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Blockchain in 2021: Accessibility, authenticity and AI

As of December 2019, experts forecast blockchain spending would surpass USD 16 billion by 2023, according to an IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) report. However, over the course of the year, COVID-19 disrupted the global economy, slashed technology budgets and refocused corporate efforts to stay afloat. Despite these challenges, the pandemic has also accelerated […]

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The ABCs of emerging technologies 2020 and beyond

In the 109-year of history of IBM, innovation and change has been the mantra with which we have lived, and we have never been shy of taking risks. With the recent announcement made by our CEO, Arvind Krishna, separating our Managed Infrastructure Services unit of Global Technology Services from IBM to create a new public […]

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How blockchain adds trust to AI and IoT

You picked your doctor because your doctor has a thing for technology, just like you do. And your doctor does not disappoint. She has a new AI doctor’s assistant, that is expertly trained, having ingested millions of medical periodicals to date. It would not be humanly possible for your doctor to keep up with all the […]

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Blockchain as an enabler to becoming a cognitive enterprise

Technologies like blockchain, IoT, AI and automation, play a key role in the transformation of organizations to a cognitive enterprise. Interaction with its stakeholder ecosystem is foundational to any enterprise and blockchain solutions make these interactions efficient by optimizing these touchpoints. As we discussed in our previous post, blockchain technology brings trust in transactions by […]

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Technology for good: Advancements with social responsibility

Sweden’s blood services agency texts donors when their blood donations save a life. In Australia, underwater robots plant coral “babies” to repopulate the Great Barrier coral reef. IoT-driven, dynamic congestion tolling in the UK has led to the lowest carbon emissions since 1888. Each of these examples underscores the common theme that technology innovations are […]

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Navigating disruption in complex times

As we enter what the World Economic Forum is calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, public sector agencies globally are experiencing a series of rapid, momentous changes, the pace and scale of which are unprecedented. Technologically, this era of disruption is attributed to “multiplied innovations,” or quantum leaps in technological advances relating to intelligence, connectivity and […]

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Episode 17: Helping businesses thrive in a connected world

  Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. How businesses adopt and implement breakthrough technologies  We live in a connected world. You know how many episodes of this show refer to a global supply chain and how blockchain can transform said supply chain? Well, that’s because […]

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Blockchain and other emerging technologies for financial services

Blockchain and cryptoassets have, and rightly so, received a large amount of coverage and analysis during the last few years. In the background, and potentially representing technology tools and applications that might be more applicable for most organizations at this stage, artificial intelligence has continued to permeate an array of industry verticals. With the continuous […]

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Simplify your supply chain with blockchain-enabled digital passport

Some of the key industry pain points facing supply chain management include the complex, labor-intensive process of supplier onboarding and the trust deficit between the buyer and the suppliers. By implementing blockchain technology, these issues can be addressed and bring speed, efficiency and trust to the industry. Today’s businesses are operating in an increasingly complex […]

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