Tuesday , 23 January 2018

Tag Archives: Tech

Work on $3bln Saudi Arabia’s New Taif energy project begins

TAIF – A major solar energy plant will be established in the techno valley of this summer resort as part of the SR11 billion New Taif project. The King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has started building 600 bases for the plant. The energy project includes establishment of solar panels on the bases and construction of management and security …

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UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs. The launch of the new lab was announced on the sidelines of the latest Cairo ICT Conference, held under the auspices of Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. The UNTIL in …

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Tax, Trump and tech: Zawya’s 10 most important stories of 2017

By: Zawya.Com Zawya Express presents the top story, topic or trend highlighted by our editorial team as recommended reading to start your working day Zawya presents its top picks of the stories that were written by its in-house team of journalists in 2017 The introduction of value-added tax (VAT), the inauguration of President Donald Trump and the changing e-commerce landscape …

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Competitive Advantage: UAE start-ups invest in cloud computing tech

72 per cent of all start-ups spend less than $50,000 on IT annually Startups across the UAE are increasingly looking to invest in cloud computing technologies to help themselves gain a competitive advantage in the market, new data by the Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) has shown. The Cloud Report 2017, commissioned in partnership with IBM and produced by Thomson …

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GCC tech companies close gender gap to unlock $100trillion in global GDP

Ann Gallo, chief communications officer of Hitachi Vantara, recently spoke at The Marketing Society UAE’s Leadership Breakfast, sharing her insights as the GCC technology companies work to close the gender gap and increase corporate competitiveness to unlock nearly $100 trillion in global GDP by 2025. Women in the GCC represent only two per cent of board positions and 13 per …

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Huawei supports Saudization and offers jobs to fresh graduates

As part of its plans to attract Saudi talent and support the Kingdom’s 2030 vision, Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia is hosting a two-day recruitment drive on 23-24 November at the Engineering Faculty of King Saud University, in Riyadh. Held under the theme “Grow Together”, the 2-day event is in line with Huawei’s strategy to support the advancement of the …

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Bahrain’s Diversification Away from a Hydrocarbon-dependent Economy Through Embracing Tech

Despite having weathered the 2008 global economic crisis comparatively well, GCC economies, still heavily hydrocarbon-dependent, have showed signs of strain in recent months, as oil prices have slumped. Bahrain is perhaps rather more sensitive to regional economic pressures than some of its more oil-rich neighbours, as highlighted by the recent downgrades by ratings agencies. Governments across the region are taking …

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Tech Start-Up ‘WING.ae’ Raises Capital to Fire Up Delivery and Logistics Industry in the UAE

Ground-breaking platform to empower consumers to make smarter delivery choices with greater savings Dubai, U.A.E. – WING.ae, an on-demand delivery and courier marketplace, has closed a seed funding round backed by SOUQ.com, the Middle East’s largest online retail and marketplace platform. Tech start-up WING.ae is an innovative e-marketplace that offers an assortment of comparative pricing across major carriers in the …

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Technological Tsunami to Change CX

Kinetic BPO has released its latest research on technology and customer experience. It finds that the next wave of technology will have a significant impact on a number of industries. Dubai, U.A.E: Kinetic, the leading specialized customer experience consulting company, has released its latest findings on how the next wave of technology will impact the competitive landscape in a number …

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Focus on Migration: A tech ‘wiki’ site could improve lives

By Max Martin – SciDev.Net Wikipedia is probably the best example of a website that allows users to share and edit information in real time. But several other sites based on the ‘wiki’ model provide a sharing platform specifically for technologies that could help improve lives in the developing world. One such site, Appropedia, is aimed at collaborative solutions in …

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