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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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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A conversation with David Katz, CEO of Plastic Bank

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 20’34” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to David Katz, Founder and CEO of Plastic Bank. By enabling the exchange of plastic for money, items or blockchain-secured digital tokens, Plastic Bank reveals the value in plastic – empowering recycling ecosystems around […]

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IBM attempts a digital business automation reboot

COMMENTARY

IBM has been one of the biggest influencers in the business process automation space for well over ten years, but recently its interest and energy has faded. It’s attempting to make a comeback – but has it left it too late? Ever since 2005, when IBM began to participate in the development of the BPMN […]

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A conversation with IBM’s Sharon Weed Cocco

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 29’09” episode, Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth talks to Sharon Weed Cocco, Director of Blockchain Technologies at IBM, about the value of blockchain, where Sharon’s seeing it best applied across various industries, and where she’d like to see it introduced. Topics discussed […]

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Data-as-a-feature, Mulesoft’s growth, IBM’s blockchain beliefs, AI in app dev

PODCAST

Digital technologies are changing work and the workplace faster than ever before. In this 39’03” episode, Research Director Neil Ward-Dutton and Principal Analyst Craig Wentworth discuss the issues behind recent tech industry developments. This week: the meaning of data-as-a-feature; Mulesoft’s growth and what that means for the integration tech market; IBM’s blockchain beliefs as stated […]

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Hyperledger Sawtooth – Intel’s blockchain baby comes of age

COMMENTARY

The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project gained another 1.0 release this week, when the Hyperledger Sawtooth distributed ledger platform framework reached production-ready status. As we outlined in our report on Hyperledger late last year, Sawtooth is a modular blockchain platform designed to address the scalability, security, and privacy concerns associated with large and distributed validator populations. […]

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IBM Blockchain Platform: Spanning development, operations, governance

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IBM Blockchain Platform is a cloud-based permissioned blockchain platform. It’s based on the Hyperledger Fabric framework and includes the Hyperledger Composer Online Playground for application development; and is integrated with IBM’s own operational management tools, utilities, and support. Top takeaways A playground for developers, a production environment for business Although the IBM Blockchain Platform sports […]

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Process Application Platforms 2018: Vendor shortlisting guide

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Despite what you might think from looking at some analysts’ market reports, there’s no overall ‘best vendor’ or ‘best product’ – at least when it comes to Process Application Platforms. What makes sense for you depends completely on your context. This report shows how certain kinds of customer context suit certain technology vendors, and will […]

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The pressure’s on for social collaboration

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After riding the hype wave for almost a decade, social collaboration technology vendors now face a changing market – where they must compete with a new set of team collaboration tools like Slack. It’s been too much for some, with several players exiting or dialling back their investment here, but there’s one major new entrant […]

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