Productivity

Working smarter requires supporting environments where teams feel free to interact, collaborate and share ideas. Today, businesses need to be more forward-thinking than ever.

In the Think Progress Productivity section, we explore the latest productivity tools and tips, giving advice on making processes easier, managing the digital rollout effectively, fostering a culture of innovation, and instilling confidence and drive in your teams.

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Top 5 cloud computing misconceptions

Organisations are under ever greater pressure today to do more with less, driving growth and business agility in an increasingly competitive marketplace. And yet...

Top tips for SMEs that want to join the cloud revolution

The benefits of the cloud for businesses are becoming clearer, but where should...

Cyber security for the smart office of the future

More companies are opting to transform their offices into smart technology spaces, taking...

Malware, phishing and spam: Protecting data in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is fast becoming one of the world’s top targets for cyberattacks....

On-premise IT vs the cloud: what’s best for your business?

When it comes to the CapEx versus OpEx debate, organisations need to carefully...

Cloud adoption in the Middle East storms ahead

Growth in new data centre builds and service partnerships in the UAE and...

Hybrid cloud could be the way to go for risk-averse ME firms

A public/private cloud mash-up helps companies keep sensitive information close at hand and...

Creating an enhanced cloud infrastructure (ebook)

The right server infrastructure has to perform at cloud scale. The System x...

What Windows 10 means for your business

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll...

What could a cloud-based OS mean for business?

Windows 10 presents an important step forward in Microsoft’s cloud strategy and shows...

Why enterprises are choosing the hybrid cloud

The analysts are all singing its praises. With the levels of elasticity it...

Five tough questions to ask your cloud provider

Cloud computing has taken hold and heralded in a new era of flexibility...

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Government-focused technology dominates GITEX 2017

From firefighting drones to flying taxis and cashless payment solutions, this year’s GITEX provided a fascinating glimpse into the future of technology, including Lenovo’s...

Time is of the essence in Dubai’s smart city strategy

Dubai’s smart city strategy is centred on people and how to better serve...

Five IT skills for a CIO CV

Companies need CIOs that are consummate professionals with various IT skills, quality soft...

Making art into film with the ThinkStation P910

The Vanity, a collective of visual effects artists, colourists, and motion designers in...

Digital transformation enabled by Lenovo

Is your business thinking about digital transformation? It’s more important now than ever before...

What AI can do for you today

With a young, digitally savvy population ready to embrace technology disruptions, the Middle...

Startup success in Pakistan: Local firms primed for growth

Nearly a quarter of Pakistani youth want to set up their own business, according to...

Technology trends: the potential of cognitive technologies

95 of the world’s 100 largest enterprise software firms will integrate at least...

Infographic: Is your IT strategy geared for growth?

Financial entities are seeing higher customer satisfaction and an increased ROI by focusing...

Saudi Arabia capitalises on technology for long-term gains

It’s no secret Saudi Arabia wants to be a technology hub. After relying...

5 disruptive technology trends for 2017

Now that the sun has set on 2016, we can reflect on...

The big surprise at CES 2017: PCs are back

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw nearly 200,000 visitors flock to Las...

Autonomy is shaping the Middle East’s transportation future

Heba Hashem talks to Akin Adamson, Middle East regional director at Transport Research...

Everybody wants a piece of virtual reality in the Middle East

Virtual reality (VR) is taking the Middle East by storm, and GITEX, the...

Why the finance industry should be inspired by the tech sector

‘Gamification’ and the financial services industry wouldn’t, at first glance, appear to go...

The entrepreneur’s IT survival guide

The number of entrepreneurs in the UAE has a year-on-year growth rate of...

Is ‘best practice’ an innovation handbrake?

While many enterprises go to great lengths to establish IT and business governance...

Tech and telecoms deals lead increased M&A activity

Low oil prices can’t dampen the enthusiasm for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in...

Recruiting millennials: what you need to know

Millennials will soon make up the majority of workers so organisations must reassess...

Middle East fintech scene is set to explode

The Middle East has been slow to start investment in financial technologies but...

The Middle East’s startup scene: a new world full of promise

With a huge potential common market of millions in the Arabic world, and...

Ask an expert: Mohamed Roushdy, technology advisor to the CEO, Bank Al Bilad

Think Progress Gulf talks to Mohamed Roushdy – technology advisor to the CEO...

The IoT: How smart organisations have an advantage in the Middle East

The IoT covers a vast array of intelligent, internet-connected devices. In fact, it...

Three top tips from savvy Gulf startups

The technology startup scene in the Gulf is on the rise, with...

Intuitive tech: the future of human-computer interaction

Want to know how we’ll interact with our PCs in the future?...

Why your business needs a CDO

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is one of the most important roles...

GITEX 2015 – Dubai welcomes the world

The Middle East’s top IT event will show how IoT and smart...

The business case for enterprise wearables

Wearables in the workplace may soon become the latest must-have accessory, but the...

Technology: job creator or job destroyer?

A recent report revealed that technology has created far more jobs that it...

Choose Lenovo: Green PCs for a smarter future (white paper)

With increasing customer awareness and regulatory norms, the focus on green PCs has...

