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Survey reveals 42% of firms have adopted energy management software

Smart monitoring platforms are the most effective and cost-efficient way to monitor waste generation and track the consumption of water and energy, according to industry experts. Enova, a regional leader in integrated energy and multi-technical services, is revolutionising the way companies track their consumption with its state-of-the-art portal – Hubgrade. Developed by its parent company, […]


eHosting DataFort makes green upgrades to datacentre

Aware of the increased usage and importance of datacentres in today’s business environment, planning and designing strategies are key to their efficiency, says Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort (eHDF). In the last 12 months, eHDF has worked towards enhancing its datacentre and has invested more than AED20 million in its T3 datacentre upgrades. These investments […]


Dubai drives progress towards UN’s sustainable development agenda

• Dubai is in a position to inform and drive local progress towards the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development • Abdullah Al Shaibani: The announcement is a reflection of Dubai’s global leadership efforts in strengthening the role of cities Dubai has been selected to be a regional hub for city data, at the United […]


American University of RAK partners with OAIRO for smart technologies

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with OAIRO Alliance, a British company specialising in smart technology and sustainability. The agreement advocates for mutual cooperation in the sharing of expertise, research, and human capacity-building in the form of training and development. This directly ties-in with the School of Engineering’s […]


Schneider Electric showcases experiential Smart City at Innovation Summit

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has inaugurated its annual Innovation Summit, an IoT-powered event demonstrating innovations and technologies that cater to the future of energy management, industrial efficiency and environmental sustainability. As an interesting highlight, the energy leader also showcased its revolutionary concept of an experiential smart city at the […]


Siemens, Strata, Etihad to develop 3D-printed aircraft parts

German conglomerate Siemens AG, Abu Dhabi-based Strata Manufacturing, and Abu Dhabi airline Etihad Airways announced they will work together to develop the first 3D-printed parts for aircraft interiors in the Middle East and North Africa. A joint statement from the three companies, the partnership aims to leverage additive manufacturing, known as 3D printing, to help […]


DEWA signs MoU with National Energy Technology Laboratory

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Energy Technology Laboratory(NETL), which operates under the US Department of Energy, and specialises in energy security, and the Research and Development (R&D) of coal, natural gas, and oil technology. The MoU aims to strengthen cooperation and develop new framework as […]


Honeywell announces Burj Khalifa as UAE’s ‘smartest’ building

Honeywell has named the Burj Khalifa as the UAE’s “smartest” building at the Middle East’s first-ever smart building awards presentation at the Innovation Live! Summit today in Dubai. The world’s tallest structure also received the award for the Middle East’s smartest “high-rise residential” building. The summit, an official anchor event of the widely celebrated UAE Innovation […]


Future smart city initiatives to enshrine ‘Green’, says Gartner

By 2020, half of all the smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), according to Gartner, Inc. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into tangible programs. This creates measurable outcomes that meet the targets agreed upon at the COP 21 in Paris to reduce greenhouse gas […]


Fast Solutions launches Italian green energy technology in the UAE

Fast Solutions, an importer, re-exporter, technological solutions provider and distributor of renewable energy systems in the UAE, has unveiled Italian global brand Ferroli’s range of solar panels and green energy solutions in the UAE. Ferroli will aid with increasing standards in the domestic water heater industry of the region with the launch of its product […]


Research finds huge sustainability from ICT urban mobility models

New concepts in personal transport built on digital technologies could reduce the amount of cars needed on urban roads globally by up to 20 million vehicles per year in 2025, offering huge sustainability benefits and an improved experience for travellers.  These are some of the key findings of new research published today by BT and […]


DEWA’s Green Bill supports Smart Dubai Initiative

DEWA announced the initial launch of the Green Bill in July 2012 to enhance its efforts to protect the environment and promote sustainability. The Green Bill is an electronic version of the regular paper bill, which customers will receive through monthly emails. The service was launched, on an optional basis, in August 2012, in support […]


GE reveals 2016 Global Innovation Barometer results

GE today unveiled the UAE results of its 2016 Global Innovation Barometer, which explores how business leaders and members of the public perceive the opportunities for and barriers to innovation in a changing complex global environment. Now in its fifth year, the research surveyed 2,748 senior business executives and 1,346 informed publics across 23 countries. […]


Saudi Xerox introduces ‘Smart campus’ vision

Saudi Xerox has introduced its “smart campus” vision at the opening of Academia Arabia Conference in Riyadh. The vision will be focusing on the strategies for education sustainability, e-learning, smart teaching and the contribution of multiple industry peers towards this reformation process. By sharing its expertise and innovative methodology, Saudi Xerox is contributing to the Kingdom’s education […]


Mohammed bin Rashid issues law establishing Dubai Data Establishment

In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum issued Law No (2) of 2016 establishing Dubai Data Establishment. The new Law supports the Dubai Smart City strategy to transform Dubai into the smartest city in the world by […]


New Rittal IT equipment cooling solution

Rittal Corporation (www.rittalenclosures.com), the enclosure manufacturer and a provider of thermal management of electrical, electronic and IT equipment, has introduced a new refrigerant-based rack and row cooling solution, known as LCP DX, for heat removal of critical IT components. The DX line is available in two models, as a Rack or In-line solution, and is ideal […]


Apple invests in new green data centres

Apple plans to invest €1.7bn in two European data centres that will run on 100 per cent renewable energy. The proposed facilities in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland will have the lowest environmental impact yet for an Apple data centre, the company said in a statement in February. “This significant new investment represents […]


More CIOs integrating green IT initiatives into core business

In response to growing demands from customers, partners and consumers, many organisations are moving beyond corporate social responsibility as a philanthropic activity, according to Gartner, Inc. They are integrating green- and sustainability-related initiatives into their core business operations. “Green IT is moving beyond the environmental characteristics of IT equipment, allowing organisations to improve their environmental […]


Small Cell projects to connect Middle East smart cities

With ubiquitous mobile access key to businesses in today’s digital economy, experts at Huawei are seeing significant growth opportunities in the Middle East for Small Cell projects. The company recently joined the wireless community to share deployment experiences, develop business cases, and showcase cutting-edge services as Diamond Sponsor of this year’s SCWS MENA 2016 technology conference […]


Amazon to build massive wind farm to power services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced it will build and operate a 100-megawatt (MW) wind farm in the US that will power its current and future cloud service data centres. The project, called the Amazon Wind Farm US Central, is expected to generate about 320,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind power per year beginning in […]