Apple Centers Health Data Strategy on iPhone

Apple quietly has been strategizing to expand its growing healthcare business to include the management of digital health records, with the iPhone operating as a central data hub, CNBC reported last week. Apple has been in talks with numerous health industry groups that are involved in setting standards for the storage and sharing of electronic medical records, in a way that would help consumers gain more control over their private medical information, according to the network.

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Gartner: Apple top IT vendor, Google leapfrogs Microsoft and IBM

Apple is leading the pack as the largest IT vendor in the world, according to new Gartner figures, which also show Google has ousted Microsoft from third place. The new Gartner Global Top 100 ranks IT vendors based on their revenue, excluding communication services and shows Apple romps home in first place with more than $218 billion in IT revenue – around $79 billion more than second placed Samsung Vendor Group at $139 billion.

Link: Gartner: Apple top IT vendor, Google leapfrogs Microsoft and IBM
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How SAP, T-Mobile, and Intel Use Cloud Foundry’s Open Source PaaS

SANTA CLARA, California — As enterprises shift to digital business models, “every company becomes a software-driven company,” said Bjoern Goerke, CTO of SAP in his keynote address at last week’s Cloud Foundry Summit Silicon Valley.
He’s referring to the much-discussed digital transformation,…

Link: How SAP, T-Mobile, and Intel Use Cloud Foundry’s Open Source PaaS
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Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees

Accenture and Microsoft have developed a digital identity prototype using blockchain technology as part of a humanitarian project to provide legal ID to more than 1.1 billion people around the world, including 7 million refugees, by 2020. The prototype — revealed this week at the second summit of ID2020, a public-private consortium promoting the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goal of providing legal ID for everyone — combines a person’s biometric information such as their fingerprint or retina scan with blockchain, the record-keeping technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, to create a legal identity.

Link: Microsoft and Accenture develop blockchain ID system for refugees
via http://www.zdnet.com

Acrow selects IBM and IT Easy for Cloud and Mobile

Sydney – 19 Jun 2017:. IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today that Acrow, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of scaffolding and formwork for the construction industry, has selected IBM and IT Easy, to implement a total infrastructure refresh built around IBM Cloud, mobile, and network technology. The solution will see IBM Cloud and IT Easy rapidly replace Acrow’s aged hosted environment with IBM Cloud including pre-integration with VMware software on IBM’s bare-metal servers.

Link: Acrow selects IBM and IT Easy for Cloud and Mobile
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View An Interactive Timeline of All Past Microsoft Acquisitions

1
July 30, 1987
Forethought, Inc.
Computer software
United States
14,000,000
[19]
2
March 31, 1991
Consumers Software
Software
Canada

[20]
3
June 29, 1992
Fox Software
PC database software
United States

[21]
4
February 28, 1994
Softimage
Wholesale 3-D visualization software
Canada

Link: View An Interactive Timeline of All Past Microsoft Acquisitions
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PayPal’s CEO Is Clueless About Apple Customers

When it comes to the peer-to-peer Apple Pay service coming in iOS 11, PayPal CEO Dan Schulman is demonstrating just how oblivious someone can be about Apple customers. Mr. Schulman is convinced that Apple Pay Cash won’t have an easy time competing with PayPal’s own Venmo app. His rationale for…

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