Tag Archives: Internet

Technology and internet changing the nature of financial services


Dubai: A raft of financial technology (fintech) companies are sprouting up across the globe and in the UAE, attracting the interest of hordes of customers and investors, including angel venture capitalists, family offices and even private equity funds. But for most people, the question is: What is fintech? Fintech is a term used broadly and often to describe the technology …

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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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WGS 2016: Educationist Dr Sugata Mitra appeals to education decision makers to allow use of the Internet during exams

Sugata Mitra

Prominent educationist Dr Sugata Mitra appealed to the education decision makers gathered at the ongoing fourth World Education Summit to allow the use of Internet during examinations. He also urged curriculum designers and teachers to embrace the Internet not just as a tool of learning, but to include it as a subject in the curriculum just as any other such …

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Microsoft Continues Supporting Entrepreneurship in Egypt


New Platform for “Masr Ta3mal” Initiative to Support Start-Ups through the Internet. Believing in the importance of Entrepreneurship, Microsoft announced launching”Masr Ta3mal” portal for Entrepreneurs. This is considered a new addition to “Masr Ta3mal” initiative that has been launched by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNDP which focuses on manpower development in order to benefit the Egyptian youth. …

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

internet of things

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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Data doesn’t always tell the whole story

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By SciDev.Net – Nicola Pearson 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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Thomson Reuters Names 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators


New players emerge as Amazon rapidly expands patent portfolio into other arenas; Chevron and Exxon Mobil make strides in alternative energy; chemical sector surges by providing solutions to numerous industries. Thomson Reuters IP & Science will released its highly anticipated 2015 Top 100 Global Innovators . The 2015 study reveals significant industry and regional shifts, suggesting that “survival of the …

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The rising Internet penetration levels in the MENA region are redefining and changing the dynamics of watching TV


A new report from the Arab Advisors Group and MediaGuru provides an in depth analysis of the state of television and the Internet convergence in 20 countries in the MENA region. The report found that the rising Internet penetration levels are changing the dynamics of watching TV. A new report published by the Arab Advisors Group and MediaGuru analyzed the …

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Zain customers can now give Internet as a gift


Includes gifting Internet plans and extra GBs. Kuwait – Zain, the leading telecommunications company in Kuwait, announced today that postpaid customers can now give Internet plans or extra GBs as a gift to their families and friends whom are Zain postpaid or prepaid customers. This all-new feature was specially designed to suit the needs of Zain’s customers, and to add …

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Kauffman Fellows and iMENA Group Publish Insights about MENA’s Internet Industry


iMENA Group expects to see online companies with $1 billion valuations to emerge in the Middle East & North Africa region within 3-5 years iMENA Group, represented by its Founder & Managing Director Khaldoon Tabaza, produced a report that was published by Kauffman Fellows outlining why $1 billion valuations will soon surface in MENA’s online industry. The report, titled “MENA’s …

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