Lucas Mearian

Senior Reporter

Lucas Mearian covers financial services IT (including blockchain), healthcare IT and enterprise mobile issues (including mobility management, security, hardware and apps).

HSBC’s plan to move $20B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment

HSBC’s plan to move $20B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment

The investment bank's trust of blockchain is likely to spur confidence in the nascent technology.

Microsoft’s Intune is now Endpoint Manager:  What is it, and how well does the UEM tool work?

Microsoft’s Intune is now Endpoint Manager: What is it, and how well does the UEM tool work?

Microsoft's Endpoint Manager has the potential to reduce time and effort managing desktop and mobile work environments. But it's not without its own set of problems, according to users.

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

Blockchain is gaining ground in the supply chain arena, verifying not only the provenance of goods, but enabling suppliers of meats and produce to verify their origins and ensure regulatory rules are met.

BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry's latest version of its flagship Enterprise Mobility Suite is aimed at enabling management of all devices and apps across all vendor platforms.

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

A decentralized storage service that rents capacity from users around the globe is among a small cadre of vendors claiming their capacity is cheaper and more resilient than big players such as Amazon S3.

Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network

Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network

Walmart Canada's blockchain hits the sweet spot for the supply chain industry as it solves issues such as invoice dispute resolution and real-time data distribution.

Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal.

Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

New data from job search site Indeed shows that the number of people searching for blockchain and crypto jobs has continued to decline.

Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook planned for regulatory pushback and competition from other crypto wallets, which is what has emerged.

Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

Enterprises that have System Center Configuration Manager licenses now have automatic access to Intune via the new, combined Endpoint Manager.

Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Microsoft's decision to integrate third-party mobile threat defense software is a sign of bigger things to come for the company's UEM platform.

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Stablecoins can include features that are typical of regulated securities, meaning they might be able to avoid new government oversight.

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

A business consortium led by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance said their new blockchain-based token specification can create regulatory compliant digital currency for use in any number of scenarios.

Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

Do you really need a Chief Mobility Officer? (Spoiler alert: nope)

While C-level positions were all the rage when mobility was new in the enterprise, the role of CMO – while still somewhat prevalent – is now largely unnecessary and could even hurt your bottom line.

In 2020, businesses likely to shift blockchain focus to integration, interoperability

In 2020, businesses likely to shift blockchain focus to integration, interoperability

As the hype around blockchain cools and enterprises continue to cut their tech teeth on the distributed ledger, non-technical challenges and interoperability hurdles are emerging.

Mastercard partners on blockchain-based food supply chain

Mastercard partners on blockchain-based food supply chain

Mastercard and Envisible's new blockchain-based supply chain will enable grocers and suppliers to not only track goods on the distributed ledger but for them as well.

12 blockchain-related jobs to consider in 2020

12 blockchain-related jobs to consider in 2020

Blockchain skills are increasingly being sought after for jobs connected to legacy IT systems.

What does Libra mean for the future of cryptocurrency?

What does Libra mean for the future of cryptocurrency?

Amid concern from regulators and Libra Association members alike, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified to Congress about plans for his company's planned digital currency, Libra. He revealed Libra will not roll out until U.S....

Facebook won't launch cryptocurrency until U.S. regulators approve

Facebook won't launch cryptocurrency until U.S. regulators approve

Growing pressure from regulators prompted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to say his company will not back a global financial network based on a cryptocurrency without government okay.

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