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Cyber Threat: 71% of SMEs Unprepared for Cyber Risks

Small and medium sized businesses increasingly feel that they’re vulnerable to cyber threats but most aren’t prepared to meet them. A new survey from endpoint security specialist Webroot finds that 96 percent of businesses with 100 to 499 employees in the US, UK and Australia believe their organizations will be susceptible to external cybersecurity threats in 2017. But although they recognize the ... Read More »

Alibaba Is Taking On Alexa, Google Home, DingDong and Little Fish with New Smart Speaker

In its latest effort to keep up with its American big brother Amazon, Alibaba has announced the debut of its own smart home speaker. With this addition, each of the Frightful Five will have its own voice-controlled speaker:  Amazon with its Echo family of devices; Google with the Home speaker; Apple with its new HomePod; Microsoft with the Cortana-powered Invoke ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Teams Up with Microsoft to Reimagine the Power of Data in the Cloud

Dun & Bradstreet is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. to give companies worldwide direct access to its data through Microsoft’s cloud services. Together the companies announced the following: Dun & Bradstreet has selected Microsoft as a strategic cloud provider to accelerate the company’s digital transformation and deliver its customers more efficient and seamless access to its commercial data. Dun & ... Read More »

Alibaba to Bring US Businesses Online to China

Riding on the coattails of its first annual conference in Detroit aimed at connecting U.S. businesses with Chinese consumers, Alibaba Group has launched a new website to support the effort. Dubbed the Taobao Global U.S. Merchants Network, the company said it will provide small and medium-size businesses in the U.S. with access to more than 500 million consumers that are ... Read More »

Supply Chain Risk: Just 22% of Companies Address Child Labour in Supply Chain

Only 22% of companies are addressing child labour concerns in the supply chain, while only 23% are actively tackling climate change. The results of a new survey of business executives makes for sobering reading, given that there are more than 150 million children engaged in child labour around the world, and that scientists are predicting environmental Armageddon if carbon reduction ... Read More »

Why Amazon’s Growth in Small Business Lending Threatens the Banking System

Amazon could strangle the competition in small business finance, but also all other third parties who are part of traditional supply chains. Amazon has recently announced that it had surpassed $1 billion in small-business loans to more than 20,000 merchants involved in its Amazon Marketplace in the U.S. UK, and Japan during the past year. In fact, since Amazon Lending began in 2011, it ... Read More »

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight Against Food Fraud

Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain tech. The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners, is aimed to improve the way foods are tracked, cutting down on the risk of counterfeit products on the market. The so-called ‘Food Trust Framework’ effort will see the partners build ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and POOL4TOOL in Alliance to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced its global alliance with POOL4TOOL, a leading procurement software vendor, to provide data that will help reduce supply chain risk and deliver world-class compliance management tools. POOL4TOOL specializes in facilitating communication between systems and is among the leading solution providers on the international market, due to its high level of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration capabilities. For LexisNexis ... Read More »

Made-in-China’s revenues jump 61% in Q1

Focus Technology, the holding company of Made-in-China.com, reported total revenues of US$31 million in the first quarter of 2017 – representing an impressive growth of 61% compared with the same quarter last year. According to management, the increase was mainly due to increases in service fee revenues. The Shenzhen-listed company posted a net profit of US$1.6 million in the quarter, ... Read More »

Supply Chain Management:  Thomson Reuters Projects Platform Launched to Target MENA Construction Sector

Thomson Reuters launched its latest online platform: Thomson Reuters Projects. Designed to cater to professionals in an increasingly complex, sophisticated and competitive construction industry, TR Projects will introduce reliable information, transparency and actionable insight into one of the region’s key development Industries. With the construction market’s growing demand for a platform that can provide detailed project information, Thomson Reuters Projects ... Read More »

Alibaba Turns to Blockchain in Fight against Food Fraud

Alibaba has teamed up with PwC to develop a system to reduce food fraud using blockchain technology The Alibaba Australia project, which also includes AusPost and nutritional supplement maker Blackmores as partners, is aimed to improve the way foods are tracked, cutting down on the risk of counterfeit products on the market. The so-called ‘Food Trust Framework’ effort will see the partners build ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters and SAP Team to Help Businesses Manage Compliance and Third-Party Risk Challenges

Integration of World-Check Data with SAP® Business Partner Screening offers organizations improved vigilance across the globe Thomson Reuters is collaborating with SAP to allow its World-Check content to be available to customers within the SAP® Business Partner Screening application. The aim is to help organizations better manage their third-party compliance and risk challenges. This will allow World-Check’s risk intelligence data ... Read More »

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017

JW Mariott Hotel, Hong Kong – April 19th, 2017 Hong Kong offers a business-friendly environment and unrivalled connectivity to global, regional and the mainland China markets, making it an ideal host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017. Returning for its third year, the conference will continue to build on its reputation as a key networking ... Read More »