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Justin Kershaw, CIO, Cargill

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IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes

IBM has leveraged blockchain to resolve discrepancies in its contingent labor contracts. If its global rollout goes well, the tech could soon be available as an product for invoice reconciliation.

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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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CIO Digital Magazine, November-December 2016

Cover story: Five winners of the CIO.com and Drexel University Analytics 50 awards share details of their projects, lessons learned and advice.

Special report: platforms play big in the cloud

This latest report in our C-Suite 360 series takes a full-spectrum look at the opportunities and risks in cloud computing, offering up the expert information your organization needs to set its cloud strategy.

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CIO Digital Magazine, October 2016

Cover story: Uniting the digital enterprise. Enterprise mobility management isn't just for mobile devices and apps anymore, it's for truly becoming an extended enterprise.

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CIO Digital Magazine, September 2016

Cover story: Big data on campus. Facing federal and state pressure to raise retention and graduation rates, dozens of colleges and universities are developing analytics tools to help students make better decisions about everything...

Research report: IT security's looming tipping point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

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CIO Digital Magazine, August 2016

Cover story: Cloud-based ERP will eventually rule, and on-premises software is destined for legacy status. How can IT ensure a smooth transition?

CIO Wrapsheet: A CIO's guide to understanding analytics

Today's data-driven business runs on the almighty algorithm. Here's how to get the most out of your data analytics.

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CIO Digital Magazine, June-July 2016

Cover story: this year’s CIO 100 honorees are serious about winning customers and driving revenue.

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CIO Digital Magazine, May 2016

Cover story: Connecting devices is just the first act in an Internet of Things production. The magic happens when analytics transform data into business intelligence. CIOs need to play a role.

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