Wednesday, 26 September 2018 05:21

How to Get More Done Without Hiring More Employees

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By Allison Zimmer – Communications Specialist, Commercial Excellence at Xerox


For most businesses, productivity is synonymous with return on investment (ROI). For example, the cost of an employee versus the value that they generate for the business (a difficult number to calculate in any circumstance).

By Kushal Nahata, Co-founder & CEO, FarEye


Today’s customers are digitally connected, engaged and influenced. The phenomenon of the e-commerce industry has grown beyond comprehension in terms of volume, scale, markets and countries. With shopping online and at retail stores at the same time becoming a reality coupled with devices connecting every aspect of consumers’ lives, the shift is making way for the tidal wave of industry transition in the Middle East.

Words by Ebraheem Al Samadi, CEO of Al Samadi Group and Forever Rose London


Flowers are undoubtedly a great gift for friends and family to congratulate them on their successes, celebrations and achievements. But why should flower arrangements be saved just for special occasions? With people spending most of their time at work, it is important to find ways to ensure the work environment is one that is calm, inviting, and overall allows for productivity. Incorporating flowers into your daily work environment does not only provide beautiful decor, studies have shown that flower bouquets reap many benefits when placed within an office space. As a big believer in “flower power” and often known as the “Blooming Man” or “King of Roses”, Ebraheem Al Samadi, CEO of Al Samadi Group and Forever Rose London, rounds up his top five benefits of having flowers in the office.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 12:39

Beauty food for your skin

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With the healthy eating revolution in full swing, most of us try our best to be a part of it. From checking what we eat and the way we live to the products we buy, there has been a considerable change. Products like rice, wheat, cereals, which previously took up most of the space in a grocery cart, have now given way to healthier options like quinoa, chia seeds, flax seed etc. A lot has been said about the benefits of these superfood to our health, how they can prevent various diseases and help us live a longer healthier life. But the benefits of superfoods does not end there. The good news is, that these superfoods are good enough to take care of your skin inside out. Topical application of some superfood can work as well as they do when consumed.

By Ahmed Al Haddad, COO, Jafza


Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza), the Middle East's premier business hub and global trade enabler DP World’s flagship trade centre, handled the lion's share, accounting for more than Euro 9.3 billion (US $10.8 billion) worth of automotive trade in 2017.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018 09:45

Building and securing 5G networks of tomorrow

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By Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa


While 5G brings the promise of new revenue opportunities for service providers, new infrastructure and use cases will open up new risks. The security of the SP network infrastructure, their business, and their customers will require a holistic approach says Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa

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.

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