16 Oct


Attitudes to Cybersafety, Security and Data Privacy in MENA


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.


Filed Under: Cyber Safety, Featured


12 Oct


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


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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29 Sep


Affordable “Back to School” ICT Solutions for Marginalized Students


Back to schoolThis month’s Tech Top 10 explores how technology can help with going “Back to School” – wherever you live and whatever age you are.

One area where technology has demonstrated a recent impact is supporting people at time of disruption. In particular, education in refugee camps and following emergencies (like earthquakes or other natural disasters) is without doubt a very difficult mission. The difficulty originates not only from the diverse population, the lack of adequate resources, infrastructure and facilities; but also from the usual lack of security, the language barriers and scarce availability of trained or qualified teachers.

This is where ICT can make a difference and be a “solution” to at least some of those obstacles. Continue Reading