A new report from the UK Public Accounts Committee (PAC) insists that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) must do more to encourage competitive procurement policies. Almost half of the contracts to supply equipment for the UK’s defence needs are not subject to competition, the report claims.
Events last year demonstrated the precariousness and importance of businesses and their cyber security. The WannaCry ransomware literally held operations such as FedEx at ransom, affecting hundreds of thousands of computers.
An American financial technology company is hoping to use blockchain to track the gold supply chain, with the goal of ensuring that it is responsibly sourced and genuine.
The Scottish government’s CivTech programme, designed to help public sector clients to solve problems using innovative technology via a range of possible solutions, will shortly be launching its third wave of challenges and inviting proposals.
Starbucks has announced a trial program using blockchain technology to connect coffee bean farmers to its café customers with ‘bean-to-cup’ tracking.