Here’s where business intelligence is truly delivering value in 2018

Executive management, operations, and sales are the three primary roles driving Business Intelligence (BI) adoption in 2018. Dashboards, reporting, end-user self-service, advanced visualization, and data warehousing are the top five most important technologies and initiatives strategic to BI in 2018. Small organizations with up to 100 employees have the highest rate of BI penetration or … Read more

President of Uzbekistan Signs Decree on Blockchain Integration, Tax Exclusions for Crypto

The Uzbek president has signed a decree on the development and integration of blockchain into governmental agencies in order to modernize the state administration system. The President of Uzbekistan has signed a decree on the development and integration of blockchain technology, cryptoassets, and crypto mining with the goal of modernizing the state administration system and … Read more

Privacy policies of tech giants ‘still not GDPR-compliant’

Consumer group says policies of Facebook, Amazon and Google are vague and unclear Privacy policies from companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon don’t fully meet the requirements of GDPR, according to the pan-European consumer group BEUC. An analysis of policies from 14 of the largest internet companies shows they use unclear language, claim “potentially problematic” … Read more

UK start-up BABB seeks more funding in banking licence hunt

London-based blockchain start-up BABB is asking for more money to give it the capital boost required to obtain a banking licence. As reported in February, it raised $20 million in a funding round to build its platform. The latter is decentralised and uses blockchain, biometrics and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. The firm’s plan is to … Read more

The eFounders Fellowship Program to Help in Speeding up of Digital Revolution

A total of 29 young African entrepreneurs across 11 countries gathered for the third eFounders Fellowship cohort. The two weeks’ program took place at the Alibaba campus in Hangzhou in China. The event was organized by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and Alibaba Business School.  Jack Ma is the Executive Chairman … Read more

GFI Unlimited Makes It Easier For Businesses to Meet Compliance Requirements

The General Data Protection Act (GDPR) came clear on the data collection and processing across the European Union. Furthermore, it has a substantial global impact than just what meets the eye. Together with Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) of South Africa compliance of GDPR has to be an essential side of the business process … Read more

Bollore Group Signs a Partnership Agreement with an International Group

Bolloré Group, a conglomerate from France on July 2, 2018, signed a partnership with Alibaba Group in Paris France. The partnership will see them work together in the areas of clean energy, cloud services, digital transformation and logistics and mobility. They stated that their business units and subsidiaries that include Blue Solutions, Bolore Logistics, Cainiao Smart … Read more

What Separates Top Accounts Payable Performers From The Rest

Amid talk of enterprise digitization, discussions about paper invoices and checks persist. New research suggests a vast divide between businesses that have embraced technology and electronic processes in the accounts payable department and businesses that instead prefer to retain those paper invoices and checks. In its The State of ePayables 2018 report, Ardent Partners explores … Read more

For SMB Underwriting, Exploring A More Reliable Kind Of Alternative Data

The pullback of banks from the small business lending space left a gap filled by alternative lenders who are exploring new ways to connect entrepreneurs with capital, a journey that includes innovation and a bit of experimentation. With traditional lenders now turning their attention to the market newcomers, banks have the opportunity to embrace some … Read more