News: Qatar National Convention Centre set to host one of the largest conferences in the world

Doha, 8 November: With less than three weeks to go, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) has intensified its preparations to take centre stage and host Qatar’s largest conference to date – the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 (COP18/CMP8). The event which will take place from 26 November to 7 December is expected [...]

News: Entrepreneurs Organisation Qatar, appoints new president

Doha, 7 November: The Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO) Qatar chapter has announced the appointment of Mohamed Jaidah as President to EO Qatar for the 2012-2013 year, under the international Entrepreneurs Organisation. The organisation brings together some of the most influential and socially aware entrepreneurs in Qatar, in an attempt to help their members learn and grow [...]

Interview: Khalid Al Jaber, A serial entrepreneur

As CEO of Innovation Group, Khalid Al Jaber is a 35-year-old Qatari who is involved in all four of his company’s divisions, in the information technology sector and filmmaking, as well model building for the construction, real estate and oil and gas industries, through the German-based Innovation GmbH. Al Jaber is also executive director of [...]

Virtualising Qatar’s Businesses

The virtualisation of business organisations and the challenges in the networking and data management industry TheEDGE spoke exclusively with Nimer Ghazal, country manager for Brocade Qatar about the virtualisation of business functions, the move to cloud based applications and the challenges for companies in managing their data in a time of information explosion. What is [...]

Qatar’s atomic future

Nuclear energy analyst provides evidence of Qatar’s atomic power ambitions by Jamie Stewart Evidence has emerged that the Qatar Ministry of Energy and Industry is moving forwards with its programme to develop nuclear power in the country. State-owned energy giant Qatar Petroleum is seeking to employ a senior nuclear energy analyst, with responsibilities including playing [...]

Is Management Ideology the last bastion of American hegemony?

Here is a tricky question: How many living management gurus did not learn their trade in North America? The London Business Schoolís Julian Birkinshaw, who has presented this condundrum to many of his esteemed international colleagues, writes that it is not easy to come up with a list of top experts who are not American, [...]

News: New NGO launched to enhance research and sustainability in Qatar

Doha, 25 October: As part of Qatar’s investment and long-term commitment to the environment, the Qatar Sustainability Network (QSN) was officially launched in Doha yesterday. At the launch, Nadia Aboul Hosn interim board member at QSN outlined the mandate as a network to cultivate a culture of research, science, and sustainability through active engagement of civil [...]

Vol 4 Issue 10 Oct 2012

This month’s cover story in about one of Qatar’s more contentious investments, The Shard, a skyscraper that sits on the bank of the river Thames in central London. We take a look at the differing sentiments it has generated from Londoners and Qatar’s role in the project. In this issue we also look at the [...]

RecentArticles: IT innovation

The rise of Big Data and how it will help businesses

Big Data was once the domain of a few high tech research labs, running data through supercomputers for mostly scientific applications. But now, thanks to new technologies and crucially, much cheaper hardware, software and network infrastructure. The dwindling cost of producing and transporting data has allowed everyone to take part in what is quickly becoming [...]

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Feature Story: Qatar’s Fresh Water Challenges

As a small peninsula in one of the most dry and arid regions in the world, it is no secret that Qatar faces incredible challenges in securing fresh water for private and industrial usage. With consumption set to increase exponential in the coming decade, Barry Mansfield looks at what steps Doha is taking as well [...]

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June Cover Story: The growth of e-commerce

June Cover Story: The growth of e-commerce

Qatar is now the third biggest spender online in the Middle East. Barry Mansfield examines the factors driving this trend, and the main challenges faced by local and regional retailers as they strive to embrace the Internet age. STATE OF E-COMMERCE The Middle East experienced spectacular growth in e-commerce during 2011. Many new online launches [...]

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Qatar SME Online Exclusive: Khalid Al Jaber

In the March edition of TheEDGE our cover story Small Roots, Big Dreams: Discovering Qatar’s ‘Entrepreneurial Ecosystem’, we look at the SME sector in the country, and profile a number of young start-ups in the country. Unfortunately we did not have room in the magazine for all the interviews of whom we spoke to in [...]

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How Assistive Technology is Helping the Needy

The digital revolution is helping the needy, playing a role in education and even saving lives. When the first personal computers were developed decades ago, few could have anticipated how technology has transformed our lives. But it goes beyond our laptops, mobiles and iPads and now plays a vital role. The focus is firmly on [...]

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10 Lessons from Apple’s Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. who through its myriad of innovative products was widely regarded as one of the most influential geniuses of his generation, if not all time, passed away in early October 2011 from pancreatic cancer. In a special tribute, TheEDGE takes a look at the lessons we [...]

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Mobile Phone Wars in the 21st Century

Not so long ago, in a country half a hemisphere away, a company called Research in Motion (RIM) created an idea for a new mobile device combining email, instant messaging and phone capabilities. The BlackBerry swept all before it and become a valuable business tool and accessory. But soon, other rivals start jostling for supremacy [...]

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Three 100% Qatari IT Innovations

Three technology innovations from QUWIC may change the way Qatar’s population commutes, approaches air pollution and consumes digital content. Since its inception more than two years ago, QUWireless Innovation Center outlined an aggressive business plan and agenda to utilise mobile and wireless technology. Their main objective is to create and introduce locally engineered innovations to [...]

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IT Guru Guy Kawasaki on Qatar

Silicon Valley venture capitalist, author, motivational speaker and innovation guru, Guy Kawasaki, visited Qatar in late May, where he was guest speaker at the inaugural QITCOM Conference and Exhibition. The former chief evangelist for Apple spoke to TheEDGE ís RACHEL MORRIS about Qatarís clarity of vision and playing ice hockey in the desert. With more [...]

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