Google takes on Amazon and Microsoft with cloud offerings for blockchain devs

Blockchain is really entering the mainstream now. We’ve had an internal debate here at DBC about the terminology. I’ve maintained that “blockchain” is just one way of implementing “distributed ledger” technology. But we don’t always win the Jargon Wars by being precise. Now Google enters the fray, and they’re using the TLA “DLT”, for “Distributed […]

Internet of Things – Driving Real Change in Insurance

Big data, analytics and advanced technologies are converging to have a profound effect on the insurance industry. Insurers are moving from a business model of indemification to one of risk mitigation. Real-time data generated from “things” like digital sensors and mobile devices is being analyzed by Machine Learning analytic techniques and generating powerful alerts and […]

Analytics Success or Failure? 10 Red Flags Your Program Will Fail.

The key to a successful analytics program success is an analytics strategy, one that is aligned to your business strategy and supported by a data strategy. Most organizations have many of the elements of a strategy but they are too often not well documented, communicated or fully implemented.  Analytics teams are too busy keeping up […]

Think Outside the Box with Design Thinking

When we attempt to solve problems, most of us are constrained by our experience. In fact, often we define problems looking for the solutions we already have in mind.  Design Thinking is an empathic approach that enables us to think and solve problems differently – really and truly from the customer perspective. Long used in […]

Innovate or Die!

Much has been written about innovation and the debate is still going – incremental or radical innovation. In reality, you need to do both. Startups have the advantage of not having to undo existing complexity and legacy thinking. Existing businesses need to think like a start up and laser focus their efforts on targeted iniatitives. […]

Terminology Wars: “Blockchain”

  • May 4, 2018
  • general
  • Jeff Worthington

Okay, I give up. I try to use new terms with some precision. Communication is better that way. But invariably, the marketers and the general press swoop in, half-understanding the new concept, and start throwing the new lingo around. Soon, it’s little better than jargon. A block chain is one way of technically implementing a distributed […]