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How Covid-19 propelled the UAE’s digital payments space

Increased online activity in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak has led to a rise in digital payments

How digitalisation is disrupting logistics

Amadou Diallo of DHL discusses the four aspects of logistics where technology will have the greatest impact

Blockchain app may solve Covid-19 virus passport puzzle

Blockchain technology will help create digital vaccination certificates

Explainer: What is the scope of growth for the GCC’s B2B e-commerce industry?

The pandemic has helped boost digital marketplaces in the region, opines Muhammad Chbib, CEO at Tradeling

Saudi mall operator Arabian Centres picks Oracle for business processes transformation

Arabian Centres to deploy Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications

Buy-now-pay-later platform tabby in new e-commerce partnership in Saudi Arabia

Announces partnership with Saudi-based e-commerce site Salla

How diversification can ensure sustainable growth in the GCC

Credit downgrades and double-digit deficits poses challenges for regional countries that are not diversifying their economies

Abu Dhabi’s wealth fund invests in SoftBank-backed tech startup

It invested in Reef Technology, a startup that manages hubs in parking lots used for food delivery and other services

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How we can encourage more women to enter the region’s tech industry

Technology companies have been investing in diversity programmes aimed at attracting female workers

UAE workers want hybrid working arrangements to continue post-Covid

Cisco study says 80% of UAE’s office workers want freedom to choose home or office

Why financial institutions must leverage technology to align with the ‘new normal’

Organisations that accelerate their digital strategies are likely to be the businesses that will see an effective economic ‘bounceback’

Study says 83% of Emiratis want access to video conferencing apps to continue post-Covid

Study by Zoom says 69% of Emiratis expect to work from home in the future

SAP grows customer footprint in the UAE

Etihad, Al Dahra leverage SAP Ariba to connect with suppliers

Banking Tech

Here’s how regional banks can create a loyal customer base

Lenders should leverage the use of technology to understand customers’ needs and create a personalised journey for them, says IT firm Comarch

Mubadala G42

Mubadala acquires stake in Abu Dhabi-based AI specialist G42

Mubadala will integrate two of its entities, Injazat and Khazna, into G42

UAE businesses don’t know what one-third of their data is: Veritas study

UAE businesses could face fines as DIFC data protection law takes effect

Tesla Electric Vehicle

The rise of electric mobility in the Middle East – time to make the switch?

The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook 2020 report found that sales of electric vehicles topped 2.1 million globally in 2019

Key mandates financial services firms must deliver on

These three requirements are a must for the ‘new tomorrow’ in financial services

ADIA, PIF invest $1bn in Reliance’s fiber-optic assets

Both ADIA and PIF are repeat investors in Ambani’s conglomerate after plowing billions in his digital and retail units earlier this year

Xiaomi rises to third in global smartphone shipments in Q3 2020

Xioami saw a 45 per cent growth year on year in shipments, research shows

Garena to stage Free Fire tournament for MENA gamers

The combined prize pool for the Free Fire Continental Series is $900,000

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Phi Trends: Why gaming stocks are hitting big

The global gaming sector has transformed from being merely a form of entertainment to a booming industry that has strong investment potential

HPE commits to regional transformation with the Digital Life Garage

A business accelerator based on co-innovation will bring together government, researchers, tech companies and partners

How smartphones are bridging the gap between the present and the future

Next generation 5G technology adds a vital cog in a mobile-centric future already underway

Growing environmental concerns of increasing electronic waste

The increased use of electronic devices has led to an incredible amount of e-waste that merits urgent attention

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Sheikh Mohammed announces plans to build new satellite in Dubai

Expected to launch in 2023, the MBZ-SAT will be the second satellite to be built by an all-Emirati team

Why it’s time we digitally transform our approach to mental health and well-being

What options does the digital realm offer businesses who want to look after their employees’ well-being?

Half of younger UAE employees admit opening suspicious emails: study

Mimecast study finds disconnect between cybersecurity awareness and practice

Gulf Business backs ESI Digital Winter esports conference

Gulf Business returns as media sponsor for the latest in the ESI Digital series

World’s largest fish and meat online retailer raises $121m to expand operations

The funds will support the brand’s expansion in India and the Middle East with plans to launch in Saudi Arabia