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Artist's impression of Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City

What is a smart city? Subscription

24 August 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Outlining the critical elements and indicators that make a city smart

The Silicon Park at Dubai Silicon Oasis will have lighting systems that respond to traffic and pedestrians

The challenges to becoming a smart city

24 August 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Clever use of technology could make cities more efficient and perhaps improve the quality of life for residents too, but it is not going to happen overnight

Dubai pursues smart grids

Dubai pursues smart grids Subscription

24 August 2015 | By Dominic Dudley

Dubai’s power and water provider aims to improve networks with a modernisation programme


Complex issues confront smart city projects Subscription

24 August 2015 | By

Translating smart city concepts into executable projects requires careful planning from government and developers, and participation of consultants and technology suppliers

Egypt airports to overhaul IT systems

Egypt airports to overhaul IT systems Subscription

13 August 2015 | By

Five airports adopting solutions for flights, gates, baggage and people management

Cloud computing

Cloud-based software yet to take off across region Subscription

11 August 2015 | By

Middle East defies global trend due to lack of specialised big data and analytics skills

Building information modelling

Kuwait Public Works Ministry to implement BIM Subscription

4 August 2015 | By

Tender open to all companies specialising in modelling and registered with central IT authority


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

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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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MEED events

SME Awards logo

2015 Gulf Capital SME Awards finalists announced

Shortlisted companies reported combined turnover of AED1.27bn ($350m) last year

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Oman: Vending machine and card reader system Subscription

22 August 2015 | By

Supply of an automatic vending machine and card reader system

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