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Social media emerging as major business enabler for Arab SMEs, says Orient Planet Research report

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  92 per cent of polled GCC SMEs already on social media Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn driving unprecedented customer engagement for Arab SMEs Internet users in the Arab World is poised to climb to 226 million by 2018 SMEs contributes around 33 percent to GDP and comprises nearly 25 percent of the total labor force in Saudi Arabia Like the …

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CIRS offers grant for research on mobility, displacement and forced migration in the Middle East

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Georgetown University in Qatar’s Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) has issued a call for proposals as part of its Mobility, Displacement, and Forced Migration in the Middle East research initiative. To encourage the collection of data and the study of the topic, CIRS is offering a grant of up to US$25,000 to support fieldwork, research, and analysis. It …

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UAE’s residents spend almost a quarter of their day on social media

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Dubai, UAE – UAE residents spend approximately five hours a day using social media on average and 29% have six to 10 applications installed on their smartphones according to new research from YouGov. The findings, captured amongst over 5,000 residents in the UAE, revealed that the time spent on social media varies depending on age group. Young users (aged 18-35) …

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RSA Research: 75% of Organizations are at Significant Risk of Cyber Incidents

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Detrimental Reliance on Perimeter Defense is Thwarting Growth in Incident Response. STORY HIGHLIGHTS For the second straight year, 75% of survey respondents have a significant cybersecurity risk exposure Half of those surveyed assess their incident response capabilities as either “ad hoc” or “nonexistent” Government and Energy ranked lowest among industries in cyber preparedness Americas continue to rank themselves behind both …

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Three-quarters of respondents in the Middle East research companies online before accepting a job offer

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The latest poll from Bayt.com, done in partnership with Naseba, reveals that 85% of respondents believe that a company’s engagement with job seekers on social platform is positive for employer branding Beirut, Lebanon – The success of any business largely depends on the quality of the employees it attracts and retains. According to the recent Bayt.com “Trends in Employer Branding …

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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts annual showcase highlighting research and industry partnerships

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Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted its fifth annual Research-Industry Partnership Showcase 12 April at the Al Gassar Resort, St. Regis Hotel in Doha. The annual event highlights the work performed by Texas A&M at Qatar researchers and aims to strengthen partnerships with local industry to maximize shared opportunities and pursuits of mutual interest. Through the showcase platform, the branch …

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Zayed University signs MoU with Diglossia for field-testing and research collaboration

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The MoU aims to test vocabulary level for students and highlight the critical importance of its acquisition. With the UAE’s declaration of 2016 as the Reading Year, Zayed University and Diglossia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Zayed University in Dubai campus in the presence of Dr Marilyn Roberts, Acting Provost at Zayed University , and Diglossia’s Co-Founder and …

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Young Workers Optimistic About Careers, Positive About Technology

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Infosys Research Reveals Disparity Between Developing and Developed Countries’ Youth Outlooks, as the World Confronts the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Infosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, today announced research findings that provide insight into a generation that is positive about technology, divided economically about their career chances, and unsatisfied with their current formal education. …

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Dubai Health Authority highlights role of scientific research

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Dubai committee for ethics on scientific research to focus on latest methods and processes of medical research. In line with the directives of His Excellency Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority , the DHA will focus on implementing latest procedures and policies to develop modern methods of scientific medical research. The recently …

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How to reach a wider audience for your research

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By – Juan Pablo Alperin – Alessandra Bordini – SciDev.Net In today’s age of knowledge abundance, the scholarly community is turning its attention to the use of social media channels and other online platforms. Scholars have been increasingly integrating these tools into their everyday work, creating enormous potential to capture the digital traces of their research. Not surprisingly, then, in …

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