Companies can safeguard their businesses from emerging holiday threats. Here’s how

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye threat findings unwrap the crucial need for organisations to strengthen their cybersecurity architecture through the holidays

Raising the curtain on the notion of prevention

As enterprise and government agency leaders continue maturing their digital transformation efforts, they’re recognising the business enabler that is cybersecurity

Real estate: How buyers must adopt a longer-term approach

Investors rushing to buy off-plan properties in Dubai must avoid focusing on the short-term market trends

Is now a good time to enter or exit Dubai’s real estate market?

With prices of villas and townhouses rising in Dubai, what counts for a good move?

Is virtual reality the new business opportunity?

Walking into a hotel in the UAE in 50 years will be a whole new level of luxury, with XR glasses making the visitor experience seamless says Nikhil Nair, consumer business lead at HTC Vive MEA

How to best manage nationality diversity in boardrooms

The cultural differences that different nationalities bring will significantly impact the overall performance of a board

Climate change: What is the GCC’s role in this equation

The region needs to capitalise on the economic benefits of the sustainable energy industry

Dubai Shopping Malls

Crunch time for UAE retailers as holiday shopping days approach

Across every demographic, people have become far more sophisticated in their use of applications over the last 18 months and, as a result, they’ve come to expect a higher level of online experience

Work 2022: Rewriting the rules

Business leaders now recognise the positive impact flexible work can have on everything from employee engagement and productivity to work-life balance

Growing your startup – what would a good COO advise?

For a business to grow, it needs to have a data-driven culture

Are select tech companies determining our digital lives?

The manner in which our digital lives operate today has been engineered in boardrooms to serve the interests of a select group of technology investors

Building an environment for safe innovation

Innovation is essential for every organisation and your culture needs to support an environment where it is encouraged, but not in a reckless or sloppy way

Media and entertainment: Envisioning cloud-based production ecosystems

As the media and entertainment industry looks towards the road to production in the cloud, new opportunities to drive innovation and change are emerging

Shirin Jarrar

How social entrepreneurship is uniquely capable of empowering women

Women in social entrepreneurship lead change towards societal issues and change women’s lives through approaches and activities that ensure their welfare

Hospitality

How to future-proof your hospitality business in a post-pandemic era

Hospitality businesses don’t have to reinvent the wheel, but they can convert their venues into profit centres

85% of job seekers in UAE feel their roles can be performed remotely – survey

Nearly 21 per cent of job applicants also said that they had relocated since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

UAE’s Century Financial to launch new funds, AI trading platform and property crowdfunding site

The investment firm is diversifying its business with plans to also launch in Saudi soon, says Ali AbdulKareem Ali, senior executive director at Century Financial

CAE Defence and Security Interview

The role of technology in defence training across the Middle East

Militaries in the region must continue to embrace innovation and emerging technologies to train their soldiers, sailors and aviators says Thibaut Trancart, VP and MD, Europe and Middle East at CAE Defense & Security

Everyone has the right to invest in financial markets

The online trading revolution has long started in other parts of the world

GCC low-cost producers are better positioned to weather the energy transition

Players in the region will have more time to adjust to the impact of the energy transition

Emirati employee

Why entrepreneurship education is vital for the region

Experiential learning journeys, collaborations at a university level and even the private sector, all have a role in educating the next generation of entrepreneurs

How the pandemic has reinvented trade

The demand for more seamless and end-to-end logistics services has risen dramatically to deal with market volatility

Key factors that are driving growth within the polymer industry

Packaging is expected to remain the largest category in the polymer market for the foreseeable future

MENA’s proptech landscape: Primed for growth?

The evolving landscape will soon change the way adopting an innovative digital business model in the real estate market is viewed

artificial intelligence

To master AI as a revenue catalyst requires first understanding its costs

As smart technologies take more prominent position among the economic activity of nations, enterprises must look for efficiencies in their implementation

Why cybersecurity is a matter of national security

It is time to stop relying on antiquated technologies designed to protect against threats from 20 years ago, and time to invest in cutting-edge prevention, detection and resilience solutions

Here’s how businesses can grow through a strategic payments set-up

From being viewed as a necessary evil and cost centre, payments have become a key enabler of an integrated and seamless shopping experience

How should GCC economies manage public finances

Governments can use sovereign asset liability management as a financial tool to manage public sector balance sheet risks

Cognitive AI to boost sustainability for the oil and gas sector

AI and data analytics are already finding increasing adoption in the oil and gas sector, across a wide range of scenarios for upstream and downstream use cases

Ravi Saraogi is the co-founder and president – APAC at Uniphore

Here’s how AI can catalyse monetisation of modern-day contact centre

AI isn’t just about chatbots, but about analysing the data businesses have, including voice