Tuesday, February 26, 2008

UAE, tech hub?

Wishful thinking Steve Hamm (read the comments in that post), if you ask me.

Why? Too expensive, limited talent pool, lack of local expertise, discrimination and lack of religious freedom (dont go by the link title).

(Update: I wrote this without a search on the web. A couple of clicks, got me the links above.)

This is pretty much similar to why I also think Indian IT companies opening centers in Malaysia is a bad idea.

1 comment:

Rangachari Anand said...

I agree with you. I have not visited the UAE but have visited Bahrain once. The feeling I got was that the gulf countries are tying to import a complete first world economy lock stock and barrel without going through a painful development process. Thats why despite the external glitter, the local economies seem to have no substance to them.