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Blockchain: Hype or Prime for Enterprise Applications?



Blockchain for business — is this promising new technology ready for enterprises or just the latest in a string of overhyped, underdeveloped concepts that needs more time and solid proof of concepts to mature?

Topics: Security Healthcare government public relations emerging technologies 2018 blockchain

After Spectre and Meltdown, How Can Industrial Control Systems Learn From The Patch, Exploit, Uninstall Cycle?

There’s a saying in the software community: Patch Tuesday, Exploit Wednesday and Uninstall Thursday. Patch Tuesday refers to the second and sometimes fourth Tuesday of the month when Microsoft releases patches for its software products. Patch Tuesday is followed by Exploit Wednesday when exploitation developers, or in other cases hackers, jump in to see if the patches released the previous day really addressed the vulnerability or if exploitation is still possible. Then comes Uninstall Thursday, which results when it turns out that the patch installed on Tuesday actually broke your system or made it even more vulnerable and you have to uninstall it to get things back to working order.

Topics: Security public relations 2018

In Self-Driving Cars, Every OEM Still Needs a Smart Tech Geek

Pretty much every major auto manufacturer around the world is looking to go driverless — from traditional players like Toyota, Ford and Audi to newcomers like Tesla. But some of the industry’s formative players are still making their own impressive moves to enable OEMs with their own path in bringing autonomy to driving.

Topics: IoT public relations emerging technologies 2018

Self-Driving Cars, Blockchain, Quantum Computing: Technology Goes Futuristic at CES 2018

Arthur C. Clarke said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, and this year’s unveilings at CES are testing that adage. From self-driving cars to blockchain, here are some of the debuts from the Las Vegas event that shined brightly, even in the face of a power outage.

Topics: thought leadership

Q&A With a Merritt Group-er: Get to Know Cara LaMaina

What do you do at Merritt Group?
I’m a senior account executive in the Security Group. I also support the Government Practice on the Riverbed account, and lead Merritt’s Virginia intern program.

Topics: Corporate Culture

Business Technologies That Will Transform Your Enterprise in 2018

The latest developments that encompass the business technology market/space — from artificial intelligence (AI), to digital transformation to blockchain — are so much more than a string of buzzwords — they are a series of solutions that are reshaping enterprises for the 21st century. And these new developments are propelling business technology forward, delivering on some of the most promising concepts ever dreamed up that will reshape global economics and commerce.

Here’s where the industry is set to go in 2018, with vivid insights from Merritt Group leaders.

Topics: thought leadership

Uber Had a Rough 2017. How Can PR Help in 2018?

Uber has come under fire for numerous scandals over the past year (and even beyond that), ranging from sexual harassment to questionable business practices regarding its app, like monitoring customers long after they left a car. This created a ton of unwanted — but deserved — PR baggage. Adrienne LaFrance, who is the editor of, does a very good job of laying out all the scandals to date in this article from April 2017.

Topics: thought leadership

The Biggest Trends in Security for 2018

Security — it’s the word on everyone’s lips, from the first-year employee to the C-suite. It may seem hard to imagine what could happen next in this sector, but Merritt Group’s expert Security Practice team has some keen insights on what’s to come for the security B2B market, with its endless quick-turn, hot-button issues.

Here’s what they have to say about what security will bring in 2018.

Topics: thought leadership

DOs and DON’Ts for Better Data Visualization

Our time is precious. No one wants to waste unnecessary minutes combing through data and drawing conclusions. Enter infographics and data visualizations. These visual timesavers can be instrumental in helping your clients or customers comprehend your data.

Here are a few dos and don’ts for your next infographic.

Topics: thought leadership