Software provider Xign has been awarded a US patent for a digital signature system. Issued to Xign on 19 October 2004, US Patent number 6,807,633 covers digital signature technology that verifies the authenticity, integrity, and security of electronic documents associated with the settlement of a business-to-business (B2B) transaction. Legacy digital signature systems have allowed document recipients to verify the authenticity of electronic documents; however, these systems are often difficult to use, do not support a variety of computing platforms, and require add-in cards or peripheral devices for interconnecting with other systems.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.