Crypto and blockchain acceleration in uncertain times

There are moments that change the world, that create seismic shifts in what feels like an instant. The ongoing cycles of COVID pandemic and the fallout of the Russian war in Ukraine have changed the world. These shifts are felt daily in the world of trade, where we’re seeing new widespread adoption of digital solutions […]
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Surging toward a data-driven supply chain: Why reinvention could happen sooner than you think

In a fog of war, trusted real-time data can boost global supply chain resiliency War in Europe is surfacing new supply chain concerns as global logistics and freight transportation providers cut service into and out of Russia and Ukraine. Global turmoil is expected, driving a blow to the automotive industry and disrupting shipment of critical […]
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Digital transformation can turn sustainability into your winning business strategy

It’s past time for businesses to get serious about their sustainability efforts. Governments, shareholders, employees and consumers all want businesses to make environmental concerns integral to their decision-making. In fact, research from IBM’s Institute for Business Value (IBV) finds that 50% of consumers say they’re willing to pay a premium for sustainable brands. But there’s […]
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Four ways digital transformation can help meet sustainability goals

The pandemic-related events of the past two years have people rethinking their sustainability priorities. Governments are issuing regulatory standards. Investors and financial managers are incorporating sustainability criteria in their investment decisions. And customers and employees have become much more environmentally conscious, seeking brands and employers who share their values. Together these forces are shaping a […]
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Loftware Acquires PRISYM ID, Expands Enterprise Labeling Solutions for Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Companies

Clinical Trials Labeling and Regulated Content Management Added to Cloud-Based Platform
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Harnessing the power of data and AI to operationalize sustainability

Companies are under mounting pressure from regulators, investors, and consumers to progress toward more sustainable and socially responsible business operations — and to demonstrate these measures in a robust and verifiable way. In fact, corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability risks tied as the third highest concerns for organizations, as ranked by large corporations in a […]
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5 Courses to Beef Up Your Knowledge of Blockchain Technology

5 Courses to Beef Up Your Knowledge of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain technology has the ability to change a number of industries. Although it is commonly referred to when speaking of cryptocurrencies, blockchain also can affect the supply chain, health care, the Internet of Things, and more. According to MarketsandMarkets, blockchain technology and services are estimated to reach US $67.4 billion by 2026. Already this year they hit $4.9 billion.
One of the key benefits of blockchain technology is decentralization—its ability to distribute data and computing power across multiple computers in an organization’s…

Medtronic Commits to Funding Pandemic Preparedness Research

Part of the research will look at the strength of the supply chain, including its effectiveness in distributing ventilators.
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What really happened with Cyber Week 2021? Analyzing the trends of the year’s biggest shopping week

Supply chain chaos did not deter holiday shoppers during Cyber Week, but it did shift shopping patterns and a few long-lived holiday shopping traditions. Black Thursday disappeared… In recent years as Black Friday grew, deep discounts and increased customer demand pushed stores to open earlier and earlier, until eventually they technically opened on Thanksgiving eve, […]
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Crowding into stores and malls for Black Friday is now a ghost of Christmas past

Vaccinations have been rolled out, lockdowns have been lifted, and workers are returning to offices, but 2021 is starting to feel like 2020 all over again, bah humbug! There is reason to be concerned when consumers are seeing fewer options in the grocery aisles, local shops are closing earlier due to labor shortages, and a […]
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