hyperledger

Blockchain: How should you organize your peers?

Blockchain, Data security, Ecosystem & partners...

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 ...read more


Open source software — changing the world

Blockchain, Cloud computing, Ecosystem & partners...

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 ...read more


The power of blockchain in financial services

Blockchain, Linux systems, LinuxONE solutions

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 ...read more


Blockchain: Who should be in your consortium?

Blockchain, Open source

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 ...read more


Why blockchain is good for business

Blockchain

You’re probably hearing a good deal of hype these days around blockchain and how it is the technology behind the bitcoin cryptocurrency. But is blockchain technology something you should have on your radar? The answer is an emphatic “yes.” Not only is this technology advancing rapidly, but blockchain also offers a new way of implementing ...read more


5 tech buzzwords every business leader should know

Love them or loathe them, buzzwords are everywhere in IT. Technology changes, and suddenly, new buzzwords pop up in the IT lexicon. But understanding the actual technology behind the buzzwords — and how it can bring value to your business and your clients — can help to keep you on the cutting edge of the ...read more


Reinventing IT infrastructure in the cognitive and cloud era

IBM invests heavily in innovation for IT infrastructure as part of its overall innovation agenda. Why? Because we know that traditional IT infrastructure and systems won’t be enough to drive businesses forward — our business or yours. As I discussed in a previous In the Making blog post, the role of IT leaders is changing. Roles ...read more


Blockchain explained: Keeping commerce flowing

Commerce may be on the verge of fundamental change thanks to a new technology: blockchain. Ever since ancient merchants began using beads and shells as a form of currency, tokens of value have facilitated the flow of commerce. Physical coins and banknotes have long been the facilitators of choice. More recently, digital money has emerged. ...read more


Unlocking the potential of blockchain

Blockchain

At any given time, thousands of my IBM colleagues are working on various open source projects to design, debug and donate code. And when we come across a really interesting challenge, we take it a step further by joining our peers in building and shaping new ecosystems. The latest example is our membership in the ...read more