IBM Addresses Blockchain Security Concerns

Posted by Rick Fowler, TCC Director of Mainframe Services

As I discuss blockchain technology with my colleagues, security is a recurring topic. Since blockchain has been utilized by the financial services industry and private distributed ledger technologies are known to concentrate high degrees of wealth, tampering and fraud are real possibilities.

In an article posted on IBMSystems Magazine website titled IBM Delivers Additional Protection for Blockchain, it appears that IBM has recognized and addressed this concern.

According to the article, IBM worked with the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project to architect a cloud offering that is designed to prevent unauthorized access. The resulting technology is called the IBM Secure Service Container and it uses advanced virtualization and encryption to protect against abuse.

The article notes that the value of the blockchain technology market in forecast in the billions of dollars and with this much at stake, businesses want their blockchain network running on the service built on the IBM zSystems and Linux ONE platforms specifically designed to keep that value safe.

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Ann Robatin Fuerst, Ph.D. Joins Triple Impact, a TCC Company

Posted by Steve Fey, TCC Director of Business Development

Triple Impact, a TCC Company, is pleased to welcome Ann Robatin Fuerst, Ph.D. as Chief Learning Strategist. Ann is a recognized expert in Learning and Talent Management Consulting. She has established a reputation as a reliable and flexible professional who efficiently leads teams through the process of mapping out a truly unified Talent Management strategy.

Throughout her professional services career, including 10 as a Learning and Talent Management Consultant, Ann has designed, developed and managed hundreds of learning, talent, and leadership engagements for a wide variety of clients. Her effective leadership of solution teams has enabled organizations to drive productivity and achieve remarkable results.

Ann has worked in a variety of industries; including banking, health care, call center, high tech, management consulting, manufacturing, membership associations, nonprofits, public education, and retail. Clients have included: RSMeans, CyrusOne, The Educational Service Center of Central Ohio, HireVue, GOJO Industries, The United States Coast Guard, Blue Cross Blue Shield, The Doe Run Company, Massey Services, Tween Brands (Justice), Pi Lambda Phi International Fraternity, PNC Bank, Bank of America, Lending Tree, and Wells Fargo.

Ann holds a Ph.D. (Training and Performance Improvement), M.Ed. (Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education) and B.A. (English and Political Science). She also earned an Emotional and Social Competency Inventory (ESCI) Accreditation from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.

Ann’s specialties include: Human Capital Management (HCM) Strategy Development, content curation, learning data analytics, Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence, ESCI, Learning Management Systems (LMS) including: Absorb LMS, Cornerstone OnDemand, SumTotal, SABA, Grovo, Oracle’s LearnCenter, Topyx, Blackboard, Degreed, and eLearning strategy and tools including Captivate, Lectora, and Storyline.

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