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ITCAN Adapts To Changing Consumer Needs Amidst Accelerated Shift Towards Online Platforms During The COVID-19 Crisis


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Established in 2015, ITCAN, a full-service technology and digital marketing company, was founded by Mansour Althani and Abdallah Althani. The two Saudi nationals, who started the company with zero funding, today have a firm with workforce of over 70 employees dispersed across four offices. With its main office headquartered in the UAE, the remaining are ITCAN offices are based in KSA, Egypt, and a recently opened one in India.

After winning the Young Entrepreneurship Contest (YEC), which was presented by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Establishment for SME Development, in 2012, for an online clothing store concept, the Althani’s still felt they lacked the required experience to successfully run a startup. After having gained practical experience in the marketing field over the next few years, Mansour

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COVID-19 Has Accelerated the Growth of Mastercard’s Digital Payment Business

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) is a key player in the payment processing industry — one of two companies that control the merchant acceptance “rails” for credit cards (the other, of course, is Visa).

In a real sense, it benefits directly from global economic growth and rising consumer spending. The more people spend — and use credit cards in those transactions — the more money Mastercard makes in transaction fees. So it wasn’t a surprise that the credit card giants were significantly impacted by the recession that was set off by the COVID-19 pandemic. With people canceling travel plans en masse, avoiding shopping trips, and growing more concerned about their finances, there was a natural decline in the number of credit card transactions.

However, the silver lining for the credit card companies was that much of that lost in-person spending was replaced by transactions that used e-commerce and other forms of

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Earn degrees in less time with Miami University’s accelerated degree programs

Because a college education is among your most important investments, make it go further with one of Miami University’s accelerated degree programs.

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If you will graduate from high school with some college credit on your transcript, Miami provides opportunities to earn degrees in less time. In fact, you can earn two degrees at the same time, and some graduate programs offer guaranteed admission to well-qualified first-year students.

The 3-year Pathway Program

Students entering Miami as a first-semester freshman who have completed substantial college-level coursework (30 hours or more) may be able to complete some of Miami’s degree programs in three years. There are nearly 100 to choose from. Students in this group typically have course credit for Miami from one or more of the following:

Credit earned through successful examination in the following exams: Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

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