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    Emirates and Etihad cancel flights to New York due to Hurricane Sandy

    Audio: Emirates and Etihad Airways have both cancelled flights in and out of New York as the Eastern Seaboard of the USA braces itself for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Phil Blizzard looks at the flights cancelled by Gulf carriers and points travellers in the direction to get updates on the operations of UAE airlines. Global estimates suggest that 6000 flights have been axed due to the imminent arrival of the ‘super storm’.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 29 - 2012 @ 11:26
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    Audit reveal at Gitex shows sub standard SME websites

    Audio: An audit of more than 11,000 SME websites in the UAE shows the overall state as being ‘substandard’. Andrew Thomas, MD, Local Media who conducted the audit in association with vSplash talks to Phil Blizzard about the key findings of this debut audit which showed that 80% have no local address on the website, and more than 90% had no links to social media platforms, along with many more important failings.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, October 28 - 2012 @ 12:50
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    Deloitte – The importance of China on the ME economy

    Audio: The importance China, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, on the Middle East is the focus of this interview with James Babb, Partner who oversees the China Services Desk, Deloitte ME. Talking to Phil Blizzard he offers an insight into trade between the Middle East and China, focusing on both oil and the non-oil sectors, and talks about which are seeing growth. He also highlights some of the sectors which China is moving into, ones which were traditionally overseen by Western companies.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, October 28 - 2012 @ 10:49
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    Dubai Health Authority launch Windows 8 inspired app

    Audio: The Dubai Health Authority launched at Gitex a Windows 8 inspired application for all operating system to enhance their services and patient experience. Phil Blizzard talks to Khawla Lootah, Assistant Director, IT Dept, Dubai Health Authority about the design elements and the enhancements to their website for patients and other users.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, October 21 - 2012 @ 13:16
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    Deloitte – The risk posed by social media on companies

    Audio: The increasing risk that social media poses on companies and the strategies which companies need to adopt in order to protect themselves are the key topics of this interview with Tariq Ajmal, Partner, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte Middle East.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Sunday, October 21 - 2012 @ 09:27
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    Huawei on track for high speed connectivity

    Audio: Mobile device connectivity from very fast moving trains is a challenge for telcos who wish to provide an uninterrupted service. With the UAE building a rail network Andrew Childs, Senior Consultant, Huawei explains to Phil Blizzard the technology they can offer rail developers, and those involved in projects ranging from smart hotels through to smart cities and the importance of being involved at the design stage. He also talks about the developments in data storage, including mobile facilities.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Thursday, October 18 - 2012 @ 13:39
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    Big Data beyond business – what’s in it for you?

    Audio: As companies monetise the data they collect from your online behaviour, there is a tangible benefit to you. Retailers are learning how to fit their marketing to your wants and needs, but big data goes beyond consumerism and plays a role in keeping you safe. Steven Bond spoke to Fiona Moon, Marketing Director of data and information management firm CommVault about their links with Dubai Police and how big data is not just supporting business, but serving justice.

    Listen Audio » Middle East:Wednesday, October 17 - 2012 @ 08:03
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    Gitex 2012 – the latest specialist ICT advice and services

    Gitex 2012 has opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre with more than 3,500 companies participating in one of the world’s largest technology events. Phil Blizzard reports from this year’s show, talking to experts – looking at trends and concerns for the IT & Telecoms sectors, as well as previewing the ITU Telecom World 2012, the SME Zone and ‘Africa in Focus’.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 15 - 2012 @ 17:54
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    JA Resorts to open new properties in Dubai and Seychelles

    Audio: In part two of Executive Views David Thompson, COO, JA Resorts talks to Phil Blizzard about their post branding developments which will include the opening of their first overseas resort, in the Seychelles, as well as a four storey hotel in JBR, Dubai.

    Listen Audio » United Arab Emirates:Monday, October 15 - 2012 @ 13:03
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    UAE employees attracted to flexible, BYOD work environments

    Audio: A joint survey on ‘mobile workstyles’ from Citrix and YouGov, released ahead of this year’s Gitex Technology Week, highlights that companies are missing the opportunity to attract and motivate staff by offering a flexible working environment. Currently 46% of employees surveyed reported their companies are equipping staff with the technology to access data remotely and almost one in ten (9%) actively offer a policy known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the workplace – though 54% of employees in full or part time employment are free to have their own devices at work, in half of these cases IT support is limited only to company-issue equipment. Steven Bond spoke Noman Qadir, Citrix’s Regional Director for Middle East and Africa, on day one of Gitex about BYOD and desktop virtualisation trends in the region.

    Listen Audio » Middle East:Monday, October 15 - 2012 @ 00:16

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