Tags: Blockchain

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…

Integrating digital IDs via blockchains

A digital identity service that makes blockchains safe for a broad range of business and personal use cases and meets national and international legal standards? Sounds too good to be true? Netki now offers a service to: automate onboarding and validation of new customers share of digital identities close the compliance gap which limits innovation…

Citi and Nasdaq partner in blockchain payments initiative

Two major financial institutions – Citibank and Nasdaq, the stock exchange – wish to tackle liquidity issues in the private securities market. To do this they are leveraging blockchain technology from start-up Chain. According to the firms, a number of successful transactions have already been completed between Citi’s CitiConnect and Nasdaq’s Linq Platform. Adam Ludwin,…

Will new features from Epicor increase cloud adoption?

ERP vendor Epicor has announced the latest version of its software. The announcement was made at Insights 2017 taking place in Nashville, Tennessee. The company has added a number of new features with the top two being new cloud-based analytics and a new cloud instances. Scott Hays, senior vice president, product marketing, Epicor said: “With…

Blockchain integration: projects, platforms and exchanges

Integrating blockchain projects, platforms and exchanges matter if digital currencies are to generate and keep broad appeal. The announcement by Decentral of its Jaxx product introduces a user-controlled, multi-asset, multi-platform digital currency wallet and exchange with support for 70+ partners and integrations. “We are bringing together all facets of the blockchain ecosystem with Jaxx to provide…

Cognitive Procurement reaches across supply chains

Cognitive Procurement is the fancy name given by IBM and SAP Ariba as they form a global strategic alliance. This aims to redefine the sourcing-to-settlement cycle. Leveraging SAP Leonardo, IBM Watson technologies and SAP Ariba, the joint solutions bring together intelligence derived from procurement data with predictive insights obtained from unstructured information. The objective is…

IBM delivers blockchain solution to Santiago Stock Exchange

IBM is providing the technology to allow Chile’s Santiago Stock Exchange to become the first stock market in Latin America to introduce blockchain. The solution will be used to manage securities lending in the short selling system. Short selling is where a company or individual “borrows” shares to sell while hoping to buy them back…

C-Suite execs warm to blockchain investment

In a survey of 3,000 executives conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV) about their blockchain intentions, one-third are or intend to use blockchain in their business. Eight in ten of those invest to: respond to financial pressures in their industry develop entirely new business models. The study bases its findings on interviews…

IBM nurtures its blockchain ecosystem

IBM is nurturing its blockchain ecosystem with the IBM Blockchain Founder Accelerator (BFA). This aims to help enterprises, and their developers, bring blockchain solutions into production faster. IBM will select eight new blockchain network founders to join this fee-based accelerator. Those chosen will come from banking, logistics, manufacturing and retail. The BFA offers expertise and…

SAP refocuses its Leonardo on digital innovation

For those who know, SAP Leonardo (Leonardo) was SAP’s brand for IoT. At Sapphire 2017 SAP has extended Leonardo to make IoT a part of the broader drive towards digital innovation. The concept is the combination of: Enablement of enterprises to innovate at scale. Enterprise business redefinition appropriate to a digital world. The key to…