Telecom operators worldwide face numerous obstacles to continued success; stagnating growth, heightened competition, and growing consumer sophistication. As these trends are still nascent in the region, GCC telecom operators have thus far implemented tactical, short-term initiatives to overcome these obstacles. Opportunity abounds for GCC operators to prepare for future challenges... Read more
Ashridge research lifts the lid on Gen Y graduate work
Findings reveal significant levels of dissatisfaction among graduates in their current roles and a worrying disconnect between graduates and managers across many issues. Given that over 65% of the GCC population is under 25, the graduate talent pool in the UAE has never been larger. However, companies are increasingly... Read more
Time for a remodel
The construction industry in the GCC region is going through a dynamic shift. Although overall growth in the industry has allowed market participants to succeed, they must start adapting their strategies and operating models to the demands of the new environment, or risk losing out to others, says Fadi... Read more
During the past decade, the structure of the construction industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is going through a paradigm shift, with marked changes in the type, complexity, and size of construction projects. Financing requirements are higher and more rigorous, while the complexity of projects is placing... Read more
Kaspersky Lab SME makeover
Businesses have various unmet needs – be it HR, marketing, finance or technology. With this is mind SME Advisor teamed up with Kaspersky Lab Middle East and asked businesses to apply for a chance to win a complete malware overhaul. Read on to find out who the lucky companies... Read more
Trade between the GCC region and Malaysia reached USD 11 billion, according to a recent report coming from the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE). UAE, in particular, has recorded over USD 6.418 billion of trade exchange with Malaysia, thereby affirming the latter’s developing role as a cost-competitive location... Read more
The Steering Committee of the first International Human Resources Conference and Exhibition (IHRC 2011), organised by the Federal Authority for Government Resources (FAHR) in the UAE, has approved the recommendations of the conference, held in Dubai during 19-20 January 2011 Over 300 experts in human resource development and planning,... Read more
Developing business links between the GCC, India and China
Dubai School of Government hosted an engaging panel discussion, March 7, highlighting the changing dynamics driving trade between the GCC, India and China. While it was agreed milestones had been reached, participants and attendees agreed more had to be done. Titled Building bridges through business: China, India and the... Read more