Wednesday 18 January 2017

Global oil giants heading in different directions in Mena

International oil companies (IOCs) have long played a dominant role in the development of the region’s oil sector – and have always seen the Middle East’s vast reserves as the prized asset, said a industry expert in its report. Competition amongst them has alway


Dubai 'still hot property market for GCC investors'

GCC investors have not let regional economic concerns undermine their interest in Dubai residential property which is still seen as providing long-term financial security, stated Saudi Arabian group Artar Real Estate Development. The Dubai market is experiencing a period of healt


The future of enterprise mobility in the Middle East

The technology needs of the #GenMobile audience is clearly different from the past: we are no longer limited by the static connectivity setup in the 90s between a desktop PC, an IT server room and a set of printers. Technologies that we are accustomed to in our social lives are m


Building a future that is smart, clean and sustainable

A land of endless possibilities is how the UAE likes being described and why not, as in a very short span the country has achieved global recognition for excellence in hospitality, logistics, airport management and now, clean energy, writes Frank Duggan, president, Asia, Middle East and Africa,


Everything you need to know about Davos 2017

Nearly 3,000 people will converge on a small town in the Swiss mountains for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting 2017, running from 17 to 20 January. What are they doing there? Who are they and what do they hope to achieve? Unless you have been living under a rock on


Three predictions for the future of retail

What will shopping be like in 10 years? No one knows all the details (that’s exciting!), but one thing is for sure: it will be very different than it is today. History is clear about that. In the mid-19th century, most people in the US were shopping at small markets. They w


Smart card ‘keys’ crucial to maintaining security

As we move into 2017 it is widely known that most legacy access control cards and smart cards in the industry are easily copied and cloned.  But it is important to remember that even if you are using a secure technology (like EV1), cards can still be copied if there is careless use of the


iPhone at 10: the revolution continues

At Macworld 2007 in San Francisco, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iPhone as three products in one — “a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone and a breakthrough internet communications device.” In the ten years since, iPhone has en


6 technology trends that could affect SMEs in 2017

Chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that will change the way entrepreneurs run their businesses in 2017, predicts Sage, a global market leader in cloud accounting software. “As ever, business – big or small – is


Iran ‘lacking capital, technology to boost oil output’

While Iran  has  delivered  on  its  plans  to  boost  oil production  in  the  immediate  term, it has not been able to access the capital and technology it desperately needs to boost production beyond the short term, a report said.

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