(function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsObject']=r;i[r]=i[r]||function(){ (i[r].q=i[r].q||[]).push(arguments)},i[r].l=1*new Date();a=s.createElement(o), m=s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0];a.async=1;a.src=g;m.parentNode.insertBefore(a,m) })(window,document,'script','https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js','ga'); ga('create', 'UA-78946278-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview');
407-478-6600    Get SUPPORT

TaylorWorks Blog

TaylorWorks has been serving the Longwood area since 1999, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Blockchain is for More Than Cryptocurrency

Blockchain is for More Than Cryptocurrency

If you’ve heard of blockchain recently, there’s a pretty good chance it was in reference to cryptocurrency. With Bitcoin reaching record levels in December, the idea of using blockchain technology to develop digital currency was on a lot of people’s minds. However, the blockchain has a variety of other practical uses.

Content Management
In a world with an increasingly global economy that relies more and more on digital communications, it can be difficult for a content creator of any kind to ensure that their ownership is being respected. After all, there is little that is easier than copying something that is found online and reproducing it without recognizing its creator, let alone reimbursing them.

Blockchain technology can soon help to change that. Many companies have been developing blockchain tools to help protect content creators and their copyrights. From ensuring that proper attribution is preserved in content, to simplifying payments, all the way to proving who created content in the first place, the blockchain will likely soon be a common way of protecting content creators’ intellectual property while allowing them to share out their content.

Healthcare
With so much sensitive, personally identifiable information being necessary in the healthcare field, the privacy afforded by blockchain technology is a natural fit. This is especially true by merit of blockchain’s utility as a concrete record.

As a result, patients may soon find that their personal medical history is more protected than ever, with the risk of any document being lost eliminated once it is incorporated into the blockchain. Any physician that was granted access could update a patient’s complete medical history, whether or not the patient was in-network, allowing for improved record-keeping and thereby better-informed care.

Audit Trails
The blockchain itself can be considered a database, albeit one that keeps a complete record of any changes made to its contents. As a result, it can serve as an excellent means of tracking audit trails.

Through the blockchain, the progress of work (or even the shipment of materials) can be mapped out and monitored. This way, if there is ever an issue or error made, it is easier to identify where and why things went wrong. In turn, it is then easier to resolve these issues. Furthermore, the data within the documents stored in the blockchain gives details on when, and by whom, the documents were added.

This is useful when an organization needs to keep a concrete record of their documentation and the actions they have taken.

Secure Voting
Regardless of your views on the prevalence of voter fraud and other such concerns, the idea of making the voting process more secure only makes sense. As you’ve probably guessed, the blockchain has the potential to do so. By preserving voting results in the blockchain, they are safe from any tampering, which means that the results can be trusted as reliable.

While cryptocurrency may be the most exciting part of blockchain technology, there are many more practical uses. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

Lack of Security Training is Putting Businesses at...
CES 2018 Showcases Upcoming Technology
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 27 May 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Newsletter Sign Up

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Tag Cloud

      Tip of the Week Security Cloud Technology Network Security Managed IT Services Privacy Best Practices Business Computing Hackers Data Backup Email VoIP Malware Hosted Solutions Google Outsourced IT Microsoft Software Backup Cloud Computing Business Continuity Saving Money Data Recovery Mobile Devices IT Support Internet Android Data Small Business Internet of Things Cybercrime Disaster Recovery Ransomware Efficiency Cybersecurity Innovation Tech Term User Tips Business Managed IT Communication BDR IT Services Smartphones Law Enforcement Hardware Communications How To Collaboration Virtualization BYOD Computers Productivity Smartphone Business Management Data Security Phishing Data Protection Router Chrome Mobile Device Management Two-factor Authentication Avoiding Downtime Business Intelligence Browser Managed IT Services Money Alert Vulnerability Compliance Artificial Intelligence Social Engineering Identity Theft Telephone Systems Proactive IT Mobility Remote Monitoring Network Redundancy Windows 10 Windows Spam App Apps Gadgets Bandwidth VPN Employer-Employee Relationship Document Management Workers Mobile Device IT Management Social Media CES IT Plan Firewall Smart Tech Server Save Money Wi-Fi Unsupported Software Computer Passwords Word Credit Cards Flexibility Information Technology Bring Your Own Device Infrastructure Office 365 Website Data loss Applications Work/Life Balance OneNote Comparison Data Breach Data Storage Spam Blocking IT Support Update Solid State Drive Budget Operating System Value Business Owner Holiday Private Cloud Big Data Tip of the week Users Windows 10s Recovery Workforce Devices Networking Fiber-Optic Mobile Meetings Criminal Google Docs Public Cloud Upgrade Windows Server 2008 Accountants IoT SaaS Telecommuting Save Time Thought Leadership Current Events Cables Wireless Professional Services Risk Management Training Voice over Internet Protocol Windows 10 Remote Work Windows 7 Audit Streaming Media Knowledge Unified Communications Tools Emails Content Management Multi-Factor Security PDF Content Filtering Regulations Black Market Insurance Cortana Hacking Content Filter Network Congestion Theft HaaS Wireless Technology Software Tips HIPAA Blockchain Charger Trending Google Drive Facebook Hacker Servers Marketing Computer Fan Battery Practices Storage IT Consultant Google Apps Microsoft Office Electronic Medical Records Botnet Physical Security Human Resources Remote Computing Lifestyle Technology Tips Fraud Flash FENG Education Hosted Computing Data Management Leadership Travel Computing Infrastructure Keyboard Netflix Staff Unified Threat Management Mobile Computing Inventory Amazon Addiction Password Manager Screen Mirroring HBO Settings Digital Signature Hard Drives Cleaning Access Control Amazon Web Services Patch Management Sync Cache webinar Business Mangement Software as a Service End of Support Cast Outlook Encryption Computer Care Virtual Reality Authentication Online Shopping Office Tips Scam Telephony Health Wireless Internet Conferencing Gmail Government Frequently Asked Questions Strategy Samsung Specifications Worker Commute Nanotechnology Automation Evernote Skype Downtime Recycling Legal Productivity The Internet of Things Excel Analysis Millennials Connectivity Wireless Charging Password Start Menu Root Cause Analysis eWaste Data Warehousing Troubleshooting Loyalty Techology Miscellaneous Smart Technology Rootkit Hosted Solution Shadow IT User Error Search Hybrid Cloud Two Factor Authentication Presentation Politics Vendor Management Assessment Quick Tips 5G Webinar Video Games Managed Service Provider IBM Television Books Automobile Colocation IT solutions Customer Relationship Management Public Computer IP Address Twitter Customer Service Scalability Office Mobile Office Emergency Employer Employee Relationship Internet Exlporer Domains Experience Relocation Content Computer Accessories Public Speaking Music Workplace Tips Humor Lithium-ion battery CrashOverride Audiobook Augmented Reality Bluetooth Internet exploMicrosoft Tech Support Wearable Technology Instant Messaging Safety Transportation Files Entertainment Wire Advertising USB How to Hiring/Firing Benefits History Competition Sports Best Practice Fun Worker WiFi

      Mobile? Grab this Article!

      QR-Code dieser Seite