|By PR Newswire||
|February 19, 2014 03:18 AM EST||
LONDON, February 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Focus group meetings conducted in Qatar during January 2014 revealed big reception for the type of unique 'news social' services to be offered by Maydan Qatar, a bold initiative by Qatar News Agency using the KnowledgeView Publish live technology. Maydan Qatar aims to be the largest content hub for news and events content in Qatar, supporting the creation of a robust knowledge economy according to the Qatar National vision of 2030.
The Maydan Qatar hub on Web and mobiles aims to serve the Qatar national economy by promoting media outlets, entrepreneurial ventures, investment opportunities, and connecting related parties around useful content and services, published in Arabic and English.
More than 200 people took part in the focus group meetings representing top government officials, company executives, NGO's, media, students and housewives. The survey found that there is a big appetite for Maydan Qatar services, with 89% finding it important or useful to be able to have one primary content hub for all the sources and services needed to promote Qatar economic and social growth. The survey results revealed that more than 60% of those questioned visit different websites and search for information about Qatar at least twice a day.
Maydan Qatar will release first public beta version 'preview' in April, to cover local and international news and events about Qatar oneconomy, culture, lifestyle, sports, education, health technology and sciences, with emphasis on providing users with their own custom news and alerts in unique user interfaces for mobile and Web. Another added value is unique premium news aggregated from internationals such as Dow Jones and Geopolitical Information Service and translated into Arabic for Arabic readers.
Eng. Khalid Almotawaa, Director of IT at QNA said "I am pleased by the progress that our engineers and our partners in KnowledgeView have made in the last few months and by the results of the focus groups survey. Qatar News Agency aims to provide advanced content services to Qatar and those interested in Qatar globally, and Maydan Qatar is a central component in that effort."
Dr. Ali Al-Assam, CEO KnowledgeView said "I am pleased by the users' reception to the Publish live NewsPad technology at the focus group meetings. NewsPad, benefiting from years of research and development conducted in Europe and the Arab World, offers unique news social services allowing news consumers to network around news and events. It is the first time being used on such scale in the Arab World."
To find the latest mobile technology and digital publishing news:
Download our iPad App DigitalPublishingNews
Download our iPhone App Digital Publishing News
Like our Facebook page KnowledgeViewLtd.
Follow us on Twitter KnowledgeViewLtd.
Download our Android mobile App KnowledgeView Android mobile App
KnowledgeView Ltd is a UK-based company with headquarters in London and MENA regional office in Beirut.KnowledgeView has a unique combination of industry leaders on its Board and powerful publishing technology used by leading media players globally.
The company was founded in 1995 to develop cross-media publishing, news management and editorial sharing systems, with over forty media companies and 5000 journalists using its Publish live systems. KnowledgeView has also established a leading position in mobile apps development on the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Web-mobile platforms.
KnowledgeView's client base extends over four continents with such names as Dow Jones Newswire, CNN, Geopolitical Information Service, Australian Associated Press, Qatar News Agency, Saudi Research and Marketing Group, Abu Dhabi Media, MarocSoir Group and Deloitte &Touche, to name a few.
Publish live suite of products and services enables publishers and news groups to create regional or thematic communities around news, deriving maximum revenues from subscriptions and advertising and extend their reach through easy multi-publishing to paper, Web, mobile iPhone and iPad as well as the Android platform and social networks.
KnowledgeView's RAPID Browser, the heart of 'Publish live Newsroom', is a powerful news management and editorial sharing system for automating acquisition and classification, setting the standard for the next generation of news management systems. RAPID Browser allows media groups to setup their own cloud-based Content Hubs for extending their reach into their communities and generating revenues from advertising and subscriptions.
For more information please contact [email protected]
SOURCE KnowledgeView Ltd
The pace of innovation, vendor lock-in, production sustainability, cost-effectiveness, and managing risk… In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Dan Choquette, Founder of RackN, discussed how CIOs are challenged finding the balance of finding the right tools, technology and operational model that serves the business the best. He also discussed how clouds, open source software and infrastructure solutions have benefits but also drawbacks and how workload and operational portability between vendors an...
Jan. 23, 2017 03:30 AM EST Reads: 5,104
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Jan. 23, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 999
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
Jan. 23, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 6,169
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Jan. 23, 2017 02:45 AM EST Reads: 5,415
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at Dell EMC, introduced a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organization...
Jan. 23, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 3,372
"Tintri was started in 2008 with the express purpose of building a storage appliance that is ideal for virtualized environments. We support a lot of different hypervisor platforms from VMware to OpenStack to Hyper-V," explained Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Jan. 23, 2017 02:30 AM EST Reads: 4,998
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet and...
Jan. 23, 2017 02:00 AM EST Reads: 6,636
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
Jan. 23, 2017 01:45 AM EST Reads: 2,758
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, explained the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is rele...
Jan. 23, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 4,648
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and Containers together help companies to achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, reviewed the current landscape of D...
Jan. 23, 2017 12:15 AM EST Reads: 5,146
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Jan. 23, 2017 12:00 AM EST Reads: 5,882
Due of the rise of Hadoop, many enterprises are now deploying their first small clusters of 10 to 20 servers. At this small scale, the complexity of operating the cluster looks and feels like general data center servers. It is not until the clusters scale, as they inevitably do, when the pain caused by the exponential complexity becomes apparent. We've seen this problem occur time and time again. In his session at Big Data Expo, Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ...
Jan. 22, 2017 11:45 PM EST Reads: 7,923
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
Jan. 22, 2017 11:00 PM EST Reads: 4,568
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
Jan. 22, 2017 11:00 PM EST Reads: 1,031
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Jan. 22, 2017 08:30 PM EST Reads: 4,698