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The Middle East Point of View Summer 2013

Has the train left the station?
Saleem Mamode
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), the buzzing phrase of the nineties that catapulted Qatar onto the world stage, is simply natural gas: methane-cooled to - 164º C (its natural boiling point) thereby turning it to liquid. Easily said, but do not try this at home: it costs around USD 5 billion and five years to construct a plant to liquefy natural gas.

 

Event management
Adil Parvez
As Event Management is a new and unfamiliar field to many organizations, we examine its background, significance and outline a model solution to key challenges many organizations face with their events today.

   

ICS: Protecting the ‘other’ network
Raddad Ayoub
For the GCC countries with significant reliance on process industries such as Oil and Gas, complex ICS systems are considered the cornerstone of operations. With Industrial Operations representing a major portion of the GCC National GDP, significant disruption is not an option.

   

Brick by brick
Dr. Hatim El-Tahir
Building Intellectual Capital in Islamic Finance through Knowledge Management strategy

   

Less is more
Ghazanfar Shah
With ever-increasing demands on our time, can any leader afford their managers not to respect theirs? If your management is reporting ineffectively, SACK them!

   

New business strategies from big data
Vivekanand Gopalkrishnan, David Steier, Harvey Lewis, James Guszcza and John Lucker
In seeking to derive maximum value from their businesses, organizations should act before they are faced with challenges. Under the appropriate circumstances, big data can lead to insight within emerging trends that are invisible in small data and thereby provide the means for businesses to be more proactive.

   

Blowing in the wind?
David Clements
Whistleblowing, or ‘Ethics’ hotlines, have gained prominence in the Middle East over the last few years, although it is difficult to identify any legislation to protect ‘whistleblowers’ within the various Middle East government sectors.

   

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