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A multinational company, such
as IBM, that operates in geographies around the world reports
at the end of the quarter. It must
comply on how this is reported,
and IBM wants to make sure our
recording practices are done correctly and keep in mind that compliance agents can also get visibility to how we're reporting. To do
so, we can set up a shared ledger
across our company to show how
we're reporting. That's something
our CFO could do within the
course of a year without having
to get a number of our various
geographies to participate.
Blockchains are being used in
parallel with an existing business process to enrich it and add
some aspect of risk mitigation or
dispute resolution. Maybe your
current business process has
some holes that a blockchain
could start filling. It can be done
more humbly versus ripping and
replacing a system that has been
in place for 30 years. So, we think
interesting starting points exist.
ISM: From IBM's perspective,
is this still in trial phase
or being rolled out in
some situations?
GC: The Japanese Stock
Exchange (JPX) announced it's
doing a set of first projects with
us. Clients are trying to avoid
the use of "proof of concept"
and are using terms like "first
project" because they don't want
to be seen as laggers. That kind
of shows the attitude people are
coming into this with.
In the announcements, JPX
talks about the use case of lowliquidity, post-trade settlement,
and it's something we're working
with them on with some of the
new blockchain services we just
announced on the IBM cloud.

GC: This is exactly where Bluemix
fits in. We have the first IBM
blockchain cloud services layer,
and this one is a DevOps service,
helping developers quickly set up
a blockchain in the sandbox that
will allow them to run sample
programs so they can quickly get a
feel for best practices and building
blockchain applications.
ISM: What types of technologies do you see this replacing?
GC: Look at multiparty interactions or transactions and how they
work today when one company
sends a message to another: one
company consults its systems of
record (SoRs) and back-end system
and comes up with an answer it
sends to the other company. Now

both companies are keeping their
view of the truth in their own SoRs
and sending messages back and
forth to synchronize or to rectify,
whatever the case.
That's for two companies, but
when you get three, four, five
companies involved across a
supply chain, things get tricky
with technologies, such as EDI.
But if everyone is working on the
same, shared ledger, it's not about
interchange-it's about everyone
having the same SoR. Everyone
has a copy of the ledger, so once
it's put into place, you have
permission to access and see it.
There's no electronic interchange.
Systems like EDI will, over time,
be less needed because companies
will be working peer-to-peer.

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Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Intro
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 1
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Table of Contents
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 5
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Editor's Desk: Mitigating money matters
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 7
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IBM Perspective: Linux on z Systems provides financial industry a foundation for blockchain
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 9
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Partner PoV: Virtualization helps improve time to market and data center operations
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 11
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 12
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - IT Today: Blockchain's potential extends beyond the financial industry
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 14
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 15
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Case Study: The Right Tools: Educational Testing Service streamlines application calls and improves PCI compliance
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 17
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 18
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 19
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover Story: Process Transformation: Blockchain brings speed, security and transparency to business
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 21
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 22
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 23
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 24
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 25
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Feature: A Modern System: IBM midtier solutions exploit API and microservices to drive innovation
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 27
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 28
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 29
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 30
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Special Report: Mainframe Security Survey: Unauthorized users and external hackers are top concerns cited in survey
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 32
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 33
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 34
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 35
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IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 37
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 38
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 39
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 40
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 41
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Tech Corner: Create a DevOps pipeline for Java applications in CICS
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 43
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 44
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 45
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Solutions: zVT Control Center, dbDefender DAM Agent for DB2
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - 47
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Stop Run: IBM software engineer balances his day job with acting
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover3
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Cover4
IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - September/October 2016 - Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
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