Monthly : August 2012

30 Aug

R.I.P Your Work Phone & PC

by Sarah Spendiff

News Flash – the work place telephone landline is set to be obsolete according to a group of influential UK businessmen. In a survey by Vanson Bourne for Virgin Media Business, 500 UK Chief Information Officers were questioned on the future of technology in the workplace. Virgin Media Business, an Internet Service Provider, found that […]

16 Aug

Digital Digest, Volume 3 – 22 new stories and developments you won’t want to miss!

by Damian Radcliffe

Another month, another Digital Digest.   Before we all break for Eid, here’s a chance to get up to date with the latest developments from the Middle East, as well as wider global trends and ideas which may be of interest to our region. As always, please feel free to share these slides. You can […]

15 Aug


by Sarah Spendiff

Now that the cheering and hype for the London 2012 Olympics is over, the cleaning up and reassessing begins. This Olympics was hailed as a truly social media extravaganza so who were the social media winners and what were the scores? The Games kicked off with just less than 3 million tweets on day one […]

13 Aug

Stay Safe When Eid Shopping Online

by Sarah Spendiff

As Ramadan draws to a close and families gear up for the Eid celebrations, the annual shopping spree has started to hit full throttle in Qatar. Whilst this is a good and happy time for all, consumers must also ensure that they are keeping their finances safe when shopping online. This is the message passed […]

08 Aug

Texting and Driving More Dangerous than Drink Driving

by Sarah Spendiff

This week saw the launch of Qatar’s Traffic Department Awareness Campaign on the dangers of using your mobile handset whilst driving. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that texting and driving is dangerous, but plenty of people continue to do it. Most troubling of all is that even with all the stories of […]