By Lawrence Lee, Vice President, Incubation and Strategy at Xerox

 

In the age of digital disruption, every company needs to think differently about their business – both to grow beyond their core markets, and to head off competition from new entrants. But often the exact skills that helped companies succeed in the past prevent them from finding success in the future. At Xerox we have reinvented the company multiple times as technologies and markets change over time.

Sunday, 09 September 2018 10:06

Strength in Diversity at Xerox

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By Hervé Tessler – President, International Operations, Xerox


The extent of human diversity is difficult to fathom. Of the 7.6 billion people inhabiting our planet, no two individuals are exactly alike. As a species, we speak nearly 7,000 distinct languages, come from 195 different countries, and each of us possess a specific genetic code of mind-boggling complexity. Diversity is one of humanity’s defining characteristics and its greatest strengths.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 08:05

Five ways to keep your office a positive space

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Words by Medy Navani, Founder and CEO of Design Haus Medy

 

Being a part of a positive, happy work environment is what everyone hopes for. Walking into the office, greeting your co-workers and having a light conversation over coffee is how every morning should start. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. The attitude one brings into the office plays a crucial part in the comfort and productivity of the company. A Gallup poll suggested that employees favoured a positive and safe working environment over benefits, such as working from home and flexible hours. The atmosphere within the workplace plays a vital role in office wellbeing and productivity. Below, Medy Navani, Founder and CEO of Design Haus Medy, offers his advice on the best steps for all employers and employees to help create a positive workspace.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:56

Clean Air in Classrooms Improves Student Performance

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by TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East

 

After a long summer break, it's time for the kids in the Middle East to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. It is a time of transition, not only for children but for parents. Besides being anxious about the regular and recurring worrying thoughts such as – does my child have the right uniform? will they need extra help in the classroom? or what am I going to pack for lunch every day?, parents have some deeper concerns around sending their kids back to school, one of which is their child’s health.

Tuesday, 04 September 2018 06:47

3D Printers in The Wild, What Can Go Wrong?

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Blog by Xavier Mertens, a senior handler for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and Freelance Cyber Security Consultant

 

Richard wrote a quick diary yesterday about an interesting information that we received from one of our readers. It's about a huge amount of OctoPrint interfaces that are publicly facing the Internet. Octoprint[1] is a web interface for 3D printers that allows to control and monitor all features of the printer. They are thousands of Octoprint instances accessible without any authentication reported by Shodan:

Words by Brooke Boyschau and Sophie Cooke

 

Looking for a PR agency? If you've started diving into the research phase, you'll know they come in all shapes and sizes, and prices. One important thing to keep front of mind when reaching out to prospective agencies and embarking upon the tender process is that there is no "one size fits all" when it comes to PR. Therefore selecting the best agency to meet your expectations, fit in with your brand culture and effectively deliver the results that will propel your business forward is a process you need to dedicate time and serious thought to.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 08:15

Your ‘cant-go-home-without’ grocery list

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How many times do you find yourself walking through a grocery aisle randomly putting stuff in your trolley, most of which may be unhealthy and unrequired? Grocery shopping is one of those unavoidable chores where you are spoilt for choice and at most times confused with the options available. Therefore not only is it important to prepare a grocery list but also ensure that what goes into it is good for you and your family. But this is not an easy feat.

Thursday, 30 August 2018 07:04

Digitize Documents to Remain VAT Compliant

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By Chris Govier, General Manager, Xerox in the Emirates

 

With the introduction of the 5 percent value-added tax (VAT) law in the UAE, companies today face the challenge of digitizing and securing their business transaction history. The federal law mandates organizations maintain accounting records – like sales invoices, import and export records, accounting books and purchase invoices – in paper or electronic format for a period of at least five years post each financial year. However, storing transactions’ information in a paper format creates a lot of administrative work, inefficiencies and additional costs.

By April Bourne, LSS Black Belt, Xerox Manager Sales Enablement and Training, Research & Product Development

 

There’s a big difference between gaining successful entrance to the king’s castle (Authentication) and what you are allowed to do once you are inside (Authorization). Chances are, as a visitor, your actions and movement will be restricted and for good reason. Just because you got through that big iron door does not mean you are allowed to do whatever you please.

By Andrew Morris, Partner in Dubai law firm advises SMEs on avoiding cashflow problems

 

Cashflow is one of the biggest dangers to businesses – a statement backed by a 2017 US Bank study, which found it the cause of 82 per cent of small businesses failing. Debt collection – arguably the key component of cashflow management - continues to be a challenge for companies operating in the UAE, which ranks as one of the most difficult countries for collecting debt, just behind Saudi Arabia, in a recent poll conducted by international credit insurance company Euler Hermes.

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