Sony and IBM join forces to introduce a new cloud-based platform to help track and manage student data. The platform is aimed at improbing efficien
Sony and IBM join forces to introduce a new cloud-based platform to help track and manage student data.
The platform is aimed at improbing efficiencies in the education system, as IBM stated in their press release.
The announcement was made earlier this month by IBM Japan. As the announcement explained, Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education, a subsidiary of Sony that works to provide global educational services, have developed a new blockchain-based student education solution.
“The new platform, developed using IBM Blockchain, uses blockchain technology running on the IBM Cloud to track students’ learning progress, as well as establish transparency and accountability of scholastic achievements between students and schools.”, reads an excerpt from the press release.
“Blockchain offers a new approach to how the lifetime history of data related to a person, place or thing is shared and managed. In effect, data tracked on a blockchain becomes a single source of truth.”, said Yoshiki Minowa, Vice President, Partner – Cognitive Process Transformation, Global Business Services, IBM Japan as quoted by the press statement.
“We are delighted to have supported Sony Corporation and Sony Global Education to build up a new blockchain-based platform for innovations in education.”, as he added.
Sony Global Education is reportedly working with different educational institutions, while planning to launch the blockchain-based service in 2018. Sony Group is also considering the possible blockchain applications to additional products and services.
The educational platform is built on IBM Blockchain, which is delivered via the IBM Cloud that is powered by Hyperledger Fabric 1.0, a blockchain project led by The Linux Foundation.
IBM is an early member of the Hyperledger project and a leader in open-source blockchain solutions built for the enterprise, as they claim on their website.