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Emirates ID cards to work as bank cards Subscription

30 July 2015 | By

Mashreq rolls out ATM system

Dubai roads

Dubai traffic system goes wireless Subscription

16 July 2015 | By

New traffic management system is in line with emirate’s smart city initiative

Efficient: Siemens’ H-class turbine can produce power for a city of up to 1.3 million people

New generation of gas turbines drive down costs Subscription

15 July 2015 | By

Governments in the Middle East and North Africa are actively pushing to replace simple-cycle gas turbines with more efficient and environment-friendly combined-cycle turbines

Oman to tender green data centre

Oman to tender green data centre Subscription

1 July 2015 | By

Tier 3 facility to comply with international standards

Kuwait boosts security for oil sector

Kuwait to upgrade defence data centre Subscription

30 June 2015 | By

State’s security infrastructure needs to be modernised in the wake of mosque attack

Leadenhall Building: BIM software allowed the contractor to build the tower virutally multiple times

Revolutionising building design Subscription

29 June 2015 | By Bernadette Ballantyne

Building information modelling has wide-ranging implications

Dubai Municipality

Dubai plans data sharing platform Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Project to aggregate data and services across government entities

Smart cities

Dubai open data law under way Subscription

9 June 2015 | By

Law an important milestone for Dubai smart city initiativePrivate sector and individual compliance will be optionalSimilar federal law under way

Bosch provided the audio system for the 60,000-spectator capacity grandstand at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse

Dubai projects showcase technological innovation

12 January 2015 | By

Expo and Smart City programmes will require cutting-edge products and installations

Cyber security

Calls for pan-Arab talks on cybercrime Subscription

22 December 2014 | By

Lebanese minister calls for regional dialogue regarding internet governance and cyber security

Cloud computing

Interview: Richard Longdon, CEO, Aveva Solutions Subscription

14 December 2014 | By

Cloud computing is the future for oil and gas, but customers have to adapt their mindset, says Aveva CEO Richard Longdon.

Roy Jakobs: 262 buildings in Dubai will be retrofitted

Unlocking energy savings with led Subscription

8 December 2014

Q&A with Roy Jakobs, Philips CEO, Middle East and Turkey

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Nesma Holding Company Subscription

Nesma Holding Company was established in Jeddah in 1979, the business has activities across numerous industries and sectors

General Electric Subscription

General Electric is active across the construction industry, aviation, finance, power and water, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, technology and transport

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Keither Fenner

Keith Fenner Subscription

10 September 2014

Keith Fenner is senior vice president, sales, Sage ERP Africa and head of Sage Middle East

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

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Gulf Capital SME Awards 2015

28 October 2015 | Recognising success, growth and innovation in business

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