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C-Suite execs warm to blockchain investment

In a survey of 3,000 executives conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) about their blockchain intentions, one-third are or intend to use blockchain in their business. Eight in...
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IBM nurtures its blockchain ecosystem

IBM is nurturing its blockchain ecosystem with the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator (BFA). This aims to help enterprises, and their developers, bring blockchain solutions into production faster. IBM will select eight...
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SAP unveils Cloud Platform Blockchain service

SAP unveiled its Cloud Platform Blockchain service. This enables swift setup and management of blockchain nodes which will assist enterprises to start with an example application. The intention is that those...
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Cloud-based blockchain for enterprises

Cloud-based blockchain technology to secure, share and track data across decentralised infrastructures within enterprises sounds magical. Gospel Technology claims to have this with the launch of Gospel Cloud Version 1, based...
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Blockchain continues to earn Fed and BoE interest

The significance of blockchains is gaining greater central bank attention. Consider the following recent quotations from Mark Carney (Governor of the Bank of England), Janet Yellen (Chair of the Board of...
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Enterprise Insurance: hiding the value behind the bland

In its latest Report on the insurance industry (Insurance 2025: Reducing Risk in an Uncertain Future) IBM’s Institute of Business Value manages to hide its value behind bland recommendations. For example, try...
Leondrino Exchange launches two new currencies

Fancy your own currency on a blockchain?

Have you, or your enterprise, ever fancied your own currency? Want to throw away the pound, the dollar or even the euro? Your opportunity may have at last arrived. At least two...

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Banco Santander goes for double Madrid blockchain coup

Banco Santander has revealed two more initiatives using blockchain. The first is a continuation of its blockchain initiatives in wholesale finance. The second is...
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ReadyReturns to provide “Prime-like” service for product returns

ReadyReturns, a provider of product returns and logistics solutions for retailers and their customers, has added a “Prime-Like” service offering. The new advanced component...
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Does the boss need to evolve?

When Heroclitus wrote: “There is nothing permanent except change” he was not solely referring to the advances of technology. An affirmation of this is...
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Digital Transformation needs people, technology and data

Research carried out by Alteryx and published during its EMEA Alteryx Inspire event in London, has demonstrated the importance of people, technology and data....
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Tezos Foundation to partner with Globacap for capital markets automation

Tezos Foundation has entered into a strategic partnership with Globacap to accelerate bringing capital markets into the digital age. Tezos is a Swiss non-profit...
What is Delta Lake and why should you be interested?

What is Delta Lake and why should you be interested?

At Spark+AI Summit Europe 2019, Databricks announced it was giving its Delta Lake technology to the Linux Foundation. It's a significant move for a...

MouseBelt and the launch of the Blockchain Education Alliance

MouseBelt, an ecosystem promoting blockchain, has announced its latest initiative - encouraging blockchain innovation through education via the 'Blockchain Education Alliance' (BEA). The alliance's...
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Salesforce report explores why some retailers thrive and others close down

Salesforce has released its third annual “Connected Shoppers Report" which highlights the behaviours and expectations of over 10,000 global consumers. John Strain, SVP Retail...
Apple denies browser data being sent to China 

Apple denies browser data being sent to China

It's been an uncomfortable weekend for Apple which the company has sought to deal with today through an official statement. It started with claims...
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Ingenico launches Chinese payment methods for eCommerce players

Ingenico Group, an international operator in seamless payment, is transforming how international eCommerce companies operate in China. The company is introducing a suite of...
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TrustLayer announces partnership with Builder Partnerships

TrustLayer, an insurtech startup, has launched an automated insurance verification platform. It has also announced a partnership with residential construction network, Builder Partnerships. The...
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Accelo adds Retainer module

Accelo has released a fourth module for its ServOps system. This one enables organisations to manage retainers. The module is targeted specifically at professional...
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Krow launches free PSA software

Krow has announced the launch of a free PSA (Professional Services Automation software). Aimed at startups and small businesses, it provides only basic functionality....
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IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite aims at US$50B market

IBM has introduced a new integrated supply chain suite, embedding Watson AI and IBM Blockchain into the IBM Sterling Supply Chain Suite. With IBM...