Tag Archives: Technology

TRA Sponsors Khalifa University’s Mobile Application Contest

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) proves its dedication to the information and communications technology (ICT) and telecommunications advancement by sponsoring the Khalifa University of Science Technology and Research ‘s (KUSTAR )7thMobile Application Contest MAC2012. The contest brought together some of the United Arab Emirates brightest students who competed against one another by presenting their unique mobile applications to a panel of judges. The …

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Virtustream announces cloud partnership with nworx technologies

Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise-class cloud solution provider, today announced that it has signed a partnership with nWorX Technologies JLT, based in Dubai, UAE to develop and deliver innovative cloud solutions and services in the Middle East, Africa, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) regions. Virtustream’s partnership with nWorX covers the full range …

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Solar Energy solution wins inaugural Innovation Tournament 2021 in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI May 8, 2012: A Solar Water Pumping device from Cairo, Egypt is the inaugural winner of the HCT-Wharton Innovation Tournament 2021, which concluded yesterday in Abu Dhabi. The devise is an Off-Grid High-Capacity Solar Water Pumping Solution, applicable for use in the agriculture sector and large water pumping stations, and provides agri-businesses with a cost-competitive alternative to “unreliable & …

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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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