Industry 4.0 sees a Blockchain-Revolution

Just over a week ago I had the pleasure to speak in front of an active and interested audience, who were taking time out of their busy schedule to learn about the fundamental changes Blockchain can bring to the society and the market we live and work in.

The University of applied Sciences of Würzburg & Schweinfurt was a great venue to speak.

For everyone that might have an interest in how Blockchain technology on steroids combined with the internet of things and the new fifth generation of GSM might build the triangle that could turn out to be the most important instrument in the orchestra of the 21nd century, I am sharing the proceedings.

Thanks to Innovecs, under whose sponsorship the event was taking place and for the awesome auspice extended by Professor Dr. Thilo Büsching, holding the professorship for Economics and Media-Management in FHWS, who also happens to be a great friend of mine for many years.

See and download the PDF (in German language): 2017-10-15 Blockchain Revolution

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Can Blockchain Improve Health? Great article by Prof Bill Buchanan!

Combining the powers of Blockchain into asset-management in healthcare equipment is a great addition to the wide areas of application for this new technology.

We have seen Blockchain taking its place in granting interested and properly authorized parties such as research, general practitioners (GPs) and clinical staff, insurance and the Pharma industry access to restricted documents such as agglomerated info from electronic health records or individual information. An MIT spin-off is working on this particular aspect with healthcare organisations globally.  Others are following or thinking about doing so (e.g. http://lynxcare.be/en ) We have seen its advent in other sectors, especially in the insurance sector.

Now combining Blockchain technology with asset-management systems in the healthcare sector is a new approach:

Within clinical trials, too, Blockchain can be used to overcome the problems around fraudulent results, in that a complete record, with timestamps, of a trail, and which can be verifiable. This will provide both integrity and clinical provenance, and hope to increase collaboration and innovation. It is thought that the Pharma industry could benefit of $200 billion in defining a chain-of-custody in the supply chain.

Trust provides the core part of a medical infrastructure. Blockchain helps in decentralising it.

See more in this intersting article: Can Blockchain Improve Health? | Prof Bill Buchanan OBE, PhD, FBCS | Pulse | LinkedIn

The DevOps Toolkit Series Continues: 2.2 Is Born | Technology Conversations

Someone should buy this guy a coffee!

The third installment in The DevOps Toolkit Series is public! Even though, while I’m writing this post, only 20% of The DevOps 2.2 Toolkit: Self-Healing Clusters is finished, I hope you’…

Source: The DevOps Toolkit Series Continues: 2.2 Is Born | Technology Conversations

iTAM-mpo.com online

Finally, our managed/military project office is online. Head over to iTAM™ Intelligent Asset-Management to see the new generation of OSI2 based asset-management solutions utilizing our MPO approach.

The suite is sold under auspice of DELL in Switzerland.

The method Roth & Partners apply is taken from the background of a task force. With a field-proven, robust process the analysis of issues and their resolution is minimized in time and efforts.

We cordially invite you to have a close look and do not hesitate to ask us for a free consultation / initial audit by one of our partners.

 

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

Docs use pen and paper after computers scrambled amid global outbreak

Source: UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

<<UK hospitals have effectively shut down and are turning away non-emergency patients after ransomware ransacked its networks.

Some 16 NHS organizations across Blighty – including several hospital trusts such as NHS Mid-Essex CCG and East and North Hertfordshire – have had their files scrambled by a variant of the WannaCrypt, aka WanaCrypt aka Wcry, nasty. Users are told to cough up $300 in Bitcoin to restore their documents.

Doctors have been reduced to using pen and paper, and closing A&E to non-critical patients, amid the tech blackout. Ambulances have been redirected to other hospitals, and operations canceled.>>

A suitable Disaster Recovery applying field-proven MPO methods are called for in case your IT is struck by fallout from the NSA vulnerabilities and tool-collection that have been dumped by hackers in the open after not being rewarded by solvent buyers.

The missing OPSEC in the US cyber-activities have taken their toll, and we are well advised to protect our systems, with a good measure of security for disaster recovery. If you feel you could do with a suitable DR and incident response plan, and are a NHS entity, call

+44.1617 38 1243 

or ask us for a risk- and cost free telephone audit by one of our executive directors, followed by a workshop and PoC on-site on demand. Our DR/IR solution can save valuable time after rogue patches, ransomware or all kind of nasty cyber-infections.

 

90 per cent of the UK’s NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP

…. And a load of them say they’ll keep using it in 2017

Source: 90 per cent of the UK’s NHS is STILL relying on Windows XP • The Register

So, wouldn’t it be good to have a suitable solution to quickly switch to W10 (which seems to be the lesser evil) on NHS systems seamlessly and without issues? The Roth & Partners Managed Project Office can apply field proven methods to implement the iTAM (intelligent asset management solution plus active migration support) to audit, prepare, plan and transform NHS entities.

Cost is much less than one might think. The process cuts operational costs by 25-75%, according to studies in the public sector.

Call +44.1617 38 1243 for a quick audit with one of our executive partners free of charge. Ask us for a brochure.

Assetmanagement iTAM for license-management – new Whitepaper available

Our new whitepaper regarding iTAM, the operating-system independent IT-Asset-Management solution, based on R&P renowned managed project office methodology is available. The MPO allows customers to perform a quick asset management analysis, regardless of operating systems in the network, data center or on-premise of the organisation.

The underlying toolset allows much more than the iTAM asset-management. It is part of the suite that also does disaster recovery, patch- and release-management and backup- and restore automation. With the right dashboard, management can easily manage licensing issues and be informed about the state of things at any given moment in time, get warnings on license threshold limits reached and avoid under- or overlicensing issues, both a costly affair.

MPO and the underlying toolset can help customers to manage costs in IT infrastructure much better.

 

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