Egypt’s Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) has a mandate to empower the country’s IT industry while automating government processes and accelerating data flow among the various ministries.
Palm and IBM have teamed up in an attempt to extend enterprise application access to mobile devices through Big Blue’s WebSphere Everyplace Access (WEA) solution. Under the terms of the agreement, the two vendors will develop a mobile client suite for Palm handhelds and an instant messaging application using Lotus Sametime technology.
Jordanian authorities shut the Amman offices of news channel Al Jazeera after one of its shows attacked the country's government and monarchy. Arabian Business investigates how Jordan became the third Arab state in the last three months to take action against the news channel.
Amidst unpredictable oil prices, burgeoning debt and growing unemployment, Saudi Arabia is making some difficult decisions about the way it runs its economy. The decision to de-monopolise STC may be the barometer for the Kingdom’s entire future economic strategy, and set an example for the rest of the Gulf region to follow
Whether it’s deciding to grant a credit card application or extending a $100 million loan to a corporate, every financial institution needs risk management procedures. Regional institutions are at last recognising the need to be more sophisticated in how they approach the subject
Barely a month after the Arab world was put in the spotlight by a United Nations Development Programme report on Arab human development, a survey by the UN Economic and Social Commission reaffirms that economic growth in the Arab world is way too low to make a serious dent in the unemployment figures