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).

HSBC’s plan to move $20B in assets to blockchain could be a watershed moment

Microsoft’s Intune is now Endpoint Manager:  What is it, and how well does the UEM tool work?

Microsoft’s Intune is now Endpoint Manager: What is it, and how well does the UEM tool work?

Microsoft's Endpoint Manager has the potential to reduce time and effort managing desktop and mobile work environments. But it's not without its own set of problems, according to users.

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

A blockchain/IoT combo could reduce food fraud by $131B in five years

Blockchain is gaining ground in the supply chain arena, verifying not only the provenance of goods, but enabling suppliers of meats and produce to verify their origins and ensure regulatory rules are met.

BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry's latest version of its flagship Enterprise Mobility Suite is aimed at enabling management of all devices and apps across all vendor platforms.

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

Blockchain-based storage service takes on Amazon AWS, unveils pricing

A decentralized storage service that rents capacity from users around the globe is among a small cadre of vendors claiming their capacity is cheaper and more resilient than big players such as Amazon S3.

Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network

Walmart launches ‘world’s largest’ blockchain-based freight-and-payment network

Walmart Canada's blockchain hits the sweet spot for the supply chain industry as it solves issues such as invoice dispute resolution and real-time data distribution.

Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

Yes, Google's using your healthcare data – and it's not alone

There's a multi-billion dollar industry built around collecting healthcare data and anonymizing it so it can be used for research; it's perfectly legal.

Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

Bitcoin, blockchain jobs remain unfilled as interest drops off

New data from job search site Indeed shows that the number of people searching for blockchain and crypto jobs has continued to decline.

Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook’s Libra co-creator: Social, financial data will remain separate

Facebook planned for regulatory pushback and competition from other crypto wallets, which is what has emerged.

Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

Microsoft combines Intune with ConfigMgr

Enterprises that have System Center Configuration Manager licenses now have automatic access to Intune via the new, combined Endpoint Manager.

Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Microsoft Intune can now block unauthorized BYOD hardware

Microsoft's decision to integrate third-party mobile threat defense software is a sign of bigger things to come for the company's UEM platform.

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