7 reasons platforms are the future of supply chain

Supply chains are moving onto cloud-hosted platforms. In these environments hundreds of thousands of partners on a supply chain can share inventory, shipping information and invoices. Here are seven reasons why platformisation could be the future for supply chain management

Interview: Jack Dorsey on Square Inc and accessible finance

Twitter boss Jack Dorsey tells of his other multi-billion-dollar business venture

Launching new business opportunities on digital platforms

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The next wave of innovation is rolling in as digital platforms demonstrate how to open up new opportunities for business and a fresh approach to problem-solving

‘Banks face new challenge from tech giants’

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HSBC’s digital chief Raman Bhatia predicts a shake-up in retail banking as the big banks create collaborative online platforms offering services from newcomers

Launching businesses in the platform economy

From music to the news, taxis to merchandise and accommodation to food deliveries, platforms are at the apex of the economy

Auto-trading takes step forward

With an impressive range of digital accessories now available on broker platforms, Kevin Rose examines the evolution of predictive trading systems