77% of United Arab Emirates companies report that their productivity has increased as a result of flexible working practices, and 77% link increasing revenues directly to flexi-working, according to new research from global workplace provider Regus. The research surveyed over 16,000 senior business managers around the world and it... Read more
Top Companies to work for in the UAE 2012
Great Place to Work Institute UAE (GPTW UAE), part of a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognises the best workplaces in over 45 countries worldwide, revealed its second annual list of Top Companies to Work For in the UAE during an awards ceremony at The Monarch Dubai... Read more
The poll Online Education and the Job Market in the Middle East conducted by Bayt.com, the Middle East’s number one job site, revealed that although more people support online education today than five years ago, companies still prefer to hire graduates with traditional degrees. Most respondents state that they... Read more
Over consumption of water in the GCC is a problem that can no longer be ignored, as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates respectively consume 91% and 83% more water per capita than the global average. Governments need to take a variety of steps to reduce the demand... Read more
A day in the life of: Jonathan Khan
At a time when many are looking to switch industries or try something different, we bring you first person accounts of the lives of entrepreneurs or senior executives, outlining a typical day in their business. Who knows, maybe the perfect idea is waiting for you. Read on and get... Read more
Inspiring young entrepreneur: Uday Singh
Entrepreneurs become what they are for several reasons and if you have faith in your dreams and ideas, then it’s never too early to start. Aparna Shivpuri Arya, got to know this and much more from Uday Singh, after he was recognised as an “inspiring young entrepreneur” by SME... Read more
Malware will expand by 23%  in 2012 to 90,000,000 samples, almost 17 million more than at the end of 2011, according to Bitdefender, a provider of innovative Internet security solutions. The data forms part of E-Threats Landscape Report, which looks ahead and the expected evolution of malware in social media networks... Read more
Business pin up: Bayt.com
After winning in the categories of Technology and online and Business Star of the Year at our Stars of Business Awards, 2011, we decided to take a closer look Bayt.com. Aparna Shivpuri Arya talks to the CEO, Rabea Ataya, about their best practices and what has been their recipe... Read more
Three types of companies are jockeying for position in emerging economies, seeking to capture the loyalty of billions of new consumers. The time has come for senior executives to take the plunge and override their hesitancies about the idea of joining the race for the global middle class market... Read more
Improvement on the agenda
In order to assess how the past quarter has been for businesses, SME Advisor Middle East, in conjunction with Tickbox Surveys Middle East, conducted a survey of its readers. The SME sector does not appear to be out of the woods according to the latest SME Performance Survey, which... Read more