Is your SME ready for automation?
We reached out to expert analyst Sanj Bhayro, SVP EMEA Commercial Sales at Salesforce, to highlight the urgent need for SMEs to be primed for automation and build a future-proof IT infrastructure.  Like me, you may have recently read that fintech provider iZettle has received €30 million in funding... Read more
Interview: Mika Yamamoto  Chief Digital Marketing Officer, SAP
Several new initiatives and customised applications are indicative of SAP’s continued focus on the SME market. You are the gatekeeper of SAP, as a brand, within the SME space. How do you see yourself positioned in this segment? Much of our outreach programmes and what you see of our... Read more
SME 4X special: Ingenious invention of the month
Ekso Bionics is using technology to create a range of products that will help patients with certain types of injuries move freely and independently. It is a revolutionary step in the world of medical rehabilitation and we take a closer look at the concept and how it works… The... 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. A lot has been said about cloud technology and its benefits; over the last couple of years it has evolved to play a major role in the growth and... Read more
Taking the first steps: how to benefit from the IoT wave
Khalid Khan, Director of Midmarket and Cloud, MEA & APAC, Avaya, helps demystify one of the key emerging technology trends that is transforming business today. The Internet of Things. Everyone’s talking about it, everyone has their own definition of it, and yet surprisingly few people understand how best to... 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
Walking the road to digitisation
Mike Weston, Vice President, Cisco Middle East, highlights how SMEs can harness the power of IoT to create opportunity in the time of adversity. Everywhere we look, businesses are becoming more efficient, consumers are making better-informed decisions and whole industries are being transformed as the real impact of technology... Read more
Cloudy or clear skies?
Anthony Butler, CTO, IBM Cloud, MEA, shares compelling insights into the fast-growing cloud services business, and explains why the hybrid cloud is integral to business innovation. In what ways is cloud computing changing from a purely cost-based model to a driver of business innovation? Cloud began as a means... Read more
Avenues for growth
Andrew Tipping, Principal, PwC US, highlights current trends, explores strategies freight carriers can use to survive in a fiercely competitive market and talks about the way moving forward… On the surface, the commercial freight transportation and logistics industry looked calm over the last year. However, beneath the relative tranquillity,... Read more
Getting smart about transport
Digital technologies are playing a major role in shaping the smart cities of tomorrow. A critical aspect of this transition requires smart transport. Hussein Dia, Associate Professor (Transport) provides his expert opinion. The reform of urban mobility remains one of the biggest challenges confronting policy makers around the world.... Read more