Bowstreet, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Oracle and Sun Microsystems are leading an initiative to define an industry standard that will enable the coordination and processing of online, multi-party transactions in the rapidly emerging world of XML-based web services. The initiative is called XAML (Transaction Authority Markup Language). ‘Companies are beginning the process of exposing and combining their services on the net. As these web services interactions mature, the need to ensure the integrity of their customers’ transactions becomes more important,’ said David Smith, Gartner’s vice president and research area director.
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
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Company bosses are considering relocating operations or headquarters away from the UK following the country's decision to leave the European Union