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Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014 - 12:51
Majority of us fantasize of the day when we can have a smart home like George’s from The Jetsons or Tony Stark’s in the Iron Man movies. A smart home is that responds without us having to lift a finger and then configures our room accordingly. So, how to get the home of the future at the moment? Fortunately the power of Wi-Fi, the magic of smartphones and more and more of the devices being connected to the Internet, are making it simpler than ever to alter our houses into smart homes. You have got plethora of tech to pick from – lights and heating you control remotely, locks that recognise... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:34
Today, most of the organizations across the industries are clasping secure mobility to mutate the way they work. Several advanced mobile devices and the apps accompanied with them are transforming the way the business employees, partners and customers communicate. As a result, many organizations are managing the mobile devices and applications across multiple OSs. Good Technology has been the leader in mobility solutions by providing premier solution across different stages of the mobility lifecycle for many enterprises and governments. It offers an inclusive, full length mobility solutions... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 15:33
Today, most of the organizations across the industries are clasping secure mobility to mutate the way they work. Several advanced mobile devices and the apps accompanied with them are transforming the way the business employees, partners and customers communicate. As a result, many organizations are managing the mobile devices and applications across multiple OSs. Good Technology has been the leader in mobility solutions by providing premier solution across different stages of the mobility lifecycle for many enterprises and governments. It offers an inclusive, full length mobility solutions... Read more
Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 13:22
The Enterprise Zone (EZ) is a policy of deploying spatially targeted fiscal and deregulatory incentives for development such as tax relief, planning simplification, or removal of social rights. There are estimated to be over 3,500 EZs in 130 countries in the developing and developed world which account for more than $200 billion in exports and directly employ at least 40 million workers (Farole and Akinci, 2011). An examination of the history of EZ theory shows that the policy idea has been around for centuries and continues to thrive in different forms to the present day, the types of which... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 10:03
Mobile applications are a way of life. Employees anticipate the tools they want to get their jobs done will be accessible from their smartphones, tablets, laptops, and finally watches and face computers. But it’s demanding to develop a handy app, particularly for non-technology firms that have never done it before. You have to consider designing the app, connecting it your enterprise backend, and powering it up with services such as push notifications, cloud storage, identity, and management – and unless you are imposing IT fascism on your employees, you have to serve a mixture of Android,... Read more
Posted on Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 09:11
He drives a 14 year old Mercedes Benz inherited from his predecessor Klaus Topfer. That’s because he’s holding out for a Tesla, or what he hopes will be Kenya’s first Tesla. The Tesla being powered by electricity and not carbon emitting fossil fuel; the perfect car for the man charged with the world’s environment – the United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director, Achim Steiner. Even his ‘castle’ is environmentally sustainable being entirely solar-powered and it would be remiss, as an avid proponent of the green economy, if he failed to mention the economic benefits of such an... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 - 13:06
At a dialogue on Emerging Global Trends in Urban Thinking in the city this week, speakers said there is no need for any government to raise the gross domestic product (GDP) growth, rather it's the people of the country who will raise GDP on their own for survival. GDP should not be the yardstick of progress rather liveability should be the indicator such as how people are progressing socially or the habits of dealing with hygiene, they said. Liveability means equitable access to resources, public transportation, quality of life, standard of living or general well-being of the people.... Read more
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 - 10:48
Ray Bloch Productions is producing the upcoming  Cities For Tomorrow event at The TimesCenter in New York City. This follow-up to last year's Building Sustainable Cities Conference, which is hosted by The New York Times, will take place over two days, April 21st and 22nd, and will convene public and private sector leaders from around the globe to discuss issues related to the modern proliferation of urban population growth. Topics to be examined at the event will include sustainability, governance, technology, and economics. Approximately 400 thought leaders, C-level executives, and public... Read more
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 09:21
Global Risks 2014 is an analysis of a survey of over 700 world leaders and top businessmen from the World Economic Forum’s global multi-stakeholder community. From the report, growing “global risks” arise from demographic trends, societal issues, technological developments, environmental concerns, and economic mismanagement. The demographic trends “flagged” consist of “overpopulation... unmanaged migration flows... and energy crises.” Specifically, the risk cited is “being unable to deal with rapid population growth and the growing burden of an ageing population.” According to the report, “... Read more
Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 14:16
How does the design of a city affect its inhabitants? How do urban spaces or lack of them, walkways, roads, sounds, vehicles etc make people feel about the city they live in? These are the core questions which were explored over two years and then summed up in an exhibition in New York at the Guggenheim museum. The exhibition, Participatory City:100 Urban Trends, marked the culmination of two years of engagement by the BMW Guggenheim Lab with communities, citizens, activists and policy makers on urban design across three cities, New York, Mumbai and Berlin. The exhibition ran for three... Read more

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