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b8ta partners with noon.com to provide shoppers in the UAE with the next-gen retail experience

b8ta, a unique software-powered retailer with its mission to build a ‘Retail-as-a-Service’ platform for brands, has announced its strategic collaboration with noon.com, Middle East’s leading digital marketplace, to bring innovative and unique brands to customers in the region....


Four areas Middle East companies should look to restart, reinvent and renew

It’s clear that we will continue to feel the long-lasting impact of the pandemic on global economics for the majority of 2021, but it’s not all doom and gloom. Instead, it is a great time to restart and reinvent our ways of working. Middle East businesses need to become more agile and...


Abu Dhabi-based start-up develops COVID-19 reopening app, GET PASS

Smart Chain, a technology start-up based in Abu Dhabi, has announced the release of GET PASS, a leading app for governments and businesses to safely reopen. The Blockchain-based app allows users to register with a passport or national ID and securely and confidentially log their travel and...


Three out of four UAE small businesses optimistic about recovery, survey reveals

Three out of four small businesses in the UAE said they feel optimistic about business recovery in 2021, according to a new study by Visa, a world leader in digital payments. The majority of UAE merchants (82%) said their investments in digital payments had paid off and will play a major role in...


bfound and Virtuzone partner to digitise the SME industry in UAE

UAE-based company bfound, a one-stop-shop for digital marketing solutions, and Virtuzone – a top-tier company incorporation service specialising in business setup across a range of zones across the UAE have built a powerful partnership to digitally transform and innovate the SME segment in...


UAE start-up set to disrupt traditional services and accelerate digital economy

Transforming traditional sectors and services through digitalisation, UAE-based start-up re.life has launched as a next-generation digital ecosystem to provide smart platforms that simplify business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions. To meet the demands of a digital...


UAE-based North Ladder to scale tech platform following funding boost

North Ladder (previously called BuyBack Bazaar), a UAE-based secured trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics, has announced a US$5 million Series A funding round led by regional venture capital firm BECO Capital. The new investment will help the company scale up its...


AppsFlyer committed to empowering ME marketers with mobile solutions

AppsFlyer, a global attribution leader, is furthering its commitment to the Middle East as it looks to support local marketers with the tools and data required to develop and execute effective mobile marketing campaigns. Having successfully raised US$210 million from a Series D funding round in...


Oracle expert on how SMEs can build a robust cloud management strategy

Ahmed Adly, Senior Director – Technology Solutions and Cloud Engineering, Middle East and Africa, Oracle, tells us how SMEs in the Middle East region can create a robust cloud management strategy. Small and medium enterprises have been leading the way during the last decade when it comes to...


How should SMEs develop their Digital Transformation strategies?

We asked industry experts for their take on how SMEs can develop their Digital Transformation strategies. Find out what they had to say below. Thierry Nicault, Regional Vice-President, Middle East and Africa, Salesforce Middle East SMBs optimistic in leveraging technology to emerge from COVID-19...


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