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.

Organizations are coming to realize that merely a user name and password are not enough to secure their cyber existence. A Zero Trust security approach is increasingly gaining acceptance, explains Kamel Heus, Regional Manager - MEA from Centrify

 

The concept of Zero Trust is as profound in cybersecurity as the sweeping transformation generated by the arrival of cloud, mobility, agility, and availability. Gartner projects that worldwide security spending will reach $96 billion this year, yet we continue to read headlines validating that companies can’t address the threats fast enough, regardless of the growing list of vendors and solutions available. What’s even more surprising is that less than 10 percent of that spend is allocated for identity and access management. Repeated mega breaches in cybersecurity have forced experts and vendors to relook at the basic underlying best practices and assumptions that have been adopted in the past and question their viability.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 05:39

Five tips to beat a creative block

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

 

Whether you are writing content for a pitch presentation or conceptualising the look of a space, thinking creatively is essential in most industries. A poll conducted by IBM found that sixty percent of CEOs stated that creativity was the most important leadership quality to have in order to be successful. However, coming up with innovative solutions is not always easy - many professionals from time to time find themselves facing a creative block, unable to move forward with the task at hand. So what should one do if they find themselves in limbo between wanting to think of a more refined concept but not knowing where to find the inspiration? Medy Navani, CEO and Creative Director of Design Haus Medy, offers his expert advice to beating a creative block.

Friday, 17 August 2018 19:19

Heading Back To School: Are You Ready?

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By Hussein Al Atoli - Station Manager at Pearl FM

 

It’s time to head back from summer vacation and start preparing for the Back To School season! Like new year resolutions, we all make back to school resolutions and hardly ever follow through – this time, let’s look at some simple tips to make school life fun and give your brain a boost for all the homework that’s going to start pouring in.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 16:40

5 foods you must include in your diet every week

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What to eat and what not to eat! Food fads change every day leaving you exhausted and confused. When it comes to healthy eating there are a lot of do’s and don’ts, new diets and forbidden foods you crave but abstain from. Don’t eat oily food, don’t cook your food, don’t eat sugar and salt, are some dietary comments commonly heard. So while you focus all your energy on deciding what you should not be eating we suggest you shift to thinking what you should be eating.

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

 

Finding balance between work and play is an age-old dilemma which even the experienced may still not have mastered. How do you know when to call it quits in front of your desk and move on to a relaxing activity, free from worry of the possibility of a once again full inbox? Results from a recent survey showcased that seventy-four percent of participants could not stop thinking about work during their time off. It is safe to say that when it comes to our personal lives, it can be difficult to keep work from interfering. It is not always possible to know when to draw the line and take time for yourself, however, balance is key to a positive and productive life. Ebraheem Al Samadi, CEO of Al Samadi Group and Forever Rose London, outlines five ways to manage work within your personal time.

By Raj Mistry, Group Director, Retail – Dimension Data

 

The Tour de France is the biggest cycling race in the world, attracting 12 million TV viewers for each of its 21 stages, and 6.5 million digital fans from across 190 countries. It is a testament to the benefits of digital transformation that a sporting event more than 100 years old can keep innovating and pushing the boundaries of the digital fan experience. This unwavering obsession to continually improve products and services is very relevant and timely for a hard-hit retail sector struggling to grow – especially for the bricks and mortar stores.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 19:27

Building Blocks: How to kick start your career

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

 

For most of us, there is no set career path to follow. We all have to start somewhere and climbing up the career ladder can be an exciting yet intimidating journey to embark on. Whether you are fresh out of university or have decided to venture into a new field, how can you know the best way to excel right from the start?

Be it a regular two-day weekend, or an extended staycation a few hours away by car, it’s hard to beat the excitement of hitting the open road on your way to invaluable family time.

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