Blockchain for business: Vendor landscape

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Blockchain platforms have evolved from their cryptocurrency origins. They are now being built to target enterprise use cases across many different industries (from financial services, through manufacturing and the supply chain, to healthcare, insurance, government, telecoms, and more). They’re also becoming far better integrated with business systems and complementary technologies like IoT and business analytics […]

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A tale of two blockchains – Ethereum and Hyperledger tie the knot

COMMENTARY

This week saw the announcement that two of the major groups steering the development of enterprise blockchains – the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project – have agreed to become associate members of each other’s organisations in a bid to foster greater inter-ledger interoperability and mutual collaboration to jointly further the […]

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Blockchain’s project diversity

COMMENTARY

We’ve recently undertaken a significant update to our blockchain project tracker – adding the details of nearly a hundred new instances of blockchain related projects and products in development, out in the wild. As before, we’re making this available as an interactive pivot table as we go along, but we’ve also taken the opportunity to […]

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Sold to Siemens: Is Mendix now out of the picture?

COMMENTARY

With its acquisition by global technology powerhouse Siemens for about $700m last week, Mendix has secured financial stability and backing… but at what cost? Somewhat predictably, Mendix’s competitors have wasted no time in spreading a bit of fear, uncertainty and doubt about Mendix’s future. Here’s Appian’s CEO Matt Calkins [reg required]. The acquisition press release highlights […]

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OpenText ‘servicises’ Release 16 to build its new OT2 platform

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OpenText has ‘containerised’ its Release 16 suite, and started to expose the suite’s capabilities in the new OT2 microservices platform, setting up the building blocks for a new parallel stream of OpenText SaaS apps, and third-party custom applications alike. I’ve spent much of this week at OpenText’s annual Enterprise World conference, in Toronto. And although […]

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Box gets (more) serious about process with Progressly acquisition

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Box announced at the end of last week that it was acquiring workflow platform Progressly, bringing Progressly’s ‘operations cloud’ into the Box fold to enable much deeper and richer integrations between cloud content in Box and business operations across a range of systems from the likes of Oracle, JD Edwards, SAP, and IBM. Box’s first […]

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Three swipes at the AI pinata

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’52” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton discuss AI technology company acquisitions, AWS’ new machine learning-powered Macie discovery service (and its role in GDPR compliance), the problem with AI terminology – and finally, recent news from Blockchain Week NY.  

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Autonomous Clouds, Ethereum’s Enterprise Alliance, Blockchain + Industry 4.0, Google Duplex

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 36’39” podcast episode, Craig Wentworth and Neil Ward-Dutton weave chaotically across lanes marked “technology” and “philosophy”, this week talking about: Oracle’s new Autonomous Cloud offerings The Ethereum Enterprise Alliance and its new Architecture Stack work Blockchain’s potential in driving a real […]

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What Facebook’s troubles teach us

COMMENTARY

On Monday April 9th 2018, individual Facebook users learnt whether their own personal data was caught up in the haul of 87 million accounts harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Aleksandr Kogan’s thisisyourdigitallife app at the centre of the scandal was downloaded by ‘just’ 270,000 people, but – by exploiting Facebook’s T&Cs and API policies for third-party […]

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