Technology

IIT Delhi bags top prize at the GITEX competition

IIT Delhi bags top prize at the GITEX competition

Indian students shine at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition with their innovative women protection device. A team of five from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi bagged the top award at the GITEX Technology Week Student Lab competition for ProtectMe, a product which enhances women’s safety by […]

 
 

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

UAE aims to become one of the Most Innovative Countries in the World

The UAE will become one of the most innovative countries in the world through a focus on seven sectors: renewable energy, transport, education, health, technology, water and space. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a […]

 
 

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot

Cisco to Power Dubai Design District Smart City Pilot Dubai Design District (d3) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cisco to explore potential joint opportunities in deploying new smart services and applications in the Dubai Design District based on Cisco’s Smart+Connected City (S+CC) solutions portfolio and overall ICT […]

 
 

Silicon Valley Start-up TINT Set to Invigorate Digital Engagement in the Middle East

Silicon Valley Start-up TINT Set to Invigorate Digital Engagement in the Middle East

TINT is the first social media hub launching in the Middle East to allow brands to collect and curate all social feeds and #hashtags to display them anywhere. Silicon Valley start-up working with the region’s top brands and marketing agencies to create campaigns for Ferrari World, du and Dubai Mall. […]

 
 

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Social Business – The New Trend in the Middle East

Deloitte: Is social business the new trend in the Middle East? 2014 Research report lately released by Deloitte and MIT Sloan Management Review reveals that nearly two thirds of surveyed companies globally find social business initiatives —including social media, social software and social networks—are positively impacting their business outcomes. Based […]

 
 

Mangalyaan: History-making Mission to Mars

Mangalyaan: History-making Mission to Mars

There is often a thin line between success and failure that tends to overlap one another. In case, of India’s maiden Mission to Mars (MOM) via the unmanned rocket – aptly named – Mangalyaan, there were no lines crossed between success and failure, with the former absolutely thumping the latter. […]

 
 

Mars Mission – Cheaper than an Oscar-Winning Movie

Mars Mission – Cheaper than an Oscar-Winning Movie

Indian scientists exult over the first ever maiden successful mars mission costing lesser than the Oscar-winning movie “Gravity” about astronauts stranded in space.  INDIA’S MOM India’s population of 1.2 billion is celebrating the scientists of the space agency, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) who registered India’s name among the elite […]

 
 

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

Souqalmal.com – Making Sense of Business

  Middle East comparison website Souqalmal.com , which is based in Dubai, aims to make the market easier for all of us to understand when it comes to financial and insurance products, schools and nurseries. Following an investment of USD 1.2m by Hummingbird Ventures in its second round of funding, it is set […]

 
 

IT Services Providers Urged to Become Strategic Advisors

IT Services Providers Urged to Become Strategic Advisors

IT service providers need to become strategic advisors as the UAE market gears up for a sustained period of growth, says IDC in their latest report. UAE IT services market set to grow 15.5% year on year in 2014 UAE IT services revenue set to reach $3,356.44 million by 2018 […]

 
 

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Mobile Subscriber Data Usage Trends in the Middle East

Latest Citrix Mobile Analytics Report Reveals Subscriber Preferences and the Impact of Video on Mobile Networks in the Middle East Today, Citrix released the Citrix Mobile Analytics Report for the second half of 2014 providing insight into subscriber behavior and related factors that determine quality of experience (QoE) for mobile […]

 
 

Social Media: Four Steps To an Outreach Program

Social Media: Four Steps To an Outreach Program

Influencer Program on Social Media: The Value of one Passionate Fan In this article Danielle Kamar provide details on how to define influencers, how to build a connection with them as a brand and how to eventually use them as a launch pad for product awareness. Sneezers. Or as they […]

 
 

Meet UAE’s Top Video Blogger

Meet UAE’s Top Video Blogger

Youth these days find it particularly hilarious when older people, (and by older I am referring to those of us who witnessed Y2K), narrate how life was before social media, apps, iDevices and platforms like YouTube. The whole notion of life without such platforms is deemed outlandish. But you know […]

 
 

UAE Ranks Top 3 in World in Mobile Banking Adoption

UAE Ranks Top 3 in World in Mobile Banking Adoption

Global Banking Sector Increases IT Spend to Meet Customer and Regulatory Demands, with 65% Saying Mobile is Most Important Tech Trend: SAP Study The UAE ranks as one of the world’s top three countries in mobile banking adoption, according to a new global SAP study on technology in banking. Mobile […]

 
 

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways Partners With Google to Make Flight Search Easier

