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Signs of recovery as SMEs plan to spend £97,000 on business growth

New research from Aldermore Bank indicates signs of recovery for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, as they reveal plans to invest in their businesses in the next year, coinciding with the easing of lockdown restrictions. SMEs plan to spend an average of £97,000 to grow...


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....


Digital Transformation investment will continue in 2021

Software AG has recently released the global Situation Report based on responses from IT Leaders on its views around Digital Transformation investment strategies. The global COVID-19 pandemic served as a dramatic backdrop for a year of innovation and digitalisation in businesses around the globe....


Half of B2B sales professionals saw their workloads increase during the pandemic, new survey reveals

Groove, a leading sales engagement platform for enterprises using Salesforce, has unveiled the results of a new industry survey examining the impact of remote work on B2B sales teams in the United States. The survey of 765 sales professionals found that the impact of COVID-19 has created...


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...


Huawei launches SME support programme in APAC to drive economic recovery

Global leading ICT provider, Huawei, launched its SME Support Programme with trusted ecosystem partners in Asia Pacific, aiming to deliver further technical support for economic recovery amid the fight against the pandemic in the region. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engines of...


Almost half of US office workers scared to return to offices

Forty-two percent of US office workers have said catching COVID-19 as a direct result of being back in contact with colleagues is what worries them the most about returning to offices, a new report has found. Over a third (39%) of workers said they were most fearful of contracting COVID-19...


Campaigner launch to help Shopify and Magento store owners boost sales with email marketing

Campaigner, an email marketing brand of j2 Global, has announced the launch of “Campaigner for eCommerce,” a new platform developed for the specific needs of e-commerce sellers. E-commerce store owners on Shopify, Magento and other e-commerce storefronts can use Campaigner’s new...


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...


Gartner identifies top 10 government technology trends for 2021

Gartner has identified the top 10 government technology trends for 2021 that have the potential to accelerate digital innovation and optimise or transform public services.  Gartner’s top 10 strategic technology trends for government this year arise from the challenges wrought from the...


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