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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

Going with grain

Thursday, 29 August 2002 4:00 AM

Often said to be a limitation of high-speed film and something to be avoided, grain can nonetheless be used to good effect in fine-art photography. Photography Middle East correspondent Binu Bhaskar demonstrates.

Banks forced to upgrade communications

Wednesday, 28 August 2002 4:00 AM

The global banking messaging service, Swift, has announced a compulsory migration to IP that will force every bank in the region to upgrade at least part of its IT infrastructure.

A marathon, not a sprint

Wednesday, 28 August 2002 4:00 AM

July’s Convergence 2002 showed that Jordan has made some progress in developing its IT sector, but there’s still plenty left to do

Piecing IT together

Tuesday, 27 August 2002 4:00 AM

Companies with disparate IT systems are increasingly seeing the benefits of integration, but is this best achieved with apps from one vendor or through middleware?

Shooting the messenger

Sunday, 25 August 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. ITP.net investigates how Jordan became the third Arab state in the last three months to take action against the news channel.


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