From the Pros: Six Ways to Better Leverage IBM Datacap

Optical character recognition (OCR) a.k.a. capture technology has been around for a long time – like 103-years-long-time. You can trace it back to 1914 when Emanuel Goldberg developed a machine that read characters and converted them into standard telegraph code. In the days of Goldberg, this was an innovative technology on its own, but today, it […]

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Momentum mounts for Kubernetes, cloud native

For any new technology, there are few attributes more valuable then momentum. In the open tech space, few projects have as much momentum as Kubernetes and cloud native application development. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) kicked off the European leg of its biannual CloudNativeCon/KubeCon event in Berlin by welcoming five new member organizations and […]

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Introducing Microservice Builder (Beta)

Application development needs to adapt to enable faster innovation and business agility. According to an IDC survey, 60 percent of new applications will use cloud-enabled continuous delivery microservice architectures, DevOps, and containers. Why are microservice architectures gaining traction? Because they provide an agile and stable way for companies to develop and deliver modern, lightweight and […]

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Cloud-based transcoding system delivers low-latency video

How can thousands of people with different kinds of devices and different network connections watch the same video at the same time? The answer lies in transcoding, the process of converting media files from one format to another. Vantrix Corporation develops media-processing software for cable operators, broadcasters and content owners. The Vantrix Transcoder is a […]

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The trends fueling hybrid cloud management

What a week at IBM Interconnect 2017. After a busy and productive week at our signature cloud event, I’d like to recap some of the key trends and directions that IBM is seeing in the hybrid cloud management space. Not long ago, the cloud was seen primarily as a cost-cutting tool. Many saw it as […]

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Using blockchain, FreshTurf simplifies package delivery in Singapore

Waiting for a package to be delivered can be frustrating. Deliveries mostly happen during work hours, so customers often miss the delivery window, then worry that their packages aren’t safe. To make online shopping more convenient, the Singaporean government created a nationwide system of delivery lockers from which the public can retrieve packages ordered online. […]

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Data enables proactive healthcare, improving chronic disease management

Coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest are are all symptoms of asthma, a chronic disease estimated to affect 400 million people around the world by 2025. Asthma is a unique condition. A patient may live symptom-free life for many days and months with maintenance therapy. Unfortunately, even those who control their symptoms well can […]

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5 highlights from InterConnect 2017

At this year’s InterConnect, I learned so much, met clients from across industries and geographies, and yet again left Las Vegas buzzing with excitement about IBM solutions and partnerships. Throughout the week, clients told me they’re thrilled to see the IBM commitment to building a cloud that’s enterprise strong, puts data first and has cognitive […]

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The Better the Data, the Better the Outcome with IBM CM OnDemand

The results from Analytics are only as good as the data that it uses. Most organizations only use structured data which represents approximately 16% of the information to yield accurate insights and actionable results. The other 84% of needed data lives in the Enterprise Archives which hold critical information such as outbound customer communications (i.e. […]

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Branch Transformation in our Connected World

Payment by check may be viewed as passé by many, but use of checks is still quite large. According to research by Aite Group, well over 50 percent of total business-to-business (B2B) payments are still made by check. In fact, 2016 AFP research showed that use of checks in B2B scenarios actually increased from levels […]

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Benefits of increasing use of cloud managed services

This is the second part in a two-part interview series with Lynda Stadtmueller, vice president of cloud services for the analyst firm Frost & Sullivan. In part one, we discussed why 80 percent of US companies plan to increase their use of cloud managed services. Today, she offers perspective on the benefits that cloud managed […]

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How’s your cloud confidence?

I learned a lot at IBM InterConnect this year, but most importantly, I learned how cloud computing and having super powers are surprisingly similar concepts. I had a great time speaking with clients at the Cloud Confidence Center on the concourse. The central feature of the space was our cloud story string board, which was […]

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