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UAE manufacturers turning challenges into opportunities

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Hesham El Komy, regional vice president, Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI) at Epicor Software shares his views that, if businesses put the right technology to work, challenges can very quickly become opportunities. 2018 has been a year of transformation all round. We have seen the world’s economy shift. We have seen uncertainty in the markets brought about by various tariff wars. Nevertheless, as our Growth Index has shown, we have seen businesses continue to find ways to grow.

Industry 4.0 is helping regional manufacturers grow

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Terri Hiskey, Vice President of Product Marketing for Manufacturing at Epicor Software talks about the contribution of new technologies driving the growth of manufacturing in the region. Manufacturers in the Middle East must do things differently to win market share in today’s environment. To survive and thrive, manufacturers must focus on growth, and one of the ways they can achieve this is to leverage Industry 4.0 technologies. In fact, according to research from PwC, for businesses in the Middle East, […]

6 ways to keep stress low and productivity high

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Allison Zimmer, Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence, Xerox shares 6 prime tips to help you boost efficiency and preserve your peace and sanity in Q4 and beyond. Between holiday stress, distracted or vacationing employees, unusual sales patterns, and managing your year-end budget, the fourth quarter isn’t the easiest time of year for business owners – especially the small business owner. Not only is everyone looking to you for answers, but keeping your business running smoothly while also trying to grow is no […]

How a team of data scientists can make a difference to your bottom line

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Islam Zeidan, General Manager UAE & MEA at Teradata explains Data scientists are brought in by businesses to find solutions to their problems but both sides need to be prepared for failures and hidden opportunities along the way. In today’s digital world of cloud, mobility, analytics and data, the focus for both business and consumers is to find answers to their problems. Just building a solution or buying devices and applications, without coming up with an answer, in the shortest possible time […]

Empowering Intelligent Transformation

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Article written by Richard Wilcox, Regional Director, Lenovo Data Centre Group (DCG) Middle East A new age is dawning for companies in the Middle East and around the world. This oncoming era will require new skill sets, technologies, alignments and business models and will force them to globally reinvent and restructure entire systems of production, management and governance. This oncoming era  will require intelligent transformation. According to industry analyst IDC, annual spending on digital transformation initiatives in the Middle East, […]

Next Generation Dark Markets for cybercriminals thriving

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Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher at ESET examines the thriving enterprise of cybercrime that is also undermining the benefits of digital technology. Are you in the market for stolen data? How about some tools to help you steal data or make money by hijacking other people’s computers? Well you’re in luck. It is now easier than ever to engage in cybercrime thanks to “next generation” dark markets. A dark market is defined here as a website that enables the buying […]

Five trends that are transforming industry

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Sam Tayan, Managing Director at Sage Middle East share five top trends in the Human Resources and Payroll 2.0 that are powerful enough to transform the industry Multiple industries around the world have witnessed significant modernisation transformation in the last few years with the integration of new and advanced software. These technological developments are speeding up and facilitating processes and making them more insightful. As new technology continues to reshape Human Resources (HR) management across industries. here are a few […]

Five digital business trends for 2019

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By Scott Gibson, Group Executive of Digital Business Solutions, Dimension Data Too many aspiring digital businesses aren’t set up correctly for digital transformation. They’re organised in silos around traditional functions instead of having a flexible network of teams that work on transforming key business processes. The focus of many digital transformation efforts to date, has been on the adoption of new technologies. But without first doing some organisational redesign, this has been like forcing a square peg into a round […]

Attackers exploit flaw in GDPR-themed WordPress plugin

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Tomas Foltyn, security writer at ESET explains how cyber criminals are exploiting the security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to hijack the control of vulnerable websites Attackers have been exploiting a security weakness in a GDPR compliance plugin for WordPress to seize control of vulnerable websites, according to a blog post by Defiant, which makes Wordfence security plugins for the web publishing platform. Importantly, the developer behind the plugin, which is called WP GDPR Compliance, has issued a patch […]

Citrix predicts 5 steps to stay secure in 2019

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Sevi Tufekci, Director, Sales Engineering Emerging Markets, EMEA at Citrix predicts 5 steps to stay secure in 2019 #1 – Manage compartmentalisation for continuous compliance “Compliance is a hard road, and organisations are right to be proud of their achievements. In 2019, we will see more businesses parade their compliance for marketing purposes. Compliance will then be a business priority that goes beyond governance. To maintain compliance, some organisations will be tempted to enforce stringent internal restrictions on corporate information, for […]