Fujitsu and Palantir expand partnership to global markets

Fujitsu and Palantir Technologies Japan KK (Palantir Japan) have announced an agreement to develop a strategic global partnership, focusing on solutions for societal issues and the acceleration of business transformation. Fujitsu initially entered into a strategic collaboration with Palantir in 2020, seeking to strengthen propositions around digital transformation in the Japanese market. Since then, Fujitsu […]

TechMarketView Predictions 2024

TechMarketView has today launched its Predictions for 2024. Available for clients only. As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on what has been a much tougher year for suppliers to the UK Software and IT Services (SITS) market. For those that have seen TechMarketView’s latest analysis, you’ll know that our view is the market […]

Intercede lands its biggest ever win

Leicestershire HQ’d digital identity provider, Intercede has secured its largest single order. Described as a “one-off” deal, the contract with a large US Federal Agency is worth some $8m. The agreement comprises $6.6m of perpetual licences and $1.4m of associated annual support and maintenance services. The licence element is being recognised in the platform providers […]

IG Group appoints Breon Corcoran as CEO

Online trading specialist, IG Group, has announced that it has appointed Breon Corcoran as its new CEO. Corcoran, who is currently the non-executive Chair of Auction Technology Group, will join IG Group on 29 January 2024 and also become a member of the Board. In August this year, June Felix stepped down as CEO of […]

HSBC fights cyber threats with quantum methods

HSBC has piloted the use of quantum key encryption to protect its client’s FX trading data from cyber-threats. For the trial, HSBC’s AI Markets trading terminal used Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) to encrypt and decrypt messages. QKD is a secure communication method that uses cryptographic protocols to create a shared secret code. In the world […]

VAST Data raises $118m in new funding

VAST Data is quite a difficult tech company to fit neatly into a category, its neither a storage business nor a database provider but offers both as it looks to capaitalise on the demand for data infrastructure and data management, driven by explosion in demand by AI and Machine Learning adoption. VAST Data helps organisations manage […]

BlackRock bets big on GenAI

Global investment manager, BlackRock, is planning a large-scale rollout of generative AI (GenAI) as it continues its drive for technology-based productivity improvements. According to reports in the media, a leaked internal memo to employees revealed that BlackRock has already used GenAI to support its in-house risk management systems (Aladdin and eFront). BlackRock, one of the […]

Royal Institution (Ri) hosts discourse on AI

Yesterday evening I had the pleasure of attending one of the Royal Institution’s (Ri) famous discourse events. This particular one was in collaboration with the Alan Turing institute and hosted by 2023 Christmas Lecturer Michael Wooldridge, on ‘the future of generative AI’. Michael Wooldridge is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Oxford […]

Robinhood launches EU crypto trading

Following the UK launch, of its share trading app, US fintech Robinhood has announced the launch of its crypto trading app, Robinhood Crypto, across the European Union. The move marks another significant step in the company’s international expansion and introduces a new approach to crypto trading. Robinhood Crypto offers buy and sell support for more than […]

Starling and PwC forge Engine alliance

PwC has announced a new strategic alliance with UK challenger bank Starling, in respect of its banking technology offering, Engine. The alliance positions PwC as Engine’s first strategic implementation partner and will enable the firm to enhance its digital banking offering to clients in multiple regions. Engine is a SaaS platform providing cloud-based banking services […]