Blockchain’s reach will soon go beyond currency and into business processes

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By Wade Funk Blockchain is already the darling of the press, and it seems clear that it will play an evolutionary – and maybe even revolutionary – role in the coming years of our collective digital transformation journey. Still, we’ve all got a lot to learn (myself included!) about this distributed ledger technology. What exactly […]

Leveraging blockchain features for access restriction in our 3D printing proof-of-concept

When we last talked about our 3D printing procurement system proof-of-concept, we promised to report back on how we are using blockchain features for access restriction. Prior to implementing blockchain features, we handled access restriction to the 3D model files (STL/G-code) using folder access and Enterprise GitHub. This worked fine if the 3D printing was […]

Niche blockchain players emerging in healthcare

Pulse Series: As part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare, David Pare, CTO for DXC Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia and New Zealand, will focus each month on news, start-ups and developments within the industry — what’s happening, what’s being done to drive innovation, and what’s new or newsworthy. In my last blog, I […]

Why healthcare does not need blockchain

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Pulse Series: As part of the 21st Century Series on Australian Healthcare, David Pare, CTO for DXC Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia and New Zealand, will focus each month on news, start-ups and developments within the industry — what’s happening, what’s being done to drive innovation, and what’s new or newsworthy. There has been a lot […]

NIST takes aim at blockchain security hype

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Blockchain technology is all the rage right now. Largely because of the glitz of Bitcoin. While the concept of blockchain has been around since the early 1990s, it wasn’t until the advent of Bitcoin in 2009 that the idea of blockchains and distributed immutable ledgers grew popular as a concept for a group of people […]

Five technology and security books I’m reading to start the new year

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Trying to keep up on the latest technology and security developments is never-ending. The number of articles, expert interviews, books, blogs, videos, presentations, podcasts, and documentaries we need to watch to keep up also seems endless. Still, there’s nothing like a good book for an expert deep dive on a topic, which is why I […]

Blah blah blockchain

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Blockchain may be the hottest technology but it won’t change the world, at least not for government. The IT industry has been talking about blockchain in glowing terms for some time. Much of the excitement is driven by Bitcoin, an application that relies on blockchain to create digital currency particularly loved by hackers and other […]

Blockchain’s identity problem

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As an old dog in technology marketing and research, I’ve had the opportunity to watch the emergence of many new products and categories and observe the traction (or lack thereof) that the products get in the marketplace. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard about blockchain. I was speaking with a […]

B is for blockchain

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: […]

Why I’m a tech optimist

I was in graduate school in the early 1990’s when I became interested in the emerging field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).  A core objective of HCI was to design novel technologies for humans to interact with computers. To offer a flavor of the time for the uninitiated (or the young), we still revered the Internet […]