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Opportunities for IT Sector in Delivering Smart Government Initiatives to 85% of UAE Residents Online

Over 37 government entities showcased smart platforms and services at GITEX 2015. STME, the Middle East’s leading IT solutions provider and systems integrator (SI), headquartered in Dubai is seeing increasing collaboration with government and public sector entities in the UAE. According to Google’s global interactive tool, Consumer Barometer around 85% of UAE residents access the internet through their smart phones …

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TechAccess Joins Huawei Regional Partner Network

Agreement covers wide breadth of Huawei enterprise ICT solutions in multiple verticals across the GCC and beyond. Dubai, UAE – Huawei –a leading global ICT solutions provider–has announced a new partnership agreement with TechAccess–a leading regional Value Added IT distributor headquartered in Dubai, UAE. TechAccess (TA) is a well-known player in the IT distribution landscape in MENA and maintains a …

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Deloitte: Beyond “Big Data”, it is time to think about “iData”

Deloitte: The digitization of industries points to a future where the consumer is more relevant than ever. The rapid pace of digitization means that the world today is markedly different to 20 years ago when only 1% of the global population had an internet connection. Forty percent of people around the world had access to the internet in 2015, and …

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3D printing ready to reshape home building

By Anielle Gueddes – Sci.Dev.Net The technology could bring about the fastest, cheapest and greenest construction ever seen, says Anielle Guedes. Optimists tend to envision a future with perfectly automated cities, full of technology and without poverty or hunger. Most tend not to think of the path needed to create this new urban fabric, as if it will miraculously emerge …

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Gartner Says Smart Cities Will Use 1.6 Billion Connected Things in 2016

Smart Commercial Buildings to Lead with 518 Million Connected Things in Use in 2016. Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities* in 2016, an increase of 39 percent from 2015 (see Table 1). “Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will …

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20 African ICT experts to take part in Seeds For The Future offered by Huawei in China

Twenty senior technical experts from the AU Commission, Regional Economic Communities, Associations of Regulators and AU Specialized institutions will take part in the training program “Seeds For The Future” organized by Huawei at its Headquarters in China. The training focus on ICT policies and regulations under the program “Seeds for the Future” for two weeks. At the ceremony held today …

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Huawei Latest ICT Innovations to Build a Better Connected KSA at Huawei Day 2015

Huawei revealed new products with far reaching benefits to Education and Government sectors within KSA. Riyadh, KSA, As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to invest in the development of its country-wide ICT infrastructure, Huawei –the global ICT solutions provider–showcased its latest advanced technologies that enhance big data and cloud computing capabilities, at its special event ‘ Huawei Day’, which …

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SANS Dubai 2016 to Focus On Intrusion Detection and IT Security Essentials

Intrusion Detection In-Depth and ICS/SCADA Security Essentials, January 2016. Dubai, United Arab Emirates – SANS Dubai returns to the Gulf region in January 2016 offering students the opportunity to take two popular SANS courses, both with an associated GIAC certification. The Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort will host SANS training courses SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth, led by SANS Instructor Jess Garcia …

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ICT Spending to Top $260 Billion in 2016 as Digital Transformation Initiatives Take Hold Across the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa

ICT spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) will top $260 billion in 2016 as organizations across the region increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. That’s according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation, which today hosted an event at Dubai’s Madinat Jumeirah to …

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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

By – Nicola Pearson – SciDev.Net Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data — particularly digital data — is generally considered the Holy Grail of categorising people’s behaviour to target services in line with it. This doesn’t just mean commercial, personalised marketing based on our online habits, but also, in development terms, directing policies to create and target services where they are most …

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