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We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

World Bank: Reforming Education in Arab World Must Be Priority

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on June 19, 2010. (AFP) London – The quality of education in the Arab world has dropped in comparison to other regions in the world, which demands immediate reform to tackle development needs and employment in the future, said a recent World Bank ... Read More »

Even in the brave new world of education, you can’t beat discipline and rigour

Moral education can help bring the nation together. Reem Mohammed / The National These are exciting times for the UAE education sector. As this newspaper reported last week, the country’s schools will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup. The changes are the result of directives from President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and ... Read More »

Will consumer tech companies rule the enterprise world?

I often get asked whether consumer technology companies take over the enterprise world. The argument usually is very simple and goes like this — the consumer tech giants have more cash, can attract the best engineers, know how to build great products and were built in the cloud, so why would they not win in the enterprise. I am probably ... Read More »

Bitcoin bond launch brings digital currency step closer to ‘world of high finance’

Bitcoin is getting closer to looking like a traditional financial product. Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country’s first bitcoin-backed bond. The news follows other announcements in the last several weeks for bitcoin options, futures and an exchange-traded fund tracking bitcoin derivatives in the U.S. “I think it’s a very healthy and natural progression of ... Read More »

NanoPhone ‘Smallest Phone in the World’ Launched in India

HIGHLIGHTS Elari NanoPhone C is said to be the size of a credit card It weighs just 30 grams, and is available on Yerha It can be connected to iPhone and Android phones E-commerce site Yerha.com on Thursday announced the launch of what is claimed to be the ‘smallest phone in the world’ – the Elari NanoPhone C. Specifically, the company ... Read More »

Joseph K. Hart: Dealing with generational gap is one of the main challenges for managers around the world

Mumbai: Joseph K. Hart was appointed as chief executive officer and president of the 102-year-old Dale Cargenie Training in 2015. Present over 90 countries, the institute runs leadership training, professional development, performance improvement, leadership training, and employee engagement programmes across the globe. In an interview during his first visit to India, Hart said he believes the country is one the ... Read More »

Where to Find the Best Deals for Your World Travels

Are you a world traveler? Or, perhaps someone who has always wanted to be? Either way, traveling can be expensive, so you have to take deals wherever you can find them. The below article details where you can find the best deals to lessen the costs of your world travels. Or, at least make your next vacation a little less ... Read More »

Chinese Internet Leaders Will Shake the World

A decade ago, Chinese internet companies were still marginal internationally. Today, they are world-class industry innovators. In the internet economy, the leadership is shifting from the advanced West to the emerging East. geralt / Pixabay Today, China’s leading internet companies rival their counterparts in the West in terms of scale, value and innovation. Yet, their impact outside of China is ... Read More »

How Apple Changed the World of Smartphones

Brand loyalty is never more important to consumers than when buying a car, choosing between Coke and Pepsi, or upgrading a smartphone. Whether you are a hyper-loyal iPhone user or you prefer an Android or other device, there is one admission that we all, as smartphone users, must make. Apple’s original iOS, and the interface and environment that it existed ... Read More »