A green future for your old PC

USE YOUR OLD PC TO GET A NEW LENOVO. Bring any old...

How to manage the pain of change

It often seems that the only constant in IT is that everything...

Are you ready for the future of sustainable computing?

Sustainable computing is an area undergoing rapid change following a huge increase in...

The evolution of the IT department

It’s no longer just about keeping the network up. IT is now...

Preparing for the future of work (white paper)

Caught your best employee polishing their resume? Productivity and engagement on the decline?...

10 predictions for the future of work

Research is painting a clear picture about the future of working life: it’s...

The changing role of the CIO

Businesses demand CIOs who don’t just know their bits from their bytes, but...

Industry 4.0 – What is it and why it matters

Industry 4.0 means higher productivity, lower costs and greater efficiency. It’s like the...

CEOs: What makes a modern day leader?

With 80 per cent of employees’ workplace effort linked to the rapport they...

Who is winning the IT education race?

There is a revolution underway in IT education across Europe: it’s no longer...

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The benefits of using blockchain for business

While the jury is still out on whether cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum will ever supplant real currencies, the underlying technology – known...

Most in-demand IT jobs in the UAE

IT jobs are now top priority. Cybersecurity and mobility are particularly in-demand IT...

How the UAE is fast becoming a global leader in digital transformation

A new World Economic Forum (WEF) report claims the United Arab Emirates (UAE)...

Interviews tips – How to stand out from the IT crowd

The competition is fierce in the IT employment sector. If you’re searching for...

Forget work-life balance – strive for work-life blend

Can you work more flexibly without sacrificing other aspects of your life, like...

How to stop procrastinating

Is falling productivity explained by a rise in procrastination? And, if so, what...

Can a clean desk policy increase productivity in your business?

Clean/tidy desk policies can have productivity, cost, security & compliance and visual benefits,...

Infographic: 2-in-1s market overview

As the PC market is evolving, demand is shifting from bigger devices to...

A device built for your business: Lenovo solutions for the education, government and healthcare sectors

Whether you work at a school or the laboratory, there is a...

Is ‘best practice’ an innovation handbrake?

While many enterprises go to great lengths to establish IT and business governance...

Five work culture hacks for a happier workplace

The most productive teams are those that are happiest. Here are five top tips for...

Recruiting millennials: what you need to know

Millennials will soon make up the majority of workers so organisations must reassess...

Measuring intelligence – Why employers are getting emotional

Your IQ score was how people – and employers – used to...

Lenovo drives strategic value from CAD-CAM tech (eguide)

An IT executive’s guide to leveraging hardware for design and engineering business transformation.

10 reasons to adopt mobile workstations (eguide)

New mobile workstations, software and devices increase designer productivity to shorten project timeframes...

Why your business needs a CDO

The Chief Digital Officer (CDO) is one of the most important roles...

Are biodegradable electronics the answer to our e-waste problem?

With a mountain of e-waste that’s being piled ever higher, Europe needs economically...

The business case for enterprise wearables

Wearables in the workplace may soon become the latest must-have accessory, but the...

The robots are coming – How the world of work is about to change

Robots are coming to the workplace. And they’re not just taking over menial...

How (not) to switch off on holiday

A constant connection to work has given us flexible and home working, but...

Common out of office email mistakes

As we get ready to leave for our annual summer holidays, most...

Lenovo ThinkCentre: The ultimate crime fighters

Today’s cybercriminals are sneaky and sophisticated, not to mention the ‘offline’ thieves who...

Why businesses are turning to touchscreens

Not too long ago, a workable touchscreen desktop seemed both unlikely and unnecessary,...

CAD/CAM Workstations: A Purchase Checklist

Maximise ROI with hardware that aligns your business goals with end-user needs. Which...

How to manage the pain of change

It often seems that the only constant in IT is that everything...

Are you ready for the future of sustainable computing?

Sustainable computing is an area undergoing rapid change following a huge increase in...

Top business apps for entrepreneurs

What apps can help an entrepreneur in the early days of a...

Preparing for the future of work (white paper)

Caught your best employee polishing their resume? Productivity and engagement on the decline?...

10 predictions for the future of work

Research is painting a clear picture about the future of working life: it’s...

Corporate Social Responsibility – why certification might help your business

A hot topic in Europe today, the drive for Corporate Social Responsibility demands...

What could a cloud-based OS mean for business?

Windows 10 presents an important step forward in Microsoft’s cloud strategy and shows...

5 easy steps to a high performance cluster (eguide)

Slash your product development cycle with an easy-to-manage cluster of computing power.

5 tips for new IT managers

Being a good IT worker doesn’t mean you’ll make a great manager. The...

The changing role of the CIO

Businesses demand CIOs who don’t just know their bits from their bytes, but...

Working around the clock – is your business ‘always on’?

We live in a 24/7 world, where consumers and employees are constantly connected...

10 ways you know you work in IT

IT professionals: no one understands what you do and switch off when you...

Industry 4.0 – What is it and why it matters

Industry 4.0 means higher productivity, lower costs and greater efficiency. It’s like the...

Selling the benefits of IT – how to win support from the C-Suite

Any business can experience growing pains when faced with the prospect of adopting...

