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Middle East ready for technology leaps

17 May 2009

Middle East technology innovation is one the best routes out of the current economic crisis, panelists said during a session at the World Economic Forum in Jordan. However, while they felt smart use of technology would help countries, education first needs to be improved. Roland Berger, chaired professor in business and technology at Insead in France, pointed to the recent Insead and WEF Global Information Technology Report, saying the region is heading in the right direction. "The Middle East stands out relative to the rest of the world as making the biggest leaps in technology readiness."

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