It’s common knowledge in today’s world that our teenage kids are more tech-savvy than most of us older parents, especially when it comes to using social media or the latest apps. My children exchange looks of resigned despair when their ancient dad says he doesn’t ‘get’ Snap-chat, or struggles to update his profile on more […]
“By 2018, one third of the top 20 companies in every industry will have been disrupted by digitally transformed competitors.” So says Frank Gens, chief analyst at IT intelligence specialists IDC. In simpler terms, that means there’s an Uber knocking at the door of almost every company in every sector. In a recent report by IDC, […]
Smart! The new buzz word for urban development in the 21st century. Smart cities, smart communities, smart society. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the industrial revolution created the wealth to build roads and railways that brought people closer together. 150 years later mobile communications meant that people didn’t need to be, well, mobile anymore. […]
This week has seen the third edition of ictQATAR’s Cyber-Security Drill, STAR-3. Conceptualized by ictQATAR and held at Qatar University, the event is a role playing exercise that places IT security teams from nearly 50 of Qatar’s leading corporations and government departments into a simulated business environment facing a series of unexpected cyber-threats, while trying […]
As I attended Qatar’s E-Commerce Forum, that was held on October 19th, I was very interested in hearing all the challenges that the MENA region is facing in order to build a strong e-commerce sector. One of the panels I thoroughly enjoyed attending was “Business Model and Funding: The Changing Landscape of e-Commerce”.