No More Hard-Sell: IT Needs to be a Gentler Business

In the time of pandemic, vendors need to show their human side and empathise with customers By: Andrew Brinded, Vice President and Sales Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix For decades now, IT giants have got away with playing hardball with customers. They have had customers locked into their wares because it has been the devil’s job to untether business processes from suppliers’ closed systems. Some of the biggest names have survived (and yes, prospered) by pursuing tough, even combative relationships, safe in the knowledge that it’s hard for those companies to move away from the core platforms that underpin corporate operations. … Continue reading No More Hard-Sell: IT Needs to be a Gentler Business

Smart Cities Study Sheds Light on Expectations of Citizens and Businesses in World’s Major Urban Centres

Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced today a new report sponsored by Nutanix and compiled by The Economist Intelligence Unit entitled ‘Accelerating urban intelligence: People, business and the cities of tomorrow’, which explores expectations of citizens and businesses for smart-city development in some of the world’s major urban centres. While globally smart cities have the common goal of improving urban living, what this looks like in action varies from place to place.   The study analyzes survey data from over 7,700 residents and business executives in 19 large cities around the world, including Dubai, UAE to … Continue reading Smart Cities Study Sheds Light on Expectations of Citizens and Businesses in World’s Major Urban Centres

Directions Investments Holding Co. and Franchise India, Ltd, announce strategic partnership to support Indian businesses

Both entities to provide business support to Indian companies looking to set up in the UAE The UAE Royal family backed entity, Directions Investments Holding Co. (DIHC), under the Chairmanship of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan and Franchise India, Ltd, the largest franchise and management company in South Asia announce a strategic partnership to support Indian businesses that wish to set up their Manufacturing, Retail, Trading, Representation or Marketing office in UAE.  The alliance will open a gateway for competitive advantage in exploiting opportunities and avoiding pitfalls when operating in the MENA and APAC regions by … Continue reading Directions Investments Holding Co. and Franchise India, Ltd, announce strategic partnership to support Indian businesses

Pushing Boundaries – Bering 145

Edited by Shereen Shabnam Recently I had a few yacht enthusiasts from Fiji and New Zealand asking me about custom built yachts from different parts of the world and while sending them a few options, I came across Bering Yachts after hearing about them briefly some years ago at the Istanbul Boat Show. As yacht builders, the team at Bering cover all phases of the building process, from concept, design, engineering, and construction. They recently announced the sale of a Bering 145 for delivery in January 2022. The Bering 145 is a full-custom 45-meter superyacht designed by Bering Yachts’ in-house team … Continue reading Pushing Boundaries – Bering 145