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IBM IBM And The Blockchain: What Big Blue Did in 2017

News Image When we talk about conventional players adopting new-age innovative technologies, the 106-year-old technology giant IBM (IBM), popularly known as Big Blue, comes to the forefront. One area where IBM is working aggressively to stay ahead of the curve is the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), commonly known as blockchain.

Just 9% of the consulting leaders we interview are women

Over the course of 2017, we’ve interviewed almost 400 senior consulting leaders around the world, usually the most senior person in a territory or industry, picking their brains about the trends shaping their clients’ businesses and the pressures being placed on the consulting model, writes Alison Huntington of Source Global Research...

ThoughtWorks Reliability under abnormal conditions — Part One

News Image Keeping complex distributed systems available to service customer requests under peak load is hard. The challenge is exacerbated by a number of factors: the combination of increasing number of services, servers and external integrations and the rapid pace of new feature delivery; heavy spikes in load during annual peak periods; and traffic anomalies driven by promotions and external events. Luckily, there are strategies that support your ability to serve your customers and keep generating revenue by limiting the impact of problems — even if it is not feasible to reduce the risk to zero.

PA Consulting Group Should cryptocurrencies play a part in your future?

News Image As someone who dabbled a little in Bitcoin soon after its launch but didn’t hold on to any, I’m probably one of the many people experiencing some pangs of regret at the lost opportunity. At the time of writing, Bitcoin’s value hovers just below US$17,500 following what can only be described as a meteoric rise in recent months.