UAE. The winds of change whipping through the Middle East during the Arab Spring of 2011 never quite made it to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The country’s strong, oil-fuelled economy and robust public spending have acted as a protective shield from the region’s storm of pro-democracy protests.
UAE citizens, who make up less than a fifth of the country’s 8.2 million residents, are among the most privileged in the world. Assisted from birth to death by funds from the nation’s oil wealth, they also have the social advantages that come with living in one of the region’s most
UAE. Big data has the potential to increase top-line revenues by providing better and more timely insights on target consumers; Many organizations, including in the Middle East, are starting to invest in developing their capabilities to take advantage of big data.
IAE. The integrated facilities management company has recently been awarded a 3-year contract by Aldar Properties, to undertake the maintenance and operation of its Headquarters building located in Abu Dhabi.
UAE. It is said that education is the best investment you can make for yourself and for your children. The affluent population in the Middle East appear to agree. They are also amongst the most digitally plugged-in in the world.
UAE. "The recent systematic cyber-attacks on Middle East governments and Oil & Gas companies have highlighted the need for determining the value of your data now, and over time, the motivation and resources of potential attackers, which are the first steps in making decisions about adequate protection."
INTERNATIONAL. By 2040, Africa will experience faster economic growth than any other region and is expected to have the biggest labour force in the world; By 2030 Dar es Salaam and Luanda could have bigger populations than London has now.
INTERNATIONAL. The report found there are 15 million middle-class households in 11 of sub-Saharan Africa's top economies this year, up from 4.6 million in 2000 and 2.4 million in 1990, an increase of 230% over 14 years.
INTERNATIONAL. "We will do what's necessary to protect Americans and see that justice is done for what we saw with the barbaric killing of Jim Foley... and we're not going to be restricted by borders."