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European wholesale energy market to try blockchain

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23 European wholesale energy trading firms – including EDF, ENEL, EON, Iberdrola, RWE, Total and Vattenfall – will test peer-to-peer trading in the wholesale energy market based on blockchain technology. Trading...
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e-Residency: meet e-Banking

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The world’s first e-Residency programme in Estonia is partnering with Finnish fintech company Holvi to launch borderless digital banking. The partnership eliminates the need for e-residents to travel to Estonia in...
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Spanish bank consortium chases ‘the blockchain’

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Cecabank and Grant Thornton are establishing a Blockchain Banking Consortium in Spain. El Pais claims the new group includes Abanca, Bankia, CaixaBank, Kutxabank, Ibercaja, Liberbank and Unicaja. It is seeking to lay...
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Reimagining business networks with blockchains

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The blockchain promise rolls on. The vision expands. Now blockchains will enable enterprises to reimagine their business networks, from financial markets to supply chains. According to Arvind Krishna (senior vice president, Hybrid...
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Integrating digital IDs via blockchains

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A digital identity service that makes blockchains safe for a broad range of business and personal use cases and meets national and international legal standards? Sounds too good to be true?...
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Citi and Nasdaq partner in blockchain payments initiative

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Two major financial institutions – Citibank and Nasdaq, the stock exchange – wish to tackle liquidity issues in the private securities market. To do this they are leveraging blockchain technology from...
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Blockchain integration: projects, platforms and exchanges

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Integrating blockchain projects, platforms and exchanges matter if digital currencies are to generate and keep broad appeal. The announcement by Decentral of its Jaxx product introduces a user-controlled, multi-asset, multi-platform digital currency...
SAP and IBM announce Cognitive Procurement

Cognitive Procurement reaches across supply chains

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Cognitive Procurement is the fancy name given by IBM and SAP Ariba as they form a global strategic alliance. This aims to redefine the sourcing-to-settlement cycle. Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson...
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IBM delivers blockchain solution to Santiago Stock Exchange

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IBM is providing the technology to allow Chile's Santiago Stock Exchange to become the first stock market in Latin America to introduce blockchain. The solution will be used to manage securities...
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C-Suite execs warm to blockchain investment

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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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Expensify reveals how business expense changed in 2020

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Expensify has published the Annual Spend Trends Report. It looks at how businesses expense patterns evolved during 2020. The pandemic massively impacted the report...
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Three active exploits hit Apple device users

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Apple has released iOS 14.4 and iPadOS 14.4 to address three vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited. The company has provided very little detail...
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ECB, EC and other European institutions ramp up involvement in CBDCs and digital settlement

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European institutional proactive involvement in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) has ramped up in the past two weeks. The Banque de France announced that...
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ServiceNow aids NHS Scotland for vaccination program

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NHS Scotland plans to vaccinate 5.5 million people in 90 days with the assistance of a vaccine management solution built on the ServiceNow Platform....
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Zadig & Voltaire launches back office systems with Aptos centralised planning platform

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High-end fashion retailer Zadig & Voltaire has recently gone live with Aptos’ Allocation & Replenishment and Commercial Buying Session solutions. The implementation provides Zadig...
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IBM i marketplace continues to expand

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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

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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

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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

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

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Firewall and network security vendor SonicWall has issued a set of security advisories since Friday. It has warned: "SonicWall identified a coordinated attack on...
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Less is more as Reputation.com becomes Reputation

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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...
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Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up for Week 3

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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

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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...
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Ohme moves to make EV charging as cheap as possible

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Ohme has launched the Ohme App, a free smart charging app for electric vehicles (EV). The app contains many of the features currently only...