Is a wide ban on using smart devices in Saudi’s public sector the best choice?

The Saudi Gazette┬árecently reported┬áthat “Government may ban all its employees from using smartphones and tablets, such as iPhones, iPads, and BlackBerry devices, during working hours after receiving complaints from the public“.

The paper offered no details about the ┬ácomplaints received but inserted its comment: “It is quite common to find government employees at numerous service-based government agencies answering their mobiles and, in many cases, leaving the office to answer personal calls“.

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A Look at the Smartphone Apps of UAE Government Entities

No visitor to the government exhibition hall at GITEX Technology Week could miss the big iPhone look-alike screen at the entrance of several stands! Like this one at the Ministry of Labor stand: Continue reading