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FinTechs join forces to offer financial support for small businesses

Starling, the digital bank, and Funding Circle, the UK’s small business loan platform, have entered a strategic partnership to provide £300 million of lending to small businesses under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Starling will lend through Funding Circle alongside other institutional investors, and will help more than 4,000 (based on the average […]

May 13, 2020

How tech businesses should prepare for IR35 following the 12-month delay

The role of freelancers, contractors and interim workers just became that much more important to the tech industry. The economic rollercoaster of the coronavirus has forced companies to pivot business models at unprecedented speed – either to meet an almost unmanageable need for their services or to restructure and adapt in line with a drop-off […]

April 20, 2020

Why it’s time to review how businesses hire top tech talent

Whether you are a recruiting CTO or CIO, an IT contractor or work for an in-house tech team, the ongoing pandemic is impacting us all in many different ways. The news that IR35 legislation would be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak was welcomed, but does little more than put off the inevitable […]

April 15, 2020

Technology giant Cisco Systems launches $2.5B business resiliency program

Cisco Systems has launched a $2.5 billion business resiliency program designed to allow its customers to defer 95% of payments until 2021. Companies battling with financial pressures during the coronavirus pandemic are also facing challenges to adapt their business model to accommodate more remote-working tools. Cisco has seen a surge in demand for its video […]

April 14, 2020

Technical hitches and confusion at SBA delays small business loans

Computer problems at the Small Business Administration have been causing delays with the US government’s emergency $349 billion lending program. Reports suggest the SBA’s loan processing failed altogether on Monday, resulting in a bottleneck for loans to be approved and distributed. Adding to the woes of small business owners was confusion and a lack of […]

April 8, 2020

Using tech to grow your small business in 2020

Let’s start with an example. Many of us know how Kodak, a photography leader that failed to embrace digital imaging and new business models ended up filing for bankruptcy. The same applies to any enterprise today, irrespective of their size and industry. Let’s admit that technology is inescapable. It pervades every facet of our life […]

January 21, 2020

Aramex deploys disruptive technologies to innovate and grow its e-commerce business

Dubai-listed logistics company Aramex is deploying disruptive technologies to improve operational efficiency, shorten transit times and offer seamless customer experience in a bid to become an innovative e-commerce solutions provider. “The growth of global e-commerce activities has fueled a lot of demand and a lot of expectations around it because it is a personalised delivery. […]

November 21, 2019

Technology hubs pushing business innovation

Technology hubs have become central to fostering innovation and development within businesses, providing essential facilities and access to expertise under the same roof for everything from cloud services to internet security. As technology continues to evolve at an ever-quickening pace, hubs have become the engines driving implementation and ensuring that products and services with genuine […]

October 29, 2019