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7 'crackpot' technologies that might transform IT

Next-horizon technologies have piqued some IT leaders’ interest in terms of the business value they may ultimately drive. Others remain skeptical of the high-risk payoff.

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More banks are embracing cryptocurrency and blockchain

Wells Fargo is the latest financial institution with plans to launch its own stablecoin cryptocurrency. As the fourth largest bank in the world, Wells Fargo is looking to use blockchain to ease cross-border payments and cut back on...

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11 key takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Autonomous Linux, digital assistants, and closer work with Microsoft, VMware and others were among the highlights from this year’s conference.

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The promise – and potential pitfalls – of blockchain technology

Blockchain's distributed database technology has the potential to solve a number of headaches in the enterprise. But to get to the reality of what's possible, CIOs will have to cut through a lot of hype.

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It’s time for Silicon Valley to grow up

For all too long, Silicon Valley has operated under the laissez-faire notion that the world is just one big beta-test and that conventional rules don’t apply. Finally, a prominent member of the community is calling for change.

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Facebook’s Libra and Calibra: Crypto in your pocket | TECH(feed)

Facebook’s announcement of its new cryptocurrency, Libra, and digital wallet, Calibra, means we all might be a step closer to adopting blockchain tech. The ability to carry around fiat-backed, digital currency in your pocket could...

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An iPhone crypto-wallet; a Facebook cryptocurrency? | TECH(talk)

Apple may be prepping to turn your iPhone into a digital wallet, and has already announced plans for an Apple credit card. Now, Facebook expects to roll out its own cryptocurrency in 2020. So just what's going on?

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What is sharding? It's one way blockchain can scale

Sharding is one of several methods being tested by start-ups, developers and current blockchain platforms to see if it can help developers finally address blockchain's scalability problem.

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Visa and Coinbase debut a crypto debit card, plus, gearing up for Uber's IPO | TECH(feed)

Apple’s upcoming iOS 12.3 is in beta testing and will include one of the many services announced at the company’s showcase last month. Plus, a new debit card will allow crypto owners to spend their coins just about anywhere. And ahead...

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How blockchain can work with IoT |TECH(talk)

Blockchain and IoT are two huge buzzwords in tech, but can they ever work together? Network World's Jon Gold joins Juliet to discuss how some enterprises can utilize blockchain technology in conjunction with their IoT devices. Could...

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World's fastest supercomputer, Facebook's alleged cryptocurrency | TECH(feed)

The U.S. government is planning to build the world's fastest supercomputer, Google is slapped with a fine by the European Union and reports of a Facebook cryptocurrency could mean big things for cross-border payments.

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What's next for blockchain technology? | TECH(talk)

Over the past few years, blockchain has grown and evolved as it’s been rolled out in a variety of industries. It looks like 2019 will be the year blockchain gets even more enmeshed in financial services and FinTech. Computerworld’s...

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Blockchain spending swells, plus, see who's leaving Facebook | TECH(feed)

A ride-hailing giant in Southeast Asia is about to get even bigger after securing billions in funding, blockchain spending is rapidly increasing, and find out which social media platform are young people leaving on today’s episode of...

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A primer for CIOs needing ‘deep learning’ on the benefits on emerging tech

Analytics, machine learning and other emerging technologies are transforming how businesses compete.

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Carrefour modernizes food traceability with blockchain

Blockchain is helping the supermarket chain track the provenance of its food products, but knowing your supply chain inside out is the key to making the most of the technology.

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Healthcare technology markets: 5 predictions for 2019

Digital transformation is gaining momentum; however healthcare enterprises will proceed cautiously.

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Is trust the biggest hurdle to blockchain?

Everyone wants to jump on the blockchain bandwagon but diving in without confronting risks early and aligning enterprise goals will be surefire path to failure.

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CIO Leadership Live with Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology | Ep 15

In this episode, host Maryfran Johnson talks with Sreelakshmi Kolli, CIO of Align Technology, about how the orthodontics provider is attracting top IT talent and using emerging technologies such as blockchain and 3D printing to expand...

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