What keeps IT professionals up at night?

Security, digitalisation, talent acquisition, technology agility and consumer engagement are topping CIOs’ agenda...

Conflict resolution: How to mediate a crisis in your business

No matter how hard organisations try to avoid it, the very practice...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The world’s lightest ultrabook

The market for ultralight business laptops is a competitive space, but the ThinkPad has certainly established itself since the first iteration in 1992. When...

The Intel Core i9: is this the solution for better user experience?

Intel has made a breakthrough with the launch of the Intel Core...

3 steps to staying secure on your next business trip

Business trips are fantastic opportunities to meet new people, see the world and...

American University of Kuwait: Replacing relics with reliability

From researching term paper topics on tablets to presenting design models with interactive...

How VR could radically change your business

Virtual reality is finally on the cusp of being established, with several devices...

Interviews tips – How to stand out from the IT crowd

The competition is fierce in the IT employment sector. If you’re searching for...

How to disrupt the disruptors

As targeted cyberattacks become more complex, established forms of enterprise cybersecurity are being...

The advantages of buying PCs without bloatware

Thorsten Stremlau, Lenovo’s Director of the Global Large Enterprise Segment Product and Offering...

The entrepreneur’s IT survival guide

The number of entrepreneurs in the UAE has a year-on-year growth rate of...

Spear phishing – what is it and how can you combat it?

By far the most successful scamming technique on the internet today, spear phishing...

How to reduce data centre costs and improve ROI

Want to simplify your IT infrastructure by integrating server, storage and virtualisation in...

eBook and eGuide: Beware the Beastly Threats of IT security

This eBook and eGuide explores the threats scratching at the perimeter of your...

5 tips for new IT managers

Being a good IT worker doesn’t mean you’ll make a great manager. The...

Dubai offers a glimpse of the future

Future Technology Week could become the enterprise tech event to watch in the Middle East.

Lenovo drives strategic value from CAD-CAM tech (eguide)

An IT executive’s guide to leveraging hardware for design and engineering business transformation.

Technology: job creator or job destroyer?

A recent report revealed that technology has created far more jobs that it...

Top five tips for reducing maintenance costs

IT maintenance can be an expensive business – according to Gartner, it accounts...

Choose Lenovo: Green PCs for a smarter future (white paper)

With increasing customer awareness and regulatory norms, the focus on green PCs has...

Lenovo ThinkCentre: The ultimate crime fighters

Today’s cybercriminals are sneaky and sophisticated, not to mention the ‘offline’ thieves who...

Why businesses are turning to touchscreens

Not too long ago, a workable touchscreen desktop seemed both unlikely and unnecessary,...

CAD/CAM Workstations: A Purchase Checklist

Maximise ROI with hardware that aligns your business goals with end-user needs. Which...

How to manage the pain of change

It often seems that the only constant in IT is that everything...

Space vs performance – what’s most important?

It can be tempting to get a PC with the highest possible specifications,...

Top business apps for entrepreneurs

What apps can help an entrepreneur in the early days of a...

Preparing for the future of work (white paper)

Caught your best employee polishing their resume? Productivity and engagement on the decline?...

Advanced phishing techniques and how to combat them

Phishing emails are more sophisticated than ever. With the rising threat of document-based...

What Windows 10 means for your business

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll...

What could a cloud-based OS mean for business?

Windows 10 presents an important step forward in Microsoft’s cloud strategy and shows...

Spear phishing – what is it and how can you combat it?

By far the most successful scamming technique on the internet today, spear phishing...

Lenovo XClarity

MAKE YOUR IT WORK FOR YOUR BUSINESS, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND....

Still using Windows XP?

Switch to Windows® 8.1 PRO and get cashback on a new Lenovo...

The future of System x: Winning in transition (eguide)

All you need to know about the transition of IBM x86 business...

Infographic: The new generation of cost-efficient servers

Meet the next generation of revolutionary servers for mission-critical scalable computing: X6.

5 easy steps to a high performance cluster (eguide)

Slash your product development cycle with an easy-to-manage cluster of computing power.

5 tips for new IT managers

Being a good IT worker doesn’t mean you’ll make a great manager. The...

The changing role of the CIO

Businesses demand CIOs who don’t just know their bits from their bytes, but...

IT Savings: searching for big cost savings in 2015

In recent years the relentless drive to move everything to the cloud has...

Coding – The new must-Have skill: Part 2

The UK’s coalition government marked 2014 as the Year of Code, launching numerous...

Selling the benefits of IT – how to win support from the C-Suite

Any business can experience growing pains when faced with the prospect of adopting...

What keeps IT professionals up at night?

Security, digitalisation, talent acquisition, technology agility and consumer engagement are topping CIOs’ agenda...

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Latest insights

Is your business guilty of these common meeting mistakes?

Meetings are temporal black holes. Invariably, they waste time...

Quick steps to unlock productivity through mobility

Is your workforce truly mobile? Or are your processes...

Secrets of a productive office

Is your management style getting the most out of...

Mindfulness at work: Why businesses should be taking this 'fad' seriously

The technology sector and the secular meditative practice known...

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