Tracking, Securing, and Optimizing Securing Valuable Healthcare Assets, Through the Supply Chain

Published – Oct 2021

Blending hardware, software, sensors, and blockchain, the Industry IoT Consortium (IIC) last week announced a new test-drive project, the “Valuable Asset Tracking (VAT) for Healthcare Networks”.

The test drive combines tamper-proof hardware and blockchain software to create a trusted and transparent asset tracking solution for valuable assets within a medical facility or among entities of a healthcare network.


Published – Oct 2021

Last month, Open Mainframe Project hosted their second annual Open Mainframe Summit, announcing record growth in contributions, with more than 105.31 Million Lines of Code written and over 9,600 commits submitted by its communities so far in 2021. This represents 100 percent more code than in 2020, with an increased number of active participants in the 20 project and working groups.


Published – Oct 2021

During the global pandemic, one of the most popular, if not the most popular collaboration platforms and applications, Microsoft Teams, experienced explosive growth. Microsoft added 95 million users in 2020, and today has more than 145 million daily active users, up from 75 million last year, with a growth rate of 894% from March to June 2020, more than Zoom.

Over 500,000 organizations use Microsoft Teams as their default messaging platform, which is hypercompetitive as it natively delivers frictionless integration with customers’ existing assets and accelerates migration to the cloud.