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A Good Night’s Sleep

Choosing the right mattress is the secret to a good night’s sleep. In this interview, Annunziato Marino of the Lamflex Group shares his knowledge about the intricacies of the bedding industry and the secrets to a quality sleep and healthy body. The Lamflex Group was born in Italy over 50 years ago, thanks to the ancient and refined manufacturing skills …

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Blockchain – Disrupting Healthcare

Blockchain opportunities and advancements are changing the global face of healthcare – innovative leaders are quick to identify the change. Healthcare Digital Transformation Every industry is nowadays going through a digital transformation journey and technologies like cloud, IoT and mobility are speeding up that process. Healthcare is no exception to that. As everything gets connected digital transformation will disrupt current value chains and enable …

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Convergence of Energy and Information Systems

The global energy system is rapidly changing. As energy supply is being diversified and distributed, localized energy production is becoming increasingly prominent. However, the energy system is not changing in isolation. Rather, energy sector evolution is being substantially influenced by advances in connected and intelligent systems capable of shaping the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed. Advancements in sensing …

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Ship Technology – IoT on the Edge, in the Cloud and on the Wave

The transportation industry has been pretty active in the scheme of Internet of Things (IoT), and now even the conservative maritime industry is waking up to the benefits of its adoption and implementation. How is IoT and IT technology impacting the maritime industry? While it is true that industrial controls and equipment on ships have always generated a lot of data, the …

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Adaptive trust – a new defense for secure enterprise mobility in UAE

Summary: BYOD, cloud and the Internet of Things are changing enterprise defense plans to guard against points of attack inside the network perimeter. These new ways of connecting to secure resources have changed the way traditional threat radars work – protecting threats from the outside. An HR director, a salesperson visiting with your engineering team, and a network administrator walk …

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Innovation & IoT can transform oil-based economies

The market is ripe for pragmatic real-world implementations of IOT and connected smart solutions that drive tangible outcomes and deliver benefits for residents. We are tired of the hype and what-if scenarios and are ready to move proof of concepts into commercial implementations, says ANTHONY SAYERS. MY IMPRESSIONS OF DUBAI One year ago, I moved to Dubai to live and …

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Digital economy needs strategic, proactive policies – Booz Allen Hamilton report

MENA countries have the opportunity to double or triple adoption of digital payments, says Booz Allen Hamilton report Currently, just 9% of retail payments by volume in the UAE are made digitally,  compared with 42% in the UK and 75% in Sweden Banks need to evolve in line with changing consumer needs to stay  relevant Amodern payment infrastructure has the potential to create …

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Waste Management – Innovation and Sustainability

RAK Waste Management Authority steps up to ensure a better, cleaner and sustainable environment for the emirate. RAK Waste Management Authority (RAKWMA) and RAK Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) are collaborating to establish new waste management standards in the emirate. It works towards the goals of UAE National Vision 2021, which focuses on increasing the contribution of clean energy, and reduction …

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RAK FTZ & RAKIA open submissions for the RAK freezones business excellence awards

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) open submissions for the third RAK Freezones Business Excellence Awards set to take place on 19 January 2017. With the commitment to expand competition and involve more industries, this year’s awards program will also include the businesses established in RAKIA alongside with RAK FTZ companies. …

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Cloud Best Practice Promotes Savings

The beauty of a cloud platform is that it runs core, standardized systems and processes, yet can host the functions your business needs to develop and integrate with your core systems. T he phrase “business best practice” can often raise hackles among entrepreneurs. It smacks of process-obsessed corporates rather than the more agile business that relies on distinct differentiators to grab customer …

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