Rasha S. Abdul Wahab, Ahlia University, Kingdom of Bahrain
Purpose: This paper highlights the importance of using data mining in sustaining development in GCC countries by showing the abilities of data mining techniques of enhancing and improving the discovered knowledge.
Design/methodology/approach: This paper studies the role of data mining techniques to support the creation of scientific capacity to reduce digital divide and accelerate the process of sustaining development. This will help making predictions about future trends using both historical and current data and allowing decision makers and policy makers to make effective knowledge based policies.
Findings: The paper is concluded with the impact of data mining techniques on future development in GCC countries which have been proved based on the current potential for knowledge creation driven by data mining in the different arenas.
Keywords: Knowledge; Data Mining; GCC Countries; Development; Information