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).

Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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...

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.

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.

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Cryptocurrencies backed by cash could elude new regs

Stablecoins can include features that are typical of regulated securities, meaning they might be able to avoid new government oversight.

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

IBM, Intel, J.P. Morgan and Microsoft join others on new blockchain token spec

A business consortium led by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance said their new blockchain-based token specification can create regulatory compliant digital currency for use in any number of scenarios.

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