Category: Business

SumTotal adds Gamification

SumTotal has announced a new version of its SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite. It has extended the capability in three areas. The Talent acquisition and recruiting suite is redesigned. There is extended support for xAPI, the experience API that is an elearning software specification to integrate elearning platforms. SumTotal has also extended the use of gamification…

Blockchains will alter the commercial vehicle industry, and more

According to a new Frost and Sullivan Report, blockchains will account for 10–15% of commercial vehicle (CV) industry transactions by 2025. The Report, which covers Heavy, Medium and Light Duty trucks, suggests that an increasing use of blockchain technology will go hand in hand with other advances in CV technologies – such as digital transformation,…

NASDAQ welcomes Rimini Street

Rimini Street has completed its merger with GP Investments Acquisition Corp. First announced back in May the deal sees further investment in the global support and maintenance company. It also brings Rimini Street a listing on Nasdaq without the pains of an IPO. They formally withdrew their IPO filing on completion of the merger. Rimini…

Token Report tokenises to provide access to ICO database

To address the difficulty that Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are difficult to research, Token Report is making its database available to investors and financial services firms. These can now obtain Token Report’s research on ICOs. Token Report will deliver this via a tokenised membership program. According to Peter Vessenes, managing director of New Alchemy, a…

Might SDRs turn into IMFcoins?

In October 2016 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) launched consultations on the future of its SDRs (Special Drawing Rights). It was part of a conversation at a gathering to celebrate the Bank of England’s 20th anniversary of independence. At this, Christine Lagarde (the head of the IMF) mused on the idea of SDRs replacing international currencies.…

Xero tells accountants it’s Digital or Die

At Xerocon 17 in London, Xero has revealed that the use of digital accounting systems is still not commonplace with accountants. The research was revealed in a report entitled Digital or Die. It shows that spreadsheets are still the most commonly used way for people to record accounting data. Surprisingly 18% of accountants still use…

Measuring and monitoring grid inertia

Reactive Technologies and the UK’s National Grid have announced the successful completion of Project SIM. They believe they have, for the first time, measured and monitored grid stability – or system inertia – across an entire energy network for a continuous period. Before this they claim there was no way to take a continuous direct…

V2G – solving the transient energy storage problem?

Nissan and power company Enel announced in May, 2017 plans to launch a major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial – the first for the UK. The trial will work by installing and connecting one hundred V2G units at locations agreed by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van. By giving Nissan electric…

Business Leader interview with Virender Aggarwal, Ramco

Virender Aggarwal is the CEO of Ramco. He joined the company in 2012 from HCL and has led the growth of the ERP company, helping it to expand across Asia and into Europe and the US. He has a driving focus on making Ramco innovative in a crowded market place. Ramco has three main products…