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Tag Archives: Technology

Injazat: Businesses must head to the clouds to meet evolving market demands

Cloud computing is widely regarded as the next big trend in enterprise IT. However, many organizations remain hesitant to adopt the technology, arguing that it is still in its nascent stages. Industry experts counter that the value proposition of doing business on the cloud is too substantial to ignore and is the right direction to take to ensure strong and …

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Bonn meeting commits to COP17 outcomes

Representatives from the 32 countries in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiating blocs have expressed determination to build on the strong momentum of the Durban UN climate talks. The representatives, who met in Bonn, Germany, this weekend, looked at what needed to be done to ensure that key decisions that emerged from the Durban conference were …

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Supporting grassroots innovation: Facts and Figures

Adrian Smith and colleagues explore grassroots innovations, their potential for development and challenges facing practitioners. Turning ideas into new products, services or practices often requires systematic steps in a process of innovation. Conventional policies for promoting innovation link entrepreneurial firms, science institutes, investors and policymakers, and aim to keep up with advancements in promising technologies. But innovation also takes place below …

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Technical creativity needs nurturing at the grassroots

Efforts to promote sustainable development must tap into technologies developed locally, driven by community needs and priorities. The products of modern science and technology (S&T), from chemical pesticides to carbon-emitting combustion engines, are frequently blamed —with some justification — for the unsustainable use of the planet’s resources. At the same time S&T offers a variety of tools for sustainable development — …

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Rio+20 talks ‘too focused on techno fixes’, UN hears

The conviction that new technologies will solve the world’s environmental and social problems has overly dominated early negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil in June, a UN General Assembly meeting has heard. Mentions of technology were “almost endless” in the first draft of the outcome document, known as the ‘zero draft’, according to Pat Mooney, executive director of the Action Group on …

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CIOs to Meet at an Annual Summit in Dubai by Fleming Gulf Conferences

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, April 28, 2012 –(PR.com)– Middle East businesses are now investing in technology and are considering the role of the CIO to ensure stability across all processes within the organisation from the back office to the front office. The challenge in today’s organisations is to create value for all businesses through technology. In 2012, will CIOs regard …

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Egypt’s presidential candidates pledge to boost science

As Egyptians prepare to vote in next month’s presidential elections (23-24 May), many candidates have promised new strategies for science, technology and innovation, and pledged to increase government expenditure on research. The frontrunner, the independent candidate Amr Moussa, has told SciDev.Net he will increase the national research budget to “two per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2016” if elected. “In my first 100 days as a president …

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The Colleges of Technology to introduce seven new specialisations at GHEDEX 2012

Muscat: The second largest higher education institution in Oman, the Higher College of Technology (HCT) has announced its participation as lead sponsor for GHEDEX 2012 – Oman’s premier Global Higher Education Exhibition. Organised by OITE Trade Fairs under the patronage of the Ministry of Higher Education and supported by the British Council, AMIDEAST and the Embassy of the Kingdom of …

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Luxury Five-Star Hotel in Dubai Selects Telkonet’s EcoSmart Energy Management Technology

Telkonet, Inc. TKOI +8.75% , developer of the revolutionary EcoSmart energy management platform and patented Recovery Time(TM) technology, announced today that the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates in Dubai has become the latest hospitality leader to select Telkonet’s cloud-based EcoSmart energy management platform. The 506,000 square foot (47,000 sqm) Five-Star Hotel is attached to one of the biggest shopping malls in the …

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Oman: 12 Irish Universities at GHEDEX 2012

Muscat: From a global viewpoint, Oman is an emerging market with economic and social development taking place at a fast pace. In an age where access to information and higher education play a vital role in speeding up the process of development in a country, Oman is making its mark. Aimed at providing students with the best higher education opportunities …

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