Author Archives: Jane Hosking

Personal Cloud Computing Services

For many of us, cloud computing has thankfully swept away the need to carry around a USB drive and load lengthy attachments to emails. Opting for cloud storage you can easily back up files, work collaboratively with others, and sync…

8 Ways to Motivate Your Employees

Wish your staff were more productive? There are many strategies you can use to increase their motivation to get more done. By Jane Hosking Isn’t it the job of employees to just focus on their work and get things done?…

New US Ambassador Appointed

Alice G. Wells has been sworn in as the new US ambassador to Jordan, replacing Stuart E. Jones who held the pivotal diplomatic position for three years. This will be the first ambassadorial post for Wells, a career Foreign Service…

Leading to Innovate

Managers must create the right corporate environment before their workforce can truly innovate. By Jane Hosking Innovation is essential for a company to maintain its competitive advantage. But the term is still thrown around by managers who really don’t know how…

Mobile Word Processing Apps

Microsoft finally got around to releasing Office for the iPad earlier this year. The app has proved incredibly popular so far, with Microsoft reporting more than 12 million downloads within the first week of its appearance on the App Store….

Religious Tourism: a Sector’s Salvation?

Pope Francis’ recent trip to Jordan showcased to the world the important role that the Kingdom has played in the rich history of the Holy Land. The benefits of attracting more of the world’s faithful to visit Jordan’s many religious…

Go Ahead Given for Oil Shale Power Plant

For years now, Jordan’s huge oil shale deposits have been talked up as the answer to the Kingdom’s energy woes. But there are finally signs the dream of energy self-sufficiency is becoming a reality with the government signing off on…

Mosques Go Green

The government has launched a JD 50 million scheme to fit photovoltaic solar systems to all of Jordan’s 6,000 mosques in a green-minded move that’s expected to shave JD 7 million off their annual energy bill. The Ministry of Awqaf…

Brainstorming Brilliant Ideas

When done right, brainstorming is still one of the best ways to come up with ideas to push your business to the next level. By Jane Hosking Brainstorming was a concept dreamt up in the 1950s by Alex Osborn, an…