Public Sector

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The journey to interoperability: A healthcare industry-wide transformation

by Jeff Strand, Business Architect The journey to interoperability between payer and provider systems in healthcare has been bolstered by several key pieces of legislation. These create the conditions to support aspects of healthcare interoperability and, collectively, allow the transition from segregated, monolithic, proprietary solutions toward more accessible, interoperable, modular solutions. HITECH Meaningful Use (July […]

Blockchain : quel impact pour les administrations publiques européennes ?

La blockchain est une technologie pleine de promesses, et annonce une nouvelle ère de transparence et de confiance. Si les entreprises privées ont rapidement pris en marche le train de la blockchain, le secteur public commence tout juste à reconnaître son intérêt pour améliorer les services aux citoyens. Certains gouvernements européens testent déjà la blockchain […]

Ejemplos prácticos de la tecnología blockchain

Blockchain fue creado como un libro maestro de todas las transacciones realizadas con la criptomoneda bitcoin. Pero, esta tecnología tiene una amplia variedad de aplicaciones prácticas en muchos otros escenarios empresariales. Lo más grande de blockchain es que prácticamente cualquier tipo de dato puede formar parte de este sistema de intercambio seguro. Cada registro o […]

The internet will always be there for you. Or not.

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Digital transformation as we know it would be impossible without the internet. This global network of connected computers and devices enables us to access information, resources, and services, to transact business, to communicate and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world, to entertain and educate ourselves, and more. Without the internet, everyone would […]

Practical business uses for blockchain technology

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Blockchain was created as the public transaction ledger for the bitcoin cryptocurrency, but blockchain technology also has a variety of practical applications in enterprise business process scenarios. The beauty of blockchain is that virtually any type of data can be put into the distributed ledger. Each record or block contains a cryptographic hash of the […]

How social media can drive smart city supply chain

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Every urban politician knows the power of social media in driving votes, whether for good or bad. So, it should come as no surprise that citizen-powered social media is also increasingly becoming a major factor in urban economic efficiencies. The field of supply chain, as it relates to the production and distribution of a commodity […]

Lights out: Can the U.S. survive a ‘catastrophic’ power outage?

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Recently, the President’s National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) examined the ability of the U.S. federal government to respond to and recover from a catastrophic power outage striking a large swath of the nation. What is a catastrophic power outage? It’s a power outage longer than a few days or even weeks and that is, according […]

The driverless car will require 5G

There’s a great deal of effort underway on the part of companies in the telecom, auto and technology industries to start mainstreaming connected, self-driving cars by the early-to-mid 2020s. ABI Research forecasts there will be more than 11 million shared vehicles operating by 2030, serving an average of 64 users per shared driverless vehicle. Early […]

Seamless citizen experiences through ‘smarter cities’

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As a retail consumer, the most satisfying experiences might be those that never happen. Our interactions just go smoothly. This is true in the public sector as well – citizens are consumers too, and if we want to deliver on the promise of “smarter cities,” we need to simplify the way public sector organisations and […]

Wi-Fi in public places: Think twice and use encryption

Do you stop to think before joining a wireless network or is the convenience of free Wi-Fi in the street, at the café or on the bus just too tempting? You may not realize it, but the person running that wireless access point has the ability to see all of the data going through it. […]