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Blockchain – exhilaration, aberration and revolution

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. After years of hype, curiosity, realism, reality-check and pragmatic-changes based on research and industry feedback, big leap of blockchain into the future will see the day of light soon. I can see it coming. Do you?

Visa and Coinbase team up on crypto-backed debit card

Visa and cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase have created a debit card – the Coinbase Card – that will allow users to make purchases tied directly to their crypto wallets.

Domino's serves up a slice of tech innovation

Technology is playing a central role in Domino's growth strategy - it's what helps the pizza retail giant stay ahead of the competition and expand into regions like Europe, from its Brisbane headquarters.

Majority of Indian customers ready to share personal data with banks for lower pricing: Report

At the same time, nearly four out of five consumers (81 percent) say they are very cautious about the privacy of their personal data.

Tax and finance execs show interest in blockchain, but see hurdles to adoption

Blockchain has the potential to eliminate routine tasks for finance and tax teams, but most back-office executives aren't even considering the technology, according to a KPMG survey.

Open for business: Step into the C-suite role you want

Forty-six percent of CEOs believe that CIOs could take on one or two other roles in the C-suite and 19 percent believe they could take on most other roles, according to the 2018 Gartner CEO survey. And that’s exactly what’s happening.

Vodafone Idea and Cisco partner to build multicloud network for enterprises

It has collaborated with Cisco to deploy a distributed multicloud architecture based on Cisco Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure. 

AR, VR and 5G to enhance in-store customer experience by 2020: Gartner

A 2018 Gartner survey indicated that 46 percent of retailers planned to deploy either AR or VR solutions to meet customer service experience requirements.

With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

Apple's new credit card threatens to cut out some of the financial services middlemen, though for now it's still tied to a bank and credit card issuer. That could change, however, giving users even greater benefits in the future.

Design thinking should be at the center of DX: Prashanth MJ, Sutherland Global

Sutherland's Head of Technology Infrastructure and Operations, Prashanth MJ, elaborates on how creating a design thinking model on top of emerging tech is a critical aspect of achieving digital transformation (DX). 

Bumble Bee CIO: Blockchain is better than a database for tracking tuna

Through a partnership with SAP, Bumble Bee has gone live with a blockchain ledger that tracks tuna from capture to cannery and allows all participants and consumers to see that information in real time.

How blockchain is becoming the 5G of the payment industry

New blockchain-based financial networks like the one launched by IBM last week will enable faster and more transparent cross-border payments and eventually become the platform for retail and other consumer transactions.