Oil Patch CRM


A recent story chilled me to the bone. The headline supplies all the reasons: “Saudi Arabia’s Grand Plan to Move Beyond Oil: Big Goals, Bigger Hurdles.” At first glance, this doesn’t ring any CRM bells, but maybe it should. Why would any business or business-state contemplate moving out of its sweet spot if it weren’t required to? What happens to the customers that have become dependent? That’s the point. Beyond oil means running out — as in we won’t be in that business in so many years because there will be nothing left to pump.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84921.html?rss=1

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Security firm: Cyberattacks against Saudi Arabia continue

Researchers at a U.S. antivirus firm say the destructive cyberattack that hit Saudi Arabia late last year is continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign that some have linked to Iran.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/26/security-firm-cyberattacks-against-saudi-arabia-continue.html

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How not to be Mark Zuckerberg dumb about your passwords

A group of hijackers known as OurMine, possibly from Saudi Arabia, briefly took over Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts Sunday (June 5).

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/06/how-not-to-be-mark-zuckerberg-dumb-about-your-passwords.html

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Uber Scores Historic $3.5B Saudi Investment


Uber has nailed down a record $3.5 billion investment from the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund — the largest-ever investment in a closely held technology firm. The investment is part of a deal that will allow Uber to expand its Middle East operations. Yasir Al Rumayyan, managing director of the fund, will take a seat on Uber’s board of directors. With a valuation of about $62.5 billion, Uber now is considered the most valuable venture capital-backed firm in the world.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83570.html?rss=1

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