NEWS RELEASE: Janeiro Digital launches first enterprise solution for the decentralized web
- Janeiro Digital’s XFORM platform connects rapidly emerging standards for decentralized personal data with existing enterprise systems
- XFORM’s capabilities are essential to broad adoption of decentralized standards and technologies like Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid
- The technology has been developed in collaboration with UK National Health Service (NHS) in Greater Manchester
May 11 2021, Boston, MA USA. Janeiro Digital, an enterprise software company specializing in applications based on decentralized standards and patterns, has launched a new platform that is enabling governments, global institutions and large enterprises to harness the possibilities of the decentralized web.
To date, the web has evolved in a highly centralized model. Data is siloed into segregated systems such as social media platforms, financial institutions, healthcare providers and media. This has created a monopoly of services provided by a small number of Big Tech companies (including Facebook, Amazon and Google). Individual citizens have little control over their personal data and how it is used. Consequently, they have very little ability to use it to their benefit and gain new value from it.
Starting in 2018, Janeiro Digital worked hand-in-hand with industry luminaries in the development of open standards and protocols to decentralize personal data on the Web. Chief among them is Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Solid, a key open standard to give people control of their data and let them put it to work on their behalf. Janeiro Digital’s CTO, Justin Bingham, is a contributing Author and Editor of the Solid Protocol, and several other specifications enabling the interoperability of data and applications in the decentralized Web.
The decentralized web presents a critical opportunity to rethink and reimagine data-sharing. It puts control firmly in the hands of individuals, for personal and collective benefit. Until now, there has been no mechanism to connect decentralized data stores like Solid Pods with existing information systems – a missing link in realizing the value of the decentralized web.
Driven by their mission to address the need for greater personal data value and security, Janeiro Digital created XFORM to provide the connective tissue that seamlessly integrates with decentralized Web into existing technology architecture within government and large-scale enterprises.
The healthcare industry has been an early adopter of this new model. In a pilot supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, Janeiro Digital collaborated with the NHS in Greater Manchester. With a proof of concept designed to address the needs of the more complex social healthcare environments, the limited Solid implementation linked the region’s patient data in the electronic health record (EHR) system with local GPs, hospital systems, families, and other care providers. This finally gives both clinicians and patients a unified record that will enable ultimate patient-centered care.
XFORM, as an enterprise-grade data integration solution, is industry-agnostic and ensures interoperability across all applications and ecosystems at scale. It is powering some of the earliest iterations of the decentralized web and numerous pilots and proof of concepts are already underway in healthcare, government and pharmaceutical industries. Not only will organizations now be able to meet rising consumer demand for data control and privacy, but XFORM enables a whole new ecosystem of applications, opening the door to applications and services that can deliver new value back to the user through consented access in real-time.
To find out more about how XFORM is bringing ethical data-sharing to life through the decentralized web, visit: www.janeirodigital.com
About Janeiro Digital
Janeiro Digital was founded as a digital services business in 2009 by brothers Justin and Jonathan Bingham. Today the company partners with world-leading organizations such as cybersecurity experts RSA, KPMG, Deloitte, and the NHS. Applying over a decade of expertise in digital services, Janeiro Digital is now focused on building applications based on the decentralized web.
Justin Bingham, Co-founder and CTO is also an editor of the Solid Protocol alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
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