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Taking the next step towards deploying blockchain for business anywhere

Throughout IBM Think, an important message has resonated everywhere — empowering businesses to overcome vendor lock-in and the freedom of choice to apply IBM technology wherever data resides. Our Watson team made some major announcements this week about making AI models and applications run across any cloud. Today, we are re-stating that same commitment for […]

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Road to the future: Blockchain for transportation mobility

Driving: it’s something millions of people do each day without much thought. Now, innovations such as ride-sharing, autonomous vehicles, Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and smart contracts are affecting how people view mobility. While various modes of transport are still fundamental to getting people and things from one place to another, current consumer attitudes are […]

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Creating solutions for freight management with AI, IoT and blockchain

Logistics and transportation today is built upon a universe of antiquated supply chain assets, in which eye-watering sums of capital now find their home. The investment plans for these assets were approved long ago, in a world far different than that in which we currently live. This is still the case even with tech start-up […]

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Blockchain from abstract to practical: Bringing it all together

In the last post, I covered abstract concepts, such as the value of data in relation to blockchain, and the necessity of strong networks. Now, I want to move from the abstract towards the concrete, and discuss how blockchain is maturing, what this means for our business networks, and the questions we must ask as […]

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Talk show-on-wheels meets blockchain

Who says technology must be so serious? Sure, advancements like quantum computing, blockchain and artificial intelligence are intense, no-nonsense innovations that are changing the world as we know it. Yet, there is also a lighter side of tech that piques excitement in non-techies when they envision how technology can help their lives become better. That’s […]

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Why blockchain and IoT are best friends

The rapid advance of blockchain technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) are felt throughout our daily lives. A Gartner study estimates blockchain will add $3.1 trillion in business value by 2030, and in another analysis the global IoT market is expected to grow from $157B in 2016 to $457B by 2020. We are about […]

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Blockchain is good for your health, and your business

Blockchain is a potential game-changer to business however there is no clear and easy route to adoption. As I discussed in my first blog, there are still several challenges, including a lack of common technical standards, transaction speeds, verification processes and data limits, which are still being resolved. In a sensitive industry like healthcare, government […]

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How technology is shaping the renewable energy sector

According to the World Economic Forum, in 2016 solar and wind energy became cheaper than fossil fuels, indicating that the battle against global warming could become a lucrative business. The same article indicates that by late 2016, 47 developing countries had updated their energy plans by raising their reusable energy consumption targets to 100 percent. […]

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IBM InterConnect: Blockchain in enterprise ecosystems

In the words of Jerry Cuomo, Vice President of Blockchain Technologies at IBM, “Blockchain is a team sport. Your business thrives because it’s part of an ecosystem of interconnected businesses.” He said this during the blockchain keynote at IBM InterConnect 2017, and over the course of the conference I’ve come to agree with him. Blockchain […]

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