covid-19

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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Blockchain Newsletter for December: Building the COVID-19 vaccine supply chain

This time of year brings holiday treats, a global sigh of relief that 2020 is almost over, and a spate of predictions for 2021. Martha Bennett, IT industry analyst at Forrester Research, predicts that 30 percent of blockchain pilot projects will make it into production. IBM Blockchain general manager Alistair Rennie confirms that the 30 […]

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Patient data helps navigate the COVID-19 crisis for nine million Ohioans

From electronic healthcare records to mapping the human genome, data remains critical to quality healthcare. At no time could the significance of healthcare data be more crucial. The COVID-19 crisis has magnified the importance of collecting and maintaining accurate medical information. Working with IBM, we at The Healthcare Collaborative developed a solution built on IBM InfoSphere […]

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Episode 24: How the ticketing industry is thriving in the midst of a global pandemic

Listen to this IBM Blockchain Pulse Podcast episode and others on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. IBM Blockchain Pulse has had the privilege of hosting several returning guests this season but few have worked in industries as heavily impacted by COVID-19 as our guests today; Matt Zarracina and Ken Lesnik, the founders of True Tickets. […]

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A groundbreaking vaccine will need a groundbreaking supply chain

News of the first successfully completed vaccine trial has the potential to bring relief to billions of people around the world. But as encouraging as trials may be, it is extremely important to note that a vaccine cannot be as effective if it is not effectively distributed and trusted by the public. To their credit, […]

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Building a blockchain network designed for community-based healthcare

Our Casey journey began when COVID-19 hit the United States. We learned of bluetooth/proximity apps that were designed to automatically alert people that someone contagious had been near them and that they, in turn, needed to isolate for a period of time. The stories of these apps are extensive, and some countries, in particular India […]

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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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Recognizing the winners of our Back to Work COVID contest

We at IBM have always believed that some of the most exciting innovations and advancements are happening outside of the major technology companies, a belief embodied in IBM initiatives like Call for Code. As economies and organizations around the world found themselves emerging from lockdowns and beginning to reopen, not only were we asking ourselves […]

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Blockchain Newsletter for September: Moving business forward with blockchain

While “cut spending” was a pretty universal response to COVID-19, many organizations also realize that technology spending and digital transformation go hand in hand — and neither can stay on the back burner for long. According to a recent study from IBM Institute of Business Value, despite the pandemic, organizations plan to increase technology investments […]

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