The Brief – February 2019


Supply Chain Network Solutions, Reimagining Regulation-Making, IoT Adoption

Best practices, technology, and new takes on critical business topics from ChainLink Research

Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Published once each month.

Thought you knew Supply Chain Networks? More than 30 vendors featured… [ Read: Networks and Multi-party Solutions for Supply Chain: Part Two ]

Reimagining Regulations: Ideas from a Non-Policy-Wonk — Part One

Crafting cost – effective, gaming – resistant, outcome-achieving regulations is really hard to do

Thursday, February 21, 2019

There is a perpetual battle between pro and anti-regulatory advocates. But that tug-of-war misses the point. We need efficient, effective regulation—or alternative mechanisms—that actually work, to ensure a well-functioning, non-abusive society. Here we explore some off-the-beaten-path ideas on how to achieve the (mostly) noble goals of regulation, without the (mostly) inadequate results and high expense of regulation. [ Read: Reimagining Regulations: Ideas from a Non – Policy – Wonk — Part One ]

IoT: From Hype to Adoption — Part Two

Thursday, February 21, 2019

We continue our look at how small and medium manufacturers and wholesale distributors are implementing IoT. Here, we examine how they are incorporating IoT into products and using it to create value-added services. We conclude with a discussion on the enablers including analytics, unified billing and revenue recognition, ERP system requirements, brownfield integration, and IoT security. [ Read: IoT: From Hype to Adoption — Part Two ]

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