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October 23, 2018

IDC Forecasts Annual Technology Spending by Middle East & Africa Smart Cities to Total $2.7 Billion by 2022, with Dubai and Riyadh Leading the Way

Technology investments relating to Smart City initiatives across the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will total more than $1.3 billion in 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s newly released Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide shows that this figure is set to reach $2.7 billion in 2022.

“The new edition of IDC’s Worldwide Smart Cities Spending Guide represents a substantial stride towards gaining granular insight into how cities around the world are transforming,” says Serena Da Rold, program manager for IDC’s Customer Insights & [...]

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October 23, 2018

Mohammed bin Rashid tours exhibition of UN World Data Forum

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that building the future is not merely an improvisational decision but a strategic plan based on knowledge and clear goals. His Highness also said that decisions related to the future of human being and humanity should be based on a comprehensive understanding of what is really needed in order to be able to set the future directions to build opportunities that support development of human communities.

“The Challenges facing the world are many, and opportunities for achieving a comprehensive sustainable development are huge, mainly amid the big data revolution [...]

 
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October 18, 2018

Maktoum bin Mohammed tours GITEX 2018

Deputy Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum today visited the 38th GITEX Technology Week. The trade show that began on 14 October runs till 18 October at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Sheikh Maktoum was taken on a tour of the stands at GITEX, which are showcasing some of the most cutting-edge and revolutionary technologies being deployed by organisations in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

During the tour, His Highness reviewed solutions and services presented by various government departments including the legislative control system service which will be launched in early 2019. He also visited the Sheikh Zayed Housing [...]

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October 6, 2018

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is reshaping the future of world

During the late 18th century, there was a massive change in the way people lived their daily lives. This marked a huge turning point in history and nothing has been the same. This was the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, an era when machines, factories and mass production came to the forefront of human activity. The old days of agriculture and manufacturing done at home were replaced by workers moving to factories, electricity and the introduction of the steam engine. Modern day society lives in the shadow of the Industrial Revolution. It was a huge leap forward in human civilization. But like all great leaps it took careful planning and concentrated effort. It took many great [...]

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