …

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Cisco Predicts Middle East & Africa to have Highest Growth in IP Traffic Worldwide

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The MEA region will see a 6-fold growth in IP traffic – the highest growth rate in the world (CAGR of 41%) from 2015-2020 Internet traffic in the MEA region in 2020 will be equivalent to 527x the volume of the entire Internet in the region in 2005 Mobile data traffic in the MEA region will grow 15-fold from 2015 …

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KOOOT.com, an online shopping platform with a global stretch and a social edge, enables women in the Middle East

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The recently launched online shopping platform KOOOT.com is the first online shopping website in the region with the primary aim of enabling Arab women to develop themselves professionally and become financially self-reliant. The website provides talented women entrepreneurs with a platform to market and distribute their products. At the same time, it offers shoppers access to global brands that have …

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