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Orange selects Ericsson to ramp-up its mobile money service and accelerate financial inclusion in Africa

Orange Middle East and Africa has selected Ericsson as a strategic partner for its pan-African Orange Money service, tapping Ericsson’s Wallet Platform to accelerate financial inclusion for its customers across 14 African countries. Ericsson Wallet Platform –...


Visa reveals 88% of UAE SMBs are optimistic about the future of their business

Visa has released the 5th edition of its global study: Visa Back to Business. The report centres around SMBs and we find more about what the research highlighted for UAE-based businesses. Visa has announced it has helped to digitally-enable 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide,...


The four steps all entrepreneurs should prioritise when starting a business

For aspiring entrepreneurs, starting and growing a business can be daunting. Viktoria Ruubel, Director of Product, Europe, at Intuit, tells Intelligent SME.tech how success can be achieved in four easy steps. While many feared that lockdown would sever creativity and disrupt entrepreneurial...


Network International introduces mobile N-Genius app to boost payment acceptance among UAE’s small businesses

Network International, a leading enabler of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, has announced its N-Genius app as part of its continued commitment to support digital payment acceptance among UAE small businesses. The N-Genius™ app uses NFC (Near-Field Communication)...


Tech and digital experience woes lead to £2.1 billion loss for UK businesses

New research of 2,000 UK hybrid workers has revealed the scale of lost time and money businesses are experiencing as they undergo the post-pandemic shift to a hybrid model. The survey, from workforce analytics specialist, Scalable Software, finds an average of 6.96 hours per week are wasted...


Mental health report reveals 55% founders rate ‘raising investment’ as the prime stress factor

EMPWR, a UAE-based digital media agency dedicated to mental health and an authority in mental health research in the region, is an exclusive mental health partner for WAMDA and Microsoft for start-ups, to create and publish a research report on the mental health challenges and wellbeing of...


New commission-free online ordering platform for Canadian restaurant and hospitality merchants

In a move that will level the playing field for Canada’s underserved and densely populated SME foodservice and hospitality industry to compete and thrive against big box brands, Taliup Payment Solutions, a payment technology company focused on cost-effective payment software for small and...


TruePillars live on nCino in 12 weeks following joint deployment with KPMG

nCino, a pioneer in cloud banking and Digital Transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, has announced that TruePillars, a specialist SME lending company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, is live on the nCino Bank Operating System. TruePillars...


McMurray Stern: a major player in business efficiency and the industrial market hub with automation technology

For over 40 years, McMurray Stern has been an industry leader in the world of storage solutions. As online shopping has skyrocketed, McMurray Stern has helped a huge number of companies to create a structure they can rely on.  For decades McMurray Stern has been a storage option for the...


Four of Southern Africa’s start-ups proceed to HiiL Justice Accelerator

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced the four start-ups that will go on to the prestigious HiiL Justice Accelerator. HiiL kicked off its annual global Innovating Justice Challenge in search of the region’s best justice-related social entrepreneurs in March 2021,...


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