Hyperledger: Permissioned blockchains for every industry

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The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project is an umbrella initiative under which communities are developing interoperable enterprise-grade, open source permissioned blockchain tools and frameworks. Hyperledger currently has over 170 members, including major software and hardware vendors, system integrators, and blockchain early adopters. Its most active project, the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework for developing permissioned blockchains, forms […]

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Box Skills and the search for intelligent content

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I spent last week in San Francisco at BoxWorks, getting a sense of where Box is now and where it sees itself heading. Admittedly, we’re seeing scripted demos at a vendor’s flagship annual event – so the usual conference caveats apply (some of the services announced at BoxWorks won’t even see daylight as Beta releases […]

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Blockchain for business: What is it and why should I care?

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Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin might be grabbing all the headlines, but the potential impact of blockchain in business means you have to dig further than you’ll find in simple discussions of tokens, coins, and ‘mining’. Blockchain technologies are already at work in a range of business settings, across diverse industry use cases, and they have the […]

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Blockchain for business – your questions answered

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Last week, MWD Advisors presented a free webinar entitled Blockchain for your business – what does it mean, and what should you do about it? In it we covered the genesis of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to highlight some of their key characteristics and issues; what different types of blockchains are good for, and […]

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Track blockchain projects with our new interactive research tool

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We’re starting to collect examples of blockchain projects (and in rare cases, products!) as we build out our research into ‘blockchain for business’. We decided to work on this openly, so you can ride with us as this fast-changing space evolves. To that end we’ve just published a first version of an interactive project-tracking research tool […]

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Oracle Content and Experience Cloud: managing content at the heart of the digital experience

RESEARCH REPORT // PREMIUM

Oracle Content and Experience Cloud fuses the content collaboration and management capabilities of Documents Cloud Service with the omni-channel digital experience management capabilities of Sites Cloud. The result is an all-in-one cloud-based, repository-agnostic, content hub covering the entire content lifecycle for many campaign-based use cases. Top takeaways Content that drives the digital experience Oracle has […]

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IBM’s blockchain for business – beyond cryptocurrencies

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IBM’s lab in Böblingen, Germany hosted the company’s Blockchain Summit this week. It was a chance to show off what’s possible with the freshly-minted v1.0 of Hyperledger Fabric blockchain framework, along with customer stories from some of IBM’s earliest Hyperledger adopters. The IBM blockchain pitch is ‘blockchain for business’ – and it starts with a […]

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How Auka built its mobile payments platform on Google Cloud

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Norwegian payment provider and e-money institution Auka (formerly mCash) has partnered with financial institutions, retailers, wireless carriers and consumers to develop a highly scalable mobile payment service built on Google Cloud Platform. Case study key facts Organisation Auka Industry Financial Services Current goals Develop a secure, distributed, scalable payments infrastructure that can handle large volumes […]

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