Tuesday 23 May 2017
 
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Progressive trends shaping the smartphone industry

Smartphones are getting smarter every year. Today’s smartphones are no more bulky. They are slim, smaller and easy to carry around. The screen is crystal clear and it’s a pleasure to see pictures and watch movies. Some of the cameras in high-end phones are as powerful as a DSLR came

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Getting the best out of bridge management technology

Using technology to plan the construction, operation and maintenance of bridges is not new. But as in so many other areas of engineering, construction and asset management, the industry has yet to take advantage of the latest technology or the Big Data that is available, according to an industr

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Iron ore on track to peak, but challenges remain

Once again, it is good times for the iron ore miners: global steel production through February 2017 is up 5.8 per cent over last year; prices remain buoyant; and, counterintuitively, China continues to make progress in reducing iron and steelmaking capacity, said an industry expert.

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Cyber criminals ‘exploiting employee behaviour’

Browser-based attacks and social engineering are now the two most powerful techniques targeting organisations, a report said, highlighting that both techniques prey upon users as their initial point of entry. “Cyber criminals are going after the weakest link- the employee.

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Iraq needs urgent investment in education

The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today, a Unicef report said.   While the price of investing in Iraq’s education sector is high, failing to do so will cost the nation far more in the future, said the

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Opec faces three choices: stay, cut or hike output

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) faces three distinct choices: stay, cut, or hike output at the highly anticipated meeting in Vienna on May 25, said Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) in a new report. First, Opec could cut production beyond the 1.2 mil

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Inmarsat: Connecting you in the air

A growing number of airlines are selecting the high speed broadband services (GX Aviation) provided by Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services , for providing inflight connectivity. Inmarsat and Qatar Airways recently announced plans to ins

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Is your ERP system Industry 4.0 compatible?

We are on the cusp of Industry 4.0, the fourth Industrial Revolution. Over the next decade, Industry 4.0 will emerge to meet demand for tailor made products at affordable prices – from mobile phones to cars and from household goods to sheet metal fabrication. At the same time it will give

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Millennial travellers are 're-writing tourism landscape'

Millennials today aren't vacationing like their parents' generation, a new report has unveiled. New data from YouGov Reports show that millennials born between 1980 and 1999 aren't preparing in the same way, or for the same things, as older generations. Unlike their e

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Wanna mitigate ransomware without tears?

Events from the last few days have once again highlighted the havoc cyber-attacks can wreak. The October 2016 Dyn attack showed us the devastation a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDOS) attack can cause, and now the WannaCry ransomware is showing us the chaos and destruction ransomware can brin

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