Category: Middle East

From citizen to customer with eGovernment

A study from Booz and Company a few years ago claimed that electronic government capabilities are a crucial part of a nation’s technological development and that although countries in the Middle East region had started to implement e-government, there was still some way to go. Several years on we can see many of these electronic […]

GITEX 2013 is under way – Stay up to date…

The 2013 edition of the Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) begins today at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The five day event, running until the 24th, serves as the ICT business, new product platform and innovation gateway to the Middle East, North Africa and the South Asian region. More than 3,500 companies will be represented […]

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Counting down to GITEX 2013 – win an iPad Mini…

The biggest technology gathering in the Middle East region is now only days away. From Sunday, GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition) will open its doors to over 130,000 delegates from across the world. As well as Gemalto, tech giants such as Accenture, SAP and Cisco will all be in attendance, showcasing the latest products from […]

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Collaborating to drive mobile commerce in the Middle East

The next time you’re in Dubai, see if you can spot the fast-moving commuters on the RTA public transport network. If you look closely, you’ll probably see they are using Go4it cards, launched by UAE bank Emirates NBD 16 months ago and whose success was celebrated at Cards & Payments Middle East earlier this month […]

Demand for contactless technologies surges in Dubai

We have previously blogged about Dubai as a hub for innovative technologies, especially around GITEX, the Middle East’s ICT conference. We also know that customer loyalty is a focus, with Dubai playing host to a conference on Maximizing Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. We know there is business-level interest in emerging and […]

Sunny customer loyalty in Dubai

Stepping off a flight in Dubai in the middle of winter is like entering a warm and welcoming hotel lobby – which is where I was recently for a conference on Maximising Customer Loyalty & Profitability in the Middle East. Despite not being able to take advantage of the sunshine and warmth as it was […]