Blockchain Platforms

July 19, 2019 Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 3

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

July 19, 2019 Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 2

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

July 19, 2019 Stellar Protocol 11 Improvements: Part 1

The article addresses and explains the benefits outlined by Protocol 11 network upgrade.

July 04, 2019 Why IBM Built World Wire

In March 2019, IBM announced the launch on World Wire, a real-time global payment system built on the Stellar Network.

June 19, 2019 Canadian Law Firms Collaborate With OpenLaw on the Ethereum Platform to Automate M&A Escrow Agreements

Even though Ethereum’s co-founder Vitalik Buterin thinks the term “smart contract” is a misnomer for the technology he helped build, a pilot project by Canadian law firms in collaboration with Consensys’ OpenLaw and GenesisB is creating a solution that is getting closer to the name’s literal meaning.

June 19, 2019 Dual Screen Laptops Will Open the Door to Enterprise IT Innovation

At COMPUTEX 2019, Intel, Asus, and HP unveiled gaming laptop prototypes with two screens. Start a proof-of-concept now to boost your innovation credibility.

June 19, 2019 Infinidat Promises Storage Bigger, Faster, Cheaper

Want large quantities of high-performance storage at a fraction of the usual cost? That’s what Infinidat is promising its customers.

June 05, 2019 SAP Infuses AI Into Costco’s Baked Goods Business

Traditionally driven by a culture of tribal knowledge bolstered by the long tenure of its employees, Costco determined it could benefit from a more precise and data-driven approach to improve inventory accuracy, demand forecasting, and reduction of product waste.

June 05, 2019 Salesforce Jumps on the Blockchain Hype Train at TrailheaDX

Blockchain has been a much-touted innovation for improving the creation of trusted partner networks. Salesforce recently jumped on the blockchain hype train at its developer summit with the announcement of Salesforce Blockchain – but will the solution take flight?

May 16, 2019 SAP-Qualtric Acquisition Seeks to Connect the Xs and Os

SAP’s Qualtrics acquisition, just before its IPO went live, was completed in January 2019 for an all-cash price of $8B; its second-largest acquisition ever behind the Concur deal in 2014. The staggering amount paid by SAP should leave current SAP clients curious to understand SAP’s strategy and its “big picture” vision for the future.

May 15, 2019 Ripple Welcomes Yoshitaka Kitao to Its Board of Directors

Ripple expands its capabilities in the Asian market by recruiting SBI Group’s CEO, President, and Representative Director onto its board.

May 15, 2019 Ripple’s Q1 2019 XRP Market Report Takeaways

Ripple has announced results from its Q1 2019 Market Report. The results demonstrate the company’s current and future growth.

May 15, 2019 Ethereum Loses Its Stranglehold on Developers and Decentralized Applications

Ethereum is ceding market share of decentralized applications (Dapps) and losing developers to its competitors. This bears attention, but there is no cause for alarm right now.

May 15, 2019 Wirex Launches 26 Fiat-Backed Cryptocurrencies on the Stellar Network

Wirex is partnering with Stellar to help individuals adopt digital currencies and transform the way they make payments.

March 28, 2019 Adobe and Microsoft Deepen Ties to Leapfrog Salesforce in Account-Based Experience (ABX)

Adobe, Microsoft, and LinkedIn are teaming up to enable account-based experiences (ABX) via deep integrations across all three platforms. A LinkedIn integration with Adobe's products assists in locating potential customers who can then leverage Microsoft Dynamics to execute the deals.

August 15, 2018 Microsoft’s Change From Premier to Unified Support May Cost Organizations Up to 30% More

The new Microsoft Unified Support model is still in beta phase, aiming for a global rollout by the end of Microsoft’s fiscal year 2019. Its aim is moving towards providing support for organizations adding cloud products to their Microsoft volume licensing agreements but maintains support for historical on-premises and legacy products. Prices could rise for current customers by up to 30%.

July 27, 2018 Welcome to SAP’s Connected Enterprise

SAP seeks to turn the tables on Salesforce.com by setting the ambitious goal of taking over the number one spot in the CRM enterprise software space. At its recent Sapphire conference, SAP outlined a new data architecture strategy to be marketed under the SAP HANA Data Management Suite, which seeks to link end-to-end data between front-end and back-end ERP environments and third-party data sources.

July 06, 2018 Close Encounters of the Blockchain Kind: How You’re Likely to Encounter Your First Blockchain in the Enterprise

Blockchain technology is everywhere and nowhere. It’s all over the media, but its actual use is quite limited. There are four key ways you can expect to encounter blockchain technology, depending on your industry and confidence in blockchain technology in general. Ultimately, while building a custom blockchain solution is appealing, it is unfortunately impractical. I predict that the vast majority of organizations will encounter blockchain technology on the back end of a vendor SaaS.

July 05, 2018 How Will Blockchain Impact IT? Part One: Decentralized Storage

Part one of a short series on the implications of blockchain for IT. This note explores the concept of blockchain-powered decentralized storage, and evaluates the potential impact of such solutions for IT. Ultimately, while the technology itself is interesting, this use case is not yet particularly compelling.

July 05, 2018 How Will Blockchain Impact IT? Part Two: Identity Management

Part two of a short series on the implications of blockchain for IT. This note explores the concept of blockchain-powered identity management, and evaluates the likelihood that it will be adopted in the enterprise.

July 04, 2018 Airline Magazine Syndrome, Blockchain, and You

News of blockchain’s potential has filtered down to CEOs and other executives everywhere, and they naturally have questions about it. As an IT professional, it’s your job to answer those questions. But it’s also important to push back when the technology solution is inappropriate.