DEWA, 3M to develop disruptive innovations

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 3M, an international company specialised in Research and Development (R&D), to exchange and share knowledge and expertise in anticipating the future and developing disruptive innovation in DEWA’s work.

Uber rival, Grab, boosts R&D strategy

Ride-hailing firm Grab, the main rival of Uber in Southeast Asia, has recently announced plans to build two new research and development (R&D) centres and add 800 developers over the coming two years.

Can UAE visa law changes create a global tech hub?

The UAE government has recently announced that it would change laws to provide residence visas for top IT talent. James Dartnell asks regional and national heads of some of the world’s biggest tech firms about the opportunities this will bring the country.

Safety first

Mid-March saw Huawei’s return to technology showpiece CeBit in Germany, with a booth that engulfed most of Hannover Exhibition Centre’s Hall 2. There, they put an emphasis on ‘Safe Cities’, making it clear that the Middle East is in their sights for a range of new solutions.

Open for business

IT is heading towards being something more akin to a utility service, transformed by OpenStack’s open standardised cloud architecture, which will improve interoperability and render vendor lock-in a thing of the past.


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