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Digitalisation – Understanding the benefits for SMEs

The pandemic has forced businesses to face and navigate a host of challenges like never before, but it has also accelerated Digital Transformation and provided an array of opportunities to thrive. Here, Patrick Schaudel, Head of Online Applications SME at IONOS, highlights the recent research the...


New B2B app connects Bio-Oil brand community across the globe

Union Swiss has launched an Instagram-style mobile app that provides its global distributors with a platform that allows them to access news and information from Bio-Oil. The platform connects a community of independently owned companies across 154 countries. Not only can the Bio-Oil...


Avalon SteriTech and SoftBank Robotics Group launch new joint venture

Avalon SteriTech and SoftBank Robotics Group have announced a joint venture focusing on the development of innovative products and technologies that strive to empower and benefit public health and wellbeing. The joint venture leverages Avalon’s strengths in biotechnology and healthcare, and...


Airly raises US$3.3 million from marquee tech investors to address the air quality health crisis

Cleantech business, Airly, has announced it has raised a US$3.3 million funding round to scale its AI-powered air quality platform globally. Airly’s customers comprise over 600 local governments and cities including Hong Kong, Jakarta, Oslo, Granada, corporates such as Philips, Virgin,...


Accenture and Avanade help The Felix Project deliver on its goal to feed the needy

Accenture and Avanade are using cloud and data analytics to help The Felix Project, London’s largest food redistribution charity, digitally transform its business and help achieve its ambitious goal of redistributing the equivalent of 100 million meals each year by 2024 – a fivefold...


UAE-based North Ladder to scale tech platform following funding boost

North Ladder (previously called BuyBack Bazaar), a UAE-based secured trading platform for pre-owned luxury assets and electronics, has announced a US$5 million Series A funding round led by regional venture capital firm BECO Capital. The new investment will help the company scale up its...


Five common IT headaches caused by long-term working from home

Remote working looks set to be the new norm, leaving organisations with the challenge of enabling flexible, agile and secure working practices. Scott Dodds, CEO, Ultima, highlights the five most common IT headaches that remote working has brought, as well as options for combatting these....


Cisco: Burkina Institute of Technology (BIT) case study

Burkina Institute of Technology (BIT) is creating access to education to students in Burkina, in the heart of Africa. Using Webex, they bring world-class knowledge to the students, helping them to develop entrepreneurial ideas.


TiE Dubai selects 18 start-ups for mentorship class of Summer 2021

The Dubai chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE Dubai) has selected 18 start-ups to be part of its TiE Dubai Mentorship Program Class of Summer of 2021. The programme spans over 12 months, starting in September 2020, and provides a one-to-one platform between a start-up founder and an...


Avaya empowers students across Africa to continue learning with Avaya Spaces

As many as 250 million children across Africa are currently unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures. Analysts have shared concerns that this may create a lost generation of learners, causing many children to leave school prematurely. Avaya, a global...


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