Etihad Airways today announced that it has partnered with Google to make it more convenient for travellers to view the airline’s flight schedules and fares on the search engine’s flight search tool. Using Flight Search, travellers in the US, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Poland and […]

 
 

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

How Ramadan impact MENA Workplace [Infographic]

Business is slower in Ramadan, reveals survey 94.5% of professionals say that Ramadan lifts their morale at work as it is a peaceful, spiritual, and very special month. 44.5% of respondents say that employee efficiency does not drop during Ramadan; 85% claim higher levels of socialisation between colleagues The Bayt.com […]

 
 

Twitter Diplomacy: How World Leaders Connect on Twitter

Twitter Diplomacy: How World Leaders Connect on Twitter

The annual global study of world leaders on Twitter, Twiplomacy, by Burson-Marsteller, a global public relations and communications firm has revealed that governments and political leaders from around the world has increased their online presence through social media networks. Twiplomacy aims to identify the extent to which world leaders use […]

 
 

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

QSE Opens Enormous Solar Panel Factory In Qatar

Qatar Solar Energy has launched an enormous solar panel factory in Qatar, and they even want to expand production further to 2.5 GW. Qatar, a country located halfway down the west coast of the Arabian Gulf, has an arid climate and long summers. Qatar receives 11 hours of sunshine per day […]

 
 

Singapore unveils building blocks of Smart Nation vision

Singapore unveils building blocks of Smart Nation vision

New Smart Nation Platform will provide the technical architecture in Singapore’s ICT blueprint Singapore is gearing up to be the world’s first Smart Nation, building on the achievements of the intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015) masterplan. To support the vision and enable a Smart Nation, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) will […]

 
 

UAE Prime Minister Launches Arab Social Media Award

UAE Prime Minister Launches Arab Social Media Award

The award will highlight successful examples in Arab social media and use them as a basis to maximise the benefits for society. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, launched a prize award scheme today to reward those who harness […]

 
 

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime in the Middle East: A Peep Into Future

Cybercrime appears to be the second most common form of economic crime in the Middle East; Read on to find out how the cyber-security services and laws help you brace against cybercrimes. A study by Cisco’s Middle East ICT Security Study 2014 noted strong adoption of smart devices in the […]

 
 

Middle East Mobile Networks Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks

Middle East Mobile Networks Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks

Mobile Networks in the Middle East are an Easy Target for DDoS Cyber Attacks, says Arbor Networks. Debilitating Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks will be increasingly targeted towards mobile networks in the region as Mobile Network Operators struggle with proper visibility into malicious activity on their networks. Mobile networks […]

 
 

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World  

How Mobile and Internet is Transforming the Arab World   

The ongoing mobile and technology revolution will integrate the physical and virtual world, blurring their distinctions and reshape our society way beyond our imagination. The Arab world “With 135 million internet users in the Arab region today – of which 71 million actively use social media platforms, we are witnessing […]

 
 

The 5th Edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit Kicks off in Dubai

The 5th Edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit Kicks off in Dubai

1,000+ participants explore the latest trends and opportunities in digital business The 5th edition of the ArabNet Digital Summit 2014 kicked off this morning at Atlantis the Palm in Dubai. Held with the Strategic Partnership of Digital Media Services (DMS), the conference drew in more than 1,000 participating digital professionals, […]

 
 

Dubai to set up largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region

Dubai to set up largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), today announced plans to set up Dubai Technology Entrepreneurship Centre (DTEC), the largest entrepreneurship centre in the MENA region within Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park. Set to be launched in Q1 2015, DTEC will encompass over 3,600 square metres that […]

 
 

WhatsApp versus BBM: The Diffusion of Innovation

WhatsApp versus BBM: The Diffusion of Innovation

With Facebook’s recent acquisition of WhatsApp for USD 19 billion, it is only fitting to examine the reasons behind the extensive reach & popularity of this messaging application. With just over 450 million users worldwide, WhatsApp clearly surpasses the 85 million user base of BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). If we go […]

 
 

Google Glass Teardown reveals manufacturing cost to a mere $152

Google Glass Teardown reveals manufacturing cost to a mere $152

Google Glass costs $150 to manufacture but sells for $1500  Teardown analysis is a useful tool for understanding the component and manufacturing cost of electronics devices—but it doesn’t always tell the whole story of the value of a product. IHS teardown of Google Glass reveals that hottest wearable-technology gadget is […]

 
 

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

MENA Gaming Market: A Highly Optimistic Sector

Ever thought about the backstage dynamics driving the games that you are so deeply engrossed in on your mobile, laptop or tab? Read on to understand how your addiction to online games is shaping the industry. Gamers will be inclined towards online and mobile games, weaning away from the consoles […]

 
 

Wearable technology: a Cybersecurity Risk on your Wrist?

