Piql is a specialist provider of digital preservation and long-term data storage. With a global footprint, we offer tailored services to a range of sectors including historical and memory, audio visual, private enterprise and government.

Our purpose-built technology can keep data alive for hundreds of years, without the need for migration. The data is secure, unalterable and can be recovered without the risk of data loss, no matter how long it is stored for. It is the only service of its kind and the only offline, migration-free technology available for long term digital preservation.

Piql’s technology has been longevity tested to last for over 1000 years, with all information still accessible. If reading technology is not available, data can be manually extracted via instructions, format and file specifications provided on the film – this ensures that the data remains accessible.  piqlFilm is also self-contained, meaning it requires no other technology to access the information. Provided there is a light source, an image capturing device and a computer, all data can be recovered.

Piql also offers storage in the Arctic World Archive(AWA), an offline vault deep in an Arctic mountain holding precious world memory. Considered one of the greenest data centres in the world and nominated for sustainability awards, the archive ensures the protection of the most sensitive and irreplaceable data for future generations. Growing all the time, the Archive holds treasures including The Scream by Edvard Munch, ancient manuscripts from the Vatican Library, historical space data from ESA, open source code from Github, records from various national archives, among many others.

Piql has a strong focus on sustainability across the organisation, with particular emphasis on technological innovation, infrastructure and policy.  We are committed to creating positive impacts in society through our technology, our solutions and the expertise of our people

With Piql’s enduring focus on the future, all technology is developed with sustainability in mind. Piql’s unique approach to digital preservation means that once information is stored it is there permanently. Other digital preservation solutions require migration to new technologies every few years, resulting in significantly more energy and waste.

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Expo 2020 Dubai

The Expo 2020 Dubai has been postponed to 2021.This is the first time the World Exposition is hosted in the Middle East. The purpose of World Expositions is to promote international relations through uniting world countries with the exchange and exposure of ideas, new thoughts, innovation and experience in business, education, research and technology.

“A BETTER WORLD TOGETHER!” is the main theme for the Expo 2020 Dubai is Expo 2020 Dubai is not just another trade show – but a World Exposition where the world is gathering to present and showcase technology and knowhow for the future. Expo 2020 Dubai themes are in reference to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The EXPO theme recognises that generating sustainable solutions to global problems demands collaboration across cultures, nations and regions.

At least 190 countries have confirmed their participation. Among these, around 80 countries will have their own self-build pavilion, with design and content never seen before. A number of NGOs, major corporations, institutes and academia will have their own exhibition facilities.

The EXPO site is situated between the new Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) and The Port of Jebel Ali, and only a 35-40 minutes’ drive from Downtown Dubai and Dubai International Airport (DXB).

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