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Editor ’ s note

ELLO AND WELCOME to the 22 nd edition

H of Intelligent SME . tech . I hope you ’ ve had a wonderful month and that you enjoy the latest issue . This month ’ s cover story features Gurtam . Gurtam is a developer and provider of software solutions for fleet management , GPS tracking and IoT , based in Lithuania , with offices in Boston , Dubai and Buenos Aires .

Wialon is the company ’ s flagship product and is an IoT platform , offering versatility , flexibility and visibility with open API . Recently , RBR Betón – a Slovakian company specialising in fleet management – wanted to install more precise flow meters that would be easy to use and calibrate , so the company chose to use Wialon .
Aliaksandr Kuushynau , Head of Wialon at Gurtam , speaks to us about this implementation , Gurtam as a business and how important technology is for SMEs , on page 44 .
Meanwhile , our Editor ’ s Question , on page 20 , looks into the possibility of a four-day working week . Following the UK ’ s recent trial shifts , the four-day working week has been a hot talking point among employers . We speak to three experts from WorkJam , DH2i and 4 Day Week Global , about this and how they can see it being adopted by organisations globally .
In our Expert Profile , on page 34 , we speak to Dion Williams , CEO at Servicely . He tells us about his career journey so far , his most memorable achievement , and how he unwinds outside of the office .
Thierry Nicault , Area Vice President – Middle East and North Africa , Salesforce , speaks to us about how being eco-friendly and having a clear sustainability strategy is a smart business investment and how this can be useful in the long run .
On page 41 , Caroline van der Merwe , COO of SmartWage – a HR technology start-up – speaks to us about if enterprises ’ employee communication strategy is keeping up with global trends and how it is the key to bridging the digital divide for employees .
Our Scaling Up , on page 63 , explores how Optimus Cards , an Electronic Money Institution , implemented Temenos ’ open platform to grow its banking portfolio . Lindsay Robertson , CEO , Optimus Cards , tells us more about how the company is using Temenos ’ solution to scale .
We also have a round-up of all the latest SME news from across our regions , while our ‘ intelligent ’ brands section looks at what ’ s new in sales and marketing , finance , HR and customer experience .
I hope you enjoy this issue and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you ’ d like to contribute to a future edition .
Catherine Darwen , Assistant Editor
Our Industry Unlocked this month is energy , which is explored more on page 37 . Nowadays , consumers expect brands to be honest about their carbon footprint and sustainability methods .
Rebecca Miles , Editor of Intelligent SME . tech , is currently on maternity leave . While she ’ s enjoying precious time with her new arrival , Jess Abell and Catherine Darwen will be heading up Intelligent SME . tech and Intelligent CXO . They would be delighted to hear from you . You can email them at jess @ lynchpinmedia . com or catherine @ lynchpinmedia . com

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