Tracking trends
Paul Black, Director of Telecoms and IoT, IDC Middle East, Turkey, and Africa, takes a hardened look at the data and shares a compilation of his top trends… Looking ahead, innovations will take centre stage in the IoT space, particularly as the Middle East market begins to rebound. Telecom... Read more
Everything is connected
In a Q&A with CK Vishwakarma, Founder and CEO, AllThingsConnected, SME Advisor delves into the practicalities of Internet of Things (IoT) and explores its implications. How do you view the term “Internet of Things”? The “Internet” in the term Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the connectivity. Internet as... Read more
Harnessing the power of IoT.
Adnan of Etechan International talks to SME Advisor about the opportunities and challenges of being a growing business in the region… Etechan International is a national business established under Dubai SME that develops new and unique smart technologies. The company was founded by UAE Nationals, who are well-reputed as... Read more
Food on-demand: In conversation with
Abdulhamid Al Omar, CEO of, on his company’s growing appetite… Talabat recently crossed the 100,000 order milestone. How would you describe your journey so far? We were naturally very proud when we hit that 100,000 order milestone last month. Initially, Talabat was established by young Kuwaiti entrepreneurs, and... Read more
Driverless cars: are you ready?
The most ambitious leap in the field of transportation is no longer a distant vision. Hussein Dia, Associate Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, sets the scene… The transition to fully driverless cars is still several years away, but vehicle automation has already started to change the way we are thinking... Read more
Spurring growth through the cloud

Philippe Fanjere, VP Europe, Middle East and Africa, Maestrano, presents effective strategies to implement cloud technology within your manufacturing SME.

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How 3D printing is reshaping manufacturing

As 3D printing technology is rapidly being adopted for use by a myriad of industries, how does it stand to impact mainstream manufacturing?

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A picture is worth a thousand words
Inside Instagram’s game plan for global domination…   All over the world, people come to Instagram to be inspired, discover new things and connect to the things they love. Instagram started as a dream between two people five years ago. Now, it’s a global community of over half a... Read more
Getting ahead with Etisalat!
As Etisalat launches an extensive new SMB TV commercial and advertising campaign, the powerful message for SMBs is that they have a world of resources at their disposal to leverage critical change, connectivity and growth. The fact is whether your SMB is looking to be a leader in the... Read more
Top insights from a LinkedIn expert
In this month’s media special issue, we turn to Jake Thomas, Head of LinkedIn Marketing Solutions, MENA, for his take on the evolution of content consumption, top industry trends and how LinkedIn is raising the bar… LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and... Read more