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Posts from Date:   2017-9

Why Smart Drugs Will Start in IT

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 22, 2017

After seven months of work, my research on cognitive enhancement drugs (CEDs) in IT finally published. It published as part of Gartner’s annual Maverick project, which is a bit like an incubator for fringe research topics. Even publishing as Maverick, there are bound to be questions about the real likelihood of CEDs entering the IT […]

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Blockchain Pilots Highlight Need for Data Standards

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 9, 2017

In July, Marubeni Corporation and Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance completed an international trade transaction using blockchain. Marubeni’s Japanese and Australian entities participated in the transaction, which apparently used Hyperledger Fabric and support by Mizuho. Digitalizing the process on the blockchain reduced the transaction time from days to a couple hours, while reducing labor costs. The advantage […]

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