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).

Why France and Germany fear Facebook’s cryptocurrency – and plan to block it

Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

Gartner: Blockchain will be nothing more than an add-on for ERP, CRM software

The distributed ledger technology has already become highly fragmented, making it difficult for companies to push ahead with real-world uses. On top of that, Gartner expects that fragmentation to collapse into no more than four...

Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

Gartner sees blockchain as ‘transformational’ across industries – in 5 to 10 years

CIOs have to continue to educate execs and senior leaders about blockchain opportunities and challenges and continue to develop proofs of concept to test its business worthiness, the research firm says.

Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry

Q&A: What Apple’s embrace of cryptocurrency could mean for the payment industry

Apple has become the latest in a flurry of mega companies exploring the use of cryptocurrency, the implications of which could drastically transform payment processing.

Q&A: How one college embraced UEM to manage endpoints at five campuses

Q&A: How one college embraced UEM to manage endpoints at five campuses

Truckee Meadows Community College has more than 3,000 desktops, tablets and IoT devices that it manages through a single interface. But the journey to unified endpoint management wasn't simple – and it came with a few surprises.

Will Apple's next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.)

Will Apple's next iPhone include reverse wireless charging? (Signs say yes.)

Apple is expected to unveil its newest iPhone on Tuesday, and while speculation has centered on new processors and the camera, reverse-wireless charging appears to be in the mix of new features.

Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

Apple exec confirms cryptocurrency is on company radar

After indications earlier this year that Apple might be interested in cryptocurrency, a company exec this week confirmed the company is indeed interested in digital money, as it has "interesting long-term potential."

Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce

Why hybrid blockchains will dominate ecommerce

By combining a permissioned blockchain with a public blockchain, companies can secure background transactions with business partners while also sharing product information with consumers on an open ledger.

10 top tips for saving your smartphone’s battery

10 top tips for saving your smartphone’s battery

While we've come to depend on smartphones for much of our daily lives, too often we run apps, services or systems that unnecessarily hit battery life.

Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Hedera is a distributed ledger that runs on a new protocol that enables higher transactional throughput than bitcoin or Ethereum and is aimed directly at business use.

Why blockchain, despite some early success, remains a corporate enigma

Why blockchain, despite some early success, remains a corporate enigma

While the benefits of blockchain seem straightforward, the nuances around implementing it — including adding business partners to a network, integrating it with legacy systems and navigating uncertain regulatory waters — make its...

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

Deloitte launches ‘Blockchain in a Box’ hands-on demonstrator

The consultancy said a modular computing system will enable hands-on testing of the distributed ledger technology by enterprises hoping to get a grasp on what it can, or cannot, do.

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