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Visa reveals 88% of UAE SMBs are optimistic about the future of their business

Visa has released the 5th edition of its global study: Visa Back to Business. The report centres around SMBs and we find more about what the research highlighted for UAE-based businesses. Visa has announced it has helped to digitally-enable 16 million small and micro businesses (SMBs) worldwide,...


Editor’s Question: How can SMEs ensure they have a solid IT infrastructure?

IT executives see the talent shortage as the most significant adoption barrier to 64% of emerging technologies, compared with just 4% in 2020, according to a new survey from Gartner. A lack of talent availability was cited far more often than other barriers this year, such as implementation...


NEON selects Aptum to enhance its retail and e-commerce platforms

Aptum, a global hybrid multi-cloud managed service provider, has announced it has partnered with NEON, a turnkey e-commerce platform and retail solutions provider, to transition its IT infrastructure to Microsoft Azure Cloud, boosting NEON’s scalability and augmenting its IT security. Randy...


Meet the new tech on the block, saving businesses time and money

Kubernetes has certainly been one of the enterprise IT space’s shining stars during COVID-19. But with this rapid rate of digitalisation, businesses – including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – are now more susceptible to cybercrimes. Anthony Spiteri, Senior Global...


Creating a platform for any type of assessment for organisations around the globe

With 30-years’ experience developing item banking and assessment delivery systems for some of the biggest international examination boards, the Minerva team has now channelled that knowledge into creating a complete, end-to-end assessment system. Simon Beeston, Director of Assessment,...


Buildots continues expansion with push into Germany

AI construction technology start-up, Buildots, has announced its expansion to the German market, having been selected by Osnabrück-based contractor, MBN GmbH, to manage its project controls and workflow processes on site. MBN will be utilising the Buildots platform initially on the...


The shift to the public cloud: Advice for businesses making the move

The pandemic has accelerated the shift to the cloud for many organisations, which have realised the many benefits. But, to make the most of the benefits, businesses need to be aware of potential cloud pitfalls too – and have a seamless Business Continuity and data protection strategy in...


Pandemic catalyses construction digital renaissance

The pandemic has forced construction companies to accelerate the adoption of technology and embrace Digital Transformation. Morag Evans, CEO of Databuild, highlights six emerging trends which are impacting the construction industry. If there is one benefit to be gleaned from the COVID-19...


SMEs should no longer ignore the benefits of true network management

A DDI solution manages DNS, DHCP and IP addresses and can be an incredibly useful tool for a growing business. Magnus Bjornsson, CEO of Men&Mice, explains the benefits of adopting DDI solutions and how services have grown for SMEs. Network transformation cannot be treated as a luxury only to...


Tribe attracts US$7.5 million from global investors as demand explodes for its community platform

Tribe, a customisable community platform that enables businesses to create their customer communities, has announced a US$7.5 million seed funding round. It was led by Bessemer Venture Partners and CRV with participation from Inovia Capital.  With Tribe, companies can create online...


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