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Coming soon: Public blockchains for private business data

Ernst & Young has created a public blockchain prototype it plans to launch in 2019 that lets companies transact with any number of partners in an open network while protecting the privacy of each participant and their data.

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IBM to move Watson Health to a hybrid cloud

IBM is moving its Watson Cognitive Health services to a hybrid cloud model that it said will give customers greater access to a larger pool of payer and health record information for data analytics.

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Apple in the enterprise? It’s nice, but you may need bigger change

No matter how many Macs, iPads, iPhones or even Surface devices you roll out at work, if you’re not prepared to change how you do business you’re probably on borrowed time.

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Blockchain to generate more than $10.6B in revenue by 2023

Blockchain has seen a real uptick in adoption as a number of companies roll out pilot tests in various industries and blockchain-as-a-service gains traction.

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Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

The economist who predicted the 2008 financial collapse has been telling congressional leaders that bitcoin and blockchain represent a significant threat to the stability of the financial marketplace. But he's getting pushback.

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How Apple is transforming retail

Rituals Cosmetics has migrated its entire business to Apple's solutions, which has reduced costs, increased productivity, and improved customer service.

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That Apple Watch ECG? You ain’t seen nothing yet

Apple's newly developed ECG reading tool on Apple Watch is just one of many health tools the company is developing as wearable tech unlocks the future of healthcare.

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CIO Leadership Live with Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente | Ep 14

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Dick Daniels, CIO of Kaiser Permanente, about the forces shaping the healthcare industry, and how the healthcare consortium is taking on the tasks of improving IT productivity and...

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Banks remain wary of blockchain-based electronic payment networks

While blockchain-based payment networks could help eliminate central authorities and their accompanying fees for cross-border transfers, banks and other enterprises see risks.

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Mastercard, Microsoft partner on B2B fintech network that could save billions

Mastercard and Microsoft have developed a B2B global trade platform that creates a directory of businesses for verification purposes and a payment and clearance network to challenge what is today a mostly paper-based system.

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W. Va. to use blockchain-based mobile app for mid-term voting

The state will be the first ever to use a blockchain-enabled mobile voting app – developed by Voatz – to allow absentee voters to cast ballots in the mid-term elections this fall.

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New blockchain ledger will let you sell personal healthcare data

IBM and a start-up have launched a blockchain-based app that lets patients eventually sell anonymized data to pharmaceutical companies, researchers and others while retaining greater control over privacy.

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What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

More CIOS are turning to robotic process automation to eliminate tedious tasks, freeing corporate workers to focus on higher value work. But RPA requires proper design, planning and governance if it's to bolster the business, experts...

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EU regulation will drive U.S. banks to embrace FinTech or lose market share

Europe's financial services industry has been forced to embrace open banking and customer data sharing. Now, with PSD2, U.S. banks will soon have to follow suit or face increased online competition.

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Retailer migrates 14,000 staff to G Suite and LumApps intranet

The migration from Microsoft Office has improved collaboration, says sportswear retailer Finish Line.

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China once again cracks down on cryptocurrencies, news outlets

The Chinese government has banned more than a half dozen online media outlets after they published information on cryptocurrencies, and a regional government authority clamped down on all venues hosting crypto events.

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What Vitalik Buterin’s tweetstorm means for the future Ethereum blockchain

In an effort to explain what will be a major upgrade to the Ethereum blockchain that will include a Proof of Stake mechanism and sharding system, its founder meticulously detailed the history of development efforts and where those...

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U.S. Treasury: Regulators should back off FinTech, allow innovation

The Treasury Department, in a report, is recommending that state and federal regulators loosen their grip on FinTech and financial services firms in general and allow them to innovate.

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