Another challenge, according to him, is decision making. ‘‘We found that the oil and gas industry is still left in the hands of the government. So decision making, bureaucracy hampers effective and timely implementation of projects.’’ … [Read more...] about We have invested $76m in Nigeria – Huawei
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By Keith Bradsher BEIJING: China’s big-money push to build ports, rail lines and telecommunications networks around the world — and increase Beijing’s political sway in the process — seemed to be running out of gas just a year ago. Now the program, called the Belt and Road Initiative, has come roaring back. Western officials and companies, for their part, are renewing their warnings that China’s gains in business and political clout could come at their expense. Chinese companies signed Belt and Road contracts worth nearly $128 billion in the first 11 months of last year, according to China’s Commerce Ministry, a 41% increase over the same period in 2018. The contracts are mostly for construction and equipment by big Chinese companies using Chinese skilled labor and loans from Chinese banks, although the projects often create jobs for local laborers as well. The latest contracts include a subway system for Belgrade, Serbia; an elevated rail line … [Read more...] about China renews its Belt and Road push for global sway
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Moving data to the cloud is not quite as simple as flipping a switch. For companies that have managed their own data centers or server rooms for decades, there are a few steps to consider -- and it’s not always wise to pull the plug on an internal infrastructure quite so quickly. If a startup uses on-premise business servers and then experiences unexpected growth, abandoning those servers doesn’t make sense (even if the long-term plan is to do exactly that). … [Read more...] about What is AWS Storage Gateway?
That’s likely to include restoring forests, but could also mean supporting carbon sequestration in soil, and eventually technology like direct air capture machines that suck carbon from the atmosphere. Over time, those projects will need to be large enough to allow the company achieve its goal of removing not just the carbon it’s currently emitting, but enough to account for all the carbon as it has emitted throughout its history—pointing to the fact that part of the solution isn’t just slashing emissions now, but dealing with all of the excess carbon that’s already in the atmosphere. The company will also advocate for better climate policy. … [Read more...] about Microsoft is going carbon negative, will reduce more carbon than it has emitted in its history as a company