How new Saudi labour reforms benefit the economy

This initiative is a win-win situation for employees as well as employers

Outlook 2021: Challenging outlook offers varied picture for GCC banks

The GCC governments’ measures to help corporates and individuals navigate the challenging environment have taken various forms

How digital transformation can prove to be a catalyst for rebooting MEA economies

Organisations will need to examine their business closely and give digital transformation a whole new meaning

Individuality breeds ingenuity, so why not be yourself?

Remote working has brought its own pressures on workers

How data is quantifying the impact of plastic on the environment

Research shows 11 billion plastic bags are used annually in the UAE

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What can the UAE and Bahrain do to attract Israeli travellers?

Access to certified kosher food is a big draw for Jewish tourists

ICT talent beckons a new era of learning in the Middle East

Adequate ICT talent is required to accelerate digital enablement plans across the region

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How school-university partnerships can strengthen the UAE’s education sector

Such collaborations offer enhanced learning for students and professional development opportunities for staff

Lessons learnt: How to best manage boardroom dissent online?

Shaping smart usage of online meeting chat features for sorting boardroom disputes is a work in progress, but is already proving to be invaluable

Tips to declutter your brain: Schedule in a few slots of solitude

Solitude is a practice of deliberately removing oneself from daily distractions to become more reflective and calm

Digitalisation drives manufacturing to the next level

The shift to predictive maintenance key to improving the lifecycle and availability of critical systems

Physical security and cybersecurity: two sides of the same coin

Physically securing hospitals and facilities is just as important as fortifying IT systems

Preparing fintech companies for the future

Fintechs should delegate infrastructure management to the cloud and focus on business development

Merits and demerits of short- and long-term rentals in UAE

Both short-term and long-term options are essential for a healthy property market

How to develop and empower the UAE’s growing AI economy?

AI is a crucial supporting tool, and can boost sales, identify fraud, enhance customer experience, automate processes, and assist with predictive analysis

Why national research and innovation centres within the GCC are prudent investments

New technology investment fosters social good, economic growth, and resiliency in the face of disruption

Mapping the future for energy trading organisations

A global health emergency and collapse in crude oil prices have ratcheted up the pressure to address the sector’s critical challenges: efficiency, agility and growth

How employers can support remote employees health and wellness

Wearables now include fitness, stress management and mindfulness tools

Fintech thrives as digital transformation jolts finance sector

UAE expected to attract $2.5bn in investment into fintech by 2022

Saudi VAT increase: What are the long-term implications?

The kingdom hiked its value added tax (VAT) from 5 per cent to 15 per cent in July

How diversification can ensure sustainable growth in the GCC

Credit downgrades and double-digit deficits poses challenges for regional countries that are not diversifying their economies

Sandra Skairjeh

How we can encourage more women to enter the region’s tech industry

Technology companies have been investing in diversity programmes aimed at attracting female workers

Key elements to restoring passenger trust in air travel

The upturn in activity and the return to economic growth will only be possible if airports find the perfect balance

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How the outcome of the US elections could affect the global stock market

The 2020 elections will show what matters the most to American voters: the stock market performance, or the real economy

Why it’s time we digitally transform our approach to mental health and well-being

What options does the digital realm offer businesses who want to look after their employees’ well-being?

Gaj Ravichandra

How to ensure your CV gets noticed by employers

Here are a few steps to ensure your resumé gets noticed by both automated applicant systems as well as HR professionals

The role of big data in unlocking the true value of IoT

Data produced by IoT devices is valuable to anyone who understands the potential it holds

Are underwater datacentres the future of cloud storage?

Microsoft’s underwater datacentre experiment shows promise

Why rebuilding trust with travellers is key to reviving the hospitality sector

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, hospitality operators have a strong opportunity to deliver an unmatched experience to customers

Precision medicine – exciting potential for GCC investors

A personalised and customised approach to healthcare looms