23 Oct

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Be Safe at Work!

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shutterstock_225275557 (Custom)For new employees and those who have years of experience, it’s very important to know more about how to protect your work data and keep it safe online. We all focus only on protecting our personal information on our personal device, because the IT department in any organization is responsible for providing all the security and anti-virus programs. However, there are still measures we can take to make sure that all the hard work put in the presentations, reports and plans doesn’t get lost or goes to waste.

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16 Oct

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Attitudes to Cybersafety, Security and Data Privacy in MENA

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A few months ago, the Rassed research program at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR) had published the summary version of their most recent study of MENA Internet users attitudes to cyber safety, security and data privacy. Recently, the full 20,000 word study was published.

The report, which is available for download (English/Arabic), benchmarks the experience of Internet users in the Middle East against global users in five key areas: access to technology, attitudes towards the Internet, levels of concern, trust in online actors and user behaviors.

If you, like a lot of us, don’t always have the time to read a lengthy reports, you can check out this infographic summarizing the report’s main findings. Continue Reading

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12 Oct

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Agile Project Management and IT Projects in Qatar: A Match Made in Heaven

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Do you feel that your IT project is stuck in analysis paralysis as requirements are changed frequently and critical deadlines fall by the wayside?  While this may be frustrating for many project managers in Qatar, it should not be surprising.  As Qatar strives to achieve its vision of becoming a knowledge-based society, the country is creating new institutions and fundamentally transforming others.   IT systems are often deployed at institutions in transition  whose core business processes are being defined or redefined.  To succeed, IT projects in Qatar and other developing countries must learn to be more flexible.  Agile project management methods and tools can help IT projects become more nimble in the face of uncertainty.

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