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Blockchain and IBM LinuxONE: Going to the next level

For many, blockchain is synonymous with bitcoin, which is the best known example of usage of a blockchain network. However, its use in business has grown dramatically in recent years, and it is clear that the transformative power of blockchain across industries is only just being discovered. What are the possibilities? Well, here at the […]

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The best and the brightest: “Thinking big” in the cloud

Greetings from Las Vegas at the first IBM Think Conference!  Although this is my first Think conference (and more about the differences later) I am a veteran of IBM Innovate, InterConnect and IOD among others.  The thing I enjoy most about these conferences is the chance to learn from SMEs and brilliant industry leaders who […]

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Deploying Hyperledger Fabric: Planning and considerations

Has your organization been thinking about deploying a blockchain application? First, let’s go over the basics: A blockchain is a string of transaction records that is secured with cryptography. Blockchains can serve as a distributed ledger in a network of peers. Hyperledger Fabric, often mistakenly used interchangeably with “blockchain,” is actually a blockchain framework implementation. […]

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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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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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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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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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Security at scale: protecting data in an interconnected world

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. Organizations have long depended on IBM mainframe systems to deliver the robust performance, […]

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