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Over the next three years, cloud, video and the Internet of Things (IoT) are set to influence the industrial sector to an extent never before seen by the market.
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Amplify your 2016 strategy by incorporating these findings into your plan.

In an unpredictable world, the benefits of a disaster recovery plan to any corporation are numerous and significant, and the demand for such services is increasing among organizations in both the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Qatar. In the few short years 2012 to 2016, this demand has grown rapidly, at a CAGR of 19 percent.

36% of people in the Middle East save nothing from their salary.
Cleaning services

The demand for cleaning services has soared amid the sector’s poor image, recruitment and retention problems and poor in-house cleanliness of the companies.
Chair design

As Qatar houses an increasingly diverse range of cultures, furniture suppliers are trying to find the best ways to alter their business and marketing strategies to meet changing consumer demands.

The cost of education in Qatar has increased by 11.4 percent since the year 2013. One of the main reasons for this substantial increase, say school authorities, is the imposition of new governmental safety rules.
Cyber careers

The cyber security talent gap is expected to reach 1.5 mn while the market will be worth USD 170 bn by 2020.

Below is a step-by-step guide to help land a better job in 2016, as...
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Qatar’s top chefs talk share insights about cuisines in Qatar, kitchen disasters and what food means to them.

Corporate social responsibility and sustainability are increasingly important in today's business world. Due to...

Qatar is leading the race in developing more powerful, state-of-the-art systems to enhance personal...
Snow cone

Whilst taking a stroll along the beautiful seaside at Katara, you may indulge in a refreshing new taste sensation, available for the first time right here in Qatar.

Taxation, illicit trade in tobacco products and finance of terrorism in the Middle East.

Qatar’s fabulous coastline, warm clear waters and sophisticated quayside developments make it a perfect place for water sports. It provides a wealth of recreational opportunities for all lovers of the water, from adrenaline pumping speedboat rides to a more gentle contemplation of the fascinating marine life, and this creates increased business opportunities in the sector.

A young man shares his passion in the Dhow cruise business.

The internet has become a crucial factor in the rapid rise of the Qatar’s economic growth, and cyber-security incidents are, inevitably, on the rise.

Geographic Information System is not merely a tool for generating maps, in Qatar GIS plays an important role in supporting smart economic growth and smart cities.

In Qatar, CSR initiatives are influenced by existing socio-cultural factors relating to philanthropic responsibility.

Individuals taking the GCC into the global league have often been overshadowed by the sheer magnificence of the massive projects or ventures they helped fashion. This new ongoing series focuses on personalities writing the chapters of the region’s future. In Part 1, bq magazine speaks to four maverick business personas based in Qatar.


Qatar is home to many different nationalities, with Qataris themselves only representing a minority. This extreme demographic shift has been taking place for the last several decades, but has skyrocketed in the last 10 years.

According to the QSA Labour Force Survey for the third quarter of 2014, average monthly wage in Qatar was QR 10,761, up 10 percent from 2013.

Similarly to its neighbors in the GCC, Kuwait relies heavily on its imported workforce. While the percentage of expatriates is not as high as in Qatar...

From GDP per capita,life expectancy, diabetes prevalence to the number of Keralites in the Gulf, we bring you a set of 40 maps explaining the Gulf.

Bahrain a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. is home to over 1.3 million people. Most of whom are expats and just like its neighbors in the GCC, the high volume of expats compared to the local population presents some interesting problems.
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