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The CBEST framework; a step forward for security

27th August 2014

Company: Arbor Networks
Last month the UK Financial Authorities and CREST launched the CBEST framework, a guideline that will help financial services organisations in the UK better measure their readiness to deal with today’s cyber threats. Through incorporating threat-intelligence, testing methodologies and mitigating the risk to participating organisations via the... read more
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Obama’s SupplierPay and Cameron’s Supply Chain Finance initiatives – good for suppliers and good for buyers

26th August 2014

Company: Kyriba
It’s widely known that payments from large buyers can often be slow, and this can cause a significant pressure on SMBs’ working capital. Combining this with the challenge that many SMBs have raising financing (66 percent of small businesses say that they find it “difficult to raise new business financing,” according to a... read more
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Facing the reality of big data

22nd August 2014

Company: GFT Group
In recent months, I have been speaking with several banks about how to employ big data technologies to solve real world business problems. Then, last month, I attended and presented at the Big Data & Analytics in Financial Services conference in London where I was able to speak with a wide variety of banks, product vendors, and service... read more
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UK Government believes IoT will lead to future innovation

21st August 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
The UK Government has outlined the eight technologies (plus a further two) it believes will propel the UK to future growth in the new report, Eight Great Technologies. The report is the final in a series introduced by the government to provide analysis into the worldwide patent landscape for the Internet of Things (IoT).  Out of the ten... read more
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How new alternative finance laws will impact SMEs

20th August 2014

Company: Funding Options
Chancellor George Osborne and the UK government are aiming to introduce new laws that will oblige big banks to point their rejected business loan customers in the direction of other options and alternative routes to funding. The news is being welcomed by most with an interest in the SME sector, which has seen funding from traditional lenders dry up... read more
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EDM Utilities and an EDM Managed Service – What’s the difference and why should you care?

19th August 2014

After participating in a number of conference panels recently about EDM Utilities / Managed Services, a number of things struck me. Firstly this is a hot topic – both from the point of view of the vendor community and the interest from the consumers. After years of talking about what might happen there has been an acceptance over the last... read more
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The role and future of cryptocurrency

18th August 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
The financial sector can no longer escape the impact of digital currency. Since the introduction of Bitcoin in 2009, other cryptocurrencies have emerged from the internet and have increased regional independence. Kingdoms and independent ethnicities have gained a sense of identity from using digital currencies, as seen in cases such as MazaCoin... read more
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Hands-free technology: coming to a treasury department near you?

15th August 2014

Google recently offered the world a fascinating glimpse into tomorrow’s technology with its ‘driverless cars’ project. The vision: that in ten years’ time, or even sooner, cars will drive around in active communication with one another, and will be able to scan the road ahead for obstacles and make evasive moves... read more
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Big data: is manipulation really the answer?

14th August 2014

Company: bobsguide.com
Organisations are often faced with vast quantities of customer data they cannot make sense of and find difficult to manage. Big data provides companies with a way of understanding their customers better and the opportunity to target specific services to them. Although many companies are still learning how to utilise their valuable data, some... read more
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