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Data sharing drives new service innovation in Japan’s travel sector

Written by Daisuke Yamamoto | Cloud, Computer Services, Travel and Transportation

There are many factors affecting the railway transportation business in Japan. One of the most important trends shaping the future of the industry are broader, fundamental changes in the way travelers in Japan get from one place to the other. We at JR West, the third largest rail transport network in Japan, have closely observed ...read more


Hyperlocal weather data helps keep rails ice-free and costs down

Written by Dan Plonk | Cloud, The Weather Company, Travel and Transportation

Depending on their length and load, freight trains can weigh thousands of tons. Few things can stop them, certainly not a few inches of rain. But as anyone in rail operations will tell you, all bets are off when that precipitation—even a relatively small amount—freezes. That’s because when it comes to running on time, frozen ...read more


How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups

Written by Ron Argent | Blockchain, Business Partner, Cloud...

How blockchain delivers security and trust to startups by Ron Argent originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Anyone who knows the challenges of making a startup succeed knows that just having a great idea—even a potentially world-changing idea—is no guarantee of success. I founded Cognition Foundry in 2015 to help deserving startups bridge the gaps ...read more


AI text analytics: helping brands create content people want to see

Written by Sobhan Daliry | AI/Watson, Cloud, IBM Garage...

For close to 20 years, we at NZN have published special-interest websites. They are quite popular. Some 25 million people, or 20 percent of Brazil’s online users, visit them each month. Still, today we’re transforming NZN from Internet publishing into a provider of content production services. Instead of just taking advertising, we aim to empower ...read more


Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way

Written by Shaun Frankson | Blockchain, Cloud, Computer Services...

Want to reduce ocean pollution? Blockchain is paving the way by Shaun Frankson originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse   Every year, about 8 million metric tons of plastics go into the oceans. It’s not a new problem, but recent stunning revelations—like the existence of a huge floating cluster of trash known widely as the “Great ...read more


Predict to prevent: Transforming mining with machine learning

Written by Patrick Murphy | AI/Watson, Cloud, Metals & Mining...

Over the past few decades, the mining industry has been mired in a productivity slump of sorts. On the whole, production efficiency is down and costs are up. Mining companies have naturally looked for ways to turn this around, and digitalization has been one of the chief approaches these companies have followed. It’s understandable why. ...read more


Powering digital transformation with AI and hybrid cloud

Written by Guillermo Tolosa | AI/Watson, Banking, Cloud...

As in many industries around the world, banks in Argentina need to transform traditional business models to deliver innovative digital experiences. Tech-savvy customers demand more than in the past. To thrive, we must offer digital services that are trusted, secure, highly available, high performing and personalized to customer interests and preferences. At ICBC Argentina, our ...read more


Blockchain creates security, visibility in cross-border trade

Written by Cuneyt Yetgin | Blockchain, Cloud, IBM Garage...

Blockchain creates security, visibility in cross-border trade by Cuneyt Yetgin originally appeared on Blockchain Pulse.   Time is money in the import-export business. When shipments are delayed due to missing, overdue or non-compliant documentation, companies lose money. Güler Dinamik works with global companies to facilitate cross-border trade with Turkey. The company helps importers and exporters deal with the many facets of trade compliance, ...read more


CIMON, the AI-powered robot, launches a new era in space travel

Written by Till Eisenberg and Dr. Christian Karrasch | Aerospace & Defense, AI/Watson, Cloud

Outer space is unfriendly to humans. We can only exist in a contained environment with its own air supply, so that means working in very close quarters. Zero gravity means things don’t stay where you put them. Despite these constraints, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) must be highly productive on a very tight ...read more