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How banks and blockchain offer new trading opportunities

A question of risk Call it a dilemma, or a vicious circle, or better yet, a Catch-22. It’s what most small companies face when they first look to engage in international trading. On its face, international trade is about buying and selling across national borders, representing new market opportunities. But like most opportunities, international trading […]

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How AI technology can make mining more productive

For more than 150 years, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has provided equipment and engineering solutions to the mining and rock excavation industry. A lot has changed over the past century and a half, and today we’re so much more than an equipment, parts and service company. We’re now also in the business of providing […]

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Improving eye surgeons’ workflow with IoT technology

Eye surgery triumphs and challenges The odds are good that someone you know has had eye surgery – particularly cataract surgery. In fact, more than two million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Not only is it one of the most frequently performed surgical surgeries performed today, it’s also one of the […]

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How high-tech blockchain is helping boost global trade

A trade fan speaks In the realm of banking, I’m what you’d call a “trade person.” I don’t just mean it in the literal sense—my job: Global Co-head of Trade and Working Capital for the UniCredit Group —I mean it on a deeper, personal level. We “trade people” share a passionate belief that, in the […]

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How cloud technology is helping boost home ownership

A rickshaw driver in Mumbai. The owner of a food stall in Badlapur. A corporate executive in Chennai. As different as they are, these people have at least one thing in common: they are all now homeowners thanks to loans from DHFL. Owning a home is everyone’s dream and it’s not always easy to own […]

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How AI technology can help make city life easier for all

My company, Shimizu Corp., has long followed the management principles of Shibusawa Eiichi, who held that economic activity and morality are inseparable. This harmony can be seen in the experimental system we developed with IBM Research to help people, including those who are disabled, enjoy barrier-free urban exploration through voice navigation on their iPhones. We […]

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How to outsmart bank fraud with real-time cybersecurity

At Banco Santander, we’re committed to protecting customer data against cyber attacks. We’re constantly adapting our security systems to meet fraudsters’ increasingly sophisticated methods of stealing customers’ login credentials, information and, ultimately, their money. But no matter how advanced our systems are, our customers are often the greatest points of vulnerability. Customers – the weakest […]

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Businesses gain edge in digital world with high-tech consulting

My company, Sopra Steria, is a digital transformation service provider. Our 40,000 employees offer consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services across 20 countries. This gives us considerable insight into the competitive issues facing enterprises in today’s lightning-fast digital world. Those of us from the IT industry used to having IT-related […]

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How IBM Cloud Garage helps improve predictive analysis

When we started working with the IBM Cloud Garage team, we never imagined we’d turn our whole system on its head, find new purposes for data we were about to discard, and improve our predictive capabilities. We developed the XComP (eXtensible Competencies Platform) system at East Carolina University (ECU) in 2011. The XComP system helps […]

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