technology

January 26, 2020

The introduction of a multiple-entry five-year tourist visa in the UAE will fuel ambitious tourism goals and have a knock-on effect on businesses operating in the country, according to leading industry experts.

In a tweet earlier this month, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE's Prime Minister and Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, said the visa had been approved at the UAE Cabinet's first meeting of the year.

At present, tourists can visit the UAE with a free multiple entry visa for up to 90 days, from the date of entry.

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January 26, 2020

Sarthak Dayal Mathur, a year 11 student at Cambridge International School, Dubai has made his school proud by winning at the FIRST LEGO League, one of the challenging guided global competition for young, bright and future minds in Robotics.

First LEGO League program is built around theme-based challenges to engage children ages 9 to 16 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.

It’s a story of “never give up till you scale the peak”."...

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January 23, 2020

Last week REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, launched its modular solar carport product, the REDAVIA Fast Track Solar 40 Carport (FTS-40CP), with a first installation at SGS, a global leader in inspection, testing, verification, and certification. REDAVIA deployed the carport solar farm at SGS’s inspection and testing facilities in Tema, Ghana’s main harbor. The carport is REDAVIA’s second project at SGS after the ground mount solar farm REDAVIA deployed at the Tema site in July of 2018. SGS Sustainability Strategy continues to be built around four pillars – Professional Excellence, People, Environment, and Community – supported by Group wide policies, global programs and local initiatives. Their Environmental pillar focuses on decreasing annual CO2 emissions, so they welcomed the chance to scale up their renewable energy usage. The FTS-40CP was designed to convert business parking lots into energy generation hubs. Now businesses like SGS are able to benefit from REDAVIA's well-known cost-efficient energy and flexible lease contracts, while making the most efficient use of the land they......

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January 23, 2020

The Project Management Institute (PMI) today released its “Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey” which reveals a significant advantage in earning potential for practitioners who hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification. According to the survey, respondents with a PMP certification reported higher median salaries than those without a PMP certification -- 22% higher"...

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January 23, 2020

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology firm, today announced that its President & CEO, Mr. C. Vijayakumar, has been named Chairman of the IT industry Governors community of the World Economic Forum. The announcement was made at the Forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

The Forum’s IT Governors community convenes CEOs of the world’s top Information Technology companies in order to help them responsibly shape the future of their industry. It acts as a platform for setting industry priorities, building shared understanding, and coordinating actions that lead to results.

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January 23, 2020

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today announced that it has won the 2020 BIG Innovation Award in the “Organization” category. The company was honored for placing innovation front and center as it continues its full-scale business transformation to deliver a smoke-free future and replace cigarettes with better alternatives for those adults who would otherwise continue to smoke.

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January 23, 2020

INVISTA’s technology and licensing group, INVISTA Performance Technologies (IPT) and Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Co., Ltd (Hengli) announce the successful start-up of Hengli’s fourth purified terephthalic acid (PTA) line. This 2.5 million tonnes per annum capacity plant, located in Changxing Island, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, utilizes INVISTA’s P8 PTA technology with industry leading variable cost, capital productivity, energy usage, water usage, effluent generation and footprint, came online on January 8th, 2020. As the result of joint effort of all parties involved, the schedule of this project is significantly shorter than other PTA projects, with start-up only 22 months after the project kicked"...

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January 23, 2020

CollabNet VersionOne (CollabNet), a leading provider for Agile planning and collaborative development, and XebiaLabs, the leader in release orchestration, deployment, and continuous delivery, announced today that the two companies have merged. The combination, which was backed by TPG Capital, unites CollabNet’s upstream Agile planning and enterprise version control functionality with XebiaLabs’ downstream release orchestration and deployment automation capabilities to create an Agile, end-to-end, DevOps platform for enterprises.

In connection with the transaction, Ashok Reddy, an accomplished industry veteran and former Broadcom"...

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January 23, 2020

The SD Association (SDA) is celebrating its 20th Anniversary after launching 20 years ago with a mission to reinvent the memory card and make life easier for consumers and businesses everywhere. Throughout the years, SD memory cards evolved, expanded capabilities and became the number one card of choice. Today, these cards play a critical role in a variety of devices and uses unimagined 20 years ago.

The trusted family of SD memory cards give consumers and business users a choice, increase the usefulness, value and longevity of numerous consumer electronics by offering unprecedented portability, upgradeability and interoperability. SD memory"...

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January 22, 2020

HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, today announced its participation in the upcoming World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos for the second consecutive year. As part of its HCL 2030 platform, the company will host a series of thought leadership discussions, meetings and networking receptions at its pavilion throughout the three-day event. Building upon their successful partnership at WEF in 2019, HCL and Fast Company will facilitate discussions on the convergence of technology innovation, human ingenuity, and critical thinking. HCL’s Davos Dialogues will see business leaders discuss the future of digital innovations related to the demographic, societal and technological trends shaping today’s interdependent, complex world. The program schedule includes powerful sessions – including “CEOs: Disrupt Thyself,” “Banking Without Borders: Shaping an Open Financial Ecosystem,” “Defining Moments of Technology by 2030,” and “Building Trust: Reinventing Culture in a Digital World” – that will feature executives from the most innovative global organizations. The HCL Pavilion will also showcase the engineering, product innovation and technology aspects of Digital Enterprise 4.0, demonstrating how these building blocks shape the future of new age business models, with practical application today. The Tech Showcase Zone will......

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