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Blockchain: How should you organize your peers?

The last time we communicated, we spoke about the types of users on a Blockchain network – and about Hyperledger in particular. Now, I would like to map this conversation to peers. As you may know, Hyperledger has three components: Membership services – which manages digital certificates and access, ordering service – which keeps the […]

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Flash deployments growing their presence in data centers and in the cloud

Three years ago, it was virtually impossible to deploy an all-flash data center or an all-flash storage portfolio. Flash was being leveraged in storage arrays and in systems, but it was not widespread by any means. This has changed. Today, flash storage is seen as an integral part of the enterprise data center, and the […]

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3 critical security issues for the modern enterprise

Security continues to be a top concern keeping IT leaders up at night. With good reason – the impact of security breaches can include remediation costs, reputation damage and reduced customer confidence. What can leaders do to protect their data without sacrificing business agility? In August 2017, IBM commissioned Forrester to conduct a survey of […]

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Open source software — changing the world

By 2020, digital transformation teams will source more than 80 percent of their solution components from open source communities. That’s according to IDC’s “Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2017.” Open source has never been more important to the IT industry. Key reasons include: Open collaboration brings together diverse skills to solve common problems. Open source […]

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Plastic Bank deploys blockchain to reduce ocean plastic

From time to time, we invite industry thought leaders to share their opinions and insights on current technology trends to the In The Making blog. The opinions in these blogs are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of IBM. The desire to change something and make the world a better place requires […]

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The power of blockchain in financial services

In the current landscape, there are industry leaders evaluating distributed ledger technology, while others are investing in other areas. Financial market institutions have been among the first to implement the decentralized blockchain platform and set the groundwork for their future. A market study report titled “Blockchain rewires financial markets” from The IBM Institute for Business […]

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Integration by design: DS8880 and IBM Z

Through close coordination between engineering and product development teams, IBM DS8880 storage systems and their precursors have maintained a close relationship with IBM mainframe processors. The recent launch of IBM z14 — the latest in a long line of IBM Z mainframe solutions — provides an excellent opportunity to highlight how this close relationship offers […]

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Data breach epidemic has huge implications for businesses

The data that resides on a mobile phone is better protected than the data that resides in most corporate data centers. Eighty percent of the data on mobile phones is encrypted, according to a Solitaire Interglobal Ltd. study, because it’s easier to encrypt data on millions of identical devices. Encryption is largely absent in corporate […]

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Blockchain: Who should be in your consortium?

I have been working on IBM Blockchain for two years and have spoken to numerous clients, all with unique and interesting ideas on potential use cases. Early on I had a team do a study on use-case viability, and we determined that there are four key ingredients to a successful blockchain network: a transactional process […]

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