Deloitte launches Middle East Point of View App on Tablet

17 January, 2013 – Deloitte’s ‘Middle East Point of View’, the quarterly thought-leadership publication, has now been launched as an App on the tablet. This announcement comes timed with the release of the Fall 2012 issue of the magazine, that tackles several hot issues: from the Arab Spring impacts on markets, to the developments in Libya, and the challenges facing capital efficiency in the GCC and many more topics for business leaders in the Middle East.

“Given the importance of communication nowadays, Apps on smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm for individuals who want to manage what they want to read of the latest developments in their areas of interest. We launched the ‘Middle East Point of View’ App for leaders in the Middle East region who are interested in accessing the viewpoints from experts on current hot topics in the MENA region,” said Rana Ghandour Salhab, talent and communications partner at Deloitte Middle East.

Here are some highlights of the latest Deloitte Middle East Point of View Fall 2012 App:

‘The Arab Spring: Impact of the uprising’ addresses the impact on businesses and markets across Arab countries. Effects of the Arab Spring on business continuity, mobility, safety and IT are explored by Deloitte experts offering their experiences on how best to deal with them.

In the article entitled ‘The Blame Game’, the author explores why the finger seemingly points first at external auditors for fraudulent activity.

‘Going for Gold’ sheds light on the London Olympics in 2012, as shared details on Deloitte as the official services provider to the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

In the article ‘Sink or Swim’, the author assesses the resilience of GCC banks compared to Western counterparts.

Libya then comes under the spotlight, in an article entitled ‘Libya: rising from the ashes’. The authors suggest that with the right planning and steps, regional and international businesses can flourish in Libya and deliver products and services to build the country’s economy.

Capital efficiency in the GCC then comes under the spotlight in ‘Thinking about tomorrow: capital efficiency in the GCC’.

In ‘Now, where were we?’ the author explores strategy implementation challenges for public sector organizations in the Middle East.

The ‘Deloitte Middle East Point of View App’, developed in collaboration with KnowledgeView, carries features such as dynamic channels, Disqus commenting, geo map locator and off-line browsing. It can be downloaded from the AppStore free of charge, found under ‘Deloitte Middle East Point of View magazine’ and through the following link: http://bit.ly/Q9WGAV.

You can read the latest ‘Middle East Point of View’ issue here: http://bit.ly/UUg4BH.

About Deloitte & Touche (M.E.):

Deloitte & Touche (M.E.) is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) and is the first Arab professional services firm established in the Middle East region with uninterrupted presence for over 85 years. Deloitte is among the region’s leading professional services firms, providing audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services through 26 offices in 15 countries with over 2,500 partners, directors and staff. It is a Tier 1 Tax advisor in the GCC region (International Tax Review World Tax 2010, 2011 and 2012 Rankings) and was recognized as the 2010 Best Consulting Firm of the Year in the Complinet GCC Compliance Awards. In 2011, the firm received the Middle East Training & Development Excellence Award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

About Deloitte:

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