Tag Archives: tech

Saudi’s growing e-commerce market offers global tech opportunities

The battle for Saudi Arabia’s e-commerce market is hotting up, after US tech giant Amazon purchased Gulf retailer Souq.com last year, in a bid to spread its reach into the kingdom. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia’s first homegrown mega e-tailer, Noon, launched with startup capital of $1bn in late 2017. With the largest economy in the… Read More »

Half of young girls don’t think tech careers are exciting

Half of young women know about technology careers but think they are “unexciting”, according to research by fashion e-commerce group YOOX Net-a-Porter (YNAP). The study found that more than two thirds of young women think roles in the technology industry are related to IT consultancy and gaming, and young women are less likely to associate technology… Read More »

UK financial services firms up tech investments to fuel new service

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Despite financial services business volumes remaining flat and overall business optimism not improving, many UK financial services companies expect to significantly increase their spending on IT in the year ahead to support new services. Meeting regulations around open banking and data privacy are also areas where funds are being… Read More »

UK tech startup wants businesses to share their surplus compute capacity to run its cloud

A UK-based technology startup is asking businesses and consumers to contribute their surplus compute power to its decentralised cloud network as part of its push to democratise the internet. The Decentralised Architecture for a Democratic Internet (DADI), as the company is called, operates a peer-to-peer network – built on blockchain technology – that runs… Read More »

Nationwide Building Society to fund tech statups to the tune of £50m

Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Nationwide Building Society has launched a £50m fund to support startups that can deliver technology that the mutual 15 million members could use. Although the building society is looking for innovation in banking as a platform, the fund is not only about financial technology (fintech). Nationwide also wants to… Read More »

HR projects are leading company moves to digital tech, say business leaders

Human resources (HR) technology may be seen as one of the least glamorous parts of the digital technology revolution sweeping businesses, but its deployment is opening doors for companies to invest in digital technology across the rest of their business. Business leaders said this week that, in many cases, HR was often ahead of… Read More »