Nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don’t have access to clean drinking water. “Clean, safe drinking water is scarce. Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don't have access to it. Yet, we take it for granted, we waste it, and we even pay too much to drink it from little plastic bottles.” - The Water Project // There are countless ways to help including donating to organizations including www.thewaterproject.org
The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai’s premier freezone aims at attracting local and national foreign direct investments (FDIs), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to allow DAFZA’s hosted companies to obtain dual licenses to operate across Dubai. The MoU is in line with intensified efforts between DAFZA and DED to support the Dubai Government's goal of establishing a diversified and flexible knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and investment. The agreement aims to strengthen cooperation on initiatives targeting all aspects related to providing economic support for DAFZA’s main services. It will also facilitate collaboration on areas of common interest that help achieve the strategic objectives of both parties. H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al Zarooni, Director General of DAFZA, and H.E. Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, Director General of DED, were the official signatories.
Source: Media Office
Clients won’t return to you, or refer you to someone else, if you don’t deliver on your brand promise. Strong brands possess credible, relevant and distinctive brand promises. That said, create a brand promise, deliver on it and provide an exceptional customer experience. You’ll end up creating brand advocates who will sing your praises and help build your brand.
Source: Mark Stokes, Medianovak
Plan for expansion. A good CMS product will give a bad CMS implementation if the web site isn't organized to accommodate growth and change. Work with your CMS team during redesign to make sure they have input. A well-thought-out content organization system saves a world of hurt later. The larger the body of content, the more important it becomes to organize the content around a taxonomy so that site navigation and organization remains viable.
Source: Jim Howard
Imagine the lottery has finally paid off and you have upwards of $200,000 to spend on a lightning fast supercar that will thrill you and also show the world you are a person of substance. You could go for a Ferrari, a Lamborghini, a McLaren, an Aston Martin or a Porsche maybe. There are top of the range Mercedes, BMWs and Audis. But a Honda, even if it was disguised as an Acura? That’s the mountain that the NSX has to climb before persuading potential buyers to give it a home. To do this it has to be at least as beautiful as the competition, ridiculously fast, and also show the traditional competition a thing or two about technology which puts it at the head of the pack. A bonus would be that it is so revered by buyers in this heady world that perhaps in a few years time it will become an investment and actually gain in value.
Alphabet's Google has struck a $1.1bn (£822m) deal with Taiwan's HTC to expand its smartphone business. Google will not take a stake in the firm, but some HTC staff will join the Silicon Valley giant. The Taiwanese company was once a major player in the smartphone market but has struggled to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung. Google expects the deal to close by early 2018, provided it gets the all clear from regulators. Shares in HTC were suspended in Taiwan on Thursday. The deal marks the latest move by Google to boost its hardware capabilities. "It's still early days for Google's hardware business," the firm's senior vice-president of hardware Rick Osterloh said in a blog post on Google's website.
Source: BBC News