Tags: Microsoft

Can Apttus AAI reduce your legal costs?

Apttus has announced that it has released Apttus Contract Management with Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI). According to Apttus the new solution is part of their top edition and is available as an add-on to other editions. The solution uses Microsoft Azure’s applied AI and machine learning capabilities to deliver several benefits to customers. These include reductions…

GS1 blockchain standards

GS1, IBM and Microsoft have announced a collaboration to leverage GS1 Standards in enterprise blockchain applications for supply chain clients. GS1 is a not-for-profit organisation with member organisations in 112 countries, 1.5 million user companies and claims 5 billion transactions conforming to a common language that supports systems and processes. It provides global standards for…

Apttus puts off IPO again and raises funds

Apttus has just raised another $55 million in a series E funding round. This comes as a slight surprise as Apttus had been powering towards an IPO as a means to raise additional funds. Preparing for an IPO that hasn’t come Kirk Krappe originally indicated that Apttus would IPO in the first half of 2017,…

Tips – How to create a Data table in Excel for a loan

I see loads of adverts for all sorts of loans that look so inviting. But wouldn’t you like to see what will be the amount you have to pay back if the rate of interest changes. One such way is to create a Data table in Excel. Using the PMT function to do the calculations.…

BoE explores DLT / blockchain settlement monopoly doubts

The Bank of England (BoE) has released a new working paper entitled “The economics of distributed ledger technology for securities settlements”: examines to what extent DLT could add value and change securities settlement characterize the innovation process in the post-trade industry. describes the economics of a hypothetical DLT-based security settlement industry. In this context, distributed…

Microsoft and Red Hat simplify containers

Microsoft and Red Hat are expanding their alliance around containers. The two companies are to make it easier for companies to adopt containers. This new capability was first demonstrated at the Red Hat Summit in May 2017. The two companies have a joint development roadmap that sees them support each others container products. According to…

Move over AWS, Azure, Google: DFINITY wants your lunch

DFINITY Stiftung (DFINITY) of Zug (Switzerland) and Palo Alto (California) has announced its formal intent to create an open network that serves as a massive virtual mainframe computer in cyberspace and act as a new kind of decentralized cloud. DFINITY will launch a ten thousand node demonstration network later in 2017 to showcase some of…

Check Point discloses four LinkedIn vulnerabilities

Security vendor Check Point has discovered four separate vulnerabilities in LinkedIn Messenger. The vulnerabilities were reported to LinkedIn on 20th June and patched by 24 June. The details have only just been released to ensure LinkedIn members had updated their clients. The attacks are aimed at users of the LinkedIn PC client. The details were…