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Should the King or an important prince want to extend the influence of his family, he would always have to ensure that other branches of the royal family were placated with suitable posts or financial compensation.This perpetual equilibration of power structures within the royal family, which also includes the distribution of oil revenues, is to this day one of the most important factors in the stability of Al Saud rule.In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation.IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget.By Matthias Sailer Since the death of the first king of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Saud, in the year 1953, the nation has been successively governed by one of his more than 30 sons.

Most of them founded their own families, of which several have grown to become key power centres within the country over the years.S., a key ally, was able to maintain his position of power and that of his family.He presides over the interior ministry, which has a finger in every pie, leads the Saudi Council of Political and Security Affairs and since April 2015, has also been the official successor to the throne.With Sultan, who had for decades served as defence minister, Crown Prince and the person responsible for Saudi Arabia's policy on Yemen, the Gulf nation also lost one of its key political power centres.A new political era in Saudi Arabia: with the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in January 2015, a second power centre in the Gulf monarchy disappeared.The winner is the Salman branch of the royal family, which is systematically extending its political influence.