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Offshore invasion

Monday, 23 September 2002 4:00 AM

With its huge development centres, India has established itself as the offshore market leader. However, other countries are now trying to challenge it, both globally and within the region.

Arabian Business / Accenture Web Index - July 2002 Report

Monday, 9 September 2002 4:00 AM

It’s all go in August: MSN Arabia says it will start supplying data next month, Middle East Online goes pop (but perhaps only temporarily) and Arabia.com is busy building up its service

Digital mandate

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

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 tackles enterprise market with IBM

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

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.

Muscat Municipality reaches out to users

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

Muscat Municipality is planning to transform the city’s internet cafes into payment centres as it looks to generate support for its online services among businesses and individuals.

Oracle enters collaboration software market

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

Competition in the collaboration and messaging software market is intensifying as database giant Oracle joins other players, such as IBM and Microsoft, in the scramble for market share.

Bulletproof business

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

Local companies are beginning to deliver 24x7 services. As such, they are deploying disaster recovery solutions to protect themselves against natural disasters and unplanned downtime.

Sporting chance

Thursday, 5 September 2002 4:00 AM

Taj Television and the Middle East’s pay TV platform providers are investing in core business systems and storage solutions as they compete for both viewers and advertising revenue.

Service Provider

Tuesday, 3 September 2002 4:00 AM

With its promise of reliable, managed voice and data services, Dubai’s Internet City (DIC) and Media City (DMC) free zone is pulling in customers. But this is just the beginning...

Media for sale?

Monday, 2 September 2002 4:00 AM

Corruption is rife amongst journalists worldwide, claims new research, and the Middle East comes in for its fair share of criticism.

Banned

Sunday, 1 September 2002 4:00 AM

Saudi Arabia has banned 200 foreign companies for allegedly importing Israeli products into the Kingdom. Arabian Business tries to discover the true extent of Arab-Israeli trade

Squeezing the media

Sunday, 1 September 2002 4:00 AM

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.

At the crossroads

Sunday, 1 September 2002 4:00 AM

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

Managing your exposure

Sunday, 1 September 2002 4:00 AM

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

ESCWA casts dim light on Arab economies

Sunday, 1 September 2002 4:00 AM

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


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