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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 […]


Gartner says smart cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016

Gartner, Inc. estimates that 1.6 billion connected things will be used by smart cities in 2016, an increase of 39% from 2015. “Smart commercial buildings will be the highest user of Internet of Things (IoT) until 2017, after which smart homes will take the lead with just over 1 billion connected things in 2018,” said […]


IoT World Forum showcases smart city technologies

As the host city of the third annual Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) industry event, taking place December 6-8, Dubai will be a showcase for more than 20 digital city and connected industry solution deployments made possible by Cisco and the IoT industry. Through a series of smart city experience tours, IoTWF attendees will […]


Ooredoo, Lusail complete ‘smart metre’ infrastructure trial

Ooredoo has announced the completion of a successful Smart metering trial in collaboration with Lusail Real Estate Development Company with support from Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for the creation of the region’s first large-scale greenfield smart city. The trial, which used an IP-based multi-vendor Smart Metering set-up, was conducted in the Ooredoo Advanced […]