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IBM is regarded as having the strongest credentials in the blockchain sector, well ahead of competitors, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Almost 400 company founders, executives, managers and IT leaders responded to Juniper’s Blockchain Enterprise Survey. Amongst enterprises either actively considering, or in the process of deploying blockchain

IBM announced that Oovvuu, an Australian technology start-up, has launched a Watson powered video-on-demand news platform to connect viewers to the most relevant video and news content, while generating vital new advertising revenues for global media and news organisations. As media organisations struggle to maintain advertising revenues, news and editorial teams are


IBM has scored another win in the race to build blockchain solutions for financial institutions. Borsa Italiana, part of London Stock Exchange Group and IBM are building a blockchain solution to digitise the issuance of securities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

IBM has announced that four new data centers are now open, including one in Sydney, to bolster its cloud capabilities. With the new facility in NSW, IBM now operates four cloud data centers in Australia, expanding capacity to meet increasing demand from government and enterprise clients who want to build

Opaque AI

In 2004 NASA scientists and engineers embarked on a two-year journey to develop artificial intelligence software that could design a satellite antenna. They came up with an algorithm modelled on Darwinian evolution which takes specific design parameters such as size and frequency bands and generates random antenna designs. These are

Westpac branch

In a trial with shopping centre landlord Scentre Group, Westpac and ANZ have developed a blockchain solution to digitise a financing process used for commercial property leasing. The prototype, built on IBM’s distributed ledger technology, eliminates the need for current paper-based bank guarantee documents, resulting in a single source of

A consortium of seven of Europe’s largest banks has selected IBM to build and host a new trade finance platform based on IBM Blockchain powered by Hyperledger Fabric. The platform is designed to simplify and facilitate domestic and cross-border trade for small and medium enterprises in Europe, while helping to

In 2008, there were already more “things” or objects connected to the Internet than people. By 2020, it is estimated that the number of Internet-connected things will reach 50 billion. A recent research report compiled by McKinsey forecasted that the total economic impact of the IoT on the global economy

Data Republic

The growing potential to monetise data and extract business value from it means businesses and vendors must consider who owns the data collected it the process of doing business, and who has a licence to use it. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance

New best friends, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took a trip to the White House last Friday to discuss the future of jobs and education in a world where AI is evolving rapidly. Take our Which-50 reader survey and go into the draw for a chance