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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...


Abu Dhabi Precast selects Epicor ERP Cloud to achieve operational efficiency

Abu Dhabi Precast, a leading precast manufacturer in the UAE, has announced that it has selected Epicor Software Corporation’s award-winning Cloud ERP solution to address various operational challenges. The company chose Epicor specifically for its precast specific vertical solution which...


SMEs need HR tech to thrive in the new normal

HR departments need to embrace and recognise the benefits of optimising and enhancing internal process, said Ayman Kattan, Chief People Officer at Bayzat. He explains how digitally transforming HR processes is a business imperative. Between chasing every prospect and opportunity, extracting the...


UAE sees 55% growth in finance app installs as FinTechs up marketing spend

AppsFlyer, a global marketing measurement leader, has released its 2021 edition of The State of Finance App Marketing. The COVID-19 pandemic directly impacted how consumers interact with financial institutions and how the institutions themselves operate. According to the report, Financial...


Editor’s Question: How will HR roles be impacted by automation and technology?

Automation in HR will remove repetitive and mundane tasks, giving HR professionals more time to focus on tasks which need a human touch and creativity. But as Christine Park, Chief People Officer at Sitecore, pointed out – automation cannot be discussed without someone expressing a concern...


UAE businesses under increasing pressure to reinvent employee experiences for post-COVID labour market

Bayzat, a UAE leading employee benefits platform that helps companies automate their insurance, payroll and HR administration, has revealed that it is now more important than ever for the nation’s enterprises to reinvent the employee experience as post-COVID expectations take hold within...


Simple water management solutions can improve a hotel’s sustainability

Dake Rechsand, a Dubai-based company offering sustainable solutions in water conservation and desert farming, has showcased solutions that could help shape the future of UAE’s hospitality industry, as the due date for compliance with Dubai Tourism’s Sustainability Board guidelines...


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...


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