Save your business time (and money) with these tech solutions


Customer understanding
A CRM (Customer Relation Management) system centralises the information of the various customers of a business, showing who has the most valuable account, and so on. Centra Hub, a subsidiary of Focus Softnet, will showcase the latest version of its CRM at GITEX – it even has a built-in entry-level accounting module that is GCC VAT-ready and cloud compliant.

Resource planning
Managing resources is crucial to business success – Good ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software can take some of the strain, and Focus Softnet will be introducing its latest offering, Focus 8, at GITEX. This has multilingual capability, GCC VAT readiness and is cloud-platform-enabled to encourage more capable and dynamic business practices.

Securing data
These days it’s easy to store and locate information digitally, and also share it between multiple devices, from smartphones to laptops. There is a choice of public cloud systems to enable this, but they can present a risk of data being stolen or exploited. A better solution is helixee from Novathings, which allows users to create their own secure social network, with files backed up automatically to the system’s integrated hard disk.

Cyber attack prevention
FBI reports revealed an average of 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day last year, with many of those aimed at businesses. Another stated that phishing emails containing some form of ransomware grew to 97.25% in Q3 2016. SonicWall, who have been preventing cybercrime for more than 25 years will be at GITEX with its real-time breach detection and prevention solutions.

At GITEX, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce will showcase technology designed to streamline essential business processes. Their smartphone apps, for example, provide easy access to value-added e-services, including Certificates of Origin, ATA Carnets, online payments, mediation and legal services.