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How To Join The Payables To Payment Revolution

“Adding to the perception of impossibility is the fact that the AP automation process cannot happen solely within the four walls of the organization” reports pymnts.com. He welcomes the doubters to join the discussion, urging an open mind among professionals who struggle to envision how their accounts payable departments can, once and for all, let go of manual processes.Accounts payable (AP) automation offers lofty promises to the enterprise: nix paper, save money, cut out inefficiencies and provide more time for executives to focus on strategic tasks. Source: pymnts.com Share This:

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Not all policies created equal in America’s ‘Energy Revolution,’ says study

“Numerous policies contributed to the Energy Revolution, but they were not equally effective,” according to the report’s summary” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The report, “America’s Energy Revolution 101: Lessons Learned,” looks at the policies that led to the dramatic rise in both fossil energy resources from the shale boom and the cost reductions in solar and wind technologies.”The ‘Energy Revolution’ marked rapidly falling energy prices in oil, natural gas, wind, and solar power, which has resulted in Americans spending $431 billion less on energy annually,” according to the new report’s findings.But not…

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As Zozotown suits up, Japan’s online fashion revolution gathers speed

“The head of Amazon Japan’s fashion unit, James Peters, says fashion is one of the company’s fastest-growing areas, but declined to provide figures” reports businessinsider.com. Fashion company Bay Crew’s Group said 30 percent of its online sales come from Zozotown.In February, fashion company Stripe International launched Stripe Department, an online joint venture with SoftBank Group Corp.United Arrows still makes almost 60 percent of its online sales through Zozotown. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Hiring for the blockchain revolution: How to create an expert team

“This is certainly promising news for the future of blockchain, but for HR professionals it means hiring top talent is surprisingly difficult” writes Tamara Haasen for venturebeat.com. As the industry begins to gain mainstream momentum, hiring top candidates with blockchain expertise will become less of a rarity.Over the past year, with the help of two top-notch technical recruiters, my team has hired 78 industry professionals, with 40 hired in the past three months.This is certainly true for blockchain companies.Does this candidate fully understand the current climate surrounding the blockchain industry,…

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Africa Is Leading a Financial Revolution, Says…

“Peer-to-peer cryptocurrency marketplace Paxful has said that there is a rise in the use of digital currencies in Africa, with young people leading the way” writes Rebecca Campbell for livebitcoinnews.com. Do you think Africa will continue to lead a financial revolution and embrace cryptocurrencies fully before more developed nations?. In Africa, the use of digital currencies is delivering a source of income for many people.And unlike fiat currencies, such as the Zimbabwean dollar, cryptocurrencies are providing stability to people who need it the most.In addition, with crypto exchange Golix delivering…

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The natural gas revolution is a uniquely American story

“A study by PricewaterhouseCoopers showed that U.S. oil and natural gas industries supported 10.3 million jobs in 2015” reports washingtonexaminer.com. The story of the shale revolution is not just the scuttled claims that we’re running out of energy resources.Rapidly growing exports of domestic crude oil, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas have already begun to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.The shale of the shale revolution is what petroleum geologists call the “source rock” — a kind of cradle in which crude oil and natural gas are formed over millions of…

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Cash is no longer king as pensioners buy into contactless revolution

“The contactless revolution has swept up pensioners to push the value of card payments above cash for the first time, new industry figures show” writes Age Uk for telegraph.co.uk. The number of over-65s embracing tap-and-go technology has soared, boosting card transactions to become Britain’s primary payment choice Appearing to shrug off concerns over the security of PIN-free transactions, more than half of older shoppers now use contactless regularly, trade association statistics reveal.Debit card payments totalling 13.2 billion eclipsed the 13.1 billion payments made in cash in the United Kingdom last…

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on R&D and Innovation

“Big data and AI learning algorithms are now ushering such a scientific revolution” writes Irving Wladawsky-berger for wsj.com. But, AI “may have an even larger impact on the economy by serving as a new general-purpose method of invention that can reshape the nature of the innovation process and the organization of R&D,” notes The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Innovation, a paper by professors Iain Cockburn, Rebecca Henderson, and Scott Stern that was prepared for a conference on The Economics of AI in September, 2017.In a 2017 article, they wrote that the best way to assess the economic impact…

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Strangeworks raises $4 million to prepare developers for quantum computing revolution

“Founded in 2017, Strangeworks is building tools that allow developers and researchers to begin working with quantum computing systems” writes Chris O’brien for venturebeat.com. Strangeworks says it is also working with Stack Overflow to demystify quantum computing for developers via the Q&A site Quantum Computing Stack Exchange.These are referred to as “quantum bits” or “qbits.” While there are still fundamental scientific hurdles to overcome to make quantum computing more powerful than traditional computing, quantum computing holds the promise of systems that are much more powerful and able to handle calculations that are far…

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Market Scan powers fintech revolution

“Market Scan is possibly the most significant technology company in the F&I space that you never heard of” writes James B for autonews.com. As more fintech companies tap Market Scan’s data, that figure will continue to grow.Market Scan had built a solid, under-the-radar business on providing dealerships with desking software that helped them close deals.Most days, Market Scan makes “a couple million” changes to its database, West said.Rusty West is co-founder of Market Scan, which provides data for 30 companies, with about 60 others in talks or?in development. Source: autonews.com Share…

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