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Be Part of the Future of Commerce at THINK 2018

Every day, IBM Watson Commerce is changing the way commerce gets done. Join us at our new, premiere event and hear how: Circuit City is resurrecting their household brand and reimagining the consumer retail experience. Abercrombie & Fitch is reinventing their digital platform on IBM WebSphere Commerce v9. National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is rethinking how […]

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No Longer in the Dark: How Blockchain Is Illuminating the Supply Chain Like Never Before

In my previous blog, “The Blockchain Impact: How It Will Change Your B2B Network,” I examined the potential for distributed ledger technologies to elevate B2B networks and provide greater shared visibility across supply chains. Click here to learn more about blockchain’s impact on your B2B network. As mentioned, by using blockchain within a B2B network, […]

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The Blockchain Impact: How It Will Change Your B2B Network

Gartner positions blockchain distributed ledger technologies on the “peak” of its Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which says “blockchain will have a transformational impact on business” and industries.[1]  This impact will extend to B2B networks, but this is a longer-term potential. In the meantime, however, most organizations should not wait and see how blockchain […]

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Blockchain: One Truth Across Networks for the Supply Chain

Ah, blockchain – it’s certainly having a moment, isn’t it? As the backbone of bitcoin, the enigmatic technology first seemed relevant to finance alone. But these days, the possibilities for blockchain are widespread. Healthcare records, music rights, public data – blockchain articles parade all over my Twitter feed. Slowly, but surely, blockchain is clanging its […]

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Top Supply Chain Trends for 2017

As much as 65% of the value of a company’s products or services is derived from its suppliers – and its supply chain.[1] Of course, this is dependent on several factors, including the industry in which the company operates. Regardless, this statistic illuminates the supply chain’s value and importance. Global businesses have a significant and […]

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The HIPAA Data Standards Series: Bitcoin Reveals the Future of Healthcare

On February 5, 2016, hackers attacked Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s computer systems. They prevented hospital staff from gaining system access and said they would only restore it if they received a payment of 40 bitcoin (about $17,000). While small in scale and cost, this security breach may unknowingly show us healthcare’s future. And no, that […]

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Blockchain: Jump-Start the Revolution to Quicker Cross-Border Transactions

Have you ever transferred money to a family member in another country? Or paid an overseas vendor in local currency? In today’s digital, real-time connected world, these types of transactions should be simple, quick, and low-risk. However, the reality is cross-border payments involve multiple intermediaries, include significant costs, take several days to process, and are […]

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