Top 10 strategic technology trends for 2019

Global research and advisory firm Gartner has highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2019 in its special report titled “Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019”. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into […]

Strategies for Adapting to the New World

The forum of leading global policymakers of the developed and emerging countries in recent years has addressed several strategic themes that challenge Algeria today. These included and were not limited to issues such as the 4th Industrial Revolution, Climate, Migration, Energy and the impacts of terrorism. In Strategies for Adapting to the New World, Prof. […]

Role and Impact of the Social Media Today

In the MENA countries, the role and impact of the Social Media today have no need to be demonstrated; the so-called Arab Spring events have taken care of that. What followed, however, have sadly been outside its grips, all as reported in the regional media. Per AP Cairo, Egypt’s parliament has passed a bill targeting […]

Innovation & entrepreneurship ever-increasing role in the MENA

BIZTECH AFRICA in an article on a forthcoming Smart Cities Summit to be held in Algiers towards the end of this month introduced it as innovation & entrepreneurship ever-increasing role in the MENA region being at the fore-front of development.  It reads thus: Innovation and entrepreneurship play an ever-increasing role in growing Africa’s emerging technology […]

Envisaging a Better 2018 or Envisioning any Future

At the time when few days remain before closing this year, envisaging a better 2018 or envisioning any future of any sort could these days be somewhat not easy to apprehend, but nevertheless, here are few thinkers’ views as recalled by Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation. Anthill […]

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?

THE BUSINESS OF TOMORROWS

Mobile World Live has undertaken in partnership with Mahindra ComViva an interesting report titled the Business of tomorrows. It deals with all future developments in the ICT world. Some excerpts of the report are reproduced here. The Business of Tomorrows report gives us an insight into how operators around the globe see the future of their companies, and what impact current and emerging technologies will have on the wider telecoms ecosystem. This in-depth report quizzed large operators across the world on some of the biggest issues facing their businesses today. The idea was to garner a perspective on what ails today’s operators and what measures they are likely to take to resolve those issues. The report is split into six of the market’s most important segments; Overall Industry Landscape, . . .