internet of things

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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Blockchain wows World of Watson

While the sessions surrounding blockchain at World of Watson were as varied as the industries blockchain applies to, one thing was clear: the demand for information surrounding this emerging technology is rampant. Whether these sessions interfered with the lunch hour or even surrounding keynotes, each one was standing room only, overflowing with attendees fascinated with […]

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