Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Nokia Sensing as a Service, with blockchain-based payment

As part of Nokia's search to introduce technologies to help telecom operators address the needs of digital cities it has announced, at Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC), its 'Nokia Sensing as...

Mobivity, MWC and blockchain

Mobivity Holdings produces a platform which it asserts increases customer visits and spend in restaurants, retail, and personal care brands. It has announced a preview of the next generation of mobile communications...

SkyCell and OpenPort add different logistics/blockchain angles

SkyCell and OpenPort have different approaches to the logistics/blockchain challenge. Skycell focuses on air freight and airlines. In contrast, OpenPort, a Hong-Kong-based platform that uses blockchain technology to transform domestic distribution in...

TradeIX and R3 pilot Marco Polo for trade finance

BNP, Commerzbank and ING are leading a trade finance initiative, called Marco Polo which also involves trade finance technology specialist TradeIX and enterprise software firm R3. They are piloting this trade finance solution leveraging...

Philippine rural banks partner with UnionBank for blockchain

Four rural banks have partnered with UnionBank for a blockchain technology-reliant payment system. Officials of the publicly-listed universal bank vow to help the smaller banks become more efficient. In a briefing, UnionBank...

Swiss regulator FINMA publishes ICO guidelines

In guidelines published last week, the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority - FINMA - set out ICO guidelines. These describe how it intends to apply financial market legislation in handling enquiries...

Computershare, Citi and Credit Agricole invest in SETL blockchain

SETL, the London based institutional payment and settlement infrastructure provider which uses blockchain technology, has announced two banks - Citi and Credit Agricole - have invested. Citi and Credit Agricole, join Computershare,...

British Blockchain Association launches new journal – the JBBA

The British Blockchain Association (BBA) has launched what it calls Europe’s first Journal devoted to blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT). It is entitled somewhat unimaginatively the JBBA, or the Journal...
South African panorama

SARB assesses cryptocurrencies and blockchain

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) regards itself as having a responsibility to promote a sound and effectively regulated financial system. The SARB, therefore, has decided to try to take a...

Linux Foundation launches OFTF event to include blockchain

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit focused on open source innovation, has announced a new event with a cumbersome name: "Open FinTech Forum: AI, Blockchain, Kubernetes & Quantum on Wall Street" (aka...


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IBM i marketplace continues to expand

HelpSystems has published its seventh annual IBM i Marketplace Survey. It shows that use of the IBM i platform has surged during the pandemic. What makes...
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Gamarue malware found on laptops for schools

Malware connecting to servers hosted in Russia has been found on laptops provided to schools. The malware was found when laptops provided by the...
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Forter publishes new report on retail revenue loss

Forter has published a new report identifying a major problem that could be costing retailers millions every year. The report, ‘Are new shoppers falling...
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Acquia launches digital commerce solution

Acquia has partnered with commercetools and Lucidworks to launch Acquia Digital Commerce. The solution supports marketers to integrate data, content, commerce, and digital merchandising...
SonicWall admits to attack on SMA software (Image Credit: XPS on Unsplash)

SonicWall admits to attack on SMA software

Firewall and network security vendor SonicWall has issued a set of security advisories since Friday. It has warned: "SonicWall identified a coordinated attack on...
Reputations (c) Reputation

Less is more as Reputation.com becomes Reputation

Reputation.com, the leader in reputation experience management, has rebranded to Reputation. It has simplified its logo at the same time whilst retaining a nod...
Blockchain Catch-up

Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up for Week 3

This is a Charles Brett's start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ for Week 3. Necessarily it is idiosyncratic and selective. It is not intended to be...
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Namogoo launches intent-based promotions solution

Namogoo, a provider of digital journey continuity platform, has launched an Intent-Based Promotions solution. The solution helps retailers of all sizes with automated incentives...
Ohme moves to make EV charging as cheap as possible (Image Credit: Ohme)

Ohme moves to make EV charging as cheap as possible

Ohme has launched the Ohme App, a free smart charging app for electric vehicles (EV). The app contains many of the features currently only...
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Aprika adds some magic to Resource Management

Aprika has unveiled the latest update to Mission Control, its PSA solution built on the Salesforce platform. Version 1.56 includes an updated Resource Management...
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EUR272.5m in GDPR fines imposed by European regulators

EUR272.5 million of fines have been imposed for a wide range of infringements of EU’s data protection (GDPR) laws. This is the equivalent of...
Can your CIO keep up with digital transformation? (Image Credit: Sebastian Herrmann on Unsplash)

Can your CIO keep up with digital transformation?

The latest Global CIO report (registration required) from Dynatrace has highlighted the challenges of digital transformation. It discovered that as the speed of digital...
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Citrix buys Wrike – a brilliant strategic move or mad gamble?

Citrix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Wrike for $2.25 billion in cash. This is 16x the $140 million unaudited SaaS ARR...

BiiLabs introduces blockchain-based payments for supporting digital currencies

BiiLabs is a Taiwan-based startup. Using blockchain technologies it has developed BlaPay. This is a solution for merchants wishing to lower transaction fees, aggregate...