Perspectives

Qatar's ICT usage and spending

2015

Over last few years, Qatar has made great strides on digital ecosystem and has been able to build an advanced ICT infrastructure. Government has also been very focussed with a huge investment going into building the digital landscape of the country. Here's a quick snapshot on Qatar's ICT usage and spending • People in Qatar have access to computers mostly from their homes, followed by their workplace and another person’s home; internet access preferences are similar, but people also want “on-the-go”...

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5 technology trends that Middle East is embracing

2015

As per Accenture's recent global technology outlook, government and private sector in Middle East is embracing 5 technology trends which will reshape the entire digital ecosystem in the area. Here's a quick look to the same 1. Internet of Me - 80% of the respondents said their digital marketing and activities are driven by personalization and "internet of me" phenomenon 2. Outcome based economy - Digital presence for most activities is ensuring that everything can be tracked, analyzed and updated accordingly making...

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ICT Perspective for Middle East

2015

With internet and technology getting all the focus in Middle East, here's a quick perspective With over $32 billion market expected in next few years, this is going to be the fastest-growing IT markets in the world Smart cities wil catch traction in Middle east following Dubai's smart city roll out.  Mobile will become the biggest change maker with multi channel strategies catching up.  Tech will play a big...

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MENA: World’s second fastest Growing Economic Region

2015

 The Middle East and North African (MENA) region is the second fastest growing economies in the world today. They have brought about massive changes to their economy and investments in the past decade and have understood the need to diversify their business interests from a Hydrocarbon dependent economy to one that is more stable and about to take global economic shifts. UAE, Israel, Qatar and Morocco are leading the pack on development and growth trends. They are expanding on various platforms to attract foreign investment into their...

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Entrepreneurs Organisation Qatar hosts leadership speaker Anand Chulani

2015

The Qatar chapter of Entrepreneurs Organisation (“EO”), the world’s most influential network of entrepreneurs, hosted internationally renowned leadership and performance speaker Anand Chulani at Banana Island Resort by Antara. Mr Chulani’s talk was the first learning event to be organized by the new EO board and was attended by EO members and their guests, who spent part of the day visiting Qatar’s newest resort. Mr Chulani’s talk put forward that idea that leadership is not a one- dimensional...

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The future of ICT in Qatar

2015

 Qatar has opened its gates to entrepreneurs and this has led to a new confidence in business and shown a new growth path for many in the region. IT has played a big role in the change in the economy of Qatar and made it move from its dependence on hydrocarbon revenues to encouraging more non-hydrocarbon businesses. The bid for FIFA in 2022 has but this small Middle Eastern nation on the world map and has awoken investor interest. The talented youth of the country have driven the IT revolution and have started various entrepreneurial...

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Impact of oil prices on Qatar economy

2015

 For a nation that thrives on oil economy, Qatar seems to be the least affected by the fluctuating oil prices in 2015. Many expected a huge impact on Qatar but so far the impact has been moderate. A new study revealed that this small Middle Eastern Nation in the past few years has diverted its attention to construction and infrastructure development and this has helped Qatar stem the impact of oil price fluctuations in the global market. Qatar today has shown the fastest growth in the GCC nations in terms of the construction market. A...

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Healthy Economies

2015

 Economies across the world are eager to join the race to prove that they can do something better than their neighbours or other nations in their region. National incomes have increased in certain parts of the world, while they have almost disappeared in others. But who makes these economies thrive – is it the government? The policies of the government definitely play their part in making it easier to conduct business but they cannot be why certain economies are more successful than others. Economies that respect and take care of...

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Entrepreneurs in a mixed economy

2015

 Entrepreneurs occupy a very central and important position in any market. They are the game changers and tend to rock the boat more often to bring sweeping changes in the way we do businesses. They adopt and adapt to new technologies and tend to be the first to push for a change in the way business is conducted. In a world where every country wants to have a more diversified economy to protect itself from economic crisis, the entrepreneur becomes the most sought after person. So how do these people adapt to a mixed economy? Mixed...

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Women Entrepreneurs: A few things to remember

2015

Women in a work place are always challenged twice over – being good at work and still maintaining the status quo at home. Entrepreneurs even more so because everyone expects more from them. There are people who bet on them failing earlier than male counterparts would in the same line of work. Earlier entrepreneurship was dominantly marked for men alone. It was an area where women were not encouraged to participate. The tides have turned since and there are several women entrepreneurs who have broken those glass ceilings and have...

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