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In today’s disruptive and highly challenging business environment, the role of the manager is more critical than ever before. Increasingly, success and stability depend on the decision-makers – from finance to operations and HR – and their ability to analyse the data at their disposal. Crucially, managers now need to collaborate and pull together to respond as one organisation.

The global stock market recorded a solid gain in Q1 2021. The markets were finished in 2020 with a big bang having delivered one of the fastest recoveries in the history after the sell-off in March 2020. The US stock indices, Dow Jones and S&P 500 climbed to fresh all-time highs in March driven by various stimulus measures and the quick rollout of covid-19 vaccines. While the Nasdaq100 shy to break new heights after it reached a record closing high on February 12th as the investors shift their focus to economic-recovery sensitive stocks and away from growth stocks.

Dake Rechsand, a Dubai-based company offering sustainable solutions in water conservation and desert farming, has partnered with Dubai-based social enterprise Goumbook, as part of the Heritage Forest project. The first-of-its-kind project in the Middle East encourages companies and institutions to extend Ramadan’s spirit of giving, to the region’s sustainability cause.

Many parents and educators feel helpless when thinking about how to manage their children’s technology use. It is unrealistic to think that children will not be exposed to digital devices in today’s world, especially since COVID. However, one thing that might make it easier for them is to consider the uses of the devices and limit the usage of entertainment technology and allow for educational technology. Let’s face it, most of us are not worried about our children spending hours on their devices doing multiplications, we are mostly concerned about their attention spans, their use of social media, and their addictive behaviors to gaming.

What is a cognizant industrial site, and why is the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) relevant to it? A hyper-aware industrial site is instrumented such that applications are cognizant of the contextual status of the environment, machines, occupants, inventory, service needs, security, and safety. IIoT is collectively the eyes and ears of a cognizant plant, and generates logical representations of physical data, i.e., temperature, flow, current consumption, and speed, among many others. IIoT data are supplemented by contextual information generated by a plant’s data network, i.e., identity, location, and applications in use.

There is no doubt that a properly functioning immune system is important for survival, especially in the times we are currently living in. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it, affecting health, the global economy and our lifestyles, be it directly or indirectly. One such impact is the effect on people's weight. It is true that the strategies employed to combat the spread of the pandemic, such as the lockdown policies, have been positive from an epidemiological standpoint, however, it has had a negative influence on other health measures including the obesity epidemic.

Building management/ automation systems (BMS/ BAS) are the backbone of a real-estate portfolio’s lifecycle, believes Netix Global, a IoT and AI based building automation solutions provider and a subsidiary of SB Group International. Often cited as the critical enabler of optimal performance, automation capabilities keep assets across a building portfolio running optimally, for longer.

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