By Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer, BeyondTrust


Privileged attack vectors and stolen personally identifiable information (PII) obtained have been a constantly paired news item throughout 2018. In 2019, expect privileged attack vectors to continue to reign as the number one root cause of breaches for both consumer and business data theft.

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Tuesday, 04 December 2018 09:19

5 Questions a Buyer Should Ask on a Viewing

Viewing a property which could potentially turn into a home can be very exciting! In all the excitement buyers can often forget some very important questions to ask their real estate agent. Lewis Allsopp, CEO of Allsopp & Allsopp has put together a list of five questions that a buyer should ask to get the most information on a viewing.

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Sunday, 09 September 2018 10:06

Strength in Diversity at Xerox

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.

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WorkSpace Commerce reveals its top tips to increase productivity

Companies across the United Arab Emirates often report a decline in productivity during the summer months. With temperatures soaring, Dubai-based WorkSpace Commerce (WSC) is on hand to offer some useful and insightful advice, centred around its wealth of knowledge of building successful coworking office environments. The WSC team have a combined 50 years plus of experience in coworking, property, shared office management, and a track record of building successful start-ups.

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Roger Wilson, Managing Director of Perkins+Will’s Dubai studio, explains how master planning is a key component to future proofing return on investment for developers:


Perkins+Will approaches master planning as more than the creation of traditional, static documents. Its master plans serve as an operational platform to drive future development and responds to change over time. At the same time, a master plan should capture the uniqueness of place and project a strong voice and vision for the future, so that it becomes a tool for creating identity and authenticity. The result is a living plan that generates momentum towards implementation, and ultimately, a built project with lasting presence. Delivered well, a master plan can transform a site, release capital, provide for the future and utilise buildings and external space more effectively.

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By Rafiah Ibrahim, Head of Ericsson Middle East and Africa


As consumers, millennials are commanding the marketplace. They are telling businesses what they want, how they want it, and how much they want to pay – and this phenomenon spans virtually every industry, including telecommunications. For providers, as well as telcos themselves, this presents equal challenges and opportunities to harness the potential of the millennial market. It’s important to be able to cater to the specific needs of millennials; but it is not always easy to do so because millennial expectations come in varying forms and are perpetually evolving.

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By Vikas Panchal, Business Head at Tally Solutions in the Middle East, a leading international accounting and compliance software provider which has recently introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) software Tally.ERP 9 Release 6 to help businesses comply with VAT protocol and procedures


For many decades, the UAE and India have had very good ties, especially in trade and commerce, and the ties between the two countries have only got better with similar laws and regulations implemented by both countries. While Value Added Tax (VAT) is a thing of past in India, the UAE recently introduced the new tax regime to drive economic development of the country. 

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Airlines, airports look to artificial intelligence to revolutionize baggage management  


The smart use of technologies such as artificial intelligence is expected to revolutionize the management of baggage over the next decade, promising to make mishandled bags an increasingly rare event for passengers globally. This is according SITA’s Intelligent Tracking: A Baggage Management Revolution paper published today.

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By Bal Krishen, CEO at Century Financial


‘Don't put all your eggs in one basket. If the handle breaks, All you got is scrambled eggs’.  Diversification is a concept understood by humans for a long time and this is probably true in all aspects of life. A farmer hedges his bets by going for multi-cropping and this helps him reduce the risks of depending on a single crop. Nowhere is the concept more relevant than in asset allocation, since this is closely related to a person’s long term financial goals.

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By Sachin Bhardwaj, eHosting DataFort, Director, Marketing & Business Development


In today’s business environment, organizations need to adopt new technologies in order to expand their operations and improve productivity and customer experience. Even small to mid-size organizations will not be able to function, let alone scale-up their businesses without a strong IT infrastructure to support their growth. Many companies do not have the required resources to support a dedicated in-house IT team. Faced with mounting costs and an increasingly complex IT environment to manage, organizations are now more than ever looking at Managed IT Services as an alternative to in-house IT infrastructure management. 

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