Blockchain

By Kevin Gill on 11 October, 2019

Helping to bring trust to the blockchain

As smart contracts and blockchain technology reshape the way customers and businesses interact, establishing trust in data is essential. Enterprises are now seeking to manage data as an asset so it is vital that data sources are trusted and verifiable. Blockchain technology is providing an immutable and indelible shared record of events across business networks. But what happens […]

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By Stephen Warwick on 28 August, 2019

Festival of Innovation

Visit our major UK software lab at this free event Hursley Lab is our biggest UK R&D site. Here’s where we invent and build the new technology that is changing the world. Thousands of people come to Hursley every year for customer briefings, public sector discussions, training, hackathons, design sessions and developer events. Now you […]

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By Richard Stockley on 5 June, 2019

Blockchain: empowering retailers to forge stronger links with customers

Of all the new technologies that have come to prominence over the past decade, none has received more attention—or more hype—than blockchain. However, it’s only now that the cryptocurrency bubble is deflating that blockchain’s true potential value for businesses is coming into focus. At IBM, one of the key blockchain “centres of gravity” is for […]

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By Ulrich Schimpel on 16 May, 2019

Blockchain Project Roadmap

Over the past month, Stacy and her peers – all department head of a large government agency – have been frequently exposed to dozens of articles and events around blockchain, talking about the great potential it could unlock in the government domain. Yet, she and her colleagues are struggling to see a feasible approach to […]

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By Francesco Melcarne on 1 April, 2019

Using blockchain to improve public safety

Graham is an officer in his country’s counter terrorism police force. Since the rise of social networks, he can draw on many information sources in his investigations and exploit the recent advances in big data technologies. Graham investigates counter terrorism cases where sharing information on threats with intelligence agencies around the globe would be beneficial. […]

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By Ulrich Schimpel on 28 March, 2019

Blockchain and Government: International Taxation

It’s the same old story.  International companies and cross-country commuters file their huge bulk of tax declarations once a year. Nancy’s department is responsible for checking these declarations against international tax treaties and local taxation rules, interacting with the companies, employees and other tax authorities to clarify issues and to correct the values where necessary. […]

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By Paul Farrell on 21 March, 2019

Think Summit Dublin: Technology that works Smarter not Harder

Did you know that Blockchain is smoothing the journey from a coffee bean to your coffee cup? Or that Quantum computing is used by both academic institutions and Fortune 500 companies? Many of you may never have heard of these concepts before, or perhaps you have but are unsure how they could benefit you and […]

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By Francesco Melcarne on 21 March, 2019

Architecting Blockchain in Government

Sheila is the CTO in the Digital Transformation Agency of the central Government of her country. She oversees the enterprise architectures of the central Government Administrations.  As Blockchain related projects start running, new modules enter Shelia’s design of the enterprise IT architectures.  She has a lot of experience in her role, but quickly realises that […]

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By Angel Hernandez Bravo on 28 February, 2019

Building citizens’ trust in Government

There are few guarantees of origin and quality for olive oil customers.  Labelling is frequently limited, perhaps stating only the country of production – no details on the type of olive, its quality, the farm which harvested it, or the mill where it was produced. Spain is the world’s leading olive oil producer, responsible for 50% of all production.  Olive oils […]

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By Chris Nott on 21 February, 2019

Overcoming Government Inertia

Peter got off the phone from Nina with relief. He now had the support he expected from the Government, but it had taken numerous phone calls and persistence to get it. Within the Government department, Nina and her team had spent several frantic days trying to understand discrepancies in Peter’s records. It had taken a […]

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By Luc Desrosiers on 25 January, 2019

Optimizing the performance of your blockchain

Time flies!  The Think 2019 conference is almost here! With my colleague Jorge, I will be in San Francisco presenting our experience of running performance testing on the IBM Blockchain Platform. Through customer engagements and internal projects, we have gained some insight that we are looking forward to sharing. People can be intimidated by the […]

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By Chris Nott on 22 October, 2018

Ensuring Trust in Government Services

Becoming Citizen-Driven The focus on the consumer driving digital disruption in commercial sectors has raised expectations of Government.  The whole of government is becoming citizen centric, and digitising government demands that today’s departments silos are spanned.  Government is becoming devolved and decentralised and the technical challenge is accentuated by the business change.  Citizen-centricity demands one […]

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