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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...


Innovating at the Edge – is this the future of SMBs? 

To keep up with today’s challenging and unpredictable economy, businesses will need to update and redefine their network and IT. Jacob Chacko, Regional Director – Middle East, Saudi & South Africa at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, speaks to us about how SMBs are...


Hey Karry is on a mission to restore customer experience back into the hands of businesses 

Hey Karry is a Dubai-based technology start-up offering last-mile delivery services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), enabling their Direct2Consumer channel. It has developed a user-centric, easy-to-use technology platform that allows companies to fulfil their last-mile delivery while...


Digital payments and cross-border business key growth enablers for freelancers and SMBs across the UAE 

PayPal, a global leader in digital payments has launched the findings of its UAE SMB and Freelancer Digital Readiness Survey, in partnership with British market research and data analytics firm, YouGov. The research aims to analyse how businesses in the UAE have adapted during the pandemic by...


Flat6Labs and DisruptAD to launch second cycle of Ignite Accelerator Programme 

Flat6Labs, in partnership with DisruptAD, the venture platform of ADQ, has unveiled the nine innovative start-ups that have been selected to participate in the prestigious Flat6Labs Ignite programme, following a rigorous vetting process of more than 700 start-ups globally.   Launched in...


Mastercard aids merchants by giving consumers more payment choices 

Mastercard has expanded Mastercard Instalments, its unique and innovative  Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) programme that delivers greater choice at checkout, both in-store and online, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. The BNPL programme will meet growing consumer demand...


WebEngage expands into Middle East and Africa Region

WebEngage, a full stack retention operating system, has announced its expansion into the Middle East and Africa after successful operations across Asia to address the increasing demand the company has witnessed in the region. The MarTech company has set up a dedicated local team...


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