2013-01-08 12:45:19 - Innovation & creativity among Emirati youths key to sustainable growth
January 08, 2013
Global spending on information technology (IT) is expected to cross USD 3.7 trillion in 2013, which is a 3.8 per cent increase from 2012, according to Gartner . Aside from its economic and business benefits, IT also plays an important role in social development. Cognizant of the multiple growth roles of technology, Injazat Data Systems has been supporting various technology-promoting initiatives, a number of which are particularly geared towards young UAE Nationals. Injazat is tapping a recent competition and an upcoming event at Zayed University to further encourage Emirati youths in particular to enhance their technology proficiency and use IT as tools for sustained national development.
To sustain the momentum of its technology awareness efforts, Injazat is sponsoring the
Google Day event being held today (Tuesday, January 8, 2013) at Zayed University. Organized by the College of Technological Innovation and run by the Zayed University IEEE Student Branch, the university’s Google Day serves as a platform for discussing the latest technologies related to the Google internet service. Among the topics lined up are Google Chrome Extensions, the Google Web Toolkit (GWT), and Balsamiq Mockups. A workshop on the Android operating system for mobile devices will also be conducted.
In December 2012, Injazat also sponsored the 1st Annual Technology Comics Competition organized by Zayed University’s College of Technological Innovation. The unique contest challenged students to discuss the impact of technology in an entertaining manner via comics as the medium of expression.
“Injazat believes in the importance of instilling the value of technology and its influence on society at an early age. This aligns with our own corporate vision of IT excellence. We are thus highly committed to supporting events by educational institutions that enable students to meet technology professionals, acquire knowledge, and influence young Emiratis to pursue technology-enabled paths to national development. We commend Zayed University for exposing its students to lively discussions and meaningful activities that emphasize the importance of technology for personal, professional, social and cultural growth,” said Ibrahim Mohamed Lari, Chief Executive Officer, Injazat Data Systems.
Abu Dhabi –based Injazat Data Systems is an industry-recognized market leader in the region for Information Technology, Cloud and Data Center Managed Services delivered from the Middle East’s 1st Tier IV design and ISO 27001 certified Data Center facility. The company is engaged in various initiatives aimed at emphasizing the important linkages between technology development and the UAE’s social and economic development. Injazat regularly extends training, sponsorship and partnership programs to leading local universities.