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Data Privacy in the Cloud – Whose Data Is It Anyway? Last year was another banner year for security breaches, sad but true. At times it felt like a week did not go by without the announcement of another large corporate security breach (that usually happened sometime in the past) and the personal information of millions of people was potentially at risk. One breach in particular stands out to me. The Equifax breach that occurred last September. Approximately 145 million individuals' personal information had potentially been acquired by the hackers. The reason this one stands out is not due to the size, or that is was a company that sells services to protect your personal information (though that is ironic). What makes it stands out was the testimony of the interim CEO, Paulino do Rego Barros. Barros testified that ‘consumers do not have a say in opting in or out of ... (more)

Blockchain as a Service | @ExpoDX #FinTech #Blockchain #IoT #IIoT #Bitcoin #Ethereum #SmartCities

The cloud wars rage on. The room is full of 800lb gorillas that have been battling over market share and supremacy for several years now. You know who the key players are - Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM - all still standing.  Three year ago, Gartner described the market as ‘still evolving and maturing'.  However, last year, they described the market as ‘in a state of upheaval' with many providers shifting their strategies as they struggle to obtain market share. Pricing battles have always been ongoing in the cloud wars. Surprisingly, in one sense, the pricing battles have m... (more)

Blockchain Use Case for 2018 | @ExpoDX @EFeatherston #FinTech #Blockchain #AI #IoT #DigitalTransformation

Will Supply Chain Be the Breakout Blockchain Use Case for 2018? Supply Chain. Logistics. Provenance. Hot topics around the dinner table with the family I am sure. Okay, maybe not so much. Even so, these all impact our lives daily, while we may be blissfully unaware of it. Take the dinner table for example. That savory grilled salmon filet on your plate may have come all the way from China. Those carrots and asparagus? Possibly shipped in from Peru. The fresh (out of season) fruit? Chile or Mexico could have been the origination point. What gets all those items from their source to... (more)

Healthcare Industry & #Blockchain | @CloudExpo #FinTech #Ethrereum #Bitcoin

Why Is the Healthcare Industry Abuzz About Blockchain? Blockchain. A day doesn't seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner's recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.' While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality' discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously acr... (more)

The #Blockchain Question | @CloudExpo #FinTech #AI #DX #MachineLearning

The Burning Blockchain Question - Should I Be Thinking About It? Shiny new toy syndrome. We all see it, we all experience it. Who doesn't like the shiny new toy?  Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Sadly, frequently without even looking at what problem they are trying to solve. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the new... (more)