Tag: Amman

Trashing Petra Tourism

The ludicrously high garbage collection fees charged to struggling Petra hotels is just another example of the government’s myopic approach to raising revenue. By Yusuf Mansur On its website, the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority describes itself as a…

Jordan’s Top Businesswomen: Doha Abdelkhaleq

This feature is part of a series highlighting some of the most prominent Jordanian businesswomen who managed to climb to the top of the corporate ladder in their respective fields in the Kingdom. Managing Partner and Executive Director of Eskadenia. Doha Abdelkhaleq is the…

Syrian Crisis: Finding the Funds

The United Nations recently issued its biggest ever humanitarian appeal for Syria. But with signs of donor fatigue setting in, what chance is there for the UN to find the billions of dollars needed to help the many displaced Syrians…

Dealing with Disaster

From a computer crash to a natural disaster, is your company prepared? By Jane Hosking With the imminent arrival of snow storm Huda, businesses across the Kingdom may be forced to suspend operations for days and could be at risk…

University Challenge

Jordan is nowhere to be seen on the Center for World University Rankings’ latest list of top 1,000 higher education institutions. The head of the Jordanian branch of the Arab Open University Mohammad Abu Qudeis, believes a big overhaul of…

S&P Upgrades Jordan to “Stable”

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) returned Jordan to a stable outlook, almost three years after lowering its ‘BB-/B’ status to negative amid economical and political regional instability. The international rating agency expects the deterioration in the country’s fiscal and external balances…

Persistent Piracy

While software piracy appears to be gradually declining in the Kingdom, Microsoft Jordan’s Intellectual Property Lead Sana Jaser says it remains a serious problem. By Jane Hosking A survey recently released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) revealed that software…

Beecell and a Changing Tech World

Beecell shows how mobile value-added services providers can stay relevant in a fast-evolving technology market. By Dina al-Wakeel  Gone are the days when we just used our mobile phones to send and receive SMS and MMS messages. On-the-go broadband technology…

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Wearable Technology 2.0

With the long awaited unveiling of the Apple Watch, we’re now finally witnessing the second coming of wearable tech. Tech Talk – Zeid Nasser As you would expect from such an exacting and detail-obsessed company, it was a long time before…