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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 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.
Posted: November 24, 2017
UAE. A rapidly expanding economy, a complex regional geopolitical landscape, huge infrastructure investments, as well as increasingly structured public private initiatives are all behind the surging demand .
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. Innovation Live! is a collaborative initiative to connect the government and the private sector; Recommendations put forward include focus on the fourth industrial revolution as well as R&D in Artificial Intelligence, semiconductors, nanotechnology and 3D printing.
Posted: November 23, 2017
UAE. The Global Knowledge Index is an instrument to help decision-makers in management and administration, as well as in preparing for the future; "We must invest in science and research to improve knowledge."
Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. The panel explored the differences between a knowledge city and a "wise city"; Wise cities, distinguish themselves from their counterparts by successfully implementing knowledge and technology in a consistent framework, thereby becoming new centres of power.
Posted: November 22, 2017
UAE. Results announced at the Knowledge Summit 2017 in Dubai; The index identifies knowledge as an integral part of human life, affecting its social, economic and cultural aspects, as well as an engine for comprehensive and sustainable human development.

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date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. The first of its kind survey in the Middle East aims at gauging the "market sentiment" and share the internal challenges faced by the downstream industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
date:Posted: December 13, 2017
UAE. Security blossoms in the boardroom; Ransomware has not gone away; IoT - a security time-bomb; Cloud insecurity - it's up to you; GDPR - have most businesses missed the point?
date:Posted: December 12, 2017
UAE. The Middle East's lack of understanding of the upcoming EU regulation is likely to place businesses across a wide range of sectors at significant risk.
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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