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News & analysis

Global annual smart city investment

Integration key to smart city vision Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Governments across the region are looking to technology to further integrate city infrastructure, from transport to security, to enhance the quality of life for their citizens

Mobile data traffic

Drivers of the data age Subscription

24 August 2014 | By

Smartphone technology has transformed the way people communicate and access goods and services. Telecoms operators are spending heavily to make sure infrastructure is up to the task

Smart cities

Smart cities: Raising the quality of life

24 August 2014

The rolling out of smart cities in the Middle East is being used to atrract and keep high calibre residents

Gulf Capital SME Awards

UAE small business finalists announced Subscription

20 August 2014

Finalists enjoyed a combined turnover of AED1.6bn and an average growth rate of 134 per cent in 2013

Qatar Science & Technology Park Subscription

5 June 2014

Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) was set up by the Qatar Foundation in 2009 to facilitate the research and development of technology

GCC companies likely to continue being targets for cyber attacks Subscription

28 May 2014 | By

Hackers could target companies handling financial instruments

ABB company wins Iraq electricity contract Subscription

17 April 2014 | By

Technology firm will provide software to upgrade Iraq’s electricity network

Siemens-led consortium wins Egypt control centre deal Subscription

12 March 2014 | By

The centres will control distribution networks in remote areas

Atiya: The region is a greenfield opportunity for Siemens

Integrating transport networks Subscription

4 March 2014 | By

Gulf countries need to interlink their new transport systems to attract more passengers and reduce traffic congestion, says Sami Atiya, head of Siemens’ mobility and logistics division

BIM

Building information modelling: Use of technology rises across the region Subscription

13 February 2014

Building information modelling (BIM), the set of systems and software used to design and manage projects, is picking up in the region

Case study: Midfield Terminal displays advantages of using BIM Subscription

10 February 2014 | By

Abu Dhabi’s airport expansion is a textbook study in using building information modelling to cut costs and manage time

BIM uptake drivers

BIM use rises across region Subscription

10 February 2014 | By

Government clients are gradually mandating the use of building information modelling in new projects, as appreciation grows that the technology can cut construction costs and improve quality

Aramex founder and IFC set up venture capital fund Subscription

8 January 2014 | By

Central banks also called to increase support for Middle East start-ups

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Companies

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Westinghouse Subscription

Westinghouse was established in 1886 in New York, the company offers services in plant design and services in the nuclear electric power industry

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Siemens Subscription

Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Siemens provides services in sectors such as healthcare, transport and energy

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People

Rafiah Ibrahim Subscription

12 July 2014

Rafiah Ibrahim is president and head of region Middle East and North East Africa at Ericsson

Sebastien Pavie Subscription

6 July 2014

Sebastien Pavie is regional sales director, MEA, SafeNet

Taj Elkhayat Subscription

6 July 2014

Taj Elkhayat is managing director, Middle East, Turkey, North, West and Central Africa at Riverbed Technology

Ahmed ElShrif Subscription

6 July 2014

Ahmed ElShrif is director Middle East for Kronos

Nader Baghdadi Subscription

6 July 2014

Nader Baghdadi is regional director, Middle East & North Africa, Ruckus Wireless

Hani el-Assaad Subscription

6 July 2014

Hani el-Assaad is president, Middle East, India & Africa, SITA

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