Now that social networking has become embedded in the fabric of everyday life for millions of consum­ers globally, social network sites promise to be the next generation of e-commerce engines and are moving rapidly in that direction. Marketers and strategists are smart to feel a sense of urgency in... Read more
Business guru: Alexander’s axioms
Alexander Blass, President and CEO, Alexander Blass International, is the inventor and founder of person-to-person giving technology on the Internet, that has been referred to by the media as the “eBay of Giving”. He is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur and innovator who was in town for the second Abu... Read more
Gartner to host complimentary webinar “iPad and beyond: The media tablet in business” on 13 April Media tablets are presenting a variety of new opportunities for businesses, but they are also requiring a new set of policies, technologies and skills for enterprises, according to Gartner, Inc. “CIOs are determined... Read more
The Commercial Compliance and Consumer Protection Division at the Department of Economic Development in Dubai (DED) is hosting awareness sessions for retailers in Dubai on the Consumer Law No. (24) 2006 and a number of international policies that comply with the law including refund, exchange, warranty, invoice policy and... Read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) will honour the winners of the 2010 cycle of the Dubai Quality Award (DQA), Dubai Human Development Award (DHDA) and... Read more
Kaspersky Lab data shows that the number of malicious programs targeting mobile devices has more than doubled between August 2009 and December 2010.  In 2010, over 65% more new threats targeting mobile devices were detected than in the previous year; and over 1,000 variants from 153 different families of... Read more
Summertown Interiors recently announced its achievement of attaining PEARL membership with the UAE Business Council for Sustainable Development (UBCSD), the leading local organization for advancing economic growth within the UAE and establishing awareness of key environmental issues and concerns inherent to the region. The UAE Business Council for Sustainable... Read more
Priority Pass, an independent airport lounge program, announces the launch of an enhanced iPhone app and a brand new iPad app, which enable travellers to locate and see details of all available lounges in the program in the Middle East and worldwide. Both apps have a ‘Find Nearest Lounge’... Read more
Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development (MBRE), an agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED), has signed a partnership agreement with du to give priority to members of MBRE in Dubai who are accredited with the Government Procurement Program when providing tenders or bids at du. The... Read more
His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansoori, UAE Minister of Economy discussed with representatives of the leading retail outlets in the country about measures to strengthen market stability. HE Al Mansoori lauded the cooperation and efforts of the retail outlets in supporting the Ministry’s strategy as well as the... Read more