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Open Heartbleed Surgery – Securing Against Further Vulnerabilities

May 28, 2014 • Digital Transformation, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By David Sandin David Sandin, product manager at Clavister looks at the implications of the Heartbleed bug and the use of open-source code libraries in vendors’ security solutions. There’s a saying that’s familiar to many: “When you assume, you make an ass of you and me.” It was a series of assumptions that have led …

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Kitimat, British Columbia: A Marvel of Nature and Industry

March 20, 2014 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

The District of Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia is a world-class port and manufacturing centre on the Pacific Rim and an emerging energy hub and transportation link for Asia-North America trade. In the new global economy, Canada’s Pacific Gateway


The United Nations Charter and Extra-State Warfare: The U.N. Grows Up

November 13, 2013 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depth, International Law, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp & Theresa Bowman In recent years, the United Nations has come under attack as wholly inadequate to confront the modern realities of global conflict. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman argue that the central question may become


Coaching: A Tailored Approach to Talent Development

November 13, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

A growing number of organisations are cultivating in-house coaching programs to achieve their talent-development goals. According to the 2012 International Coach Federation Global Coaching Study, 14 percent of professional coaches self-identify as internal


Doing Business is Easy at The Ritz-Carl

November 13, 2013 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Being one of the top places to do business in Moscow, The Ritz-Carlton hotel has a number of services and facilities that are specially designed for business travellers. They are tailor-made, time-efficient and promote a productive and comfortable stay. The



November 12, 2013 • Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDS, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global GiantsComments (0)

By Peter Blair Henry In an article adapted from Turnaround: Third World Lessons for First World Growth, Peter Blair Henry argues that despite headlines featuring the collapse of BRIC nations and recovery in the West, advanced countries have settled for


Smaller Cities Embrace Smart Specialisation – The Exeter Success Story

July 13, 2013 • Europe, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Richard Ball Governments have recognised that cities are engines of growth critical to economic performance and national recovery in the current climate. The large conurbations naturally make the headlines as the “core” cities receiving support towards


Wise up to Water Risks at the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm

July 13, 2013 • Climate Change & Society, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Josh Weinberg & Maya Rebermark, Communications, SIWI Hydrologists like to call water the ‘bloodstream of the planet’. But it is much more than that. Water is essential to almost all human activities – including those we invest in financially.


Dubai Investments Park: The One-Stop Multi-Purpose Destination

July 13, 2013 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Global Giants, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated business and residential community in the Middle East, was set up in 1997 with a mission to create a self-contained and master-planned business complex, and to provide investors with facilities and


Synergising Western and Eastern Approaches: Facilitating Economic Development in Africa

July 13, 2013 • Global Giants, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, SPECIAL FEATURESComments (0)

By Snowy Khoza For decades the two global centres of power, the West (led by Europe and the Americas) and the East (led by China) have presented two contrasting approaches to economic development on the African continent. The West’s approach has been driven