Tag Archives: Technology

Big data for development

By SciDev.Net The volume and variety of digital data have grown in recent years, as have analytics capacities — a phenomenon dubbed ‘big data’. What drives the promise of big data, what are the risks and criticisms, and how can development benefit from the ‘data revolution’? This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. …

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Stage set for inaugural iTech Gulf 2014 Forum and Exhibition

The inaugural iTECH Gulf 2014 Forum and Exhibition, positioned as the IT and ICT convention of choice for the Northern Gulf, opens today, Wednesday 9 April, at the Gulf Convention Centre, Manama, Bahrain. Held under the patronage of the Kingdom’s Minister of State for Telecommunications Affairs Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, this unique IT and ICT knowledge exchange platform …

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Competitive Tech to Sell into Europe, the Middle East and North Africa

Competitive Technologies, Inc., (CTTC) (CTI), a pain mitigation company, will sell into Europe, the Middle East and North Africa (the “EMENA territory”) effective immediately, in an effort to reestablish the global footprint that was compromised by the signing of the 2012 Amended Distribution and Sales Agreement (the “Amendment”) between the inventor and the Company. This Board-approved initiative (the “Initiative”) was …

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New GIS Smartphone App Launched by NCSI at COMEX 2014

The COMEX 2014 exhibition, which opened its doors at Oman International Exhibition Centre on April 7, features a comprehensive presence from The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI). At the exhibition, NCSI has unveiled an all new smartphone App called GIS (Geographic Information System) contains interactive digital maps and satellite imagery that allow users to access population figures and …

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Bahrain Institute of Public Administration to Launch Full Spectrum of Courses as part of eTraining – Designed for Government Sector Employees

The Courses are part of the National Portal of eGovernment to Make Services Accessible to All The Bahrain Institute of Public Administration (BIPA) has included, in conjunction with the eGovernment Authority (eGA), an array of free-of-charge eTraining courses as part of the national eGovernment portal services (Bahrain.bh) to provide all employees of government entities and ministries with the opportunity to …

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Masdar Institute’s iInnovation to strengthen technology-based innovation and entrepreneurship in UAE

Center Aims to Improve Innovation Ecosystem and Translate Technology Research into Commercially Viable Products, Services and Processes Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that its Institute Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (iInnovation) will contribute to developing and maintaining a leadership role for the UAE in technology-based …

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Internet, smartphones, and social networks penetration in the MENA region in 2013

Media, content and technology research specialists at IPSOS, the leading research agency in MENA, which has covered 20 MENA countries for over 25 years, prepared a study compiling the figures related to internet penetration, smartphones penetration, and social network penetration in the MENA region in 2013.   Internet penetration From an internet population (those accessible to the internet) of 1.9 …

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Virtuzone Announces Corporate Offices Relocation in the Heart of New Dubai

Virtuzone, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing company set up operators in the region, today announced that it has relocated its corporate headquarters in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai, the Old Town Island. Downtown Dubai, generally referred to as the ‘new heart of the city’ and dubbed as ‘the centre of now’, is a U$20 billion …

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Symantec: “Simple njRAT Fuels Nascent Middle East Cybercrime Scene”

Majority of njRAT C&C servers are found in the Middle East and North Africa Symantec (http://www.symantec.com)  has observed the growth of indigenous groups of attackers in the Middle East, centered around a simple piece of malware known as njRAT (http://bit.ly/1i1Ps9m). While njRAT is similar in capability to many other remote access tools (RATs), what is interesting about this malware is …

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Interactive Intelligence Participates as Platinum Sponsor of Gartner Symposium/ IT Expo 2014 in Dubai

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (Nasdaq: ININ), a global provider of software and services designed to improve the customer experience, today announced that it has signed up as a ‘Platinum Sponsor’ of the upcoming Gartner Symposium/ IT Expo that will take place in Dubai between 1-3 April, 2014. The company will use the event as a platform to expose its brand …

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