Thursday 27 November 2014

GCC big data market to hit $635m by 2020

The GCC big data market is set to grow nearly fivefold from $135.7 million in 2013 to $635.5 million by 2020, according to research firm Frost and Sullivan. The global big data market is expected to grow from $3.2 billion in 2013 to $15.1 billion by 2020. Big data


Airways Aviation wins Royal Oman Police Force deal

Airways Aviation, a leading pilot training school, has won a contract to train pilots for the Royal Oman Police Force. The school has been training the Royal Oman Police Force aeroplane and helicopter pilots from zero experience through to full commercially rated pilots at both V


HR managers urged to be more people-centric

There is an urgent need for human resource (HR) professionals to transform their business functions and become more people-centric, a top minister has said. According to Minister of State for Electricity and Water Affairs Dr Abdulhussain Mirza, the HR function, which was known as


Bahrain Polytechnic seals Microsoft EES deal

Bahrain Polytechnic, a government-owned tertiary education institute, said it has signed a Microsoft Enrolment for Education Solutions (EES) agreement to provide students a practical hands-on experience so they can flourish in the workplace and promote Bahrain’s economic growth.


DI in deal to set up Lebanese university at DIP

Dubai Investments, a leading investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market, has signed a deal with Lebanon-based non-profit higher education institution University of Balamand, to establish an academic campus at its Dubai Investment Park (DIP).
 It will be the first un


ALF launches entrepreneurship centre in Chicago

Al Faisal Without Borders Foundation (ALF) has launched the new Sheikh Faisal Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Middle East at the DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business in Chicago, US. The new centre is aimed at fostering entrepreneurship through exchange progra


Emirati minister calls for greater inclusion of women

A top Emirati minister called for greater inclusion of women in key sectors of the economy, as he inaugurated the 16th edition of the Women Leadership Economic Forum (WIL) in Dubai recently. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, UAE Minister of Economy, said greater advancements could be


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