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spiderSilk CEO on addressing the challenges of attack surface management for SMEs

Businesses are finding themselves in the unviable position of having to deal with rampant cyberthreats while they push their Digital Transformation strategies forward and continue to navigate the remote workforce environment. Improving cyber-resilience can be a daunting task especially for...


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)...


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,...


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 partnership to provide ERP software for UAE SMEs

Taeknizon, a fast-growing private cloud provider in the Middle East and Asia, has announced a new partnership with US-based WallPost, a cloud-based ERP solution provider. Especially designed for SMEs, Taeknizon will serve as reseller for the solution in the UAE and centralised activation partners...


Almost half of finance and business leaders expect more frequent audit and punitive penalties in a post-COVID world

Middle East companies have adjusted their operations to a digital-first world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, many companies have sped up their adoption of digital tools to enable employees to work remotely and to file in expenses and invoices digitally. Despite this, companies...


Infinipoint launches first Device-Identity-as-a-Service solution

Tel Aviv-based cybersecurity start-up, Infinipoint, has announced the first Device-Identity-as-a-Service (DIaaS), its comprehensive device identity and security posture solution that is a critical part of a Zero Trust approach to secure device access. Infinipoint also announced US$11 million in...


Dubai-based, Udrive, onboards prominent investors to usher in new era of mobility in UAE

With the UAE’s economy opening up and mobility once again on an uptick post-pandemic, Udrive, an app-based pay-per-minute car rental service, is accelerating its growth by doubling its fleet size over the next three months. It is targeting 500% revenue growth in the next 12 months, as it...


The legal framework around the use of e-signatures in the UAE

As more transactions occur online, what are the applicable laws surrounding e-signatures in the UAE. Biancka Gracias, Partner and Head of Start-up and SME Division at ICLO and Hassan Saeed Abaragh, Managing Partner and Head of Arbitration, AI, Robotics and Blockchain at ICLO, explain the legal...


Innovation as a weapon of choice for SMEs to restart and recover in the post COVID-19 world

COVID-19 has affected all businesses and with SMEs representing more than 94% of companies in the UAE, Alok Sharma, CEO, Shyocan Corporation lists down solutions that can help SMEs recover with tech and innovation in the post-pandemic world. The business health of the SME industry is often a key...


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