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Cowbell Cyber unveils Cyber Risk Heatmap  

Cowbell Cyber, a leading provider of cyberinsurance for SMEs, has announced the launch of its Cyber Risk Heatmap. The Heatmap – one of the market’s most data-rich and dynamic evaluation of cyber-risk portfolios – provides all of Cowbell’s agencies and brokers, insurance...


Transforming SME manufacturing 

Don Valentine, Absoft’s Commercial Director and ADIMA ERP Lead, talks to us about transforming SME manufacturing and how the UK’s manufacturing sector has responded well to the challenges of recent years.  The UK’s manufacturing sector has responded well to the challenges...


Oracle invests US$1 million to support African tech start-ups 

Oracle has announced support of US$1 million for tech start-ups in Africa that will help accelerate its digital initiatives with the latest cloud technologies and business resources. Led by Oracle for Startups, Oracle will provide extra resources and support to technology start-ups across Africa...


Finastra and Microsoft to bring embedded financing options to SMEs 

Finastra has announced a  Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) collaboration with Microsoft to bring new  lending options to thousands of SMEs – a sector severely underserved when it comes to accessing finance. SMEs using Microsoft Dynamics 365 will be able...


Technology is the key to small business growth 

Singaporean small businesses that leverage technology are more likely to experience business growth, according to global professional accounting body, CPA Australia.  Around one-third (36.4%) of Singapore’s small businesses grew in 2021, a slight increase from 35.5% in...


The ABCs of ERPs: a guide to everything you need to know 

Karin Jones, Business Applications Business Group Lead at  Microsoft South Africa, speaks to Intelligent SME.tech about how Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems can help small businesses with workflow, data and cloud capabilities.   Businesses today need to change and...


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...


Small businesses stockpile £75,000 in surplus cash but half of firms are earning 0% interest 

Small businesses in the UK have an average of £75,000 in spare cash but nearly half of firms (49%) store this money in business current accounts usually paying zero interest, research from Recognise Bank reveals.  The challenger bank is warning that SMEs could be missing out on...


Businesses warned to be vigilant when paying bills or switching suppliers  

Businesses are being urged to stay vigilant when paying their bills or changing supplier, as new data from Barclays reveals that in the last three months, fraudsters stole the most money from SMEs through invoice scams.  Invoice scams are when fraudsters divert genuine invoices or payment...


Start-up to bridge gap between South African enterprises and frontline employees 

SmartWage, an innovative HR and communications technology start-up, has raised USD$2 million. The oversubscribed seed funding round was raised to support SmartWage’s vision of transforming Africa’s workforce through digital inclusion, particularly for frontline employees like...


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