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Dubai Sat-2 captures image of Mecca from space


Celebrating the Holy Month of Ramadan, DubaiSat-2 satellite owned and operated by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) captured a one meter resolution image of Mecca from outer space, DubaiSat-2 provides high quality satellite imagery to several institutions, inside and outside of the UAE, that can be used in urban planning, disaster management, environmental monitoring, mapping and scientific research.

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Forest communities map their land using data loggers

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By Emese Balog – SciDev.Net Simple data logging devices can help forest communities map their land and monitor environmental change, according to researchers running a trial. An ongoing project by NGO the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) encourages indigenous people in Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo, to use portable, satellite-linked data loggers to create maps of areas that ...

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du & Huawei Collaborate to Build Customer Centric Mobile Broadband Network in UAE

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Dubai – du and its strategic partner, Huawei — a leading global ICT solutions provider–have unveiled plans for a cooperation that will see the two companies build the region’s most advanced Mobile Broadband (MBB) Network, offering innovative evolutionary architecture ensuring the best possible user experience. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed today between Marwan BinShakar, Vice President Mobile Access ...

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Dubai to build world’s first 3D printed office


Dubai to promote its position as global and regional centre of 3D printing in construction and design. Plans have been revealed today in Dubai for the world’s first fully functional 3D printed building, an ambitious move that will establish the UAE’s position as the global centre of technology in architecture construction and design. Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohamed ...

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Mobile Technology Creating a “Desk- Independent” Workforce in the Middle East, say Industry Experts

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Almost 50% of Survey Respondents Would Choose Flexible Hours Over Salary Increase; Aruba Networks. Increased mobile technology usage at work is revolutionizing the Middle East workforce, creating a generation of more efficient ‘Desk-Independent’ employees, according to industry experts. Figures from the latest International Data Corporation (IDC) study on the growing mobile workforce across Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) show ...

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DEWA launches its smart app on Apple watches

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) has launched its mobile app on Apple smart watches, offering its customers a new experience that helps them access its services easily. The move supports 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 ...

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du customers can now charge games and applications from Google Play direct to their phone bill


Buy online through Google Play without using a credit card. Dubai – Starting today, du ‘s customers can charge purchases from Google Play™ direct to their du bill without having to use their bank cards online. The process known as direct operator billing, brings greater convenience for consumers making online purchases on their mobile devices. Jawad Shaikh, Executive Vice President, ...

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Dubai Chamber strengthens its leadership in IT

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Awarded ISO 20000 from Bureau Veritas for delivering smart services. Demonstrating its commitment to offering a reliable IT service and infrastructure to employees and customers, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been awarded ISO/IEC 20000 -1:2011 certification from French classification organisation Bureau Veritas this month. After a successful completion of a certification audit, Dubai Chamber has been awarded ...

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Logicom extends partnership with Autodesk to Qatar


Logicom, the leading regional Distributor of Technology Solutions and Services, has extended its distribution agreement with Autodesk to include Qatar, following a successful partnership in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan and recently Kuwait. Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment creation software. As of this month , Logicom will distribute in Qatar Autodesk product lines ...

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Huawei Builds Greener Supply Chain


2014 Sustainability Report Shows Marked Progress. Middle East – Huawei reduced its global carbon emissions in 2014 after membership in its green supplier program expanded five-fold last year, according to the company’s 2014 Sustainability Report. Released at a conference on the future of sustainable supply chains, the report sets out Huawei ‘s philosophy and describes its achievements in bridging the ...

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