Wearable technology: a Cybersecurity Risk on your Wrist?

Computing devices have evolved remarkably in this century. They have moved from our desktop to our laps, then to our pockets and now onto our bodies. Research and market intelligence company, IDC estimates that the wearable devices market will reach a total of 19.2 million units in 2014, driven primarily […]

 
 

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

The World of Connected Cars and its Burgeoning Apps Economy

By 2020, 191 million vehicles worldwide will be enabled for Google Projected Mode or Apple’s CarPlay; the car is the new frontier for Apple’s and Google’s mobile competition. Smartphone apps integration software from Apple and Google are forecast to be sold in more than 55 million cars by 2020 in […]

 
 

Understanding the ROI in Usability

Understanding the ROI in Usability

How do you define ROI for usability and user experience (UX) in design, and how do you measure the ROI? RBBi’s Amol Kadam discuss these in this insightful article. In our 2.5 years at RBBi and in my career of 15 years before that, what I have seen is that […]

 
 

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

IHS Forum Identifies Key Points for Middle East Economic Growth

As far as economic prosperity is concerned, one doesn’t have to look towards the otherwise conventional Western countries nor towards the Far East, in China. It’s in the Middle East that the treasure trove of economic prosperity lies with new highs being expected in the forthcoming two decades. Scott Key, […]

 
 

Top Tech Buyouts [Infographic]

Top Tech Buyouts [Infographic]

Did you know that big tech companies like Google or Facebook acquire promising start-ups not only to get their ideas and products, but also to take over the brilliant people that created them. For example, Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift allowed them to hire John Cormack, a pioneer in 3D […]

 
 

Virtualization, Cloud-based solutions hamper MEA Enterprise Hardware Market Growth

Adoption of virtualization in datacenters and cloud-based infrastructures are causing the Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, to remain in a passive state.   The Middle East and Africa (MEA) enterprise hardware market, comprising servers and external storage, remains in a passive state according […]

 
 

The psychology behind the Google Glass backlash

The psychology behind the Google Glass backlash

Love it or hate it, everyone seems to have an opinion about Google Glass. With the product recently making headlines through a one-day sale, the introduction of a free trial period, and major changes in product design, this surge in attention is only fitting.  A significant portion of the consumer […]

 
 

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

Samsung Galaxy S5: Previewing the Unparalleled Visioning of Mobile Phone Technology

The fifth-gen of Samsung’s uber-elite Galaxy S series was launched in Dubai by the South Korean technology giant on the 2nd April 2014. The Smartphone looks to provide an enriched mobile phone usage to the end consumers with highly pioneering up gradation to the most sought-after Smartphone features.   According […]

 
 

How To Make Billions From Your Startup

How To Make Billions From Your Startup

Ever wondered if there was a road map for startups to become successful? Here’s how you can learn it through an Infographic. Startups are born not only because of a novel idea, but also because of dissatisfaction. Many big brands of today were startups of yesterday; Google, Facebook, Amazon…the list […]

 
 

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Analysis: Middle East IT Spending Trends 2014

Middle East is one of the fastest growing IT markets in the world, providing UAE with opportunities to leverage its diverse foreign human capital in IT related areas. Recovering global economy has improved IT spending, which is anticipated to be USD 3.8 trillion in 2014, an almost 3.2 percent increase over […]

 
 

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

MENA Banking and Securities companies increase Software spending

Middle East and North Africa banking and securities companies’ software spending to hit $12.8 billion in 2014 Software spending for the Middle Eastern & North African banking and securities Firms is forecast to grow at 10 percent in 2014, thanks to the expansion strategies of banks and modernizing projects. IT research and […]

 
 

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce Wave

Souq.com’s US$ 150 million Backing Crests Middle East e-commerce  Wave

In an even bigger push for the e-commerce domain in the Middle East, Souq.com, the region’s first e-commerce and online shopping portal, has raised a hefty financial backing of about US$ 150 million or about 551 dirham, with US$ 75 million recently being invested into it by its investor, Naspers. […]

 
 

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

UAE leads Middle East e-commerce Trends

Ever since electronic commerce or as the popular acronym goes, e-commerce, has come into existence, there has only been positives being raved about it. The concept’s dynamics have been explored thoroughly over the course of the years and with newer technological stimuli making inroads into the commercial spectrum, the relevance […]

 
 
 
 
 

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