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Aerospace Xelerated announces start-ups joining its fourth cohort

Aerospace Xelerated has announced the 11 start-ups working on digital services and solutions that will join their fourth cohort to solve key challenges for the aerospace sector. Following three successful programmes led by Boeing and supported by industry partners, this year’s programme...


AI roadmaps at risk: 60% of UAE businesses struggle to deliver analytics ROI due to legacy strategy

New research reveals that, while 79% of UAE organisations invest in analytics ahead of all other technology, historic unsolved challenges mean critical business insights aren’t fully utilised. The research, carried out by IDC on behalf of Alteryx, showed that futureproofing business using...


MBRIF and Dubai Silicon Oasis cooperate to support emerging technology startups

Mohammed bin Rashid innovation Fund (MBRIF), an initiative launched by the UAE Ministry of Finance to support nationwide innovation, has partnered with Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the free zone technology park and member of Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ), to support emerging...


Amazon launches Intellectual Property Accelerator in the UAE 

Amazon has launched the Intellectual Property Accelerator (IP Accelerator) programme in the UAE, making it easier and more cost-effective for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to obtain trademarks, protect their brands and tackle infringing goods on Amazon.ae.  Available to any brand...


Three in five marketers in MEA lack confidence in their data 

To spot sudden, disruptive changes in customer and market behaviour, modern marketers need high-velocity data marketing, according to a new report by the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and GfK. These data systems need to be agile and adaptable with the ability to acquire real-time,...


Early-stage funding for start-ups — learn how to get it 

At the beginning, most start-ups rely on heavily funding, but obtaining it can be difficult. Ryaan Sharif, General Manager at Flat6Labs UAE, speaks to us about it and how SMEs can win investments.   With the steady rise in entrepreneurship in the UAE, it’s possible you’re...


Emirates NBD calls for metaverse start-ups to transform the future of banking 

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENA region, has launched a global accelerator programme for metaverse start-ups to enhance the customer experience for the new virtual economy, in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) FinTech Hive, and powered by...


Delinea research finds organisations require cybersecurity reinvigoration 

Delinea, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions for seamless security, has announced findings from a global survey of 2,100 IT security decision-makers. The report reveals that 60% of respondents believe their overall security strategy does not keep pace with the...


Real-time rails can unlock new value creation opportunities for UAE financial organisations  

With new digital payment trends on the rise, a new set of impactful use cases are now possible. Craig Ramsey, Global Head of Real-time Payments, ACI Worldwide, talks about this and how real-time rails can create new opportunities for financial institutions in the UAE.   With their...


Nine in 10 employees in MEA are frustrated by their workplace technology 

Freshworks, a leading software company empowering businesses to delight their customers and employees, has unveiled survey findings that reveal a startling divide between employee expectations and the reality of the workplace technology experience. In the wake of the pandemic, regional businesses...


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