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Posted: 01-08-2011
UAE. Nada al Qassimi was the head of media and marketing at the Dubai Health Authority when the company hired to run the campaign on diabetes botched the job. Having seen too many companies, especially foreign ones, run bad campaigns because of the lack of understanding of the local culture, she decided to open her own company, Two 12, in the midst of the recession in March 2008, to provide better marketing and advertising services to organisations in the UAE. Over in Abu Dhabi, Ziad al Khaja and Abboud al Braiki of Visual Advertising created the city’s first roadside recycling bins that g
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. MEED names 25 regional and international companies, as the best businesses in the GCC based on their contributions to the development of the region, at MEED Awards 2017.
Posted: December 6, 2017
UAE. The Dubai Government is eager to collaborate with emerging sectors, such as FinTech, to put in place the necessary frameworks that will help cement the emirate's position as an epicentre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Posted: December 5, 2017
LEBANON. Byblos Bank, in cooperation with the Olayan School of Business at the American University of Beirut, issued the results of the Byblos Bank/AUB Consumer Confidence Index for Q3 2017.
Posted: December 4, 2017
UAE. Stable energy prices will underpin growth, with the price for Brent crude oil fluctuating in a tight range of US$50-60 per barrel; Regional political instability remains the main risk to MENA economies.
Posted: December 2, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. McKinsey's report on automation displacement reminds us that, although almost every occupation has partial automation potential, humans will remain an essential ingredient in the future workplace equation.
Posted: December 1, 2017
UAE. Over 93% of workforce think the UAE is more innovative than it was 5 years ago; But 60% of managers and half of junior staff think innovation is only a responsibility of senior executives.
Posted: November 30, 2017
UAE. SOUQ doubles number of items sold during White Friday 2017 compared to last year's event; Over 70% of customers shopped through mobile devices; Almost half of customers paid using electronic payment methods.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Repeated onslaughts of cybersecurity attacks are driving businesses to relook at their security policies end-to-end, and to make them more future-ready for digital environments, explains Mechelle Buys Du Plessis, Managing Director - UAE, Dimension Data.
Posted: November 29, 2017
UAE. Seven out of ten consumers spend the same amount or more per meal compared to last year; Eight out of ten were influenced by deals when choosing a restaurant.
Posted: November 28, 2017
UAE. Hardly a day goes by without media and sometimes government claims that Russia has been utilising social media tools to spread fake news and misinformation to influence everything. But how hard is it to spread this sort of misinformation?
Posted: November 28, 2017
UAE. GCC interior fit-out sector is expected to reach US$17.7 billion in 2017, according to Ventures ME; Dubai International Furniture Accessories Components (DIFAC) takes place in Dubai from March 12-14, 2018; Total value of the construction projects in the GCC has crossed US$2.4 trillion, according to BNC Network.
Posted: November 27, 2017
UAE. Becomes first online self drive rent a car portal in the UAE to host Electric Vehicles on the company's "Smart Mass Mobility Technology" (SMMT) platform.
Posted: November 26, 2017
UAE. Value of 22,680 construction projects in the Gulf exceeds US$2.43 trillion, BNC Network research shows.
Posted: November 25, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Instead of connecting the cord and waiting for the car to be charged, the battery is replaced with the help of a robotic device in three minutes.
Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. Program aims to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities; new features for the Cisco Kinetic for Cities IoT data platform that provide enhanced support for public safety.

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date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020, while eliminating 1.8 million.
date:Posted: December 15, 2017
INTERNATIONAL. Nearly all (94%) device makers have invested in software development in the past five years; Nine in 10 (88%) believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is driving growth within the manufacturing industry; 84% have changed their business model to put software at its core in delivering services and generating revenue.
date:Posted: December 14, 2017
UAE. As the interconnection junction between network providers, cloud providers and the enterprise, Equinix has a unique perspective on IT trends and where things are headed.
UAE. Cisco's security research organization Talos says once this ransomware enters your system, it uses three ways to spread automatically around a network, one of which is the known Eternal Blue vulnerability.
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