Egyptian Women in the Informatics Coding Industry

An article of Menna A. Farouk @MennaFrouk91 posted on Al Monitor of August 28, 2017 is about girl’s education in Egypt. The author who as an Egyptian journalist writing about social, political and cultural issues in Egypt touched here on what is perhaps one of the most critical aspect of life in Egypt of today. It is about a technical school trying to increase the number of Egyptian women in the informatics coding industry.
Questions such as whether “social mixity” and “better schools” in Europe were antinomic objectives remain to date unanswered; in Egypt, it seems that some sort of an answer to this question was formulated per this school opening. Is this allegory sustainable? We would like to argue that it is at least debatable. Thoughts?

IoT in the GCC for a Brighter, more Sustainable Future

The situation in the GCC countries is improving after moves to compromise were made by all parties.  Business as usual is soon to be had and in so doing the Internet of Things (IoT) would be top of everyone’s agenda, public and private organisations alike. This has like everywhere else the potential to unlock in the GCC region up to 11% driving all economic growth in every country, according to A. T. Kearney’s latest report on the IoT in the GCC for a brighter, more sustainable future.  AT Kearney is an American global management consulting firm that focuses on strategic and operational CEO-agenda issues facing businesses, governments and institutions around the globe. 

Internet of Things : More than Smart “Things”

Per Ahmad Benafa, the Internet of Things (IoT): More than Smart “Things” is the network of physical objects accessed through the Internet. These objects contain embedded technology to interact with internal states or the external environment. In other words, when objects can sense and communicate, it changes how and where decisions are made, and who makes them. By 2020, according to Ahmad, more than two thirds of computing devices will be other than computers, tablets and / or smart phones but sensors, terminals, household appliances,

Democracy in the Fourth Revolution

In this article written by Maëlle Gavet, COO of Compass and published by the WEF of Tuesday 7 February 2017. It is question of Democracy in the fourth revolution and how authorities in any given state ought to fulfill their mission, i.e. :
To regulate: pass laws, preserve and protect democracy; to “redistribute” so as to uphold a social contract with its citizens;
to invest in critical infrastructure and non-market projects; to protect all citizens and uphold the rule of law above all.
That was the way it was up until [ . . . ]

Where are Baekdal Plus subscribers from?

Thomas Baekdal in his “Something to think about” blog, has written and published this article on September 5th, 2016. Where are Baekdal Plus subscribers from is not only about the origins of his subscribers pondering on whether in this day and age it matters that much, Thomas quite rightly pointed out that the Internet accessible now to billions is having bearings on the conventional media as well as on the ensuing trans-border cultural mutations. Baekdal expresses loud and clear how for the sake of ease of communication, the media are increasingly published in English for reach, spread and for future growth.
What countries are Baekdal Plus subscribers from?

The UK construction industry’s lack of BIM skills

In a Survey that revealed concern about the UK construction industry’s lack of BIM skills (building information modelling), it has emerged that it is not only a key concern for industry professionals but it is an issue far bigger than them. THE CONSTRUCTION INDEX Published on 13 March 2016 the following survey report that was osted […]

One rotten Apple !

It’s been said, one rotten apple ruins the rest.
Yes indeed. And that apple would be in Apple the company. You know the one…the most profitable company in the entire world. This week in the US, the FBI wants Apple to assist them in unlocking the phone which belonged to the San Bernardino shooters.