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Despite the traumatic collapse of many dotcoms, financial businesses in the UK and throughout Europe remain unshaken in their commitment to e-business and have adopted a pragmatic approach to the new economy, according to a survey. Research of the finance industry, commissioned by Intel and based on 142 interviews with IT, sales and marketing and finance directors in France, Germany, Italy and UK, has revealed just 3% of UK directors feel any lack of enthusiasm for e-business, compared to 12% throughout Europe. Furthermore, only 24% of European directors in the finance industry cite lack of money as a constraint.
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Scala and Swiss-based KEY Partners have teamed up to deliver implementation services to multinational corporations with subsidiaries and divisions around the world. KEY Partners will be involved in projects, installing the range of Scala products to customers who require a system that can work in multiple languages and currencies.
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beTRUSTed, an e-security business owned by PricewaterhouseCoopers, has offered a certification service for provider operations designed to comply with the European Union directive on electronic signatures. Most EU member states have adopted the Directive on Electronic Signatures through implementation of national legislation. This is significant progress toward the global acceptance of secure e-commerce through public key infrastructure applications.
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