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Gartner’s Cool Vendors In Blockchain Platforms

Last month, I wrote a blog post about our research note, ‘Cool Vendors in Blockchain Applications’, where the focus was on business innovations being built on a blockchain foundation. This month, we wanted to share with you another recent note where the emphasis is on the technology innovations around blockchain. Ray Valdes, Fabio Chesini, Joerg […]

Microsoft Announces support for additional Blockchain Protocols on Azure

Over the past year, we have worked closely with customers and partners to develop an open blockchain ecosystem on Microsoft Azure for blockchain application development. Our goal has been to empower you to build blockchain solutions easily, with the ledger and development tools of your choice. Initially, we targeted dev/test topologies, partnering with organizations such […]

The Sharing Economy Book: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism (MIT Press)

IT Books
Winner of a 2017 Axiom Best Business Books Award. Sharing isn’t new. Giving someone a ride, having a guest in your spare room, running errands for someone, participating in a supper club — these are not revolutionary concepts. What is new, in the “sharing economy,” is that you are not helping a friend for free; […]

Gartner: You Don’t Have to Be a Disruptor to Be Disruptive

Nearly every organization is considering or undertaking some form(s) of digital transformation. Nearly every technology and service provider (TSP) is attempting to tailor its offerings to organizations undertaking transformation. [editor’s note – the tally officially became “every” for both of the above during the writing of this blog] Digital disruptors like Amazon/Amazon Web Services (AWS), […]

Enterprise IoT: A Definitive Handbook

IT Books
The fourth edition of the Enterprise IoT book is out now.The most comprehensive guide on understanding Enterprise IoT and how to implement IoT applications using IoT cloud offerings from Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, GE Predix and open source software. For complete details about the book, visit “Internet of Things is a vision where every object […]

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 2.7 Percent in 2017

Analysts to Discuss Latest IT Spending Outlook During Gartner Webinar on January 17 Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 2.7 percent increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. However, this growth rate is down from earlier projections of 3 percent. “2017 was poised to be a rebound year in […]

Cisco: Two Sides of the Same IoT Coin

When people talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), they’re often thinking about the cool new technologies involved—nano-sensors, micro-cameras, cloud computing, machine learning, analytics, blockchain, or even drones and autonomous vehicles. But as it turns out, if you try to implement IoT technology without looking first (and last!) at business processes, you will likely be […]

Microsoft: Chain joins the Azure Ecosystem

I’m excited to announce that Chain is LIVE on Azure. Microsoft is a host sponsor of the Chain testnet along with the Initiative for Cryptocurrencies and Contracts (IC3), a collaboration of Cornell University, Cornell Tech, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Technion. For the first time, developers can install Chain Core (Chain’s […]

Microservices, cloud native, DevOps, containers, blockchain, what to invest in?

HP Enterprise
Microservices, cloud native, DevOps, containers, blockchain, … these are all new technologies CIOs are confronted with. But which ones actually make sense? And what value will they bring to existing enterprises? That’s a question I often get. CIOs are trying to understand what technology will bring most benefits to their existing IT environment. So, let’s […]

Microsoft adds DevTest Labs to Azure’s Blockchain-as-a-Service

Microsoft has announced another major boost to its Azure cloud computing platform in the shape of its new DevTest Labs integration, aimed at helping developers test their blockchain-based applications. “Blockchain technologies will become even easier to build and test using Azure’s DevTest Labs currently in preview,” wrote Marley Gray, director of Technology Strategy at Microsoft […]

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