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Leverage blockchain technology to improve public health

Blockchain as an emerging technology is increasingly viewed as a gamer changer in the data exchange process in our ever-connected world. Through a scalable and decentralized data sharing ecosystem, Blockchain technology is steadily bringing peace in minds; enabling organizations to work together with more trust.
In effect, by keeping an audit trail of all transactions on an unalterable distributed ledger, blockchain technology establishes accountability and transparency in the data exchange process
IBM and the FDA will explore how a blockchain framework can potentially provide benefits to public health by supporting important use cases for information exchange across a wide variety of data types, including clinical trials and “real world” evidence data.

Better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data

I have a pleasure to recall that, capabilities to better visualize, understand and manage risks associated with the protection of sensitive data are indispensable in our ever-connected data-driven era. In effect, there is a growing need for the C-suite and the Board to understand their security posture through the lens of business risk, not just the technical security data and metrics. Business leaders must be equipped to make risk-based decisions and prioritize investments toward the cybersecurity readiness and resilience.

Business leaders need a comprehensive, business-friendly dashboard and intuitive data risk control center to help uncover, analyze, and visualize data-related business risks, so they can take action to proactively protect their business. I can observe that, the addition of Agile 3 Solutions’ capabilities to IBM Security’s portfolio adds an intuitive tool to improve C-Suite decision making as businesses prepare to defend themselves against cybercrime.

The surface analytics segment within the geospatial analytics industry

One can observe that, as companies are seeking ways to increase revenues and reduce costs, there is an interesting demand for the integration of geospatial technologies with mainstream technologies, which is fueling the growth of the geospatial analytics market
For those who are unfamiliar, Surface analytics is a process of measuring geographical data such as, the flow of materials and water across surfaces, and evaluating sight lines and routes across landscapes. Surface analytics solutions are expected to be adopted in almost every industry vertical to facilitate strategic decisions
According to Research and Markets, the geospatial analytics market is projected to grow from USD 30.71 Billion in 2016 to USD 73.91 Billion by 2021, at a high CAGR of 19.2% during the forecast period.

Smart Home: enhanced value proposition beyond security to provide true intelligence

Beyond a set of challenges related to security and privacy, it is increasingly exciting to see that, the market is embracing an intelligent, integrated smart home model. In effect, companies are tying security together with intelligent automation of lights, climate control, and other systems to create a comprehensive package responding to the true needs. I can also observe that, companies such as Vivint are enhancing their value proposition beyond security to provide intelligence. The company recently launched Sky, an interesting smart home assistant that manages all of the devices in a connected homeThe company also announces having installed more than 10 million smart home devices in North American homes.